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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Alexander Graham Bell: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Innovators Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 1.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Martin Luther: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Martin Luther* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Martin Luther is famous for the moment he nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, yet the scope of his influence on the modern world is hardly limited to that one act. He emerged as a leader of the Reformation, coming onto the European scene at a time when modes of thought were changing, adapting from the medieval norm of reliance on authoritative sources such as Aristotle to modern ideas of discovering knowledge through textual interpretation, experience, and experimentation. Inside you will read about...✓ From Law Student to Monk✓ The Angry Monk✓ 95 Theses✓ Debater, Reformer and Heretic✓ Knight George✓ Defining ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

King James I: A Life From Beginning to End (House of Stuart Book 1)

by Hourly History

King James I* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.James I of England and VI of Scotland was the first king to rule both countries. He was faced with division between his realms and caught between the religious wars of the Reformation. Spending most of his reign at odds with the religious and parliamentary powers around him, James did little to unite his people. Unable to take a firm stand on critical issues, he spent his life avoiding them. Inside you will read about...✓ James’ Bride and the Witch Hunt✓ The Mystery of the Gowrie Plot✓ Taking over Elizabethan England✓ King James Bible✓ The Gunpowder Plot✓ The King’s Favorite MenAnd much more!Still, James was not a bad king. H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

King Arthur: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 4)

by Hourly History

King Arthur* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Dating back to the fifth century, the legend of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table is an integral part of British national mythology. From its beginning as a few lines of Latin text written in a sixth-century monk’s hand, Arthurian legend has blossomed over the years into a unique universe built on the real foundations of Britain’s Dark Ages and the principles of ancient chivalry. Inside you will read about...✓ The Era of King Arthur✓ Ambrosius Aurelianus✓ King Arthur and the Celts✓ Geoffrey of Monmouth✓ King Arthur’s Grave✓ The Round TableAnd much more!Liberally expanded over the years to i...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

William Shakespeare: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

William Shakespeare* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.William Shakespeare is one of the most recognizable names in the world. Regardless of country, language, age, or gender, people are familiar with the Bard’s work and his contributions to literature, theatre, art, and music. His genius was so evident that he became famous and respected throughout England in his own lifetime, eventually earning the attention and patronage of the king himself. Inside you will read about...✓ A Legend is Born✓ The Lost Years✓ Early Career✓ The Golden Years✓ Poetic Works✓ The Death of William ShakespeareAnd much more!From his humble birth to his sudden death, William Shakespeare’s life is tr...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Collapse of the Soviet Union: The History of the USSR Under Mikhail Gorbachev

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThe Cold War moved into one of its most dangerous phases after Brezhnev’s death as both sides deployed nuclear weapons within alarming proximity in Europe. A NATO exercise, “Operation Able Archer,” almost led to a Soviet miscalculation, and when the Soviets shot down a South Korean airliner in September 1983, claiming it had strayed into Soviet airspace, the Cold War became very tense indeed. After going through three elderly leaders in three years, Mikhail Gorbachev was chosen as the new General Secretary at the relatively youg age of 54 in March 1985. Gorbachev hoped to build the Soviet economy to relieve the persistent shortages of consumer goods it faced, which were caused by enormous milit...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

When the War is Over

by Anja May

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History, Europe, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Biographical, German
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

The Gallic Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Military Campaigns that Expanded the Roman Republic and Helped Julius Caesar Transform Rome into the Greatest Empire of the Ancient World

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Gallic Wars, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!As Rome swelled with tradespeople, artisans, slaves, and wealthy merchant families, its politicians struggled to maintain the fundamental democratic properties of the republican government. Rules were bent and broken, politicians and voters were bribed and lied to, and eventually, the power of Rome fell to the one man who could muster the respect and loyalty of the world-famous Roman army. That man was Gaius Julius Caesar. A patrician and Populares of the Roman Republic, Caesar used the territorial threat of the Gauls of Western Europe to wage the Gallic Wars and seize ultimate power. His actions eradicated the democratic system, beginning the era of the ruthless tyranny of the...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

◂The Black Death▶
Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.

