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Rating: 3.80 / 5
13 reviews

Holocaust Rescuers: True Holocaust Survivor Stories Of The Liberators Of Auschwitz: Accounts Of The Holocaust Rescuers (World War 2 History)

by Cyrus J. Zachary

True Holocaust Survivor Stories Of The Liberators Of Auschwitz: Accounts Of The Holocaust Rescuers

Today only, get this e-book for just $2.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Every so often, an event happens that yanks the reigns of the ever-churning machinery of time and stops the world in its tracks. The repercussions of such an event may send shock waves that can be felt in every nook and corner of our sphere.

These events and happenings will vary in the actual magnitude, but their lasting effect can be immeasurable in the manner they influence humanity till posterity. One such event for instance, was the Holocaust.

During the course of which a staggering 11 million unarmed and helpless men, women and chil...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 60 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 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Baahubali: A Review

by AMIT AHLAWAT

Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer Baahubali is the most successful franchise in the history of Indian cinema. Baahubali: The Conclusion shattered all box office records earlier this year with a mammoth box office total of 512 crore for just its Hindi version. (Aamir Khan’s Dangal stands next with 390 crore and the difference is huge.) Its gross worldwide numbers total around 2000 crore, mammoth by any standards. Cine-goers from all sections of society thronged cinema halls to catch a glimpse of this wonderful piece of cinema, directed by none other than God’s own child, SS Rajamouli.So what made the Baahubali series so successful? The first reason is cinematic excellence of the franchise, and that all the basics of these movies are spot on. They have drama, action, romance, suspense a...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights

by Duane L. Ostler

The Ninth Amendment is the key to a proper understanding of rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality and natural rights of the founding generation. Unfortunately this understanding has been lost, and modern judges and scholars usually ignore this amendment, or misinterpret it. Indeed, the Supreme Court has rather strangely created new rights under the 14th Amendment's "due process" clause. This book calls for courts to return to the founders' intent regarding the Ninth Amendment. If they do so, confusion over such issues as abortion and gay marriage will simply d...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 90 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Bear River Massacre: The History and Legacy of the U.S. Army’s Most Notorious Attack on the Shoshone in the Pacific Northwest

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes contemporary accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsFrom the “Trail of Tears” to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. The Shoshone are still remembered for their assistance, especially Sacagawea, and they maintained contact with Americans throughout the 19th century, but unfortunately, the cooperation gave way to conflict as white set...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Historic Monuments Hd Photograph Picture book Super Clear Photos

by Samuel Lucious

Beautiful HD digital photo book. You will love this picture book, fun for all ages....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 30 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
20 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 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics

by John McGowan

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional contexts to effect change outside the academy. Democracy's Children considers the historical trajectory that produced current intellectual practices. McGowan links the growing prestige of "culture" since 1800 to the growth of democracy and the obse...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Irma Grese: A True Account of the Holocaust’s Deadliest Woman (World War 2 Short Read)

by Stephanie T. McRae

World War 2, in particular the Holocaust, was responsible for bringing to light some of the most horrifying and unbelievable individuals, none more so than Irma Grese, a female S.S guard. Irma was initially stationed at Auschwitz and became one of the most ferocious and formidable women of her time, many would say of all time! This short read is an account of Irma's life and focuses on the facts around Irma Grese only, based on information provided by the people that knew her best and those that were unlucky enough to have come into contact with her and survived. Who was Irma Grese? Learn about this ruthless young lady, also known as the beautiful beast. An attractive woman with a propensity to kill in unusually high proportions. Discover Irma's surprising background and childhood compared...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 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: 4.70 / 5
19 reviews

Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany

by Captivating History

Explore the Rise of Adolf HitlerFree History BONUS Inside!Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost ten years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938.This is not a book about World War II, but about the man, Adolf Hitler, one of the faces and names that still arouse the strongest feelings—repulsion, resentment, and even fanaticism—but one who also had a childhood and a youth, a father and a mother, and above all, a time when he was born guiltless, like any other human being. It is the road to madness—beginning that day in August of 1934 when he took over absolute power and ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the histo...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis and Mario Carretero

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of tran...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Education
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

The Sea Adventures of Robert Smalls (African American Civil War Heroes Book 1)

by Kenneth Harris and Aaron Harris

"My race needs no special defense, for the past history of them of them in this country proves them to be the equal of any people anywhere. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life." - Robert Smalls, 1895Congressman Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who went on to write the first legislation for a free public school education accessible to all children in the United States, always confronted his fear for the sake of making America a better place for all.In 1862, while America was at war with itself over the issue of slavery, ship pilot and slave Robert Smalls, pressed into service of the Confederacy, saw an opportunity for the birth of freedom. Escaping aboard the steamboat with his enslaved crewmen and their families was a daunting task. A single mistake under the watchful eye...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Education & Reference, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Schools & Teaching, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 63 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Kate's Dilemma: A tale of a mother's love.

by Kate Peterson

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

by Abigail Woods and Michael Bresalier

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Nature & Ecology
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alice Mauger

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 281 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 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: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

500 Random Facts: about India (Trivia and Facts about the Countries Book 3)

by Lena Shaw

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Travel, Asia
Size: 117 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the Sasanian Empire Free History BONUS Inside! Too often people tend to disregard Iranian history and its ancient empires as so-called bad guys, often barbaric and bloodthirsty, lacking the culture, morals, and finesse of westerners. Yet this is far from the truth. Starting from the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenids, culture, and achievements of the ancient Iranian states were astonishing, influencing nations far outside their borders. And that influence was probably the strongest during the Sasanian Empire which is today considered the pinnacle of ancient Iranian civilization and culture. In this captivating history book, you will discover how important the Sasanian Empire was to history and how their legacy became an integral part of what we ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Sufism & Pluralism: Sufism & Its Understanding That is Favored by Western People

by HAZMI YASIN

Sufism, an old understanding that began in the 3rd century of Hijrah, which spread everywhere due to the nature of Sufism itself which is flexible and easily blends with the culture and traditions of the people in an area. Many Western researchers are examining Sufism, one of which is the most famous person in this topic, Martin van Bruinessen, a historian who is an expert in the field of Sufism, especially the spread of Sufism and its tarekat in the Sufism world, especially in Indonesia. Sufism is a topic favored by the West because Sufism is a weak point in Islam. With the presence of Sufism, Western ideologies such as pluralism and democracy will be easily spread in countries where the majority of the population are followers of Sufism. Even with Sufism, the presence of Islam came into ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 30 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: 4.20 / 5
4 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 06 November 2018 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 06 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 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: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hsiang-Shui Chen

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional closed Chinese communities; the immigrants in Queens think of themselves as living in "worldtown," not in a second Chinatown. Drawing on interviews with members of a hundred households, Chen brings out telling aspects of demography, immigration experience, family life, and gender roles, and then turns to vivid, humanistic portraits of three families. Chen also describes the organizational life of the Chinese in Queens with a lively account of the powe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 296 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 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
6 reviews

Eiderdown

by Edward Posnett

Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown – treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation – now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich.In this revelatory essay, Edward Posnett travels to the Westfjords region of Iceland to explore the fragile relationship between Icelanders and the duck. Eiderdown harvesting began with the arrival of Norse settlers in the 9th century, and it is now stuffed into pillows, duvets and clothing which sell for thousands of pounds in Japan, China, Germany and Russia. What might at first appear an idyllic pastime becomes a story of compromise and exploitation. Posnett’s finely ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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