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A World Apart: The Rise and Fall of Saruwaka-cho
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Categories: 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
The Silence of a Soldier: The Memoirs of a Bataan Death March Survivor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
It was 1942. The fight for the Philippines was over. Japan was the victor. American POW's sat beneath the burning April sun in the fields of Mariveles. At the point of a bayonet, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POW's carried sacks of rice, dried fish and ammunition for the Japanese move across the Philippines. Thousands died. Bub survived. This is his story.
Look Up, Atlanta! A Walking Tour of Midtown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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 Atlanta's Midtown 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.
Look Up, Atlanta! A Walking Tour of Downtown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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 downtown Atlanta, Georgia 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.
Tales of Old Baldoyle
You set the price! Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This book is a series of anecdotal tales from a rural village now absorbed into the greater Dublin area in Ireland. The village was changed for ever by the large scale housing development which too place from the mid sixties onward.
Grit: America's Greatest Family Newspaper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Each weekend in the 1950s, 30,000 boys knocked at the doors of more than 700,000 American small-town homes and were welcomed with a smile and a dime as they delivered the weekly edition of Grit, America's Greatest Family Newspaper. This short eBook single (5,500 words) introduces Grit and its founder, Dietrick Lamade, whose ambition and determination epitomizes the word "Grit."
A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » European
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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.
The Casebook of Glasgow's Victorian Detective
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The real life cases of Victorian Detective, Archie Carmichael, a talented detective officer who spent over forty years policing the city of Glasgow and catching some of the most notorious criminals within it, earning him the title of 'Glasgow's Sherlock Holmes'. With the Foreword and Historical Notes on the cases written by historical researcher and author, Lynne Wilson.
HMS Glowworm And HMS Jervis Bay
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
A short introduction to two stories of navy heroism in World War Two. At the start of the war, HMS Glowworm took on the much larger German Battleship Admiral Hipper. HMS Jervis Bay, a converted liner, was the convoy escort for convoy HX84, which was ambushed by the Pocket Battleship Admiral Scheer. Both actions were awarded the Victoria Cross for extreme valour.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Soda Springs, Idaho
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
If a little town with pioneer history, the remains of a white buffalo, and a carbonated water geyser interest you, then head for Soda Springs, Idaho. It's not too big for an afternoon of exploring. And the people are friendly. This 3,352-word essay will introduce you to this little corner of America.
Royal Signals & RAdar Establishment Malvern
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The RSRE was formed after Watson Watt discovered radar and set a 'Chain Home' of ground radar stations along the East coast of England so that the RAF could detect and plot the course of incoming Luftwaffe raiders. The RSRE went on to assist in the development of all new airborne radars and other avionics working in close collaboration with industry to develop and produce the latest equipment.
The Royal Aerospace Establishment RAE - A History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the inter-war period airplanes went to RAF (RAE) Martleshsm Heath near Ipswich. At the same two RAF Squadrons at Martlesham were allocated to the testing and evaluation of new weapons as well as airplanes. Later the RAE was moved to RAE Farnborough were the Royal Aircraft Factory were building their Be, Fe Se designs then dedicated to testing only RAE moved to Boscombe Down as RAE, DRA QuinteQ
Look Up, St. Paul! A Walking Tour of St. Paul, Minnesota
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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. Paul, Minnesota 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.
The Empire Test Pilots' School Boscombe Down
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The ETPS was formed at Boscombe Down during WW II in 1943 with terms of reference to provide suitably trained test pilots for test flying prototype and new designs to evaluate them before they entered front-line service and produce 'Pilots Notes' and to draw attention to any limitations that need to be observed. A dual-seat Hawker Hunter T7 jet was used for spin recovery training. Now JAS 39 used
Dan Air HS 748 UK Oil Industry Shuttle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Dan Air evolved as a low-cost charter airline operating out of Hurn Airport near Bournemouth in the South of England and was doing very nicely moving hundreds of passengers. Then in October 1974 Conoco Oil contacted them to ask if they would be interested in working with them in Scotland at Sumburgh and Aberdeen using their HS 748 to fly rig workers to the Wessex helicopter pick-up and set-downs
Kawanishi H8K2 JNAF flying-boat
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Kawanishi H8K2 Type 2 flying boat of the JNAF is generally recognized as the best flying-boat of the WW II era far superior to any western type be it British or American. A large aircraft it planning hull design is of particular note with its two wave-damper strakes under the forward hull to correct for instability on its waterborne take-off run. The type embodied in the JMSDF SAR US-1 of today
Croydon Britians first London Airport
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Croydon Surrey in the UK not far from Central London bears the distinction of being Britain's first international hub for airliners. In the the late 1930s Erhard Milch and Enrst Udet of the German Air Ministry (RLM) landed at Croydon in their VIP Heinkel's and just before WW II started in 1939, Maj Alexander Seversky arrived at Croydon in his 2PA Convoy Fighter on a European demo and crashed it!
Safe at Last: Refugees in America
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Don Miller has interviewed over 2,000 refugees who escaped from danger from seven different countries. This is a book of their stories. Most of them went through incredible suffering and hardship in their native countries and on their way to America. This included ethnic cleansing, starvation, torture, beatings and long periods of incarceration.