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If I Could Paint the Moon Black
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,910. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
We know The Diary of Anne Frank. Now, we have Imbi's story, If I Could Paint the Moon Black. A child and her mother in occupied Estonia, caught in the nowhere land between two warring dictators, Hitler and Stalin in the years 1939-1945. You will fall in love with the spirit of this young girl; a story of escape and love, delightfully told despite the reminders of war and devastation.
Look Up, Minneapolis! A Walking Tour of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
Mongols In The Middle East
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
The military campaigns of the Mongols were successful on a truly legendary level and led to the Mongols forming the largest contiguous empire in history. Despite their success, there were but 700,000 ethnic Mongols to rule over all of Asia, and in this text we investigate how the Ilkhanate was run and held with the use of conversion to the local religion of Islam.
The Getchells and The Betty O'Neal
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Betty O’Neal Mine was discovered in 1877, incorporated in California twelve years later, and taken to patent in 1892. Lysander Getchell was the first to recognize the full potential of the mine. After his death in 1918 his son Noble became the general manager for the mine, and developed the Betty O’Neal into the largest producer of silver in Nevada throughout most of the 1920s.
Coming to Las Vegas, A True Tale of Sex, Drugs & Sin City in the 70s
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 71,810. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This memoir tells how the author arrived in Las Vegas in 1973 to join a circus, opened the new MGM Grand Hotel/Casino as a cocktail waitress and, among other adventures, experienced a city-wide Culinary Union strike. Each story told in this memoir—of the Martin Scorsese “Casino” era of Las Vegas—is true, and many of them are humorous as well as outrageous.
Hindbusters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,410. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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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.
Tlou! Tlou! The Elephant-Singers of Botshabelo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,540. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
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The book tells the story of the Batloung, a Batswana tribe of Southern Africa. It provides historical insight into the Batloung's ancient customs, practices and beliefs. It describes the experiences that shaped a people - from a time before their first encounter with whites and the Gospel, up to the challenges of the uneasy social structures of twentieth century South Africa.
The Nabataeans, Builders of Petra
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by CanBooks. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A fascinating look at the ancient Nabataean Kingdom! During the time of the Greek and Roman Empires, this small Arabian empire built spectacular cities in the Arabian Desert. Their ships and camel caravans traveled to far off exotic places to bring luxury goods to European markets. Most of all they are remembered for building the exotic ancient city of Petra.
Two for the Cabinet
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,820. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
In 1981 President Ronald Reagan selected two individuals from a small Township in Southeastern Pennsylvania as members of his first cabinet. What is the story behind naming Senator Richard Schweiker and Andrew Lewis, Jr. to the cabinet? Why did they come to his attention? Why did their relationship with the President and each other affect America and change the course of history?
Leon Kilat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
For more than 300 years, colonial Spain used torture and violence to impose their will on the Filipino people. All that changed in 1896 when a revolution erupted. By 1898, their fate was sealed. In the island province of Cebu, a man who was known by his alias as ‘Leon Kilat’, led the Cebuanos in an uprising that eventually gave them freedom and independence. This is the story of that uprising.
The Marine from Mandalay
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Price: $4.79 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.
走出毛泽东的阴影(第4章 墓地)Out of Mao's Shadow (Tombs)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
节选自潘公凯所著,上榜《经济学人》和《华盛顿邮报》“年度最佳图书”。本书的副标题是《寻找新中国的灵魂》
The Secret Files of White America
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Category: Essay » Sociology
I am afraid of our Hebrew Elohim. Too many Hebrews killed; police are allowed to go beyond character assassination--they just kill Black Americans. They kill and belittle what they have done to make it legal by law. There are two standards of law--one for White America and another for Black America. It all starts with a file on many Black Americans--even those without a history of imprisonment.
Lambourn Valley Railway - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
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Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A charming history of one of the long closed rural branch lines on the Great Western Railway. The Lambourn Valley was one of the most quintessentially English branch lines in the days of steam.
Submachine Guns and Assault Rifles | Military-Today.com
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This e-book is a reference guide on modern submachine guns and assault rifles. It covers more than 50 weapons from 27 countries and provides photos and basic information with specifications. It is easy to read and will be useful for people interested in weapons and military hardware. It is a great first step in identifying and researching submachine guns and assault rifles.
Brush Creek Chronicles: The Family of John and Elizabeth Akin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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This genealogy of John Akin and his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” McKinney, who settled in Green County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s, reflects the events of American history from the time of the frontier to the post-World War II era and across eight generations. Biographical sketches of John and Betsy, their parents, grandparents, and over 800 descendants present the family’s history.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway (East to West)
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 3. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from east to west, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
Eugen Sanger’s Ramjet Powered Messerschmidt Me 262A-1a & Skoda-Kauba SK P.14-01
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
“I have seen a great deal in my life, but nothing so astounding as the sight and sound of this roaring, flaming D-17Z in a power dive at over 420 mph (675.9 km/h).” Fritz Stamer, famed gliding pilot said after witnessing the flight of the early version of a Sänger ramjet engine operating in open air.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 – 1958)
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Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich, USAC's formation, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, the "Race of Two Worlds" at Monza, Italy, plus details of each 500-mile race from 1954 through 1958.
A Walking Tour of Watertown, New York
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: February 1, 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 Watertown, New York from walkthetown.com 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.