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Rating: 3.50 / 5
10 reviews

The Donner Party (Excerpt from Shit Doesn't Just Happen)

by Bob Mayer

"“I wish I could cry, but I cannot. If I could forget the tragedy, perhaps I would know how to cry again.” Mary Graves. Survivor, the ‘Donner Party’

Every man-made disaster and catastrophe has at least six Cascade Events leading up to the final event, the catastrophe according to the Rule of Seven.

This is a quick read of the Cascade Events that led up to Cannibalism while the ‘Donner Party’ emigrated west to California

Bob examines the Rule of Seven, and how human error plays a role in many catastrophes. Nothing happens in isolation or as a result of a single event. Thus, by learning from history, we can gain insight into preventing a similar catastrophe in the future. The key to the Donner Party were the numerous tipping points where the...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
6 reviews

Unfurled No More Forever

by Michael L. Eads

Was the Civil War the greatest war in American history or was it the biggest mistake in American history? Was the blood of over one million men spilt over countless battlefields necessary to get rid of slavery? Was the country that we called free for everyone just an idea? Was a nation born and then destroyed because of an institution that was nothing more than peculiar? Does the flag of a dead country that still flies over courthouses in the South, speak for a nation? Does that same flag represent the evils of slavery or the pride of a people who don't know how to let go? Would our forefathers approve and recognize the country we call America today? Did America’s greatest war finally make us one nation?

Let an eleven-year-old boy answer these questions the only way he know...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
23 reviews

World War 2: Leadership: Brief History of the Famous Allied Leaders of WWII (Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt...

by Ryan Jenkins

Delve into the Diverse Backgrounds and Leadership Styles of the Big Three
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Anyone can tell you who the Big Three were in relation to World War II’s Allied powers: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin. Seeing those names together may seem unlikely, and though they all came from very different walks of life and ways of thinking, they won the Second World War by working together against Hitler and his allies. Take a look today and learn about the lives of these great men.

Here's a Preview of What You Will Learn
* Franklin D. Roosevelt
* Winston Churchill
* Joseph Stalin
* Their origins
* Working together...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
17 reviews

Metal Detecting: An Introduction To Hunting and Unearthing Buried Coins and Hidden Treasures (2nd Edition) (coins...

by Lee Weatherill

Everyone Dreams of Finding Buried Treasure!
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Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of discovering buried treasures like lost rings, old coins or lost relics? Of course you have.

Learning to use a metal detector will allow you to unearth all sorts of interesting and possibly valuable items! Coins, Precious metals, jewelry, artifacts, war relics - with a metal detector and a little know-how who knows what you'll find right under your feet? You'll definitely have fun and you might even make a few bucks along the way!

How long have metal detectors been around? Are they accurate?Is it a difficult hobby to learn? Is it an expensive?

A good metal detector isn't that e...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 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 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Family Genealogy Queries: BACON BACCUS BACHELOR BATCHELOR (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

Genealogy queries are a time-honored way for family researchers to share information with others working on the same lines. A typical query includes information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories that have been passed down through the years!Many an amateur (or professional) genealogist has been able to fill in blanks on a family tree thanks to the information found in queries such as those reproduced here, which originally appeared in a noted southern (U.S.) query magazine published in the 1990s (now out of print).Contents of this short volume include all queries mentioning individuals or families surnamed BACON (7 queries total), BACONS (1 query), BACCUS (...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

America's Voter Rebellion: the Force Awakens

by Richard Mathews

America's Voter Rebellion focuses on the rise of the populist movements in both the Democrat and Republican party during the primary through general election Presidential campaigns. It looks at the segments of the populist movement seeking change and why. It examines how Sen. Sanders and Mr. Trump defied the expectation of Media Pundits, the Political Elite and their opponents....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
40 reviews

Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana...

by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

AWARD WINNING LITERARY NONFICTION BIOGRAPHYDecember 1885. Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific. Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub z...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 532 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
9 reviews

THE WIT & WISDOM OF RONALD REAGAN - Inspiring quotes, jokes and speeches from a true American original

by John Stange and Ronald Reagan

Few American presidents in the modern era have so captured the imagination and uplifted the collective spirits of the nation like Ronald Reagan. President Reagan has often been referred to as "The Great Communicator." He had a gift for clearly explaining lofty ideas and inspiring a sense of optimism and patriotism among the American people. Reagan often used his signature wit to provide reassurance during the uncertain era of the "Cold War."

