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Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Newly Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge! From the gigantic shell mounds built by the earliest inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area to the building of the ‘bridge that couldn’t be built’ and the SEVENTY-FIVE years following its completion, Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge is a humorous history lesson of one of the greatest wonders of the modern world.
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: 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 first volume contains the Preface and Chapter 1.
Finding Heroes
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Creative Guy Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of the search and recovery effort during the 2003 Columbia disaster. Mr. Starr and his family run a funeral home and were called upon, along with hundreds of other volunteers from the area, to help search for and catalogue debris from the shuttle, and sadly, the bodies of the astronauts. In searching for the heroes, they discovered the heroes within themselves.
The Theft of America's Heritage
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010 by UCS PRESS. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Who is behind the erosion of America's true Biblical heritage, and how and why is it happening? Learn this and more in this must read for every American Citizen concerned about our vanishing freedoms. This book dramatically documents how our country was founded by predominately Christian men on predominately Christian principles. Learn how you can help stem the tide of these vanishing freedoms.
American Decision Making During the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2010 by Punked Books. Category: 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.
The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
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.
Fort Warren: New England's Most Historic Civil War Site
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Fort Warren was started in 1833 on Georges Island to protect the City of Boston. It was first occupied at the start of the Civil War. The government soon utilized the fort as a prison for Confederate military and political prisoners. The book includes stories about the Trent Affair, the writing of the John Brown song, escapes, executions and the famous Legend of the Ghost of the Lady in Black.
The Essential Lincoln
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Woodrow Wilson alla Conferenza di Parigi
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Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: Italian. Published: August 3, 2010 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Lo scopo di questo libro è quello di affrontare e analizzare il comportamento di Woodrow Wilson, ventottesimo presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America, durante la Conferenza di Parigi del 1919, che ha posto formalmente fine alla Prima Guerra mondiale.
On the Edge of History
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,750. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Dabney family from Boston settled on the island of Faial in the Azores during the 19th century and quickly became involved in the political, literary, intellectual and religious changes taking place in Europe and America. This book provides a glimpse of their life and significant influence on 19th-century history at the crossroads of the Atlantic.
Transformations in Mississippian Native American Culture
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
This tells of the cultural changes in the Mississippian period Native Americans to include deculuration.
Beggarman, Spy (The Israel Potter Series)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010 by Foremost Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The biography of Israel Potter created a sensation when it was first published. Potter's tale was so strange and compelling that Herman Melville later made it his own in fiction. But no one has ever known Potter's true-life tale, which was hidden for more than two hundred years. Beggarman, Spy brings the truth out of the shadows of history with grace and vengeance.
O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Newport Tower: Unsettled History
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Price: Free! Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: 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.
Seven Cities of Gold
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1528, 300 conquistadores embarked on a mission to colonize La Florida. Within a matter of months, they disappeared. Thousands of miles and eight years later, a band of Spanish slave traders encountered the last four survivors of this lost expedition. Seven Cities of Gold is the amazing true story of four castaways who endured impossible odds in the first recorded exploration of North America.
Historical Cities-San Francisco, California
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores landmarks and sites within the city of San Francisco. Over 50 sites are divided into the east and west side of the northern end of the Peninsula. Maps and GPS coordinates are included.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(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.
A Walking Tour of The New Orleans Garden District
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
Jamestown: The Birth Of A Nation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: 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.
The Real Widow Maker
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Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: 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.