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

by Paxton Arbital

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

Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed

by Cathy R. Payne

"These were the best hogs I've ever seen," said seventy-five-year-old Cohen Archer. He grew up with the amiable black Guinea Hogs in Washington County, Georgia. Cohen’s father died when he was just twelve years old, in 1954. His mother subsequently sold the hogs, and Cohen did not see another one until he visited Cathy Payne's farm in 2017. Readers who love books about animals, southern history, or narrative nonfiction will find something of interest in this multi-faceted story. Breeders of Guinea Hogs or those wanting to learn more about the breed will be rewarded with rich details about genetic lines and those who began the American Guinea Hog Association. Homesteaders, sustainable farmers, and chefs will also gain an appreciation of the breed. This narrative nonfiction history tells the story of the Guinea Hog, also known as the American Guinea Hog, from 1930 to 2019. The Guinea Hog is a small, black, hairy, sturdy, and gentle breed of hog kept in the southeastern United States prior to the Civil War. It has long been a part of America’s cultural history, under a variety of local names. Due to a confluence of factors, it was nearly extinct by the 1990s. In this book, you will be introduced to these wonderful animals and learn about their characteristics, various names for them, culinary qualities, history, and color and size variations. The loss of any breed’s unique genetic material can leave the future of a species in peril. This book is the first definitive history of the Guinea Hog breed. It is a comprehensive overview of the people who raised Guinea Hogs in the past and in the present, told in their own words and through colorful stories. These first-person stories reveal the subjects’ deep fondness for and attachment to the amiable Guinea Hogs. Some recall a time when their families did not have access to electricity or indoor plumbing prior to the 1970s. The Guinea Hog was utilized head to tail, providing meat, lard, and grease to meet crucial family needs. Around 2004, a group of dedicated conservation breeders, encouraged by The Livestock Conservancy, stepped forward to save the Guinea Hogs. Cathy Payne interviewed many of the breeders and reports their stories. Her diligent research over several years retraces the history of the Guinea Hogs while preserving the memories of those who kept them. Cathy conducted over fifty interviews with dozens of people formerly or currently involved with the Guinea Hogs. She obtained archival records from The Livestock Conservancy, a non-profit organization that had monitored and promoted the Guinea Hog since the 1980s. When Cathy’s research brought her in contact with rare genetic bloodlines not preserved during the formation of the American Guinea Hog Association (AGHA) in 2006, she worked with a network of women to obtain the genetics and work with the registry to add valuable genetic diversity to the national herd. You will learn about factors that led to the near extinction of this beloved breed and the story of several breeders who organized to save the breed by organizing the American Guinea Hog Association (AGHA.) Payne includes interviews with these breeders and also profiles the twelve hogs that formed the genetic foundation for the AGHA. Unraveling the history and what happened to known herds of breeders who didn't join the AGHA was a massive undertaking. This book documents Payne's efforts to work within the Genetic Recovery Project of the AGHA with help from a network of other women breeders to uncover missing genetics, find lost herds, and establish a database for future breeders using DNA technology to assist oral records. Finally, the author reflects on what has been learned and focuses on strategies to preserve these hogs for the future. These homestead hogs are survivors and worth preserving for future generations!

Genre: History, World
Size: 237 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The Captives of Abb's Valley: A Legend of Frontier Life

by James Moore Brown

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 102 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

The West: A short history of the Western world: from the Middle Ages to the present day

by Chris Francis

This short history traces the development of Western culture from the Middle Ages, through industrial and political revolutions, world wars and up to the present day. The author considers the many achievements of Western culture, as well as its sins. The book sets out the reasons why, in the age of Trump, Brexit and resurgent authoritarianism, a critical understanding of Western history is more important now than ever before.The author welcomes all reviews: good, bad, or indifferent!

