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BELLE GUNNESS: SERIAL KILLER: A TALE OF MURDER & GREED (TRUE CRIME; BUS STOP READS Book 7)

by BUS-STOP GUIDES

BUS STOP READS Are Short Quick Reads.

BELLE GUNNESS: A TALE OF MURDER AND GREED

Belle Gunness was a Norwegian born serial killer in the U.S in the early 19th century. She preyed on lonely, wealthy men by placing ads in lonely hearts columns of newspapers.
It is unknown exactly how many men she murdered, some suspect it may have been as many as 40 between the years 1884 and 1908 before she disappeared without a trace.
Belle Gunness continues to fascinate the public to this very day. As recently as 2007, samples of DNA were tested to attempt to solve the mystery.
Unfortunately, they were too damaged and minimalistic to give any answers.
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
10 reviews

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

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of George WashingtonFree History BONUS Inside!One day at Mount Vernon, a young boy climbed into a window, fell, and hurt himself. George Washington, who had advanced rheumatism then, called for his servant to help. When the boy recovered, Washington asked why the boy had come in. The servant told him the boy wanted to get a look at the president. Washington then asked to see the boy. “You wanted to see the president, did you? Well, I am George Washington.” “No!” retorted the boy, “You are only just a man. I want to see the President!”This is the history of George Washington who was a president, a general and a Founding Father of a new nation. But, most of all, it is the story of George Washington the man. Many of the anecdotes related herein are tru...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the American RevolutionFree History BONUS Inside!In an era where political discourse is becoming increasingly polarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’s foundation. This captivating history book presents a general outline of the American Revolution, focusing largely on the period between the outbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. In homage to the original thirteen colonies, the book is divided into thirteen chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the context of the Thirteen Colonies as British colonial possessions. Chapters 2-4 deals with American responses to British attempts to raise taxation in the Thirteen Colonies.Chapter 5 assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the American and British ...

Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 99 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola TeslaFree History BONUS Inside!Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC), and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually, his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot — a potentially dangerous one. Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius.Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed t...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 99 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 94 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Eight, True, Short Stories of Daring Slave Escapes: Tales From the Underground Railroad

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
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The 1865 Fall of Richmond in Pictures

by Charles A Mills

Captured in pictures. The last death agonies of the Confederacy: By late afternoon it seemed that all who could leave the city were stampeding. Commissary stores were thrown open, and their hoarded contents distributed to eager crowds. As the day wore on the scenes at the various government stores changed from the fairly orderly distribution of supplies to rank plundering. Whiskey stocks were broken into and the streets ran with liquor. Factories, arsenals and mills were ordered destroyed, some were blown up, and others were burned. The fires were soon out of control. Admiral Raphael Semmes wrote, “The Tredegar Iron Works were on fire, and continual explosions of loaded shell stored there were taking place....The population was in a great state of alarm.” Admiral Semmes ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 81 pages
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Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860: A Study in Social Values

by David Brion Davis

Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward homicide is therefore a method of examining social values in a specific setting. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860 is the first book to contrast psychological assumptions of imaginative writers with certain social and intellectual currents in an attempt to integrate social attitudes toward such diverse subjects as human evil, moral responsibility, criminal insanity, social causes of crime, dueling, lynching, the "unwritten law" of a husband’s revenge, and capital punishment. In addition to works of literary distinction by Cooper, Hawthorne, Irving, and Poe, among...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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David Crockett

by John Abbott

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 364 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
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"Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People": And Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control

by Dennis A. Henigan

Debunking the lethal logic behind the pervasive myths that have framed the gun control debateThe gun lobby’s remarkable success in using engaging slogans to frame the gun control debate has allowed it to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades. But is there any truth to this bumper-sticker logic? Dennis Henigan exposes the mythology and misguided thinking at the core of these pro-gun catchphrases, which continue to have an outsized influence on public attitudes toward guns and gun control. He counters the gun lobby’s messages by weaving together the most compelling current research and insights drawn from the grim reality of deadly gunfire in our homes and communities. Henigan charts a new path toward ending the American nightmare of gun violence.Myths Include:“When guns are out...

