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From Slave To Untouchable: Lincoln's Solution
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Antenna Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"From Slave to Untouchable: Lincoln’s Solution" challenges the assumption that the Civil War was fought to end black slavery. Author Paul Kalra presents a convincing argument that by far the bloodiest war the U.S. has waged could have been avoided had slaveholders adopted the Catholic slave code, which recognized the humanity of slaves.
Pioneer Mother:The Life and Times of Esther Clark Short
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Esther Clark Short was a Native American woman who went West. She was a claim jumper, an enterprising business woman, and the founder of the town of Vancouver, Washington. She lived in a time when the Pacific Northwest was a place of danger and opportunity. This book explores not only her life, but the lives of the famous people she knew in the swirl of tummultous times.
Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States
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Price: $3.60 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Howard Zinn calls HARVEY WASSERMAN'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES "a beautiful example of a people's history." This best-selling cult favorite is a fast-moving romp that Rolling Stone has called "a pleasure to read." Built around the hidden history of the farmers, workers and "hippie" Bohemians who made our country great, there is no more memorable book about those who made America great.
Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix: The Progressive Left Strikes Back!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 212,650. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
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Paradigm Shift is the story of the rise and fall of the American Empire as viewed within a psychosocial context. After eight years of Bush and Cheney, we were almost ready to turn our Titanic around before it hit the Iceberg from Wasilla. These are the rumors and legends about Sarah Palin that the mainstream media do not want you to know about their cash cow.
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.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Most Inspiring Writings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A large collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder's most inspiring articles, written prior to and seed stock for her Little House books. She offers timeless wisdom on country living and warm memories that later became her beloved books. Extensive notes and setting, like a book within a book, by Dan L. White, author of Laura's Love Story, Devotionals with Laura, and Laura Ingalls' Friends Remember Her.
Cold April
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 57,120. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Camel Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Englishwoman Elizabeth Shallcross has big plans for her future, and they do not include remaining a lowly governess. First she has one last obligation to fulfill; she must accompany a dashing American widower and care for his child on a luxurious voyage to America. Their ship? The Titanic. On this fateful trip two men vie for her attention. But when the ship hits an iceberg, who will survive?
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.
Beggarman, Spy (The Israel Potter Series)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010 by Foremost Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The biography of Israel Potter created a sensation when it was first published. Potter's tale was so strange and compelling that Herman Melville later made it his own in fiction. But no one has ever known Potter's true-life tale, which was hidden for more than two hundred years. Beggarman, Spy brings the truth out of the shadows of history with grace and vengeance.
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.
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-North Carolina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
On the Edge of History
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,750. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Dabney family from Boston settled on the island of Faial in the Azores during the 19th century and quickly became involved in the political, literary, intellectual and religious changes taking place in Europe and America. This book provides a glimpse of their life and significant influence on 19th-century history at the crossroads of the Atlantic.
Finding Heroes
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Creative Guy Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of the search and recovery effort during the 2003 Columbia disaster. Mr. Starr and his family run a funeral home and were called upon, along with hundreds of other volunteers from the area, to help search for and catalogue debris from the shuttle, and sadly, the bodies of the astronauts. In searching for the heroes, they discovered the heroes within themselves.