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The Arrival, 1,000,000 B.C.: Secrets of the Ancient World: 2020 Edition by M.G. Hawking 3.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 45 minutes ago

Explore the Realities behind Legends of Antediluvian Civilizations and Ancient Extraterrestrial Influences. Note: Strangely, this book received two nonsensical "troll" reviews. Extensive information directly related to events that occurred about 1 million BC appears 35% of the way through the book, but one would have to read that far to know. The type of information presented, although well supported by scientific evidence, sometimes attracts objections from narrow-minded individuals. And one review mentions something about "climate," yet absolutely nothing of that sort appears in this or any other of our books. Unfortunately, Amazon will do nothing to remove misleading, fraudulent reviews, and we apologize. Contemporary research reveals a stunning antiquity of civilization on our planet as archaeology unearths buried civilizations and discovers long submerged cities. Previous academic theories of the origins of civilization have fallen forfeit to finds worldwide: Gunung Padang in ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 181 Pages (643 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Master Spy: A Novel about Ya'aqooba by Bertha Naim 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 45 minutes ago

Yaakov Cohen, "Ya'aqooba", was a fascinating and mysterious person in the intelligence history of the state of Israel. A senior spy, special agent (Mistaarev, undercover agent in Arab regions), and a legend. Ya'aqooba, who spoke fluent Arabic and also because of his appearance, found it easy to integrate into Arab communities. However, more than anything, there was something special in him, that made everyone accept him as one of their own. Ya'aqooba's activities in Arab countries were not known to the public, but senior officers in the security system today state that his contribution to the State of Israel was of great importance. In this spellbinding novel, Bertha Naim tries to depict the way of life of a senior agent. Based on what little is known of Ya'aqooba's actions, combined with her rich imagination and her talent for description, Bertha pours light into the secret, fascinating world of the people in the security community. "... One could say, without exaggeration, that ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 146 Pages (784 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Investigating a Shadowy Crime: A Historical Western Adventure Book by Ethan Westfield 4.4 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Jefferson Dugarall has been known as one of the most successful Pinkerton detectives for a large part of his career. However, life hasn't always treated him fairly; he was just an innocent boy when he witnessed the cruel death of his entire family without his will. The suspicious signs of a possible murder, rather than an inevitable accident, though, made him more determined to follow the career of a detective. Will he finally achieve to interpret the clues leading up to this traumatic event? Grace Ridley had always been dreaming of doing more than just being a housewife. Although her choices were always limited, living miserably with her sister and two vicious men, she never gave up. Her recruitment as an undercover spy for the Pinkerton Detectives will be a risky decision, but a major milestone to her personal growth. When a heinous crime is committed, a perfect opportunity arises for her to join forces with Jefferson and fight a common enemy. Will they work together effectively ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 414 Pages (3,064 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Under a Lion Sun: Days of Joy and Sorrow in Old Calabria by Michael Caputo (Ascent Educational) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Join the author on a journey back through time to his beloved town in Calabria, in Southern Italy. Accompany him through a mental journey to the fifties and the sixties, as he was growing up in an area that could be both blissful and agonizing. In this book you will meet very loving people whose whole existence was self-sacrifice, and others who had no conscience and did the unthinkable without a hint of guilt. The author will also dissect and expose beliefs, customs and traits which both ennoble and limit the very energetic and intelligent Calabrian people. This work is especially of interest to people whose roots are in Calabria. Anyone whose interest is anthropology will find this work very enlightening as well. Author of, THE COIN FROM CALABRIA: DISCOVERING THE HISTORICAL ROOTS IF MY CALABRIAN PEOPLE and CALABRIA SEEN THROUGH FOREIGN EYES. "... the book's overall feeling and content... is filled with love, intelligence and lots of mainly positive memories." (Italophile Book ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 196 Pages (4,497 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Unholy Trinity: The Parallel History of Three Dictators - Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin by Ozias Marcovici 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

