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Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Psychology » Stress
Combat fighter pilot Mark Berent writes of a dragon-shaped karst mountain in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that bristles with physical and psychological danger. He writes of it as he first saw it on an F-4 FAC mission from Ubon RTAFB in 1969. Then he adds an excerpt from "Phantom Leader," one of his historical fiction books about war and politics in the Vietnam era.
The Federalist Regained
Price: Free! Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » American
An American writer offers a riposte to Alexander Hamilton and a fresh interpretation of the Bill of Rights.
Chicamauga: Battle of The Blue and The Gray
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » History » Military
This ebook contains a poem of reincarnation and brief details of the Battle of this sacred place in far northwest Georgia.
Fire Trap: The Tragedy of the Hope Development School
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1924, 23 people, mostly girls and young women from 5 to 26 years old, died in the Hope Development School fire near Los Angeles, a tragedy that has become an all-but-forgotten part of the city’s history. But the real tragedy was that state and county officials knew that the building was a dangerous fire trap, but were unable to find a safe location for the school.
A Short History of Transportation
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
The history of transportation is a long and interesting one. For millennia travel was by foot or draft animal. The industrial age revolutionized travel by birthing modern transportation modes. Transportation methods between then and now have changed dramatically.
Rendezvous In Space - A Look In on Military Space Power - Effects of Starfish Prime Nuclear Explosion on Space Policy, Comparison of Space Power to Air Power
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper compares the challenges to national space power today with those seen during the developing years of air power. The comparison illustrates how the United States compounds its space power risks to national security today in similar ways to how mindsets impacted air power implementation prior to WWII.
Population - Dandelion
Price: Free! 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...
The Girl from Latvia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
War crept silently into my life when most little girls enjoy playing jacks and jumping rope; when the soft echoes of the past dance upon early adolescent innocents. Yes, World War II came softly into my life.
Shaping the World from the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force Post-9/11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army's Delta Force has quietly spearheaded the most ambitious special operations campaign in modern history. SHAPING THE WORLD FROM THE SHADOWS provides a wide-ranging look into the staggering secret history of the world's leading special operations force in their defining hour.
101 American History Fun Facts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
"101 American History Fun Facts" includes 101 fun facts from American history. Amuse your family, impress your co-workers - always have a fun fact or two to share!
7th Cousin....Lizzie Borden
Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
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Lizzie Borden, after research, I found is a 7th cousin, 3 times removed. I have always had a fascination about Lizzie Borden and have read about her over the years. When I found we were related, I just HAD to know more and try and figure out the murders. I think I have really figured out this who-dunit using little known Borden secrets.
Rambo and Me: The Story Behind the Story, an essay (The David Morrell Cultural Icon Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, which has been called “the father of the modern action novel.” Rambo went on to become one of the five most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. In this in-depth essay, for the first time Morrell tells the full story about how the novel and Rambo were created.
The Great Australian Pie: a history and culinary adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by BWM Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Nowhere else in the world is there anything quite like it; and nothing is more beloved by Australians. Its appeal leaps across the generations, the sexes and all the social, political and religious persuasions. It is the one thing we all have in common: it is the great Australian meat pie.
Titanic: A Man-Made Disaster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania
Like many others, I have always been drawn to the story of the Titanic. It is like a fairy tale, a love story, a disaster and a tragedy all rolled into one, with stories of heroics, cowardice, desperation and separation.
Titanic - Letters in the Ocean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Fiction » Historical » General
Three strangers, three classes - one fateful night... This is a part fact, part fiction piece about (possible) life on board the ill-fated ship
Elizabethan Era
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Elizabethan Era England Life: All major aspects of life in England during Elizabethan era. Includes biography of Elizabeth I, daily life of people, crime and punishment, theaters, plays, costumes, religion and famous Elizabethan era people including Shakespeare.
Unwanted Wives
Series: Old Cases, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Carlyle Harris and Robert Buchanan had several things in common. Both worked in the medical field, with Harris a medical student and Buchanan a practicing physician. Both lived in New York City in the early 1890s. And both had wives they didn't want. 5,000 words
Well Down Freedom Highway: The Staple Singers' 1965 Masterpiece
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Well Down Freedom Highway discusses the 1965 Epic LP Freedom Highway by the Chicago-based gospel family act the Staple Singers. The Staples are best-known today for their string of hits for Stax in the ’70s. But in the early to mid 1960s, they were basically the house band for the Civil Rights movement (at the same time that they were the best-selling gospel act in the country).
Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
A how-to manual showing how to properly care for bronze plaques and memorials.
Look Up, Charleston! A Walking Tour of Charleston, West Virginia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
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 Charleston, West Virginia from walkthetown.com 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.