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Troublesome Country by James Hufferd
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,180. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2012 by James Hufferd. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » American
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.
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.
JFK: Selected Speeches of President John F Kennedy by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: 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.
The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family by Andrew Himes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 129,360. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Andrew Himes. 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.
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.
Slow Death of Fresno State by Kenneth Seib
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 65,880. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / general
The Slow Death of Fresno State: A California Campus under Reagan and Brown looks at the history of Fresno State College (now Fresno State University or California State University , Fresno) in the late 60's and early 70's when faculty was locked out, fired and ethnic studies and La Raza programs were targeted by the administration.
Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix: The Progressive Left Strikes Back! by Floyd M. Orr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 212,630. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Paradigm Shift is the story of the rise and fall of the American Empire as viewed within a psychosocial context. After eight years of Bush and Cheney, we were almost ready to turn our Titanic around before it hit the Iceberg from Wasilla. These are the rumors and legends about Sarah Palin that the mainstream media do not want you to know about their cash cow.
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.
Framing 9/11 by Bill Whitehouse
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,740. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » American(3.00 from 2 reviews)
In this book the reader will learn why the NIST account of Building 7's destruction at the World Trade Center is not plausible. In this book, one will learn shocking facts about the real story behind the destruction of the Twin Towers at the WTC. In this book, one will learn why the NTSB's account of what happened at the Pentagon is not tenable. In this book one will learn about what comes next.
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography by William J. Morton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,660. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Georgia’s boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia.
Writings From WEB DuBois: Selected Writings from one of America's Most Famous African-American Fighters for Civil Rights and Black Equality by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,120. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
W.E.B. Du Bois combined radical politics with an uncompromising fight for social justice. This anthology contains "The Souls of Black Folk", "The Negro", and "The Conservation of Races". Preface presents a brief biography.
Dearest Laura: The Civil War Letters Of Captain John Reed Beatty, 1861-1865 by Peter Steffens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
For the Sesquicentennial of the US Civil War I have digitally transcribed the nearly 150 wartime letters my great-grandfather wrote from the field to his love and future wife Laura. There are many picture samples of his beautiful penmanship. A few letters from Laura that survived are also included. These letters will immerse you in one soldier's wartime life. This is time travel like no other.
Maggie: The Civil War Journals of Margaret Nichol Vaulx by Ross Hudgins
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,610. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011 by Ideas into Books: Westview. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Margaret Nichol Vaulx was 17 and living in Nashville, Tennessee in 1862. Her journals vividly demonstrate her coming of age during the American Civil War. They embody the "ornament to society" she prophetically spoke of, and have been described as both national and state treasures.
Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century by John Paul Godges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,270. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An Italian immigrant family clings together. A Polish immigrant family breaks apart. From these backgrounds emerges an American family--a staunchly Catholic U.S. Marine Corps father, an emotionally effusive mother, an Oliver North son, a Hillary Clinton daughter, a mentally ill sister, a jock brother, a lesbian rocker, and a gay male activist--all of whom struggle to find their places in America.
Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War by Tom Allemeier
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes(5.00 from 1 review)
The majority of American troops in Vietnam were not involved in the shooting war. They did have their issues however. Written over 30 years ago, this series of anecdotes takes you through two years in the life of one such soldier, from being drafted until after being discharged. From the Local Draft Boards to Nixon’s War on Drugs, it’s all here.
Kansas 1874: Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transitions by Robert Collins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,460. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
1874 in the Sunflower State was a time of the Wild West and of Indian attacks, but also of a rising poet and debates on temperance. It was the year the Mennonites first arrived, and when Abilene’s T. C. Henry began to promote winter wheat as a good crop for Kansas farmers. Few other years in state history show Kansas in its transition from part of the frontier to its own identity so clearly.
"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941 by Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Bapton Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the story of America on August 12, 1941, four months before Pearl Harbor. Isolationism was still strong, FDR was hammering out the Atlantic Charter with Churchill (to the fury of America Firsters), the Japanese were ready to kick off a war, most Americans were more interested in baseball and radio shows than in a distant conflict, and Congress decided to keep the draft - by one vote.
First Aid for Heroes by Jane Davis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011 by Rocket Science Productions LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on the tragic day, 9/11/2001. This book is about Jane’s story; the days leading up to 9/11, her volunteering at Ground Zero in New York City for six and a half weeks, and the ensuing ten years, full of courage, love, and dogged persistence.
Songbirds are Free by P.M. Terrell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,810. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on a true story: on a summer afternoon in 1780, Shawnee warriors attacked and killed William Neely and captured his 19-year-old daughter Mary. Taken hundreds of miles from home, deep into Indian Territory, Mary must depend on her own courage and determination to escape from her captors and make her way back home.
Katrina Wedding by William Fulks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A true story from south Mississippi about a couple trying to keep their October wedding date after losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.