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The Great Book of North Carolina: The Crazy History of North Carolina with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 9)

by Bill O'Neill

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Genre: History, Reference, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Fun Facts, Children's eBooks
Size: 2.38 mb
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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The Complete Leatherstocking Tales

by James Fenimore Cooper

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Poetry, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 4.54 mb
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Elmore, Brown, Sharpton and Strickland: Families of Pickens County, Alabama

by Dr. Julie Bonner

An American family, immigrating from England, brought to the shores by the Mayflower, divided by the Revolutionary War. Some were patriots, some were Tories. They all came together in Pickens County, Alabama all contributing to the fabric of this country....

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 479 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

by Hourly History

Vikings
The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really?

Inside your will read about...
✓ From the Fury of the Northmen
✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery
✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion
✓ Tidings from the East
✓ The End of the Viking Age
✓ The Vikings Come to Christ
✓ The Second Viking Invasi...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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JOHN F. KENNEDY: DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 37)

by THE HISTORY HOUR

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Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy* * *
“Whooping cough, measles, chicken pox, scarlet fever”
this was the entry written in the little index card made by Rose Kennedy about her sickly second son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was born at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. He was the second son of four boys and five girls born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. He was named after the popular and flamboyant former two-term mayor of Boston, John Francis Fitzgerald, known as Honey Fitz, who was his mother’s father. * * *...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 86 pages
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Rating: 1.50 / 5
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Billy Sing Australia's Deadliest Sniper

by Jeff Dunn

A look back at the military career of William Edward "Billy" Sing, DCM (2 March 1886 – 19 May 1943), a part Chinese Australian soldier who served in the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, best known as a sniper during the Gallipoli Campaign.He took at least 150 confirmed kills during that campaign, and may have had over 200 kills in total. He miraculously survived both the Gallipoli Campaign and the Western Front only to come home to die as a broken and forgotten hero. This is his story....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Top Secrets and Mysteries of Hitler: Unique modern and old world war technology

by Dick W. Kerry

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 57 pages
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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
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The Essential Writings of Philip Schaff

by Philip Schaff

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Essential Writings of Philip Schaff" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents."History of the Christian Church" is an eight volume account of Christian history written by Philip Schaff. In this great work Schaff covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period."The Creeds of Christendom, with a History and Critical Notes" is a three volume set in which Schaff is classifying and explaining many different statements of belief and articles of faith throughout the Christian history. He deals with the history of the creeds, starting with the Ecumenical creeds, and moving to Greek and Roman creeds, then Old Catholic Union creeds, and finally to the Evangelical creeds and Modern Prot...

Genre: History
Size: 11898 pages
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Famous Men of Ancient Times (Illustrated Edition): Virgil, Seneca, Attila, Nero, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Hannibal, Alexander, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Plato, Socrates, Democritus, Pericles, Aesop

by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Ancient
Size: 250 pages
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Hard Tack Journey: 1st hand account of WW2 in North Africa 1942/3: Private Langstaff's illustrated journey through war torn North Africa in 1942-43 with the 51st Highland Division 8th Army.

by Kenneth Langstaff

Private Langstaff's beautifully illustrated journey through war torn North Africa 1942-43. A war diary illustrated by the author.Hard Tack Journey by Pt. Langstaff must succeed in bringing home to anyone in the most vivid way the life of a Private Soldier in the African, Sicilian and Italian campaigns. Major General Sir Miles Graham, KBE, CB, MC Chief Administrative Officer to FM Sir Bernard Montgomery, KG.His story rings true in every line. He does not exaggerate or over-dramatise, but puts down effectively and vividly what he himself saw and did in that long advance from Alamein to Messina. Major-General Douglas E Wimberley, CB, DSO, MC, DL, LLD, former Commander of the 51st Highland Division....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Children's eBooks, History
Size: 175 pages
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Rating: 2.50 / 5
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Gateway to Hell: Vietnam 1968: Thoughts and personal experiences of an infantry soldier

by Coleman Luck

The personal experiences of former Army infantry First Lieutenant George Coleman Luck Jr during his year in Vietnam - 1968...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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The Coming Invasion: Soon there will be an invasion from outer space! How do we know? The answer is in an ancient manuscript!

