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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.
Uncle Anton's Atomic Bomb
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mary weds Ward Jr., heir to the well-to-do Wangerts of Indianapolis, and together they raise three sons. As they negotiate a rocky path through the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, they take turns spinning a nighttime yarn inspired by the idea: what if Anton Chekhov wrote a story about the atomic bomb? A tragicomic mix of upper-crust romance, sibling warfare, boarding school drama, and C.I.A. skullduggery.
Mary of the Mayflower
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,650. 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.
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A new generation of JFK assassination researchers visit modern day Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, to see what remains of one of the most infamous sites in American history. The visit is covered step by step; every angle and inch of the Plaza is looked at, in the same order and lay out as it was for President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, when they were in Dealey Plaza some 46 years before.
Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.
Jam on the Ceiling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume Three
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated third volume of the state’s history. Montana Territory had 20,595 people in 1870 and the vast majority were Indians. Those Indians fought for their lands, and the territory’s focus was on the Indian Wars raging across the state. By 1900 there were 243,329 people in the State of Montana and more would come.
Bread & Butter The Murders of Polly Frisch
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1856, one woman's family suffered from unexplained deaths. The town grew suspicious, an investigation commenced, bodies were exhumed, an affair—exposed. Polly would be arrested for the murders of her 1st husband and daughters. Her son would testify against her. Bread & Butter is the true story of Polly Frisch who poisoned her family with arsenic and the five trials it took to convict her.
The Alaska Backgrounder, Volume One: Perils and Promise
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,450. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Perils and Promise is a story-based narrative that connects Alaska’s pre-history with present-day, highlighting many of the perils faced by those coming into the country, and the promise that spurred them onward. The book also features in-depth answers to the most frequently asked questions by visitors, lots of facts and figures, where to go and what to see and do.
Montana: Then and Now
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Bangtail Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
On the occasion of Montana's 150th territorial anniversary, and with a perspective born from a lifetime's devotion to the history of his home state, author Aaron Parrett compares where we started with where we are today, and along the way shows us a Montana we never could have previously imagined.
Here: A Biography of the New American Continent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A portrait of the nations of North America and their complicated relationships with one another, by a New York Times journalist who has lived in all three countries. Anthony DePalma has been bureau chief for The New York Times in both Canada and Mexico.
Beyond the Battlefield: Stories from Gettysburg's Rich History
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Beyond the Battlefield is a collection of 47 true stories and 56 photos that tell the history of Gettysburg and vicinity beyond the famous Civil War battle.
Roadblocks to Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in the United States South
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trials—in addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidence roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom.
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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Endorsed by Thom Hartmann Show! 1000 downloads! Speak No Evil About Presidents. So say most textbooks, journalists, commentators, and even some historians. Not in this book. An eye opening look at all the evil done by presidents, mass murder, incompetence, and terrorism, and the noblest presidents also. The most insightful damning expose of presidents you will ever see, by a historian and professo
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
The author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. Includes the solving of a precedent case along with many new revelations in the Kennedy assassination itself. The ineluctable conclusion is that Oswald was the patsy he claimed to be.
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.
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.”
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.