Genre: History, World
Size: 134 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Black Death

by Francis Gasquet

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

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

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 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Prussia and the Rise of the German Empire

by George Malleson

Genre: History, Europe, World, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction
Size: 295 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Real Time Titanic: The Book

by Jennifer Johnstone

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

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

by Charles River Editors

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

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

History of India: A History In 50 Events

by Hourly History

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Forbidden Secrets: Egypt, The Lost Knowledge

by M.G. Hawking

New Release: Explore the Lost Knowledge of the Antediluvian Civilization of Ancient Egypt.Thousands of years ago a small Neolithic community in the region of the lower Nile abruptly rose to create the most majestic and enduring civilization of history. The ascension of Ancient Egypt to a previously unknown zenith of culture lasting thousands of years demonstrates advancements that have long eluded explanation. What long lost knowledge underlies the unprecedented technology, artistic creations, and cultural sophistication of Ancient Egypt?The voluminous lore of ancient Egyptian tradition relates that in the antediluvian time of zp tpj (generally transcribed as Zep Tepi), the “first occasion" or “first time,” mysterious, highly enlightened “gods” appeared in Egypt, bearing previously unknown technology and knowledge. The texts inscribed on the walls of the Temple of Edfu in Upper Egypt contain explicit descriptions of the time of Zep Tepi and the coming of the "bringers of knowledge," said to have occurred, the texts tell us, circa 18,000 B.C.In the Sahara Desert of southern Egypt is an area known as Nabta Playa. Here an ancient stone calendar circle, along with 25 other megalithic structures, was identified by archaeologist Fred Wendorf in 1998. According to an extensive analysis by NASA astrophysicist Thomas Brophy and his team, three stones inside the Nabta calendar circle represent the belt of Orion, just as the three pyramids of Giza align to represent that same constellation. The stones of the Nabta Playa’s stone calendar circle and the corresponding stars in the sky aligned on summer solstice nights as they appeared circa 16,500 B.C. Based on these and other analyses, Brophy’s team concluded that the ancient builders of Nabta Playa possessed highly sophisticated astronomical knowledge, the type of knowledge we associate with advanced civilization.Plato (c. 428-348 B.C.) writes of Egyptian masters presenting him with historical records extending back some 18,000 years: “Egypt has recorded and kept eternally the wisdom of the ancient ages, all coming from time immemorial when gods governed the earth in the dawn of civilization." Herodotus tells us that when Hecataeus of Miletus (550-476 BC) boasted to the Egyptian priests that he could trace his ancestry through fifteen centuries, they quietly showed him, in a hidden sanctuary deep under the sands, the statutes of 345 high priests, each the son of the preceding, making 345 generations since their "gods" had appeared in the Nile valley and marking a timeline extending back one-hundred-eighty centuries.This ancient evidence reveals that a sophisticated Egyptian civilization existed long prior to the last glacial period, and most importantly prior to the ‘Younger Dryas Boundary’ cataclysmic event as well. The ‘YDB’ event, which occurred circa 10,770 B.C., is thought to have been caused by the impacts or air-bursts of several comets, resulting in massive shockwaves and firestorms sweeping across continents, initiating a 1200 year-long epoch of terminal environmental change and catastrophic faunal extinction, effectively wiping all but traces of early civilizations from the historical record.This book reveals and fully explores the forbidden secrets and profound lost knowledge of a magnificent civilization, long concealed in myth and legend. An important read for anyone seeking greater personal knowledge and power. New Release, Kindle e-reader page count 320 (estimated, actual count varies with the reading device used). For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.Library-Cataloging-Data: ancient mysteries, Ancient Egypt, lost knowledge, esoteric knowledge, arcane knowledge, metaphysical, esoteric, secret knowledge, ancient legends, occult, paranormal, psi

