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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The Ghosts We Leave Behind

by Al Barrera

Some call them killers--hard men from the other side of the planet sent to collect the heads of their enemies and make peace with a gun.Freedom follows, along with all of its problems. Choice, and a lack of it. A world without the easy answers that come from being in a uniform.And the space where the two worlds collide. Where a man tries to reconcile the person he’s become with the one he was. A new kind of battlefield, where the ghosts of his past change everything he’s ever known.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 156 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Martin Van Buren: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 8)

by Hourly History

Martin Van Buren* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, was the first president who was born an American and not a British citizen, a change in demographic which reflects his modern influence upon the office he held. His rise to political power began in the humble setting of Kinderhook, New York, where he was born to Dutch parents who ran a tavern frequented by the Empire State’s political elite, including Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Inside you will read about...✓ An American is Born ✓ The Little Magician ✓ Van Buren Enters the National Stage ✓ President Jackson’s Right-Hand Man ✓ Van Buren’s Turn ✓ In and Out of the White House ✓ The Legacy of the Little Magician And much more!From his earliest involvement in government, Van Buren was committed to the nurturing of political parties as a way to deliver the most effective leadership to the American people. He was a loyal supporter of President Andrew Jackson, but when Van Buren took office, he inherited the financial crisis that Jackson’s policies had helped to create. The Panic of 1837 brought the economic prosperity of the country to a screeching halt and ultimately, Van Buren, who was not re-elected for a second term, paid the price. Whatever his failings as a president, he was a pre-eminent politician, and when the story of America is told, Van Buren’s contribution to the political process must be highly ranked.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

10 Most Mysterious Deaths in America XX century: Disappearances and Murders that Shook America Then

by Jin Schofield

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

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 movie production capital. From the silent era to today’s Hollywood South, Vicki Mayer explains that the aura of a film economy is inseparable from a prevailing sense of home, even as it changes that place irrevocably.

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
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One October Motive: Lies, Deception, Manipulation of the Media and Greed

by David Pechulis

This book contains a step by step analysis that the reader can apply to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit /LVRP concluded that there was no single or clear motivating factor behind Paddock’s attack. Advanced forensic behavioral techniques including; Truth-Deception Analysis (TDA), Influence & Trust, Emotion and Impact Scale (Predictive Decision-Making), linguistics and body language reveal deception, lies and the motive from those closest to the killer. An overview of the techniques used, examples and analysis of those closest to Paddock reveal an astonishing level of deception, manipulation and uncover the motive.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Americas, United States
Size: 245 pages
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Grant Cuts Loose: Logistics and the Drive on Vicksburg (Civil War Logistics Book 2)

by Michael R. Brasher

"Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals study logistics."His handling of logistics won the Vicksburg Campaign for Ulysses S. Grant and ultimately led Lincoln to appoint him General-in-Chief of all Union military forces.Odds are, you already know something about Gettysburg, but you are probably not as familiar with the Vicksburg Campaign which was going on at the same time. You don't have the time to to sit down and read a 300-page book on the subject (there are some excellent ones out there). Understandable, few people do have the time. But with this e-book you don't have to spend hours. Spend an hour or so reading through the narrative. It is concise but comprehensive.Find a personality, location, battle, or other event that you are really curious about and odds are you'll find an external web site linked within the e-book. Click it. Cast your net wide or dig in deep on the external sites. Spend as much or as little time as you want with the book and on its linked sites.This approach will let you tailor your exploration of the Vicksburg Campaign to your own particular situation.For instance, have you ever wondered:Why was Vicksburg important?How many times did Grant try and fail to take Vicksburg?Did Grant really cut loose from his base of supply after landing the Army of the Tennessee at Bruinsburg?What was the Confederate "Army of Relief"? Where did it come from?Find the answer to these and many other questions about Grant's Vicksburg Campaign in this "short-read," but comprehensive e-book: Grant Cuts Loose: Logistics and the Drive on Vicksburg. It includes:Introduction: Setting the backgroundAuthor Insights Chapter 1:   Grant Takes CommandChapter 2:   The Confederates ReactChapter 3:   Grant Pauses His PursuitChapter 4:   Forrest and Van Dorn: A One-Two Punch to Grant's LifelineChapter 5:   Grant the BulldogChapter 6:   Grant Gains a BridgeheadChapter 7:   Confederate Command ConfusionChapter 8:   Joe Johnston and his "Army of Relief"Chapter 9:   Sealing Vicksburg's FateChapter 10: Summary and ConclusionsPlus extensive use of authoritative external web site links to important personalities, locations, battles, and other events. Annotated footnotes included.Want to finally learn about the Vicksburg Campaign and its impact on our Civil War? Just click the "Buy now" button.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military
Size: 53 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Murder, Madness, and Mayhem on the Iowa Illinois Frontier (Midwest Heritage Book 1)

