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The Bronx Three Memoirs by W.R. Rodriguez
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Three memoirs about The Bronx from 1922-2013. A compilation of articles written for The Bronx County Historical Society Journal.
On the Greenbelt by David Proctor
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 by Andrea Dumbrell
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.
Sporting Pastimes at Seaham Harbour by Fred Cooper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Lacrosse
The development of sport as a social pastime began to grow from the mid-19th century when working people began to enjoy the concept of the "weekend" when they did not work. This exploration of sporting pastimes at Seaham Harbour covers the period from 1835 through to the mid-20th century when sport and recreational activities were woven into the very social fabric of every-day life in the town.
Petróleo, mucho más que oro negro (El Desafío de la Historia. Vol. 30) by Macpecri Media
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,010. Language: Spanish. Published: January 10, 2016 by Adoro Leer. Categories: Nonfiction » History » South American, Nonfiction » History » Social history
En esta edición, El Desafío de la Historia ofrece a nuestros lectores un dossier que toma el tema del petróleo en Venezuela y lo mira desde variados ángulos. El petróleo fue el factor que transformó la vida cotidiana de millones de venezolanos y lo que antes era un país predominantemente rural se convirtió en un país lleno de metrópolis modernas.
Heritage Village by George Hodge
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The land has been cleared and leveled; and, all that is needed is a consensus by eBook readers everywhere that the Heritage Village project in Anguilla in the Caribbean provides them with a unique opportunity to each make a vital difference upon the lives of its residents and a positive impact on its economy that has suffered greatly since the global recession began in 2008.
Tackle Them Low by D R Bowen
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.
Pub Name History: Thirty Popular Pub Name Origins by Albert Jack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,460. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo: Thirty fabulous pub name historys and origins.
Jersey! Then . . . Again by Maureen K. Wlodarczyk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,500. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A collection of 36 short stories about New Jersey historic people and events. Suffragettes, boxers, hurricanes, gangs, hot air balloonists, con artists, politicians, inventors, women in the war effort, military heroes and more-- it all happened in New Jersey!
1970’s Billericay Boy by Peter Jaggs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,530. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015 by booksmango. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
1970’s Billericay Boy is the story of a boy growing to early manhood in the Seventies and transports the reader slap-bang into the middle of a world of ‘bunking’ off school, getting the ‘whack’, smoking Players’ cigarettes at the top of the school field and ‘getting off’ with ‘birds’ at the back of the Archer Hall disco. The book is as hilarious, moody and sad as the lives of many teenagers of th
'From Pit to Park' - Sutton Colliery to Brierley Country Park by Janet Roberts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mining, Nonfiction » History » Social history
squire robert dodsley thought he would make money by opening a coal mine in sutton in ashfield, some 20 miles north of nottingham. however, it struggled to make a profit, and desperately he cut the miners wages to try to balance the books. there was much unrest, although eventually this did become a productive mine before closing in 1989. it then became a vey popular park. this is the story
Thirty Years Of Camping With The Moulton Adventure Group by Geoff Crompton
Price: Free! Words: 35,680. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2015 by Neil Plummer. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Geoff Crompton lives in Hartford, Cheshire. His daughter Gillian, son- in- law Grant and grandson, Thomas, live close by in Middlewich. Geoff originates from Widnes where, at 15 he joined the chemical giant ICI. Taking early retirement in 1988, he formed a consultancy business in the field of Industrial Packaging. In 1969, with his friend Les Burgess, he founded the Moulton Adventure Group, a unif
Tall Tales from the High Plains & Beyond, Book Three: The LawBreakers by Tom Rizzo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,080. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Most of the people who settled in the West didn’t wake up in the morning and strap on a gun or get involved in shootouts. But disorder was a way of life. In The Lawbreakers, novelist Tom Rizzo takes you behind-the-scenes to meet some of the gunmen and back shooters who roamed the frontier trying to take what wasn’t theirs.
A History of Kenfig by Mansel Jones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,350. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015 by Goylake Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
A History of Kenfig by Mansel Jones, the social history of an abandoned medieval town.
A History of the Londonderry Literary Institute, Seaham Harbour by Fred Cooper
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.
Silk: From the Myths & Legends to the Middle Ages by Priscilla Lowry
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Textiles & Polymers
Silk is rarely the title of a book, yet it is part of history, travel, textiles, design, art, social history, women’s affairs, royal pursuits, the crusades, fashion and modern global science, business and economics. In this book the secrets are gradually revealed, stories of mayhem and espionage, love and valour, corruption and beauty.
Money: From Barter to online Banking by Janet Merza
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book describes the evolution of money from simple bartering to the invention of coins and on into the modern world of internet money which we never even see. It shows how societies created new forms of money to meet their needs and how this in turn shaped the society itself, driving changes in how people lived their lives and the expectations they had of themselves and their governments.
Shipbuilding at Seaham Harbour by Fred Cooper
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.