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GEORGE FLEMING: 'faithful servant'

by Mike 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 25 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Decolonization: The History and Legacy of the End of Western Imperialism in the 20th Century

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“ [But] in the administration of Kenya His Majesty's Government regard themselves as exercising a trust on behalf of the African population, and they are unable to delegate or share this trust, the object of which may be defined as the protection and advancement of the native races.” – Lord Devonshire, British Colonial Secretary, 1929The U.S. Naval Station Argentia, located in Placentia Bay, a sheltered harbor on Newfoundland Island, was the unlikely setting for one of the most pivotal summit meetings of the 20th century. The meeting took place on August 9, 1941. World War II was in its second year, the British had won the Battle of Britain, b...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
11 reviews

A Short History of Italy

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the birth of the Roman Empire to the rise of the city-states through the Renaissance and the making of modern Italy, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of Italy is a fascinating story of the forces and events that shaped this country. ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

The Sands of Dee: Legends and Traditions of the Wirral Peninsula

by Gavin Chappell

"From Blacon Point to Hilbre
A squirrel could leap from tree to tree."
-Old saying

THE SANDS OF DEE is a collection of legends and traditions recorded in or about the Wirral Peninsula, from Celtic and Viking prehistory, through tales of medieval banditry, smuggling, wrecking and highway robbery, to such urban legends as the Phantom Hitchhiker of Spital and the Prenton Dolls' House.

Retold by the author of WIRRAL SMUGGLERS, WRECKERS AND PIRATES....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Poems About Hampton Court Palace

by Joseph McTaggart

My Poems about Hampton Court Palace and its History....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

History Legends And Traditions Of Brilliant Paris How Paris Became The Capital

by Anna Rose

In the history of Paris, there is a lot of paradox. For example, the French capital was founded at a time when there was no more France, and there was Gallia. Moreover, the city on the Seine was not founded by Gauls, but by the Romans. As is known, Gallia attracted the Roman emperors with her natural riches and fertile lands. Around 52 BC, the troops of the Roman consul Julius Caesar reached the picturesque island in the bend of the Seine, on which lived the Celtic immigrants from Asia Minor - parisia.Here the soldiers of Caesar built a garrison town and named it Lutetia. On the island of Cité, the Romans built a palace and two temples, and on the left bank of the Seine - their traditional structures: public baths (Terme) and a circus of gladiators (the Arena of Lutetia), the ruins of whi...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Dubliners (Dover Thrift Editions)

by James Joyce

The debut of Ireland's greatest author and one of the most influential voices in modern literatureIt took nine years for James Joyce to find a publisher for this vivid, uncompromising, and altogether brilliant portrait of Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century. Now regarded as one of the finest story collections in the English language, it contains such masterpieces as "Araby," "Grace," and "The Dead," and serves as a valuable and accessible introduction to the themes that define Joyce's later work, including the monumental Ulysses. Elegantly interweaving a moral history of Ireland with profiles of brave, flawed, and utterly realistic individuals—many of them clearly drawn from the author's own life—experiencing moments of profound insight, Dubliners is an essential work of art. T...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, British, Nonfiction
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
64 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 23 July 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 21 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
7 reviews

Castles in Scotland Volume II: A Travellers’ Guide

by Gary McKraken

Castles in Scotland – A Travellers’ Guide Volume II

This is the follow-up to my popular Castles in Scotland book. Twenty more top Scottish castles for you to read about. Download your copy to your PC, Mac, Smartphone, Tablet or Kindle device today.

I love Scotland. A beautiful, scenic country with much to recommend it to the tourist. And the history is a big part of that. And a huge contribution to the history of Scotland are the many magnificent castles throughout the land. I’m interested in both (history and castles) so what better way to illustrate that than a book about castles in Scotland. I’ve already written one which is available on Kindle and now here is volume II for your enjoyment.