Inside you will read about...
✓ What was the Black Death?
✓ A Short History of Pandemics
✓ Chronology & Trajectory
✓ Causes & Pathology
✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control
✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture
✓ Consequences

Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Charismatic Christianity in Finland, Norway, and Sweden: Case Studies in Historical and Contemporary Developments (Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities)

by Jessica Moberg

This is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThe history of Charismatic Christianity in the Nordic countries reaches as far back as Pentecostalism itself. The bounds of these categories remain a topic of discussion, but Nordic countries have played a vital role in developing this rapidly spreading form of world-wide Christianity.  Until now, research on global Charismatic Christianity has largely overlooked the region. This book addresses and analyzes its historical and contemporary trajectories in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Through a selection of cases written by Nordic scholars from various disciplines, it demonstrates historical and contemporary diversity as well as interconnections between local, national, and global currents. Highlighting change and continuity, the anthology reveal...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Paranormal Press (Mike Covell Investigates Book 8)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 426 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Grigori Rasputin: The Biography

by University Press

University Press returns with another short and captivating portrait of one of history’s most compelling figures, Grigori Rasputin.Grigori Rasputin was a lowly peasant from a small village in Siberia. Yet, as a self-proclaimed mystic, holy man, and miracle worker, he went on to amass a group of zealous followers that included the most powerful couple in Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.Rasputin earned a reputation as a drunkard, abuser of women, and bribe-taking opportunist, but he was able to use his remarkable influence with the royal family to meddle in the affairs of both Church and State - and accrue a number of powerful enemies in the process. Enemies who could ensure his violent demise.This short book tells the intensely human story of a man who changed the world in...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, True Accounts
Size: 63 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the Trojan War (Trojan Horse, Trojan War, Greek Mythology, Ancient Greece)

by Patrick Auerbach

The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer’s Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks.

The main source for our knowledge of the Trojan War is Homer’s Iliad (written sometime in the 8th century BCE)...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Napoleon: A Life From Beginning To End (Military Biographies Book 1)

by Hourly History

☆ Napoleon ☆
This book is for anyone that enjoys crucial turning points in history. Napoleon was an unremarkable man who managed to change the entire landscape of the world 200 years ago. He has been hailed as a military genius and his victories are still studied by international armed forces to this day.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Little Corporal
✓ Napoleon Takes Charge
✓ The Napoleonic Code
✓ On the Road to Empire
✓ A Continent Under Siege
✓ Backroom Deals and the Division of Empire
✓ Exile and the Napoleonic Last Stand
✓ Everyone Wants to Rule the World

Through military exploit and the Napoleonic code, he was a man who came out of nowhere and changed the world. This book describ...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

William the Conqueror

by Edward Freeman

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul

by Alan C. Baird

Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true. Hitler's Holocaust killed approximately 10% of Germany's people, while some estimates claim that Vlad exterminated more than 20% of his fellow Wallachians. A gruesome genre-bender with perverse humor, based on 15th-century history. Warning: graphic transgressive violence....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Humor & Entertainment, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

MARIE ANTOINETTE: The last Queen of France. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 26)

by The History Hour

The last Queen of FranceDownload for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.As you begin to read this book, you will undoubtedly feel that Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louise XVI led spoiled lives. You will be right in what you think; but you will also find out that with their parents arranging their marriages at a very young age, neither of them was ever able to experience the feelings of young love. Because Antoinette was from Austria, she had to be married twice, once in Austria and then again in France. When married in Austria her husband to be could not be present, so, weird as it seemed, her brother stood in for the groom.Inside you’ll read aboutThe Arrival of a Doomed Future QueenTwo Shall Become One o...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Renaissance Reader

by Kenneth Atchity

As the transition period between the Middle Age and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to express themselves by the rebirth of the art and sciences of the Renaissance.The Renaissance Reader allows the men and women of that turbulent time of change to speak in their on voices--sane and insane, brilliant and mundane, inspired and possessed, oblivious and decisive. Organized chronologically and covering the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the book provides readers with the literary and artistic; social, religious, and political; and scientific and philosophic texts that shaped Renaissance thinking from the death of Dante ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Tinos. The last jewel in the crown of Venice: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Chronicle of the Kings of England: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen

by William of Malmesbury

The history of the English, from their arrival in Britain to his own times, has been written by Bede, a man of singular learning and modesty, in a clear and captivating style. After him you will not, in my opinion, easily find any person who has attempted to compose in Latin the history of this people. Let others declare whether their researches in this respect have been, or are likely to be, more fortunate; my own labour, though diligent in the extreme, has, down to this period, been without its reward. There, are, indeed, some notices of antiquity, written in the vernacular tongue after the manner of a chronicle, and arranged according to the years of our Lord. By means of these alone, the times succeeding this man have been rescued from oblivion: for of Elward, a noble and illustrious...

