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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Moctezuman: A SciFi Horror Comedy (Lunch Reads Book 1)

by E.C. Stever

"It's The Martian meets The Evil Dead... at the end of the Aztec Empire." A new prehistoric scifi horror from an Ancient Alien visitor. I wish he'd hurry up and sacrifice me, like I planned it. Otherwise I might die in this dank temple. But here he stands, nephew to the emperor of a quarter-million Aztec warriors, and Moctezuma does the one thing I don't want: he waits. I've been locked up on this planet too long. If I don't get home soon, I'll be one dead alien. All I really need is for Moctezuma to drag me up to the altar, pluck out my beating heart, maybe coat his forearms with my blood if he has time. Is that so much to ask? I wonder...Maybe Moctezuma knows what I really am. I mean, I look human. At least I think I got all the head-holes in the right places. But what if Moctezuma knows about the ancient astronauts? What if, this time, my adventure is over? ---------------------------------------- ------------------------This ebook (soon to be an audio production at Overcast Magazine) also includes one bonus story: An award-winning scifi/horror tale, "A Long, Quiet Burn"

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, History, Americas, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Horror, United States, Native American, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Humor, Dark Comedy
Size: 53 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 January 2021 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
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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
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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 17 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

New National Anthem of USA

by Kumar Kartikeya

The proposed new national anthem of USA, as we have moved on from being a colony to a big nation. For other books visit http://www.igurucool.in/books.html

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult
Size: Unknown
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A Classic Western: Reverend Paul's Disciples: A Western Adventure From The Author of "Jake Branigan - Outlaw Hunter"

by Chimp Robertson

Paul Ward was a circuit preacher in his younger years, earning the nickname Reverend Paul. Whenever he heard of someone in his congregation getting robbed he’d go after the thieves and bring them to justice. It caught the attention of the locals and he was elected sheriff. He eventually gave up his sheriff job and joined a Ranger Company where he proved himself to be a fearless fighter and a good leader of men.Paul’s four daughters, Sarah, Rachel, Esther, and Ruth, and one son, Eli, who had followed him around all their lives learning how to ride, shoot, and live off the land, soon became known as Reverend Paul and his Disciples. Driven out of Texas because of health problems caused by dust, Reverend Paul and his family migrated to Montana, where Paul and his wife retired to a pretty, little ranch they called Peaceful Valley while Eli and the girls became bounty hunters.

Genre: History, Americas, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance
Size: 146 pages
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 16 January 2021 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 16 January 2021 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 16 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Gettysburg: A History From Beginning to End (American Civil War Book 2)

by Hourly History

Battle of Gettysburg
The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was also its turning point. From this point onwards, the Confederate forces would never gain a hold in the North again.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Before July there was Lee
✓ Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
✓ Rumours of War
✓ Hooker’s Last Stand
✓ Everything Comes Together
✓ Day 1: July 1, 1863
✓ Day 2: July 2, 1863
✓ Day 3: July 3, 1863
✓ Aftermath
✓ This Hallowed Ground

Heroes would be born from places such as Little Roundtop and among the soldiers of Picketts Charge. And later, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, martyrs were created in the aftermath of the conflict, giving reason to a war that no one quite believed in fully until this point.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
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Livin' the Dream: Becoming a Soldier - A Basic Training Journal

by Derek J. Kenney

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 155 pages
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The Venezuela of Hugo Chávez: The man who, because of his greed for power, destroyed a country.

by García M., Fernando

The book presents, to a large extent, an analysis of how Hugo Chávez arrived, and remained in power in Venezuela.For this, several aspects are touched, such as: Its origins; his political career; his controversial decisions; the Russian, Chinese or Cuban influence; the corruption scandals; or the role of the Venezuelan opposition.An interesting work, which analyzes to a great extent, what was the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez.

Genre: History, Americas, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 259 pages
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The Children Of Post War America Culture: How They Adapt Up To The Present Age

by Julian Herrera

Children of post war America figured out how to proceed onward in light of the fact that it doesn't pay to flounder in bitterness. Artists from that time are as yet making music. The rolling stones as of late went on a visit that was one of the best in the nation. They profited while youthful and old shook out to their music. Music of the person born after ww2 age rises above various societies. Take at take a gander at Aerosmith or Bob Seger. These are on the whole performers that kept up throughout the years and keep on shaking even into their later years. Because you're old doesn't mean you aren't permitted to have a fabulous time. Children of post war America will contend they merit it most in light of the fact that they have made a culture that won't before long be overlooked. Get familiar with time of increased birth rates here.

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 147 pages
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The Untold History Of Texas: How United States expand its borders

by Andrew Tyler

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 11 pages
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Spying against the United States: The Third Edition Overview from 1949 to 1989 (China Secrets Book 7)

by Ben Keiler

The first description of Chinese spying against the US using original documents. Starting in 1949 the book documents the influence Chinese spying had on the relationship of China with other nations and the significant advantages gained thanks to good intelligence. It also documents the mistakes by US agencies and the intelligence missed in reporting on China to US Presidents.The Third Edition is using the new Kindle Create software for publishing. This new software gives readers a far better view of the documents on mobile devices. The software can only be used by an author if the book is published under a new ISBN number.

Genre: History, Americas
Size: Unknown
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INT. Sunday, December 11, 2005 06:43:34 PM By Troy Anthony Platt

by Troy Anthony Platt

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Genre: History, Americas, Australia & Oceania
Size: 19 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Matt Legend: Veil of Lies

by Denis Mills

All Matt Legend wanted to do that dangerous summer was to win the affectionsof a certain small town girl then get back to LA. But something inside an ancientIndian burial mound has other plans. Matt receives an ominous warning telling himthat if he tells anyone what he found in the mound terrible things will happen. And terrible things do. The dean of Skyfell, a mysterious boarding school which teacheshigh strangeness in addition to normal subjects, tries to help but death and destructionfollow as terrifying supernatural forces attempt to stop Matt from warning the world. But that pales in comparison when a venomous archaeology professor learns what is in the mound and uses it to unleash a reign of terror on the earth. Matt and his friends alone hold the key to stopping him – but can they before it is too late? This is the first of the Matt Legend series of fiction paranormal mystery adventures and encounters of the strange kind that deal with everything from giants and mermaids(yes, they exist) to UFOs, fallen angels, aka demons, and other extra-dimensionalbeings, EDBs.

