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The Anglo-American Loan of 1946: U.S. Economic Opportunism and the Start of the Cold War
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Price: Free! Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The Anglo-American Loan of 1946 rescued Britain from bankruptcy after WWII. Its conditions would impose American economic hegemony on Britain, substitute the dollar for the pound as the world currency, hasten the decline of the British Empire, lay the groundwork for the Marshall Plan, alienate the Soviet Union (which did not get a similar loan or plan), and contribute to start of the cold war.
TO THE SWISS ALPS VIA VENICE and three weeks of fantastic skiing up close to the Matterhorn and the Eiger
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Price: Free! Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This Ebook is the third in a series of Ebooks that describes the last exciting leg of my first tour of the Continent, when I visited Venice and Milan before going through the Simplon tunnel into Switzerland for three weeks of fantastic skiing in the famous mountain resorts of Zermatt and Grindelwald, where I skied up close to the famous Matterhorn and the menacing north wall of the Eiger.
The Johnston and Hamilton Families of Crear: A Memoir of Two Argyll Families
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Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Bessie Johnston, my great-grandmother, came from Crear in Argyll, not far from the Mull of Kintyre. When she came to New Zealand as a war bride, almost all contact with her family in Scotland was lost. Bessie's family cut her off and she died, tragically young, in 1922. For almost 80 years, the Johnston connection remained a mystery. This is how it was solved.
Genuine Swedish traditional food and dishes in one single cookbook
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Series: Swede On Tour, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: Simple English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Scandinavian
The book is written in easy English - The book will be here shortly as soon as it becomes clear I'm always looking for proofreaders to my e-books. As a proofreader means you always get to read my new e-books for free, and also long before they come out and have been published. You register by sending an mail to me and writable "proofreader" in the title bar.
Into the Pagan Past: A Search for Gods, Heroes and a Really Good Greek Salad!
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Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Jeff Steele fulfills a lifelong dream in Greece and Turkey exploring the modern and ancient history and myths of these two fabled lands. INTO THE PAGAN PAST is part humorous travel narrative, part history book, and part fantasy tale. Lavishly illustrated by the author. (Abridged version)
Guide to the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection
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Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Explore the many testimonies and accounts of the surviving leaders, the veterans and volunteers who took part in the historic events of Ireland's 1916 Rising, the War of Independence and Civil War, along with a plethora of supporting documentation gathered from the participants through the unique collection that is the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection.
Age of Arthur
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Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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Look, you have to look at this from the bright side. Rome's gone, which might mean no income, no military, and no trade for a carpenter or a craftsman at your level with the money you are used to. But it also means opportunity. The people are going to want protection. And look at you, you're young. You are tall and strong from felling trees. You can be that protection.
Three Stories From Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Three short stories of down-and-out expatriate life in Paris. Poverty, the rain and cold, young love, friendships lost, drunkenness and chestnuts in the fall. From the streets of Belleville, Oberkampf and Ménilmontant, to the cobblestone footpaths of Père Lachaise Cemetery, these are stories from an other, less romantic side of Paris.
Dzień przesilenia
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Price: Free! Words: 11,780. Language: Polish. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Polska przed wielką zmianą.
OSTATNIA ROZMOWA wspomnienie o Jakubie Gossie
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Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: Polish. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Jakub Gossa 1922 – 2004, Porucznik Batalionow Chlopskich, Zasluzony Nauczyciel i Wychowawca Przezył cztery wyroki smierci. Potem zwalczali go ksieza na ambonach i zwalczala partia do ktorej nie nalezal. Ataki szly rowno z obu stron. Dla jednych byl „komunista“, dla drugich „wrogiem klasowym" Oto Jego Historia.......
Estudos Sobre Finanças e Dívida Pública em Portugal no século XIX
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Price: Free! Words: 67,380. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Este livro reúne estudos e documentos sobre as Finanças Públicas Portuguesas entre 1820 e 1890. Trata-se de um conjunto que incluí estudos já publicados mas de difícil acesso e inéditos. Procura abordar aspetos da transição financeira do Antigo Regime ao liberalismo assim como da Dívida Externa durante a Regeneração.
