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Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,610. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Herbert James Lewis’ new, extensive book on antebellum Alabama joins Quid Pro Books' History & Heroes Series. The name "Alabama" comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating book. It examines Alabama's early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state's controversial secession from the Union.
Trails Crossed
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Trails Crossed follows the progress of some historical characters between Newfoundland and British Columbia. First Nations and explorers' trails whether on land or water, were the first trails and as old as they are, can still be travelled or crossed today. They are the rivers and lakes of Canada. They are highways that have been constructed on top of the old trails made by those who came before.
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
Written with a novelist’s panache, this is the true story of the Chinese spy who penetrated the CIA, and for 30 years revealed America’s intelligence secrets to his masters in Beijing. Larry Chin, the CIA’s top Chinese linguist, was China’s top spy. “A successful cloak-and-dagger reenactment of the FBI sting that exposed a Chinese-American double agent in 1985, “ said Kirkus.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,570. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Screaming Hawk Publications, in association with Facing History and Ourselves, is proud to present Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective, a provocative inquiry into the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 and similar occurrences in history and popular culture.
Slavery During the Revolutionary War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here is the story of slavery, and what we did about it, during the founding of a "free" nation, told in the words of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and their compatriots.
National Defense Intelligence College Paper: Intelligence in the Rum War at Sea, 1920-1933 - Prohibition and the Coast Guard, Volstead Act, Al Capone, Mafia, J. Edgar Hoover, FDR
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 69,190. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique and informative paper was produced by the National Intelligence University / National Defense Intelligence College. The "lessons of history" are important tools in formulating the strategy, policy and tactics to protect our national interests.
Where the Battles Weren't
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Where The Battles Weren’t is a book about ten towns in the western United States who share a name with an important Civil War battle. From Gettysburg, South Dakota to Winchester, Oregon and Petersburg, Alaska to Vicksburg, Arizona, Where The Battles Weren’t takes readers on an exciting ride across the American West.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
S-172: Lee Harvey Oswald Links to Intelligence Agencies
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
Over the past half century, opinion has been divided as to the role of Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The rumours began to spread almost immediately that the accused assassin may have working for or being manipulated by individuals involved with the United States Intelligence apparatus.
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.
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”
Danville, Virginia: And The Coming Of The Modern South
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Danville, Virginia and the Coming of the Modern South documents Danville's political, social, and economic evolution beginning with the fall of the Confederacy until the dawn of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It discusses the impact of the textile industry on the South in general - and Danville in particular - through colorful accounts of the people of Danville.
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush provides a glimpse into the excitement of Colorado’s formative years, into the development of industrialized mining, and into the lives of people who thrived (or just survived) to establish the Centennial State of Colorado in 1876.
Colonial Gothic Bestiary
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Colonial Gothic Bestiary contains descriptions and game statistics for more than 50 creatures from myth, legend, and nightmare to supplement the creatures found in the 2nd edition Colonial Gothic Rulebook, along with notes for the GM on using them in Colonial Gothic adventures, and an index listing the creatures in both volumes.
The Story of Butchart Gardens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
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.
Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
As the pride of White Star Line - RMS Titanic sank beneath the surface of the freezing North-Atlantic Ocean, the story of Titanic was born. That story has become full of stories within itself.
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses is about the growth of a church community in rural Newfoundland from the earliest days in the 1830s to 1959. Its the story of how small communities came together and grew together into one larger community, how they unified and erected two churches, schools and endured the Great Depression and World War