by Kenneth Edward Barnes

Yes, there will be an invasion from outer space! It will be similar to what one might see on a Star Trek movie but it will be real and on a much grander scale. It will also be in the not too distant future.
How has this information been hidden for so long? What will the world do when it happens? What will these alien beings look like or do to the inhabitants of earth?
The answers lie in the words contained in the manuscript! Not only does this ancient manuscript say there will be an invasion, but it even gives the number of spaceships that will arrive!
Why haven’t you heard about this before? There are several reasons. One is that many have not read this ancient manuscript or they do not understand what they have read. Others dismiss it as just being a collectio...

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 73 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: GLOVER GLENN & Others (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed GLOVER (with 18 queries total), GLENN (15 queries), GLEASON (3 queries), GLISSON (3 queries), or GLIDEWELL (2 queries), as well as GLEAVES, GLIDDON, GLIP, and GLOVES (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, mar...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 39 pages
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Family Genealogy Queries: HOLLEY HOLLINGSWORTH HOLLIS HOLLIMAN & Others (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this brief volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed HOLLEY (HOLLIE) (with 13 queries in total), HOLLINGSWORTH (HOLLINGWORTH, HOLLINSWORTH) (13 queries), HOLLIS (6 queries), HOLLIMAN (HOLLEMAN) (6 queries), HOLLIFIELD (2 queries), HOLLINGER (2 queries), HOLLHOUSER (1 query), or HOLLINHEAD (1 query).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Ty...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 41 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Nationalism

by Rabindranath Tagore

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Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Fiction Classics, History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
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Battles of the Roman Republic - Pyrrhic War, Battle of Cannae and the Battle of Pydna between Rome and Macedon

by Interesting History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Military
Size: Unknown
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Roll On!: The Secret Diaries of Captain T.C. ROBERTS (1st Chindits) Prisoner in Japanese hands 1943 - 1945 (Roll On! The Secret Diaries of Captain T.C. ... Prisoner in Japanese hands 1943 - 1945)

by Thomas Roberts

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 354 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The New Jerusalem: The History of the Middle East

by G. K. Chesterton

The New Jerusalem is a history book written by G. K. Chesterton which deals with the world of the Middle East, and serves as a eulogy on the Middle Ages and the true end of the Roman Empire. Revolving around the central idea of Jerusalem and Zionism, the book gives the basic idea of the Middle East history, offering some insights to its future. Chesterton recognizes the profound differences in approaching the world among groups like Arabs, Jewish people and Western people, and offers some interesting and poetical insights of the Middle East....

Genre: History
Size: 204 pages
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14 Day Tour of Egypt (iC Pocket Travel Guide)

by James Fryer

Egypt is the best destination in the world for those who love ancient history. There is so much of interest that many have dedicated their lives to archaeological projects here. For those of us with more limited time, this book presents a 14 day tour allowing you to enter that fascinating world yourself....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Travel, Africa
Size: 68 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Tramp Alone: What if you were a tramp?

by Frank Pearce

Contained within these pages is the story of a man who deliberately removed himself from society to live alone like a tramp. Living in a tent, travelling around the British Isles, foraging and fishing; that man was me. One day I found a hidden cave which I made my home. Now I feel it's time to share the highlights of my life alone.

(approx 25,000 words)...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, History, World, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 55 pages
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Angels of the Appalachians

by Deanna Edens

Angels of the Appalachians is a fresh and endearing tale, filled with folksy phrases and amusing adages of the South. It's the story of two women who meet in 1980, gray-haired Erma telling her life story to Annie, a young college student living in Charleston, West Virginia. The tale she tells is also of two women, and their adventures beginning in the coalfields of Red Ash, growing up near Thurmond, and eventually finding their way to Charleston in 1915.

