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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Redefining Health Care Systems

by Robert H. Brook

This book provides a scientific and personal perspective on health services research over the last half-century. Its essays and commentaries suggest how that science base, constructed over decades of sustained effort, can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to make health care systems safer, more efficient, more cost-effective, and more patient-centered....

Genre: History, Americas, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Berkeley 1967-2017 Summer of Love (Visit Berkeley)

by Michael A. Estrada

There are moments in time when a word or thought has such power it changes history; a generation so involved in the moment it becomes unstoppable; a spiritual awakening so profound that its very conception shatters perceptions, halts the world and makes people from all nations take notice. And for Berkeley, this moment can be traced to the 1960s. The Summer of Love 1967, centered in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, turned Berkeley into the epicenter of the counterculture movement. It was a tumultuous and often violent period marked by the origins of the Free Speech Movement beginning with the May 1960 House Un-American Activities Committee hearings at San Francisco City Hall, the emergence of the counterculture, the anti-war protests, the rise of the Women’s Movement, and endin...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Travel, United States
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
6 reviews

Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Business Leaders Book 1)

by Hourly History

Thomas Edison* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world. Inside you will read about...✓ Edison's Early Life ✓ The Electric Light ✓ The War of the Currents ✓ Other Inventions and Projects ✓ Final Years and Death ✓ Edison's Legacy And much more!Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what mad...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Benedict Arnold* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will read about...✓ A Revolutionary in His Own Right ✓ On The Eve of Revolution ✓ The War Rages ✓ Independence Day ✓ Marriage of Destiny ✓ America’s Wayward Son And much more!It has long been perceived as a hist...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

by Vicki Mayer

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. Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policy’s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisiana—a city that has twice pursued the goal of becoming a mov...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 10)

by Hourly History

Alexander Hamilton* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage from his service as George Washington’s aide-de-camp to his position as the new nation’s firs...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 5)

by Hourly History

James Monroe* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. Inside you will read about...✓ A Virginia Gentleman ✓ An American Soldier ✓ Monroe at Home and Abroad ✓ A ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
9 reviews

Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 34)

by Hourly History

Dwight D. Eisenhower* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower had never voted in his life before he decided to run for the office of president. From the humblest of beginnings as the third of seven sons born to a struggling Kansas couple, he emerged as a military leader whose administrative acumen brought clashing personalities together. During his time in office, he was frequently dismissed as a man who would rather play golf than govern, but history has treated the thirty-fourth president with a respect that recognizes the strength of his leadership and the breadth of his accomplishments. Inside you will read about...✓ Eisenhower, West Point Graduate ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward  

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Americas, Europe, Military
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Edgar Allan Poe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of American Authors Book 3)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
3 reviews

Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR

by Captivating History

Explore How FDR Went from Almost Dying at Birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War IIFree History BONUS Inside!As the thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents. Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a car...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Marguerite Brunswig Staude: Building the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Lord I'm Coming Home: Everyday Aesthetics in Tidewater North Carolina (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by John Forrest and Deborah Blincoe

Lord I'm Coming Home focuses on a small, white, rural fishing community on the southern reaches of the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. By menas of a new kind of anthropological fieldwork, John Forrest seeks to document the entire aesthetic experience of a group of people, showing the aesthetic to be an "everyday experience and not some rarefied and pure behavior reserved for an artistic elite."The opening chapter of the book is a vivid fictional narrative of a typical day in "Tidewater," presented from the perspective of one fisherman. In the following two chapters the author sets forth the philosophical and anthropological foundations of his book, paying particular attention to problems of defining "aesthetic," to methodolgocial concerns, and to the natural landscape of his field si...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
14 reviews

The History of Cuba in 50 Events (History by Country Timeline Book 3)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Cuban History in 50 Events ☆
Cuba is a nation with a long, rich history. The study of Cuban history is also the study of the development of the New World by Europe, and the first steps taken by New World countries to establish independent governments. Cuba played a significant role in the growth of the New World, and throughout its history has been a part of major world events that have taken place around it. This book is designed to familiarize readers with a broad overview of Cuban history and the context that made that development possible.

Inside you will read about...
✓ First Settlement of Cuba
✓ Ten Years War Begins
✓ Cuba Gains Independence
✓ Cuba Enters World War I
✓ Creation of the Cuban Socialist Party
✓ Ca...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Alcatraz: The Surprising History of America's Most Notorious Prison

by Patrick Auerbach

The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous prisoners during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963).

When prisoners boarded the boat for Alcatraz, they knew that they had reached the end of the line. Not only was this the toughest of all Federal penitentiaries, but it was also said to be virtually escape-proof. The island was a natural fortress, separated from the mainland by a narrow strait of freezing water and deadly currents. This prison was the U.S. government’s drastic ans...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Tom Hayden on Social Movements: Four unpublished talks and the Rolling Stone interview

by Tom Hayden

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Allegories of America: Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics (Contestations)

by Frederick M. Dolan

Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill, and William Burroughs....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hsiang-Shui Chen

