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It's All a Con
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
This book evidences how our existence is based upon conquests, constitutions, contracts, consent & control. It explores the history of conquests from the Age of Exploration & its continuing effects. It evidences how people are presumed to consent to be bound by laws arising under a notion called a social contract that was fabricated to legitimise government. I prove why the constructs are a con.
Slavery: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,440. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
A frank and open look at the situation of slavery as it existed in the world since mankind began its existance and a close examination of slavery as it exists in the 21st Century.
Is Elijah Muhammad The Offspring Of Noble Drew Ali And Marcus Garvey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by Secretarius MEMPS. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global), Nonfiction » History » Social history
Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan is an old proverb the is very befitting when it comes to this book. It is no secret that the Supreme Wisdom taught by Messenger Elijah Muhammad is extremely dynamic to say the least and as so many can attest to, very few Black people in American have not been affected in one way or another. This book examines the fruit that fell from the tree.
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the days of founder Endicott Peabody to national and world leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averell Harriman and Dean Acheson to writers like Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop, Groton School has made an indelible mark on the American scene. Divine Fire highlights many of the famous and influential graduates of the school who epitomize the school's purpose.
Dictionary of Superstitions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » History » Social history
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it also offers antidotes to some of the most feared taboos. Would you know what to do if you broke a mirror?
The Day They Hanged a Banker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Social history;A miscellany of tales of fraud from the 19th century onwards. Whatever we just lived through during the crisis of 2008, our forebears got just the same. From a man that invented a country, to Ponzi's stamp collection and diamonds lying about on the desert floor. We keep on believing that the too good to be true will be true this time around.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
There is No Right to Rule
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Everyone believes there's some authority that has a right to rule. But where did this idea originate. What if it can be proven that all authority is assumed under notions that we are told are legitimate? This book investigates the idea of authority and evidences how an elite group has always ruled. I evidence when slavery was abolished those compensated were the slave owning political class.
Restless Spirit - The Story of Rose Quinn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Rose Quinn died in an asylum less than a year after being committed by her brother for refusing to live with the man she had been forced to marry. The story remained a family secret for three generations. This is the story of Rose and how her family brought her story to light in the 21st century, a testament to her and others who suffered this cruel fate.
Sailing with Hunters
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Adventure, danger, tragedy, hardship and humour on the Arctic fishing grounds. This story is a must for all who are interested in the sea or an aspect of life in the 1950s Highly acclaimed by readers in the fishing industry. "Fascinating Story," Dave Buckley, Trawler Historian, Fleetwood Weekly News. "Charlie tells it like it was," Jim Porter, Fleetwood Marine Heritage Trust.
POL POT: The Murder of 2 Million Fellow Cambodians
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism.
#MänsNätHat Del 1 av 4 i serien Twitterstorm
Series: Twitterstorm, Book 1. Price: $39.99 USD. Words: 16,170. Language: Swedish. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Del 1 av 4 i serien Twitterstorm som heter #MänsNätHat är början på uppstarten till den hätska näthatsdebattskampanj som dem absolut mest råbarkade feminister i februari år 2013 startade, och som kommer att rasa mot alla svenska män. Flera av de mest framträdande välkända feministdebattörerna uttalar här öppet sitt totala förakt, samt hat mot alla män i den här boken, där dessa återges ordagrant.
Dunster - A Castle at War
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 51,200. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Dunster Castle on the Somerset coast is one of Britain’s oldest and most intriguing great buildings, its turrets evoking centuries of siege warfare, dark deeds, bloodshed and treachery. Dunster’s rich and colourful story covers more than nine hundred years of intermittent warfare. Jim Lee worked as Education Coordinator for the National Trust at Dunster Castle for 20 years. This is Dunster's story
An Infinite Deal of Nothing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Biography
In one year, 1871, two audacious frauds played out. One said diamonds were lying on the desert floor waiting to be scooped up at a secret location somewhere in the American west, while the other was a mine that everyone knew. While the locals thought it worthless, London went mad for shares in the Emma mine. New research finally answers the question who was responsible.
Christmas Customs of Old Whitby
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Paul McDermott. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Some recollections of old Christmas customs in the ancient seaport of Whitby, which lies on the North East Coast of England. The booklet covers ancient customs some probably dating back to Pagan times, such as the visitations of the 'Vessel Cup Singers'. It also includes descriptions of the special delicacies that were eaten at Yuletide in this mysterious old Yorkshire seaport.
Big Issues in Ethics – A Philosophical Enquiry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
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Without applying our philosophy, how could we evaluate just and workable laws for society to live by? How would we discuss our morality and ethics and apply them for the benefit of humankind? How would we decide how to behave, so we may do the least harm to each other – and to other living species? Join philosopher Janet Cameron as she examines various aspects of ethical philosophy.
Women in the Book Trade: Three Women Publishers of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Playwriting, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book profiles three women publishers at three women's presses: Emily Faithfull at the Victoria Press in the nineteenth century, and Lilian Mohin at Onlywomen Press and Sue Butterworth at Silver Moon Books in the twentieth century. For the reader interested in printing by women as well as publishing by women this book provides an account of those experiences also.
History of Christmases Past
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Christmas & Advent, Nonfiction » History » Social history
A collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays.
Georgetown at the Turn of the Millennium
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Georgetown is located 35 miles north of the City of Boston. It is in Essex County and has a number of historical seventeenth century neighbors. Unlike its neighbors, Georgetown has its own K-12 public school system, and is the home of "Erie Four," the oldest still operating privately owned fire company in the United States, funded primarily by donations. These are some of its citizens' stories.