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A Walking Tour of Orlando, Florida
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Orlando, Florida is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
The Real Story of Bat Masterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
He was a good lawman, but he sometimes worked both sides of the law to accomplish a goal. He was a masterful gambler, but his real bent in life seemed fulfilled when he became the Sports Editor of a New York Newspaper.
A Walking Tour of Miami, Florida
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Miami, Florida is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Treasure - The Search for the Atocha
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Treasure--Mel Fisher's harrowing quest for the galleon Atocha, vice-flagship of King Philip IV of Spain, which sank off Key West in 1622, taking to the bottom 250,000 silver coins, 901 silver ingots, 161 pieces of gold bullion, emeralds and other jewels—47 tons of treasure in all, worth $600 million today, Fisher claimed. If he could find it. The revised, complete edition.
Little Known Tales in Nevada History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Nevada is much more than casinos and sagebrush. It's history dates back to the ice age and its many ghost towns provide an adventure for the entire family. Do yourself a favor and take our back road view of Nevada.
Bound with an Iron Chain: The Untold Story of How the British Transported 50,000 Convicts to Colonial America
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,230. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » History » American
In 1723, James Bell stole a book from a London bookstall. As punishment, he was loaded on a ship and sent to colonial America, where he was sold as an indentured servant. In telling the epic story of how thousands of British convicts like Bell were separated from families and transported to America in the 18th century, Anthony Vaver challenges the way we think about immigration to early America.
Little Known Tales in Hawaii History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,370. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Hawaii was no paradise. The history of Hawaii is turbulent and soul wrenching. The taboos placed on the commoners by the members of royalty would sometimes make the slavery that occurred in the South seem a pleasure. Women were forbidden to eat with the men.
Odd and Unusual Tales from the Old West
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Read about the Seven Little Indians, who hard-bitten mountain men could not bring themselves to put to death following an Indian battle. The reader will also find a story of the Headless Horseman, a true tale that happened in Texas. The legend of Blackberry Hill, John Colter's six mile naked run from Indians.
Cowboys, The End of the Trail
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Every boy wants to be a cowboy, not realizing that a cowboy's life often goes down roads that would be better left untraveled. Still, even bankers, lawyers and congressmen, who once were cowboys, will still claim that as their profession. Once a cowboy, always a cowboy.
The Lawmen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,480. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Lawmen of the old west played a juggling act as far as the law was concerned. The lawman had be both tougher and smarter than his outlaw counterpart or the outlaw would win. Most the sheriffs and marshals wearing badges played at gambling, often owning the gambling concessions in the saloons and barrooms of the very towns they were required to police.
The Bawdy House Girls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Bawdy House Girls were among the first at a new gold strike, ready to peddle their desirable ware to the sex-hungry gold miners. Their lives in the gold camps were usually deplorable and many died from alcoholism, disease, drug overdose, or suicide.
Scandals and Scoundrels from the Old West
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,690. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
There were scandals and scoundrels throughout the west. Consider the dance instructor that sued a cable-car company because an accident turned her into a nymphomaniac. She was awarded $50,000.
Classic Tales in California History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,880. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Women may have found gold in California a full year before James Marshal. Wheelbarrow Johnny started building wheelbarrows in Placerville and later became a national automobile tycoon. California's last "dry" town might surprise you.
The Real Story of David Jack, The Land King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
David Jack literally stole thousands of acres of Mexican land grants given to Monterey by the previous Mexican governments. Monterey didn't have the money to satisfy the claims with the U.S. Claims Commission. A lawyer proved the claims legal, but Monterey couldn't afford the legal bill. The Mexican land claims were auctioned off on the courthouse steps.
The Real Story of Wyatt Earp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Wyatt Earp worked both sides of the law, whichever seemed to suit him. He always wanted to be a sheriff, but never got beyond the deputy status. He and his prostitute wife lived a long and happy life prospecting in Alaska and investing their money.
The Real Life of Jesse James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Jesse James returned from the American Civil War and was branded as a criminal because he fought as a rebel on the side of the south. He rode into Lafayette, Missouri to turn himself in, carrying a white flag. A Union soldier spotted him and shot him despite the white flag. He decided if hewas going to be branded an outlaw, he would be one. He was the most famous of all time.
The Real Life of Judge Roy Bean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Judge Roy Bean determined the law to suit his fancy in his courtroom in the area of Texas west of the Pecos. He refused to hear appeals and his decision was final, if not always fair. Still, he did a lot of good for the area's helpless and needy.
The Real Story of Calamity Jane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Calamity Jane was a woman in a man's world. She could out-swear, out-drink and out-work most men. She was wildly in love with Wild Bill Hickok, but he didn't return her amorous wishes. In her down years, Calamity Jane worked as a prostitute. She died in poverty.
The Real Story of the Apache Kid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Apache Kid was a respected member of the U.S. Army Scouts. He became embroiled in a melee that was unavoidable for him and two men were killed. He was threatened with ten years in the hell-hole Yuma State Prison. He escaped and became a fugitive with a large price on his head. He was never caught.
The Nixons: A Family Portrait
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 139,410. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The complexity of Richard Milhous Nixon is legendary. This book unravels some parts of the mystery with a portrait of the 37th President’s ancestral roots and family life that manages to combine fraternal loyalty with human fascination.