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The Blight

by S.E. Levac

Price: Free! Approx. 380 words. Language: English. Published on August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America. n The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 

An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East

by Dennis De Witt

Price: Free! Approx. 4,350 words. Language: English. Published on August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century. n An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East is a short story about two brothers living at a brook near the Dutch town of Delft during the eighteen century. During their stay in a Church run orphanage, the two van der Beek brothers dreamt of adventure and fortune that could be made in the Far East. It is a typical bittersweet tale depicting human courage, self-preservation and destiny....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 

To Kinhma tou Merentith

by Babis Kavvadias

Price: Free! Approx. 47,680 words. Language: Greek. Published on August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Revolutiona ry. n To istoriko ths katalhpshs ths polhs twn Patrwn epi 5 hmeres apo stasiastes me epi kefalis ton Lohago Orofylakhs Nikolao Merentith, apo tis 27 Noembrh ews thn 1 Dekembri 1847. Htan ena lhstriko - stasiastiko kinhma 'h mhpws eixe kai ba8ytera politika xarakthristika?...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
8 reviews

Battle of the River Plate

by Russell Phillips

An article about the Battle of the River Plate, which took place in December 1939 between the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee and the British cruisers Exeter, Ajax and Achilles....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Shilka Publishing

Rating: 4.00 / 5
7 reviews

Raiders (eBook Sampler)

by Ross Kemp

A free sampler of Ross Kemp's Raiders: six true stories of the most daring British operations of World War Two. This sampler contains the story of Operation Judgement; believed to be one of the most incredible raids of World War Two. The full ebook and hardback will be available on 25th October 2012. Six raids that changed the course of history. Operation Judgement: one of the most spectacular efforts of World War Two, where obsolete British biplanes attacked the Italian fleet in Taranto. Operation Archery: the first true combined operation carried out by all three British forces. THis successful raid persuaded Hitler that the Allies were planning a full scale invasion. Operation Biting: a cross-Channel raid into France that was the first major attack by the British Airbo...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Random House

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Awful Arithmetic Volume I

by Stan McCown

The Awful Arithmetic is a non-fiction book, in two volumes, about the Civil War. For those just entering a study of the war, The Awful Arithmetic covers the entirety of the conflict, from its true cause—which was neither secession nor slavery—to the intricate details of the war’s ending....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
542 reviews

Selections from The Oregon Trail - The American West as It Once Was

by Francis Parkman

  On April 28, 1846, Francis Parkman, who had already decided that he would write a history of the settling of America, and Quincy Adams Shaw, his cousin and good friend, embarked from St. Louis up the Missouri River for a “tour of curiosity and amusement to the Rocky Mountains.”  They were accompanied by Henry Chatillon, a hunter and guide, and Deslauriers, a muleteer. The little band traveled some seventeen hundred miles, meeting trappers, gamblers, woodsmen, soldiers, emigrant pioneers, and Indians, and Parkman eventually spent three weeks hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.  The following year Parkman published his account of this experience on the frontier before the West was settled and the government’s removal policies endangered the way of life of the Plains...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Now and Then Reader

Rating: 3.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hitler's Youth: An Analysis of Mein Kampf

by Isuru Abeysinghe

Hitler's autobiographical book Mein Kampf, the official doctrine of the NAZI regime during WWII, is not a book that many would consider to read. Modern society is generally very well acquainted with Hitler and the ultimate outcome of his philosophical stances and will automatically denounce such notions based on a purely humanitarian and moral standpoint. The book remains illegal in many parts of the world and it rightfully considered one of the most powerful, destructive and divisive doctrines in modern history. While the book is often confronting in it's content it is still to my opinion an essential read because contained therein are the techniques of a master manipulator. It shows clearly that the doctrine of genocide-inducing hatred is not always - or even generally - a chaotic rambl...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Isuru Abeysinghe

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

by Mark Berent

The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies- and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst will." But then back on top in the moonlight, a man finds brief moments to think his own thoughts before cracking a low ceiling back at home base....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle

by Michael. J Hurley

This book gives a short explanation of the origins of placenames in the area of the old village of Baldoyle in County Dublin, Ireland....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Michael. J Hurley

California Valor, Charles Harold Gonsalves

by John A Johnson

California Valor provides understanding of indoctrination and propoganda to make Marines hate Japs. Trainees saw movies showing Jap soldiers raping women and throwing a baby in the air and catching it with bayonets. Another movie was about a Marine raid on the island of Makin. There were 90 Marines landed from a submarine. They killed 35 Japs and destroyed their communications towers. When the submarine departed, nine marines were left behind. They were all captured and beheaded on orders from Tokyo. One trainer told about Japs taking 25,000 Korean noses home to Japan to be enshrined in a Temple. Trainees sang songs: We’ll nip the Nipponese, We’re going to play Yankee Doodle in Tokyo, Let's Remember Pearl Harbor as we did the Alamo, and You’re a Sap, Mr. Jap....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: John A Johnson

