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GOD'S COUNTRY
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Series: HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 774,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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CONSERVATIVE, CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW OF HOW HISTORY FORMED THE UNITED STATES EMPIRE AND AMERICA'S MANIFEST DESTINY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The Philadelphia Convention: A Play for Many Readers
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Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Screenplays » History
Here in 160 pages Catherine Jaime brings you the Constitutional Convention delegates and their debates, set in play format. Here you can become more familiar with the hard work of not just James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, and many others. The play is great for a high school class studying U.S. Government, and for the motivated individual who wants to learn more about that important event.
Dearest Laura: The Civil War Letters Of Captain John Reed Beatty, 1861-1865
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: 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
The Black Man's Burden - The Horrors of Southern Lynchings
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A powerful literary work of art: This rare book written in 1902 illuminates a dark side of America’s history.
Boston, Springfield and Civil War Massachusetts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Ted Clarke, award-winning producer of television history shows and author of many books of Boston-area and Massachusetts history, brings us a succinct and easily-read history of the major role of the Bay State in the Civil War. A listing of his work may be found at the end of this book.
Kansas 1874: Triumphs, Tragedies, and Transitions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 284,100. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 by Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,040. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 130,130. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Important Constitutional Documents
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Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons ยท 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
There are many, many documents that came before the U.S. Constitution, and contributed to it directly or indirectly. I have gathered together the ones that I found very useful in my studies of the Constitution. These work well for a “compare and contrast” study between any of the various documents and each other, and between these and the Constitution itself.
Slow Travels-Louisiana
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,950. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,880. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,270. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
There Really Was a Johnny Appleseed
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You set the price! Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Folk legend Johnny Appleseed was a real person, John Chapman, born in Leominster, MA and brought up in Longmeadow, MA. His bursiness plan took him to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana where he set up apple orchards for settlers who were coming, and served as a missionary too. Ted Clarke separates fact from legend in bringing you the true story of this great but mysterious figure.
The Real Widow Maker
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Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 158,630. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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-South Carolina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,190. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This installment of the Slow Travels series explores the Palmetto State of South Carolina. The routes followed in this exploration are U.S. Highways 17, 25, 52, and 178. From the Atlantic Coast, including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, and Hilton Head, to the Cherokee Piedmont on the North Carolina State Line, South Carolina's history is unveiled along these routes.
American Auto Trails-South Carolina's U.S. Highways 25 and 178
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition in the American Auto Trails series explores U.S. Highways 25 and 178 through the western side of South Carolina, from the Cherokee Foothills along the North Carolina Line to the Low Country along the Savannah River. Driving Maps as well as GPS Coordinates for all listed Historic Sites are included.