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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Emily Griffith and the Opportunity School in Denver, Colorado

by Julie McDonald

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The True Story of John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed, an American Folk Hero

by Julie McDonald

This is a delightful, 10 minute read, that is both entertaining and educational. You will learn about John Chapman's early family life, his ingenious business plan, remarkable work ethic, and love of all living things. He is a true folk hero that all Americans can be proud of!

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality
Size: 15 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

John Jay: A Captivating Guide to an American Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Governor of New York, the First Chief Justice, and One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating life of John Jay, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!John Jay was a master statesman and strategic diplomat who associated with all the great men of his day in the mid-18th century. However, his contemporaries said that he was modest and humble. They indicated that they could be at a party or gathering and guests had to coax him into discussing his role during the American Revolution or as the first Supreme Court justice of the new nation.When he became the first chief justice of America, he established the groundwork for fairness and neutrality in decision-making. Many of the principles he established in the 19th century are practiced today by this high court. His foresight was extremely acute, and leaders of America sought out his opinions even during his retirement. He was a role model for patience and fairness, and he manifested these qualities in his roles as a jurist, the governor of New York, and the ambassador to Spain, France, and England. None of his positions were easy ones. Every issue he confronted in his political life was a negotiation, and he was expected to referee various opposing factions. Almost magically he developed practical results that were “win-win solutions.”John Jay is a Founding Father who is often overlooked, and few people realize the extent and impact of his contributions to the new nation. He might not have been a part of the Constitutional Convention, but he passionately argued for a more powerful, yet balanced, centralized form of government which eventually led to the passing of the U.S. Constitution. John Jay’s work provided for the expression of liberty and justice in a viable society, and he designed a functional and dynamic process that still works today.In John Jay: A Captivating Guide to an American Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Governor of New York, the First Chief Justice, and One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, you will discover topics such asFrom Tyranny to FreedomYearning to Be FreeFreedom Is ExpensiveNew York in CrisisJohn Jay in the Midst of the American RevolutionTreaty of Paris and RepercussionsConstitution and CourtJohn Jay, Chief Justice and Gubernatorial CandidateThe Jay Treaty and John Jay as GovernorJohn Jay During His Initial RetirementJohn Jay: The Final YearsAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about John Jay, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study
Size: 110 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

A Biographical Sketch of Michael Hileman

by Pirnie, Thomas, Jr.

