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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.
The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812: Defending A New Nation, 1783-1811 - General Wayne, Whiskey Rebellion, Northwest Territory, Battle of Tippecanoe, Madison, Jefferson, Burr
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The War of 1812 is perhaps the United States' least known conflict. Other than Andrew Jackson's 1815 victory at New Orleans and Francis Scott Key's poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" written in 1814 during the British attack on Baltimore, most Americans know little about the country's second major war. Its causes are still debated by historians today.
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."
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
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
1872 Chicago Illinois Directory of Firemen
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
I am publishing a directory of firemen who worked for the city of Chicago, various railroads, and numerous businesses in 1872. My research is taken from the United States Business Directory of 1872. 1872 was the year that followed the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871.Putting out fires was handled by steam engines that were often pulled by teams of horses.
Complete Guide to the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg - Troops, Biographical Sketches of Leaders, Weaponry, Small Arms, 150th Anniversary, Strategic Setting, Operational Art, Legacy
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Here is the full story of Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War occurring at a time when the fate of the nation literally hung in the balance.
Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America
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Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,520. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The correspondence between Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, the Methodist sponsor, and her distant cousin George Washington in the 1780s shaped American immigration policy, the Westward Expansion, attitudes towards slavery and Native American rights, and religious pluralism. This is its history, in context.
Robert E. Lee Fails: Mapping Gettysburg
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Did hubris lead Robert E. Lee astray in the Gettysburg Campaign?
Havasu Palms, A Hostile Takeover
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The true story of one hard working pioneering family in the 20th century, and how their life’s work was stolen – a theft sanctioned by the United States Government and the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. Includes over 70 photographs.
After the Galaxy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Captain Dave Shoemaker's account of the crisis on the Fishing Vessel Galaxy ranks as one of the great stories of sea survival. No one knew of the plight of his vessel, 30 miles southwest of the Pribilofs, the remote fur seal islands north of the Aleutian Chain; even if they did know, rescue units were hours away. Their circumstance was hopeless, yet 23 of 26 men and women would ultimately survive.
Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time: The Email Counterstory to the Bush AWOL Blackout
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,250. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
October 2003, former journalist, sister of a Vietnam War casualty, and former Army nurse, Maureen A. Griswold's online exposé of George W. Bush's military record garnered a huge response. Responses to her articles about Bush's wartime AWOL/desertion in Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time is a compelling experience and illumination about U.S. journalism in wartime.
Protestmusik gegen den Vietnamkrieg: Die amerikanische Hippie-Kultur zwischen überzeugter Kriegsopposition und Kommerzialisierung
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Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
„If you wanna end the war and stuff you've gotta sing loud“ (Arlo Guthrie). Der Vietnamkrieg war ein Wendepunkt in der US-Kultur. Teile der Gesellschaft begehrten auf und protestierten gegen die Regierung und den Krieg im fernen Dschungel. Die Bewegung wurde von Musik begleitet. Die Autorin beleuchtet die Hippiekultur und die Entwicklung der Protestmusik bis nach Woodstock und darüber hinaus.
Protestmusik gegen den Vietnamkrieg: Die amerikanische Hippie-Kultur zwischen überzeugter Kriegsopposition und Kommerzialisierung
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Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
„If you wanna end the war and stuff you've gotta sing loud“ (Arlo Guthrie). Der Vietnamkrieg war ein Wendepunkt in der US-Kultur. Teile der Gesellschaft begehrten auf und protestierten gegen die Regierung und den Krieg im fernen Dschungel. Die Bewegung wurde von Musik begleitet. Die Autorin beleuchtet die Hippiekultur und die Entwicklung der Protestmusik bis nach Woodstock und darüber hinaus.
Tribes and Trappers: A History of Montana, Volume One
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Series: A History of Montana. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated history. See how Jedediah Smith and Jim Bridger blazed trails and made their names under the Big Sky. Read about John Colter, Hugh Glass, Mike Fink, and more. Discover the Blackfeet, Shoshone, Crow, Cheyenne, and the dinosaurs that came before them. Montana's history comes alive like it never has before.
The Next 30 Days: How a Nation Rebuilt in the 30 Days Following the Death of JFK
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Everyone who was alive remembers where they were the day John F. Kennedy was shot; but that’s just a brief moment in time. What shaped the country—and even the world—wasn’t that brief moment…it was how we rebuilt. This book follows the 30 days following the death of John F. Kennedy died—it shows how a nation came together, endured, and became stronger in the wake of horrific tragedy. HistoryCa
The Last Men to Walk on the Moon: The Story Behind America's Last Walk On the Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The amount of attention focused on Apollo 11 was enormous. Sending a man to the Moon was not simply an American achievement, but an achievement for the entire world. By Apollo 17, the space race was over and the fascination with the Apollo mission was not as great. Though the mission is not the most covered mission, it is one of the most important—what its experiments proved paved the way for
Why is the USA Interesting? The 50 State Quarters
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Price: $1.90 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
What is interesting about the USA? It is a land of freedom and independence and the idea of the American Dream. It is fifty separate states all united into one country. This book shows what is important to the different states and how it adds character to the whole country. Freedom’s ring has over fifty distinct tones. Long live liberty.
MWSA Dispatches February 2013
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
A quarterly publication featuring the work of members of the Military Writers Association of America. This issue showcases the Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, the USS Arizona, WWII B-29s and the Mexican-American War. Articles include social media marketing, Scrivener writing tips, the Stars & Flags Book Awards, Bob Doerr's reading list and a poetry corner.