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Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Newly Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge! From the gigantic shell mounds built by the earliest inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area to the building of the ‘bridge that couldn’t be built’ and the SEVENTY-FIVE years following its completion, Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge is a humorous history lesson of one of the greatest wonders of the modern world.
Ninety Nine Posts
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Price: Free! Words: 122,820. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Ninety Nine Posts is a collection of blogs, by one of the world's most read bloggers, seamlessly woven together telling the story of the award winning writer's personal journey through the historical years of 2008 and 2009. At first serious journal entries, then satire, and finally the smash hits Downtown Oliver Brown, Breakfast At Bottega Louie, Road To Nowhere all in one ground breaking work.
The Great Communicator: Selected Speeches from President Ronald Reagan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A selection of speeches from Ronald Reagan. The conservative "Reagan Revolution", of free-market economics, the Religious Right, and military power, dominated American politics for three decades. This volume includes the "Evil Empire" speech, the "Government is the problem" speech, the "Tear down this Wall" speech, and many others.
Happy Birthdays USA
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 60,630. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
When is the birthday of the United States of America? “July 4th, 1776” any first grader would answer. Not so, imagine a secret Hippie beginning that was conceived in a Philadelphia Tavern, delivered in a NYC Tavern, and cradled in a renovated City Hall. The USA Founding was a complicated but most miraculous birth.
Afro-Muse: The Evolution of African-American Music
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Price: Free! Words: 21,710. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The story of music making in early African societies and its importation to America. A review showing the musical influences of Africa onto America. Chapters includes: Africa's history, musicology, instruments,the middle passage, seasoning in the islands, new world Africans arrive with their music,conversion to Christianity, the spirituals, camp meetings,the blues and hip hop's real origins.
Into the Woods
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Into the Woods is the story of pioneer and patriot Jonathan Wood. Straining against the bonds of Tidewater society, and tempted by an ancient legend, his sense of adventure leads him “Over the Mountains” of southwest Virginia. "A gem of a story laced with action, villainy, revenge and reconciliation." Terry W. Ervin II, author of Flank Hawk *Includes previously-unreleased bonus chapters.
O. B. Padgett - A Florida Son
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In a region's history there can be individuals overlooked. One such person is now brought to the forefront of Martin Co.,FL history. This Florida native was "O. B." Padgett. It was the 1920s, a period of bootleggers & outlaws during Prohibition. O. B. was Stuart's Chief of Police and had to deal with outlaws, the most notorious, the Ashley Gang. Things would not go smoothly for this young lawman.
The Story of Georgia's Boundaries: A Meeting of History and Geography
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 55,660. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Georgia’s boundaries are more than mere lines on a map. They reflect centuries of wars and treaties, political maneuvering and litigation, heroic actions and human error. From the arrival of Europeans in the New World through legislative resolutions in 2008, this book recounts the landmarks, events and people that have shaped present-day Georgia.
Writings From WEB DuBois: Selected Writings from one of America's Most Famous African-American Fighters for Civil Rights and Black Equality
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,120. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
W.E.B. Du Bois combined radical politics with an uncompromising fight for social justice. This anthology contains "The Souls of Black Folk", "The Negro", and "The Conservation of Races". Preface presents a brief biography.
Writings of Thomas Paine: A Collection of Pamphlets from America's Most Radical Founding Father
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,170. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
An anthology of writings from Thomas Paine. Paine's radical views on the emancipation of women, the redistribution of wealth and social equality, and religion, made him an outcast even among his fellow American Revolutionaries. Even today, he remains the only major figure of the American Revolution who has no monument anywhere in Washington DC.
Life Under Slavery: Autobiographies of Three American Slaves
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Autoibiographies of three pre-Civil War African-American slaves."Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, slavery; if they had, they would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was overthrown."
JFK: Selected Speeches of President John F Kennedy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In the short 1000 days of his Presidency, John F Kennedy launched the American space program and introduced the Civil Rights Act, led the nation through the greatest threat ever to its existence -- the Cuban Missile Crisis -- and then signed the first nuclear disarmament agreement with the USSR. This is an anthology of his most prominent speeches.
FDR: Selected Speeches of President Franklin D Roosevelt
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,420. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The longest-serving President in American history, Franklin D Roosevelt led the nation through its two most lethal challenges of the 20th century - the Great Depression and the Second World War. This is a collection of FDR's most stirring speeches, including his First Inaugural Address ('the only thing we have fear is fear itself").
A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whleship Milo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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One week after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, on a calm morning, the Whaleship Milo sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would impact many lives and make Civil war history. This is her story.
The Essential Lincoln
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Essential Lincoln: The Finest Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln collects the seminal speeches, letters, proclamations, debate performances, and miscellaneous other writings, spanning over thirty years of Lincoln's life. The entire text of each document or speech is included, rather than a short excerpt, to put into context the most commonly quoted Lincoln passages.
State of the Union: Selected Annual Presidential Addresses to Congress, from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Barack Obama, and others
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Selected State of the Union speeches from George Washington to Barack Obama. The War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War, Vietnam and Civil Rights, the end of the Cold War, the First Persian Gulf War, 9-11 and the Second Persian Gulf War, and the 2008 Economic Meltdown.
My Fellow Americans: Presidential Inaugural Addresses from George Washington to Barack Obama
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 133,480. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Complete inaugural addresses of all the American Presidents. "With malice toward none, with charity for all." -- Lincoln. "The only thing we have to fear is -- fear itself." -- Roosevelt. "Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." -- Kennedy.
Seven Cities of Gold
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1528, 300 conquistadores embarked on a mission to colonize La Florida. Within a matter of months, they disappeared. Thousands of miles and eight years later, a band of Spanish slave traders encountered the last four survivors of this lost expedition. Seven Cities of Gold is the amazing true story of four castaways who endured impossible odds in the first recorded exploration of North America.
America's Historical Documents
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,470. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Subtitle: A Selection of Key Documents Dealing with the Foundation, Growth, and Preservation of the United States of America at the U.S. National Archives Description: Commentary and transcripts of laws, proclamations, resolutions, and treaties that chart the course of the nation from the Continental Congress to the VietNam War.
Undaunted Heart: the true story of a Southern belle & a Yankee general
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Price: $7.45 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2009 by Eno Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
At the end of the Civil War, spirited Ella Swain—daughter of the University of North Carolina president—shocked citizens across the state when she fell in love with and married the Union general whose troops occupied Chapel Hill. Suzy Barile separates fact from lore, drawing on Ella’s never-before-published letters that reveal a love that transcended outrage and scandal.