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The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion) (History by Country Timeline Book 2)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Chinese History in 50 Events ☆
As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has a vast, rich history. In order to assist with the study of Chinese history, this book has been broken down into a series of straightforward, easy-to-read vignettes.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Great Flood
✓ The Great Wall is begun
✓ The Terra Cotta Army is created
✓ Gunpowder is invented
✓ Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution
✓ Marco Polo travels to China
✓ The Forbidden City is completed
✓ First Opium War
✓ SARS outbreak
And much more!

This book will provide in-depth insights into some of the most important events in Chinese history while providing an overall context within which ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2018 onward  

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by 蓉蓉

奶奶生于1910年, 清朝末年, 经历了差不多一个世纪的风雨飘摇, 千辛万苦, 劫后余生。奶奶的故事比历史书记载的少了政治高调, 多了实景实情, 比名人轶事更接地气, 倾诉了我们几代人家家都有的故事。为纪念奶奶, 纪念我们无声无息的前辈, 为那些生逢乱世不能诉说, 无处诉说的灵魂, 重现历史。...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Asia
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
20 reviews

Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap

by Tony Wheeler

Lonely Planet: #1 Travel publisher in the world* Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap is a reprint of the very first Lonely Planet guide, originally published in 1973. It gives anyone interested in travel a unique insight into how Lonely Planet began and an idea of what it was like to travel overland from Europe to Asia, 40 years ago. Inside Lonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap Introduction to the Lonely Planet story Latest eBooks Discover how far Lonely Planet's books have changed over the last 40 years Country by country get an understanding of what it was like to travel overland in the 70s... ideal for the armchair traveller eBook Features Seamlessly flip between pages Quickly find what you are looking for with search capabilities Use bookmarks to quickly return to a page ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel, Guidebook Series
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2018 onward  

The Demon King: An Ennin Mystery #5 (The Ennin Mysteries)

by Ben Stevens

***THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: SERIES 1 - 3 (FIFTEEN STORIES) now available***Ennin - the 'Sherlock Holmes' of Japan's feudal era - investigates another case, assisted by his faithful servant (and narrator) Kukai.The whole of Japan is threatened by a vicious daimyo ('feudal lord') known as the 'Demon King'.Desperate to try and stop the daimyo's pursuit of power, Ennin takes part in the Demon King's annual martial arts' contest.But it soon becomes obvious that the Demon King desires Ennin's total destruction - however this may be obtained... This story is available as part of THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED STORIES 1-5Other Ennin titles are available.'...I have become a big fan of Ben Stevens. He writes extremely well...' Lloyd Tackitt, bestselling author of A DISTANT EDEN and EDEN'S WARRIORS. (...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A Slave's Tale: An Ennin Mystery #22

by Ben Stevens

***THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: SERIES 1 - 3 (FIFTEEN STORIES) now available (Just $2.99)***Ennin - the 'Sherlock Holmes' of Japan's feudal era - investigates another case, assisted by his faithful servant (and narrator) Kukai.An enigma has washed up, scarred and half-dead, upon the shores of southern Japan -  '...His physique is superb; clearly he is as strong as an ox. He easily stands head and shoulders above most Japanese males. In age, he appears to be still in his early twenties. His teeth are a gleaming white, his skin as black as charcoal. He speaks no known tongue - certainly not Japanese, nor any of the familiar gaijin languages such as Portuguese, Dutch or English. Yet his eyes sparkle with evident intelligence, and he looks frankly and without the least sign of nervousness or fear at ...

Genre: Fiction, History, Africa, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 July 2018 onward  

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Masashi: An Ennin Mystery #68

by Ben Stevens

'Absolutely engaging... There is so much mystery here...' Joanna Daneman (USA), #1 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWEREnnin is about to fight Japan's deadliest swordsman...Drunk on sake, and armed only with a stick of wood...(A story very loosely based upon the life of the legendary ronin, Miyamoto Musashi.)THE ENNIN MYSTERIES: COLLECTED SERIES 1 - 9 (45 Stories)(45 stories available at just $8.99 for a limited period. Well over 1000 'print' pages.)Amazon Reviews for ENNIN'Ben Stevens is a fascinating writer...' Grady Harp, TOP #10 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER'The greatest of Japan's detectives, Ennin, and of course his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai... Full of intrigue, action and excitement... Great escapism...' M. Dowden, TOP #50 HALL OF FAME AMAZON REVIEWER'This excellent rendition of m...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
8 reviews