Genre: History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Occult, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism, Other Practices, Religious Studies, Teen & Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 502 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Unknown America: Myths and little known oddities about the greatest nation on earth

by Michael Hart

Written by Michael Hart, host of the popular weekday Talk Radio program, The Michael Hart Show, UNKNOWN AMERICA, Myths and little known oddities about the greatest nation on earth, reveals some of the most fascinating, obscure, and even overlooked facts and common myths about the greatest nation on earth. In this book you will discover amazing and little known facts and trivia about America, and learn about people and places that the history books have either forgotten, or completely overlooked.In UNKNOWN AMERICA you will learn:*Why portraits of the Declaration of Independence are completely wrong*Which is the only state to have 3 Governors in a single day*About the slave that sued for her freedom, and won!*Who "really" invented the airplane*Which US President had a dog named Satan*Strange strategies and plans used by the US Military*About the slave that owned slaves*The role IBM may have played in the Holocaust*America's only Gay President*America's first female President*Why the Rosa Parks Story is all wrong*What Presidential hopeful wanted John Wayne to be his VP Running mate*Why July 4th is not our Independence day, and what day really is...And so much more

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

I Slept in Hitler's Bed: A Memoir by Jay Balter

by Jay Balter

Jay Balter did not have an easy life growing up in mid-20th century Brooklyn. His father, known to his mother only as “that son of a bitch” was many things—a music publisher who gambled away the entire family fortune he made on Broadway, a philander, a gangster, a deadbeat dad—but mostly, he was absent. Jay comes of age in the Orthodox Jewish community of Crown Heights with his mentally ill twin sister, his angry older brother, and his beloved mother, an early feminist who will do anything to support her family. In 1958, at 18 years old, he enters the US Army. During his basic training in Georgia, Jay’s anger over both American racism and the European Holocaust comes to the surface, and he vows, “I was prepared to teach those rebels a lesson. I was not prepared to roll over and play dead like the Jews of Europe.” But after his medical training, he suddenly receives his deployment orders: to Nuremburg, Germany of all places. Not only that, but Jay finds himself living in the SS Kaserne, the former military barracks of Hitler’s elite Storm Troopers, sleeping in the very bed where Hitler was rumored to have slept. While there, he begins having dreams of revenging the Jews and assassinating all Nazis not convicted in the Nuremberg War Trials, and experiences an intense split between the healer and the hater within. Will Jay start WW 3, or will he keep the peace in Germany? With equal parts humor and horror, this riveting memoir by a master storyteller explores the question, how can a young man alchemically transform war into peace, hatred into healing, and anger into acceptance, even love?

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military, World
Size: 121 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

by H. E. (Henrietta Elizabeth) Marshall

A classic, comprehensive survey of pre-20th Century American history, H.E. Marshall’s This Country of Ours: The Story of America is a treasure trove of information and essential reading for young historians. This new digital edition of This Country of Ours includes an image gallery.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 658 pages
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CIA Mission to an Internal HELL: A True Story of Intrigue

by Fairlie Sweet

This is the strange and yet factual story of an American soldier’s voluntary involvement in a mission to provide training to Montagnard Tribesmen in their villages somewhere in the mountainous terrain of Vietnam near the Laotian border. It has been more than fifty years since the mission took place, and with the secrecy recently lifted on the story it can now be told by one of the few persons involved.The story chronicles a virtually unknown part of the intrigue and courage associated with a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation that simply did not or could not function as it was intended to do.Later research indicates that the operation probably involved persons by the hundreds, mostly young soldiers, and by early 1961 the death rate was approaching the point of raising suspicions by distraught mothers and the American press. It was then that the CIA decided to send Japanese War Criminals, labeled as advisors, to perform this undertaking. Unfortunately those efforts failed miserably, with the Japanese Advisors simply disappearing from the face of the Earth and in a similar manner to the American soldiers. Not even one of these so-called Japanese Advisors is documented to have ever been seen or heard from again.At a base somewhere near Vietnam, upon his refusal to re-enlist, he believes he was given a drug similar to LSD in order to block out any sane remembrance of this ill-fated mission—a CIA Mission to an Internal Hell.Read his story as he lived it! Read about the continuing issues including a covert and possibly unplanned excursion into North Korean! See the photos for yourself! Feel the pain and anguish as he attempts to blend back into society. Be with him while he pretends nothing is wrong at the same time as facing day-to-day challenges and working his way through college to receive three degrees including one in law.Other books by Fairlie Sweet include:Landon takes an Unforgettable JourneyLandon suffers MisfortuneLandon is DevastatedLandon remembers Earlier TimesLandon must PersevereLandon goes to WARLandon must endure the TurmoilLandon barely survivesLandon is Tried for TreasonLandon Forsaken in SpaceLandon Controller of Time

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 74 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Berkeley 1967-2017 Summer of Love (Visit Berkeley)

by Michael A. Estrada

There are moments in time when a word or thought has such power it changes history; a generation so involved in the moment it becomes unstoppable; a spiritual awakening so profound that its very conception shatters perceptions, halts the world and makes people from all nations take notice. And for Berkeley, this moment can be traced to the 1960s. The Summer of Love 1967, centered in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, turned Berkeley into the epicenter of the counterculture movement. It was a tumultuous and often violent period marked by the origins of the Free Speech Movement beginning with the May 1960 House Un-American Activities Committee hearings at San Francisco City Hall, the emergence of the counterculture, the anti-war protests, the rise of the Women’s Movement, and ending with protests and occupation of People's Park in 1969. Berkeley in the Sixties was marked by unprecedented student protests that shaped a generation and changed the course of America. This Microguide marks a comprehensive account of the events that help shape Berkeley during the Summer of Love. Visit the landmarks, institutions and sites where it all happened and witness the significance of how a few can mobilize the many.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 184 pages
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THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM: History Of America

by Rohit Kumar Das

What you will read in this edition:America, the greatest of all countries?1.Abraham Lincoln2.America Conquers The Air3.American Inventions4.Benjamin Franklin5.George Washington6.John F. Kennedy7. Manifest Destiny8.Remember The Alamo9.Saving Kuwait10.Standing Down Hitler11.Thanksgiving12.The 22nd Amendment13.The American Cowboy14.The Bill Of Rights15.The Boston Tea Party16.The Civil War17.The Cold War18.The Cornerstone Of American law19.The Declaration Of Independence20.The Great War21.The Legacy Of Columbus22.Thomas Jefferson23.Vietnam24.When America Proved That Anything Is Possible25.When Everything Changed

