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Abraham Lincoln: A Very Brief History by Mark Black
Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.
Born in rural America in 1809, Abraham Lincoln would go on to become the US President that would abolish slavery in 1863. Famous also for his oratory, he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in a Washington theatre just weeks after the end of the US Civil War.
The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.
With The Very Brief History series, anyone can become a history expert!
Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years by Michael Esslinger
Publication Date: January 2, 2013
This Kindle eBook edition has been completely revised, reedited and updated with new inmate / officer interviews and historical accounts! NOTE: This book contains graphic depictions of crime and prison violence.
ALCATRAZ – the name alone said it all… It was meant to send a shudder down the spines of the nation's most incorrigible criminals. It stripped Al Capone of his power. It tamed "Machine Gun" Kelly into a model of decorum. It took the birds away from the Birdman of Alcatraz.
Fighting for Glory: The History and Legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment by Charles River Editors
Publication Date: January 17, 2013
- Includes pictures of important people, places, and events.
- Includes accounts of the fighting at Fort Wagner written by some of the 54th's soldiers.
- Profiles men of the 54th, including Robert Gould Shaw
- Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
- Includes a Table of Contents.