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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.
Mama Say's It's Hogwash: A Texas Woman Comes of Age in Rosebud
By Shirley Burton
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,640. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book reveals one little girl’s struggle to maturity in a small town and in a large family, her parents and seven siblings. The times of 1930s and 1940s encompassed such disasters as the Great Depression and World War II.
Inherited Secrets
By Cynthia Readnower
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A chance Internet search started an avalanche of information for one woman. It lead to the discovery that the family she had erroneously judged to be the most boring in existence, was actually a spider web mired in secrets that spanned the range of murder, embezzlement and greed, involving a wide array of characters that encompassed Hollywood and the highest ranking officials in Washington, D.C.
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 JFK Assassination Diary: My Search for Answers to the Mystery of the Century
By Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
One of the most important original documents about the assassination of president john f. kennedy to be published on the 50th anniversary of the event. The never before published diary of edward jay epstein’s investigation into the assassination reveals startling new details. epstein is one of america’s most acclaimed investigative journalists.
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.
169+ Mountain Man Survival Tricks!
By Joseph A. Laydon, Jr
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
my name is joseph a. laydon jr. some of the baddest men to ever walk this earth are mountain men. these very brave men adventured into virgin wilderness territories. men like kit carson, daniel boone, jim beckwourth, john colter, jedediah smith, joseph k. meek, hugh glass, jim baker, samuel houston, james o. pattie, bill williams,... Learn from these men so you're ready anytime anywhere.
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.
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution
By Hank Kellner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution celebrates the achievements of two dozen freedom fighters during the American Revolution.
Thinking Through the Cold War
By David Jardini
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
The Cult of Plastic Reality
By L X
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
An analysis of American pop culture through historical lens, various factors are looked it to see how the entertainment industry is able to produced celebrities such as the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus and how they have such large followings. And what it means for North American society.