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Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Third Edition] by Susanne Alleyn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,220. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Spyderwort Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
NEW expanded 3rd edition. 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.
Guerra rivoluzionaria by Giuseppe Gagliano
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: Italian. Published: March 1, 2015 by Fuoco Edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Essay » Sociology
La strategia di contro-insurrezione della scuola militare francese. Le esperienze belliche in Indocina e Algeria.
Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo by Deborah Burst
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Packed with history, mystery and stunning photos, "Louisiana's Sacred Places" takes readers on a trail of hauntingly beautiful churches, cemeteries and Voodoo ceremonies. Travel the "cities of the dead" in New Orleans across the backroad bayous across south Louisiana. Anne Rice calls it: “Delightfully vivid bringing to life all the favorite haunts of the lively spirits both living and dead.”
Sion's Army - The Freemasons by Jeff Wilkerson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 145,910. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The scope of Sion's Army is quite extraordinary. It starts with the early history of Judaism and ends with the defeat of Napoleon. It follows the exploits of the shadowy Priory of Sion as it creates Freemasonry as its private army and schemes to attain world domination. Dan Brown and Holy Blood fans will like this book.
The Dead Media Handbook by Tom Whitwell
Price: Free! Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.
Parallel Developments: A Geophysical / Paleontological Timeline from Big Bang to 3000BC by Bernhard R. Teicher
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book is intended to provide a quick reference for anyone with an interest in Earth – from layman to scientist, and compiles the events Earth has experienced through its 4.6 billion years of history, presenting them in an orderly chronological sequence in order to allow the reader to place them in context with some of the global issues facing the world today.
Executions & Horrible Tortures From Olden Times by James Creamwood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,740. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
During past centuries, crimes such as filing metal shavings from a coin, shoplifting a handkerchief, or a bit of lace was usually punished with torture or even death. More serious crimes like treason, inciting civil disobedience, or witchcraft could result in some truly horrendous punishments like being drawn and quartered. People accused of witchcraft were subjected to a water test & burned if-
The Successful Treasure Hunter’s Essential Guide by David Villanueva
Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
With over 40 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting or treasure hunting, David Villanueva tackles the major problems metal detectorists face. Obtaining search permission; research and finding sites; laws and code of practice; choosing a metal detector and overcoming detector limitations; identifying and preserving finds, coping with buried trash and techniques for locating finds.
A Star in a Jar: The Search for Cold Fusion by Paul Stevens
Series: Steve's Life & Times, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Twenty years ago, two scientists, Martin Fleischmann & Stanley Pons, Professors of electrochemistry, announced to a stunned world they had discovered the secret to Cold Fusion by literally creating a star in a jar in a modest basement using just $100 000 of their own money. Here is this truly fascinating story with more twists and turns, ravels and unravels, than an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age by Justin Cahill
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
Traditi e traditori by Andrea Stabile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Una storia suddivisa in tre parti - "Latina tradita", "La Destra tradita" e "L'Italia tradita" - che si apre con una dedica ad una persona davvero speciale e si chiude con riflessioni legate all'attualità
Un lombardo alla prima guerra mondiale by Carlo Maria Lomartire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: Italian. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Le memorie che il nonno di mia moglie, Ettore Molinari, ha scritto, ormai quasi ottantenne, nella seconda metà degli anni ’60. Sono ricordi che, partendo dalla famiglia d’origine, raccontano in prima persona cos’è stato, per un laborioso artigiano del Varesotto col talento dello scultore, il più sanguinoso e inutile conflitto della storia, combattuto da alpino nelle trincee, nel fango e nella neve
The United States Open Golf Champions: Their Championship and Story - 2nd Edition by Tony Dulio
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 191,040. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Professionals and amateurs from all walks of life and from all social and economic backgrounds have won the US Open championship. This is the history of all of the US Open champions through 2014.
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: 29,160. 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.
Spirits of the Moon by Jeanne Evans
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » New Age » Astrology
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 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.