The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Book One Coming Home

by Claire Youmans

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's Fiction
Size: 180 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Chinese Cultural Activity (Homeworker Helper)

by Jeffrey Skinner and M.D. Jones

This very brief essay was written by Japanese college student, Jeffrey Skinner. Skinner discusses in this essay how Chinese culture seemed very similar to his Japanese culture back home. Skinner wrote this piece for a 100 level introductory Chinese course. Do you want to know the similarities shared by Japan and China? Would you like to know the differences? Read Skinner's newest edition to the Homeworker Helper series!...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 2 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Tao Te Ching The Way of The Power

by Len Losik Ph.D

Tao Te Ching The Way of the Power is referred to as the Laozi and is one of only several ancient Chinese texts that allows us a small window into the minds of the ancient scholars and how they passed their unwanted knowledge and wisdom on to the few that desired to hear it. Unlike the West, the East's culture is one of forgetting the past every 12 years and look to the future. This cultural behavior is one that keeps the people with hope so that their culture survives through catastrophic losses that occurred down thru history in every facet of their society. The East was a great warring region starting with the Hsiung-nu tribesmen that became the Mongols, constant invasions and ruthless slaughter of the Asiain people over many thousands of years providing the motivation for building and e...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

The Zen Primer

by Len Losik Ph.D

The Zen Primer includes the information to decide if Zen (meditation) with the many rituals and ceremonies that increase learning and obtaining results quicker without them would be of value to your self improvement by obtaining a new understanding of the world and its overly complicated life styles and maintain relationships that cause premature aging and premature death and acquire its many benefits by using its introverted style of a self introspection and evaluation process by learning to connect to the world around you, improving self-awareness, self-value, self-worth, self-esteem, a new connectivity with the earth and surroundings as never before. The Zen Primer is a source on Zen and its many benefits to its practitioners, ts origins and evolution in the Asian communities as well as...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 5 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Kong Soo Do: Korea's Way of the Empty Hand Self Defense

by Len Losik PhD

Kong Soo Do The Way of the Empty Hand explains the origin of the only true style of Korean Karate, as taught by Okinawa Master Gichin Funakoshi. Kong Soo Do was one of the most influential post-WW II Korean martial arts styles that would eventually become infused with the many other styles to become Korean Taekwondo. The author includes the path from Chuan Fa to Karate to Taekowndo and the path from training on dirt floors in Korea to Taekwondo as an Olympic sport with chapters on dojang etiquette and the written instructions and drawings to learn all the Kata for promotion from white belt to Black Belt. Included are the instructions for the five Japanese Heien Kata, Nai Hanji So Dan Kata and Bassai Kata, also proper dojo behavior and the Kong Soo Do colored belt rank system. Other topics ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Tang Soo Do Chang Moo Kwan: The Creation and History

by Len Losik PhD

Tang Soo Do Chang Moo Kwan is for the young student as well as the Master Instructor that wants an in-depth understanding of Tang Soo Do's journey from the teaching of Tang Soo Do at the Chang Moo Kwan along with the many other styles of Korea, Japan and China taught there. The author provides the story behind Chang Moo Kwan's creation, evolution and history of the first Korean Kwan created after the Colonial Japanese occupation of Korea ended, World War II ended and the U.S. military removed the colonial Japanese from Korea but Korea was on the brink of yet another war that brought trained and untrained American soldiers and civilians to the Chnag Moo Kwan. The Chang Moo Kwan wasn't the first Kwan allowed to open after the war or the first to use the name Tang Soo Do as one of its styles,...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 158 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Odo Kwan Tang Soo Do Korea's Karate: Korea's Special Forces

by Len Losik Ph.D

Odo Kwan Tang Soo Do Korea's Karate describes the creation, history and evolution of the Korean Kwan by the founder, Grandmaster, Choi, Hong Hi who was ordered by the Korean government to unite the many privately owned martial arts Kwans after world War II so that Korea would have an Olympic martial arts sport. The author describes the Japanese style of Korean Karate Major General Choi taught as a Korean martial art. The Odo Kwan one of Korea's post World War II martial art that would have Major General Choi lose his Ambassadorship position with the Korean government, who created the first international Taekwondo organization required so that Taekwondo could become an Olympic sport. the author described how Brigadier General Choi would and become a threat to the Korean independent governme...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Kwon Bup The Fighting Art of Shaolin Temple

