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The Gibson Girl by Allison Bruning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 by Marfa House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Before Barbie, the Gibson Girl epitomized female fashion and beauty of her era. She was the image every woman aspired to in Progressive America . She not only influenced fashion but changed all of American society. But, who exactly was this elusive Gibson girl?
Course of the Corset by Allison Bruning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017 by Marfa House. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Corset, the very sound of the word brings thoughts of erotica. However, the corset wasn't always a taboo piece of clothing. Women have been wearing corsets since ancient times. The corset transformed a woman's shape and popular opinions of what a woman's body should look like. Just how did we go from wearing a corset to the modern day bra?
"Mom, We're Black!" by Peter Bobley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Mom, We're Black! amounts to a half-baked summary of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, slanted up the kazoo to get the reader focused on my narrow view of what matters. I depended particularly on the role of fiction in human history, but take full responsibility for twisting it to cement my goals.
dMAC Digest Vol 7 No 1A - History Behind the Lindisfarne Gospels by Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 11,930. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things(5.00 from 1 review)
We trace the history surrounding The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s greatest masterpieces of Latin calligraphy and illumination; from when it was written at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, through the Viking attacks, to its current resting place in the British Library.
Los Innovadores: Los Genios Que Crearon El Futuro (The Innovators), Resumen Del Libro De Walter Isaacson by Sapiens Editorial
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: Spanish. Published: April 25, 2017 by Sapiens Editorial. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Este resumen presenta la historia del desarrollo de la innovación tecnológica, especialmente de las computadoras y de Internet. Por medio de una prosa fluida y en base a investigación, revela las fuerzas sociales y culturales que permitieron que las mentes brillantes más grandes de la tecnología generaran las innovaciones que cambiaron la historia del mundo.
From Julia's Kitchen: Owen Family Cookery by Marsha Ward
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / Southern States, Nonfiction » History » History of things
When Julia Susannah Helm was just a little girl in Pennsylvania, she discovered a “receipt” for hash in a kitchen drawer, written out in the hand of her father’s former housekeeper. Her brother Jonathan made her a small wooden box to keep it in. That was the beginning of her recipe collection, which became one of her most cherished possessions.
How to always be positive in life by OnlineGatha
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The word positive implies affirmation, agreement or consenting to a statement. In sadness, you become happy, in death and bereavement, inside of your heart springs forth laughter, in pain, you beam with delight. In sorrows and disgust, you embrace hope and where there is no way at all, you speak of a way in the wilderness and of rivers in the desert. In barrenness, you speak life, a fountain of li
The Annotations by A Naturalbeing
Price: Free! Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
I read big so that you can read small. I know that being contemplative about life is not always beneficial as the excessive thoughts can weigh you down and take you out of the eternal moment, but I also know that reading snippets like the ones in the book help to put some of your present worries and troubles into a larger perspective. None of us can ever be too busy to wonder how to make ourselves
The Emerald Buddha - Its Mysteries and Chronicles by Corrie Lamprecht
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 by Michael J. Hurley
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 by Rodney Crawford, Jr
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 by Andrea Dumbrell
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 by Andrea M Owens
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.
Tides of March by David Baresch
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 by Albert Jack
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.
Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies. by Graham Watkins
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 by Raintree Media
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.
Dear Arlie: Postcards to a Friend (1907-1913) by Trisha Faye
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.
Casanova's Winning Ticket by Alan Donald
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics(5.00 from 1 review)
Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?