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Classic Tales in California History
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,880. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Women may have found gold in California a full year before James Marshal. Wheelbarrow Johnny started building wheelbarrows in Placerville and later became a national automobile tycoon. California's last "dry" town might surprise you.
The Real Story of David Jack, The Land King
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
David Jack literally stole thousands of acres of Mexican land grants given to Monterey by the previous Mexican governments. Monterey didn't have the money to satisfy the claims with the U.S. Claims Commission. A lawyer proved the claims legal, but Monterey couldn't afford the legal bill. The Mexican land claims were auctioned off on the courthouse steps.
The Real Story of Wyatt Earp
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Wyatt Earp worked both sides of the law, whichever seemed to suit him. He always wanted to be a sheriff, but never got beyond the deputy status. He and his prostitute wife lived a long and happy life prospecting in Alaska and investing their money.
The Real Life of Jesse James
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Jesse James returned from the American Civil War and was branded as a criminal because he fought as a rebel on the side of the south. He rode into Lafayette, Missouri to turn himself in, carrying a white flag. A Union soldier spotted him and shot him despite the white flag. He decided if hewas going to be branded an outlaw, he would be one. He was the most famous of all time.
The Real Life of Judge Roy Bean
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Judge Roy Bean determined the law to suit his fancy in his courtroom in the area of Texas west of the Pecos. He refused to hear appeals and his decision was final, if not always fair. Still, he did a lot of good for the area's helpless and needy.
The Real Story of Calamity Jane
By Alton Pryor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Calamity Jane was a woman in a man's world. She could out-swear, out-drink and out-work most men. She was wildly in love with Wild Bill Hickok, but he didn't return her amorous wishes. In her down years, Calamity Jane worked as a prostitute. She died in poverty.
The Real Story of the Apache Kid
By Alton Pryor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The Apache Kid was a respected member of the U.S. Army Scouts. He became embroiled in a melee that was unavoidable for him and two men were killed. He was threatened with ten years in the hell-hole Yuma State Prison. He escaped and became a fugitive with a large price on his head. He was never caught.
Taking you Back! Historic auto racing articles by Kevin Triplett
By Kevin Triplett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A collection of carefully researched and lovingly written short articles on auto racing history.
This We'll Defend: The Weapons & Equipment of the U.S. Army
By Russell Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Shilka Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
The U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history. This We'll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.
A Walking Tour of Lexington, North Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. 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 Lexington, North Carolina 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.
Four Parallel Lives of Eight Notable Individuals
By Stephan Politzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The parallel lives of Edward I and Andrew Jackson, William Wallace and Osceola, Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln and Alexander II of Russia are inaugural essays in what will be a series of essays paralleling the lives of significant people. The major inspiration for this project is Plutarch’s Lives, also known as Parallel Lives, written in Greek around 100 C.E.
Burgundians in the Mist
By Marc Comtois
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,370. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
A historical work focusing on the Burgundians--a Germanic people of the Late Antique/Early Medieval period--and the role they played in the transition of Western Europe in the wake of the Fall of the Rome.
A Walking Tour of Tarboro, North Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. 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 Tarboro, North Carolina 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.
We Survived 9/11/2001: The Day The Twin Towers Fell
By Rita Pease
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This story is about our near death experience in New York City. We had just visited our son in Denver and were on the way home. If certain travel plans had not been changed, we would not be survivors of 9-11-2001.
A Walking Tour of Salisbury, North Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. 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 Salisbury, North Carolina 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.
A Walking Tour of Wilson, North Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. 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 Wilson, North Carolina 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.
The Other Side of the Mountain
By Alton Pryor
You set the price! Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In its early days, The Owens Valley provided a refuge for the Paiute Indians who sought solitude from the white man that was intruding on California. Still, the white man eventually stumbled on the Owens Valley, and like much of California, settled there and laid claim to Indian territory. Today, the most prominent landmark of the Owens Valley is the towering Mt. Whitney.
Little Known Tales in California History
By Alton Pryor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,370. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A lost Spanish galleon still lies on the bottom of the Salton Sea, loaded with iron chests. Pegleg Smith's lost gold mine is still waiting for someone to find. Is Joaquin Murrieta only the myth of an early newspaper writer? The latest news on ishi, the last Yahi Indian.
A Walking Tour of High Point, North Carolina
By Doug Gelbert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. 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 High Point, North Carolina 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.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
By Chip Langston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.