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The First Christmas
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
It is a non-religious book about history and origin of Christmas celebration. The author tries to determine who, when and where did perform the first Christmas celebration within the confines of the continental USA. During the process, he has to investigate many earlier explorers and settlers including the pre-Columbian period. It also describes the evolution of Christmas celebration in Japan.
The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex: The History of the Shipwreck That Inspired Moby Dick
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1820, a sperm whale attacked and sunk the Whaleship Essex. 2000 miles off the coast of South America, the crew knew it would be a true feat to survive and make it to shore--any shore. It’s story became legendary; Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote about it; Edgar Allen Poe incorporated details of it in his only novel; and, most notoriously of them all, it served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’
View America: South East
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,620. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In the travel series View America, South East covers Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is a non-commercial and more or less objective chronicle of an in-depth exploration of these states. Each state is described with its own brief historical background and its main sights, tourist attractions and points of interest.
Pre-federation and shared U.S. History
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In the travel series View America, Pre-Federation and Shared U.S. History narrates events and facts that are common to all states. Man's migration to America, ancient Indian American cultures, New France, the 13 Original Colonies, the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, North American territorial expansion, the American flag, the lighter side of ... old US Laws!
Literature Help: "Gone with the Wind"
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Series: Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 174 ยท A Quick Guide, Book 34. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Raja Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Scarlett O’Hara happens to be the spoiled daughter of a rich plantation owner. The story presents her experiences. She uses every means which she has to come out of the poverty which she finds herself in after Sherman’s “March to the Sea.”
Many Trails and Tales Volume #2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is volume #2 of a small book of short stories and articles that are easy reading and take little time to read as compared to a whole book. There are three separate sections of different themes that make for easy reading when you are limited in time but would like something on various topics. This can be fun and entertaining plus having valuable information for other useful ideas.
A Dog's Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on true events, A Dog's Life is President Roosevelt's Scottish terrier Fala's answer to a letter from a poodle named Abigail. It tells of Falas life with FDR through the stressfull years oif WW-II and the response by the "greatest generation."
Scavenger Hunt – Historic Hollywood
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
If you are looking for a quirky and unusual way to learn about Hollywood while on vacation, then this book is perfect for you! This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you and your date on a scavenger hunt throughout the older parts of the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your relationship, then you won’t want to miss this book!
Top Nicknames of US Cities
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Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Nickname of Top 50 US Cities. Cities do not always go by their official names. In fact, many have their own nicknames, some of them even being official nicknames.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.
The Ames Maufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts - A Northern Factory Town's Perspective on the Civil War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The three articles that comprise this book tell different stories about the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts, which played an important role as an arms manufacturer during the American Civil War. Together, they make up a kind of composite of the Northern Civil War experience in the small, but dynamic, universe of a factory town.
The American Thunderbolt
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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Time Signatures Publications brings another iconic American founding father to life in this series. The only immigrant founding father of America does not have a famous memorial or towering monument to his credit, but as George Will proclaims, if you want to know his impact on American life just look around, you're living in it. Find out just who is the American Thunderbolt.
Klan Rags: A True Story of Jewish Defiance in 1920s Alabama
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the true story of a Jewish rag dealer in 1920s Huntsville Alabama who defied the local Ku Klux Klan. The Klan was determined to drive him out of town...or worse. Everyone expected blood in the streets. This is a tense but inspirational story with an unanticipated ending.
america's gestapo, the FBI the kennedy years
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Price: Free! Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is the story of a mediocre family turned political powerhouse via ill-gotten gains — without the whitewash.
James Quirinus Cornelius van den Bosch: Unsung Hero of the Race to the Reese
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A brilliant immigrant was the first to identify silver ore in central Nevada in the 1860s and to develop the method that made its milling practical.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Six--Make Straight His Path: Maps and Topography in the Civil War & Military Mapping: Robert E. Lee Moves to Gettysburg
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Military maps are not like civilian road maps which merely outline a transportation network. Military maps encompass a complete inventory of the topography of the geographic areas an army might march through or fight over. The two articles in this symposium describe in great detail how maps were prepared, used and what effect maps, or lack of maps, had on Civil War campaigns and battles.
A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping Section Five--Getting There First: Essays on Three Civil War Mapmakers
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Series: A Symposium of Lectures and Articles on Military Mapping, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Maps & the engineers that made them performed some of the most crucial tasks of the Civil War. The mapmakers & their maps are often overlooked, but they could make the difference between a successful campaign & a lost battle. These are the men that commanders paid close attention to even if history has not. This symposium will introduce the reader to Jed Hotchkiss, Leon Fremaux, and John S. Clark.
Postcard Revolution
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Series: Making Money Work Better, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This is a collection of postcards sent to leaders, including members of Congress, the President, his council of economic advisers, chairs of sociology departments throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Nations. My purpose was to catch their attention with the old fashioned mail method rather than email. I hope you enjoy them and want to read more of my Smashwords books.
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Give Me Liberty: 24 Heroes and Heroines of the American Revolution celebrates the achievements of two dozen freedom fighters during the American Revolution.
The Cult of Plastic Reality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Essay » Sociology
An analysis of American pop culture through historical lens, various factors are looked it to see how the entertainment industry is able to produced celebrities such as the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus and how they have such large followings. And what it means for North American society.