Strong mountain women, historical places, faith, and grief are themes explored in this account of a friendship that spans across decades.

You will find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains, relax for a spell, and stumble upon the angels who made West Virginia so gloriously wild...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief, Relationships, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 89 pages
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Enchiridion

by Epictetus

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 1.33 mb
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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A Room of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy....

Genre: History, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Sweet Land of Liberty: Old Times in the Colonies

by Charles Carleton Coffin

"The settlement of our country was the beginning of a new era in human affairs. The people of England, ever since the days of King John, when the barons compelled him to sign the Magna Charta in the meadow of Runnymede, had struggled against tyranny; and when the emigrants sailed across the Atlantic to rear their homes in Virginia and New England, it was the transplanting of liberty to a continent where everything was new, and where the conditions that surrounded them were wholly unlike those of the Old World.This volume is an outline of some of the principal events that transpired during the colonial period of our country, and portrays the ardships and sufferings of those who laid the foundations of a new empire. It will show how the Old World laws, habits, and customs were gradually chan...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 176 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2: Milgram’s Obedience Experiments and the Holocaust

by Nestar Russell

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology
Size: 328 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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THE CHESAPEAKE: Country Cornpone Cornucopia

by Ken Rossignol

A collection of short stories of and about people in and around the Tidewater Chesapeake region - along with a few stories from other regions when the writers travel or deployed overseas. Lots of history and humor and a perfect way to pass time in front of a roaring fire or on a beach or promenade deck. Fans of Readers Digest will enjoy the variety as the authors work hard to enterrain the reader....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 227 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Egyptian Conception of Immortality

by George Andrew Reisner

Of the nations which have contributed to the direct stream of civilization, Egypt and Mesopotamia are at present believed to be the oldest. The chronological dispute as to the relative antiquity of the two countries is of minor importance; for while in Babylonia the historical material is almost entirely inscriptional, in Egypt we know the handicrafts, the weapons, the arts, and, to a certain extent, the religious beliefs of the race up to a period when it was just emerging from the Stone Age. In a word, Egypt presents the most ancient race whose manner of life is known to man. From the beginning of its history that is, from about 4500 B.C. we can trace the development of a religion one of whose most prominent elements was a promise of a life after death. It was still a great religion when...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Vietnam War: Run Through the Jungle

by Tom King

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Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
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From Egypt to Babylon: Reimagining Exodus in the Creation of Biblical Israel

by Ronald Geobey

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Genre: History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 283 pages
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Codename Intrepid: The Spymaster Who Changed World War II (Espionage)

by Ethan Quinn

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History
Size: 91 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Wales: The Most Important People, Places, and Events That Shaped the History of Wales

by Isabel Knowles

History of WalesThis book traces the history of Wales from the earliest historical evidence of human settlements to the 20th century. Basically, its goal is to present a brief introduction to this complex topic. Covering prehistoric hill forts, the Roman influence in Wales, the Norman rule and the way in which it impacted the country, this book will keep you interested enough to go through each page. Essentially, the origins and evolution of the Welsh nation represent a topic of major interest to anyone passionate about the history of this country. That’s mainly because the individuality of Wales endured even when faced with external influences. Download this book right now....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism

by Richard S. Weiss

The Emergence of Modern Hinduism argues for the importance of regional, vernacular innovation in processes of Hindu modernization. Scholars usually trace the emergence of modern Hinduism to cosmopolitan reform movements, producing accounts that overemphasize the centrality of elite religion and the influence of Western ideas and models. In this study, the author considers religious change on the margins of colonialism by looking at an important local figure, the Tamil Shaiva poet and mystic Ramalinga Swami (1823–1874). Weiss narrates a history of Hindu modernization that demonstrates the transformative role of Hindu ideas, models, and institutions, making this text essential for scholarly audiences of South Asian history, religious studies, Hindu studies, and South Asian studies.Learn m...

