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Rating: 4.20 / 5
8 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 14 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rules of the House: Family Law and Domestic Disputes in Colonial Korea (Global Korea Book 2)

by Sungyun Lim

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Genre: History, Asia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Thailand: Experience Thailand! The Go Smart Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Thailand (Thailand - Bangkok - Travel Guide - Globe Trotting - Southeast Asia)

by Go Smart Travel Guides

See the Real Thailand

Come explore Thailand and see sites that don't exist in your world. Go Smart Guide: Thailand is your most in-depth and up-to-date guide on what to see and do in this magical country.

With this guide in hand you'll: explore the country of Thailand from all regions. Get insights into this beautiful country and learn about all the beauty Thailand has to offer from the streets of Bangkok to the south shores of Phuket and everywhere in between. You get it all in this guide.

These amazing experiences and more are waiting for you. Go Smart Guide: Thailand reveals all the secrets this country has to offer. 

Look Closer, Understand More

* Make the most out of your day - Use the in-depth city guides to plan out ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
36 reviews

The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion) (History by Country Timeline Book 2)

by Henry Freeman

☆ Chinese History in 50 Events ☆
As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has a vast, rich history. In order to assist with the study of Chinese history, this book has been broken down into a series of straightforward, easy-to-read vignettes.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Great Flood
✓ The Great Wall is begun
✓ The Terra Cotta Army is created
✓ Gunpowder is invented
✓ Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution
✓ Marco Polo travels to China
✓ The Forbidden City is completed
✓ First Opium War
✓ SARS outbreak
And much more!

This book will provide in-depth insights into some of the most important events in Chinese history while providing an overall context within which ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
70 reviews

Journey of Self: Six Months in the Japanese Countryside

by Nate Golon

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Amazon #1 Bestseller!
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Exhausted, broke, and brokenhearted from the breakup with his longtime girlfriend, author Nate Golon sells everything he owns and takes a job teaching English in a small country town, Arida, in Wakayama Prefecture in southern Japan. Unfamiliar with the language, history, and customs of Japan, Nate finds adventure, friendship, and spirituality in the Japanese countryside, and along the way, he finds himself.

Journey of Self: Six Months in the Japanese Countryside is an introspective and transformative fish out of water tale, about the importance of taking the road less traveled, and being open to new experiences. Those who may think of Japan only in relation to Tokyo an...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Travel
Size: 323 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
256 reviews

Brody: The Bang Shift

by Mandy Harbin

Brody “Brutus” Jackson isn’t your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they’re all just shady enough to do what’s necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody’s concerned, it’s the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.

Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it’s time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she’s ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body h...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 233 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.20 / 5
12 reviews

Highway 1, Hell & Horror - Vietnam War Convoys - Ambushes: Truck Drivers - Chasing Ghosts -

by Carl R. ToersBijns

Highway One – Vietnam War is a short story about the convoys that risked the daily ambushes by the enemy hidden alongside the roads in Vietnam. The art of tactical transportation was never designed for guerilla warfare where there were not front lines and not rear lines. This was the first non-linear war the United States fought in such numbers and transportation was about to take a metaphoric change that adapted to the enemy’s will to inflict damage to the essential chain of supplies and equipment for our troops.
The infantry units had already moved inland and were setting up base camps. A complex convoy protective system was activated in Vietnam. Its mission was to provide all the expertise and equipment needed to clear the various ports of cargo and move it along to inland de...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
833 reviews

Four Week Fiancé (Four Week Fiance Series Book 1)

by Helen Cooper and J. S. Cooper

**HOT NEW TWO BOOK SERIES**

What would you do if the hottest man on earth made you an offer you couldn’t refuse?

What if it was the offer of a lifetime? The sort of offer that would make you blush as he offered you whatever you wanted to make you accept. What if the offers were so spicy, so naughty, so scandalous that you wouldn’t even want to tell your best friend?

If you were me, you would say yes.

There are three things you should know.
His name is TJ Walker. He’s 28, hot as can be and he’s my brother’s best friend.
TJ asked me to be his fiance for four weeks.
I’m hoping to make the engagement real.

I know. I can’t believe it either. What am I thinking? There are so many things that could g...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Cul
Size: 564 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960

by David G. Atwill

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.Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post–World War II Asia.  ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
85 reviews

Yuri: Greek. Biker. Billionaire.

by Marian Tee and Clarise Tan

His name was Yuri Athanas.
They called him the golden boy of the Afxisi, a college org during the day and an underground racing club at night.
Like his brothers, Yuri was rich, powerful, gorgeous, and devastatingly sexy.
Unlike his brothers, Yuri did not leave a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Yuri was the angel amidst all the other Greek devils, they said.
I liked hearing that about him. It gave me hope that when we do meet again, he would remember his promise, and he would keep it.
He would take one look at me and he wouldn’t mind that I wasn’t…okay.
He wouldn’t mind I wasn’t…normal.
If he was everything I prayed he would be, he’d take one look at me and love me, like he had promised....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
17 reviews

The History of India in 50 Events: (Indian History - Akbar the Great - East India Company - Taj Mahal - Mahatma Gandhi) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 4)

by Stephan Weaver

Home to the world’s most ancient religions and practices, India is indeed a nation enriched with a fascinating history. The subcontinent has hosted a legion of great empires, monumental battles, religions, cultures, foreign invasions and much besides.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Indus Valley Civilization
✓ The Birth of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
✓ The East Indian Companies
✓ British India
✓ Danish India
✓ Akbar the Great
And much more!

