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The Philadelphia Convention: In Their Own Words
Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The debates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia have intrigued me for some time now. While researching the participants in those debates, I ran across a number of their letters and diaries from that summer. As I read the letters, I was struck by their hopes and frustrations, that they often so freely shared with others through their writings. I present many of those writings here.
Memoirs of a Civil War Solider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,920. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
Transcribed from the original documents of Sinclair Smith, his memoir immerses you in the times and language—the family farm and early schools in Pennsylvania, enlisting during a “call” in 1864 at the age of 20, recovering from wounds in Washington at the end of the war, and life after returning home. Smith memoir exposes drunken officers, the hardships of war, and the battle for survival.
Confederate Morristown and the War Between the States
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
In Unionist East Tennessee the small town of Morristown was loyal to the Confederacy. This book is a look at the war as seen from the perspective of Morristown, Tennessee. It largely takes a traditional Southern view of the war. The book exposes the unique history of Morristown during the war, including the frequent fighting which took place in and around the town.
Series: HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 774,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
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The Philadelphia Convention: A Play for Many Readers
Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Screenplays » History, Nonfiction » History » American
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
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
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
The Black Man's Burden - The Horrors of Southern Lynchings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Ethnic studies
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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
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
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
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.
Important Constitutional Documents
Series: Simply Put: Civics Lessons ยท 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
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
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
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
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.
There Really Was a Johnny Appleseed
You set the price! Words: 45,380. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
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
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
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