Despite appearances, Napoleon, Hitler and Stalin have a few things in common. Each of them belonged to a minority from the country he tyrannized: Napoleon was Corsican ("I could recognize Corsica with closed eyes, only by her perfume"), Hitler was an Austrian born in the Habsburg Empire, and Stalin was Georgian. Historiography was generous with them, not to mention some sophisticated medical and psychiatric analyses. Yet it often went unnoticed that they suffered from the minority syndrome, characterized by the wish to act for the "good" of the greater majority (French, German, Russian). Thus, they imposed authoritarian regimes on their peoples, whom they attempted to endow with new territories, through violent expansionist politics.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 214 Pages (14,100 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Air Force vs Bachelet and Others by Jorge Dixon 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 21 hours ago

This book discloses events that occurred within the Chilean Air Force (FACH) after the military coup of September 11, 1973, with heartbreaking evidence, journalistic and judicial documents of what happened, where Officers and NCOs of that institution were locked scourged and tortured by their own comrades in arms, who were friends and acquaintances of a lifetime. The author, Jorge Dixon R., retired Second Lieutenant of the Air Force, tells his story that he lived with classmates, young officers, Aeronautical Engineering students of the Aeronautical Polytechnic Academy. In mid-1974, the Air Force Prosecutor's Office tried them as "conspirators" with false arguments and statements obtained under torture, along with more than a hundred officers and NCOs of the FACH in a court martial, in the process Rol 1-73, "Air Force vs Bachelet and Others". He was detained for more than a year in the Santiago Public Prison, where he met General Alberto Bachelet, with whom he shared a cell and saw ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 135 Pages (18,702 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Sword of Fortune (Sword of India Book 1) by Christopher Nicole (Lume Books) 4.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

India, 1778. Richard Bryant arrives in India as a humble clerk with the John Company. But he is driven by an ambition and military enthusiasm that sees him rise beyond his status. He has barely been in Bombay a year when a disastrous love affair with Barbara Smythe forces him to flee the city. He enters the Indian jungle. It is the start of a new life as an outlaw, relying on his wits and his pistols to survive. In the escapades and dangers which lie ahead, Richard becomes an adventurer on a grand scale. He commands French regiments at the court of the feared Begum Sombre, making enemies of every nationality and, in time, carving his own kingdom out of the jungle. Feared by princes, marauders and fellow mercenaries alike, Richard finds a place for himself in the world. But there are terrible scores to be settled, even at the risk of throwing all of his glory away... 'Sword of Fortune' is an epic military adventure set against the backdrop of the flourishing British empire.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 376 Pages (2,084 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Mein Side of the Story: Key World War 2 Addresses of Adolf Hitler by M King 4.6 Stars (133 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

*145 Pages / 100 Illustrations* Our system of justice grants 'prima facie' murderers, rapists and serial killers the opportunity to speak, does it not? Indeed, convicted killers like Charles Manson, David 'Son of Sam' Berkowitz, Richard Speck, Jeffrey Dahmer and others have done televised interviews. Even the erroneous and dangerous ranting of Karl Marx is taught, no, glorified, in American Universities. So, what is so gosh-darn dangerous about merely presenting the opinion of Hitler's Germany? If that opinion is as evil and as fallacious as it is said to be, then why not present the full story, and then logically refute it? Truth is its own defense, so what is there to fear about simply hearing "the other side"? Do we really believe in "free speech" and "academic freedom" or do we not? Are we like retarded little children that need to be shielded from mere words? Or is somebody hiding something? Hmmm? In the purportedly American belief that no one has the right to deprive you of ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 146 Pages (4,566 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Last Plane Out of Saigon by Richard Pena (Story Merchant Books) 3.9 Stars (105 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

LAST PLANE OUT OF SAIGON is a faithful reproduction of the journal of a draftee working in the operating room of Vietnam's largest military hospital during the final year of the war. Supporting historical and political context is provided by award-winning scholar, John Hagan. Richard Pena's entries were written in real time and, as they chronicle the last desperate year of this tragic war, present readers with a better understanding of the complicated final year of the Vietnam War from the inside, looking out. A year that tragically remains unfamiliar to most Americans. This landmark book describes, in part, the hasty departure of American troops from Vietnam but is timely now as America again is challenged with multiple global conflicts. It is a gripping real-time account of the anger, resistance and resilience forged in one man by the horrors of Vietnam witnessed up close, in graphically human terms, touching on mistakes that were made then and which our country continues to ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 136 Pages (404 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Farm Girl by Karen Jones Gowen (WiDo Publishing) 3.8 Stars (118 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

