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A "Secret" in Washington DC
Price: Free! Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The book "A 'Secret' in Washington DC" is about a secret, hidden for over a century, in the monuments in our nation's capital. It took an incredible amount of time as well as research to uncover, yet now the author, Christopher Drew wants the world to know. In addition to numerous facts and photos to support its conclusions, and to being a great read, it also has national, historic importance.
1917 -- A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 Part 4
Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
In Part four, 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge often is called Canada’s coming of age, but is that how contemporary newspapers viewed the victory? Meanwhile, not long after his second inauguration, President Woodrow Wilson, following years of pledging American neutrality, declares war on Germany.
1916 -- A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 Part 3
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » North America
Canada participates in the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history and the battle that introduces the tank, yet papers back home are preoccupied elsewhere. In the United States, the presidential election of 1916 brings out opposing viewpoints. Will the populous re-elect President Woodrow Wilson who kept the nation out of the war?
How Iowa Conquered the World: The Story of a Small Farm State's Journey to Global Dominance
Price: Free! Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Iowa is considered a backward farm state full of bumpkins who wear Carhartt jackets and do little besides give the world corn. But what if that understanding is wrong? What if Iowa has done more to influence the modern world than any other population group?
The Pledge of Allegiance: A Revised History and Analysis 1892–2007
Price: Free! Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016 by Avrio Knowledge Group in partnership with Vintage American Ways. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Written by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance was first published in The Youth's Companion National Magazine on September 8, 1892. Dr. Baer delves deep into the circumstances, characters, and controversies surrounding the Pledge, from its inception as part of a public school celebration, its role in a campaign to sell U.S. flags, its Supreme Court case, thru today.
The Root of United States Public and Private Debt Told by the Pen of History
Price: Free! Words: 9,420. Language: American English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » North America
The "pen of history" shows that the root of both public and private debt in the United States goes back to the founding of the Bank of North America in 1781. Since then, total debt grew at an average annual rate of 7.9 percent from $2.5 million in 1781 to more than $80 trillion in 2015. It is time now for Congress to begin to build a money supply based on citizenship instead of debt.
Presidential Directive 51 & FEMA Prison Camps
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » North America
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Presidential Directive 51 was signed by George W. Bush in 2007. Basically, it is an order that gives the President - Dictatorship powers, based on emergency events, where only the President can determine if such conditions exist. Nothing in our Constitution gives the President such authority. In this author's opinion, the Council on Foreign Relations is behind these criminal acts.
Forgotten Abolitionist: John A.J. Creswell of Maryland
Price: Free! Words: 24,170. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015 by House Divided Project. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » North America
This gripping biography from historians John Osborne and Christine Bombaro captures the story of an unlikely political hero who helped destroy American slavery. John A.J. Creswell of Maryland was a son of the slaveholding South who became one of the nation's leading wartime abolitionists. Published by the House Divided Project at Dickinson College.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 288,400. 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.
The Fabulous Films of the 30s
Price: Free! Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » North America
This collection of 19 essays by a selection of the best classic film bloggers currently writing, members of the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA), covers mainstream hits like The Adventures of Robin Hood and cult classics like Freaks. These essays help profile the decade that changed Hollywood in the public's eye from a den of vice and sin to a veritable dream factory, picture by picture.
Edge of Disaster
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Hurricane Katrina was a tragedy for many, but did birth a great revival in energy and enterprise for the area, and for me. Many from the New Orleans area have their "Katrina stories," and this is mine.
The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College
Price: Free! Words: 40,160. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A narrative history of Tacoma Community College, as told by the students, faculty, staff and community leaders who helped to build, develop and defend the institution's open door to educational opportunity.
The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights
Price: Free! Words: 29,330. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
This book explains how the Ninth Amendment is the key to understanding rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation.
The Valiant Soldier
Series: Poetry, Book 43 · Most Downloaded · Hot Picks · Freebies, Book 136. Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
For my grandfather and all of those who, like him, served bravely in the military, giving their all to fulfill sense of duty.
Living with the Brooklyn Bridge
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
A stirring, face-to-face encounter with one of New York’s greatest landmarks.
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
Price: Free! Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » History » North America
This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to modern day 2012. What started as a religious observance marked by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness has transitioned over time to a secular long weekend filled with family, friends, over-eating, watching football and shopping.
The Star Spangled Banner
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked the very foundations of Europe.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)