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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Israel: People, Places, and Events that Shaped the History of Israel

by Noa Landau

History of IsraelIsrael is a unique country, and its history is a mere testament to that. This book’s aim is to track the history of Israel back to ancient times, the patriarchs, the exodus, the most influential Kings, as well as other critical events that inevitably marked its development. This is the story of a nation that fought hard to establish a country. It is the story of a nation that went through a rebirth process after living in diaspora for centuries. We are confident that you will find this book appealing if you want to expand your understanding of Israel and its history!Buy This Book Now!...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, World
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Judea And Samaria: It’s Time To Annex

by Dov Ivry

The book begins this way.

This is my 51st book, all but six non-fiction. I started churning them out less than four years ago when I realized that thanks to Internet you can self-publish. I’m in my 70s and I was looking for something to do. Normally I don’t start writing until I do the research and understand the subject. I plunged forward here and about 35 pages in I discovered there is a hidden dimension that I was only vaguely aware of and did not give much weight. The result is that this book has an unusual structure. I’ve left the first part as I wrote it because it stands as it is and it is what any reasonable person might say. Then I’m going off the deep end into the hidden dimension and things will appear quite differently.

I haven’t the slightes...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories features the writing and photography of nine Pulitzer Center grantees– journalists who reported on Syrian refugees between 2012 and 2015. Their travels took them from Syria to Sweden, and from crowded camps to cramped apartments in city suburbs. Each of the journalists– Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su, and Selin Thomas– lends a unique perspective. Originally published in Al Jazeera, BBC News, Guernica, In These Times, Marketplace, NPR, The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books, these stories tell of an abandoned homeland, an indifferent world, and an uncertain future. They trace the history of one of the biggest displacements of modern times– provi...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Telling Our Story: Recent Essays on Zionism, the Middle East, and the Path to Peace

by Einat Wilf

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Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Iranian History: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, through the Parthian, Sasanian and ... Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Iran, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Five captivating manuscripts in one book:Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian WarsParthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman EmpireSasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of IslamThe Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid WarThe Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925In part 1 of...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 3

by Mark R. Gery

Volume 3 includes the balance of Part 3 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed. The reader is first placed at Public Shelter No. 25 in suburban Baghdad, Iraq, early in the morning of February 13th, 1991, just as two US laser-guided bombs strike the undefended structure. Due to another mistake by the US Air Force, several hundred Iraqi civilians perished in a concrete caldron of fire, steam and smoke. While American military leaders attempted to blame Saddam Hussein for the tragic mishap, public outcry in the Middle East and beyond forced the Bush Administration to swing the remaining bombing campaign away from Iraq's capital at a critical juncture in the war. Volume 3 then outlines the competing political and military pressures in Washington for launching the main ground phase of the...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

COMM UP: A Marine's Reflections on the Opening of the Iraq War

by AARON Albers

March 19, 2003 and America is on the eve of war. In the Kuwaiti desert, thousands of young Americans and their coalition partners stand ready to start the war against Iraq, if ordered too. Many of them would be facing combat for the first time, and each of them carry their own thoughts and worries, which would change from day to day; the initial drive into Iraq and the early problems in the war, the weather and operational pause to the fall of Baghdad. And then getting home. Now 15 years after his involvement in the invasion, Aaron Albers commemorates the anniversary by sharing his story of a time when he was one of the thousands involved in the drive to Baghdad....

Genre: History, Americas, Middle East, Military
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

by Captivating History

Explore the most enduring empire of the ancient Near EastFree History BONUS Inside!Few nations were able to not only parry but also defeat the mighty Roman Empire, rivaling it in almost all segments. One of those was the Parthian empire, cultural and traditional successor of the more famous Achaemenid Persian empire that was brought down by the Alexander the Great. Indeed, the Parthians are recognized as one of the toughest enemies the Romans ever fought, and rightfully so. Parthian soldiers put the Roman legions to the test, making them prove their worth. Yet by looking at the Parthian empire solely as the "great enemies of Rome," it is easy to overlook other important parts of Parthian history. Simply by changing our perspective, we are able to see that the Parthians were not only warri...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Ten Commandments of God In Islam Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra

