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Scarab in the Storm (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles Book 3) by Lauren Lee Merewether (LLMBooks Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Egypt is divided and conspiracy runs deep--the boy King Tut inherits a nation of chaos, and his wife, Queen Ankhesenamun, is desperate to earn his trust. Pharaoh Tutankhamun must decide Egypt's path amid political turmoil and corruption while Queen Ankhesenamun struggles to convince Pharaoh that their lives are at stake. With truth shrouded in mystery, doubt attacks the royalty as a power mercilessly pursues the crown. Egypt's fate is determined by Pharaoh's and Queen Ankhesenamun's success or failure in the coming storm. Scarab in the Storm is the third volume of Lauren Lee Merewether's debut series, The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles, a resurrection of an erased time that follows the five kings of Egypt who were lost to history for over three millennia. The story continues in the final book: Silence in the Stone.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 368 Pages (6,173 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 28th, 2020

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland by Lady Gregory (GIANLUCA) 3.7 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

This work presents many aspects of the supernatural: seers, healers, spells, Banshee, forths, the evil eye and contains a treasure trove of Irish folk beliefs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The material contained in the work has been collected for twenty years.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 429 Pages (996 KB)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

Gods and Fighting Men by Lady Gregory (GIANLUCA) 3.6 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This tale by Lady Gregory is part of the first and third cycle of the mythical history of Ireland: the mythological and the Fenian. About it, Yeats wrote: "I think this book is the best that came out of Ireland in my time".

Genre: History [x]
Length: 504 Pages (1,255 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 28th, 2020

The Conflict of the Ages Teacher Edition I The Scientific History of Origins by Michael J. Findley (Findley Family Video Publications) Price verified 22 hours ago

Teacher Edition includes complete student text, review questions, vocabulary, and answer keys. The Conflict of the Ages is a Multi-Part exploration of History, Science and ancient Literature. This first installment covers the concepts of God, time, Creation, physics, cosmology, and specifics about each day of Creation. We make comparisons with ancient sources to see where they agree with the Scriptural account. We reference classic and modern scientific views, exposing errors, preconceptions, presuppositions and falsehoods taught as fact by the mainstream scientific community. God is the first witness and the Bible the first eyewitness account of beginnings and origins.Other ancient documents contain at least some truths and parallel accounts.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 320 Pages (7,777 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

366 Days: Compelling Stories From World History by Scott Allsop 4.4 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Stretching from Ancient Rome to the World Wide Web and from the Danelaw to the Cold War, 366 Days is an engaging and entertaining chronicle of the highs and lows of world history. Whether it heralded a world-changing new discovery, the assassination of a leading politician, or a cow flying in a plane, this collection of true stories and trivia from world history proves that there is always something to be remembered 'on this day'. Each historical account has been painstakingly researched to clearly explain its causes, course and consequences. Scott Allsop is an award-winning history teacher and host of an iTunes Top-100 history podcast. He has drawn on over a decade's worth of teaching experience in the UK, Egypt and Romania to compile this fascinating and accessible daily guide to some of the most compelling historical events that have shaped today's world.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 420 Pages (633 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

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 ... by Various Artists (Enhanced Media Publishing) Price verified 3 hours ago

"Hidden talent counts for nothing." - Nero. Strategy Six Pack 12 presents six historical texts spanning two millennia and three continents. Ancient Rome and the Americas get two books each: Mary Platt Parmele's A Short History of Rome is paired with Jacob Abbott's biography of Emperor Nero; Thomas Paine's 1791 American political classic The Rights of Man is followed by 1831's The Confessions of Nat Turner - written by a runaway preacher-slave and social activist. For the Europhiles there is Hendrik Willem van Loon's concise account of Holland's early 19th Century continental dominance in The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813 and for historians of Asia there is the account of Victorian spy Alexander Burnes' adventures in uncharted parts of Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond in Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia. Strategy Six Pack 12 A Short History of Rome by Mary Platt Parmele. Nero by Jacob Abbott. The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom, 1795-1813 - A Short Account of the Early Development of the Modern Kingdom of the Netherlands by Hendrik Willem van Loon. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine. The Confessions of Nat Turner by Nat Turner. Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia Volume I by Alexander Burnes. Includes image galleries for A Short History of Rome, The Rights of Man, The Confessions of Nat Turner and Travels into Bokhara.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 482 Pages (2,653 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

