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Until the Wheels Fall Off
By Robert Norman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,220. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A group of young men form a motorcycle club. Vowing to remain together “until the wheels fall off” the Wheel Lords Motorcycle Club adopts the street chopper counterculture lifestyle and the freedom of the open road, as they ride and party with the Hells Angels and Unforgiven Sinners. Told from the perspective of one club member, this is the story of California chopper riders in the 70s.
HMS Glowworm And HMS Jervis Bay
By Ciamar Price
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Afghanistan Stories One
By William A. Hart
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
You read the news of endless war and comments by people who have visited briefly, yet there also exists another Afghanistan. Here you can read of this different side, of real people and events from before the decades of war to updates of the present. The stories range from the everyday to the unusual with glimpses of the rich diverse cultural bases that have made up the Afghan world.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Soda Springs, Idaho
By Sunny Lockwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
First Aid for Heroes
By Jane Davis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011 by Rocket Science Productions LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on the tragic day, 9/11/2001. This book is about Jane’s story; the days leading up to 9/11, her volunteering at Ground Zero in New York City for six and a half weeks, and the ensuing ten years, full of courage, love, and dogged persistence.
Royal Signals & RAdar Establishment Malvern
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: 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
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: 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
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
By peter dancey
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: 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
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: 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
Baldoyle - The Racecourse Village
By Michael. J Hurley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book by Michael J. Hurley is a history of the village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland as a centre for horse racing from 1829 to 1972. The book contains documented history, as well as a series of reminiscences by the author who is native to the village of Baldoyle.
Kawanishi H8K2 JNAF flying-boat
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: 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
Trattato di cucina medievale
By Sergio Innocenti
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,780. Language: Italian. Published: September 5, 2011 by Delirium Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
Un pasto vecchio otto secoli. Cosa e come mangiavano nel Medioevo? Viaggio alla scoperta di molti dei cliché del caso, fino a scoprire ricette e usanze inaspettate.
Croydon Britians first London Airport
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: 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!
The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
By Tony Edwards
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
Safe at Last: Refugees in America
By Don Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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.
The Marine from Mandalay
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.
Korean Echoes
By Tom Sheehan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel.
JESUS CHRIST. Superstar, Saviour, or Fakir? Is God Real?
By Graham Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Is there life after death? Was Jesus a real person? Are we all just lambs to the slaughter? So many questions, so few answers. Designed to evoke an emotional response, this ebook is an alternate view on the traditional take of the Life of Jesus and the Bible, and is not for the feint-hearted or fanatically religious. Off-beat and often humourous, it is nevertheless biting.
A Photographic Tour of Egypt
By David Webb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
I have tried to show a different perspective with my 40+ photographs of the places that I visited. See such things as how the pyramids of Giza really look close-up, a "stepped" pyramid older than those at Giza, some of the stunning art work and carvings in the temples, view of the Nile from the Aswan ("High") Dam, the beauty of the Nile north of the Dam, and the glibness of a bazaar vendor.