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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

PIRATE TRIALS: The Three Pirates - Famous Murderous Pirate Books Series: The Islet of the Virgin

by Ken Rossignol

The intriguing story of three famous pirates in history, Scarlet Jack, Red Martin and Blackbeard as they terrorized a ship, took the captain and a young family prisoner. How their lives intertwined throughout this story of swashbuckling buccaneers with romance, savagery and the heroics of a slave makes this story originally told in the 1800s one of the best historical fiction accounts ever written....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Action & Adventure, History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, 1900-1941

by William F. Deverell and Tom Sitton

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the future of the metropolitan region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Nature & Ecology
Size: 170 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Watergate Conspiracy Conviction and Appeal of Assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian

by Arnold Rochvarg

Robert Mardian was the Assistant Attorney General for Internal Security during President Nixon's first term. In this role, he was involved in many controversial matters including the Pentagon Papers case. Mardian was convicted along with former Attorney General John Mitchell, and Nixon White House aides John Ehrlichman and H.R. "Bob" Haldeman of conspiracy to obstruct justice at the Watergate conspiracy trial held before Judge John Sirica. Arnold Rochvarg, the author of this book, was a member of the legal defense team for the appeal of Mardian's conviction. This book is extremely helpful to learn about the Watergate scandal. Watergate led to prison terms for many of Nixon's closest associates and to Nixon's resignation as President. The book explains (1) the planning of the break-in of t...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Eye

by Cyrus Spielberg

Framed For The Ritual Murder Of His Stunning Wife By The Occult, Jacob Flees To America Via Africa’s Surprise ,But The Eye Seeks To Silence Him. Year 1765...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism, Occult, Romance, Historical Romance, British
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

SPIDER WOMAN - The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters

by Gladys A. Reichard

A STORY OF NAVAJO WEAVERS AND CHANTERSA Navajo Legend goes “Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how to weave on a loom which Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning. The batten was a sun halo, white shell made the comb. There were four spindles; one a stick of zigzag lightning with a whorl of cannel coal; one a stick of flash lightning with a whorl of turquoise; a third had a stick of sheet lightning with a whorl of abalone; a rain streamer formed the stick of the fourth, and its whorl was white shell."For anyone interested in weaving, this free ebook is a must.For anyone interested in weaving native American patterns on a hand loom, this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST!Th...

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Americas, United States, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

1918: A Tale of Two Nations: Canada, U.S. and WW1 Part 5

by Melina Druga

“And yet, despite the bedlam, the incomparable scenes of joy, there were many solemn scenes. Sober garbed women, whose husbands and sons would never return, stood on the curb, a strange mingling of emotions stirring in them. Old men saw the hand of God in the demonstration, and from hospital cots of pain bed-ridden soldiers raised their wracked bodies to listen, and smiles of contentment sank back on their pillows – ‘thank God, after all, our sacrifices have not been in vain’.”The war ends on Nov. 11, 1918, causing spontaneous and boisterous parties to erupt in cities throughout the United States and Canada. Joy follows the deadliest month in the Spanish Flu Pandemic, a pandemic that would kill more Americans and Canadians than the war.This book is for anyone who has an interes...

Genre: History, Americas, Military
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

James Monroe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 5)

by Hourly History

James Monroe* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. Inside you will read about...✓ A Virginia Gentleman ✓ An American Soldier ✓ Monroe at Home and Abroad ✓ A ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College

by Dale Coleman

On September 13, 1965, Tacoma Community College opened its doors to the public. The founding of the College was the culmination of four years of coordinated effort, steadfast leadership and grassroots community support. Built around the idea that educational opportunity is a critical component of a thriving community, TCC set forth on a mission to bring high-quality, affordable education to all, without regard to means or circumstance. Over the next 50 years, as thousands of students passed through the open door to previously unavailable opportunity and achievement, the strength and resilience of this simple idea would be tested. Through economic hardship, social upheaval, changing job markets and times of crisis both global and local, Tacoma Community College would prove to be an enduring...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, College & University
Size: 151 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

by Harry L. Watson

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.Volume 1 starts at sea and ends on the battlefield. Beginning with the earliest Americans and the arrival of strangers on the eastern shore, it then moves through colonial society to the fight for independence and the construction of a federalist republic. From there, it explai...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 640 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Building the American Republic, Volume 2: A Narrative History from 1877

by Jane Dailey

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.The American nation came apart in a violent civil war less than a century after ratification of the Constitution. When it was reborn five years later, both the republic and its Constitution were transformed. Volume 2 opens as America struggles to regain its footing, reeling fro...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 472 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of American Authors Book 3)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Nicolás Maduro: The Life of Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's President (One-Hour History Books Book 1)

by History by the Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Kentucky Ballard Families

by Lynne D. Miller

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Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 1148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Mexican immigration to the USA: [IMMIGRATION HISTORY AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE U.S. ECONOMY]

by Gregory March

Illegal immigration to the United States is the unlawful entry of foreign nationals into the United States, and the remaining in the country of admitted foreign nationals after the expiration of their U.S. visas or parole documents. Earlier naturalization laws were followed by the 1875 and 1882 Acts prohibiting Chinese immigrants. A 1906 act required immigrants to learn English in order to become citizens, and a 1917 act defined aliens with a long list of undesirables, including most Asians. The U.S. had otherwise nearly open borders until the early 20th century, with only 1% rejected from 1890-1924. A 1924 act established visa requirements and enacted quotas for immigrants from specific countries, especially targeting Italians and Eastern Europeans.In response to the September 11 attacks,...