by Nick Vulich

Murder, Madness, and Mayhem on the Iowa-Illinois FrontierIt's not the usual boring history read. It's a fast-paced, easy to read, behind the scenes look at the making of Iowa and Illinois focusing on Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. When you're done reading it, you might even scratch your head and think - Oh, yeah! That's what Mrs. So, and So tried to tell me back in seventh-grade history class.And, I tell you what. We're going to skip all the boring parts, like dates, politics, and founding fathers. We're going to go right to the fun stuff... Indian Wars. Murder. Suicide. Incest. Robberies. Killer storms. If you live in Davenport, you're going to learn about the murder of the town's namesake, Colonel George Davenport, and get a few words about how he fathered two children by his stepdaughter, and another by a washerwoman at Fort Armstrong. If you live in Nauvoo, Illinois we're going to review the Mormon Wars and their trek across Iowa on the way to their new home in Utah. If you live in Camanche or DeWitt, Iowa, or Albany, Illinois, you're going to get a first-hand look at the Great Tornado of 1860 and how it killed over 150 people as it cut its way from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Whiteside County, Illinois. If you live in Rockdale or Dubuque, Iowa, you're going to read about the Rockdale flood and how it destroyed every house in town and killed over 39 people in less than an hour. Of course, there's more... The Black Hawk War, Jessie James in Iowa, the Grasshopper Plague, a short compendium of suicides, murders, and more.And, did I mention, in 1857 Iowa was at the forefront of a new lynch craze that was spreading across the nation. Between April and December of 1857, sixteen men met their maker at the end of a rope. Many more were whipped within an inch or their lives then given orders to move on or die.Such was life on the Iowa-Illinois Frontier...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Americas, United States
Size: 200 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Beyond Slavery: The Northern Romantic Nationalist Origins of America’s Civil War

by Walter Kirk Wood

IN THIS SHORT WORK, Professor Wood has taken on an important and often distorted question—the role of slavery in bringing on the great bloodletting of 1861—1865. The old propaganda charge that the war was “caused by” slavery now dominates “expert” opinion with almost totalitarian rigour. But in his exhaustive research into this question—to be published as a three-volume BEYOND SLAVERY—Dr. Wood will make a courageous refutation of that interpretation. He will show how the war became inevitable only because Northern society was infected by the revolutionary romantic nationalism that rocked Europe in the mid- 19th century. The South remained loyal to the old American dispensation of classical republicanism, and thus had to be eliminated. It was not the South’s defense of slavery but the dominant North’s determination to redefine America that made conflict “irrepressible.”Wood reveals to us, chapter and verse, the real Founding Fathers and how they were distorted and falsified in the 19th century. Shotwell Publishing is proud to make available this anticipatory preview to the coming masterwork, BEYOND SLAVERY. * * * Note: This book is enrolled in Amazon’s Matchbook program. Buy the print edition and the Kindle is Free!

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Forgotten Dreams

by Johnny Joo

Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography, History, Americas, United States
Size: 185.33 mb
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Fred Rogers: A Captivating Guide to the Man Behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating life of Fred Rogers, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Mister Rogers was more than just a puppeteer, a teacher, or an entertainer, though he was all those things; he was also a trusted friend and advisor. Rogers spoke personably with kids and helped them identify and organize their emotions. He explained how to deal with anger in simple, relatable terms and sang songs to help his guests and viewers cope with their feelings. He told generations of young people that it was okay to cry and show emotion since these are feelings every person experiences. In Fred Rogers: A Captivating Guide to the Man Behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, you will discover topics such asA Boy with a Name That Said It AllThe College YearsFamily LifeWorking for NBCPublic Television and The Children’s CornerMisterogers and the Canadian Broadcasting CorporationMister Rogers’ NeighborhoodProgram Themes and DistributionCelebrity Sightings in the NeighborhoodThe Assassination of Robert KennedyThe Famous Foot BathPBS Funding and the Supreme CourtI Don’t Want to Eat Anything That Has a MotherMister Rogers Goes to Sesame StreetMister Rogers the ComposerThe Conflict SeriesWhen Fred Met KokoFred Retires from the NeighborhoodSatire and CriticismIllness and DeathAwards and LegacyDaniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about Fred Rogers, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 80 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Thomas 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 States

by Captivating History

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 4.61 mb
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Roaring Twenties: A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 72 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

George Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of George WashingtonFree History BONUS Inside!One day at Mount Vernon, a young boy climbed into a window, fell, and hurt himself. George Washington, who had advanced rheumatism then, called for his servant to help. When the boy recovered, Washington asked why the boy had come in. The servant told him the boy wanted to get a look at the president. Washington then asked to see the boy. “You wanted to see the president, did you? Well, I am George Washington.” “No!” retorted the boy, “You are only just a man. I want to see the President!”This is the history of George Washington who was a president, a general and a Founding Father of a new nation. But, most of all, it is the story of George Washington the man. Many of the anecdotes related herein are true stories told by the people who were his own family and friends.This captivating history book covers topics such as:She Was Horrified!From Tranquility to TurmoilTwo If by Sea!One Shot Starts the RevolutionCanada to New JerseyA Year of HardshipVictoryGeorge Washington, The First PresidentThe New CapitalWashington ReelectedPeace at LastThe Last Days of a Noble ManAnd much more!So if you want to learn more about the remarkable life of George Washington, click "buy now"!

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 109 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Justified: Western Adventure (Marshal Jack Black Book 4)

by Ash Lingam

One-Eyed Marshal Jack Black is now posted in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona. The official marshal of Pierce City. Being as justice is at times blind the two outlaws, Billy Stiles and Bert Alvord, who Jack and his three lawmen buddies had captured and sent to Prescott prison, had finagled their way out of jail and were granted a governors pardon due to the two outlaws having every judge in the county in their pockets. So now Jack, with the help of two sheriffs and a marshal head back out to end these outlaws rein of thieving and killings. The Alvord-Stiles gang have kidnaped Harold Stampede and his wife, Emma to seek revenge on Jack, but the old lawman is determined to save them from certain death. This is the fourth installment of the Marshal Jack Black Series, Justified.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance, Western
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

THE DEBUNKING OF "THE LAND OF THE FREE and THE HOME OF THE BRAVE"

by Ada Lee Roby

Ada Lee's book is a matter of fact accounting of what the reality has been in America over the past 200+ years and in the process she debunks entirely the propaganda and hoax that has brainwashed so many within and outside the U.S.A..

Genre: History, United States, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 47 pages
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The Curse: A Dystopian Thriller

by Randeep Wadehra

Through peace, it’s justice we seek!The hunter will meet the fate of the huntedAnd the mighty will serve the meek!Twenty years ago, a corrupt President, a greedy industrialist, and a sycophant policeman uprooted the tribal people from their own land and burned their houses. Twenty years later, the Republic of Bodh is in danger from a similar evil troika.The curse uttered by a frail tribal woman during the carnage twenty years ago has inspired Jwaala, the only female leader in the senate, to reform the Republic of Bodh.But the same curse has turned Saaya, once an innocent victim of the massacre, into a relentless killing machine with a mission to prey on the predators.Even when the Republic spirals into a storm of scandals, the greedy and corrupt President Chaupat is torn between his lust for a dancer and his unrequited passion for his wife Kaamini.Will Saaya succeed in his mission or will Chaupat thwart his efforts?Will Jwaala, orphaned in a violent attack, be able to turn the curse for the greedy into a blessing for the poor? Will she succeed to save the Republic from another ensuing bloodshed?The Curse is a gritty political thriller about people who have lost much to greed but want to transform their nation.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime Fiction
Size: 165 pages
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The North Side Gang: The History and Legacy of the Organized Crime Mob that Fought Al Capone for Control of Chicago

