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The Boys from Brokenback
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,790. Language: Australian English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At the height of production at the Brokenback Mine over two hundred men were employed. This novel - a sequel to ‘Brokenback’ - is a collection of short stories about these men, their working environment and their private lives.
Rough Diamonds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,760. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Family ripped apart! A killer read... In the sixties, we go to a mining village in South Africa. There is deceit, evil, malice, negligence, blackmail, rape, murder. The three children's Grandfather gives them three uncut diamonds. Also, he gives them each a bracelet with their names engraved on. The diamonds and the bracelets become their blessings and curses. This is not a read for the gutless...
Chasing the Powhatan Arrow
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 209,540. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by Pocahontas Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Chasing the Powhatan Arrow is a travelogue in economic geography, exploring the history, geography, culture, economy and future of the corridor from Norfolk, Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio, following the rail line of that former N&W passenger line.
Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » History » North America
In fall turned to winter in 1949, the residents of Shallmar, Maryland, were starving. The town's only business, the Wolf Den Coal Corp. had closed down, unemployment benefits had ended and few coal miners had cars to drive to other jobs. When children started fainting in school, Principal J. Paul Andrick realized the dire situation the town was in and set out to help.
The Hole-in-the-Wall: A study of the mariners and ships in Seaham Harbour 1841 to 1911
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This book introduces the reader to the port of Seaham Harbour in County Durham on the lovely North-East coast of England. The early development and growth of the harbour and the town is briefly described and previously unknown maritime information and facts are revealed. Descendants of mariners may find their forefathers in this book listed on board sailing collier ships in Seaham Harbour.
From East to West - The Heir
Series: From East to West. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,110. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Master Sakuma and disciples journey to America to reunite with daughter, Kimko. He has a plan, supported by the Emperor, to safe guard the heir. Kimko and Jonathan join the conflict. Master Sakuma knows the enemies of the emperor are powerful and desire the end of the heir. He launches a secret plant to defeat the Grand master Ninja and safeguard the heir, but the ninja has a plan of his own
Oil for the Lamps of China - Beijing's 21st-Century Search for Energy: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Power Distribution System, Environment, Defense, Nuclear, Renewable, Solar, Wind, Geothermal
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 137,820. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / General
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this report examines energy sources and planning in the People's Republic of China.
Brokenback
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,510. Language: Australian English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Brokenback story is a tale of love, humour, tragedy, and drama. It describes the mateship between the mineworkers and the hardships they face in their everyday routine - and why they wouldn’t want to work anywhere else but the underground. It also looks at the sufferings of miners from earlier years, those who’ve contracted pneumoconiosis, a debilitating and, for most, a fatal lung disease.
AlberTa's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
As Albert stood beside Minister Teslo, he thought of that long ago street hockey game ending with his face plant. Severe asthma kept him gasping for breath on that childhood ambulance ride to hospital. Now, as he listened to this Energy of Tomorrow speech at the coal fired power plant he wondered about his gift. Had it been written in his mother’s tear stained eyes or was there much more?
Since Hero: A Mechanic's History of the Age of Power
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
A general-interest history of the development of power technology over the last two thousand years. Steam engines, internal combustion engines, nuclear power, and more are described and simplified for the reader's understanding and enjoyment. The author is a professional mechanic who has worked on everything from humble lawn mower engines to multi-million dollar gas turbines.