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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

by A. Homei and M. Worboys

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture; indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900, conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor, external and mostly chronic conditions  irritating, but mostly self-limit...

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
30 reviews

Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

by Hourly History

Vikings
The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really?

Inside your will read about...
✓ From the Fury of the Northmen
✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery
✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion
✓ Tidings from the East
✓ The End of the Viking Age
✓ The Vikings Come to Christ
✓ The Second Viking Invasi...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
13 reviews

Say What Now about London (That Amazing Summer Series Book 3)

by D. R. Tara

That Ferris wheel is gigantic! Indeed it is. In their latest adventure with Grandma Powers, Allie and Brandon visit London. Allie learns that Queens and Palaces are real after all as she visits the Buckingham Palace for the first time. There, Allie and Brandon find out just why those guards are always dressed funny.

Come along with Grandma Powers, Allie and Brandon as they visit the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and ride a red double decker bus in Say What Now about London. However as their travelling methods aren’t exactly conventional, they must make sure that their secret travels are not discovered by a suspicious Grandpa Powers.
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Science, Nature & How It Works, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Travel, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Religious, Geography & Cultures
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Mental Health Retrosight: Understanding the returns from research (lessons from schizophrenia): Policy Report

by Steven Wooding and Alexandra Pollitt

Examines the impacts arising from neuroscience and mental health research over 20-25 years, focusing on schizophrenia. Identifies attributes of the research, researchers or setting associated with translation into patient benefit. Policy report.
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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Lourdes: The History and Legacy of France's Most Famous Christian Pilgrimage Site

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThey say that judgment does not exist in Lourdes. Once one sets foot on this hallowed soil, all barriers of race, social status, background, and religious differences cease to exist. One is no more than a humble soul in search of a renewal of one's connection to God. In a statement released to the French press in mid-August of 2008, Father Jacques Nieuviarts guaranteed the following: “Those who touch the rock at the grotto in Lourdes...Perhaps they are praying to be imbued with the strength of this rock. Those who drink the water from the fountain feel that their inner thirst is being quenched, that they have been changed, and that the water has purified them...In lighting the ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
3 reviews

Viking: Viking Mythology: Ancient Myths, Gods and Warriors (Norse Mythology, Greek Mythology, Ancient Civilizations, Greek Gods, Ancient Rome, Viking Myths)

by Roy Jackson

Viking Myths

Viking and Norse Mythology!

Take an exciting ride back in time!

Learn About Ancient Myths, Gods and Warriors!


Learn the myths surrounding Viking mythology. (Did they really wear caps with horns?)

Norse mythology

9 worlds

The origin of the Cosmos

Interesting trivia

Gods, Goddesses and Creatures

Don't miss this thrilling and interesting opportunity to travel in time and fantasy! Download your copy today!
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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
154 reviews

Dubliners (Prometheus Classics)

by James Joyce and Prometheus Classics

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century.The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They center on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character has a special moment of self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by children as protagonists, and as the stories...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

King George VI: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 5)

by Hourly History

King George VI* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.In Britain the phrase ‘an heir and a spare’ refers to the imperative for members of the royal family to provide both an heir to take on their title and a spare. In this equation King George VI was ‘the spare’, the second son of King George V and Mary, and never expected to sit on the throne. King George VI, or Albert as he was known prior to his kingship, had a career in the Royal Navy and served during the First World War before King Edward VIII’s decision to abdicate his throne. Determined to restore the British Royal Family in the eyes of the people, King George VI played a pivotal role in the victory of the allied nations in ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
9 reviews

The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their countryThe Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family.Edward died on exactly the same day, and as part of the same military offensive, as Wilfred Owen. They died only a few miles apart and yet there cannot be a bigger contrast between their legacies. Edward had been born into poverty in west London on the eve of the twentieth c...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 61 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER

by Émile Zola

The Miller's Daughter is a poignant tale in which Zola highlights the futility of war and the destruction it causes. The happiness and peace of the protagonists is wrecked when Prussian soldiers enter their village. Zola excells himself in the in-depth portrayal of human emotions and feelings.Émile Zola (1840 – 1902), French novelist, critic, and political activist who was the most prominent French novelist of the late 19th century. He was noted for his theories of naturalism, which underlie his monumental 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart, and for his intervention in the Dreyfus Affair through his famous open letter, "J'accuse."...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

