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Rating: 5.00 / 5
10 reviews

The Good Will Son

by David S Libbey

The Good Will Son is a memoir by the son of two orphans from the Good Will Home in Hinckley, Maine. David’s father, deeply affected by his experience as a Marine in WWII, was excessively passive and introspective. His mother – molested as a child by her alcoholic father – found religion and carried her faith to extremes. David moved from a life with a religious fanatic to hell as an Army enlisted man in Vietnam. When he returned from war, he returned to an ungrateful nation. He found comfort among the hospitable people of the South while attending college in Memphis. After college, he joined the Marine Corps and became a helicopter pilot – eventually flying President Reagan in Marine One and commanding a helicopter training squadron. This memoir contains forty-four stories that cover David Libbey’s life from his early days living in a barn with sheep and chickens to his later years flying the President of the United States and beyond. These stories touch on some tragic events and loss of friends that occurred while he was in the Army and Marine Corps. They also tell of friends, loved ones, and interesting relatives who changed the course of David’s life. The Good Will Son is a mosaic of adventure, love, loss, heartbreak and recovery with a humorous ending.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Professionals & Academics
Size: 151 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Eight, True, Short Stories of Daring Slave Escapes: Tales From the Underground Railroad

by Julie McDonald

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

BUNKER 1945 - The Last Ten Days of ADOLF HITLER

by Christian Shakespeare

In 1923 during the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler threatened to blow his brains out. Twenty-two years later, he did. April 1945 – Berlin. The world had been at war for more than five-and-a-half years – approximately seventy million people were dead across the globe. The epicentre of the twelve-year-old Third Reich was now surrounded, enveloped by bitter Soviet forces hardened by Nazi barbarity in the east over the last four years. As the buildings were blasted into rubble, pounded by Russian guns and bombs, before their troops and tanks, Hitler was hunkered down in his last headquarters – the dark and damp bunker under the Reich Chancellery. As the Third Reich began to crumble as fast as the city’s buildings, what was the state of mind of the tyrant? Only his closest and fanatical allies saw the collapse, none more so than Hitler’s servants, Otto Gunsche and Heinz Linge – two individuals which witnessed the final act of their regime. An act tinged over the last ten days in late April with selfish betrayal, increasingly forlorn hope, pleas, desperation and eventually suicide. As the Soviets closed in with impending vigour, in the concrete tomb below ground and under the thunderous booms of the petrifying battle for Berlin, the mind of the dictator disintegrated into drugs, delusion and a determination to die. Not by the enemy bullet but one of his own. This is the story of the people who held a unique place in world history – the ones who were there when the nightmare of Nazism and the horrors which accompanied it was finally banished as a dark chapter in the story of the human race.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 180 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Ragnar Lothbrok: Viking Warrior (Viking Warriors Book 1)

by University Press

University Press returns with another short and captivating portrait of one of history’s most compelling figures, Ragnar Lothbrok.Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary Viking. A warrior king whose exploits in battle won him the fierce loyalty of his people (and the name “Shaggy-Breeches”), he and his armies sowed terror as they invaded their way across 9th-century Europe.The story of Ragnar Lothbrok’s life emerges from the misty depths of the early Middle Ages in the form of a rich oral tradition of Norse legend. He may be remembered for plundering cities, but upon his death he left behind new trade routes throughout Europe and many sons who would carry on their father’s traditions.This short book tells the intensely human story of a man who changed the world in a way that no one else could.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People
Size: 39 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

The Chronicals Of The May Family

by Judy Allen

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs
Size: 685 kb
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
51 reviews

Alexander Hamilton

by Charles Conant

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 152 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
22 reviews

Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Fascinating Life of Alexander HamiltonFree History BONUS Inside!Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponents and eventually led to the duel that cost him his life.It was an extraordinary life, made more extraordinary by Hamilton's origins. He was an outsider, an immigrant from the Caribbean who arrived in New York to make a new life for himself. In doing so, he helped to shape the framework of politics and commerce in America. In retrospect, the amazing thing about his fame is not its recent resurgence, but that it took so long for him to be widely recognized.This book tells the story of Alexander Hamilton. The story of a nation born in blood, in struggle, and in the dynamism that immigrants could bring.This Book Includes Captivating Stories and Facts about Alexander Hamilton'sCaribbean ChildhoodEducation and Quest for Finding WorkMilitary CareerFirst Steps in PoliticsPart in the 1796 Election CampaignTime in Public OfficeLife After the TreasuryAffair with Maria ReynoldsLegacyFurthermore, Alexander Hamilton also played a big role inThe Constitutional ConventionCreating the Federalist PapersThe Formation of a National BankThe Creation of PartiesAnd a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!So scroll to the top and download the book now to learn more about Alexander Hamilton's extraordinary life and memorable achievments

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 101 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Benedict Arnold* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will read about...✓ A Revolutionary in His Own Right ✓ On The Eve of Revolution ✓ The War Rages ✓ Independence Day ✓ Marriage of Destiny ✓ America’s Wayward Son And much more!It has long been perceived as a historical enigma, but in this book we are going to tackle it. Read further to learn what turned a man who could have potentially been one of the greatest military heroes of American history - and perhaps even a future President himself - switch course and betray his country in such a devastating way. Read on to learn the true story about Benedict Arnold.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

GEORGE WASHINGTON: LESSONS FROM OUR FOUNDING FATHER. Milestones, Ideas and Values from the First President of the First Modern Democracy. Because we need ... democracy alive (MINI BIOGRAPHIES Book 9)

by Austin Brooks

So, why is this man important today? Why should we all care? Because our freedom and our democracy are being threatened from every side and preserving our faith in the values upon which this country was founded is more important than ever.

We need our values alive to keep our democracy alive. Both in the USA and all over the world.

Learn how the son of a wealthy tobacco planter became a decorated soldier that would later become the first President of one of the world's first democracies.

The book will show how a young man grew up under one of the most interesting moments in modern human history — the lead-up to the American Revolution that would bring the world its first taste of democracy, which would sweep across America and over to Europe. The book will trace his beginnings as the youngest son of a wealthy family of plantation owners of “mixed gentry" in colonial-era Virginia, to his time as a soldier, his changing allegiance (from England to the United States) and his ascension to one of the most important political figures in American history.

This book will show you how Washington overcame all the difficulties he faced to become the leader of the first modern democracy in the world.

You are likely to find in this book lessons that can be used in your personal and business life.

So are you ready to learn from the Washington´s life? Are you interested in learning about life and leadership? All this, and more, in this fascinating book.

Download your copy today!

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Nonfiction
Size: 26 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

THE FINAL OBJECTIVE

by Haya Evelyne Berkowitz

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 101 pages
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Stone In A Sling: A Soldier's Journey

by Scott Meehan

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 180 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
7 reviews

Making a Marine: How Marine Corps Boot Camp Changed My Life

by David Lynn

Marine Corps boot camp is one of the most challenging training schools in the world. The challenges that a recruit faces lead to life changing experiences that mold the character of individuals into teams. Making a Marine shares the experiences of one recruit and the lessons that he learned during this pivotal thirteen week training period. While not everyone can carry the title of Marine, everyone can benefit from the lessons taught at boot camp.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 66 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Becoming Private Dickens: A Walk in Her Boots

by Jackie Dickens Walker

Join One Woman On Her Journey To Becoming A Soldier! In 1980, Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin captivated audiences with her comedic depiction of Army life. In one of those audiences was Jackie Dickens, a recent high school graduate who left the theater on a mission to join the Army. After what seemed to be a twist of fate and some quick decision-making, Jackie found herself signing on the dotted line—and breaking the news to her parents. She soon set off for boot camp, a 12-week journey full of physically and mentally draining challenges and a few hilarious missteps, a journey during which she would learn an entirely new way of life, a journey during which she would become Private Dickens. What Makes This Story Worthwhile? Jackie was not the first woman to join the Army and her story may be similar to others, but that is exactly why her story is important. She allows those of us who will never experience Army life first-hand to witness the journey through her eyes. As you accompany her through her questions, her doubts, her challenges, and her victories, you may gain a better understanding of the motivations that lead people to join the Army and how those ordinary people are shaped into soldiers. No matter what, you will root for Jackie through it all. Want To Know More Of Jackie’s Story? Jackie’s journey didn’t end at becoming Private Dickens! If you brave boot camp and are ready for more, you can join Jackie in the next of her adventures in the Army with the first round of this adventure which continues with “Air Assault School: Walking In Her Boots,” Book Two of the series! Involve yourself in such a powerful Veteran story! Purchase your copy nowSupport The Women Who Serve Our Country! See you at boot camp!

