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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. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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 Star Spangled Banner
By Tony Cross
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
By Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
By Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
By Al Carroll
Price: Free! Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Speak No Evil About Presidents. So say most textbooks, journalists, commentators, and even some historians. Not in this book. An eye opening look at all the evil done by presidents, mass murder, incompetence, and terrorism, and a look at the noblest presidents also. The most insightful and damning expose of the presidency you will ever see, by a historian and professor.
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans French Quarter
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. 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 New Orleans' French Quarter 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.
A Walking Tour of the New Orleans Central Business District
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. 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 New Orleans' Business 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 Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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?"
Look Up, Savannah! A Walking Tour of Savannah, Georgia
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. 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 Savannah, Georgia 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.
Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
By Patricia Ryan
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A stirring, face-to-face encounter with one of New York’s greatest landmarks.
Moundville, Missouri 1860 – 1910
By Lyndon Irwin
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 115,920. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Gregath Publishing Company, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This historical and genealogical work is the result of many years researching Moundville, the early folks who founded it, and those who contributed to its success. Stories and illustrations that describe early life in Moundville are often warm, sometimes touching and occasionally tragic.
Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
By Bruce Alpine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
As the pride of White Star Line - RMS Titanic sank beneath the surface of the freezing North-Atlantic Ocean, the story of Titanic was born. That story has become full of stories within itself.
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush provides a glimpse into the excitement of Colorado’s formative years, into the development of industrialized mining, and into the lives of people who thrived (or just survived) to establish the Centennial State of Colorado in 1876.
The Blight
By S.E. Levac
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
Essays From Silicon Valley Volume One (Omnibus)
By C.D. Reimer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: American English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Read four essays for one low price in this first omnibus edition, featuring "The Cabbage Patch Doll Fight: A Christmas Shopping Tale," "Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories," "Experiencing The Death of Elvis: Another Childhood Tragedy" and "KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk."
Doctors, Disease, and Dying in the Pikes Peak Region
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Readers will learn about some of the formidable health challenges of our region, challenges often overcome by advancements in medical science; about the early development of health care as a thriving industry; and about the scientists, doctors, nurses, and other concerned professionals who have led the cause for a better quality of life in the Pikes Peak area.
Tombstone
By Llewelyn Pritchard
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
Tombstone [The British Government’s Cover-Up] Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada [Part 1/3] Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries [Vol 5a] Copyright 2012 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition What was really going on behind the scenes? For the first time, declassified official British Government papers shine new light on amongst other things, Government mismanagement as
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
By Charles Mulford Robinson
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
By Joe Follansbee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific.
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. Category: 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.