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, African American, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Historical, African
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron: Rescuing Chinese Girls from the Sex-Slave Trade in 1900's San Francisco

by Julie McDonald

Bright and beautiful, 25 year old Donaldina "Dolly" Cameron went to San Francisco for one year to teach sewing at the Mission Home. The naive young woman had no idea the mission was involved in the physical and dangerous work of rescuing girls who had been sold into prostitution. Dolly was incensed that this was happening and quickly became a fearless and determined leader for over 40 years. She was known as Lo Mo, "Old Mama" to her daughters, and the White Devil to her adversaries, the slave owners of the sex trade.This short eBook, about a 45 minute read tells the fascinating work of a woman who is largely unknown. Her daring rescues, success stories of some of the 3,000 girls she rescued, and her harrowing experience during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake make this a lively and inspirational read.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States
Size: 25 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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A Prayer For The Gunfighter: Western Adventures From Jim Burnett, Scott Harris, Michael Haden And More

by Scott Harris

This brand new, highly-anticipated new Western collection pulls together some of the greatest Western writers of today! This is a constantly moving, adrenaline filled leap into action from the men who know what readers want!The gunfighter stands tall. His hand twitches. He says a silent prayer and reaches for his gun… he fires. This new collection of Western adventure stories from bestselling Western authors Scott Harris, Jim Burnett, GP Hutchinson, Michael Haden, Fred Staff and many others brings you all the action of the Old West!Yes, these exciting Western adventures in the style of Robert J. Thomas, WL Cox, and Duane Boehm are filled with action, adventure and plot twists such as C. K. Crigger, Robert Vaughan, and C.M. Curtis! But don’t forget that this is a book that is filled to the top with the bodies of those who stand again law, order and patriotism!Grab your copy today!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Western
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“[W]e observed the Enemy marching down towards us in three Columns, at 10 they formed their Line of Battle, which was at least six deep, having their Flanks covered by a thick Wood on each Side, into which they threw above 3000 Canadians and Indians, who gauled us much; the Regulars then marched briskly up to us, and gave us their first Fire, at about Fifty Yards Distance, which we did not return, as it was General Wolfe's express Orders not to fire till they came within twenty Yards of us…” – The British Sergeant-Major of Gen. Hopson’s Grenadiers describing the Battle of QuebecOn September 13, 1759, a battle was fought on the Plains of Abraham outside the old city of Quebec that was one of the turning point battles in world history. Thanks to the British victory and the events that followed, Canada went from being a colony of France (New France) to being a colony of Great Britain, which permanently changed Canadian history. In many ways, the outcome of the battle brought about several American attempts to seize Canada during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and ultimately it ensured that when Canada became an independent country, it was part of the British Commonwealth with an Anglophone majority and a Francophone minority. Frictions over cultural and political issues between the English Canadians and the Québécois, dating back to the battle, continue to impact the state of affairs in Canada today. While the battle had a profound impact, it has also been romanticized and mythologized beyond even epic proportions. Though often forgotten today (more than 250 years after the battle), the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the culmination of a long siege, and the decisive action itself was an incredibly short affair at less than half an hour. Despite that brevity, both commanding generals were mortally wounded in the exchange, making British General James Wolfe a national hero on both sides of the Atlantic and French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm a convenient scapegoat. Only a few thousand soldiers were engaged on each side, and the battle ended with less than 1,500 casualties combined.Regardless, the French were compelled to quit Quebec after the battle, giving up one of their most important colonial possessions in the New World, and when the fighting ended in North America in 1760, the British still held the city. When the fighting ended on the European continent, the subsequent treaty forced the French to cede most of their North American possessions to the British, and it also left Britain in tough economic straits, which would set about a chain of events that brought about the American Revolution in the following decade. While the Battle of Quebec is no longer famous among Americans, the broader conflict, known as the French and Indian War, certainly remains so. As part of the Seven Years’ War, which was being fought between the British and French across the world, the French and Indian War was the last in a long series of colonial conflicts between the two world powers and forever changed the colonial map in America and elsewhere. At the end of the war, disputed North American borders were finally settled, and both empires were left reeling from the costs of war. The war would cement British power in North America, end French colonial ambition for decades, and bring about a chain reaction that led to the formation of a new nation.The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America profiles the combatants and the political background that led to the war and influenced the American Revolution in the aftermath. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the French and Indian War like never before.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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AN AMERICAN DEVOTIONAL:: FROM THE VOICES OF OUR FOUNDING MOTHERS AND FATHERS

