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Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, 1900-1941

by William F. Deverell and Tom Sitton

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the future of the metropolitan region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Nature & Ecology
Size: 170 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Public Debt, Inequality, and Power: The Making of a Modern Debt State

by Sandy Brian Hager

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Who are the dominant owners of U.S. public debt? Is it widely held, or concentrated in the hands of a few? Does ownership of public debt give these bondholders power over our government? What do we make of the fact that foreign-owned debt has ballooned to nearly 50 percent today? Until now, we have not had any satisfactory answers to these questions. Public Debt, Inequality, and Power is the first comprehensive historical analysis of public debt ownership in the United States. It reveals that ownership of federal bonds has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of the 1 percent over the last three deca...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 174 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

by Vicki Mayer

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policy’s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisiana—a city that has twice pursued the goal of becoming a mov...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Business & Investing, Economics, Industries & Professions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children: Touching and Emotional Correspondence of the Former President with Alice, Theodore III, Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, ... Their Early Childhood Until Their Ad

by Theodore Roosevelt and Joseph Bucklin Bishop

Most of the letters in this book were written by Theodore Roosevelt to his children during a period of more than twenty years. A few others are included which he wrote to friends or relatives about the children. He began to write to them in their early childhood, and continued to do so regularly till they reached maturity. Whenever he was separated from them, in the Spanish War, or on a hunting trip, or because they were at school, he sent them these messages of constant thought and love, for they were never for a moment out of his mind and heart. Long before they were able to read he sent them what they called "picture letters," with crude drawings of his own illustrations of the written text, drawings precisely adapted to the childish imagination and intelligence. That the little recipie...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Letters & Correspondence
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship between the popular sectors and the Venezuelan state as a point of departure, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen explores how notions such as class, race, state, bureaucracy, popular politics, capitalism, neoliberalism, consumption, oil wealth, and corruption gained salience in the Bolivarian process. A central argument is that the Bolivarian process was an attempt to challenge the practices, ideas, and values inherited from Venezuela's historical development as an oil-producing state. Drawing on rich ethnographic material ...

Genre: Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 357 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Germans: Narratives of Early American Families

by Bonnie S Johnston

Narratives of four German families who settled the frontier of Virginia in the 18th century and encountered the French and Indian War. These families persevered and left thousands of descendants today....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

Gordon & Shughart : American Heroes

by Patrick Lawson

Gary Gordon was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army while his brother-in-arms, Randy Shughart, was a Sergeant First class.
Both men were non-commissioned officers in the United States Army's elite special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta which is more commonly known as “Delta Force.”
After witnessing one of the Black Hawk helicopters shot down by Somali rebels, both soldiers volunteered to insert themselves on the ground to rescue any remaining survivors. Facing a growing angry mob armed with gunfire, Gordon and Shughart valiantly battled to save their fellow soldiers.
Both men were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for their actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in October of 1993. Their acts of courage were later made in...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Tales of New England:: Histories of Early Settlers

by Bonnie S Johnston

This narrative describes some of the earliest New England settlers and their families who are woven into the fabric of American history....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Family Genealogy Queries: BURKE BURK BURKS (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed BURKE, BURK or BURKS (21 queries total), BURKETT or BURKET (5 queries), BURKHART (3 queries), BURKHEAD (3 queries), BURKEHALTER (1 query), BURKENHEAD (1 query), or BURKEY (1 query).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although they were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, childre...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

SPIDER WOMAN - The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters

by Gladys A. Reichard

A STORY OF NAVAJO WEAVERS AND CHANTERSA Navajo Legend goes “Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how to weave on a loom which Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning. The batten was a sun halo, white shell made the comb. There were four spindles; one a stick of zigzag lightning with a whorl of cannel coal; one a stick of flash lightning with a whorl of turquoise; a third had a stick of sheet lightning with a whorl of abalone; a rain streamer formed the stick of the fourth, and its whorl was white shell."For anyone interested in weaving, this free ebook is a must.For anyone interested in weaving native American patterns on a hand loom, this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST!Th...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
21 reviews

THE GODLESS MEN

by Matt Cutugno

In the classic American Western-style, veteran author Matt Cutugno weaves a riveting story of two men struggling to survive in the days following the Civil War in his new novel, THE GODLESS MEN. The time is 1868. Three short years after the awful destruction caused by the war. The place is the Kansas-Missouri border. A land savaged by years of bloody fighting.

Two men share a common past. First as boys riding for the famed Pony Express; then as soldiers bravely serving opposing sides in battle. One blue. One gray. When the war was over, they each sought new lives. One became the sheriff of Lawrence, Kansas. He is a good, though lonely, man who sought peace in troubling times. The other, a rebel from Missouri, now a hired gun, who found himself a wanted man, accused of terrible...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Nonfiction
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Rebellion Witness: From Crisis to the Boston Tea Party - A historical novel and clean romance (American Revolution Witness Book 1)

by Trudy Joy and Dorothy Ryman

The first book in a four part series, Rebellion Witness recalls the historic events of 1773 as witnessed through the eyes of Paul Revere's teenage son. He grows up quickly as American struggles at the start of the fight for freedom. Culminating in the thrilling action of the Boston Tea Party, this dramatic retelling of Colonial American brings you right into the action of the War of Independence.How will Paul Revere Jr face the death of close family members and the challenges facing Boston and the Colonies? Armed with an understanding above his years he knows full well the the challenges faced by his father and the risks for America.An action packed story that builds with excitement as America moves closer to Rebellion against the British."I swung my ax, chopping again and again until I ha...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Inspirational, Military, Regency
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

