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Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,040. 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 historical YA 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.
Pirates and Raiders of the Southern Shore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Near-forgotten now, the blood-stained legends of the pirates and buccaneers who prowled the high seas and endless coasts of the South Atlantic during the Golden Age of Piracy, 1680 to 1720, live to burn, pillage, and destroy again in this amazing book.
TIMELESS Market
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Timeless Market, the way of life, where it begins. A place where it gives life a new meaning. An essential place of trade, a need, a part of life. From the ultra modern air conditioned, to the drenched floors & unpleasant humidity, it provides us with everything from A to Z. The market, a city within the city. There is always a reason to go, what is yours?
The Holy Scripture New Testament - Book Two: The Actions Of The Apostles
Series: The Holy Scripture New Testament Books, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,630. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 26, 2013 and represented by World Domain. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » History » History of things
1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURE NEW TESTAMENT- Book One: The Ministry Of Our Lord 2. THE HOLY SCRIPTURE NEW TESTAMENT- Book Two: The Actions Of The Apostles 3. THE HOLY SCRIPTURE NEW TESTAMENT- Book Three: Letters To The Churches 4. THE HOLY SCRIPTURE NEW TESTAMENT- Book Four: The Revelations Of The Christ
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
(5.00 from 1 review)
My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes, Nonfiction » History » History of things
From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes is a book detailing the thousands of years of diabetes research and medical practice in the field of diabetes that have advanced our knowledge of this disease. This book revealing the extensive work that has gone into the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes up until the present day.
History of the Water Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » History of things
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
From early BBS's to Facebook, J.A. Bell has been navigating the maze of the online world for years. Now he tells the story of his journey, while sharing the histories of his favorite Internet haunts along with the relationships he formed there. With a Net is funny, poignant, and informative at turns, bringing people and places of the Internet to life.
The Castle Ciphers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A small fortune, unknown until now, remains hidden on a small estate in Buckhannon, WV known by the locals as The Castle. Local legends tell of angered spirits, a curse and even a series of underground catacombs associated with the estate. Greed is a powerful drug. One that binds people to their most prized possessions all throughout life and even afterward. The Castle is living proof.
British Hang Gliding History
Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
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.
Unsung Heroes of The Universe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Of course you've heard of Albert Einstein, creator of special and general relativity, and other famous scientists - but there are many other physics pioneers who have received very little mainstream recognition for their contributions to history. Join me as I explore the fascinating history of six unsung heroes of the universe in this second-edition ebook.
A History of the British Monarchy in Brief(s)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,500. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The British Monarchy spans twelve hundred years and more than sixty people. This books examines them one by one, centering on the strange and unusual events that occurred to each of them. Most of it is factual, but the author takes great liberties in reporting the facts, in an attempt to find the humor missing in so much of recorded history.
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.
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.
The Search For Old King's Road
Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » North America
Old Kings Road in Florida was built by British Engineers prior to the American Revolution. Right up to 1914 it was the main entry into Florida. Here slaves escaped to freedom, plantations large and small lined the route. The Second Seminole War along this road was one of the largest slave rebellions in the United State. Here is historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate Old Kings Road.
Operation Rediscover action plan
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Bronze plaques and memorials are an important part of our cultural heritage and deserve to be preserved. This action plan shows you step by step how to locate, care for and share information about them.
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?