"It concerns real life, relatively ordinary activities, drawn with the precision of a Norman Rockwell painting." ~The Omaha Reader Set in the Dust Bowl of the American West, this true account of a child coming of age on a 1920's Nebraska farm, recaptures an era. Young Lucille Marker experiences survival during the Depression, one of the worst dust storms in history, and finally the disintegration of the close-knit community in which she grows up. Readers who like the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather will enjoy Farm Girl. It takes place on the Marker farm, located near Red Cloud, the locale of Willa Cather's Nebraska novels. Farm Girl takes one back to a time and place that no longer exists in American culture. Richly photographed throughout with over sixty authentic photos documenting the people and places of the story, this historical, easy-to-read book is suitable for use in the classroom. "Farm Girl presents a vision of life on a Nebraska homestead during the 1920s ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 183 Pages (1,954 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Falls of Erith (Noble Line of de Nerra Book 3) by Kathryn Le Veque (Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.) 4.4 Stars (109 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

1305 A.D. - Being descended from great, though disgraced family, can be a greater curse than most. As a direct descendent of Simon de Montfort, Lady Gray de Montfort Serroux has lived her life with the axe of shame hanging over her head. Because of this, her marriage matches were limited and she wed a dishonorable man who widowed her when he was murdered in a gambling game. Left with a young daughter to support, Gray and her daughter and her mother have been living in poverty. But now her daughter is approaching marriageable age and Gray's conniving, haughty mother plots to marry the girl to the first wealthy man who offers for her hand. Meanwhile, an army of mercenaries seeks shelter at Gray's crumbling castle. Their leader, Sir Braxton de Nerra, is a knight bannerette. Not sworn to a single liege, he travels with his mercenaries and has accumulated a good deal of wealth fighting other people's battles. Taken with the beautiful Lady Gray even as the lady's mother tries to force ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 344 Pages (2,826 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

C-Bar: Blood on the Mountain: Brand New Western Adventure From The Author of C-Bar: A Western Saga (The C-Bar Ranch Western Adventure Series Book 12) by Mark Baugher (DS Productions) 4.9 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

From the bestselling author of the "C-Bar" series comes his latest Western. This is "C-Bar: Volume Twelve" from Mark Baugher! Guns! Glory! Action! From Mark Baugher, the bestselling author of "C-Bar," comes his latest Western, "C-Bar: Volume Twelve." Action, adventure and gun-smarts come in many forms. For Baugher, it comes in the form of his ability to write Westerns -- a Western he knows how to write better than almost anyone else. In the 12th volume of the C-Bar Ranch saga, Roy and his crew from Wells Fargo are chasing the Mexican gangster known as Chacon. In the process, they run into Roy's dear old friend, Easy Breezy. Sit around the fire and listen to Easy's adventures as he catches up the group on what's been going on with him. The C-Bar saga continues with this exciting Western adventure!

Genre: History [x]
Length: 195 Pages (3,139 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Viking Tales and Sagas: The Captivating Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Lagertha, and More as well as Other Legendary Stories of Vikings ... by Matt Clayton 5.0 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Explore Captivating Viking Tales and Sagas Two captivating manuscripts in one book: • Viking Sagas: The Captivating Tale of Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Lagertha, and More, in Their Historical Context • Tales from the Viking Age: Captivating Legendary and Historical Sagas The period between the end of the eighth century CE and the middle of the eleventh is often called the "Viking Age" because this is the period in which Scandinavian people expanded their contacts with the outside world through trade, raiding, exploration, and colonization. The first manuscript of this book presents a version of Ragnar's saga compiled from different modern sources, along with information providing additional historical and documentary context, followed by a discussion of some aspects of modern appropriations and representations of ancient Norse culture. The first section of the first manuscript provides historical context for Ragnar's saga through an exploration of daily life in ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 193 Pages (9,026 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Astounding Stories of Super-Science, Vol 18: June 1931 by Various (Caramna Corporation) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s! Volume 18 includes: THE MAN FROM 2071, SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT Out of the Flow of Time There Appears to Commander John Hanson a Man of Mystery from the Forgotten Past. MANAPE THE MIGHTY, ARTHUR J. BURKS High in Jungle Treetops Swings Young Bentley -- His Human Brain Imprisoned in a Mighty Ape. (A Complete Novelette.) HOLOCAUST, CHARLES WILLARD DIFFIN The Extraordinary Story of "Paul," Who for Thirty Days Was Dictator of the World. THE EARTHMAN'S BURDEN, R. F. STARZL There is Foul Play on Mercury -- until Danny Olear of the Interplanetary Flying Police Gets After His Man. THE EXILE OF TIME, RAY CUMMING Larry and George from 1935, Mary from 1777 -- All Are Caught up in the Treacherous Tugh's Revolt of the Robots in the Time World of 2930. (Part Three of a Four-Part Novel.) THE READERS' CORNER, ALL OF US A ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 277 Pages (1,068 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The REAL Roosevelts: An Omitted History: What PBS & Ken Burns Didn't Tell You by M King 3.5 Stars (150 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

