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Breaking the Slump: Baseball During the Depression
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by Summer Game Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » History » American
It is a tribute to America's love of baseball that it thrived during the Depression, and enjoyed one of its most exciting and interesting eras. Esteemed author Charles Alexander provides a scholarly yet highly entertaining account, told in the greater context of a country struggling against poverty and racism. Winner of SABR's 2003 Seymour Medal for best baseball history book of the year.
General Morgan's Legacy: A Modern Story of the Civil War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,280. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015 by Star Publish LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Why did a busy industrialist take time out from his hectic schedule to look into his family’s past? What was it about General John Hunt Morgan that caught his attention? In this novel about modern politics, Mexican Coyotes and the Civil War there is a record of a real historical event: the truth about Morgan’s escape from the Yankee Prison in Ohio is revealed for the first time.
Hang on and Fly: A Post-War Story of Plane Crash Tragedies, Heroism, and Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,460. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The most incredible year of plane crash tragedies in North America is told through a brave stewardess, a farmer's wife, and two passengers whose heroism and survival is unmatched in modern American aviation history.Spared a deadly crash that killed 26 others, and lost for days without rescue, their plight reached all the way to the White House and changed passenger aviation safety rules forever.
The Federalist Papers (Revisited)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 215,530. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
America the Great Series: The Birth of a Nation - The Revolutionary Era Volume III
Dust in the Wind: Real FEMA Disaster Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » History » American
Second Edition. Forget the hype of news reports and what media showed you during history-making disasters: Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew and Iniki to the Northridge Earthquake plus more. Follow Robert Winter, a 25-year FEMA inspector, at ground level as he encounters the true story, the grit, triumphs and tragedies of how these disasters played out in people's lives around the world on a daily basis.
The Servant Girl Annihilators
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 207,600. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
The Servant Girl Annihilators chronicles a mysterious series of brutal killings in 1885 that left the citizens of Austin, the capital city of Texas, bewildered and terrified. Before they ended, the so-called servant girl murders had claimed the lives of at least five black women and girls, one black man, and two white women, most all hacked to death with an ax or a hatchet.
The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction in the Era of Big Dams - Hoover, Glen Canyon, Bonneville, Central Valley Project, FDR, Muir, Conservation, Environmental Impact
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,230. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
This history explores the story of federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction by carefully selecting those dams and river systems that seem particularly critical to the story. Written by three distinguished historians, the history will interest engineers, historians, cultural resource planners, water resource planners and others.
Movies in Our Time - Hollywood Mirrors and Mimics the Twentieth Century
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,800. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » American
Hollywood films from the 1930s through the 1950s reflected their era—and sometimes created it. Today, classic films are the scrapbooks of collective memory, but when they were shown long ago in downtown movie palaces or neighborhood second-run movie houses, they were, as much as the newsreels, a catalogue of current events.
Third War: Irregular Warfare on the Western Border 1861-1865 - Civil War, Confederate Guerrillas, Abolitionists, Bushwhackers, Cherokee, Jayhawkers, Highwaymen, Indian Territory-Arkansas
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,530. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The border war would eventually degrade to such a level that death was not enough punishment for supporting the wrong side. Both sides would turn to dismemberment and mutilation as expressions of the total loss of control in border society.
Roadblocks to Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in the United States South
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trials—in addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidence roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom.
Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,610. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Herbert James Lewis’ new, extensive book on antebellum Alabama joins Quid Pro Books' History & Heroes Series. The name "Alabama" comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating book. It examines Alabama's early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state's controversial secession from the Union.
Essential Guide to the Panama Canal: History, An Army's Enterprise, Story of Fort Clayton, Panama Takeover, Security Issues, Current Expansion Program Effects on U.S. Ports and Economy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 334,600. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique and comprehensive compilation of official information provides a stunning, richly detailed overview of this incredible waterway. This compilation includes a professionally-formatted version of the important history book, Panama Canal, An Army's Enterprise.
Sketches of Our Heritage
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 112,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
From the first recorded sighting of North America to the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, Sketches traces highlights of the creation of a new form of government -- one that has provided more freedom, liberty and prosperity to more people, for a longer period of time than any other form of government has ever done. These Sketches are your heritage, and mine.
Thinking Through the Cold War
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
Brancato “Mafia Street Boss”
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,850. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The story of Frank Brancato. For the better part of half a century, Frank Brancato was one of the most feared men in Ohio. The Sicilian immigrant claimed to be a humble tire salesman, but in reality he was the right-hand man of Cleveland Mafia Boss John Scalish. Brancato—Mafia Street Boss gives an insider look at the rise of the Sicilian Mafia in Ohio in its heyday, from the 1920s to the 1970s.
TWA 800:Accident or Incident?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,330. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Saint Gaudens Press Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Was the TWA 800 airliner disaster an accident or act of terror. This insightful, in-depth analysis of the facts and possible alternative answers to the deadly crash.
Chicano Manifesto
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,590. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Historical and personal account of how, where and why the Chicano Movement began in the 1960s in the USA. Traces the beginnings of social justice actions by activists in various regions. Identifies and explains the key social and political concepts which drove the Movement such as Aztlan, la raza unida, land rights and Brown Power, as well as introduces its major leaders.
The Jane Gray: The Italian Prince and the Shipwreck That Forever Changed the History of Seattle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,470. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Biography
A tale of corruption, deceit, and hope: Funded by Prince Luigi of Italy, Major Ingraham set sail for the Alaska gold fields. Three days after the schooner Jane Gray departed from Seattle, the ship went down in a moderate gale – hardly a storm that should sink a “staunch and seaworthy” whaler in a “hatful of wind.”Of the famous men on board, only twenty-seven of the sixty-four survived.
Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man's Journey through the Civil War
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 188,870. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013 by Antietam Creek Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The story of the American Civil War as told through the eyes of a veteran Civil War reenactor and historian. By mixing the modern reenactment narrative with historical facts, the author presents a fresh examination of the war, along with its causes and consequences.
America's Corrupt War on Drugs: and Its People
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 290,060. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
America's corrupt war on drugs documents the fraudulent war on drugs by America's leaders that details numerous examples of drug trafficking by covert government personnel, sham drug charges against innocent people, and a reflection of how a literal secret government preys upon the American people.