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The Illuminator's Palette: A Study of Pre-Seventeenth Century Pigments for Medieval Book Art by Britni Patterson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,310. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
A concise compilation of modern research into the pigments used by medieval artists for painting various works of art. This monograph includes a list of 66 pigments along with charts showing their use throughout time, and the locations of use, describes how to mix your own paint with historically accurate binders, and explains the techniques necessary to successfully emulate the medieval artist.
The Fall of Denmark (1940) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In 1940 Hitler’s Germany launched an unprovoked attack on little Denmark. The campaign was meticulously planned and over in hours. It saw the first ever use of paratroops in war, the first German amphibious landings of the war and the threat of terror bombing of cities and towns.
The Battle of Kabul (1879) - part of the Bretwalda Battles series by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
With British & American troops again in Afghanistan, this book looks back to a previous conflict when Islamic fundamentalists again sought to overthrow the government of Afghanistan and British troops went in to pacify the area.
The Battle of Pulu Aor (1804) by Rupert Matthews
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
A key naval action that confirmed British control of the Indian Ocean and its rich trade at a crucial point in the Napoleonic Wars.
The Battle of Otford (776) - A Bretwalda Battle by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
A much overlooked Dark Age battle brought to life. Fought between the Kingdom of Mercia and the Kingdom of Kent, this was a surprise victory for Kent due to careful tactical arrangements.
Martin Luther King Jr. on Black Power and White Liberals by Be Scofield
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In this fascinating essay Dr. King scholar Be Scofield explores the more radical shift in King's views towards white people and racism. How did King relate to the Black Power movement? What were it's strengths and weaknesses? Was King more radical in economic terms than the BP movement? Be ready to learn some very interesting facts.
Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...
Sharing Success - Owning Failure: Preparing to Command in the Twenty-First Century Air Force by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In Sharing Success — Owning Failure, Colonel Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour. He expresses ideas and puts forth questions to spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you—squadron commander.
Cooking with Anne of Green Gables by Kevin Sullivan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Davenport Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Living in a pastoral world, Anne would have dined fairly modestly, butshe always tried to make the occasion special. Extraordinary results can be achieved by presenting the meal elegantly, to show your guests how much you care for them. *Cooking in the early 1900's *Turn-of-the-Century Etiquitte *Planning and Authentic Anne of Green Gables Meal *Popular Games
The Page of Cups by Tim Belcher & Katrina Joyner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
Want to make mead (honey wine), don't know how, find all other texts dry and boring? Spice a little humor into your cup and brew a tasty batch the sarcastic way. Illustrated, illuminated with humor, and informative.
A First Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine by Dennis Hawkes
Price: Free! Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- General
The 1st Century Traveller's Guide to Palestine is an ebook by Professor Hawkes that gives the reader an impression of what it was like in New Testament times. Set in the year AD 60 it covers topics such as travelling there, what to see, what people eat, cost of living, what accommodation is like etc. The book is well researched with a comprehensive bibliography
Why Preah Vihear Should be Returned to Thailand by Duncan Stearn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Journalist Duncan Stearn takes a closer look at the International Court of Justice ruling on the border dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over the Preah Vihear temple ruins and changes his view on which country is in the right.
Shipwrecked for 13 days on a coral reef by Murray Burt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
Being shipwrecked on a reef in the west indies can be a thrilling brand of fun — once you know you’re going to survive.
Left by the Indians: Story of My Life by Ethan E. Harris
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This the eyewitness story of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train massacre. It is the single worst pioneer massacre in US history. Much like the Donner Party and the Paraguay soccer team, the 16 survivors of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train had to resort to cannibalism in order to survive their 45-day ordeal.
The Rankin Book Of Random Facts and Trivia by Adam Rankin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Did you know Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams died on the same day? Did you know FDR changed the date of Thanksgiving for several years? Or how about the fact that Canadians often buy their milk in plastic bags. The Rankin Book Of Random Facts and Trivia is filled with many more great facts from history and culture.
The Town That Haunted Hemingway: The Slip and Fall of Young Ernie's Spirituality : The Gradual Corruption of America's Literary Genius by David Wyant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » American
When I say haunting, I mean that in a good way. Unforgettable impressions of Petoskey always persisted in the mind of Hemingway. That's the kind of haunting to which I am referring. This sleepy northern Michigan Hamlet often served as settings and many of it's characters appear in the author's finest works. Probably the most complex person ever to live in Petoskey has been Ernest Hemingway.
Cultura Espiritual Egipcia by Adolfo Sagastume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: Spanish. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Egypt, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Dioses y Diosas de la Cultura Egipcia Antigua. La simbología sagrada y los misterios encerrados en las pictografías e imágenes de los grandes maestros de sabiduría y los hierofantes del secreto milenario egipcio.
Diary for a Day: 23rd April 2011 by Chudleigh Writers
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
The residents of Chudleigh, a small town in Devon, kept a diary for 23rd April 2011, which was both St George's Day and Easter Saturday. The diaries were displayed as part of the Chudleigh Literary Festival on 18th July 2011. They are now brought together in book form as input to the social history of Chudleigh.
The Americas Secret Weapon and The Emergence of Mr. Barack Obama by C. Edward Miller
Series: Amerca's Secret Weapon, 9781452445182. Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 18,040. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
More than a billion people will return to Israel from the Americas and other parts of the world; as more ancestors of Jacob come home. They will come to cities they did not build, to houses they did not build, to homes filled with good things which they did not put there, to wells they did not dig, to plants and gardens they did not start the growth--and there will be room enough for all...