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Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Islam
Size: 599 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 14.66 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Children of the Magi: A Sacred History of the Kurds and the Persians

by Christopher Crossan

Few societies on earth are as privileged as the Kurds and Persians. Unlike other nations and continents, the people living in Mesopotamia, the Zagros mountains, and Persia have witnessed some of the key historical events affecting all humanity which were recorded in the sacred writings of the Jews. These include the dispersion of Noah’s grandchildren, the building of the tower of Babel, the deportation of the Jews, the arrival of the prophet Daniel, the rise of Queen Esther, the commissioning of Ezra the high priest, and the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem. Four Medo-Persian kings - Darius, Cyrus, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes - are mentioned in these writings. Furthermore, the primeval events of history took place in Mesopotamia, including the creation of Adam and Eve, the garden of Eden, the f...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Mesopotamia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Seven captivating manuscripts in one book:Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer CivilizationGilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of GilgameshUr: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient MesopotamiaAssyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaBabylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of BabyloniaHammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixt...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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The Spy's Gamble (The Jerusalem Spy Series)

by Howard Kaplan

“Kaplan is...without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is a thriller in the best tradition of the genre.” -Los Angeles TimesWhen the Israeli Prime Minister boards a new stealth submarine in Norfolk, Virginia intending a celebratory ride and the sub vanishes, it sets in motion a suspenseful story that intertwines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a story of what could be.Shai Shaham—an Israeli intelligence officer—contacts old friend and adversary Ramzy Awwad—a former PLO intelligence officer and one of the great writers of his people—for help in locating the missing prime minister. But can they trust each other? Can their friendship withstand the turbulent political landscape?Eli Bardi...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Travel
Size: 263 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Salvation in the Sun (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles Book 1)

by Lauren Lee Merewether

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Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical
Size: 1.92 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 16.28 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
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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, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 1

by Mark Gery

Volume 1 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed lays out the underpinnings of the 1991 Gulf conflict between Iraq and an international coalition led by the United States. This includes the unique nature of the Iraqi Arab Rebirth regime (1968-2003), the history of US involvement in the Middle East, and the political campaign against Saddam Hussein and Iraq that began in early 1989. Along the way, the book explores the events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the founding of the state of Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Iran-Iraq War. Special attention is given to the development of Iraqi military power during the 1980s and the increased US involvement in the Persian Gulf region during that same time period.Volume 1 concludes with the buildup in ...

Genre: History, United States, Middle East
Size: 398 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Dispatches: Stories from War Zones, Police States and Other Hellholes

by Michael J. Totten

Prize-winning author and award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten returns with a riveting tour of some of the worst places on earth in the early 21st century.From crumbling Havana, Cuba—still stubbornly communist decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall—to a comparatively upscale Hanoi, Vietnam, still struggling to free itself from Chinese-style authoritarian rule. From a nightmarish Libya under the deranged Moammar Qaddafi, to an exhausted, polarized and increasingly fanatical Egypt before the Arab Spring finally ripped the region to pieces. From the Lebanese border during the devasting war between Israel and Hezbollah, to Iraq in the grips of an insurgency mounted by the murderous precursor to ISIS. Partly a collection of Totten’s best previously published work, Dispa...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Son of a Meddah

by NuFaShe

His parents had named him Sahl, meaning "easy," hoping that he would have a simple and happy life. Maybe if they had named him "difficult" it would actually have turned out that way. Born at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire, Sahl had already experienced an earthquake, an assassination attempt on the sultan, the death of a family member, and his Empire's crushing defeat in the Balkans, which included a serious injury to his father, all before he was even a teenager. Hence, by the time World War I started, there wasn't really much Sahl hadn't been through. Until, of course, he finds who the Empire believes to be the root cause of all its problems and has sentenced to annihilation hiding in the back of his caravan.

