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Rating: 4.10 / 5
68 reviews

Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 1)

by Hourly History

Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story.

Inside you will read about...
✓ What Is A Myth?
✓ The Sources Of Greek Mythology
✓ The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods
✓ What Of Man? What Of Woman?
✓ The Greek Pantheon
✓ The Trojan War
✓ The Influence Of Greek Drama
✓ Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales

This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
247 reviews

The Thin Wall: A POW/MIA Truth Novel

by R. Cyril West and Chip Beck

A character-driven portrayal of the 1968 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, brought to life through the conflict between an intriguingly cultured, yet conniving KGB colonel and the people of a small village who courageously (and sometimes timidly) try to resist oppression. Midnight, August 20, 1968: the sirens of Prague are sounding. Without warning, Russian tanks have crossed the frontier and are pouring into the city. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia has begun. Arriving with the troops is Colonel Grigori Dal, a seasoned KGB officer and coldblooded killer. While the country slips into chaos, Dal uses the fighting as cover to apprehend an American Prisoner of War from a military prison in Prague. Within days, only a cursed woman and a troubled war hero will stand between him and pr...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
5 reviews

The Dancing Bear

by Frances Faviell

‘You don’t want to mind about any of this,’ said the driver, waving a hand at the grey ruins and the greyer dust. ‘In a few days you’ll be so used to it that you’ll like them. Berlin’s a grand place! I’d rather be here than anywhere else in the world, and that’s a fact.’‘No more perceptive portrait of Germany in defeat has been etched in word than Frances Faviell’s first book, The Dancing Bear, which made so powerful an impact upon me that I read it in a single sitting.’ Guy Ramsey, Daily Telegraph‘Berlin during the decisive years from 1946 to 1949. … The prostitution which paid so handsomely; the black market which brought in rich rewards, although it meant that the Berliners had to part with treasured possessions; the night clubs which catered for still base...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

THE ART OF MAKING WINE: According to the Doctrine of Chaptal.

by Lynch, [translator] Matthew

They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. The French Revolution had just given way to the Napoleonic Empire, while another Revolution was brewing- or at least fermenting- in vineyards all over France. "Citizen" Chaptal, Minister of the Interior, scholar, and renaissance man, introduced a revolution in wine making. To this day chaptalization is the term used for the use of calcium carbonate and sugar to improve the quality of wine. This is the simple manual that was sent out to vintners so that wine across France could be transformed from the often sour mess that it had once been to the reliably tasty and durable beverage we all know and love today. This book watershed moment in wine history, and even provides enough information for the enterprising wino to begin his o...

Genre: History, Europe, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, How-to & Home Improvements, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters (Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology Book 3)

by Matt Clayton

Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThis book on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. This book includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this book, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it.Just some of the topics covered in this book includeUranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian R...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 87 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Greek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsThe ancient Greeks were explorers in many ways. They traveled to new places, creating colonies in strange lands far from their original homes. They were survivors. They were honorable thieves. They used their cunning to explore the frontiers of philosophy and they wrested from the chaos of the surrounding wilderness the building blocks of civilization.Though the Greeks were late to the game of writing, what they wrote became an important part of our world’s heritage.Greek heroes taught us many lessons, from Homer’s poetry about war and a warrior’s return home to the tales of Cadmus, Jason, Herakles and even Oedipus.The myths of Greek heroes give us a glimpse beyond the edge o...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
27 reviews

Alexander: The Great Leader and Hero of Macedonia and Ancient Greece (European History, Ancient History, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Egyptian History, Roman Empire, Roman History)

by Roy Jackson

Learn Essential Lessons in Leadership and Life from the Classic Tale of Alexander the Great!
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Have you heard of Alexander, but don't know his story?
Do you remember some of his accomplishments, but wish you knew more?
Do you need inspiration from Alexander's life to help you master your destiny?
If so, then Alexander: The Great Leader and Hero of Macedonia and Ancient Greece is the book for you!
This exciting story is broken into captivating chapters, such as:
A World on Fire
Persian Dismemberment
The Sands of Syria
In a Land of Pharaohs
The Edge of the World
The Merciful King
Death of a Warrior
Alexander: The Great Leader and H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About BRITISH EMPIRE: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Matt Curtis

Welcome to the Legends Of History series!

Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About BRITISH EMPIRE". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.



This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

What Was The British Empire?

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
21 reviews

Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes (Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and Heroes
This book gives an overview of Norse mythology, telling some of the stories of the gods, giants and other creatures of that lost era before history began.

