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Christmas Customs of Old Whitby
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Paul McDermott. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Some recollections of old Christmas customs in the ancient seaport of Whitby, which lies on the North East Coast of England. The booklet covers ancient customs some probably dating back to Pagan times, such as the visitations of the 'Vessel Cup Singers'. It also includes descriptions of the special delicacies that were eaten at Yuletide in this mysterious old Yorkshire seaport.
Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on 10/15/2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)
Real Slave Talk, Freedom through words
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book is a gift from God, it is a basic insight of the clearest solution of modern day problems.
The Sultan's Organ
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Price: $3.45 USD. Words: 26,880. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Thomas Dallam took the gift of an extraordinary automatic organ from Queen Elizabeth to the Sultan of Turkey. He kept a diary of his thrilling odyssey and its triumphant conclusion. Faithfully translated into prose more easily digested by the modern reader, unembellished and unedited, this illuminating historical source is presented as if its Elizabethan author were alive today.
Oil under Sherwood Forest
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
britain is an island so supplies have to be imported. during both world wars the germans decided starvation - food for the people, oil for machinery, would be effective. discovering oil in the middle of nottinghamshire made a difference. this is the story.
A Good Cup of Joe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a collection of articles I wrote while serving in Afghanistan. They take a humorous look at life in combat. They tell the story about life that is not shown in the movies.
A Story of Vietnam
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
A Story of Vietnam is the first comprehensive and inclusi history of Vietnam written in English. It provides a serious reading material to students interested in Asia. To the hyphenated Vietnamese,it presents a keen reference tool to decipher the ethnic and cultural idiosyncrasies they encounter everyday at home. Finally, this book can introduce the country of Vietnam to the discerning traveler.
The Manifesto Montecristi by Jose Marti (Full Text)./Introductory annotation by Atidem Aroha.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
José Julián Martí y Pérez was born in Havana, Cuba on January 28, 1853. He is one of the most renowned writers in the history of Cuba and Latin America. He essentially devoted his life to the cause of independence and to the foundation of a new Cuban nation. As we perceive in the Montecristi Manifesto, Martí was a talented humanist.
The Two Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Of all the millions of words written in anger or certainty regarding arguably the greatest murder mystery of all time, the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one testimony remains glaringly absent.
Revolution in Cairo (hour by hour story)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
First edition. 'Life on Mohamed Mahmoud street goes at usual pace, just like on every other street in this district of the city – people go shopping, meet their friends, spend their time out on the roofs of old tenements. Everything is so „normal”. And then, on one winter day this „normality” disappeared and everything became completely different and this happened on the day of 25th January, 2011'
Rewolucja w Kairze (godzina za godziną)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: Polish. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Wydanie pierwsze. "Życie na ulicy Mohameda Mahmouda toczy się normalnie, jak na pozostałych ulicach w tej dzielnicy miasta – ludzie robią zakupy, spotykają się z przyjaciółmi, spędzają czas na dachach starych kamienic. Wszystko jest takie „normalne”. I nagle pewnego zimowego dnia ta „normalność” zniknęła i wszystko stało się takie inne. A było to 25 stycznia 2011 roku."
Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Granger, Grant, and Grandpa
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
After the disastrous Battle at Chickamauga, the Battle for Chattanooga, was a glorious victory for the North, dealing a severe blow to the dying Confederate Cause. Years later, when reflecting on his Civil War adventure, Union Corporal Henry Annis, 96th Illinois, wrote a stirring account of this heady battle in his memoir: "Our Experiences on Lookout Mountain, November 23, 24, 25, 1863."
The Belhurst Story
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,840. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
On a cliff overlooking Seneca Lake in upstate New York, the Belhurst Castle proudly stands at the site of previous mansions and Indian fortresses, a place riddled with history and fantastic legends. Rumors abound of hauntings, hidden treasure, underground tunnels, and a curse on those who disturb old burial grounds. Eccentric and passionate individuals lived and died here over the centuries.
Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
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Series: The Enemies Within, Book 1. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 171,480. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by Trevor Loudon. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
"Trevor Loudon does the job that few in the media ever even attempt. This eye-opening book is proof that one person really can make a difference, especially when they have no agenda other than finding the truth.” -Glenn Beck, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of GBTV.
The Triptych Papers: Lectures in Post-Colonialism, Creolisation and the Epistemologies of Displacement
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,170. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Post-Colonialism is revealed as "backward looking"; as tending to read its anthropology against the sociology, economics and history of which it escaped in Colonialism. In the Triptych Papers, Morris explores the problem of post-colonialism and argues that there is a value in the situation or anthropology - which is to say the life-world - of the post-colonial which he or she is apt to overlook.
A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Illustrated with thirty photographs and drawings, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed listing of the ships that made up the Austro-Hungarian Navy, its operations, and the unique problems this unusual fleet faced, from contentious duelling parliaments to ships built by landlocked Hungary.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo 8 Technical Crew Debriefing with Unique Observations about the First Mission to the Moon - Astronauts Borman, Lovell, and Anders
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,820. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This official NASA document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provides the complete transcription of the historic Apollo 8 post-flight debriefing given by astronauts Frank Borman (Commander), William A. Anders (Lunar Module Pilot), and James A. Lovell Jr. (Command Module Pilot).
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Cat Pies - Feline Historical Trivia (by Grace Elliot) Non-fiction - for lovers of cats, history and trivia! Did the Victorian's really eat 'cat pies'? Why are cats said to have nine lives? Is 'cat-gut' really made from cats? Who invented the cat flap? You'll find the answer to these and many other cat related trivia questions in 'Cat Pies.'
Gullah Ghosts: Stories and Folktales from Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry with Notes on Gullah Culture and History
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Series: Tales from Brookgreen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Meet . . . the shrieking ghost of Crab Boy lost forever to a fierce marsh creature ~ an ingenious slave matching wits with his plantation owner ~ the unique residents of isolated Sandy Island . . . all "ghosts" of the African-American Gullah culture once so alive along the South Carolina coast (10,000 words, 4 illustrations, 84 pages in paperback) from the longer book, "Tales from Brookgreen."