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

by William F. Deverell and Tom Sitton

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

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 170 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

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

by Amada Armenta

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

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

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

by Vicki Mayer

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

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
87 reviews

Common Sense (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Thomas Paine

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

Genre: History, Americas, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

Family Genealogy Queries: DONALDSON DOOLEY & Others (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed DONALDSON (DONELSON) (7 queries in total), DOOLEY (DOOLY), (7 queries), DONAHUE (DONEHOO, DONOHO) (4 queries), DONALD (2 queries), DONNELLY (2 queries), DONNER (2 queries), or DOOLIN (2 queries), as well as DONAGHE, DONE, DONINGER, DONNELL, DONOVAN, DOOLIN, and DOOM (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if yo...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2018 onward  

Family Genealogy Queries: KUYKENDALL KYGER & 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 very brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed KUYKENDALL (with 4 queries in total), KYGER (4 queries), or KRAMER (2 queries), as well as KRAGER, KRATOVIL, KREBS, KRIM, KROLL, KROUSE, KUENEMAN, KUGEL, KUGLER, KUHN, KUIPER, KUNKEL, KYLE, KYMES, and KYNERD (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, que...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: 25 pages
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Grizzly Adams: The Life of the Mountain Man Who Trained Bears and Other Wild Animals for the Circus

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*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 D...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Americas
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2018 onward  

Old Milwaukee: The Early History of Brew Town in the 19th Century

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents"It is true, similar things [cultural events and societies] were done in other cities where the Forty-eighters [sic] had congregated. But so far as I know, nowhere did their influence so quickly impress itself upon the whole social atmosphere as in 'German Athens of America' as Milwaukee was called at the time." – Carl Schurz, 1854The area that became known as the Old Northwest caught the eye of European settlers as far back as the 17th century, when the French explorers Marquette and Jolliet found that waterways in the area connected the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. The area was perfect for fur trade outposts long before it was settled b...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Secrets of the Pentagon

by Sean Larson

“Secrets of the Pentagon” goes in-depth into the mysterious and powerful world of the defense department. For the first time ever, take a look at the secret projects, research and development, and the role they play in politics around the world. No stone is left unturned in this amazing investigative piece. What secrets lie within the five-sided structure?...

Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
34 reviews

Longshot in Missouri (The Longshot Series Book 1)

by Keith R. Baker

Set in the Western theatre of the US Civil War during the crucial first 18 months, this first novel in the Longshot series introduces Rob Finn to Allan Pinkerton and others who will travel his journey.

Peopled with realistic characters and settings, the story, its plot, locations and cast are drawn from extensive original genealogical and historical research by the author. Introducing fictitious characters to the actual players of those tumultuous times, is both rewarding and challenging for reader and author alike.

Keith R. Baker enjoys genealogy and historical research as hobbies, and has long believed that the best historical fiction tales will always offer enough insight to the period being recorded to allow readers a learning opportunity. Coupled with mature...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, War, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
5 reviews

United States History: for beginners - US History Basics (from Civil War until Now) (US History Books - US History 101 - US History Information - American ... kids - Introduction to American History)

by Aidin Safavi

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

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

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

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

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 48 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Mayan Civilization: The True And Surprising History and Mystery of the Mayan Calendar, Ruins, Religion & Gods

by Patrick Auerbach

The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America who have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The designation Maya comes from the ancient Yucatan city of Mayapan, the last capital of a Mayan Kingdom in the Post-Classic Period.

The Maya people refer to themselves by ethnicity and language bonds such as Quiche in the south or Yucatec in the north (though there are many others). The `Mysterious Maya’ have intrigued the world since their `discovery’ in the 1840's by John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood but, in reality, much of the culture is not that mysterious when understood.

Contrary to po...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
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Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Nuclear Summer: The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Louise Krasniewicz

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 278 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
16 reviews

Some Wore Blue & Some Wore Gray

by Heather Graham

With the 150th Anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg and the Siege of Vicksburg, New York Times Best Selling Author, Heather Graham, is revisiting one of her favorite time periods - The American Civil War. This time, however, she has compiled biographies of some of her favorite real-life characters of the period. We hope you'll enjoy her gift to you in SOME WORE BLUE & SOME WORE GRAY. And feel free to comment in the review section if there are people you would be interested in reading about from the Civil War. Ms. Graham sees this as a living, growing document and is certain to add to it as time goes by. Enjoy!And then when you want to see where all this love of history took her, check out her three Bantam novels ONE WORE BLUE, ONE WORE GRAY, and AND ONE RODE WEST.
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
46 reviews

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

by Hourly History

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Redefining Health Care Systems

by Robert H. Brook

This book provides a scientific and personal perspective on health services research over the last half-century. Its essays and commentaries suggest how that science base, constructed over decades of sustained effort, can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to make health care systems safer, more efficient, more cost-effective, and more patient-centered....

Genre: History, Americas, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
6 reviews

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

by Jane Dailey

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

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 472 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Harry L. Watson

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

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 640 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Mental Health Retrosight: Understanding the returns from research (lessons from schizophrenia): Policy Report

by Steven Wooding and Alexandra Pollitt

Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Policy report.
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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
15 reviews

The Revenant - Some Incidents in the Life of Hugh Glass, a Hunter of the Missouri River

by Philip St. George Cooke

American pirate, frontiersman, fur trapper, fur trader, hunter, and explorer Hugh Glass (1780-1833) once made his way crawling and stumbling 200 miles (320 km) to Fort Kiowa, in South Dakota, after being abandoned without supplies or weapons by fellow explorers and fur traders during General Ashley's expedition of 1823. The Revenant - Some Incidents in the Life of Hugh Glass, a Hunter of the Missouri River by Philip St. George Cooke is the key historical document supporting the Glass story. It is backed up by two other eye-witness accounts included here - Hugh Glass and the Grizzly Bear by Rufus B. Sage (From Rocky Mountain life; or, Startling scenes and perilous adventures in the far West, during an expedition of three years by Rufus B. Sage. Published in 1857) and Glass and the Bear by G...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

KLAN: Killing America: The original stories of the Ku Klux Klan

by Ken Rossignol and Andrew Barnes

The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets.
This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation. Some are brief, telling only of a single attack while others are more comprehensive and detailed, telling the story with the inclusion of complex and emotional occurrences.
The attempt of the KKK to cloak the power of control over others with fear and violence is explained in some o...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, True Accounts, True Crime, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

CIA: Revealed Secrets: Volume 4

by Eric Young

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Genre: History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 2.54 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

by A. Homei and M. Worboys

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture; indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900, conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor, external and mostly chronic conditions  irritating, but mostly self-limit...

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward  

U.S. History that Changed the World: Part I I: From WWI to 21th Century

by Eric Young

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward  

THE INVASION: A Story of the Last Battle in the Spanish Civil War (Betrayal, War, Survivors & Freedom)

by Sam Borne

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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward  

TAKEDOWN

by Rachel White and Richard Hooke

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 35.17 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 reviews

Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Dwight D. Eisenhower* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower had never voted in his life before he decided to run for the office of president. From the humblest of beginnings as the third of seven sons born to a struggling Kansas couple, he emerged as a military leader whose administrative acumen brought clashing personalities together. During his time in office, he was frequently dismissed as a man who would rather play golf than govern, but history has treated the thirty-fourth president with a respect that recognizes the strength of his leadership and the breadth of his accomplishments. Inside you will read about...✓ Eisenhower, West Point Graduate ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 2018 onward  

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