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A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in all its Forms by Graham Hughes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we, across the English-speaking world, even agree on what the word 'football' means? This book looks at how the modern sports of soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past.
A History of the British Monarchy in Brief(s) by David Vance
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 by James P. Abesen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. 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 by Rebecca Skinner
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.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges by Katey Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » History of things(5.00 from 1 review)
This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
The Search For Old King's Road by Bill Ryan
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.
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD by Aliya Anjum
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This short, crisp, easy to read account, would take you through an amazing 6,000 years of human history to trace the origins of the sciences from the ancient world (mainly Greek) through the medieval Islamic world to the modern world. It explains the contiguity in the sciences, as explained by civilizational epochs. Commendation Certificate, National Book Foundation Pakistan, 2009
Operation Rediscover action plan by James Walker
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 by TempleofMysteries.com
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?
Rosslyn Chapel by TempleofMysteries.com
Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
It is where the modern Knights Templar and the Freemasons meet, where researchers pour over every carving and niche, and where tourists flock to stand in awe before this extraordinary Gothic building. A few miles south of the city of Edinburgh, and half a mile from the small village of Roslin, Rosslyn Chapel, built in the second half of the 15th century, maintains its age-old mystery.
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia. by Grace Elliot
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 Hidden Masters by Michael Faust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Who are the Hidden Masters? It's time to enter the world of secrets. It's time for the Illuminati, the secret society that has fought for millennia to liberate humanity from the slavery of the archons, the secret princes of the world. Read explosive inside information about the true Illuminati by a current member.
The Bloody History of the Croissant by David Halliday
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.
Sasquatch/Bigfoot by Don Hunter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,920. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
One of the classic stories of the search for the legendary "man of the woods" that has fascinated and still fascinates anthropologists and people the world over. It is also the story of Rene Dahinden, a Canadian who became known as the foremost searcher after the truth.
The Train To Howth by Michael. J Hurley
Price: $4.99 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.
Baldoyle - The Racecourse Village - Revised and enlarged edition by Michael. J Hurley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book by Michael J. Hurley is a history of the village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland as a centre for horse racing from 1829 to 1972. The book contains documented history, as well as a series of reminiscences by the author who is native to the village of Baldoyle.
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale' by Richard G Tomkies
Price: Free! 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 by Jim Chevallier
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 by Julie Hayden
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.