Tucked away in an obscure attic of a stranger’s home, Michael Hileman’s biography was nearly lost to the ages. Through a miraculous discovery, his story reemerges to reach a new generation of readers. Michael’s story is a rich, vivid description of 19th century America, revealing the unwavering character of a frontier teacher forced to endure the extreme deprivations of the Civil War’s darkest days.Author and son-in-law Thomas Pirnie, Jr. was the ideal biographer for Michael, capturing his irascible wit and charm through his intimate knowledge and admiration of the man. Using Michael’s own voice through much of the narrative, Pirnie creates a genre classic filled with insight. Michael Hileman’s story inspires and instructs, even a century later.296 pages.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 270 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Henry 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 adventure foreshadowed his intellectual curiosity and love of nature; Dwight David Eisenhower's memory of battling with a barnyard goose influenced his negotiating style as a General and President; and Richard Nixon's harrowing memory of a childhood fall taught him to survive in a dangerous and hostile world and presaged the sense of being “kicked around” that would forever define his image. These and other Presidential memories provide both telling and entertaining insights into the minds and actions of our American leaders.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 220 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: COTTON & Others (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 COTTON (10 queries total), COSBY (4 queries), COTHRAN (COTHERAN, COTHERN) (3 queries), COTNEY (3 queries), COTTRELL (3 queries), COSTON (3 queries), COTTINGHAM (2 queries), or COSTNER (2 queries), as well as COTNAM, COTTLE, COSHATT, COSKREY, COSGROVE, COSSART, COSS and COSTE (with 1 query apiece).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 these queries 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, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ADAIR, ADKINS, ALEXANDER, ALLAN, ALLEN, ALLUMS, ALVIS, ANDREW, BABCOCK, BAGWELL, BAILEY, BALLEW, BARNETT, BEARD, BEASLEY, BELCHER, BELL, BENNETT, BERRY, BIBBY, BIRD, BLACK, BOGGS, BOYD, BRACEWELL, BREEDING, BREYMAN, BRIDGES, BRINKLEY, BROWN, BURCH, BURDIC, BURT, CABINESS, CALOWAY, CAMP, CARAVEO, CASTILLO, CATTERAL, CHEATHAM, CLARK, CLAUNCH, COBB, COCHRAN, COGBURN, COLE, COLLIN, CONWAY, CONWELL, COOK, COOPER, COVINGTON, COZART, CRAIG, CRIBBS, DARDEN, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DIAL, DOLLAR, DOUGHERTY, DOWDY, DRAKE, DREW, DREWE, DUNCAN, EIDSON, ELLENBURG, ELLINBURGH, ELLIS, ELSWICK, EVANS, EWART, FALKNER, FARRIS, FERGUSON, FIKE, FOWLER, FROMAN, FRYAR, GARLAND, GARRISON, GAULDING, GLADNEY, GOODWIN, GORE, GRAHAM, GREEN, GREGG, GRICE, GRIFFIN, GRIFFIS, GRISHAM, GUNN, HALL, HAM, HANBURY, HANVEY, HARBIN, HARLEY, HARMON, HARRELSON, HARRIS, HAY, HEATH, HENRY, HILL, HITE, HOLLOWAY, HOLUBAR, HORTON, HUDGENS, HUFFMAN, HUMPHREY, IRELAND, ITSON, JONES, JUSTICE, KEEN, KEENE, KEILY, KEMP, KENNEDY, KILPATRIC, KING, KNIGHT, KNIGHTEN, KNOX, LANCASTER, LANE, LEHMAN, LEOPARD, LITTLE, LOVE, LOYD, MACON, MARESCHAL, MARSHALL, MELTON, MERCER, MILLER, MORCYE, MORGAN, MOSELEY, MULDROW, MULIKYEY, MULKEY, McADAMS, McCLINTOCK, McCOLLOM, McCOLLUM, McCULLAR, McLEAN, McPHERSON, NIX, NIXON, NOBLETT, NORMAN, NUNN, OLIVER, OVERALL, OVERTON, OWEN, OWENS, OWINGS, PARMELEE, PARR, PEARSON, PEDEN, PHILLIPS, PICKARD, PITTS, PLYMALE, POUNDS, POWELL, PRESLEY, PRICE, PRINCE, PRITCHARD, PROTHRO, PYLES, QUINN, RAMSEY, REID, RISNER, ROBBINS, ROGERS, ROUTON, ROWE, RUSHTON, RUTHERFORD, RYE, SANDERS, SANDLIN, SERVIN, SHANKS, SHEPPARD, SIAS, SIMS, SLONE, SMITH, SNYDER, SORELL, SORELLE, SORRELL, SORRELLE, STEELE, STEPHENS, STEWART, STRAEBEL, STRIBLE, STRICKLAND, STRINGFELLOW, STROUP, STROZIER, SYDNOR, TARDY, TARPLEY, TATE, TAYLOR, TEAGUE, TERRY, THIERSEE, THOMAS, TINDALL, TOLLESON, TRAMMEL, TROOPE, UPSHAW, USSERY, VARDEMAN, VARNELL, VARNER, VESTAL, WARREN, WEST, WESTMORELAND, WHEELIS, WHITAKER, WHITE, WHITTINGTON, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOOLRIDGE, WOOTEN, YATES, YOUNG and ZEAGLER.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 33 pages
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Voices of United States Volume II

by Richard Mathews

Voices of United States Volume II represents Main Street's hope to restore the American Dream. It presents answers to America's problems including but not limited to proposing Term Limits, addressing Income Inequality, establishing Fair Trade Deals, creating enforceable Borders, enhancing Higher Education and much more. The anthology brings to a close a half decade in posting from the web site of the same name, Voices of United States preserving the most popular features  submitted. 3 million hits and 10 million reads later, many of today's Populist concerns are now presented in e-book form for all to consider.The Populist movements in both the Democrat and Republican party were truly founded around the kitchen table across America.We hope you will consider reading the thoughts of those who believe, "America's finest days need not be behind her. United these States of America can bring forth on this great nation prosperity for all."

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction
Size: 108 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Salem's Theocracy: Shattered on the Rock of Witchcraft

by Corinda Marsh

Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Occult, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Slave Mother's True Story: Aunt Rachel's Miraculous Escape

by Julie McDonald

This is the true story,  (10 minute read time) of a slave named Rachel.  Rachel had escaped once before and when her owner captured her, he took drastic measures to make sure she would not escaped again!  A leg iron, with a heavy ball and chain was clamped just above her ankle.  Handcuffs were put on her wrists. She was loaded onto a wagon and bound once again for a life of slavery.  The situation looked hopeless.   As the title indicates, this heartwarming story of Rachel is simply miraculous.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality
Size: 14 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging.  