by Len Losik Ph.D

Kwon Bup The Fighting Art of Shaolin Temple explains the creation, history and evolution of the first Asian fighting art practiced at the Shaolin Temple and brought to China from India using the Silk Road as the Buddhist philosophy's emphasis on physical and mental health and as China's first preventive medicine practice that included training in Shaolin Temple Chuan Fa/Kwon Bup for physical and mental health reasons, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and so Buddhism and Kwon Bup swept through the Asian countries providing relief to the old, weak, injured and ill. The author describes the relationship between Shaolin Temple Chuan Fa and Kwon Bup fighting methods and why Kwon Bup became Korea's first fighting method and Kwon Bup's relatio...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Tang Soo Do Book of Hyungs Volume I: The Five Kee Cho and Five Pyung Ahn Hyungs

by Len Losik Ph.D

Tang Soo Do Book of Hyungs Volume I includes both step-by-step written instructions and associated drawings for learning the beginning Kee Cho Hyung Il Bu, Kee Cho Hyung E Bu, Kee Cho Hyung Sum Bu and the new Kee Cho Hyung Sa Bu and Kee Cho Hyung O Bu and the intermediate hyungs Pyung Ahn Cho Dan, Pyung Ahn E Dan, Pyung Ahn Sum Dan, Pyung Ahn Sa Dan, Pyung Ahn O Dan classical Hyungs. Also included is the author's history of Tang Soo Do and the list classical Korean Tang Soo Do Hyungs that were shared among the many Korean Kwans teaching Tang Soo Do after World War II, the relationship between Hyungs and it's animal symbol are discussed, the importance to Tang Soo Do belonging to the early Korean Kwans and the early Kwan leaders. Also included is a table of all the early Kwans and details o...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Sport & Outdoors
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do: The Kwan that Started Korea's Martial Arts

by Len Losik Ph.D

Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and its founder. The Song Moo Kwan was the first Kwan named after the Japanese Shotokan style that is named for the pine trees that surrond Mt. Songshan in China, the home of the first Shaolin Temple whose monks trained daily in Kwon Bup (Kor., Chuan Fa Chinese.) as preventive medicine program developed and spread by the Buddhist monks. Buddhism was brought to China from India using the Silk Road and adopted throughout Asia by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temple where for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Kimono Town Ashikaga

by Tony Roppon

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Genre: History, Asia, Home & Garden, Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Manuel Perez Garcia and Lucio De Sousa

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
27 reviews

Indian Tales

by Rudyard Kipling

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Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 428 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
17 reviews

The History of India in 50 Events: (Indian History - Akbar the Great - East India Company - Taj Mahal - Mahatma Gandhi) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 4)

by Stephan Weaver

Home to the world’s most ancient religions and practices, India is indeed a nation enriched with a fascinating history. The subcontinent has hosted a legion of great empires, monumental battles, religions, cultures, foreign invasions and much besides.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Indus Valley Civilization
✓ The Birth of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
✓ The East Indian Companies
✓ British India
✓ Danish India
✓ Akbar the Great
And much more!

From pre-historic to modern, 50 of the most formative eras of the subcontinent are discussed.
Relating the zenith and nadir of India’s past, this eBook provides crisp and riveting accounts of one of the world’s most ancient nations.
...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 July 2018 onward  

Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 July 2018 onward  

Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

by Victor Maere

How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a divided Korea. And there's a lot that led to that. It wasn't just about the UN and South Korea fighting against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.You will: * Learn what UN soldiers did with Chinese corpses when it got cold. * Understand Japan's role in facilitating the war. * Know the real reason China got into the war despite being very scared of America. * Know why America got stung by und...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 July 2018 onward  

Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hill Gates

Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan’s history, showing how mainland China, Japan, the convulsions of twentieth-century wars, and the East Asian economic expansion interacted in forming Taiwanese urban life. She introduces nine individuals from Taiwan’s three major ethnic groups to tell the stories of their lives in their own words. The narrators include a fortuneteller, a woman laborer, and a retired air force mechanic. A former spirit medium and a janitor are among the others who speak....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
962 reviews

The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Sun Tzu

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.Beyond its military and intelligence ap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
14 reviews

Genghis Khan: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 3)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Genghis Khan ☆
Genghis Khan was the most unlikely of conquerors. An orphan of the Mongolian Steppes, his rise went all but unnoticed by all the great powers around him. His people had been divided and discounted by the Chinese dynasties to his south and completely dismissed by the encroaching Islamic empires to his west.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Mystery of the Steppes
✓ When Warriors Are Made
✓ Rites of Passage
✓ A Battle Against Shamanic Destiny
✓ United They Stand
✓ Throwing Sand at an Empire
✓ Genghis Khan’s Crusade
✓ The Last Days of Genghis Khan

Known as little more than bandits and nomads, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian horde would shake Kings and Emperors to their very core...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2018 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

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.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

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