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Edge of Disaster
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy for many, but did birth a great revival in energy and enterprise for the area, and for me. Many from the New Orleans area have their "Katrina stories," and this is mine.
Lowcountry Hurricanes: South Carolina History and Folklore of the Sea from Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach
Series: More Tales from Brookgreen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
Two true tales of joy, tragedy, and survival tell of South Carolina coast residents battling Hurricanes near Myrtle Beach. In suspenseful "The Flagg Flood," three Flagg family generations struggle desperately against a historic 1893 hurricane's fury at Huntington Beach. In the charming reminiscence "Every Sixty Years," a Murrells Inlet family faces two major storms with strength and courage.
Billy the Kid in Santa Fe: Wild West History, Outlaw Legends, and the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail. A Non-Fiction Trilogy. Book One: Young Billy
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Billy the Kid spent part of his youth in Santa Fe. What was it like in the 1870s? How did its frontier character and Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado? What other residents did Billy encounter who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life? How did Billy spend his time as a youngster there? Did he ice skate, play baseball, tell ghost stories?
Dirty Money, Secret Societies and Killing JFK
Series: Adventures in Journalism. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,630. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Essay » Political
"The best article on the assassination," --Judge Jim Garrison. Also includes Dirty Money, Secret Societies, and Everything You Need to Know About JFK's Assassination.
The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College
Price: Free! Words: 40,160. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A narrative history of Tacoma Community College, as told by the students, faculty, staff and community leaders who helped to build, develop and defend the institution's open door to educational opportunity.
Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,160. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero." His book was a best seller, a story had captivated the world. Alex Haley was on his way to becoming the most successful author until it all fell apart. Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors.
American History A Day at A Time - February
Series: American History A Day at A Time - 2015, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,190. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in American history each day. The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make this vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day. By reading and contemplating one event a day, we have the time to try to understand those events that unfolded on those long ago
The Day the Whistles Cried: The Great Cornfield Meet at Dutchman's Curve
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » History » North America
Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
Haunted Copper Country: The History & Ghost Stories of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » History » North America
From ghosts of the copper mining industry to kissing specters, Haunted Copper Country whisks you away on a whirlwind tour of Michigan Keweenaw Peninsula. A brief history of each location provides insight into the origins of the haunted tales, many never before published and culled from the author's interviews with witnesses and ghost hunters. Explore the spooky side of the Keweenaw—if you dare.
Lowcountry Confederates: Rebels, Yankees, and South Carolina Rice Plantations
Series: More Tales from Brookgreen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
TWO CIVIL WAR TALES. 1 ~ A Torpedo, an Admiral, and the USS Harvest Moon ~ An engineer from Brookgreen Garden's historic rice plantation near Myrtle Beach strikes a final blow for the Confederacy in one last naval operation; and 2 ~ A Sad Tale from a Tragic War ~ Memories of a special Lowcountry rice plantation feast sustain ragged Confederate soldiers through cold, heat, dust, mud, and despair.
American History A Day at A Time - January
Series: American History A Day at A Time - 2015, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,930. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in colonial American history each day. The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make the vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day.
Traveling the U.S.: East Coast History
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Over 125 photos with basic history. Featured locations include: the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Jamestown (with excavation photos), Gettysburg, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, and more.
An Aversion to Risk - A Warning From the Past: Comparison of 1862 American Civil War Peninsula Campaign with General McClellan to the 2003 Iraq War Failures, Afghanistan, Goldwater-Nichols, Petraeus
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The culmination in 1862, and culmination during the post 9/11 campaigns, resulted from inadequate responses to risk aversion by the government and military leaders, when faced with uncertainty.
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign - March -November 1864: Grant, Lincoln, Sheridan, Meade, Monocacy, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cedar Creek, Lt. General Jubal A. Early, McCausland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
As 1864 began, the outlook was grim for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his generals. The encouraging victories in 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia, and Chickamauga, Georgia, were diminished by the repulse of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The Regular Army Before the Civil War 1845 - 1860 - Ulysses Grant, Mexican War, Native Americans, Army and the Settlers, Mormons, Use of Camels, Civil Works, West Point
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,810. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The civil war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle.
The Discerning Gentleman’s Guidebook to Britain’s American Colonies - the 1770s Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book to North America as it was during Revolutionary Times. Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book tells the modern reader everything they would need to know when visiting North America 250 years ago.
Journals and Letters of Mother Theodore Guerin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 161,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014 by Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) came from France in 1840 to found the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. A prolific letter-writer and colorful journalist, Guerin comes to life through her writings as an American pioneer, educator, businesswoman and leader. Originally printed in 1937, the new digital edition includes color photographs and a new foreword.
Uncle Anton's Atomic Bomb
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » History » North America
Mary weds Ward Jr., heir to the well-to-do Wangerts of Indianapolis, and together they raise three sons. As they negotiate a rocky path through the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, they take turns spinning a nighttime yarn inspired by the idea: what if Anton Chekhov wrote a story about the atomic bomb? A tragicomic mix of upper-crust romance, sibling warfare, boarding school drama, and C.I.A. skullduggery.
The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights
Price: Free! Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
This book explains how the Ninth Amendment is the key to understanding rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation.
Mary of the Mayflower
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,620. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Scrivener Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » North America
Mary's world changes forever when her father announces that they will join the Pilgrims traveling to the New World in search of more freedom and a better life. She must leave her older sisters and friends, and even her cat. With only the clothes on her back and her grandmother's locket, Mary joins her parents aboard the Mayflower and starts the dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.