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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.
Walter Gottlieb Groebli Nazi Sympathizer In Nyack, New York January 1941
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Walter Groebli met Percy Whittlesey on a road in Connecticut sometime in the early fall of 1940. Whittlesey adopted Groebli. He took him into his home to work as a houseboy. Little did Whittlesey know at the time but Groebli was virulently pro-Nazi. He came from an Atlanta, GA family that came to the U.S. from the German section of Switzerland. Groebli also attended Bund meetings in New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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