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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)
Everything You Need To Know About The JFK Assassination by Steven Hager
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.
I Am A Southerner by Joe C Combs 2nd
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Year of Jubilee by George Nagle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 410,420. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
In June 1863, the African American community of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania watched as Confederate soldiers invaded the free soil of their state and threatened the freedom that they had fought so hard and so long to establish. Although faced with certain death or enslavement if they were captured, the community stood fast, and heroically came to the defense of the Keystone State in an hour of crisis.
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.
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.
America's Historical Documents by FStone
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.
Gold in Arkansas from the Trail of Tears by RJ Freyaldenhoven
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011 by Journeys of Faith. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » 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.
Woodrow Wilson alla Conferenza di Parigi by Giuseppe Meligrana
Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: Italian. Published: August 3, 2010 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Categories: 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 by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: 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 by Russ Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010 by UCS PRESS. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
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.
Finding Heroes by Byron Starr
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Creative Guy Publishing. Categories: 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.
Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge by EJ Knapp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American(4.80 from 5 reviews)
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.
Transformations in Mississippian Native American Culture by Jabe Fincher, Jr
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.
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.