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On the Greenbelt
Price: Free! Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016 by Randy Stapilus. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
A long-time Boisean's travel guide to the Boise Greenbelt path system, with background drawn from his forthcoming full-length history of the planning and building of the Greenbelt, one of Boise's most prized recreational features.
Toys in the Community: Valuing Memories of Teddy Bears, Dolls and Construction Toys
Price: Free! Words: 19,900. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book is the result of a Heritage Lottery funded project run by Brighton Toy and Model Museum which collected memories of teddy bears, dolls and construction toys. Extracts from the interviews, accompanied by illustrative photographs, show how such memories provide a valuable insight not only into the types of toys that people owned, but also into the relationships between people and toys.
Tackle Them Low
You set the price! Words: 17,680. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » History » Social history
New Revision - December 2016 - including league positions from season 2015-2016. This book follows the lives of at least five senior age football clubs, based in a village, over the last eighty years or more. There are league table details, background information to the clubs and links to local and national history – as well as name-dropping linked “celebrities” from TV and sports to Shakespeare.
A History of the Londonderry Literary Institute, Seaham Harbour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,350. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This book documents the definitive history of the Londonderry Institute at Seaham from it's opening in 1855. Built to serve the town as a Literary Institute it evolved into a focal point for public and social groups that bound the fabric of the community together. As it approached its centenary year it appeared to have reached the end of its useful life but the town would not let it be demolished.
Shipbuilding at Seaham Harbour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The town of Seaham stands proud on the Durham coast in the north-east of England. Seaham once built ships. Fine, sturdy wooden sailing ships. The shipyards are now gone; the patent slipways, pontoons, dry docks, workshops are all gone and no trace remains to remind Seaham of this once flourishing industry. This book documents the fine history of shipbuilding at Seaham between 1832 and 1899.
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.
Who Am I? Volume 1 - African Americans History - Trivia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This “Who Am I?” trivia book will provide you with history on African Americans who have achieved different levels of greatness. Test your knowledge on African-American history. - Remember, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
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.
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.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
Stou O8wna ta chronia...
Price: Free! Words: 12,260. Language: Greek. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Treis stigmes apo ta prwta chronia zwhs tou Ellhnikou Kratous. Mia exegersh sthn Patra to 1837, mia ektelesh enos Dhmiou to 184* kai telos, h apelef8erwsh merikwn Tserkezwn sklavwn apo enan doulempora.
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
Freedom of Speech: The American Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Have we lost our way? Freedom of speech is very important in our culture. Even though we are guaranteed freedom of speech by our Bill of Rights, that doesn't mean we should vilify others, even though we have the right to do it.
Selected Writings on Writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Essay » Author profile
A collection of selected writings by author Penny Colman, including blog posts and book talks that elucidate her process for writing "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World," a historical nonfiction narrative for all ages.
Population - Dandelion
Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by DarkGate. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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Population - Dandelion is an essay about movements that are against the social structures whether it be government, organizations, schools or religion. These social structures also referred to as machines are designed to control people through the concept of panopticism (described by Michael Foucault). The essay focuses on a culture with a message (Hippies, flower children) and how they set out...
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.