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Rating: 4.40 / 5
18 reviews

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

by Graham Watkins

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.
6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.
A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.
What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.
Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 71 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
6 reviews

The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Middle Ages
What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages?
Knights in armor and damsels in distress?
Vikings plundering monasteries?
Religious dissenters burning at the stake?
The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe?
Think again.

While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. Think Charlemagne, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Peter Abelard, Geoffrey Chaucer and a riveting cast of thousands. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Western Europe had to reinvent itself and redefine its philosophical parentage.

Inside you will read about...
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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Isis: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC and Julie Scott

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of the Isis Mysteries....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 114 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Serial Killers: 101 Interesting Facts And Trivia About Serial Killers

by Jack Rosewood

Thing most terrifying thing about serial killers is that sometimes, they’re just like us, as the interesting facts in this true crime collection reveal.

Even the most diabolical of serial killers was once someone’s child, someone’s spouse, someone’s parent, but somewhere along the line, something happened to send them off the rails on a descent into madness.

Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer would have said he was just lonely, and that’s why 17 young men ended up dead at his hands. Never mind that he carried around a plastic bag to pick up road kill as a child – a huge harbinger of terrible things to come.

The compilation of trivia in this serial killer true crime anthology goes beyond the familiar stories to give you a glimpse of som...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 34 pages
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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet History and Society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hu...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
28 reviews

The Complete Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Wisehouse Classics - The Complete and Authoritative Edition)

by Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob Grimm

This is the complete and authoritative edition of the folk and fairy tales of the brothers Grimm, with 212 tales, and including the tale of The Starving Children (which was removed after the 1819 edition).THE FOLK & FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen - Vollstämdige Ausgabe) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The work of the Brothers Grimm influenced other collectors, both inspiring them to collect tales and leading them to similarly believe, in a spirit of romantic nationalism, that the fairy tales of a country were particularly representative of it, to the neglect of cross-cultural influence. Among those influenced were ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tales, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Size: 440 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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The Federalist Papers (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison

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Genre: History, Americas, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri Goodyear

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity—in their elegiac immediacy—to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences—relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. In the two selections presented here, “Excellent Things in Women” and “Meatless Days,” we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood—with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
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Rating: 2.80 / 5
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Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay

by Patrick Brantlinger

Lively and well written, Bread and Circuses analyzes theories that have treated mass culture as either a symptom or a cause of social decadence. Discussing many of the most influential and representative theories of mass culture, it ranges widely from Greek and Roman origins, through Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Ortega y Gasset, T. S. Eliot, and the theorists of the Frankfurt Institute, down to Marshall McLuhan and Daniel Bell. Brantlinger considers the many versions of negative classicism and shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time. While not defending mass culture in its present form, Brantlinger argues that the view of culture implicit in negative ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 312 pages
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Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

by Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique of Formalism to date. Steiner studies the work of the Formalists in terms of the major tropes that characterized their thought. He first considers those theorists who viewed a literary work as a mechanism, an organism, or a system. He then turns to those who sought to reduce literature to its most basic element—language—and who consequently replaced poetics with linguistics. Throughout, Steiner elucidates the basic principles of the Formalists and explores their contributions to the study of poetics, ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Russia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 278 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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At the Coalface: Part 1 of 3: The memoir of a pit nurse

by Joan Hart

A heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through the tumult of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time. She continued working after she married and her work took her to London and Doncaster, caring for children and miners.When she took a job as a pit nurse in Doncaster in 1974, she found that in order to be accepted by the men under her care, she would have to become one of them. Most of the time rejecting a traditional nurse’s uniform and donning a baggy m...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

From Freedom to Fascism

by Skip Sparks

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Genre: History, Nonfiction
Size: 81 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
30 reviews

True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases

by Jack Rosewood

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the perio...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 67 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
6 reviews

