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Looking Back: True Stories of Mountain Maryland
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
From the unsolved to the unusual. From the historical to the hysterical. From the famous to the friendly. This is life in the Maryland mountains. Here are the stories of people who tamed the mountains, established cities, raised families and lived their lives. This collection of 40 stories spans 220 years of life in Western Maryland.
In the Heart of the Sea | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
One of the things that makes this book so much more interesting is that there are different accounts from different persons who went through the ordeal, as well as experiences of past and more recent men who have been in the same or similar position as the men of the Essex. This book highlighted the fight, bravery, and sacrifice these men went through....
​When the Yankees Come: Former South Carolina Slaves Remember Sherman's Invasion.
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 15,390. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 by Shotwell Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
Many Americans believe that the coming of the blue soldiers of the North, emissaries of emancipation, was a joyful event for African Americans. Nothing could be further from the truth. How do we know this? Because we have their recorded accounts. This is a collection of personal accounts, extracted from the SC Slave Narratives, that relates their encounters with Sherman's invading army.
The Gulf Theater 1813-1815: The U.S. Army Campaigns of the War of 1812 - Andrew Jackson, Fort Bowyer, Capture of Pensacola, Lake Borgne, Villere Plantation Night Battle, New Orleans, Fort St. Philip
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this report by the U.S. Army examines battle around the Gulf of Mexico in the War of 1812.
Billy the Kid in Santa Fe: Wild West History, Outlaw Legends, and the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail. A Non-Fiction Trilogy. Book One: Young Billy
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Billy the Kid spent part of his youth in Santa Fe. What was it like in the 1870s? How did its frontier character and Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado? What other residents did Billy encounter who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life? How did Billy spend his time as a youngster there? Did he ice skate, play baseball, tell ghost stories?
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.”
The Murder Of Mary Rogers
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » North America
I have used United States Census records from the 19th century along with business directories, i.e. Doggett's Business Directory of New York City, to add some light on a murder that occurred in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 25th, 1841. Specifically, the text of my ebook examines what can be learned about Mary Rogers, her family, as well as the men who may have been associated with her brutal death.
Billy the Kid's Jail, Santa Fe, New Mexico: A Glimpse into Wild West History on the Southwest's Frontier
Series: Billy the Kid in Santa Fe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
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.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, 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.
Mountains, Grass and Water: Explore the Hastings Cutoff and Overland Trail through Ruby Valley, Nevada
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
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
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: 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.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
(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)