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Irish Gold
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Morris Publishing Australia. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Another Australian history adventure novel by award-winning author Clancy Tucker. A story of bushrangers, bravery and betrayal. Pat Toomey’s violent father dies, leaving Pat, his mother and four sisters in the Port Phillip District of Australia during the 1850’s gold rush. Pat and best friend, Seamus, are offered a job by Irishman, Michael Macevoy; to transport supplies to miners in Ballarat.
James Marshall and the Gold at Sutter's Mill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
James Marshall was tired, but he was happy. He had a good job. James was helping to build a mill. He was working for a man named John Sutter. James was glad to be working. He was also glad to be strong enough to work. He was not always strong enough. Then James looked down. Find out how James finds gold at Sutter's Mill and starts the gold rush in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.6
California Legends
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 271,980. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Golden State…These are chronicles of the Old West—of the native people who lived on the land for generations and the pioneers who came from all over the world in search of riches…the struggle to survive in a land without laws…the strange bedfellows that resulted from the clash of cultures…and the common language of the heart that spoke of a love more precious than gold.
The Pacifist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017 by Cosmic Teapot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In 1866, Peter Baxter's misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. Brown needs help and gives Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Brown's past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.
Ruined
Series: Fury. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 100,140. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
During the California Gold Rush, twelve-year-old Bekah is abandoned by her father after her mother passes away. Ann adopts the girl into her life. As they start east Bekah’s father coaxes his daughter back to him; but life with her dad is far from ideal. Ann embarks on a treacherous journey to rescue her. Escaping, Bekah must survive the wilderness--inside and out--alone, defiled, and abandoned.
The Planter's Daughter
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 96,640. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
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Sara, aged fourteen, leaves behind the stinking potato fields of the Irish famine to make a life for herself across the seas. Her adventures take her to Liverpool, to Melbourne, and to the gold fields of New Zealand. But she has left behind something more important to her than life itself.
Spirits of Southeast Alaska: The History & Hauntings of Alaska's Panhandle
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Nonfiction » History » North America
Ghostly footsteps and poltergeist occurrences abound in the Alaskan Panhandle. Author James P. Devereaux, archaeologist, lived in Alaska for years, collecting stories and researching the history of these ghost stories, collected here in Spirits of Southeast Alaska.
Custer and Crockett
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,810. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
After the Alamo: Stranded 40 years in the past by a spell of Chief Sitting Bull, General George Custer and the Seventh Cavalry join Davy Crockett to win independence for Texas.
Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake - Mormon Island to Salmon Falls
Series: Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
The Mormon Island to Salmon Falls book includes many maps and photos showing the remnants of mining operations, Mormon Island cemetery and school, Red Bank dairy, Negro Hill and Natomas water ditches rock retaining walls, and the old Salmon Falls Bridge when Folsom Lake reached record low water levels during the 2015 drought. This book traces the history along the South Fork of the American River.
Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake - Wild Goose Flats to Negro Hill
Series: Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
Hidden History Beneath Folsom Lake is a five part series of books. The Wild Goose Flats to Negro Hill book includes many photos and maps showing the remnants of mining operations, Zantgraf gold mine, Native American grinding holes, Massachusetts Flat tailings and structures, Negro Hill structures, old water canal, and Peninsula dams revealed when Folsom Lake during 2015 drought.