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Out of Wonderland: A Proposal for Panoramic View Hypothesis

by Negar Azizmoradi

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: 345 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology

by Matt Clayton

Explore Captivating Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five MythologiesThis book includes five captivating manuscripts:Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersEgyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsNorse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and HeroesCeltic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and BeliefsRoman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological CreaturesThe broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods’ dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Trojan War, and into historical times.Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus and His LadiesPrometheus and HeraklesAn Unhappy Tale of the UnderworldThe Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of TroyPoseidon, Metis, Athena and AtlantisKraken and Other MonstersJason, the Argonauts, and Medea's DragonMenelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan WarSolon, the Athenian Law Giver300 SpartansSocrates, Plato, and AristotleAlexander the GreatThe second part is full of fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris.Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover:Egypt in ContextCreationFall of HumanityOsiris MythChief Gods of the Egyptian PantheonLesser Known PantheonAncient Egyptian HistoryHere are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover:Norse Creation StoryThe Nine RealmsGods and the “Giants” of JötunheimMidgard and the HumansElves, Dwarves, Trolls and ValkyriesOdin, Frigg, Thor, and LokiThe Death of BaldrConflict Between the RealmsEnglish Days of the WeekHere are just some of the topics that the fourth part of this book will cover:Celtic AnimismUniversal Celtic GodsLocal Irish Celt GodsLocal Gallic Celt GodsCeltic Sagas: The CyclesCeltic Beliefs: Animal and Human SacrificeThe Wicker ManCeltic Beliefs: ReincarnationCeltic Beliefs: MatriarchyHere are just some of the topics that the fifth part of this book will cover:The Trojan ConnectionWhat History and an Analysis of Myth Tell UsFounding of RomePurely Roman GodsThe Creatures of Roman MythologyBorrowings from EtruriaInfluence of the Greek PantheonGreek Creatures Adopted by the RomansCeltic PotpourriRoman Conquests of the CeltsTruth Behind the Roman GodsDownload the book now to learn more about these five mythologies!

Genre: History, Africa, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 293 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

African Game Trails

by Theodore Roosevelt

Genre: History, Africa, Sport, Fishing & Other Outdoor Pursuits
Size: 844 kb
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

The Anglo-Zulu War: The History and Legacy of the British Empire’s Conflict with the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, Africa, Europe
Size: 10.71 mb
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Shaping Natural History and Settler Society: Mary Elizabeth Barber and the Nineteenth-Century Cape (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)

by Tanja Hammel

This book explores the life and work of Mary Elizabeth Barber, a British-born settler scientist who lived in the Cape during the nineteenth century. It provides a lens into a range of subjects within the history of knowledge and science, gender and social history, postcolonial, critical heritage and archival studies. The book examines the international importance of the life and works of a marginalized scientist, the instrumentalisation of science to settlers' political concerns and reveals the pivotal but largely silenced contribution of indigenous African experts. Including a variety of material, visual and textual sources, this study explores how these artefacts are archived and displayed in museums and critically analyses their content and silences. The book traces Barber’s legacy across three continents in collections and archives, offering insights into the politics of memory and history-making. At the same time, it forges a nuanced argument, incorporating study of the North and South, the history of science and social history, and the past and the present.

Genre: History, Africa, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 360 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

South Africa and the British Empire: The History and Legacy of the Region Under Great Britain’s Control

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, Africa
Size: 128 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Andrew Murray: Destined to Wait: A Biographical Novel

by Olea Nel

Genre: History, Africa
Size: 330 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 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 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

ANCIENT EGYPT: Legends. Gods. Pharaohs. (Great World History Book 4)

by The History Hour

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 120 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Karen Tranberg Hansen

