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Strategy Six Pack 12 (Illustrated): A Short History of Rome, Nero, The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813, The Rights of Man, Nat Turner and Travels into Bokhara

by Various Artists

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, Military
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

by Harry L. Watson

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.Volume 1 starts at sea and ends on the battlefield. Beginning with the earliest Americans and the arrival of strangers on the eastern shore, it then moves through colonial society to the fight for independence and the construction of a federalist republic. From there, it explai...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 640 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

by John Moser

This collection of documents on the Depression and New Deal is the second volume in an extended series of document collections from the Ashbrook Center that will cover major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. The series began with a collection on the Founding. This volume follows appropriately, because it makes clear the reasons why and the degree to which Franklin Roosevelt intended the New Deal to be a re-founding of the American republic. In presenting the words that Roosevelt spoke, the collection shows us not only his arguments but his masterful rhetoric, which presented the New Deal as only an updating of the Founding. The collection presents as well the arguments of those who opposed the New Deal — Democrats as well as Republicans — and those w...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Letters from Gill

by Terrie Biggs

View the Civil War from unique perspective as seen through the experiences of a Union soldier camped in Confederate territory. Gilbert Bennett, the great grandfather of the author, enlisted in Company K of the Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. These letters penned to his new bride show acts of compassion, kindness, honor, and reveal one soldier's fascinating experience while serving in the Civil War from a perspective never shown in the media.

He described the struggles and hardships of camp life, skirmishes, battles, and rampant diseases that caused hospitalization and death among the soldiers. One of the moments that defined Gil's character was when he encountered the first black regiment which is described in his writings.

Loneliness and t...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 13 January 2020 onward  

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Calamity Jane: How The West Began

by Bryan Ney

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Genre: Fiction, Westerns, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 January 2020 onward  

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Into the Darkness: The Harrowing True Story of the Titanic Disaster: Riveting First-Hand Accounts of Agony, Sacrifice and Survival

by Alan J. Rockwell

They are all gone now―the Titanic survivors. No human being who stood on her decks that fateful night was alive to commemorate the event on its 100th anniversary. Their stories are with us, however, and the lessons remain. From the moment the world learned the Titanic had sunk, we wanted to know, who had survived? Those answers didn’t come until the evening of Thursday, April 18, 1912―when the Cunard liner Carpathia finally reached New York with the 706 survivors who had been recovered from Titanic’s lifeboats.Harold Bride, “Titanic’s surviving wireless operator,” relayed the story of the ship’s band. “The way the band kept playing was a noble thing. I heard it first while still we were working wireless when there was a ragtime tune for us. The last I saw of the band, whe...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2020 onward  

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Strategy Six Pack 13 (Illustrated): Six Strategy Texts

by Various Artists

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 January 2020 onward  

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There Were No Cats in America: "An American Tail" Enters Trump’s America

by Adam M. DeSimone

Using the 1986 animated film “An American Tail” as a framing device, this work explores the immigrant experience of émigrés who lived in the United States during the Gilded Age. While the film itself celebrates the arrival of the furry, lovable, Mousekewitz family to the U.S., this essay comments on the evolution of U.S. immigration policy from the late 19th to early 21st centuries, with special attention paid to the National Origins Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and to President Trump’s 2017 “Muslim bans.” Major push and pull factors associated with immigration are examined as well; a comparison between the socioeconomic conditions of the Gilded Age and modern era follow. In this essay, the author argues that the Trump administration’s views on immigration are similar to t...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Magnificent Treasure (Rico Saga Book 1)

by ANDREW RICO

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

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Rich Treasure (Rico Family Saga Book 2)

by Andrew Rico

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

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Gun Wages

by Alan David

Crick Bender’s father never agreed with guns. Crick Bender’s father was a good man. But everything changed when he was shot dead whilst holding an empty shotgun.Crick had his revenge, but it wasn’t enough. He’s on a mission to clean up any town that will pay him and this time that town is Juniper Creek – where Jake Riley and his gang have taken the place over.With no Sheriff around, Juniper Creek is under Riley’s thumb, but when Frank Miller calls Crick in, Riley’s days are soon to be numbered.Living under the alias Tom East, Crick sure picked a bad time to run into an old friend – let alone two of them.Bullets soon see to Shotgun Joe, but it’s another ghost from the past, Adabelle, who might bring more trouble.And then there’s Frank Miller’s daughter, Pearl.Crick fal...

Genre: Fiction, Westerns, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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John Jay: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 January 2020 onward  

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Cassia (Women of the American Revolution Series Book 3)

by Susan F. Craft

The Xanthakos family's voyage from South Carolina turns ugly when the ship's captain maroons Lilyan and her family on an island along North Carolina's Outer Banks. There, the family is captured by pirates and taken to a secret island hideout where they witness a mock trial and a hanging.