Genre: History, Europe, Military
Size: 576 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Kursk - World War II: A History from Beginning to End (World War 2 Battles Book 12)

by Hourly History

Battle of Kursk - World War II* * *Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Long-time adversaries Germany and the Soviet Union put their hostilities to the test in World War II. Despite a temporary truce in the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Non-aggression Pact in 1939, the Germans and the Soviets knew that the time was coming when they would face one another on the battlefield. Adolf Hitler, eager to accomplish his confident prediction that Russia would be easily defeated and its people subjected into slavery to serve as free labor for Germany, invaded the vast country in June 1941. But Operation Barbarossa was the beginning of the downfall of the Third Reich, as the dogged Russian refusal to succumb and the menace of the Russian win...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Roman Britain: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Roman Britain
This book takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of 'the Celts'; when Britannia actually became 'Roman'; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Timeline
✓ Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, A Modern Invention
✓ The Beginnings Of Roman Britain
✓ Religion And Blending Culture In Roman Britain
✓ The Bitter End

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbia...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Assassination of Lenin

by Nigel Cawthorne

A century ago, Britain was accused of masterminding a failed plot to kill Lenin and overthrow his fledgling Bolshevik regime. It was dismissed as Soviet propaganda. But history now suggests otherwise.For decades what became known as the ‘Lockhart plot’ has been etched in the annals of the Soviet archives.In early 1918, with the war on the Western Front still at its blood-thirsty height, Russia’s new Bolshevik government was negotiating a peace deal with Germany and withdrawing its exhausted troops from the front in the East. This did not please London. The move would enable the Germans – who had been fighting a war on two fronts – to concentrate all their forces in the West. Determined to get the Russians back into the war on the Allied side, the British despatched a young man in...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 89 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 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 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter

by Vladimir Bukovsky

A major document in the literature of human rights, this now-legendary memoir, by one of the most prominent of the Soviet-era Russian dissidents, was a world-wide bestseller when first published in 1978.At the age of 20, as punishment for his political protests, Vladimir Bukovsky was falsely declared insane and committed to a psychiatric hospital—standard practice for communism's critics in 1963. But the quack doctors and brutal guards who kept him captive didn't realize: Bukovsky wasn't locked up with them. They were locked up with Bukovsky.In this compelling, beautifully-crafted memoir, Bukovsky details with equal parts burning outrage and bitter humor the cruel theater of life for Soviet prisoners of conscience. But he also recounts how he found his inner truth and strength, and built...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 423 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Architecture of Survival: Holocaust Diaries (WW2 Memoirs Book 1)

by Israel Stein

A Jewish family survives the Holocaust hidden by a Polish family In 1939, when the Second World War broke out, the Stein family escaped Poland. Paula, a polyglot architect, and Meir, a textile industrialist, fled with their only child, Israel, to Vilnius, Lithuania, and later to Bialystok, attempting to save themselves from certain death in the extermination camps. In the midst of terror, there they found grace In August 1943, the Bialystok Ghetto was emptied by the Nazis and all its occupants were sent to extermination. The Steins had managed to remain hidden in the Ghetto for five more weeks, before escaping to their new hideout—the home of a Polish family, backed by a German official, that gave them refuge. They remained hidden there for nearly a year, until the war ended, with the d...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Anne Boleyn: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Anne Boleyn* * *Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Anne Boleyn is most likely the best-known of Henry VIII’s six wives; she is also the most controversial. History has represented Anne as either a whore or a martyr. The true story, however, is far more complex. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life as a Lady-in-waiting✓ The King’s Great Matter✓ Anne Ascends the Throne✓ Another Birth, Another Tragedy✓ Trial and ExecutionAnd much more!Henry VIII of England pursued Anne Boleyn for seven years while he was battling for an annulment from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Catherine had failed to provide Henry with a male heir to the throne, so the king looked to Catherine’s maid of honor, Anne Boleyn, to secure his...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Peter the Great: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Peter the Great* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What would Russia look like today if there had never been a Peter the Great? Peter I did so much for Russia, including changing the education system to reach more people, reorganizing the government and the Russian Orthodox Church, and even modernizing the dress and social living standards of the Russian people.Inside you will read about...✓ Peter I, the Ten-Year-Old Tsar✓ Reforming Russia✓ The Great Northern War✓ The Persian Invasion✓ Peter the Great’s DeathAnd much more!Peter grew up in a Russia that was stuck in archaic times, but he recognized the need for change, and when his time came to rule over his country he met the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Road Home

