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Where the Battles Weren't
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Where The Battles Weren’t is a book about ten towns in the western United States who share a name with an important Civil War battle. From Gettysburg, South Dakota to Winchester, Oregon and Petersburg, Alaska to Vicksburg, Arizona, Where The Battles Weren’t takes readers on an exciting ride across the American West.
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
Includes excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For over 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group.
The Story of Butchart Gardens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, 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.
Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
A stirring, face-to-face encounter with one of New York’s greatest landmarks.
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).
He Walks Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A realistic and romantic novel about George Washington, his early life, admiration of Sally Fairfax and his hope for the Colonies.
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.
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, 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.
Floods In Alberta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
A non-comprehensive collection of poetry inspired from the floods that much of Alberta experienced in the summer of 2013. Written by an Albertan affected by the flooding.
Robert E. Lee Fails: Mapping Gettysburg
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Did hubris lead Robert E. Lee astray in the Gettysburg Campaign?
Sluicebox Series Volume 1 Issue 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sluicebox Series is a collection of interesting facts and entertaining fiction about the Fraser River Gold Rush and the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1800s in British Columbia. Read how Francis Jones Barnard’s express company grew from just a two-horse wagon to a fleet of stagecoaches. Issue one includes BX Holdup,a mystery about a stagecoach robbery during the summer of 1865.
Haida Gwaii
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
They lie on the edge of the province's collective memory like a dream scarce remembered; mythical and elusive, full of meaning and great beauty, yet incomprehensible to the waking mind. Impossible not to marvel at, and revel in, these are the Queen Charlotte Islands, arguably one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world.
The Next 30 Days: How a Nation Rebuilt in the 30 Days Following the Death of JFK
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Everyone who was alive remembers where they were the day John F. Kennedy was shot; but that’s just a brief moment in time. What shaped the country—and even the world—wasn’t that brief moment…it was how we rebuilt. This book follows the 30 days following the death of John F. Kennedy died—it shows how a nation came together, endured, and became stronger in the wake of horrific tragedy. HistoryCa
The Last Men to Walk on the Moon: The Story Behind America's Last Walk On the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The amount of attention focused on Apollo 11 was enormous. Sending a man to the Moon was not simply an American achievement, but an achievement for the entire world. By Apollo 17, the space race was over and the fascination with the Apollo mission was not as great. Though the mission is not the most covered mission, it is one of the most important—what its experiments proved paved the way for
Why is the USA Interesting? The 50 State Quarters
Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
What is interesting about the USA? It is a land of freedom and independence and the idea of the American Dream. It is fifty separate states all united into one country. This book shows what is important to the different states and how it adds character to the whole country. Freedom’s ring has over fifty distinct tones. Long live liberty.
MWSA Dispatches February 2013
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A quarterly publication featuring the work of members of the Military Writers Association of America. This issue showcases the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, the USS Arizona, WWII B-29s and the Mexican-American War. Articles include social media marketing, Scrivener writing tips, the Stars & Flags Book Awards, Bob Doerr's reading list and a poetry corner.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, 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.
America In Korean War: A History Just for Kids!
Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Have you ever heard of the Battle of Osan, or even of the Korean War that it was a part of? This war has been called America’s “Forgotten War” because not a lot of people talk about it. It was not global, like World War Two had been, and it was not as controversial as the Vietnam War. Although it lasted for about three years, and although some 40,000 American soldiers lost their lives, the whole
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to modern day 2012. What started as a religious observance marked by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness has transitioned over time to a secular long weekend filled with family, friends, over-eating, watching football and shopping.
The Dirty Thirties: A History of the Dust Bowl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Dust Bowl was the largest ecological disaster in United States history, coinciding with the nation’s worst economic crisis, the Great Depression of the 1930s. Massive dust storms, combined with nearly a decade of drought, wreaked havoc on parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas.