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The Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker, or The Story of Pottery in a Box by LJ Gormley & Nat Kemp
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Pottery and ceramics
Yes, not only was there (and is there) such a thing as a saggar, but there was also something or someone known as a saggar maker’s bottom knocker. And the route to the saggar bottom knocking starts with ancient China and takes in a few alchemists, white gold, Marco Polo, missionaries, house arrest, and even a wallaby along the way.
Een Amsterdammer ter haringvangst - seizoen 1910 by Hendrik Vaz Nunes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2014 by Marlies Vaz Nunes. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
In "Een Amsterdamer ter haringvangst" beschrijft Hendrik Vaz Nunes met humor, inzicht en veel detail het leven en werk op een haringbom in 1910, waarbij alle facetten van de haringvangst op de Noordzee gedetailleerd aan bod komen.
Unwavering Echoes: Poems and Stories of a Culture's Longing Legacy by Augusta Williams, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Anthology of Poems and Short Stories some fiction most are based on true events. Pulitzer Prize Nominee and award winning Writer Augusta Williams Jr. This book features works that are part of the estates of prominent Afro-Americans such as Yolonda King, Dr. Bettye Shabazz and President Barack Obama.
Executions & Horrible Tortures From Olden Times by James Creamwood
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-
Autómatas, del Gólem al Cyborg by David Garcés, Sr
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: Spanish. Published: September 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Desde la mas remota antigüedad los autómatas han formado parte de nuestra historia. Comenzando por las piezas móviles del antiguo egipto, pasando por los relojes y atomátismos de la edad media y finalizando en los cyborgs actuales. Además podemos encontrarlos en libros, películas, leyendas, mitos e incluso en algunas religiones. En definitiva el hombre siempre ha estado rodeado de ellos aunque no
American Presidents History Poem by Tim Cashmore
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!
The Successful Treasure Hunter’s Essential Guide by David Villanueva
Price: Free! Words: 32,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
With over 40 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting or treasure hunting, David Villanueva tackles the major problems metal detectorists face. Obtaining search permission; research and finding sites; laws and code of practice; choosing a metal detector and overcoming detector limitations; identifying and preserving finds, coping with buried trash and techniques for locating finds.
'Correcting History' by Terry Aspinall
Price: Free! Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
A Collection of Historical Quotations by Thomas J. Strang
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.
Ten thousand year old boats found on Britain's hillsides by Robert John Langdon
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
On the hillsides of Britain are chalk and stone remnants of monuments that are between five and ten thousand years old. These monuments are curious for they are long and thin in shape, surrounded by moats and our ancestors placed their dead inside for their last journey - the problem is these symbolic images were built thousands years before ships were supposedly invented.
History And Facts by Justice Agan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A collection of historical events about great people, amazing places in the world, cultures, traditions, festivals, nuclear weapons and incredible facts round the world with emphasis on Nigeria.
Early VTOL Aircraft (before 1967) by Dennis Hawkes
Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Engineering
This ebook is a brief history, up until late 1967, of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Originally written before the use of computers it contains some interesting photographs of aircraft some of which failed to go into production and others which proved to be successful. This ebook is offered in the hope that it will prove useful to others interested in the topic of early VTOL aircraft.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
Traditi e traditori by Andrea Stabile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Una storia suddivisa in tre parti - "Latina tradita", "La Destra tradita" e "L'Italia tradita" - che si apre con una dedica ad una persona davvero speciale e si chiude con riflessioni legate all'attualità
Un lombardo alla prima guerra mondiale by Carlo Maria Lomartire
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
Assam Tea - The journey by Mickey Douglas
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
"Tea" is perhaps the world's highest consumed drink, after water! Everyday, innumerable cups of this brew is consumed by millions all over the world without actually knowing or understanding the "how" factor. This book looks at "the journey" that the finished product has to undergo in order to get into our "morning cuppa" to kick-start our day!
Chrysler's Mightiest V-8 by Anthony Young
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate & business history
The definitive history of the great Chrysler hemi-head V-8 and the cars it powered from the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrated with many rare photos. Anthony Young is also the author of the best-selling Mighty Mopars.
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened by Gordon Kerr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Reference
‘It’s not winning silver; it’s losing gold’, says a famous Nike ad, hammering home the painful truth that posterity has little compassion for those who finish second. They are, more often than not, expunged from history, years – perhaps even decades – of grinding toil and desperate hope cast into the dustbin of history.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism by Michael Gallagher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,030. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical(4.00 from 1 review)
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's Victorian novels, and freely available to read online, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.