by Scott Campbell Brown

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” These words from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are the foundation for this short book to deepen your understanding of our American heritage. Consider these first words of the Gettysburg Address. For many, they comprise a mere introduction to the famous speech by Abraham Lincoln. Yet, taken on their own, they have a profound meaning. They speak to the actions and sacrifices of the Founding Mothers and Fathers, based on the concepts of Liberty and Equality. In this one sentence, Lincoln demonstrates the inspiring wisdom and humanity of our Founders.Such wisdom and humanity appear to be lacking today. As you turn these pages, our Founders will indeed speak to you about the three concepts addressed by Lincoln – Liberty, our Country’s Founding and Equality. For you, their voices will comprise an American Devotional. Devotionals are a wonderful gift to deepen people’s Faith, as they take their walk through a difficult life path. They often consist of daily or weekly inspirational words on which people should dwell. Through such an intense focus on a periodic basis, persons can obtain comfort, joy or a positive direction for their lives. Often based on the Bible, the words contained in Devotionals enhance both spiritual growth and religious depth.This Devotional is a little different. While most Devotionals aspire to deepen your relationship with God, this weekly Devotional employs the words of the wonderful people of which Lincoln spoke to deepen your relationship with this wonderful country they established. In so doing, the aim is not to produce a blind patriotism, but, rather, a thoughtful love and devotion to the United States of America, based on Liberty and Equality.Considering that you lead a busy life, this Devotional contains 52 passages, one for each week of the year. You need only to read one page and dwell on it for a week. These passages have been selected from the writings of both the Founding Fathers and Mothers. They have been chosen for both their inspirational quality and their clarity for today’s readers.Each week will begin with one sentence that forms a kind of a headline. Then, the passage will follow, with its key phrase provided in bold letters. However, some surrounding text may also be provided to strengthen your understanding of the context of the writings. Finally, some information about the passage called the Story will provide you with further information about the passage on which to reflect.This Devotional will be organized by the suggested chronological order of the opening sentence of the Gettysburg Address. The book is divided into roughly equal three parts – Liberty, A New Nation and Equality. At the beginning of each part, a brief orientation will be given to you. Note that the orientation of each part will be a little different from the other two as our Founders translate their ideals into concrete actions.Of course, you can read these passages at a faster pace. You may wish to absorb each part closer together to gain a holistic understanding of each of the three concepts and how they fit together as a whole. You will observe how a love of Liberty throughout the colonies led to the actions and sacrifices that gave birth to our country and then, how the dedication to equality led to specific actions to achieve it throughout the land.By the time you complete the Devotional, some of the best writers that the country as ever produced will have spoken to you. You should have a clear picture as to why their thoughts and actions inspired President Lincoln so much. From this picture, your understanding of our country will grow and your love for America will be deepened. In some sense, you will be the writer of this story.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 65 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Corpses in Trees and Rats on a Raft: The Great Dayton Flood of 1913

by Danny Z. Kiel

The storms began in Dayton, Ohio on Good Friday, 1913, and repeated on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Tuesday morning, the levees failed downstream from the confluence of three swollen rivers, and the first cries of panic and sobs of sorrow were heard across the raging water.
Heroes appeared on rooftops while others paddled forth in hastily built boats from the factory on the hill.
Read first-hand accounts of the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, never before available online. Discovered in an estate, a newspaper printed on a borrowed press in the aftermath has been digitized and presented in full for the first time in 103 years. Articles written by journalists who stood on rooftops and surveyed the swirling waters are presented here in entirety.
An entire newspaper edition first published April 2nd, 1913 provides articles free of copyright restriction complete with the following annotations:
• Historical context
• Biographical insight
• Typographical corrections
Stories were written of martial law; rats on a raft; broken levees and ruptured gas mains fueling raging fires. Rushing waters scoured pavement from the streets. Twins were born in a boat as others were being swept away to their deaths. Men sought shelter on box cars. Dead horses and livestock floated in sewage-fouled water. Two priests were stranded in a belfry, guarding the sacred Eucharist. Food supplies diminished and records were destroyed. Banks closed and cash was scarce. Electricity ceased. A rail car exploded. Tens of thousands of refugees waded to higher ground. The National Guard was called up to maintain order and erect tent cities. Families lodged in attics or were stranded on rooftops. Millionaires stood in bread lines. Loiterers were rounded up and "encouraged" to work. Train car loads of lime were stockpiled to stave off pestilence and disease. A fancy ballroom sheltered indigent immigrant refugees. Survivors desperately searched for loved ones last seen adrift, clinging to flotsam.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Earth Sciences
Size: 77 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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The True Story of Levi Coffin: President of the Underground Railroad

by Julie McDonald

This is a short (it takes about 20-30 minutes to read) story of an incredible man! Levi Coffin took his belief in the Bible seriously and defied powerful, ruthless and dangerous men to protect, harbor and rescue fugitive slaves. Over the course of his life he and his wife, Katie sheltered and cared for 3,000 slaves in their home before they moved them along to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Levi was so involved and committed to this cause he was known as the President of the Underground Railroad, and his home was referred to as Grand Central Station.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality
Size: 17 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Verses Versus Empire: III – The Trump Era

by Abdiel LeRoy

"YUGE"! Mr. Trump?Could you be compensating for something?!With savage wit, LeRoy strikes a devastating blow against empire and its rulers!Boast of your size if you are feeling small,Drop bombs if you are powerless inside.Tweet volumes, feeling insignificant,And make the Beast of Empire your joy-ride!From Bush through Obama to Trump, LeRoy charts an epic course through the inferno of U.S. politics. Yet his verses are rendered with such wit and inventive force that the reader is entertained, rather than overwhelmed, and supported by a wealth of deeply researched historical record to inspire progressive forces at this critical time for humanity.In the age-old contention between prophets and rulers, score one for the prophets, and witness that the pen really is mightier than the sword!

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, American
Size: 130 pages
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Capitalism, Colonization, and Social Change (Sketches in the History of the Modern World Book 1)

