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I Am A Southerner
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
Everything You Need To Know About The JFK Assassination
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,040. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Although many books tell you we don't know who killed John F. Kennedy, the truth has been available for years to anyone who wants to look deeply into the evidence. Numerous sources from inside the CIA and organized crime have revealed what they knew about the plot over the years and Lee Harvey Oswald was just a patsy.
The Real Widow Maker
Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Real Widow Maker is a composition of short stories highlighting some of America’s worst mining tragedies, including disasters at Sago, Crandall Canyon, and Upper Big Branch. The book tells of the coalminer’s struggle to achieve safer mines, and recounts how a band of Rednecks started the largest labor uprising in U.S history. It's a saga filled with tragedy, but filled with heroics too.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War?
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
Jonathan Dickinson's Journal
Price: Free! Words: 41,970. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This narrative of a shipwreck on the Florida coast in 1696 and the suffering and heroism of the survivors.
Postcard Revolution
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Congress
This is a collection of postcards sent to leaders, including members of Congress, the President, his council of economic advisers, chairs of sociology departments throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Nations. My purpose was to catch their attention with the old fashioned mail method rather than email. I hope you enjoy them and want to read more of my Smashwords books.
The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » History » American
The history of basketball contains all the drama inherent in America’s long struggle with racial intolerance and quest for equality. Highlighting characters both famous (Bill Russell, Michael Jordan) and obscure (Earl Lloyd, Holcombe Rucker), this book explores how what’s happened on the basketball court has mirrored race relations in the United States—and often preceded changes off of it.
America's Historical Documents
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » History » American
Subtitle: A Selection of Key Documents Dealing with the Foundation, Growth, and Preservation of the United States of America at the U.S. National Archives Description: Commentary and transcripts of laws, proclamations, resolutions, and treaties that chart the course of the nation from the Continental Congress to the VietNam War.
Una breve reseña de la doctrina de la cabeza en la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día
Price: Free! Words: 11,160. Language: Spanish. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Breve historia del desarrollo de la teología de la cabeza [headship theology] en la iglesia adventista.
Newport Tower: Unsettled History
Price: Free! Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Newport Tower is a crude, round stone structure in Newport, Rhode Island. It is said that it was built by early colonists, as a windmill. However, there is little evidence to support that claim, and a wealth of evidence indicating that it is of much older construction, probably precolumbian.
Transformations in Mississippian Native American Culture
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » American
This tells of the cultural changes in the Mississippian period Native Americans to include deculuration.
American Decision Making During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2010 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This dissertation examines the deliberations of the American government during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Much has been written on this subject by those involved, either within the decision making process, or on the periphery - for instance, McGeorge Bundy, Abram Chayess, Raymond Garthoff, Ray Cline, and Robert Kennedy. However, none of these totally agree on what happened.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.
The Essential Lincoln
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
The Essential Lincoln: The Finest Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln collects the seminal speeches, letters, proclamations, debate performances, and miscellaneous other writings, spanning over thirty years of Lincoln's life. The entire text of each document or speech is included, rather than a short excerpt, to put into context the most commonly quoted Lincoln passages.
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 2)
Price: Free! Words: 22,820. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is a celebration of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and all it has accomplished for its members and the veterinary profession during its first 150 years. This second volume contains Chapter 2.
Jamestown: The Birth Of A Nation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
We studied Jamestown in great depth a few years ago, just in time for the 400 year anniversary. I was surprised how little a knew about the settlement and its history. This little booklet came out of my research. I hope you enjoy getting to know this fascinating history as much as we did.
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans Garden District
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of New Orleans' Garden District is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In a region's history there can be individuals overlooked. One such person is now brought to the forefront of Martin Co.,FL history. This Florida native was "O. B." Padgett. It was the 1920s, a period of bootleggers & outlaws during Prohibition. O. B. was Stuart's Chief of Police and had to deal with outlaws, the most notorious, the Ashley Gang. Things would not go smoothly for this young lawman.
Democracy v. Republic Mini Unit
Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
This mini lesson presents what we did to clear up the distinction between a Democracy and a Republic. Easy, fun, and effective...
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 3)
Price: Free! Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is a celebration of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and all it has accomplished for its members and the veterinary profession during its first 150 years. This third volume contains Chapters 3-5.