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The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton
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Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here the infamous Atherton Report on police graft in 1937 San Francisco, published for the first time since it's disappearance from the County Clerk's office in 1939. Current copy has typos fixed.
The Star Spangled Banner
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Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
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Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans French Quarter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' French Quarter from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
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Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A stirring, face-to-face encounter with one of New York’s greatest landmarks.
A Walking Tour of the New Orleans Central Business District
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' Business District from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific.
The Valiant Soldier
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Series: Poetry, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
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.
The Blight
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Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
Look Up, Savannah! A Walking Tour of Savannah, Georgia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Savannah, Georgia from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Essays From Silicon Valley, Volume 1 (Omnibus)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,930. Language: American English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Read four essays for one low price in this first omnibus edition, featuring "The Cabbage Patch Doll Fight: A Christmas Shopping Tale," "Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories," "Experiencing The Death of Elvis: Another Childhood Tragedy" and "KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk."
Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a country lawyer, and few people knew who he was. Yet he entered the Illinois Senate race to oppose Stephen A. Douglas over the expansion of slavery. The repercussions of their debates shook political foundations all the way to Washington. Lincoln's platform helped redefine American Democracy. Criss-cross Illinois with this book and retrace the dramatic campaign
KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio
After Cumulus Media switched KGO Radio (810AM) from an all talk format to an all news format in December 2011, laying off the best radio talent in the San Francisco Bay Area and throwing away 40 years of broadcasting history in a desperate bid to improve ratings, the lost of familiar voices over the airwaves was heartbreaking. (A 3,660-word essay.)
The Hunger for More: Values in an Age of Greed
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Laurence Shames offers a brilliant and acerbic anatomy of America’s “Hunger for More,” from its roots in the optimism of the high frontier to its apotheosis in the frenzy–and panic–of the Reagan years. As a history of our love affair with consumption, as a prescription for a more durable and dignified national ethic, THE HUNGER FOR MORE is a book that defines the era just past, & maybe the future.
The Big Time: Harvard B-School's Most Successful Class
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,480. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Big Time: The Harvard Business School’s Most Successful Class & How It Shaped America—Shames’ debut book, examining the fabled “class the dollars fell on,” was named one of Newsweek’s 10 Best in 1986, and remains a seminal study of American privilege and power. Starting with elite schools and corporate boardrooms, the volume offers a compelling social history of a confident nation in the 80s.
Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on 10/15/2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
Includes excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For over 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group.
Experiencing The Death of Elvis: A Childhood Tragedy (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
On the day that Steve Jobs died in October 2011, I felt an immense sadness not for the technological visionary who just passed away but for another cultural icon who changed the world for an earlier generation. The death of Elvis Presley in 1977 that cast a long shadow over my childhood, as my mother loved him more than either my father or myself. (A 3,230-word essay.)