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Tell It To The Future Have I Got a Story for You about The Twentieth Century
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,490. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2019 by Golden Quill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A compilation of stories about the 20th Century, written by the people who lived those times, that you will never forget! Whether you lived those years, or just want to learn what life was like, everyone will find something in this book.
Lady Science Volume III: 2016-2017
Price: Free! Words: 36,260. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Lady Science is an online magazine focusing on women and gender in the history and popular culture of science, technology, and medicine. Each year, our writers and editors publish 22 critical essays on these topics, which we collect into an edited volume available as a free ebook.
Vegas Strong
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,700. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A collection of fiction and non-fictions stories by Jessica Arden, Paul Atreides, Joey Blue, Tera Lynn Childs, Rekaya Gibson, Chris Marie Green, Jessie Humphries, Sam JD Hunt, Thomas Hunt, Verlene Landon, Lindsey Leavitt, Gwyn McNamee, Mareta L. Miller, Ni'cola Mitchell, Crystal Perkins, Brian Rouff, Chelsea Sedoti, Daria Snadowsky and Mercedes M. Yardley
Understanding Ancient Thought
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: British English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
There are many puzzling things about the peoples of the ancient world. Why did they practice the sacrifice of animals? Why did they think they could understand the future by examining the entrails and the liver of a ram? What was the logic beneath the practice of magic? This collection of essays attempts, as far as possible, to understand the ancient world within its original context.
Пророчества Нострадамуса / Сборник интерпретаций
You set the price! Words: 56,030. Language: Russian. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Нострадамус, величайший из пророков, предсказал историю человечества вплоть до Конца света. Его пророчества сбываются с удивительной точностью. Все важные исторические события и выдающиеся личности есть в катренах. В этой книге читатель найдет прошлое и будущее по Нострадамусу.
Lord Acton: Historical and Moral Essays
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,470. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017 by Acton Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Liberty is contested because it is complex. It is not merely a concern of political science or economy, an abstract philosophical concept, or a theological doctrine. It is all those things and many things besides; it is, as Lord Acton said, “the delicate fruit of a mature civilization.” To understand this complex and contested idea, the best place to begin is with Acton himself, the foremost...
L'influence de démon dans l'histoire
Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: French. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Mystery & Detective, Nonfiction » History » Essays
L’histoire humaine tout entière est marquée par le terrible combat mené contre les puissances des ténèbres, une lutte livrée depuis les origines du monde et qui se poursuivra jusqu’au dernier jour. Même si ce combat engagé contre Satan concerne les hommes de tous les temps, le pouvoir du démon s’est fait ressentir de manière plus sensible à certains moments de l’histoire.
American Rococo: Essays On the Edge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Ranging across America and Europe, the present and the distant past, Isham Cook's far-flung essays, whether discoursing on the most radical or most homespun of topics, are guided by the notion of the "edge": the limits of conventional understanding, the zone beyond stereotypes and groupthink, where received ideas are recast in fresh, striking and disturbing ways.
Сяргей Шыдлоўскі. Музэюм: эсэ, імпрэсіі
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,530. Language: Belarusian. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Зборнік «полацкай эсэістыкі» беларускага этнолага і эсэіста Сяргея Шыдлоўскага.
Смутьяны. 400 лет борьбы с мятежами, революциями и заговорами
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 84,610. Language: Russian. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
В книге автор дает очерк истории подавления заговоров и мятежей, направленных против русской государственности и высшей власти.
Lady Science Volume II: 2015-2016
Price: Free! Words: 33,500. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Lady Science is an online magazine focusing on women and gender in the history and popular culture of science, technology, and medicine. Each year, our writers and editors publish 22 critical essays on these topics, which we collect into an edited volume available as a free ebook.
My Online Writings Part I
You set the price! Words: 112,350. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » Essays
This book contains many of my online writings. I started my online writings first on the forum pages of British website in the years 2004 - 07. Many of the writings here could be from that period. Later this site removed my writings. This writing will be interesting to people from England/Britain as it more or less predicts the predicament their nation is going into.
Le Prince Fou (tome 1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,670. Language: French. Published: June 22, 2016 by Editions Dedicaces. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Voici le premier d’une série d’ouvrages relatant des faits historiques souvent oubliés ou méconnus du grand public, des faits historiques qui se rattachent à des noms, à des dates, à des événements et à un symbolisme pouvant difficilement être réfutés.
Zarathustra
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 110,990. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2016 by ChiadoEditorial. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Epopeya narrativa sobre el fundador del mazdeísmo, Zarathustra o Zoroastro. Un desconocido eremita profetiza a su madre, antes que naciera, que su hijo reinaría con más poder que los reyes. Al llegar a sus 20 años, toma una decisión que cambiará, no solo su vida, sino la de todo un pueblo.
Stories of Great Names
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016 by John R. Mabry. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
The purpose of this book is to provide brief biographies of certain historical figures whose names have for long been prevalent in English literature. These names are used not only in correct historical allusions, but as imaginative ideas; myths, one might almost say, of the English mind.
The Blind History Lady Presents; The First Things I Learned
Series: The Blind History Lady Presents. Price: Free! Words: 53,870. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Inclusive education
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The first book in a historical series of stories that look back at the day-to-day, lives of the average blind man or woman in the United States over the past two centuries. Learn about the blind persons who had come before, all they had to traverse to live a normal life and to accomplish all they did and with so few resources that the blind take for granted today.
Noirvember 2015 - Essays and Ramblings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Noirvember 2015 is a series of essays that unpack 30 noir things in style.
Lady Science Volume I: 2014-2015
Price: Free! Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Lady Science is a multifaceted collaborative writing project focused on women in science, technology, and medicine. Our purpose is to highlight women’s lives and contributions to scientific fields, to critique representations of women in history and popular culture, and to provide an accessible, inclusive, and collaborative platform for writing about women on the web.
2016
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 559,550. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
"2016" focuses on current and historical events and issues of war and peace, economics, power, international relations, philosophy and spirituality. I'm Jerry Alatalo, author of "2016", and hope readers become more aware and optimistic as a consequence of my humble work. The title was chosen to suggest the classic "1984" by a Mr. Orwell - now "updated" with a new hopeful perception of the world.
A Condessa de Assis
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 74,860. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 4, 2015 by Chiado Editora. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Rio de Janeiro. Século XIX. No grande baile do Cassino Fluminense, Lorena Duarte Valão é apenas mais uma entre tantas moças casadoiras na corte do imperador D. Pedro II. No entanto, o que ninguém imagina é que essa jovem de extraordinária beleza e cheia de ideais romanescos é também uma ambiciosa arrivista, que deseja a qualquer preço ascender socialmente.