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Traditi e traditori
By Andrea Stabile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Category: Essay » Political
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
By Tony Dulio
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,440. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
A history of the US Open champions.
Chrysler's Mightiest V-8
By Anthony Young
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious)
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
‘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.
One Last Thing: The Untold History Of The Martial Arts Philosophy
By Paul Read
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
What if, in a dialog between the past and the present, between the real and the fictitious, innovative writers and fighters such as Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Marshall McLuhan, Kwai Chang Caine, Carl Young, and Lao Tzu were brought back to life and transported to the present so they might raise an index finger, lean forward and whisper knowingly, “Oh, before I forget, One Last Thing!"
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
By Michael Gallagher
You set the price! Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Category: 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. 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
By Karl Connell
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
By TD Conner
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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
By Susanne Alleyn
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.
The Conflict of the Ages Part Two: The Origin of Evil in the World that Was Student Edition
By Michael J. Findley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,330. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
God made everything "very good", so how did evil come into being? Is "original sin" real or just a myth? Could man talk to animals? There might be myths around the world that echo the creation story, but did ancient people believe in the fall of angels? What does "their eyes were opened" really mean?
The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
By Christopher Jordan
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
By Κοσμάς Πολίτης
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
By Rebecca Steadman Morgan
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.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir
By J.A. Bell
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.
British Hang Gliding History
By Terry Aspinall
Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
Roger Pringle Kirk and the Alberta Winner Furnace
By Don Casselman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Coal furnaces were not unique in the early days of the West, but Roger Kirk and his Alberta Winner coal furnace and Kirk's stoker were different. Here we tell fascinating details from our 25 years spent with him.
A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in all its Forms
By Graham Hughes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we, across the English-speaking world, even agree on what the word 'football' means? This book looks at how the modern sports of soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past.