Age of Enlightenment: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Age of Enlightenment* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.From its beginnings as a loosely definable group of philosophical ideas to the culmination of its revolutionary effect on public life in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment is the defining intellectual and cultural movement of the modern world. Using reason as its core value, the Enlightenment believed that progress and the betterment of the human condition was inevitable. Inside you will read about…✓ The Great Thinkers of the Enlightenment✓ Engaging With Religion✓ Morality in the Age of Enlightenment✓ Society in the Age of Enlightenment✓ Science and Political Economy✓ The Enlightenment and the Public✓ Print Culture and ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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John Cadden, a Kassel Mission Interview

by Aaron Elson

John Cadden, of Morristown, New Jersey, was a radio operator on a B-24 in the 445th Bomb Group, flying out of Tibenham, England, during World War II. His plane was severely damaged on the Kassel Mission of Sept. 27, 1944. Pilot Stanley Krivik, one of the unsung heroes of that spectacular battle, managed to get his crippled plane back to Tibenham, where he saw construction equipment on the runway. He overshot the runway and crash-landed five miles away. Krivik, who played football at Fordham before the war and would play for Notre Dame when he returned home, pulled several crew members, including Cadden, who was unconscious, out of the wreckage.
Oral historian Aaron Elson has interviewed numerous survivors of the Kassel Mission and is on the board of the Kassel Mission Historical Asso...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Hitler's Secret Atomic Bomb

by Tom Kane

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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A Short Introduction to the Middle Ages

by Charles Horne

A short, lucid introduction to the historical period known as the Middle Ages. This book is perfect for anyone seeking a broad overview of the major events of the Middle Ages.
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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Israel - Island of Success: This book takes up the challenge of looking into the mechanism of Israel's success: Why is Israel a success? Is this success sustainable? What is Israel's probable future?

by Noga Kainan and Adam Reuter

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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reluctant warriors

by Lory Whitehead

This book portrays the experiences of combat veterans through poetry, memoirs and letters. Written over a period of almost 50 years, the author examines the reactions of warriors she has known from World War I through the conflicts of the 21st century. Topics covered include survivor guilt and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....

Genre: Fiction, Poetry, History, Military, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 84 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Britannia - Going But Not Gone: Can The Legendary Great British Spirit Be Revived?

by Anne Patrick

Many people in Britain have not thought that much about Britishness until now just when we fear it is being snatched away. When our liberty is at stake do we just lie down and roll over?

Bombarded by the media of what we should and shouldn't do, are we forgetting what is really important in life? We all want so much, yet need so little.

The British people have always had a unique character but are we becoming a risk averse nation afraid of our own shadow, or when the going gets tough can the great legendary British spirit be revived and our national pride restored?

A heartfelt and thought provoking account of what is disappearing from the British way of life....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 249 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world

by David Hambling

Small unmanned aircraft are already transforming warfare, with hand-launched scouts like the Raven and lethal tactical drones like Switchblade already in use by US forces.

A bigger revolution is on the way, as swarming software allows a single operator to control large numbers of drones, and smartphone technology means they can be built for $1,000 each -- by anybody, not just governments.

This book looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by smartphone technology, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever.

It also looks at why current air defence cannot stop...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 328 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

The American Flag: Explore The History of the United States Flag Through Its Many Changes (A Window Into Our Weird, Wacky, Wonderful World collection of non-fiction information books. Book 1)

by Jessie Thomas

Explore the History of the United States Flag Through Its Many Changes.

This book is intended to give an insight into the history of the United States flag. There are pictures of almost every official national flag that has ever flown over the US including the dates that these flags were in use. There is also information about which presidents served under each flag as well as when each state joined the union. There are also chapters devoted to how to care for the flag, how to handle the flag, how to display the flag, and when you should display your flag. There is also a chapter on flag etiquette and the National Flag Code, which give details into laws that concern dealing with the flag.

The information in this book has been thoroughly researched and is presente...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 81 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

Tweedale's War: Aircraftman Harry Tweedale relates his experiences in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II

by Harry Tweedale and Jane Marshall

Harry Tweedale's war years would see their share of drama, excitement, horror and loss. He would witness the withdrawal from Malaya, the loss of Singapore and the ensuing chaos. Chaos that he would witness from his position amongst the lowest ranks. Harry had attended a prestigious grammar school but the Depression years had meant leaving early, without final academic qualifications, in order to take up the offer of paid employment. Conscripted in 1941, he would consequently enter the services at the lowest level - RAF AC2, Aircraftman (Second Class). Trained as a Signalman he was sent immediately into the Far East theatre of war, arriving in Singapore just as the Japanese threat was gathering force. Harry would feel dropped into an alien world, into a campaign disastrously equipped,...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 168 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Adolf Hitler And The Molpeth Diary: The Evolution Of A Despot 1932-1939

by David Kinder

What was it that made Adolf Hitler, a man who caused the death of millions amidst rampant destruction in pursuit of Nazis expansion across Europe? By delving into his past alongside his meteoric rise to absolute power, it is intended to shed light on this phenomenon as experienced through the eyes and ears of a English journalist, Edward Molpeth, whose jottings serve up a warning well before the catoclysm that began with World War Two; the context underscores historical fact and psychological analysis of a man who set out to conquer the world....