Orphan Moon by T. K. Lukas (Chevalier Publishing) 4.4 Stars (161 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

An epic saga of adventure and grit on the edge of the western frontier, Orphan Moon demonstrates the power of a courageous human spirit in the face of tragedy, loss, and the struggle to survive. 1860 - Palo Pinto, Texas. Under the spectacular glow of a Comanche moon, a family is slaughtered, their homestead torched. Nineteen-year-old Barleigh Flanders survives the terrifying midnight raid. Fiercely determined to rebuild, she seizes an opportunity meant for another. Desperate, near penniless, her foolhardy scheme could prove calamitous, yet it's her only hope. Her grueling physical journey stretches from Texas to Missouri, and into the rugged Utah Territory. However, it's her emotional journey that takes her to places of uncharted darkness, discovery, and redemption when old family secrets are revealed. What she accepted as her past turns out to be an elaborate lie that reaches across generations, reshaping her memories of the Grandfather she despised, the father she adored, and the mother she never knew. Along her journey, she encounters a mysterious stranger. In Hughes Levesque, Barleigh gains an unsought ally with dark secrets of his own. A Texas Ranger turned hired gun, Hughes makes it his personal mission to keep Barleigh safe. Doing so may cost him his life, his job, and his heart, none of which he's keen to lose. Kindle Book Reviews and Book Awards Semi-Finalist - Literary Fiction - 2016 Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal Winner - Western Fiction - 2016 Writers' League of Texas Top Five Finalist - Historical Fiction - 2015 The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award Finalist - Adult Fiction - 2015 "It's no surprise this book gained acclamation in several book awards. As I read along, this novel had me cheering, crying, and white-knuckling my Kindle. The book flows with themes of romance, dark family secrets, past family conflicts, hope and dreams, and the primal instinct of survival!" The Curious Dame - Amazon Five-Star Review

Genre: History [x]
Length: 317 Pages (2,180 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

Soldiers of Honor: An anthology of military history by Carl McCracken 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE BRAVEST MEN TO SERVE IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ROBERT HOWARD Robert Lewis Howard is perhaps the most highly decorated United States Army soldier since World War II. He was a Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War, wounded 14 times in nearly five years of combat. This book chronicles his exploits on the battlefield and recounts the heroism which earned him three nominations for the Medal of Honor as well as eight Purple Hearts. ROCKY VERSACE Humbert "Rocky" Versace was the first prisoner of war to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during captivity. Showing incredible will and resolve, Versace remained defiant in the face of Viet Cong interrogations for over two years before his captors decided to execute the man whose spirit they could not break. ROY BENAVIDEZ Roy Benavides is widely regarded as one of the most fascinating Medal of Honor winners in the history of the United States Military. Orphaned by the age of seven, Benavidez overcame obstacle after obstacle, from racism to paralysis to enduring "Six Hours of Hell" in one of the most daring Vietnam rescue missions of all time... This is his story. CARLOS HATHCOCK There are few names at the top of the list of military war heroes as well known or inspiring than Carlos Hathcock. His career, skills and tactics have had an enormous impact on military strategies across the armed services. A devoted Marine, he couldn't have known how much he would change the face of military strategy for not only his branch but the Army and Navy as well. A war hero, landmine survivor, multiple sclerosis sufferer, Sergeant Hathcock certainly had an impressive life. The stories of his escapades in the jungles of Vietnam precede the quiet and gentle man and serve as a startling contradiction. He was a sniper who didn't like killing, but he was damn good at it.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 326 Pages (470 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

