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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
By Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry
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.
Books and Divisions of the Bible
By Blair Kasfeldt
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Do you know the major divisions of the Bible? There are sub-divisions in Old and New Testament; knowing these divisions will help you understand your Bible. The "Bible" means "[the] Books" from the Greek word biblia. While we often think of the Bible as one book, it is in fact a collection of books contained in one volume.
A Brief History of Perpetual Motion
By Alf B. Meier
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short excursion into historic sources regarding perpetual motion...with a surprising result.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
By Glenn Dean
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2010 the Army fielded new rifle ammunition to its soldiers in Afghanistan. Developed as part of a lead-free ammunition program, the new rifle bullet produced a storm of outrage from the firearms community, who derided the new ammunition as needless “green wash” at a time when troops were dying in combat. This is the story of how "green" became "more lethal".
A First Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine
By Dennis Hawkes
Price: Free! Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
The 1st Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine is an ebook by Professor Hawkes that gives the reader an impression of what it was like in New Testament times. Set in the year AD 60 it covers topics such as travelling there, what to see, what people eat, cost of living, what accommodation is like etc. The book is well researched with a comprehensive bibliography
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. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle
By Michael. J Hurley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book gives a short explanation of the origins of placenames in the area of the old village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland.
Arabian Sands, A Book Review
By Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Travel tales across the Empty Quarter of Arabia during the dangerous times of the 1940s with Engilsh explorer Wilfred Thesiger. A powerful sketch of the man and the Arab Bedouin who were his guides and friend in a hostile physical and social environment.
One Tree in the Forest - The Family of Harman William Whitney Hoffman
By C.B. Hoffman
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
(4.00 from 1 review)
A family history book focusing on the direct-line ancestors and the direct descendants of Harman W. W. Hoffman. This book traces from the original immigrant to the US to the current generation of direct descendants, spanning a timeline from the 1720's to the late 1990's. Important surnames include Riggs, Kimmel, Markley, Lanning, Wheaton and others.
RCAF Operational Training Unit 32 & 6 1944 - 1945
By John Low
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011 and represented by Ebook Launch. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Operational Training Unit 32 & 6 were part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. These are the photographs of the pilot, navigator and wireless air gunner courses. The names of the individuals are listed from left to right under each photo along with course details.
Hitler's Theory - An Analysis of Mein Kampf (Part 2)
By Isuru Abeysinghe
Series: An Analysis of Mein Kampf, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
The first book analyzed the early parts of the book within the context of logical deconstruction. This second book continues to consider the work of Hitler but this time on a physiological level. The book described Hitler's main theories and driving ideas which led to the rise of the NAZI regime surrounding the second world war.
Raid Night
By Michael J. Totten
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with U.S. Army soldiers in Baghdad during the Surge. They were sent out as bait to lure an insurgent commander, but instead find themselves stalked in the dark by a shadowy faceless militia.
Atlas du Québec
By Claude Trudel
Price: Free! Words: 16,220. Language: French. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
L’Atlas du Québec est un guide destiné aux étudiants pour l’interprétation d’anciennes cartes géographiques. Les trois étapes de cette démarche sont illustrées par un grand nombre de cartes et de plans de différentes époques. Le livre est complété par une liste des cartes, un répertoire de cartothèques, un lexique, une bibliographie, un index des auteurs et une notice biographique.
Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial
By James Walker
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
A how-to manual showing how to properly care for bronze plaques and memorials.
1s Upon A Time
By Richard Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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.
激辩毛泽东的复活 Yizhe Collection: Debate on Mao's Revival
By Zhe Yi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
2011年7月是中国共产党成立九十周年。我们通过本册合集收录的21篇外媒上的译文、两段视频和一小时的音讯访谈,呈现中国人对毛泽东的看法的深刻分歧。
Hitler's Youth - An Analysis of Mein Kampf
By Isuru Abeysinghe
Series: An Analysis of Mein Kampf, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
(4.00 from 1 review)
A critical analysis of Mien Kampf, the doctrine of the NAZI regime in wartime Germany.
Dirty Money
By Steven Hager
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 10 · Opinions and essays, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this brief history of banking, the author traces the shadow of corruption that has followed the banking industry throughout recorded history accompanied by lavish illustrations.
Great Western Railway
By Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Invade America!
By John Ivor
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Fact, not fiction. A sea captain describes destroying American coastal forts and landing a British army to seize the White House. This concise history begins "Captain Striver" ($2.99), a book that reveals how one man beat impossible odds and family disgrace to create convict Australia's first Free Settlement, blueprint for the nation known today.