Vikings: Myths, Legends & History

by KIV Books

Wildly swinging axes and swords upon majestic boats, Vikings have been a long-appreciated symbol of rage and power. They have been romanticized as overbearingly-manly warriors that plunder, loot and pillage villages all for the sake of dominance.They’ve always been in modern media, but where did they come from? How did they start? What brought them to the apex of influence that still makes them relevant up to this day?Their colorful history starts in the form of a migration. These warriors started out as nomads looking for new places to inhabit to prolong their lineage. Mainly travelling by sea, they’ve been defined as pirates that went from shore to shore, trading and occupying the villages that lived on the patches of land they would visit. Said to have hailed from the countries of S...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 47 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

The Brandenburg Gate: The History and Legacy of Berlin’s Famous Landmark

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“To think what is true, to sense what is beautiful, and to what is good, hereby the spirit finds purpose of a life in reason.” – Johann Gottfried Herder, 18th century German philosopher and poetIn 2012, the German capital recorded a staggering 700,000 people at its CSD Parade, with about 500,000 making it all the way to the end of the joyous march, which is said to have been the biggest and most well-attended pride parade of the year. Berlin's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, among the first openly gay politicians in Germany, famous for uttering the now locally iconic phrase, “Ich bin schwul, und das ist auch gut so (I'm gay, and that is a good thing),” inaugurated the splendid m...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 73 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

The History and Legacy of Germany’s Most Controversial Events Between World War I and World War II

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsIt is often claimed that Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany through democratic means, and while that is a stretch, it is true that he managed to become an absolute dictator as Chancellor of Germany in the 1930s through a mixture of politics and intimidation. Ironically, he had set such a course only because of the failure of an outright coup attempt known as the Beer Hall Putsch about a decade earlier.At the close of World War I, Hitler was an impoverished young artist who scrapped by through selling souvenir paintings, but within a few years, his powerful oratory brought him to the forefront of the Nazi party in Munich and helped make the party much more popular. A smattering...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 282 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
43 reviews

Children To A Degree - Growing Up Under the Third Reich (Book 1)

by Horst Christian

Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.

Karl Veth, the oldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had already established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends but contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it.

Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives to excel in his studies, but he questions everything. Dangerous questions during a time when people are closely monitored. Karl’s father and grandfather are not blind followers and they have their own opinions about Hitler and his regime. The lessons they teac...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
3 reviews

Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Dodge here vividly reconstructs every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career.Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842 – 1909) was an American officer and military historian. He fought as a Union officer in the American Civil War; as a writer, he was devoted to both the Civil War and the great generals of ancient and European history....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 478 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery (The first adventure of Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo da Pavia Book 1)

by George Herman and Kit Seaton

Twenty-Seven ways to commit murder!
"A Comedy of Murders" is the first historical mystery in a series of eight adventures involving Leonardo da Vinci as a Sherlock Holmes type detective and his companion Niccolo da Pavia.
The court of Ludovico Sforza visits a monastery for rest and refreshment after a day of hunting. As they arrive a huge boulder drops in front of the Duke followed by a plummeting body. This assassination attempt on the Dukes life is thwarted by a young man, Niccolo da Pavia, orphaned at birth and living in the Monastery. The young man is rewarded with an offer to become a member of the Duke’s court, his dream of experiencing a world outside the monastery is realized.
Leonardo da Vinci is artist-in-residence in the Milan Court of Duke Ludovico. Nicc...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Action & Adventure, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 396 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Drake: England's Greatest Seafarer

by Ernle Bradford

Sir Frances Drake to Queen Elizabeth:“Your Majesty shall stand assured, if the fleet comes out of Lisbon, as long as we have victual to live upon that coast, with God’s assistance, they shall be fought with … The advantage of time and place in all martial actions is half a victory; which being lost is irrevocable.”The life of Sir Francis Drake reads like a piece of improbable fiction. He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, was the plunderer of the Spanish gold fleet, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth aboard his ship The Golden Hind, and was largely responsible for the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588. He is an extraordinary example of a self-made man, a navigator of astonishing brilliance, a gen-uis at naval warfare and an outstanding leader of men. He was ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 252 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
44 reviews