In the pantheon of American heroes, few names are more revered than that of 'Roosevelt'. As the decades pass into the century mark, the recent works of "historians" such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and film producer Ken Burns have exalted the Holy Trinity of Roosevelt to demi-god status. There was Theodore, hero of San Juan Hill, builder of the Panama Canal, scourge of the big bad "Robber Barons", and tireless champion of "the worker" whose manly image is immortalized in the stone of Mount Rushmore. There was Franklin, the altruistic savior of America who turned against his own class to serve "the common man". FDR, we are told, saved America, and indeed, the world. For that, his own image is immortalized on every American dime. And finally, there was Eleanor; the Sainted Lady whose compassion for the downtrodden made her the Mother Teresa of her day. That's the pleasant fiction, and if you wish that it not be disturbed, perhaps it is best that you put this book down and walk away. But ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 108 Pages (30,798 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Boke of Noblesse: Addressed to King Edward the Fourth on His Invasion of France in 1475 by Various (Good Press) Price verified one day ago

"The Boke of Noblesse" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 228 Pages (1,895 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide by James Morcan (Sterling Gate Books) 3.9 Stars (41 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, by independent researchers and filmmakers James Morcan & Lance Morcan with a foreword by Holocaust survivor Hetty E. Verolme (author of The Children's House of Belsen), aims to end the denial once and for all by tackling the bizarre phenomenon head-on. Written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians, no stone is left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. The Morcans present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create. One by one, the various arguments Holocaust deniers use to try to discredit wartime records are carefully scrutinized and then systematically disproven. Theories debunked include: the six million death toll figure being an exaggeration; gas chamber exterminations being ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 288 Pages (6,173 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) (Nellie Bly) 4.2 Stars (202 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Ten Days in a Madhouse is Nellie Bly's (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) account of her ten days in a madhouse in New York in 1887. Bly, in an act of stunt journalism that wold make her famous, pretended to be mildly insane so she would be sent to an asylum to see first hand what one was like. To begin the process she goes to a rooming house and one night she stays up all night staring at the wall. The stare fest alerts her roommate and scares the homeowner and the next day she fixates on her lost trunk and insists on finding it. At the same time she continually talks about too many foreigners and never having worked, which both seem strange to the working class people she is rooming with. These three things are sufficient for her to land before a judge and eventually in the madhouse where she endures the arbitrary and vindictive rule of the nurses who are little better than street toughs. At the end of ten days a lawyer from her paper the World secures her release.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 102 Pages (513 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

When Winter Comes to Main Street by Grant M. Overton (Good Press) Price verified 5 hours ago

"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant M. Overton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 301 Pages (2,158 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Gunshy: An Oliver Redcastle Historical Mystery (Redcastle Mysteries Book 1) by Louise Titchener 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

OLIVER REDCASTLE IS NO STRANGER TO BLOODSHED. Memories of the men he has killed, first as a Union Army sharpshooter, then as a Pinkerton Detective haunt his days -- and his nights. He dreams of putting his past behind him and, upon learning that he has unexpectedly inherited a house in Baltimore, vows to start a new life for himself and his daughter. Barely settled into his new home, Oliver makes the acquaintance of John D. Rockefeller. Any illusions of friendship are shattered (along with Oliver's dream of a peaceful life) when Rockefeller offers him a job investigating a railway explosion. Rockefeller makes it clear that Oliver had better take the case -- "or else." With little choice, Oliver accepts the job and is plunged into mayhem once again. A whirlwind of mystery follows as Oliver digs deeper into the city's past and a Civil War encampment reveals old betrayals, triggers death, and breeds a fresh murder plot. Can Oliver foil the killer's plans and prevent his future from ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 191 Pages (2,461 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

