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The Story of Human Developement: Humanity's Greatest Technological Discoveries and How They've Negatively Impacted Our Everyday Lives

by Paxton Arbital

Genre: History, World
Size: 4.52 mb
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Black Death

by Francis Gasquet

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 310 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Real Time Titanic: The Book

by Jennifer Johnstone

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.22 mb
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lives and Works of the Most Influential Modern Architects

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, World
Size: 24.03 mb
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

History of India: A History In 50 Events

by Hourly History

Genre: History, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.40 mb
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Protocols: Part I. Before the War

by Rob Carr

Genre: History, World
Size: 597 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

by Guy Gibson

A definitive new edition of a classic memoir, published in association with the RAF Museum, complete with more than 100 photographs and notes from leading historians.Guy Gibson was the leader of the famous Dambusters raid and Enemy Coast Ahead is a vivid, honest account, widely regarded as one of the best books on World War II. It is also an insider's account that sets down in clear, honest detail the challenges that the RAF faced in the war against Germany’s Luftwaffe.Tragically, Gibson died in September 1944, when his Mosquito crashed near Steenbergen in the Netherlands. He was aged just 26. This new book has been published to mark the 75th anniversary of his death and includes an introduction by James Holland, a historian and broadcaster; notes by Dr Robert Owen, the Official Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association and many images that have never been published before.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 536 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Long Time Walk On Water (Vol.1)

by Joan Barbara Simon

A black woman and single mum, starting over. A white man who wants something more. Will they take a chance on each other? Everyting gonna be alright?London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world.Jack’s life is full of disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his town, or even his wife. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks.When Jack meets Rose at a bus stop, a new and unexpected future unfolds…If you like rich settings and realistic characters: Long Time Walk on Water. This captivating multicultural historical novel with its splash of something quite unique, its touch of romance, reggae style, will win your heart forever. Told with pride, poise, humour and grace, this modern classic by Joan Barbara Simon, literary terrorist, will have you shouting about if from the rooftops!‘Rich, complex and beautifully written. It is something unlike anything I've read before and yet it's recognisable and resonant because all of life is in it. An absorbing and affecting read.’ (online reviewer)‘Beautifully crafted (...) will leave the reader as changed as Simon’s characters. Highly, highly recommended.’ (Dan Holloway)

Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction, History, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 300 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

THE CHESAPEAKE: Tidewater Sagas

by Ken Rossignol

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sea Adventures, History, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 401 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

The Great Events of World History - Volume 1

by Rossiter Johnson

There are three different lines along which we have succeeded in securing some knowledge of these our distant ancestors, three telephones from the past, over which they send to us confused and feeble murmurings, whose fascination makes only more maddening the vagueness of their speech.First, we have the picture-writings, whether of Central America, of Egypt, of Babylonia, or of other lands. These when translatable bring us nearest of all to the heart of the great past. It is the mind, the thought, the spoken word, of man that is most intimately he; not his face, nor his figure, nor his clothes. Unfortunately, the translation of these writings is no easy task. Those of Central America are still an unsolved riddle. Those of Babylon have been slowly pieced together like a puzzle, a puzzle to which the learned world has given its most able thought. Yet they are not fully understood. In Egypt we have had the luck to stumble on a clew, the Rosetta Stone, which makes the ancient writing fairly clear.Where this mode of communication fails, we turn to another which carries us even farther into the past. The records which have been less intentionally preserved, not only the buildings themselves, but their decorations, the personal ornaments of men, idols, coins, every imaginable fragment, chance escaped from the maw of time, has its own story for our reading. In Egypt we have found deep-hidden, secret tombs, and, intruding on their many centuries of silence, have reaped rich harvests of knowledge from the garnered wealth. In Babylonia the rank vegetation had covered whole cities underneath green hillocks, and preserved them till our modern curiosity delved them out. To-day, he who wills, may walk amid the halls of Sennacherib, may tread the streets whence Abraham fled, ay, he may gaze upon the handiwork of men who lived perhaps as far before Abraham as we ourselves do after him.Nor are our means of penetrating the past even thus exhausted. A third chain yet more subtle and more marvellous has been found to link us to an ancestry immeasurably remote. This unbroken chain consists of the words from our own mouths. We speak as our fathers spoke; and they did but follow the generations before. Occasional pronunciations have altered, new words have been added, and old ones forgotten; but some basal sounds of names, some root-thoughts of the heart, have proved as immutable as the superficial elegancies are changeful. "Father" and "mother" mean what they have meant for uncounted ages.Comparative philology, the science which compares one language with another to note the points of similarity between them, has discovered that many of these root-sounds are alike in almost all the varied tongues of Europe. The resemblance is too common to be the result of coincidence, too deep-seated to be accounted for by mere communication between the nations. We have gotten far beyond the possibility of such explanations; and science says now with positive confidence that there must have been a time when all these nations were but one, that their languages are all but variations of the tongue their distant ancestors once held in common...

