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The Alaska Backgrounder, Volume One: Perils and Promise
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,450. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Perils and Promise is a story-based narrative that connects Alaska’s pre-history with present-day, highlighting many of the perils faced by those coming into the country, and the promise that spurred them onward. The book also features in-depth answers to the most frequently asked questions by visitors, lots of facts and figures, where to go and what to see and do.
Montana: Then and Now
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Bangtail Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
On the occasion of Montana's 150th territorial anniversary, and with a perspective born from a lifetime's devotion to the history of his home state, author Aaron Parrett compares where we started with where we are today, and along the way shows us a Montana we never could have previously imagined.
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.
Beyond the Battlefield: Stories from Gettysburg's Rich History
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Beyond the Battlefield is a collection of 47 true stories and 56 photos that tell the history of Gettysburg and vicinity beyond the famous Civil War battle.
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
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
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
Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination Should Be Reinvestigated
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies, Nonfiction » History » North America
The author examines the life of Lee Harvey Oswald in the context of the Cold War climate of the times and the people who shaped and used him. Includes the solving of a precedent case along with many new revelations in the Kennedy assassination itself. The ineluctable conclusion is that Oswald was the patsy he claimed to be.
A Short History of the United States Constitution
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,930. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
The history of the United States Constitution, its Bill of Rights and Amendments is a fascinating story. It is important that people read and understand the US Constitution and understand its history. Knowledge about the underlying historical currents that led to the Constitution, Bill of Rights and subsequent Amendments is also important.
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.”
Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,570. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Screaming Hawk Publications, in association with Facing History and Ourselves, is proud to present Trails of Darkness: Comparative Essays on the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 from the Teenage Perspective, a provocative inquiry into the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692 and similar occurrences in history and popular culture.
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.
Where the Battles Weren't
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Where The Battles Weren’t is a book about ten towns in the western United States who share a name with an important Civil War battle. From Gettysburg, South Dakota to Winchester, Oregon and Petersburg, Alaska to Vicksburg, Arizona, Where The Battles Weren’t takes readers on an exciting ride across the American West.
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.