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The AJC Reporter
By Janice Daugharty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
An Atlanta newspaper reporter, looking for a story, reveals the secret history of the smallest county in Georgia. Facts unleashed, the resident natives become suspicious of one another and the origins of the old-name families.
Historical Cities-San Antonio, Texas
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The San Antonio edition of Historical Cities explores the multi-national past of this south Texas city. Fifty-one historic sites and landmarks in the city’s downtown and surrounding area are explored. A concise history is also provided. Reference maps for the downtown and San Antonio’s environs are included, along with GPS coordinates for all listed historic sites.
Slow Travels-Louisiana
By Lyn Wilkerson
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.
The Year of Jubilee
By George Nagle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 410,420. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In June 1863, the African American community of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania watched as Confederate soldiers invaded the free soil of their state and threatened the freedom that they had fought so hard and so long to establish. Although faced with certain death or enslavement if they were captured, the community stood fast, and heroically came to the defense of the Keystone State in an hour of crisis.
Slow Travels-Nevada
By Lyn Wilkerson
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.
Harrier Jump Jet -- A history
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The book traces the early experiments and develoments associated with VTOL The development of the Pegasus engine to power Sidney Camms P.1127 VTOL fighter. Early interest and acceptance of the type into USMC service ahead of the RAF. RAF and FAA operations in the Falklands War, the first combat operations by a VTOL aircraft. Sea Harrier F/A-2 and MDC/BAe Harrier IIs for the US Marines and RAF.
Surveillance & Spyplanes
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
THis book traces the history of covert airborne spy flights that began during WW II with USAAF B-29 Stratofortress 'Ferret' flights, continued with USAF B-47 Raven, and Vietnam 'Cold War era RC-135 River-series and CIA-sponsored U-2. 21st century Boeing RC-135 Rivet-series U-2 Dragon Lady world-wide 'ops', including the 'war on terror in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Woodrow Wilson alla Conferenza di Parigi
By Giuseppe Meligrana
Price: $3.81 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: Italian. Published: August 3, 2010 by Meligrana Giuseppe Editore. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Lo scopo di questo libro è quello di affrontare e analizzare il comportamento di Woodrow Wilson, ventottesimo presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America, durante la Conferenza di Parigi del 1919, che ha posto formalmente fine alla Prima Guerra mondiale.
Fort Warren: New England's Most Historic Civil War Site
By Jay Schmidt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Fort Warren was started in 1833 on Georges Island to protect the City of Boston. It was first occupied at the start of the Civil War. The government soon utilized the fort as a prison for Confederate military and political prisoners. The book includes stories about the Trent Affair, the writing of the John Brown song, escapes, executions and the famous Legend of the Ghost of the Lady in Black.
Patterns of American Legal Thought
By G. Edward White
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 133,740. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
A renowned legal historian's collection of astute and timeless essays on such subjects as the process, method and debates of legal history; the truth about Holmes and Brandeis; legal realism & its critics; the origins of tort law; appellate opinions as research sources; Brown v. Board and the role of Earl Warren; and the development of gay rights in U.S. constitutional law. Quality digital format.
SEA STORIES AND SHORTS
By Roger Johnson
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 24,980. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
SEA STORIES AND SHORTS are an anthology of six (6) Sea Stories when the author - Commander Roger Johnson - was on active duty flying off of aircraft carriers during and after the Vietnam War. He should have been killed during each incident, but Providence intervened. The Sea Stories are folowed by eight (8) Short Stories that will tickle your nostalgic senses.
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. 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
By ted clarke
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.
Historical Cities-Savannah, Georgia
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Historical Cities-Savannah explores the rich history of Savannah, Georgia, and over 45 historic sites and landmarks within the city. A walkable map is included, as well as GPS coordinates for all listed historic sites. The history of Savannah and the background information for each site are based on the American Guides of the 1930's and 40's.
Historical Cities-Baltimore, Maryland
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Historical Cities-Baltimore explores the history of Baltimore and over 50 of its historic sites. The background text is based on the American Guides of the 1930's and 40's. Guide maps are provided for walking and driving tours, and GPS coordinates for listed historic sites are also included.
The Real Widow Maker
By K. D. Taylor
Price: $4.99 USD. 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.
Stretching The Food Dollar: Wisdom From The 1930s
By Heather Michon
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
During the Great Depression, experts from around the country were eager to share their knowledge of food budgeting and frugal menu planning to a hungry population. Using the era's newspapers and magazines, "Stretching the Food Dollar" shows how home economists and nutritionists advised Americans on creating a healthy diet on even the slimmest of budgets.
The Longest Nights: General John Imboden and the Confederate Retreat From Gettysburg
By Heather Michon
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A short account of the Confederate retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Under the command of Virginia General John D. Imboden, a 20-mile long wagon train of the wounded were sent south into Maryland and Virginia, only to meet the enemy again Williamsport, Maryland.
Slow Travels-Blue Ridge Parkway
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition of the Slow Travels Series commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway construction. The segments of the parkway are separated into the Virginia and North Carolina sections. This guide is not intended to be a history of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but a guide to the history which lies along it and in the surrounding region.
Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins
By Bonnie Turner
Series: Historical Collection · Children (ages 9-12). Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back helped explore America's northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is retold for young readers ages 8-12.