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The Awful Arithmetic Volume I
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,320. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Awful Arithmetic is a non-fiction book, in two volumes, about the Civil War. For those just entering a study of the war, The Awful Arithmetic covers the entirety of the conflict, from its true cause—which was neither secession nor slavery—to the intricate details of the war’s ending.
The Big Sky, By and By: True Stories, Real People and Strange Times in the Heart of Montana
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011 by MissouriBreaksPress. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Here, for the first time, is the collected work of one of Montana's leading journalists, Ed Kemmick. In these timeless pieces spanning Kemmick's award-winning career, he tells a contemporary story of Montana through the eyes of everyday, extraordinary people who define the rugged individuality and big-hearted kindness of the Big Sky State.
The Forty-niners: The California Gold Rush
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A fascinating chronicle of the California gold rush written in 1918, popular fiction and nonfiction American writer, Steward Edward White gives us an historical view of those early days of the mid-19th century, and the many challenges of the formation of a new frontier: incoming population, law and order issues, greed and power, political differences, successes and failures of pioneers.
Treasure - The Search for the Atocha
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,060. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: 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.
The Nixons: A Family Portrait
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 139,410. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.
In View of the Mountains: A History of Fort Morgan, Colorado
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,270. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Everyone has a history and every place is central to a story. This is the story from the land - of the land - on which the town of Fort Morgan, Colorado would rise.
Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route, 1540-1848
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Native American
"Road to California" for the first time brings together the story of the search for a southern overland route to California by Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans. The book also tells about the response of Native Americans to the invasion of their lands. The story ends in 1848 when discovery of gold in California's Sierra Nevada assured that the trails would be worn deep by the argonauts.
Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Edward Jay Epstein's investigation of how the Nixon administration attempted to use drug control policy to create a secret police.
Confederate Morristown and the War Between the States
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
In Unionist East Tennessee the small town of Morristown was loyal to the Confederacy. This book is a look at the war as seen from the perspective of Morristown, Tennessee. It largely takes a traditional Southern view of the war. The book exposes the unique history of Morristown during the war, including the frequent fighting which took place in and around the town.
GOD'S COUNTRY
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Series: HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 774,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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CONSERVATIVE, CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW OF HOW HISTORY FORMED THE UNITED STATES EMPIRE AND AMERICA'S MANIFEST DESTINY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The Philadelphia Convention: A Play for Many Readers
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Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Category: Screenplays » History
Here in 160 pages Catherine Jaime brings you the Constitutional Convention delegates and their debates, set in play format. Here you can become more familiar with the hard work of not just James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, and many others. The play is great for a high school class studying U.S. Government, and for the motivated individual who wants to learn more about that important event.
Dearest Laura: The Civil War Letters Of Captain John Reed Beatty, 1861-1865
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
For the Sesquicentennial of the US Civil War I have digitally transcribed the nearly 150 wartime letters my great-grandfather wrote from the field to his love and future wife Laura. There are many picture samples of his beautiful penmanship. A few letters from Laura that survived are also included. These letters will immerse you in one soldier's wartime life. This is time travel like no other.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Schlesser's readable study is more than entertainment or scholarship, it is a plea for balance, probity, and reason in an era when a single fit of arrogance by a world leader can devastate hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings and imperil the very project of civilized human existence on this planet. It's difficult to overstate the importance of the Soldier, the Builder, and the Diplomat
From Slave To Untouchable: Lincoln's Solution
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Antenna Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"From Slave to Untouchable: Lincoln’s Solution" challenges the assumption that the Civil War was fought to end black slavery. Author Paul Kalra presents a convincing argument that by far the bloodiest war the U.S. has waged could have been avoided had slaveholders adopted the Catholic slave code, which recognized the humanity of slaves.
Pioneer Mother:The Life and Times of Esther Clark Short
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Esther Clark Short was a Native American woman who went West. She was a claim jumper, an enterprising business woman, and the founder of the town of Vancouver, Washington. She lived in a time when the Pacific Northwest was a place of danger and opportunity. This book explores not only her life, but the lives of the famous people she knew in the swirl of tummultous times.
Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States
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Price: $3.60 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Howard Zinn calls HARVEY WASSERMAN'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES "a beautiful example of a people's history." This best-selling cult favorite is a fast-moving romp that Rolling Stone has called "a pleasure to read." Built around the hidden history of the farmers, workers and "hippie" Bohemians who made our country great, there is no more memorable book about those who made America great.
Free Love: Cultivating the Garden of Eden in America
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Free Love will be recognized as the defining book about America’s early social experiments to end sexism. It restores to the public consciousness all the forgotten heroes who risked everything to achieve equal rights for women.
Hiking Oregon's History
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This engaging history tells the stories behind 56 of the state's most interesting historic sites -- from a desert cave with 14,000-year-old artifacts to Lewis and Clark's route, gold mining ghost towns, and haunted lighthouses. The book also suggests optional hiking trips so you can see the sites yourself.
Girty: The Legend
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,820. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Recognizing that the past is nothing more than the stories we tell about it, "Girty: The Legend" examines the myth of Simon Girty, the legendary “white savage” who terrorized the American western frontier. Stories are still written about Daniel Boone and his fellow heroes; but now that the Indians have been exterminated or removed, the Girty myth is no longer useful. His story is fascinating.