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Felix A. Sommerfeld and the Mexican Front in the Great War (The Secret War Council Book 2) by Heribert von Feilitzsch (Henselstone Verlag LLC) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The German government decided in the fall of 1914 to corner the U.S. arms and ammunition market to the detriment of England and France. In New York German Military Attaché Franz von Papen and Naval Attaché Karl Boy-Ed could not think of anyone more effective and with better connections than Felix A. Sommerfeld to sell off the weapons and ammunition to Mexico. A few months later, Sommerfeld received orders to create a border incident. Tensions along the U.S. - Mexican border suddenly increased in a wave of border raids under the Plan de San Diego. When Pancho Villa attacked the town of Columbus, NM, on March 9, 1916, virtually the entire regular U.S. Army descended upon Mexico or patrolled the border. War seemed inevitable. Federal agents could not prove it, but suspected German involvement. Felix A. Sommerfeld and fellow agents had forced the hand of the U.S. government through some of the most intricate clandestine operations in the history of World War I.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 378 Pages (3,425 KB)
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Added: Mar 29th, 2020

Devil, Death and Alchemy: European Imagination in Late Medieval Painting by Roman Alexander (Lambert Academic Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The European Middle Ages are often regarded as a cultural gap between the grandeur of the Ancient World and the revolutionary changes of Modern history. Yet the Medieval Times are the core of our modern personality as inhabitants of the Old Continent. The devil, death and alchemy have always been interconnected as alternatives of our historical imagination in a composition of European thought that touches all layers of society. Art is the gateway towards imagination, as it can narrate it by decrypting the influence historical events had over the populace. The pages of this book will take the reader on a journey from the historical insight of the devil, death and alchemy, towards the complicated and ever evolving imagination as reflected by Late Medieval painting and alchemical illuminations. The book contains more than 70 HQ images, including: medieval paintings and alchemical illuminations, maps and graphics. Roman Alexander (born Mircea-Alexandru Roman) is a Romanian medievalist ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 312 Pages (58,632 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

The Ghost of Rome: The Rise of Theodosius by Virgil Cain 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

It was famously stated by the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes that "the Papacy is not other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof". "The Ghost of Rome" explores that concept in detail, utilizing a character-driven narrative to bring life to the final years of the greatest empire the world has ever known. It is the rare work of fiction that informs even as it entertains, illuminating an era that is often derided as the decline of an empire rather than the birth of a kingdom. As Rome fell into disrepair, the Kingdom of Christ emerged. It was a transition so seamless that one can only be intrigued by the machinations that allowed the improbable rise of Christianity from a lone hilltop in Judea to conquer the Roman world inside of 350 years. It is a series as ambitious in its aim as it is broad in its scope. It puts you in the shoes of those who lived it, bringing life to many of Roman History's most overlooked contributors while offering ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 667 Pages (2,482 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

The Ghost of Rome: Volume I - The Gothic Wars by Virgil Cain 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

It was famously stated by the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes that "the Papacy is not other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof". "The Ghost of Rome" explores that concept in detail, utilizing a character-driven narrative to bring life to the final years of the greatest empire the world has ever known. It is the rare work of fiction that informs even as it entertains, illuminating an era that is often derided as the decline of an empire rather than the birth of a kingdom. As Rome fell into disrepair, the Kingdom of Christ emerged. It was a transition so seamless that one can only be intrigued by the machinations that allowed the improbable rise of Christianity from a lone hilltop in Judea to conquer the Roman world inside of 350 years. It is a series as ambitious in its aim as it is broad in its scope. It puts you in the shoes of those who lived it, bringing life to many of Roman History's most overlooked contributors while offering ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 752 Pages (2,574 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

Chicago 1871: A Science Fiction Thriller by James E. Merl 4.6 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

What if you had the chance to go back in time and change history? It started out as a routine house fire for firefighter John Kirk and his crew. The mission was simple; get inside, locate the fire, and knock the hell out of it. But while crawling through the thick smoke, John would soon realize that this fire would be anything but routine. Somehow, he had crawled into a wormhole that spat him out in the 19th century. Taken in by a group of his peers of 147 years ago, John soon discovers that he has landed in Chicago, only weeks before the great fire of 1871. Armed with the knowledge of the future, John must figure out a way to warn his fellow firefighters of the impending disaster. But if he alters history, what impact would that have on the future?

