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Silk: From the Myths & Legends to the Middle Ages by Priscilla Lowry
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Textiles & Polymers
Silk is rarely the title of a book, yet it is part of history, travel, textiles, design, art, social history, women’s affairs, royal pursuits, the crusades, fashion and modern global science, business and economics. In this book the secrets are gradually revealed, stories of mayhem and espionage, love and valour, corruption and beauty.
Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery by Marvin J. Wolf & Katherine Mader
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 118,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » North America
Rotten Apples is a thoroughly investigated treasure of true crime straight from the streets of The City that Never Sleeps. This bushel of vice, victims, and vengeance spotlights sinister citizens from Boss Tweed and Typhoid Mary to Mark David Chapman and Jack Henry Abbot, plus detailed map references to guide you to the locations where they committed their grisly crimes.
Trouble in Rooster Paradise by T.W. Emory
Series: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » North America
Oldster PI Gunnar Nilson tells the story of a case he handled in Seattle, 1950. A client hires him to find the killer of a young beauty who worked at Fasciné Expressions, a “rooster paradise” where pretty girls charm male customers into spending big. The heady fragrance of perfumed female can make it tough for a guy to think clearly, especially when the killer is breathing down his neck.
Trace Your Roots by Maureen Vincent-Northam
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,680. Language: British English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
Discover your ancestors. Grow your family tree. Full of effective tips and advice on tracing your family's history, from gathering background information and deciphering old documents, to discovering and consulting less well-known records and reading between the lines when tackling civil resources. Trace your Roots is an invaluable, easy-to-use guide for every budding genealogist.
The Flavian Jewish War: A Senecan Tragedy by Suresh Shenoy
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish
The very mention of Flavius Josephus raises the hackels of his Jewish compatriots, even after two millennia. He has been commonly known as the traitor to his nation who joined the Flavian Romans in destroying Judaea and the Herodian Temple at Jerusalem. My study shows that in fact Josephus was a loyal Jewish citizen and a secret enemy of the Flavian Romans.
Diana Inquest: Corruption at Scotland Yard by John Morgan
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 261,840. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » History » European
This explosive book exposes high-level corruption in London’s Metropolitan Police Service following the August 1997 death of Princess Diana in Paris. Over the ensuing decade Scotland Yard - led by Commissioners Paul Condon and John Stevens - carried out one of the biggest and most wide-reaching cover-ups in its history.
Memories on Muslin: 1934 Athelstan Quilt Blocks & Depression-era Quilting by Trisha Faye
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » History » American
Eighty years ago, women and young girls of Athelstan, Iowa left pieces of themselves behind, stitched in muslin squares. A set of 30 squares, 27 signed with names, surfaced. The names were traced to Athelstan, Iowa. They are now at the Taylor County Historical Museum. Memories on Muslin shares tidbits of 1934, with a brief history of depression-era quilts, as a tribute to these Athelstan women.
Lincoln's Family: The True Story by Troy Cowan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,850. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction
In his field, a farmer impregnated Nancy. Nancy’s caretaker offered a drunk five gallons of whiskey to marry her. Thomas Lincoln married Nancy and moved his bride into a horse shed. Thomas would be gone for months looking for work, leaving Nancy to take care of herself. With Thomas away, Nancy met a man and fell in love. He impregnated Nancy and when the baby was born, she named him Abraham.
Don Carlos Buell by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Don Carlos Buell was likely removed from command of the Union Army in Kentucky because of political motives. My ebook considers editorials in the New York Tribune that demanded a true account of how Buell was relieved of his command following the Battle of Perryville, in 1862. Documents relating to the Buell Commission and the general's court martial were suppressed by the War Dept in the 1860s.
The Battle Against the U-Boat in the American Theater - Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Campaign, Adversaries in the Battle of the Atlantic, Caribbean, Wolfpacks, Milch Cows, Bell P-39, Northrup A-17 by Progressive Management
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,320. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication describes the Army Air Forces' contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic from the American Theater.
La maison Anne Frank à Amsterdam by Marko Kassenaar
Series: Les Musées d'Amsterdam. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: French. Published: June 15, 2015 by Liesbeth Heenk. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Museums of the World, Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
La Maison Anne Frank, un des musées les plus populaires d'Amsterdam, accueille environ un million et demi de visiteurs par an. Anne Frank y a vécu dans la clandestinité pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, pour échapper aux déportations nazies. Découvrez l'annexe secrète dissimulée derrière la bibliothèque, où Anne, une jeune fille juive de treize ans, ainsi que sa famille vécurent pendant deux ans
Billy Mitchell - Stormy Petrel of the Air - Spanish American War, World War I, Advocate for Airpower, Demonstration of Aerial Bombing of Battleships, Great Pioneer, General Pershing, FDR by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 118,120. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication tells the incredible story of Billy Mitchell.
Blacks in the Army Air Forces During World War II: The Problems of Race Relations - Officers and Flying Units, Era of Change 1943, Protests and Leadership, Confrontation at Freeman Field by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 189,900. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication relates how the leadership in the War Department and the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) tried to deal with the problem of race and the prejudices which were reflected in the bulk of American society.
Air Power and Warfare: Proceedings of 8th Military History Symposium at U.S. Air Force Academy - Early British, European, American, Soviet, Japanese Experience, World War II, Apollo Astronaut Collins by Progressive Management
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 293,570. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication provides the proceedings of the eighth military history symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy covering the earliest years of air power and World War II in the air.
It Happened to Us - Mark II by Colin Finkemeyer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,940. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History
These are the stories of the `boys' of the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment who served in World War II in Malaya and Singapore in the defence of Australia. After Singapore surrendered, anti-tankers were allocated to various POW work parties. Collectively their stories cover a broad range of the experiences endured by all Aussies in Japanese POW camps. These 109 stories have been told for young of today.
Air Force Roles and Missions: A History - Origins, Transitions, World War II and Dawn of Global Air Power, Unification, Massive Retaliation, Vietnam War and Flexible Response, Maturing of Roles by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 247,630. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication traces the doctrinal underpinnings of the modern United States Air Force, the world's only global air force.
The Air Force Integrates - 1945-1964 - World War II, Freeman Field Mutiny, MacDill Riot, Unbunching, Eisenhower, Little Rock, Kennedy Era and the Civil Rights Act, Travis Riot, Blacks in USAF by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 216,760. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique USAF publication describes the struggle to desegregate the post-World War II U.S. Army Air Forces and its successor, the U.S. Air Force, and the remarkable advances made during the next two decades to end racial segregation and move towards equality of treatment of Negro airmen.
A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital by Patrick D. Guinan, Kenneth J. Printen, James L. Stone, James S.T. Yao
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,280. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book looks at a unique and unparalleled collection of individuals who together achieved something noteworthy. It is more than a history of a building on Chicago’s west side—it is an inside look at the people who made Cook County Hospital a center of top-flight medical education and world-class care through the years.
Fitz John Porter by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Fitz John Porter worked for 15 years to have his officer's rank restored, and his reputation vindicated, after he was found guilty in a court martial. Porter ascended the military ranks after graduating from West Point in 1845. On August 30, 1862 he was ordered by a superior to bring his troops forward at the Second Battle of Bull Run. My e-book documents Porter's disgrace and final restoration.