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The Emerald Buddha - Its Mysteries and Chronicles
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Emerald Buddha is the most revered Buddhist statue. The story starts in Northern India around 43 BCE and follows the trails throughout war and maritime disaster until the current location in its own dedicated temple at the Royal Palace of Bangkok. This is one of those historical cases where the truth is certainly more interesting than fiction.
Street Furniture of the Lackagh Area
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
A record of the various items of street and road furniture to be seen in the area of Lackagh, Turloughmore, County Galway in Ireland
Open Letter to America
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book will discuss the racial divide in America from both sides, white and black. It will also ask the questions, "Why racially we feel the way that we do"? At the same time asking the most important question, "Can we survive and prosper together in the United States"?
Toys in the Community: Valuing Memories of Teddy Bears, Dolls and Construction Toys
Price: Free! Words: 19,900. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book is the result of a Heritage Lottery funded project run by Brighton Toy and Model Museum which collected memories of teddy bears, dolls and construction toys. Extracts from the interviews, accompanied by illustrative photographs, show how such memories provide a valuable insight not only into the types of toys that people owned, but also into the relationships between people and toys.
Her Nobel Voice: Women Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016 by Shoestring Book Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
These women have forged a path for humanity and have proved that gender has no bounds when it comes to accomplishing true greatness of peace. Come with us on the journey, and imagine for yourself what lies ahead if only you put peace in the forefront of your life.
Chronicles Of The Bride
Price: Free! Words: 31,820. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A rare glimpse of Heaven and Jesus' delicate,chaste,love for His Bride. Together they share the joys of the place He has prepared for them; play with affectionate wild animals, and share adventures flying and swimming through the wonders of Heaven. As a couple they explore the worlds created just for children, and meet apostles and citizens of Heaven.
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.
Women Warriors: A History of Courage in the Battle Against Cancer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 155,190. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » History » History of things
The arsenal of research weaponry, politics on the war against cancer, the creative force of the disease, oral histories of the heroes fighting cancer, the ineradicable history of women for the medical humanities.
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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition]
Price: $3.99 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.
Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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Packed with history, mystery and stunning photos, "Louisiana's Sacred Places" takes readers on a trail of hauntingly beautiful churches, cemeteries and Voodoo ceremonies. Travel the "cities of the dead" in New Orleans across the backroad bayous across south Louisiana. Anne Rice calls it: “Delightfully vivid bringing to life all the favorite haunts of the lively spirits both living and dead.”
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.