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A Walking Tour of Washington's National Mall
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Washington's National Mall from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Family Man, Thief
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,100. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two powerful men, one famous painting and a hatred that has been festering for two decades are about to clash. Deputy Director Jason Brown wants the top job and he'll do anything to get it, even recreate his most famous success. Master-thief Terry Effingham has other plans, destroy the man who put him in prison and killed his partner. One man wil get all he wants the other will lose everything.
Ocotillo Omen
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This short story will give you the talking points, so that on your next museum visit you can pose perceptive questions to the Curator about provenance and authenticity of the artworks. Lee Roberts will also instruct how to deal with the FBI.
What's in a name By Johnnydod
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Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Johnny Dod Copyright Johnny Dod 2011 Published at Smashwords A look at the origins of our last names, from the most common to the almost lost.
The Birth of Flight: A History of the Wright Brothers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Orville and Wilbur Wright are two Americans credited with designing and constructing the world’s first successful airplane, as well as making the first controlled, motor-powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. While their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1912 was short (only 12 seconds) their impact on history would be long-lasting.
Planet Explorers Smithsonian 2012: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Museums of the World
No trip to Washington, D.C. is complete without at least a full day--or five--at the incredible Smithsonian Institution. Its nineteen beloved museums and galleries are truly the treasure chest of the United States. You'll see amazing wonders like a giant squid, the Hope Diamond, dinosaur fossils, an Apollo Lunar Module, and the Star Spangled Banner. You'll love this interactive Smithsonian guide!
The DC Capital Kids Family Guide to Washington, D.C: Featuring more than 50 Fun and Educational Scavenger Hunts
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 110,060. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Written by an experienced Washington, D.C., tour guide, this guidebook educates and entertains in a way that will make your visit to the nation’s capital even more special. This book combines the information of a travel guidebook with unique scavenger hunts designed for family interaction. The scavenger hunts involve items to find, tasks to complete and questions to answer at more than 50 sites.
Clean and Floss
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,860. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nick Solace is a part-time Washington lobbyist who trades favors in gray areas of the law. As his other job, he cleans and flosses supernatural crime scenes for the Secret Branch of the Smithsonian. Their motto is: there’s no such thing as monsters. Nick’s corrupt and complacent world is turned upside down when a body dump goes horribly awry. He needs to call an ex-missionary for help.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.