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The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
REVISED EDITION - First of five book series examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.
Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
Early Railways
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.
The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » History » European
During his career, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built three ships. Each was the largest vessel of their time when launched, and each represented a technological leap forward in ship design. These pieces were originally written for learning packs about historic engineering, and designed as a summary and introduction to the ships. Download the ebook free here.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Three: Watson’s Wonders (1959 – 1962)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,860. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Volume Three: Watson's Wonders (1959 – 1962) tells the story of the how the racing creations of A.J. Watson came to dominate this era at the Speedway, to then be challenged by the rear engine creations of the Coopers and Mickey Thompson. Each year features an epic "500", with Speedway legends Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt and Rodger Ward (twice) the victors.
Important Upgrades for Your Cruising Boat
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / Repair & Maintenance
Canvas, sails, marine sanitation systems, redundant systems and fuel systems. Five easy to read chapters explaining the benefits and pitfals of these topics. Choose the best benefit for your money.
Flying Small Helicopters
Series: Collected Rotary Flight Test Articles 2004-2011, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
A collection of former flying instructor Helen Krasner's flight test articles. The first in a series of four books, this one looks at the smaller helicopters on which most people learn to fly, such as the Robinson R22, R44, Schweizer 300CBi, and Bell 206 JetRanger. Each helicopter is described in detail, with its flight characteristics, history and specifications.
How To Avoid Being Stuffed With The Car You Don’t Want!
Series: How to Avoid Being Stuffed With The §#**€ You Don't Want!, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 44,080. Language: British English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
2 checklists with step-by-step instructions to save you time, effort, money and grief! On The Phone - in 10 minutes you'll know if you want to view that car At The Viewing - in 10 minutes you'll know if the car and the seller are straight. You don’t get dirty hands. You don’t crawl under cars. You don’t need any mechanical knowledge at all.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) tells how Ford Motor Company and Team Lotus joined to conquer the Indianapolis 500, inaugurating the modern era of higher automotive technology supported by corporate money - especially the opening shots of the infamous tire wars between Firestone and Goodyear. Speeds climbed quickly until tragedy struck in turn four in 1964.
Refits, More Ways to Make Your Boat Better.
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Six chapters including marine refrigeration, hard stand haul out, refitting in Thailand, engine vibration problems, accessing components on board and mistakes made by builders we have to live with. Non technical and easily understood with a few laughs to make this a fun and informative read.
All About Flying Helicopters
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
This is the third collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". The book is aimed at anyone who is interested in helicopter flying. Topics covered include flying helicopters in marginal weather, flying different helicopter types, and becoming a professional helicopter pilot and/or instructor.
Basic Car Maintenance.
Series: Educational Books. · All Of My Books.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Repair & Maintenance, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Basic Car Maintenance is a book for car maintenance for beginners, and helps you to keep your car in good shape and roadworthy.
Train Scene 2017
Series: Long Long Short Long - Railway and Railroad Images. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,050. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Trains, planes, and automobiles: without the annoying last two. Railroad locomotives, railway right-of-way, and train scenes from 2017. Revisit our corner of America and share the rail highlights from the Pacific Northwest. (By default, we'll be a little heavy on BNSF pumpkin orange, but we do our best to include as much variation as possible.)
Newbury West Fields Halt - Stations of the Great Western Railway
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A dedicated history of one of the more neglected stations on the Great Western Railway. Newbury West Fields Halt is no more. There is little left on the ground to show where this railway station once stood. Yet it was once a bustling commuter station serving residents of housing estates near Newbury, Berkshire.
Railway Scene 2018
Series: Long Long Short Long - Railway and Railroad Images. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / Pictorial, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Rail fans, scale train modelers, cubicle convicts, and many modern walks of life can find an interesting railroad scene or train engine to enjoy in this sprawling tome covering our part of the rail world in the year 2018. Includes some rolling stock and other snippets of railroading as it was along Class I and smaller lines in-and-around the Pacific Northwest.
Learning to Fly Aeroplanes and Helicopters
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Extreme sports
A collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". Written at various times over the period 2006 - 2011, the articles in this book are aimed at those who are interested in learning to fly light aircraft, either fixed-wing or rotary, and those who are currently undertaking the Private Pilot's Licence course.
Welford Park - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A well researched history of one of closed branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. Welford Park Station is no more. This was once the busiest of all the stations on the Lambourn Valley Line serving as it did the huge RAF base nearby as well as the village of Welford. But
Home Burglary and Car Theft Protection Hacks: 12 Simple Practical Hacks to Protect and Prevent Home and Car from Robbery
Series: Life 'n' Hack. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Security, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
Imagine coming home one day and seeing your place has been broken into and robbed - or leaving for the parking lot and noticing your car is gone! Are you thinking that something like this will never happen to you? Then you are as a foolish as the next unexpected victim because these things happen every day to those with this exact careless naivete of not securing their home and car from burglary.
On the Road: Contributions to the Weekly Dispatch, 1920-1921
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 6. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic, Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists
These articles represent the very earliest published writings of Henry Williamson, appearing in the Weekly Dispatch between July 1920 and January 1921 during his short-lived Fleet Street career. They include ‘The Country Week’ (short nature sketches) and ‘On the Road’ (a weekly column on light cars that offered occasionally somewhat dubious advice!).
Flying Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Beyond the PPL
Series: Collected Articles From Flight Training News 2006-2011, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,280. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
This is the second collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". Written at various times over the period 2006 - 2011, this book is aimed at anyone who is interested in flying.