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents “I hope, when my time comes, that I die decently in bed. I don’t want to be murdered beside the garbage cans in some Chicago alley.” – Bugs Moran20th century Chicago was an ideal breeding ground for organized crime. A buzzing circuit board dotted with towering skyscrapers, brick buildings, worker's cottages, and an eclectic collection of greystone manors, the Windy City was further decked out with electric entertainment districts, the theaters, clubs, brothels, restaurants, and niteries that lined its streets. The city was illuminated by dazzling marquees and light-up signage, and enlivened by the muffled medley of midnight chatter and big band music seeping out of the nightspots. Those who ambled along the boardwalks flanking the Chicago River were greeted by moored commercial fishing boats bobbing in the water, as well as bustling stalls stocked with trout, salmon, and rainbow smelt. The rise of Chicago’s gangland can be attributed to a number of factors. First, there was the sudden explosion in its population, which saw an influx of immigrants – mainly from eastern and southern Europe, as well as Americans from neighboring and faraway states – teem into the city in search of promising job opportunities and a better life. The abrupt inundation of permanent citizens rendered the already suffering policeman to civilian ratio out of kilter, and the authorities' control of the city became further unzipped. Moreover, children and impressionable youths were regularly exposed to the overwhelming and unblushing presence of organized crime, meaning that the transitions of petty thieves and minor-league thugs to career crooks and full-time gangsters were only natural segues. The privileged pursued politics, medicine, law, and other respectable professions, but the poor folks, set several steps back by their limited resources, turned to crime. Plenty were desperate to feed their families and cheat the unjust system.In the midst of it all, the Chicago Outfit, one of the longest-running criminal organizations in the land of the free, was perhaps the most notorious of them all. The baleful brotherhood bore a terrifying brand defined by cutthroat competitiveness, sadistic torture tactics, and excessive bloodshed, among scores of other despicable acts. On February 14, 1929, members of the North Side Gang arrived at a warehouse on North Clark Street in Chicago, only to be approached by several police officers. The officers then marched them outside up against a wall, pulled out submachine guns and shotguns, and gunned them all down on the spot. A famous legend is that one of the shot men, Frank Gusenberg, dying from 14 gunshot wounds, told police that nobody shot him. Though Gusenberg’s statement is probably apocryphal, nobody opened their mouths. Nobody was ever convicted for the “Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre,” the most infamous gangland hit in American history, but it’s an open secret that it was the work of America’s most famous gangster, Al Capone. While the North Side Gang is not as infamous as Capone’s mob, the fact that the North Siders were the targets indicate just how powerful Capone’s rivals were. Indeed, members like Bugs Moran would carry on a rivalry with Capone that lasted upwards of a decade.The North Side Gang: The History and Legacy of the Organized Crime Mob that Fought Al Capone for Control of Chicago profiles how the group rose in the criminal underworld, and all the controversies that ensued. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the North Side Gang like never before.

Genre: History, United States, Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 75 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Beyond the Wire: A Soldier's Perspective on the Iraq War

by Ross Bryan

Squinting from a one-two punch of exhaustion and the eerie faded-brass hue of a desert sun that doesn't take breaks and never seems to want to, I’m trying to decide just how in the hell I ended up here. Here, being Iraq. Cavalry Scout. In the Army for that matter. Perhaps if I thought long and hard enough I could remember. I knew for damn sure that I had no shortage of time to work it out.

My journey had started 6,250 miles to the west in a crumbling Ohio mill town called Ashtabula. I had spent the better part of a year at a 3rd shift job in a factory on the far end of town, trying not to lose myself in the mullets and meth of the American Midwest. Then came 9/11. The images of those airplanes slamming into the NYC skyline like lawn darts playing on a constant loop on CNN. The attack had leant me a sense of purpose; I enlisted in the Army. But that wasn't it, there had been something more. Suddenly I remembered. It was the dune buggy. The video from the Army recruiting station had featured a couple of fearless, clean-cut GIs riding in a dune buggy. Come to find out, there weren't any dune buggies in Iraq. Your standard US Army bait-and-switch; join the Army, see the world. Just not any part you're gonna want to remember.

Dune buggy or not, here I was. As far from Ashtabula as I could get, squinting in the dust and that godforsaken insane-colored sun; you know you're not in Kansas anymore when the sun doesn't even look right. All of it seemed to be drawing together into some kind of destiny; and before I ever saw Ohio again, before I got the chance to comprehend the paradise that Ashtabula really had been, there was Iraq. There was an eternity of gunfire and explosions and heat and blood and steel. Iraq was hell, and that was exactly where I was going.