A few of the featured castles are listed below tho...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 69 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
779 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 19 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
8 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 16 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.20 / 5
5 reviews

A Short History of Spain

by Mary Platt Parmele

The history of Spain dates back to the Early Middle Ages. In 1516, Habsburg Spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms; its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978. After the completion of the Reconquista, the kingdoms of Spain were united under Habsburg rule in 1516. At the same time, the Spanish Empire began to expand to the New World across the ocean, marking the beginning of the Golden Age of Spain, during which, from the early 1500s to the 1650s, Habsburg Spain was among the most powerful states in Europe.Written in an engaging style, Mary Parmele’s concise study A Short History of Spain introduces readers to the key themes that have shaped modern Spain....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
27 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 15 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
52 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, 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 14 July 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 13 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
20 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 13 July 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 11 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
24 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 10 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 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 10 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many d...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 July 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 08 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
148 reviews

The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

◂The Black Death▶
Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.

Inside you will read about...
✓ What was the Black Death?
✓ A Short History of Pandemics
✓ Chronology & Trajectory
✓ Causes & Pathology
✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control
✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture
✓ Consequences

Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
52 reviews

Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 1)

by Hourly History

☆ Napoleon ☆
This book is for anyone that enjoys crucial turning points in history. Napoleon was an unremarkable man who managed to change the entire landscape of the world 200 years ago. He has been hailed as a military genius and his victories are still studied by international armed forces to this day.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Little Corporal
✓ Napoleon Takes Charge
✓ The Napoleonic Code
✓ On the Road to Empire
✓ A Continent Under Siege
✓ Backroom Deals and the Division of Empire
✓ Exile and the Napoleonic Last Stand
✓ Everyone Wants to Rule the World

Through military exploit and the Napoleonic code, he was a man who came out of nowhere and changed the world. This book describ...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Notes on the Byzantine Empire (The 101 Notes Series)

by A.E. Hardt

Ch. 1 introduces the topic of the Byzantine Empire, summarizing some of the themes and events that took place during its reign. After doing so, Ch. 1 discusses the origins of the Byzantine Empire as the eastern half of the Roman Empire. Ch. 2 discusses the system put in place by the Romans to establish two co-emperors to rule western and eastern halves of the empire during the 4th century. Ch. 2 then discusses Constantine’s conversion and establishment of Constantinople as the capital of the eastern half. Ch. 3 discusses why the western half of the empire fell while the eastern half continued. Then Ch. 3 further discusses the Byzantines’ culture, most prominently its religion. Even after Rome fell in 476 A.D., the Byzantines continued to consider themselves as part of the Roman Empi...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
3 reviews

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story

by Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens: Writing a New Story is an introduction to the Six Tudor Queens series by eminent historian Alison Weir. The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories that will offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories that will captivate fans of Philippa Gregory and readers who lost their hearts (but not their heads) to the majestic world of Wolf Hall. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an over-protected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seym...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
17 reviews

Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill

by Captivating History

Explore How Churchill Went From Schoolboy Failure to Wartime HeroFree History BONUS Inside!As a British politician who was well known for serving twice as prime minister for the United Kingdom and as an infamous war organizer, leader Winston S. Churchill filled his long life with achievements and recognition plotted throughout every modern history book. Most famously, he led Great Britain into victory over Nazi Germany during World War II in his first run as prime minister and played an essential role in negotiating peace once the war reached an unsteady end. Commonly, his name is associated as one of the “Big Three” alongside United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In unity, the three men helped lead the world to a resolution from the viole...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
31 reviews

Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Vlad the ImpalerThe character Count Dracula is well-known throughout the world. He is a dark, seductive, pale man wearing a cape. His gaze is quite literally captivating, and he has the strength of ten men. The story, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, has been retold hundreds of times, but is there a historical figure upon whom the character is based? Is there really a Dracula? Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. He was known in western Europe for his cruelty, most especially his penchant for impaling his victims. He is said to have killed somewhere between 40,000 and 100,000 people during his crusade to stop the Ottoman Empire from expanding into eastern Europe. He was equally harsh on the people he ruled and is said to have taken ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 July 2017 onward PDT/PST 

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