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Tempest-Tost: The Refugee Experience Through One Community's Prism
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,390. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017 by WildBlue Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Surrounded by controversy, refugees who come to the U.S. have often suffered greatly, as they explain in their own words. Some describe them as threats bringing terrorism to America, though the nation was created by those fleeing persecution. They survive and begin new lives, working hard, successful and especially grateful for the second chance.
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?
West Virginia Histories Volume 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The West Virginia Histories series collects the best of those columns, divided into categories such as Animals, Crime, Civil War, Education, etc. Volume 1 presents samples from each category that will be featured in future volumes.
West Virginia Histories Volume 2
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The State of West Virginia was born by cesarean section, its survival chances precarious, its legitimacy in question. The last slaveholding state admitted to the Union, it is the only state that owes its existence to America’s Civil War. In Virginia’s counties west of the Shenandoah Valley grievances against the Richmond government had long threatened to rend the state in two, and when Virginia de
We Fought the Road
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 67,910. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » War
We Fought the Road is the story of the building of the Alaska-Canada Highway during World War II, a task that been likened to the building of the Panama Canal. Unlike most accounts that focus on the road's military planners, We Fought the Road is boots-on-the-ground and often personal, based in part on letters from the "Three Cent Romance," discovered in the authors' family papers.
Indiana's Fascinating Museums - Southeast Edition
Series: Indiana Museum Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Visit Southeast Indiana’s twenty-nine exciting museums and take the auto tour that covers them all. This fabulous road trip through southeast Indiana visits all the major cities and towns in southeast Indiana. Indiana’s museums relate Indiana’s history in an exciting way and provide a fascinating glance into our past.
Colonial American History Stories –1665 - 1753
Series: Timeline of United States History. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Colonial American History Stories - 1665 – 1753 contains almost 300 history stories presented in a timeline that begins in 1655 with the performance of the first documented play performed in British North America and ends with the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752.
Cannibalism in the High Sierras
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,500. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
The history of California contains many tragic events and one of the most famous of these is the cannibalism that took place in the High Sierras. More terrible than fiction, this is the true story of the tragic sufferings endured by the Donner Party. The scenes of horror and despair which took place in the snowy Sierra in the winter of 1846-7, needs no exaggeration, or embellishment.
The Ghosts of Cape Cod
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In 1620, a tiny band of Europeans landed at Provincetown. They drafted the Mayflower Compact, the seed of government for the United States. Though the harbor was serene and well suited for boats and the ocean waters were bursting with seafood - the Europeans soon departed for Plymouth! Was it the 'Natives' that drove them off, or The Ghosts of Cape Cod?
The Columbia
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 99,670. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Columbia commemorates the disciplining and conversion of a wilderness river from a water passageway to a powerhouse and a source of irrigation. Here is the story of its explorers who came by boat and by foot, the canals, locks, and dams which flooded old landmarks to give new pioneers farm lands and electricity, and the story of the settlement of the Pacific Northwest.
Holy Old Mackinaw
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2017 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Holy Old Mackinaw is the rough and lusty story of the American lumberjack at work and at play, from Maine to Oregon. Beloved Northwest author Stewart Holbrook captures the life and color of a vanished American scene in this complete history of logging in the Northwest.
Colonial American History Stories - 1215 - 1664
Series: Timeline of United States History. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,890. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Colonial American History Stories - 1215 – 1664 contains almost 300 history stories presented in a timeline that begins in 1215 with the signing of the Magna Carta to the printing of the first Bible in Colonial America in 1664. The historical events include both famous ones as well as many forgotten stories that the mists time have obscured.
Jefferson County, Colorado - A Unique & Eventful History - Vol.2
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
An amazing history of Jeffco. With 2,000 pictures, a must read for everyone living in the Denver area or interested in the history of Colorado and the West! NOTE: Because of file size constraints, Chapters 1-12 are in Volume 1. This is Volume 2 of 2.
The Battle of Lexington: A Sermon and Eyewitness Narrative
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017 by Nordskog Publishing Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Who fired “the shot heard round the world” that fateful morning of April 19, 1775? Who were those brave men who stood against the best-trained army in the world? This book contains Jonas Clark’s Sermon from the one-year anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, and his eye-witness accounting of the event. Also included are historical poems, including Paul Revere's Ride by H. W. Longfellow.
Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,110. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
From Colorado Springs’ wealthiest and most prominent citizens, including Spencer Penrose and Winfield Scott Stratton, to the lesser-known but vitally important contributions of the Beth-El Nurses and American Indians, Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region is a collection of biographical narratives about people who have impacted the Pikes Peak region’s history and development.
A Year of Colonial American History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,900. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Settling America – A Pioneer History of America has one history lesson a day in the settlement of early America. This December edition covers the historical events of December. The stories include both famous historical events as well as many forgotten little known, obscure facts.
Pens, Plows, & Gunpowder: The Collected Works of J.P. Irvine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,310. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Nonfiction » History » North America
An average government clerk presented a poem to President Ulysses S. Grant and a crowd of 10,000 people. Then J.P. Irvine and his words faded into history. Dustin Renwick, author of Irvine's biography, sifted through more than 20,000 pages of microfilm to uncover this forgotten Civil War poet’s work that illuminates a changing country.
Guide to American Culture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Surrounded by an unfamiliar language, references and ideas, many students coming here to learn English along with newcomers hoping to start a new life in the United States find themselves quickly overwhelmed and bewildered. This book is their road map to an American culture that has enveloped them and has spread worldwide.
Civil War Logistics: Effects of Logistics on Pea Ridge Campaign - Overall American Civil War Sustainment, Federal and Confederate Leaders, Battle in the Southwest Without Railroads or Navigable Water
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
This study examines the logistical system that supported the Federal Army of the Southwest in the American Civil War during the Pea Ridge Campaign of January-March, 1862, under the command of Brigadier General Samuel R. Curtis.
Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
A community’s recorded collective memory is often benchmarked by frightening experiences and by the second-hand tales told, and retold, by others. More often than not, these delineations in time are disastrous events like fire, flood, or catastrophic occurrences such as drought, financial crisis, or explosion. Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region describes many such events in vivid detail.