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Rating: 4.30 / 5
35 reviews

The Line of His People (Kindred of the Sea Book 1)

by C.J. Adrien and Derek Toigo

"The pier was engulfed in flames. A thick plume of charcoal grey smoke rolled across the beach, carried swiftly by the wind. In the thick of the fumes, Abriel saw shadowy figures dancing on the sands. These figures began to move rather quickly towards the dune where Abriel stood. Fear paralyzed the boy. From the smoke emerged giants. Massive, fetid, and covered in dull, rusted metal, these monsters from the ocean howled like animals with the wind."
Orphaned by a Viking raid on his home and rescued by men of the cloth, Abriel never fully integrates into his monastic order. While digging into his past, he learns that he has deep ties to a community of Viking settlers on the island of Herius. While visiting the Vikings of the settlement, they are called north to war, and Abriel chooses...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, War & Military, European, Norse & Icelandic
Size: 222 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
42 reviews

The Knights Templar: The True and Surprising Story Of Histories Most Secretive Order

by Patrick Auerbach

Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown.

The order of the Knights Templar was founded by Hugh de Payens, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, along with eight of his companions, in Jerusalem around 1119.

They originally consisted of a group of knights who protected Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land against attack from brigands and Saracen pirates, after the crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.

The order's full name was the "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon".

They were given quarters next to t...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A Cornish Grandmother's Family Favourites - Traditional Old Seasonal English Recipes & Cookbook: Baking, Cornwall, Delicious, Popular, Classic, Cuisine, Historic, Spring, Summer, Passed Down

by Kay Polsue Bevan (Mogford) and Esther Mogford

If you want to know how to make a real Cornish Pasty or to prepare a Cornish cream tea you will find out in A Cornish Grandmother’s Family Favourites. This collection of over 80 recipes was originally written to hand down traditional Cornish cuisine to younger generations in one family. It contains many Cornish staples such as Saffron cake and ‘Likky’ pie.

However, there are recipes that were collected from several other parts of the world over one woman’s lifetime. Some of the recipes date back to the nineteenth century though these have been updated here for modern cooks. They give insight into how cooks and cooking have changed and are intertwined with the life experience of the senior author. The book is thus an unusual mix of cooking and social history.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, Meals, Regional & International, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About STUARTS: Illustrated Fun Learning For Kids

by Matt Curtis

Welcome to the Fun Learning Facts series!

Bestselling children's author Matt Curtis presents "Legends of History: Fun Learning Facts About STUARTS". 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:

Who Were The Stuarts?
James VI ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
16 reviews

With Our Blessing: An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery (1) (Inspector Tom Reynolds 1)

by Jo Spain

THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER. Shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition. Discover more DI Tom Reynolds with the next book in the series, Beneath the Surface.It's true what they say . . . revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter.Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them . . . and is determined to exact further vengeance for the sin...

Genre: History, Europe, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Crime Fiction
Size: 544 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

King Louis XIV* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.He was born on September 5th, 1638 in the French lap of luxury otherwise known as the “Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.” This extravagant palace of French excess is located about 12 miles west of Paris. His birth name, “Louis-Dieudonne,” is French for, literally, “Gift for God.” This belief of divine right, initially inspired by his mother Queen Anne, would be a powerful theme throughout Louis XIV’s life.Inside you will read about...✓ The Conflict of Kings ✓ War and Marriage ✓ The Noose Tightens ✓ The Scorched Earth of Louis XIV ✓ The Balance of Power ✓ Louis’s Last Stand ✓ The Death of the King And much mor...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Queen Elizabeth I: A biography of the virgin queen

by Lucy Wiltshire

Fiery, wilful and impassioned; Queen Elizabeth I was one of England’s most powerful queens. With her father’s strength and her mother’s charisma she proved to be an exceptional stateswoman, and knew how to play the game of diplomacy. In her long reign, she would artfully play countries off against each other, manipulating their leaders and outsmarting them all. She was wise; she was cautious and she was beautiful. She followed a careful foreign policy of flirtation, using her feminine wiles to negotiate marriage treaties, and not following through, all the while maintaining and prolonging their interest in an alliance with England.Elizabeth was essentially a peacemaker, and strove to provide stability and prosperity to England by doing her very best to avoid wars. With her favourite ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A London War Child Crosses the Ocean (My Very Long Youth, Book 1)

by Lawrence Bohme

Book I of Lawrence's youthful adventures, 1942-56. Born mid-war in a southern suburb of London, to a German refugee from Berlin and his young English stenographer, the four-year old immigrates with his family to Western Canada, where he spends his next ten years among the forests of West Vancouuver.

