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Road to California: The Search for a Southern Overland Route, 1540-1848 by Harlan Hague
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Native American, Nonfiction » History » 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.
The Philadelphia Convention: In Their Own Words by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The debates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia have intrigued me for some time now. While researching the participants in those debates, I ran across a number of their letters and diaries from that summer. As I read the letters, I was struck by their hopes and frustrations, that they often so freely shared with others through their writings. I present many of those writings here.
Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power by Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Edward Jay Epstein's investigation of how the Nixon administration attempted to use drug control policy to create a secret police.
Memoirs of a Civil War Solider by SINCLAIR SMITH
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,930. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
Transcribed from the original documents of Sinclair Smith, his memoir immerses you in the times and language—the family farm and early schools in Pennsylvania, enlisting during a “call” in 1864 at the age of 20, recovering from wounds in Washington at the end of the war, and life after returning home. Smith memoir exposes drunken officers, the hardships of war, and the battle for survival.
Confederate Morristown and the War Between the States by Samuel Campbell
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » American
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 by Steven Travers
Series: HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 774,870. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American(1.00 from 1 review)
CONSERVATIVE, CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW OF HOW HISTORY FORMED THE UNITED STATES EMPIRE AND AMERICA'S MANIFEST DESTINY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
A Little Help from Our Friends by Richard Helbock
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Coins and stamps
An illustrated history of America's effort to improve the speed of international mail communication mail by using European air carriers during the pioneer era of air mail development, 1921-1939. The book looks at cooperative agreements with Britain, France, the Netherlands and others to carry mail from Americans to Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia.
The Philadelphia Convention: A Play for Many Readers by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Series: 1787 and the Philadelphia Convention. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 72,930. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2011. Categories: Screenplays » History, Nonfiction » History » American
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 by Peter Steffens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: 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 by Steven Schlesser
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: 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 by Paul Kalra
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Antenna Publishing Co.. Categories: 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.
The Black Man's Burden - The Horrors of Southern Lynchings by Michael Goines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Ethnic studies
A powerful literary work of art: This rare book written in 1902 illuminates a dark side of America’s history.
Séances in Washington: Abraham Lincoln and Spiritualism during the Civil War by Irene McGarvie
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,910. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Nixon-Carre. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » History » American
Séances in the Lincoln White House? This book is the first-hand account of the experiences of Nettie Colburn, a medium in Washington during the Civil War. It includes much of the original work along with background information and explanations of many of the events mentioned, from the Fox sisters and the beginnings of the Spiritualist movement in the 1840’s to table tipping and trance.
Boston, Springfield and Civil War Massachusetts by ted clarke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Ted Clarke, award-winning producer of television history shows and author of many books of Boston-area and Massachusetts history, brings us a succinct and easily-read history of the major role of the Bay State in the Civil War. A listing of his work may be found at the end of this book.
Pioneer Mother:The Life and Times of Esther Clark Short by Hillary Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011. Categories: 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 by Harvey Wasserman
Price: $3.60 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: 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 by John Anderson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: 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 by William Sullivan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Categories: 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 by John Anderson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,820. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: 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.
Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix: The Progressive Left Strikes Back! by Floyd M. Orr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 212,650. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Paradigm Shift is the story of the rise and fall of the American Empire as viewed within a psychosocial context. After eight years of Bush and Cheney, we were almost ready to turn our Titanic around before it hit the Iceberg from Wasilla. These are the rumors and legends about Sarah Palin that the mainstream media do not want you to know about their cash cow.