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The Real Widow Maker
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Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Real Widow Maker is a composition of short stories highlighting some of America’s worst mining tragedies, including disasters at Sago, Crandall Canyon, and Upper Big Branch. The book tells of the coalminer’s struggle to achieve safer mines, and recounts how a band of Rednecks started the largest labor uprising in U.S history. It's a saga filled with tragedy, but filled with heroics too.
An Enlightening Lie About the Lucidity of Bees
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Crofton Eer, a member of a militaristic society set in a canyon that knows only war, seeks an escape from the troubled canyon in which he lives, guided by the embodiment of the lone star that is visible from the canyon depths. His escape takes him on a journey in which he discovers that there are a great many more stars (gods) in the sky, which leads to a search for truth in the valley of life.
Wildcat
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Price: Free! Words: 26,710. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Wildcat is a book that has been banned by the United Auto Workers International Union: General Motors and the United Auto Workers lock horns in this tale of a go-for-broke wildcat strike. Wildcat is set in Vietnam-era, 1970 Ohio at a General Motors stamping plant--lots of laughs and labor history, and a not-nostalgic look at what Vietnam cost us all.
Outsourced
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Imagine life as a young man in a run-down neighborhood in a big city. There are few jobs to be had outside of crime and the future is bleak. Until, that is, a job opens up unexpectedly... but it's not on Earth and the boss isn't human. In fact, he's probably up to something he shouldn't be, but how can you tell?
The Jigsaw And The Fan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Light-hearted ghost story with constant bites of satire. A strike prevents a dead trades unionist taking his place in the afterlife. He returns to Earth to haunt a stately home, and angry that the wealthy owner makes money from tourists, he sets out to frighten them away. Two roguish guardian angels look upon the whole proceedings. But what is Destiny's true plan for the haunting?
Shadows Strike Rogue Operator
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,890. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
He survived the kiss of death. He survived the army. He survived when all had abandoned hope and left him for dead. But the nails in the coffin are mounting, and the hands of time wait for no man...
E Mahe tou Blair Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: Greek. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Hroniko tis Mahis tou Blair Mountain, ths megalyterhs ergatikhs exegersis twn HPA.
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Alaska Gold Rush is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners and the bandits that prayed on them in a harsh land.
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the Western Federation of Miners asked, "Is Colorado in America?"
A PRINCESS OF MARS
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I am a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men, nor do I remember any childhood.