by K.R. Harrison

Historical case studies from around the globe. Capitalism, Colonization and Social change illuminates the processes, transformations and conflicts that arose in the Modern World during the height of Western Imperialism. The historical sketches focus on three culturally and geopolitically distinct regions during the course of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: DILLARD DILLON & 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 volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed DILLARD (with 12 queries in total), DILLON (10 queries), DIGGS (4 queries), DILL (4 queries), DIKES (2 queries), or DILWORTH (2 queries), as well as DIETER, DIGMAN, DIGNAN, DIHEL, DIKEMAN, DILLEHAY and DILLINGER (with 1 query each).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 ADAMS, AGNEW, ALLEY, ALMAND, ARNOLD, BAILEY, BALLARD, BANCKHAM, BANKS, BARBEE, BARKER, BARNETT, BASHAM, BAUCOM, BAURAGHS, BEESON, BIRKES, BLACKMORE, BOND, BOUNDS, BOWMAN, BREWER, BRINTON, BRITTAN, BROOKS, BROWN, BURCH, BURNSIDE, BURRIS, BURRISS, BURROUGHS, BYRNSIDE, BYRNSIDES, CAMPBELL, CANADA, CANADAY, CANNADAY, CAPE, CARR, CARRAWAY, CARROW, CARROWON, CAUDLE, CAVER, CHAIN, CHILDS, CHRISTIAN, CLARK, CLINTON, COLLIER, COLLINS, CONDY, COOPER, CORNELIUS, CRAIG, CRAWSHAW, CURLEE, CUSACK, CUSHMAN, DAVIS, DAWSON, DAY, DEGGE, DEICHMAN, DEINKY, DELANO, DOUGLASS, DUNCAN, DUNLAP, DUNN, DYKES, De La POER, DeMOSS, EAST, EAVENSON, EDMISTSON, EDMUNDSON, ENGLAND, FAIRCHILD, FARRIS, FIELD, FINN, FORBUSH, FRAZIER, GANIS, GARLAND, GLIDEWELL, GORSAGE, GORSUCH, GOSSAGE, GREEN, GRIFFIN, GUALTINA, GUYTON, HALEY, HALL, HANKEY, HARKINS, HARVEY, HENSLEY, HENSON, HIGGINBOTHAM, HILLEY, HINSON, HOBBS, HOLDERMAN, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSON, HUGGINS, HUMPHREYS, HURST, HUTCHINS, IBAZEMORE, JACKSON, JAMES, JONES, JUNGMAN, KEMP, KENDRICK, LAMBERT, LAMBERTH, LAMBETH, LAWRENCE, LEE, LEEDER, LESTER, LEWIS, LIBBY, LOWERY, LUPO, MACHER, MANESS, MARSH, MARTIN, MEYERS, MILLER, MILLS, MOORE, MOOREMAN, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISSEY, MOSES, MOSS, MOTLEY, MacGOWAN, McDOWELL, McFADDEN, McGARRITY, McGUIRE, McKENZIE, McMANUS, McQUEEN, NORRIS, OBERLAG, OLIVER, OVERALL, OVERSTREET, PARCHMAN, PAUL, PEARSON, PERKINS, PERVATT, PETERSON, PIERCE, POSTON, POTTEBAUM, POWER, PRIVETT, PROCTOR, RAINER, RAMBO, RAYBURN, REDD, REEL, RHYNE, RICE, RICHARDS, RICHIE, ROBBINS, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROCKER, ROGERS, ROWAN, ROWSEY, RUDDICK, SALZER, SCOTT, SEAGRAVES, SHORT, SHOWMAN, SMITH, STALVEY, STEVENS, STONE, STRIBLE, STROTHER, STROUP, SULLIVAN, SYKES, TATUM, TAYLOR, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TODD, TOOKE, TOOTHMAN, TRANSIER, TROLINGER, TSCHIRHART, TYUS, USSERY, VAUGHAN, VERNON, WALKER, WALLACE, WALLE, WARREN, WELLS, WERNER, WHECHEL, WHITE, WICKER, WILCOX, WILKINSON, WILLAMS, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WOODFIN, WOODS, ZAMMERT and ZANNETT.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 31 pages
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The Jesuit Reports from North America, 1610-1764

by John Swapceinski

A modern English translation of the Jesuit Relations, actual reports from North America by French Jesuits concerning their experiences with Native American tribes during the years 1610-1764. This book is 50% longer than the Bible, containing a tremendous amount of historical content spanning over 100 years.

Stories of Europeans' first encounters with native Americans, exploration, warfare, murder, disease, torture, and cannibalism; all these are contained in the massive document you hold in your hands, and it all occurred right here in North America during the 1600s.

In early 2014, I found online a set of documents called the "Jesuit Relations". These reports, called "Relations", as in "relating" events to someone, were written by an order of French Catholic priests called Jesuits. Beginning in 1610, in mostly annual reports, the Jesuits wrote about their travels in "New France", meaning northeast Canada and America. These reports are the most extensive written documentation we have on the American Indians from near the time when they first encountered Europeans. In fact, there were some tribes who had not seen a European until the coming of a lonely "black robe", which is how the native Americans often referred to the Jesuits.

These Jesuit missionaries wrote annual reports on their time with various native American tribes. The totality of their work is massive; this document contains over 1.2 million words, and this is after much editing to make the document more succinct. As a point of reference, the Bible contains less than 810,000 words.

Finding these documents was surprising to me, not only because of their content, but because I had not heard mention of them before. How could this treasure-trove of early American history be so unknown? And so I decided to attempt to bring them to the public in a new, more modern edition.

The Jesuit Relations were written prior to 1800; the translation from French to English was completed in 1901, so they have been in the public domain for many years. Why should you read this new version, and not rely on the original translation? Here is a partial list of changes I made over the course of almost two years to make it easier and more enjoyable for the modern reader:

Translated archaic English to modern English. For example, "thee" becomes "you", and "mayest" becomes "may".

Standardized the names of many native American tribes. For example, "Agnies", "Gannieges", "Moaghs", and "Annierronnons" all become "Mohawks", their more modern name.

Standardized the archaic names of many places. For example, "Manhate", "Manate", "Manathe", "Manhattes", and "Manade" all become "Manhattan".

Converted archaic currencies to gold and silver coins. As a rule of thumb, you can think of a gold coin as $10, and a silver coin as $1. A "double gold coin" would be $20, and a "half gold coin" would be $5.

Converted archaic units of measure to their modern American equivalents. For example, a "league" becomes 2.5 miles.

Translated some sections of Latin to English. My thanks to Google Translate for this.

Deleted all letter closings. For example, "I remain Your Paternity's Very humble and very obedient servant,".

Removed most stories of baptisms that conclude only in death by sickness; there were many, many of these.

Removed most prayers, particularly if they were not specific to native Americans in some way.

Removed many references to God's mercy, and exhortations to God, which occurred in many sentences. For example, the sentence: "But yet the mercy of God shines out there as much as in any other place; for, notwithstanding all these contrary dispositions, we have baptized there, in spite of the demons and hell, more than 250 persons, mostly at the height of the disease," becomes: "We have baptized there more than 250 persons, mostly at the height of the disease."

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Showdown With Fear

by Stephen Wade

When the McVie boys are on the prowl, no one is safe ...

Dan Mullen, the former sheriff of Red Rocks, New Mexico, knows that better than anyone.

Dan thought he had it all – the respect of the people he watched over, the love of a good woman, and his hardworking son, Pete.

But when a fever takes Mary from him, and Jimmy McVie comes to town, Sheriff Mullen knows he had to be stopped.

When Jimmy’s brother John seeks revenge for his little brother’s death, Dan fancies his chances in a showdown.

