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Goldfields Stories: Early Days in Western Australia
Price: $5.95 $4.76 USD. (20% off until Dec. 14!) Words: 48,330. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
The stories in this book relate tothe frenzied excitement of the early gold-rush days in Western Australia. The pursuit of gold with its promise of untold wealth yoked the most unlikely characters together, from the desperate unemployed loner to the titled English speculator. The fortunes of towns, mines and individuals from boom to bust are traced with telling accuracy and detail.
The Oregon Trail — Ollie's Great Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: American English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
Kids love that this wild, adventurous tale - full of wonderful pictures and fascinating facts - is narrated by the arrogant but lovable ox pulling the covered wagon from Missouri to Oregon. It is estimated that of the 500,000 people who traveled the Oregon Trail in the 19th century, 40,000 were children. (Endorsed by Oregon-California Trails Assoc. and the End of the Trail Interpretive Center.)
Untold Stories in California History
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,590. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Elected officials sometimes overlook flagrant violations to protect their own images. This happened time and time again in California history.
Unsung Pioneers - The Spirit That Made America Great
Price: $25.99 USD. Words: 79,400. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Join the pioneers of Dakota Territory as they settle the land, turn the virgin soil, and persevere through drought, blizzards, grasshopper plagues, Indian uprisings and other catastrophes of man and nature. Discover why they come. Experience their journey as they traversed the North Atlantic's tumultuous seas. Walk hundreds of miles with them to stake a claim. Learn to trust God as they did.
No Simple Passage
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,460. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Social history
In 1842 the London set out from England with 258 pioneers looking for a new life in New Zealand. By imaginatively stowing away alongside her ancestor Rebecca Remington, Jenny Robin Jones has created a startling record of life on board with all its hardships. Combined with the voyage are accounts of the Wellington settlement as the pioneers will find it and the history they are caught up in.
Wooded Groves to Marble Temples, The Five Prophets from Nauvoo. Book One, Brigham Young
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,020. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Religious
Brigham Young who followed Joseph Smith, Jr. as leader of the Mormons, was as much different that Smith as night and day. Yet, this American Moses led the pioneers west, established a theocracy in the Salt Lake Valley and for thirty years there built the cornerstones of a religion.
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.
Benson's Bad Boys
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
True stories of murder and mayhem from the Old West. Benson, Arizona was founded as a railroad town in the San Pedro Valley in 1880 when Geronimo still roamed the valley and terrorized settlers and travelers. Benson never received the notoriety of its neighbor Tombstone, but the wild behavior of the Wild West—shootouts, saloons, hangings, fights—all happened in Benson.
Reloading the Colts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
He awoke in blackness, a deep rumble in his ear. Gone were his bedroom, home, planet, and even his galaxy. Married fifty-three years, but his wife was only nineteen. A planet all their own; had they died and gone to Heaven? Yes, and no. They were androids, but their reward? Fate dealt their hand, all the chips were in the pot; time to turn the cards over.
Pioneers On The Ottertail
Series: Otter Falls. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,520. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Immigrant pioneers from Germany in the 1800's settle on Minnesota's remote frontier at Otter Falls on the edge of the vast White Pine Forest. They struggle with Indians, cold and blizzards, yet succeed in building a large family farm and run the brewery thru prohibition. After prohibition, they struggle to re-open the brewery. Wars and financing stand in their way. Will they complete the task?