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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.
Many Trails and Tales Volume #2
By Louise Narvick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is volume #2 of a small book of short stories and articles that are easy reading and take little time to read as compared to a whole book. There are three separate sections of different themes that make for easy reading when you are limited in time but would like something on various topics. This can be fun and entertaining plus having valuable information for other useful ideas.
A Dog's Life
By Matt Sorensen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on true events, A Dog's Life is President Roosevelt's Scottish terrier Fala's answer to a letter from a poodle named Abigail. It tells of Falas life with FDR through the stressfull years oif WW-II and the response by the "greatest generation."
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.
Scavenger Hunt – Historic Hollywood
By SleuthQuests
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
If you are looking for a quirky and unusual way to learn about Hollywood while on vacation, then this book is perfect for you! This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you and your date on a scavenger hunt throughout the older parts of the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your relationship, then you won’t want to miss this book!
Top Nicknames of US Cities
By Dan McMillan
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Nickname of Top 50 US Cities. Cities do not always go by their official names. In fact, many have their own nicknames, some of them even being official nicknames.
RMS Titanic : The Rescue Mission
By Oliver Hayes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
While the RMS Titanic was sinking more than a dozen ships were racing to the rescue. This is the story of the rescue mission, including the search for bodies that followed.
A Diary for 1849
By Pleasure Boat Studio
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Elihu Beard's Diary of 1849 represents a very personal view of America during its greatest period of transition and conflict. This remarkable young student of a Quaker family shares his thoughtful views on issues of his day, many of which still have pertinence today.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
By David Fiske
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
The Ames Maufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts - A Northern Factory Town's Perspective on the Civil War
By Jacqueline T. Lynch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The three articles that comprise this book tell different stories about the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, which played an important role as an arms manufacturer during the American Civil War. Together, they make up a kind of composite of the Northern Civil War experience in the small, but dynamic, universe of a factory town.
The American Thunderbolt
By Terrence L. Prosinski
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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Time Signatures Publications brings another iconic American founding father to life in this series. The only immigrant founding father of America does not have a famous memorial or towering monument to his credit, but as George Will proclaims, if you want to know his impact on American life just look around, you're living in it. Find out just who is the American Thunderbolt.
Klan Rags: A True Story of Jewish Defiance in 1920s Alabama
By Lawrence Weiss
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the true story of a Jewish rag dealer in 1920s Huntsville Alabama who defied the local Ku Klux Klan. The Klan was determined to drive him out of town...or worse. Everyone expected blood in the streets. This is a tense but inspirational story with an unanticipated ending.
AMERICA'S GESTAPO, THE KENNEDY YEARS
By Arthur W. Ritchie
Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
JFK, Oswald, Cuba, and the Mafia
By David Pratt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,210. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In his years of research on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, David Pratt, a respected scholar, noticed a gap in the literature: the absence of a work that simply presents the evidence and allows readers to judge. This book fills that gap by offering a timeline of firmly established evidence. No theories or conspiracies. But the evidence does not support the Warren Commission verdict.
James Quirinus Cornelius van den Bosch: Unsung Hero of the Race to the Reese
By Edward Slagle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A brilliant immigrant was the first to identify silver ore in central Nevada in the 1860s and to develop the method that made its milling practical.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Six--Make Straight His Path: Maps and Topography in the Civil War & Military Mapping: Robert E. Lee Moves to Gettysburg
By Earl B. McElfresh
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Military maps are not like civilian road maps which merely outline a transportation network. Military maps encompass a complete inventory of the topography of the geographic areas an army might march through or fight over. The two articles in this symposium describe in great detail how maps were prepared, used and what effect maps, or lack of maps, had on Civil War campaigns and battles.
Huntington North Varsity Singers 2003-2004 A Dynasty
By Travis Breeding
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Author profile
The 2003-2004 Varsity Singers won 4 competitions and finished 3rd runner up at one competition. They were under the direction of Mr. John Wenning, choreographed by Jason Johnson, and under the instrumentalists were under the direction of Mr. Matt Walter. Dance Captains were Sean Giggy and Julie Abbott. The varsity singers are Huntington North High Schools premier music group.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Five--Getting There First: Essays on Three Civil War Mapmakers
By Earl B. McElfresh
Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Maps & the engineers that made them performed some of the most crucial tasks of the Civil War. The mapmakers & their maps are often overlooked, but they could make the difference between a successful campaign & a lost battle. These are the men that commanders paid close attention to even if history has not. This symposium will introduce the reader to Jed Hotchkiss, Leon Fremaux, and John S. Clark.
Postcard Revolution
By Bob Blain
Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.