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Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » North America
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses is about the growth of a church community in rural Newfoundland from the earliest days in the 1830s to 1959. Its the story of how small communities came together and grew together into one larger community, how they unified and erected two churches, schools and endured the Great Depression and World War
Somewhere in Oregon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,550. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Social Science » Regional studies
A series of short stories about Oregon Giant Circles of rocks; maybe an ancient Indian astronomical observatory. A city literally made out of gold ore. A cowboy kid who outshines adult rodeo stars. Believe in Sasquatch or not, we’re always on the lookout for him! Ralph Nader’s Corvair scare debunked at a Corvair Lair.
The Stories of Jenny Wiley: Exploring the History and the Legends
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Jenny Wiley was living in 1780s Virginia when a band of Native Americans attacked her frontier home, killed her children and took her captive, dragging her across rugged mountains and swift-running rivers to present-day Kentucky. THE STORIES OF JENNY WILEY unravels the history behind her legend and looks at the storytellers who honored her memory and carried her story into the 21st century.
Rifles of Elm Street: History Takes a Detour
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: 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.
The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
This much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor and unionism. Wilson's notable achievements in social leadership and the progressive movement are questioned in light of his failure to protect civil liberties. Previously published by Cornell University Press, now an ebook.
The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
Series: The Enemies Within, Book 2. Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 179,320. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Trevor Loudon. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » History » North America
Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Where did Billy the Kid spend the winter of 1880-1881? Today, two plaques in Santa Fe mark the spot . . . or rather, two competing spots. This brief historical detective story documents the actual location of the jail that held Billy, and provides a glimpse into life on America’s Southwestern Frontier (12,000 words; 17 photos, maps, and drawings; 82 pages in paperback).
The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders 1789-1878 - History of Controversial Events, Posse Comitatus, Mormon Conflict, Whiskey Rebellion, Racial Strife, KKK, Slave Law
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 201,230. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This is a fascinating and comprehensive history of the use of federal troops during instances of domestic disorder from the U.S. Army.
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the Western Federation of Miners asked, "Is Colorado in America?"
He Walks Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: 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.
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812: Defending A New Nation, 1783-1811 - General Wayne, Whiskey Rebellion, Northwest Territory, Battle of Tippecanoe, Madison, Jefferson, Burr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
The War of 1812 is perhaps the United States' least known conflict. Other than Andrew Jackson's 1815 victory at New Orleans and Francis Scott Key's poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" written in 1814 during the British attack on Baltimore, most Americans know little about the country's second major war. Its causes are still debated by historians today.
America's Civil War - The Vicksburg Campaign: November 1862 - July 1863, The Chancellorsville Campaign: January - May 1863, Army Military History of the War Between the States
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Vicksburg Campaign: November 1862 - July 1863 - The campaign for the control of Vicksburg was one of the most important contests in determining the outcome of the Civil War. As President Abraham Lincoln observed, "Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Alaska Gold Rush is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners and the bandits that prayed on them in a harsh land.
Floods In Alberta
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry, Nonfiction » History » North America
A non-comprehensive collection of poetry inspired from the floods that much of Alberta experienced in the summer of 2013. Written by an Albertan affected by the flooding.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » History » North America
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
1872 Chicago, Illinois Fireman Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.