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 212 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Founding Fathers: A Captivating Guide to Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and James Monroe

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Lives of the Founding FathersFree History BONUS Inside!Eight captivating manuscripts in one book:Benjamin Franklin: A Captivating Guide to an American Polymath and a Founding Father of the United States of AmericaGeorge Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of AmericaJohn Adams: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Second President of the United States of AmericaThomas Jefferson: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United StatesJohn Jay: A Captivating Guide to an American Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Governor of New York, the First Chief Justice, and One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of AmericaJames Madison: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Fourth President of the United States of AmericaAlexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Wrote the Majority of The Federalist PapersJames Monroe: A Captivating Guide to the Founding Father Who Served as the Fifth President of the United StatesSome of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:Young, Earnest, and FoolhardyNaiveté Collides with Reality“B. Franklin, Printer”Philosopher, Inventor, and Public ServantBenjamin Franklin: England 1757-1762Benjamin Franklin in London: 1764-1769And much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:She Was Horrified!From Tranquility to TurmoilTwo If by Sea!One Shot Starts the RevolutionCanada to New JerseyA Year of HardshipVictory>And much more!In part 3 of this book, you will:John Adams: Political ActivistFrom Counsel to PatriotThe Second Continental CongressJohn Adams: Diplomat & ConstitutionalistJohn Adams: Vice President and Then President under the New ConstitutionTo Fight or Not to Fight: The Quasi-WarAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:Young Jefferson Leaps into Adulthood“Two if by sea!” – Jefferson: Evolution into a RevolutionaryJefferson and the Declaration of IndependenceThe “War” Governor of VirginiaAnd much more!Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include:From Tyranny to FreedomYearning to Be FreeFreedom Is ExpensiveNew York in CrisisJohn Jay in the Midst of the American RevolutionTreaty of Paris and RepercussionsConstitution and CourtAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 6 of this book include:Early Life and EducationJames Madison: Prankster and Protester!Spirit of the RevolutionThe Governor’s Council – The Second Continental Congress and its AftermathAnd much more!Some of the topics covered in part 7 of this book include:From Nevis to Boston From Pen to SwordOnset of Hamilton’s Political CareerEconomy and the First National BankThe Time the Troubles StartAnd much more!Some of the topics covered in part 8 of this book include:His Early YearsThe Revolutionary WarEarly Political Career and Family LifeAmbassador to FranceJames Monroe: Slave OwnerThe Governorship & Return to FranceAnd much more!So if you want to learn more about the life of Founding Fathers, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 627 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
3 reviews

Metal Storm: Weird Custer A Novel

by William Sumrall

"A debut historical novel from U.S. Marine Sumrall that retells the story of Custer's "Last Stand" in savage detail." - KIRKUS"The way William Sumrall described the various scenes brought this adrenaline-pumping story to life. The coarse writing served to deliver more strength to the theme of the story and enable it to perfectly relate to the intended period." Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite"The basic plot, despite its familiarity, is stunning and unforgettable as seen through the eyes of this author. Weird, yes, but Metal Storm: Weird Custer is very, very good, and it's most highly recommended." Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite"Metal Storm: Weird Custer by William H. Sumrall is historical fiction and gives the reader a totally different perspective on the events leading up to the Custer massacre. I have always been a fan of historical fiction. Mr. Sumrall's account is raw, violent and sad. He also spends a considerable amount of time and detail on Custer's wife, Libby." Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite"William Sumrall takes the time to develop his own versions of the personalities and darkest thoughts of some of history's most interesting military figures. I particularly loved Libby Custer's slow decline from trapped proper lady to all out maniac." K.C. Finn for - Readers' Favorite"In Metal Storm: Weird Custer, Sumrall shows himself to be an excellent writer who can describe both action and his characters' internal struggles. He gives us some fascinating details about the Native Americans...Metal Storm: Weird Custer is a short book, but in that space Sumrall manages to give more of the feel of the Old West than other books do in three times its length."- Raanan Geberer for Readers' FavoriteIf ever America had its Absalom, this tragic figure would have been personified in the character of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. This enigma of a man, killed at 36 years of age in an unprecedented disaster largely of his own making had risen to spectacular fame and glory when at the age of 23, he had been promoted to General during the Civil War.This prodigal son of a blacksmith would not be denied his place in the sun with the Presidential Elections looming in November of 1876. A virtual shoo-in as the next President of the United States, he needed one last crowning achievement.To the West, in the Montana Territory lay his Holy Grail, this Holy Grail was a multicellular sentient being, a living, breathing deadly object of the Boy General's adoration. It was the Sioux Nation.A Holy Man had risen among these tribes of the mountains and prairies. This Holy Man wore a grim face ravaged with the scars of small pox. Magic passed down from shaman to shaman during the course of thousands of years had brought together the largest conglomeration of Sioux Clans ever seen. Added to this were the Northern Cheyenne, and hodge podges of the other Nations, such as the Comanche.Magic not seen in 30,000 years would be invoked - would have to be invoked - to stop the ambition blinded former General who intended to rule the world as an Emperor. Using his immediate family members as satraps, Custer would fulfill his obsession with becoming the next Alexander the Great.Much has been made of the disaster that consumed the Custer element, much speculation and many contradicting images emerge.The author has drawn from eye witness accounts. Most of the characters are rooted in history, but there are exceptions. METAL STORM is a historical fiction in which the author has studied the faces of the actors in the play in order to give realistic description. He has studied extensively the weapons used, and how they performed under extreme application.Fact and fantasy have been melded together, in this Opus Magnus of the Weird West genre.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 194 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