The Progress of Ethnology: An Account of Recent Archaeological, Philological and Geographical Researches in Various Parts of the Globe, Tending to ... by John Russell Bartlett (Good Press) Price verified 19 hours ago

"The Progress of Ethnology" by John Russell Bartlett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 170 Pages (1,836 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

In the Shadow of Salem by Donna Gawell (Heritage Beacon Fiction) 4.6 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

In 1692, the residents in Salem and Ipswich live with stories of witchcraft, religious extremism, and false accusations. Mock trials lead to questionable convictions and speedy executions. Most of the condemned are women, all but one are hung. Others, including two infant children, die in prison. For Mehitabel Braybrooke, life began as the illegitimate child of a prosperous landowner. Now her stepmother is convinced the girl is a pawn of the Devil. During a time when women have few rights and even fewer allies in the courts, what will become of the falsely accused? Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational nature.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 194 Pages (5,616 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Beyond the Wire: A Soldier's Perspective on the Iraq War by Ross Bryan 4.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

Squinting from a one-two punch of exhaustion and the eerie faded-brass hue of a desert sun that doesn't take breaks and never seems to want to, I'm trying to decide just how in the hell I ended up here. Here, being Iraq. Cavalry Scout. In the Army for that matter. Perhaps if I thought long and hard enough I could remember. I knew for damn sure that I had no shortage of time to work it out. My journey started six thousand miles to the west in a place called Ashtabula, Ohio. I had spent the better part of a year at a 3rd shift job in a factory on the far end of town, trying not to lose myself in the mullets and meth of the American Midwest. Then came 9/11. The images of those airplanes slamming into the NYC skyline like lawn darts playing on a constant loop on CNN. The attack had leant me a sense of purpose; I enlisted in the Army. Now here I was two years later, as far from Ashtabula as I could get, squinting in the dust and that godforsaken insane-colored sun. It all seemed to be ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 271 Pages (1,891 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Children of the Night: A Novel by T.C Paul 4.4 Stars (82 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Children with no identity, come alive during the night China, a small village, the 1980's. Ming was an only child born to loving parents during the 'one child per family' regime ,known as the "one child policy",. She was lucky enough to be an only child but many in her village were not! Second-born children were hidden by their families from the authorities - kept up at night and hidden asleep under their houses during the day. "Children of the Night" fascinated Ming and she sneaked out to join them. She began staying up at night and playing with her friends until she too, started sleeping during the day. One night, the authorities raided her village, and brutally removed all the 'identity less' children who were playing outside at night, including Ming, despite her mother's screams that she is an only child. The militia took them to a remote children's house for re-education. Under harsh conditions of cold, hunger and physical abuse, Ming spends her adolescence there, ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 186 Pages (1,434 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe. After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of motherhood in early Christianity, Clarissa W. Atkinson reconstructs the physiological assumptions underlying medieval notions about women's bodies and reproduction; inherited from Greek science and popularized through the practice of midwifery, these assumptions helped shape common beliefs about what mothers were. She then describes the development of "spiritual motherhood" both as a concept emerging out of monastic ideologies in the early Middle Ages and as a ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 310 Pages (888 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 6th, 2020

They Were All Young Kids: The story of Lieutenant Jim Flowers and the first platoon, Company C, 712th Tank Battalion, on Hill 122 by Aaron Elson (Chi Chi Press) 3.4 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