AN OVERVIEW… Lawrence Bohme's whimsically told but scrupulously truthful story of his first 41 years - "not a word of it is invented except some of the names", he swears - is entitled "My Very Long Youth" because "due to forces beyond my control I only started growing up, or calming down, after that age". His erratic wanderings throughout the Western World in the four decades following the war in which Lawrence was born have been enough "without wasting a single word" to fill 15 ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Travel, Canada
Size: 154 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
10 reviews

You're Not From Around Here, Are You?: Reminiscences/Memoir

by Helga Stipa Madland

I start with when I was born, then there was a World War, and then I went to Norman.--Klodnitz, in Upper Silesia, now a part of Poland, was my birth place; when everything collapsed in 1945 at the end of WWII, my family and I became refugees. We trekked across Germany, to the west, and eventually settled in a small village and then another one. Next was Canada, then the United States, Missouri; eventually we settled in Idaho, where my Father, who was a forester, found a job. I did not stop there! I was married and continued my merry journey, California, back to three cities in Idaho, and later Seattle, WA where I earned a Ph.D. My children were grown by then, I was alone and ready to find a position. That's when I ended up at the University of Oklahoma in 1981, and have been here ever...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 202 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

1814: Crime and Capital Punishment:

by XerXes Xu

This year we remember the outbreak of the First World War, one hundred years ago. This ended a century of relative peace in Europe, a century of great technological progress in which the modern world was born and a century of huge social change in England. We easily recognise the world of 1914, with trains, planes and buses. 1814 is not so easily recognisable, but it was also a cusp year. Napoleon surrendered, the French wars were near an end, a page was turning and a better future beckoned. However, in 1814, in many ways the social institutions of England remained medieval, none more so than the criminal justice system. There were 222 capital offences on the statute book, often for relatively minor offences. A child of eight was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey, London's main criminal...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals
Size: 643 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
8 reviews

The Celts: Blood, Iron and the Forgotten History of the Celts

by Patrick Auerbach

The Celts were a group of tribal societies tied by similar language, religion and culture in Iron Age and Medieval Europe. Celtic culture began to develop as early as 1200 BC and spread through migration to the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe.“Celtic" refers to people descended from one of the current Celtic regions on the western extremities of Europe. Each of these regions has retained much of its indigenous culture and distinctive language throughout the centuries.Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Memoirs of Louis XIV

by Duke of Saint-Simon

No library of Court documents could pretend to be representative which ignored the famous “Memoirs” of the Duc de Saint-Simon. They stand, by universal consent, at the head of French historical papers, and are the one great source from which all historians derive their insight into the closing years of the reign of the “Grand Monarch,” Louis XIV: whom the author shows to be anything but grand—and of the Regency. The opinion of the French critic, Sainte-Beuve, is fairly typical. “With the Memoirs of De Retz, it seemed that perfection had been attained, in interest, in movement, in moral analysis, in pictorial vivacity, and that there was no reason for expecting they could be surpassed. But the ‘Memoirs’ of Saint-Simon came; and they offer merits . . . which make them the mos...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
9 reviews

Louis XIV. : Makers of History Series

by John S. C. Abbott

John Stevens Cabot Abbott, an American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer, was born in Brunswick, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott....

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.50 / 5
4 reviews

The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 1

by William Hickling Prescott

William Hickling Prescott was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian....

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 378 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

History of the English People, Volume IV

by John Richard Green

John Richard Green was a 19th century British historian who wrote a multi-volume, comprehensive history of England and its people. It is a seminal work for anyone interested in English history. ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 201 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, Jan. 2, 1892

by Various Authors

This work was compiled by Various Authors and despite its age continues to be popular with modern readers...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, January 17, 1917

by Various Authors

This work was compiled by Various Authors and despite its age continues to be popular with modern readers...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

William the Conqueror: Makers of History

by Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott was one of the famous authors in the Abbott family during the 19th century, which also included his historian brother John. Unlike his brother, Jacob wrote kids books. ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Swiss Heroes

by George P. Upton

George P. Upton was an American journalist who translated and wrote several works about European history, including this one. ...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Mazarin

by Arthur Hassall

Arthur Hassall was a well-known 19th century writer who wrote on several topics, including religious biographies. Mazarin is a thorough biography of Cardinal Mazarin, an influential 17th century French minister. ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Makers of History Series: History of Hannibal

by Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer, born in Hallowell, Maine. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science.Hannibal , from Abbott’s Makers of History series, is a brief, illustrated history on the life of the Carthaginian general. Hannibal includes chapters on the Punic Wars, Scipio Africanus, and the razing of Carthage. ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
761 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 20 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
24 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, Nonfiction, Literary, Single Authors
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
20 reviews

Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul

by Alan C. Baird

Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true. Hitler's Holocaust killed approximately 10% of Germany's people, while some estimates claim that Vlad exterminated more than 20% of his fellow Wallachians. A gruesome genre-bender with perverse humor, based on 15th-century history. Warning: graphic transgressive violence....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Humor & Entertainment, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
17 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 14 March 2017 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 14 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

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 14 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
3 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 12 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
23 reviews

War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

by Mark Tanner

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead.

Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert’s letters paint a deeply moving portrait of a remarkable young man. Bright, optimistic and exuberant, his gentle character shines through ever word.

Along with an introduction to Wilbert's life, the letters are accompanied by extensive, meticulously researched notes which are just a simple click away. They are there to add detail, context and colour for the reader who wants to understand more about particular aspects of the war. They include not just comments on militar...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 95 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

by Karen Maitland

A free e-short from Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars, which unveils the dark historical context to her new novel, The Raven's Head. The black object inside the flask was the head of a raven. Its beak was opened wide as if it cried out a warning, and from its mouth a long forked scarlet tongue quivered in the flickering candle flame, like a viper poised to strike. Alchemy. The word conjures up images of magic, mystery and dark dungeons full of bubbling potions, with shadowy figures poring over ancient manuscripts in pursuit of the secret formula that will allow them to turn base metal into pure gold. And, for centuries, this image of alchemy was not far from the truth... Take science and politics. Mix with desire and desperation. Leave to intensify. And you shall have the legendar...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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