In this book, you'll find a collection of Reagan's poignant, powerful, insightful, humorous and encouraging quotations. You'll also be given access to a collection of his greatest speeches; including both of his Inaugural Addresses and every State of the Union address from his two terms as president.

This collection also...

Genre: Self-Help, Happiness, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 175 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Lest We Forget - A World War I Soldier's Last Letter to his Wife

by Robert Scott

It is easy to forget the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women on days other than Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. This book is intended to memorialize one soldier and his death in action in the final days of World War I and the sacrifice he made for his wife and daughter. His last letter to his wife is a poignant reminder of what so many have felt while in the service of their country and goes beyond just one man's final letter to his family. Hopefully it will be a reminder to all of us of what service and sacrifice truly mean....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2017 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 18 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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

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 18 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
9 reviews

Northanger Abbey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Jane Austen

NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for public¬cation, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written circa 1798-99.Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement o...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Literary, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
14 reviews

Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker (A True Crime Short)

by R. Barri Flowers

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and The Sex Slave Murders, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, Murder of the Banker’s Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.

On December 15, 1927, 12-year-old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker was brazenly abducted from her junior high school in Los Angeles, California in a bizarre ransom scheme. Two days later, the girl’s dismembered remains were left behind by a brutal killer, destroying a family and unnerving the entire city.

This caused pandemonium as the perpetrator managed to evade immediate capture, leading to a manhunt by authorities unlike any in recent memory. The horror of the crime was reminiscent of one 14 years e...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, True Accounts
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2017 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 17 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

1980s TRIVIA (TRIVIA by Todd Brock Book 3)

by Todd J. Brock

Do you know the first rap group to have a certified gold album? Or what the name of Nancy Reagan's astrologer was?

This is a short and sweet trivia book--201 trivia questions about the "me" decade of the 1980s. And I can almost guarantee that you'll find yourself scratching your head more than once.

**Make sure you check out the trivia book on the 1960s and 1970s as well!**...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 405 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
39 reviews

That Devil Forrest: Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

by John A. Wyeth

Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He is remembered as a self-educated, brutal, and innovative cavalry leader during the war and as a leading Southern advocate in the postwar years. He was a pledged delegate from Tennessee to the New York Democratic national convention of 4 July 1868. He served as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, but later distanced himself from the organization.A cavalry and military commander in the war, Forrest is one of the war's most unusual figures. Although less educated than many of his fellow officers, before the war Forrest had already amassed a fortune as a planter, real estate investor, and slave trader. He was one of the few offic...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
2007 reviews

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Lost Skills of the 19th Century: A practical guide to a variety of useful arts no longer widely known or practiced

by Eric W. Smith

Yearn to live in the past, but don’t know how to get there?Lost Skills of the 19th Century is a wide-ranging collection of (mostly) useful arts no longer widely known or practiced, discovered in the pages of long-forgotten classics of Americana like The Practical Distiller, American Artillerist’s Companion, The Farmer’s Cabinet, The Orphan’s Friend and Housekeeper’s Assistant, The Ball-room Bijou, A Manual for Attendants in Hospitals for the Insane, The Prairie Traveler, Wilson’s Book of Recitations, Practical Hints for Furniture Men, How to Make a Shoe, Skilful Suzy, The White House Cookbook, and dozens of others.Using detailed original instructions, commentary by the author, and hyperlinks to the full texts, which are instantly accessible in facsimile versions in the online a...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Design, How-to & Home Improvements, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
80 reviews

Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade

by John O. Casler

Published in 1906, this is the recollections of John Casler while in the service of the Confederacy and being a member of the Stonewall Brigade during the Civil War....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 311 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
106 reviews

Letting Go: A Marine's Journey Through War and His Search for Meaning

by Jeff Sands

Letting Go is an excellent account of the life of a Marine, before, during, and after 9/11. Through the eyes of Jeff Sands, he retells his story with brutal honesty, describing what possessed him to join the Marine Corps, his experiences while serving, to include deploying to Iraq during the initial invasion, and the demons he endured while trying to readjust to civilian life.

