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The American Whaler: An Ennin Mystery #41

by Ben Stevens

Accused of being spies in feudal-era Japan, the shipwrecked crew of an American whaling vessel face being decapitated...And yet, one of the crew members was once Japanese...Ennin investigates...This is the 41st Ennin Mystery.From the bestselling author of BIG SOUND TEMPLEAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...' Mcb.'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all...' Chris'Stevens has created an interesting chara...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
10 reviews

George Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of George WashingtonFree History BONUS Inside!One day at Mount Vernon, a young boy climbed into a window, fell, and hurt himself. George Washington, who had advanced rheumatism then, called for his servant to help. When the boy recovered, Washington asked why the boy had come in. The servant told him the boy wanted to get a look at the president. Washington then asked to see the boy. “You wanted to see the president, did you? Well, I am George Washington.” “No!” retorted the boy, “You are only just a man. I want to see the President!”This is the history of George Washington who was a president, a general and a Founding Father of a new nation. But, most of all, it is the story of George Washington the man. Many of the anecdotes related herein are tru...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
8 reviews

Thomas Jefferson: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United States

by Captivating History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 4.61 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The American Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the American Revolutionary War and the United States of America's Struggle for Independence from Great Britain

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the American RevolutionFree History BONUS Inside!In an era where political discourse is becoming increasingly polarized, it is worth reflecting on the circumstances of America’s foundation. This captivating history book presents a general outline of the American Revolution, focusing largely on the period between the outbreak of rebellion in 1765 until the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789. In homage to the original thirteen colonies, the book is divided into thirteen chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the context of the Thirteen Colonies as British colonial possessions. Chapters 2-4 deals with American responses to British attempts to raise taxation in the Thirteen Colonies.Chapter 5 assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the American and British ...

Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 99 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola TeslaFree History BONUS Inside!Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC), and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually, his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot — a potentially dangerous one. Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius.Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed t...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 99 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Americas, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 94 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

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

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
6 reviews

Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Business Leaders Book 1)

by Hourly History

Thomas Edison* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world. Inside you will read about...✓ Edison's Early Life ✓ The Electric Light ✓ The War of the Currents ✓ Other Inventions and Projects ✓ Final Years and Death ✓ Edison's Legacy And much more!Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what mad...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Benedict Arnold* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history? Inside you will read about...✓ A Revolutionary in His Own Right ✓ On The Eve of Revolution ✓ The War Rages ✓ Independence Day ✓ Marriage of Destiny ✓ America’s Wayward Son And much more!It has long been perceived as a hist...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

by Vicki Mayer

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policy’s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisiana—a city that has twice pursued the goal of becoming a mov...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Alexander Hamilton: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 10)

by Hourly History

Alexander Hamilton* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Alexander Hamilton did not rise to public prominence as an austere New Englander or a gentlemanly Virginian. He was not born in the colonies at all. He was born in the West Indies, the son of a woman of French descent who had left her husband for another man. As an illegitimate child, Hamilton could not be educated in the local church school, so businessmen, impressed by his remarkable intelligence, sent him to America for his schooling. The American Revolution would interrupt his vacation but accelerate his promotion to the national stage from his service as George Washington’s aide-de-camp to his position as the new nation’s firs...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 5)

by Hourly History

James Monroe* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. Inside you will read about...✓ A Virginia Gentleman ✓ An American Soldier ✓ Monroe at Home and Abroad ✓ A ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 34)

by Hourly History

Dwight D. Eisenhower* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower had never voted in his life before he decided to run for the office of president. From the humblest of beginnings as the third of seven sons born to a struggling Kansas couple, he emerged as a military leader whose administrative acumen brought clashing personalities together. During his time in office, he was frequently dismissed as a man who would rather play golf than govern, but history has treated the thirty-fourth president with a respect that recognizes the strength of his leadership and the breadth of his accomplishments. Inside you will read about...✓ Eisenhower, West Point Graduate ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.50 / 5
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George H W Bush: The Fortune and Power of the 41 St U.S Presidents, A Biography, Political, History, U.S History, Education, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Americas, Europe, Military
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 2019 onward  

Angels of the Appalachians

by Deanna Edens

Angels of the Appalachians is a fresh and endearing tale, filled with folksy phrases and amusing adages of the South. It's the story of two women who meet in 1980, gray-haired Erma telling her life story to Annie, a young college student living in Charleston, West Virginia. The tale she tells is also of two women, and their adventures beginning in the coalfields of Red Ash, growing up near Thurmond, and eventually finding their way to Charleston in 1915.

Strong mountain women, historical places, faith, and grief are themes explored in this account of a friendship that spans across decades.

