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Postcard Revolution Volume 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Postcards sent to Congress and other leaders advocating a money supply based on citizenship rather than debt. It includes a series of SOS postcards to save our ship by decelerating production, calibrating money in hours of work, elevating citizenship by making ownership of the money supply a right of citizenship, and setting a maximum wage of no more than four times the minimum wage..
Gateway to the Vikings: L'Anse aux Meadows
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This article explores the idea that L'Anse aux Meadows could be the gateway to the Viking Vinland settlement mentioned in the Scandinavian sagas and possibly founded by Leif Ericson. L'Anse aux Meadows is still the only widely accepted evidence of pre-Columbian contact with North America.
George Spearing: My Ordeal In A Disused Coal Pit
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Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
In 1769, George Spearing, a British naval officer, fell into a pit and was stuck for a week before being rescued. His account is a family document of his descendant, Charles Miller, who introduces it, and tells the story of what happened to Spearing and his family in the years that followed his lucky escape from near death.
Searching for the Golden Hinde
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Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the famous galleon commanded by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
The Execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake
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Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
Scottish Inventors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
this book is not just about the scots and their greatest achievements, it’s more about the journey of our modern world. how inventions, ideas, beliefs all came into being, where it was not just about one nation or a group of nations, it was more about the evolution of ideas and beliefs, all for the betterment of man
The End of Time: A Historical Note
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Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
This short historical note provides a link and description of an event for 21 December 2012.
There's Something Mysterious in God's Country (Nova Scotia)
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You set the price! Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The famous Oak Island "Money Pit" may be related to a nearby castle ruin. Who build them and why? The story of the "pit" may be familiar to many, but the theories proposed are completely new.
Tesoros Ocultos I
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: Spanish. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Un guia de como convertirte en un exitoso cazador de tesoros perdidos y ocultos rodeados de peligros ineludibles. Este es el primer libro de una serie de libros con instrucción de la exploración y recuperación de tesoros. No te dejes engañar con cuentos y ficción aprende a cazar tesoros de verdad.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Explorer George M. Dyott was engaged to follow and photograph ex-president Roosevelt's route down the Amazon's River of Doubt. Roosevelt's 1914 trip nearly killed him. For Dyott to survive this journey he had to endure bandits, whitewater rapids, exhausting jungle portages, hostile cannibal Indians and maddening insects -- not to mention the loss of a canoe carrying the expedition's food supplies.
The Mysterious Stones of Ndakunimba: A Discovery of the Fahnestock South Seas Expedition
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Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Three men stood talking on the deck of the schooner Director, in the harbor at Suva, Fiji. One man was a local planter. The other two were the Fahnestock brothers, the schooner’s owners. The three chatted easily, discussing Fijian myths and legends. But the two brothers perked up when they heard the man say “slabs of stone.” What were these stone slabs they wondered, and they set sail to find out.
Ordeal: Lost And Facing Death In A Remote Frozen Forest
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
In 1920 U.S. Navy free balloon A-5598 smashed down in a remote winter forest in northern Ontario, Canada. The three crewmen, ill-equipped to be lost in a snow-covered woodland, faced a life and death struggle against cold, hunger and exhaustion. But luck was with them. A dog and a Cree Indian each played a role in saving the balloonists. Still, the story had a distressing ending.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
In 1920 adventurer and animal collector Frank Buck stood on a ship’s rolling deck, face to face with a leopard that had escaped its cage. Man and animal eyed each other. Buck was armed, but he didn’t want to shoot the leopard. He wanted to get it back into its cage. He knew, though, it might be easier to squeeze toothpaste back into its tube.
Rediscovering Richard III
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology
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In September 2012, archaeologists unearthed remains from a Leicester car park, covering what was once the city’s medieval Franciscan friary. After five months of waiting and exhaustive scientific tests, those bones were revealed to be those of Richard III, the infamous last Plantagenet king of England and the last English King to die in battle.
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
When Shackleton’s ship was caught in the ice and crushed, 2nd officer Tom Crean faced each setback as though he did this sort of thing every day. When 28 men were forced to take to sea in three small boats, he took the helm of one of them. To save those men, he crossed the southern ocean in an open boat, to land on a barren shore and cross an unknown territory. Hold Fast follows on that journey.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America?
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Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Read about Leif's life in this book.
Retablo de Ponce de León
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,520. Language: Spanish. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
San Juan de Puerto Rico, otoño de 1520. Juan Ponce de León, conquistador y primer gobernador de la isla, proyecta su segundo viaje hacia Florida. Oficialmente, su propósito es fundar la primera ciudad en ese territorio, pero, secretamente, planea también llegar esta vez hasta la Fuente de la Eterna Juventud, aprovechándose de los datos que ha ido recopilando en sus viajes por el Caribe.
Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Tom Crean’s courage in the face of deadly odds his fellow Antarctic explorers. Had he weakened and failed their lives would have remained stories untold. This is the story of a common man in uncommon circumstances who met every challenge as it came with steadfast purpose. If he knew fear, he never showed it.
Terra Nova: Antarctic Voyager
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
On the 15th June, 1910 the S.S. Terra Nova left Cardiff Docks to the cheers of a huge crowd, sailing into maritime history and carrying the hopes of a nation. With a foreword by Captain Scott's granddaughter, Dafila Scott, this book tells the story of the ship and the men who sailed on her, including her re-discovery in 2012.