Heaven Earth and Time by DANIEL PETER BUCKLEY (www.thehistorywriter.net) 4.3 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A journey in time through the ancient world and it's earliest settlements covering the history of lands such as Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, Crete Malta and Sicily.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 300 Pages (3,569 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

Da Vinci’s Blue Mountain Mystery by L. A. Braun Price verified 8 hours ago

Mystical Blue Mountains beautify the background of the most famous Masters' Art. Seeking real answers to the mystery of the Blue Mountains in Leonardo Da Vinci's works? The Blue Mountains had also been scattered throughout the Art of the Philosophers' Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through these mysteries. The author provides a tight evidentiary argument for the Blue Mountains being a central part of the wisdom of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the related symbolism. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the secrets, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured emblems. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the riddle of the Blue Mountains, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how the ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden geometric secrets in the artwork related to the Blue Mountains.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 608 Pages (13,028 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Camp Sunshine (Sunshine Series Book 1) by Ruth Francisco 4.3 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

For her ninth novel, Ruth Francisco brings us a WWII saga, based on the true story of Camp Gordon Johnston, an amphibious training camp on Florida's desolate Gulf coast. It is a tale of young men on the brink of war and a country on the brink of civil rights, a tale of soldiers and officers, daughters and mothers, death and redemption, and a man unyielding in his integrity, compassion, and struggle for justice. Here, in this harsh but mystically beautiful land, twenty thousand young recruits test themselves to the limit in love and combat; politicos and tycoons offer aid with one eye to profit; women patrol the coast on horseback, looking for German subs; a postmaster's daughter, the only child on base, inspires thousands with her radio broadcasts; and a determined woman bravely holds together her family and the emotional soul of the camp. But when Commanding Officer Major Occam Goodwin discovers a murdered black family deep in the forest, he must dance delicately around military politics, and a race war that threatens the entire war effort. Amid tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the soldiers and their country hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to find his destiny.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 386 Pages (889 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Slave Narrative Six Pack by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Enhanced Media Publishing) Price verified 22 hours ago

The slave narrative is a literary sub-genre that emerged from the written accounts of enslaved Africans in Great Britain and its colonies, including the later United States, Canada, and Caribbean nations. Some of the earliest memoirs of captivity known in England and the British Isles were written by white Europeans and later Americans captured and sometimes enslaved in North Africa, usually by Barbary pirates. These were part of a broad category of "captivity narratives" by English-speaking Europeans. For the Europeans and Americans, the division between captivity as slaves and as prisoners of war was not always clear. A broader name for these works is "captivity literature." Slave Narrative Six Pack presents six of the most famous examples of the genre: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 by Frances Anne Kemble The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano The Life of William H. Furness by William Still Captain Canot; or, Twenty years of an African slaver: being an account of his career and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the West Indies by Brantz Mayer Includes image gallery and link to free audio recording of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 1,585 Pages (3,082 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Corinth: Books 2 and 3 of the Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant Price verified 44 minutes ago

Shiloh's torn and bloodied fields are at peace and thousands of casualties evacuated, buried, or lying undiscovered in the thick undergrowth where they fell. Hundreds of horse carcasses still dot the landscape, and pyres still smolder with their remains. The Confederate army sits thirty-five miles away behind well constructed and defended earthworks surrounding Corinth, Mississippi. The Confederate failure to defeat the Union army at Pittsburg Landing means that Tennessee will remain in Union hands. Corinth, Mississippi is next on the Union agenda. Will the fields and farms around Corinth, MS become the next killing fields, bringing certain death to tens of thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers? The Shiloh series novels are civil war historical fiction written in the tradition of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels and Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, you'll smell the powder and suffer the anguish of loss and understand why soldiers above all else prefer peace to war. Grab the 2nd and 3rd books in the series and continue the journey through the American Civil War in the western theater and experience the war from the ranks as a soldier.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 700 Pages (3,337 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Bombs for Breakfast: A Real Life Story by Gary Green (Michael Terence Publishing) 5.0 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

