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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(4.75 from 4 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.
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 4) by AVMA
Price: Free! Words: 22,800. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is a celebration of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and all it has accomplished for its members and the veterinary profession during its first 150 years. This fourth volume contains Chapters 6-8.
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.
Patterns of American Legal Thought by G. Edward White
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,850. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory, Nonfiction » History » American
A renowned legal historian's collection of astute and timeless essays on such subjects as the process, method and debates of legal history; the truth about Holmes and Brandeis; legal realism & its critics; the origins of tort law; appellate opinions as research sources; Brown v. Board and the role of Earl Warren; and the development of gay rights in U.S. constitutional law. Quality digital format.
Fort Warren: New England's Most Historic Civil War Site by Jay Schmidt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,840. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Fort Warren was started in 1833 on Georges Island to protect the City of Boston. It was first occupied at the start of the Civil War. The government soon utilized the fort as a prison for Confederate military and political prisoners. The book includes stories about the Trent Affair, the writing of the John Brown song, escapes, executions and the famous Legend of the Ghost of the Lady in Black.
The Great Communicator: Selected Speeches from President Ronald Reagan by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A selection of speeches from Ronald Reagan. The conservative "Reagan Revolution", of free-market economics, the Religious Right, and military power, dominated American politics for three decades. This volume includes the "Evil Empire" speech, the "Government is the problem" speech, the "Tear down this Wall" speech, and many others.
The Essential Lincoln by Aquitaine Media
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
The Essential Lincoln: The Finest Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln collects the seminal speeches, letters, proclamations, debate performances, and miscellaneous other writings, spanning over thirty years of Lincoln's life. The entire text of each document or speech is included, rather than a short excerpt, to put into context the most commonly quoted Lincoln passages.
Beggarman, Spy (The Israel Potter Series) by David Chacko
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010 by Foremost Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
The biography of Israel Potter created a sensation when it was first published. Potter's tale was so strange and compelling that Herman Melville later made it his own in fiction. But no one has ever known Potter's true-life tale, which was hidden for more than two hundred years. Beggarman, Spy brings the truth out of the shadows of history with grace and vengeance.
On the Edge of History by Joe Abdo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Dabney family from Boston settled on the island of Faial in the Azores during the 19th century and quickly became involved in the political, literary, intellectual and religious changes taking place in Europe and America. This book provides a glimpse of their life and significant influence on 19th-century history at the crossroads of the Atlantic.
Dream Chasers of the West: A Homestead Family of Glacier Park by B. L. Wettstein
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,920. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Riverbend Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son by Alice L. Luckhardt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In a region's history there can be individuals overlooked. One such person is now brought to the forefront of Martin Co.,FL history. This Florida native was "O. B." Padgett. It was the 1920s, a period of bootleggers & outlaws during Prohibition. O. B. was Stuart's Chief of Police and had to deal with outlaws, the most notorious, the Ashley Gang. Things would not go smoothly for this young lawman.
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 by Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Categories: 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.
Our Dual Citizenship by David Roberts
Series: Surviving in the New America, Book 2. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 42,220. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » History » American
Today, America is at a crossroads where in one direction is a godless Socialist agenda and in the other is the restoration and return to the principles that guided the founders and authors of the Constitution.
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.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music by Ian C. Dawkins Moore
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by Ian C. Dawkins Moore. Categories: 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.
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.
Mountain Men of Idaho by Darcy Williamson
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: 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.