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Kensington: The Story and the Stone
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Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is an essay on the status quo of research into The Kensington Rune Stone, It contends that after all these years and all these claims and counter-claims, we still have little to go on other than the story and the stone. The story of the finding was told by Olof Ohman, but remains uncorroborated by either witness or documentary evidence.
Our Harvest Being Gathered In: Writings For Thanksgiving
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious)
A collection of Thanksgiving-themed writings, Our Harvest Being Gathered In helps us celebrate the holiday with thankful thoughts from pilgrims, presidents, and poets.
Jesse James - Ruthless Killer and Folk Hero
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
To some he was a handsome folk-hero representing the pioneering values of the Old West. To others he was a ruthless uneducated, hoodlum who killed at least half-a-dozen men, causing mayhem and fear wherever he went before dying at the hands of one of his own gang. This book recounts the strange double-life of Jesse James telling of the exploits that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Nathan Bedford Forrest had power over men, charisma it is called today. He also had that vital skill with which all great commanders are gifted – the facility to read the enemy’s mind. He made a fortune as a slave trader, was accused of racist war crimes and was Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. This book recounts the exploits of this legendary, most controversial, hero of the South.
Sitting Bull – The Greatest Warrior
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
It was 1872, a battle was in progress between the Lakota Indians and US soldiers protecting railroad workers laying track close to the Yellowstone River. Their leader was Sitting Bull, one of the greatest Native American leaders of them all. This book recounts his exploits during the 1860s and 70s and the events that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Crazy Horse. The Last Warrior
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
There were no photographs taken of the great Native American warrior Crazy Horse. It would be contrary to the spirit and culture of his people, the Lakota. Crazy Horse’s reputation as a great warrior was forged when very young and remained with him until his dying day. This book recounts his exploits during the 1860s and 70s and the events that made him a Legend of the Old West.
Explore Old West Colorado
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is your guide to the past that was the old west: It tells of explorers who, centuries ago, trekked through this wilderness in search of land to claim; heroes who founded towns and risked their lives in the new frontier; renegade outlaws terrorizing the state; pioneers giving up everything to follow their dream; prospectors of the gold rush staking their claim to riches and so much more.
Mark Twain's Guide To Audacious Sarcasm-volume 1
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 35,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Many have called Samuel Longhorne Clemens' cantankerous alter ego, Mark Twain, the greatest American humorist-philosopher of his age-if not of all times. With his wry observations and forthright humor-unleashed in his particularly pithy paragraphs-Mark Twain became one of the most prolific satirists in American literature. The New York Times, in 1910,,called him America's most quoted author.
Letters to Lyla
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The author writes of Houlton, its river and streams, and its colorful characters and special places much like Mark Twain introduced an entire nation to frontier life in Hannibal, Missouri, the mighty Mississippi River and unforgettable people like Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Jim and Injun Joe. Indeed there are chapters in "Letters" that touch on everyday life in rural north
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 Book of Poetry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
Featuring: "Black and Proud," an iconic black historical poem (in three parts). For kids of all ages, two medieval tales: 1) Dragon Slayer: A queen, a princess, a dragon, and a hero 2) Funkelstilskin: A play on the old fairy tale with a 21th century twist, starring the spinning wax to gold disc jockey, Groovemaker. Musical, rhythmic poems. Plus, five assorted poems of love and laughter.
View America: South Atlantic - Part 2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
South Atlantic - Part 2 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 100 full-sized photos. 102 pages.
View America: North East - Part 1
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
North East - Part 1 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Michigan and Wisconsin. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 100 full-sized photos. 97 pages
View America: North East - Part 2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,810. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
View America, North East - Part 2 is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest. It is illustrated with more than 90 full-sized photos. 85 pages
Kilroy Was Here
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Kilroy became the US super-GI who always got there first — wherever GI's went. It became a challenge to place the logo in the most unlikely places. It was said to be atop Mt. Everest, the Statue of Liberty, the underside of the Arch de Triumph, and scrawled in the dust on the moon. It’s even on the World War Two memorial in Washington, DC; and said to be on Grants Tomb, the Lincoln Memorial, and o
A Brief History of Milk
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,220. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific ingredients / dairy
Fluid milk entered American homes as Bossie, the family cow, and with Pasteurization, nutritious milk became the greatest public health measure in the 20th Century. John Keats and a dairy maid reveal the role of cows in public health; cows horn into obstetric history as revealed in a new pun on the birth of MacDuff, and finally, Laura Ingalls WIlder and Dr Johnson advise on "winter butter".
Steamboats on the Tar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A history of steamboats on the Tar and Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina from the early 1800's into the twentieth century. Includes the Civil War and an appendix of early river landings and plantations as well as an account of steamboat travel written by Samuel Ward Stanton.
Essential Guide to the Panama Canal: History, An Army's Enterprise, Story of Fort Clayton, Panama Takeover, Security Issues, Current Expansion Program Effects on U.S. Ports and Economy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 334,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This unique and comprehensive compilation of official information provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of this incredible waterway. This compilation includes a professionally-formatted version of the important history book, Panama Canal, An Army's Enterprise.
The Birth Of America And Who Were The First Americans - Two Books Collection
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Before 1800, more people came to America from Africa than from anywhere else and most of them came in chains. Their toil helped make the United States the riches nation on earth. America was a slave owning country longer than it has been a free one. And the legacy of slavery haunts us still.
Moments In American History You Might Not Know
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This book tells the stories behind a half dozen events you might not know. The topics include: Cuban Missile Crisis, Negro Baseball, Dust Bowl, MFAA, 1906 Earthquake, The Last Men to Walk on the Moon This is a collection of previous published books, which may also be purchased separately.