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Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 272,180. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 118,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » North America
Rotten Apples is a thoroughly investigated treasure of true crime straight from the streets of The City that Never Sleeps. This bushel of vice, victims, and vengeance spotlights sinister citizens from Boss Tweed and Typhoid Mary to Mark David Chapman and Jack Henry Abbot, plus detailed map references to guide you to the locations where they committed their grisly crimes.
A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,060. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book looks at a unique and unparalleled collection of individuals who together achieved something noteworthy. It is more than a history of a building on Chicago’s west side—it is an inside look at the people who made Cook County Hospital a center of top-flight medical education and world-class care through the years.
March to Disaster: Major General Edward Braddock and the Monongahela Campaign - Fort Duquesne, George Washington, Indian Attacks on American Colonies, Anglo-American Troops
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 129,200. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this military study This thesis posits that the leadership of Major General Edward Braddock led to the defeat of the force that he recruited, trained, and led against Fort Duquesne in July 1755.
Staff Ride Handbook for the Niagara Campaigns, 1812-1814 - War of 1812 - New York and Canada Settlements, Queenston Heights, Stoney Creek, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane, Fort Erie, President Madison
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 173,760. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this staff ride handbook covers the War of 1812 in the Niagara region. Subjects covered include: Stephen van Rensselaer, Henry Dearborn, Winfield Scott, Jacob Brown, Gordon Drummond, Red Jacket.
NSA Secrets Declassified: Listening to the Rumrunners: Radio Intelligence during Prohibition, Cryptology, Elizebeth Friedman and USCG Thwart Rumrunners, Invisible Cryptologists: African-Americans
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 207,600. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, three important NSA publications provide unique information about cryptology and radio intelligence used in the fight against rumrunners during Prohibition, and African-American cryptologists.
NSA Secrets Declassified: Revolutionary Secrets: Cryptology in the American Revolution and Brigadier John Tiltman: A Giant Among Cryptanalysts - Benedict Arnold, Alan Turing, British Codebreaking
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 208,450. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, two important NSA publications convey fascinating historical stories: Revolutionary Secrets: Cryptology in the American Revolution and Brigadier John Tiltman: A Giant Among Cryptanalysts.
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.
Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.
Here: A Biography of the New American Continent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 and represented by SKLA. Categories: 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.
Roadblocks to Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in the United States South
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trials—in addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidence roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom.
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
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Endorsed by Thom Hartmann Show! 1000 downloads! 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 the noblest presidents also. The most insightful damning expose of presidents you will ever see, by a historian and professo
Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,610. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Herbert James Lewis’ new, extensive book on antebellum Alabama joins Quid Pro Books' History & Heroes Series. The name "Alabama" comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating book. It examines Alabama's early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state's controversial secession from the Union.
The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China's Penetration of the CIA
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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.
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
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
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: 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.
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.
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.