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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.
Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
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
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 15. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
West Virginia Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 16. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of West Virginia's 17 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.
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
Submarine: A Cold War Drama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Plays » American / African American
At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, tensions run lethally high on both sides. A misunderstanding quickly escalates into a deadly choice: to strike or be struck?
History's Lover
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Theirs is a tale of forbidden love. A man who has trained his whole life to see the world only as it is falls in love with a woman who sees the world as it can be.