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The Star Spangled Banner
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
(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?
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
(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?
Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A stirring, face-to-face encounter with one of New York’s greatest landmarks.
The Valiant Soldier
Series: Poetry, Book 43 · Most Downloaded · Hot Picks · Freebies, Book 136. Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans French Quarter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: 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.
A Walking Tour of the New Orleans Central Business District
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Tombstone
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 8 Vol 5a · Mysteries · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions, Nonfiction » History » North America
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
Edge of Disaster
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy for many, but did birth a great revival in energy and enterprise for the area, and for me. Many from the New Orleans area have their "Katrina stories," and this is mine.
Look Up, Savannah! A Walking Tour of Savannah, Georgia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
KGO Radio Jumps The Shark: More News, Less Talk (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio, Nonfiction » History » North America
After Cumulus Media switched KGO Radio (810AM) from an all talk format to an all news format in December 2011, laying off the best radio talent in the San Francisco Bay Area and throwing away 40 years of broadcasting history in a desperate bid to improve ratings, the lost of familiar voices over the airwaves was heartbreaking. (A 3,660-word essay.)
Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a country lawyer, and few people knew who he was. Yet he entered the Illinois Senate race to oppose Stephen A. Douglas over the expansion of slavery. The repercussions of their debates shook political foundations all the way to Washington. Lincoln's platform helped redefine American Democracy. Criss-cross Illinois with this book and retrace the dramatic campaign.
Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oral History Evidence and Interpretation
Series: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Book 2 · Mysteries. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Port Hope Simpson Mysteries, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Oral History Evidence and Interpretation Series Title: Port Hope Simpson Mysteries Vol 2 by Llewelyn Pritchard Smashwords Edition Copyright 2010 Llewelyn Pritchard Read about the original Oral History interview with Mrs. Kathleen Squire (formerly James) known as “Bunty” or “Bunty James”...
Death At A Hell's Angels' Funeral: Driving Past The Memories (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » History » North America
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hell's Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on October 15, 2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)
Grenfell Mission and People, Ice break-up, Mail boat, Mail plane, Medley of Photographs and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Air Transfers in Nain – Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1965-66
Series: Photo Albums, Book 5 · Historical Photographs Nain-Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada · Volunteering - Voluntary Service Overseas - VSO. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A unique photo album of 116 historical photographs (with original captions) about Grenfell Mission and People, Ice break-up, Mail boat, Mail plane, Medley of Photographs and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Air Transfers in Nain – Nunatsiavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 1965-66.
Experiencing The Death of Elvis: A Childhood Tragedy (Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » History » North America
On the day that Steve Jobs died in October 2011, I felt an immense sadness not for the technological visionary who just passed away but for another cultural icon who changed the world for an earlier generation. The death of Elvis Presley in 1977 that cast a long shadow over my childhood, as my mother loved him more than either my father or myself. (A 3,230-word essay.)
The Murder Of Mary Rogers
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » North America
I have used United States Census records from the 19th century along with business directories, i.e. Doggett's Business Directory of New York City, to add some light on a murder that occurred in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 25th, 1841. Specifically, the text of my ebook examines what can be learned about Mary Rogers, her family, as well as the men who may have been associated with her brutal death.
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Where did Billy the Kid spend the winter of 1880-1881? Today, two plaques in Santa Fe mark the spot . . . or rather, two competing spots. This brief historical detective story documents the actual location of the jail that held Billy, and provides a glimpse into life on America’s Southwestern Frontier (12,000 words; 17 photos, maps, and drawings; 82 pages in paperback).
Tragic Deaths of Cary, North Carolina Youths
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
My book includes short biographies of young people who resided in Cary, NC, whose lives were ended prematurely in car wrecks, shootings, drunk driving accidents, and other tragedies. The time span of the book encompasses young men and women who were born between 1930 and 1968. Most of the deaths occurred between 1950 and 1974.