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The 1937 San Francisco Police Graft Report by Edwin Atherton
Price: Free! Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Here the infamous Atherton Report on police graft in 1937 San Francisco, published for the first time since it's disappearance from the County Clerk's office in 1939. Current copy has typos fixed.
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 & Nature » Meteorology & 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.
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 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.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
Price: Free! Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & 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.
A "Secret" in Washington DC
Price: Free! Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The book "A Secret in Washington DC" took the author ten years to research, write, and self-publish. It provides definite proof that the true builders of Washington DC, knew of, and forecasted the coming of the iPhone. They have encoded this information in secret writings, called cyphers, that exist throughout the capital city. Read this, and you will never look at Washington DC the same again.
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 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.
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.
Ahead of the Curve, Washington Women Lead the Way
Price: Free! Words: 101,630. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2020 by Legacy Washington. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Ahead of the Curve profiles 11 Washington women who have been blazing the trails since women in the Evergreen State gained the right to vote. From the suffragists of 1910 to the "sheroes" of today, women have been leading the way as judges, engineers, educators, scientists, politicians and reporters.
Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016 by Eno Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
One of the seminal slave narratives, Behind the Scenes: Or Thirty Years in Slavery, and Four Years in the White House also examines the life of Elizabeth Keckley after she purchased her freedom, and during her years as a successful businesswoman/dressmaker in Civil War-era Washington, where she became confidante to Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln.
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.
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, 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.
The JFK Conspiracy: Christian Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology, Nonfiction » History » North America
The topic of JFK’s assassination has fascinated the public for many decades. This booklet takes a quick look at the case, and also invites the reader to consider eternal truths.
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.
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 Liberty Trail Corporation. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » North America
Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress
Look Up, Savannah! A Walking Tour of Savannah, Georgia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » North America
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Savannah, Georgia from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Alaska Gold Rush is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners and the bandits that prayed on them in a harsh land.
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.
Death At A Hells Angels Funeral (An Essay)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » History » North America
With hundreds of police officers lining the street across from the cemetery on one side, and 3,000 Hells Angels attending a funeral and a shooting at the same service inside the cemetery, the resulting traffic jam between the two sides made for an interesting Saturday afternoon on October 15, 2011. (A 3,730-word essay.)