SON OF A MEDDAH is a young adult historical nov...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Coming of Age
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient IsraelitesHittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the RomansThe Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. None of the trio would have existed without the influence of the other two, especially since they li...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties

by Captivating History

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 2

by Mark Gery

Volume 2 of DEBACLE starts by offering the reader one of the only detailed presentations of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Then comes the first Bush administration's concerted efforts to promote and organize a massive US military response to the invasion, irrespective of the wishes of several Arab states, many members of the United Nations, and most of the American public. Concurrent with this is the large-scale preparation for war by the US military as well as the Iraqi side. The key goals for the war are explained in detail, as well as the White Houses efforts to block or otherwise derail all moves toward a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Volume 2 of DEBACLE then spells out the first phase of the Gulf War itself. Iraq's brazen and demoralizing SCUD attacks on Israel ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

COLOR RACISM IN ISLAM III:: MUSLIM PRIDE IN PREJUDICE

by r da costa vaughan

This is an illustrated work. It visually presents what history records regarding aspects of Islam. It is part of a series that began with Color Racism In Islam: A Hidden History and Color Racism In Islam II: Highlighting Our Differences. It is also adjunct to Color In Mind: The Golden, The Black And The White In Islam and Islam, African Religion And People Of The Book.Muslims leaders teach that Islam is comprehensive. Scrutiny of Islam's many obfuscations reveal distilled information from the Islamic Holy Book, "The Reading" or in Arabic, al-qur'an.The Qur'an addresses its message to the world. However al-qur'an maintains that it is most clearly addressed to Arabic speaking ulu al-albab, “Men of Understanding,” al-'alamun, “Those who know” and “Those who are wise and Those of Ass...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Fallgirls (Open Access): Gender and the Framing of Torture at Abu Ghraib (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory)

by Ryan Ashley Caldwell

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Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 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 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

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. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hittites: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Hittites lived among gods and kings and captivated the mysterious Sir Lawrence of Arabia, among many eager minds. Who were they? Simply warlike conquerors on a mission to impose Hittite power on the world? How did they become part of the elite highly-exclusive club of kings as great as Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires of the second millennium BCE?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Sources
✓ Sir Lawrence of Arabia, Helen of Troy, Origins and Remarkable Missing Links
✓ The Bronze and Iron Age – Hittites and their Contemporaries
✓ Life and Times of the Hittites and Notable Events: Kingdoms and Empire-Building
✓ Notable Achievements, Ongoing Exploration and Unraveling their Extraordinary Mysteries

They created a c...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Don’t Say we didn’t Know

by Amos Gvirtz

The Israeli – Palestinian conflict – a new approach!This book is formulated with the understanding that on both sides of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict there are people who want the same thing: peace and protection of human rights. This fact is also what inspires the author to address some very moral questions and raise constructive and productive explanations about:Why don’t people want to know about their own country’s crimes?Why do Human Rights and Peace movements’ activities evoke such strong opposition?This book focuses on the positive aspects of those questions and takes a deeper look into those few movements that were successful, while analyzing what enabled them to turn into massive movements creating major change. The book emphasizes the fact that there can be a wa...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Akkadian Empire: A History From Beginning to End (Mesopotamia History Book 2)

by Hourly History

Akkadian Empire* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Akkadian Empire was one of the first empires in human history and certainly the first to involve the central government of a large, multi-ethnic populace. It also introduced things like the very first postal system and facilitated advances in science, art, and medicine. The heart of the empire, the city of Akkad, became the most important trading center in the ancient world and one of the largest cities in the world. Then, in a relatively short time, the empire disintegrated, and the city itself was abandoned. Now, we don’t even know where the city of Akkad was located. How is this possible? How could an empire which controlled most...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca

by Nile Green

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian’s interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other ...