History: American History in 50 Events: From First Immigration to World Power (US History, History Books, USA History) (History in 50 Events Series Book 2)

by James Weber

Do you want to know how the United States became the world power it is today?
Read about the 50 most important events in American history, from the first immigration to the only remaining world power after the cold war.

This book will give you a comprehensive overview of the U.S. history. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of this nation forever.

Some of them include:

- The First Indians on the American continent 14,500 B.C
- Jamestown as the first permanent English settlement in the United States 1565
- The Boston Tea Party 1773
- The Declaration of Independence 1776
- Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804
- The California Gold Rush 1848
- U.S. involvement in World War I & II
- 9/11 Attacks on the World Trade Center

and many many more

All the major wars and conflicts from the American Revolution until the Iraq War

The book includes pictures and explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in histoy.

Download your copy now!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, World, Nonfiction
Size: 117 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Pssst! Russia, Uranium Cheap, Bombs Away!: The Obamian Age -- Another Day, Another Scandal

by Dov Ivry

(This is how the book begins.)Barack Obama was responsible for three acts which together make him by far the most incompetent and malfeasant president ever. It is a tossup which label goes first. Wall Street bankers engineered perhaps the greatest larceny in history nearly causing a collapse of the world economy. Obama prosecuted no one. Instead he invited many of the perpetrators to the White House. Iran had aggravated two wars in which in the end the numbers of dead may reach a million. Obama gave Iran $150 billion to make more wars -- after Syria and Yemen, Israel is number three on their list -- despite the fact that a third of this money had been marked by judges for American victims of multiple Iranian terrorist attacks over a long period including 9/11. Then there is the Uranium One deal when Obama loaded up Russia with raw material for enough nukes to level the US three times over in a future war while placing a gag order on an undercover FBI informant William Campbell, who could have blown the deal to smithereens if he had been permitted to speak.Hovering over everything were the Clintons, Bill and Hillary, robbing everyone in sight including hapless victims of a massive earthquake in Haiti to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. But at least they didn’t murder anyone this time. A different group apparently did in Seth Rich.I am going into all the corruption, crimes, scandals, and outrages committed by the last two Democratic presidents -- when I say “all” that is a stretch since the iceberg is so deep that the best anyone can do alone is survey the tip. It all began, the Uranium One affair, in 2005 when former president Bill Clinton accompanied by a new acquaintance, Canadian investor Frank Giustra, went to Nursultan Nazarbayev, dictator of Kazakhstan since it became an independent state in 1991, to find out if he might be interested in selling any of the vast Khazakh uranium holdings, vast as in one-fifth of the reserves in the world. The “elections” in Kazakhstan are still done on the Soviet model, Nazarbayev can always be assured of 91-98 per cent of the vote. As far as human rights go, they have not moved one hour forward from 1991.Vladimir Putin, who runs the Kremlin, was watching with eyes bulging out. He wanted that uranium and when Hillary was appointed as state secretary in 2009, it was his lucky day. She introduced herself. “Hillary’s the name, collusion’s the game.” (Translated from the Russian.) For the right price, of course. The Clintons operate a racket called the Clinton Foundation. They call it a charity but only 8 per cent go to the needy. The rest vanishes into their pockets.This fellow, whom everyone knows, summed it up best.Charles Krauthammer: “The foundation is a massive family enterprise disguised as a charity, an opaque and elaborate mechanism for sucking money from the rich and the tyrannous to be channelled to Clinton Inc.”Giustra paid the Clintons $131 million for their services and others coughed up $14 million. For good measure Bill shook down Putin personally for $500,000 in cash. Mukhtar Dzhakishev, the head of Kazatomprom, the state-run uranium company, tried in 2009 to stand in the way of the Kazakh uranium heading for Russian ownership. He would soon be arrested, sentenced to 14 years, and then later another 10 years, to be run concurrently, and banished to a prison colony, which hasn’t changed a whit since it was part of the Gulag.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 289 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Hidden Figures Teaching Guide: Teaching Guide and Sample Chapter

by Margot Lee Shetterly

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. 

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Soldier's Heart - A Civil War Novel

by Michele McKnight Baker

Junior Thompson, son of a freed slave, and Webbie Henderson, son of a wealthy family, cross a forbidden boundary between their properties and forge an unlikely friendship in the years that culminate in the Civil War. Young as they are, both must become the men of their families when their fathers are called to battle. When the war comes to their hometown of Carlisle and nearby Gettysburg, will they survive?

An historically authentic, fast-paced, multicultural family saga, Soldier's Heart takes place over a fifteen-year period, culminating on April 9, 1865: Junior Thompson's twelfth birthday, and also the day General Lee will surrender, formally ending the Civil War. Though the victory of the war may be at hand, this unforgettable story reveals how the private battles of the heart rage on.

Soldier's Heart is inspired by the untold true story of the Thompsons, a black family, and the Hendersons, a white family, who lived as neighbors in Carlisle, PA. The author is their direct descendant. Celebrate Black History Month with this book-club selection.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Christian, Women's Fiction, American, Historical
Size: 270 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Battlelines: Road to Gettysburg: Civil War Combat Artists and the Pictures They Drew

by Jim Stovall

What did a battle during the Civil War look like?We have no photographs of Civil War battles because photography had no advanced to where it could stop that kind of action.But we can get a good idea of what the battles were like from the courageous -- and sometimes reckless -- combat artists from contemporary publications who took to the field and attached themselves to the armies.Sadly, the work of these men has been largely ignored. Happily, many of their original drawings still exist.This series of the work of the Civil War combat artists will show you scenes, places and fighting men that you have never seen before -- largely because many of the works in these volumes have remained unpublished even after more than 150 years.In this volume, you will meet Alfred Waud and Edwin Forbes, the two artists who were with the Union's Army of the Potomac during those fateful days leading up to the battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest and most important engagements of the war.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 63 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Dog Soldiers: Part 1 of 3: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line

by Isabel George

Dog Soldiers can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.Dog Soldiers tells the story of two brave young ‘dog soldiers’ (Army bomb dog handlers), killed in action in Afghanistan with their dogs by their side, through the inspirational words of their mothers.Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe and Lance Corporal Liam Tasker were both dog lovers from boyhood and went on to do the job they had always wanted to do. Through the soldiers’ mothers – Lyn Rowe and Jane Duffy – the book will take the reader on a journey and a celebration of the young men’s lives that begins with the two young boys growing up and fulfilling their dream to serve Queen and country as Army dog handlers – Ken Rowe with his dog, Sasha, and Liam Tasker with his canine partner, Theo. Both mothers acknowledge that their sons signed up to do the job they loved best and fell with their loyal and trusted best friend beside them.Jane Duffy said of her son, Liam Tasker: ‘I know my son died doing the job he loved. And he loved that dog as I loved my son, with every ounce of his being. To lose Liam was and still is unbearable. But for Liam to have survived without Theo? Unthinkable.’

