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A Grandfather's Legacy by Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A story about a families sacrifice during the civil war and the funny conclusion that makes their abolitionists sacrifices moot.
Oswald Slept Here: Lives Changed by a Flash of History by The Dallas Morning News
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
When Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy, the crime ripped through lives far beyond the shooter and his victim. The Dallas Morning News, published within sight of the shooting, tells five short stories of lives forever changed.
Cuba en Tiempo de Guerra by Richard Harding Davis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2010 by Editorial Medí. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » History » American
Este controvercial libro de 1898 es un temprano ejemplo del poder manipulador de la prensa. Davis presentó informes vibrantes y dramáticos que pueden haber llevado a Estados Unidos a un conflicto internacional: El inicio de la Guerra Hispano-Americana. Aquí está la historia de Davis sobre la devastadora guerra en Cuba. Su narrativa pudo haber cambiado el curso de asuntos internacionales.
America's Gestapo, the FBI the Kennedy Years by Arthur W. Ritchie
Price: Free! Words: 15,820. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins by Bonnie Turner
Series: Historical Collection · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back helped explore America's northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is retold for young readers ages 8-12.
The AVMA: 150 Years of Education, Science and Service (Volume 1) by AVMA
Price: Free! Words: 12,500. 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 first volume contains the Preface and Chapter 1.
A Brief History of the Pilgrims by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Price: Free! Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Who were the Pilgrims? When and why did they come to America? And who were the Puritans, the Separatists, and the Strangers? Are these terms interchangeable? This VERY short e-book will answer these questions and several others. (In the interest of full disclosure, the informational part of this e-book is ~1,000 words...But they are very informative words!!!)
9/11 by Benjamin Szlamkowicz
Price: Free! Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book is a true story on 9/11 when Terrorists attacked the United States and the Terrorists Drove Planes into 3 buildings, it killed hundreds even thousands of people Book has Been Updated on 9/23/2013
A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826 by Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now! (www.katecooch.com)
I Am A Southerner by Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(3.00 from 1 review)
A short memior about what it means to be a Southerner from a Floridian's perspective.
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Did the Continental Army Try and Stage a Coup After the Revoluntionary War? by Kate Cooch
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A 2200 word history short about a possible military coup after the Revolutionary War. The Society of the Cincinnati was formed by disgruntled members of the Continental Army as the Revolutionary War drew to a close. They were unhappy with lack of pay and supplies promised to them by the Continental Congress. Was formation of the Society an attempt to form a milita junta to rule the new country?
Postcard Revolution by Bob Blain
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Congress
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.
Gold in Arkansas from the Trail of Tears by RJ Freyaldenhoven
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011 by Journeys of Faith. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » American
Through the years the legend pops up and you will read something about it, or hear about it. You can google "Lost gold of the Cherokees" and it gives information that this gold is hidden in Georgia. But remember the Cherokees were forced out of Georgia and surrounding areas to Arkansas and then Oklahoma.
Transformations in Mississippian Native American Culture by Jabe Fincher, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » History » American
This tells of the cultural changes in the Mississippian period Native Americans to include deculuration.
Newport Tower: Unsettled History by B. Lynn Brant
Price: Free! Words: 12,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Newport Tower is a crude, round stone structure in Newport, Rhode Island. It is said that it was built by early colonists, as a windmill. However, there is little evidence to support that claim, and a wealth of evidence indicating that it is of much older construction, probably precolumbian.
Bound with an Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America by Anthony Vaver
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » History » American
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.
American Decision Making During the Cuban Missile Crisis by Kevin Mahoney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2010 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This dissertation examines the deliberations of the American government during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Much has been written on this subject by those involved, either within the decision making process, or on the periphery - for instance, McGeorge Bundy, Abram Chayess, Raymond Garthoff, Ray Cline, and Robert Kennedy. However, none of these totally agree on what happened.