Note from author: This book was previously released under a different title; I changed it because I like this one better.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 176 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Before the Pilgrims: the Untold History before Jamestown and Plymouth

by Pippa Pralen

An astounding history not learned in school. 40 years before the Jamestown colony, the Spanish founded a colony in Virginia. Early explorers and fisherman met Indians who spoke broken English. How was that possible? Irish monks living in caves in New England 900 AD? Viking sagas speaking of these Irish monks? In 1564 the French colony of Fort Caroline was founded in Florida. Colonies floundered and settlers vanished in lost colonies such as Roanoke. It wasn’t easy surviving in this “new world” in spite of the early glowing reports. Why did Jamestown and Plymouth colonies succeed when others failed?The 2nd half of this book explores the first successful English colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth and why they succeeded when others could not. Strange and curious facts: the first Indian contact in Plymouth was an Indian asking for a glass of beer! Enjoy a detailed look of what really took place in America’s beginnings. It’s more interesting than your school history books!

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 131 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Weird Radio: A Collection of Spy Transmissions, Unidentified Stations, and other Mysteries of the Airwaves

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsFor more than a century, radio has been a part of people’s lives. No one alive today remembers a time when it hadn't always been there as a familiar, reliable source of information and entertainment. Today, it seems a bit mundane, overtaken by the Internet and satellite television. Even in the 1980s, the development of cable television (50 channels instead of five) and the start of MTV made radio seem quaint, and as many once claimed, “Radio is dead.”It wasn't, of course. Radio is still popular today, with as many stations as ever, and it remains a part of the world that is taken for granted. While not dead, its familiarity has made it seem a bit mundane, but people shouldn’t think of it that way. In fact, the airwaves have always been a place of mystery, a battleground of competing ideologies, and a source of anonymous voices. Radio has been used to support war efforts, topple governments, communicate secretly, and even attempt to communicate with the dead.Weird Radio: A Collection of Spy Transmissions, Unidentified Stations, and other Mysteries of the Airwaves includes strange stories that will make this familiar medium seem a bit less familiar and far more interesting. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about some of the world’s strangest radio stories like never before.

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 84 pages
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Adventures with the Amish

by Julie McDonald

I have always been fascinated with the simple lifestyle and culture of the Amish. My love of gardening, farm animals and community only added to my near obsession with them. This is the improbable, but true, story of how I, a Flagstaff, Arizona native, where there is not a single Amish person, have made many Amish friends in states across the Midwest. I have spent time visiting in their homes, and gardens, even staying overnight. I have enjoyed the most wonderful home cooked food imaginable and been the recipient of many home made goodies!You will find the book, a 30-40 minute read, interesting, educational and respectful of the Amish. The book will answer many questions you may have about the Amish. At the same, you will enjoy the humor, ( I hope) and be thoroughly entertained as I poke fun of myself.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 24 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Allegories of America: Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics (Contestations)

by Frederick M. Dolan

Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill, and William Burroughs.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

True Crime Stories Boxset: 48 Terrifying True Crime Murder Cases (List of Twelve Collection Book 1)

by Ryan Becker

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Americas, United States, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 279 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

James Monroe: A Captivating Guide to the Founding Father Who Served as the Fifth President of the United States

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 76 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

History of Chicago: A Captivating Guide to the People and Events that Shaped the Windy City’s History

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 5.34 mb
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Benjamin Franklin: A Captivating Guide to an American Polymath and a Founding Father of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of Benjamin FranklinFree History BONUS Inside!Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of America and had an enormous impact on America as it is today. In addition to that, there are many little-known facts about the man that is Benjamin Franklin. Unlike many of the other Founding Fathers, he started out in humble circumstances. Franklin never finished college because his parents couldn’t afford it. He hated his first job, and when he did get another one, he left without notice. From a young age, Benjamin Franklin fought for the rights of America at home and abroad. Yet, he bore the burdens of leadership and never shirked nor faltered in his mission. His greatest asset was his charm and friendliness, but he had his detractors as well, and felt the emotional impact of that. In Benjamin Franklin: A Captivating Guide to an American Polymath and a Founding Father of the United States of America, you will discover topics such asYoung, Earnest, and FoolhardyNaiveté Collides with Reality“B. Franklin, Printer”Philosopher, Inventor, and Public ServantBenjamin Franklin: England 1757-1762Benjamin Franklin in London: 1764-1769Benjamin Franklin in London: 1769-1775Home and on to FranceBenjamin Franklin’s Last YearsAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about Benjamin Franklin, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 99 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

