Daily Free Books
Free eBook Filters

Keyword(s)

Content
Genres
Settings
Save These Filter Settings

All of the filters are bookmarkable too, so you can also bookmark any page and the filter settings will be kept when you return to the bookmark

Subscribe to get free eBooks every day

Free Kindle eBooks | Europe |

Showing Free eBook 1-30 of 86
  1 2 3  Next

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

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...
...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

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.
...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
79 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
3 reviews

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Poverty, Science & Maths
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, International, War & Peace
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Werewolves: the Definitive Guide: Werewolf History, Fiction, Mythology, and Stories

by S. Baring-Gould and Elliott O'Donnell

If you are looking for a definitive guide to werewolves, this is it. This is the product of years of research, with two of the best known werewolf authors of history contributing to this compilation. Two books in one: "Book of Werewolves" and "Werewolves." Learn all about werewolf mythology, the history of werewolves, and the lore behind becoming a werewolf.

- Discover the origin of werewolves in Germany, Scandinavia, Scotland, Britain, Finland, and more
- Learn the mythology behind werewolves
- Read of actual court trials in history concerning werewolves
- Several short stories are included concerning werewolves
- Contains a fully active table of contents!...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

by Eugene Berger and George Israel

Contents: PrehistoryEarly Middle Eastern and Northeast African CivilizationsAncient and Early Medieval IndiaChina and East Asia to the Ming DynastyThe Greek World from the Bronze Age to the Roman ConquestThe Roman World from 753 BCE to 500 CEWestern Europe and Byzantium circa 500 - 1000 CEIslam to the MamluksAfrican History to 1500The AmericasCentral AsiaWestern Europe and Byzantium circa 1000 - 1500 CE...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.90 / 5
11 reviews

Glory Hunter *** Number 1 Book ***

by Brian Darling

...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Football
Size: 250 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

World War II Stalingrad: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Battle of Stalingrad* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Battle of Stalingrad, perceived by historians as the most important battle of World War II and regarded by Russians as the most significant battle in their country’s history, cannot be viewed solely as a military engagement between two powerful, long-time foes. The Soviet Union, which had climbed to power from the shambles of the 1917 Revolution that saw communism overthrow the czar, and Germany, which had risen from the ashes of World War I’s Treaty of Versailles, certainly had a complicated history. Stalingrad was a battle between the Allies and the Axis Powers; it was a struggle between the Soviet Union and Germany for vic...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe: the Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

by Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation....

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich

by Grigorii Karpovich Kotoshikhin and Marshall Poe

First English edition of “On Russia in the Reign of Aleksei Mikhailovich”, the only native source that describes the character of the seventeenth-century Russian state and society. It offers a unique and detailed picture of the nature of Russian “autocracy”, life at the tsar’s court, social mores of the nobles and commoners, military affairs, diplomatic relations, etc.. The book is a veritable ethnographic encyclopedia of early Russian life....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
2 reviews

World War 2 History: Eyewitness Accounts: Crimes Of The German FBK & SS

by William Myron Price

Eyewitness Accounts: Crimes Of The German FBK & SS…Claim Your FREE Bonuses After the Conclusion!When Heinrich Himmler was appointed as its fourth leader in 1929, the SS consisted of less than three hundred volunteers whose job was to protect Nazi Party speakers. The SS was so short of cash that its members had to provide their own uniforms and fund their own meetings and transport. By the end of World War Two, just sixteen years later, more than one million men had served in the combat arm of the SS alone and the SS controlled almost every aspect of life in Germany and in the occupied parts of Europe and Russia. Members of the SS ran Concentration and Death Camps where millions were murdered. SS combat troops massacred prisoners of war and civilians and SS doctors conducted some of the m...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 169 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
12 reviews

The Renaissance: A History From Beginning to End (Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Theresa of Avila, William Shakespeare, Martin Luther, Johannes Gutenberg)

by Hourly History

☆ The Renaissance ☆
During the Middle Ages, the nations of Europe forged new identities that moved them away from the lost glory of the Roman Empire into their own ethnicity. The experience of maturation was often clumsy and out of step, an evolutionary process that saw the nation's developing at their own pace as they struggled to replace the protection of Rome with their own home-grown strength. What the nations, once they were ready to be described in that manner, did have was the Roman Catholic Church, which defined itself as the spiritual protector of Christian believers. But the dutiful Christians of the Middle Ages who sought orthodoxy and for the most part obeyed the papal rules underwent a change when the Middle Ages ended. The Renaissance, or rebirth, was a period of ti...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Scottish Golfer: An Ennin Mystery #44

by Ben Stevens

The AMAZON US #1 Bestseller - The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Stories 1-5 (2014/11/29)The priest of a Chinese Zen temple discovers an appalling act of desecration...Meanwhile, an amiable group of Scottish sailors introduce Ennin to the pleasures of golf and whiskey...Surely nothing can connect these two things together...?This is the 44th Ennin Mystery.NOW AVAILABLE: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 5 (25 Stories) MEGAPACKAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline'Atmosphere, poetry and menace...' ThisandThat'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick'An excellent Japanese detective seri...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Sport, Golf
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Danna Agmon

...

Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
28 reviews

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History

by Karen Maitland

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, makes for compulsive reading that will captivate true crime readers and fans of C.J. Sansom and Kate Mosse. 'Imaginative, hideous, irresistible' Sunday Telegraph'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can understand, however twisted, but a child who kills often does it simply because they discover they can - and no one is stopping them.'Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages, has created possibly some of the most wicked children in fiction. From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch, they revel in manipulating the world around them - and those...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

No More Parades (Volume 2 of the tetralogy Parade's End)

by Madox, Ford,Ford

...

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
37 reviews

Push Not the River (The Poland Trilogy Book 1)

by James Conroyd Martin

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil as the country's once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.

With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, life and death. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna's new guardian who soon comes to personify Poland's courage and spirit, can't protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 556 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' in...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Charismatic Christianity in Finland, Norway, and Sweden: Case Studies in Historical and Contemporary Developments (Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities)

by Jessica Moberg and Jane Skjoldli

This is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThe history of Charismatic Christianity in the Nordic countries reaches as far back as Pentecostalism itself. The bounds of these categories remain a topic of discussion, but Nordic countries have played a vital role in developing this rapidly spreading form of world-wide Christianity.  Until now, research on global Charismatic Christianity has largely overlooked the region. This book addresses and analyzes its historical and contemporary trajectories in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Through a selection of cases written by Nordic scholars from various disciplines, it demonstrates historical and contemporary diversity as well as interconnections between local, national, and global currents. Highlighting change and continuity, the anthology reveal...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies and Francesca Matteoni

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
42 reviews

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

by Mark Tanner

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.

Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert’s letters paint a deeply moving portrait of a remarkable young man. Bright, optimistic and exuberant, his gentle character shines through ever word.

Along with an introduction to Wilbert's life, the letters are accompanied by extensive, meticulously researched notes which are just a simple click away. They are there to add detail, context and colour for the reader who wants to understand more about particular aspects of the war. They include not just comments on militar...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 95 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward  

  1 2 3  Next
Back To Top ^