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14 Fun Facts About Pirates
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
Pirates are thieves who roam the seas. They prey on ships to steal their cargoes and valuables. Pirates have been around ever since the invention of boats! There is even an old tale that Caesar Augustus was caught by pirates and held for ransom. However, when we think of pirates, we often think of those dashing adventurers that roamed the seas. Read some fun facts about pirates in this fun book.
In Transit at Dubai International
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historiography, Nonfiction » History » Historiography
If you want to see the working world on the move, one of the places where you get this feeling is the Dubai international airport. Here one finds persons of different cultures, races, backgrounds on the move. One thing that binds the millions who transit this airport is that they are all workers.
The Last Men to Walk on the Moon: The Story Behind America's Last Walk On the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The amount of attention focused on Apollo 11 was enormous. Sending a man to the Moon was not simply an American achievement, but an achievement for the entire world. By Apollo 17, the space race was over and the fascination with the Apollo mission was not as great. Though the mission is not the most covered mission, it is one of the most important—what its experiments proved paved the way for
Why is the USA Interesting? The 50 State Quarters
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
What is interesting about the USA? It is a land of freedom and independence and the idea of the American Dream. It is fifty separate states all united into one country. This book shows what is important to the different states and how it adds character to the whole country. Freedom’s ring has over fifty distinct tones. Long live liberty.
World War 2 Battle of the Java Sea
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of the Java Sea: This little known sea battle was overshadowed by Pearl Harbor, The Philippines, Wake Island and other events at the outset of World War II. The Battle of the Java Sea was none the less a critical sea battle. The allies threw together a battle fleet to blunt Japanese expansion into South East Asia, Sumatra and Java.
World War 2 Operation Barbarosa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 470. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
OPERATION BARBAROSSA: One hundred and ten German Divisions smashed across the Russian Border in June of 1941, destroying and encircling every Russian Army in its path. The poorly led and equipped Russians fell back into the vast recesses of the Russian Steppe, biding their time until the newly erected factories East of the Ural Mountains began to produce and then out produce the German ability to
Faith of the First Ladies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013 and represented by MacGregor Literary. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » History » American
Historically, First Ladies have been women of incredible faith who supported their husbands with prayer and sacrificed much for love of their country.
Historic Fort Loudoun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,730. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
The colony of South Carolina built Fort Loudoun in 1756 at the height of the French and Indian War. Built to foster relations with the Cherokee, the fort helped to secure the Overhill towns from French involvement. In 1760 the Cherokee besieged and captured the fort when the relationship soured, making Fort Loudoun the opening act in the Anglo Cherokee War of 1760-1762.
Questions Every Airman Can Answer: Fifty Questions, and Fifty More - Air and Space Power Explained by the Air Force
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This information is intended to provide a quick, informal reference to the vital concepts in Air Force doctrine that all airmen should have at their fingertips.
Toulouse - 1814
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,600. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
By the spring of 1814 the Peninsular War was nearing its climax. The British army under Wellington was invading southern France, but they were faced by a larage French army under the cunning French Marshal Soult. Wellington’s attack on Toulouse was to prove to be one of his hardest fought actions.
The Pyrenees - 1813
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
By the summer of 1813 the Peninsular War had reached a crisis. The British army under Wellington was poised to invade France, but he was faced by the towering Pyrenees mountains and the cunning French Marshal Soult. What followed was a classic campaign of mountain fighting.
San Sebastian 1813
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
By the summer of 1813 the Peninsular War had reached a crisis. The Port of San Sebastian had to be captured, and captured fast if Wellington’s British armies were to avoid a humiliating retreat due to lack of supplies. But in San Sebastian was the wily French commander Louis Rey. The scene was set for a classic siege campaign.
Elfego Baca, The Mexican Gunfighter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Elfego Baca always wanted to be a lawman. At the age if 19, he obtained a mail-order sheriff's badge, appointed a friend or two as deputy sheriff's and concocted a method to clean the town of Socorro, New Mexico of its riffraff and seedy characters. Baca sent out letters to the felons in town, claiming he had warrants for their arrest. They either must surrender or risk being shot on sight.
The Papal Prophecies - St Malachy and the Doom of the Popes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
NOW UPDATED FOR POPE FRANCIS. For five centuries scholars have puzzled over a document known as The Papal Prophecies that were ascribed to St Malachy, an Irish cleric who died in 1148. The Prophecies clearly state that both Rome and the Papacy will be destroyed at some date in the early 21st century.
The Female Pope - The True Story of Pope Joan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
For centuries rumours and legends have swirled about that one woman did get to be pope in Rome. The Catholic Church has always denied the stories, but they refuse to go away. It is now time to look anew at these old stories and try to discover the truth that lies behind them.
Shanghai Manholes
Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
While many have dedicated much time and energy to showcasing the buildings and historical sites of the former International Settlement and French Concession in Shanghai, the purpose of this book is to highlight the forgotten remnants of infrastructure – still dotting the streets – originally installed by the foreign powers that once called Shanghai home.
MWSA Dispatches February 2013
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A quarterly publication featuring the work of members of the Military Writers Association of America. This issue showcases the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, the USS Arizona, WWII B-29s and the Mexican-American War. Articles include social media marketing, Scrivener writing tips, the Stars & Flags Book Awards, Bob Doerr's reading list and a poetry corner.
Вязники, древний Ярополч, родовая вотчина бояр Кошкиных, дедина Российского Императорского дома
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 40,190. Language: Russian. Published: February 16, 2013 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian
In 2013, Russia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Russian Imperial House. Each new discovery about a famous dynasty attracts an attention. This book, based on the analysis of the Tsar's and his immediate families estates, shows that they paid personal attention to these settlements. Thus on the basis of the documents and facts it is proved that Fyodor Koshka
Helith - An Anglo-Saxon Pagan Deity
Price: Free! Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
A free eBook by Swain Wodening and GardenStone. The names Helia, Heile, Helið and Helith are recorded in several medieval and later publications as names for a pagan deity who was venerated in the southwest of early Anglo-Saxon England. This publication gives a fair overview on what is known about this pagan god.
Fregatterne Peder Skram og Herluf Trolle Flådens Flagskibe under Den Kolde Krig
Price: $5.40 USD. Words: 53,810. Language: Danish. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Bog om søværnet under den Kolde Krig med udgangspunkt i historien om fregatterne PEDER SKRAM og HERLUF TROLLE. Bogen er skrevet af Søren Nørby og Steen Schøn.