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Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
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
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: 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
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: 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.
Colonial Gothic Bestiary
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Colonial Gothic Bestiary contains descriptions and game statistics for more than 50 creatures from myth, legend, and nightmare to supplement the creatures found in the 2nd edition Colonial Gothic Rulebook, along with notes for the GM on using them in Colonial Gothic adventures, and an index listing the creatures in both volumes.
The Story of Butchart Gardens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
How did Jenny Butchart turn an ugly, disused limestone quarry into the world’s most famous private garden? Over 100 years later, Butchart Gardens still attracts almost a million visitors from around the globe, to enjoy a world created by an unrivalled green-thumb visionary. Filled with myth, legend, and love, this is a cheerfully told story, as colourful and unique as the gardens themselves.
Titanic: The Legend, Myths And Folklore
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Gaffs, Timbers and Crosses is about the growth of a church community in rural Newfoundland from the earliest days in the 1830s to 1959. Its the story of how small communities came together and grew together into one larger community, how they unified and erected two churches, schools and endured the Great Depression and World War
Somewhere in Oregon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,550. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A series of short stories about Oregon Giant Circles of rocks; maybe an ancient Indian astronomical observatory. A city literally made out of gold ore. A cowboy kid who outshines adult rodeo stars. Believe in Sasquatch or not, we’re always on the lookout for him! Ralph Nader’s Corvair scare debunked at a Corvair Lair.
The Stories of Jenny Wiley: Exploring the History and the Legends
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Jenny Wiley was living in 1780s Virginia when a band of Native Americans attacked her frontier home, killed her children and took her captive, dragging her across rugged mountains and swift-running rivers to present-day Kentucky. THE STORIES OF JENNY WILEY unravels the history behind her legend and looks at the storytellers who honored her memory and carried her story into the 21st century.
Father Grigori
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 135,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The Story of Rasputin Follow the story from the mind of one of history’s most enigmatic characters as Rasputin describes in his own words his journey from his birth in a remote Siberian village to a seat beside Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia.
Rifles of Elm Street: History Takes a Detour
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: 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 Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor and unionism. Wilson's notable achievements in social leadership and the progressive movement are questioned in light of his failure to protect civil liberties. Previously published by Cornell University Press, now an ebook.
The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
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Series: The Enemies Within, Book 2. Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 179,320. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Trevor Loudon. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 201,230. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a fascinating and comprehensive history of the use of federal troops during instances of domestic disorder from the U.S. Army.
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the Western Federation of Miners asked, "Is Colorado in America?"
He Walks Alone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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