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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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 15 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
10 reviews

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
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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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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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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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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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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
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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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Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by G. John Ikenberry

In this lucid and theoretically sophisticated book, G. John Ikenberry focuses on the oil price shocks of 1973–74 and 1979, which placed extraordinary new burdens on governments worldwide and particularly on that of the United States. Reasons of State examines the response of the United States to these and other challenges and identifies both the capacities of the American state to deal with rapid international political and economic change and the limitations that constrain national policy....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

by William M. Wiecek

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has popular origins and was not the exclusive creation of a caste of lawyers. In offering a sophisticated examination of both sides of the argument about slavery, he not only discusses court cases and statutes, but also considers a broad range of "extrajudicial" thought—political speeches and pamphlets, legislative debates and arg...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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January (1776 Season 1 Episode 1)

by Sid Moody

A failed corset-maker, fired from his second career as a tax collector, Thomas Paine could never seem to do anything right—until he published Common Sense a pamphlet that would become the first ‘call to action’ in the American Revolution. Former bookseller Henry Knox, stout and strong at the age of 26, drags 59 cannons over ice and snow from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights resulting in the British sailing away from six years’ occupation of Boston.This is the first episode of 1776: The World Turned Upside Down, a 12-episode serial from Serial Box in partnership with The Associated Press.They were farmers and accountants, high-school dropouts and part-time soldiers, successful merchants and failed corset makers. Yet together they stood together and fought the greatest empire the...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR

by Captivating History

Explore How FDR Went from Almost Dying at Birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War IIFree History BONUS Inside!As the thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents. Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a car...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 108 pages
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Rating: 2.60 / 5
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Spanish American War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Spanish-American War
“A splendid little war “- that’s how one contemporary observer described the Spanish-American War, a war that is arguably one of the most important wars ever fought. The duration was short and the victory decisive, thus little and splendid, the latter, at least, from the victor’s point of view. The impacts of the war, however, were anything but little. In fact, the aftermath of the Spanish-American War is still affecting global affairs today. The dominant superpowers of 1898 watched as a new player on the international scene, the United States, shifted its ideology from isolationism to expansionism, and emerged as a force to reckoned with, a true superpower.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Prelude to War
✓ First Blood
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

by Andrew Clark

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shape...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 440 pages
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Coventry

by David Davis

It all started with a conversation between the leaders of the Benelux Union; Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, after a meeting of the entire European Union.3 years later, on what was to become known as C-Day, all at once, United Nations dignitaries, ambassadors, and their staffs, left the U.S. Conference rooms were empty. Meetings were missed. They collectively closed up shop and left. Embassies locked their doors. Foreign lobbying offices were barren.The next day, at 8pm EST in the U.S., every major network in the rest of the world (ROTW) broadcasted the largest assembly of world leaders, both in person, live from The Hague, and via satellite, that had ever been convened.The ROTW declared they no longer wished to do business, or have any involvement, cooperation, or communica...

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, Alternative History
Size: 130 pages
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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
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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, Arms Control
Size: 278 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Jinx at the Greenbrier

by Deanna Edens

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Genre: History, Americas, Humour, Parenting & Families
Size: 165 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 October 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The True Story of Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

by Julie McDonald

This short story, about a 10-15 minute read, is interesting, educational and amazing! It is the true story of a young native man who was captured as a slave, taken to Spain and England, then returned to his homeland again just in time for the arrival of the Pilgrims. While people of all ages will enjoy this story, it was written with grade school children in mind....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 15 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Mark Twain: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of American Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 2.27 mb
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Ulysses S Grant: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 18)

by Hourly History

Ulysses S Grant* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their place in American history, they cannot equal the status of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general who rose through the ranks from virtual obscurity to command. Inside you will read about...✓ The Undistinguished Hiram Ulysses Grant✓ The Mexican War and Marriage✓ The Failure✓ War to the Rescue✓ The Triumphant General Grant✓ The War Hero President✓ Government: The Next Battlefield✓ The Last BattleHe was a modest m...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Nikola Tesla a Genius Serbian Scientist in USA and his electricity

by Srdjan Kotarlic

Nikola Tesla was the inventor in the field of electrical and radio engineering, scientist, engineer, physicist. Born in the Austrian Empire, grew up in Austria-Hungary, in subsequent years he mainly worked in France and the USA. In 1891 he received US citizenship.It is widely known for its contribution to the creation of devices operating on alternating current, multiphase systems, a synchronous generator and an asynchronous electric motor, which made it possible to accomplish the so-called second stage of the industrial revolution....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 19 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 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, ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 105 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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America In The Founders' Words: Or What You didn't learn in High School (Pop History Book 3)

by Cj Evans

"When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe."- Thomas JeffersonWhat do you remember about the Founding Fathers from history class? Do you remember reading over some of their letters? Or how about even a glimpse at The Federalist Papers? Anything by Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams? Like most of us, probably not.In the third instalment of the Pop History series, I present to you quotes from the Founders in regards to the Militia & Military, Economics of Government, and Democracy. Some of what they said could be considered shocking to some. What I learned personally was surprising in some ways.Yet for figures so important in American History, most of us still haven't really read much from them, so I give to you, Am...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 64 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Pirates: The True and Surprising Story of the Pirates of the Caribbean

by Patrick Auerbach

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates.

The era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 1500s and died out in the 1830s after the navies of the nations of Western Europe and North America with colonies in the Caribbean began combating pirates.

In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Pirating Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds.

Piracy flourished in the Caribbean because of the existence of p...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
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