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 342 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 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 16 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Impunity Under Attack: The Evolution and Imperatives of the Liberian Truth Commission

by Aaron B. Weah

Since the 1970’s Liberia has been a country locked in a state of mass violence and turmoil, brought about by numerous factors and forces. This has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, many of them civilians, and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more.In this fascinating book on the history of that period in Liberia’s tumultuous yet thinly recorded past, you will find first-hand interviews with eye witnesses, terrifying tales of the atrocities committed and accounts of the pain of an entire nation.Covering the key parts of various moments of national trauma, including two civil wars and of the peace-making efforts to end them, Impunity Under Attack gives the reader the definitive and detailed story of the events which have taken Liberia to its current position within West Africa and the wider world.The second part of the book examines the challenges facing the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission (LTRC), set up in the wake of the upheaval to promote peace and security, and national reconciliation.Although these challenges may, at times, have seemed to be insurmountable, the commission has done an impressive job to improve not only the state of Liberia, but to act as an example to other countries which are facing similar tribulations.Impunity Under Attack is not just a book about the history of one country. It is a book filled with hope for the future of us all.

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Education & Reference
Size: 321 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12)

by Jacqueline Knörr

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 338 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction (The Anthropology of Christianity Book 18)

by J.D.Y. Peel

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own orisa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the orisa.   Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions.

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 312 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
9 reviews

Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, and Norse Mythology (Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology Book 4)

by Matt Clayton

MythologyDiscover the captivating beliefs of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Vikings in this book on Mythology that contains three manuscripts. The first manuscript in this bundle is the bestseller called Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters.Manuscript 1: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThis first part includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this part, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it.Just some of the topics covered in this part include:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus and His LadiesPrometheus and HeraklesAn Unhappy Tale of the UnderworldThe Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of TroyPoseidon, Metis, Athena and AtlantisKraken and Other MonstersJason, the Argonauts, and Medea's DragonMenelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan WarSolon, the Athenian Law Giver300 SpartansSocrates, Plato, and AristotleAlexander the GreatManuscript 2: Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsThis manuscript is broken into three parts:Fantastic Images—Ancient Egyptian myths and legends as we know them today.Factual History—Covering pre-history through classical antiquity.Unraveling Myth—Looking at Egyptian mythology from a fresh perspective.This part is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Pieces of this story have been found throughout Egypt. One of the most appealing aspects of the Osiris myth is the human-like behavior of the gods within the story. Many of the other gods of the Egyptian pantheon were rather emotionless and their stories far less interesting. With the Osiris story, the gods display a broad range of emotions that made them more real to mere mortals.Just some of the questions and topics covered in this manuscript on Egyptian Mythology include:Egypt in ContextCreationFall of HumanityOsiris MythChief Gods of the Egyptian PantheonLesser Known PantheonSecrets of Giza — Sphinx and PyramidsKing ListAncient Egyptian HistoryClassical AntiquityDragons and Other CreaturesOsiris, Isis, Seth and HorusThe Meaning of MythManuscript 3: Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and HeroesWithin this part, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include:Norse Creation StoryThe Nine RealmsGods and the “Giants” of JötunheimMidgard and the HumansElves, Dwarves, Trolls and ValkyriesOdin, Frigg, Thor, and LokiThe Death of BaldrConflict Between the RealmsEnglish Days of the WeekAnd more!Download this magnificent mythology book now to learn more about greek mythology, egyptian mythology and norse mythology

Genre: History, Africa, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 174 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi (Open Access): The democratic dividend (Routledge Studies in African Development)

by Dan Banik

Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of democratisation.Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi critically analyses opportunities and constraints related to the impact of democracy on development in one of the world’s poorest countries. The book explores how, and to what extent, processes related to democratic and economic governance can be strengthened in order to make political and administrative authorities more responsive to development needs. It also considers characteristics of successful implementation of public policy and the effective and timely delivery of basic services in local contexts; increased citizen participation and dialogue with local government authorities; factors that enable civil society organisations to hold political and administrative officials to account; and better utilisation of academic research for improved evidence-based policy formulation and implementation.This volume will be of great interest to scholars in development studies, African studies, politics, law and anthropology, as well as policymakers and those interested in democracy, governance, human rights and the implementation of anti-poverty programmes, development administration and decentralisation.

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Africa, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 222 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Egyptian Mythology: Egyptian Gods & Ancient Egypt (Egyptian Gods, Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mythology)

by Patrick Auerbach

2 Manuscripts

Book 1: Egyptian Gods - The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt's Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology.

