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The Fargoer (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1)

by Petteri Hannila

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Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
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Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series)

by A.W.H. Bates

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical principles that inspired the movement and the socio-political background that explains its rise and fall. Opposition to vivisection began when medical practitioners complained it was contrary to the compassionate ethos of their profession. Christian anti-cruelty organizations took up the cause out of concern that callousness among the professional classes would have a demoralizing effect on the rest of society. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the influence of transcendentalism, Eastern religions and the spiritual revival led new age social reformers to champion a more ...

Genre: History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 217 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine (Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery)

by Daniel Serwer

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 145 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 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
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Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 373 pages
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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet History and Society)

by Ralph S. Clem

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this book in 1986, the daunting complexity of that material prevented Western scholars from exploiting the censuses fully. This book is both a guide and a detailed index to these censuses. The first part of the book consists of eight essays by specialist on the USSR, six of them dealing with the use of census materials and the availability of data for research on ethnicity and language, marriage and the family, education and literacy, migration and organization, age structure, and occupations. The second part, a comprehensive index for all the published censuses, presents more than six hu...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: Unknown
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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

by Jennifer Crane

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England.  Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority.  New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media.  While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, chi...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cold War in the Cold North: The Reykjavik Summit

by Charles Beuck

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Athens for beginners. An instructive tour in Plaka: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 74 pages
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The Missing Chapter: What Was Left Out of The Secret Journals Of Adolf Hitler

by A. G. Mogan

The Missing Chapter is just that - the chapter that was removed from The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler during the editorial review. It centres around the Nazi Party Rally of 1927, illustrating the increasing power of the Nazis, the Torchlight procession, and the Dedication of Banners, all serving to instill into the minds of the people the idea of spirituality being attached to the Nazi cult. Hitler’s obsession with the Holy Lance, better known as The Spear of Destiny is also discussed. The spear was said to have magical powers, having once been used at the Crucifixion to wound the side of Christ. Hitler firmly believed that whoever had the Spear became invincible and could conquer the world.Enjoy!...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography, Education & Reference, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The Tragic Tale of William Papper (Mike Covell True Crime Book 2)

by Mike Covell

During the cold winter of 1881 the Rising Sun, a fishing smack, sailed from Hull. The vessel was captained by Osmond Otto Brand, and on board was a fourteen year old fisherlad named William Papper. When the vessel returned in January 1882, poor William Papper's parents waited on the dockside for their son, but the apprentice never returned. According to all on board, William was lost at sea.Eventually cracks began to show, crew members began to talk, and the whole terrifying truth was revealed. William Papper was murdered at sea by Osmond Otto Brand.Now, for the first time in print, the entire story of William Papper, Osmond Otto Brand, and the Rising Sun can be told. From the police investigation, to the public outrage, featuring historical primary sources, contemporary newspapers, a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 264 pages
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Coming to Terms with Superdiversity: The Case of Rotterdam (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Peter Scholten

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 241 pages
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The Whirlwinds of Change (Russian Cross Book 4)

by Alexander Lapin

Russian Cross is a large-scale saga covering more than twenty crucial and eventful years in Russia’s modern history through the vicissitudes of fate of four school friends. In the fourth book of the series, The Whirlwinds of Change, the friends, now in their adulthood, enter the 1990s together with their coun-try. Each of them has their own destiny, and together they share the destiny of their generation. The book describes all the attributes of the time: the putsch, the collapse of the USSR, the commercialization of the state enterprises, emigration, total deficit of goods, the nascent oligarchy and banditry. This was a time when the whirlwinds of change affected everyone....

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Notre-Dame de Paris: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Famous Catholic Cathedrals of Medieval Europe

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Notre-Dame de Paris, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!It was with horror and sadness that the people of the world opened their social media or switched on their televisions on April 15th, 2019, only to see terrifying pictures of smoke and flames roaring around one of the most iconic outlines in France: that of Notre-Dame de Paris. The cathedral attracts more visitors than the Eiffel Tower (an estimated 13 million annually), and it has become a favorite with tourists and Parisians alike. Mass is still conducted there regularly, and when the fire destroyed part of Notre-Dame, all of the world mourned.There is more to Notre-Dame, however, than just a tragic fire. Almost nine centuries of history lie behind its weathered towers, a...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 60 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Jane Austen: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 4.35 mb
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Wartime Britain: The Darkest Hours of World War 2 in Great Britain (World War 2 History)

by The History Journals

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918–1929 (Studies of the Harriman Institute)

by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile

by Jennifer Eremeeva

“I always imagine Russian history,” suggests American writer and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, “on a huge, 3D IMAX screen, surround sound booming with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in your lap and huge blue drink at your side.”  Eremeeva should know: as a former tour guide and Ivy League-educated historian, Eremeeva is adept at making Russia’s complex history both entertaining and digestible for non-academics.  She strolls expertly but lightly through her material, tracing the winning formula for Russia’s effective rulers back to the Tatar Mongols: revealing why Ivan may not have been so Terrible; explaining why Catherine so totally awesome; and asserting that neither Peter the Great nor Stalin would ever tweet anything.

