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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Simmie... With Secrets

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 05 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: The Waking Light Press

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Unfortunate Dutchman

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 28 May 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Dennis De Witt

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.

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 Airborne Division and its first battle honour.

Operation Gunnerside: a dramatic demolition assault on Hitler's atomic bomb plant in Norway.

Operation Chariot: 'the greatest raid of all': the British amphibious attack on the Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France.

Operation Deadstick: the story of the first Allies into the fray on D-Day, tasked with seizing and holding two bridges to prevent an armoured German counter-attack.

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

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

Let's Kill the Dai Uy

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume Two, 1941

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 07 February 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Victoria Washuk

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.

Genre: History
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Infantry School: A Soldier's Journal

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 12 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Jack Durish

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 Indians. 
First serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker’s Magazine , 'The Oregon Trail' became one of the best-selling personal narratives of the nineteenth century, one man’s exploration of the American wilderness. Herman Melville acclaimed its “true wild-game flavor” while deploring its portrayal of Native Americans, which was counter to the “noble savage” view then in vogue. 
Today 'The Oregon Trail' remains one of the great books ever produced by an American. These selections from 'The Oregon Trail' is published by Now and Then Reader, Digital Publisher of Serious Nonfiction.
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Francis Parkman was born in Boston to a distinguished Brahmin family. In an attempt to remedy his poor health as a boy, he was sent to live with his maternal grandmother on three thousand acres of wilderness near Medford,  Massachusetts, and there he developed a love of forests and some of the characteristic capabilities of the frontiersman. After graduating from Harvard  College in 1845 he was persuaded to attend law school, but it did not sway him from his ambition to write a history of American forests. The publication of The Oregon Trail in 1847 was followed by more than a dozen works of history as well as the publication of his journals and letters. They established Parkman’s reputation as a great American historian. 
 
 
 

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 ramble of spiteful extremist verses but rather a considered and deliberate propagandist argument, one which at many points seems benign and even agreeable and always poses a compelling emotional narrative.

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

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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

by Isuru Abeysinghe

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...

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

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

On the Hunt in Baghdad

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Belmont Estate Books

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Hypogeum: Strange Encounters

by Teresa Balin

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!

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

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Ramrod the Combat Snake

by Mark Berent

Genre: History
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

The Coracle: One Man in a Tub

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Black Morning Marsh Press

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

A Grandfather's Legacy

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 05 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Joe C Combs 2nd

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.

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.

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?

Genre: History
Free From: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Te Rauparaha

by Manatū Taonga

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

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

The Star Spangled Banner

by Tony Cross

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

The World of Lady Lazarus

by Michele Lang

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 so doing highlights an underappreciated turning point in both U.S. and Mexican history.Secret Mexico contains fictional recreations of intrigue, romance, and military strategy, but all accounts are supported by valuable historical documents.Francisco Martín Moreno is a lawyer, diplomat, novelist, and article writer. He was subsequently awarded the Premio Nacional de Periodismo first place every year from 1994 through 1998 for his numerous editorial articles. Additionally, Martín Morenos publication of Las Cicatrices del Viento earned him the Laurel de Oro a la Excelencia Literaria award in Spain. It acknowledged his development as one of the top Latin American novelists.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 so doing highlights an underappreciated turning point in both U.S. and Mexican history.Secret Mexico contains fictional recreations of intrigue, romance, and military strategy, but all accounts are supported by valuable historical documents.Francisco Martín Moreno is a lawyer, diplomat, novelist, and article writer. He was subsequently awarded the Premio Nacional de Periodismo first place every year from 1994 through 1998 for his numerous editorial articles. Additionally, Martín Morenos publication of Las Cicatrices del Viento earned him the Laurel de Oro a la Excelencia Literaria award in Spain. It acknowledged his development as one of the top Latin American novelists.

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

Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorial

by James Walker

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Best of Military Sampler

by 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 extracts from a few of our bestselling titles. Featured titles include: War Wounds: Medicine and the trauma of conflict edited by Ashley Ekins and Elizabeth Stewart; Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far edited by Ashley Ekins; The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy by Peter Burness; Dogfight: The Battle of Britain by Dr Adam Claasen; New Zealands Vietnam War: A history of combat, commitment and controversy by Ian McGibbon and 1918 Year of Victory: The end of the Great War and the shaping of history edited by Ashley Ekins. The extracts are designed to give you an introduction to our range of books that are receiving both critical and popular acclaim. Exisle is a successful independent publishing house that prides itself on producing high quality and informative books. We hope you enjoy this introduction to the Best of Military from Exisle.

Genre: History
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Exisle Publishing

Free Energy Here and Now and then: Velocity power sources

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Patrick Sullivan

Dollar Dreadfuls a prequel

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Chris Roberts

England and the War

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Daniel Turner Books

Children of Arnhems Kaleidoscope

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Graham Wilson

Lincoln Letters

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe

Te Puea Hērangi

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Whina Cooper

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Āpirana Ngata

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Egg Breakers: Counter-Terrorism in Sub Saharan Africa

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 18 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Jacobus Kotze

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

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 11 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Walrus Ebooks

Rangitīaria Dennan

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 06 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Hongi Hika

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 06 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 27 June 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Giuseppe Castrovilli

Better in America

by Sabrina Jennings

Genre: History
Free From: 08 June 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: cum propisito animi

Maleficio in the Cloister

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 04 June 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Lost Quarter Books

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

by 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.” this is actually a move south for me.” It was not the answer that he was used to.

This concept drew boundaries in my mind that had not existed before. I knew that I lived in the north, but to me the north was anything above the border of the Territories, not a consideration within those boundaries, and anything above that imaginary line was home.

The White Girl Series starts in Fort Norman on the McKenzie River, NWT, Canada, in 1965. In 1789 Alexander McKenzie canoed the then “River of Disappointment,” to the Bering Sea. His disappointment being documented in the title he assigned to the river. Sir Alex had hoped that he would reach the Pacific Ocean via this route.

Genre: History
Free From: 28 May 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Kobo

A Faerie's History of Caledonia

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 11 May 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Jeff Maurer

The Mecca Question

by 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 download, copy, and pass on t0your friends. PDFs of this file are available in a variety of languages from http://searchformecca.com

Genre: History
Free From: 24 April 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: CanBooks

Blood on the Water

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 18 April 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Quercus Publishing

Newport Tower: Unsettled History

by 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 precolumbian.

Genre: History
Free From: 10 April 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: B. Lynn Brant

Everybody’s Friend

by 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 himself and the reader deep into Nagaland to find the war graves of Imphal. There he broods without heavy reproach but with stoical sorrow on the marginalisation of memory offered to Indian troops who, in the authorised epic of Indian independence, fought on the "wrong" side for their imperial masters while the much thinner ranks of the Indian National Army, Subhash Chandra Bose's fighters, have been accorded the rites and respects of freedom fighters

Genre: History
Free From: 04 March 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Random House

The Muscovite Town

by Darvin Babiuk

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

Genre: History
Free From: 20 February 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Darvin Babiuk

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

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 10 December 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: James Eddy

Karamojo Bell

by 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.

Genre: History
Free From: 12 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Denis OLeary

The Alchemists: Thomas Charnock

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 07 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Tom Morris

To War in Style

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 07 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

Life of Riley

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 05 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Dave Riley

Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail

by 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…

Genre: History
Free From: 05 November 2012 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mark Berent

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