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Day of the Miracles, Alaskan Earthquake 1964
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake on Good Friday, 1964. Measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale, it was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, exploding with the force of 12,000 atomic bombs, killing 150 people. Its effect on a major population center, the city of Anchorage, is as revealing of the human spirit today as it was at the time.
Police Brutality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Secretarius MEMPS. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Since the days of slavery until modern time, Blacks in America have been either terrorized by the general American population, Klu Klux Klan to the modern version of law enforcement around this country. Elijah Muhammad makes the case that if the hatred and constant, unwarranted violence is the White's normal mode of operating, why let us separate unto ourselves since your history justifies this.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
From Halifax to Victoria, clear across Canada, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular mode of transport in the country. Days and nights spent rollicking across the amazing and diverse geography of Canada were punctuated by stays at some of the country's oldest and most prestigious hotels; those built by the railway companies to entice the most affluent of travellers.
Louisa’s Journey - England to Canada in 1913
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Louisa’s true story of emigrating from England to Canada was captured by her granddaughter for a high school history project. Her ability to rise above challenges and to stand up for what is right is truly inspirational. Her story motivates us to find the strength and courage to overcome obstacles in our way and to create a better life for ourselves.
The Revolutionary War (War of American Independence): The Virginia Campaign and the Blockade and Siege of Yorktown, French Participation in the American Revolution
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This significant historical book on a vital aspect of the Revolutionary War - the Virginia campaign, the blockade and siege of Yorktown, and the role of the French in the American Revolution. It was written by the Army War College in 1931.
The Roots of Reno
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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Reno was truly Hell on Wheels in the 1920’s. The rest of the nation considered the town Sodom and Gomorra, but that’s only half the truth. Reno offered everything in the way of adult entertainment, from speakeasy’s and houses of ill-repute, to open gaming – legal or not. And it took plenty of sins by the founding fathers to make Reno “The biggest little city in the world.”
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Nob Hill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. 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 Nob Hill 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.
Trails Crossed
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 49,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Trails Crossed follows the progress of some historical characters between Newfoundland and British Columbia. First Nations and explorers' trails whether on land or water, were the first trails and as old as they are, can still be travelled or crossed today. They are the rivers and lakes of Canada. They are highways that have been constructed on top of the old trails made by those who came before.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Telegraph Hill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. 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 Telegraph Hill 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.
America's Civil War - The Vicksburg Campaign: November 1862 - July 1863, The Chancellorsville Campaign: January - May 1863, Army Military History of the War Between the States
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Vicksburg Campaign: November 1862 - July 1863 - The campaign for the control of Vicksburg was one of the most important contests in determining the outcome of the Civil War. As President Abraham Lincoln observed, "Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of the Financial District
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,140. 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 Financial 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.
The Search For Old King's Road
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Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Hanged Twice No Joke
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Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 104,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
This book is about Canadian and British Commonwealth history and administration of justice. There were at least two cases in which the defendants were hanged twice, Bennie Swim(m) having killed two people, and Henry Baldwin and James Lennan, having been convicted of murdering Clayton Tilton. These will be presented amongst others.
The Long Escape!
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
June 6, 1993, the Golden Venture cargo ship ran aground at Rockaway Beach, New York, with 286 Chinese immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. by Snakeheads, to whom each asylum seeker paid several thousand dollars. Their journey was long and difficult, as the asylum seekers lay on the floor of the hold, with only one bathroom to serve everyone.
The Birth Of America
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Before 1800, more people came to America from Africa than from anywhere else and most of them came in chains. Their toil helped make the United States the riches nation on earth. America was a slave owning country longer than it has been a free one. And the legacy of slavery haunts us still.
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Alaska Gold Rush is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners and the bandits that prayed on them in a harsh land.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of the Civic Center
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. 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 Civic Center 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.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Story of Butchart Gardens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
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.
Rooted Forever in History
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Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 8,560. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rooted Forever in History Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries Vol 9 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition Copyright 2010 Llewelyn Pritchard Rooted Forever in History consists of Llewelyn Pritchard’s original research notes about previously classified British Government documents regarding the troubled History of Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada from 1934 – 1947...