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Animal Care & Pets, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Sexuality
Size: 76 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Saints & Scoundrels: Thirty-Two, True Stories of Colorful Characters of the American West

by Julie McDonald

While doing research for my three books on pioneer women, Unbreakable Dolls, Unbreakable Dolls, Too and Three Cheers for Unbreakable Dolls, I came across such fascinating stories! While in Texas I heard the wonderful story of Rabbi Henry Cohen. In Raton, New Mexico doing research on the life of Sally Rooke, I read about Tom the Dog and the Peg Leg prostitute. My research for Clara Brown turned up the amazing story of Barney Ford, a runaway slave who became one of the richest men in Colorado. You will never forget the story of "Stagecoach" Mary Fields from Montana. Good men and bad women, good women and bad men, children and a few animals. There are 32 short stories in all. I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed writing about them! Here's to FUN history!

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 71 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Slave's Courtroom Drama: The Remarkable, True Story of Louis

by Julie McDonald

October, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio.This true story, (10 minute read) is about a fugitive slave named Louis who was one of the first slaves to be tried  in a court of law under the newly enacted Fugitive Slave Law.  Louis didn't wait for a verdict from the Judge, but decided to trust his own two feet rather than hope justice would prevail.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 10 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

George Washington Carver: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 2.95 mb
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Throne of Grace (Cliff Walk Courtships Book 1)

by Cecily K. Wolfe

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Romance, Historical Romance, Christian, Women's Fiction, Inspirational
Size: 270 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Walt Disney: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Business Leaders Book 2)

by Hourly History

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 39 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

THE KILLER QUEEN

by Richard Hooke

Dispels 55 years of Deepstate limited hangout disinfo history on the JFK assassination as JFK assassination researchers Richard M. Hooke and Rachel White present and prove the real truth that on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm Secret Service agent William Greer and CIA agent Jackie Kennedy shot and killed US President John F. Kennedy, in the left side of his head and the Illuminati Zionist Deepstate overthrew the United States of America by coup d’état; as the ONI/CIA/FBI patsy, Lee Harvey Oswald, who never fired any shots at all, was merely a spectator, from the doorway of the Texas School Book Depository, watching President Kennedy’s Deepstate execution as it occurred a little ways down Elm Street.

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 324 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The GIFT: NEW RELEASE : a dog's way home

by Valerii Titov

The story is a fiction about a dog named Shon (named after my own dog), an American Stafford who finds love and happiness with his owner and friend Jerry. But, that love and happiness is replaced with war and pain for both the boy and the owner after Jerry is sent to study in the United States, leaving Shon behind. They are both plagued by the loss of each other till that feeling of love drives them to find each other again on the battlefield in Afghanistan.Shon finds Jerry but not in the best of conditions. Together, they both make their way out of a hospital recently taken over by the Taliban with their enemies hot at their heels.This story shows the bond between a man and his dog. It is an exciting and thrilling read for dog lovers, war story lovers, and lovers of action story novels.“Thank you very much Dad! Thank you so much, Mum!!” I screamed when my father and my mother finally presented me with the promised dog for which I had waited so long already. I was full of joy and I could not contain my excitement. I could not help crying while laughing as I became full of excitement and gratitude. If the way I screamed my gratitude to my parents did not do a good job of showing how much I valued the living gift that was just given to me, then, the way I hugged the little puppy, almost squeezing the life out of the little American Stafford breed definitely showed how much I loved and valued the puppy.""BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD " MATTHEW 5.9or so the movie version would go..“You are lucky to survive, sir. It’s a miracle you survived that long. Somehow, the explosion did not do any real harm to you. It was the shrapnel, your fall and the debris that did you all this damage” the doctor said to me and I was grateful that nothing major had happened to me.But there was a problem. They were talking about cutting Shon’s paw off. I was not going to allow that. The paw was hanging and they said he would need a lot of care if the paw would not be infected. Since the hospital was not a veterinary center, they could not admit him in and start taking care of him. They had only taken care of him because a soldier who was named Jeffery insisted that the dog deserved it. They were basically saying that they could not admit him in and that the only other options would be to cut his paw off, or for me to take care of the dog on my own. I insisted that I would take care of Shon myself and told them that there would be no cutting of anything." dog, war, action, friendship, short story, best friend, genre fiction, military, family life, family story, a movie version, breeds, an American staffordshier, bravery, self-sacrifice, braveheart, American soldiers

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Christian, Single Authors
Size: 137 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Lord I'm Coming Home: Everyday Aesthetics in Tidewater North Carolina (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by John Forrest