Genre: History, Americas, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical
Size: 258 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression that Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New deal, Hitler’s Rise and More

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 89 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

by Captivating History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Complete Hamburger: Beyond the Golden Arches

by Ronald L. McDonald

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Genre: Food & Drink, History, Americas
Size: 344 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Business Leaders Book 1)

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
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Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Benedict Arnold* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will read about...✓ A Revolutionary in His Own Right ✓ On The Eve of Revolution ✓ The War Rages ✓ Independence Day ✓ Marriage of Destiny ✓ America’s Wayward Son And much more!It has long been perceived as a hist...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
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Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887–1939 (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by David A. Lake

Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade strategy or address the contradictory elements of cooperation and conflict that shape the international economy. Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to varying international structures....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, International, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
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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
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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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
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 5)

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
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 34)

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
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The Story of Liberty & Old Times in the Colonies (Illustrated Edition)

by Charles Carleton Coffin

This "Story of Liberty" is a true narrative. It covers a period of five hundred years fight for liberty, from the Magna Carta (1215) up to the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts (1620)."Old Times in the Colonies" is an outline of some of the principal events that transpired during the colonial period of our country, and portrays the hardships and sufferings of those who laid the foundations of a new empire. It will show how the Old World laws, habits, and customs were gradually changed; how the grand ideas of Freedom and the Rights of Man took root and flourished. It covers the period from the discovery and settlement of America to the Revolutionary War....

Genre: History, Americas, Europe
Size: 860 pages
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Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times (Illustrated Edition): – 1776 - A Historical Romance

by Charles Carleton Coffin

Many volumes have been written setting forth the patriotism and heroism of the fathers of the Republic, but the devotion of the mothers and daughters has received far less attention. This book is designed, therefore, to portray in some degree their influence in the struggle of the Colonies to attain their independence. The narration of events takes the form of a story—a slight thread of romance being employed, rather than didactic narrative, to more vividly picture the scenes and the parts performed by the actors in the great historic drama. It will not be difficult for the reader to discern between the facts of history and the imaginative parts of the story....

Genre: History, Americas, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 321 pages
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Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

George H W Bush: The Fortune and Power of the 41 St U.S Presidents, A Biography, Political, History, U.S History, Education, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
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The 1990s

by John Salt

April 26, 1990 through February 24, 2002. Daily record allows browsing the years to find out what was written in a private journal during the decade. Includes the 9-11 terrorist attack and immediate aftermath reactions....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, History, Americas, Education & Reference, Almanacs & Yearbooks
Size: 1207 pages
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The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Americas, Europe, Military
Size: 352 pages
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Angels of the Appalachians

by Deanna Edens

Angels of the Appalachians is a fresh and endearing tale, filled with folksy phrases and amusing adages of the South. It's the story of two women who meet in 1980, gray-haired Erma telling her life story to Annie, a young college student living in Charleston, West Virginia. The tale she tells is also of two women, and their adventures beginning in the coalfields of Red Ash, growing up near Thurmond, and eventually finding their way to Charleston in 1915.

Strong mountain women, historical places, faith, and grief are themes explored in this account of a friendship that spans across decades.

You will find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains, relax for a spell, and stumble upon the angels who made West Virginia so gloriously wild...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief, Relationships, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 89 pages
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Civil War Live (Illustrated Edition): Personal Observations and Experiences of Charles Carleton Coffin From the American Battlegrounds

by Charles Carleton Coffin

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Genre: History, Americas, Military
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
25 reviews

Sweet Land of Liberty: Old Times in the Colonies

by Charles Carleton Coffin

"The settlement of our country was the beginning of a new era in human affairs. The people of England, ever since the days of King John, when the barons compelled him to sign the Magna Charta in the meadow of Runnymede, had struggled against tyranny; and when the emigrants sailed across the Atlantic to rear their homes in Virginia and New England, it was the transplanting of liberty to a continent where everything was new, and where the conditions that surrounded them were wholly unlike those of the Old World.This volume is an outline of some of the principal events that transpired during the colonial period of our country, and portrays the ardships and sufferings of those who laid the foundations of a new empire. It will show how the Old World laws, habits, and customs were gradually chan...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 176 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
6 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: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 227 pages
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