This book was begun as a diary of sorts. It was written to try and understand the chaos that exists inside one’s own head, especially after experiencing war and seeing its effects. It was flushed out over many sleepless nights, and refined over time with clarity. It’s more than just a story about war and struggle, it’s a story about what compels someone to join the Marine Corps, risking his lif...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 324 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

All the Presidents' Memories: How they Reconstruct the Past, Manage the Present and Shape the Future; Volume I

by Henry Roth and Lorraine Roth

The memories described in this book reflect not only how eleven American Presidents remembered what happened to them in their youth, but also a kind of psychological shorthand of their beliefs, attitudes, cognitive biases and foibles. A negative memory may have provided guidance in situations the President viewed as dangerous, whereas a positive memory may have provided guidance in situations viewed as promising. By examining the early memories of the Presidents, it is possible to discover how, for example: Abraham Lincoln's amusing memory of a boyhood caper provided an unusual perspective on his character and his lasting appeal as a great storyteller;Ulysses S. Grant’s memory of a business transaction revealed a hidden vulnerability; Teddy Roosevelt's memory of a fantastic childhood adv...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Presidential Shadows: American history for kids young and old

by Michael Cantwell

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy
Size: 325 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Actors on Board: A Slave's Performance of a Lifetime

by Julie McDonald

This is the true, (10 minute read) story of a slave named Jackson. Jackson was the personal barber to William King, a plantation owner from Alabama. King was active in politics and would eventually become the Vice President of the Untied States in 1852.Jackson escaped the first time while in Washington D.C. He was captured and sent back to Alabama. His second, very creative escape is guaranteed to make you laugh! A short biographical insert about William King is included....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
19 reviews

United States History: for beginners - US History Basics (from Civil War until Now) (US History Books - US History...

by Aidin Safavi

If you know nothing or close to nothing about US history, now it’s time to learn! This short guide will teach you and your family about American History from the Civil War until Now!

Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

The United States of America is one of the largest and probably one of the most dominant nations in the planet. But before the US became what it is today, it started as a small place inhabited and shaped by many people into what it is known for.

This book will take you back to the events that happened and shaped the United States of America. After all, it is only by learning about its past that anyone can truly understand why thi...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
7 reviews

Murder in Stained Glass: A Miss Trumble Mystery Novel (Lost Crime Classics Book 1)

by Margaret Armstrong and Claire Theyers

Meet Miss Trumbull, a stout talkative New Yorker with perfect manners and a passion for sleuthing. When the remains of temperamental artist, Frederick Ullathorne, are found in his own fiery kiln it looks like a ghastly murder has been committed. But with only a few bones as evidence the local police are getting nowhere fast. Can Miss Trumbull pick up the clues that the police are missing? Or will her interfering get her into trouble in more ways that one? "Fast paced and a lot of fun" "If you like Agatha Christie then you'll love Miss Trumbull." This delightful whodunnit by Margaret Armstrong was first published in 1939. It is the first in the American Queens of Crime series from Lost Crime Classics...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1407 reviews

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

by Denise Grover Swank

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drin
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
155 reviews

The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)

by Ava Miles

**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers!** Perfect for fans of Melody Anne and J.S. Scott.Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family. USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents a special fun, sweet, and sexy four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself: Paris.Self-made billionaire inventor and infamous bad boy Evan Michaels has lost the biggest gamble of his life in a poker game. For one month, he must live and work like a "normal" person in the small town of Dare Valley and give up his playboy ways. When Evan meets Margie Lancaster, his landlord and new boss, he's not so...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Cultur
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
2007 reviews

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
42 reviews

On the Border with Crook

by John G. Bourke

"There is an old saw in the army which teaches that you can never know a man until after having made a scout with him in bad weather. All the good qualities and bad in the human make up force their way to the surface under the stimulus of privation and danger, and it not infrequently happens that the comrade who at the military post was most popular, by reason of charm of manner and geniality, returns from this trial sadly lowered in the estimation of his fellows, and that he who in the garrison was most retiring, self-composed, and least anxious to make a display of glittering uniform, has swept all before him by the evidence he has given of fortitude, equanimity, courage, coolness, and good judgment under circumstances of danger and distress.It is not my purpose to write a biography of m...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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