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Steamboats on the Tar
By Ronald Kemp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,310. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A history of steamboats on the Tar and Pamlico Rivers in North Carolina from the early 1800's into the twentieth century. Includes the Civil War and an appendix of early river landings and plantations as well as an account of steamboat travel written by Samuel Ward Stanton.
The Story of Cole Younger, by Himself
By Leamington Books
Price: Free! Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Missouri guerrilla, Confederate officer, bank robber, notorious outlaw and Wild West showman, Cole Younger's life was the stuff of myth. In The Story of Cole Younger, he tells his story in his own words after his parole from prison at the age of 59.
Lincoln, Pericles, the Gettysburg Address, and the Dedication of Civic Sacrifice
By Tim McNeese
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Abraham Lincoln is remembered not only for presiding over a war-torn nation a century and a half ago, but for his words, the most memorable of which were meant to be spoken as speeches. Legend insists that Lincoln's most famous speech, The Gettysburg Address, was written hastily on the back of an envelope. Instead, Lincoln labored over his oration, using the Athenian Pericles as an inspiration.
Everything You Need To Know About The JFK Assassination
By Steven Hager
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 13. You set the price! Words: 20,970. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Although many books tell you we don't know who killed John F. Kennedy, the truth has been available for years to anyone who wants to look deeply into the evidence. Numerous sources from inside the CIA and organized crime have revealed what they knew about the plot over the years and Lee Harvey Oswald was just a patsy.
Thinking Through the Cold War
By David Jardini
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
American Myth: art, information, and the wisdom of women in a threatened democracy
By Elizabeth Langley
Price: Free! Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
A compelling interdisciplinary look into American well-being, our connection to the land, the role of information, and the need for feminine insight. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is conveyed through the narrative of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors and balance between individual pursuits and community building.
Sunflower Diaries: Cryptology Applied to Excalibur, the Sun, the Moon, and Mother’s Day, Volume 40
By Rod Island
Series: Sunflower Diaries, Book 40. Price: Free! Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the final volume of the 40 volume series on an introduction to Cryptology. It covers the news articles significant for May 2013 and ends with publication on 5/13 of 2013, which is the anniversary of when the Virgin Mother was seen on 5/13 of 1917. It's also Sunny Leone's 32nd Birthday.
The Joy of Life
By Mary Beth Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,640. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
A biography of our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919
The Sword Of Liberty
By Loren Enns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,270. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The novel unfolds as American Spec-op warrior John Laurens is called to the island of St. Croix for the execution of a secret will. At the reading, Laurens finds himself identified as the only remaining descendant of America's greatest hero. As such, he is charged with leading America back from the edge of a government spawned financial disaster, by unleashing the Constitution's greatest power!
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Three: Watson’s Wonders (1959 – 1962)
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Three: Watson's Wonders (1959 – 1962) tells the story of the how the racing creations of A.J. Watson came to dominate this era at the Speedway, to then be challenged by the rear engine creations of the Coopers and Mickey Thompson. Each year features an epic "500", with Speedway legends Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt and Rodger Ward (twice) the victors.
Civil War Battlefields You Can Visit
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,190. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
Although the exact number will never be known, it is estimated that there were over 10,000 military engagements during the Civil War. Here are 106 Civil War battle sites that can be visited. Arranged by state, this reference work provides historical background and visiting information, including descriptions of what you will see and re-enactment dates.
The American Constitution
By Ronald Goulden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,750. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This may well be the most important 85 pages you will ever read. The book is written on the simple premise that the men who wrote this document (along with the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, which together are the definitive founding documents of our country and the Rule of Law in America) were highly intelligent men who had lived under the yoke of King George's tyranny.
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument
By Rick Merrill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,820. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Thirty-Six Years: The Building of the Washington Monument is a year-by-year look at the difficulties and delays in the construction of the Washington Monument, caused by the major social and political events surrounding the Civil War.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 – 1958)
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich, USAC's formation, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, the "Race of Two Worlds" at Monza, Italy, plus details of each 500-mile race from 1954 through 1958.
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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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.
Ghostly Tales from South Carolina
By Kendell Chad Watts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,360. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
A collection of Ghost stories and folktales from coastal South Carolina. Many are passed down through the generations dating back to the Revolutionary War. Included are the author's personal experiences on his visits to the haunted locations.
America - The Owner's Manual: How Your Country Really Works and How to Keep It Running
By Harvey Asher
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,820. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
America - The Owner's Manual offers historical perspective on modern America, a must for thoughtful, informed citizenship. The book comprises posts from Professor Harvey Asher's even-handed and respected blog. Essays include "Politics As Usual," "American Capitalism: Moving Beyond Blind Faith," and "Immigration and the Myth of the One True American," plus sage advice on "Really Reading the News."
Quincy and its Quirky Story
By ted clarke
You set the price! Words: 32,450. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The city of Quincy, MA has so many qualities that it had to have more than one nickname. It has been called the “City of Presidents”, “City of Legends” and “Birthplace of the American Dream”. Not many years ago, when the title applied, Quincy was often the “Granite City”. The name Quincy was chosen to honor Abigail Adams’s maternal grandfather, for whom John Quincy Adams was also named.
Journey to the Golden Hour—My Path to the Most Dangerous Job in America: Flying a Medical Helicopter
By Randolph Mains
You set the price! Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Journey to the Golden Hour is the sequel to Randy Mains’ highly successful second book Dear Mom I’m Alive. It follows his incredible journey to Australia, New Guinea, Iran, and back home again where he and six other dedicated ex-Vietnam helicopter pilots try to prove to a doubting public and skeptical medical community that the helicopter can save lives in peacetime just as it did in Vietnam.
The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,630. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Free offering by new author. First of five volumes examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.