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The Pride of Edo: Tobi and the Fire Brigades
You set the price! Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Fires were so common in Edo that they gave birth to a saying: "fires and fights are the flowers of Edo." The men who formed the backbone of Edo's fire brigades were both feared and admired. They were the pre-cursors to the Yakuza, Japan's mafia. An in-depth look at the development of Edo's fire brigades - the first of its kind in English - this book examines their birth and impact on the city.
Zimbabwe, A Simple History
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 21,150. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is the story of Zimbabwe from the Stone Age to the present, told in a light but entertaining way by the country’s first guide writer and its first archaeologist guide. Illustrated by both photos and line drawings it also describes the location of all the major historical and archaeological sites. This is an update of a highly successful hard copy guide first published over 20 years ago.
Shin, a Japanese Vampire
Price: $3.66 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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A Japanese Vampire Born at the End of an Age In feudal Japan a poor peasant & family man is turned to a vampire by mistake. He must come to grips with his new reality & help his family survive. In the world of the Samurai he encounters creatures from Japanese mythology – some helpful, others deadly. Follow his adventures through the centuries culminating with clashes in modern day Tokyo.
2013: The Zombies Take Manhattan
Price: Free! Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A psychological thriller: It’s the spring of 2013, the time of the great Zombie Apocalypse. Upper Manhattan is the last area to fall and mystery writer, Christine Chambers and her kitty take refuge inside the Cloisters museum. Hiding in the castle, surrounded by iron gates, steep ramparts, and secret passages, she is soon joined by a madman, hungry animals, and evolving zombies.
The Unfortunate Dutchman
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
The Unfortunate Dutchman is a tale of the many trials and tribulations faced by Jacob van Kal, an employee of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), during this travels to the Far East and his return to Holland at the end of the 18th century.
Oklahoma Almanac of Facts & Humor: Part 2 - Okarche to Zafra
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 43,700. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This EBook is Part 2 containing facts about the state of Oklahoma. Part 2 covers Okarche to Zafra. It is not your grandpa's boring history book. Part 2 continues telling the unique stories of 148 towns, including those which are a county seat in one of Oklahoma's 77 counties. He includes photos, prominent people and humorous stories. Be sure to download both Part 1 & Part 2.
New England Covered Bridges
Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 9. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 27,920. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
A new guide to the more than 175 historic Covered Bridges in the New England area. Up to date information on each one. Included for each bridge are detailed directions and GPS coordinates, photos as well as detailed directions for Self Guided tours of each region in the area. If you live in or travel in the New England area, you will treasure having this guide available.
Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later (A True Crime Short)
Series: R. Barri Flowers Murder Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Murder At The Pencil Factory by criminologist and bestselling author of The Pickaxe Killers, R. Barri Flowers, is a 12,000 word historical true crime tale about the murder of thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan on April 26, 1913 at the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta, Georgia (where she worked) and the chain of events to follow that are still being felt to this day.
Presidents Before George Washington
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
The founding American Presidents before George Washington were the presiding officers of three United American Republics from 1774 to 1789. These unknown Presidents presided over the most important period in American history, which resulted in America defeating Great Britain and becoming an independent nation. The time has come to know of these founding American Presidents, plus much more.
Hunting the Dream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,690. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Man, His Magazine, the Adventures - "Hunting the Dream" is much more than the typical info-packed book artfully crafted by award-winning journalist and Hall of Fame archer, M. R. James. Much more, it’s a candid and reflective memoir spotlighting the storybook life, remarkable career, and unforgettable outdoor adventures of a man whose millions of published words have inspired and guided readers.