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The Book and Libraries
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
The history of the book, and the relationship between the book and libraries.
Shipbuilding at Seaham Harbour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The town of Seaham stands proud on the Durham coast in the north-east of England. Seaham once built ships. Fine, sturdy wooden sailing ships. The shipyards are now gone; the patent slipways, pontoons, dry docks, workshops are all gone and no trace remains to remind Seaham of this once flourishing industry. This book documents the fine history of shipbuilding at Seaham between 1832 and 1899.
There Shall Be An Independent Scotland: British And Scottish Nationalism After The 2014 #Indyref
Price: Free! Words: 27,570. Language: British English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
Scottish independence is one of the most significant political debates that has taken place within the UK nation's three hundred year history. One thing is clear: there shall be an independent Scotland, one day. In this collection of papers, Nye uses contemporary and historical examples to explore Scottish-British relations and particularly the values given to both British and Scottish nationalism
The Family
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Family history
This is my Family's brief history as I recall it. This should be a nice book to have in your Griffith family book case.
In Search Of A New Zealand National Identity
Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
This is an introduction to whether there is a distinctive New Zealand national identity and, if so, what prompted its development, what sustains it and whether it has changed character over time.
Regency Overview Book 1 Regency Life Series
Series: Regency Life, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Historic images, historical information, and funny anecdotes give an overview of life through longer Regency years, plus a light-hearted look at the people, places, and fashions of the times.
Saxo Grammaticus on Slavic Pre-Christian Religion: The Relevant Fragments from Book XIV of Gesta Danorum
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend, Nonfiction » History » European
Duke Henry the Lion, King Waldemar, and Bishop Absalon answer the Pope's call for the Northern Crusade to Christianize Baltic Slavs. Being successful in achieving their goal, and having subdued the Slavs, they witness the strange and unusual temples, statues, customs, and divination rituals of the Wendish Slavs.
Mary Queen of the Scots: The Forgotten Reign
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until May 27!) Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » History » Biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Queen Mary Stuart was one of the most beloved & controversial women in Scottish history. The granddaughter of King James IV & his wife Margaret Tudor, Queen Mary's status as heiress-apparent to Queen Elizabeth's throne paired with the violence of the Scottish Reformation set the stage for one of the most dramatic & poorly understood lives of the 16th century in this beautifully crafted biography.
Reimar Horten's 1960 Proposed Design For A Delta Winged Jet Powered Cruise Missile For The IAe Argentina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This ebook tells the story of the cruise missile proposed by Reimar Horten in 1960, powered by a Rolls Royce engine and sporting a delta-winged design, never to leave the drawing board. Digital images by Mario Merino.
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015 by PARIAH PRESS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.
The Petersens: From Norway to Croydon Bush
Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This is a memoir of the Petersens, one of the first families to settle at Croydon Bush, a farming district near Gore in Southland. Full of tales of Sydney convicts, Māori princesses and Norwegian whalers who jumped ship, their story is typical of the many thousands of settlers who came to New Zealand. It tells how ordinary people built a new community – and a new nation.
A New Approach on Old Issues Of Ancient Vietnamese History
Price: Free! Words: 53,240. Language: American English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
The new name and latter version of this book is "Research prehistory of Vietnam under Chinese classical Astronomy and Text", ISBN 9781370154548
Tuyệt kỹ khinh công và ngạnh khí công mật truyền
Series: Châm ngôn nhà Phật. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,260. Language: Vietnamese. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Cuốn “Tuyệt kỹ khinh công & ngạnh khí công mật truyền” giới thiệu phương pháp luyện tập khinh khí công, kỹ năng và những bí mật biểu diễn 6 tuyệt kỹ, như :đi trên lửa, đứng trên quả trứng, đứng thăng bằng trên bóng đèm điện, du thang giấy. v.v. Sách cũng giới thiệu phương pháp tập luyện ngạnh khí công, kỹ năng và những bí mật, biểu diễn, như : dùng một ngón tay chọc thủng đá, dùng dây xích quấn c
Egypt: Land of the Pharaoh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by The Florida Hoosier. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Many legends and speculation in Egyptian mythology surround the pyramids. Why were they built, and how were they built? They have been described as burial tombs for the pharaohs, and giant observatories. Speculation also exists they were ceremonial sites where the ancients performed secret rituals.
The Fabulous Films of the 30s
Price: Free! Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » North America
This collection of 19 essays by a selection of the best classic film bloggers currently writing, members of the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA), covers mainstream hits like The Adventures of Robin Hood and cult classics like Freaks. These essays help profile the decade that changed Hollywood in the public's eye from a den of vice and sin to a veritable dream factory, picture by picture.
Mindless Thug - Private Security Contracting: Iraq-Haiti-Libya
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 70,870. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(4.00 from 1 review)
Events preceding the Second Gulf War. Halabja gas attack. WMD. Iraq 'War'. Private security contracting 2003 to 2012. Current period in Iraq to April 2015. Haiti, post-earthquake, December 2010 - May 2012 Libya, post revolution and overthrow of Ghaddafi to mid 2012.
A Small Qango — Reminiscences of the Home Budgeting Advisory Committee of the Minister of Social Welfare 1978 - 1988
Price: Free! Words: 28,510. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / money management
The Home Budgeting Advisory Committee exercised initiatives that were unprecedented for “Quasi Autonomous Government Organisations”. In ten years of committee meetings and gatherings it prompted a shift in the attitude of government to the expenses of volunteer organisations. Its legacy is seen in $407m of household debt now being managed by family budgeting groups.
Earth Epochs
Price: Free! Words: 77,490. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Earth Epochs looks at major cataclysms across the Holocene, the Earth's Axis Tilt event of 3,448 YBP and its world wide cataclysm. And the Last Great Cataclysm, 7000 Years ago and its catastrophic effects. It also reviews in detail the Younger-Dryas event of 12,900 YBP. In addition, it also makes the case for Giant Humans and Dinosaurs in the Historic Record.
Fairbury, Illinois and the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This short story interweaves the stories of prominent Fairbury citizens and the 1893 Columbian Exposition. If you are interested in Fairbury history, this short story explains Fairbury's role in the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
See you in Istanbul - Kistalight
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: Swedish. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Äldre par på vift i Istanbul eller livet är en weekend tour. Flanör i vindlande gränder, bland moskéer och minareternas böneutropare, i larmet från en galen trafik och mistlurar från Bosporen och Gyllene Hornets myllrande båttrafik