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Stone In A Sling: A Soldier's Journey

by Scott Meehan

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

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

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Song Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the Grandmaster of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and the first Kwan named after the Asian fighting art taught at Mt. Songshan, home of the Shaolin Temple. Kwon Bup was used as preventive medicine by the Buddhist monks and it was brought to China from India as a fighting art using the Silk Road and adopted by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temples for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and so Buddhism and Kwon Bup swept through the Asian countries providing relief to the old, weak, injured and ill. The author describes the relationship between ...

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Boathouse to Botswana

by Nick Green

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

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

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

by Ellis Franks

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

Rating: 3.90 / 5
25 reviews

The Campaigns of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and of Forrest's Cavalry

by General Thomas Jordan and J. P. Pryor

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

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 471 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortes

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the clearest piece of narrative that we can ask for. We see the advance into the country, the conscientious determination to penetrate by peace, diplomacy or the sword to Montezuma’s capital, leading up to the final dramatic meeting with Montezuma himself.”―New StatesmanThese five letters by the Spanish conqueror, Hernando Cortés, were written to the Emperor Charles V of Spain between 1519 and 1526. They describe the earliest discoveries of the mainland, the perilous trek into hostile country, the capture of the Aztec capital, the extension of Cortés’ power throughout Mexico, t...

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Three Journeys to Patagonia

by Nick Green

Aged 18 in 1990 Henry Green did three jobs to save up enough money to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Machu Picchu: Night-fill in Budgens, barman at the local pub and tour guide at the nearby Blenheim Palace. The first journey to South America, which began a lifelong love affair, began the following year and saw him turn 19 in the Rio Carnival.Since then he has climbed volcanoes, swam in frozen lakes, been held up at knife point and gun point by guerrillas, and traced Bruce Chatwin's steps all the way to Butch Cassidy's log cabin.Henry Green’s candid and sometimes hilarious diaries from 1991, 1998 and 2009 reveal a changing Patagonian and South American scene through the eyes of a boy becoming a man....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Latin America
Size: 257 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
24 reviews

Goodbye Poland: Growing up. Deportation and Internment in Siberia. Escape and the WWII war years. (Illustrated)

by Stefan Maczka

'A soldier's story...A concise and fascinating account with interesting detail. Good addition to other books on this subject. I enjoyed it very much.' UK Reviewer.Stefan Maczka’s father, (also Stefan), was a cavalry officer who fought victoriously in possibly the last and greatest cavalry battle of the preceding one hundred years, the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’. It was the final victory in the Russian/Polish War of 1920. He was one of nine thousand former soldiers rewarded with a plot of land in the reclaimed borderlands. Stalin never forgot that humiliating defeat.Stefan B. was born in 1922 just over two years later.Life was hard in those early years; the military settlers had to defend their borders against invasion by armed bands from Russia, crossing into Poland from the east.By 19...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Boomerang Home Again: Pre-Internet "Coming of Age" Journal

by Jack Salk

Chuck Hartfield has “boomeranged” home, after an effort to make it on his own. He is implementing a new plan to live with his family at twenty-one. This story provides an intimate look at the struggle of making it on your own. The young, single adult has moved from Long Island, New York, to San Diego, California. Now, after the struggle for independence, he finds a second wind of security, at home. Chuck needs the familiarity of home, before he can mature to pursue his adult life. The series concludes, after Chuck narrated his need to “leave the nest,” in the first book of the trilogy, Leaving the Nest @21, Pre-Internet “Coming of Age” Journal, and then, San Diego Transplant, Pre-Internet “Coming of Age” Journal.”This is the third book in the series, but stands on its own...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
3 reviews

Coral and Brass

by Holland M. Smith

Coral and Brass is the biography of General Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, known as the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His book is a riveting first-hand account of key battles fought in the Pacific between the U.S. Army and Canadian troops against the Japanese, including assaults on the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, the island of Saipan, Tinian in the Marianas and Iwo Jimo....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Simonne—A Passion for Life: A Holocaust survivor’s tale

by Simonne Jameson-Levi

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

The French Watchmaker's Son: The true personal story of a young boy's life at the turn of century in the mediaeval French town of Dinan in Brittany

by micheline dussart

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas

by Captain George W. Pepper

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Trapped in Russia: An American Family's Struggle to Survive

by Wardamasky Bobrow, Karen

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Russia
Size: 255 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
7 reviews

Uncommon Character: Stories of Ordinary Men and Women Who Have Done the Extraordinary

by Douglas Feavel

This inspiring book is filled with unforgettable people who challenged and changed their world in remarkable and admirable ways. You’ll be introduced to personalities who are living and historical, familiar and unknown, domestic and foreign. Prepare to meet pilots, farmers, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – whose shared motivations become a part of us and our heritage. Together they answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? Why is a hero’s life worth understanding? How does a hero personify favorable character?Each story will find its special place in head and heart – dwelling there to influence the critical choices ahead of us. Each page advocates making a positive impact on others...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 333 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
3 reviews

