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Who is the Real John Wilkes Booth?
By Allison Bruning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by Mountain Springs House. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Wild west
John Wilkes Booth murdered Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre and was killed in Garrett's Barn, Virginia by Sergeant Boston Corbett. But what if the body wasn't John Wilkes Booth? Nate Orlowek believes the body in the barn that day may not have been John Wilkes Booth. So who was the man in the barn that day?
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
By Tim Blevins
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”
Priests and Prospectors: A History of Montana, Volume Two
By Greg Strandberg
Series: A History of Montana. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Montana comes alive from the 1840 to 1870 in this mesmerizing second volume of Montana history. Discover the journey from a sleepy backwater of less than 700 people to a thriving territory of more than 20,000 residents. Learn about Indians and the priests they sought; road builders and the hardships they endured; gold prospectors and the life they led; politicians and the territory they created.
Father Grigori
By George Foster Leal
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 135,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Black Rose Writing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The Story of Rasputin Follow the story from the mind of one of history’s most enigmatic characters as Rasputin describes in his own words his journey from his birth in a remote Siberian village to a seat beside Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia.
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
By Lynn Michelsohn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Where did Billy the Kid spend the winter of 1880-1881? Today, two plaques in Santa Fe mark the spot . . . or rather, two competing spots. This brief historical detective story documents the actual location of the jail that held Billy, and provides a glimpse into life on America’s Southwestern Frontier (12,000 words; 17 photos, maps, and drawings; 82 pages in paperback).
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
By Progressive Management
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.
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
By Lawrence Weiss
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.
Mountains, Grass and Water: Explore the Hastings Cutoff and Overland Trail through Ruby Valley, Nevada
By Larry Hyslop
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.
The Star Spangled Banner
By Tony Cross
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: 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.
Moundville, Missouri 1860 – 1910
By Lyndon Irwin
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 115,920. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012 by Gregath Publishing Company, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This historical and genealogical work is the result of many years researching Moundville, the early folks who founded it, and those who contributed to its success. Stories and illustrations that describe early life in Moundville are often warm, sometimes touching and occasionally tragic.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
By Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)