Forced to rebuff the advances of the murderous pirate, Captain Galeo (The Shark), and fearful that her children will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, Lilyan forges an escape plan. Meanwhile, her husband, Nicholas, calls upon his skills as a captain in Brigadier General Francis Marion's militia to devise a battle plan to save his family.

Will the young couple's faith be enough to see them through? Or will their declaration to rescue the infant slave girl, Cassia, from the ...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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BERTHA GIFFORD: THE ANGEL OF DEATH: A TALE OF MURDER & MAYHEM: SERIAL KILLER (TRUE CRIME; BUS STOP READS Book 8)

by BUS-STOP GUIDES

BUS STOP READS Are Short Quick Reads.

BERTHA GIFFORD: THE ANGEL OF DEATH

Bertha, a farmer’s wife in Missouri U.S, was known in her community for her culinary skills and as a good Samaritan for her nursing skills and willingness to attend to the sick. However, as more and more of those she helped died, suspicions arose as to her nursing skills.
Although only charged with three murders, it is believed that over a period of 21 years, she murdered at least seventeen people.
Read here the extraordinary tale of serial killer Bertha Gifford now.
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 December 2019 onward  

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Family Genealogy Queries: GARNER GARDNER GARLAND (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed GARNER (with 19 queries total), GARDNER (GARDENER, GARDINER) (17 queries), GARLAND (8 queries), or GARDENHIRE (GARDENSHIRE) (3 queries), as well as GARARD, GARDER, GARMAN, and GARCIA (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 December 2019 onward  

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 32)

by Hourly History

Franklin D. Roosevelt* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.One of America’s most influential presidents was a man who could not walk. The polio that struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was a future political star did not diminish him. Instead, against all expectations, it was the agent that forged his destiny. He came from an affluent family; a cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, had been president; another Roosevelt cousin, Eleanor, would become the wife who transformed the role of First Lady into her version of the bully pulpit. However, FDR’s path to politics was far different from the one that Theodore traveled. Inside you will read about...✓ The Roosevelt Household: Son, Mother, Wif...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 December 2019 onward  

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Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Lost Rescue: Parallel Diaries of the Advance Party from the Lost Wagon Train of 1853

by Daniel Owen

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 December 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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High Plains Holiday: A Steamy Western Historical Romance (Love On The High Plains Book 1)

by Simone Beaudelaire

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Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Religious
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 January 2020 onward  

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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 14 January 2020 onward  

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Salem's Theocracy: Shattered on the Rock of Witchcraft

by Corinda Marsh

Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end....

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 10 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns of New England

by Sam Baltrusis

Paranormal researcher and "Ghosts of Salem" author Sam Baltrusis has traveled all over New England in search of the region’s thirteen most haunted hotels and inns. From the Witch City’s Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed....

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 123 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from its Organization to the Surrender

by James Joseph Williamson

James J. Williamson was one of Mosby’s Rangers, so this is a memoir as well as the story of Mosby’s command.While this is in no way an objective account, it’s still a necessary read for anyone who wants to study John S. Mosby and his men. Williamson also provides correspondence and extracts from the Official Records for both sides and contains interesting stories about some very colorful individuals. ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Chamomile (Women of the American Revolution Series Book 1)

by Susan F. Craft

Illumination Book Awards Winner

Lilyan joins Patriot spies in British-occupied Charlestown, SC, to rescue her brother from a notorious prison ship. She’ll lie, steal, kill or be killed she promises Nicholas Xanthakos, a scout with Francis Marion’s partisans, who leads the mission. In Nicholas’ arms she discovers enduring love…a home. But that home is a long time coming. Her journey requires she save the life of one British officer but kill another to protect her Cherokee friend Elizabeth. In escaping bounty hunters, she treks miles of wilderness and very nearly loses everything before finally reuniting with her true love....

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas
Size: 277 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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 14 January 2020 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 10 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Wright Women: The Wright Brothers' Mother, Susan, and Sister, Katharine, of Dayton, Ohio

by Julie McDonald

Wilbur and Orville Wright inherited their mother Susan's extraordinary mechanical ability. The brothers learned from Susan how to be creative, using what is available for their many inventions. Their younger sister, Katharine, was friend, confidant, manager, nurse and spokesperson for the brothers. In this short eBook, about a 30 minute read, learn about the amazing women behind the men who were the first to fly....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Americas
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Die Hard

by Alan David

Chet Manning, troubleshooter with the South and West Railroad, never needed to look for trouble.

It just seemed to stroll right up and punch him in the gut.

To Manning, that was a way of life.

The big problem right now was a saloon girl called Glory Harpe - the troubleshooter had killed her man, and Glory was out for revenge.

Roping in two gunslinging sidekicks, she'd got herself a plan to see Manning die agonisingly, bloodily and very, very slowly.

Chet was on his own.

He was facing two cunning thugs and a kill-crazy slut.

For once, the odds seemed too long for comfort...

Will his courage last long enough for him to find and kill his outlawed enemies?

And is he prepare...

Genre: Fiction, Westerns, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 January 2020 onward  

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