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  • Deadville

    A Novel

    In the year 1833, two young brothers journey into the Wild West to seek their fortune; little do they know they’re embarking on the adventure of their lives. Expecting to stumble upon riches as they make their way westward, sixteen-year-old Dillon Griffith and his older brother Owen instead encounter hardship after hardship in the form of Indian raids, bloodthirsty villains, robbery, and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Twelve Years a Slave

    The story that inspired the major motion picture, with an introduction by the bestselling author of Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery.The story that inspired the major motion picture, with an introduction by the bestselling author of Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    An Indian History of the American West

    by Dee Brown ...
    Dee Brown’s powerful and unforgettable classic that awakened the world to the nineteenth-century decimation of American Indian tribesFirst published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

    Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

    by S.C. Gwynne ...
    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Crime of the Century

    Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation

    The story behind the attack that shocked a nation and opened a new chapter in the history of American crime.On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • "Our Crowd"

    The Great Jewish Families of New York

    The #1 New York Times bestseller that traces the rise of the Guggenheims, the Goldmans, and other families from immigrant poverty to social prominence.They immigrated to America from Germany in the nineteenth century with names like Loeb, Sachs, Seligman, Lehman, Guggenheim, and Goldman. From tenements on the Lower East Side to Park Avenue mansions, this handful of Jewish families turned small ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The First Tycoon

    by T.J. Stiles ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDIn this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. Meticulously researched and elegantly written, The First Tycoon describes an improbable ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal was a preposterous idea. Even President Thomas Jefferson, usually ahead of his time, believed that it could not be built for at least a century, and yet, the Erie Canal came to be just as its planners had thought it would. For the first time in the history of the United States, a cheap, fast route ran through the Appalachians, the mountains that had so effectively divided the West ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Author of America

    series Eminent Lives
    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic ... Read more

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  • American Heritage History of the Indian Wars

    Here, from American Heritage, is the dramatic story of the violent conflicts between Native Americans and white settlers that lasted more than 300 years, the effects of which still resonate today. Acclaimed historians Robert M. Utley and Wilcomb E. Washburn examine both small battles and major wars - from the Native rebellion of 1492 to Crazy Horse and the Sioux War to the massacre at Wounded Knee ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad

    by Mary Cable ...
    In August 1839, what appeared to be a listless pirate ship, unidentified by any flag, was spotted off the North Atlantic coast of the United States. On board were thirty barely clad black men, armed with cutlasses, and two white men - Spanish slave owners with an incredible story to tell. A month earlier, the Amistad had set sail from Havana with a valuable cargo of slaves and 40,000 worth of gold ... Read more

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  • Empires of Light

    Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

    by Jill Jonnes ...
    The gripping history of electricity and how the fateful collision of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed.In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated Edition)

    by John Bowers ...
    Abraham Lincoln (18091865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the countrys most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the Westerner who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully navigated the Union ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD

  • The Bowery

    The Strange History of New York's Oldest Street

    From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.The ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Slave Narratives: Indiana

    First-Hand Accounts of Slavery in America. With active Table of contents. Hundreds of former slaves were interviewed during the depression as part of the WPA project sponsored by the Library of Congress. This file includes all parts dealing with former slaves in Florida. Other files, published separately, focus on other southern states. In all, there are some two thousand narratives from the ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wondrous Times on the Frontier

    America During the 1800s

    by Dee Brown ...
    A lively history of the nineteenth-century American West from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author: “Glorious . . . Do not miss a page.” —Rocky Mountain NewsFrontier life, Dee Brown writes, “was hard, unpleasant most of the time,” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts.” And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • T. H. Elkman

    A Western Novel

    1800’s American West-a place where men find themselves in harsh and cruel circumstances and where lives are short lived. Where women are hard as the steel of a gun, and the sweet burn of whiskey eases the rough, ratted edges. Where death is a pill that must be swallowed, and senses are developed beyond true human comprehension . . .Honest work on the frontier was sometimes hard to acquire. ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told

    series Best Stories Ever Told
    A hearty collection of stories, each of which captures a different aspect of what it means to be a cowboy. Some invoke the danger and drama, some the pride, and others the sheer fun of it all. Get to know what the cowboy life was really like and be caught up in thrilling adventures in a lawless land.The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told fits right in to a long and solid tradition of American ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

    by Owen Chase ...
    On November 20, 1820, Owen Chase was the First Mate of the Whale-Ship "Essex" when it was struck by an enraged Sperm Whale and sunk, stranding the crew in tiny whale-boats 2000 miles away from land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Of the 21 men who entered the 3 flimsy whale-boats, only 8 ultimately survived to be rescued. A harrowing journey lasting 90 days awaited these crewmen, involving ... Read more

    $1.49 AUD

  • The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of Stonewall Jackson

    *Includes nearly 30 pictures of Jackson and the important people, places, and events in his life. *Includes maps of some of Jackson's most famous battles.*Includes a Table of ContentsThomas Jonathan Jackson is one of the most famous generals of the Civil War, but many of the people he continues to fascinate probably dont remember his whole name. Thats because Jackson earned his famous Stonewall ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Mistakes Can Kill You

    A Collection of Western Stories

    by Louis L'Amour ...
    “L’Amour is popular for all the right reasons. His books embody heroic virtues that seem to matter now more than ever.”—The Wall Street JournalEdge-of-your-seat thrillers from the greatest Western author ever.There will never be another Western writer like Louis L’Amour. A legendary author and indisputably the greatest storyteller in his genre of all time, L’Amour captivated millions of readers ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Best of American Heritage: The Old West

    Here in this remarkable collection from American Heritage, such noted authors as Tom Brokaw, Wallace Stegner, John Lukacs, and others bring to life many of the most famous men and women of the Old West - from Lewis and Clark to Charles Frémont, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Chief Joseph, Frederick Remington, the defenders of the Alamo, the Texas Rangers, and the riders of the Pony Express. It also ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Union Pacific

    A Western Story

    by Zane Grey ...
    From one of the most beloved Western authors comes an epic historical tale of adventure and romance in the great wilderness.Against the epic backdrop of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad across plains and deserts and through the mountains to meet up with the Southern Pacific in Utah comes a sprawling, historical tale. Warren Neale is a brilliant civil engineer who is constantly confronted ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • American Heritage History of the Civil War

    Here is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's unsurpassed account of the Civil War, one of the most moving chapters in American history. Introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson, the book vividly traces the epic struggle between the Blue and Gray, from the early division between the North and South to the final surrender of Confederate troops. ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD