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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.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat by Steven Schlesser
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Schlesser's readable study is more than entertainment or scholarship, it is a plea for balance, probity, and reason in an era when a single fit of arrogance by a world leader can devastate hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings and imperil the very project of civilized human existence on this planet. It's difficult to overstate the importance of the Soldier, the Builder, and the Diplomat
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.
Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Times: True Tales of a Great Man, Uncommon People, and Major Events by Hal Malehorn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 284,100. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 by Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Looking for Lincoln? Historian Hal Malehorn has captured the essence a remarkable man. This book tells of America’s beloved leader, his legend, and his era. Chapters describing Abe’s practice and politics, hard times and good, explain the background and the results of a terrible war. Here 272 1000-word stories describe his life and his legacy. Both inspired his age, and they do so yet.
Historical Cities-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,040. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
This edition of the Historical Cities series explores Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. Over 200 historical sites and landmarks are provided for walking tours of the city center and in the surrounding districts. Text is based on the work of the Federal Works Project of the 1930’s and 40’s. All sites have been verified and located with GPS coordinates.
Slow Travels-Louisiana by Lyn Wilkerson
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-Nevada by Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,880. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
Slow Travels-Nevada explores the historic sites along the routes of U.S. Highways 6, 40, 50, 93, and 95 through the Silver State. Based on the American Guide Series of the 1930's and 40's, these sites include abandoned mining camps, scenic rivers and canyons, as well as the cities of Reno and Las Vegas. Reference maps and GPS coordinates are included.
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.
The Real Widow Maker by K. D. Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Real Widow Maker is a composition of short stories highlighting some of America’s worst mining tragedies, including disasters at Sago, Crandall Canyon, and Upper Big Branch. The book tells of the coalminer’s struggle to achieve safer mines, and recounts how a band of Rednecks started the largest labor uprising in U.S history. It's a saga filled with tragedy, but filled with heroics too.
Slow Travels-Georgia by Lyn Wilkerson
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.
Slow Travels-Florida by Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
This edition of Slow Travels follows U.S. Highways 1, 27, 90, and 301 through the State, examining a cross-section of Florida and providing a wealth of historical information along the way. Also included is U.S. Highway 41 along the Tamiami Trail. Maps provide a reference guide, and GPS Coordinates are listed at the end of each route. Look for others in the series at www.americanautotrails.com.
Slow Travels-North Carolina by Lyn Wilkerson
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.
Ninety Nine Posts by Stan Lerner
Price: Free! Words: 122,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Ninety Nine Posts is a collection of blogs, by one of the world's most read bloggers, seamlessly woven together telling the story of the award winning writer's personal journey through the historical years of 2008 and 2009. At first serious journal entries, then satire, and finally the smash hits Downtown Oliver Brown, Breakfast At Bottega Louie, Road To Nowhere all in one ground breaking work.
A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whleship Milo by Frank Elliott Sisson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
One week after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, on a calm morning, the Whaleship Milo sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would impact many lives and make Civil war history. This is her story.
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.