Svensk mystik
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Price: Free! Words: 83,010. Language: Swedish. Published: November 17, 2013 by Mörkersdottir förlag. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Innehållande Anekdoter och historier om Alkemister, Astrologer och Mystici, Syner, Uppenbarelser, Trolldom, Spökhistorier, Spådomar, Drömmar, Vidskepliga seder och bruk, Nemesis Divina samt andra underbara tilldragelser. Från 1871.
Viševekovno Prijateljstvo
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Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Od slučajnog susreta između jednog ruskog kaluđera i najmlađeg Nemanjinog sina pa sve do današnjih dana, duge i čvrste veze između dva srodna naroda traju već više od osam vekova...
Uloga Rusije u Obnovi Srpske Državnosti
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Price: Free! Words: 16,490. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Vođe prvog srpskog ustanka sa Karađorđem na čelu bili su svesni da je za njihovu uspešnu borbu protiv Otomanskog carstva potrebna međunarodna podrška. Zbog dugoročnih interesa Habsburške monarhije, kojima je bilo mnogo prihvatljivije da Srbi i dalje ostanu pod suverenitetom turske carevine nego da stvore samostalnu državu, vođama ustanka nije preostalo ništa drugo nego da se obrate dalekoj Rusiji
Srbija u Vreme Kneza Miloša Obrenovića
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Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Polovinom XIX i prvih decenija XX veka u širim slojevima srpskog društva često se moglo čuti pitanje: ko je u istorijskom smislu zaslužniji - Karađorđe ili knez Miloš...
Odnosi Između Srbije i Crne Gore u Prošlosti
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Price: Free! Words: 16,160. Language: Serbian. Published: November 2, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Nesporazumi i antagonizmi između Srbije i Crne Gore u XIX i početkom XX veka proizilaze iz činjenice da su u okviru nacionalnog korpusa postojale dve države (Srbija i Crna Gora) i tri dinastije (Karađorđevići, Obrenovići i Petrovići) koji su smatrali da njima pripada pravo i dužnost da povedu srpski narod u borbu za oslobođenje i ujedinjenje.
Manje Poznati Događaji iz Novije Srpske Istorije
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Price: Free! Words: 12,790. Language: Serbian. Published: November 1, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
U istoriografiji srpskog naroda novijeg doba, neki događaji i ličnosti nisu dobili odgovarajući publicitet, jer se nisu uklapali u mitološku ili ideološku sliku prošlosti, koja je preovlađivala kod nekih naših istoričara u vremenu između dva rata ili posle oslobođenja. Zato ovde objavljujemo istorijske događaje koji su manje poznati široj javnosti a imali su značajnu ulogu u prošlim vremenima.
Građenje Jugoslavije na Ruševinama Srbije
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Price: Free! Words: 12,460. Language: Serbian. Published: November 1, 2013 by Nick Dogramadzi. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
...Jugoslovenstvo nije poniklo ni iz kakvih pozitivnih osnova, nego iz jednog apsolutnog nesporazuma, produkt je jednog naročitog poremećaja svih zdravih načela za život, jedna romantika koja je postavljena nasuprot realne politike i jedna fatamorgana koja je odvela u katastrofu državu Srbiju, jedino realnu u tom nezdravom snu nemogućem i neprirodnom...
The Waymouths: Devon Venturers
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Price: Free! Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This book is about people. Many of them are from one English, Devon family, the Waymouths. Most of are of little importance as the world judges importance. Together they tell a 1,000 year story which is of the essence English. For a generation which has forgotten or never knew its roots, perhaps it will touch some chord.
A Court called Thing
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Price: Free! Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A free eBook, offering an illustrated contribution about the ancient legal term 'Thing', being a court of justice, a public assembly or both. Both historical and actual use of the expression is provided. It starts with a god called Thincsus and through the ages it also connect to related modern parliaments in several countries.