A no compromise, hard-hitting and gut-wrenching exposé of how young men are turned into killers in the name of Queen and Country. From war Hero to injured warrior, to suicidal drug addict, Gary Green gives us an insight into what happens to those who fight for us and then are left to deal with the traumas of what they have seen and done. Gary is brutally honest about what it takes to get along in Battalion life in the infantry and the true horrors of war, those that take place inside the human mind. From bonding acts of sexuality between comrades to soldiers callously, setting a canine corpse on fire, this book gives unprecedented access to the abusive culture that almost destroyed a young man. His ultimate triumph is a lesson for all of us, and especially for those who are in uniform and facing the same journey.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 342 Pages (2,522 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: The 'Ellesmere Manuscript': Abridged Roundtable Booklet Series by L.A. Braun Price verified one hour ago

A pilgrimage of contention through a politically vibrant age of revolution--this book provides a stunning exploration of the secret number '26' and rebus picture words in relation to the 15th century "Ellesmere Manuscript,' the most famous version of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales.' Leonardo Da Vinci almost certainly would have heard of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'--and this book explains how these two scientists had a lot more in common than you might think. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to 'Canterbury Tales'? This book explores the concept of that pilgrimage within the context of artwork related to the Philosophers' Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers' Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the age-old pilgrimage. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 358 Pages (11,060 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

River of Blood: Book 4 of the Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant 3.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

John Meeks had a simple dream, build up his farm, raise a family, grow old surrounded by grandchildren. Fort Sumter changed that dream. By May, 1861 he and others who opposed secession are rounded up, branded a traitors, and given a choice: volunteer to fight for the Confederacy or prison, he has little choice if he wants to protect his family and land. Philip and Paul Pearson have joined their new regiment encamped around Nashville, TN as winter sets in. Paul is volunteered for a new unit of pioneers and Philip settles into a routine of ministry amidst pro and anti-slavery conflicts of the officer class. A quiet time in winter camp is Philip's hope. Will Hunter catches up with the 1st Alabama Cavalry outside of Murfreesboro, TN only to find that he is most unwelcome. No command, no gladsome tidings, no place for him--Hunter is left to once again accept that he may never achieve anything above being a lowly Lieutenant of Cavalry. Far from a relaxing New Years celebration falling upon the Tennessee countryside, Rosecrans's Union army is preparing to march out of Nashville intent upon ousting Confederate General Bragg's Army of Tennessee from his base of supply, Murfreesboro, TN. Cold, wet, fog, rain, and plummeting temperatures mix with carbine and musket fire, canister and solid shot to tinge the waters of Stone's River red before the next five days are finished.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 420 Pages (1,370 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Justified: Western Fiction Adventure (Marshal Jack Black Book 4) by Ash Lingam 4.5 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

One-Eyed Marshal Jack Black is now posted in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona. The official marshal of Pierce City. Being as justice is at times blind the two outlaws, Billy Stiles and Bert Alvord, who Jack and his three lawmen buddies had captured and sent to Prescott prison, had finagled their way out of jail and were granted a governors pardon due to the two outlaws having every judge in the county in their pockets. So now Jack, with the help of two sheriffs and a marshal head back out to end these outlaws rein of thieving and killings. The Alvord-Stiles gang have kidnaped Harold Stampede and his wife, Emma to seek revenge on Jack, but the old lawman is determined to save them from certain death. This is the fourth installment of the Marshal Jack Black Series, Justified.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 304 Pages (791 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Iuka to Corinth (Shiloh Series Book 3) by Phillip Bryant 4.3 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The Civil War in northern Mississippi is about to heat up again. Escaped from a POW compound, Will Hunter intends to let the riverboat take him and Stephen Murdock to the Kentucky side of the Ohio River where he can rejoin the 1st Alabama. That is, until he recognizes Seth--the escaped slave he once failed to recapture. Seth is enjoying freedom as a hand on a paddle steamer, staying out of people's way and taking advantage of Ohioans who disagree with the Fugitive Slave Law. Then the two Yankee cavalrymen show up, and suddenly he is no longer anonymous nor free. Philip and Paul Pearson are also on a riverboat, this one supposedly headed down the Ohio to the Cumberland River to join with the 21st Ohio--but the Confederates have other ideas. A multipronged invasion threatens Nashville, and the road to Corinth, MS, moves the new recruits toward Pittsburg Landing and guerrilla country. With no training, the "fresh fish" of the 21st Ohio--with Philip as their new chaplain--are about to discover the price of war.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 394 Pages (1,445 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Enigmatic Dresden Codex by L. A. Braun Price verified 4 hours ago

