Jenny Peterson is a single, self-help junkie looking for her soul mate. But despite being an expert in self-improvement, her life still seems to be stuck in a rut. Her designer clothing rental business, even with its well-heeled Orange County clientele, is mysteriously losing money. And al...
Size: 319 pages
This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice - a city with secrets to rival its splendour.
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2017 onward
You are on the verge of an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experiencedThis book provides a unique perspective on world history that you will not find elsewhere. Some of what is written here fly in the face of convention. The reason is quite simple: We don’t know everything there is to know about our past. Some of the evidence may remain missing forever. It may have been destroyed long ago. All too often the conquering society rewrote the history concerning those they conquered. New regimes erased the records of earlier rulers of whom they disapproved.Here is a sneak peek of what you'll find in this bookPrehistory: The Mysterious UnknownThe Bible and EgyptMesopotamia: Part of the Fertile CrescentIndus ValleyChina & JapanGreece & Middle EastAmericasCarthage, Rasenna & RomaMiddle Ag...
Genre: History, Reference, World, Nonfiction
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2017 onward
"“I wish I could cry, but I cannot. If I could forget the tragedy, perhaps I would know how to cry again.” Mary Graves. Survivor, the ‘Donner Party’
Every man-made disaster and catastrophe has at least six Cascade Events leading up to the final event, the catastrophe according to the Rule of Seven.
This is a quick read of the Cascade Events that led up to Cannibalism while the ‘Donner Party’ emigrated west to California
Bob examines the Rule of Seven, and how human error plays a role in many catastrophes. Nothing happens in isolation or as a result of a single event. Thus, by learning from history, we can gain insight into preventing a similar catastrophe in the future. The key to the Donner Party were the numerous tipping points where the...
Genre: History, Americas, Reference, Nonfiction
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2017 onward
BUS STOP READS ARE SHORT QUICK READS
17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES
TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS
Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?
Yet, history is full of instrumentally violent women: women who have fought wars and battles throughout the world, with no less ferociousness than men, women such as Dynamis of Bosphorous, who starved her husband to death and took control of his kingdom, or Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in the 5th century, who conducted a brilliant but brutal military campaign against the Greeks. Mary Tudor, Queen Mary 1 of England, in 15...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Reference, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 69 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2017 onward
In the midst of World War I, the Easter Rising took place in Dublin and throughout Ireland in April, 1916. The revolutionary movement faced many problems from the beginning, including splintered leadership, disorganized support, opposition from moderate supporters of home rule, and prepared retaliation from the British.
Inside you will read about...
✓ Background of the Easter Rebellion
✓ Planning the Easter Rising
✓ The Easter Rising Begins
✓ The Easter Rising, Days Two and Three
✓ The Easter Rising, Days Four and Five, and the Easter Rising Across Ireland
✓ The Easter Rising Comes to an End on Saturday
✓ Aftermath of the Easter Rising
Even though the rebels did not achieve their ultimate...
Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 January 2017 onward
Haitian RevolutionRead On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint Domingue, when a group of slaves rebelled in order to secure their freedom and the end of slavery. In the midst of the French Revolution, slaves took advantage of volatile political, racial, and social circumstances. Inside you will read about...✓ The French Colony of Saint Domingue✓ Race and Class in Saint Domingue: The Coming of Revolution✓ The French Revolution in Saint Domingue✓ The Haitian Revolution Breaks Out✓ The Haitian Revolution and the World✓ Napoleon✓ The Continuing Struggle for FreedomAnd much more!With legendary leaders like Toussaint Louverture, they eventually defeated Napoleon’s France to form the indep...
Genre: History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 January 2017 onward
A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. All but three of Dickens's previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. With sales of about 2...
Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Historical Fiction, History, Reference, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 January 2017 onward