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Rating: 4.00 / 5
10 reviews

War Of The Roses: The Struggle for Supremacy

by Patrick Auerbach

What more could you want from a tale, then what the Wars of the Roses can provide you? It is a tale of supremacy that was fought over 30 years. This story includes death by execution, death in battle, and mysterious deaths that are still unknown today. What makes it all the more fascinating is that it is history. It is not a story written by someone like George Martin and his tale of the Game of Thrones. It is not a TV show about the House of Tudor that has taken liberties with historical accounts. The events of the Wars of the Roses are recorded. The various battles fought by five kings trying to gain supremacy over other men happened. Yes, there are certain details of the battles, the deaths, and assumptions that may not be completely true. Different accounts of certain battles, such as ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1286 reviews

January: Calendar Girl Book 1

by Audrey Carlan

"Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." ~ Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Hacker Series.

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
310 reviews

If I Didn't Know Better (Callaway Cousins #1) (Callaways Book 9)

by Barbara Freethy

The New York Times bestselling family series The Callaways continues with IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, another heartwarming and page-turning romance by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel's Bay to clean out her aunt's house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia's escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.

Praise for the Callaways!

I love the Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intrigu...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Cul
Size: 274 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
331 reviews

Five Minutes Late

by Rich Amooi

*** Limited Time Offer *** Get Rich's new romantic comedy, Kissing Frogs, for just a buck when it releases in April. Copy and paste http://richamooi.com/newsletter/ into your browser for the details.

"Fabulous debut, funny and romantic with laugh out loud situations." Deb Julienne. Author of SEX, LIES, AND BEAUTY AIDES"

"It was so funny, I peed my pants." Cindy (Rich's mom)

Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?

The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone special. Fate may be on his side, but he encounters a few distractions...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Culture, Gay & Lesbian, Health, Fitne
Size: 346 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
88 reviews

Never Say Goodbye: A True Story

by Robert Gerard Anstey

This is the true story of ordinary people in extraordinary times. While this evil war has torn half the world apart, it has also pulled half the world together. Soldiers both men and women, under American and British flags, gather on the coast of England just days before D-Day. Four friends become brothers and face their greatest fears together. With the coastline packed with ships, and the sky full of planes, hundreds of thousands of soldiers prepare to stand in the crossroads of history. In an impossible moment in time, a young British woman meets an American soldier as he prepares to embark on his treacherous journey. He promised to return and she promised to wait. They never got to say goodbye. Live through their fears, their loss, their tragedy and their triumph. Join these cou...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance
Size: 411 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
260 reviews

Lynna's Rogue (Curse of the Conjure Woman Book 1)

by Kitty Margo

On a voyage to America from her beloved France, Lynnas innocence is captured by the very captain who had sworn to protect her. Since his mere touch leaves her spellbound by an unwavering desire for the dashing rogue, she would have been content to spend the remainder of her nights nestled in his strong arms. Unfortunately, due to events beyond their control, when the ship docks in Charleston they part as enemies.

Years pass, but neither has been successful at forgetting the other.

When they again meet face to face and old desires are at once rekindled, Lynna is abducted by pirates and swept away to a lush tropical paradise. Will her rogue captain rescue her? Or will she accept her fate and submit to the notorious pirate captain?
...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Occult, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Regency
Size: 374 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
13 reviews

Trail of the Lost Temple Treasures: The Ark and the Vessels

by Binyomin Terebelo

Trail of the Lost Temple Treasures is an atlas containing pictures which illustrate a search of the possible locations of the Ark of the Covenant and other lost vessels from the Jewish Temples....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
4 reviews

The True Story of Cecil Creswell of Winslow, Arizona: Harvey Girl Turned Cattle Thief

by Julie McDonald

Olive Dove was born in 1901 in South Dakota to a Sioux Indian mother and a German father. She ran away from home at age 14 after her mothers death. Upon arriving in Winslow, Arizona a few years later, she became a Harvey Girl and changed her name to Juanita Gale. She would change her name one more time to Cecil after her marriage to George Creswell. You will never forget this story of a frontier woman!...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
6 reviews