''Dresden Codex' is a mysterious and colorful Pre-Columbian manuscript, complete with an encrypted story line of a sacrificed red beast. In the drama, its warriors' feet turn to leaves as they metamorphose into spiritual Dragon Trees. The Codex is the earliest book known from the Americas. Although this book looks big, it is ALL PICTURES. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork of the 'Dresden Codex' and Mesoamerican relics? Yes. This picture-based book illustrates how the dreaded 'Whiteface Who Speaks with Forked Tongue' had been prophesied in rebus picture words by the Mesoamericans over three thousand years ago. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the 'Dresden Codex'--a famous Maya writing which no one has ever been able to fully crack. The author provides a tight evidentiary argument for the 'Dresden Codex' being a version of the Philosophers' Stone genre of texts. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists and photographers, this picture-based book first highlights the fine points of the 'Dresden Codex's fundamentals and then moves on to acquaint the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the 'Dresden Codex' -- as a fine example of Mesoamerican art. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 569 Pages (10,095 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

ENCORE on Dante and Da Vinci by L. A. Braun Price verified 6 hours ago

A dynamic prophecy called the 'Enigma Forte' was going to be revealed in the Last Days. The riddle would profoundly alter the course of world events. Had there been interrelated secrets hidden in the artwork pertaining to Dante and Da Vinci? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists. This book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental stories of these two great men and then acquaints the readers with a few theories on their riddles. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the riddles, the author has ferreted out the secret message. That message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how the ancient works of these two great men should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been a few interconnected secrets hidden in their artwork. After all, both being successful and well-connected Italians, Leonardo Da Vinci would certainly have read Dante's famous epic poem of the 'Divine Comedy.' This is one of the first books in that it only covers the number '26.' Please see the 'Enigmatic' books to explore the latter discovered secrets like rebus picture words.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 366 Pages (7,842 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 26th, 2020

The Memoirs of a Prague Executioner: A HISTORICAL NOVEL BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS by Josef Svátek (Sharpless House) 4.1 Stars (114 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A young man is about to graduate from medical school when a sudden shift of fate changes his life forever. He becomes stuck in the most detested profession for the rest of his life, and he is on his way to becoming the most well-known executioner in the history of Bohemia. Master Jan finds himself in the center of the historical events of the time. The religious and political turmoil of Bohemia culminates in the 1621 White Mountain Battle. Czech Protestant rebels are defeated by Catholic forces, and Master Jan is to execute 27 men who are his fellow Protestants. The Old Town Executioner gives the reader a first hand account about how justice was carried out by the medieval law. While his memoirs offer an intriguing account of the manners and values of late medieval society, his observations about human nature may come as a surprise. The law and society have changed since the 17th century, but people have changed very little. This book contains graphic descriptions of medieval torture.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 464 Pages (1,284 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 25th, 2020

A Certain Death (Shiloh Series Book 2) by Phillip Bryant 3.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The battle at Pittsburg Landing altered the course of the war in the west and changed the lives of thousands who fought there and survived. Will Hunter's pursuit of higher command has been interrupted by his capture, the fault of his jealous commanding officer. Stuck far behind enemy lines with little hope for exchange, escape seems improbable. Neither high prison walls nor hundreds of miles of Ohio backwoods trails will keep him from trying. Philip Pearson survived Shiloh but wonders if his luck will hold much longer. Pursuing reinstatement in the Methodist Episcopal Church brings him full circle: his battlefield experience calling him back to the collar he left behind. Only convincing the bishop of Dayton and surviving the coming assaults on Corinth stand in his way of a chaplaincy. Ohio, far from the theaters of war, will test both men's ambitions and trust in their fellow man. Iuka to Corinth, the 3rd novel in the Shiloh Series! Sign up for the newsletter on my Facebook page or on the Author page here at Amazon to be notified of new releases.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 376 Pages (3,612 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 25th, 2020

