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The Blight

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 po...

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An Orphan’s Lure of the Far East

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...

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To Kinhma tou Merentith

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 Patr...

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Battle of the River Plate

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....

Rating: 4.00 / 5
8 reviews

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Raiders (eBook Sampler)

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 2...

Rating: 4.00 / 5
7 reviews

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The Awful Arithmetic Volume I

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 end...

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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

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.”  ...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
542 reviews

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Hitler's Youth: An Analysis of Mein Kampf

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 denounc...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
4 reviews

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Night Mission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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 moonl...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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A Quick Guide To Old Baldoyle

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....

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California Valor, Charles Harold Gonsalves

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 9...

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The American Iceberg: Debt, Inflation and Money

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 reme...

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A Brief History of the Pilgrims

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....

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

Isuru Abeysinghe

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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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Beyond the Clouds; Why I Became a Military Writer

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 b...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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Hypogeum: Strange Encounters

Teresa Balin

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2 reviews

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The Deluge

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....

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

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RCAF Operational Training Unit 32 & 6 1944: 1945

John Low

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2 reviews

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

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....

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

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

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 bathro...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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Te Rauparaha

Manatū Taonga

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A Cheney Sampler - Excerpts from Books by Glenn Alan Cheney

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: Qui...

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The Star Spangled Banner

Tony Cross

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The World of Lady Lazarus

Michele Lang

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Secret Mexico

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...

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Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial

James Walker

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Rise of the Feudal University

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....

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Diary for a Day: 23rd April 2011

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 socia...

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

Brian Michael Jenkins

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Cattle Nomads Of The Indian Desert

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 ...

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Best of Military Sampler

Burness

Internationally recognised for publishing a range of military books written by Australian, New Zealand and International authors who, as experts in their fields, provide an absorbing insight into great and modern wars and their after effects. Exisle is proud to present a selection of extra...

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Free Energy Here and Now and then: Velocity power sources

Patrick Sullivan

Free Energy Here and Now and Then: Velocity power sources. Affords the reader a historical background of free energy over unity devices.Included in the book is "The Four Elements of Free energy." This…...

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Dollar Dreadfuls a prequel

Chris Roberts

Prequel to the Dollar Dreadful series of London focused folklore, ghost and horror stories. This collection gives a background to the series and is packed with scary London facts, legends and trivia....

Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST

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England and the War

Daniel W. Turner

England and the War is a story written by Sir Walter Raleigh and it tells his opinion and beliefs about the war that England was involved in at the time....

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Children of Arnhems Kaleidoscope

Graham Wilson

I grew up in aboriginal Arnhem Land where my parents came as missionaries in 1951. For over 50 years their life was spent in a place called Oenpelli, near Kadadu National Park.This our…...

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Lincoln Letters

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States…...

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Ramrod the Combat Snake

Mark Berent

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Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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Let's Kill the Dai Uy

Mark Berent

This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard…...

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

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On the Hunt in Baghdad

Michael J. Totten

In this classic riveting dispatch from Iraq award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with a unit of battle-hardened American soldiers as they hunt the elusive terrorist commander…...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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The Coracle: One Man in a Tub

LJ Gormley

You’ve got to see this!” “What now?” I’m trying to focus on my work from which I am usually pretty easily distracted by friends diverting my attention with joke emails. “I think it’s one of those…...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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Te Puea Hērangi

Manatū Taonga

Te Puea Hērangi was an influential and effective Waikato leader who was largely responsible for the establishment of Tūrangawaewae marae during the 1920s and 1930s. Her aim was to build an economic…...

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Whina Cooper

Manatū Taonga

Whina Cooper found a role as a pan-tribal Māori leader from the 1950s. She was the foundation president of the Māori Women's Welfare League, but is best known for leading the famous…...

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Āpirana Ngata

Manatū Taonga

Ngāti Porou leader and politician Āpirana Ngata is one of New Zealand's best-known figures. Working through traditional tribal structures and as MP for Eastern Māori, he pressed for state-funded…...

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The Egg Breakers: Counter-Terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa

Jacobus Kotze

It is not generally known that Sub Saharan Africa has a long tradition of successful counter-terrorism operations. During the 1950's to 1989 many counter-terrorism operations took place in Colonial…...

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History

Under The Influence - How Labatt and its allies brewed up a nation of beer drinkers

Matthew J. Bellamy

Beer is to Canada as wine is to France. How Labatt and its allies brewed up a nation of beer drinkers. Celebrate Canada Day with this free ebook from The Walrus magazine. Includes an original…...

