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Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
Population - Dandelion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by DarkGate. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » Social history
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Population - Dandelion is an essay about movements that are against the social structures whether it be government, organizations, schools or religion. These social structures also referred to as machines are designed to control people through the concept of panopticism (described by Michael Foucault). The essay focuses on a culture with a message (Hippies, flower children) and how they set out...
Przebudzenie Cheopsa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,240. Language: Polish. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Antiquities & Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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Z książki dowiesz się dlaczego budowana została Wielka Piramida w Egipcie i jakie może mieć znaczenie dla naszych czasów szczególnie w kontekście zagrożeń przewidzianych na grudzień 2012 roku.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
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Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific.
Amazing Americans: High-Interest Short Stories from America's Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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Twenty-one high interest true short stories that feature exciting personalities from America’s past. Each personality made unique contributions to America, and their stories are recounted in exciting terms.
The Children of Mars
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012 and represented by Norbert Mercado. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » War
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Written by Norbert L. Mercado, The Children of Mars is novel about an unusual friendship that took place between a Filipino guerrilla and a Japanese Captain in the darkest days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II.
Freedom Sailors
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
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FREEDOM SAILORS is a much-needed account of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed what seemed like a grandiose and audacious plan to break Israel’s illegal military blockade of the Gaza Strip, a blockade that keeps more than 1.5 million people in an open-air prison.
Truth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Native American
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The first series of a book of poems involving heart, soul and truth. It is a discussion of thoughts from the soul.
The Boer Wars - A Brief History
Series: A Brief History, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by UK Independent Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Africa
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The Anglo-Boer Wars will introduce you to, one of the Victorian Wars of the British Empire. A bite size comprehensive account of the two Anglo-Boer Wars fought between 1880-1881 and 1899-1902. A fascinating tale of one of the bloodiest and expensive wars for over a century, which pitted the two Boer Republics of South Africa against the might of the British Empire
Heart of a Military Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
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Stories and Tributes to Those Who Serve Our Country Heart of a Military Woman is a keepsake collection of true short stories, touching tributes and emotive poems, celebrating our active and retired service members. Historic, nostalgic and some quite recent, these are written by military members, their families and loved ones, sharing sentiments and pride as only they can.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
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This genealogy of John Akin and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” McKinney, who settled in Green County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s, reflects the events of American history from the time of the frontier to the post-World War II era and across eight generations. Biographical sketches of John and Betsy, their parents, grandparents, and over 800 descendants present the family’s history.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
Reagan's Star Wars
Series: Military and Government Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
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President Eisenhower understood how Washington worked. He left us a warning: Beware of the Military Industrial Complex I not only witnessed his warning being ignored, I participated in using the power of the Military Industrial Complex during my aerospace career. Reagan’s Star Wars describes why and how the Military Industrial Complex gave birth to Strategic Defense Initiative known as Star Wars
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
Wildomar Cemetery History
Price: Free! Words: 56,430. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
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Wildomar Cemetery, located at 21400 Palomar Street in the city of Wildomar, Riverside County, California, has been steeped in lore since it was established over 114 years ago in 1898. The author has traced the beginnings and outlines the major events to affect the cemetery. Information concerning burials of early settlers is included along with other interesting facts, discrepancies and mysteries.
The Deluge
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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Is it possible everything we are told about the history of humanity is wrong? The Deluge - part 1 explores the questions around what really happened at the end of the last ice age and the flood myths that have influenced our understanding of who we are and where we come from.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
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My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
Eleanor - a requiem
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,060. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
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Beverley, England: 1342. Fourteen years after her death, Lady Eleanor’s spirit still haunts a former Templar knight. Before the day is out, Geoffrey Jolif must lay that ghost to rest, or die in the process.
Recollections of a WW II Coast Guardsman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Biography
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A series of short stories recollected by Jim Jesson who served in the US Coast Guard in World War II. These are actual events in Coast Guard history with the dates, places, and statistics recalled to the best of Jim’s memory. Identities, names and places may be changed.
Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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Why is solitary confinement, known to cause a mental state akin to psychosis, widely used in contemporary prisons? Solitary's powerful psychological effects make it a unique tool for exerting social control. This history argues that CIA "brainwashing" research of the 1950s may have influenced the design of isolation units in American prisons today.