Sharing Hamilton by Diana Rubino (Creativia) 4.8 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Philadelphia, 1791. James and Maria Reynolds are flat broke. Well aware of the attraction between his wife and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, James hatches a plan to blackmail Alexander and get rich - and sends Maria to seduce him. Meanwhile, the mysterious Dr. Severus Black befriends the Hamiltons and becomes a close confidant of Alexander's wife, Eliza. While Mrs. Hamilton grows fond of the handsome doctor, she also senses something different about the debonair young man. Meanwhile, a vicious serial killer is stalking the city by night. As Hamilton's affair with Maria runs headlong towards personal and professional catastrophe, the constables of Philadelphia draw a net around the emerged killer of young serving girls. But what connection could Dr. Black have with the murders, which a hundred years later would be mirrored in his own country... by none other than Jack the Ripper? In 'Sharing Hamilton', historical romance author Diana Rubino and award-winning thriller writer Brian L. Porter uniquely blend the mystery and romance genres, based on the true story of the Hamilton affair with the added spice of a serial killer stalking the streets of USA's first capital city.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 321 Pages (2,178 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 25th, 2020

A Texas Ranger by N. A. Jennings (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.4 Stars (161 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and terror, we follow Jennings through the southern border of Texas and find a vivid portrait of life in the late 19th century in one of the most lawless and hardest places to live in the early United States.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 334 Pages (569 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 25th, 2020

The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air—From the Great Depression to Combat by Matthew Rozell 4.7 Stars (241 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU FEEL when you wake up in a hospital and find out you killed your own mother? JUST WHAT DO YOU DO in that moment when your plane's been hit, and you are about to crash far from home? -- "I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I had a lot of trouble reconciling how my mother died after reading the telegram she opened, saying I was shot down and missing in action; I didn't explain to her that 'missing in action' is not necessarily 'killed in action', you know? I didn't even think about that. How do you think you feel when you find out you killed your own mother?" -- B-24 bombardier, shot down, taken prisoner Dying for freedom isn't the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is. -- "I was in the hospital with a flak wound. The next mission, the entire crew was killed. The thing that haunts me is that I can't put a face to the guy who was a replacement. He was an 18-year old Jewish kid named Henry Vogelstein from Brooklyn. It was his first and last mission. He made his only mission with a crew of strangers." -- B-24 navigator Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us their stories; perhaps we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to a younger generation, when a history teacher taught his students to engage. -- "The German fighters picked us. I told the guys, 'Keep your eyes open, we are about to be hit!' I saw about six or eight feet go off my left wing. I rang the 'bail-out' signal, and I reached out and grabbed the co-pilot out of his seat. I felt the airplane climbing, and I thought to myself, 'If this thing stalls out, and starts falling down backwards, no one is going to get out... '" -- B-17 pilot As we forge ahead as a nation, do we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for? This is the second book in the masterful WWII oral history series, ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 314 Pages (1,473 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 25th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage Vol 2 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (GIANLUCA) Price verified 9 hours ago

"In presenting to our readers, the second volume of the "History of Woman Suffrage," we gladly return our thanks to the press for the many favorable notices we have received from leading journals, both in the old world and the new. The words of cordial approval from a large circle of friends, and especially from women well known in periodical literature, have been to us a constant stimulus during the toilsome months we have spent in gathering material for these pages. It was our purpose to have condensed the records of the last twenty years in a second volume, but so many new questions in regard to Citizenship, State rights, and National power, indirectly bearing on the political rights of women, grew out of the civil war, that the arguments and decisions in Congress and the Supreme Courts have combined to swell these pages beyond our most liberal calculations, with much valuable material that cannot be condensed nor ignored, making a third volume inevitable".