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional closed Chinese communities; the immigrants in Queens think of themselves as living in "worldtown," not in a second Chinatown. Drawing on interviews with members of a hundred households, Chen brings out telling aspects of demography, immigration experience, family life, and gender roles, and then turns to vivid, humanistic portraits of three families. Chen also describes the organizational life of the Chinese in Queens with a lively account of the powe...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Woodrow Wilson: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 28)

by Hourly History

Woodrow Wilson* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Before Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, he was the president of Princeton University and the only occupant of the White House to hold a PhD. But before he became a university professor, he was a twelve-year old boy who didn’t know how to read. The reformer who challenged the corrupt party bosses to fight for legislation that gave ordinary Americans a seat at the table was also the president who provided us with one of our greatest Oval Office mysteries: when he had a massive stroke during his second term, and was out of communication with Congress, was the First Lady covertly running the country for him? Inside you will...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

The Beginner's Guide to American History: Illustrated Edition: Columbus, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, King Philip, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln

by David Henry Montgomery

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 306 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Kentucky Ballard Families

by Lynne D. Miller

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Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 1148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
19 reviews

Mayflower: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The story of the Mayflower is one of adventure, courage, and destiny. The Mayflower was the ship that launched a nation. She left from England in September of 1620, carrying 102 English Separatists to a new life, one that came with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they saw fit. These Pilgrims had the courage of their convictions. They had already potentially faced execution for practicing their beliefs and now they were willing to uproot their lives, their families, and their homes, to sign contracts of indentured servitude for them and their children - all to find what they called freedom in a foreign land. Inside you will read about...✓ How Religious Upheaval Shaped American Colonization✓ The Ship that Launched a Nation’s Future✓ The Contract and the Crossing✓...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887–1939 (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by David A. Lake

Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade strategy or address the contradictory elements of cooperation and conflict that shape the international economy. Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to varying international structures....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, International, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

THE GODLESS LAND: Mescalero Way

by Matt Cutugno

The saga begins in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, ten years before the events recorded in Matt Cutugno's first Western, The Godless Men. Two boys, one from Kansas and one from Missouri, make their way through the wild country as pony riders for the mail service. At the same time, a young woman from China holds a powerful man responsible for the death of her father. Law and order was slow to come to the Territory. Justice slower still. There were settlers and squatters, commerce and industry, sheriffs and outlaws amidst unfolding Manifest Destiny.Few knew that a Civil War was coming. Matt Cutugno is the author of four novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past e...

Genre: Fiction, Westerns, History, Americas
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
8 reviews

Battle of Antietam: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Battle of AntietamThe Battle of Antietam was a turning point in the Civil War. In the span of several hours, there would be more loss of American life than in any other battle before or since, leaving one in four of the soldiers who took part either dead or wounded by the end of the day. Inside you will read about...✓ Maryland, My Maryland…✓ McClellan’s Army✓ The Opening Gambit✓ Harper’s Ferry✓ Dunker Church & The Woods✓ The Cornfield✓ Bloody LaneAnd much more!What led to such a disastrous conclusion? And could something positive come from such an appalling massacre? The focus of the war was about to change. So too was how the American people viewed war as a whole....

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 44 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
7 reviews

Death's Confessor: A Civil War Murder Mystery

by Phillip Bryant

A fast paced, gritty, murder mystery through the wilds of territorial New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley where Pueblos, Apache, former Mexican citizens and the US Army collide in a tale of greed and murder. A new civil war mystery series by best selling author Phillip and Jennifer Bryant.

Peter Thomas Smith's days on the post of Fort Craig, New Mexico territory, are spent fighting boredom, keeping cool, and giving the spiritual state of the 5th California Mounted Infantry volunteers a ready ear. As chaplain, he isn't asked to do much in the way of fighting Apaches and there have been no wounded in battle to tend to from fighting Confederates.

He is content to let this state of affairs continue, that is until the Piro scout, Tafoya, brings in a soldier half dead with...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

Brigham's Destroying Angel: Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah

by William Adams Hickman

The controversial memoir Brigham's Destroying Angel caused a huge rift in the Mormon Church upon its release in 1872 and had a powerful effect on the church’s reputation. ‘Wild’ Bill Hickman’s book chronicles his life as a member of the Mormon church and his reputed position as Brigham Young’s hatchet-man. Accused at the time of mass-murder, Hickman shares the details of the horrific crimes he committed, which he controversially claims were ordered by Brigham Young.This new 2017 edition of Brigham’s Destroying Angel includes an introduction and appendix....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Crime, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Sport, Biographies
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by G. John Ikenberry

In this lucid and theoretically sophisticated book, G. John Ikenberry focuses on the oil price shocks of 1973–74 and 1979, which placed extraordinary new burdens on governments worldwide and particularly on that of the United States. Reasons of State examines the response of the United States to these and other challenges and identifies both the capacities of the American state to deal with rapid international political and economic change and the limitations that constrain national policy....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860: A Study in Social Values

by David Brion Davis

Homicide has many social and psychological implications that vary from culture to culture and which change as people accept new ideas concerning guilt, responsibility, and the causes of crime. A study of attitudes toward homicide is therefore a method of examining social values in a specific setting. Homicide in American Fiction, 1798–1860 is the first book to contrast psychological assumptions of imaginative writers with certain social and intellectual currents in an attempt to integrate social attitudes toward such diverse subjects as human evil, moral responsibility, criminal insanity, social causes of crime, dueling, lynching, the "unwritten law" of a husband’s revenge, and capital punishment. In addition to works of literary distinction by Cooper, Hawthorne, Irving, and Poe, among...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

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