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Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
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.
Dileas: A History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada 1929–1956
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 335,950. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018 by 48th Highlanders Trusts. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This is the story of a Canadian fighting battalion in World War Two. The story follows the Regiment through training in Britain, the invasion of Sicily, the long hard slog up the Italian boot, the move to Northwest Europe for the final battles of the European campaign and then Victory and the return to Canada.
Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
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Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.
48th Highlanders of Canada 1891-1928
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 196,050. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018 by 48th Highlanders Trusts. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » War
. The book is well written by historian Kim Beattie who served as an officer in the 15th Battalion and writes from personal experience. He brings to life the men who fought and died in a barren and tragic landscape 100 years ago and brings colour to an otherwise colourless world with his with stories of courage and sacrifice.
Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) came from France in 1840 to found the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. A prolific letter-writer and colorful journalist, Guerin comes to life through her writings as an American pioneer, educator, businesswoman and leader. Originally printed in 1937, the new digital edition includes color photographs and a new foreword.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
The Book of Colorado Springs
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 137,550. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Book of Colorado Springs by Manly and Eleanor Ormes is the story of the founders, the founding, and the development of Colorado Springs. Established in 1871, Colorado Springs arrived at a time and place well situated to tie its early history to the broader expansion of the western United States in the post-Civil War era.
Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops 1862-1867 - South Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, Mississippi River, Southern States, Reconstruction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 278,200. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This is primarily an operational history of the Colored Troops in action. Other works have dealt with such subjects as the Colored Troops and racial discrimination, the soldiers' lives in camp and at their homes, and how these men fared as veterans during Reconstruction and afterward. Instead, Freedom by the Sword tells what they did as soldiers during the war.
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage, Nonfiction » History » North America
Written with a novelist’s panache, this is the true story of the Chinese spy who penetrated the CIA, and for 30 years revealed America’s intelligence secrets to his masters in Beijing. Larry Chin, the CIA’s top Chinese linguist, was China’s top spy. “A successful cloak-and-dagger reenactment of the FBI sting that exposed a Chinese-American double agent in 1985, “ said Kirkus.
The Revolutionary War (War of American Independence): Birth of the Navy, Naval Documents, History and Timeline of Captain John Paul Jones, Vessels of the Continental Navy in the American Revolution
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,540. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This unique historical compilation provides comprehensive information on the role of naval power in the American Revolution, including the birth of the U.S. Navy, naval documents, a comprehensive history and timeline of Captain John Paul Jones, and a full list of the vessels of the Continental Navy, with numerous detailed descriptions.
The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
Series: The Enemies Within, Book 2. Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 179,320. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Liberty Trail Corporation. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » North America
Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
“...and the Mille Lacs who have no reservation...” — A History of the Chippewa Indians in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota up to 1934
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,720. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book, well documented with archival records, chronologically explains the bungling of the federal government as it attempted to be fair to the Indians while at the same time moving them out of the way of settlement. And it delves into the interaction in the 1800’s between the Sioux and the Chippewa and how that interaction affected Mille Lacs County, MN and still does in 2016.
The Gulf Theater 1813-1815: The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812 - Andrew Jackson, Fort Bowyer, Capture of Pensacola, Lake Borgne, Villere Plantation Night Battle, New Orleans, Fort St. Philip
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,700. 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 battle around the Gulf of Mexico in the War of 1812.
Navies in the Civil War: Union and Confederate Battles, Confederate Ships Afloat, Naval Chronology, Biographies, USS Monitor, Battle for Hampton Roads, Ordnance Testing Against Armor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
This unique historical compilation provides comprehensive information on the role of naval power in the American Civil War, including a full list of Confederate ships afloat, biographies of important figures, and stories about famous battles such as the Battle for Hampton Roads.
The Army Medical Department, 1775-1818 - Continental Army, War of American Independence (the Revolutionary War), plus War of 1812, Medical Support, Lessons of War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 148,890. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This significant historical volume was produced by the Center of Military History as part of its special studies on the War of American Independence (the Revolution). This book deals with the period when the Medical Department existed only as a wartime expedient.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
Staff Ride Handbook for the Niagara Campaigns, 1812-1814 - War of 1812 - New York and Canada Settlements, Queenston Heights, Stoney Creek, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane, Fort Erie, President Madison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 173,760. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this staff ride handbook covers the War of 1812 in the Niagara region. Subjects covered include: Stephen van Rensselaer, Henry Dearborn, Winfield Scott, Jacob Brown, Gordon Drummond, Red Jacket.
Great Things Have Been Done by a Few Men: Operational Art in Clark's Illinois Campaign of 1778 - 1779 - General George Rogers Clark's Place in History, American Revolution, Key Events, Vincennes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,170. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This monograph analyzes how Clark linked the tactical employment of forces to achieve strategic objectives. It assesses whether Clark exhibited operational vision. It considers whether his campaign demonstrated the hallmark of operational art. And it evaluates Clark's operational flexibility through the techniques used to maintain the operational aim.
Hearts and Minds: The Political and Military Effectiveness of the Rhode Island Militia in the American Revolution - War of Independence, Revolutionary War, Indian Threats, Colonial Wars, Gaspee
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,380. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This paper analyzes the political and military effectiveness of the Rhode Island militia during the Revolutionary War. Through careful study of the roots of Rhode Island and its militia forces, it is possible to understand the various functions performed by these forces in Rhode Island's struggle for independence.
Cannibalism in the High Sierras
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,500. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The history of California contains many tragic events and one of the most famous of these is the cannibalism that took place in the High Sierras. More terrible than fiction, this is the true story of the tragic sufferings endured by the Donner Party. The scenes of horror and despair which took place in the snowy Sierra in the winter of 1846-7, needs no exaggeration, or embellishment.