SCOFF NOSH PALEO: 151 + Delicious Paleo Recipes for Modern Day "Hunter Gatherers". Delicious recipes Wheat FREE - Gluten FREE – Sugar FREE– Legume FREE - Grain FREE & Dairy F

by Oliver Michaels

SCOFF NOSH PALEO: 151 + Delicious Paleo Recipes for Modern Day "HUNTER GATHERERS"!

Delicious WHEAT - GLUTEN - SUGAR - GRAIN - DAIRY & LEGUME FREE RECIPES!

“We can’t honestly believe after 10,000 years our diet wasn’t going to return, as human nature intended...” Oliver Michaels.

Oliver Michael’s goes Paleo,... YES! THE #1 BEST SELLING Green Juice Diet author lives, sleeps and EATS Paleo and has created his first amazingly stylish Cookbook.
He describes this as the ultimate in healthy ancient food disciplines, for the modern lifestyle. His diet allows him to enjoy amazing healthy paleo food like Apple Streusel Muffins, Paleo Chili to Mussels in Hot pepper sauce and grain free sandwich bread…

There is an argument either wa...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Gastronomy, Special Diet, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss, Disorders & Diseases, Nutrition, Personal Health, History, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 259 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Family Genealogy Queries: BARRETT BARRON BARR (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

Are your ancestors in this book?Genealogy queries are a time-honored way for family researchers to share information with others working on the same lines. A typical query includes information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories that have been passed down through the years!Many an amateur (or professional) genealogist has been able to fill in blanks on a family tree thanks to the information found in queries such as those reproduced here, which originally appeared in a noted southern (U.S.) query magazine published in the 1990s (now out of print).Contents of this volume include all queries mentioning individuals or families surnamed BARRETT (16 queries total...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Light in the Himalayas, Chronicles of Discovery

by M.G. Hawking and Heather Cantrell - M.Litt.

Discover the truth of a profound legend that has endured from the very dawn of civilization, a captivating revelation of the existence of a mysterious world hidden deep in the wilderness of the Great Himalayan Range.Scholars relate that the first mention of this fabled ‘Light in the Himalayas’ appears in the scriptures of the pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture which arose some 4000 years ago on the remote Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Compelling references continue through the millennia in numerous esoteric texts: the sacred B’on treaties, manuscripts of the Kalki lore, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra, in the even older Kalachakra Mulatantra, and in the ancient wisdom traditions of civilizations throughout the Himalayan regions of Asia and beyond.The Zhang Zhung a...

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
119 reviews

The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams

The Modern Library’s number-one nonfiction book of the twentieth century and winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The acclaimed memoir of a brilliant man reckoning with an era of profound change The great-grandson of President John Adams and the grandson of President John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams possessed one of the most remarkable minds of his generation. Yet he believed himself fundamentally unsuited to the era in which he lived—the tumultuous period between the Civil War and World War I.   One of the finest autobiographies ever written, The Education of Henry Adams is a remarkable and uniquely unclassifiable work. Written in third person and originally circulated in a private edition to friends and family only, it recounts Adams’s lifelong search for self-knowledge and moral enlighten...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.10 / 5
44 reviews

The Forgotten Women Heroes: Second World War Untold Stories - The Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two

by Scott S. F. Meaker

*** This is a short and Untold Stories of the Women Heroes in the Extraordinary World War Two ***

These women have been footnotes in history and at least one of them was a model for women in James Bond books and movies. The women however have remained in the shadows of the stories of the Second World War. These women fade into history even though their actions were crucial in changing the outcome of the war.

This book is an effort to remember these forgotten women and remove the shrouds from the memory of these amazing and courageous women....

