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

by Bob Mayer

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

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

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

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

Genre: History, Americas, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

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

by R. Barri Flowers

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

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

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 42 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
25 reviews

Life Among the Apaches

by John Carey Cremony

John C. Cremony's first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R. Bartlett’s boundary commission surveying the United States-Mexican border. Some ten years later, as an officer of the California Volunteers, he renewed his acquaintance, particularly with the Apaches, whom he came to know as few white Americans before him had. Cremony's account of his experiences, published in 1868, quickly became, and remains today, a basic source on Apache beliefs, tribal life, and fighting tactics. Although its original purpose was to induce more effective military suppression of the Apaches, it has all the fast-paced action and excitement of a novel and the authenticity of an ethnographic and historical document....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
10 reviews

Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer

by Wooden Leg and thomas B. Marquis

Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer is a book by Thomas Bailey Marquis about the life of a Northern Cheyenne Indian, Wooden Leg, who fought in several historic battles between United States forces and the Plains Indians, including the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where he faced the troops of George Armstrong Custer. The book is of great value to historians, not only for its eye-witness accounts of battles, but also for its detailed description of the way of life of 19th-century Plains Indians.The book was dictated to Marquis by Wooden Leg in Indian Sign Language, their only common language. Marquis gathered the stories for the book from Wooden Leg and others while he was physician at the agency in Montana from 1922. They were reluctant to open up to him at first, but eventually Marqui...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, Texas Ranger

by Nelson Lee

Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger; Containing a Detailed Account of His Captivity Among the Indians, His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of His Watch, and Fully Illustrating Indian Life as It is......

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
4 reviews

Three Years in the Klondike (Illustrated)

by Jeremiah Lynch

The author of this book went into the Klondike early in the season of 1898, when the first rush had scarcely subsided, and spent three years there, alternately as traveler, trader and miner. He had, therefore, full opportunities of seeing the country and its life from various points of view. He has utilized his observations in an entertaining book. It is not — and does not pretend - to be a scientific work, or technical in any sense. It gives, however, an excellent idea of conditions and ways of living in the Klondike at all seasons, and of the hardships which the pioneers had to undergo. These have been indicated to a certain extent by five years of settlement and by the improvements in transportation and supply which have followed. They have not disappeared, since some hardship must al...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Back to the Wall: The story of a long ramble in the northern Pennines, from Settle to Hadrian’s Wall and back,...

by A Walker

In 1938, in the shadow of possible hostilities and long before he became renowned for his ‘pictorial guides’, Alfred Wainwright decided to go for a walk. This was not just any walk: he chose to walk over 200 miles from Settle to Hadrian’s Wall and back. He wrote an account of his trek, Pennine Journey, not as a guidebook but as a commentary on the life and folk of the Dales. In 1998, as close to the 60th anniversary as possible, A. Walker undertook the same walk and, like Wainwright, undertook the walk solo. The sense of being alone became cathartic and inspired this personal reflection. The account looks at life’s trials and tribulations through the medium of 11 days spent with his own thoughts, with no distractions to blunt the experience. The sense, from time to time, of having ...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 620 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Dark Side of Lyndon Baines Johnson

by Joachim Joesten

First published in 1968 in the UK (the subject matter was too controversial for US publishers to touch) this is Joachim Joesten's treatise on the 36th president of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and his lifelong addiction for power at any cost.Joesten pulls back the layers of lies and deception to reveal LBJ as one of America's most corrupt and duplicitous politicians ever. Joesten carefully documents the little-known facts behind Johnson's involvement in scandals stretching back to his first stolen election in 1948, thru the Bobby Baker, Billy Sol Estes and Walter Jenkins affairs, and culminates with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Included are LBJ's connection to mobsters, big Texas oil, political graft and corruption, blackmailing of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, and a dis...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 398 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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A Smart Kids Guide To CELTS AND NORMANS: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

by Liam Saxon

Bestselling children’s author Liam Saxon is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "A Smart Kids Guide To CELTS AND NORMANS".

DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning!

This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about “CELTS AND NORMANS”

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.


This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 47 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About FIRST WORLD WAR MEDALS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Matt Curtis

Welcome to the Legends Of History series!

Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About FIRST WORLD WAR MEDALS". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.



This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

What Was World War I?<...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
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That Devil Forrest: Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

by John A. Wyeth

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Bodgie Boogie: Nation Review Features 1977-78

by John Ellison Davies

Nation Review was an eccentric magazine, fearless, left-leaning, gonzo and funky in the funkiest decade known to history. I was its "phantom menace" roaming reporter with complete freedom to write about anything that interested me.Among other subjects I interviewed a Vietnamese refugee poet and a film composer, reviewed Robyn Archer’s first Sydney concert, investigated claims that followers of the Maharishi could levitate, talked to idealistic Catholic seminarians, explored the emerging punk music scene, analysed the rhythm of an evening at the Astra Hotel while listening to Abba on the juke-box, and searched for a ghost in Bondi Pavilion.These articles are collected together here for the first time. I hope you will enjoy this glimpse of life as it was in the late 1970s.Nation Review cea...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
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The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage

by Rebecca Del Giudice

A Senator stands alone against the march to war. A man risks his life to expose the Ku Klux Klan. A slave escapes to freedom – and takes a Confederate warship with him.

These stories and many more like them are the focus of The Wished-For Country: Stories of American Courage.

Author Rebecca Del Giudice has been researching and writing about American history for more than 20 years. During that time, she’s rediscovered unique stories that few Americans know or remember today. There's the first woman doctor in the United States who was only admitted to medical school because her classmates thought it was a joke – but the joke was on them when she graduated first in her class. The Danish immigrant who enlisted a future president in his fight against poverty in ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 107 pages
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The Prince Atonal (Leyendas Book 4)

by Elias Romero, Josue Misael

Following the warlock's instructions Tleyotl ended up being guided by a rabbit-cat to "the place where we must pay the debt", many dangers await for the desperate lover on this trip as he tries to remove a horrible curse placed upon his wife. The road leads them near a river where the story continues....

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 41 pages
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The 'Iliad': Abridged Roundtable Booklet Series

by L. A. Braun

Enjoy this new addition to the 'Abridged Roundtable Booklet Series!' This booklet is a stunning exploration of Leonardo Da Vinci's secret number '26' in relation to the 2800 year old 'Iliad'--a very exciting epic tale by Homer about the Trojan War from the 8th century B.C. This book is an enthralling spellbinder tracing the hidden number ‘26’ all over this stunning manuscript's finest illustrations. Without a doubt, the number '26' is the most prolific and profound statement ever uttered by man, its use unmatched and unprecedented in our history. Enjoy the adventure! Most astoundingly, this booklet illustrates again how the hidden number ‘26’ is deeply embedded in our most famous masterpieces! Read it today!...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 158 pages
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Jaw-Dropping Geography: Fun Learning Facts Egyptian Gods and Goddesses: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Jess Roche

Welcome to the Jaw-Dropping Geography Series!

Bestselling children's author Jess Roche presents "Jaw-Dropping Geography: Fun Learning Facts About Egyptian Gods and Goddesses". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "Egyptian Gods and Goddesses".br>

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

What Kind Of Religion...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: CANNON CANADY (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 CANNON (23 queries total), CANADY (CANNADY, CANNADAY, CANADA) (11 queries), or CANANT, CANNAN, CANDLISH, CANOLE, CANIMORE or CANNIDA (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 they 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 migr...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 33 pages
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Incredible Funny Chapters

by Michael Jones

I hope you liked Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: Fiction, History, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Outrageously Funny Books

by Michael Jones

I hope you like Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Incredible Hysterical Books

by Michael Jones

I hope you like Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Humour, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Parenting & Families, Family Relationships, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Romance, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Size: 40 pages
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Forgotten History: Captivating History Events that Have Been Forgotten (American History, Ancient Greece, Egypt)

by Ross Tanner

History Holds the Key to Understanding the Present
Do you want to know when the first peace treaty came into play?

What about the strange disappearances in the 1500s?

Do we really know everything about WWI and WWII?

With history channels focusing predominantly on WWI and WWII, we are losing out on the rich history of the previous eras, not to mention some unknown events within the World Wars. This book holds the key to unlocking a world of forgotten events and moments.

