Doug West

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Doug West is a retired engineer, small business owner, and an experienced non-fiction writer with several books to his credit. His writing interests are general, with expertise in science, history, biographies, numismatics, and “How to” topics. Doug has a B.S. in Physics from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in General Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has also completed additional graduate studies in Astrophysics at Wichita State University. He lives with his wife and little dog “Scrappy” near Kansas City, Missouri.

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Donuts: A Sweet Mantra
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017 by Doug West. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
David’s life is about to get better. So why is he face down now on the ground in a Midtown parking lot with a policeman’s boot on his head? And why is everyone taking his donuts? Find out in this short story.
David’s Journey Through Love and War - A World War II Romance Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by Doug West. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Traumatized by the horrors of war and unsure if Amandine will give in to her mother, David finds comfort in the arms of a mysterious stranger. In turn, Amandine must find the courage to stand up to her mother and hope that David not only survives, but returns to her at war’s end.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The new nation, the United States of America, doubled overnight in size with the purchase of a vast tract of land west of the Mississippi River known as the Louisiana Purchase. Come take the journey with these brave men and women as they explore this brave new land.
Nikola Tesla: Father of the Electric Age – A Short Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
The biography of Nikola Tesla explores the life of a brilliant man whose inventions changed the world. Tesla is credited with the development of the electrical power distribution system, early radio, and hundreds of other inventions.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel – A Short Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
Angela Merkel is a German politician and former research scientist. Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000.
King William I “The Conqueror” – A Short Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
William the Conqueror was one of the greatest soldiers and rulers of the Middle Ages. He was the Duke of Normandy from 1035 and the King of England from 1066 until his death.
Dr. Walter Reed – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Doug West. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » American
Dr. Walter Reed had humble beginnings but his intelligence and perseverance allowed him to excel in life. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1869 and remains the youngest person to graduate from the University of Virginia Medical School to this day. Along with other fellow physicians and scientists, Dr. Walter Reed was able to unravel the scourge of yellow fever.

Books

President Jimmy Carter: A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A peanut farmer from Georgia running as a maverick outsider narrowly won the presidential election of 1976 against the sitting president Gerald Ford to become the 39th president of the United States.
Alexander Hamilton – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Alexander Hamilton, born in the British West Indies, was an outsider from the very beginning. From his humble beginning he became one of the founding fathers of America.
Vice President Mike Pence - A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
Mike Pence has been a politician much of his adult life. He has served in the House of Representatives, been governor of Indiana, and final a vice president of the United States.
The British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – A Short Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Margaret Thatcher was a British stateswoman and the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The Mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
John Forbes Nash Jr. was a brilliant mathematician who won the Nobel Prize, despite spending his darker years coping with paranoid schizophrenia.
Make Your Money Grow with Dividend-Paying Stocks: Revised Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Stock market investing
Tired of the banks paying low interest rates? Maybe it’s time to consider dividend-paying stocks as an alternative. In this book, you will learn to select from thousands of available stocks and find a group of companies that will pay you each quarter with a steady or increasing dividend.
Thomas Jefferson – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » North America
Thomas Jefferson – patriot, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, … this is just the short version of this man’s accomplishments. A truly amazing man that was a Founding Father of America.
Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and the 1936 Summer Olympics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
One of the evilest men in history, Adolf Hitler, would cross paths with the fastest man on the planet, Jesse Owens, at the 1936 Summer Olympics at Berlin, Germany during the dangerous time leading up to World War II.
The Great Depression – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
With few jobs available, banks closing their doors, and businesses going under at a rapid rate, Americans found themselves with few options during the period we call the Great Depression. The 1930’s were a dark period in the economic history of American and much of the world. Will it happen again?
John Adams – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
John Adams was in some form of service to America for most of his adult life - serving as a representative to the Continental Congress, envoy to European nations, vice president and, finally, ending his political career as the second President of the United States. This founding father of America led a fascinating life.
Coinage of the United States – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
The history of United States coinage is a story that parallels the rise of America. Starting from a humble beginning in a basement in Philadelphia in the first few years of the country to grow to a large highly sophisticated system that produces millions of coins per year. We take coins for granted, but, they have a rich and interesting history.
The Astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin discovery that hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe was a fundamental breakthrough. She was one of the early astronomers to combine the power of physics and chemistry in order to unlock the mysteries of the stars. Born in Victorian England she graduated from Cambridge University and came to America to study at Harvard College to study astronomy.
The American Revolutionary War – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The American Revolutionary War was an event that changed the path of nations. The birth of the United States of America signaled a deadly struggle that cost the lives of thousands of American and British soldiers. This bitter war would drag on for years with battlegrounds scattered up and down the eastern seaboard of the now United States – few were spared the effects of the war.
Galileo Galilei – A Short Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » European
Galileo Galilei has been called the father of modern science, and rightly so, his discoveries confirmed that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of the solar system. His work on motion laid the groundwork for the science of physics. As well as an early scientist, he was also an inventor – perfecting the telescope, microscope, and the thermometer.
A Short Biography of the Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
Edwin Hubble’s major discoveries in astronomy and cosmology changed our knowledge of our place in the universe forever. His observations and the conclusions from that work resolved an age-old question about the size of the universe. If is for Edwin Hubble and his contributions to science that the Hubble Space Telescope is named.
A Short Biography of the Scientist Sir Isaac Newton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Sir Isaac Newton was a revolutionary scholar of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He made discoveries in physics with the law of gravitation that governs the planets in orbit around the Sun. In mathematics, he discovered Calculus and other forms of advanced analysis that are still in widespread use today. In his private hours, he would delve into the dark world of alchemy.
Harlow Shapley - Biography of an Astronomer: The Man Who Measured the Universe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Harlow Shapley was an astronomer, humanitarian, and public figure in his day. Born in the hills of the Ozarks in Missouri he went on to become the Director of the Harvard College Observatory and discovered our place in the Galaxy. Because of the painstaking work of this tireless American astronomer, we were given a clearer picture of our place in the Universe.
Buying and Selling Silver Bullion Like a Pro
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Investments & securities / commodities
The definitive resource on silver investing. The point that is stressed in this eBook is that silver is a commodity that enjoys an increasing demand while having a limited supply. The book help you develop your skills and knowledge to buy and sell silver bullion successfully.

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