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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.
Spies of the Civil War: The History of Espionage In the Civil War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: 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)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012 by BookCaps. Categories: 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
White River Junctions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by f/64 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
This fascinating look at White River Junction relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. Norman puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces that shaped the American Century. The opening chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad and several buildings. The final chapters introduce residents whose lives show a town--and country--in transition.
Spies and Spying in the Civil War: The Amazing Stories of Elizabeth Van Lew, Harriet Tubman, Thaddeus Lowe, Saving Mr. Lincoln, Intelligence Collection in the North and South, New Tools, Overseas
Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This unique compilation of three documents provides a fascinating look at the role of spies and intelligence in the conduct of the American Civil War.
The Star Spangled Banner
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
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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.
The Constitutional Convention: A History Just for Kids
Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
James Madison wiped his forehead for what seemed like the one hundredth time today. He had to do so to keep the sweat from dripping into his eyes. He looked over at Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was sweating also, his face shining as he fanned himself with a stack of papers. Seated on the stage, General George Washington was politely listening to Alexander Hamilton, representative from New York, as
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Union Square
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, 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 San Francisco's Union Square 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.
Look Up, Hollywood! A Walking Tour of Hollywood, California
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, 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 Hollywood, California 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.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Telegraph Hill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, 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 San Francisco's Telegraph Hill 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.