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

14 Day Tour of Egypt (iC Pocket Travel Guide)

by James Fryer

Egypt is the best destination in the world for those who love ancient history. There is so much of interest that many have dedicated their lives to archaeological projects here. For those of us with more limited time, this book presents a 14 day tour allowing you to enter that fascinating world yourself....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Travel, Africa
Size: 68 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Color In Mind: The Golden The Black And The White In Islam

by r da costa vaughan

PREFACEIslam fathered color prejudice and racism. The Arabic Qur'an was the catalyst for the conception, the nurturing, and the religious tending of the ideas behind color racism. Subsequently these negative ideas were exported globally. This is the thesis of this book.The House of Islam, or dar al-Islam in Arabic, is no one particular location. It exists where anyone who has submitted to the Islamic belief system bows in prayer five times daily. Within these invisible temples, those of Islamic faith repeat the ritual statement of witness to their faith: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."In addition to prayer rituals, Islamic practitioners annually must fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. They all are required to financially support their faith, and final...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 99 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Crusades
Much has been written and much has been omitted when it comes to the Crusades; especially in modern parlance. Many talking heads in recent times have conjured up the specter of the Crusades as if it should be a source of great shame and disgust for Western Civilization. And with even President Obama drawing odd parallels in light of the beheadings of ISIS; many are wondering once again what all of this “Crusades talk” is all about.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Backing Up Byzantium
✓ All Out Holy War
✓ The Kingdom of Heaven
✓ The King’s Crusade
✓ The Self-Defeating Crusade
✓ The Final Crusades
✓ The Post-Crusade World

The Crusades took place over a thousand years ago, and yet we cu...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

They Are Coming To Kill Us: A glimpse into the brutality of the War Criminal Bashar al-Assad

by Bobby Lab

It was the murder of Hamza that set the spark to flame in an attempt to bring a family of dictators down that have been murdering people for more than three decades. If anything I hope this gives some perspective of what the Syrian people have gone through, and this is just a sliver of it. If these two short, short stories inspire even one person to look into the allegations against the Assad family it will have been worth publishing it....

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Crusades* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East. Over the course of nine organized campaigns and many more unorganized ones, the Christian west militarized in the name of God to push back the threat of Islam advancing from the east. Inside you will read about...✓ Peace in War: A Background to the Crusades✓ The First to the Eighth Crusade✓ Establishing...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Ferdowsi Tusi, Abuʾl-Qasim

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Epic
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

History's Greatest Conquerors: Alexander the Great (World's Conquerors Book 3)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Egyptian Tomb Raider: An Ennin Mystery #34

by Ben Stevens

An ancient curse is awoken, when three thieves from Cairo's 'City of the Dead' break inside a tomb hidden deep within one of the pyramids...Many years later - from an old Egyptian forced to flee his country - Ennin and Kukai learn of the terror which followed...This is the 34th Ennin Mystery.NOW AVAILABLE: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 5 (25 Stories) MEGAPACKAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story...' R. Russell'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure....

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology

by Stephan Weaver

△Egyptian Mythology△
The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Osiris
✓ Anubis
✓ Isis
✓ Ra
✓ Maat
✓ Hathor
✓ Wadjet
✓ Nefertum
And many more!

A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that pe...

Genre: History, Africa, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Middle East, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, Environment, Agricultural Sciences
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Sumerians
A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

Inside you will read about...
✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our Wor...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Why Is there a Civil War in Syria?: The reason refugees coming to Europe

by Gregory March

The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria fought between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad, along with its allies, and various forces opposing both the government and each other in varying combinations.The unrest in Syria, part of a wider wave of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Assad government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for his removal were violently suppressed. The war is being fought by several factions: the Syrian government and its international allies, a loose alliance of Sunni rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), and the Islamic State of Iraq and t...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Anti-Madhabism: A Bridge to Irreligion