Genre: History, Ancient, World, Nonfiction
Size: 420 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination (Islamic Humanities Book 2)

by Tony K. Stewart

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org.  There is a vast body of imaginal literature in Bengali that introduces fictional Sufi saints into the complex mythological world of Hindu gods and goddesses. Dating to the sixteenth century, the stories—pir katha—are still widely read and performed today. The events that play out rival the fabulations of the Arabian Nights, which has led them to be dismissed as simplistic folktales, yet the work of these stories is profound: they provide fascinating insight into how Islam habituated itself into the cultural life of the Bangla-speaking world. In Witness to Marvels, Tony K. Stewart unearths the dazzling tales of Sufi saints to signal a bold new perspective on the subtle ways Islam assumed its distinctive form in Bengal.

Genre: History, Asia, World, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 336 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

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

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 352 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam

by Steven R. Stotelmyer

The importance of Robert E. Lee’s first movement north of the Potomac River in September 1862 is difficult to overstate. After his string of successes in Virginia, a decisive Confederate victory in Maryland or Pennsylvania may well have spun the war in an entirely different direction. Why he and his Virginia army did not find success across the Potomac was due in large measure to the generalship of George B. McClellan, as Steven Stotelmyer ably demonstrates in Too Useful to Sacrifice: Reconsidering George B. McClellan’s Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam.Although typecast as the slow and overly cautious general who allowed Lee’s battered army to escape, in fact, argues Stotelmyer, General McClellan deserves significant credit for defeating and turning back the South’s most able general. He does so through five comprehensive chapters, each dedicated to a specific major issue of the campaign:Fallacies Regarding the Lost OrdersAll the Injury Possible: The Day between South Mountain and AntietamAntietam: The Sequel to South MountainGeneral John Pope at Antietam and the Politics behind the Myth of the Unused ReservesSupplies and Demands: The Demise of General George B. McClellanWas McClellan’s response to the discovery of Lee’s Lost Orders really as slow and inept as we have been led to believe? Although routinely dismissed as a small prelude to the main event at Antietam, was the fighting on South Mountain the real Confederate high tide in Maryland? Is the criticism leveled against McClellan for not rapidly pursuing Lee’s army after the victory on South Mountain warranted? Did McClellan fail to make good use of his reserves in the bloody fighting on September 17? Finally, what is the real story behind McClellan’s apparent “failure” to pursue the defeated Confederate army after Antietam, which triggered President Lincoln’s frustration with him and resulted in his removal?Utilizing extensive primary documents and with a keen appreciation for the infrastructure of the nineteenth century Maryland terrain, Stotelmyer deeply explores these long-held beliefs, revealing that often the influence of political considerations dictated military decision-making, and the deliberate actions of the Lincoln Administration behind McClellan’s back resulted in bringing about many of the general’s supposed shortcomings. As readers will soon discover, Lincoln did not need to continue searching for a capable commander; he already had one.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, World
Size: 336 pages
Free download for Kindle from 09 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth: Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Richard T. Ashcroft

Genre: History, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 305 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
13 reviews

A Dance to Eternity: Story of Love and Honor 1st Lieutenant Dexter Bowker World War II Letters and Memoir Excerpts 29th Infantry Division Combat Officer

by Margaret Ellen Johnson

1st Lieutenant Dexter Bowker and his wife Margaret were true soul mates and just beginning their married life when on December 7, 1941 their lives were turned upside down. Called up in January 1942, Dexter shipped to England in November 1943, leaving behind his beloved wife, a young son and an unborn daughter.
He was assigned to the elite 29th Infantry Division, 224th Field Artillery Battalion. Serving as a Liaison Officer, Forward Observer and Survey Officer Lt. Bowker was always at the front of the battle lines from D-Day until the meet-up with the Russians in March 1945. He fought with courage and distinction and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.

Dexter's letters are beautifully written and very detailed about his surroundings and military activities. A man of great wit, he even injects humor into some of the situations in which he finds himself. Above all, Dexter's great love for Margaret comes through in each of his letters. Knowing that she is waiting for him keeps him moving forward through the worst of times.

