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The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. Reciting them to our children is an enjoyable first step to developing their language skills, the words passed from one generation to the next but the secret histories behind them are long forgotten . . . until now.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Steam Age Machines
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
The United States Open Golf Champions: Their Championship and Story - 2nd Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 204,940. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Professionals and amateurs from all walks of life and from all social and economic backgrounds have won the US Open championship. This is the history of all of the US Open champions through 2014.
The Truth About The Coming Global Currency Reset 2nd Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,610. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
There are many people who believe there is a global currency reset coming soon. This reset will result in an overnight crash of the dollar and the stock market.This global currency reset is predicted to be worse than the 2008 meltdown. This book explores the validity of those claims. It seeks the truth concerning many future economic forecasts.
Un lombardo alla prima guerra mondiale
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: Italian. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Le memorie che il nonno di mia moglie, Ettore Molinari, ha scritto, ormai quasi ottantenne, nella seconda metà degli anni ’60. Sono ricordi che, partendo dalla famiglia d’origine, raccontano in prima persona cos’è stato, per un laborioso artigiano del Varesotto col talento dello scultore, il più sanguinoso e inutile conflitto della storia, combattuto da alpino nelle trincee, nel fango e nella neve
The Rise and Fall of Diamonds
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
An investigation by Edward Jay Epstein into the De Beers cartel and the fantastic machine that created the illusion that diamonds are forever.
The Hidden Masters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,600. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Who are the Hidden Masters? It's time to enter the world of secrets. It's time for the Illuminati, the secret society that has fought for millennia to liberate humanity from the slavery of the archons, the secret princes of the world. Read explosive inside information about the true Illuminati by a current member.
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This short, crisp, easy to read account, would take you through an amazing 6,000 years of human history to trace the origins of the sciences from the ancient world (mainly Greek) through the medieval Islamic world to the modern world. It explains the contiguity in the sciences, as explained by civilizational epochs. Commendation Certificate, National Book Foundation Pakistan, 2009
Methods of Execution
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Methods of Execution lists and describes the different ways in which humans have put each other to death throughout history. It is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the death penalty, the macabre, or for fans of horror or gore movies.
Executions & Horrible Tortures From Olden Times
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,740. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
During past centuries, crimes such as filing metal shavings from a coin, shoplifting a handkerchief, or a bit of lace was usually punished with torture or even death. More serious crimes like treason, inciting civil disobedience, or witchcraft could result in some truly horrendous punishments like being drawn and quartered. People accused of witchcraft were subjected to a water test & burned if-
Ausflug in die Astrologie
Series: Astrologie aktuell, Kompakte Geschichte der Astrol. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Ich lade Sie ein zu einem Ausflug in die Astrologie; steigen Sie mit mir ein und erhalten dabei einen Überblick von der Wiege der Astrologie, über die Jahrtausende hinweg bis in unsere Zeit. Es ist eine Beschreibung dessen, wie und wo die Astrologie entstand und warum man Horoskope erstellen und anhand der Sterne am Himmel Rückschlüsse auf ein Menschenleben ziehen kann.
Rosslyn Chapel
Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
It is where the modern Knights Templar and the Freemasons meet, where researchers pour over every carving and niche, and where tourists flock to stand in awe before this extraordinary Gothic building. A few miles south of the city of Edinburgh, and half a mile from the small village of Roslin, Rosslyn Chapel, built in the second half of the 15th century, maintains its age-old mystery.
The Turin Shroud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
For centuries belief that the Shroud of Turin really bears the likeness of the crucified Jesus Christ was a matter of faith alone. Then in 1898 it was photographed and the negative image revealed a wealth of detail. Was this the image of Jesus?
Food History & Recipe Origins: The Origins of the Names of the World's Favorite Recipes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,180. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Books - Red Herrings & White Elephants, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, Pop Goes the Weasel, They Laughed at Galileo: Have you ever wondered where your Margherita, Melba, Suzette or Eggs Benedict come from? This is the fantastic history and origins of your favourite foods and recipe names.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing tells the history of the origins of AI. As the field that seeks to do things that would be considered intelligent if a human being did them, AI is a constant of human thought. Yet it was impossible until the digital computer was invented during WWII, and the field itself was not declared until 1956.
A Collection of Historical Quotations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » History of things
An inspiring collection of historical quotations from some of the most prolific of our time.
American Presidents History Poem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Each verse gives the memorable and shocking events surrounding each presidency, with a chorus to familiarise you with the names so far. The pattern repeats until all the presidents since the Constitution have been detailed, with a rhyming chorus featuring the names of all 44 presidents, in the order in which they've served. Learn the chorus to change your USA history knowledge from zero to hero!
Friday the 13th
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017 by Marfa House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Friday the 13th. That mysterious day that foretells doom and disaster for everyone alive. From biblical times to the modern era, why has this day caused such paranoia and fear? What's behind it all? Read and explore the true meaning behind the day.
Marking Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
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