Books tagged: california history

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The Early History of Sunland, CA: Volumes 1-8.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,080. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » American
The late 19th century witnessed a population explosion in the West. Towns popped up across the landscape; some thrived for a few years and died. Others prospered. This is the story of one town that almost didn't make it.
Gold Rush Wedding
Series: The California Argonauts. Price: Free! Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Lucinda Martin York and George Arnold Jr. have been through floods, fires, and freezing cold together in their pursuit of gold in California. Lucinda dreams of becoming one of the first women doctors. George dreams of building a mining empire. They are deeply in love and their friends and family are in Sacramento ready to celebrate their marriage. Only one thing can tear them apart.
Silver Kings & Sons of Bitches, A Novel
Price: $5.40 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
William Ralston is obsessed with a woman. His fiancée. Unfortunately, she’s dead. Based on the true story of the brilliant 19th C. banker who “built” San Francisco, Silver Kings & Sons of Bitches reveals the heartbroken man who transformed the squalid gold rush town into one of the world’s most spectacular cities.
Historical Gems of the San Francisco Bay Area
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,880. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Museums of the World, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Whether you are a visitor to the San Francisco Bay Area or a long-term resident of the area, it’s not uncommon to focus on the major, well-known attractions and overlook lesser-known sites that offer more local flavor and background. This book lists over 220 historical sites and museums from all eras of California's rich history.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 288,400. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Marian Nixon Hollywood Motion Picture Actress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Marian Nixon led an eventful life after she left her native Wisconsin for Minneapolis and then Hollywood. She relished the brisk life of vaudeville, the new towns and settings, the different people she met along the way, etc. However, she realized that she would not become a great dancer. She left the stage and her ballet troupe and made it big as a leading lady in early silent and sound movies.
Riding the Devil
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 71,570. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
Riding the Devil tells the story of José, an eleven-year-old boy living in the rich setting of a Southern California Rancho while California was still part of a newly independent Mexico. José dreams of being a vaquero, a cowboy. However, he must first conquer his fears by facing the injustices of his era, animal cruelty, wild animals, and the vindictive young vaquero, Chaco.
Kit's Mine
Series: A Daring California Novel, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
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IN 1870 CALIFORNIA, THE GOLD RUSH LOSERS HAVE ACCEPTED THEIR FATE—OR HAVE THEY? For once in her unorthodox life, Kit Lee might beat the odds. She barters her knowledge of Gold Country trails for protection to her family’s mine. When a reluctant guardian joins her quest for justice and freedom, together they dare to change their future.
Under the Almond Trees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,600. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Under the Almond Trees is the novelized account of three ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives in early California. One learns independence when she is widowed and must lead men. Another desires a career in a man’s field. The third wants only a traditional family—until her husband refuses to pay for their daughter’s college education. Their legacy resounds beyond family.
California As An Agricultural and Industrial Power (Fourth Grade Social Science Lesson, Activities, Discussion Questions and Quizzes)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Science / General
If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 10 discussion questions, 10 activities, and 20 quiz style questions. This subject comes from the book “Fourth Grade Social Science (For Home School or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more fourth grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of fo