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The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton by Hank Chapot
Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
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 Pledge of Allegiance: A Revised History and Analysis 1892–2007 by Dr. John W. Baer
Price: Free! Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016 by Avrio Knowledge Group in partnership with Vintage American Ways. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Written by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was first published in The Youth's Companion National Magazine on September 8, 1892. Dr. Baer delves deep into the circumstances, characters, and controversies surrounding the Pledge, from its inception as part of a public school celebration, its role in a campaign to sell U.S. flags, its Supreme Court case, thru today.
How Iowa Conquered the World: The Story of a Small Farm State's Journey to Global Dominance by Scott Rank
Price: Free! Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Iowa is considered a backward farm state full of bumpkins who wear Carhartt jackets and do little besides give the world corn. But what if that understanding is wrong? What if Iowa has done more to influence the modern world than any other population group?
The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College by Dale Coleman
Price: Free! Words: 40,160. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A narrative history of Tacoma Community College, as told by the students, faculty, staff and community leaders who helped to build, develop and defend the institution's open door to educational opportunity.
Forgotten Abolitionist: John A.J. Creswell of Maryland by John M. Osborne & Christine Bombaro
Price: Free! Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015 by House Divided Project. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
This gripping biography from historians John Osborne and Christine Bombaro captures the story of an unlikely political hero who helped destroy American slavery. John A.J. Creswell of Maryland was a son of the slaveholding South who became one of the nation's leading wartime abolitionists. Published by the House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
The Fabulous Films of the 30s by The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)
Price: Free! Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » North America
This collection of 19 essays by a selection of the best classic film bloggers currently writing, members of the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA), covers mainstream hits like The Adventures of Robin Hood and cult classics like Freaks. These essays help profile the decade that changed Hollywood in the public's eye from a den of vice and sin to a veritable dream factory, picture by picture.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular by Jim Davenport
Price: Free! Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to modern day 2012. What started as a religious observance marked by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness has transitioned over time to a secular long weekend filled with family, friends, over-eating, watching football and shopping.
A "Secret" in Washington DC by Christopher Drew
Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The book "A Secret in Washington DC" took the author ten years to research, write, and self-publish. It provides definite proof that the true builders of Washington DC, knew of, and forecasted the coming of the iPhone. They have encoded this information in secret writings, called cyphers, that exist throughout the capital city. Read this, and you will never look at Washington DC the same again.
Bibliography for Canadian Garden and Landscape History, up to 1950, Revised and Augmented by Edwinna von Baeyer
Price: Free! Words: 43,390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bibliography for Canadian Garden and Landscape History, up to 1950, Revised and Augmented contains a wealth of sources: books, articles and websites focussing on travel, ornamental gardening, exhibitions, floras, prominent horticulturalists and landscape architects, horticulture, nurseries, botanical gardens, parks, railway gardening, periodicals.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor by George Cunningham & Carmela Cunningham
Price: Free! Words: 288,400. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016 by Eno Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
One of the seminal slave narratives, Behind the Scenes: Or Thirty Years in Slavery, and Four Years in the White House also examines the life of Elizabeth Keckley after she purchased her freedom, and during her years as a successful businesswoman/dressmaker in Civil War-era Washington, where she became confidante to Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln.
Birth of a Nation by J H Ellison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Discover America's roots and path to Independence, the brave and wise founding fathers [and mothers], and what they endured to give us the United States of America. Great sacrifices were made, and great freedom was obtained.
NSA Secrets Declassified: Listening to the Rumrunners: Radio Intelligence during Prohibition, Cryptology, Elizebeth Friedman and USCG Thwart Rumrunners, Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans by Progressive Management
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 207,600. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, three important NSA publications provide unique information about cryptology and radio intelligence used in the fight against rumrunners during Prohibition, and African-American cryptologists.
Pens, Plows, & Gunpowder: The Collected Works of J.P. Irvine by Dustin Renwick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,310. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Nonfiction » History » North America
An average government clerk presented a poem to President Ulysses S. Grant and a crowd of 10,000 people. Then J.P. Irvine and his words faded into history. Dustin Renwick, author of Irvine's biography, sifted through more than 20,000 pages of microfilm to uncover this forgotten Civil War poet’s work that illuminates a changing country.
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad by J.E. Fishman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » History » North America
Includes excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For over 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group.
Spies and Spying in the Civil War: The Amazing Stories of Elizabeth Van Lew, Harriet Tubman, Thaddeus Lowe, Saving Mr. Lincoln, Intelligence Collection in the North and South, New Tools, Overseas by Progressive Management
Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This unique compilation of three documents provides a fascinating look at the role of spies and intelligence in the conduct of the American Civil War.
The Search For Old King's Road by Bill Ryan
Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » North America
Old Kings Road in Florida was built by British Engineers prior to the American Revolution. Right up to 1914 it was the main entry into Florida. Here slaves escaped to freedom, plantations large and small lined the route. The Second Seminole War along this road was one of the largest slave rebellions in the United State. Here is historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate Old Kings Road.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska by Eugene Miller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.
Stories of the Maryland 400 by Burkely Hermann
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,370. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The sound of muskets and cannons on the battlefields of the Revolutionary War has far past, but the stories of those who fought in those battles live on. This book focuses on Revolutionary War history of Maryland. It is a mix of straight military history and social history telling the story of Marylanders who were a part of the who were a part of the famed Maryland 400.