On 10 July, 1944, four Sherman tanks went to the aid of an infantry battalion that was surrounded at the top of Hill 122 in Normandy by elite German paratroopers. The plan was for the tanks to create a path through the almost jungle-like tangle of trees and shrubbery and for a company of infantry to follow close behind, creating an opening that would let the rest of the battalion break out. The plan seemed to be working as the tanks crashed through the German defenses on the steep front slope of the hill. At the bottom, the tanks crossed a road, climbed over a hedgerow, crossed a field, climbed another hedgerow and kept on going. It was late in the afternoon when the first shell struck Lieutenant Jim Flowers' tank and caromed off, with a sound he would compare to "a big bell ringing." Within moments, all four tanks were knocked out, three of them burning fiercely. Nine of the 20 crew members were killed, several wounded, and two both wounded and captured. For Flowers and his gunner, ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 218 Pages (1,533 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 5th, 2020

Welsh history and its sources by The Open University 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This 25-hour free course explored teaching and learning resources for understanding Welsh history and the way it is studied.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 125 Pages (893 KB)
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Added: Jul 5th, 2020

Jersey City and Its Historic Sites by Harriet Phillips Eaton (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

"Jersey City and Its Historic Sites" by Harriet Phillips Eaton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 148 Pages (4,366 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 5th, 2020

Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 2) by Oliver Poole (Reportage Press) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 45 minutes ago

This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital? As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this young Englishman's life - and also the life of his interpreter Ahmed, whose relations were among those slaughtered and who ultimately had to flee Iraq - with Oliver's help - in a vehicle filled with his ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 340 Pages (3,387 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 5th, 2020

AN AMERICAN DEVOTIONAL:: FROM THE VOICES OF OUR FOUNDING MOTHERS AND FATHERS by Scott Campbell Brown 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." These words from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are the foundation for this short book to deepen your understanding of our American heritage. Consider these first words of the Gettysburg Address. For many, they comprise a mere introduction to the famous speech by Abraham Lincoln. Yet, taken on their own, they have a profound meaning. They speak to the actions and sacrifices of the Founding Mothers and Fathers, based on the concepts of Liberty and Equality. In this one sentence, Lincoln demonstrates the inspiring wisdom and humanity of our Founders. Such wisdom and humanity appear to be lacking today. As you turn these pages, our Founders will indeed speak to you about the three concepts addressed by Lincoln - Liberty, our Country's Founding and Equality. For you, their voices will comprise an ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 101 Pages (3,036 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933 (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Jill Suzanne Smith (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) 2.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the "Whore of Babylon." Out of this reputation for debauchery grew an unusually rich discourse around prostitution. In Berlin Coquette, Jill Suzanne Smith shows how this discourse transcended the usual clichés about prostitutes and actually explored complex visions of alternative moralities or sexual countercultures including the "New Morality" articulated by feminist radicals, lesbian love, and the "New Woman." Combining extensive archival research with close readings of a broad spectrum of texts and images from the late Wilhelmine and Weimar periods, Smith recovers a surprising array of productive discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability. She highlights in particular the figure of the cocotte (Kokotte), a specific type of prostitute who capitalized on the illusion of respectable or ...

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Length: 237 Pages (2,741 KB)
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Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 1) by Oliver Poole (Reportage Press) 4.5 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

The riveting 'Band of Brothers' tale of a young British journalist embedded in a US tank corps known as the Black Knights as they spearheaded the push into Baghdad in spring 2003. Black Knights is an extraordinarily vivid, gripping and moving fly-on-the-wall account of what frontline combat action meant in the first major war of the twenty-first century. Written by a young journalist who was the only British daily newspaper reporter to be embedded with the US army during the operation in Iraq, this book unflinchingly describes the modern face of battle, and the young soldiers who fought in it. The tank and infantry company known as the 'Black Knights' was the first unit in the US Third Infantry Division to engage in combat when, twelve hours after crossing the Kuwait border, it helped seize Tallil airfield. Eight hundred miles and almost a month later, it headed a column that fought its way through Republican Guard units on the outskirts of Baghdad and led the advance from the west ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 280 Pages (2,399 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Seventh Regiment: A Record by George L. Wood (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 24 hours ago

"The Seventh Regiment: A Record" by George L. Wood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 204 Pages (1,860 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Obiter Dicta: Second Series by Augustine Birrell (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

"Obiter Dicta: Second Series" by Augustine Birrell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 167 Pages (1,840 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Once Upon a Time in Delaware by Katharine Pyle (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 19 hours ago

"Once Upon a Time in Delaware" by Katharine Pyle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 108 Pages (4,887 KB)
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Santo Domingo: A Country with a Future by Otto Schoenrich (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