But life doesn’t always work out the way you plan, and when some innocent bystanders die, Dan is blamed.

His reputation in tatters, he finds solace at the bottom of a bottle, sending Pete away to learn an honest trade, as he pines for what once was.

Once the town’s revered sheriff, he quickly ends up becoming the town drunk.

Is it too late for him to redeem himself?

As Dan battles his demons, word comes to town that the McVie brothers are on the loose once again.

And this time no one is safe, especially Pete.

So when the new sheriff of Red Rocks puts together a posse, Dan joins up, newly sober and with a lot to prove.

Filled with shoot outs, kidnappings and desert heat, Showdown with Fear is a tale of redemption, second chances, gun slinging and love.

Praise for Stephen Wade

'A classic of the genre.' - Tom Kasey, bestselling author of Trade Off.

Stephen Wade is a successful writer of fast-paced western fiction. He also has a special interest in writing both crime fiction and true crime. A Killer Between the Lines was his first detective mystery.

Pioneering Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic westerns by authors from the US and the UK.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Nonfiction
Size: 117 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America

by Aby M. Warburg

Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) is recognized not only as one of the century’s preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Warburg’s 1923 lecture, first published in German in 1988 and now available for the first time in English translation, Michael Steinberg offers offers at once a window on his career, a formative statement of his cultural history of modernity, and a document in the ethnography of the American Southwest. This edition includes thirty-nine photographs, many of them originally presented as slides with the speech, and a rich interpretive essay by the translator.Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America translates Warburg’s seminal study of the “serpent ritual” of the Hopi people, which grew out of a trip to the American Southwest undertaken by Warburg in 1895–1896.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 128 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Gringo Cocaine Cartel: American Gangsters (Cocaine Cowboy Narcos Book 1)

by Ash Lingam

An inside true grit story of the Colombian, Peruvian and Bolivian underworld and several violent years before Pablo Escobar took charge of the cocaine narco trade. Escobar being far from the original of the heavy Cartel leaders during the seventies and early nine-teen eighties. There also existed a half dozen Gringo Cartels across South America. Mainly in Colombia and Bolivia. This is the story of one such gang and of the profits they gained and the terrible violence that they spread across two Continents. From their first flight in a mid-sized twin engine Cessna from the far away clandestine runways in Northern Colombia to the Bahamas with their first load of a thousand pounds of marijuana. Eventually the change to the far most lucrative business on the entire Continent. The Cocaine Trade. This is a story of a few high octane cocaine cowboys from Florida who decided to take their chances to possibly gain the vast fortunes that their Colombian counterparts were enjoying the fruits of. It is about an unlikely group of Gringos who teamed up to be a smuggling force to be reckoned with across all of Europe and the Americas in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. While the getting was still there for those that do not divagate from danger or the violence that draw men of reckless blood to such environments.

Genre: History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts, Crime Fiction, Romance, Urban
Size: 232 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Off the RACE Track: From Color-Blind to Color-Kind

by Steve Simms

######################################## ################ When the race tracks in America were laid in the wrong direction, it's a good thing to be OFF TRACK! ######################################## ################A book for ALL who care about AMERICA & her future -- Off the RACE Track takes a much-needed, out-of-the-box approach to race in America. It explores skin color as an asset to be appreciated rather than as an attempt to excuse injustice. It focuses on color-appreciation rather than on color-accusation -- color-joy, not color-judgment.By presenting a creative overview of the history of African-Americans from the first slaves trafficked to Jamestown, Virginia in 1619 until the present day, Off the RACE Track exposes many details and events involving America's history of racial injustice. However, it does so with compassion, honesty, and hope. It also gives many practical ways to cross the color-line with love, understanding, and healing.Off the RACE Track also gives many examples of heroic Americans who through out our history courageously spoke up for equality and boldly worked against racism -- including the "Top 10 Greatest Americans of All Time based on the concept of 'liberty and justice for all.'" Hopefully, it can help us all to get off the track of America's racial treadmill. 

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 279 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Ronald Reagan: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 40)

by Hourly History

Ronald Reagan* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, the Americans who had been held hostage in Iran were released. For many Americans, the juxtaposition of those events was no coincidence. Ronald Reagan was the president they elected to restore their country’s sagging influence in the world and disappointing image at home. He was a president who believed in a United States that was truly, as he said in his farewell address, “a shining city.” He believed in the myth of American greatness, and for a nation that was still numb from Watergate, immersed in economic stagnation, and humiliated by international events, he made it believable. Inside you will read about...✓ The Small Town Boy✓ Reagan’s Hollywood Career✓ The Governor’s Race✓ The Assassination Attempt✓ Reagan and the Evil Empire✓ The Alzheimer’s DiagnosisAnd much more!Ronald Reagan would remain the man who beat the Russians and ended the Cold War, changing the composition of the globe with his conservative politics and his passionate idealism. Even through Reagan’s political trials, the Iran-Contra hearings, the mixed results of his economic policies known as Reaganomics, and the military build-up that swelled the national debt, the nation saw him as the man who restored the country to its rightful place as a leader among nations.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance

by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 336 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Grace Kelly: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Actors Book 2)

by Hourly History

Grace Kelly* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.She was a famous American starlet who ended up living every girl’s dream of becoming a princess. This American celebrity married the prince of Monaco at the age of 26 and left Hollywood behind to become a monarch. Who was Grace Kelly? Was she an American icon? Was she the much-needed life support of an antiquated royal family? Was she just a trendsetter who got lucky or was the character of Grace Kelly something that biographers, historians, and paparazzi all missed entirely? Conspiracy theorists and gossip column veterans seemed to have had a field day ever since Kelly’s car ran off the side of a cliff and led to her untimely demise. But greater than any Hollywood cliff-hanger, the life of Grace Kelly demands our attention and respect. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Modeling Career✓ Parental Problems✓ Work with Hitchcock✓ To Catch a Prince✓ Princess or PrisonerAnd much more!So, let us move beyond the many years of hype and hyperbole. Come along with us as we explore the true-life story of an American princess; come along with us as we come to grips with the life of Grace Kelly.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Richard Nixon: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 37)

