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A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings: Kiwi Adventurer Mary Jane Walker heads for the opposite end of the Earth!

by Mary Jane Walker

BY THE AUTHOR OF A MAVERICK NEW ZEALAND WAY, FINALIST IN THE TRAVEL CATEGORY, INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS, MAY 2018.A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings is the seventh in a series of historically and politically-themed travel memoirs by Mary Jane Walker. It describes her travels in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Finland and the Orkneys, Shetlands and other formerly Norse islands of Scotland. Mary Jane reflects on the cities and wilderness regions, and on the emergence of a new Cold War on the eastern margins of the Baltic Sea....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Winter Sports
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 26 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Dancer of the Heights

by M Russo

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Religions, History, Historical Study, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Journey to the West: Stories from Grandpa (A Memoir)

by David Seers

My Goal, in writing the book, - "The Journey to the West”, was to tell the Real Story, about our Family emigration from the Soviet Union to the United States of America. Also, my Goal was, to show to my children and grandchildren the Roots of our Family!Every Immigrant knows, that when you come to the New Country, everything is different, even the Bread has a different taste... In the New Country, - the Language, the People, the Laws, the Culture and the Customs, - everything is new for Immigrants. I and my wife Lyudmila, we cherish many wonderful things in the United States of America, but one thing is more important, than anything else for me and my wife Lyudmila, - it's the Total Freedom! We fought hard, for our Freedom in my Old Country, - the USSR, and we never won the Freedom! ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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History of Greece: History of Greece: From the Cradle of Western Civilization to Myths, Legends, Democracy and Modern Day Greek History

by Nicole James

Read this for free with your Kindle Unlimited MembershipGreece is a colorful country and has always been the target of many tourists looking to have a relaxing time. However, what many people do not seem to know is that Greece also packs a rich history – all lying beneath the beautiful landscapes and beaches. Its history starts thousands of years before the Christian calendar was used – and each moment represents a cultural artifact that enriched more than a single country. Greece went through many wars – big and small. Some were fought because certain conquerors had their eyes on the land – whereas others were supposed to serve as means of provoking a change in the country (e.g. the civil wars). However, while it did not emerge unscathed from every war, Greece still managed to rec...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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True Crime Stories Volume 12: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)

by Jack Rosewood

In the following book you will be introduced to twelve shocking true crime cases that will keep you engage and turning the pages even as you become disturbed by the depths of the depravity some of these criminals have demonstrated. These twelve cases cover 100 years of crime history over several different countries, demonstrating once more that serious crime is a phenomenon that knows no boundaries. One of the major themes of this volume is crimes against the most vulnerable people in our society, including the elderly and the young. You will read about a case in Indiana where a twelve-year-old girl was brutally tortured and murdered, not by a deranged pedophile or a career criminal, but by girls her own age who let their undeveloped minds and peer pressure get out of hand. The bizarre cas...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Innovator Versus the Collective

by Brian Phillips

Why do some cultures abound with innovation and progress? Why do some industries amaze us with their continual innovation, while others seem frozen in time? Why will we stand in line—sometime for days—for the latest iPhone or PlayStation, but demand Congressional hearings if we must wait in line for gasoline?The answers to these questions go beyond a particular culture or even a particular industry. Fundamentally, the answers go to the core of all human relations and interactions. The social and political policies that we advocate and support today will determine the innovation and progress (or lack thereof) that we experience tomorrow. If we do not understand and enact the social/political cause of innovation and progress, we cannot expect to enjoy the effect.It is said that those who...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 234 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Roman History: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Rome, Including the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and the Byzantium

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 244 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, The Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

by Captivating History

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North AfricaThe Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine EmpireSuleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman EmpireThe Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairytale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting. Inc...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Tracks We Leave

by Jack King

The Tracks We Leave is a collection of proverbs and profound expressions attributed to North American Indian tribes. It reflects the beauty of a centuries-old journey that springs from a brave, undeniably urgent human struggle to preserve culture, language, identity, and way of life, a mighty endeavor that endures even unto this day....

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Spirituality
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Anything But His Soul: A Holocaust Memoir

by Moshe (Mjetek) Bomberg

Meeting his brother in Auschwitz, he understood that they are all aloneA young boy’s world falls apart! He can trust no one and does not know what his tomorrow holds or if he will live to see it. Poland 1944, Mjetek finds himself in Auschwitz after taking part in Zionist underground activities trying to fight against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. He meets his brother and understands that their entire family has been massacred and that their days are numbered. Mjetek decides to not give up and says he is a blacksmith, though he has never worked with metal. At work in one of the factories, a melted piece of iron falls and burns him. He manages to go back to the camp and his brother takes care of him, selling his golden tooth for medical supplies. Staying in the “clinic” was supposed...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Jewish
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 16 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Making London Large

by Garry Robson

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Historical Study, True Accounts
Size: 94 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Surviving The Holocaust: "I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank (What Lies Ahead Book 19861962)

by Rain Porter

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Jack The Ripper - The Black Magic Myth

