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True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases

by Jack Rosewood

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their deepest darkest fantasies. Then of course, there are those who brutally murder for no apparent reason whatsoever. Each of the four true crime murder cases in this true crime anthology are all different from each other in many ways. The wife who was cast aside for a much younger model; the vore who sought out a willing participant in the act of consensual homicide and cannibalism; the young man who butchered his elderly neighbours; and the man whose partners either disappeared or turned up dead over the period of 54 years. For these true crime murder stories we delve into the background of each killer, the acts they committed, and the criminal investigation that brought them down. We look at why they killed, even when there seems to be no apparent motive. True murder cases like these are hard to fathom, and will leave you wondering about the horrors of humanity. True crime stories are the most frightening of all, as you discover what people have the capability of doing to others.This is a prequel to Jack Rosewood's best true crime books series, True Crime Stories.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 67 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

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 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Middle Ages: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Middle Ages
What do you think of when you consider the Middle Ages?
Knights in armor and damsels in distress?
Vikings plundering monasteries?
Religious dissenters burning at the stake?
The dead bodies piling up as war, famine, and plague devastated Europe?
Think again.

While all these are part of the tapestry of the medieval era, the threads of politics, personality and war, culture, religion, education and the arts are vastly more intricate and fascinating. Think Charlemagne, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Peter Abelard, Geoffrey Chaucer and a riveting cast of thousands. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Western Europe had to reinvent itself and redefine its philosophical parentage.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Early Middle Ages
✓ Advancing to Empire with Charlemagne
✓ The High Middle Ages
✓ The Flowering of the Church
✓ Times of Change
✓ The Late Middle Ages
✓ The End and the Beginning

As the Christian Church filled the void left by the loss of Roman authority, nations would emerge out of blurred geographical boundaries and dynastic kings would evolve from warlords. Rome gets the glory, and the Renaissance gets the glamor, but they are bookends for the dynamic centuries that are known as the Middle Ages.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia and Herzegovina has witnessed have led to alterations in memory politics, not to mention disparities in the life situations faced by the different generations in present-day post-war Mostar. This in turn has created variations in memories along generational lines, which affect how individuals narrate and position themselves in relation to the country's history. This detailed and engaging work will appeal to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, history and oral history, particularly those with an interest in memory, post-socialist Europe and conflict studies.

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, International, War & Peace
Size: 254 pages
Free download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

REMINISCENCES OF AN I.N.A. SOLDIER

by U. SUNDER RAO

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 468 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
3 reviews

KIM PHILBY: Our Man in Moscow

by Christian Shakespeare

Your best friend is a traitor.

That is what I thought when I researched this work. I try to reach new depths, to get to the wider part of the story to give you the thrills you as the reader expect from a story.

So here I am writing another book.

I’ll be truthful this one is going to shock you. It will make you think uncomfortably about your friends – and see them in a new light. After reading this I doubt if you will ever trust anyone again. Every time you go out, every time you meet people all you will see is dishonesty.

That’s right, dishonesty.

When someone works in the world of secret espionage they expect it first-hand. The lies and the duplicity committed by a man with no conscience to the consequences of his actions. Someone who simply holds a higher regard for an idea than for human life holds pure evil rationalised as nobility. Many friends simply refuse to believe it or could not say anything without the risk of losing everything.
Treachery was part and parcel in the tense days of the Cold War where nobody can ever be trusted unless they were of the right class, the right accent and of the right connections.

But that is no guarantee…

In January of 1963, in the age of atomic bombs, the Beatles, and flower power, a man slips out of Beirut and flees to the Soviet Union. For almost 30 years Kim Philby, senior intelligence officer unscrupulously spied for Moscow, wilfully leaking sensitive documents while betraying his friends, colleagues, loved ones and ultimately his country.

For over 10 years he was close to the top of the intelligence game, passing intense secrets, protecting his friends and ensuring the Soviet Union received high level information on state secrets. Kim Philby was both a charmer and a calculator, sending many to their deaths through his unique position. This spy, one of the most damaging of the Cold War, ensured the balance remained between east and west yet his masters never really trusted him.

Kim Philby, spy, cold killer and a complicated traitor.

The scale of the hypocrisy is hard to imagine, scary for you and I to appreciate just how one man could operate with a completely split personality to affect the outcome that could potentially have tipped us all into a nuclear World War III. A man just like Kim Philby.

Dare you read what happened to this traitor? Download a sample or buy it today.