by Frank Scozzari

A reluctant soldier keeps the final promise made to his fallen comrade....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Action & Adventure, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Men's Adventure, War & Military, Single Authors
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Charles I: A Life From Beginning to End (House of Stuart Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 43 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Queen Elizabeth I: A Life From Beginning to End (House of Tudor Book 5)

by Hourly History

Queen Elizabeth I* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.There are many versions of Queen Elizabeth I of England; the beautiful young Tudor Queen courted by all the princes of Europe; a fearless virgin warrior in white velvet, rousing her troops on the battlefield; an irascible old woman in a powdered wig, surrounded by fawning young men. A formidable woman, Elizabeth I ruled alone at a time when Europe was a hotbed of conflict, dominated by empire-seeking Kings with opposing religious beliefs.Inside you will read about...✓ Early Years ✓ Becoming Queen of England ✓ The Matter of Succession ✓ Mary Queen of Scots ✓ The Last Suitor ✓ Trouble in England ✓ Mary's Execution ✓ The Es...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Dutch East India Company: A History From Beginning to End (The East India Companies Book 2)

by Hourly History

The Dutch East India Company* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Once valued at close to seven trillion dollars by today’s standards, the Dutch East India Company, formed in 1602, became the world’s first multinational corporation. In the nearly 200-year reign of their empire at sea, the Dutch East India Company amassed unfathomable fortunes, laid the foundation of the modern globalized world, and built monopolies that controlled the economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe and the East Indies. Inside you will read about...✓ The Superstructure of the VOC✓ The Growth of VOC’s Colonies and Trade Routes✓ The Golden Age✓ Reorientation and the Expansion Age✓...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Haunted Homes of Hull (Mike Covell Investigates Book 12)

by Mike Covell

Hull has a long history of allegedly haunted homes, and this book tackles numerous cases that have come to light through the years.Mike investigates Victorian cases of haunted houses in East Hull and West Hull, and more recent cases such as the infamous 39 De Grey Street, said to be the most haunted house in Britain.Read thorough histories and newspaper reports, and discover how the stories were discussed, debated, and investigated for over 200 years. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 226 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Colonial Argentina: The History of Argentina’s Colonization and Struggle for Independence

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 65 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought)

by Sonja Boos

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany is an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Ingeborg Bachmann, Martin Buber, Paul Celan, Uwe Johnson, Peter Szondi, and Peter Weiss, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany. The author’s analysis of original audio recordings of the speech events (several of which will be available on a companion website) improves our understanding of the spoken, performative dimension of public speeches. Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany emphasizes the social constr...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 244 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The History of Russia in 50 Events: (Russian History - Napoleon In Russia - The Crimean War - Russia In World War - The Cold War) (Timeline History in 50 Events Book 3)

by Stephan Weaver

Russia is an assortment of the world’s most beautiful cultures and religions. But how did Russia become home to such a diverse population and tradition that is redolent of so many parts of the world? How much does Russia owe to its spellbinding steppe in respect to its unparalleled history? This book uncovers the mystery behind this and the many other little known facts about Russia.

Inside you will learn about...
✓ The Invasion of the Mongols
✓ The Three False Dmitrys
✓ Napoleons Invasion of Russia
✓ The Crimean War
✓ The Formation of the Soviet Union
✓ The Cold War
And much more!

