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Haywire My Life in the Mines
You set the price! Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This autobiographical book describes the author's family through war and depression, and goes on to relate his experiences underground in the late 1960's and early 1970's. It is written from the point of view of the average Joe who went underground when he was eighteen and didn't know what he was getting into. The author considers himself lucky to have survived those years.
New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
My eBook is an alphabetical directory of boxing-related persons and organizations in New York City. The time span is from the late 19th Century until after the mid 20th Century. The directory lists occupational titles, business and residential addresses, and phone numbers (for 1950s-1960). The text is pertinent for boxing enthusiasts as well as persons interested in researching family ancestries.
The Lost Pharaoh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Plays » Ancient & Classical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Ancient Civilizations
A short, funny, history play, for 7-11 year olds, Set in the Valley of the Kings,Egypt. Tutankhamun has been lost for thousands of years, but now Howard Carter and his team are on the case. When somebody dies though.... was it natural causes? Or is there a curse? Including full instructions for making your own Pharaoh's ceremonial Crook and Flail.
The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World: The Best of the Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. I
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
For eighteen years, our reviews have intrigued, engrossed, irritated, and bemused literary America. Critiques of our earlier magazines appeared in the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Library Journal" and on National Public Radio. This is a rare collection that includes writers like J. P. Donleavy, Paul Krassner, H. L. Mencken, and Sharon Olds.
The Tower Clock Stopped
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Pro Ecclesia Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Nonfiction » History » European
The Holy Roman Empire, led by Philip II of Spain, was persecuting the Protestants, and William I of Orange, revolted against this harsh rule in the Eighty Year War. This is a story about a surprise attack by the Spanish army on Sluis, a small city in a southern coastal province of The Low Countries, now known as The Netherlands.
The Noisiest Book Review in the Known World: The Best of the Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. II
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
For eighteen years, our reviews have intrigued, engrossed, irritated, and bemused literary America. Critiques of our earlier magazines appeared in the "Washington Post," the "Los Angeles Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "Library Journal" and on National Public Radio. This is a rare collection that includes writers like J. P. Donleavy, Paul Krassner, H. L. Mencken, and Sharon Olds.
Mortal Diamond: Poems
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » European poetry, Essay » Literature
In this new collection of poems, Durs Grünbein takes us on a spiritual journey through the labyrinthine cosmos of the human soul and its manifold embodiments across the ages. In lovingly tracing the paradoxes of creatureliness—its joys and sufferings, its resilience and fragility—Grünbein reminds us of the “mortal diamond from the hands of nature” that is life.
Amazing but True - San Francisco Book Three
Series: Amazing but True, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The third installment of the Amazing but True series takes Clara and the Captain to 1906 San Francisco to visit the Captains good friend Tesla. In a twist of fate they find themselves at the Waterfront where Clara comes face to face with the reality of time travel. Amazing but True San Francisco is a short story length adventure.
Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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Why is solitary confinement, known to cause a mental state akin to psychosis, widely used in contemporary prisons? Solitary's powerful psychological effects make it a unique tool for exerting social control. This history argues that CIA "brainwashing" research of the 1950s may have influenced the design of isolation units in American prisons today.
Virginia Covered Bridges
Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 15. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Virginia 8 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of them. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.