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Notorious Outlaws of the Old West by James Creamwood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,630. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The names Billy the Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, and Pat Garrett paint a picture of a romanticized version of the old West to most people. However, the truth is that this was a very brutal and bloody time in history that saw countless victims brutalized, robbed, or killed. Life was cheap and death could be found in saloons, cat houses, and numerous other locations.
Fairbury, Illinois in 1888 by Dale Maley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This short story excerpts the biographies of 116 Fairbury area citizens from the 1888 book Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois by Chapman Bros. These colorful biographies tell the story of the early pioneers who settled Central Illinois.
When Justice Came to the Plains— Judge William Gaslin, Jr., and Frontier Law in Western Nebraska, 1876‒1889 by Ronald Switzer
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Judge William Gaslin has been compared to Judge Isaac Parker and Judge Roy Bean because all three sternly handed out justice on the western frontier in the 1800s. Gaslin administered the sixth judicial district of Nebraska, more than 70,000 square miles infested with gangs, horse and cattle thieves, and other criminals. Gaslin's story is told in rollicking prose underpinned by scholarly rigor.
Dust in the Wind: Real FEMA Disaster Stories by Robert Winter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » History » American
Second Edition. Forget the hype of news reports and what media showed you during history-making disasters: Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew and Iniki to the Northridge Earthquake plus more. Follow Robert Winter, a 25-year FEMA inspector, at ground level as he encounters the true story, the grit, triumphs and tragedies of how these disasters played out in people's lives around the world on a daily basis.
Coney Island Odyssey by Murray Koren
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American
In this memoir, the author has captured the spirit and breadth of Jewish folklore, which once existed in the life of Coney Island. From the struggle of his parents; his father who paid dearly for his citizenship through an era in the thirties; his mother who attempted to decorate a dismal six family walk-up; and to himself who passed through a difficult Bar Mitzvah.
Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses by James Rada, Jr
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism, Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of the largely unknown work that the Daughters of Charity performed as nurses during the Civil War. They were the only trained nurses in the country at the start of the war and as such, their services were sought after by both the Union and Confederate governments.
La tempesta dei bambini by David Laskin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,540. Language: Italian. Published: September 17, 2014 by Gingko edizioni. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Dall’autore pluripremiato David Laskin, con oltre 100.000 copie vendute, adottato come libro di testo nelle università e nelle scuole superiori americane, "La tempesta dei bambini" è la storia straziante e bellissima di un possente colpo di natura che sconvolse le Grandi Pianure americane e infranse i sogni dei pionieri del West.
"Dear Darling Loulie" by Rachel Taylor Hall
Series: Genealogy, Book 2 · Continuing Education, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014 by Broomhandle Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
The letters of Cordelia Lewis Scales depict the life and general morale of the civilian population in Mississippi before, during and after the War between the States. Special attention is paid to research into the life and service of Dabney Minor Scales, who served as a second lieutenant on the Shenandoah, the most important and famous ship of the Confederate Navy.
The Obamanation of Desolation: An Immaculate Deception by Durwood Sanders
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,550. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » History » American
Abraham Lincoln: “A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND” Apostle PAUL: an Ex-TERROIST: “WE wrestle not with flesh and blood but with Principalities, POWER and SPIRITUAL WICDKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES” Arkansas Baptist Preacher: “HILLARY CLINTON----“Jezebel times two!!” A very Wicked Woman!” OBAMA HATES==Our GOD, Our GUNS, Our GUTS And OIL!!!! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: The Ultimate ENEMA of EVIL!!!!
Early American Criminals: An American Newgate Calendar, Chronicling the Lives of the Most Notorious Criminal Offenders from Colonial America and the New Republic by Anthony Vaver
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,690. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
In “Early American Criminals,” crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early America’s most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by today’s standards. Yet in telling the stories of these criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today.
Renovating Vonnegut by Sarah Handyside
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Renovating Vonnegut tells the story of Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, and how author Kurt Vonnegut and his family are related to them. It also tells of the renovation of one of the Vonneguts' summer cottages on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.
Sam Smith, Star-Spangled Hero: The Unsung Patriot Who Saved Baltimore & Helped Win the War of 1812 by Robert Dudley
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Sam Smith saved America in the War of 1812! Discover how our nation was preserved in the "second war for independence." 200 years ago, the British sought to retake America and almost succeeded, until they met 62 year old Sam Smith, Major General, sitting U.S. Senator, owner of a shipping company in Baltimore, and distinguished veteran of the American Revolution. Meet this Star-Spangled Hero today!
The Development of Capitalism in The Navajo Nation by Lawrence David Weiss
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
The Development of Capitalism in the Navajo Nation traces the development of three industries during the period 1850 - 1980 that were widespread among Navajo people. These industries are sheep herding, rug weaving, and jewelry making. There is a focus on the role of military conquest, federal government policy, and private traders who were tied into national and international commerce.
The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design, and Construction in the Era of Big Dams - Hoover, Glen Canyon, Bonneville, Central Valley Project, FDR, Muir, Conservation, Environmental Impact by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,230. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » History » American
This history explores the story of federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction by carefully selecting those dams and river systems that seem particularly critical to the story. Written by three distinguished historians, the history will interest engineers, historians, cultural resource planners, water resource planners and others.
the Plot to Kill Lee Harvey Oswald by C. Fenway Braxton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Martian Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
After fifty years, there have been thousands of books on JFK's assassination and yet no resolution. Perhaps by examining the plot to kill the alleged assassin, one might make some better headway on the case. It could be Oswald's death may be the key to unlocking the entirety of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy. The parallels with the Lincoln assassination are obvious when stripped to the bare bones.
MY DAY IN DEALEY PLAZA The JFK Series by S HAINGE
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
A new generation of JFK assassination researchers visit modern day Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, to see what remains of one of the most infamous sites in American history. The visit is covered step by step; every angle and inch of the Plaza is looked at, in the same order and lay out as it was for President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, when they were in Dealey Plaza some 46 years before.
Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War by Tom Allemeier
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes
The majority of American troops in Vietnam were not involved in the shooting war. They did have their issues however. Written over 30 years ago, this series of anecdotes takes you through two years in the life of one such soldier, from being drafted until after being discharged. From the Local Draft Boards to Nixon’s War on Drugs, it’s all here.
Third War: Irregular Warfare on the Western Border 1861-1865 - Civil War, Confederate Guerrillas, Abolitionists, Bushwhackers, Cherokee, Jayhawkers, Highwaymen, Indian Territory-Arkansas by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,530. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The border war would eventually degrade to such a level that death was not enough punishment for supporting the wrong side. Both sides would turn to dismemberment and mutilation as expressions of the total loss of control in border society.