In this book, you'll discover a variety of historical events covering the span from the turn of the common era through to WWII. Within this book is a record of events once forgotten or previously unknown that have helped shape history and the world we live in today. ...

Genre: History, Americas, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 44 pages
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The Light in the Himalayas, Chronicles of Discovery

by M.G. Hawking and editor Heather Cantrell - M.Lit.

Discover the truth of a profound legend that has endured from the very dawn of civilization, a captivating revelation of the existence of a mysterious world hidden deep in the wilderness of the Great Himalayan Range.Scholars relate that the first mention of this fabled ‘Light in the Himalayas’ appears in the scriptures of the pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture which arose some 4000 years ago on the remote Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Compelling references continue through the millennia in numerous esoteric texts: the sacred B’on treaties, manuscripts of the Kalki lore, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, in the even older Kalachakra Mulatantra, and in the ancient wisdom traditions of civilizations throughout the Himalayan regions of Asia and beyond.The Zhang Zhung a...

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 97 pages
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Trump The Twitter President: The Trump Machine: How their use of Twitter got Trump elected

by S.R. Tabone

This easy to follow academic textbook 'Trump The Twitter President - The Trump Machine: How their use of Twitter got Trump elected’ by Author, S. R. Tabone examines the circumstances that had been present for the Trump Machine to have had the ability to tap in to and utilize to great affect the advancements of modern day communications that is social media on the internet, moreover the Twitter networking website in order to create a buzz of news which as time went on enabled a brand, that is the Trump campaign to form and connect with the ordinary voters of the United States of America. This book covers a lot of ground and spans in to different directions then returns to the central theme to demonstrate the genius notion that adverse publicity is good publicity and that it not only works...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
10 reviews

World War 1: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

World War I
World War One was one of the bloodiest wars in modern history. At its end, it had claimed over seventeen million lives. It led to the collapse of nations, the abdication of monarchies and ended empires. Entire divisions of men perished in the pursuit of mere miles of uninhabitable wasteland––towns were pulverized and millions displaced. It became a horrendous war of attrition, each side competing to kill as many of their foe as possible.

Inside you will read about...
✓ 1914 - Blood Is Spilled
✓ 1915 - The Dawn Of The Industrialized War
✓ 1916 - Unrelenting Bloodshed
✓ 1917 - Revolution, Revelation and Catastrophe
✓ 1918 - The Great War At An End

It became the first industrialized war in history a...

Genre: History, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Roman Britain: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Roman Britain
This book takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of 'the Celts'; when Britannia actually became 'Roman'; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Timeline
✓ Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, A Modern Invention
✓ The Beginnings Of Roman Britain
✓ Religion And Blending Culture In Roman Britain
✓ The Bitter End

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbia...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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America II

by Jack The Turtle

Whatever happened to the American Dream?America II is the story of a great nation that is now, for the first time since its birth, failing to live up to its promises to a majority of its citizens. A story of what one middle class citizen, “Jack the Turtle” sees as being required for that promise to be restored, and for America to again be a beacon for all nations to follow. The clock is winding down on the Great American Dream, even as you are reading this.But it's not too late....

Genre: History, Nonfiction
Size: 504 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
366 reviews

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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California: A Trip Across the Plains, in the Spring of 1850

by James Abbey

James Abbey was a member of a traveling party that left New Albany, Indiana, for California in 1850. He kept a day-by-day journal of his overland journey. Abbey provides a wealth of information about what it was like to travel overland by wagon in 1850....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Travel, United States
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Scotland Yard's First Cases

by Joan Lock

When Scotland Yard’s first detective branch was set up in 1842 crime was very different from today. The favoured murder weapon was the cut-throat razor; carrying a pocket watch was dangerous; the most significant clue at a murder scene could be the whereabouts of a candlestick or hat; large households (family, servants and lodgers) complicated many a case and servants sometimes murdered their masters.Detectives had few aids and suffered many disadvantages. The bloody handprints found at two early murder scenes were of no help, there being no way of telling whether blood (or hair) was human or animal. Fingerprinting was fifty years away, DNA profiling another hundred and photography was too new to help with identification. The detectives had no transport and were expected to walk the firs...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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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
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