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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George H W Bush: The Fortune and Power of the 41 St U.S Presidents, A Biography, Political, History, U.S History, Education, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Marguerite Brunswig Staude: Building the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by G. John Ikenberry

In this lucid and theoretically sophisticated book, G. John Ikenberry focuses on the oil price shocks of 1973–74 and 1979, which placed extraordinary new burdens on governments worldwide and particularly on that of the United States. Reasons of State examines the response of the United States to these and other challenges and identifies both the capacities of the American state to deal with rapid international political and economic change and the limitations that constrain national policy....

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Dwight Eisenhower: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 34)

by Hourly History

Dwight D. Eisenhower* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.World War II hero Dwight D. Eisenhower had never voted in his life before he decided to run for the office of president. From the humblest of beginnings as the third of seven sons born to a struggling Kansas couple, he emerged as a military leader whose administrative acumen brought clashing personalities together. During his time in office, he was frequently dismissed as a man who would rather play golf than govern, but history has treated the thirty-fourth president with a respect that recognizes the strength of his leadership and the breadth of his accomplishments. Inside you will read about...✓ Eisenhower, West Point Graduate ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

by Andrew Clark

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shape...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 440 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

January (1776 Season 1 Episode 1)

by Sid Moody

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

by William M. Wiecek

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has popular origins and was not the exclusive creation of a caste of lawyers. In offering a sophisticated examination of both sides of the argument about slavery, he not only discusses court cases and statutes, but also considers a broad range of "extrajudicial" thought—political speeches and pamphlets, legislative debates and arg...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Alcatraz: The Surprising History of America's Most Notorious Prison

by Patrick Auerbach

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

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

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Havana Girl: passion and revolution in nineteen fifties Cuba

by Colin Falconer

There's Che, Castro, the Mafia. But it’s love that’s dangerousHavana, 1958. Magdalena Fuentes knows that Angel Macheda is the only man for her, even after he takes her virginity and then tells her he is engaged to someone else. She knows they are meant to be. So why can she not stop thinking about Reyes Garcia? From the moment I saw you, he says, I knew there would be no one else.From the moment I saw you, she tells him, I knew you were arrogant, conceited and rude. Magdalena is a girl who will not let sentiment stand between her and love. But as Fidel Castro’s rebels tighten their grip around the city and she watches her family and her whole life come apart, she learns hard lessons about love and about life.Against the backdrop of the boleristas and the gangsters, the music and the ...

Genre: History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Biographical, Mystery & Suspense
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR

by Captivating History

Explore How FDR Went from Almost Dying at Birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War IIFree History BONUS Inside!As the thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents. Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a car...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

Aztec Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Aztec HistoryThe Aztec Empire did not recoil from the face of an impending doom, they struggled faithfully. Destined to emerge from their humble beginnings, it grew into a highly-complex devoted civilization refusing to live at the mercy of more neighboring powerful rulers. Their powerful pocheca combed the valley for luxury items while markets dotted their lands. Inside you will find...✓ Introduction✓ How the Aztecs Are Portrayed and How Their History Survives✓ Defining Moments and their Search to Expand and Save the World✓ Their Philosophy: its Impact on Social Life and How it Served the Kings✓ ConclusionIsolated from the Old World until the devastating Spanish conquest, the Aztec mācēhualtin (commoners) and nobles enhanced their positions while kings and relentless warriors ...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Marbury v Madison: Justice or Politics: John Marshall's political assault on the rule of law

by Marc Garrett

John Marshall is today the most revered of our Supreme Court justices, but a closer look at his iconic Marbury v Madison reveals Marshall just as political as any man of his day if not more so, and that history has been kind to his legacy. (disclaimer: This is not a book, but rather an essay investigating the reasoning used by Marshall in Marbury, and exposing his biases and flaws that have been almost completely extinguished by history.)...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 11 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Deadly Betrayal: The True Story of Jennifer Pan - Daughter from Hell (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked The Nation Book 19)

by Alan R. Warren

A family of three tied up, each with a gun to their head, "Where's the money? Where's the fucking money?" one of the intruders yelled. A petrified daughter tortured and forced to listen to her parents being shot in cold blood. "I heard shots, like pops," she told the 911 operator, "somebody's broke into our home, please, I need help!" Was this a home invasion? Or something else, more sinister, like a deadly betrayal.The real-life horror story that happened inside the Pan family home shocked their normally peaceful upscale Toronto neighborhood. The Pans were an example of an immigrant family. Hann and his wife, Bich Pan, fled from Vietnam to Canada after the U.S.-Vietnamese war to find a better life. Their daughter, Jennifer, was an Olympic-caliber figure skater, an award-winning pianist, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Travel, Canada
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

THE GODLESS LAND: Mescalero Way

by Matt Cutugno

The saga begins in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, ten years before the events recorded in Matt Cutugno's first Western, The Godless Men. Two boys, one from Kansas and one from Missouri, make their way through the wild country as pony riders for the mail service. At the same time, a young woman from China holds a powerful man responsible for the death of her father. Law and order was slow to come to the Territory. Justice slower still. There were settlers and squatters, commerce and industry, sheriffs and outlaws amidst unfolding Manifest Destiny.Few knew that a Civil War was coming. Matt Cutugno is the author of four novels and eleven plays that have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. He has been a frequent contributor to Stay Thirsty Magazine for the past e...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Nonfiction
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Mayflower: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The story of the Mayflower is one of adventure, courage, and destiny. The Mayflower was the ship that launched a nation. She left from England in September of 1620, carrying 102 English Separatists to a new life, one that came with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they saw fit. These Pilgrims had the courage of their convictions. They had already potentially faced execution for practicing their beliefs and now they were willing to uproot their lives, their families, and their homes, to sign contracts of indentured servitude for them and their children - all to find what they called freedom in a foreign land. Inside you will read about...✓ How Religious Upheaval Shaped American Colonization✓ The Ship that Launched a Nation’s Future✓ The Contract and the Crossing✓...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, World, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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