A Classic Western: Sheriff Trent Boulden: The Texan Railroad Heist

by Scotty V. Casper

A brand-new Western adventure from the pen of bestselling Western author Scotty V. Casper. This is Western an action packed adventure at it’s best. If you love authors like Paul L. Thompson, C. Wayne Winkle and Dave Sebeslav—you will love this new gunfight bonanza from Scotty V. Casper!Sheriff Trent Boulden and his deputy, Hank Montgomery, stood side by side, palming Colt revolvers. Four cattle rustlers faced them, standing stiffly around an evening campfire.It was a quiet evening. The only sounds were the muted tones made by the men’s conversation, and those made by the popping pockets of pitch. A blanket of smoke wafted about on an unsteady breeze, adding to the otherworldly quality of the evening.The rustlers begrudgingly held their hands above their heads. Their exposed skin looked ashen in the uneven campfire light. Shadows squiggled about on their angry, frightened faces.For long moments, the only sounds came from crickets, chirping from somewhere off in the night.Grab your copy today—and don’t forget there’s a new Western adventure from Casper heading your way very soon!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns
Size: 167 pages
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Seth Kinman: The Life and Legacy of the Famous Californian Mountain Man

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsBy the golden age of the mountain man in the mid-19th-century, there were perhaps only 3,000 living in the West. Their origins were disparate, although they included many Anglo-Americans. A good number hailed from wilderness regions of Kentucky and Virginia and throughout the newly purchased Louisiana Territory, which occupied the entire central section of the continent. French Canadians traveled from the north to work in the fur trade, while Creole-Europeans represented approximately 15% of the men known to be living the isolated mountain life. Others were of Métis, Spanish, American, Black, Indian, and mixed-blood origin, most often Iroquois or Delaware. Most came to the West in their late adolescent years, the oldest learning the trade in their 30s. Many roamed the west for as long as their constitutions would hold up under constant attacks on their health and personal safety. Some stayed too long and failed to survive the experience. Among the most famous, Jim Bridger arrived at the age of 16, while Edward Robinson was eventually killed in his 60s by what were known as “bad snakes,” a reference to the Snake tribe in Idaho country. Jim Beckwourth left the mountains at 68 and Old Bill Williams died at the age of 62 when a band of Utes “made him to come.” In the same vein, Americans have always shared an ongoing fascination with what was for them the realm of the “exotic” in the collective imagination. Such a preoccupation with alternative experience extends to a preoccupation with pre-recorded history, as it did in the furor over the discovery of extinct dinosaurs’ first fossils. Similarly, stepping out of the familiar could satisfy the urge for both danger and wonder by contemplating the future, and the question of what might or might not exist. To this day, such a powerful imaginative force has underpinned the abundant science fiction and horror genres of modern films, including dramatic attempts at reviving and dominating massive and ancient beasts. Among the people who aimed to thrive in this deadly business, few became as famous or acclaimed as Seth Kinman. A tendency toward the eccentric is evident in many of the famous frontiersmen. The dangerous and solitary nature of such a life calling appears to require it, and the months of hardship between islands of human communication frequently creates it. Kinman, a notable early settler in Humboldt County, California, stands among the most diverse in his unorthodox frontier life. While most northern trappers were occupied almost solely with furnishing products to the European fur trade, Kinman, a more social person with eclectic skills, reveled in his associations with four American presidents and adoring crowds on the East Coast. In his time as a hunter supporting the forts and sawmills of his isolated region of Humboldt County, he also served as innkeeper, saloon owner, and a highly regarded musician. Most extraordinary of all was his work as a craftsman, fashioning novel furniture items taken from the bones, hides, and heads of his region’s most exotic creatures, most notably elk and grizzly bear. To the non-explorer, Kinman and his creations came to symbolize the grandeur and impetus of western expansion, and such a status served as the perfect engine for the federal government’s agenda and for the presidents for whom the West was an increasingly weighty issue. In his career, Kinman is believed to have personally killed over 800 grizzly bears and an untold number of elk. In what is now seen to be an environmental and social catastrophe, his prodigious “accomplishments” included the decimation of the national wildlife in his region and the wholesale abuse of the indigenous tribes in northern California.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States
Size: 71 pages
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Lizzie Halliday: Serial Killer

by John DuMond

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, United States, True Accounts
Size: 21 pages
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