From pre-historic to modern, 50 of the most formative eras of the subcontinent are discussed.
Relating the zenith and nadir of India’s past, this eBook provides crisp and riveting accounts of one of the world’s most ancient nations.
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Genre: History, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1667 reviews

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

by Denise Grover Swank

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drin
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
35 reviews

RAMROD THE COMBAT SNAKE (Short Story)

by MARK BERENT

AT OUR F-100 FIGHTER SQUADRON STATIONED AT BIEN HOA AIR BASE, SOUTH VIETNAM, ALL ANY OF US PILOTS KNEW ABOUT SNAKES WAS THAT THEY WERE SLIMY CREATURES THAT COULD POISON YOU, EAT YOU, TWIST YOUR BONES, OR CRUSH YOU AT THEIR LEISURE. IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE VILE CREATURES ALWAYS HAD YOUR WORST INTERESTS IN THEIR COLD, DARK HEARTS. BUT THAT WAS BEFORE A FRIENDLY FAC (AIRBORNE FORWARD AIR CONTROLLER) PRESENTED US WITH A MASCOT. AND SO IT WAS THAT WE CAME TO KNOW AND LOVE OUR SQUADRON'S RESIDENT REPTILE, WHO WE NAMED RAMROD.(AUTHOR MARK BERENT HAS SEVERAL BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON KINDLE.)
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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Manuel Perez Garcia and Lucio De Sousa

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
192 reviews

The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)

by Ava Miles

**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers!** Perfect for fans of Melody Anne and J.S. Scott.Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family. USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents a special fun, sweet, and sexy four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself: Paris.Self-made billionaire inventor and infamous bad boy Evan Michaels has lost the biggest gamble of his life in a poker game. For one month, he must live and work like a "normal" person in the small town of Dare Valley and give up his playboy ways. When Evan meets Margie Lancaster, his landlord and new boss, he's not so...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Cultur
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
1498 reviews

One Night Stand

by J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper

**STANDALONE BOOK with no cliffhanger**

New Sexy Standalone from New York Times Bestselling Authors Helen Cooper and JS Cooper

It was only supposed to be one night!

We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I’d been in a year’s drought.

He smiled. We got drunk.We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying goodbye. It was only meant to be a one night stand. I didn’t want the awkward morning after moment. Not at all.

Then I went home for the weekend. And he was there. Sitting on the couch chatting to my dad. Turns out he was more than just a stranger. Turns out that my one night stand was about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Turns out that it never just stops with one night.

Readers sh...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
266 reviews

Hamfist Over The Trail: The Air Combat Adventures of Hamilton "Hamfist" Hancock

by G. E. Nolly

Now with a Glossary of Terms!

Gold Medal Winner in Global eBook Awards!

It’s 1968. Hamilton Hancock is the Distinguished Graduate at his Undergraduate Pilot Training class at Laughlin Air Force Base. He is on the fast track to become a fighter pilot, slated to fly an F-100, F-105 or F-4 in Vietnam. Then, the “needs of the service” intervenes, and he is assigned to fly one of the smallest, slowest aircraft in the Air Force inventory, the O-2A.

Hamilton becomes a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in Vietnam, based at DaNang Air Base, and picks up the nickname “Hamfist”. While Hamfist flies in air combat over the Ho Chi Minh Trail and battles an enemy gunner with a deadly record, on the ground he must also battle his inner fears and personal demons...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
608 reviews

Justice for Mackenzie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 1)

by Susan Stoker

A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

**Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger ending...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Mea
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
378 reviews

Ruthless (Mob Boss Book 1)

by Michelle St. James

"From page one you're sucked into this corrupt, thrilling world. A masterful romance of deep dark suspense, complicated emotions, and exciting action." - New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose

Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.

But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale.

Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, H
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
784 reviews

Free Me (Found Duet Book 1)

by Laurelin Paige

From the NYT bestselling author of the Fixed Trilogy...

I wasn’t supposed to be working the night I met JC.

Before him, I’d been content with the daily grind, managing one of NYC’s top nightclubs. So what if my life didn’t have a happily ever after? I didn’t believe in that anyway.

Then JC showed up.

Sexy, rich and smooth-talking, JC is nothing more than a distraction. I’m not interested in a night-in-shining latex so it’s easy to push the playboy away. Or it is until my life spins unexpectedly out-of-control. Then he’s there for me, offering a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires that requires me to abandon my constant need for control.

His no-strings-attached lessons obli...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 300 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

by Victor Maere

How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a divided Korea. And there's a lot that led to that. It wasn't just about the UN and South Korea fighting against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.You will: * Learn what UN soldiers did with Chinese corpses when it got cold. * Understand Japan's role in facilitating the war. * Know the real reason China got into the war despite being very scared of America. * Know why America got stung by und...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hill Gates

Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan’s history, showing how mainland China, Japan, the convulsions of twentieth-century wars, and the East Asian economic expansion interacted in forming Taiwanese urban life. She introduces nine individuals from Taiwan’s three major ethnic groups to tell the stories of their lives in their own words. The narrators include a fortuneteller, a woman laborer, and a retired air force mechanic. A former spirit medium and a janitor are among the others who speak....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2441 reviews

The Vampire's Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls Book 1)

by Kristen Painter

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.



After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. She finds her groom-to-be living in a town that celebrates Halloween every day. Weird. But not as weird as what she doesn’t know. Her groom-to-be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the arranged set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In thirty day...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Pro
Size: 370 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
90 reviews

Let's Kill the Dai Uy (Short Story)

by Mark Berent

This article is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 7 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance (Confucian Cultures)

by Ming-huei Lee and David Jones

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 202 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

by Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single acto...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions, Religious Studies
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific)

by Roald Maliangkay

Broken Voices is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. Folksongs and other music traditions continue to be prominent in South Korea, which today is better known for its technological prowess and the Korean Wave of popular entertainment. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong Arirang, commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a nationa...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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