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Concorde SST Project - the true story
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: American English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
To date December 2013 the only SST to enter full passenger-carrying airline service was the Anglo/French Concorde. This book tells the full stroy from British and French sources of the airplane that was 'slightly ahead of its time. It includes many interesting previously untold details espacially the boardroom politics that prevailed and how close the project like the B.2707 came to cancellation
Spirits of the Moon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
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.
History of the Internet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
I grew up on the Internet and the web — back when that was unusual. Now it’s common. How many billions of kids are going to grow up on this wonderful invention without ever thinking about all the cool stuff that happened in the early days? I couldn’t abide that, so I wrote History of the Internet.
Thompson Revisited Digital
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 and represented by Charlene Bays Rothenberger. Category: 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.
Chess in Shahnameh
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
"Chess in Shahnameh" is an eloquent translation of a small part of the long tale of Chess in the major epic of Iran, The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi. In this work "Baktash Khamsehpour" has both translated & composed the story of Chess being sent to Iran from India from Persian into English. Baktash Khamsehpour has done a remarkable work in preserving both the meaning and style of Ferdowsi's masterpiece.
Ausflug in die Astrologie
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Series: Astrologie aktuell, Kompakte Geschichte der Astrol. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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.
Στου Χατζηφράγκου
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,080. Language: Greek. Published: December 6, 2012 by PELEKANOS BOOKS. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Πρωταγωνιστής του έργου είναι η λαϊκή συνοικία της Σμύρνης, του Χατζηφράγκου, όπου Έλληνες, Τούρκοι, Εβραίοι, Φραγκολεβαντίνοι και Αρμένιοι ζουν αρμονικά μέσα σε μία ακμάζουσα κοινότητα, λίγο πριν το κίνημα των Νεότουρκων.
Shift Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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
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Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.