Fergus Mason

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Vuitton: A Biography of Louis Vuitton
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
In 1835, at the age of 13, a young boy walked nearly 300 miles to Paris; he worked odd jobs and did whatever it took to survive. He eventually learned a craft: box making. Before long, the young boy had earned enough to open his own box-making store. The tale may seem a bit unremarkable until you consider the boy’s name: Louis Vuitton. You know the brand, but not the man; take a look at the gen
Brownie Wise, Tupperware Queen: A Biography
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
In 1950 a saleswoman living in Florida decided to find a fun new way to market an unexciting product – reusable food containers. She already had plenty of experience selling household goods but now she wanted to try something different, and she was after a quirky, lively way to sell things. The solution she chose was being used to sell brushes in the USA by the late 1930s, but now it’s spread t
American Trapper: The Life and Death of American Frontiersman Hugh Glass
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,130. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In 1823, Hugh Glass did the unthinkable: he wrestled a grizzly bear...and won. But that is only the beginning of the remarkable tale--Glass, badly mauled with a broken leg, was 200 miles from help. Determined, he set his own leg and made the long journey first by crawling, then by floating down a river. Following the freak encounter with the bear, Glass became a legend. He's considered one of th
Dragon Lady: A History of the 1960 U-2 Spying Incident
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Espionage thrillers make great edge of your seat films--but when they're true, things get a little more...chilling. At the height of the Cold War in 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet airspace. What follows is a tale of cover-up, lies, and, of course, spying. With page turning suspense, this book looks at the incredible true history of one of the United States greatest
The Golden Genius: The Amazing Life of Maria Altmann
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Maria Altmann and her husband fled their homeland when the Nazi regime came to Austria and threatened their lives. They left their loved ones, their property, and everything that was in it--including their family’s artwork. Altmann eventually settled in the United States, but did not forget the past that was stolen from her. Several dozens of years later, Altmann had her day in court, and change
Night Witches: A History of the All Female 588th Night Bomber Regiment
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
From 1942 until the end of World War II, the Soviets had a secret weapon: women. The 588th Night Bomber Regiment was one of the most decorated units; each member had flew more than 800 missions by the end of the war, and twenty-three were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union (the highest distinction). Despite all the awards, the unit is largely forgot now. This book looks at the history of one o
The Road to El Dorado: Percy Fawcett and the Lost World of Z
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
In 1925, Percy Fawcett left England for Brazil--he would never return. For his entire life, Fawcett had been fascinated with exploration. The child of an explorer, Fawcett had heard countless wild stories of adventure and it did not surprise anyone that he became an explorer himself. In 1906, Fawcett made his first expedition to South America; for over 15 years, he made several more. It was in
The Real Story of the Exodus: Examining the Historic Truth Behind the Hebrew Exodus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
The story of the Exodus is one of the defining tales in the Old Testament. It tells of how the bond between God and the Israelites was forged, through His rescue of them from slavery and their long journey to the promised land of Israel. In Jewish culture it’s the event that connects them to that land, and even today many people cite it as justification for Israel’s politics – sometimes even for
Get Up: The Life and Times of James Brown
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The story of music in the United States of America is a long and colorful one. With so many different nationalities blending together to form a single nation they’ve all added their own musical traditions to the mix, and the results have been remarkable. Probably the biggest single contribution has come from the African-American community. Rhythms developed from traditional African music have evo
Turing: The Tragic Life of Alan Turing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
Hundreds of movies and thousands of books have been written about the heroes of World War II. For dozens of years, however, few people knew about one of the greatest heroes of the war—a mild-mannered, eccentric mathematician from the University of Cambridge. This man, an undeniable genius whose later life was plagued by controversy and tragedy, probably played a greater role in the eventual Alli
Selfridge: The Life and Times of Harry Gordon Selfridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Just for a moment try to put every shopping trip you’ve ever made out of your head. Imagine a different world. Imagine that all the goods for sale are locked away in cabinets and to handle them, or even to examine them closely, you need to ask a shop assistant to open it up for you. Imagine that within seconds of entering a store a floorwalker approaches you and asks if you’re planning to buy some
Amurath to Amurath (Includes Biography of Gertrude Bell)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 159,420. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Gertrude Bell was an extraordinary woman who did what most women or men, even today, would dream of doing. Her travels opened doors to the Western world about the life and culture of the Middle East. This book traces her journey through Mesopotamia. It feels as fresh and energetic today, over 100 years later, as it did when it was first published in 1911. It also includes the short biography, “
Dido Elizabeth Belle: A Biography
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Dido Elizabeth Belle was born in 1761. It would be nearly 100 years before slavery was abolished. The date would be of little importance if not for one important factor: Belle's father was white, but her mother was African. It was an unthinkable act for the time, and Belle's life was destined for only bad things. But remarkably bad things did not happen. Belle was sent to live with her
Disney’s Nine Old Men: A History of the Animators Who Defined Disney Animation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Today the Walt Disney Company is a huge media conglomerate with a whole range of interests, taking in music labels, cable and network TV, publishing, merchandising and a chain of theme parks in multiple countries. However it remains best known for its animated films. Starting in 1927, but mostly between 1933 and the beginning of 1935, Disney hired nine young men to work as animation artists. The
Queen of the Desert: A Biography of the Female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
T.E. Lawrence is often credited with bringing diplomacy to the Middle East; in the shadows of every great man you will often find an even greater woman. In Lawrence’s case, that woman’s name was Gertrude Bell. In a time when women didn't go to school, Bell did; in a time when women didn't join the army, Bell secured a job at the Army Intelligence Headquarters in Cairo; she spoke Arabic, Persian,
Underdogs: How Two Indian Athletes Beat the Million Dollar Arm and Became Professional Baseball Players
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,890. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Baseball players come from Cuba, Korea, Japan...India? India is the least likely place anyone would expect a professional baseball player to come from, but one man saw potential, and gave two men a chance to prove themselves. After a strong display of athletics on the Indian television show Million Dollar Arm, two pitchers (Rinku Singh and Dinsesh Patel) were invited to America by the Pittsburg

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