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 190 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Mysticism in Nepal and Tibet, The Himalayan Journals of M.G. Hawking: August 2019 Edition Exploratory Anthology

by M.G. Hawking

New Release There has long been a deep desire felt by scholars, both past and present, to recover the silent secrets of the ancient cultures of Tibet and Nepal, to trace the background of their prehistoric spiritual development as derived from ever earlier cultures, and then to discover whatever modern manifestations might still exist in the remote margins of that mysterious world. This desire has exerted a powerful pull on the imaginations of Westerners—historians, philologists, Tibetologists, philosophers, physicists, and psi researchers alike.Composed from the journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in remote areas of the Himalayas, this book transports the reader into regions of our planet that in all history only a handful of people have experienced, a journey that leads to the discovery of the most refined and powerful mystical knowledge possessed by the human race.’Mystical’ adj. 1.1 Having a spiritual significance that transcends human understanding; 1.3 Of hidden or esoteric meaning; 2.0 Inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination; 2.1 Concerned with the soul or spirit, rather than with material things; 2.2 Having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence. Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 2nd Ed., 1989.Experience has proven that this mystical knowledge offers the illumination and guidance necessary to create a superlative life, but of which few have a full appreciation. If truly understood through patient study, fully integrated into your core belief system, and practiced with unwavering diligence, this knowledge can wholly transform your experience of this world in every positive way imaginable.Many years ago, on an extended trek into a largely unexplored inner region of the vast wilderness of the Himalayas, Hawking chanced on an unexpected find. In a majestic valley surrounded by towering ice peaks, he encountered a beautiful small village called Siddhalaya. In that community he had the privilege of meeting a number of truly extraordinary men and women. This encounter marked the beginning of sixty-two months Hawking spent in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet, during which time he kept detailed records of his adventures, experiences, and conversations with those highly enlightened individuals.In association with Hawking, over the past several years our team at Wisdom Masters Press has worked diligently to compose a series of books based on his journals and field notes. This was a daunting assignment; Hawking accumulated a rich treasury of over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes. It was a fascinating if formidable task, one that could not have been accomplished without the assistance and encouragement of some of the extraordinary individuals Hawking met in the Himalayas, experiences that filled everyone involved with a deep sense of awe and wonder.About this Book: This volume presents a comprehensive anthology of excerpts from seven books containing detailed narratives of Hawking’s various experiences and conversations, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of the esoteric knowledge that made such extraordinary abilities possible. Includes a suggested reading list with book descriptions.New Release, Kindle e-reader page count 182 (estimated, actual page count varies with the reading device used). For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.Library-Cataloging-Data: Himalayan masters, wisdom, ancient mysteries, higher knowledge, secret knowledge, spirituality, esoteric knowledge, arcane traditions, true magic, psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, metaphysical, visualization, affirmation, manifesting, Nepal, Tibet

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 150 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Without a Trace: 1881-1968

by Sylvia Wrigley

True Stories of Aircraft and Passengers Who Disappeared Into Thin AirFor many, aviation still brings with it an air of mystery, a century-long magic trick. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes these losses, such as the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, so terrifying.Without a Trace explores the most interesting of these disappearances: mysteries that have baffled investigators for years. Occasionally tragic, frequently amusing, Without a Trace is unerringly accurate and informative.The two Without a Trace volumes span 150 years and explore mysteries from around the world. This is volume one, beginning just before the golden age of aviation with a manned balloon swept over the English Channel, and ending with a top-secret spy plane disappearing at the height of the cold war. Each case is laid out in rich detail and presented chronologically, highlighting the historical context, official accident reports and contemporary news surrounding each mystery.Where did they go?Sylvia Wrigley introduces the crews, innocent bystanders and rescuers in this collection of true stories. Documenting the popular theories from each case, she uses her knowledge and experience as a pilot and an aviation journalist to demystify aviation jargon and narrow down each disappearance to the most likely explanations.This collection takes a hard look at the human failings of great aviators, explorers and celebrities who have pushed the limits of flight and ended up at the heart of a mystery. The stories encompass airships, military jets and commercial airlines - all of which have vanished without a trace.