Genre: History, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
32 reviews

Alcatraz: The Surprising History of America's Most Notorious Prison

by Patrick Auerbach

The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous prisoners during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud (1890-1963).

When prisoners boarded the boat for Alcatraz, they knew that they had reached the end of the line. Not only was this the toughest of all Federal penitentiaries, but it was also said to be virtually escape-proof. The island was a natural fortress, separated from the mainland by a narrow strait of freezing water and deadly currents. This prison was the U.S. government’s drastic ans...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
13 reviews

Escaping the Civil War : A Look into Desertion

by Samantha James

An inside look into desertion during the American Civil War covering all aspects. Consequences and reasons why a soldier in would leave their post is examined. Differences and similarities between Union and Confederate soldiers will be highlighted. All the numerous factors behind desertion is closely looked at. The book also contains letters from both North and South giving a voice to those who were their themselves....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
7 reviews

Aventuras in Spain: a memoir

by SANDRA STAAS

A lighthearted, humorous memoir of a 23 year old who, in 1972, left her teaching position in Scotland to teach in the Province of Cadiz. Discover how she coped with living under Franco's dictatorship, and how she muddled her way to try to learn Spanish. Join her in 1980 when she returned to Spain to reside in Talavera de la Reina and the Province of Tarragona. Laugh at the escapades she got into with the memorable local characters....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Travel, Essays & Travelogues, Literary Humor
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
2 reviews

Family Genealogy Queries: ATKINSON ADKINSON ATKINS ADKINS (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

Are your ancestors in this  book? Genealogy queries are a time-honored way for family researchers to share information with others working on the same family lines. The queries in this book were originally published in a southern (U.S.) genealogical magazine between 1990 and 1997. Typically, a query will include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a particular couple, family migrations, etc. Some queries trace several generations of a family line.  Contents of this volume include all queries that mentioned individuals or families surnamed ATKINSON or ADKINSON (20 queries), ADKINS or ATKINS (18 queries), ABBOTT or ABITT (3 queries), ACRE or ACRES (2 queries), ACREMAN (2 queries), ACKSON (1 query), ACORY (1 query), and ABIMELEK (1 query). The focus is on...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.90 / 5
29 reviews

Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman

by Gerald Flurry and Philadelphia Church of God

The publisher offers this ebook for free at www.thetrumpet.com/literature/7/winston-s-churchill-the-watchman.

There has probably never been a greater political watchman than Winston Churchill. His foresight saved the Western world from demise in World War II. Yet today, the West scorns his message. The biggest tragedy of World War II is that we didn’t learn from that shameful and near-fatal disaster.

In this booklet:
• Winston S. Churchill: The Watchman
• Learning From History
• Preparing for War
• Illusion of Security
• Winston S. Churchill: The Leader
• A Final Warning...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Enigmatic David

by L. A. Braun

Was King David's confrontation with the giant Goliath in ancient Israel all about the Fallen Angels? Enjoy this ‘ENCORE’ Series booklet's stunning exploration of Leonardo Da Vinci's secret number '26' in relation to the exquisite and extensive ancient artwork depicting King David's saga. On the way, we again entertain our brainteaser of whether the Olympian gods were the Fallen Angels. A fair warning--the ancient Fallen Angels references are all encased in old religious literature (specifically the Book of Enoch and the Book of Giants). Enjoy this book--an enthralling spellbinder tracing the hidden number ‘26’ through King David's ventures. Without a doubt, the number '26' is the most prolific and profound statement ever uttered by man, its use unmatched and unprecedented in our ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 249 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Cockburn's Edinburgh (Plays by a History Teacher Book 1)

by George Harris

This is a short play based closely on "Memorials of His Own Time" by Henry Cockburn. In it Henry Cockburn and his close friend Francis Jeffrey reminisce about their experiences between 1790 and 1830. Scenes include a duel, a treason trial, the great fire of Edinburgh, an old-style dinner party, the founding of the "Edinburgh Review", and the hanging of Ned Burke (on the evidence of Hare). The action is interspersed with appropriate Scots songs of the period by Robert Burns, Walter Scott and others....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, World Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Screw The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Pleasant, Middle-Class Gated Community in Delhi (Cities Book 1)

