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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.
America's Historical Documents
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
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.
Gold in Arkansas from the Trail of Tears
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011 by Journeys of Faith. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
Through the years the legend pops up and you will read something about it, or hear about it. You can google "Lost gold of the Cherokees" and it gives information that this gold is hidden in Georgia. But remember the Cherokees were forced out of Georgia and surrounding areas to Arkansas and then Oklahoma.
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.
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.
Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Autoibiographies of three pre-Civil War African-American slaves."Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, slavery; if they had, they would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was overthrown."
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.
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.
Postcard Revolution
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Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
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.
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.
American Decision Making During the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Price: $0.99 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.
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.
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.
Patterns of American Legal Thought
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
A renowned legal historian's collection of astute and timeless essays on such subjects as the process, method and debates of legal history; the truth about Holmes and Brandeis; legal realism & its critics; the origins of tort law; appellate opinions as research sources; Brown v. Board and the role of Earl Warren; and the development of gay rights in U.S. constitutional law. Quality digital format.
Why Go to the American Wilderness?
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Price: Free! Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Trace the history of man's attempts to control religion through government. Follow the founding of America and the attempt to create a unique nation. Solve the riddle of the possibility that religious freedom can exist while Christian principles guide a nation to greatness. Watch persecution change to permission to worship God as conscience dictates.
Jonathan Dickinson's Journal
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Price: Free! Words: 41,970. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This narrative of a shipwreck on the Florida coast in 1696 and the suffering and heroism of the survivors.
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.
The Great Communicator: Selected Speeches from President Ronald Reagan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A selection of speeches from Ronald Reagan. The conservative "Reagan Revolution", of free-market economics, the Religious Right, and military power, dominated American politics for three decades. This volume includes the "Evil Empire" speech, the "Government is the problem" speech, the "Tear down this Wall" speech, and many others.
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.