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Tides of March
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A magnitude-9 earthquake triggers a rampaging tsunami that thrashes a nuclear power plant. Radiation streams skywards. Casualties mount. A country goes into lockdown. This is Japan, March 2011. ‘Tides of March' questions the official release of disaster information. It questions the adequacy of the radioactive exclusion zone.
Children's Nursery Rhymes: The Dark History & Origins of Kid's Nursery Rhymes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo: The dark history and real origins of our favourite children's nursery rhymes. The stories you were told by your grandmother and the ghoulish reality of them.
Food History & Recipe Origins: The Origins of the Names of the World's Favorite Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,180. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Books - Red Herrings & White Elephants, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, Pop Goes the Weasel, They Laughed at Galileo: Have you ever wondered where your Margherita, Melba, Suzette or Eggs Benedict come from? This is the fantastic history and origins of your favourite foods and recipe names.
Gli Italiani Del Sudafrica
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: Italian. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
This book traces the contributions of Italian immigrants in South Africa, as well as some who were interned in POW camps and made a mark on South African soil.
Media and Violence: Seminal Perspectives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,210. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
What's the connection between media and violence? This is not just a current question, for it was a burning issue (sometimes literally) in the past. While McLuhan, Marx, Milton and Ellul had much to contribute to any discussion of the topic, a number of other sources are also examined in order to point the reader to the historical context of a very prominent issue in our times.
Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.
Price: Free! Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.
50 Glorious Years 1965-2015 VITM Stands Tall
Price: Free! Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
One of the most popular places for visitors in Bengaluru is the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, which gets over a million visitors a year. This popularity is an affirmation of the success of its mission over the last 50 years to foster a scientific temper amongst Indians. The exhibits here engage people directly, getting them not just to look but touch and react.
Who Are The Earliest True Vampires
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015 by WSIC EBooks Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Tracking backwards in time, commencing from the 11th—12th centuries A. D., particularly in the European Continent and more specifically in the Eastern European countries and subsequently spreading to other countries in the world, the preternatural and paranormal phenomenon of Vampirism had been plaguing and scaring the people at large in alarming, if not, in hysterical proportions.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
Dear Arlie: Postcards to a Friend (1907-1913)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Postcards, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Traces of a friendship over a hundred years ago remain in the postcards Pauline Washburn sent to her friend Arlie Shinkle. Enjoy the journey of their friendship through these 21 postcards from 1907 to 1913. The historic images along with the words inscribed on the back take us back to a different time and place.
Guerra rivoluzionaria
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: Italian. Published: March 1, 2015 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Essay » Sociology
La strategia di contro-insurrezione della scuola militare francese. Le esperienze belliche in Indocina e Algeria.
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
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Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
Past Times: Ancient Board Games
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Past Times is a series of books about historical games and pastimes throughout the ages. This particular book is about games from Viking age and earlier.
The Dead Media Handbook
Price: Free! Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.
The Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker, or The Story of Pottery in a Box
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.
A Conductor am I
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A conductor am I is about 16 stories of Shocking tales, of lightning strikes. By Casey Heinzism.
From Roads to Highways
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a history of US and state road improvements in Clinton County..
Een Amsterdammer ter haringvangst - seizoen 1910
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
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
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-