Genre: History, Asia, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 222 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Campaigns of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and of Forrest's Cavalry

by General Thomas Jordan and J. P. Pryor

"We are aware of the belief obtaining among the Southern people that the time has not yet come for the publication ofhistories or memoirs of the more prominent operations of Confederate commanders and officers...We are conscious, moreover,how impossible it were so to write the annals we here present, as to steer clear of giving pain to some, umbrage to others,dissatisfaction also, and some grounds for disputation and criticism.However, we are of those who believe it to be essential to the truth of history, that the Confederate story of the warshould be told without delay — told with all possible fullness and unreserve..."T. J....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 471 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Making London Large

by Garry Robson

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 94 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today

by Alison Weir

The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today by historian Alison Weir is an e-short and companion piece to the Sunday Times bestseller Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, the second novel in the spellbinding series about Henry VIII's queens. Jo, historian and long-term admirer of Anne Boleyn, takes a group on a guided tour of the Tower of London, to walk in the shoes of her Tudor heroine. But as she becomes enthralled by the historical accuracy of her tour guide and the dramatic setting that she has come to love, something spectral is lurking in the shadows . . . Contains first chapters of Sunday Times bestsellers Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, as well as the upcoming Six Tudor Queens novel about Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen. SIX TUDO...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, UK
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Rating: 2.40 / 5
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Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

by Patrick Auerbach

The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other.

The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.

This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Churchill and Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Franklin and Winston

by Captivating History

Explore the Lives and Relationship of Two Great Leaders: Churchill and RooseveltFree History BONUS Inside!Two captivating manuscripts in one book:Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. ChurchillFranklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDRAny general biography of Churchill and Roosevelt will provide an overview of their greatest achievements, but Winston and Franklin had other goals and desires that are often ignored and forgotten. What were they? They both had a family—a childhood and children of their own—and a phenomenal political career. This book will examine their relationship as well as their individual lives.Some of the topics covered in the first manuscript on Winston Churchill include:Churchill’s Personal LifeHis Mental HealthChildhood...

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 174 pages
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DEATH IS HIS NAME: Death is coming and he is about to launch an attack on the entire world?

by KENNETH EDWARD BARNES

The title of this book sounds grim. It is indeed, for the Grim Reaper is already stalking the earth. No this book is not a work of fiction, but based on fact. Death is like an ominous dark shadow that has been here among us for centuries. Now, in the not too distant future, he will launch and all-out attack on all the inhabitants of our planet! How do I know? That is why I am writing this book. I have information that will astound you!
It is true that Death has killed many in the past but he is about to unleash an all-out war on humanity. He is about to take more lives than the world has seen since the days of the mass extinction during the time of the dinosaurs!
He is already prowling the world and taking many lives, but so far, he has been killing small numbers of peo...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 84 pages
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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
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Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

by Samantha Lomb

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these competing claims, but rather focuses on the six-month long popular discussion of the draft Constitution, which preceded its formal adoption in December 1936. Drawing on rich archival sources, this book uses the discussion of the draft 1936 Constitution to examine discourse between the central state leadership and citizens about the new Soviet social contract, which delineated the roles the state and citizens should play in developing socialism. For the central leadership, mobilizing its citizen...

Genre: History, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 190 pages
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Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

by Kate McDonald

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.Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 231 pages
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Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace

by Lowell Dittmer

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. China’s relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island’s autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT’s insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China—and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 284 pages
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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
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The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

by William M. Wiecek

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has popular origins and was not the exclusive creation of a caste of lawyers. In offering a sophisticated examination of both sides of the argument about slavery, he not only discusses court cases and statutes, but also considers a broad range of "extrajudicial" thought—political speeches and pamphlets, legislative debates and arg...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Madame Bovary on Trial

by Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert’s correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them....