by Hourly History

Richard Nixon* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.He’s the president with the asterisk by his name: Richard Milhous Nixon, the only U.S. president to resign from office. But Richard Nixon’s legacy to the history of the United States is much more complicated than the scandal of Watergate. His is the classic story of American legend, of a young man who rose from his humble roots to achieve power and influence. Inside you will read about...✓ The “Have-Not” Nixon ✓ Nixon Rising ✓ Vice President ✓ The Election of 1960 ✓ President at Last ✓ Watergate ✓ Nixon in Disgrace And much more!The story has tinges of Horatio Alger, but also of Machiavelli, and that may be the enigma of Richard Nixon, the student who was offered scholarships to Ivy League schools but couldn’t afford to go there, forever embedding within him the resentment against his political opponents, such as John F. Kennedy, who did; the politician who helped to bring the Republican Party back into power after the Roosevelt years, but who didn’t shy away from “dirty tricks” in order to win election; the dogged, diligent candidate who had his facts in order, but couldn’t compete on television with the telegenic JFK; the anti-communist who negotiated treaties with the Soviet Union and opened the door to China; the stigma of presidential abuse during the Watergate investigation, and the rehabilitation as the elder statesmen of American politics in the post-Watergate years. Was Nixon a villain or a hero? Meet the president whose personality consisted of conflicting layers of pragmatism, patriotism, self-doubt and a fall from grace that roiled American democracy.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
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Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

Gordon & Shughart : American Heroes

by Patrick Lawson

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

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Verses Versus Empire: I – The George W. Bush Era

by A LeRoy

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, American
Size: 267 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Andrew Jackson: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 7)

by Hourly History

Andrew JacksonOld Hickory. King Mob. The Peoples President. King Andrew I. The nicknames by which the seventh president is known reflect the different facets of his complicated nature. He believed in the rights of the common man because he came from humble beginnings and distrusted the vested institutions of power. The first American president born to immigrant parents, Jackson was the embodiment of the new blood which infused the American spirit in the early 19th century. Inside you will read about...✓ The Birth of a Legend✓ Jackson the General✓ Jackson and Politics✓ Jackson’s Home Life✓ Jackson’s First Term✓ Jackson’s Second Term✓ Jackson Returns to Tennessee✓ Jackson’s LegacyLike his country, he was both ruthless and chivalrous, hot-tempered and steadfast, an authoritarian and a believer in equality. Jackson cannot be described in one-dimensional terms because there were layers to the Tennessee frontier president. Jacksonian democracy invigorated the national government and became a foundation of the modern political process. Controversial and complicated, Andrew Jacksons life is worthy of examination. To understand America, it’s vital to understand Andrew Jackson."

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

American Civil War: A History From Beginning to End (Fort Sumter, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Confederacy, Emancipation Proclamation, Battle of Gettysburg)

by Hourly History

☆☆☆ American Civil War ☆☆☆
Beginning with the birth of the nation, slavery divided and caused conflict for the United States of America, worsening during the country’s early decades as the practice became more economically vital. Finally, in 1861, the American Civil War erupted after the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Never acknowledging the South’s right to secede, Lincoln and the North fought the South through four long, bloody, destructive years; much longer than anyone thought the war would last.

Inside you will read about...
✓ America in the Antebellum Era
✓ Secession and the First Shots
✓ Early Battles and the Turning Point: April 1861-July 1863
✓ The United States and the Confederacy
✓ Women and Blacks in the War
✓ Military Events, 1863-1865: The War Ends
✓ Reconstruction
✓ The Legacy of the Civil War

By 1865, more than 700,000 American soldiers and civilians were dead (including Lincoln himself), a race of people had been freed from bondage, and an entire country needed to rebuild. The Civil War is of such crucial importance to the history of the United States not just because of these factors, but also because its legacy still lives on.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Dead End: Four Corners, Nevada (Hannigan Book 3)

by C.A. Dayhoff

A cloud of dust rose as Billy’s boots hit the dirt, wearily he had to hold onto the saddle for minute to let the blood flow back to his legs.
Tired, hungry and thirsty but most of all he was free, Billy grinned, correction, Rich and Free.
Looking around for any danger or signs someone had recognized him.
His eyes fell onto the Saloon, staring at the sight for a few minutes, he listened to the sounds flowing out into the street.
How ironic he thought, standing in front of the Four Corners Saloon in Dead End, Nevada depending how which exit he took out of town is what state he would be in..."Dead End" yea right he laughed to himself.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 93 pages
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Long Time Coming: How a Decade of Disorder Made the Woodstock Music and Art Fair Inevitable

by Christopher S. Bryan

Long Time Coming: How a Decade of Disorder Made the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair Inevitable, asks and answers a simple question: Why did so many young people attend Woodstock? The author identifies and follows six social and political movements through the decade of the 1960s that motivated a half-million young people to attend the Woodstock Music and Art Fair during the weekend of August 15, 1969. Further, the author identifies how festival organizers made decisions (wise and unwise) and how events (fortunate and unfortunate) linked the festival to the six social and political movements and made attendance almost mandatory for the young and hip.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Americas, United States
Size: 217 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Gilded Age: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Gilded Age* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The period from 1870 to 1900 in the United States has become known as the Gilded Age, during which America was transformed almost beyond recognition. In the 1870s, the country was still recovering from a horrendously destructive Civil War. The nation was still mainly agrarian; cities were relatively small and large-scale industry almost non-existent. Thirty years later, the U.S. had become an industrial powerhouse with massive cities featuring skyscrapers, electric lights, automobiles on the streets, and subways running below. An influx of immigrants from different parts of the world had changed the very nature of American society which featured almost unimaginable wealth living side-by-side with abject poverty.Inside you will read about...✓ Taming the Wild West✓ Robber Barons and Captains of Industry✓ Emergence of Labor Unions and Women’s Movements✓ The New Immigrants✓ Invention and InnovationAnd much more!The Gilded Age was an era of entrepreneurs, inventions, industrial development, and new ideas. Most of all, it was a period of rapid and profound change which came at a high cost for the working class. In a Golden Age, life is good for everyone. But in a Gilded Age, there is only a thin surface of gold over underlying base metal, a metaphor for a small number of fabulously wealthy people who grew rich by exploiting vast numbers who lived in poverty. This is the story of the Gilded Age of America.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Haitian Revolution: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Haitian RevolutionRead On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint Domingue, when a group of slaves rebelled in order to secure their freedom and the end of slavery. In the midst of the French Revolution, slaves took advantage of volatile political, racial, and social circumstances. Inside you will read about...✓ The French Colony of Saint Domingue✓ Race and Class in Saint Domingue: The Coming of Revolution✓ The French Revolution in Saint Domingue✓ The Haitian Revolution Breaks Out✓ The Haitian Revolution and the World✓ Napoleon✓ The Continuing Struggle for FreedomAnd much more!With legendary leaders like Toussaint Louverture, they eventually defeated Napoleon’s France to form the independent nation of Haiti. The Haitian Revolution had both global causes and consequences. In the end, the entire world was impacted by the heroic actions of the most dispossessed people in the population.

