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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.
Slow Travels-Georgia
By Lyn Wilkerson
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
By Lyn Wilkerson
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-South Carolina
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,190. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This installment of the Slow Travels series explores the Palmetto State of South Carolina. The routes followed in this exploration are U.S. Highways 17, 25, 52, and 178. From the Atlantic Coast, including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, and Hilton Head, to the Cherokee Piedmont on the North Carolina State Line, South Carolina's history is unveiled along these routes.
American Auto Trails-South Carolina's U.S. Highways 25 and 178
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition in the American Auto Trails series explores U.S. Highways 25 and 178 through the western side of South Carolina, from the Cherokee Foothills along the North Carolina Line to the Low Country along the Savannah River. Driving Maps as well as GPS Coordinates for all listed Historic Sites are included.
Slow Travels-North Carolina
By Lyn Wilkerson
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.
American Auto Trail-North Carolina's U.S. Highway 70
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition in the American Auto Trails series explores the route of U.S. 70 across North Carolina, from the coastal town of Atlantic to the Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee State Line. U.S. 70 travels through the heart of the state, connecting the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville. Driving maps and GPS Coordinates are provided for all listed historic sites.
Historical Cities-San Francisco, California
By Lyn Wilkerson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores landmarks and sites within the city of San Francisco. Over 50 sites are divided into the east and west side of the northern end of the Peninsula. Maps and GPS coordinates are included.
On the Edge of History
By Joe Abdo
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
By Byron Starr
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.
Mountain Men of Idaho
By Darcy Williamson
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
74 Short Stories of Idaho's Mountain Men They were hunters, trappers, bear fighters, Indian killers who lived off the land and survived annual rendezvous. The sun, the wind, the harsh winter climate tanned and dried and leathered their faces until those without beards (and there were a few) had to roll up their sleeves to bare white arms as proof of their Caucasian identity.
Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge
By EJ Knapp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Newly Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge! From the gigantic shell mounds built by the earliest inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area to the building of the ‘bridge that couldn’t be built’ and the SEVENTY-FIVE years following its completion, Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge is a humorous history lesson of one of the greatest wonders of the modern world.
Ninety Nine Posts
By Stan Lerner
Price: Free! Words: 122,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Ninety Nine Posts is a collection of blogs, by one of the world's most read bloggers, seamlessly woven together telling the story of the award winning writer's personal journey through the historical years of 2008 and 2009. At first serious journal entries, then satire, and finally the smash hits Downtown Oliver Brown, Breakfast At Bottega Louie, Road To Nowhere all in one ground breaking work.
The Great Communicator: Selected Speeches from President Ronald Reagan
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A selection of speeches from Ronald Reagan. The conservative "Reagan Revolution", of free-market economics, the Religious Right, and military power, dominated American politics for three decades. This volume includes the "Evil Empire" speech, the "Government is the problem" speech, the "Tear down this Wall" speech, and many others.
Happy Birthdays USA
By Stanley Klos
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 60,630. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
When is the birthday of the United States of America? “July 4th, 1776” any first grader would answer. Not so, imagine a secret Hippie beginning that was conceived in a Philadelphia Tavern, delivered in a NYC Tavern, and cradled in a renovated City Hall. The USA Founding was a complicated but most miraculous birth.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
By Ian C. Dawkins Moore
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
Into the Woods
By David Wood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Into the Woods is the story of pioneer and patriot Jonathan Wood. Straining against the bonds of Tidewater society, and tempted by an ancient legend, his sense of adventure leads him “Over the Mountains” of southwest Virginia. "A gem of a story laced with action, villainy, revenge and reconciliation." Terry W. Ervin II, author of Flank Hawk *Includes previously-unreleased bonus chapters.
O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son
By Alice L. Luckhardt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In a region's history there can be individuals overlooked. One such person is now brought to the forefront of Martin Co.,FL history. This Florida native was "O. B." Padgett. It was the 1920s, a period of bootleggers & outlaws during Prohibition. O. B. was Stuart's Chief of Police and had to deal with outlaws, the most notorious, the Ashley Gang. Things would not go smoothly for this young lawman.
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography
By William Morton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,830. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Real estate and property law
Georgia’s boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia.
Writings From WEB DuBois: Selected Writings from one of America's Most Famous African-American Fighters for Civil Rights and Black Equality
By Lenny Flank
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,120. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
W.E.B. Du Bois combined radical politics with an uncompromising fight for social justice. This anthology contains "The Souls of Black Folk", "The Negro", and "The Conservation of Races". Preface presents a brief biography.