Lord I'm Coming Home focuses on a small, white, rural fishing community on the southern reaches of the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. By menas of a new kind of anthropological fieldwork, John Forrest seeks to document the entire aesthetic experience of a group of people, showing the aesthetic to be an "everyday experience and not some rarefied and pure behavior reserved for an artistic elite."The opening chapter of the book is a vivid fictional narrative of a typical day in "Tidewater," presented from the perspective of one fisherman. In the following two chapters the author sets forth the philosophical and anthropological foundations of his book, paying particular attention to problems of defining "aesthetic," to methodolgocial concerns, and to the natural landscape of his field site. Reviewing his own experience as both participant and observer, he then describes in scrupulous detail the aesthetic forms in four areas of Tidewater life: home, work, church, and leisure. People use these forms, Forrest shows, to establish personal and group identities, facilitate certain kinds of interactions while inhibiting others, and cue appropriate behavior. His concluding chapter deals with the different life cycles of men and women, insider-outsider relations, secular and sacred domains, the image and metaphor of "home," and the essential role that aesthetics plays in these spheres. The first ethnography to evoke the full aesthetic life of a community, Lord I'm Coming Home will be important reading not only for anthropologists but also for scholars and students in the fields of American studies, art, folklore, and sociology.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

THE CHESAPEAKE: Country Cornpone Cornucopia

by Ken Rossignol

A collection of short stories of and about people in and around the Tidewater Chesapeake region - along with a few stories from other regions when the writers travel or deployed overseas. Lots of history and humor and a perfect way to pass time in front of a roaring fire or on a beach or promenade deck. Fans of Readers Digest will enjoy the variety as the authors work hard to enterrain the reader.

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 227 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Justice for Mackenzie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 1)

by Susan Stoker

A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

**Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, 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, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Mea
Size: 262 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Longshot Into The West: A Civil War Novel (The Longshot Series Book 2)

by Keith R. Baker

LONGSHOT INTO THE WEST by the Amazon Best-selling author of LONGSHOT in MISSOURI, Keith R. Baker.

Rob Finn is joined by William Cody and Lonnie Walters as they begin their journey into the Gold country of 1862 into the West. They are headed toward Bannack, a town springing up on the banks of Grasshopper Creek, Washington Territory. Soon it would become Idaho Territory, and shortly after that, Montana Territory. But not without the birth pangs that accompany such events.

In LONGSHOT INTO THE WEST, Rob meets desperate and unscrupulous men such as Henry Plummer; also gentle and generous Natives who heal and help the strangers in their land. We learn that the treasures of the earth are sought by greedy men on both sides of the Civil War; while lasting friendships are the goal of and reward for precious few hearty souls.

Allan Pinkerton and his staff are along for the journey, as is young William Cody.

Readers of the first book in this series, LONGSHOT in MISSOURI, have commented:

“Keith R. Baker in Longshot in Missouri tells a Civil War story from a fresh perspective that will leave the reader wanting more.” James D Best, Best-selling author of the Steve Dancy novels.

• “The author has a special talent for creating a clear picture, but also allows us to use our imagination and become more personally involved in a way that so few authors do today.”

• “I was impressed that the story was told in such a way that I felt like I knew the characters personally. The book was refreshingly without vulgarity or unnecessary sex.”

• “I really liked the character of Rob Finn. Not your usual assassin in that he has feelings. He definitely isn't a cold blooded killer. He has a conscience. And even though he is a farmer by trade, he is smart and learns new things very quickly. ”


Though each book is a stand-alone novel, LONGSHOT INTO THE WEST, has its starting point just a few weeks after the first book in the series ends. It is the second book in the series.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 218 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Jackie Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by Captivating History

Explore the Fascinating Life of Jackie KennedyFree History BONUS Inside!Without a doubt, the name Jackie Kennedy draws multiple thoughts to mind; she is, perhaps, most well-known in her service as the first lady of the United States, as her husband, John F. Kennedy, took office as the president, and her role in restoring the White House. Then, of course, other people remember Jacqueline for her role in the fashion industry, particularly her pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat, which became a symbol of her husband’s assassination. Jackie is so renowned and beloved that she ranks as one of the most popular first ladies. In fact, Jacqueline was named in 1999 on Gallup’s list of Most Admired Men and Women in twentieth-century America. While she made major impacts on the White House, Jackie was much more than her title as first lady.Some of the topics covered in this book include:Childhood and Early EducationCollege and Early CareerThe Relationship with John F. KennedyMotherhoodCampaign for PresidencyFirst LadyThe Kennedy AssassinationLife Following the AssassinationOngoing Iconic FigureAnd a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!Scroll to the top and download the book for instant access!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 105 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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