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Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region by Heather Jordan
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,110. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
From Colorado Springs’ wealthiest and most prominent citizens, including Spencer Penrose and Winfield Scott Stratton, to the lesser-known but vitally important contributions of the Beth-El Nurses and American Indians, Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region is a collection of biographical narratives about people who have impacted the Pikes Peak region’s history and development.
Somewhere in Oregon by Patrick Wilkins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,550. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Regional studies
A series of short stories about Oregon Giant Circles of rocks; maybe an ancient Indian astronomical observatory. A city literally made out of gold ore. A cowboy kid who outshines adult rodeo stars. Believe in Sasquatch or not, we’re always on the lookout for him! Ralph Nader’s Corvair scare debunked at a Corvair Lair.
Adobe Walls to Tularosa by Joe B. Hewitt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,270. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This is the true story of Ben Hewitt, Texas rancher, gunfighter, lawman, and sometime fugitive. Ben had a quick temper and often had conflict with another person with a quick temper. One of them ended up dead. He is reputed to have killed 12 men in gunfights. Ben bought and sold ranches across Texas.
Homemade Thunder: War on the South Coast 1861-1865 by TD Conner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bloody warfare raged along the South Atlantic coast from 1861 until 1865, much of it overlooked in the headlines of the day, later quickly and happily forgotten. But it happened, American against American, brother against brother, father against son, neighbor against neighbor along the quiet tide creeks and hidden inlets and across the trackless, sighing green marshes.
The Earp Wives: Madams, Harlots and their Pimps by Loretta Kemsley
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,200. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » North America
The future Earp wives, teens on the cusp of maturity, chose to brave a frontier as young, beautiful and fresh as themselves. They grew up in the throes of a society convulsing with female rebellion: the free love movement, suffragettes marching to the polls and feminists demanding women’s rights. Runaways all, they chose dangerous men, precarious professions and sexual freedom.
2009-2017 Essential History of President Barack Obama - Speeches, State of the Union (SOTU) and Inaugural Addresses, Record on Economy, Health Care, Environment, Social Progress, World Leadership by Progressive Management
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 275,810. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » White house, Nonfiction » History » North America
Over seventy major speeches have been carefully selected from the 4700 speeches archived by the White House. Every State of the Union and Inaugural address is included, along with campaign speeches, foreign addresses, remarks about key events during Obama's time in office, and his farewell address.
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904 by Tim Blevins (editor), Chris Nicholl (editor), & Calvin P. Otto (editor)
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?"
At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn pioneer family by Janet Clarkson
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
White River Junctions by Dave Norman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by f/64 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This fascinating look at White River Junction relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. Norman puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces that shaped the American Century. The opening chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad and several buildings. The final chapters introduce residents whose lives show a town--and country--in transition.
View from the Deck: Recollections of the 10th Annual Voyage of the CGS C.D. Howe, 1959 by Murray Ault
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.
My Best 80 Years - The Lifetime Recollections of Donald Charles Buckley by Don 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
Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America by Markham Pyle
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.
Conduct of the Partisan War in the Revolutionary War South - Settlement, Early Conflict, Native Americans and Formative Years of the Militia, Civil War in the Backcountry, Leaders, Slavery by Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 123,410. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
The partisan war in the Revolutionary War South demonstrated the vital linkage between the civil and military authorities. In the policies created to persuade the people of the righteousness of the American cause and neutralize opposition, the civil leadership of South Carolina inadvertently set the conditions for a violent civil war.
Guide to American Culture by William P. Lazarus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Surrounded by an unfamiliar language, references and ideas, many students coming here to learn English along with newcomers hoping to start a new life in the United States find themselves quickly overwhelmed and bewildered. This book is their road map to an American culture that has enveloped them and has spread worldwide.
The Pink Nectar Café by James Bishop, Jr
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,190. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Pink Nectar Café offers myths and mysteries and is richly draped in the patina of Southwestern lore, but Bishop is respectful enough not to lift the veil too far. As he reminds us, “Let the mystery be.”
Western Cycles: Canada by Alejandro Puerto
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.
Phoenix of the Seas by Chester Brigham
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Here is the saga of the Ernestina-Morrissey, official State Ship of Massachusetts. It recounts her remarkable history from Gloucester fishing schooner on the Grand Banks, to expedition vessel to the Arctic under famed navigator Captain Bob Bartlett, to packet ship linking Cape Verdean-Americans with their home island, and finally to seagoing educational vessel.
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series by S HAINGE
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.
Christian Religions in America by J H Ellison
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.
Mary of the Mayflower by Diane Stevenson Stone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,620. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Scrivener Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.