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Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Wheeling's Gambling History to 1976 documents the city's fondness for gambling from the Indians to just after "Big Bill" Lias's death. Historian-turned-detective Mike Minder has done an extraordinary job of historical sleuthing. His extensive research and unbiased approach to this often-controversial subject provides readers with an unforgettable account that is sure to entertain and inform.
The Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » American
A well-written, meticulously researched history of a short Ohio railroad line. A must for any railroad history buff.
Documenting America: Lessons from the United States' Historical Documents
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A study of some important United States documents spanning from 1650 to 1895. Each chapter contains a large quote from the original document, explanation of the original context, how it related to America's struggles in the 21st Century, and a lesson for today.
The Awful Arithmetic Volume II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,290. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Continuation of the Awful Arithmetic Volume I: 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 Awful Arithmetic Volume I
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 159,320. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Categories: 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 Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » History » American
The history of basketball contains all the drama inherent in America’s long struggle with racial intolerance and quest for equality. Highlighting characters both famous (Bill Russell, Michael Jordan) and obscure (Earl Lloyd, Holcombe Rucker), this book explores how what’s happened on the basketball court has mirrored race relations in the United States—and often preceded changes off of it.
Fascinating Women In California History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Women were not only the first to find gold, but they were responsible for settling California. T
The Big Sky, By and By: True Stories, Real People and Strange Times in the Heart of Montana
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011 by MissouriBreaksPress. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » American
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: 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
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.
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 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.
The Other Side of the Mountain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
In its early days, The Owens Valley provided a refuge for the Paiute Indians who sought solitude from the white man that was intruding on California. Still, the white man eventually stumbled on the Owens Valley, and like much of California, settled there and laid claim to Indian territory. Today, the most prominent landmark of the Owens Valley is the towering Mt. Whitney.