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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.
То был мой театр by Владимир Станцо
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: Russian. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Это - книга, написанная "в стол" в 1984-85 гг. без надежд на скорое издание. Книга - о Театре на Таганке и о времени, не столь уж далёком, с его приметами и привязанностями, верой и безверием. Это - книга любви к тем, кому она посвящена, и книга грусти, причины для которой "очень даже есть", как пел Владимир Высоцкий. Автор книги - журналист, поэт и, по его словам, человек, "отравленный" Таганкой.
An Infinite Deal of Nothing by Martin Hedges
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.
Dunster - A Castle at War by Jim Lee
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
King of the Mountain by GG Koe
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,030. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Friendship, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The year is 1948 I’m 4 years old, and have run away from home for the first time on my quest to become “King of the Mountain”. Based on the actual antics of a young boy and his friends, “King of the Mountain” offers an autobiographical experience of growing up in the West Kootenays between 1948 to 1962.
The World of Silk by Priscilla Lowry
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The World of Silk is the third book in the series. It explores the history, lifestyle, fashions, culture and experiences of the many different countries and people whose lives are dependent on silk, from peasant farmers to haute couture. Each country tells its story and highlights the many changes over the centuries and looks towards the future of silk in the world today.
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century by RMeibers
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.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The ultimate story of baseball's most storied and beloved franchises, told in the words of da Bums themselves, and weaved into a can't-put-it down account by the master of the oral history and author of numerous best sellers, Peter Golenbock. Winner of the Casey Award for best baseball book of the year, now available for the first time in electronic format.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club by A.R. Soames
Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Northern England's manufacturing towns took to Chess and 1857 saw Manchester (Macclesfield's huge neighbour) host the world’s 2nd international tournament. The 1886 businessmen and civic leaders who founded Macclesfield Chess Club were entangled in local politics: education, religion and finance. Social changes from then make this more than a history of a minor chess club in a small market town.
Billy Bell, Part 2 The rest of the Redesdale Roadman’s Poems by William Bell & Susanne Ellingham
Price: Free! Words: 74,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by Susanne Ellingham. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Billy Bell, Part 2 is an ebook companion volume to Billy Bell: Redesdale Roadman, Border Bard. It contains a glossary of dialect words, an article on the people in the poems and all the rest of Billy Bell’s poems.
Blood & Incest: The Unholy Beginning of the Universe by Timothy Stephany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Volume 5 in the Paleoastronomy Series continues the journey of uncovering the beliefs of human prehistory through an investigation of the earliest moments of the mystical creation of the world, the arising of mythological characters representing the contending forces of the universe, and the uncovering of the strange divine origins of humankind.
The Ullswater Foxhounds 1863-1913 The First 50 Years by Ron Black
Series: History of the Ullswater Foxhounds, The First 50 Years. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
The story of the Ullswater Foxhounds and their formation, with the usage of newspaper and other reports written at the time, takes the reader from 1863 to 1913. Detailed accounts of meets and runs over the Lakeland fells, interspersed with the author's own accounts and more recent reminiscences of days following hounds, provides the reader with intimate observations of life during those years.
Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985 by Pat Harris
Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
"Education, education, education" is not a new clarion call; it was the guiding principal of the FCJ, the basis of their philosophy. They felt that the only way to change society was through a good education. "Against The Odds" is an exploration of women's education through the history of one school in Manchester, England,
March On Washington: August 28, 1963 by Thomas Gentile
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a newly revised (2013) edition of a detailed study of the March on Washington. The book describes the planning leading up to the March and the events of the day itself. The book is based on extensive interviews with participants in the March.
Broken Spirits: A Letter to my cousin, Rodney G. King by Ontresicia Averette
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Broken Spirits: A letter to my cousin Rodney G. King is a story that has never been told. Ontresicia Averette, King's cousin, business partner and confidant discloses intimate details of King and his struggle while simultaneously fighting to maintain peace in her life from encountering vast amount of of gender and racial discrimination.
Restless Spirit - The Story of Rose Quinn by Margaret Hawkins
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.
Croniquilla de Contratación by Hector Medina, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 96,230. Language: Spanish. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Al leer esta modesta Croniquilla le ruego sea benévolo con ella. Dispense los grandes errores. El autor no tuvo siquiera escuela primaria. El niño leproso estaba proscrito de las aulas oficiales y privadas. Se le consideraba amenaza social horripilante. Fue escrita con honestidad; la verdad campea en la denuncia.
The Night Climbers of Cambridge by Whipplesnaith
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Oleander Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Extreme sports, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The 1937 climbing black book - a cult classic bible for climbers, builderers, free-runners and parkouristes.
Broken Promises Scottish Breach of Promise Cases by Norrie McLeish
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The lives, loves and personal tragedies of people whom history has forgotten are brought under the searchlight through a study of 19th and early 20th century breach of promise of marriage cases. From legal records, newspaper reports and birth, marriage and death and census records, the author has brought back to life the personal stories of women, who felt betrayed and deserted.
Shift Report by Rebecca Steadman Morgan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » History of things
How we mined a lot of coal, and how most of us lived to tell about it: a not terribly serious history of mining life in the Upper Ohio Valley.