Though the world came to know of the Norse and their legends through Roman interaction about the time of Christ, most of what we came to know were handed down from folk tales gathered by native writers like Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179–1241). This was from a time when the Norse had already been converted to Christianity. Some of what Sturluson wrote was clearly influenced by Christian beliefs of the time. As with all sources, we have to assume at least a little bit of bias was involved. The age of belief in the Norse gods had ended. We can only guess how much of those o...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 82 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Norse Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the Vikings (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)

by Matt Clayton

A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the VikingsThis book on Norse Mythology is part of the new series "Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology" that is written by the best-selling author Matt Clayton. In this ultimate guide on Norse Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Gods, heroes, and beliefs of the Vikings. This book is broken into two parts:Heroes and SagasThe Norse GodsThis book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers all that you need to know about the nine realms as well as captivating tales of Odin, Thor, Loki, and Ragnarök. The Vikings of Norse poetry and saga were a fearless lot, and their tales were frequently tragic. Some, if not all, of the myths were based on real peo...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE 1 AND BRITISH EMPIRE 2: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits)

by Callum Evans

Welcome to the History Hits series!

Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE 1 AND BRITISH EMPIRE 2".

DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning!

This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "BRITISH EMPIRE 1 AND BRITISH EMPIRE 2"

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enl...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Why Jews Didn’t Leave Europe

by Ben Caesar

Why Jews Didn’t Leave Europe...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Viking Mythology: Norse Gods, Goddesses, Vikings, and Myths 3 in 1 Combo

by Bernard Hayes

A bundle of 3 books about the Viking history and mythologyBook 1: This book is an in-depth look at the Viking Age, and the deeds and daily lives of these ancient, sometimes mysterious people. The Vikings of Scandinavia were heroic, adventurous, and often barbaric, but there can be no debate that they were also a people with big aspirations. Viking culture is still a topic of interest today, and this offers an insight into just how enduring their legacy is. This book will discuss: Daily life during the Viking AgeThe cultural and societal norms of the VikingsConquering raids, explorations, and Viking actions that spanned the globe during their golden eraThe conversion from paganism to Christianity of the people of ScandinaviaThe Vikings enduring legacy in modern timeThe Vikings were a people...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Mythology
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
8 reviews

Falcon’s Rise *** Number 1 Book ***: The Early Years of Anne Boleyn

by Natalia Richards

The day before her death, Anne Boleyn remembers a journey that changed her life. She recalls how, as a young girl, she used her wits to secure a place at the prestigious Court of Margaret of Austria, where she soon realised that a woman had to be strong to survive the treachery of Court politics. And she came to understand that she must shape her own destiny if she was to be happy. It is here that she met the young man who would one day make her his Queen. However, loathing his hateful boasting, this girl had plans of her own, and she was determined to impress her ambitious family. Eight years in the writing, with meticulous research, Falcon's Rise shows how the young Anne Boleyn grew into the woman who captured the heart of a King. The second book, Falcon’s Flight, covers Anne’s time ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical
Size: 329 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
3 reviews

The Statue: An Ennin Mystery #63

by Ben Stevens

***From the bestselling author of Parker: The Story of an Apocalypse Survivor.***An Anglo-Saxon village is divided when a statue of the Virgin Mary is put on trial for murder...A story of approx. 2,000 words....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, European
Size: 7 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
22 reviews

Ragnar Lothbrok: A Biography of Ragnar Lothbrok, A Viking Warrior and King

by Adam West

RAGNAR LOTHBROKGrab this great book today!Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary Viking warrior and King, who’s tales have survived over 1000 years. Though his true existence is still debated to this day, Ragnar has been the inspiration for many books, movies, and even a TV series; Vikings. Inside this book, you will discover who Ragnar Lothbrok was, and what impact he had on the Viking culture. You will learn about his ruthless war tactics, his fearsome brutality, his lineage, and his legacy.Also discussed in this book is the fascinating Norse Mythology that shaped the bulk of Ragnar’s beliefs and motivations for living the way he did!Here Is What You'll Learn About Inside...Who Was Ragnar LothbrokThe Viking's Views & BeliefsRagnar's FamilyRagnar At WarThe Death Of Ragnar LothbrokDid Ragnar ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Travel, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEDALS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits Book 1)

by Callum Evans

Welcome to the History Hits series!

Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEDALS".

DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning!

This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR MEDALS"

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits Book 1)

by Callum Evans

Welcome to the History Hits Series!

Bestselling children's author Callum Evans presents "The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE". This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects.

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.



This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

What Was The British Empire?
...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
797 reviews

Children To A Degree - Growing Up Under the Third Reich (Book 1)

by Horst Christian

Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.

Karl Veth, the oldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had already established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends but contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it.

Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives to excel in his studies, but he questions everything. Dangerous questions during a time when people are closely monitored. Karl’s father and grandfather are not blind followers and they have their own opinions about Hitler and his regime. The lessons they teac...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Continental European, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND SECOND WORLD WAR WARSHIPS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits Book 1)

by Callum Evans

Welcome to the History Hits series!

Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND SECOND WORLD WAR WARSHIPS".

DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning!

This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "BRITISH EMPIRE AND SECOND WORLD WAR WARSHIPS"

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help e...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids (History Hits Book 1)

by Callum Evans

Welcome to the History Hits series!

Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS".

DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning!

This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "BRITISH EMPIRE AND FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS"

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.


Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain a...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
84 reviews

Queen Victoria: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 1)

by Hourly History

Queen Victoria
The Queen of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, the mother of nine children and grandmother to 42, Queen Victoria’s life was one of magnificent proportions. Victoria’s childhood was difficult and lonely but from the time she took the throne aged just eighteen she blossomed into a powerful woman, both frivolous and formidable.

Inside you will read about...
✓ An Unsentimental Marriage
✓ Race to Produce an Heir
✓ Finally an Adult and Finally a Queen
✓ V&A
✓ Die Shattenseite
✓ The Hungry Forties and Albert’s Great Exhibition
✓ The Widow at Windsor
And much more!

In her later years, Victoria struggled to find balance between her wish to live a very private life as a widow and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
17 reviews

Oliver Cromwell: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Oliver CromwellOne of the most controversial figures in British History, Oliver Crowell entered the world as an insignificant member of the English gentry and left it as the all-powerful Lord Protector of the entirety of England, Scotland and Ireland. A radical Puritan, Cromwell believed that his meteoric rise through the ranks of the English military and parliament was an expression of God’s will.Inside you will read about...✓ The Early Life of Oliver Cromwell✓ The Road to Influence✓ The First English Civil War✓ Cromwell the Politician✓ Commonwealth in England, War in Ireland, and Rebellion in Scotland✓ Cromwell, Lord Protector✓ Cromwell’s LegacyProving himself on the battlefields of England’s Civil war, Cromwell signed King Charles I’s death warrant only to later be...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
57 reviews

A RELATIVE MATTER: A SWEET REGENCY ROMANCE

by Karen Cogan

In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction, Inspirational, Regency, European, Historical
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
523 reviews

Dubliners (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by James Joyce

DUBLINERS is a collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences a life-changing self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, World Literature, British, Nonfiction, Literary, British & Irish, Single Authors
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

by A. Homei and M. Worboys

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The grand narrative of twentieth-century medicine is the conquering of acute infectious diseases and the rise in chronic, degenerative diseases. The history of fungal infections does not fit this picture; indeed, it runs against it - this book charts the path of fungal infections from the mid nineteenth century to the dawn of the twenty-first century, both in Britain and the United States. It examines how fungal infections became more prevalent and serious over the century, a rise that was linked to the increased incidence of chronic diseases and to social, technological and medical 'progress'. In 1900, conditions such as ringworm, athlete's foot and thrush were minor, external and mostly chronic conditions  irritating, but mostly self-limit...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
3 reviews

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Math, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this way, this book highlights the vulnerability of the dead, and makes connections to a historical oeuvre, to add critical value to similar concepts in history that are overlooked by most philosophers. There is a long historical view of case studies that illustrate the conceptual character of posthumous punishment; that is, dissection and gibbetting of the criminal corpse after the Murder Act (1752),...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
132 reviews

Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)

by Hourly History

★ Norse Mythology ★
An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out more.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Creation in Norse Mythology
✓ The Nine Worlds
✓ Major Gods and Goddesses
✓ Valhalla
✓ Ragnarok
✓ The Sagas
✓ The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today

The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project G...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
7 reviews

Ancient Greece: From Beginning To End (Greek History - Ancient Greek - Aristotle - Socrates - Greece History - Plato - Alexander The Great - Macedonian ... Civilizations From Beginning To End Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

☼ Ancient Greece ☼
The foundation of democracy, the genesis of the Olympic Games, the cradle of Western thinking; the inspiration of the Renaissance—the world owes Ancient Greece a lot more than one might think.
Home to humanities greatest philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, this era is enriched with a wealth of fascinating events. Spanning over a period of seven centuries and reigning over large territories stretching as far as Southwest Asia and the entire Mediterranean, the kingdoms of Greece were able to imbue half the world with their beautiful culture, art, literature and innovative thinking.

Inside you will learn about…
✓ The Rise of Ancient Greece
✓ Archaic Greece
✓ Classical Greece
✓ Hellenistic Greece<...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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