Genre: History [x]
Length: 314 Pages (1,906 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

A Century of Irish Radio 1900 -2000 by Eddie Bohan 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

The first comprehensive history of Irish radio from Marconi's early experiments in the early 1900's to Ireland becoming the first nation in the world to be declared by radio in 1916 and through the colourful and varied history of Irish pirate radio that ultimately created the Irish radio industry that exists today. The story is transnational with border blasters and both State and illegal stations broadcasting into other jurisdictions and when in many instances cash was at the heart of woes and successes.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 601 Pages (38,157 KB)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

The Lawman: The Guns of Jacob Blade Vigilante: Jacob Blade: Vigilante Hunter: A Western Adventure by Charles Ray (DS Productions) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 minutes ago

For the first time -- nine "Jacob Blade: Vigilante" western adventures together! Relive the excitement with this great series from Charles Ray! Jacob Blade -- a man with a vengeance. A man with a gun, a steady aim -- the steel will to fire his weapon and end a life. A man who hunts down those who have crossed him and kills them with a cool, steely glare. A man with no desire except for revenge and justice. This is the man you will be reading about. This is the book you are currently holding. Vengeance. He swore it. His gun will make sure of it. His resolve. His will. Blade -- a man with killing on his mind. This is the latest rip-roaring Western adventure from Charles Ray, the bestselling Western author. This is the first book in a new series that will blow criminals away, avenge those who have been crossed and bring justice to the Old West. Grab this great collection today!

Genre: History [x]
Length: 571 Pages (2,064 KB)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

Scarab in the Storm (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles Book 3) by Lauren Lee Merewether (LLMBooks Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours 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)
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Added: Mar 28th, 2020

Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland by Lady Gregory (GIANLUCA) 3.7 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 3 minutes 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 9 hours 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)
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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 5 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 22 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 14 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 ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 482 Pages (2,653 KB)
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Added: Mar 27th, 2020

Orphan Moon by T. K. Lukas (Chevalier Publishing) 4.4 Stars (161 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours 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 ...

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

Da Vinci’s Blue Mountain Mystery by L. A. Braun Price verified 19 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. ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 608 Pages (13,028 KB)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Slave Narrative Six Pack by Harriet Beecher Stowe (Enhanced Media Publishing) Price verified 5 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, ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 1,585 Pages (3,082 KB)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Corinth: Books 2 and 3 of the Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant Price verified 6 hours 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 ...

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

Bombs for Breakfast: A Real Life Story by Gary Green (Michael Terence Publishing) 5.0 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours 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)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: The 'Ellesmere Manuscript': Abridged Roundtable Booklet Series by L.A. Braun Price verified 7 hours 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 ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 358 Pages (11,060 KB)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

River of Blood: Book 4 of the Shiloh Series by Phillip Bryant 3.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 13 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 ...

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 8 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

Enigmatic Dresden Codex by L. A. Braun Price verified 15 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 ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 569 Pages (10,095 KB)
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Added: Mar 26th, 2020

ENCORE on Dante and Da Vinci by L. A. Braun Price verified 17 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 ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 366 Pages (7,842 KB)
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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 15 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 ...

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 9 hours 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 ...

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 9 hours 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 ...

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 9 hours 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)
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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 9 hours 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 ...

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 19 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".

Genre: History [x]
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 9 hours 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." ...

Genre: History [x]
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 9 hours 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 ...

Genre: History [x]
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 9 hours 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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Added: Mar 24th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage - Volume I by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (GIANLUCA) 4.1 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours 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 ...

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Added: Mar 24th, 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 9 hours 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.

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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 9 hours 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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