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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
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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.
Dream Chasers of the West: A Homestead Family of Glacier Park
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Riverbend Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Dream Chasers of the West is the true story of Clara Augusta Miller. In 1913, unmarried and alone at the age of thirty, Clara headed to Montana to file a homestead on free land, settling on the remote southern border of Glacier National Park. In many ways, Clara's story is the story of countless settlers who were destined to leave their impact on the West.
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.
State of the Union: Selected Annual Presidential Addresses to Congress, from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Barack Obama, and others
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Selected State of the Union speeches from George Washington to Barack Obama. The War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War, Vietnam and Civil Rights, the end of the Cold War, the First Persian Gulf War, 9-11 and the Second Persian Gulf War, and the 2008 Economic Meltdown.
The Real Widow Maker
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Price: $4.99 USD. 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.
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.
Little Big Horn: A Saga of Sitting Bull
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Seldom has the story of the Little Big Horn been told in terms Sitting Bull might understand; in a manner we all should see it. But here is such an account, from his early life to the Washita and Little Big Horn and beyond. Fayette Jones-Ziegler has captured the significant events of the great chief's life.
Troublesome Country
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,140. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by ePublishPartners.com. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Americans agree overwhelmingly with and take vigorous pride in a limited number of familiar, cogent propositions inherited from our Revolutionary/founding era that define our country and comprise the tenets of the unofficial American national creed. Troublesome Country presents an unflinching evaluation of America’s history and the stupendous failure to practice our sterling ideals.
Cold April
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Camel Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Englishwoman Elizabeth Shallcross has big plans for her future, and they do not include remaining a lowly governess. First she has one last obligation to fulfill; she must accompany a dashing American widower and care for his child on a luxurious voyage to America. Their ship? The Titanic. On this fateful trip two men vie for her attention. But when the ship hits an iceberg, who will survive?
Mountain Men of Idaho
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
74 Short Stories of Idaho's Mountain Men They were hunters, trappers, bear fighters, Indian killers who lived off the land and survived annual rendezvous. The sun, the wind, the harsh winter climate tanned and dried and leathered their faces until those without beards (and there were a few) had to roll up their sleeves to bare white arms as proof of their Caucasian identity.
My Fellow Americans: Presidential Inaugural Addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Complete inaugural addresses of all the American Presidents. "With malice toward none, with charity for all." -- Lincoln. "The only thing we have to fear is -- fear itself." -- Roosevelt. "Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." -- Kennedy.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
Bound with an Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
In 1723, James Bell stole a book from a London bookstall. As punishment, he was loaded on a ship and sent to colonial America, where he was sold as an indentured servant. In telling the epic story of how thousands of British convicts like Bell were separated from families and transported to America in the 18th century, Anthony Vaver challenges the way we think about immigration to early America.
JFK: Selected Speeches of President John F Kennedy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In the short 1000 days of his Presidency, John F Kennedy launched the American space program and introduced the Civil Rights Act, led the nation through the greatest threat ever to its existence -- the Cuban Missile Crisis -- and then signed the first nuclear disarmament agreement with the USSR. This is an anthology of his most prominent speeches.
Historical Cities-Providence, Rhode Island
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition of the Historical Cities series explores the many historical sites and landmarks of Providence, Rhode Island.Over 85 historical buildings, sites, houses, and other landmarks are described with detailed backgrounds and easy-to-use walking and driving maps. GPS coordinates are also provided for the more tech savvy traveler. Historical information is based on the American Guide Series.
There Really Was a Johnny Appleseed
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You set the price! Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Folk legend Johnny Appleseed was a real person, John Chapman, born in Leominster, MA and brought up in Longmeadow, MA. His bursiness plan took him to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana where he set up apple orchards for settlers who were coming, and served as a missionary too. Ted Clarke separates fact from legend in bringing you the true story of this great but mysterious figure.
Hiking Oregon's History
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This engaging history tells the stories behind 56 of the state's most interesting historic sites -- from a desert cave with 14,000-year-old artifacts to Lewis and Clark's route, gold mining ghost towns, and haunted lighthouses. The book also suggests optional hiking trips so you can see the sites yourself.