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 649 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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A Survivor Remembers the Holocaust: The Amazing True Story of Leon Sperling

by Marc Garrett

Disclaimer. This is not a book, but rather a 10 page narrative, told to me by a very special man, of perhaps the most riveting, emotional, and courageous account of escaping certain death from the hands of a highly civilized and advanced race of people inexhaustibly determined to exterminate him, 14 year old boy, and his entire race. It is placed here at the Amazon minimum which I wish was zero, simply to tell his story, and remind future generations of the humanity and inhumanity we as a people are capable of, and the hope that each day, we choose the former. Please download and read, and if it doesn't leave you a better person, a changed person, with a need to share it with a loved one, please simply hit refund....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Daddy, What's the Middle Class?

by Pat LaMarche

We're rewriting history. This time we're telling the truth.

"Daddy, What's the Middle Class" is a series of heart warming – often tragic – tales of unacknowledged greatness. Because few of us actually learned how the middle class invented itself, you won't recognize most of the names, dates and places in this unconventional history book.

These stories will stick in your mind, inspire you to honor the legacy of forgotten heroes, and encourage you to do your part to restore the middle class....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Under a Lion Sun: Days of Joy and Sorrow in Old Calabria

by Michael Caputo

Join the author on a journey back through time to his beloved town in Calabria, in Southern Italy. Accompany him through a painful mental journey to the fifties and sixties, as he was growing up in a location which could be simultaneously a blissful heaven and a brutal hell.
In this book you will meet very loving people whose whole existence was self-sacrifice, and others who had no conscience and did the unthinkable without a hint of guilt. The author will also dissect and expose beliefs, customs and traits which both ennoble and limit a very energetic and intelligent people.
This book is especially of interest to people whose roots are in that special Region of Italy. Anyone whose interest is anthropology will find this work very enlightening as well.
``...this book is...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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

by Abigail Woods

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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 07 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Eras The Baroque Story

by Gisel Costa

The Eras: The Baroque Story is an innovative and interactive book that empowers children with the understanding of practice. This is a children’s historical book that introduces music, art, and literature during the Baroque Period. Baroque history was a wonderful time for the arts. Student Zoe finds a Baroque book her teacher left behind. She then reads it to her siblings and friends. Children are introduced to three classical musical composers during that time. She reads that through their dedication, the composers wrote over hundreds of classical pieces that are still played today. This piece brings out artists such as Poussin, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Rembrandt, who also contributed so much of their works through practice. This manuscript may appeal to children who show an interest in ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Historical Study, Education & Reference
Size: 49 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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 05 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Operation Phoenix

by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn't always how its written....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Genre Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 7)

by Bill O'Neill

How much do you know about the Aloha State? There’s so much to learn about Hawaii that even residents of the state don’t know! In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Hawaii’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of Hawaii, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: How did Hawaii get its name? Why is it called the Aloha State?Why was it once called “The Kingdom of Hawaii”? Which sport was invented in Hawaii? Which movies have been filmed in the state? What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state? What’s Hawaii’s most famous unsolved mystery?And so much more!As an added bonus, you’ll learn words from the Hawaiian language throughout the book.This book is packed with trivia facts about Hawaii. Some of the fa...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, World, Education & Reference, Trivia & Fun Facts, Travel
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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My Soul is Filled With Joy: A Holocaust Story

by Karen Treiger

This Bronze Medal Winning book (Independent Publishers Book Award in the category of World History) tells the story of Sam and Esther Goldberg who met in the Polish forest – just outside of the Treblinka Death Camp. It was August 3, 1943, just one day after Sam escaped the Camp during a prisoner uprising. With 870,000 murdered at Treblinka, Sam was one of approximately 65 to survive and live until the end of the war. Esther had been hiding in that patch of forest for a year and was out that morning, looking for mushrooms to eat. They met and after hearing of the prisoner revolt, she took him to the Righteous Gentiles who, at danger to themselves, hid them in their barn for three days while the Nazis, Ukrainians and Poles scoured the area. Deciding to stay and hide with Esther, they ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Sarinka: A Sephardic Holocaust Journey: From Yugoslavia To An Internment Camp in America

by F. Linda Cohen

Sarinka is a moving Holocaust story that traces the life of a young woman beginning with her childhood in prewar Yugoslavia to experience living on the run, in hiding, and as a nurse among Tito’s partisans. She was one of the 982 refugees who resided at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter that was established in America for victims of the Nazi Holocaust during WWII. Author and daughter of the heroine, Linda Cohen takes the readers on a unique journey as she describes life in Yugoslavia—through her mother’s eyes—during the war and all the restrictions and dangers she encountered once Yugoslavia became occupied by the Axis powers. Heroic and tragic in parts, Sarinka embodies the resiliency of the human spirit. --Rebecca Fisher, Researcher at the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Practice Guide for CLEP US History I (Practice Guides for CLEP Exams Book 1)

by Avatar Virtual Learning

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Test Preparation
Size: 99 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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