The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money

by Bob Blain

United States total debt, public and private, not just Federal debt, grew from $82 billion in 1916 to $70 trillion in 2010, almost a thousand times bigger. The cause is traced back to decisions made in 1787 and 1790 by framers of the Constitution and members of the First Congress. The remedy is to now correct their mistakes by properly funding the U.S. economy with "dollar" properly defined....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Bob Blain

A Brief History of the Pilgrims

by Catherine Jaime

Who were the Pilgrims? When and why did they come to America? And who were the Puritans, the Separatists, and the Strangers? Are these terms interchangeable? This VERY short e-book will answer these questions and several others....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Catherine Jaime

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Hitler's Theory - An Analysis of Mein Kampf (Part 2)

by Isuru Abeysinghe

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Isuru Abeysinghe

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer

by Mark Berent

Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor......

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Hypogeum: Strange Encounters

by Teresa Balin

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Teresa Balin

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Deluge

by Dominic Lourex

Is it possible everything we are told about the history of humanity is wrong? The Deluge - part 1 explores the questions around what really happened at the end of the last ice age and the flood myths that have influenced our understanding of who we are and where we come from....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Dominic Lourex

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

RCAF Operational Training Unit 32 & 6 1944: 1945

by John Low

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Ebook Launch

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

A Pictorial History of Óglaigh na hÉireann, The Defence Forces of Ireland

by Defence Forces Ireland

A very brief history of Ireland's Defence Forces. The tradition of service and loyalty, that runs as a theme throughout our history, was set by the Volunteers in 1913 and is continued to this day in the modern Defence Forces. Our history is in essence a history of the State....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Defence Forces Ireland

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

A Kentucky Cuckoo's Egg: The Clay-Randolph Duel of 1826

by Kate Cooch

A Kentucky Cuckoo’s Egg is a 2500 word history short about the duel between Secretary of State Henry Clay and Senator John Randolph in 1826. It also delves into the history of dueling generally and specifically in Virginia. Who died, who lived, and who showed up to duel in a white bathrobe? Find out by downloading now!...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Kate Cooch

Te Rauparaha

by Manatū Taonga

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

A Cheney Sampler - Excerpts from Books by Glenn Alan Cheney

by Glenn Alan Cheney

Excerpts from books by Glenn Alan Cheney. Excerpts are from: -- Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America -- Journey on the Estrada Real: Encounters in the Mountains of Brazil -- Frankenstein on the Cusp of Something -- Passion in an Improper Place -- Black Republic: Quilombo dos Palmares, Brazil's lost nation of fugitive slaves...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: New London Librarium

The Star Spangled Banner

by Tony Cross

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Tony Cross

The World of Lady Lazarus

by Michele Lang

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Five Tigers Publishing

Secret Mexico

by Francisco Martín Moreno

Bookmasters is pleased to present you with a sample of Secret Mexico , the first in a series of translated works from best-selling author Francisco Martín Moreno, one of the most renowned novelists in Mexico.Step into the minds of three powerful leaders at the brink of the first World War. Secret Mexico reveals German strategies to involve Mexico in an armed conflict against the United States, foremost being the Zimmerman Telegram, which was sent from Emperor William II of Germany to Mexicos President Carranza. When intercepted and deciphered by British intelligence, the Zimmerman Telegram became the catalyst in involving President Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. in World War I. Secret Mexico captivatingly presents the possible inner dialogues of these powerful men on the brink of war and in ...

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Francisco Martín Moreno

Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial

by James Walker

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: James Walker

Rise of the Feudal University

by Darvin Babiuk

A review of how the university system rose out of feudal times and developed the organizational pattern that made it the basis higher learning up to modern times....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Darvin Babiuk

Diary for a Day: 23rd April 2011

by Chudleigh Writers

The residents of Chudleigh, a small town in Devon, kept a diary for 23rd April 2011, which was both St George's Day and Easter Saturday. The diaries were displayed as part of the Chudleigh Literary Festival on 18th July 2011. They are now brought together in book form as input to the social history of Chudleigh....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Chudleigh Writers

Al Qaeda in Its Third Decade - Irreversible Decline or Imminent Victory?

by Brian Michael Jenkins

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eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: RAND Corporation

Cattle Nomads Of The Indian Desert

by Son Lal

About nomads in Rajasthan who have grazed cattle on a large scale since early history. With a pastoral culture from the west in Asia, that partly differed from the culture of the settled Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. Tan Dan's forefathers were a part of that nomadic culture, to which also ox caravan traders belonged and small groups with other professions....

eBook Genre: History
Free from: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Son Lal

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