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Rating: 4.10 / 5
83 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 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

GEORGE FLEMING: 'faithful servant'

by Peter Farrell

Probably the best known figure in British history is Queen Victoria, mainly due to the many TV shows and movies that have been made in recent years about her long reign, or to the hundreds of books and magazine articles published since she first ascended the throne in June 1837. However, ask anyone to name the man who featured the most in her life and answers will not be as easily forthcoming. They might include Prince Albert, her husband, or Lord Melbourne, her prime minister, or the Prince of Wales, her son, but a majority, especially older people, are likely to respond with "John Brown", the 'ghillie' from Balmoral, with whom she was supposed to have had a scandalous affair following her husband's death! Ironically, absolutely no one will mention the name 'George Fleming', yet he was ve...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 134 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Viking Age

by Charles Keary

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 414 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Luddites: The History and Legacy of the English Rebels Who Protested against Advanced Machinery during the Industrial Revolution

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 3.54 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Coming and Reign of Arthur: Books ten and eleven of the Welsh Chronicles

by Mark Hodges

Books ten and Eleven of the Welsh Chronicles, joined together to give both the back ground of the arrival of Arthur and his reign. For the time being, books ten and eleven of the chronicles will only be available in this combined form....

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

Kingston Heiress: An Interracial Romance (Ashford Women Book 1)

by Angela Newcombe and Stolworthy Publishing

Kingston Heiress by Angela Newcombe, author of Interracial Romance Bwwm BooksIn the early 19th century, Arabella, a beautiful black Jamaican heiress, and Phillip, a grey-eyed, muscular Englishman, are drawn together irresistibly, but there are many obstacles in their way – far more than for the usual English couple – and their determination will be sorely tested along the way.***Please visit StolworthyBooks.com to subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest Interracial Romance BWWM Books written by Angela Newcombe.  When entering your information on the form, please include the keywords in the form:  Interracial Romance BWWM BooksWe hope you enjoy Kingston Heiress and will kindly share your review on Amazon for other readers.  Please feel free to loan this book to frie...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, United States, African American, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Romance, Historical Romance, Christian, Historical, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Multicultural & Interracial, African, British, European
Size: 87 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
20 reviews

Christopher Columbus: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Christopher ColumbusEveryone knows who Christopher Columbus is, and everyone knows what he discovered and what he is famous for. Who, really, is this man, so shrouded in mystery? Columbus would tell you he was inspired by God to make his voyages, and it takes a brave soul indeed to sail out into the ocean blue where no one has gone before. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life✓ The Silk Road and Beyond✓ Columbus' Quest for a Voyage✓ First Voyage✓ Second Voyage✓ Third and Fourth Voyages✓ Governor of the IndiesAnd much more!In this eBook, you'll find out all about this most remarkable of men. You will uncover why he thought it so important to never give up on his dream, and how impossible his struggles became with each voyage he made. What was it like to sail over the edge ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 48 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
72 reviews

Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

by Hourly History

Vikings
The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really?

Inside your will read about...
✓ From the Fury of the Northmen
✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery
✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion
✓ Tidings from the East
✓ The End of the Viking Age
✓ The Vikings Come to Christ
✓ The Second Viking Invasi...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
9 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 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.20 / 5
5 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 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
812 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 May 2018 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 16 May 2018 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 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

THE WITCH OF WHITSTABLE (John of Swineford Book 4)

by Bryn M Parry

The Swinefords just continue throwing bad hands of dice. Life for them never seems to follow a straight and narrow course. In this particular instalment of their serial torment they suffer the hardest of all losses to bear, get embroiled in the infamous Scholastic Riots of Oxford, witness that truly devastating storm surge of 1362 and, even worse, have one of the family accused of being a witch and a heretic, Could they possibly rescue her from the depths of Canterbury Castle...... or will it be, the significantly more than nasty, burning alive on a stake for her?...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Humor
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
39 reviews

King George VI: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 5)

by Hourly History

King George VI* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.In Britain the phrase ‘an heir and a spare’ refers to the imperative for members of the royal family to provide both an heir to take on their title and a spare. In this equation King George VI was ‘the spare’, the second son of King George V and Mary, and never expected to sit on the throne. King George VI, or Albert as he was known prior to his kingship, had a career in the Royal Navy and served during the First World War before King Edward VIII’s decision to abdicate his throne. Determined to restore the British Royal Family in the eyes of the people, King George VI played a pivotal role in the victory of the allied nations in ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
154 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 13 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
23 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 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the histo...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis and Mario Carretero

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of tran...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Education
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alice Mauger

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 281 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
60 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 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
68 reviews

A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland

by Mary Platt Parmele

In 1707 the three kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Scotland united to form Great Britain. "One of the most astonishing transformations in European history," in the words of historian Simon Schama. In A Short History of England, Ireland, and Scotland Mary Platt Parmele traces the origins and development of each nation from the dark ages to the modern era....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
11 reviews

A Short History of Wales

by Owen Edwards

The history of Wales begins with the arrival of human beings in the region thousands of years ago. In A Short History of Wales Owen Edwards takes the reader on a concise tour of this fascinating nation’s past, from the time Neanderthals lived in what was known as Cymru, at least 230,000 years ago, to the events and forces that shaped the modern state of Wales....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
503 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 11 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
25 reviews

The Trolley Mission 1945: Aerial Pictures and Photographs of Germany, 24 hours after World War II

by Markus Lenz

This electronic book tells the story of a sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War. In May 1945, thousands of men who had, in countless ways, played a part in the aerial attack on Germany received their first opportunity to see the fruits of their labors. The Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (AAF, USAAF) all played a part in the destruction. The author, Markus Lenz, was born in 1975 and lives in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a private pilot and an economic historian and was collecting aerial photographs of the Trolley Mission....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 May 2018 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 09 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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