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The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton
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Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here the infamous Atherton Report on police graft in 1937 San Francisco, published for the first time since it's disappearance from the County Clerk's office in 1939. Current copy has typos fixed.
The Star Spangled Banner
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Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
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Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
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Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans French Quarter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' French Quarter from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
A Walking Tour of the New Orleans Central Business District
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' Business District from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
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.
Look Up, Savannah! A Walking Tour of Savannah, Georgia
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Savannah, Georgia from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
The Blight
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Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
The Valiant Soldier
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Series: Poetry, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
KGO Radio Jumps The Shark (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio
After Cumulus Media switched KGO Radio (810AM) from an all talk format to an all news format in December 2011, laying off the best radio talent in the San Francisco Bay Area and throwing away 40 years of broadcasting history in a desperate bid to improve ratings, the lost of familiar voices over the airwaves was heartbreaking. (A 3,660-word essay.)
Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on 10/15/2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)
Experiencing The Death of Elvis: Another Childhood Tragedy (Essay)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
On the day that Steve Jobs died in October 2011, I felt an immense sadness not for the technological visionary who just passed away but for another cultural icon who changed the world for an earlier generation. The death of Elvis Presley in 1977 that cast a long shadow over my childhood, as my mother loved him more than either my father or myself. (A 3,230-word essay.)
Port Tobacco, MD prior to 1895
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by ByDand Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Founded in 1658 and once a thriving seaport, Port Tobacco served as the Charles County, MD county seat for 250 years. The town witnessed the nation’s founding and many subsequent events including the Civil War and the escape of John Wilkes Booth. This book contains the history, sketches and descriptions of Port Tobacco as it existed prior to 1895, provided by one of the town's last residents.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Union Square
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of San Francisco's Union Square from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Understanding Presidential Elections and The Constitution
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Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
As we move closer to a presidential election we often start to pay closer attention to the act of electing a president - the primaries, caucuses, and the Electoral College. But how did we come to this point? What is the constitutional background of the Executive Branch? What did the founders consider when they put this into place over two hundred years ago? See these short and simple answers!
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.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Look Up, Santa Fe! A Walking Tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Look Up, Hollywood! A Walking Tour of Hollywood, California
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Hollywood, California from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.