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New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
You’ll never look at your dinner plate the same way again after reading the amazing origins behind the things we eat for supper. Your freezer is full of fascinating stories of the men, the women, and the miracles behind the invention of the items you stuff into your microwave and your mouth. 28 tales will whet your appetite for more. Can you match the product to the story of its creation?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Names of Drinks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Next time you pour yourself something to drink, whether it’s juice, beer, or a soft drink, take the time to consider how that drink came to be. Here are 28 stories behind the creation of popular drinks. Can you match the drink to its story?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Test your knowledge of the things that make our lives easier in these 28 true tales behind researchers and their discoveries. Can you match the inventors to their inventions after hearing the story behind their development?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Words are worth their weight in wonder, and the dictionary is full of discoveries. Can you guess these 28 common words and phrases after hearing their history? A “quirk” is defined as “an unexpected twist.” What could be more interesting than a twist in the plot of a story? Quick Quirks first tell a short story- a true tale- and then ask a question. The answer to the question is the quirk!
The Quick Quirk Quiz - National Chains & Name Brands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Behind every national chain and name brand lies the story of the people and the circumstances that turned an idea into a readily recognized icon. Try your hand at matching these 28 stories to the names that make America great.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The stuff you store in your bathroom didn’t get their by accident. Long before you bought it, brought it home, and crammed it into your medicine chest, someone was wondering… experimenting… discovering… manufacturing… and marketing. Here are 28 tales behind the things you use when you’re in the bathroom. Can you guess the product after hearing the story behind its invention?
Thompson Revisited Digital
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 and represented by Charlene Bays Rothenberger. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A digital rendition of the original publication of 1788. Published by Thompson in London for use by English country dancers. Containing dances from the annual assemblies of 1781 through 1788. Translated from the original period dance and music notation into that used today by country dance masters by Boyd Rothenberger, a retired dance master for historical re-enactors, and contra dancers today.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
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
Who Killed God's Banker?: An EJE Single
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Roberto Calvi was found hanged under a bridge in London. He was the Vatican banker. Edward Jay Epstein explores the mystery of who killed him.
A Short History of Transportation
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
The history of transportation is a long and interesting one. For millennia travel was by foot or draft animal. The industrial age revolutionized travel by birthing modern transportation modes. Transportation methods between then and now have changed dramatically.
A Short History of Kites
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Parasailing and hang gliding
The kite played a key role in aviation history and the development of the airplane. Aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers used kites to fine-tune the design of the first airplanes.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Sweet Tooth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Next time you’re hungry for something sweet, consider that behind every candy bar, there’s a story waiting to be told. These 28 tales reveal the secrets behind the invention of the candies, cakes, ice cream, and other goodies we all love to cram into our mouths. Will you be able to guess which dessert is under discussion when you hear the story of its discovery?
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Five essays by Edward Jay Epstein on the international diamond cartel including the investigation that appeared in the Atlantic "Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?"
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?
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.
Casanova's Winning Ticket
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
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
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Journal of the Wyandotte Legislative Committee September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Gregath Company, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This particular transcribed journal of the committee covers a period from September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856.