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Entering the Great Basin: Explore the California Trail Through Wells, Nevada
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
From the Parting of the Ways, where the Oregon and California Trails separated, this book follows the California-bound wagon trains. It describes sites such as the City of Rocks, Record Bluff, Goose Creek, Thousand Springs Valley, Humboldt Wells, and the Humboldt River.
The Wallace Line: Where Worlds Collide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
Why is it that the island of Bali is home to Asian birds such as the weaver bird, and the neighboring island of Lombok, just 24 kilometers away across a narrow strait, echoes to the screams of Australian cockatoos? This extraordinary biological boundary is known today as The Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary that has deeply changed the way we view the world.
Haywire My Life in the Mines
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: 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)
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Plays » Ancient & Classical
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
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Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Pro Ecclesia Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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
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Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 20,660. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Poetry » European poetry
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
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Series: Amazing but True, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.