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Understanding the Vietnam War

by Dr. Thomas Bruce

The Vietnam War, also called the Vietnam Conflict, is one of the great defining wars in American’s history, with an influence on the American psyche only surpassed by the Civil War. The armies of the United States have won and lost many battles during the wars it has become engaged it, but until Vietnam America had never actually lost a war. Lost is probably too strong a word to use. The American homeland was never attacked, and US forces were never decisively defeated in the field. America simply failed to win the war. The nation was unable to find the tactics to defeat the enemies will to continue fighting, while the war drained their own stamina to persevere with the conflict any longer. The ultimate withdrawal of US armed forces from Vietnam bruised America’s ego and shook their confidence, both in the abilities of their armed forces, and in the morality of their actions.

For all the firepower that the most modern and powerful nation in the world could bring to bear, America found itself unable to overcome the incursions of a small and backward third world nation. Used to fighting large scale conventional wars, with well-defined boundaries and clearly identified enemy combatants, Vietnam was America’s first major foray into the dark world of insurgent warfare. With an undefined enemy and an unclear political agenda, America found itself stumbling in turmoil, struggling to find a strategy to end a devastating war that was tearing apart both Vietnam and their own nation.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Helen Keller: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 6)

by Hourly History

Helen Keller* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What was Helen Keller’s legacy to the world? Was it the impressive list of firsts that she accomplished as a deafblind person? Was it the assistance that she gave to the cause of the handicapped? Was it her numerous writings, her forgotten ideals, her inspirational quotations? Or was it simply her story?Inside you will read about...✓ Growing up Deaf and Blind at Ivy Green✓ Learning to Speak✓ Earning Her Bachelor’s Degree✓ Relentless Work and Radical Socialism✓ Keller’s Secret Engagement✓ Late Life and DeathAnd much more!Perhaps the only way to measure the gift of Helen Keller would be to discover just how her life has touched the lives of the presidents, inventors, poets, and other famous people of her day down to the countless school urchins who have heard the tale of the little girl that could not see or hear. Helen Keller meant something to them all.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Inca Mythology: Captivating Inca Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures

by Matt Clayton

If you're looking for a captivating collection of Inca Myths, then keep reading...The myths of the Inca gods in the first section of the book explain how the world was created and also detail the adventures of various deities as they vie for supremacy or act as tricksters in the worlds of mortals and huacas alike. The second section contains the origin myth of the Inca Empire, which was used to justify Inca political legitimacy. This section also presents other tales involving the mythologized deeds of Inca emperors and their interactions with divine beings. The final section contains a collection of Andean folktales and a prose narrative version of the eighteenth-century drama Apu Ollantay, which may have been based on an ancient Inca tale and which tells the story of the forbidden love between Cosi-Collyur, daughter of the Inca Pachacuti, and the brave warrior Ollantay, whose name also graces the Inca fortress of Ollantay-tambo just north of Cuzco.Inca Mythology: Captivating Inca Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures invites you to go on a startling journey and discover:Stories of the GodsInca Political MythsFive Andean Folktales and an Inca PlayAnd much, much more!So if you want a captivating collection of Inca Myths, click the “add to cart” button!

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 85 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

John Adams: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 2)

by Hourly History

John Adams* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The drama of the life of the second president of the United States has been stirringly chronicled both in print and on television. Yet the life of John Adams is so rich in history, emotion, power, and tragedy that no medium can entirely contain its essence. Reading the story of his life is to be introduced to a nation, new and untried, that would rise to prominence in no small part due to his legacy of leadership. Inside you will read about...✓ John Adams, the Farmer’s Son✓ John Adams Begins His Career✓ The Man from Massachusetts✓ Adams in Philadelphia✓ Destination Europe✓ An Experiment in Nationhood✓ President✓ A Friendship RestoredJohn Adams was no bland hero; he had his personal blemishes, and he made his share of mistakes. He was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and died a citizen of the United States. Along with his wife, the impressive Abigail Smith Adams, the minister’s daughter whose lack of formal education did not hinder her intellectual advances, John Adams sired a political dynasty that served the United States well.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Great Depression: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 2.43 mb
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Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story

by Sandi Gorisek

Let’s play a simple game called “Experimental Lottery” in which you win 1 million dollars, but the winner must divide the winnings between himself and a perfect stranger. The catch is that if the stranger refuses his share, you both end up with nothing and you have only one opportunity. In a real case scenario, computer programmed logic would take anything which is common sense since anything is better than nothing, yet the human mind would refuse anything below 20% of the total winnings. Do you think that the share you offer would change if you were raised in humble surroundings with a state driven economy in which all men are supposed to be equal? How much would this differ if you were male or female, if your parents were rich or poor or if you were raised in a rural or urban environment? Do you believe that this decision would be the same everywhere in the world? If not, then enjoy this inside view of the Slovenian, ex-Yugoslavian, rural environment of 30-40 years ago, where commoners, like the next First Lady of the USA, were raised.Knowing the background of a person is for sure less powerful than a first impression, but as it will be revealed later, it is important if you want to understand someone’s acts and predict future ones. Later in this book, you will see a few examples of how and when, in my personal opinion, our common Slovenian soul did and once again will kick in. This is best illustrated with a well-known Slovenian saying that teaches that a wife supports three corners of the house, which refers to women influencing men in a way more profoundly than we can imagine. It is not too arrogant to say that the future of the USA and its population will be partly tailored by the patterns and principles learned from the people of a small, proud nation situated on the sunny side of the Alps.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 25 pages
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