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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where the Battles Weren't
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: 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.
The Story of Butchart Gardens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: 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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
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Price: $0.99 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.
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.
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
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.
The Search For Old King's Road
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Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Old Kings Road in Florida was built by British Engineers prior to the American Revolution. Right up to 1914 it was the main entry into Florida. Here slaves escaped to freedom, plantations large and small lined the route. The Second Seminole War along this road was one of the largest slave rebellions in the United State. Here is historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate Old Kings Road.
The Hunger for More: Values in an Age of Greed
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Laurence Shames offers a brilliant and acerbic anatomy of America’s “Hunger for More,” from its roots in the optimism of the high frontier to its apotheosis in the frenzy–and panic–of the Reagan years. As a history of our love affair with consumption, as a prescription for a more durable and dignified national ethic, THE HUNGER FOR MORE is a book that defines the era just past, & maybe the future.
The Big Time: Harvard B-School's Most Successful Class
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,480. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012 and represented by SKLA. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Big Time: The Harvard Business School’s Most Successful Class & How It Shaped America—Shames’ debut book, examining the fabled “class the dollars fell on,” was named one of Newsweek’s 10 Best in 1986, and remains a seminal study of American privilege and power. Starting with elite schools and corporate boardrooms, the volume offers a compelling social history of a confident nation in the 80s.
The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton
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Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here the infamous Atherton Report on police graft in 1937 San Francisco, published for the first time since it's disappearance from the County Clerk's office in 1939. Current copy has typos fixed.
The Roots of Reno
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
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Reno was truly Hell on Wheels in the 1920’s. The rest of the nation considered the town Sodom and Gomorra, but that’s only half the truth. Reno offered everything in the way of adult entertainment, from speakeasy’s and houses of ill-repute, to open gaming – legal or not. And it took plenty of sins by the founding fathers to make Reno “The biggest little city in the world.”