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Rangitīaria Dennan

Manatū Taonga

Rangitīaria Dennan of Ngāti Tarāwhai, better known as 'Guide Rangi', escorted tourists around the thermal attractions at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, for over 40 years....

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Hongi Hika

Manatū Taonga

Hongi Hika was a skilled and driven Ngāpuhi leader who became one of the pivotal figures of the musket wars. His actions led to a major redistribution of the Māori population, particularly in the…...

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Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young

Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books.Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He attended the Hallowell…...

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Better in America

Sabrina Jennings

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Maleficio in the Cloister

Clint Westgard

In Lima, the City of Kings, in the Viceroyalty of Peru, a mysterious girl is sent to a convent following the death of her mother. While there she runs afoul of the Abbess and soon finds herself under…...

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The Unfortunate Dutchman

Dennis De Witt

The Unfortunate Dutchman is a tale of the many trials and tribulations faced by Jacob van Kal, an employee of the Dutch East India Company , during this travels to the Far East and his return to Holland at the end of the 18th century....

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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The White Girl - So You Think You Are "North", Fort Good Hope, N.W.T. Canada

Dawn Kostelnik

My first conscious perception of North and South came years ago at Marsh Lake. I was visiting my friend Verna at the time. Her father Charlie Taylor asked me when I had moved “North” to Whitehorse. I remember considering that perception, I had not prior to this question. I replied.” ...

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A Faerie's History of Caledonia

Jeff Maurer

Much more history than fiction, this is a factually accurate tale of Scotland and of her strange, northernmost region: Caledonia. But it is told from the perspective of one of the Wee Folk. So it…...

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The Mecca Question

Jeremy Smyth

The Mecca Question by Jeremy Smyth This 20 page booklet by Jeremy Smyth examines the section of Gibson's new book on Qur'anic Geography that claims that Mecca is not the Holy City of Islam. This is a short review of the evidence presented in the larger book. The Mecca Question is free to d...

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Blood on the Water

Alex Connor

This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice - a city with secrets to rival its splendour....

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Newport Tower: Unsettled History

B. Lynn Brant

The Newport Tower is a crude, round stone structure in Newport, Rhode Island. It is said that it was built by early colonists, as a windmill. However, there is little evidence to support that claim, and a wealth of evidence indicating that it is of much older construction, probably precolu...

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Everybody’s Friend

Raghu Karnad

Raghu Karnad's "Everybody's Friend" is a poignant pilgrimage to the military grave of a great-uncle, fallen defending the obsolescent Raj against the oncoming army of imperial Japan. The most brutal fighting unfolded on the unforgiving northeast Indian border with Burma, and Karnad takes h...

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The Muscovite Town

Darvin Babiuk

A short description of the formation and structure of the Muscovite town....

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History

World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941

Victoria Washuk

Do you find yourself watching reality tv? Well, if you do, click off that set and head for the real thing. These diary entries, written 70 years ago by Ruby Thompson, who had to simultaneously put up…...

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

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Outlaw, Warrior, Leader: The Early Life of Ralph Stafford

Jack Richard Eddy

Ralph de Stafford, the first earl of Stafford, was one of the most powerful men in fourteenth century England. He was a veteran of the Hundred Years War, a respected military commander and an advisor…...

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Infantry School: A Soldier's Journal

Jack Durish

Most people don't know any more about the Army than what they read in Beetle Bailey© comics. The author, Jack Durish, didn't before he joined it. His father never served. His brother served in the…...

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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Karamojo Bell

Denis OLeary

Walter "Karamojo" Bell spent half his life hunting in Africa. Although he made a fortune from the ivory trade, the real riches were his adventures in the dying days of the European empires in Africa....

Free From: 12 November 2012 PDT/PST

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The Alchemists: Thomas Charnock

Tom Morris

Intended to be the first in a series of short publications dealing with alchemy and the alchemists this is the biography of Thomas Charnock . At an early age he was left destitute by…...

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To War in Style

Mark Berent

In January of 1973 we in Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and…...

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A Grandfather's Legacy

Joe C Combs 2nd

My family has had a long line of story tellers in it. This is a story my grandfather always told about our struggle against slavery and a historic event that trumped…...

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

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Life of Riley

Dave Riley

This collection is a retrospective selection of satires written in the 1990s with some dating from the following decade. Some were recycled as dialogue for performance as they were written for street…...

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Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Mark Berent

As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving FACs in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in…...

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Simmie... With Secrets

Arlene L. Williams

Clare lives in an alley shack in Chicago's poorest ward in 1894. She sews buttons and hems for Mr. Jones, the sweat boss, and only has a few pennies left to buy bread. Her mother has gone away…...

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

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