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 212 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
18 reviews

The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life: An Amazing WW2 Survival Story (A Jewish Girl's Holocaust Book Surviving Memoir)

by Krystyna Carmi

God looks after the orphansHappy childhood, horrors of war and miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn.Krystyna Carmi's childhood was full of happy moments in the family house. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian girls, that played games with her. She attended a Ukrainian school, participated in school celebrations; she lived a normal, everyday life. In her memoire, published after many years of silence, Krystyna Carmi shows the history of her family and her life. The book contains more than 100 pictures, taken by Krystyna’s father, a professional photographer, and sent it to their family in Israel before the war.Krystyna was gifted with an amazing memory and as such was able to recall the atmosphere of those days, describing in details the appearance of a household; and if that wasn’t enough, Krystyna Carmi writes about something very rare, the smells she remembered from childhood. Walking with her on the streets of pre-war Obertyn, we get to know the Jews, the Ukrainians, and the Poles and the social and material conditions of their lives, as well as their names and surnames. Krystyna Carmi paints a psychological portrait of these people; she writes about how they dressed, what they ate, what their attitude towards others was, and above all, towards God. She writes about things seemingly trivial, however when looking back, they are incredibly significant.But the happy childhood did not last long. The first days of war brought overall fear and panic, the entrance of Red Army soldiers to Obertyn, the arrest of Polish patriots, liquidation of Jewish shops, the gradual growth into a more difficult reality of occupation, the Hungarian army in Obertyn, Jews murdered by Ukrainians in the local towns, incredible photos of the members of the Jewish community, drowning in the Dniester by Ukrainians. However, the worst was still ahead of the Jewish community in Obertyn and her family. First, the Germans, then the Kołomyja ghetto. She was with her parents as well as her maternal and paternal grandfathers. The life conditions in which Obertyn Jews had to live are described in the poem Molasa ”" Ghetto Sweets; she shows in a fictile, detailed way, psychophysical suffering caused by hunger.People died in the ghetto because of hunger and physical exhaustion; their bodies were collected on a platform. These deaths do not escape the attention of a sensitive and suffering girl, who years later will write a poem with the title In Remembrance of Innocently Suffering People of Different Ages and Sexes from Kołomyja Ghetto; a picture of the platform will stay in her memory forever. "The open mouth and eyes of these human corpses have been hunting me all my life."Then she returned from the ghetto with her parents, and escaped from Obertyn, following by her sisters’ death, which she described in a very suggestive way in her poems: Black Kamionka Forest. Part I Testimony and Black Kamionka Forest. Part II Curse). Her parents’ death, hiding, hunger, thirst, fear for life, then indifference as time goes by because life is hard. It would be easier to part with the world, but The Strange Ways of Providence in her Life has chosen for her to live, to be. This is how you could present in short, the content of Krystyna Carmi’s memoire. The memoire are interspersed with the cover of Doctor Markus Willbach, a friend of the Sorger family to emphasize the authenticity of Krystyna Carmi’s (maiden name: Sorger) memories as the images, situations, and events witnessed by her as a little girl coincide with Doctor Willbach’s account, an adult at that time. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 285 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Protocols: Part I. Before the War