His memoir excerpts eloquently and dramatically put the reader directly into combat training and then in the midst of the actual battles, expressing Dexter's emotions and thoughts about his life in the middle of the most horrific war in history. They are often heartbreaking as the gritty details of the 29th Division's race across Europe are vividly described.

"In the darkness we slowly inched our way up the path leading out of the beach to Vierville, and I noticed that it was lined with stacked bodies of soldiers awaiting burial. I smelled death for the first time, and there would be much more of it in the coming months. As I grieved silently for those courageous young men and boys who had given their all so that others could live, I saw clearly the meaning of "Greater love hath no man..." The sensing of total violence that pervaded the atmosphere, the deeply felt awareness of the magnitude of events that had just taken place were so shocking that everyone spoke in whispers, and not for reasons of security. We were literally overwhelmed, and I have never been the same person since that initial exposure to raw death and violence."

A DANCE TO ETERNITY is a beautiful love story, an exciting war story and a true representation of a generation like no other.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 305 pages
Free download for Kindle from 04 February 2020 onward  

The Voyages of Captain Scott: Accounts of "The Discovery" & "The Terra Nova" Antarctic Expeditions

by Charles Turley

Genre: History, World
Size: 314 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
19 reviews

Neptune's Trident: Spices and Slaves 1500-1807 (A History of the British Merchant Navy)

by Richard Woodman

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 456 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

The Long Nineteenth Century: History of Europe: 1789-1918

by Charles Downer Hazen

Genre: History, World
Size: 629 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
Free download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Miracle on Corporation Street: The Incredible Story of the IRA Bombing of Manchester (DCI Miller Book 1)

by Steven Suttie

Genre: History, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 326 pages
Free download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward  

Europe in the 19th Century

by C. A. Fyffe

On the morning of the 19th of April, 1792, after weeks of stormy agitation in Paris, the Ministers of Louis XVI. brought down a letter from the King to the Legislative Assembly of France. The letter was brief but significant. It announced that the King intended to appear in the Hall of Assembly at noon on the following day. Though the letter did not disclose the object of the King's visit, it was known that Louis had given way to the pressure of his Ministry and the national cry for war, and that a declaration of war against Austria was the measure which the King was about to propose in person to the Assembly. On the morrow the public thronged the hall; the Assembly broke off its debate at midday in order to be in readiness for the King. Louis entered the hall in the midst of deep silence, and seated himself beside the President in the chair which was now substituted for the throne of France...

Genre: History, Military, World
Size: 1129 pages
Free download for Kindle from 01 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
8 reviews

A Rooftop Above Reality: A Katrina Story

by Jared Andrukanis

Reality can be stranger than fiction. For a few days during and after Hurricane Katrina, some close friends and two very patient dogs spent some quality time together after the levees broke and stranded them in a freshly flooded New Orleans. This is their story. The dogs story, too.

A Rooftop Above Reality is not necessarily a sad story, or at least it certainly isn't intended to be, but is simply a day to day of what went down on a very strange week in that very stormy summer. Plain and simple. As far as Katrina evacuees go, they were not the people the country saw stranded on rooftops during the media barrage after the hurricane made landfall. The people the world saw as victims. It's a group of real people in an unreal scenario, doing their best to get by, and figuring it out as they went along.

A Rooftop Above Reality takes the reader on an exclusive and personal walk through New Orleans during one of the most costly natural disasters in the history of the world.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 313 pages
Free download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward  

The Battle of Kilsyth 15 August 1645: Montrose, Baillie & the Keys to Scotland

by Hugh Harkins

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 1.15 mb
Free download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward  

The Thirteenth Century

by James Walsh

The object of the book is to interpret, in terms that will be readily intelligible to this generation, the life and concerns of the people of a century who, to the author's mind, have done more for human progress than those of any like period in human history. There are few whose eyes are now holden as they used to be, as to the surpassing place in the history of culture of the last three centuries of the Middle Ages. Personally the author is convinced, however, that only a beginning of proper appreciation has come as yet, and he feels that the solution of many problems that are vexing the modern world, especially in the social order, are to be found in these much misunderstood ages, and above all in that culmination of medieval progress the period from 1200 to 1300...

Genre: History, Europe, World
Size: 478 pages
Free download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward  

The Age of the Great Powers

by H. G. Wells

Genre: History, World
Size: 364 pages
Free download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 4.45 mb
Free download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

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