by Claire Berlinski

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Genre: History, Asia, Travel
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Quantrill and the Lawrence Massacre

by Alfred D. Byrd

The Civil War's most notorious personality and its most shocking event have inspired legends. These have largely blurred the truth of an event too important to yield to false reports. How a man who could have been a respected educator became America's greatest outlaw -- how a liberator of slaves became a Confederate partisan and then a merciless guerrilla who swore to kill every man in a town that he felt had wronged him -- is an account that might be ripped from current headlines. Sadly, William Clarke Quantrill, mastermind of the Lawrence Massacre, wasn't an incomprehensible monster, but a young man twisted by passions that could produce his like in this land today. Understanding him might help us understand our own times....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Parting The Red Sea: The Exodus Miracle

by Cheryl Leonard

The Book of Exodus in the Bible, is of remarkable spiritual significance, as it records miracles of God, as he delivers the Israelites out of captivity from Egypt. God rescues and delivers his people under the leadership of Moses. Moses is given the Ten Commandments, a system of laws,and instruction is given to Moses for prayer and worship. God establishes his people as being the nation of Israel, and provides guidance to them for a closer relationship with him.

This book highlights the major events of the journey of the Exodus, an overview of the life of Moses, the pharaohs of the time period, the miracle of the Red Sea crossing, accompanied by scientific analysis,regarding the miracle and probable location sites. Modern day archaeological discoveries are presented, with the ...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Karen Tranberg Hansen

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Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 342 pages
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Bang Chan: Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand (Cornell Studies in Anthropology)

by Lauriston Sharp and Lucien M. Hanks

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 318 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
10 reviews

A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery (The first adventure of Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo da Pavia Book 1)

by George Herman and Kit Seaton

Twenty-Seven ways to commit murder!
"A Comedy of Murders" is the first historical mystery in a series of eight adventures involving Leonardo da Vinci as a Sherlock Holmes type detective and his companion Niccolo da Pavia.
The court of Ludovico Sforza visits a monastery for rest and refreshment after a day of hunting. As they arrive a huge boulder drops in front of the Duke followed by a plummeting body. This assassination attempt on the Dukes life is thwarted by a young man, Niccolo da Pavia, orphaned at birth and living in the Monastery. The young man is rewarded with an offer to become a member of the Duke’s court, his dream of experiencing a world outside the monastery is realized.
Leonardo da Vinci is artist-in-residence in the Milan Court of Duke Ludovico. Nicc...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 396 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Great Alaskan Earthquake Survivor

by Mary Jane Dougherty

It was the most terrifying day of my lifeAnd when it was over, I had become a survivorWhen the "Great Alaskan Earthquake" struck, my brother and I were in JC Penney's in downtown Anchorage. Moments later we were running for our lives as the JC Penney building was collapsing all around us during one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in North America.Yes, I'm a survivor, and this is my story of the amazing things I experienced and witnessed during that horrifying earthquake. Scroll up and grab your copy today....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 30 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Language of the Snakes: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the Language Order of Premodern India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Andrew Ollett

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kavya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its as...

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Child's Play: Multi-Sensory Histories of Children and Childhood in Japan

by Sabine Frühstück and Anne Walthall

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Few things make Japanese adults feel quite as anxious today as the phenomenon called the “child crisis.” Various media teem with intense debates about bullying in schools, child poverty, child suicides, violent crimes committed by children, the rise of socially withdrawn youngsters, and forceful moves by the government to introduce a more conservative educational curriculum. These issues have propelled Japan into the center of a set of global conversations about the nature of children and how to raise them. Engaging both the history of children and childhood and the history of emotions, contributors to this volume ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 286 pages
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