by Rob Carr

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

Five Years in the Himalayas, The Journals & Field Notes of Explorer M.G. Hawking

by M.G. Hawking

Composed from the journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in remote areas of the Himalayas, this book transports the reader into regions of our planet that in all history only a handful of people have experienced, a journey that leads to the discovery of the most refined and powerful knowledge possessed by the human race.Many years ago, on an extended trek into an inner region of the vast wilderness of the Great Himalayan Range, Hawking chanced on an unexpected find. In a majestic valley surrounded by towering ice peaks, he encountered a beautiful small village. In that community, called Siddhalaya by its residents, he had the privilege of meeting a number of truly extraordinary men and women. This encounter marked the beginning of sixty-two months Hawking spent in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet, during which time he kept detailed records of his adventures, experiences, and conversations with those highly enlightened individuals.Over the past several years the team at Wisdom Masters Press, in association with Hawking, has worked diligently to compose a series of books based on his journals and field notes. This was a daunting assignment; he had accumulated over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes, all of which had to be sorted and cataloged. Yet it was a fascinating if formidable task, one that could not have been accomplished without the assistance and encouragement of some of the extraordinary individuals Hawking met in the Himalayas, all of whom you will meet in the pages of our books.From the Author: “The knowledge of the masters is profound and powerful, and one hopes it will have relevance to others, will offer them insight and guidance, will greatly expand their knowledge and power, will be validated by their experience, or, at the very least, will stimulate them to search further on their own. The philosophy expressed by the masters reflects as well the broader context and search of our culture at this particular stage of its development. The evolutionary viewpoints in this book reflect that emerging pattern of a seeking for our direction and place in the Universe—a reawakening of a search begun by the original pre-Socratic philosophers, one that goes further back than even the roots of religion—the search for a true connection with our origins in the Cosmos that gave rise to us and within which we continue the creation our individual lives and the mass co-creation of the world we all share. There are no words adequate to express my respect for those remarkable sages who gave to me, an amateur, so lavishly of their time and knowledge. They appeared to be grateful to see their efforts aided by one who loves life and wisdom enough to permit him to share their wisdom, insights, dialogues, and highly elevated knowledge.” —M.G. HawkingAbout this Book: This volume presents a comprehensive anthology of eight (8) books containing detailed narratives of Hawking’s various experiences and conversations, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of the esoteric knowledge that made such extraordinary abilities possible. Also included is a section with a list and brief descriptions of our books.For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. From all of us here at Wisdom Masters Press, thank you!January 2019 Edition, Kindle page count 252 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used).Library-Cataloging-Data: Himalayan masters, wisdom, ancient mysteries, higher knowledge, secret knowledge, Nepal, spirituality, esoteric knowledge, arcane traditions, true magic, psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, psi, Himalayan Mountains, metaphysical, visualization, affirmation, manifesting

Genre: History, World
Size: 155 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

by Guy Gibson

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

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

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The Chesapeake: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs - short stories, fish tales & The Country Philosopher: A Collection of Short Stories from the pages of The Chesapeake

by Ken Rossignol

Welcome aboard the third volume of THE CHESAPEAKE – This book, THE CHESAPEAKE: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs, spans the decades of the lives of our writers and the times of the Chesapeake Tidewater region from 1900 to the present time.
A first person account of Chesapeake Bay bounty being harvested and provided to the national market is related by Capt. Joe Lore of Solomon’s Island, along with an interview with his father, Capt. J. C. Lore Sr. from fifty years earlier.
Pepper Langley relished his days of establishing his own business after his high school commencement speaker told him he had a gold mine in his back yard.
The story telling of Vi Englund is superb as she wrote vivid descriptions of going to sea. Get lost in the middle of roaring Atlantic storms in her ship’s galley and appreciate the majesty of the sea.
Mark Robbins provides entertaining tales of sailing and Cap’n Larry Jarboe cannot be beat when it comes to knowing where the fish are hanging out and how to get them on your hook.
The Country Philosopher, Stephen Gore Uhler got an elbow from another philosopher, Amos Arthur Holmes but Steve wins overall for truthfulness, not a trait he learned from Jack Rue. Between Jack Rue and Fred McCoy, old tales are here for a new generation of tale-learners eager to find digital news of days of old. Some of the old gold mines of The Solomon’s Islander and The Chesapeake have been reopened and we found Tony Marconi and Lenny Rudow hiding back in the caverns, grinning and eager to share their news and views with the world.
The Bill Burton State Park at Cambridge, to the Cape Charles harbor shown on the cover, unite both shores of the Chesapeake to bring you, the reader, who may or may not dabble in U-Boat fantasies and time-warps, a complete view of the Tidewater region.
The Tidewater area contributed to the birth of Rock and Roll with the infamous home-grown talent of Link Wray and Greg Laxton makes sure Link’s place in history is secure.
No part of the Chesapeake lore could be complete without more Letters from Point Lookout Hotel, and while Alan Brylawski is now ninety-six, he refuses to join the Dead Poets Society. Alan tells you how to fix fried hard-crabs in great detail.
The Chesapeake region was important to the preparation for launching the successful offensives in both theatres of WWII and John Peterson explains that effort.
Gail Whitney is a fervent chicken-necker and she shares her best tips with all for a basket full of crabs.
Detailed follow-ups of the Pirate Poachers of the Bay are revealed by weak enforcement of Natural Resources laws. How these poachers get away with robbing the bounty of the Bay is disturbing and outrageous. Read what one prosecutor says should be done to get the outlaws behind jail bars and off of oyster bars in sanctuaries.
Thanks for joining us on the Chesapeake.
--- Ken Rossignol

