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Seven Decks You Will Never Play Poker With by Bill Schroeder
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
An illustrated wonderland you never knew existed. Bill Schroeder displays seven decks of cards you’ve never seen and tells their exciting story. FDR censored one deck and spent $100K on another that wasn't printed. Millions died in Leningrad while propaganda cards rained from the sky and the USSR was barred from the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair for trying to distribute an Anti-Religious deck.
The Train To Howth by Michael J. Hurley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A brief history of the short branchline to Howth off the main Dublin to Belfast mainline. Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the branch opening in 1846. The branch was part of the much loved Great Northern Railway of Ireland.
Knife, Fork and Spoon: The History of Table Manners by Julie Hayden
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 by Edward Jay Epstein
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.
Birth of the British Bobby by Don Hale
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.
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade by Edward Jay Epstein
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?"
Walking with the Widow's Son by Heather Carver
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 by Grant John Lamont
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
Titanic, A Search For Answers by Joe C Combs 2nd
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.
1s Upon A Time by Richard Kerr
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? by Louise Narvick
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.
Only Behind a Cloud by Stephe Jitts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,000. 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 by Sascha von Bornheim
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.
Early Railways by Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
Floating Tombstone The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Concrete Ship by Sonny Moran
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 19,230. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Do you find it hard to imagine cement floating? A SHIP MADE OF CONCRETE? The Concretia was North America's first ship made of concrete to move under her own power! She has silently sailed through the pages of history - until now! Canadian Navy Command Historian Dr. Richard H. Gimblett states, "I recall watching the (Concretia) refit process as a cadet."
Design and Test Flying the 777 airliner by peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
An overview of the design and development of Boeing first fly-by-wire twin-engined wide-body airliner the B.777 it was also the first Boeing airliner to be designed completely by computer. It was also designed by an invited consortium of airlines in a 'Working Together' programme as well as all Boeing design offices. This book a special for the SAE Imt PA fans and AS Kansas avionics gurus.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach by Stephen Austen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases by Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Words are worth their weight in wonder, and the dictionary is full of discoveries. Can you guess these 28 common words and phrases after hearing their history? A “quirk” is defined as “an unexpected twist.” What could be more interesting than a twist in the plot of a story? Quick Quirks first tell a short story- a true tale- and then ask a question. The answer to the question is the quirk!
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom by Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The stuff you store in your bathroom didn’t get their by accident. Long before you bought it, brought it home, and crammed it into your medicine chest, someone was wondering… experimenting… discovering… manufacturing… and marketing. Here are 28 tales behind the things you use when you’re in the bathroom. Can you guess the product after hearing the story behind its invention?