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1872 Chicago, Illinois Fireman Directory
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They 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
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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.
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.
Bonanno Family Members In New York In 1920
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
My eBook profiles more than 100 Bonanno family members who lived in all boroughs of New York City in 1920. For each head of household, I have listed street address information as well as work industries. Related family members are described. Immigration and Naturalization dates are given, as is literacy data. Entries were researched from the 1920 U.S. Census and New York City Business Directory.
Strategy & Soul: A Campaigner's Tale of Fighting Billionaires, Corrupt Officials, and Philadelphia Casinos
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Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 170,250. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, and the state supreme court. This David versus Goliath story gives unparalled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns, making the nuances of strategy come to life. Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer.
Homestead on the Trask
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,370. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013 by Nancy Maddux Thornton. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As the World enters the 20th century, a young boy and his widowed family survive...and thrive...in the primitive wilds of the Oregon Coast. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always enlightening, this is how our ancestors once lived. A vivid personal account, enriched by detailed ink sketches and photos by the author. Republished and distributed by Nancy Maddux Thornton, his daughter.
America In Korean War: A History Just for Kids!
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Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Have you ever heard of the Battle of Osan, or even of the Korean War that it was a part of? This war has been called America’s “Forgotten War” because not a lot of people talk about it. It was not global, like World War Two had been, and it was not as controversial as the Vietnam War. Although it lasted for about three years, and although some 40,000 American soldiers lost their lives, the whole
Mountains, Grass and Water: Explore the Hastings Cutoff and Overland Trail through Ruby Valley, Nevada
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book follows two historically important trails, the Hastings Cutoff and the Overland Trail, through the lush Ruby Valley of Nevada. Historian Charles Greenhaw describes the vivid history of this valley shadowed by 11,000-foot peaks of the Ruby Mountains. It is a valley once visited by such western notables as John Fremont, Kit Carson, Lansford Hastings, George Donner and Samuel Clements.
Forjadores de la America independiente
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: Spanish. Published: December 19, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Este libro nos cuenta paso a paso los acontecimientos que dieron forma al nuevo continente despues de la independencia de las trece colonias, al tiempo que nos describe detalladamente a los protagonistas de esta transformacion: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Simon Bolivar y Jose San Martin, entre otros.
Thanksgiving Day - Religious to Secular
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
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.