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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?
Real Slave Talk, Freedom through words
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book is a gift from God, it is a basic insight of the clearest solution of modern day problems.
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Cat Pies - Feline Historical Trivia (by Grace Elliot) Non-fiction - for lovers of cats, history and trivia! Did the Victorian's really eat 'cat pies'? Why are cats said to have nine lives? Is 'cat-gut' really made from cats? Who invented the cat flap? You'll find the answer to these and many other cat related trivia questions in 'Cat Pies.'
The Bloody History of the Croissant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Hamish Erskine. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Filled with almonds or served with butter and jam, the indulgence and finesse of the croissant seems inextricably linked with France and its refined luxuries. But the history of the croissant is a tale of battle, blood and death. It's intertwining saga begins over five thousand years ago in ancient Sumeria.
The Train To Howth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A brief history of the short branchline to Howth off the main Dublin to Belfast mainline. Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the branch opening in 1846. The branch was part of the much loved Great Northern Railway of Ireland.
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Based on the true story of a schooner bound for North Queensland in 1864 wih a load of sawn lumber and wrecked in a cyclone. The crew escape in a crude boat built from the lumber, but are eventually captured by a tribe of wild Aborigines.Enslaved, all except the Captain survive their harsh treatment. Befriended by a small tribe of friendly pygmies who assist them to eventully escape to freedom.
A History of Wine in France from the Gauls to the Eighteenth Century
Series: Le Grand d'Aussy's History of French Food. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Wine
One of the most complete histories of wine in France was written in the eighteenth century, a long chapter within Le Grand d'Aussy's work on French food and wine. Le Grand starts with the Gauls, Greeks and Romans and the introduction of wine into France and continues through the centuries, discussing the appearance of the bottle, the best wines and grapes of his time and a host of other details.
Knife, Fork and Spoon: The History of Table Manners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Have you ever wondered why you feel so embarrassed when you spill a glass of wine or dribble food down your chin while dining out in public? The shame that accompanies those feelings stems back to the beginning of mankind itself, and how he began to socialize. Table manners evolved from civilized protocols and were meant for people to relax and to enjoy the company of those they chose to be with.
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.
Taking you Back! Historic auto racing articles by Kevin Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A collection of carefully researched and lovingly written short articles on auto racing history.
Sacred Welsh Waters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Chris Thomas has written a definitive guide to the sacred wells and springs of Wales. Once sites of pagan ritual, many were appropriated by early Christian saints who continued to promote their magical healing properties. More than just a must-see list, the author has researched the local history of the well and their sometimes less than saintly patrons. Includes a guide to Welsh pronunciation.
Walking with the Widow's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
Often misunderstood, Freemasonry has been the center of conspiracy theorists jabs and speculations of horrifying rituals. Author Heather Carver endeavors to demystify the nature and practices in Freemasonry in Walking with the Widow's Son. Drawing from experiences as the wife of a Past Lodge Master, Carver uses easy to understand prose and examples to make the history and observances of Masons
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
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The book consists of rapier-like literary thrusts into the lives of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Andrews (the builder of the Titanic), and Edward Grey (British Foreign Secretary before World War I). However spectacular their failures, it's generally agreed that these men (or, in the case of Edward Grey, the men around them) could have avoided disaster except for arrogance - a flaw that