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Writings From WEB DuBois: Selected Writings from one of America's Most Famous African-American Fighters for Civil Rights and Black Equality
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
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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,610. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011 by Published by Westview, Inc.. 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
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.
Kansas 1874: Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transitions
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.
First Aid for Heroes
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.
"Fools, Drunks, and the United States": August 12, 1941
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.
Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes
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.
Songbirds are Free
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
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.
Until the Wheels Fall Off
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,220. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A group of young men form a motorcycle club. Vowing to remain together “until the wheels fall off” the Wheel Lords Motorcycle Club adopts the street chopper counterculture lifestyle and the freedom of the open road, as they ride and party with the Hells Angels and Unforgiven Sinners. Told from the perspective of one club member, this is the story of California chopper riders in the 70s.
Andrew's Angels: A Volunteer's Story of Hurricane Andrew
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
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Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in August 1992. At the time, it was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. Nancy Pelletier was one of many Red Cross volunteers who felt called to do whatever they could to ease the suffering. This is the moving story of the horrendous destruction she witnessed, the grateful people she aided, and the lifelong friends she made. With photos.
River Passage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Native American
Inspired by a true story: The river journey was supposed to take four weeks. Instead, more than four months after they left, a ragtag group of survivors limped into Fort Nashborough with a harrowing tale. They'd faced Indian attacks, disease, near starvation. Some were captured... some killed... and some lived to tell the tale.
Brancato “Mafia Street Boss”
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,850. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The story of Frank Brancato. For the better part of half a century, Frank Brancato was one of the most feared men in Ohio. The Sicilian immigrant claimed to be a humble tire salesman, but in reality he was the right-hand man of Cleveland Mafia Boss John Scalish. Brancato—Mafia Street Boss gives an insider look at the rise of the Sicilian Mafia in Ohio in its heyday, from the 1920s to the 1970s.
The Truth About Slavery in the United States and Around the World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Slavery, Nonfiction » History » American
Slavery is alive and well. Yes, even today, in the 21st Century there are slaves. Not only in foreign countries, but also here in the United States. In your very own town, in your very on community.
Slow Travels-North Carolina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
This edition of Slow Travels explores North Carolina. U.S. 1 hosts from Virginia, through Raleigh to Rockingham. U.S. 17 parallels the Atlantic through the state’s Albemarle to Cape Fear. U.S. 52 bisects the state from the upper Piedmont to the Pee Dee River. U.S. 70 travels from the Atlantic to the Blue Ridge. Finally, the Blue Ridge Parkway travels the crest of the Appalachians.
Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route, 1540-1848
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » American
"Road to California" for the first time brings together the story of the search for a southern overland route to California by Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans. The book also tells about the response of Native Americans to the invasion of their lands. The story ends in 1848 when discovery of gold in California's Sierra Nevada assured that the trails would be worn deep by the argonauts.
FDR: Selected Speeches of President Franklin D Roosevelt
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The longest-serving President in American history, Franklin D Roosevelt led the nation through its two most lethal challenges of the 20th century - the Great Depression and the Second World War. This is a collection of FDR's most stirring speeches, including his First Inaugural Address ('the only thing we have fear is fear itself").
Slow Travels-Louisiana
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,950. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
This version of Slow Travels-Louisiana takes the driver on an historical journey through Louisiana. U.S. 61 follows the Great River Road from Miss. to New Orleans, U.S. 80 retraces the Vicksburg, Shreveport, & Pacific Railroad from Vicksburg to the Texas Line, U.S. 84 explores the old Texas Road from Natchez to Logansport, and U.S. 90 retraces the Old Spanish Trail through Southern Louisiana.
Slow Travels-Georgia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,630. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
U.S. Highways 17, 23, 41, and 27 travel the state from north to south, and U.S. 80 and 84 explore from the Atlantic to the Alabama State Line. Along these highways, historic sites and landmarks are laid out for the leisure driver to enjoy. Entertaining and educational, these guides are for both the individual traveler and the entire family. Maps and GPS Coordinates are provided.