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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.
The Swastika and the Maple leaf
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
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.”
National Defense Intelligence College Paper: Intelligence in the Rum War at Sea, 1920-1933 - Prohibition and the Coast Guard, Volstead Act, Al Capone, Mafia, J. Edgar Hoover, FDR
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 69,190. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This unique and informative paper was produced by the National Intelligence University / National Defense Intelligence College. The "lessons of history" are important tools in formulating the strategy, policy and tactics to protect our national interests.
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.
S-172: Lee Harvey Oswald Links to Intelligence Agencies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,820. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
Dynamite: A Concise History of the NYPD Bomb Squad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement, Nonfiction » History » North America
Includes excerpt of Bomb Squad NYC Incident 1! A short but comprehensive history of the oldest, busiest and most sophisticated bomb squad in the world. For over 100 years, NYPD bomb techs have combated bomb-related violence while risking (and sometimes losing) their own lives. DYNAMITE tells the colorful, informative, sometimes macabre, and always heroic story of this elite group.
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.”
Danville, Virginia: And The Coming Of The Modern South
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Danville, Virginia and the Coming of the Modern South documents Danville's political, social, and economic evolution beginning with the fall of the Confederacy until the dawn of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It discusses the impact of the textile industry on the South in general - and Danville in particular - through colorful accounts of the people of Danville.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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."
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
Complete Guide to the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg - Troops, Biographical Sketches of Leaders, Weaponry, Small Arms, 150th Anniversary, Strategic Setting, Operational Art, Legacy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Here is the full story of Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War occurring at a time when the fate of the nation literally hung in the balance.