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My Life in Cottage Homes in 1920s
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
Annie's family were taken to the workhouse when her father could no longer work through illness. This is a documentary type memoir written by Annie when she was 84 years old. Her daughter-in-law typed it up, as these stories should not be lost.
Turn Left at the Devil Tree
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
In the remote Top End outstations of Arnhem Land, Derek Pugh, teacher, naturalist and bushman, founded several schools and joined a lifestyle as old as time.
Amazing but True - Vienna Book 9
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this installment of our adventure, Clara receives a much wanted but unexpected gift from the Captain in the wings of a concert hall. The thoughts of the dark thing that haunt her are shoved to the remote corners of her mind. Days before Christmas the Captain whisks Clara off to spring time in Vienna. After an afternoon of musical delight, Clara must make the decision of a life time.
Workhouse Porridge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: British English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
This is based on a true story. My mother-in-law's family were put into the workhouse in Kirkham, Lancashire, when the head of the household became too ill to work. The book tells of their strength of character during the hard times. Their friendships and sense of humour saw them through.
Vietnam Past and Present: The North
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » Asian
There can be few people in the world that do not know the name, location and recent history of Vietnam. Yet beyond the period of US involvement in what Americans call the 'Vietnam War' how much is really known? Almost no Vietnamese bear a grudge against the USA, but this is less true for China, Vietnam's close neighbor, mentor and rival for more than two thousand years.
Angkor: Eighth Wonder of the World
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
For much of the second half of the 20th century Cambodia was racked by war and famine. Considered a sideshow in the Vietnam War, the country was nevertheless invaded by both North and South Vietnam, bombed to smithereens by the United States, and—worst of all—ruled, between 1975 and 1979, by Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.
Somethin's Cookin' Chronicles: A is for Apple Pie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,780. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Cooking & Food
Will Taylor isn’t looking forward to fourth grade with its heaps of homework and class brat Lisa Strattler. Luckily, Will and his best friend Ellie are in Ms. B.’s class, and she doesn’t follow the same old recipe. She's whipped up a 'Rules for School' contest that will have someone eating humble pie. Will a trip through apple pie history bring sweet success? Grab a spatula...somethin's cookin'!
Sons of Monkeys - A New Study Of The Human Animal By A Down On His Luck Chinaman With A Zoology Degree
You set the price! Words: 173,740. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology, Nonfiction » History » War
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Sons of Monkeys will radically redefine the human species. In a ground-breaking re-evaluation of how we select our mates, zoologist and teacher Mars Q will explain the existence of war, genocide, and chronic poverty by treating humans like any other animal on the planet. No rock goes unturned as he smashes centuries of dogma and leaves the academic world scorched. Not even Jesus is off limits.
Alfred John North: In Justice and Fairness to Myself
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology
Alfred John North was one of Australia's pioneer ornithologists. He was the author of Nests and Eggs of Birds Found Breeding in Australia and Tasmania (1901-1914), which remains a standard reference work today. While often maligned by his critics, the discovery of North's diary and private papers show him to have been a scientist of the highest calibre.
Okitiki Terra Incognita Hokitika / Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
In 1863 New Zealand's South Island West Coast was home to very few and almost universally known to anyone else a terrible, rugged, wild unknowable land that would never be developed for settlement. Rumors and legends fired the imagination of an adventurous few. Read about the the prelude to the great West Coast gold rushes.