by Imaam Muammed Zahid Al-Kawthari

Muslims have been relying on the four schools of thought (Madhabs) for Islamic jurisprudence for about thirteen centuries. Starting from the beginning of the 18th century, a war has been launched against the Madhabs. In the 1940s Imaam Muhammed Zahid Al-Kawthari analyzed the situation and revealed the real goals of the proponents of anti-madhabism and lists the perils of this abominable innovation. Once you read this booklet, you may be able to recognize the contemporary propaganda of anti-madhabism that often presents itself like a wolf in sheep's clothing....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Islam, African Religion And People Of The Book

by r da costa vaughan

Arab Muslims, especially Islam's clerical class and Islam's learned scholars, are masters of historical distortion.This is an assessment and determination based on historical sources and fact. They use the Qur'an and their religion to shield themselves from criticism. They resort to intimidation as they themselves hurl crass invectives at unbelievers and the West for being disrespectful.Historically, the world has been deceived by Islam. The historical record shows that Arab Muslims and the Qur'an created color racism and prejudice.Contrary to prevailing popular belief, color racism and prejudice were neither Western innovations nor ideas created by Western or European White people.The Qur'an and Arab Muslims paved the way for Western White perversions of human rights under colonialism and...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 87 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ottoman Art of War: Power Tactics & Strategy For Today

by Steffan Ileman

They came on horseback from Central Asia and went on to grow one of the longest-lasting empires in history. They established history's first multicultural state centuries before British colonies in North America declared the United States of America. They had superior military and organizational skills that ended the Medieval Age in Europe and set the stage for the Renaissance and the Age of Reason as the power of feudal lords eroded under their big guns. Their legendary elite combat core, the Janissaries, was a phenomenon in transformative education.

Ottoman Empire was Europe's first welfare state based on privately funded charities. The Empire's trade pact with France was history's first free trade agreement. Like the United States the Ottoman Empire attracted talent, know-h...

Genre: Business & Investing, Business Life, Management & Leadership, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

It's Not Just About Running: Reflections on Life and Change in Egypt

by A. I. Shoukry

Author A. I. Shoukry describes his running moments like a window with a sunrise view for a prisoner kept in solitary confinement. After witnessing a revolution in Egypt, running twice for the parliamentary elections, and being a former leader of two political parties, he decided to take a break from politics and start running. From being barely able to run 2k, he became a half-marathon runner aged 39.However, this book isn’t just about running; it’s about a runner’s reflections on life, change, and the love of running in Egypt. It’s a memoir about self-discovery and searching for freedom and love of life. It's about the integration of body, mind, and soul. It’s about family and friends, relationships, and work. In this book, Shoukry explores the meanings of faith, pain, stress, f...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, Self-Help, Motivational, History, Africa, Middle East, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies, Individual Sports, Other Team Sports, Travel
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Most people have heard about the famous and mighty Persian Empire of old, be it the one ruled by the Achaemenid Dynasty which challenged the Greeks and ultimately fell to the might Alexander the Great or the later Persian Empire ruled by the Parthian and Sassanid Dynasties which fought against the Romans an the Byzantines before being conquered by the Arab tribes which brought the Islamic religion to the Iranian Plateau. However, after those glory days of the ancient era, the Persian story is relatively ignored, hidden in the dark corners of history. Because of this, most of us have no idea how the Persian Empire became the contemporary Iranian republic. This gui...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Suleiman the Magnificent* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of European politics. He was a man in search of power—his quest carried him not only to daring military exploits in Europe and Asia, but also through the intricate web of the Ottoman court, where deceit, scheming, and treachery abounded. Inside you will read about...✓ The Makings of a Sultan✓ A Rising Power✓ The Besieged Island✓ Court Life, Consorts, and Counsellors✓ King Ferdinand and Vienna✓ To the Edges of the Map✓ T...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Clarion of Syria: A Patriot's Call against the Civil War of 1860

by Butrus al-Bustani

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. When Nafir Suriyya—“The Clarion of Syria”—was penned between September 1860 and April 1861, its author Butrus al-­Bustani, a major figure in the modern Arabic Renaissance, had witnessed his homeland undergo unprecedented violence in what many today consider Lebanon’s first civil war. Written during Ottoman and European investigations into the causes and culprits of the atrocities, The Clarion of Syria is both a commentary on the politics of state intervention and social upheaval, and a set of visions for the future of Syrian society in the wake of conflict.   This translation makes a key historical document...

