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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.
Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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.
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.
The World's First Supersonic Fighter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Never as famous as its MiG-15 and MiG-21 counterparts the ubiquitous MiG-19 and its Chinese Shenyang J-6 and subsequent Nanchang Q5 derivatives were the first operational supersonic fighter planes. Details of its early Soviet years are sketchy, but with information sourced directly from the former USSR this book hopefully goes some way to correcting this.
Did the French crash Concordski at Paris
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For many years and even today it is thought that the French Armee del l' Air may have had something to do with the fatal crash of the series production Tupolev Tu-144D SST at the 1973 Paris Air Salon at Le Bourget..
Lockheed's last Propliner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Designed and built in the 1950's as the American answer to the British Vickers Viscount Vanguard and Bristol Britannia turboprop airliners the Lockheed L 188 Electra entered service soon after the first jets, but with a number of fatal accidents the type was built in only modest number and remained in use for only a few years but re-surfaced as the very successful P-3 Orion maritime patrol plane.
Ford's Tin Goose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Ford entered into the airplane manufacturing business to produce the Stout Trimotor in the 1920s, the airplane proving successful for short-range internal routes, until the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC 1 entered the marker.. Fords Tin goose - A history.
Short-Haul Jets - A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book examines the development of short haul jets, high technology airliners developed specifically to challenge the second-generation turbo-props for regional routes with smaller manufacturers such as Embraer and Bombardier challenging the Boeing and MDC monopoly.
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
KLM is the oldest airline in the world and not surprisingly most of its early airplanes post-WW ! were from Fokker Aircraft of Holland. After WW II by the early 1950's, new airplanes and equipment and new finance put the Dutch flag carrier on the road to new prosperity, with new routes and wide body jets the airline went from strength to strength.in terms of world air travel.
Modern turbo-props
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For a time post-WW II the turbo-prop was the favored machine by the airlines for their internal short flight routes in the USA and in Europe for regional carriers but then the regional jet arrived and for a while the turbo-prop was not in favour but there was a second generation of turbo-props that did find favour and many of these machines remain in use in the new millennium.
Rhodesian 'Bush Wars' Sanction Busters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
During the long 'Bush Wars' Rhodeshia (now Zimbabwe) had to import vital goods including arms, and export its own goods in the face of the UN arms and trade embargoes and for a while a British air and naval blockage.
The DH 125 Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
'This book complemnets this authors smashwords 'Bizjets - A History' in Janes Aircraft Recognition Guide 2002 page 141 (HS) BAe 125 only scant mention was made of the 64 early DH-125 Srs 1A aircraft produced at Hatfield.plus 2 prototypes and of the !A series 10 were retrofits, this book traces the origins of this superb DH design that was carried forward by HS and BAe now Raytheon in the USA.
Bizjets - A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Of the many interesting facets of aviation history both civil and military not too much has been written or is known about the business jet market - bizjets. executive transports began with the piston-engine biplane DH Rapide and at one time the best and most numerical bizjet was its modern cousin the DH 125 and successive variants. This book is a brief history of bizjets since the 1960s.
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'.
Swissair -- A Histpry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Swissair 'from Alps to the Amazon' is one of the top twenty airlines amd is the 18th largest company's in Switzerland,in spite of needing government assistance following 9./11 following the drop off in world air travel, but merged into Swiss regional carrier Crossair in the second decade of the new millennium now continues as one of the world's premier airlines.