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The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Abuʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Poetry, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 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: 4.40 / 5
12 reviews

Dispatches: Stories from War Zones, Police States and Other Hellholes

by Michael J. Totten

Prize-winning author and award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten returns with a riveting tour of some of the worst places on earth in the early 21st century.From crumbling Havana, Cuba—still stubbornly communist decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall—to a comparatively upscale Hanoi, Vietnam, still struggling to free itself from Chinese-style authoritarian rule. From a nightmarish Libya under the deranged Moammar Qaddafi, to an exhausted, polarized and increasingly fanatical Egypt before the Arab Spring finally ripped the region to pieces. From the Lebanese border during the devasting war between Israel and Hezbollah, to Iraq in the grips of an insurgency mounted by the murderous precursor to ISIS. Partly a collection of Totten’s best previously published work, Dispa...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
6 reviews

Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology

by Stephan Weaver

△Egyptian Mythology△
The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Osiris
✓ Anubis
✓ Isis
✓ Ra
✓ Maat
✓ Hathor
✓ Wadjet
✓ Nefertum
And many more!

A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that pe...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
18 reviews

Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Sumerians
A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

Inside you will read about...
✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our Wor...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
62 reviews

Stone Cold Bad: An Alpha Bad Boy Romance (Stone Brothers Book 1)

by Tess Oliver and Anna Hart

New York Times Bestselling Author Tess Oliver and Anna Hart have teamed up to bring you the sexiest, baddest bad boy around in the first Stone Brothers novel--Stone Cold Bad JadeHe was definitely trouble, and the worst kind of trouble because he was wrapped up in an incredible package of muscles, ink and heartbreak. A guy like him was the last thing I needed now. A guy like Colt Stone was the last thing I ever needed.ColtEmotion, feelings and, hell, even love had been turned off in all of us Stone brothers long ago. Then Jade landed in my life. It was the last thing I ever wanted, to feel this way about someone. Attachments like this were only followed by heartbreak, and I wasn't into heartbreak. I wasn't into f*cking attachments. Bad boy Colt Stone has a notorious reputation for being a ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Business Life, Careers, Finance, Reference, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Computing, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Fiction, Sea Adventures, War, Westerns, Food & Drink, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Natural Foods, Regional & International, Special Occasions, Vegetables & Vegeta
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin and Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

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. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At 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. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
63 reviews

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Crusades
Much has been written and much has been omitted when it comes to the Crusades; especially in modern parlance. Many talking heads in recent times have conjured up the specter of the Crusades as if it should be a source of great shame and disgust for Western Civilization. And with even President Obama drawing odd parallels in light of the beheadings of ISIS; many are wondering once again what all of this “Crusades talk” is all about.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Backing Up Byzantium
✓ All Out Holy War
✓ The Kingdom of Heaven
✓ The King’s Crusade
✓ The Self-Defeating Crusade
✓ The Final Crusades
✓ The Post-Crusade World

The Crusades took place over a thousand years ago, and yet we cu...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
11 reviews

Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)

by Aisha Bilal

Kindle Bestseller
*History
*Biographies & Memoirs

Overview:
If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)

In this volume you can read about the following:

Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.

Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the g...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 76 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2018 onward  

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