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Mysterious Midwest: Illinois Ghost Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2017 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Ghost Cat Haunted Lemp Mansion Rodney the Ghost One Chicago Haunted Dwelling The Invisible Clock The Haunted Antique Store Haunting at Old Chicago The Night Bells The Haunted Cornfield The Flying Flowers
History of New York
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2017 by Can Akdeniz. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book delivers up to the minute information covering everything on this topic in only one hour of reading. It gives essential information in a straight-to-the-point, easy to read format.
Pens, Plows, & Gunpowder: The Collected Works of J.P. Irvine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,310. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » North America
An average government clerk presented a poem to President Ulysses S. Grant and a crowd of 10,000 people. Then J.P. Irvine and his words faded into history. Dustin Renwick, author of Irvine's biography, sifted through more than 20,000 pages of microfilm to uncover this forgotten Civil War poet’s work that illuminates a changing country.
Dispossessed: The Burning of Murder City USA. The Detroit "race riots" of 1967. "I was there!"
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,400. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » History » North America
Detroit in 1950 was a bustling metropolis, the most advanced and fastest growing city on the planet at the time... "Motor City USA": a place with the brightest of futures. But by 1967 it was being called "Murder City USA" and, in July of that year, tensions that had been simmering for too many years finally blew. In four days of rioting Blackbottom, the heart and soul of old black Detroit, burned.
Guide to American Culture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Surrounded by an unfamiliar language, references and ideas, many students coming here to learn English along with newcomers hoping to start a new life in the United States find themselves quickly overwhelmed and bewildered. This book is their road map to an American culture that has enveloped them and has spread worldwide.
Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A community’s recorded collective memory is often benchmarked by frightening experiences and by the second-hand tales told, and retold, by others. More often than not, these delineations in time are disastrous events like fire, flood, or catastrophic occurrences such as drought, financial crisis, or explosion. Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region describes many such events in vivid detail.
The Sherry-Netherland Hotel Fire New York City April 12, 1927
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sherry-Netherland opened for business on November 1, 1927. In the spring of '27 a large fire brought about construction delays. The failure of a standpipe nearly resulted in the building's destruction. My e-book looks at the era of great hotel construction in New York City. Architects designed the Sherry-Netherland, the Pierre, the Breakers (Miami) and many more great hotels in the 1920s.
Varina Howell Davis First Lady of the Confederate States of America
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
As the wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, Varina Howell had tremendous responsibilities. Factional struggles between women from the different states required mediation.The First Lady was also responsible for visiting the sick and wounded soldiers in hospitals. Receptions for late arriving officers were planned. By 1864 Varina was advising her ailing husband and shaping policy.
Hotel Windsor Fire Fifth Avenue, New York City March 17, 1899
Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
The Windsor Hotel was a fixture on Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century. John D. Rockefeller, authors Matthew Arnold and Oscar Wilde and foreign dignitaries stayed there regularly. My e-book looks at the day of the fire and recounts eyewitness accounts of events. It is likely that the inferno began on the first floor. A stray match or a blaze that began in the kitchen may have been responsible.
Common Sense (Annotated)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Coventry House Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine, this pamphlet boldly challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy to rule over the American colonists.
The Federalist Papers: A Collection of Essays Written in Favour of the New Constitution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 194,540. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Coventry House Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The Federalist Papers are a collection of eighty-five articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in favor of ratifying the United States Constitution. First appearing in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers, this collective body of work is widely considered to be among the most important historical collections of all time.
2009-2017 Essential History of President Barack Obama - Speeches, State of the Union (SOTU) and Inaugural Addresses, Record on Economy, Health Care, Environment, Social Progress, World Leadership
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 275,810. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house, Nonfiction » History » North America
Over seventy major speeches have been carefully selected from the 4700 speeches archived by the White House. Every State of the Union and Inaugural address is included, along with campaign speeches, foreign addresses, remarks about key events during Obama's time in office, and his farewell address.
Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » History » North America
In fall turned to winter in 1949, the residents of Shallmar, Maryland, were starving. The town's only business, the Wolf Den Coal Corp. had closed down, unemployment benefits had ended and few coal miners had cars to drive to other jobs. When children started fainting in school, Principal J. Paul Andrick realized the dire situation the town was in and set out to help.
View from the Deck: Recollections of the 10th Annual Voyage of the CGS C.D. Howe, 1959
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
View from the Deck is a personal account of the adventures of an 18-year-old on the CGS C.D. Howe—a hospital ship equipped to meet the medical needs of the Inuit (Eskimo) during an era defined by a high incidence of tuberculosis, the Cold War and a changing way of life— and those who sailed with her during the summer of 1959.
American Presidents
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Can Akdeniz. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The history of the United States is the history of its elected presidents, without whom the country would still be a mash-mash of several territories, native tribes and colonial possessions.
Anna's Prayer: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl
Price: $3.01 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » North America
(Nonfiction) Young Anna arrives in 1880s America alone and unable to speak English. She prays for someone who will understand her. The answer to her prayer goes beyond what she could have hoped. A delightful tale of courage and faith for all ages (4 yrs. & up, 1,000 words, 30 illustrations)
On the Constitutionality of a National Bank
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016 by Coventry House Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1791, The First Bank of the United States was a financial innovation proposed and supported by Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton believed that a national bank was necessary to stabilize and improve the nation's credit, and to improve financial order, clarity, and precedence of the United States government under the newly enacted Constitution.
Looking Back: True Stories of Mountain Maryland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
From the unsolved to the unusual. From the historical to the hysterical. From the famous to the friendly. This is life in the Maryland mountains. Here are the stories of people who tamed the mountains, established cities, raised families and lived their lives. This collection of 40 stories spans 220 years of life in Western Maryland.
Birth of a Nation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Discover America's roots and path to Independence, the brave and wise founding fathers [and mothers], and what they endured to give us the United States of America. Great sacrifices were made, and great freedom was obtained.
Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,610. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Some of the content in Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West is graphic, though not gratuitous. The subject of killing requires a level of description necessary to understand what occurred during an event. More difficult to understand are the reasons why these acts were committed.