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 224 pages
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Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe.  The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation
Size: 520 pages
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January (1776 Season 1 Episode 1)

by Sid Moody

A failed corset-maker, fired from his second career as a tax collector, Thomas Paine could never seem to do anything right—until he published Common Sense a pamphlet that would become the first ‘call to action’ in the American Revolution. Former bookseller Henry Knox, stout and strong at the age of 26, drags 59 cannons over ice and snow from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights resulting in the British sailing away from six years’ occupation of Boston.This is the first episode of 1776: The World Turned Upside Down, a 12-episode serial from Serial Box in partnership with The Associated Press.They were farmers and accountants, high-school dropouts and part-time soldiers, successful merchants and failed corset makers. Yet together they stood together and fought the greatest empire the...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Coming to Terms with Superdiversity: The Case of Rotterdam (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Peter Scholten

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Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 241 pages
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Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain (Material Culture and Modern Conflict)

by Gabriel Moshenska

How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope with the fears and upheavals of wartime, with families divided and familiar landscapes lost or transformed, children reimagined and reshaped these material traces of conflict into toys, treasures and playgrounds. This study of the material worlds of wartime childhood offers a unique viewpoint into an extraordinary period in history with powerful resonances across global conflicts into the present day....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, World
Size: 198 pages
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The Hitler Conspiracies: The True Story of Operation Valkyrie - The Plot to Kill Adolf Hitler (World War 2 History)

by The History Journals

Do you want to learn more about World War II, but don’t have time to read huge, long books? Then let The History Journals take you on an hourly history tour of the different facets of the war. In this edition, learn about the plot to kill Adolf Hitler dubbed Operation Valkyrie.When Adolf Hitler stormed to power in Germany, during the 1930s, he experienced little opposition for his plans to re-build his adopted homeland, after the restraints put upon the country and the reparations they were forced to pay to the victorious Allies, in the aftermath of the First World War. Nevertheless, it may come as a surprise to discover that as early as 1938, even before the outbreak of World War II, conspiratorial groups had developed within the German army, with the objective of actually preventing Hi...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific)

by Roald Maliangkay

Broken Voices is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. Folksongs and other music traditions continue to be prominent in South Korea, which today is better known for its technological prowess and the Korean Wave of popular entertainment. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong Arirang, commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a nationa...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 dist...

Genre: History, Asia, World, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 336 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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A Short History of Russia

by Mary Platt Parmele

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond....

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Ancient History: History of Ancient Civilisations. Norse Mythology, Greek Mythology, and Ancient Rome

by Patrick Auerbach

3 ManuscriptsNorse MythologyIn this book you will find information, about Norse Mythology. Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology, is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.Most of the knowledge used to create this book, is from the Icelandic historian and poet, Snorri Sturluson, who has written The Prose Edda around the year 1200.The Norse gods and goddesses were loved by the Vikings. The Vikings came mainly from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Greenland.Greek MythologyGreek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, an...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 165 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The True Story of Saint Valentine of Terni, Italy

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracián

Baroque philosopher Balthasar Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom consists of three hundred maxims spanning a wide range of topics relating to all aspects of life and human behavior. Gracian was a Spanish Jesuit Priest whose sermons and writings were disapproved of by his superiors. Admired by Schopenhauer and Nietzsche for the depth and subtlety of his observations, Gracian’s collection of pithy insights deserves place alongside similar classic manuals of self-improvement from antiquity like the Enchiridion of Epictetus and Seneca’s Letters....

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Reference, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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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
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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The Peppercorn Tree

by Jill Lovett

The Peppercorn Tree traces Jill Lovett's autobiographical memoir of growing up in a Sydney Australia suburb in the 1940's and 1950's. She has used the analogy of a hardy Peppercorn tree which survived in her childhood backyard, symbolising for her the endurance of suburban 'battlers' struggling to achieve purpose and hope within a somewhat barren environment..It reveals a very different world of post Second World War frugality, British style education, no television or computers; a time when children largely created their own entertainment, were expected to conform and obey all authority figures and accept limitation in terms of their personal development and dreams.The final chapters reveal how Jill's childhood impacted on her later life as a mother of six children, a victim of a difficu...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 251 pages
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