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 152 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Irma Grese & Other Infamous SS Female Guards: The Secret Stories of Their Holocaust & Auschwitz Atrocities Revealed (World War 2)

by Robert Jenkins

The Bad Girls of the SS GuardUpdate - Fourth Edition. With more Gruesome SS Girls stories***Warning – This book contains graphic pictures that may not be suitable for all ages***There is no doubt that the atrocities committed in WWII are hard to stomach. Most people think of the guards at the worst concentration camps as the epitome of Hitler’s regime, the blonde hair, blue-eyed, man. There were female guards through that made some of those men look like choirboys. Irma Grese, probably the most notorious of them all, was lesson in depravity who seemed to find pleasure and enjoyment in the torture inflicted on others. Find out what she said in her last moments on the gallows. Dorothea Binz was equally sadistic. Read more about what might have caused her to develop these depraved actions...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 218 pages
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Rating: 3.40 / 5
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China: History of China - History of an Empire: A Historical Overview of China, East Asia. Including: Ancient China, Communism, Capitalism (Chinese History. Medicine, Mao Zedung, Confucius Book 2)

by Raymond C. Nelson

Wonderful book on the History of China...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Voynich Manuscript

by L. A. Braun

This booklet—one of the favorites of ‘Da Vinci’s REAL Hidden Secrets’-- is a stunning exploration of Leonardo Da Vinci's secret number '26.' It relates the hidden number to the "Voynich Manuscript,'--that famously encrypted writing which no one has ever been able to crack. This intriguing manuscript has not been precisely dated yet, but derived from sometime within the span between the 12th and 15th centuries. This book is an enthralling spellbinder tracing the hidden number ‘26’ all over the illuminated 'Voynich Manuscript's finest illustrations. Without a doubt, the number '26' is the most prolific and profound statement ever uttered by man, its use unmatched and unprecedented in our history. Enjoy the adventure! Most astoundingly, this booklet illustrates again how the hidde...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 183 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Holocaust: The Holocaust Saviors: True Stories of Rescuers who risked all to Save Holocaust Refugees (Auschwitz, Holocaust, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, ... stories, Jewish, Eyewitness Book 1)

by Ryan Jenkins

The secret heroes of WWII
***Get this Amazon Best Seller now for the special promotion price of $2.99! Regularly priced at $4.99***

One of the questions that often gets asked about the concentration camps of World War II is how the Nazi’s were able to gain the compliance of all citizens in order to segregate and murder over 6 million Jewish people. The number is staggering. That number represents nearly two thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. With anti-Semitic feelings growing in Europe again, this is a valid question.
The answer is fear. Citizens feared that they would meet the same fate. That their loved ones would be punished. So many turned a blind eye, or worse helped.
There were those that did not. These are those that we consider heroes of t...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Norse Mythology: Gods, Heroes and the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology (Norse Myths - Norse Gods - Viking Mythology - Viking Gods - Thor - Loki - Odin - ... - Egyptian - Mythology Trilogy Book 2)

by Stephan Weaver

★ Norse Mythology ★
Gods, Heroes and the Nine Worlds
Norse Mythology is not only a relic of history but a fascinating record that exhibits humanities unending stream of creativity. This eBook delves into the past and emerges with a legion of breath taking accounts of events, gods, heroes, creatures, worlds and much more.

Inside you will learn about…
✓ Gods and Goddesses
✓ The Nine Worlds
✓ Heroes and Legends
✓ Mythological Creatures
✓ Ten Little Known Facts about Norse Mythology

Whether you are a helpless fan of Norse Mythology or one of history this book will serve you in more ways than one. As the content is sourced from translations of the Old Norse literature, this will give you an authoritative insigh...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 62 pages
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