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Jackie Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

by Captivating History

Explore the Fascinating Life of Jackie KennedyFree History BONUS Inside!Without a doubt, the name Jackie Kennedy draws multiple thoughts to mind; she is, perhaps, most well-known in her service as the first lady of the United States, as her husband, John F. Kennedy, took office as the president, and her role in restoring the White House. Then, of course, other people remember Jacqueline for her role in the fashion industry, particularly her pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat, which became a symbol of her husband’s assassination. Jackie is so renowned and beloved that she ranks as one of the most popular first ladies. In fact, Jacqueline was named in 1999 on Gallup’s list of Most Admired Men and Women in twentieth-century America. While she made major impacts on the White House, ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 105 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific)

by Roald Maliangkay

Broken Voices is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. Folksongs and other music traditions continue to be prominent in South Korea, which today is better known for its technological prowess and the Korean Wave of popular entertainment. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong Arirang, commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a nationa...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
9 reviews

The Fargoer (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1)

by Petteri Hannila

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical, Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Coming of Age, Metaphysical & Visionary, Myths & Legends, Sword & Sorcery, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 195 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC: An Isotopic Approach (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt Book 25)

by Claudia Gerling

The West Eurasian steppes in the Eneolithic, the Early Bronze and the Iron Age were largely inhabited by communities believed to show an elevated level of spatial mobility that is often linked to their subsistence economy. Questions concerning the mobility and migration as well as the diet and economy of these communities were approached by applying isotope analysis, resulting in a greater understanding of the lifeways they led....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 402 pages
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Enigmatic Aeneid

by L. A. Braun

The NEWEST book on rebus! Learn all of the details of Virgil's epic poem from the first century B.C.--the 'Aeneid'! It had been a very exciting epic tale about the Trojan War. Aeneas had been chosen by the Olympian god Zeus to leave Troy and voyage to Rome--to establish the predicted new world empire. Had Aeneas’s descendants then moved on to Britain and become the bloodline for later Kings of England? ‘The History of the Kings of Britain’ (‘Historia Regum Britanniae’) had claimed that Aeneas had even been a great forefather of the legendary King Arthur. We take a look at all of the artwork surrounding these colorful legends in search of the number '26' and rebus (pictures representing words). We also look at the legend of the Knights Templar. The 'Aeneid' had been written over t...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 324 pages
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Moo Duk Kwan The History and Evolution: Hwang Kee's Contribution to Korea's Martial Arts Community: Latest Edition

by Len Losik Ph.D

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 179 pages
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Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 318 pages
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Robin Hood: The Legacy of a Folk Hero

by Robert White

If you thought you knew about Robin Hood… then think again!Written by Robert White, chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society.Many tales have been told about Robin Hood. The traditional stories of good versus evil and his quest to regain his rightful inheritance are universally appealing. The legend has intrigued generation after generation and everyone has their own personal vision of Robin Hood - a swashbuckling hero; a romantic outlaw; a bandit thief; a fighter of injustice or a benevolent champion of the people. Numerous books have been written by historians trying to untangle the myth, establish his actual existence and speculate on just who he might have actually been. Consequently, the subject of the globally renowned hero of English folklore has become extensively complex...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 101 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories features the writing and photography of nine Pulitzer Center grantees– journalists who reported on Syrian refugees between 2012 and 2015. Their travels took them from Syria to Sweden, and from crowded camps to cramped apartments in city suburbs. Each of the journalists– Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su, and Selin Thomas– lends a unique perspective. Originally published in Al Jazeera, BBC News, Guernica, In These Times, Marketplace, NPR, The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books, these stories tell of an abandoned homeland, an indifferent world, and an uncertain future. They trace the history of one of the biggest displacements of modern times– provi...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 186 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Outcasts of Empire: Japan's Rule on Taiwan's "Savage Border," 1874-1945 (Asia Pacific Modern Book 16)

by Paul D. Barclay

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues that the interpreters, chiefs, and trading-post operators who mediated state-society relations on Taiwan’s “savage border” during successive Qing and Japanese regimes rose to prominence and faded to obscurity in concert with a series of “long nineteenth century” global transformations.   Superior firepower and large economic reserves ultimately enabled Japanese statesmen to discard mediators on the bor...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 322 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
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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: 5.00 / 5
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Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 202 pages
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The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Deborah L. Stein

