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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.
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.
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.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Reagan's favorite book was 'The Hunt for Red October?' Eisenhower was once a night supervisor at a creamery? JFK had a pony named 'Macaroni?' Carter's favorite vegetable is egg plant? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 4th of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Benjamin Harrison to Harry S Truman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
FDR liked to snack on donuts? Woodrow Wilson quit law school? Teddy Roosevelt had a pig named 'Maude?' Truman lived in poverty for awhile after his presidency? These and other fascinating tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The third of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Zachary Taylor to Grover Cleveland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Zachary Taylor may have died from what he ate on the 4th of July? Abraham Lincoln was laughing when he was shot? Ulysses S. Grant had a horse named 'Jeff Davis?' Grover Cleveland kept imported fish? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 2nd of four books.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: George Washington to James K. Polk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
George Washington had a dog named Tipsy? Thomas Jefferson never lost a tooth to old age? Andrew Jackson liked to eat 'Old Hickory Nut' Soup? James K. Polk kept a 4,000 page diary? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The first of 4 volumes
How Well Do You Know George Washington? A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
George Washington was the first President of the United States. We know a lot of things about this man. Some of them are true. Some of them are not true. For many years, people thought George chopped down a cherry tree as a boy, but it looks like this story is not true. Here are some things that are true about George Washington. How many do you know?
General, Please Burn My House: The Revolutionary War Story of Rebecca Motte
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Rebecca Motte sat down to supper with her three grown up daughters and her niece. They lived alone in the large plantation house in South Carolina. It was January, 1781 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four long years. Suddenly there was a pounding at the door. Find out how the patriot Rebecca Motte handled it when the British moved into her house. A 15-minute book Reading level 3.7
The von Rosenberg Family of Texas: The Civil War Years
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by The Electric Scroll. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1849, the Peter Carl von Rosenberg family fled Germany (then Prussia). They are soon caught up in violence and unstable politics again as the U.S. moves inexorably into the Civil War. Follow the von Rosenbergs through their early years in the United States, and their struggle to gain citizenship not once, but twice, as they seek for the peace and opportunity promised in their new home.
Louisa’s Journey - England to Canada in 1913
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Louisa’s true story of emigrating from England to Canada was captured by her granddaughter for a high school history project. Her ability to rise above challenges and to stand up for what is right is truly inspirational. Her story motivates us to find the strength and courage to overcome obstacles in our way and to create a better life for ourselves.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.
A Brief History of New Orleans Culture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book offers a look at the cultural history of New Orleans and the current culture, including what "Aint dere no mo." It covers a broad spectrum of New Orleans culture in a concise and articulate manner.
The Long Escape!
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
June 6, 1993, the Golden Venture cargo ship ran aground at Rockaway Beach, New York, with 286 Chinese immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. by Snakeheads, to whom each asylum seeker paid several thousand dollars. Their journey was long and difficult, as the asylum seekers lay on the floor of the hold, with only one bathroom to serve everyone.
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
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For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
The Indian Who Defied Coronado
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
NONFICTION — History remembers Coronado, who in 1540 invaded Pueblo country in what is now the United States. Few people have ever heard of Xauían, the Pueblo leader who led resistance against Coronado in America's first named Indian war.
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.
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.
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Where did Billy the Kid spend the winter of 1880-1881? Today, two plaques in Santa Fe mark the spot . . . or rather, two competing spots. This brief historical detective story documents the actual location of the jail that held Billy, and provides a glimpse into life on America’s Southwestern Frontier (12,000 words; 17 photos, maps, and drawings; 82 pages in paperback).