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History of the Internet
By Michael Robinson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
I grew up on the Internet and the web — back when that was unusual. Now it’s common. How many billions of kids are going to grow up on this wonderful invention without ever thinking about all the cool stuff that happened in the early days? I couldn’t abide that, so I wrote History of the Internet.
China, Class Collaboration, and the Killing Fields of Indonesia in 1965
By James Robb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
An investigation into the political background to the 1965 anti-communist slaughter of a million Indonesian workers and peasants, comparing that event to the 1927 Shanghai massacre by Chiang Kai-Shek, when Chiang turned on his supporters in the Chinese Communist Party and killed thousands.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World (1954 – 1958)
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Second of five volumes closely examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 and American National Championship racing from 1946 to 1969. Volume Two: Roadsters, Laydowns and Another World includes the story of Bill Vukovich, USAC's formation, the growing genius of A.J. Watson, the "Race of Two Worlds" at Monza, Italy, plus details of each 500-mile race from 1954 through 1958.
Left by the Indians: Story of My Life
By Ethan E. Harris
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This the eyewitness story of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train massacre. It is the single worst pioneer massacre in US history. Much like the Donner Party and the Paraguay soccer team, the 16 survivors of the Utter-Van Ornum wagon train had to resort to cannibalism in order to survive their 45-day ordeal.
“We Will Never Do An Unjust Act”: The Policies of Thomas Jefferson, Enacted by William Henry Harrison, that Forced a British Alliance with Tecumseh and Hastened War
By Jason Wallace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 by JaMa Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
A carefully researched work that shows how William Henry Harrison, thanks to the now seemingly racist plans of Thomas Jefferson, catapulted himself to the Presidency based on his greed for land and desire to push Native Americans from their lands.
Look Up, Asheville! A Walking Tour of the Montford District
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Asheville's Montford District is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
By David Fiske
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.
A Walking Tour of Fredericksburg, Virginia
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Fredericksburg, Virginia from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.
Voices in Wartime Anthology
By Andrew Himes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,540. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Poetry, essays, interviews from witnesses to war. Soldiers and civilians give voice to the trauma, suffering, and longterm damage caused by war, and the need for the nation and community to accept the challenge of healing the wounds of war. Contributors include Jonathan Shay, Brian Turner, Jonathan Schell, Emily Warn, Wilfred Owen, Chris Hedges, Andrew Himes, etc.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Three: Watson’s Wonders (1959 – 1962)
By Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,880. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Three: Watson's Wonders (1959 – 1962) tells the story of the how the racing creations of A.J. Watson came to dominate this era at the Speedway, to then be challenged by the rear engine creations of the Coopers and Mickey Thompson. Each year features an epic "500", with Speedway legends Jim Rathmann, A.J. Foyt and Rodger Ward (twice) the victors.
The Huguenots Come To Ballyronan, Northern Ireland
By Hazlett Lynch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Hazlett Lynch. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The story of how the French Huguenots came to Ballyronan, Northern Ireland, in the late seventeenth century, what they achieved, and the local connections they established. Of interest social historians and lovers of Ireland and her history.