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Thinking Through the Cold War
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
Hypatia: Her Life and Times
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,940. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Essay » Literature
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Target Iran: Drawing Red Lines in the Sand
Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A history of Iran and its conflict with the United States and Israel over its uranium enrichment program, a discussion of the likelihood of war between the parties and a proposal for a comprehensive nuclear weapons policy for all nations.
1ed, Un único Dios - La biblia y el motivo de ser del pueblo elegido
Price: Free! Words: 111,240. Language: Spanish. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles, Nonfiction » History » Civilization
EL PORQUÉ DE LA CREACIÓN DEL PUEBLO JUDÍO El pueblo elegido, ¿elegido para qué? Adán y Eva, ¿los primeros de la humanidad o simplemente los primeros del pueblo hebreo? Los judíos, ¿fueron el ejército de Dios? Si hay un sólo Dios, ¿qué pasó con los otros dioses de la antigüedad? Jesús: ¿es Dios o un profeta? ¿Para qué un Mesías? ¿Llegó el Mesías? ¿De qué libera Jesús a la humanidad?
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope
Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
The Belgian Curtain - Europe after Communism
Price: Free! Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » European
The European Union, NATO, the euro, and central and eastern Europe after the fall of communism.
Occupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game Changers
Price: Free! Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
The Occupiers of Wall Street burst into media limelight on 17 September 2011. They inspired over 1500 protests against corporate greed and the nexus between politicians and corporation in 82 countries around the world by October 2011. Their movement is relevant. Why have the faded away? Can the movement be revived and achieve its goal?
Many Untouchable Castes
Price: Free! Words: 45,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The book is about caste competition in feudal Rajasthan in the mid-20th century. About groups segregated by highcaste Hindus in the Marvar desert region. Castes heavily burdened by ageold customs prescribed by the feudal elite. The behaviour towards ritual untouchables. Attempts to rise in the society by leaving work disdained by others. As narrated by Tan Dan, a villager of the area.
American Myth: art, information, and the wisdom of women in a threatened democracy
Price: Free! Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » American
An exploration of the myths we currently believe and the ancient myths we no longer recall, failed social policy, and the need for feminine insight and balance between individual pursuits and community building. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is conveyed through themes of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors.
The Mohammed Code
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,900. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » World
Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, and Adolph Hitler tried to take over the world. All of them failed. Yet an illiterate desert prophet enabled his followers to hammer together an empire 11 times the size of Alexander the Great’s conquests, 5 times the size of the Roman Empire, and 7 times the size of the USA. How did Mohammed pull it off? And how does his success threaten you and me?
Infantry School: A Soldier's Journal
Price: Free! Words: 39,480. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » War
(3.00 from 1 review)
A personal memoir of training to become an infantryman and an officer during the Vietnam War era. Full of humor, pathos, and the author's personal reflections on the men he trained with and their experiences.
Billy Bell, Part 2 The rest of the Redesdale Roadman’s Poems
Price: Free! Words: 74,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 and represented by Susanne Ellingham. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
Billy Bell, Part 2 is an ebook companion volume to Billy Bell: Redesdale Roadman, Border Bard. It contains a glossary of dialect words, an article on the people in the poems and all the rest of Billy Bell’s poems.
The Assassins of Alamut
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,990. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Theology
The Assassins were a heretical Muslim sect. We think of them mostly in connection with political murder but there is much more to them than this. They had a remarkable philosophical system and their ideas were influential in Islam and even outside it. Here I tell their story, from their foundation at the end of the eleventh century to their downfall 150 years later at the hands of the Mongols.
Be A Rational Pessimist
Price: Free! Words: 47,770. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
The Rational Pessimists are realists. Rational pessimism stems from two truths. Man is powerless in the face of nature. Second, human nature has changed for the worse. Satanic traits like greed, arrogance, have spread like wildfire while Godly traits like compassion, honesty, is declining day by day. This book also seeks to make the readers “Rational P
Growth and Decline of Economies of Europe and US
Price: Free! Words: 44,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The wealth of Europe and the US was built on ethnic cleansing, slave labor and colonies. Non availability of these resources is the primary cause of the decline of the developed economies. The financial conditions of central governments, state governments, municipalities and the people of the developed world are not going to improve unless there is a major change in their economic policies.
The Egg Breakers - Counter-Terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa
Series: Legal Books, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 91,340. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » History » Africa
It is not generally known that Sub Saharan Africa has a long tradition of successful counter-terrorism operations. During the 1950's to 1989 many operations took place in Colonial Kenya, Rhodesia and Apartheid South Africa. This book is not fiction and read in Military Academies of 5 countries. It also warns on the lack of good intelligence on the War of Terror in Sub Saharan Africa.
My Father
Price: Free! Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Looking for why we are what we've become by examining our family history.
(CONTRO)STORIA DI (R)ESISTENZE SENZA LUOGOCOMUNISMO Lezione di Storia senza pseudostoriografia
Price: Free! Words: 43,090. Language: Italian. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » Essays
storia delle ultime due resistenze contro il nazifascismo e il bolscevismo
The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Sociology
United States total debt, public and private, not just Federal debt, grew from $82 billion in 1916 to $70 trillion in 2010, almost a thousand times bigger. The cause is traced back to decisions made in 1787 and 1790 by framers of the Constitution and members of the First Congress. The remedy is to now correct their mistakes by properly funding the U.S. economy with "dollar" properly defined.
Another Name for Paradise: A Journey through the History and Nature of Northern Colorado
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » Natural history
For more than 10,000 years the foothills and mountains of Northern Colorado have been home to many people. Despite floods and fire, drought and disease, people continue to call this place home. Through a first-person narrative, writer Jim Hess comes to understand his place in this place.