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Dan Air HS 748 UK Oil Industry Shuttle
By peter dancey
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
Baldoyle - The Racecourse Village
By Michael. J Hurley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,440. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book by Michael J. Hurley is a history of the village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland as a centre for horse racing from 1829 to 1972. The book contains documented history, as well as a series of reminiscences by the author who is native to the village of Baldoyle.
Kawanishi H8K2 JNAF flying-boat
By peter dancey
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
By Sergio Innocenti
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
By peter dancey
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!
The Slope of Kongwa Hill: A Boy's Tale of Africa
By Tony Edwards
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Agio Publishing House. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
Based on the author's memoirs, this novel picks up his story when, at age 9, as a result of his parents moving to East Africa, Tony finds himself bound for Kongwa School in January 1952. Located just south of the Maasai Steppe where was to be found every manner of game, exotic bird life, insects and reptiles, Kongwa provided a harsh if adventure-filled location in which to be educated and grow.
Safe at Last: Refugees in America
By Don Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Don Miller has interviewed over 2,000 refugees who escaped from danger from seven different countries. This is a book of their stories. Most of them went through incredible suffering and hardship in their native countries and on their way to America. This included ethnic cleansing, starvation, torture, beatings and long periods of incarceration.
The Marine from Mandalay
By James Leasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back to Britain to report for duty in Plymouth. On his way he has many encounters and adventures and helps British and Indian refugees.
Korean Echoes
By Tom Sheehan
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?
By Graham Murray
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
By David Webb
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
By Doug Gelbert
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.
From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione - The Story of Italian Restaurants in America
By Mike Riccetti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione tells the story of Italian restaurants in America. There is certainly more to Italian food in this country than what is found in its Italian-themed restaurants. But, it is an appealing tale in its own right, and one that has not yet been fully told. This fairly concise tome follows the food of the early immigrants to the diverse range of Italian eateries today.
The Crocodile's Teeth
By Sam Thaker
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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The evil thugs of Idi Amin's Uganda and the fanatical bombers and machine-gun-toting terrorists of Mumbai make The Crocodile’s Teeth a gripping tale of one man's survival and resourcefulness set against a background of tyranny, terror and hardship on two continents.
A Prince in Prison
By Sichos In English
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 46,020. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
The Previous Rebbe’s account of incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927.In this unparalleled historic first-person description the Previous Rebbe graphically documents the cold truth behind the cynical Stalinist facade of religious tolerance—midnight arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration without trial, the humiliation of prison routine, the torture of dissidents, and so on.
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'
By Richard G Tomkies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Based on the true story of a schooner bound for North Queensland in 1864 wih a load of sawn lumber and wrecked in a cyclone. The crew escape in a crude boat built from the lumber, but are eventually captured by a tribe of wild Aborigines.Enslaved, all except the Captain survive their harsh treatment. Befriended by a small tribe of friendly pygmies who assist them to eventully escape to freedom.
Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air
By Richard DuRose
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Shooting Star is the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race, which promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Honolulu from Oakland, California. You know about Amelia Earhart, now learn about Mildred.
Look Up, Chicago! A Walking Tour of The Loop (South End)
By Doug Gelbert
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
By Alton Pryor
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
By peter dancey
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