This book examines the Egyptian gods and goddesses - from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, "more religious than any other people."

Ancient Egypt has held humanity in its thrall for over 5000 years. The image of the Great Pyramids of the Valley of the Kings rising ghostlike from the white sands of the Sahara Desert is synonymous with the mysteries of the Ancient World.

Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced, especially considering its origins date back 30 centuries before the Common Era. From clocks to the 12-month calendar to agriculture and fashion, we continue to experience the echoes of Ancient Egypt in the world we live in today.

Book 2: Ancient Egypt - A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements.

Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000 years and showed an incredible amount of continuity. That is more than 15 times the age of the United States, and consider how often our culture shifts; less than 10 years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube.

While today we consider the Greco-Roman period to be in the distant past, it should be noted that Cleopatra VII's reign (which ended in 30 BCE) is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza. It took humans nearly 4000 years to build something--anything--taller than the Great Pyramids. Contrast that span to the modern era; we get excited when a record lasts longer than a decade.

Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary largely forgotten chapter of history.

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 106 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

The Term Democracy throughout the Islamic History

by Fatima Al-Barwari

The long-lasting swell of the „Arab Spring“ [arab. al-Rabīʻ al-ʻArabī], a Nations Movement which has extended from its Birthplace in Tunisia to the Arabian Peninsula and beyond, was at its core a national call for social and political change and security, fairness and equality under a noncorrupted rule of law. Most importantly it was a „Bread Revolution“ [arab. thawrat al-ʻaysh], reflecting the radical hardships of affording nourishments the people have been facing daily.For similar demands, the people of Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and Algeria aroused and infected States such as Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain. Through my researches I was aiming to discover the realism behind some voices chanting for Democracy during the revolutionary „Arab Spring“ uprisings all over the Middle East and North Africa, while being aware that those demands on these grounds were just as unrealistic as claiming that most Western States for hidden despotic States behind a Democratic Cover.This research is neither about supporting a specific political agenda nor to dismiss any. It is about reflecting the struggling reality of the majority Muslim Middle East and North Africa, which was entirely based either on Colonization, Foreign Imperialism, or as it is nowadays the case targets of unreasonable and unfortunate sanctions.Most Political Institutions in the Middle East and North Africa were, as history proves, implemented by force upon the religious, cultural, and lingually diverse Nations of two Large Regions at the Heart of the World Map. During the Revolutional outbrake, Democracy was barely mentioned as a Peoples Demand next to the downfall of the Regime. It was more the Scholars and Experts who were invited to several TV- and Radiostations analyzing the chants as clear demands for Democracy. An interpretation that was not false, but made through a Western lens of sociopolitical understanding, that lacked the historical phobia of those Regions towards Western Concepts.What the Nations were truly chanting for was the allowance of „Freedom“ [arab. Ḥurriya], „Dignity“ [arab. Karāma] and „Justice“ [arab. ʻadāla]. Those demands are the reflections of their true needs, it was never Democracy. Not because it is not perfect enough to be implemented, but because in their view, which is extremely different from our Westen understanding, the implementation of Western Concepts will forever remind them of the bloody Evil that was forced upon them for more than seven decades. A realistic yet factual explanation that was even claimed by the Third Egyptian President Anwar al-Sādāt. Out of 25 religious Scholars and religious Authorities, only 5 sent their requests. The requests received from the online-platform of the deceased Grand Ayatullah and Religious Authority Ṣādiq al-Ḥussaynī al-Shīrāzī and the Jordanian Kingdoms Official Online Plattform of Religious Reports submitted their requests after I submitted my research or a year after graduation. Since I decided on the publishing parts of my research all religious Institutions and Authorities were reminded to submit their requests for the aim of its publication.

