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HMS Glowworm And HMS Jervis Bay
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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.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Soda Springs, Idaho
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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.
Royal Signals & RAdar Establishment Malvern
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Kawanishi H8K2 JNAF flying-boat
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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
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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
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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!
Korean Echoes
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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?
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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
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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.
Look Up, Minneapolis! A Walking Tour of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 2, 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 Minneapolis, 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.
Look Up, Chicago! A Walking Tour of The Loop (South End)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: August 31, 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 Chicago's South Loop 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 Real Life of Amelia Earhart, The Feminine Flying Wizard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Amelia Earhart set a number of flying records in her outstanding career, but she wanted one more. She wanted to fly the circumference of the earth at the equator level. She and her navigator Fred Noonan were within seven thousand miles of finishing the 29,000 mile journey when they crash landed. Anthropologists have found remains on an isolated atoll in the Pacific.
RAF Top Secret Recce over Russia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In the early 1950s as the Iron Curtain came down SAC Gen Lemay needed information as to the whereabouts of the USSR's ICBM sites that he knew were targeting America and the UK. He contacted Sir Winston Churchill about the situation (no reconnaissance satellite or U-2 or Blackbirds at this time) to seek permission for the RAF using North American B-45 in RAF markings to fly the recce over Russia
Jet Fighters -- A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Since WW II and the German Me 262 the aircraft manufacturers particularly in the US, UK, France and Sweden have continued their post-WW 1st generation designs into 'super fighters' we now have today with a myriad of designs of fighters, fighter-bombers and multi-role types without doubt the best currently in front-line service with the best yet to come the LM F-35 Lightning and the new era of UCAV
Look Up, Chicago! A Walking Tour of The Loop (Center)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: August 29, 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 the Center of Chicago's Loop 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.
Look Up, Chicago! A Walking Tour of The Loop (North End)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 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 Chicago's Loop (North End) 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.