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America ~ Love it or Leave it by J H Ellison
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,410. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A brief look at American history from its earliest beginning to the present, giving beginning industries and many inventions. A synopsis is given for each President from George Washington to Barack Obama, with notables that happened during their term.
My Eye in the Storm - Katrina Close Up by Amy Crimi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
My Eye In the Storm – Katrina Close Up is a memoir of the time I spent working as a Disaster Housing Inspector in 2005, after the most devastating hurricane of our lifetime hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina. This is a story of the victims, the destruction, disaster workers, bad politics, and human behavior during a time when all aspects of life were pushed to the limit.
The Kingdom in the Country: A Journey through the Real American West by James Conaway
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 99,610. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » History » American
Welcome to the new Wild West: a vast, sprawling land of eternal hope and busted dreams, of grizzlies, dune buggies and range wars, dope growers, corporate bandits, ecotage and, yes, even gun-slinging. With grace and humor the author takes the reader along on an exhilarating land voyage from the Pecos River to the Pacific Northwest and south again to the Mexican border....
In the Arena: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith by David R. Stokes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » American
Bestselling author David R. Stokes shares an assortment of powerful essays in IN THE ARENA: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith. Foreword by Dr. Gerald W. Stokes. From the War on Terror, to the Cold War, to great moments in sports, to presidential politics, to Vladimir Putin, Stokes offers insightful analysis on an eclectic list of subjects.
Eyewitness to History: A Personal Journal by Robert Schrage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American
Author Robert Schrage has a lifetime of stories and memories of many of the events that have defined America in the last forty years including the Impeachment of the President of the United States, the execution of a most evil man, the most controversial election in history, inaugurations including the first African American President, and election history too strange to believe.
Sketches of Our Heritage by Jerry M. Young
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.
Chant of Ages; Cry of Cotton by Louis Schmier
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » History » American
The beginnings of the contemporary Jewish community in Valdosta, Georgia, starts with the arrival of two Jewish confederate veterans, Abraham Ehrlich and Benjamin Kaul, in 1866 and ends with the formal establishment of the present-day congregation in 1908. It is a very warm, personal tale of three Jewish families who became revered as members of Valdosta's socially prominent "new moss."
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
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. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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.
Thinking Through the Cold War by David Jardini
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” by Frank Monastra
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.
Andrew's Angels: A Volunteer's Story of Hurricane Andrew by Nancy Pelletier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida in August 1992. At the time, it was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. Nancy Pelletier was one of many Red Cross volunteers who felt called to do whatever they could to ease the suffering. This is the moving story of the horrendous destruction she witnessed, the grateful people she aided, and the lifelong friends she made. With photos.
TWA 800:Accident or Incident? by Kevin E. Ready
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,330. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Saint Gaudens Press. 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.
Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West by Nancy Curtis
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 122,830. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Instead of talking about the rights of women, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. Here they tell their stories in their own words-through letters and articles of the time-of adventure, independence, foolhardiness, failure, and freedom.
American Myth: art, information, and the wisdom of women in a threatened democracy by Elizabeth Langley
Price: Free! Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » History » American
An exploration of the myths we currently believe and the ancient myths we no longer recall, failed social policy, and the need for feminine insight and balance between individual pursuits and community building. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is conveyed through themes of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors.
Investigative Medium - the Awakening by Laine Crosby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mystery, murder, suspense, and a passionately romantic love story set in a time that history forgot. Laine moved to an 18th Century Maryland plantation and found herself suddenly psychic. Since then, life has never been the same. Join Laine as she journeys from her first clairvoyant experience to acceptance of her gift, with the help of the spirit Jannette, a slave she meets along the way.
Chicano Manifesto by Armando Rendon
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 by Michelle Merritt
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.
"Yes! The American Dream is Alive and Well" by Walt Cameron
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Walt Cameron’s latest book connects readers with the legacy of the American Dream. They will read 237 years of amazing stories from the Founding Fathers who risked everything for liberty to present day examples of those who are still achieving their own dream. Be inspired by these examples of sacrifice, hard work, ability, and a single minded purpose of never giving up until the goal is achieved!