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A Grandfather's Legacy
Series: Growing Up Southern · The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
GOD'S COUNTRY
Series: HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 774,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
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CONSERVATIVE, CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW OF HOW HISTORY FORMED THE UNITED STATES EMPIRE AND AMERICA'S MANIFEST DESTINY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
United States total debt, public and private, not just Federal debt, grew from $82 billion in 1916 to $70 trillion in 2010, almost a thousand times bigger. The cause is traced back to decisions made in 1787 and 1790 by framers of the Constitution and members of the First Congress. The remedy is to now correct their mistakes by properly funding the U.S. economy with "dollar" properly defined.
I Am A Southerner
Series: Growing Up Southern · The Free Read Series. Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
Understanding the Electoral College
Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » White house, Nonfiction » History » American
If you are confused about what the Electoral College is, or how it works, this little book is for you. Catherine answers: 1) When was the Electoral College instituted and why? 2) How many electors are there? How are they divided? 3) What is the difference between a Democracy and a Republic? 5) What is the difference between a plurality and a majority?
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 & 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.
Ghosts of Gettysburg VII: Spirits, Apparitions and Haunted Places on the Battlefield
Series: The Ghosts of Gettysburg. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,340. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Second Chance Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » History » American
"Ghosts of Gettysburg VII" is the newest addition to Mark Nesbitt's popular book series. It contains a multitude of stories never heard in public before, including an entire chapter dedicated to the eerie and unexplainable events experienced by tour guides while conducting their tours for the Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours.
Profiles of Women Past & Present - Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist (1797 – 1883)
Series: Profiles of Women Past & Present Collection - Women Activists. Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This download is a monologue depicting the life of Sojourner Truth, Abolitionist. It includes a version for school-age or adult audiences and one for K-2 students with notes and more. This text is one of many monologues, Profiles of Women Past & Present, created by the AAUW Thousand Oaks, California Branch, Inc to make women's history come alive.
Profiles of Women Past & Present – Christiane Amanpour, Journalist (1958-)
Series: Profiles of Women Past & Present Collection - Women Journalists. Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This download is a monologue depicting the life of Christiane Amanpour, Journalist. It includes a version for school-age or adult audiences and one for K-2 students with notes and more. This text is one of many monologues, Profiles of Women Past & Present, created by the AAUW Thousand Oaks, California Branch, Inc to make women's history come alive.
The Sleepwalking Slasher: The True Crime of Samuel J. Keelor
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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Early one winter morning in 1903, Ohio laborer Sam Keelor awoke with a bloody cooper's hammer in his hand and his pretty young wife Bertha dead in their marriage bed next to him. He panicked and decided to get rid of the body, but cutting his pretty wife up into portable pieces proved to be more work than he bargained for, so he opted to cut his own throat instead. He made a mess of that, too.
The Blood-Soaked Woman at the Top of the Stairs: The True Crime of Grace Lusk
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,690. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
Summoned to the home of his mistress Grace Lusk by telephone, Waukesha veterinarian Dr. David Roberts found his wife, Mary, dying in the parlor, a bullet through her heart, and Grace bleeding from a self-inflicted wound, standing at the top of the stairs, where she held the police chief and a doctor at bay for over an hour before she shot herself again.
Where's Your Mother, George? The True Crime of George Schneider
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
Everyone in the Schneider family presumed that the widow matriarch Catharine was staying with her favorite son George on his remote Ohio farm. When George, his wife Margaret and their seven children showed up to a family dinner without her, suspicions ran high. No one could believe the story he told about a pair of highway bandits and a shallow grave.
The Gas Fume Fugitive: The True Crime of Charlie King
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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Late one fall night in 1929, the barber Charlie King opened the gas lines of his Hamilton, Ohio, home and left his five sons and wife sleeping in the deadly fumes, then hopped on a freight train heading north. In spite of a heroic effort by police and neighbors alike, Ethel King and four of her children died in the tragedy. It was a year before he would show up behind a barber chair 250 miles away
Woman Slugged; Left for Dead: The True Crime of Handsome Jack Koetters
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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On November 14, 1912, house detectives at the Saratoga Hotel in Chicago discovered the body of a woman in room 409 on a blood-soaked mattress. The labels in her clothing led police to Cincinnati, where Mrs. Emma Kraft, a highly-respected widow who had recently taken up with a much younger man of dubious reputation, one "Handsome Jack" Koetters, and a nationwide manhunt was on.
Man Beheaded; Dentist Sought: The True Crime of Richard M. Brumfield
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
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Was the dentist Richard Brumfield mad? Or a criminal mastermind? Here's a true crime story that has it all: Poisoning, shooting, dynamite, a faked death and a real one, a mutilated corpse, a dark woman, a mystery package, a manhunt, a suicide attempt, an attempted jail break, dogged deputies, a determined prosecutor and the ever-heroic Royal Northwest Mounted Police who always get their man.
Profiles of Women Past & Present – Bessie Coleman, Aviator (1892-1926)
Series: Profiles of Women Past & Present Collection - Women Aviators or Astronauts. Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This download is a monologue depicting the life of Bessie Coleman, Aviator. It includes a version for school-age or adult audiences and one for K-2 students with notes and more. This text is one of many monologues, Profiles of Women Past & Present, created by the AAUW Thousand Oaks, California Branch, Inc to make women's history come alive.
The Arsenic Affair: The True Crime of Belle Wardlow and Harry Cowdry
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
When farmer Lorel Wardlow died from an acute case of quinsy, the country doctor who took care of him signed off on the death certificate without an autopsy. The little town of Kyle was soon buzzing with gossip about his widow and her behavior with the farmhand Harry Cowdry, who helped take care of his boss in his last days. When the coroner got wind of the scandal, he started the investigation.
Red, White, and Black: Cherokee Adoption of White Culture
Series: History and Historical Fiction · Hot Picks · Rising Fast. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Political
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These 2 papers examine some of the ways in which, beginning very early in their interactions with European-Americans, the Cherokee began to adopt white culture and make it their own, modeling much of their way of life on the way of life of their white neighbors, so much so that many of them sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War, among them, Stand Watie, hated by many of his own people.
Profiles of Women Past & Present –Mary Cassatt, Artist and Printmaker (1844-1926)
Series: Profiles of Women Past & Present Collection - Women in Performing Art. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This download is a monologue depicting the life of Mary Cassatt, Artist and Printmaker. This text is one of many monologues, Profiles of Women Past & Present, created by the AAUW Thousand Oaks, California Branch, Inc to make women's history come alive.
Big Love in Little Egypt: The True Crimes of Lawrence Hight and Elsie Sweetin
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The tongues of Ina, Illinois, were already wagging about the friendship between the Reverend Lawrence Hight, the local circuit-riding Methodist preacher, and the pretty young housewife Elsie Sweetin when their spouses turned up dead from similar sudden illnesses just a couple of months apart in the summer of 1924. Was it food poisoning as the doctors first said? Or something more sinister?

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