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Common Core Standards and World War II: A Literary Veteran's Day Observance

by Pat Scales

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general and commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, established a committee in 1954 to plan a Veterans Day observance. This day honors all veterans of the United States and is held each year on November 11 with a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. A wreath is placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and followed by a parade of colors. In 2015, the United States and the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Victory in Europe occurred on May 8, 1945, but the official end of the war came when Japan surrendered to the United States on August 15, 1945. Some students may have family members who remember World War II, but most only know the hardships both at home and in foreign war zones thr...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people's behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs' successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the ...

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Gay & Lesbian, History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Poverty and the Industrial Revolution

by Brian Inglis

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 541 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
411 reviews

Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Genre Fiction, Nonfiction, Coming of Age, General Humor
Size: 522 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mama Said

by Ethel Mae Lewis

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, History, Historical Study
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Britannia - Going But Not Gone: Can The Legendary Great British Spirit Be Revived?

by Anne Patrick

Many people in Britain have not thought that much about Britishness until now just when we fear it is being snatched away. When our liberty is at stake do we just lie down and roll over?

Bombarded by the media of what we should and shouldn't do, are we forgetting what is really important in life? We all want so much, yet need so little.

The British people have always had a unique character but are we becoming a risk averse nation afraid of our own shadow, or when the going gets tough can the great legendary British spirit be revived and our national pride restored?

A heartfelt and thought provoking account of what is disappearing from the British way of life....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 249 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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American Asylum (A Polemic)

by Bryan Gibson

"Never before now have I feared more for the welfare of my nation or for the wellness of my countrymen—never, I say, have I trembled more from merely contemplating the present and the future of both."In his first new work in nearly three years, author Bryan Gibson returns with American Asylum, an earnest examination of the country in which he was born—the land that nourished him, that raised him, that now terrifies him along with most of the world. Written with fire and tears, it is a focused, disturbing look inside once hallowed halls that now echo with the screams of madness: “Enemy of the people!” “Alternative facts!” and “Make America great again!” It is a book as relevant as it is necessary....

Genre: History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
7 reviews

The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 94 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Geographies of the University (Knowledge and Space)

by Peter Meusburger and Michael Heffernan

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Genre: Business & Investing, Reference, History, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 676 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Julie d'Aubigny: Or One Of The Coolest Gals In History (Pop History Book 2)

by Cj Evans

"When she was 14 years old she became the mistress of her father’s boss."Julie d'Aubigny was born in the later half of the 17th century France. During her lifetime she became a talented fencer which led her into many illegal duels, opera singing, and attempting to seduce many people irregardless of their sex. She once had a brief run in with the law, being involved in the "kidnapping" of a nun and setting the convent on fire. Julie d'Aubigny was one of the most interetsing gals in all of history....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Historical Study
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
259 reviews

Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

by M A Comley

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Pop Cultu
Size: 181 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
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New World Order? No Way Out?: How the One-Percenters did it!

by Paul Casselle

What the heck is going on in the world?

The 9/11 attack, continuous wars in the Middle-East & major terrorist incidents every few weeks.

What the heck is going on! - Are you looking for an answer?

Many of us are becoming aware of a growing global problem with national economies and terrorism, but some believe we are being led down this path by powerful people determined to destroy our free society in favour of their own greed. So, is this conspiracy nonsense?

I became so confused and worried about the global decline I saw around me that I decided to start researching for myself. Over the last four years I have discovered many things that left me speechless. I want everyone to explore the facts and make their own informed choices. Therefo...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, True Accounts
Size: 43 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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Arab Women in Algeria

by Hubertine Auclert and Jacqueline Grenez Brovender

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Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology: Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation ... – Berliner Studien der Alten Wel

by Philip Verhagen and Silvia Polla

The archaeological study of movement and of its related patterns and features has been transformed by the use of GIS. Path analysis has become a very popular approach to the study of settlement and land-use dynamics in landscape archaeology. This volume addresses theoretical, technical and interpretative issuesand presents case studies. A final synthetic paper aims to review the contents and to set the pace for the current methodological debate....

Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Youth and Experiences of Ageing among Maa: Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

by Paul Spencer

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Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Production: The Technological Study of Archaeological Ceramics through Paste Analysis

by Daniel Albero Santacreu

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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January: Calendar Girl Book 1

by Audrey Carlan

"Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." ~ Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Hacker Series.

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to ...

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: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Demanding Justice: Revolutions Never End

by Charles Royals

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 2.22 mb
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Be Ye Therefore Wise As Serpents: A Genealogy of Faith

by Christopher Johnson

Be Ye, Therefore, Wise as Serpents is a short work on the genealogy of religion. This book is an amalgamation of belief, history, symbology, religious anthropology, and archeoastronomy. Examination has been made of historically significant events and persons, source texts of many religious systems, and cultural artifacts. The works of writers that have literally spanned the entire history of the written word have helped to form this book, citations and a bibliography have been included
Be Ye, Therefore, Wise as Serpents is not just a study on the details of religion, but a journey from darkest prehistory to the world of today. Religion, like anything else, began somewhere and in doing so has left a trail for us to follow, if we are brave enough to accept what we may find. Esti...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 119 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Elaine M. Fisher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,” Fisher’s work excavates the pluralistic textures of precolonial Hinduism in the centuries prior to British intervention. Drawing on previously unpublished sources in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu, Fisher argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism. This work provides a c...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr's California Idea of Higher Education (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Higher Education in Society)

by Simon Marginson

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.  The Dream Is Over tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan’s equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world’s leading system of public research universities. The California idea became the leading model for higher education across the world and has had great influence in the rapid growth of universities in China and East Asia. Yet, remarkably, the political con...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

About the Jam, Darling: A Soldier's thoughts on Love and War told through Letters

by Virginia Aighton

This is a true story: a romantic, amusing and occasionally moving account of a soldier's personal experiences during the Second World War, as told through his letters to his sweetheart. Collated and edited by his daughter, these letters are full of intimate and fascinating detail about the real day-to-day experiences of the life, thoughts and hopes of an ordinary Lancashire lad in extraordinary times. Covering the period 1940 to 1945, Jim writes from the heart, and we follow this idealistic young man as he meets the challenges of wartime, with quiet courage, wit and growing wisdom.
After a brief prologue, the story is told through his letters, interspersed with photographs and factual details about the events unfolding on the larger stage, worldwide.
'It brought a tear to my e...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Military, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Letters & Correspondence
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Jennifer Wallis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies and Francesca Matteoni

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
7 reviews

Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Australia: History of Australia: Discover the major events that shaped the history of Australia

by James Walker

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Australia & Oceania, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Tragedy of Kings: The Enemies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Economics of Hate

by Dan Taber

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Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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