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The Foreign Policies of U.S. Presidents
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
From America's beginning its presidents have grappled with foreign policy concerns, some of which are well remembered while others are long forgotten. For example, Fillmore in the 1850's resisted pressure to go to war with Peru over bird droppings. Eisenhower resisted pressure in the 1950's to get pulled into war in Vietnam. This volume summarizes the foreign policies of each U.S. President.
Crossing the Line: Trafficking and Torture of Human Guinea Pigs in 1950s U.S.-U.K. Atomic Test Biological Experiments
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
‘Crossing the Line' examines the claims by ex-military servicemen of trafficking and medical torture of human guinea pigs at nuclear test sites in Nevada and South Australia in the mid-1950s. The book also reviews recent disclosures by an American journalist and an Australian academic that lend added credibility to the atomic veterans' allegations.
Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces Annotated by Lisa Shea
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
While Herman Melville is best known for his epic novel Moby-Dick, in 1861 the American Civil War began. Melville had years of experience sailing on whaling ships and immediately went to enlist in the Navy. He was chagrined when he was turned down for health reasons. He would be forced to sit out this important war. So, instead, he turned to recording his thoughts on it in poetry.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Reagan's favorite book was 'The Hunt for Red October?' Eisenhower was once a night supervisor at a creamery? JFK had a pony named 'Macaroni?' Carter's favorite vegetable is egg plant? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 4th of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Benjamin Harrison to Harry S Truman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
FDR liked to snack on donuts? Woodrow Wilson quit law school? Teddy Roosevelt had a pig named 'Maude?' Truman lived in poverty for awhile after his presidency? These and other fascinating tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The third of four volumes.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: Zachary Taylor to Grover Cleveland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Zachary Taylor may have died from what he ate on the 4th of July? Abraham Lincoln was laughing when he was shot? Ulysses S. Grant had a horse named 'Jeff Davis?' Grover Cleveland kept imported fish? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The 2nd of four books.
More About the Presidents Than You Ever Wanted to Know: George Washington to James K. Polk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
George Washington had a dog named Tipsy? Thomas Jefferson never lost a tooth to old age? Andrew Jackson liked to eat 'Old Hickory Nut' Soup? James K. Polk kept a 4,000 page diary? These and other odd tidbits of trivia are found in this volume which among other things covers the favorite foods of the presidents, their health problems, their pets and their favorite books. The first of 4 volumes
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A new generation of JFK assassination researchers visit modern day Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, to see what remains of one of the most infamous sites in American history. The visit is covered step by step; every angle and inch of the Plaza is looked at, in the same order and lay out as it was for President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, when they were in Dealey Plaza some 46 years before.
The History Of Oil
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Did you ever wonder how the oil was discovered? In 1852, a Canadian inventor named Abraham Gesner discovered how to make kerosene from crude petroleum. In an age when candles and whale oil provided the only light after sun down, it was a dramatic discovery.
How Well Do You Know George Washington? A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
George Washington was the first President of the United States. We know a lot of things about this man. Some of them are true. Some of them are not true. For many years, people thought George chopped down a cherry tree as a boy, but it looks like this story is not true. Here are some things that are true about George Washington. How many do you know?
General, Please Burn My House: The Revolutionary War Story of Rebecca Motte
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Rebecca Motte sat down to supper with her three grown up daughters and her niece. They lived alone in the large plantation house in South Carolina. It was January, 1781 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four long years. Suddenly there was a pounding at the door. Find out how the patriot Rebecca Motte handled it when the British moved into her house. A 15-minute book Reading level 3.7
The von Rosenberg Family of Texas: The Civil War Years
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by The Electric Scroll. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1849, the Peter Carl von Rosenberg family fled Germany (then Prussia). They are soon caught up in violence and unstable politics again as the U.S. moves inexorably into the Civil War. Follow the von Rosenbergs through their early years in the United States, and their struggle to gain citizenship not once, but twice, as they seek for the peace and opportunity promised in their new home.
Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.
U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: The Civil War in the Western Theater 1862, plus Bibliography, Naval Strategy During the American Civil War - Lincoln, Grant, Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,620. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Three documents about the American Civil War are reproduced in this unique ebook. The anchor document, U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War: The Civil War in the Western Theater 1862, is a 2014 release of the Army Center of Military History.
Jam on the Ceiling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a newspaper columnist of many years, Wes talked about writing a book but didn't realize he'd already written one until his sons went through more than 700 of his columns and compiled the best into Jam On The Ceiling. In this book, Wes talks about Oregon history and politics, the changing times and technology, traveling, hiking, and building a log cabin with his son William L. Sullivan.
A Brief History of New Orleans Culture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book offers a look at the cultural history of New Orleans and the current culture, including what "Aint dere no mo." It covers a broad spectrum of New Orleans culture in a concise and articulate manner.
Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume Three
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana’s history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated third volume of the state’s history. Montana Territory had 20,595 people in 1870 and the vast majority were Indians. Those Indians fought for their lands, and the territory’s focus was on the Indian Wars raging across the state. By 1900 there were 243,329 people in the State of Montana and more would come.
The Alaska Backgrounder, Volume One: Perils and Promise
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,450. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Perils and Promise is a story-based narrative that connects Alaska’s pre-history with present-day, highlighting many of the perils faced by those coming into the country, and the promise that spurred them onward. The book also features in-depth answers to the most frequently asked questions by visitors, lots of facts and figures, where to go and what to see and do.
Montana: Then and Now
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Bangtail Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
On the occasion of Montana's 150th territorial anniversary, and with a perspective born from a lifetime's devotion to the history of his home state, author Aaron Parrett compares where we started with where we are today, and along the way shows us a Montana we never could have previously imagined.
The Long Escape!
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
June 6, 1993, the Golden Venture cargo ship ran aground at Rockaway Beach, New York, with 286 Chinese immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. by Snakeheads, to whom each asylum seeker paid several thousand dollars. Their journey was long and difficult, as the asylum seekers lay on the floor of the hold, with only one bathroom to serve everyone.