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: 178 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

He Will Rule as God: Ancient Israel History, An Old Testament Commentary

by Anthony Pellegrino

On Sale For Short Time!!!He Will Rule as God unveils the true history of ancient Israel and Judah. The controversial publication is an in-depth examination, but also an unbiased and objective commentary on the first fourteen books of the Old Testament.He Will Rule as God deciphers the time-forgotten events that occurred in pre-exilic Palestine. Although the biblical stories of the Old Testament have confounded people for centuries, this book finally conveys the underlying meaning and origin of the myths and in so doing, reveals the lost history of the Holy Land. Furthermore, the research also details how independent religious factions in ancient Israel and Judah united not only their institutions, but also their histories. These endeavors created a unified Israel nation and thereby a new a...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity, Judaism
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

To Destroy Jerusalem (The Jerusalem Spy Series)

by Howard Kaplan

Rich in historical detail, TO DESTROY JERUSALEM is a thrilling tale of espionage, nationalism, and fate When a neutron source— a necessary component in triggering a nuclear explosion— is stolen in New York, the CIA calls on Shai Shaham, the legendary Mossad field agent. To trace the stolen neutron source, Shai needs to locate where and how those behind the theft are obtaining plutonium so he heads to Amsterdam to meet Ramzy Awwad, the Palestinian agent who Shai had been ordered to kill at the end of a mission together. He doesn’t know if Ramzy is more likely to help stop the plotters or join the Palestinian people in the midst of the first intifada (uprising) in the Occupied Territories.Set in 1990, TO DESTROY JERUSALEM is the tale of a terrifying plot that spans the globe, from Ri...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Jewish, Action & Adventure, Travel
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Book 2)

by Alexander Key

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 the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based on the words ma‘na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe G...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel

by Craig von Buseck

Improbable, if not impossible. How could a people who’d been scattered for two millennia reestablish a homeland on their ancient soil?Against all odds, an irresistible desire to return grew in courageous Jewish men and women who set out to rebuild their decimated homeland.Help came first through Great Britain’s pledge to restore Palestine to the Jews. Britain, however, nearly reneged on that promise just as the Jews faced the Nazi Holocaust.Near the end of WWII, an unlikely man rose to the presidency of the United States. Harry S. Truman, a farmer and failed business owner, would decide not only the fate of Jewish survivors but also the future of their homeland.As a vote approached in the fledgling United Nations, pressure mounted. Truman slammed the White House doors shut to all who w...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Battle of Vienna (1683): The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Ours are treasures unheard of . . . tents, sheep, cattle and no small number of camels . . . it is victory as nobody ever knew before, the enemy now completely ruined, everything lost for them. They must run for their sheer lives . . . General Starhemberg hugged and kissed me and called me his saviour.” – Polish King John III Sobieski There are certain events that are famous not so much in themselves, noteworthy as they might be, but on account of their role in the context of history. Seismic shifts pivot upon the outcome of such events, and many of them come from battles, for it is an unfortunate but irrefutable fact of history that humanity is shaped by the force of arms...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East
Size: 79 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

100 THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ISRAEL (TRIVIA COLLECTIONS Book 1)

by SHING SCHIH

Knowledge is infinite. Life is a continuous process of learning. The series of Trivia Collections gather knowledge from different subjects. If you are eager for knowing more about the world, this Trivia Collections could best suit your interest. Including 100 Q & A with informative explanation, you can learn about the common knowledge as well as something you seldom think about. This trivia, with the subject matter as Israel, will help you gain a deeper insight into every aspects of Israel, including but not limited to its culture, history, geography, etc.Israel - When people hear about the Middle East, thoughts related to religious traditions come to mind, antiquities, great events that marked an era as well as conflicts that continue to this day. Israel is a Middle Eastern country that h...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 May 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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