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An Eye in the Wall - Short Stories from China
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,020. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Award-winning linked stories and novella by Megan Lee. A foreign language student witnesses an execution, a young boy's body washes up on the beach, a good Samaritan tries to save a beggar, a prisoner’s last day, an old woman encounters a teenage runaway on a bus. The points of view shift from Chinese to Westerners, looking in and looking out at each other through the cultural wall that is China.
My Enemy's Enemy
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 122,360. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A Russian energy minister, Skurt Ancre, is drawn into a plot by China to invade Tajikistan to grab a newly discovered oil field when his wife is trapped after a terrorist bombing. China uses the Sochi Winter Olympics along with Iran and North Korea to occupy Russia's attention as it prepares to invade. Ancre tries to stop the war while working to protect his own secrets from discovery.
The Old Queen's Treasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,990. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Long before Captain Cook managed to blunder onto the Hawaiian Islands, a Chinese Treasure ship found her way there. Now an archeological team is looking into that visit. But murder dogs their footsteps. And the women of the Pono family are pulled in also. Everything, including the volcano, is primed to boil over. Third book of the Kohala Coast Mystery series.
Sisters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Lin Han wants to honor her sister, but few options remain open to her. Still, she struggles to do the right thing and to keep her sister's memory. Historic fiction taking place during Tang dynasty China.
The Seven Year Laowai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
An ESL teacher's recollections of the seven years he spent teaching English in Wuhan, China. From the alcoholism which led him there to the nasty power games that pushed him out, The Seven Year Laowai provides an unflinching look at the lives of ESL teachers in the smoggy never-never land of Wuhan, China.
We don't need history
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Fosfor. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In China, a new myth – the myth of The Chinese Dream – is fast amassing dreamers. It’s is not unlike the American Dream – the core component is still the promise of a wealthy middle-class lifestyle: a family, a privately owned car, and a house with your name on the lintel.
Giant Pandas: Cuddly Bamboo Lovers: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Bears, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Giant pandas are animals that live in China. For many years, people couldn't decide if a panda was part of the bear family or part of the raccoon family. Now they know that they are really bears. They look like a huge, cuddly bear. They have four legs and a short, stubby tail. They also have a face that looks like a bear face. Educational Versions have CCSS activities.
Leizu: Empress of the Silkworm: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers. Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About the Yangtze: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
The Yangtze River is known by many names. From its headwaters in the glaciers of Tibet, it drops nearly 16,000 feet (5000 metres) on its journey to the East China Sea. For millions of years it has cut its path through the land. It flows through mountains and deep gorges and along broad, flat valley plains. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume II: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1945 -1947 - Palestine, Berlin Crisis, Carrier Cancellation, NATO, Soviet Atomic Bomb, H-Bomb
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,860. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Established during World War II to advise the President regarding the strategic direction of armed forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant role in the development of national policy.