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A History of Wine in France from the Gauls to the Eighteenth Century
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
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.
Who Killed God's Banker?: An EJE Single
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Roberto Calvi was found hanged under a bridge in London. He was the Vatican banker. Edward Jay Epstein explores the mystery of who killed him.
Myths of the Media: An EJE Single
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Seven investigative essays by Edward Jay Epstein including his classic essay on the myths of the Black Panthers, the Watergate exposé, and the fake heroin epidemic.
Birth of the British Bobby
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The introduction of early policing measures throughout the UK from industrialist MP Robert Peel and his 'Peeler' to the birth of the British Bobby, Scotland Yard, detectives, and Sherlock Holmes.
Taking you Back! Historic auto racing articles by Kevin Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
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
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Mathematics
(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?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
Price: $6.90 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: Turkish. Published: March 2, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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.