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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.
America The Black Point of View - An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy, The 1950s and 1960s by Tony Rose
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 191,390. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Social history
AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE....savagely written and beautifully told. An autobiographical history book. The book, America The Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of The White People of America and Western Europe & The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy The 1950's and 1960's - From the Projects to NAACP Image Award Winner, Volume One.
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.
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon by Lynda King
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 94,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Prepper Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.
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
Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder by Teresa Lynn
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The Little House books have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in the first book to comprehensively document the role Masonry and the Eastern Star played in the lives of this iconic American family. See never before published documents for a new perspective on the beloved author and her family.
King of the Mountain by GG Koe
Price: $4.99 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.
Kate Parry Frye – The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette by Elizabeth Crawford
Price: $8.47 USD. Words: 98,650. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014 by wearewhitefox. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » War
Cosseted Victorian daughter, aspiring actress, suffragette, wife on the home front, Kate Parry Frye had many lives – but she always kept a diary.
Reg Evans DCM – A Hero’s War in His Own Words by Pamela Armitage Campbell
Price: $8.47 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by wearewhitefox. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » War
One of many brave, hardworking men who enlisted, Reg’s personal experiences of World War One are retold here through his letters and diaries, which have been meticulously and lovingly collected together by his daughter, Pamela Armitage Campbell. They tell the tale of a boy born into a family dealing with the death of a father, of that boy’s youth and of his journey into battle in 1914.
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.
Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism: Social Transformations in the British Virgin Islands by Michael E. O'Neal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Explores the political economy of development in the British Virgin Islands — from plantations, through the evolution of a smallholding economy, to the rise of tourism. The study argues that the demise of plantation economy in the BVI ushered in a century of imperial disinterest persisting until recently, when a new “monocrop” — tourism — is ascendant. Uses historical and anthropological analysis.
The History of Custody Law by Tom James
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Family law, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The complete history of the law of child custody from ancient times to the modern day. Thoroughly and carefully researched by an attorney with many years of experience in family law. It is an enjoyable and readable, yet scholarly book, containing hundreds of annotations. Includes complete citations, in Bluebook form, to hundreds of case reports, statutes, historical records, and other sources.
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.
A History of Western Astrology by Derek Parker
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
Ronald Reagan, the Emperor Caligula, Claudius, Ptolemy, St Augustine, Queen Elizabeth I and Heinrich Himmler - what have they in common? An interest in astrology. Readers of today's 'star-sign' columns may be unaware of the vast history of astrology and its influence on governments and rulers - and ordinary folk. Here is a history of astrology from 2000 BC to the present day.