Queen Victoria: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 1)

by Hourly History

Queen Victoria
The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, the mother of nine children and grandmother to 42, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely but from the time she took the throne aged just eighteen she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable.

Inside you will read about...
✓ An Unsentimental Marriage
✓ Race to Produce an Heir
✓ Finally an Adult and Finally a Queen
✓ V&A
✓ Die Shattenseite
✓ The Hungry Forties and Albert’s Great Exhibition
✓ The Widow at Windsor
And much more!

In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 reviews

1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:

by XerXes Xu

This year we remember the outbreak of the First World War, one hundred years ago. This ended a century of relative peace in Europe, a century of great technological progress in which the modern world was born and a century of huge social change in England. We easily recognise the world of 1914, with trains, planes and buses. 1814 is not so easily recognisable, but it was also a cusp year. Napoleon surrendered, the French wars were near an end, a page was turning and a better future beckoned. However, in 1814, in many ways the social institutions of England remained medieval, none more so than the criminal justice system. There were 222 capital offences on the statute book, often for relatively minor offences. A child of eight was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey, London's main criminal...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 643 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis and Mario Carretero

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of tran...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the histo...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
34 reviews

A Short History of England

by G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today. "But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions. In this respect there is an almost comic contrast between the general information provided about England in the last two or three centuries, in which its present industrial system was being built up, and the general information given about the preceding centuries, which we call broadly medieval."As this quotation taken from the Introduction clearly shows, he is no mere pedant reciting d...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
43 reviews

A RELATIVE MATTER: A SWEET REGENCY ROMANCE

by Karen Cogan

In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
154 reviews

Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by James Joyce

DUBLINERS is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
7 reviews

Oliver Cromwell: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Oliver CromwellOne of the most controversial figures in British History, Oliver Crowell entered the world as an insignificant member of the English gentry and left it as the all-powerful Lord Protector of the entirety of England, Scotland and Ireland. A radical Puritan, Cromwell believed that his meteoric rise through the ranks of the English military and parliament was an expression of God’s will.Inside you will read about...✓ The Early Life of Oliver Cromwell✓ The Road to Influence✓ The First English Civil War✓ Cromwell the Politician✓ Commonwealth in England, War in Ireland, and Rebellion in Scotland✓ Cromwell, Lord Protector✓ Cromwell’s LegacyProving himself on the battlefields of England’s Civil war, Cromwell signed King Charles I’s death warrant only to later be...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
11 reviews

The Trolley Mission 1945: Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II

by Markus Lenz

This electronic book tells the story of a sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. In May 1945, thousands of men who had, in countless ways, played a part in the aerial attack on Germany received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors. The Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (AAF, USAAF) all played a part in the destruction. The author, Markus Lenz, was born in 1975 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a private pilot and an economic historian and was collecting aerial photographs of the Trolley Mission....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
10 reviews

Winston Churchill: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Winston Churchill* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The man that the world knows as Winston Churchill looms large on the stage of world history. Like some sort of colossus from antiquity, Churchill strides between two major epochs in the world, one foot planted in the glory days of the British Empire when the sun never set on history’s largest known conglomeration of imperial holdings and the other planted firmly in the aftermath of World War Two, and a post-war order that saw that empire collapse, with Britain barely hanging on to its own sovereignty in the wake. Inside you will read about...✓ Love and War ✓ Courting the Americans ✓ The Allies Show their Teeth ✓ Preparing for ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many d...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2017 onward  

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