See you on the other side.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 279 pages
Free download for Kindle from 26 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
105 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
4 reviews

Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Olympians and Titans (Heroes and Gods, Ancient Myths)

by Ross Tanner

Captivating Stories of the Ancient Olympians and Titans
Did you know that Zeus loved many women, both goddesses and mortals?

Did you know that he turned himself into golden rain for one damsel who was locked away in a tower, and turned himself into a swan for another beauty?

Did you know that he kidnapped one young princess which led to her brother founding the city of Thebes?

And did you know that, to protect his own power, Zeus swallowed his first wife, just as Cronus had swallowed his own children in a previous age?

Greek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. What parts of those stories were merely symbolic and what parts were literal?

This book contains a brief, but unconventional look at the Titans and Olympian gods of Greek mythology. Brief, because a thorough treatment of these legendary super beings could take thousands of pages. Unconventional, because digging for truth is far more interesting than reciting old stories which have little relevance to us today. Attempting to reveal some semblance of truth brings the stories to life. It gives them relevance to our modern world. Here, we will look at many of the more fascinating stories which kept the Greek mortals entertained for hundreds of years. After all, they didn’t have iPhones and computer tablets.

Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include

The Nature of MythPrimordial Beings and TitansCreation of the UniverseBirth of the TitansStories of a Primordial UniverseChildren of Cronus and RheaTrouble in HeavenTitans vs. GodsNew Pecking OrderPrometheus and the HumansZeus and His LadiesMore Fun from OlympusMetis and AthenaCecrops and Dragons

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Black Despair.

by Atlas D'four

'Black Despair'

'Rolf Wolfgang Reitlinger'. A personal story -:
'In The Name Of The Führer'

From elementary school to the Hitler Youth.
From the bloody streets of 'Munchen' to
the manic killing fields of Normandy.
From the corpse littered swamplands
of Slovakia to a British POW camp.
All - 'in the name of the Fuhrer.'

Atlas D'four tells this man's story from a
very personal angle. The Nazi 'Aryan'
race was one of purity and service.
Only someone forgot we are all human!

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Psychiatry and Decolonisation in Uganda (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Yolana Pringle

This open access book investigates psychiatry in Uganda during the years of decolonisation. It examines the challenges facing a new generation of psychiatrists as they took over responsibility for psychiatry at the end of empire, and explores the ways psychiatric practices were tied to shifting political and development priorities, periods of instability, and a broader context of transnational and international exchange. At its heart is a question that has concerned psychiatrists globally since the mid-twentieth century: how to bridge the social and cultural gap between psychiatry and its patients? Bringing together archival research with oral histories, Yolana Pringle traces how this question came to dominate both national and international discussions on mental health care reform, including at the World Health Organization, and helped spur a culture of experimentation and creativity globally. As Pringle shows, however, the history of psychiatry during the years of decolonisation remained one of marginality, and ultimately, in the context of war and violence, the decolonisation of psychiatry was incomplete.  

Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Science & Maths
Size: 259 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
4 reviews

Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story

by Sandi Gorisek

Let’s play a simple game called “Experimental Lottery” in which you win 1 million dollars, but the winner must divide the winnings between himself and a perfect stranger. The catch is that if the stranger refuses his share, you both end up with nothing and you have only one opportunity. In a real case scenario, computer programmed logic would take anything which is common sense since anything is better than nothing, yet the human mind would refuse anything below 20% of the total winnings. Do you think that the share you offer would change if you were raised in humble surroundings with a state driven economy in which all men are supposed to be equal? How much would this differ if you were male or female, if your parents were rich or poor or if you were raised in a rural or urban environment? Do you believe that this decision would be the same everywhere in the world? If not, then enjoy this inside view of the Slovenian, ex-Yugoslavian, rural environment of 30-40 years ago, where commoners, like the next First Lady of the USA, were raised.Knowing the background of a person is for sure less powerful than a first impression, but as it will be revealed later, it is important if you want to understand someone’s acts and predict future ones. Later in this book, you will see a few examples of how and when, in my personal opinion, our common Slovenian soul did and once again will kick in. This is best illustrated with a well-known Slovenian saying that teaches that a wife supports three corners of the house, which refers to women influencing men in a way more profoundly than we can imagine. It is not too arrogant to say that the future of the USA and its population will be partly tailored by the patterns and principles learned from the people of a small, proud nation situated on the sunny side of the Alps.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 25 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward  

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