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sea Adventures, History, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 273 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  

Unsolved mysteries and secrets of history: Great powers of forgotten worlds

by Jennifer S. Dawson

Modern orthodox science does not recognize the existence of highly developed civilizations on our planet earlier than 5,000 years ago, but various esoteric teachings convince us that the first intelligent races were on Earth even millions of years before Christ.But the scientific world finds new evidence: myths that have long been considered fantasy are not at all invented. Ancient highly developed civilizations could really exist on our planet.In this book we will touch on both the ancient secrets and the modern mysteries that history presents to us.keywords:secrets of ancient civilizationsmysteries of historyunsolved mysteries of historydeveloped civilizations on our planetvarious esoteric teachingsancient secrets and the modern mysteries

Genre: History, World
Size: 165 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Long Time Walk On Water (Vol.1)

by Joan Barbara Simon

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

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

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

THE CHESAPEAKE: Tidewater Sagas

by Ken Rossignol

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

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Finding Shambhala: In The Valley of Supreme Masters

by M.G. Hawking

Summer Reading Season Special Offer - Free on Kindle 6/24 thru 6/27 - Regular price $9.95 - Enjoy!Journey into the world of a profound legend through this unprecedented first-hand account and explore realities that for long millenniums have remained concealed under layers of myth and secrecy.Rarely has the world been so enduringly fascinated and inspired by an ancient legend as it has with the historically ubiquitous stories of Shambhala, the fabled hidden realm of highly enlightened sages and masters.Scholars relate that the ancient B’on treaties may be the earliest extant references to this mysterious realm, yet it is represented in many ancient traditions; scriptures of the 4000 year old pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture, the Kalki texts, the Puranas, in the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, in the even more ancient Kalachakra Mulatantra, and in the esoteric literature of cultures throughout Asia.The B’on treaties refer to the hidden sanctuary as Olmolungring, Hindu histories as Aryavarth, Chinese as Hsi Tien, Russian traditions as Belovoyde, and the Zhang Zhung and Tibetan scriptures as Shambhala I lam-yig.Years ago, on an extended trek into a closed and largely unexplored inner region of the vast Himalayan wilderness, in an isolated valley surrounded by towering ice peaks, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a beautiful small village. In that community he encountered extraordinary men and women, introduced to him as “masters” and “adepts.”Our team at Wisdom Masters Press has worked diligently to compose a series of books based on Hawking’s journals and field notes detailing his experiences in that remote area of the Himalayas and the highlands of Tibet. This was a complex project; during his five years in those regions, Hawking accumulated over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes, all of which had to be cataloged and organized in a manner conducive to producing a series of books from such a rich treasury of material. It was a fascinating if formidable task, one which so often filled us with a deep sense of wonder and inspiration.This book, Finding Shambhala, contains an anthology drawn from those books. These anthological narratives contain comprehensive accounts of Hawking’s various experiences and conversations, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of his discussions with the masters and sages, revealing the esoteric knowledge and practices that make such extraordinary abilities possible.A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in greatly expanding their knowledge and personal power, and notably fascinating for anyone interested in exploring the realities behind the ancient legends of Shambhala.For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.June 2016 New Release, 43,815 words, Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count 235 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used).
Library-Cataloging-Data: Shambhala, esoteric knowledge, higher knowledge, ancient mysteries, arcane, visualization practices, affirmation practices, psychokinetic abilities, manifesting, personal growth, inspirational literature, adventure, exploration, Olmolungring

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 126 pages
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The Great Events of World History - Volume 1

by Rossiter Johnson

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

Genre: History, Ancient, World, Nonfiction
Size: 420 pages
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The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie Of Kentucky

by James Ohio Pattie

During an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions between that place and the pacific ocean, and thence back through the City of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during journeyings of six years; in which he and his father, who accompanied him, suffered unheared of hardships and dangers, had various conflicts with the indians, and were made captives, in which captivity his father died; together with a description of the country, and the various nation through which they passed.Timothy Flint.

