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Dirty Money, Secret Societies and Killing JFK
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,630. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
"The best article on the assassination," --Judge Jim Garrison. The Executive Action Team James J. Angleton assembled to kill Castro (William Harvey, Johnny Roselli) was diverted for the Kennedy hit, and immediately afterwards, a trail of dead bodies began appearing around Angleton, one that included Roselli and Sam Giancana.
The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College
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Price: Free! Words: 40,160. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A narrative history of Tacoma Community College, as told by the students, faculty, staff and community leaders who helped to build, develop and defend the institution's open door to educational opportunity.
Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero." His book was a best seller, a story had captivated the world. Alex Haley was on his way to becoming the most successful author until it all fell apart. Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors.
American History A Day at A Time - February
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in American history each day. The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make this vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day. By reading and contemplating one event a day, we have the time to try to understand those events that unfolded on those long ago
The Road to Appomattox
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Price: Free! Words: 9,390. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Road to Appomattox is the story of Confederate General Lee's retreat from Petersburg, Virginia to Appomattox Courthouse. It describes the action of the ten days from April 3rd through April 12th 1863, the long march, the battles and skirmishes along the way and finally Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox. It is a short book and not meant to be the definitive work on the subject.
The Day the Whistles Cried: The Great Cornfield Meet at Dutchman's Curve
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,140. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
Haunted Copper Country: The History & Ghost Stories of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
From ghosts of the copper mining industry to kissing specters, Haunted Copper Country whisks you away on a whirlwind tour of Michigan Keweenaw Peninsula. A brief history of each location provides insight into the origins of the haunted tales, many never before published and culled from the author's interviews with witnesses and ghost hunters. Explore the spooky side of the Keweenaw—if you dare.
Lowcountry Confederates: Rebels, Yankees, and South Carolina Rice Plantations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
TWO CIVIL WAR TALES. 1 ~ A Torpedo, an Admiral, and the USS Harvest Moon ~ An engineer from Brookgreen Garden's historic rice plantation near Myrtle Beach strikes a final blow for the Confederacy in one last naval operation; and 2 ~ A Sad Tale from a Tragic War ~ Memories of a special Lowcountry rice plantation feast sustain ragged Confederate soldiers through cold, heat, dust, mud, and despair.
American History A Day at A Time - January
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Series: American History A Day at A Time. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in American history each day. The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make the vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day. By reading and contemplating one event a day, we have the time to try to understand those events that unfolded on those long ago
An Aversion to Risk - A Warning From the Past: Comparison of 1862 American Civil War Peninsula Campaign with General McClellan to the 2003 Iraq War Failures, Afghanistan, Goldwater-Nichols, Petraeus
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The culmination in 1862, and culmination during the post 9/11 campaigns, resulted from inadequate responses to risk aversion by the government and military leaders, when faced with uncertainty.
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign - March -November 1864: Grant, Lincoln, Sheridan, Meade, Monocacy, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cedar Creek, Lt. General Jubal A. Early, McCausland
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
As 1864 began, the outlook was grim for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his generals. The encouraging victories in 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia, and Chickamauga, Georgia, were diminished by the repulse of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Hustlers and Homesteaders: A History of Montana, Volume Four
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,390. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated fourth volume of the state’s history. Montana had 243,329 people in 1900 and most were engaged in the dominant resource industries of the time – mining and timber. Learn how the Treasure State came about from 1900 to 1930.
The Regular Army Before the Civil War 1845 - 1860 - Ulysses Grant, Mexican War, Native Americans, Army and the Settlers, Mormons, Use of Camels, Civil Works, West Point
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The civil war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle.
The Discerning Gentleman’s Guidebook to Britain’s American Colonies - the 1770s Edition
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book to North America as it was during Revolutionary Times. Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book tells the modern reader everything they would need to know when visiting North America 250 years ago.
Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) came from France in 1840 to found the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. A prolific letter-writer and colorful journalist, Guerin comes to life through her writings as an American pioneer, educator, businesswoman and leader. Originally printed in 1937, the new digital edition includes color photographs and a new foreword.
The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights
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Price: Free! Words: 28,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book explains how the Ninth Amendment is the key to understanding rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation.
Mary of the Mayflower
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Scrivener Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Mary's world changes forever when her father announces that they will join the Pilgrims traveling to the New World in search of more freedom and a better life. She must leave her older sisters and friends, and even her cat. With only the clothes on her back and her grandmother's locket, Mary joins her parents aboard the Mayflower and starts the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Foreign Policies of U.S. Presidents
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
From America's beginning its presidents have grappled with foreign policy concerns, some of which are well remembered while others are long forgotten. For example, Fillmore in the 1850's resisted pressure to go to war with Peru over bird droppings. Eisenhower resisted pressure in the 1950's to get pulled into war in Vietnam. This volume summarizes the foreign policies of each U.S. President.
Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations.
Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces Annotated by Lisa Shea
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
While Herman Melville is best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick, in 1861 the American Civil War began. Melville had years of experience sailing on whaling ships and immediately went to enlist in the Navy. He was chagrined when he was turned down for health reasons. He would be forced to sit out this important war. So, instead, he turned to recording his thoughts on it in poetry.