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We Rise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
(5.00 from 1 review)
As the rights & minds of black people are continuously undermined; we fail to realize that the battle is not with other races; its with our own identity. This powerful eBook addresses the change black people must individually address to grow collectively.
Chimps with Nukes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Essay » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend
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Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Category: Essay » Political
(5.00 from 1 review)
Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Red, White, and Black: Cherokee Adoption of White Culture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
These 2 papers examine some of the ways in which, beginning very early in their interactions with European-Americans, the Cherokee began to adopt white culture and make it their own, modeling much of their way of life on the way of life of their white neighbors, so much so that many of them sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War, among them, Stand Watie, hated by many of his own people.
Indian Endemic: The Intentional Decimation of Native Peoples
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
(5.00 from 1 review)
For centuries, descendants of Europeans enacted purposed plans for ridding themselves of what they saw as problems created by Native Americans. Some of these plans were intended to wipe out Native Americans entirely while some others were meant to curtail efforts of Native Americans, push them away, keep them in controlled environments, completely subjugated, forcing them to cede their lands.
Casanova's Winning Ticket
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History
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Series: Tales from Brookgreen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Meet . . . the shrieking ghost of Crab Boy lost forever to a fierce marsh creature ~ an ingenious slave matching wits with his plantation owner ~ the unique residents of isolated Sandy Island . . . all "ghosts" of the African-American Gullah culture once so alive along the South Carolina coast (10,000 words, 4 illustrations, 84 pages in paperback) from the longer book, "Tales from Brookgreen."
Next of Kin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
When I was 21 years old, preparing to travel to Europe for the first time, my Mother whispered a request: to get her a photo of the grave of her childhood sweetheart in a cemetery in France. I came home empty-handed. This is the true story of how, years after she died, I finally got the photo, and came to understand its importance.
Titanic, A Search For Answers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
I Am A Submariner
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Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
An inside look at being an submariner, the triumphs and tragedy.
Unsung Heroes of The Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Of course you've heard of Albert Einstein, creator of special and general relativity, and other famous scientists - but there are many other physics pioneers who have received very little mainstream recognition for their contributions to history. Join me as I explore the fascinating history of six unsung heroes of the universe in this second-edition ebook.
Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Why a book on women philosophers? Philosophy is genderless, but the under-representation of women in philosophy is an unfortunate truth. Join award-winning author, retired lecturer Janet Cameron, MA as she explores fifteen female philosophers you may never have heard of - women who changed the world, and the way we think today.
Christmas Patrol
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Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
a military experience of being on deployment at Christmas
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This short history sums up the events leading up to the war and its major military actions including details of an Argentinian plan to sink a Royal Navy ship in Gibraltar harbour and a British plan to land SAS soldiers in Argentina to destroy aircraft while they were still on the ground.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Patriot King
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The Patriot King explores the life and times of an American hero. The book is filled with shadow information that turned this hero into an iconic figure. All readers can take a guess at just who this figure is. Whether you are old or young, the Patriot King delivers an impressive look into the American past.
A Brief History of Perpetual Motion
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Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A short excursion into historic sources regarding perpetual motion...with a surprising result.
A Titanic Survivor’s Story: The Fredericksburg, Va Connection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
It's been a century since the greatest disaster in maritime history, the sinking of the Titanic. This is the moving heretofore untold story of tragedy, survival and reincarnation passed down through generations of my family, the story of my grandfather, Mike Nassef Balman, who was the reincarnation of a 12 year old boy whom my great grandfather, Nassef Cassem tried, but failed to save.
In Search of Lethality: Green Ammo and the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round
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You set the price! 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".