Eremeeva encourages us to peek in...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Travel, Asia
Size: 135 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Charlemagne: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 10)

by Hourly History

CharlemagneIt is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. Inside you will read about...✓ Charles the Carolingian✓ Charles the Conqueror✓ Charles the King✓ Charles the Man✓ Charles the Holy Roman Emperor✓ The End of CharlemagneHe conquered land for the Franks and sent in missionaries to convert the pagans to Christianity. He was probably illiterate, but he brought in Europe’s most renowned scholar, Alcuin of York, to transform education for both clergy and laity. He was much-married and virile, but he cherished his children and provided education for both his sons and his dau...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Easter Rising: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Easter Rising
In the midst of World War I, the Easter Rising took place in Dublin and throughout Ireland in April, 1916. The revolutionary movement faced many problems from the beginning, including splintered leadership, disorganized support, opposition from moderate supporters of home rule, and prepared retaliation from the British.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Background of the Easter Rebellion
✓ Planning the Easter Rising
✓ The Easter Rising Begins
✓ The Easter Rising, Days Two and Three
✓ The Easter Rising, Days Four and Five, and the Easter Rising Across Ireland
✓ The Easter Rising Comes to an End on Saturday
✓ Aftermath of the Easter Rising

Even though the rebels did not achieve their ultimate...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Battle of Waterloo: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Waterloo
The Battle of Waterloo has become synonymous with the word “defeat” but who lost, and why was it important?
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte left the island of Elba, and in a space of 100 days took power, and challenged the entire world to meet him on his terms. When that failed, he offered them a fight, one that would end at Waterloo, and left repercussions which can still be felt, even now, centuries later.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Beginnings
✓ Discord and Discontent
✓ The World Rearranged
✓ The Prisoner
✓ The Journey to Waterloo Begins
✓ One Hundred Days
✓ Quatre Bras & Ligny
And much more!

Who was this man, and what happened on the battlefield that made this fight in part...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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A RELATIVE MATTER: A SWEET REGENCY ROMANCE

by Karen Cogan

In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Crime Fiction, Inspirational, Regency, European, Historical
Size: 157 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
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The History of Britain in 50 Events (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 1)

by Stephan Weaver

This book provides an easy to understand overview of British History in 50 Events.

Inside you will learn about…
- The Foundation of London
- The Great Viking Invasion
- The Battle of Hastings
- The Black Death
- The Battle of Waterloo
- The Last Public Hanging
And much more!
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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 79 pages
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The Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926

by Jonathan Coopersmith

≤p≥he Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926 is the first full account of the widespread adoption of electricity in Russia, from the beginning in the 1880s to its early years as a state technology under Soviet rule. Jonathan Coopersmith has mined the archives for both the tsarist and the Soviet periods to examine a crucial element in the modernization of Russia. Coopersmith shows how the Communist Party forged an alliance with engineers to harness the socially transformative power of this science-based enterprise. A centralized plan of electrification triumphed, to the benefit of the Communist Party and the detriment of local governments and the electrical engineers. Coopersmith's narrative of how this came to be elucidates the deep-seated and chronic conflict between the utopianism of...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics
Size: Unknown
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Notes on Arthurian Literature

by Bruce Macfarlane

This book presents the results of an examination into the origins of King Arthur and the historical events associated with him and includes discussions on the problems with dating in the Dark Ages and the influences of external environmental and astronomical events. The book also investigate the Celtic origins of the Grail stories and the significance of their appearance at the time of the crusades after the second fall of Jerusalem in 1187 and their re-emergence in Malory’s Mort D’Arthur following the destruction of Constantinople in 1454.Wherever possible I have tried to acknowledge and reference the books, papers and authors I have used in my book and these are now highlighted and linked in the text by either the Bibliography number or in the case of footnotes, highlighted by an ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 236 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“[W]e observed the Enemy marching down towards us in three Columns, at 10 they formed their Line of Battle, which was at least six deep, having their Flanks covered by a thick Wood on each Side, into which they threw above 3000 Canadians and Indians, who gauled us much; the Regulars then marched briskly up to us, and gave us their first Fire, at about Fifty Yards Distance, which we did not return, as it was General Wolfe's express Orders not to fire till they came within twenty Yards of us…” – The British Sergeant-Major of Gen. Hopson’s Grenadiers describing the Battle of QuebecOn September 13, 1759, a battle was fought on the Plains of Ab...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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The Unscared Generation (Russian Cross Book 2)

by Alexander Lapin

The Russian Cross series of novels is "the saga of a generation." It is an intimate diary which encompasses the huge, dramatic period of the collapse of the USSR and the formation of a new Russia. It reveals the vicissitudes and twists of fate in the lives of four school friends against the background of historical events. The Russian Cross series of novels consists of six books: Lost Paradise, The Unscared Generation, Kind Wishes, The Whirlwinds of Change, Wolf Songs, and A Time to Live. The author first introduces the reader to the main personage in Lost Paradise, the first book of the series, a lyrical story about the life of young boys and girls at school. The second book, The Unscared Generation, is about growing up, choosing a path, difficult decisions and taking responsibility for t...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 231 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Scottish History: Fascinating History of Scotland From the Beginning to the End (Fascinating World History Book 1)

by Fascinator History

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 37 pages
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