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The Foreign Policies of U.S. Presidents
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
From America's beginning its presidents have grappled with foreign policy concerns, some of which are well remembered while others are long forgotten. For example, Fillmore in the 1850's resisted pressure to go to war with Peru over bird droppings. Eisenhower resisted pressure in the 1950's to get pulled into war in Vietnam. This volume summarizes the foreign policies of each U.S. President.
Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations.
Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces Annotated by Lisa Shea
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
While Herman Melville is best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick, in 1861 the American Civil War began. Melville had years of experience sailing on whaling ships and immediately went to enlist in the Navy. He was chagrined when he was turned down for health reasons. He would be forced to sit out this important war. So, instead, he turned to recording his thoughts on it in poetry.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Reagan's favorite book was 'The Hunt for Red October?' Eisenhower was once a night supervisor at a creamery? JFK had a pony named 'Macaroni?' Carter's favorite vegetable is egg plant? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 4th of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Benjamin Harrison to Harry S Truman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
FDR liked to snack on donuts? Woodrow Wilson quit law school? Teddy Roosevelt had a pig named 'Maude?' Truman lived in poverty for awhile after his presidency? These and other fascinating tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The third of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Zachary Taylor to Grover Cleveland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Zachary Taylor may have died from what he ate on the 4th of July? Abraham Lincoln was laughing when he was shot? Ulysses S. Grant had a horse named 'Jeff Davis?' Grover Cleveland kept imported fish? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 2nd of four books.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: George Washington to James K. Polk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
George Washington had a dog named Tipsy? Thomas Jefferson never lost a tooth to old age? Andrew Jackson liked to eat 'Old Hickory Nut' Soup? James K. Polk kept a 4,000 page diary? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The first of 4 volumes
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A new generation of JFK assassination researchers visit modern day Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, to see what remains of one of the most infamous sites in American history. The visit is covered step by step; every angle and inch of the Plaza is looked at, in the same order and lay out as it was for President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, when they were in Dealey Plaza some 46 years before.
The History Of Oil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Did you ever wonder how the oil was discovered? In 1852, a Canadian inventor named Abraham Gesner discovered how to make kerosene from crude petroleum. In an age when candles and whale oil provided the only light after sun down, it was a dramatic discovery.
How Well Do You Know George Washington? A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
George Washington was the first President of the United States. We know a lot of things about this man. Some of them are true. Some of them are not true. For many years, people thought George chopped down a cherry tree as a boy, but it looks like this story is not true. Here are some things that are true about George Washington. How many do you know?
General, Please Burn My House: The Revolutionary War Story of Rebecca Motte
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Rebecca Motte sat down to supper with her three grown up daughters and her niece. They lived alone in the large plantation house in South Carolina. It was January, 1781 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four long years. Suddenly there was a pounding at the door. Find out how the patriot Rebecca Motte handled it when the British moved into her house. A 15-minute book Reading level 3.7
Louisa’s Journey - England to Canada in 1913
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Louisa’s true story of emigrating from England to Canada was captured by her granddaughter for a high school history project. Her ability to rise above challenges and to stand up for what is right is truly inspirational. Her story motivates us to find the strength and courage to overcome obstacles in our way and to create a better life for ourselves.
A Brief History of New Orleans Culture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book offers a look at the cultural history of New Orleans and the current culture, including what "Aint dere no mo." It covers a broad spectrum of New Orleans culture in a concise and articulate manner.
The Valiant Soldier
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Series: Poetry, Book 31. Price: Free! Words: 130. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
Here: A Biography of the New American Continent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A portrait of the nations of North America and their complicated relationships with one another, by a New York Times journalist who has lived in all three countries. Anthony DePalma has been bureau chief for The New York Times in both Canada and Mexico.
Day of the Miracles, Alaskan Earthquake 1964
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake on Good Friday, 1964. Measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale, it was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in North America, exploding with the force of 12,000 atomic bombs, killing 150 people. Its effect on a major population center, the city of Anchorage, is as revealing of the human spirit today as it was at the time.
The Indian Who Defied Coronado
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
NONFICTION — History remembers Coronado, who in 1540 invaded Pueblo country in what is now the United States. Few people have ever heard of Xauían, the Pueblo leader who led resistance against Coronado in America's first named Indian war.
Who is the Real John Wilkes Booth?
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by Mountain Springs House mspringspub@gmail.com. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Wild west
John Wilkes Booth murdered Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre and was killed in Garrett's Barn, Virginia by Sergeant Boston Corbett. But what if the body wasn't John Wilkes Booth? Nate Orlowek believes the body in the barn that day may not have been John Wilkes Booth. So who was the man in the barn that day?
Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,570. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Screaming Hawk Publications, in association with Facing History and Ourselves, is proud to present Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective, a provocative inquiry into the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 and similar occurrences in history and popular culture.
Slavery During the Revolutionary War
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here is the story of slavery, and what we did about it, during the founding of a "free" nation, told in the words of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and their compatriots.