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From the Antipasto to the Zabaglione - The Story of Italian Restaurants in America
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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)
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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.
The Stone of Destiny: In Search of the Truth
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
"The Stone of Destiny" is the first book to explore the reasons behind the theft of the Stone of Scone in 1296 by King Edward I of England and to examine the validity of the myths and legends associated with its origins.
March! The Fight for Civil Rights in a Land of Fear
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011 by Stephen Delear. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1929, the white citizens of Nacogdoches, Texas drove their African-American neighbors into a ghetto at the edge of town. The aftereffects of this event haunted the community for more than four decades.
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.
The Real Story of John Wesley Hardin, The Meanest s.o.b. in the Old West
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
John Wesley Hardin killed for the joy of killing. He always felt he was persecuted for his Southern feelings. He deplored the black slaves of the south. He was also fast with a six-gun and used it all too often.
Look Up, Chicago! A Walking Tour of the Magnificent Mile
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: August 25, 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 Magnificent Mile 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.
German Border Guard Aviation
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
the German Federal Border Police BGS comprises a uniformed police force reporting to the Ministry of the Interior.The BGS monitors Germany's borders with non-European countries and German coastal waters. Its officers and helicopter patrol airports, railway lines and ports of entry and exit and aupport other German police agencies when necessary. It is an all rotary-winged force.
The Christian Discovery of Tibet
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 233,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Over the centuries Christian missionaries made their way east from Jerusalem through China. This reached a high point with the Portuguese in the 15th century. Jesuit missionaries accompanied the explorers as far as Japan and founded over 800 missions. This book ends with the astounding story of Padre António de Andrade who went over the Himalayas to Tibet where he founded a mission in 1625.
The Christian Discovery of Tibet
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 233,390. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Over the centuries Christian missionaries made their way east from Jerusalem through China. This reached a high point with the Portuguese in the 15th century. Jesuit missionaries accompanied the explorers as far as Japan and founded over 800 missions. This book ends with the astounding story of Padre António de Andrade who went over the Himalayas to Tibet where he founded a mission in 1625.
Where Were You The Day Camelot Died?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
It was November 22, 1963 and I was in driver education class in high school. We were all stunned to learn of the assassination of our beloved President Kennedy. That was also the topic of our 45th class reunion last year in October 2010. What follows is a humorous story of the difference from 1965 to 2010. How we have transgressed from six pack abs to an overhanding belly - no hair & beer.
Operation 'Opera' and Iraq's Osirak Reactor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
When Israel realized it was in danger of attack from Iraq once its nuclear reactor was commissioned it was decided that the IDF/AF should train to bomb the facility that was still under construction. When Operation Opera' was launched the IDF/AF premier strike plane was the F-4 Phantom II but it was 8 GD F-16s each with 2 2,000lb bombs escorted by F-15A Eagles that did the job with 100% success.