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Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age
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Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Category: Essay » Political
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
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: Italian. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
‘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.
One Last Thing: The Untold History Of The Martial Arts Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
What if, in a dialog between the past and the present, between the real and the fictitious, innovative writers and fighters such as Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Marshall McLuhan, Kwai Chang Caine, Carl Young, and Lao Tzu were brought back to life and transported to the present so they might raise an index finger, lean forward and whisper knowingly, “Oh, before I forget, One Last Thing!"
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
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You set the price! Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: 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.
Στου Χατζηφράγκου
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,080. Language: Greek. Published: December 6, 2012 by PELEKANOS BOOKS. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Πρωταγωνιστής του έργου είναι η λαϊκή συνοικία της Σμύρνης, του Χατζηφράγκου, όπου Έλληνες, Τούρκοι, Εβραίοι, Φραγκολεβαντίνοι και Αρμένιοι ζουν αρμονικά μέσα σε μία ακμάζουσα κοινότητα, λίγο πριν το κίνημα των Νεότουρκων.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: 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.
British Hang Gliding History
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Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
A History of the British Monarchy in Brief(s)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,500. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: 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
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Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
The Bloody History of the Croissant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Hamish Erskine. Category: 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.
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: 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
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Series: Le Grand d'Aussy's History of French Food. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Taking you Back! Historic auto racing articles by Kevin Triplett
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A collection of carefully researched and lovingly written short articles on auto racing history.
Sacred Welsh Waters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.