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Images of the Good Estate: Political Legitimacy in Fourteenth-Century Rome Under Cola Di Rienzo
By Roderic Derienzo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
It is 1347 and Rome is in turmoil. Aristocratic families battle in the streets and the common people suffer. Who can restore justice and order? Cola Di Rienzo, a common clerk with knowledge of what Rome once was and what she could once again become steps forward to rule Rome. Against all odds Cola Di Rienzo succeeds in bringing peace and prosperity to Rome but on the wings of heretical angels.
US Naval Aviation in the new millennium
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the Cold War ended and draw-back and draw-down the USN and Marine corps has drastically re-structured its battle order and equipment several times. In the first decade of the new millennium the F-14 Tomcat has been retired early to save operating costs the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet equips the VFA units while the VFMA at the end of the decade fly the f/A-18 Hornet and V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor.
Look Up, St. Louis! A Walking Tour of Downtown West
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of St. louis, Missouri is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Our Father's War
By Julie Thomas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
My late Father, Hal Thomas, was a Spitfire pilot in WWII, in England and the Middle East. He was called up in 1939, trained in New Zealand, sailed for England in 1940 and learned to fly a Spitfire. He served for four years and as he grew up, he wrote letters home. After the war he wrote some more, chilling and descriptive words. These are them.
Look Up, St. Louis! A Walking Tour of Downtown
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of St. Louis, Missouri is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
John Pio Came to Maine
By Al Newman
Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This is a biography of Madeiran immigrant John Pio and his wife, Margaret Ordway, and of most of their descendants. It cites a website where you can find family-related photos and documents, and provides instructions for finding the items you want to access. This book provides a glimpse of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts history as it relates to the Pio line.
Europe's 'Super Jumbo' the A380
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
When the Airbus A380 Super Jumbo powered down the runway at Toulouse on its maiden flight in 2005 Airbus had finally made it and set itself on a par with Boeing as the world's other airliner manufacturer for the new millennium. Boeing had reigned supreme for more than three decades with its smaller 747 Jumbo jet. Production and assembly of the A380 is unique, this is the full story including RoRo
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 1
By Victoria Washuk
Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
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Ruby Side Thompson, an ordinary woman living during the World War ll London Blitz bombing blasts history out of the realm of dry, dusty names and dates and places the reader in the midst of the terrifying events as they unfold. This is very important documentation and will have tremendous appeal to those who have an avid interest in the effect of the war on ordinary citizens.
Look Up, Nashville! A Walking Tour of Nashville, Tennessee
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Nashville, Tennessee is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Lockheed's Electra 'Last Plane out of Berlin
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Lockheed Electra was one of the three US pre-war transports. As well as the United States around 20 ended up in the Antipodes and this book tells the story of the Australian Electras initial airline service then US Military use in this theatre. One in particular VH-UZO ended up in the UK and was used by Sidney Cotton for clandestine photo-recce over Berlin the last to leave when WW II began.
How To Pass A U.S. History Exam
By Patrick Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Hate American history? Just want to get through it with a passing grade and move on with your life? Then this is the book for you.
Indian Massacre in Orlando
By Walter Parks
Series: Adventure Stories, Almost True. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
The Indian squaw loved White Man Cow. John asked the President to send soldiers to remove the Indians. John didn't think his request was out of line; the government had earlier been moving Indians to the "Indians Territory" (now Oklahoma) for years. The President wouldn't help. This is the story of why and how John killed every man, woman and child; and the story of the unbelievable conseque
Look Up, Memphis! A Walking Tour of Memphis, Tennessee
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Memphis, Tennessee is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Air Power at Sea - The Aircraft Carrier
By peter dancey
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book examines the value of the aircraft carrier to military operations world-wide The United States pioneering the carriage of heavier-than-air machines on sea-going vessels although it was the UK that commissioned the first custom-built aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier proved invaluable in WW II especially the fast American escort carriers. Most carrier innovations came from the UK.
Air Sea Rescue - Origins
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The origins of Air Sea Rescue began in the UK in WW I using flying-boats operating out of RNAS coastal stations. In WW II the RAF Air Sea Rescue service as well as fixed-wing aircraft such as the Westland Lysander, Supermarine Spitfire and the purpose-built AW ASR Warwick that carried an air dropped lifeboat and RAF ASR launches were also used all these formed the basis of today's ASR CSAR
Ba 'Natter' Hitler's Secret Weapon
By peter dancey
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bachems BA 349 Natter (Viper) although not successful with only 50 built was one of Hitler's 'Super Weapons' that would save the Third Reich from defeat albeit it had a tortuous development and little interest was shown by the RLM Bachem approached SS Gen Himmler who supported the project at first but then grew tired of it. Bachem continued and gained Hitler's support to attack Allied bombers
Look Up, Knoxville! A Walking Tour of Knoxville, Tennessee
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Knoxville, Tennessee is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
A World Apart: The Rise and Fall of Saruwaka-cho
By Paul Tierney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tracing the development of Edo's (pre-modern Tokyo)kabuki district, many behind the scenes dramas - amongst shogunate officials vying for power, between the actors and owners of the theatres, between the owners and investors - are revealed in this detailed history. Even in Tokugawa period Japan, government and big business worked hand in hand to protect their own interests.
Look Up, Chattanooga! A Walking Tour of Chattanooga, Tennessee
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Chattanooga, Tennessee is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Saab's Combat Aircraft Projekts
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Post WW II Saab's J29 was soon needing replacement and the air force and the Swedish government agreed on developing an indigenous design which gave rise to a number of interesting airplanes and Projekts. Speeds up to Mach 1.4 were achieved with new double-delta wings when no supersonic aircraft existed anywhere in the world. Initial research ended in 1958 though the designs led to the JAS 39