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The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
A Star in a Jar: The Search for Cold Fusion
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.
Pekka Siitoinista Jussi Halla-ahoon Antikommunismista Ja Natsismista Maahanmuuttokriittisyyteen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: Finnish. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
Pekka Siitoinin arkistot aukesivat 2010. Niiden tutkiminen johti tämän teoksen kirjoittamiseen. Kirjan otsikko ei vastaa täysin kirjan sisältöä, jos katsoo esimerkiksi Halla-ahon silmälasien läpi. Otsikossa voi piillä jotain juonta jos katsoo Pekka Siitoinin kautta piirettyä linjaa Suomen äärioikeiston piireissä.
Lancasters of Pateley Bridge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,580. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
This history of the descendants of John Lancaster and Jane King of Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, from about 1800 to 1950, is rich in biographical detail from genealogical archives and contemporaneous accounts, and illustrated with photographs of people, places and family artifacts. Their stories provide an interesting insight into the period, particularly war, social change and migration.
The Old School : The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management
Plans to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School in Throop, PA were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City, and ordered them closed. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,930. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Essay » Literature
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Hypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant 5C scientist murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic killed by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Innovative mathematician or a geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher.
Agent ZEMLIAK: The Spy Who Stayed in the Cold.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,380. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The spying Cold War started ten years before U2 pilot Gary Powers was exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In 1952 the Soviets had an Australian agent codenamed ZEMLIAK with access to US and British secrets. This is the true story of how VENONA intelligence identified Soviet spies in Australia, and how in response the Australians managed to encourage the defection of a senior Soviet spy who named ZEMLIAK.
Deaths at Josephine's Gasworks Hotel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Family history
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From 1863 to 1874, Josephine was the publican of the Gasworks Hotel in Brompton, an inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Four men died there in that time – two of them were husbands. This is an untold story that plugs gaps in several family histories. Includes companion website and readers’ guide for book groups.
A Touch of Imagination: An Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Hungary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
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Author Chris Wilkinson explores Hungary, the nation where East meets West in Europe. He takes readers on a journey through its incredible past in a series of enlightening historical and travel essays. Readers learn how Hungary has been built up, conquered and freed, torn apart and stitched together. Why it is constantly on the mend and busting open old wounds. Come along on a fascinating journey.
The Fourth Option: Citizen Shares
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » History » American
The Fourth Option: Citizen Shares proposes that we replace our debt and interest based money supply with one that encourages all of us to share the work and share the wealth that our work produces. Read in this little book, that many of our greatest leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, believed that government should issue, not borrow, money.
Crime and Punishment in Victorian Edinburgh
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
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A selection of true crimes, punishments and court cases from Edinburgh in the Victorian era, giving a mixture of humorous, harrowing and strange accounts of Victorian crime in this city.
Fairbury, Illinois in 1888
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This short story excerpts the biographies of 116 Fairbury area citizens from the 1888 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois by Chapman Bros. These colorful biographies tell the story of the early pioneers who settled Central Illinois.
Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The author undertakes a journey with his ancestors through Australia's colonial history - a history that hardly has its equal. He traces the cultural continuities of Australian society and shows where his ancestors fitted in. An important part of the story is the indispensable role the convicts played in establishing the Australian nation. Nine convict ancestors are found in the direct line.
Sam Smith, Star-Spangled Hero: The Unsung Patriot Who Saved Baltimore & Helped Win the War of 1812
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Sam Smith saved America in the War of 1812! Discover how our nation was preserved in the "second war for independence." 200 years ago, the British sought to retake America and almost succeeded, until they met 62 year old Sam Smith, Major General, sitting U.S. Senator, owner of a shipping company in Baltimore, and distinguished veteran of the American Revolution. Meet this Star-Spangled Hero today!
A Long Way From Tipperary: A Journey of Morrisseys, Ryans, Heffernons, and Agnews to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Combining memoir with family history, A Long Way From Tipperary is the narrative of an Irish immigrant family that managed to survive the Great Hunger and then make the perilous journey to America in the 1850s. It is also the story of a young person’s coming of age in the 1950s and wishing to put his own life into the context of ancestors who blazed the trail.
Threads of The War: Personal Truth-Inspired Flash-Fiction of The 20th Century's War
Series: Threads of The War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,730. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Threads of The War is a collection of truth-based flash-fiction from The 20th Century's War.