Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
The Year of the Century - 1876 - cover

The Year of the Century - 1876

Dee Brown

Publisher: Open Road Media

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Dee Brown’s sparkling account of a momentous year in American historyIn 1876, America was eager to celebrate its centenary, but questioned what might lie ahead. The American Republic had grown to four times its original population, and was in the midst of enormous changes. Industrialization was booming, and new energy sources were being used for fuel and power. People were suddenly less bound to agriculture, and there were revolutions in transportation and communication. It was a time of Indian wars, the first stirrings of the labor movement, and the burgeoning struggle form women’s and other civil rights. Historian Dee Brown takes the measure of America in a rare moment of reflection on the nation’s past, present, and future.  The Year of the Century was one of Brown’s favorites among his works. In page-turning prose, he tells of a tumultuous era and of a young nation taking stock. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Other books that might interest you

  • Henry VIII's Last Love - cover

    Henry VIII's Last Love

    David Baldwin

    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    In 1533 Katherine Willoughby married Charles Brandon, Henry VIII's closest friend. She would go on to serve at the court of every Tudor monarch bar Henry VII and Mary Tudor. Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen, she became a powerful woman ruling over her houses at Grimsthorpe and Tattershall in Lincolnshire and wielding subtle influence through her proximity to the king. She grew to know Henry well. In 1538, only three months after Jane Seymour's death, it was reported that they had been 'masking and visiting' together, and in 1543 she became a lady-in-waiting to his sixth wife, Catherine Parr. Henry had a reputation for tiring of his wives once the excitement of the pursuit was over, and in February 1546, only six months after Charles Brandon's death, it was rumoured that Henry intended to wed Katherine Willoughby himself if he could end his present marriage. This is the remarkable story of a life of privilege, tragedy and danger, of a woman who nearly became the seventh wife of Henry VIII.
    Show book
  • Conviction - The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars - cover

    Conviction - The Untold Story of...

    Juan Martinez

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. 
    Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars. 
    Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years. 
    Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. 
    With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.
    Show book
  • Visual Supports for People with Autism - A Guide for Parents and Professionals - cover

    Visual Supports for People with...

    Peter Gerhardt, Marlene Cohen

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Visual supports—any pictorial, graphic, or scheduling aid—are excellent tools for teaching academic, daily living, and self-help skills to people with autism. This reader-friendly and practical book shows teachers, parents, and service providers how to make low-tech visual supports, and offers strategies for using them. 
    
    The second edition includes expanded information about using visual supports with the youngest children, advice on fading supports, and updated photo examples of:  activity schedules, calendars, charts, checklists & to-do lists, color coding, flip books, graphic organizers, mnemonics, nametags, photo boards, Power Cards, scripts, Social Stories, and video modeling.
    
    A new chapter covers high-tech options for visual supports (iPads, smartphones, etc.) and how to choose appropriate ones, and particular features that are good for people with autism.
    Show book
  • Where the Devil Says Goodnight - The Captivating Memoir of a Young Girl's Survival During WW2 - cover

    Where the Devil Says Goodnight -...

    Ron Shears

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Young newlywed Beata Karp, after being incarcerated in a prison camp in Siberia during WWII, takes a perilous journey through Siberia in the hope of reuniting with her family and freeing them from their work camp.
    
     
    On a Russian-occupied Bialystok street in early 1940, educated, down-to-earth, Lithuanian aristocrat Beata is arrested with her Polish husband Kaz. They’re taken on a three-day long journey with little food and water only to find themselves imprisoned in infamous Baranovichi where a brutal Russian interrogator knows Beata speaks five languages, which can only mean one thing: she must be a spy. Beata is sentenced to ten years in a Siberian Gulag near the Arctic Circle. She and thousands of people spend six weeks standing in open cattle wagons crossing the world’s biggest snowfield to reach Camp Yaya, a place otherwise known as ‘Where the Devil Says Goodnight’. The date: November 27, 1940.
    Show book
  • Georgina: Holocaust Survivor Stories - cover

    Georgina: Holocaust Survivor...

    Gabriella Kovac

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Georgina - Holocaust Memoirs: Holocaust Survivor Stories from the Darkest Days of the Holocaust​
    
     
    An Incredible True Story of Survival Audacity and Deception from the Darkest Days of the Holocaust. December 1944 whilst heavy snows fall over Budapest and soldiers battle for the streets, Georgina a young Jewish woman, is nearly starving to death with her new born son. The battle outside is one of the most savage in the entire war. She knows that go into the streets is virtually a death sentence or rape, but she must find food within the next few hours or her baby will certainly die. For Georgina there is no choice. Alone and completely vulnerable she heads out into the freezing cold. Georgina My Mother's Story is an incredible true story of one woman's bravery and daring in Hungary during the Holocaust and through the brutal communist regime beyond. It's the story of a carefree young woman thrust into the worst tragedy in human history- and emerging triumphant. 
    Show book
  • The Search for the Green River Killer - The True Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer - cover

    The Search for the Green River...

    Carlton Smith, Tomas Guillen

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    New York Times Bestseller: From the journalists who covered the story, the shocking crimes of Gary Ridgway, America’s most prolific serial murderer.  In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation—even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling—the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly twenty years. Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a fifty-two-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer.   Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway’s conviction and featuring chilling photographs from the case, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound—and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.  
    Show book