David Crockett

by John Abbott

Known as "King of the Wild Frontier," David Crockett was a 19th-century American folk legend, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution.  In David Crockett, historian John Abbott traces the dramatic life of this quintessential American hero....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

If You Can't Pay Attention, Take Notes: A Navy brat reflects on Brathood, the first line of defense, and why you don’t wash the chief’s coffee cup.

by Shelia Watson

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
134 reviews

Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons (Illustrated Edition): Civil War Memories Series

by John McElroy

Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. "Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons" is one of the best accounts about the Civil War. McElroy, the author, vividly tells his story about the time he spent as a prisoner of Andersonville and a few other Confederate prisons he was kept at. The book is full of interesting stories and amazing facts about the Confederate prison system and the way prisoners were treated in the South!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 600 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Innocence and Evil

by Birgitta Fletcher-Tomenius

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Fiction, War
Size: 367 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
33 reviews

Behind the Scenes : Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House is both a riveting slave narrative and a fascinating insider’s look at the First Family during the Lincoln administration. Keckley was the First Lady’s seamstress and confidante and the publication of her memoirs in 1868 caused a storm of controversy. The press excoriated Keckley for revealing the intimate secrets of her employers and Mary Todd Lincoln cut off her friendship with Keckley. Lincoln’s eldest son had the book suppressed. After the White House, Keckley went on to become one of the first successful independent black business owners in America, forming a profitable line in dress-making for the wives of prominent politicians, including the spouses of Robert E. Lee and Jefferso...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 218 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

Memoirs of General William T. Sherman: Civil War Memories Series

by William Tecumseh Sherman

Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. First published ten years after the end of the Civil War, "Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" were among the first memoirs written by one of the prominent Civil War generals. The memoirs caused a lot of controversy, especially because of the author's unfair treatment of General Grant. General Sherman replied to his critics: "...any witness who may disagree with me should publish his own version of facts in the truthful narration of which ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 937 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

One Man's Land: The War Journal Of James Porter

by James Porter

"I could hear the shells hissing past me, then all of a sudden I could hear one coming which sounded louder than the rest had done, then I knew perfectly well that it was mine, and before I could say anything I was struck with something that felt like a ton weight swinging from the sky... If ever I thought my last day had come that was the time."From the world changing moments, the grand, blasting battles and the writing of history, to the smaller moments, the intimacy of the trenches, the peeling of the onions, this journal recounts one man’s journey through the trenches of World War 1, and home again, forever changed....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 275 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

A Categorised List of 1000 Irish Memoirs and Autobiographies (Irish Reading Lists Book 1)

by M.C. O'Callaghan

This book consists of a very short essay on the value of reading memoirs, followed by a bare bones categorised list of 900 Irish memoirs and autobiographies. Individual memoirs and autobiographies are listed in 32 categories, and other books about Irish memories are listed in the 33rd category.The list will hopefully be useful for academics and journalists. Hopefully too the general public will find it useful. For instance, someone who is interested in sport might want to look up memoirs and autobiographies by Irish sportspeople. For some people, the memoirs and autobiographies might be particularly important. For instance, if someone has cancer, other people’s cancer memoirs might be comforting and useful. This list of memoirs and autobiographies is not yet complete. The author hopes to...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward  

The Beginner's Guide to American History: Illustrated Edition: Columbus, John Cabot, Henry Hudson, King Philip, William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln

by David Henry Montgomery

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 306 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.70 / 5
6 reviews

THE WHITE DUDS THE REAL-LIFE TEENAGE DIRTY DOZEN IN VIETNAM: When you ride with the Devil the Devil makes the Rules.

by Thomas Chittum

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 209 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

GOLDSBY - Buffalo Soldier: A Screenplay Based on Fred Staff's novel "Sergeant Goldsby and the 10th Cavalry"

by Georgianne Landy-Kordis

When George gets the opportunity to accompany his master into the civil war efforts, his fight for freedom thrusts him into becoming a high ranking Buffalo Soldier, creating new challenges and unforeseen consequences. A screenplay based on Fred Staff’s, “Sergeant Goldsby and the 10th Cavalry....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 127 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
30 reviews

Not for Queen and Country: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life as a British Soldier

by Edward Denmark

From Army cadets on Merseyside to action in the Falklands and Northern Ireland

Edward Denmark joined the British army for adventure, and to serve Queen and country. However, as he prepared to go ashore in the frozen, windswept Falkland Islands 8000 miles from Britain, facing a well dug in, larger enemy force, he understood at that moment that this was not for Queen and Country. He was now fighting for his own life, and the chance to see the sunrise once more.

Follow this young soldier as he endures the bitter cold and constant air attack by a very determined Argentine enemy in the Falklands war, to patrolling the brutally violent streets of Northern Ireland, where tragedy came from nowhere. If you have ever wondered what our soldiers face in war and how they keep ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Living on Borrowed Time

by William Horton

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

More Ghost Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 2)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 295 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward  

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