"Santo Domingo: A Country with a Future" by Otto Schoenrich. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 369 Pages (2,005 KB)
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Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction by Charles H. McCarthy (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

"Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction" by Charles H. McCarthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 446 Pages (2,313 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia by S. J. Quinn (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

"The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia" by S. J. Quinn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 493 Pages (5,374 KB)
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Thorsteinn: Biography of an Icelander by Brian Borgford Price verified one day ago

Thorsteinn (Thomas) Borgford was born in Iceland in 1874 and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of twelve years. He led an interesting and eventful life, leaving an indelible footprint on the history of western Canada. As a youth in Iceland he acquired the basics of survival and the process of learning which he put to good use in his harsh days of maneuvering life as an immigrant in Canada. By the time he was twenty years old he was well positioned to make his mark, as an accomplished construction superintendent. As one of the founders of the J. McDiarmid Co. Ltd., Thomas and his partners erected some of the most recognizable structures in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Although a proud and loyal Canadian, he never forgot his Icelandic roots and many of his activities reflect the linkage to his heritage. This book is written primarily to memorialize the life of Thomas Borgford for his many descendants, however those with a strong interest in ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 296 Pages (11,590 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 224 Pages (1,885 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Legal Tender: Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by John Griffith Urang (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 17 minutes ago

At first glance, romance seems an improbable angle from which to write a cultural history of the German Democratic Republic. By most accounts the GDR was among the most dour and disciplined of socialist states, so devoted to the rigors of Stalinist aesthetics that the notion of an East German romantic comedy was more likely to generate punch lines than lines at the box office. But in fact, as John Urang shows in Legal Tender, love was freighted as a privileged site for the negotiation and reorganization of a surprising array of issues in East German public culture between 1949 and 1989. Through close readings of a diverse selection of films and novels from the former GDR, Urang offers an eye-opening account of the ideological stakes of love stories in East German culture. Throughout its forty-year existence the East German state was plagued with an ongoing problem of legitimacy. The love story's unique and unpredictable mix of stabilizing and subversive effects gave it a peculiar ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 236 Pages (1,147 KB)
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Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest by Robert Edelman (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia's most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905-1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia's Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by adopting many of the forms of political and social behavior generally associated with urban proletarians.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 208 Pages (3,353 KB)
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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics) by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by female and male storytellers respectively.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 381 Pages (2,254 KB)
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Added: Jul 4th, 2020

He Said: Diary of a Civil War Hospital Steward by Albert Darius Ballou (Alice) 3.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Sept. 24, 1861: At 33 years of age, A. D. Ballou enlisted in Company C of the 10th Reg't of Wisconsin Volunteers. He asked to serve in a hospital as a nurse, or somewhere suited to his tastes. Reflecting on his enlistment that day, he wrote, "It is a great step and I feel that my life is to change." Indeed it did. With no prior medical training, he started as a private and was promoted to a hospital steward (at times directed to be Acting Assistant Surgeon during battle). His diary covers the Battles of Tunnel Hill, Hoovers Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge; winter at Chattanooga and Tyner's Station; Sherman's campaign to Atlanta (Peachtree Creek, Kennesaw Mountain and more). Maps (by Hal Jespersen), genealogy connections of those appearing in the diary, annotations, and a comprehensive index have been added.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 216 Pages (4,617 KB)
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Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

The Survivor's Song: Unarmed Soldiers - Budapest to Stalingrad and back by Andrew Fodor (Thomas C. Fodor) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

A tragicomic, inspirational memoir of surviving the Holocaust we seldom hear about. The author spent nearly three years on the road with the Hungarian forced labor battalions during WWII, taking him from Budapest to the area of Stalingrad. Armed with only his wits, a smattering of courage, some unexpected help and lots of luck, he survives the brutal conditions with his joie de vivre and sense of humor intact. During this time, his tasks included all the common work assigned to forced laborers: road repair, building defensive fortifications, supplying tanks with fuel, clearing mine-fields, as well as the common military folly of moving piles of dirt from one side of the road to the other. To this were added the roles of tailor, office clerk, official counterfeiter and general observer of human stupidity which led to many amusing anecdotes. Because so few of those taken into the Hungarian forced labor battalions survived the war, there are many details of their daily life wandering ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 278 Pages (3,626 KB)
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Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916 by Sidney Rogerson (Frontline Books) 4.5 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 15 minutes ago