THE TORTURE OF HANGED MEN: tale based on historical facts

by Orlando Fernandes

Two soldiers are condemned to the gallows due to a revolt. They are ducked to the capital where the former is hanged, but the latter escapes twice from the torture, until the fatal blow....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 6 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
1429 reviews

Common Sense (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Thomas Paine

Revised edition: Previously published as Common Sense, this edition of Common Sense (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
17 reviews

Cheyenne Storm (Cheyenne series Book 1)

by Rea Renee

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Genre: History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, United States, Native American, Nonfiction, Romance, Multicultural & Interracial
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
17 reviews

The Stubbornest Girl in the Valley (The Traherns #6, SHORT STORY) (The Trahern Western Pioneer Series)

by Nancy Radke

SHORT STORY (24 pages, 12,000 words)He was not ready to love again.She refused to leave him.A stubborn woman, once she makes up her mind, won't change it very fast....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Collections & Anthologies
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

John Jay: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The English Seaman and His Remarkable Wife: A brief history of the Stouts and the Duvals

by Bonnie S Johnston

A brief history of two early families: the Stouts of New Jersey and the Duvals of Marylandtold in narrative form. The narrative discusses the  remarkable story of Penelope and Richard Stout, long revered by descendants and the histories of New Jersey as well as the Duvals who settled Maryland in the 1600s....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
35 reviews

Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 10)

by Hourly History

Alexander Hamilton* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage from his service as George Washington’s aide-de-camp to his position as the new nation’s firs...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
25 reviews

James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

James Monroe* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. Inside you will read about...✓ A Virginia Gentleman ✓ An American Soldier ✓ Monroe at Home and Abroad ✓ A ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
19 reviews

Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Thomas Edison* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world. Inside you will read about...✓ Edison's Early Life ✓ The Electric Light ✓ The War of the Currents ✓ Other Inventions and Projects ✓ Final Years and Death ✓ Edison's Legacy And much more!Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what mad...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
36 reviews

Harriet Tubman: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Harriet Tubman* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Slavery in the United States has left deep, unhealed wounds in American society. It was a dark period in American history that saw the emergence of a number of heroes. One of these was a small woman, about five feet tall, who was a former slave. Her name was Harriet Tubman and she changed the world. After escaping from a life of slavery that left her with permanent scars including a lifelong disability, she dedicated herself to freeing other slaves and working tirelessly for equality for oppressed people. Inside you will read about...✓ Slavery in a new world: The foundation of a new economy ✓ Araminta “Minty” Ross: Harriet Tubman...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Road from Jamestown: Early Settlers (Narratives of American Families Book 1)

by Bonnie S Johnston

A brief history of three men who settled in Jamestown, Virginia, by 1636 and their struggles to survive....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Woman: power and prestige in Andean Societies

by Moisés Lemlij and Luis Millones

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 158 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

by Harry L. Watson

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.Volume 1 starts at sea and ends on the battlefield. Beginning with the earliest Americans and the arrival of strangers on the eastern shore, it then moves through colonial society to the fight for independence and the construction of a federalist republic. From there, it explai...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 640 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Building the American Republic, Volume 2: A Narrative History from 1877

by Jane Dailey

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling fro...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 472 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
54 reviews

War of 1812: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

War of 1812
The War of 1812 is often forgotten when we think about the history of the United States. Yet the effects of what seems a minor and insignificant conflict are far-reaching, even to today. The world settled into the roles it would play out for decades, and the boundaries of the United States and Canada would be set for the next two hundred years.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Beginning of the War
✓ From Tippecanoe to War Hawks
✓ The War in the North
✓ The Battles of the Middle United States: Iowa and Lake Erie
✓ The Patriot’s War
✓ Washington in Flames
✓ A Bit About Pirates
✓ What is the impact of the War of 1812?
And much more!

Unlikely heroes would rise, leading to eve...

Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Black Swan: An Interracial Romance

by Lenka Kennedy and Stolworthy Publishing

Black Swan by Lenka Kennedy, author of Interracial Romance Bwwm BooksKatarina, who is biracial and commonly mistaken as white, reconnects with her childhood friend's brother years later.  He is attracted to her and doesn't care about her origins.  Will she come to terms with her heritage?***Please visit StolworthyBooks.com to subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest Interracial Romance BWWM books written by Lenka Kennedy.  When entering your information on the form, please include the keywords in the contact box:  Interracial Romance BWWM BooksWe hope you enjoy Black Swan and will kindly share your review on Amazon for other readers.  Please feel free to loan this book to friends and family if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.  We thank you for choosing Black Swan ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, African American, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Romance, Christian, Women's Fiction, Historical, Multicultural & Interracial
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
7 reviews

A Love So Forbidden

by Issa Grey

Marlene prefers to keep to herself, never having met a man she considers worthy of her affection. Her mom’s urging for her to go out more does not bear results as she shows no interest in doing so. That is until she is somehow convinced to go out with friends to a weekend resort club.Purely by chance, she meets her roommate’s cousin who comes to drop her off. What starts off as mere interest on both their parts matures to much more over the next few weeks. So much so that Hugo invites her to meet his family, sparking off an altogether new problem. Clearly, she is not what they had in mind.It remains to be seen how he plans on changing their minds to be more accommodating of her. Will he succeed or is this yet another case of love denied from the resistance of family?...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, African American, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Romance, Christian, Women's Fiction, Historical, Urban, Multicultural & Interracial
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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