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The Little Book of Civil War Reenacting by William J Watson
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » American
An introduction to the world of Civil War reenacting for anyone thinking about giving it a try. The book is written and edited by a 20-year hobbyist who gives practical advice, insight, and a really good handle on what to expect in terms of costs, attitudes, opportunities and expectations. It's published just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. Photos and text.
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 1) by AVMA
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. 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 first volume contains the Preface and Chapter 1.
Undaunted Heart: the true story of a Southern belle & a Yankee general by Suzy Barile
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009 by Eno Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
At the end of the Civil War, spirited Ella Swain—daughter of the University of North Carolina president—shocked citizens across the state when she fell in love with and married the Union general whose troops occupied Chapel Hill. Suzy Barile separates fact from lore, drawing on Ella’s never-before-published letters that reveal a love that transcended outrage and scandal.
Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins by Bonnie Turner
Series: Historical Collection · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back helped explore America's northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is retold for young readers ages 8-12.
A Brief History of the Pilgrims by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Who were the Pilgrims? When and why did they come to America? And who were the Puritans, the Separatists, and the Strangers? Are these terms interchangeable? This VERY short e-book will answer these questions and several others. (In the interest of full disclosure, the informational part of this e-book is ~1,000 words...But they are very informative words!!!)
A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whleship Milo by Frank Elliott Sisson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
One week after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, on a calm morning, the Whaleship Milo sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would impact many lives and make Civil war history. This is her story.
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826 by Kate Cooch
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)
I Am A Southerner by Joe C Combs 2nd
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(3.00 from 1 review)
A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War? by Kate Cooch
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?
The Real Widow Maker by K. D. Taylor
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.
Postcard Revolution by Bob Blain
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.
Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up With the Country by Mardo Williams
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,920. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Calliope Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Maude started farm life as a pregnant bride of 19. By age 110, she’d lived through half of America’s history. With poetry and human dramas (two murders and a suicide), written by her son, a master journalist, the book shows the impact of the changing times on shy, unassuming Maude, her fun-loving husband Lee, and their four active children. An award-winning biography, with over 70 photographs.
Newport Tower: Unsettled History by B. Lynn Brant
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.
The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James by Doug Merlino
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.
Great Architecture and The Grand Hotels by Bruce Bell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010 by Frank Touby. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Master Storyteller Bruce Bell captures the glories and downfalls, tragedies and comedies, as a bawdy city carved by slaves, freemen and women from thick hardwood forest on Lake Ontario emerges to become the most multicultural city on earth. This first in a series of 5 History of Toronto books is inspired by his acclaimed columns in The Bulletin, Toronto's famed Downtown community newspaper.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders by Chip Langston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,400. 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.