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American Celebration
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Spero Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious), Nonfiction » History » History of things
Thoroughly researched, American Celebration analyzes and discusses the various components of holidays, festivals, and celebrations. Why do brides wear white? Why do new fathers pass out cigars? These, and many more questions are answered in depth and detail.
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Reference
‘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.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, 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.
Spirits of the Moon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
Spirits of the Moon is a collection of Druid and Native American lunar lore, as well as many other ancient cultures. It is the history of the myths, legends and astrology of early man’s beliefs concerning the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor. The Moon's constantly changing nature, led early man to equate its many phases to the cycles of human life, with its birth, death and rebirth.
Burr, Clinton and the Falls of General Benjamin Hovey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This history highlights the triumphs and falls of Vice Presidents Aaron Burr, George Clinton and a minuteman, Benjamin Hovey, as well as chronicling the land boom and canal mania that followed the Revolutionary War.
Pirates and Raiders of the Southern Shore
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: 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.
TIMELESS Market
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Timeless Market, the way of life, where it begins. A place where it gives life a new meaning. An essential place of trade, a need, a part of life. From the ultra modern air conditioned, to the drenched floors & unpleasant humidity, it provides us with everything from A to Z. The market, a city within the city. There is always a reason to go, what is yours?
Mistresses of Scent - Legendary Women, Love and Scent
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Mistresses of Scent - Legendary Women, Love and Scent is a titillating look into the world of perfume. It explores the eternal power of scent and its association with some remarkable women throughout history such as Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel. Concisely delivered, it delves into the many aspects of perfumery. There are even tips on wearing scent.
Thompson Revisited Digital
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 and represented by Charlene Bays Rothenberger. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A digital rendition of the original publication of 1788. Published by Thompson in London for use by English country dancers. Containing dances from the annual assemblies of 1781 through 1788. Translated from the original period dance and music notation into that used today by country dance masters by Boyd Rothenberger, a retired dance master for historical re-enactors, and contra dancers today.
Ausflug in die Astrologie
Series: Astrologie aktuell, Kompakte Geschichte der Astrol. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Ich lade Sie ein zu einem Ausflug in die Astrologie; steigen Sie mit mir ein und erhalten dabei einen Überblick von der Wiege der Astrologie, über die Jahrtausende hinweg bis in unsere Zeit. Es ist eine Beschreibung dessen, wie und wo die Astrologie entstand und warum man Horoskope erstellen und anhand der Sterne am Himmel Rückschlüsse auf ein Menschenleben ziehen kann.
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This operating manual for Cheops shows how the Great Pyramid worked and the various stages of its development. The benefits for the builders are described within this framework. The penultimate rainmaking function is truly unique. Equally unique is the chapter that shows how to build and test a small rainmaker in the style of Cheops.
Shift Report
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » History » History of things
How we mined a lot of coal, and how most of us lived to tell about it: a not terribly serious history of mining life in the Upper Ohio Valley.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
(5.00 from 1 review)
My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes, Nonfiction » History » History of things
From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes is a book detailing the thousands of years of diabetes research and medical practice in the field of diabetes that have advanced our knowledge of this disease. This book revealing the extensive work that has gone into the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes up until the present day.
History of the Water Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » History of things
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: 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.
The Castle Ciphers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A small fortune, unknown until now, remains hidden on a small estate in Buckhannon, WV known by the locals as The Castle. Local legends tell of angered spirits, a curse and even a series of underground catacombs associated with the estate. Greed is a powerful drug. One that binds people to their most prized possessions all throughout life and even afterward. The Castle is living proof.
British Hang Gliding History
Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
The Dark Traveller
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
SNIPPET FROM THE E-BOOK As people travelled, so too did the plague. Travel between towns and villages in the England of the 1660‟s were not nearly as easy as it would be today. Back then, it would take days to make a trip that these days would take only a few hours.