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Length: 1,484 Pages (1,914 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State by Art Levy (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Discover some of Florida's most fascinating personalities in this entertaining kaleidoscope of interviews. Made in Florida showcases a colorful lineup of notable people who got their start in the state and who have helped make it the unique, diverse place it is today. Hear from Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry about their weirdest writing inspirations. Discover why Shaquille O'Neal never complains. Find out what happens when Burt Reynolds goes to Costco. Listen to Theresa Manuel's experiences as one of the first black women to compete in the Olympics. Learn about the lives of Seminole Tribe elder Louise Gopher, pop art painter Romero Britto, NASA senior executive JoAnn Morgan, circus daredevil Bello Nock, football coach Steve Spurrier, state CFO Alex Sink, and Muhammad Ali's "fight doctor" Ferdie Pacheco. In addition to the widely celebrated, Art Levy introduces many unsung individuals. Meet innovative industrialists like "Chainsaw Al" and dedicated naturalists like "The Shark Lady." Mingle with a legendary rancher, a civil rights historian, and a commercial fisherman. Marvel at an anticrime crusader, a space skydiver, and a snake-venom enthusiast. These and other stars -- many of whom rarely give such extensive interviews -- talk family and work, joys and worries, failures and triumphs, dislikes and desires. Levy has thoughtfully selected their words from ten years of conversations. Each person tells a different story of Florida from a perspective all their own. Read on and get ready to laugh and lament, to be surprised and inspired.

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Length: 320 Pages (11,954 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet by Lyn Millner (University Press of Florida) 4.5 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Wall Street Journal's Five Best Books About Cults For five days in December 1908 the body of Cyrus Teed lay in a bathtub at a beach house just south of Fort Myers, Florida. His followers, the Koreshans, waited for signs that he was coming back to life. They watched hieroglyphics emerge on his skin and observed what looked like the formation of a third arm. They saw his belly fall and rise with breath, even though his swollen tongue sealed his mouth. As his corpse turned black, they declared that their leader was transforming into the Egyptian god Horus. Teed was a charismatic and controversial guru who at the age of 30 had been "illuminated" by an angel in his electro-alchemical laboratory. At the turn of the twentieth century, surrounded by the marvels of the Second Industrial Revolution, he proclaimed himself a prophet and led 200 people out of Chicago and into a new age. Or so he promised. The Koreshans settled in a mosquito-infested scrubland and set to building a communal utopia inside what they believed was a hollow earth--with humans living on the inside crust and the entire universe contained within. According to Teed's socialist and millennialist teachings, if his people practiced celibacy and focused their love on him, he would return after death and they would all become immortal. Was Teed a visionary or villain, savior or two-bit charlatan? Why did his promises and his theory of "cellular cosmogony" persuade so many? In The Allure of Immortality, Lyn Millner weaves the many bizarre strands of Teed's life and those of his followers into a riveting story of angels, conmen, angry husbands, yellow journalism, and ultimately, hope.

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Length: 361 Pages (4,924 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III by Matilda Joslyn Gage (GIANLUCA) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.

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Length: 1,713 Pages (2,142 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage - Volume I by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (GIANLUCA) 4.1 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history. A survey of the condition of the race through those barbarous periods, when physical force governed the world, when the motto, "might makes right," was the law, enables one to account, for the origin of woman's subjection to man without referring the fact to the general inferiority of the sex, or Nature's law. Writers on this question differ as to the cause of the universal degradation of woman in all periods and nations. One of the greatest minds of the century has thrown a ray of light on this gloomy picture by tracing the origin of woman's slavery to the same principle of selfishness and love of power in man that has thus far dominated all weaker nations and classes. This brings hope of final emancipation, for as all nations and classes are gradually, one after another, asserting and maintaining their independence, the path is clear for woman to follow. The slavish instinct of an oppressed class has led her to toil patiently through the ages, giving all and asking little, cheerfully sharing with man all perils and privations by land and sea, that husband and sons might attain honor and success. Justice and freedom for herself is her latest and highest demand... "

