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Here: A Biography of the New American Continent
By Anthony DePalma
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.
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
By Al Carroll
Price: Free! Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Speak No Evil About Presidents. So say most textbooks, journalists, commentators, and even some historians. Not in this book. An eye opening look at all the evil done by presidents, mass murder, incompetence, and terrorism, and a look at the noblest presidents also. The most insightful and damning expose of the presidency you will ever see, by a historian and professor.
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated
By Greg Parker
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
The author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. Includes the solving of a precedent case along with many new revelations in the Kennedy assassination itself. The ineluctable conclusion is that Oswald was the patsy he claimed to be.
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
By Tod Hoffman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
Written with a novelist’s panache, this is the true story of the Chinese spy who penetrated the CIA, and for 30 years revealed America’s intelligence secrets to his masters in Beijing. Larry Chin, the CIA’s top Chinese linguist, was China’s top spy. “A successful cloak-and-dagger reenactment of the FBI sting that exposed a Chinese-American double agent in 1985, “ said Kirkus.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
By Lita-Rose Betcherman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
S-172: Lee Harvey Oswald Links to Intelligence Agencies
By Glenn B Fleming
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
Over the past half century, opinion has been divided as to the role of Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The rumours began to spread almost immediately that the accused assassin may have working for or being manipulated by individuals involved with the United States Intelligence apparatus.
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush provides a glimpse into the excitement of Colorado’s formative years, into the development of industrialized mining, and into the lives of people who thrived (or just survived) to establish the Centennial State of Colorado in 1876.
Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
By Bruce Alpine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
As the pride of White Star Line - RMS Titanic sank beneath the surface of the freezing North-Atlantic Ocean, the story of Titanic was born. That story has become full of stories within itself.
Rifles of Elm Street: History Takes a Detour
By TD Conner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
THE RIFLES OF ELM STREET: HISTORY TAKES A DETOUR Who killed President John F. Kennedy? The Dallas Police closed the case on the afternoon of November 24 1963, and it was closed again as Election Day 1964 approached by the Lyndon…
Homemade Thunder: War on the South Coast 1861-1865
By TD Conner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bloody warfare raged along the South Atlantic coast from 1861 until 1865, much of it overlooked in the headlines of the day, later quickly and happily forgotten. But it happened, American against American, brother against brother, father against son, neighbor against neighbor along the quiet tide creeks and hidden inlets and across the trackless, sighing green marshes.
He Walks Alone
By Helen Grimm
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.
Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America
By Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The correspondence between Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, the Methodist sponsor, and her distant cousin George Washington in the 1780s shaped American immigration policy, the Westward Expansion, attitudes towards slavery and Native American rights, and religious pluralism. This is its history, in context.
The Yukon Queen
By Rob Godfrey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,990. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
In July 1999 the good ship Marie Anne sailed from Rotterdam, bound for the USA. On board this creaking cargo ship were Rob Godfrey and two Citroen 2CVs. This voyage was the first leg of an epic journey to Prudhoe Bay, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, a journey that took Rob Godfrey and Jose Oostveen 8000 road miles across North America.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
By Dave Preston
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.
Doctors, Disease, and Dying in the Pikes Peak Region
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Readers will learn about some of the formidable health challenges of our region, challenges often overcome by advancements in medical science; about the early development of health care as a thriving industry; and about the scientists, doctors, nurses, and other concerned professionals who have led the cause for a better quality of life in the Pikes Peak area.
White River Junctions
By Dave Norman
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
By Progressive Management
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.
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
By Lita-Rose Betcherman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.