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AP World History Quiz (Questions and Answers)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Over 300 questions (and Answers) are included in this study guide to help you prepare for the AP World History exam.
Asbestos: Death & Magic
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Price: $2.57 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Henri Sant-Cassia. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Imagine a rock that catches fire yet does not burn, strengthens construction materials, insulates materials perfectly, dampens noise, and possesses long, silky threads that can be woven into fireproof cloth. Sound impossible? This "wonder material" is asbestos.
Secrets from the Archives (Volumes 1 to 5)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,160. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Secret letters, spies, mystery lovers. Explore intriguing historical documents in “Secrets from the Archives;” a world of secret chambers, startling discoveries, and centuries-old mysteries. Includes "Proven to All the World: The Pewter Plate that Changed History," "Reputation in Flames: A President Lost, Found, and Lost Again," and three other stories. Uncover the secrets of the archives.
Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
A fascinating, lively account of toilets, tubs, and sanitation systems with intriguingly catchy chapter titles from "Splish, Splash, the First Bath," "The Queen's Toilet," "Ugh, Gross!" to "Bathrooms Beyond Belief." This updated ebook edition underscores the need to raise global awareness that 2.6 billion people live without proper and sustainable sanitation.
The Fall of the West
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
The Fall of the West is a detailed, thought provoking consideration of what factors and events have led to the Fall of the West as the leading scientific, technological and economic civilization in the world which considers the impact of repeated warfare, imperial overstretch and a failure to maintain economic competitiveness as key factors causing decline.
Genghis Khan and the Creation of the Modern World
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
It is rare that one man can single handedly change world history but the man who did was Genghis Khan, for not only did he create the Mongol nation and unite the nations of the Steppes but he and his sons devastated the two leading civilizations of the Eurasian world - China and Islamic civilization - opening up the way for the rise of the West. This article investigates this world changing event.
Grit: America's Greatest Family Newspaper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Each weekend in the 1950s, 30,000 boys knocked at the doors of more than 700,000 American small-town homes and were welcomed with a smile and a dime as they delivered the weekly edition of Grit, America's Greatest Family Newspaper. This short eBook single (5,500 words) introduces Grit and its founder, Dietrick Lamade, whose ambition and determination epitomizes the word "Grit."
The True History of Jesus' Birth Death and What It Means To You and Me
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by Secretarius MEMPS. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
A True History of Jesus, his birth, death and what it means, which also goes into symbolic interpretation of his second coming and how it relates to black people in America. This title was originally written by Elijah Muhammad in the Nation of Islam's official newspaper, Muhammad Speaks as a 22 part series.
Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes?
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 115,000. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
James Leasor cleverly reconstructs events surrounding a brutal and unusual murder. It is 1943 and Sir Harry Oakes, the richest man in the British Empire, lies horrifically murdered at his Bahamian mansion. Although a self-made multi-millionaire, Sir Harry is an unlikely victim there are no suggestions of jealousy or passion. The Duke of Windsor gets involved.
Crude Cartel: An EJE Original
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Edward Jay Epstein, who previously exposed the workings of the De Beers cartel in his classic book "The Rise and Fall of Diamonds," now turns to the crude cartel that dominated the world oil business for the past century.
The Knights Templar - Medieval Cult or Modern Nemesis?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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The Knights Templar – Medieval Cult or Modern Nemesis? -- History of this famous group and the organizations that claim descent from them. Were they really destroyed in the fourteenth century or do they survive and even prosper to this day? Who are their descendants? Are there ties to the Nazis and the Mormon Church? A must-read for anyone interested in conspiracies or the occult.
Zia's Crash
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Edward Jay Epstein's on-site investigation of the murder of President Zia. A Story of sabotage, terrorism, and cover up in Pakistan.
The Warm and Witty Side of Attila the Hun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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The Warm and Witty Side of Attila the Hun is a collection of historical anecdotes, odd, humorous facts, and things you will never forget, once you know them. They are the product of a life devoted to history.
Kamehameha and Vancouver, Rendezvous in Paradise
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
The relationship between King Kamehameha I and British Captain George Vancouver set the course of history for the Hawaiian people after European contact. The alliance had enormous benefit to them both. In February 1794 they met at Kealakekua Bay. Author Jack Kelly employs extensive research, oral history and local lore to weave a fresh and enlightening perspective on Hawaiian history.
A Brief History of Perpetual Motion
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
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A short excursion into historic sources regarding perpetual motion...with a surprising result.
The Achievements and the Days Book II. from Tribes to Empires
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,040. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
The second book follows the evolution of hominids to homo sapiens, their socialization and humanization and the development of the early pre-Christian empires. There are extensive discussions that start at pre-history and proceed through written history ending at the present. Interesting facts and observations are interspersed throughout; these points certainly add spice to the presentation.
Footnotes in History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Some events in history are so obscured by legend that hardly anybody knows how things really happened. Some legends are self-perpetuating and facts get ignored by certain authors or are unknown to them. In chronicling history, it appears to be sufficient to parrot what somebody else said to the point that the truth just appears as footnotes.
The Paris Gun of 1918
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Series: The Reading Room, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,810. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by Clocktower Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
A technological marvel, it was also a super-weapon of terror. The Kaiser Cannon of 1918 terrorized Paris during Germany's last desperate campaign to win World War I. The Paris Gun was a marvel of technology. It required astronomers, geographers, physicists, chemists, and other scientific experts to launch each 210-pound shot at Paris from behind German lines--a range of 80 miles (130 km).
Houdini's Tour of Australia
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
When escapologist, Harry Houdini toured Australia in 1910, he brought magic, mystique, his wife and an aeroplane. Houdini conquered crowds and nearly caused riots, he escaped straitjackets and shackles and flew through the air. Some said he was supernatural, to others he was a fraud, but Houdini confounded them all.
Stars of Australian Theatre History
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
Australian theatre in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries produced stars which shone nationally and internationally. Some of these stars were Maesmore Morris, dancers Saharet and Maggie Dickinson, pantomime dame Arthur Stigant and American import Minnie Tittell Brune.