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Ethos
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You set the price! Words: 152,230. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » General
Ethos is a novel about the beliefs, attitudes, and moral values of two men on a collision course with each other, both driven to do what they think they must, even if it requires them to take the lives of others.
Mason Queensbury in the Parlour of the Occult
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Price: Free! Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
When England's greatest hero is summoned to the estate of Aleister Crowley, he is expecting a leisurely evening of tale-telling with the assembled guests, among whom number Rudyard Kipling and Harry Houdini. But the evening will turn out to include kidnapping, murder, and blood sacrifice! Based on a true story.
Our Own Devices
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,580. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012 by Petra Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
MID-CENTURY SPECULATIVE FICTION: The Second World War. Nuclear Power. Space Exploration. Three powerful forces that forever changed the course of history. In these nine new stories Messier explores our intimate and often fickle relationship with science and technology in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and how it came to define our past, present and future. With 27 archival photographs.
Cherries For Breakfast
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
This is the story of Paul Camille, who as a boy was swept up in the events that led to the liberation of Paris in World War II. He always looked upon himself as an ordinary man but was hailed as a hero when his part in the Resistance became public after the war.
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.