Genre: History, World, Travel, Essays & Travelogues, Latin America
Size: 119 pages
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The Secret World, The Himalayan Journals of Explorer M.G. Hawking: 2019 Edition Anthology

by M.G. Hawking

Explore the realities underlying historical traditions that have endured from the very threshold of history to the present day, the compelling accounts of a ‘Secret World’ concealed deep in the vast wilderness of the Great Himalayan Range.Scholars relate that the first mention of this now legendary ‘Secret World’ appears in the scriptures of the pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture which arose some 4000 years ago on the remote Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Comprehensive references continue through the millennia in numerous esoteric texts: the sacred B’on treaties, manuscripts of the Kalki lore, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, in the even older Kalachakra Mulatantra, and in the ancient wisdom traditions of civilizations throughout the Himalayan regions of Asia and beyond.The Zhang Zhung and Tibetan scriptures refer to the secret world as Shambhala I lam-yig, B’on treaties as Olmolungring, Hindu histories as Aryavarth, Chinese as Hsi Tien, and Russian traditions as Belovoyde.In an esoteric treatise composed in the early 1500s by Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, the Third Panchen Lama describes his remarkable visit to a land of wise masters hidden deep in the Himalayas. A rare manuscript written in 1592 by Antonio Monserrate, a Spanish missionary to the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, speaks of his experiences in a remote valley in the high mountains where great sages resided. A remarkably similar account is found as recently as the late 1700s, written by the esteemed Sixth Panchen Lama, Lobsang Palden Yeshe.Could this legendary hidden world still exist?Years ago, on an extended trek into a closed and largely unexplored inner region of the majestic Himalayan wilderness, in an isolated valley surrounded by vast snow fields and towering ice peaks, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a beautiful small village where he encountered remarkable men and women, introduced to him as “masters” and “adepts.”This anthology, The Secret World, contains detailed narratives of Hawking’s experiences, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of his discussions with the masters and sages he met, revealing the esoteric knowledge that made such extraordinary abilities possible.From the Publisher: Our team at Wisdom Masters Press has worked diligently to compose a series of books based on the records explorer M.G. Hawking kept during his five years in remote regions of the Himalayas and the highlands of Tibet. This was a complex assignment; Hawking accumulated over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes, all of which had to be sorted, cataloged, and organized in a manner conducive to producing books from such a treasury of material. Yet it was a fascinating if formidable task, one which so often filled us with a deep sense of wonder and inspiration.A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in greatly expanding their knowledge and personal power, and notably fascinating for anyone interested in exploring the realities underlying the ancient accounts of a legendary secret world in the Himalayan wilderness.For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.July 2016 Release, Kindle Edition page count 234 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used).Library-Cataloging-Data: Shambhala, esoteric knowledge, higher knowledge, Himalayan masters, ancient mysteries, visualization practices, affirmation practices, psychokinetic abilities, manifesting, personal growth, inspirational literature, adventure, exploration, Olmolungring, Shangri-La

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 124 pages
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Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Making Sense of History Book 24)

by Kjetil Fallan

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, World, Nonfiction
Size: 298 pages
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equally, cancer treatments were among the era's most radical medical and surgical procedures. From buttered frog ointments to agonizing and dangerous surgeries, they raised abiding questions about the nature of disease and the proper role of the medical practitioner.

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
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Japan’s Arduous Rejuvenation as a Global Power: Democratic Resilience and the US-China Challenge

by Victor Teo

Genre: History, Asia, World, Politics & Social Sciences, International, Practical Politics
Size: 242 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Duel: A Captivating Guide to the Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

by Captivating History

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, World, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Biographies
Size: 158 pages
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