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The World of Silk
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
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
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.
The Day They Hanged a Banker
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
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.
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 207,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by Summer Game Books. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / 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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / General
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Family law
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.
Tour Bangkok Legacies - New Discoveries Of Old Treasures
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Tour Bangkok Legacies is an e-guide book, a do-it-yourself travel guide complete with background information on people, places, maps and directions to help independent travelers discover places off the usual tourist circuit and see the city from a different perspective.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Mulligan Stew contains a variety of ingredients from the hobo culture: hobo life as it was lived at the turn of the twentieth century, women hobos, hobo heroes, hobo signs and symbols, contemporary hobos telling of their experiences, and hobo traditions from the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa—an event that has opened a door into the hobo world every August for more than 100 years.
A History of Macclesfield Chess Club
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Price: Free! Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by Roy Gray. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
Candy Makers’ Manual for the Household
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Western States
The Candy Makers’ Manual contains dozens of formulas for creating early 20th century candies, extracts, and syrups. Originally published in Colorado City, Colo., by Cal. O. Enos in the spring of 1905, the newspaper promoted the book and its author stating, “Mr. Enos is a practical and experienced candy maker . . . and as everyone in this city knows, no better candy was ever made than he puts up.”
Billy Bell, Part 2 The rest of the Redesdale Roadman’s Poems
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Price: Free! Words: 74,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by Susanne Ellingham. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
Against the Odds The Story of The Hollies FCJ Convent School, 1852 - 1985
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Price: Free! Words: 59,840. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: 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,
There is No Right to Rule
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
It's All a Con
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
The 1,000 Years Deception
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book evidences the true aspects that underlie the systems which governs us. There are many things we believe to be true, but what if much of what we believe can be exposed as a distorted reality? Significant events from 'hidden' history are brought to the fore with detailed evidence that proves that what we're taught to believe is distinct to the truth. And the truth is far more revealing.
March On Washington: August 28, 1963
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: 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.