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Sailors' Yarns & Tavern Tales: Vanishings, Ghosts and Spooky Ships
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by Vicki Rutherford. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Ships found drifting with no crew aboard. Lighthouse keepers haunted by the Grey Lady. Ghosts of drowned sailors photographed swimming. Shiver me timbers! These twenty strange tales of mysterious disappearances and eerie events will leave you wondering. Whatever their authenticity, such sailors’ yarns from the past 400 years are always entertaining.
Sammy and Me: How a Dog Saved My Life in Vietnam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,700. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » History » War
Sammy and Me: How a dog saved my life in Vietnam is filled with my memories and photos of what happened to me during the Vietnam War. It gives my unique perspective of how a dog taught me a lot of things, saved my life and kept me sane in an insane and unpopular war.
When the Babe Came to Town: Stories of George Herman Ruth's Small-Town Baseball Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"Babe" Ruth was a baseball legend. You can find out why in "When the Babe Came to Town." This book shows how the Babe connected with the fans through his many exhibition and barnstorming games."When the Babe Came to Town" is a collection of some of these stories highlighting games that Babe Ruth played in Emmitsburg, Maryland; York, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California and Cumberland, Maryland.
Age Of The Dinosaur - The Rise And Demise
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
After the most rapid and widespread diversification of species the world has ever experienced, during the Cambrian Explosion. Conditions are now ripe for rapid growth, of living creatures. The Dinosaur.
Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » History » North America
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on October 15, 2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)
Hindbusters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Africa, Nonfiction » History » Military
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This book is a personal account of the battle for Mavinga in South Eastern Angola during September and October 1985. It covers the Operation Second Congress advance on UNITA's Jamba headquarters area and the response from the South African forces charged with stopping the advance. Operation Weldmesh was a specialized operation aimed at destroying the FAPA helicopter air support to FAPLA.
KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio, Nonfiction » History » North America
After Cumulus Media switched KGO Radio (810AM) from an all talk format to an all news format in December 2011, laying off the best radio talent in the San Francisco Bay Area and throwing away 40 years of broadcasting history in a desperate bid to improve ratings, the lost of familiar voices over the airwaves was heartbreaking. (A 3,660-word essay.)
The Fourth Option: Citizen Shares
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,780. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » History » American
The Fourth Option: Citizen Shares proposes that we replace our debt and interest based money supply with one that encourages all of us to share the work and share the wealth that our work produces. Read in this little book, that many of our greatest leaders, including Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, believed that government should issue, not borrow, money.
Age Of Mammals - A More Familiar World
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
Mammals evolved on earth during the reign of the Dinosaur. Now, with their larger competitors gone after the mass extinction at the end of the cretaceous period, these small nocturnal creatures are free to diversify into the mammals we see today.
From George Washington to Donald Trump, to Hillary Clinton: Interesting Quizzes About US Presidents
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016 by Brian Mulipah. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » American
There was once a US President so rich; he donated all his presidential salaries to charity! You know who that is? Hint: It wasn’t George Bush.
Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was the only U.S. General to resign his commission in the 20th century. He clashed with JFK in 1961 and 1962, and became noteworthy for his role in the saga of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 and the Warren Commission in 1964. Walker could be a significant, overlooked suspect in the JFK assassination.
Beginnings - The Earth And Life
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
We all know that life on Earth is possible! We are here and so is every other form of life that we know. Three-point five billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere and environment was very different from today.
Fairbury, Illinois in 1888
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This short story excerpts the biographies of 116 Fairbury area citizens from the 1888 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois by Chapman Bros. These colorful biographies tell the story of the early pioneers who settled Central Illinois.
Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,010. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
It is not generally recalled that Major General Edwin Anderson Walker, who led Federal Troops to racially *integrate* Little Rock High School in 1957, later led a riot against Federal Troops to keep Ole Miss University racially *segregated* in 1962. Walker's clash with JFK is of special interest.
Shaping the World from the Shadows: The (Open) Secret History of Delta Force Post-9/11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army's Delta Force has quietly spearheaded the most ambitious special operations campaign in modern history. SHAPING THE WORLD FROM THE SHADOWS provides a wide-ranging look into the staggering secret history of the world's leading special operations force in their defining hour.
Guide to Air Force Heraldry - Heraldry Through the Ages, Symbols in Emblems, USAF Symbols, Organizational Emblems, Designing An Air Force Emblem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,210. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Heraldry as we know it today had its beginning in the early 12th century during the period between the First and Second Crusades.
Experiencing The Death of Elvis: A Childhood Tragedy (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » History » North America
On the day that Steve Jobs died in October 2011, I felt an immense sadness not for the technological visionary who just passed away but for another cultural icon who changed the world for an earlier generation. The death of Elvis Presley in 1977 that cast a long shadow over my childhood, as my mother loved him more than either my father or myself. (A 3,230-word essay.)
A Brief History of Ex-General Edwin Walker -- Part One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Major General Edwin Anderson Walker was the only U.S. General to resign his commission in the 20th century. He led Federal Troops to racially integrate Little Rock High School in 1957, but after he resigned from the Army in November 1961, he led a riot against Federal Troops to keep Ole Miss University racially segregated in 1962. His role in the saga of the JFK assassination is of interest.
Shipbuilding at Seaham Harbour
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The town of Seaham stands proud on the Durham coast in the north-east of England. Seaham once built ships. Fine, sturdy wooden sailing ships. The shipyards are now gone; the patent slipways, pontoons, dry docks, workshops are all gone and no trace remains to remind Seaham of this once flourishing industry. This book documents the fine history of shipbuilding at Seaham between 1832 and 1899.
Time Of Humans - The New Legacy
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
As the planet constantly evolved, so to has life. From the smallest organism, every stage along the way. Through ideal conditions for life, to conditions that have severely compromised and threatened the chances for all life to continue. We have succeeded, where many of our earlier ancestors didn’t, as did every other living thing on Earth today. This is us, this is the modern world.