Genre: History, Africa
Size: 124 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Life in ancient Egypt: Complete work

by Mc Krause, Stanford

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient
Size: 179 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: Fighters For Justice and Equality. The Biography Collection. Biographies, Facts & Quotes

by The History Hour

Have you ever wondered about the lessons to be drawn from Nelson Mandela’s life stories? The truth is, there’s a lot of contradictory and even outright false information floating around about this great man. That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and uncovered all the latest information and lessons to be learned from Nelson Mandela.Inside you’ll read about:The top 3 decisions that made Nelson Mandela a great leaderThe ways Nelson Mandela changed the worldHow Nelson Mandela inspired the worldThe top 5 ways Mandela changed South AfricaHow Nelson Mandela became an inspiration for the aged – a case study of Elizabeth Marie MkameHow Nelson Mandela showed courageSeven leadership qualities exemplified by Nelson MandelaThe best three books about Nelson MandelaAnd much more!You’ll discover more about Nelson Mandela and his legacy. Leadership lessons from Nelson Mandela are discussed in the book. Start implementing them right away in your life because you can always practice leadership lessons wherever you maybe regardless of your status. Because the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll start affecting your life and the lives of those around you in a positive manner!*********************Almost everyone has heard Martin Luther King’s name. He organized and led marches in support of African-Americans’ rights. King was against racial discrimination and segregation. This was the era when, in the south, whites and African-Americans were divided in everything – schools, churches, neighborhoods and even hospitals.Inside you’ll read about:Birth of a LegendMinistry and the Start of the StruggleFighting the Good FightThe March on WashingtonSaint Augustine, Florida - 1964SelmaChicago and VietnamAssassinationLegacyAnd much more!From his story come lessons of perseverance, patience, determination, and grace, as well as the fact that even legends are still human beings with flaws.

Genre: History, Africa, Politics & Social Sciences, Government
Size: 215 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

An Ashanti Uprising

by Adrian Musgrave

Genre: History, Africa, Sport, Biographies
Size: 157 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Computer Curious: Stories and lessons from the dawn of the digital age in africa

by Marc Maxmeister

Back in the early 2000s, before Facebook existed, before Google was a verb, African youths were flocking to the Internet. I trekked across Gambia, Senegal, and Ghana in search of what drew them to the Internet. After visits to 30 schools and hundreds of Interviews, I discovered that curiosity and a drive to create in a culture where education stifles creativity was the deeper reason behind the allure of the Internet.

In this book I focus on why and how computer culture evolved in Africa, and wrap it in my own adventures of exotic discomfort on the open road, ill-conceived conceits to bring Internet to remote villages, rocket yams in the name of science, wandering through a refugee camp to deliver a letter, hobnobbing with power mongers in the capitol, and generally seeing how education can foster creativity. Computers are a powerful enabler for creativity, and their novelty in Africa unleashed a lot of great minds.

These stories also illustrate the twisted fate of "development work." It illustrates the good that a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Researcher can do in Africa, and offers cautionary tales of ignorant people who try too hard to help without listening to the people they aim to serve. These stories from the dawn of the computer age in Africa offer poignant lessons on how we can tell the difference - and it's time we learned how. I hope this book inspires and instructs others who started out as naive as I was, but are willing to work with others to build a brighter, more creative world.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, History, Africa, Nonfiction
Size: 165 pages
Free download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Scouting on Two Continents

by F.R. Burnham

Frederick Russell Burnham: Explorer, discoverer, cowboy, and Scout.Native American, he served as chief of scouts in the Boer War, an intimate friend of Lord Baden-Powell.As an honorary Scout of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), he has served as an inspiration to the youth of the Nation and is the embodiment of the qualities of the ideal Scout.The BSA made Burnham an Honorary Scout in 1927, and for his noteworthy and extraordinary service to the Scouting movement, Burnham was bestowed the highest commendation given by the BSA, the Silver Buffalo Award, in 1936. Throughout his life he remained active in Scouting at both the regional and the national level in the United States and he corresponded regularly with Baden-Powell on Scouting topics.

Genre: History, Africa, World, Nonfiction, Sport
Size: 194 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
93 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everything that happened to her. But how can she do that when everyone thinks she is a liar who is only out for attention? With plot and emotion braided together by a careful hand, this haunted group of people all acting on behalf of their own interests begs the question: How far would you go to protect your own?

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

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