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Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
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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.
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
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Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: 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
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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.
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.
Floods In Alberta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Category: 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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Did hubris lead Robert E. Lee astray in the Gettysburg Campaign?
Sluicebox Series Volume 1 Issue 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: 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
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: 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
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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.
America In Korean War: A History Just for Kids!
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Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: 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.
Spies of the Civil War: The History of Espionage In the Civil War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Spires! Treason! Conspiracy! The American Civil War? Civil War spying had all the ingredients of a modern spy movie--just replaces gadgets with Saber's and Colt's. This book looks at the incredible history of espionage in the Civil War. With a gripping narrative this book will read more like a John le Carré spy novel than a history book.
A Kids Guide to the American Revolution
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The war was raging all around him. Johnny was only twelve years old, so he wasn’t allowed to pick up a gun or to be a soldier. However, he still had a very important job on the battlefield: he was the messenger for American Major General Gates. While he waited for the scouts to come back with their reports of British troop movements, Johnny could hear the musket balls whizzing above him, breaking
Spies of the American Revolution: The History of George Washington's Secret Spying Ring (The Culper Ring)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Spies! Treason! Conspiracy! The American Revolution? The Culper Spying Ring had all the ingredients of a modern spy movie--just replaces gadgets with muskets. This book looks at the incredible history of Washington's famous spying ring. With a gripping narrative this book will read more like a John le Carré spy novel than a history book. HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With