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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
White River Junctions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by f/64 Publishing. Category: 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
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Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 53,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: 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.
The Constitutional Convention: A History Just for Kids
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Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Nob Hill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Nob 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.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of Fisherman's Wharf
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Fisherman's Wharf 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 the Financial District
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Financial 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.
Look Up, San Francisco! A Walking Tour of the Civic Center
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Civic Center 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, Virginia City! A Walking Tour of Virginia City, Nevada
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Virginia City, Nevada 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, Santa Fe! A Walking Tour of Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico 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.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.
Island Sojourn - Those Carefree Years on Barnston Island (1930-1940)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,520. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rod Butler grew up on Barnston Island in the 1930s. Island Sojourn is a series of short stories about his childhood.
Blowing Out The Stink: Life on a Lumber and Cod Schooner, 1897-1947
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blowing Out the Stink—a fisherman’s phrase for doing laundry at sea—tells the story of the lumber and cod schooner Wawona and the quirky adventures of her captains and crews in the North Pacific.
Fire Trap: The Tragedy of the Hope Development School
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1924, 23 people, mostly girls and young women from 5 to 26 years old, died in the Hope Development School fire near Los Angeles, a tragedy that has become an all-but-forgotten part of the city’s history. But the real tragedy was that state and county officials knew that the building was a dangerous fire trap, but were unable to find a safe location for the school.