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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.
Phoenix of the Seas
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 94,420. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Here is the saga of the Ernestina-Morrissey, official State Ship of Massachusetts. It recounts her remarkable history from Gloucester fishing schooner on the Grand Banks, to expedition vessel to the Arctic under famed navigator Captain Bob Bartlett, to packet ship linking Cape Verdean-Americans with their home island, and finally to seagoing educational vessel.
Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery
Price: $5.99 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.
Trouble in Rooster Paradise
Series: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » North America
Oldster PI Gunnar Nilson tells the story of a case he handled in Seattle, 1950. A client hires him to find the killer of a young beauty who worked at Fasciné Expressions, a “rooster paradise” where pretty girls charm male customers into spending big. The heady fragrance of perfumed female can make it tough for a guy to think clearly, especially when the killer is breathing down his neck.
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.
FBI Diary: Home Grown Terror
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,750. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Global Publishing Group LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » North America
Former FBI agent recounts the riveting true story of the largest manhunt in the western United States.
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.
Peoria Stories: Tales from the Illinois Heartland
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,060. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015 by Amika Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Stories about people and events which helped shape a city and region. Included are profiles of Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh and many other famous and not so famous figures who played a part in the rich history of Peoria and Central Illinois. Zurski skillfully intertwines local and national perspectives into each story for a captivating trip back to the past.
Incident At Jonesborough
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 52,560. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » North America
A story of military strategy involving two of the Civil War’s most brilliant generals just before the surrender and destruction of Atlanta. It is a story of conflict between two cousins whose relationship is strained by a secret mission behind enemy lines. A story of treachery, treason and treasure involving a secret group that is determined to create a New Confederacy.
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.
Call Me B: A Hopeful View of History and the Revolution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
This is not exactly a book about history, or about teaching and learning methodologies, or educational theory and practice, or museum operations, or politics or revolution or the future. It’s about all of these things, and more, because it’s a book about people.
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 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.
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.