A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany's military strength. By the end of the action, very little ground had been won: the Allied Forces had made just 12 km. For this slight gain, more than a million lives were lost. There were more than 400,000 British, 200,000 French, and 500,000 German casualties during the fighting. Twelve Days on the Somme is a memoir of the last spell of front-line duty performed by the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment. Written by Sidney Rogerson, a young officer in B Company, it gives an extraordinarily frank and often moving account of what it was really like to fight through one of the most notorious battles of the First World War. Its special message, however, is that, contrary to received assumptions and the popular works of writers like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, men could face up to the terrible ordeal such a battle presented with resilience, ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 160 Pages (557 KB)
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China Condensed: 5,000 Years of History and Culture by Siew Choy Ong (Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 24 hours ago

About five thousand years ago, the fertile flatlands of the middle Yellow River slowly emerged and grew to what we know today as China. Throughout the millennia, this civilisation has slowly evolved to be one of the world's biggest economy to reckon with today. This book is a quick introduction to China, with the major part being devoted to its long history. The reader is taken on an insightful journey through the dynasties and learns first hand the major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China's development, particularly in arts and culture. This compact and accessible book successfully condenses five millennia of Chinese history and civilisation. More than a dry recitation of dates, names and events, the book coves a wide range of interesting topics such as the mythical beginnings of China, Chinese stories and legends, traditional Chinese medicine and more current facts and observations

Genre: History [x]
Length: 176 Pages (970 KB)
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What Is an Establishment of Religion? (Antidisestablishmentarianism Serial Version Book 1) by Michael J. Findley (Findley Family Video) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Excerpted from Antidisestablishmentarianism -- Hint. It's not what you think. It's a recipe for persecution, corruption and heresy. America's founding fathers understood that government must protect freedom, including the freedom to practice all religions. But they also understood that not all religions teach men how to be good citizens and make their countries prosper. The truth isn't out there somewhere, unfindable and unknowable. It's right here.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 381 Pages (1,259 KB)
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Added: Jun 30th, 2020

Divided by History: Roots of Sudanese Conflict by Peter Dixon (Cloudshill Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Do you wonder how the past affects today's violent conflict? Tragic turmoil in Sudan and South Sudan reminds us how fragile peace can be. Sudanese civil wars were not ended by formation of a new state. Violence has continued in South Sudan and we see today that the North is by no means peaceful. Current politics matter. Yet the origins of today's violence stretch back into past centuries. And much of Sudanese history has been about intervention and domination by foreigners. By telling the stories of some of these outsiders, Divided by History digs out the historical roots of Sudanese conflicts. Along the way, we meet • The 2,300 BC pioneer who braved the dangers of Egypt's 'Wild South' • The ambitious Albanian 'Turk' who connived his way to becoming ruler of Egypt and Sudan • The devout Christian who was sent to relieve a besieged city - and gave his life • The meticulous general whose superior weaponry proved an unstoppable force • The adventurers, soldiers and ...

Genre: History [x]
Length: 109 Pages (14,489 KB)
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Added: Jun 23rd, 2020

One Lousy Pirate: Travels in the Caribbean by Doug Walsh (Snoke Valley Books) 4.2 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Sailing away from it all isn't always what it's cracked up to be. One Lousy Pirate is a toe dipped in the waters of a runaway Caribbean fantasy. Journey alongside the author as he explores the islands of Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Tobago Cays in search of his nonexistent sea legs. This humorous travel memoir takes readers across the azure waters of the southern Caribbean, from a soup kitchen to a four-star restaurant and the summit of a volcano to the pits of seasickened despair. One Lousy Pirate is a funny, vivid quest to discover if the escapist Caribbean fantasy is what it's cracked up to be. Peel back the romance and the intrigue and dive below the surface to see if the potential reality is as wonderful as we imagine. Now Includes sample chapters from the author's bestselling travel-inspired novel, Tailwinds Past Florence.

Genre: History [x]
Length: 110 Pages (665 KB)
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Added: Jun 16th, 2020
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