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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 15 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

ILONA - Wolf Queen: The Civilis Saga - Part 2

by Peter Baggott

Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil. The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret. Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever. Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With th...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

THE CRUSADERS: HOLY WARS

by THE HISTORY HOUR

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“History is full of religious wars; but, we must take care to observe, it was not the multiplicity of religions that produced these wars, it was the intolerating spirit which animated that one which thought she had the power of governing.” Montesquieu, Persian Letters
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The Crusades were a series of holy wars fought between Christians and Muslims over the ownership of certain holy sites held sacred by the Muslims, Christians and Jews. These wars were bloody, violent and cataclysmic. What caused them, and how did they happen?
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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Kaiser Wilhelm II* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Kaiser Wilhelm II was the last of the German emperors who reigned over the German Empire and Prussia. He was a man who thought himself to be quite adept at foreign affairs and diplomacy. The truth was, however, that this man’s talent seemed to lie in being able to alienate entire countries after only one meeting with government officials or monarchs. Inside you will read about...✓ Born with a Disability✓ The Year of the Three Emperors✓ Leading Germany to World War I✓ The Last German Emperor✓ Wilhelm’s Exile and World War IIAnd much more!Despite the fact that he was one of the sparks that lit the fire of World War I, Wilhel...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Europe
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Vikings, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Plantagenets Part 2: 1307-1399 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours

by Sharon Farmer

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Genre: History, Europe, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 358 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Angevins: 1153-1216 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Lancaster and York: 1399-1485 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Battle of Britain - World War II: A History From Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 4)

by Hourly History

World War II Battle of Britain* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The British people had no sooner finished rescuing their trapped army from Dunkirk than they found themselves preparing for an attack from the Germans once again. This time, the Nazi menace struck from the air, as Hitler’s Luftwaffe bombed the British in an attempt to break their spirit and force Great Britain to accept peace terms. But as the skies above London filled with the German planes, the Royal Air Force pilots, alerted by radar, flew to intercept them. The Luftwaffe had started the Battle of Britain confident that the RAF was no match for German aircraft and skill, but the pilots of the RAF, the people of England...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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More Ghost Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 2)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 295 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain: Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard

by Thora Hands

This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period.  This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic subst...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Greek Mythology: Captivating Tales of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters (Classical Mythology; Greek Myths Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

This book includes two popular manuscripts on Greek mythology:Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersGreek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsIntroducing: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThe first manuscript on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Just some of the topics covered in the first part of this book include:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus an...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 2.47 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Titanic: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Unsinkable Ship RMS Titanic, Including Survivor Stories and a Real Romance Story

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Education & Reference
Size: 98 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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French Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the French Revolution, the Life of Marie Antoinette and the Impact Made by Napoleon Bonaparte

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 143 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The World’s Strangest Forgotten Conspiracy Theories

by Conrad Bauer

Explore the World most astonishing and mystifying forgotten conspiracy theories. Not only are these possible cover-ups and controversial conspiracy theories fascinating, they will surprise you. Find out for yourself where the truth lies.
Everyone has that one theory they’re absolutely convinced is true. Occasionally, we all stray from the generally accepted facts and – when we’re eventually proved right – it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling. While these theories typically revolve around the mundane aspects of our day to day lives, there is the occasional theory that goes a little deeper. When we move away from the ordinary and towards the powerful, the influential, and the important, these theories begin to take on an additional level of significance. When you suspect tha...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 81 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Plantagenets Part 1: 1216-1307 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 13 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Under a Lion Sun: Days of Joy and Sorrow in Old Calabria

by Michael Caputo

Join the author on a journey back through time to his beloved town in Calabria, in Southern Italy. Accompany him through a painful mental journey to the fifties and sixties, as he was growing up in a location which could be simultaneously a blissful heaven and a brutal hell.
In this book you will meet very loving people whose whole existence was self-sacrifice, and others who had no conscience and did the unthinkable without a hint of guilt. The author will also dissect and expose beliefs, customs and traits which both ennoble and limit a very energetic and intelligent people.
This book is especially of interest to people whose roots are in that special Region of Italy. Anyone whose interest is anthropology will find this work very enlightening as well.
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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Ulf's Tale: Annals of the Anglo-Scandinavian Empire

by John Broughton

A Swedish nobleman. A kidnapped child. The choice between power and morality.At the start of the slaughter-marred eleventh-century, nine-year-old Ulf is taken hostage by King Aethelred.It’s the beginning of a life of luxury and opportunity for Ulf. But treachery and plotting throughout the country threaten uneasy alliances, while ambitious rivals attempt to seize power for themselves.His own life threatened, Ulf embarks on a quest for unity to bring peace to the Baltic states. Will his own moral convictions be enough to overcome divided loyalties, religious clashes and ambitious kings?...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 222 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Perfecta Saxonia: The Unification of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

by John Broughton

King Alfred never achieved his dream of uniting the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into one Perfecta Saxonia.The man destined to fulfill Alfred's dream is his grandson, Athelstan, as the spark of unity begins in the Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Abandoned by his father and raised by his uncle, young Athelstan faces numerous adversities on his way to becoming a mighty warrior and diplomat.But can he overcome the odds to transform England from an insignificant island off the Western European mainland, into the leading centre of tenth-century diplomacy and learning?Discover the story of one of the most important English kings, who put in place the foundations of modern-day England....

Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction, War, History, Europe, UK, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2019 onward  

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The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the histo...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Sarajevo: The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

by Michael Moorcroft

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Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Knights Templar: On the Trail of the Treasure

by Conrad Bauer

The Knights Templar treasure is one the World’s most enduring mysteries. Is it a myth or a reality? Where could it possibly be hidden?Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The Knights Templar existed officially for less than 200 years. Founded to protect pilgrims who were traveling through the Holy Lands, their rise to power was sudden. They became some of the most feared warriors in the region, they had a mandate from God, they controlled perhaps the world’s first real banking system, and they waged war against anyone who tried to wrestle Christianity’s holiest grounds from the control of the Catholic Church. Within their short lifespan, they quickly became one of the most powerful societies in Europe, if not the world. Full of incredible turns of events including secrets, deceits, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 110 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 June 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918–1929 (Studies of the Harriman Institute)

by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Tragic Tale of William Papper (Mike Covell True Crime Book 2)

by Mike Covell

During the cold winter of 1881 the Rising Sun, a fishing smack, sailed from Hull. The vessel was captained by Osmond Otto Brand, and on board was a fourteen year old fisherlad named William Papper. When the vessel returned in January 1882, poor William Papper's parents waited on the dockside for their son, but the apprentice never returned. According to all on board, William was lost at sea.Eventually cracks began to show, crew members began to talk, and the whole terrifying truth was revealed. William Papper was murdered at sea by Osmond Otto Brand.Now, for the first time in print, the entire story of William Papper, Osmond Otto Brand, and the Rising Sun can be told. From the police investigation, to the public outrage, featuring historical primary sources, contemporary newspapers, a...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Stage & Theatre, Fiction, Drama, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2019 onward  

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