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The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,130. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
The Scots-Irish who settled the South inherited both an evangelical legacy of abolitionism and social reform on the one hand, and responsibility for the destructive consequences of slavery on the other. Himes’ granddad was John R. Rice, the dean of American fundamentalists until his death in 1980. This book is about the history of fundamentalism and how we can move beyond it.
Hiking Oregon's History by William Sullivan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Categories: 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.
Tabloid America: Crimes of the Press: An EJE Original by Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Edward Jay Epstein, who has established new standards of investigative press criticism in his books News From Nowhere, Between Fact and Fiction and Myths of the Media, now turns to the tabloidization of the mainstream media in America. In Tabloid America: The Crimes of the Press he describes the tacit partnership between media and perpetrators in four media-proclaimed “crimes of the century."
Little Big Horn: A Saga of Sitting Bull by Fayette Jones-Ziegler
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2009. Categories: 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.
Raising Ruckus: The Decline of Public Education in the 21st Century by Elizabeth Witbeck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What is the purpose of education? Why did we create a national school system? The answers are a lot darker than you think. Before we can solve the problems in schools today, we must consider how schools were first started. Witbeck takes the reader back in time to the Industrial Revolution to discover what our schools are really for, the hidden agenda of education, and how it can be stopped.
My Fellow Americans: Presidential Inaugural Addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Categories: 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.
Kensington: The Story and the Stone by B. Lynn Brant
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is an essay on the status quo of research into The Kensington Rune Stone, It contends that after all these years and all these claims and counter-claims, we still have little to go on other than the story and the stone. The story of the finding was told by Olof Ohman, but remains uncorroborated by either witness or documentary evidence.
A Cat's Tale by Matt Sorensen
Series: Pilgrim's Paws, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The story of the Mayflower voyage as told by the ship's cat. The story begins as Pilgrims attempt to leave Holland for the Virginia Colony aboard Speedwell, and traces their adventures as they are forced to reduce their numbers and sail aboard Mayflower. Tabatha, ship's cat aboard Speedwell, joins the Mayflower crew and voyages with the Pilgrims to the New World.
A Brief History of New York City by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
New York City -- what a city, what a history! If it happened anywhere in America, it probably happened in New York City. Reading the history of this city is fascinating and exciting, as if watching the people and the events, that traveled through the region and across the years. This little ebook is an annotated timeline of the major events of this incredible city.
Not So Fast: Meandering Through Angels Camp, California by Sunny Lockwood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
Meandering Through Angels Camp explores the mining and literary history of one of California's best preserved Gold Rush towns. (4800 words) The Not So Fast travel essays explore fascinating places for readers who enjoy slow and easy travels — who like photographing landscapes, wandering gentle trails, strolling through libraries or along ocean beaches, who like to check out historic buildings.
Writings of Thomas Paine: A Collection of Pamphlets from America's Most Radical Founding Father by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,170. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
An anthology of writings from Thomas Paine. Paine's radical views on the emancipation of women, the redistribution of wealth and social equality, and religion, made him an outcast even among his fellow American Revolutionaries. Even today, he remains the only major figure of the American Revolution who has no monument anywhere in Washington DC.
Séances in Washington: Abraham Lincoln and Spiritualism during the Civil War by Irene McGarvie
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,910. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Nixon-Carre. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » History » American
Séances in the Lincoln White House? This book is the first-hand account of the experiences of Nettie Colburn, a medium in Washington during the Civil War. It includes much of the original work along with background information and explanations of many of the events mentioned, from the Fox sisters and the beginnings of the Spiritualist movement in the 1840’s to table tipping and trance.
Digging Up Arkansas Diamond Mining History by Glenn W. Worthington
Series: Genuine Diamonds Found in Arkansas, Book 7 · Genuine Diamonds Found in Arkansas. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geology
In this ebook you will work alongside the author as he digs up some ninety-year-old bricks at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. The bricks have letters inscribed on them. Together you will follow the clues and figure out the mystery of the history that these bricks are trying to tell us.
Historical Cities-Providence, Rhode Island by Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Nathaniel R. Thompson-The First Execution in the State of South Dakota by Linda Kuipers
Price: Free! Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is a story of the horrific events that lead up to the first judicial hanging for murder in the State of South Dakota.
A Brief Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Lots of great information on the men (and woman...and baby...and dog...) who made the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Whether you are a history buff or just curious to know a little more about this important expedition, you are bound to enjoy the stories of this diverse group as they headed to the Pacific Ocean and back.
The Taking of the Amistad, Martin, and Malcolm by Fayette Jones-Ziegler
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,710. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Cinque leads the captives of the Amistad in their revolt for freedom in this rendering of the infamous slave uprising written by Fayette Jones-Ziegler. Also included here is an inspiring biographical poem about Martin Luther King, and another moving depiction of the life of Malcolm X.
Assassination of John F Kennedy by Wong Y T
Price: Free! Words: 2,580. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This ebook explains to readers the mystery of the JFK assassination in Nov 1963 – why it happens, and the exact date and time of its occurrence. The immediate reactions of investors are to sell down stocks. But stocks rally the next trading day. Why? The market movements can be foreseen by applying our prediction methodology.