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Length: 1,327 Pages (1,695 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

The Path of Least Resistance (The Shooting Stars Series Book 2) by Leah Downing (Full Net Enterprises) 5.0 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The deadly actions set in motion by Collin St. Germain during the Gulf War created a catastrophic chain of events, resulting in an IED triggered homeland terrorist attack over a decade later. In 2008, Fort Bliss was targeted by one of its own: Army Captain Burak Yilmaz. When it's discovered that Collin's wife has close ties to the Captain, she is thrust into the spotlight of a national investigation that leaves her scorned by the nation. Now, the time has come for her to confess what happened -- what really happened with her marriage, her trial, and Captain Yilmaz -- to the new love of her life before the couple embarks on a perilous mission to Africa. But, when movie star James Bayer learns the truth about what haunts Lauren St. Germain, will he still want her in his life?

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Length: 341 Pages (1,202 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

Catch a Falling Star (The Shooting Stars Series Book 1) by Leah Downing (Full Net Enterprises) 4.5 Stars (65 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

THE #1 AMAZON BESTSELLER WINNER Beverly Hills International Book Awards® Cross-Genre Fiction "Amazing, genre-defying story... "-Dandelions Inspired: Reading and Reviewing Amazing Books! In Book One of The Shooting Stars Series, Catch a Falling Star, bestselling author Leah Downing introduces Lauren St. Germain, a Federal Investigator accused of assisting the Taliban in a homeland terrorist attack targeting her husband. Scandal, mystery, and one of Hollywood's leading men refuse to let her fade from the public's eye. Her relationship status? It's complicated... and that's not even the half of it!

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Length: 362 Pages (470 KB)
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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

New York Ballards by Lynne D. Miller Price verified 21 hours ago

Genealogy of Ballards that lived in New York

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Length: 359 Pages (1,292 KB)
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Added: Mar 23rd, 2020

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Creasy (Enhanced Media Publishing) 3.6 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Edward Creasy's 1851 military analysis of fifteen world battles is a classic of its genre. Appearing between Clausewitz's On War (1832) and Ardant Du Picq's Battle Studies (composed c.1870), The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo is essential reading for military scientists and historians.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 418 Pages (2,351 KB)
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Added: Mar 17th, 2020

On War (Illustrated): Vom Kriege (Military Theory Book 5) by Carl von Clausewitz (Enhanced Classics) 2.9 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

"War is the continuation of politics by other means." On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. Clausewitz based his study on his observations and his own experience in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. He also included examples of those wars and others to support his assertions. His profound theoretical explorations of strategy changed the shape of modern warfare. Two centuries later, On War remains both controversial and an influence on strategic thinking. *Includes image gallery. *This is Volume 1.

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Length: 672 Pages (1,379 KB)
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Added: Mar 15th, 2020

Once a Marshal (A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western) by Peter Brandvold (Wolfpack Publishing) 4.3 Stars (185 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

FROM THE CURRENT KING OF THE VIOLENT, SEXY, HARD-HITTING WESTERN The Classic Sheriff Ben Stillman Series Begins... Playing poker, smoking cigarettes, drinking whiskey -- retirement was treacherous business for ex-lawman Ben Stillman. The best of life seemed to be past, but then the past came looking for him... The son of an old friend rides into Ben's life with a plea for justice and a mind for revenge. Up on the Hi-Line in Montana, a rich Englishman is rustling ranchers out of their livelihoods... and their lives. The boy suspects these rustlers have murdered his father, Milk River Bill Harmon, and the law is too crooked to get any straight answers. But can the worn-out old lawman live up to the legendary lawman the boy has grown to admire? For fans of William W. Johnstone and George P. Cosmatos's Tombstone, you'll love this first novel in the epic, fast-paced Sheriff Ben Stillman series.

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Length: 330 Pages (5,143 KB)
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Added: Feb 28th, 2020
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