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The Great Tea Party in the Old Northwest: State Constitutional Conventions, 1847-1851 by David M. Gold
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,540. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Supporters of today's Tea Party movement claim the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as their inspiration, while scholars dismiss the connection. Neither camp pays much attention to intervening years; both overlook one of the great populist movements. Yet 19th-century Americans who were fed up with reckless government spending, high taxes, and crony capitalism launched a campaign for smaller government.
A Citizen's Guide to the U.S. Constitution; by Frank Schwartz
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 25,870. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » History » American
An basic introduction to the essential nature of the U.S. Constitution via an examination of pre-constitutional history and the fundamental principles of Constitutional interpretation by the Supreme Court. Each of the Constitution's key principles and clauses will identified and their meaning discussed in the context of Supreme Court decisions.
Vinegar Gang Lynching - Sis Vinegar's Story (Based On True Events) by Napoleon Crews
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,700. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
On June 2, 1882 at about 9:30 p.m., David Bausman met death at the Kaw River while engaging in sexual intercourse with 14 year-old Sis Vinegar. On June 10, 1882 at about 1:00 a.m., a mob broke into the Douglas County Jail, removed and lynched the Vinegar Gang men for the death, the motive being robbery. Branded a prostitute, beggar, and a thief, Sis Vinegar never got to tell her story, until now.
Winds of Valor by Carol Harp Norman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,580. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Running Quail Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Winds of Valor is the second book in historian Carol Harp Norman's "The Texas Wind" series. It is the story of James Campbell, one of the first Texas Rangers. He worked valiantly during the conflict of The War of Independence from Mexico in his mission to bring justice to Texas between 1831-1840. Here is an up close, authentic look at Texas' fight against Mexico and the battle of the Alamo.
Replace #2: Guns & Race in America: How to Save Lives by Elisha Rountree
Price: Free! Words: 36,730. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution, Nonfiction » History » American
Replace #2 proposes the Newtown Amendment, a replacement for the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The book traces the origin of the gun culture in America and its connection to racism. This bold proposed amendment would overcome the legal and political might of the NRA by allowing all levels of government to regulate guns as they see necessary to build a safer America.
The Footsteps of Barack Obama in A Changing America by Safari E. Ohumay
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,950. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » History » American
This book about the president of the United States who is a son of a non-American father, is written from a unique perspective of a US immigrant who lived to witness the changing American society through the history of 6 most recent elections of a US president. The book dwells in fascinating detail about the importance of US role in its global leadership towards a more perfect society.
Monumental Providence - Legends of History in Sculpture, Statuary, Monuments and Memorials by Paul Caranci
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,750. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2015 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Public statuary as we think of it, first appeared in this state in the mid-1800s inspired by a European idiom. These masterpieces flourished and the resulting statues, monuments and memorials that are now scattered throughout the City of Providence stand as a testament to the people, places and events that have had a profound impact on the shaping of the history of Rhode Island.
American History A Day at A Time – March by Paul R. Wonning
Series: American History A Day at A Time - 2015, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » American
Learn the history of the American colonies and its frontier by reading a daily lesson in American colonial history each day. This is the March installment of the 2015 edition of the series American History a Day at a Time. The March edition covers the historical events of the American colonial frontier that happened in March.
Alaska Gold Rush at Nome by Lawrence David Weiss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,610. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mining
These are true stories of the Nome gold rush immortalized by the voices of the journalists and miners who lived through those exciting and dangerous times. Some of the miners made fabulous fortunes in gold pulled from the sands and creek beds around Nome. But other stories involve murder, theft, suicide, epidemics, starvation, claims jumping, freezing to death, and poverty.
The Sanibel Island Lighthouse by Charles LeBuff
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,700. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A specialized history of Sanibel Island, Florida, 1513-2014. Features the history and operation of the Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Well-illustrated
American History A Day at A Time - January by Paul R. Wonning
Series: American History A Day at A Time - 2015, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,930. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Have fun and learn history by reading a daily lesson in colonial American history each day. The history series, American History a Day at a Time seeks to make the vast accumulation of historical knowledge less intimidating. It does this by reducing it to a history lesson a day.
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.
Los Mayas y el Conocimiento Interior by Rubén González & Inés M. Martín
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: Spanish. Published: December 4, 2014 by Rubén González. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » American
Los autores, Rubén González e Inés Martín nos acercan a las enseñanzas y a la sabiduría que la enigmática cultura maya dejó plasmadas en sus leyendas, estelas y monumentos y que transmiten un mensaje dirigido al desarrollo espiritual del ser humano de cualquier época.
Divided We Fall: The Confederacy's Collapse From Within - A State-by-State Account by Calvin Goddard Zon
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
The Southern war for independence was ultimately lost on the battlefield, but the collapse of the home front was equally decisive. The Confederacy’s downfall was hastened by Southern opposition that took many forms: secret peace societies, Unionist guerrilla bands, spy networks, draft resistance, a rising tide of desertions, enlistments in the Union army, food riots, and states' rights dogma.
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.
Killing Lincoln: The Real Story by Steven Hager
Series: Adventures in Journalism. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,890. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Why was Lincoln left defenseless when the War Department knew plots were afoot against him? Why was Booth shot when he was surrounded by 25 soldiers and could not escape? Why were two innocents swiftly hanged by a military tribunal, and not even allowed to testify in their own defense? After 150 years of mystery, you'll find the real answers in this explosive book.