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View from the Deck: Recollections of the 10th Annual Voyage of the CGS C.D. Howe, 1959
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
View from the Deck is a personal account of the adventures of an 18-year-old on the CGS C.D. Howe—a hospital ship equipped to meet the medical needs of the Inuit (Eskimo) during an era defined by a high incidence of tuberculosis, the Cold War and a changing way of life— and those who sailed with her during the summer of 1959.
Tales of the Maryland Extra Regiment
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 57,960. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Maryland Extra Regiment, a unit that never saw battlefield action, is often forgotten by historians who focus on the Revolutionary War. This e-book, a mix of social and military history, tells the stories of some of these soldiers and officers with the assistance of maps from the Library of Congress and other visualizations. It is a must-read for researchers, historians, and genealogists!
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The city’s potential was clear to civic architect Charles Mulford Robinson, though he acknowledged the city’s previous planning mistakes and ill-conceived design choices, like the grid of wide streets and the “unfortunate spacing” of median “parking strips” on Cascade Avenue. Robinson’s recommendations, reproduced as this book, were formed from his observations described in two reports.
Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The correspondence between Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, the Methodist sponsor, and her distant cousin George Washington in the 1780s shaped American immigration policy, the Westward Expansion, attitudes towards slavery and Native American rights, and religious pluralism. This is its history, in context.
My Best 80 Years - The Lifetime Recollections of Donald Charles Buckley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 9, 2015 by Phil Buckley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
Don Buckley lived a boy’s adventure tale. He grew up believing that intrigue, excitement, and even danger were waiting for those curious enough to capture them. From shooting BB guns as a boy to flying World War II bombers as a young man, he found all three. In My Best 80 Years, Don retraces his own steps from boyhood to manhood form the early 1920s to the late 1940s. He shares his escapades grow
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Western Cycles: Canada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Canadian transformations become palpable after the Second World War. Western Cycles: Canada describes these changes, dividing several historical periods within the actions carried out during the administrations of the respective prime ministers from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Stephen Harper. It also presents graphic information related to the behavior of various economic indicators.
I See Nothing But the Horrors of A Civil War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,140. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Discover the story of the men, women and children from New York and New England who chose to remain faithful to the Crown and fought as part of McAlpin’s Corps of American Volunteers during the American War for Independence.
Billy the Kid in Santa Fe: Wild West History, Outlaw Legends, and the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail. A Non-Fiction Trilogy. Book One: Young Billy
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Billy the Kid spent part of his youth in Santa Fe. What was it like in the 1870s? How did its frontier character and Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado? What other residents did Billy encounter who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life? How did Billy spend his time as a youngster there? Did he ice skate, play baseball, tell ghost stories?
The Story of Butchart Gardens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » History » North America
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the Western Federation of Miners asked, "Is Colorado in America?"
Rifles of Elm Street: History Takes a Detour
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
THE RIFLES OF ELM STREET: HISTORY TAKES A DETOUR Who killed President John F. Kennedy? The Dallas Police closed the case on the afternoon of November 24 1963, and it was closed again as Election Day 1964 approached by the Lyndon…
Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,610. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Some of the content in Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West is graphic, though not gratuitous. The subject of killing requires a level of description necessary to understand what occurred during an event. More difficult to understand are the reasons why these acts were committed.
Undiminished Violence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,550. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
The year 1845 was disturbingly quiet on the east coast of the United States; neither a hurricane nor a tropical storm had made an appearance. However, the residents along the coast knew that there would be 'hell to pay" when 1846 arrived. It didn't take long before a wicked nor'easter battered the entire coastline in February. The storm reached inland from Savannah, Georgia to Syracuse, New York
Jam on the Ceiling
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » North America
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
Christian Religions in America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,710. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious history
Discover America's rich Christian heritage through historical briefs of over thirty Christian religions, their founders and origins. America is, and will always be, a Christian nation.
Faithfulness Through Generations...Claiming God's Future: Avon Park Church of the Nazarene
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Avon Park Church of the Nazarene in Avon Park, Florida, celebrates its 90th Anniversary in October 2015. This book is a brief historical overview of the past ninety years.
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Family history
"This book was born from the stories my father told me and my adventure of growing up in a freer time. I realized from a young age how fortunate I had been to have exposure to such a varied experience and I wanted my children to know these people when my dad and I were gone. Cast your memory back and enjoy." ~ Janet Clarkson
The Petersburg and Appomattox Campaigns 1864-1865 - The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War - Crossing the James River, Deep Bottom, Autumn Operations, Hatcher's Run, Fort Stedman, Lee, Grant
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,340. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this report by the U.S. Army examines the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns of 1864 and 1865 in the American Civil War.
Stories of the Maryland 400
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.