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.90 / 5
13 reviews

Hacksaw Ridge : The True Story of Desmond Doss

by Ronald Kruk

According to Doss's account in a documentary film titled "The Contentious Objector", as he rescued soldiers one-by-one, he breathed into the air with each go-around, "Lord, please help me get one more."The modest man of faith claims to have saved 50 wounded soldiers from certain death. His comrades claim that he saved 100. President Harry S. Truman presented him with the Congressional Medal of Honor upon his return to the United States, for his heroics on Okinawa, and the citation credits him with saving 75 lives, splitting the difference."From a human standpoint, I shouldn't be here to tell the story," said Doss in an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "No telling how many times the Lord has spared my life." During World War II, 16,112,556 American soldiers served their country and the cause of the Allies, and only 43 received the Medal of Honor. Doss, who held a powerful allegiance to Christ, and was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, became the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. military's highest honor. Today, he is one of two conscientious objectors to have received it.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do: The Making of Korea's Olympic Martial Art

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the Grandmaster of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and the first Kwan named after the Asian fighting art taught at Mt. Songshan, home of the Shaolin Temple. Kwon Bup was used as preventive medicine by the Buddhist monks and it was brought to China from India as a fighting art using the Silk Road and adopted by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temples for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and so Buddhism and Kwon Bup swept through the Asian countries providing relief to the old, weak, injured and ill. The author describes the relationship between Song Moo Kwan Kong Soo do, Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do and Sang Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do and the support the Song Moo Kwan provided to the Korean government in its desire to create a national martial art as an Olympic sport. The author also includes a discussion on Song Moo Kwan's influence on recent 21th century Korean martial arts styles of Tang Soo Do, Kong Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do and the many other Kwans and how they resisted and then was convinced by the Grandmaster of the Song Moo Kwan to willingly participate in the Korean governments desire to develop a Korean national style of empty hand self defense as an Olympic sport. The author Includes lists of all the Hyungs taught in Kong Soo Do, Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do, a list of Hyungs and Poomsae, a Hyung to Kata conversion tables, a definition and description for each Hyung, Kata and Poomsae the Song Moo Kwan used, the Song Moo Kwan-Korean to English terminology, dojang conduct, color belt promotional requirements, a substantial 80+ item bibliography, a full glossary and extensive index for the readers convenience.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Sport, Individual Sports
Size: 211 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

George Washington

by Kristina Julia

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People
Size: 20 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
23 reviews

Joseph Stalin: A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies Book 4)

by Hourly History

StalinRead On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.There can be no doubt that Stalin is one of the most notorious and controversial figures in history. He presents a puzzling paradox for both psychologists and sociologists; he was simultaneously revered, feared, loved, and hated during his lifetime. So much has been written about the life of Joseph Stalin and yet upon closer inspection, he still seems to present us with quite an enigma. His cruelty towards his political opponents and dissidents is well known, but so are his efforts to go out of his way in lifting up the most downtrodden and desperate members of Soviet society, giving them the chance that Tsarist Russia would not. Inside you will read about...✓ A Change of Weather✓ The Real Revolution Begins✓ From Exile to Supreme Leader✓ A Brave New Word✓ Stalin’s Gambit✓ Stalin Makes a Comeback✓ Defending the Capitol✓ Going WestStalin is known as a brutish dictator who struck a bargain with Hitler as if he was an old friend, yet it was this same Stalin who would almost singlehandedly save Europe from Nazi occupation. Who was Stalin? What did he really want? In this book we explore the complexities and nuances of the living, breathing conundrum who called himself Joseph Stalin.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

George H W Bush: The Fortune and Power of the 41 St U.S Presidents, A Biography, Political, History, U.S History, Education, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Boathouse to Botswana

by Nick Green

Inspired by Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, So, you like Land Rovers? is a culinary journey through the pressure and long hours of the front-of-house. Henry Green takes the reader with him on a fascinating and sometimes very funny journey through 25 years' worth of anecdotes, from the riverbanks of Oxford to the deserts of Namibia's Skeleton Coast and the UNESCO Heritage swamplands of the Okavango Delta.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Humour, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Africa
Size: 265 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
70 reviews

Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End (World War 2 Biographies Book 1)

by Hourly History

Adolf HitlerThe most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world’s population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? Inside you will read about...✓ Hitler’s Early Years✓ Hitler’s Years in Vienna✓ Life After Vienna – Hitler’s Early Military Career✓ The Formation of the Nazi Party✓ Hitler’s Imprisonment and Subsequent Rise to Power✓ World War IIThis eBook tells the story of the man behind the monster in concise yet thorough detail. Hitler’s childhood, his early life and dreams of becoming an artist, his military career in World War I, his subsequent rise to power as the leader of the Nazi Party, and his rule during the war are presented in succinct, compelling detail packed with historical information that makes for an entertaining and informative read.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
2 reviews

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
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Always Leave An Airman Behind: A Real Story of Surviving The Crab Leadership Culture

by Ellis Franks

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 482 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Codename Intrepid: The Spymaster Who Changed World War II (Espionage)

by Ethan Quinn

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History
Size: 91 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
25 reviews

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
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
6 reviews

The True Story of Saint Valentine of Terni, Italy

by Julie McDonald

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
11 reviews

Alexander The Great: A History From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 1)

by Henry Freeman

★ Alexander the Great ★
What does it mean to be great? There have been many that have come through the sands of time proclaiming their own greatness. We see it in the news every day; leaders, heroes, tyrants, and even reality star presidential candidates claim that they are great. But what about Alexander the Great?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Alexander and the Happiness of Horses
✓ Aristotle and the First Day of School
✓ Philip’s Family Drama
✓ Enemies and Friends
✓ The Real Battle Begins
✓ Changing Tides
✓ Signs and Wonders
✓ In Pursuit of Darius
✓ Historical Autopsy

The young man from Macedonia that took the world by storm creating one of the world’s first major empires? He singlehandedly changed the course of history within a decade. Read along with us to figure out just what made Alexander so great.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Tavern Doll The Caretaker Chronicles

by Vincent Ruello

Tavern Doll is an exclusive apartment block situated in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney adjacent to the red light zone known as Kings Cross. Built in the early 60s it became a haven for war veterans and a brothel for hookers. It hosted many a wild party and lured many famous people to its embrace. This is the true story of its first and last live in caretakers and the incredible people, stories and events that happened at Tavern Doll as seen through them. Tavern Doll will lure you into its embrace as you travel from the swinging sexual 60's to the 21st century. You'll fall in love with some of the characters and feel the highs and lows as if you yourself were living at Tavern Doll. Though a short Novella it's a gripping entertaining read you will enjoy.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 60 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
7 reviews

Hal Moore: A Life in Pictures

by Mike Guardia

The definitive photographic biography of Harold G. Moore – illustrated with more than 300 Color and B&W photographs.From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the 20th Century. Famously portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film We Were Soldiers, Hal Moore’s innovative leadership – and the bravery of his troopers – have become the stuff of legend.Step into the world of Hal Moore with this pictorial keepsake, illustrated throughout with more than 300 photographs, many of them never-before-published. This informative, photographic narrative will take the reader through Moore’s childhood in rural Kentucky, his tenure at West Point during World War II, his service in Occupied Japan, his life-and-death struggles during the Korean War, his decisive leadership in the jungles of Southeast Asia, and the loving family he built with his wife, Julie.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortes

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the clearest piece of narrative that we can ask for. We see the advance into the country, the conscientious determination to penetrate by peace, diplomacy or the sword to Montezuma’s capital, leading up to the final dramatic meeting with Montezuma himself.”―New StatesmanThese five letters by the Spanish conqueror, Hernando Cortés, were written to the Emperor Charles V of Spain between 1519 and 1526. They describe the earliest discoveries of the mainland, the perilous trek into hostile country, the capture of the Aztec capital, the extension of Cortés’ power throughout Mexico, the expedition to Honduras, and the organization and ordering of the Spanish empire in the new world.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe
Size: 304 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

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