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Steam Age Machines by R. R. Green
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » History » History of things(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
Assam Tea - The journey by Mickey Douglas
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
"Tea" is perhaps the world's highest consumed drink, after water! Everyday, innumerable cups of this brew is consumed by millions all over the world without actually knowing or understanding the "how" factor. This book looks at "the journey" that the finished product has to undergo in order to get into our "morning cuppa" to kick-start our day!
Chrysler's Mightiest V-8 by Anthony Young
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate & business history
The definitive history of the great Chrysler hemi-head V-8 and the cars it powered from the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrated with many rare photos. Anthony Young is also the author of the best-selling Mighty Mopars.
American Celebration by Erin Lale
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 by Gordon Kerr
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 by Michael Gallagher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,060. 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.
Burr, Clinton and the Falls of General Benjamin Hovey by Karl Connell
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 by TD Conner
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 by yumi s
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 by Jane Wilks
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 by Boyd Rothenberger
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.
Chess in Shahnameh by Baktash Khamsehpour (Bahram Iranmand)
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
"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 by Eckhart Landes
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 by s loates
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 by Christopher Jordan
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 by Rebecca Steadman Morgan
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 by LJ Gormley & Anthony John
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 by James Brown
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 by Marilyn Clay
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 by J.A. Bell
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.