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A Star in a Jar: The Search for Cold Fusion
Series: Steve's Life & Times, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Twenty years ago, two scientists, Martin Fleischmann & Stanley Pons, Professors of electrochemistry, announced to a stunned world they had discovered the secret to Cold Fusion by literally creating a star in a jar in a modest basement using just $100 000 of their own money. Here is this truly fascinating story with more twists and turns, ravels and unravels, than an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider
Price: Free! Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
Swimming at Villa Hugel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by UCS PRESS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
Post World War II Germany was Mary Hanford's world as a young American girl. She was the "fly on the wall" witness to events designed to take down the Krupp empire, which had been major money behind Hitler. Her lawyer father was part of the team that took over the Krupp mansion -- Villa Hugel . In this enchanting memoir, Mary reveals what happened as she saw it through her eyes as a young girl.
Flådens sænkning 29. august 1943
Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Danish. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Illustreret bog om flådens sænkning under 2. Verdenskrig.
A Collection of English Editorials by a Chinese Editor-in-Chief
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 69,210. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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Chinese is a very difficult language to the Westerners, so is English to the Chinese. Over 70 years ago, Sun, Jui-chin was a Chinese journalist who was appointed as a director and editor-in-chief from October 1945 to September 1946. This book contains 72 editorials.
Call Me Joe: The Secret World War II Diary of Nello Camilli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,500. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Defying US military regulations, Nello Camilli kept a diary throughout almost three years overseas during World War II. There are accounts of the movements of the troops and battles being fought, but we also get a glimpse of a young man's fear, homesickness and humanity. This diary provides an opportunity to see the war through the eyes of a regular enlisted man in his early twenties.
Chronology of Important Events
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014 by Discipleship Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa
This book is a public domain item. You are welcome to read it for personal references about South Sudan. You may be a South Sudanese or not, but you must not publish this book for commercial purposes. Read it for yourself and stay blessed.
E' Guerra - Easy Italian Reader
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: Italian. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Italian, Nonfiction » History » War
E' Guerra - Easy Italian Reader Improvvisamente é arrivata la prima prova di difesa per la libertà ed il prezzo da pagare sarà carissimo. Roosevelt presenta il suo caso al consiglio e l'America va' in guerra. Era l'anno 1941.
Where Stories Dwell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,900. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Essays, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
WHERE STORIES DWELL is a unique volume in PULPSTUDIES, an imprint of Pro Se Productions. PULPSTUDIES focuses on the nonfiction of New Pulp. This includes volumes about sources for ideas as well as unique academic studies of New Pulp series and characters and other various types of reference books.
An Incarcerated Conscience
Price: $1.55 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Ben Meyrick was the only ordained Christian minister in Wales to be jailed for being a conscientious objector during the First World War. Amazing bravery was displayed on the battle field during the War, of that there is no doubt, but neither can we deny that considerable bravery was also displayed by the conscientious objectors. Here is one man's story.
Brown Water Red Blood - A Sailor's Memories of his Tour of Duty with TF-117 in the Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
Brown Water - Red Blood is a story of survivor's guilt. It is the author's way of atoning for coming home in one piece. Many times during my tour of duty, I said, "That could have just as well been me."
The Devil Takes Half
Series: A Greek Islands Mystery, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 95,070. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Nonfiction » History » European
A beautiful archeologist and daughter of a local ship owner is found dead at a dig on the Greek Island of Chios. After the body of her young assistant is also discovered, the chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that the pair turned up something of real value, all evidence to the contrary, and sets out to conquer the evil threatening his formerly peaceful island.
Whaling in early New Zealand
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
A short account of the Whaling days in New Zealand. The oil from the blubber of the Whales was a valuable commodity in those days ,where it was used to light oil lamps as well as to lubricate delicate machinery and watches. The introduction of the motor car oil and petrol, gas lamps and electricity caused a gradual decline in its use. New Zealand ceased commercial whaling in 1964..
The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights
Price: Free! Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
This book explains how the Ninth Amendment is the key to understanding rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation.
TEI, a Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace
You set the price! Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In a nation devastated by World War II, Tei Fujiwara wrote her memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. Tei’s memoir began in August 1945 in Manchuria and has continued in Japan through 46 printings, a movie, TV series and recognition from the Imperial Family. Now her story continues in English for another new generation.
A Lifetime to Celebrate
You set the price! Words: 36,740. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Nonfiction » History » American
This story is about a Cajun family's journey through a lifetime of events that tests their courage, convictions, and human spirit.
UTU
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Two hundred and fifty years ago New Zealand and its Maori inhabitants were almost unknown to the European.community. This is a true story of a tragic event that occurred in 1809 when the ship "Boyd' was looted and burned and the carnage which followed..
A Short History of the Game Of Chess
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Chess has been a favored game for almost fifteen hundred years. A Short History of the Game Of Chess recounts a brief history of this much loved game.
Cydwybod mewn Carchar
Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This is a Welsh language essay on the only minister of religion in Wales to be imprisoned during the Great War as a conscientious objector. Hanes achos y gwrthwynebydd cydwybodol, y Parchedig Benjamin Meyrick, yn ystod y Rhyfel Mawr. Os nad ydach chi'n gyfarwydd iawn efo lawrlwytho e-lyfrau yna'r peth gorau ichi ydi dewis 'PDF' isod.
Through Colonial Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The story of Australian Colonial art from precolonial times, discovery, settlement and exploration to the centenary period (1880s) through the eyes of the artists at the time.