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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 $7.49 USD. (25% off!) Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » North America
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 Atlanta and Savannah Campaigns 1864 - The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War - General Grant, Sherman, Johnston, Hardee, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Pickett's Mill Line, Mud Creek
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,050. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this book about the U.S. Army campaigns of the Civil War examines the 1864 Atlanta and Savannah campaigns.
The American Civil War Encyclopedia - Sweeping Account of All Aspects of the War Between the States - Army and Navy History and Timelines, Campaigns and Battles, Intelligence, Militias, Unique Stories
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 547,020. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Discover the stories and history of the saddest era in American history, the Civil War from 1861 through 1865. With nineteen chapters and over 1500 pages of text, this unique compilation provides a stunning overview of the military strategies, campaigns, battles, and personalities of the war.
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » North America
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
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.
Essential Guide to Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad, Civil War Intelligence and Spying, Leadership, Life of Slavery, Servant Leader, Spirituality, Women in the Civil War, Minority Women Officers
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 201,640. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global)
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces a number of important government reports and studies dealing with the incredible life of Harriet Tubman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strategy & Soul: A Campaigner's Tale of Fighting Billionaires, Corrupt Officials, and Philadelphia Casinos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 170,250. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » History » North America
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, and the state supreme court. This David versus Goliath story gives unparalled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns, making the nuances of strategy come to life. Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer.
Playing the Indian Card
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,260. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Native American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Everything you think you know about Canada's "First Nations" is wrong!
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
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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.
A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,280. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book looks at a unique and unparalleled collection of individuals who together achieved something noteworthy. It is more than a history of a building on Chicago’s west side—it is an inside look at the people who made Cook County Hospital a center of top-flight medical education and world-class care through the years.
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