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The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines by Don Hale: The true life drama behind the very first Daily Mail air race from London to Manchester in 1906. Based on factual reports, cuttings and personal diary entries from my great grandfather James Wood who was the police superintendent in charge of security at this historic event. Many experiences were later used in the popular film.
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.
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Five essays by Edward Jay Epstein on the international diamond cartel including the investigation that appeared in the Atlantic "Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?"
The Rise and Fall of Diamonds
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
An investigation by Edward Jay Epstein into the De Beers cartel and the fantastic machine that created the illusion that diamonds are forever.
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.
Walking with the Widow's Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Often misunderstood, Freemasonry has been the center of conspiracy theorists jabs and speculations of horrifying rituals. Author Heather Carver endeavors to demystify the nature and practices in Freemasonry in Walking with the Widow's Son. Drawing from experiences as the wife of a Past Lodge Master, Carver uses easy to understand prose and examples to make the history and observances of Masons
All About the Game of Basketball - The History, Players and How to Play the Game
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business
Contents: Get To Know NBA Basketball The NCAA Basketball And Its Distinction From Nba Checking On The Ncaa Basketball History Ncaa Basketball Standings Getting High Ncaa Basketball Schedule In A Flash Who Makes Up Nba Basketball History Important Facts About The History Of Basketball Getting To Know The Basketball Hall Of Fame And The Famers Getting To Know The Different Basketball Game
Marking Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Titanic, A Search For Answers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The book consists of rapier-like literary thrusts into the lives of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Andrews (the builder of the Titanic), and Edward Grey (British Foreign Secretary before World War I). However spectacular their failures, it's generally agreed that these men (or, in the case of Edward Grey, the men around them) could have avoided disaster except for arrogance - a flaw that
1s Upon A Time
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Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.00 from 1 review)
For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
Which Good Ol' Days Are You Missing?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Do you feel like you are missing the good old days of a slower pace? What about all the conveniences available now? Are you moving forward or is your mind clouded with what you think it used to be? Was it really that good with all the hard work, doing a job with an old typewriter or finding ways to entertain yourself without a new movie brought right to your screen whenever you wanted it.
Istanbul’da Yaşama Sanatı
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Price: $6.90 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: Turkish. Published: March 2, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
İstanbul erguvanlarının, mimozalarının açıp açmadığını izlemek; bir eski İstanbul tadını yakalamak için köşe-bucak dolaşmak; bir eski İstanbul Efendisi’nin sohbetine koşmak; son İstanbul bostanlarında ne ekildiğini takip etmek; İstanbul’da güzel sesli bir müezzinin ezanına kulak vermek gibi İstanbul’da yaşama sanatının bütün güzellikleri.
The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. Reciting them to our children is an enjoyable first step to developing their language skills, the words passed from one generation to the next but the secret histories behind them are long forgotten . . . until now.
Only Behind a Cloud
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Old Linton is one of the most significant buildings in the Yass district. This book traces its fascinating and varied history from its earliest construction by ex-convict Moses Moses, through its ownership by AB Triggs (one of Australia's greatest pastoralists), to its service as a war veterans' home and lastly to its latest use as a historic home in private hands.
Methods of Execution
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Methods of Execution lists and describes the different ways in which humans have put each other to death throughout history. It is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the death penalty, the macabre, or for fans of horror or gore movies.
Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
Floating Tombstone The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Concrete Ship
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Do you find it hard to imagine cement floating? A SHIP MADE OF CONCRETE? The Concretia was North America's first ship made of concrete to move under her own power! She has silently sailed through the pages of history - until now! Canadian Navy Command Historian Dr. Richard H. Gimblett states, "I recall watching the (Concretia) refit process as a cadet."
Design and Test Flying the 777 airliner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
An overview of the design and development of Boeing first fly-by-wire twin-engined wide-body airliner the B.777 it was also the first Boeing airliner to be designed completely by computer. It was also designed by an invited consortium of airlines in a 'Working Together' programme as well as all Boeing design offices. This book a special for the SAE Imt PA fans and AS Kansas avionics gurus.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
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Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .