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The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James
By Doug Merlino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The history of basketball contains all the drama inherent in America’s long struggle with racial intolerance and quest for equality. Highlighting characters both famous (Bill Russell, Michael Jordan) and obscure (Earl Lloyd, Holcombe Rucker), this book explores how what’s happened on the basketball court has mirrored race relations in the United States—and often preceded changes off of it.
A Walking Tour of Fort Myers, Florida
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 15, 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 Fort Myers, Florida 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.
Portraits of France
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 189,390. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Portraits of France is part memoir, part journalism, part history, part gastronomic adventure. An intensely personal tour of a France not found in guidebooks. From Heloise and Abelard to Lafayette to DeGaulle, from the guillotine to an 1806 Chateau Lafite, from lungbusting Tour de France climbs to the still pockmarked terrain around Verdun to a World War II concentrtion camp in the Pyrenees.
A poetry of our names
By Alexander Bobrov
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 129,150. Language: Russian. Published: July 14, 2011 by izdat-knigu.ru. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
Culturological essays which reveals the Russian traditions and the ultimate meaning of Russian names. Культорологические очерки, раскрывающие русские традиции, высший смысл имянаречения и вехи именинного календаря
A Walking Tour of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 14, 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 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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.
Birth of the British Bobby
By Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The introduction of early policing measures throughout the UK from industrialist MP Robert Peel and his 'Peeler' to the birth of the British Bobby, Scotland Yard, detectives, and Sherlock Holmes.
Queen Victoria's policing Guide 1899 - Victorian & Edwardian Manchester
By Don Hale
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
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This is a fascinating Victorian Bobby's Bible - unearthed quite by accident from the archives of my great grandfather - James Wood’s - a former Royal Protection Officer from personal effects, diaries and records, which had lain hidden and unseen for over 100 years. It is a rare and valued policing guide authorised by Queen Victoria.
British legal History - The fielding Brothers & bow Street runners
By Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Law » General law
This is part of a fascinating new series of exclusive legal history features following the Birth of Law and Order, Parish Constables and Watchmen in England from 1663, and the development of specific law officers - including the famous Bow Street Runners and a series of other protection officers introduced to help keep the peace.
Secrets of the Royal Detective - The first Victorian & Edwardian bodyguard
By Don Hale
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 69,140. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
During the reign of Queen Victoria, the monarchy received numerous threats and attacks by terrorists and foreign agitators. This story is about the first Royal Bodyguard - who was my great grandfather James Wood, a former soldier, and detective superintendent of police in Manchester, England. James had expert knowledge of firearms and explosives and was appointed to protect visiting Royalty & VIPs
Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympic Games - What really happened before, during and afterwards
By Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography
When the 1936 Olympic Games was hosted by Germany at their magnificent Berlin stadium, the country was a far different place from when they were first awarded the event. Now run by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, this is a genuine account of what really happened in the lead up the games, during and after; how their own athletes were treated, and the contrast to their public and propaganda image.
The Lunesdale & Oxenholme Staghounds - A History
By Ron Black
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
Today, the Lunesdale and Oxenholme Staghounds are consigned to history and for the most part forgotten. The deer they chased, including Lion and Mabel, have gone to that great rutting ground in the sky. The horses, among them White Wine and Lionel, push up the grass instead of grazing it, and the sound of the horn and halloa has been replaced by the rumble of traffic and the high-speed train.
The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
By Don Hale
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines by Don Hale: The true life drama behind the very first Daily Mail air race from London to Manchester in 1906. Based on factual reports, cuttings and personal diary entries from my great grandfather James Wood who was the police superintendent in charge of security at this historic event. Many experiences were later used in the popular film.
A Walking Tour of St. Augustine, Florida
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: July 13, 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. Augustine, Florida 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 Glenside Kid
By Ted Taylor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,270. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
A Poignant, humorous tale of growing up in the author’s beloved hometown of Glenside in the middle of the 20th Century.
Fascinating Women In California History
By Alton Pryor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Women were not only the first to find gold, but they were responsible for settling California. T
A Walking Tour of Jacksonville, Florida
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 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 Jacksonville, Florida 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.
Terra Nullius - The Definite History
By Robert Challis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
A humorous history of Australia providing such useful information as: How foreigners can avoid offending Australians; The rules of cricket for Americans; How a Stuffed Horse won the Melbourne Cup; Why Sir Donald Bradman’s life was a failure. The study of history is about learning from the mistakes of the past. This book is guaranteed by the author to be full of mistakes.
The Big Sky, By and By: True Stories, Real People and Strange Times in the Heart of Montana
By Ed Kemmick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011 by MissouriBreaksPress. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Here, for the first time, is the collected work of one of Montana's leading journalists, Ed Kemmick. In these timeless pieces spanning Kemmick's award-winning career, he tells a contemporary story of Montana through the eyes of everyday, extraordinary people who define the rugged individuality and big-hearted kindness of the Big Sky State.
The Real Story of Butch Cassidy, Leader of the Wild Bunch
By Alton Pryor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Maybe the most careful robbery planner of all the old west outlaws. He was adept at planning robberies of trains and banks that yielded big returns. He claims that he personally never killed anybody, although members of The Wild Bunch wreaked havoc throughout the west.
The Real Story of Billy the Kid
By Alton Pryor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The most notorious outlaw that ever lived, and the one that lived the shortest. Billy was only 21-years-old when he was killed by a bullet fired by Pat Garrett. He was said to have killed 21 men in his life-time, but only five were ever documented.