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The First Christmas by Yashi Nozawa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / General
It is a non-religious book about history and origin of Christmas celebration. The author tries to determine who, when and where did perform the first Christmas celebration within the confines of the continental USA. During the process, he has to investigate many earlier explorers and settlers including the pre-Columbian period. It also describes the evolution of Christmas celebration in Japan.
Battle of Bailen by Oliver Hayes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of Bailen set Europe alight. For years the magnificent, tough and superbly equipped armies of Napoleon Bonaparte had marched unchecked across Europe. But at Bailen a French army was fought to a standstill and forced to surrender by a small Spanish force led by an inexperienced commander.
The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo by Oliver Hayes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo was a savage affair, fought as part of the Peninsular War that pitched Britain’s Duke of Wellington against Napoleon’s French Marshals.
Yunus Emre: Sufi Poet in Love by Yunus Emre
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by E-Kitap Projesi. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Rituals & Practice, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire
"God is our professor and love is our academy." "Let us love, and be loved." - Yunus Emre Who is Yunus Emre? Is he one of the wandering hippies of 60's with torn clothing? Or is he a romantic obsessed with love? He is neither, but at the same time both. Yunus Emre was a thirteenth century dervish from Anatolia. He is obsessed with love, but his love is the love of a true mystic.
The Major Battles of the First World War by Bill Price
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The battles of World War I were fought on an unprecedented scale. Both sides made use of industrial technology to inflict horrendous numbers of casualties on the other and armies composed of millions of men confronted each other in cataclysmic encounters, the like of which had never been seen before.
JFK Assassination - 50 Years On in 60 Minutes by Freya Hardy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime
At 12:30 p.m. CST on 22 November 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was assassinated by a gunman as he rode through Dallas, Texas.
Gurkhas - Better to Die Than Live a Coward by Benita Estevez
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
When we think of Gurkhas we think, not only, of brave soldiers fighting for Britain but also of a race of people. However, there is no such thing as a Gurkha in the ethnic sense – the word is, in fact, a corruption of Goorkha, a small town and one-time state in north-west Nepal.
Great Escapes of World War II - Tom Dick and Harry to Stalag to Colditz by Freya Hardy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,480. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II, enough men to populate modern-day St Lucia. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW camps stretching from Nazi-occupied Poland to Italy.
Genocide - A History from Carthage to Darfur by Maria Pritchard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
As Winston Churchill learned the full horror of the Nazi atrocities, he reportedly said, ‘This is a crime that has no name’. The sheer scale of the mass murder made a new expression necessary: this went beyond anything seen before or since. The term ‘genocide’ was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent, who lost most of his family in the Holocaust.
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened by Gordon Kerr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Reference
‘It’s not winning silver; it’s losing gold’, says a famous Nike ad, hammering home the painful truth that posterity has little compassion for those who finish second. They are, more often than not, expunged from history, years – perhaps even decades – of grinding toil and desperate hope cast into the dustbin of history.
Mujeres por la independencia by Sebastian Alaniz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,180. Language: Spanish. Published: January 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Esta obra fue escrita para que, a través de la fidelidad y de la amenidad con que su autor nos cuenta los sucesos de la Guerra de Independencia de México, sus heroínas sean como personajes cercanos. En estas páginas el lector encontrará la historia de todas aquellas mujeres, conocidas o anónimas, cuyo valor y fortaleza trascendio el que su nombre se haya esfumado en los campos de batalla.
Leyendas de la tierra grande by Marcela Magdaleno
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: Spanish. Published: January 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico, Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
Este es un recorrido por los pueblos de México y sus moradores, por sus costumbres y sus historias, por sus temores y sus milagros, animado con nuevos colores, sonidos, olores y visiones. La autora no solo nos narra las historias, sino que nos hace sentir que son los diablos, duendes y brujas quienes nos cuentas su suerte, ya sea de fatalidad o de ventura.
El aprendiz de brujo. La energia nuclear y los caminos del Apocalipsis by Gustavo Lencina
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: Spanish. Published: January 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control, Nonfiction » History » Military
Desde las bombas en Hiroshima y Nagasaki tenemos una visión tenebrosa de la energía nuclear, que se refuerza cada vez que un accidente pone en riesgo a poblaciones enteras. El autor nos remonta a los días en que Marie Curie descubría reacciones físicas que revolucionarían la Medicina y nos muestra a dónde realmente han llegado. ¿Qué es la energía atómica? ¿Cuáles son sus beneficios y amenazas?
Footprints by David Hilton-Barber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,430. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Here is an idiosyncratic view of one of South Africa’s loveliest districts. History is certainly revealed, but the book is much more than dry-as-dust fact and chronologies. The mountains and valleys and abundant vegetation of the northern Drakensberg have inspired many people. Their stories enliven almost every page.
My Eye in the Storm - Katrina Close Up by Amy Crimi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
My Eye In the Storm – Katrina Close Up is a memoir of the time I spent working as a Disaster Housing Inspector in 2005, after the most devastating hurricane of our lifetime hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina. This is a story of the victims, the destruction, disaster workers, bad politics, and human behavior during a time when all aspects of life were pushed to the limit.
Võ sĩ đạo, linh hồn của Nhật Bản by QuangVanBooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,180. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tháng 3/2011, động đất và song thần đã phá hủy một phần của Nhật Bản, cướp đi sinh mạng của hàng ngàn người dân vô tội. Sống trong thảm họa, sự can đảm, kỷ luật trong tính cách người Nhật vẫn giữ vững không hề thay đổi...
Fever: The Origins of Fever (Book I) by Yas Niger
Series: Fever. Price: $4.40 USD. Words: 64,220. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Nonfiction » History » Africa
Fever is an exposition of a heady but not inscrutable abstract tale conceived on the likeness of bodily symptoms to a dysfunctional family, coexisting like the nation it is indigenous to, resembles and lives within. Its nature points seemingly to a fictional story it likens in every aspect and symbolizes with such inane clarity. This is the historical tale of the Nigerian nationhood and its people
Luận anh hùng by QuangVanBooks
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 177,890. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Chúng ta đã quen với việc quy kết sự hưng suy của vương triều, sự thành bại của sự nghiệp, sự đổi thay của lịch sử và sự đúng sai của sự tình do nguyên nhân cá nhân. Quy kết thành một nhân vật lãnh tụ nào đó hoặc nhân vật chủ đạo nào đó có nhân phẩm tốt xấu, giỏi kém. Đồng thời, các nhân vật lịch sử Trung Quốc cũng được chia đơn giản thành hai vai thiện - ác...
La Caravane de l'espoir - Signe de Piste by Gérard Viguié
Price: $5.10 USD. Words: 55,500. Language: French. Published: January 14, 2014 by Editions Delahaye. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
Yves, Anwar, Karimdad… Un jeune Français, deux jeunes Afghans dans l’Afghanistan en guerre contre les Soviétiques. Suivant une caravane humanitaire, ils participent de tout leur cœur et de toutes leurs forces au combat désespéré d’hommes libres qui s’opposent à l’envahisseur...
Nhịp sống hiện đại và dưỡng sinh tinh thần by Dong A Sang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,910. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tinh thần tổn hao, lao tâm khổ trí như cái vòng kim cô của Tôn Ngộ Không, càng lo lắng muốn thoát ra thì nó cứ thít chặt lại, làm cho tinh khô, khí hư, thần nhược, là mầm mống của bệnh tật, suy lão, rút ngắn tuổi thọ. Sách giúp quý bạn gỡ cái vòng kim cô kỳ quái và vui sống !