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.The Hegemony of Heritage makes an original and significant contribution to our understanding of how the relationship of architectural objects and societies to the built environment changes over time. Studying two surviving medieval monuments in southern Rajasthan—the Ambika Temple in Jagat and the Ékalingji Temple Complex in Kailaspuri—the author looks beyond their divergent sectarian affiliations and patronage structures to underscore many aspects of common practice. This book offers new and extremely valuable insights into these important monuments, illuminating the entangled politics of antiquity and revealing ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 312 pages
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Parameters of Disavowal: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema (Global Korea Book 1)

by Jinsoo An

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The colonial experience of the early twentieth century shaped Korea’s culture and identity, leaving a troubling past that was subtly reconstructed in South Korean postcolonial cinema. Relating postcolonial discourses to a reading of Manchurian action films, kisaeng and gangster films, and revenge horror films, Parameters of Disavowal shows how filmmakers reworked, recontextualized, and erased ideas and symbols of colonial power. In particular, Jinsoo An examines how South Korean films privileged certain sites, such as the kisaeng house and the Manchurian frontier, generating unique meanings that challenged the do...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 208 pages
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The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Berthe Jansen

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca’ yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also c...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Other Practices
Size: 309 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 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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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance (Cornell Paperbacks)

by Lawrence Buell

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Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 336 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, 1900-1941

by William F. Deverell

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the future of the metropolitan region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 170 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: 4.10 / 5
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Windrush (Jack Windrush Book 1)

by Malcolm Archibald

Riveting historical war fiction from Malcolm Archibald, author of Shadow Of The Wolf.Burmese War, 1852. Unable to join the famous Royal Malverns, Jack Windrush is commissioned into the despised 113th Foot.Determined to rise in the ranks by making a name for himself, he is sent with a small detachment of the 113th to join the British expedition. After they get involved in the attack of Rangoon, Jack realizes that war on the fringes of the Empire is not as honorable and glorious as he expected.After a chance meeting with a renegade British soldier, Jack witnesses the true terrors of war, and begins to question the whole framework in which he has grown up....

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, War, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 274 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960

by David G. Atwill

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post–World War II Asia.  ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 258 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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A Short Life of Marie Antoinette

by John Abbott

“Let them eat cake!”Did she really say it?After a two-day trial begun on 14 October 1793, Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason, and she was executed by guillotine on Place de la Révolution on 16 October 1793. Long after her death, she remains a major historical figure, the subject of books, films and other forms of media. Politically engaged authors have deemed her the quintessential representative of class conflict, western aristocracy and absolutism. Some of her contemporaries, such as Jefferson, attributed to her the start of the French Revolution. For others, Marie Antoinette was a victim of her family ambition and the general situation in France. However, even her critics have recognized her qualities as a mother and her courage in dying.In...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief
Size: 130 pages
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Notes on Arthurian Literature

by Bruce Macfarlane

This book presents the results of an examination into the origins of King Arthur and the historical events associated with him and includes discussions on the problems with dating in the Dark Ages and the influences of external environmental and astronomical events. The book also investigate the Celtic origins of the Grail stories and the significance of their appearance at the time of the crusades after the second fall of Jerusalem in 1187 and their re-emergence in Malory’s Mort D’Arthur following the destruction of Constantinople in 1454.Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge and reference the books, papers and authors I have used in my book and these are now highlighted and linked in the text by either the Bibliography number or in the case of footnotes, highlighted by an ...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
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Mysticism in Nepal and Tibet, The Himalayan Journals of M.G. Hawking: June 2019 Edition Exploratory Anthology

by M.G. Hawking

New Release There has long been a deep desire felt by scholars, both past and present, to recover the silent secrets of the ancient cultures of Tibet and Nepal, to trace the background of their prehistoric spiritual development as derived from ever earlier cultures, and then to discover whatever modern manifestations might still exist in the remote margins of that mysterious world. This desire has exerted a powerful pull on the imaginations of Westerners—historians, philologists, Tibetologists, philosophers, physicists, and psi researchers alike.Composed from the journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in remote areas of the Himalayas, this book transports the reader into regions of our planet that in all history only a handful of people have experienced, a journey that leads t...

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 150 pages
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Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe.  The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation
Size: 520 pages
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Rules of the House: Family Law and Domestic Disputes in Colonial Korea (Global Korea Book 2)

by Sungyun Lim

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 188 pages
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The Ten Commandments of God In Islam Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra

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Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Sacred Texts, Christianity, Islam
Size: 599 kb
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History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 100 pages
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