You will find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains, relax for a spell, and stumble upon the angels who made West Virginia so gloriously wild...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief, Relationships, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 89 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 2019 onward  

Nikola Tesla a Genius Serbian Scientist in USA and his electricity

by Srdjan Kotarlic

Nikola Tesla was the inventor in the field of electrical and radio engineering, scientist, engineer, physicist. Born in the Austrian Empire, grew up in Austria-Hungary, in subsequent years he mainly worked in France and the USA. In 1891 he received US citizenship.It is widely known for its contribution to the creation of devices operating on alternating current, multiphase systems, a synchronous generator and an asynchronous electric motor, which made it possible to accomplish the so-called second stage of the industrial revolution....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The True Story of Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

by Julie McDonald

This short story, about a 10-15 minute read, is interesting, educational and amazing! It is the true story of a young native man who was captured as a slave, taken to Spain and England, then returned to his homeland again just in time for the arrival of the Pilgrims. While people of all ages will enjoy this story, it was written with grade school children in mind....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Ulysses S Grant: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 18)

by Hourly History

Ulysses S Grant* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their place in American history, they cannot equal the status of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general who rose through the ranks from virtual obscurity to command. Inside you will read about...✓ The Undistinguished Hiram Ulysses Grant✓ The Mexican War and Marriage✓ The Failure✓ War to the Rescue✓ The Triumphant General Grant✓ The War Hero President✓ Government: The Next Battlefield✓ The Last BattleHe was a modest m...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
71 reviews

Jinx at the Greenbrier

by Deanna Edens

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Genre: History, Americas, Humour, Parenting & Families
Size: 165 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

Mark Twain: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of American Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 2.27 mb
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Pirates: The True and Surprising Story of the Pirates of the Caribbean

by Patrick Auerbach

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates.

The era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 1500s and died out in the 1830s after the navies of the nations of Western Europe and North America with colonies in the Caribbean began combating pirates.

In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Pirating Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds.

Piracy flourished in the Caribbean because of the existence of p...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward  

Famous Chiefs Of The Sioux

by David Lees

The great Sioux nation was the structure of the tribes who were known generally as the Sioux. Most of the people speaking a form of the Siouan language were members of what was known as the seven fire councils.These seven members can be grouped into three regional groups.These being the Lakota, Western Dakota and Eastern Dakota.However the members of these three groups were still known by their original tribal names.The exact division of all the tribes of the Sioux nation is a fairly complex one and is not really what this book is about, or it's purpose.With that in mind I will be content to just give an overview of what are known as the Sioux and do not intend to go into their history or their culture, before we move onto some of their great chiefs.The name Sioux is an abbreviation of the...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

America In The Founders' Words: Or What You didn't learn in High School (Pop History Book 3)

by Cj Evans

"When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe."- Thomas JeffersonWhat do you remember about the Founding Fathers from history class? Do you remember reading over some of their letters? Or how about even a glimpse at The Federalist Papers? Anything by Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Adams? Like most of us, probably not.In the third instalment of the Pop History series, I present to you quotes from the Founders in regards to the Militia & Military, Economics of Government, and Democracy. Some of what they said could be considered shocking to some. What I learned personally was surprising in some ways.Yet for figures so important in American History, most of us still haven't really read much from them, so I give to you, Am...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward  

The Year Was 1969: A Quiz

by Leonard Stegmann

Really, you had to be there. (Quiz/600 words)...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: 6 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward  

Victorian Days in the Park

by K. Kimimela

We talked for an hour, during which time the infield became a museum of modern materiel: at first base was a Bradley Fighting Vehicle; beyond second the helicopter gunship; at third another armored machine; and, at the base of the pitcher's mound, toward home plate, like a low slung and tubed pitching machine on its tripod, rested a grenade launcher over which knelt a Marine hardly nineteen showing a boy hardly seven how to set and release the firing mechanism....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 5 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward  

Red Feather Road (Owl Canyon Book 2)

by Rex Olsen

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Edgar Allan Poe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of American Authors Book 3)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward  

The Long Pond Road

by Kenneth Edward Barnes

“The Long Pond Road” is a book of about 36,000 words. It is a tale of love, hardships, trials and tribulations. It also has some humor and drama. From the infamous John Dillinger to Dirty Dan, it tells of a time when the country was going through some difficult growing pains. Two world wars and the Great Depression came and went. The people in those days had to be hard and tough just to survive.The story takes place in Southern Indiana, mainly in Spencer County. It is a story based on many true historical events although much of the conversation is a result of the author’s imagination. Most of the charters in the story were real people, but a few are fictitious. Many of the characters were also the author’s ancestors or relatives. All of the stories were told to the author by th...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward  

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