This eBook discusses 50 thrilling events that were the formative days of the state. It relates both the triumphant and sanguinar...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Sifnos. The trails along the Big Blue: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands? This is the book for you! This book describes the main sights of the Greek island of Sifnos, in the Cyclades. This is done mainly through a hike from the capital Apollonia to the medieval settlement of Kastro, the island's old capital, one of the best preserved fortified towns of the Aegean Sea. Also, another hike to the island's main pilgrimage, Panaghia Chryssopighi. Two wonderful trails next to chapels of astonishing aesthetic sensitivity and in a nature of incomparable beauty. But also those who don't hike can see all this since these sights are also accessible by car. This book, based mainly on a large number of colour photos, with concise historical and architectural explanations, endeavours to make this island more kn...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Later Roman Empire

by J.b. Bury

THE first of these two volumes might be entitled the “German Conquest of Western Europe,” and the second the “Age of Justinian.” The first covers more than one hundred and twenty years, the second somewhat less than fifty. This disparity is a striking illustration of the fact that perspective and proportion are unavoidably lost in an attempt to tell the story of any considerable period of ancient or early medieval history as fully as our sources allow. Perspective can be preserved only in an outline. The fifth century was one of the most critical periods in the history of Europe. It was crammed with events of great moment, and the changes which it witnessed transformed Europe more radically than any set of political events that have happened since. At that time hundreds of people w...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Ancient, Europe, Architecture
Size: 518 pages
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25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity (Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education)

by Jeroen Huisman

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: 482 pages
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Naxos - Tinos - Syros. Three gems of the Cyclades: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 14.62 mb
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The UFO Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 11)

by Mike Covell

The Mike Covell Investigates series returns with The UFO Files: the first book to examine Hull-based UFO reports and sightings. The book features reports from as early as 1801 through the 1900’s and up to 2018.Case studies include the infamous Hull Airship Scares of 1909 and 1913, the landing of a UFO in Hull in 1967, a series of mass sightings in the 1970’s, an investigation into the Hull UFO Files, and chapters on stories such as the Hull Hum of 2010 and the Hull UFO sighting of 1801.The book also explores Hull UFO sightings reported to Humberside Police and the Ministry of Defence, and looks at the reports from police officers and civilians, as well as a look at a Hull politician who was a high ranking UFO investigator, a Hull politician who ended up in involved in an international ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Science & Math, Astronomy & Space Science
Size: 454 pages
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The Expansion of Europe 1642-1789

by Wilbur Abbott

WHEN in the last months of 1648 was signed the great peace which brought to an end the Thirty Years' War and with it the mediaeval polity which it finally destroyed; as the army of diplomats whose work it was dispersed to their respective governments, the awe-inspiring mass of documents which formed the fruit of their long labors might have led men to believe that Europe would hasten to enjoy the peace which she so needed and which her people for the most part so greatly desired. But whatever hopes of quiet were entertained, were already far on the way to disappointment; for the Europe to which the diplomats returned was even then altered or altering before their eyes and already shaping itself for new conflict. Scarcely a state of any consequence prepared to recruit its resources by the a...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Prussia and the Rise of the German Empire

by George Malleson

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Genre: History, Europe, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 295 pages
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Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This open access book is the culmination of many years of research on what happened to the bodies of executed criminals in the past. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it looks at the consequences of the 1752 Murder Act. These criminal bodies had a crucial role in the history of medicine, and the history of crime, and great symbolic resonance in literature and popular culture. Starting with a consideration of the criminal corpse in the medieval and early modern periods, chapters go on to review the histories of criminal justice, of medical history and of gibbeting under the Murder Act, and ends with some discussion of the afterlives of the corpse, in literature, folklore and in contemporary medical ethics. Using sophisticated insights from cultural history, archaeology, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 273 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Dolly Biters!: The Vampire Girls of Victorian London

by Paul Voodini

Four saucy tales from the legendary vampire girls of Victorian London, bound up in one alluring volume. These are tales to quicken the pulse, thrill the mind, and excite parts of the body that other, lesser books fail to reach.Novellas and short stories featured in this sweet confection of blood, sex and gothic melodrama include the Holmes of the Baskervilles, Miss Katie Bell - Victorian Vampire, Joan Dark is Lost, and The Vampire Alice Through the Looking Glass.Welcome to the gothic London of the 1800s, where vampires walk the streets and some of your favorite characters from Victorian literature have been taken and twisted until they snap....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Anthologies, Horror, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Short Stories, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Historical
Size: 375 pages
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In the Steps of the Romanovs: Final Two Years of Russian Imperial Family (1916-18) (In their own words)

by Helen Azar

By 1916, Russia had been involved in the First World War for almost two years, and events were about to take a tumultuous turn. Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne, and what followed was a struggle that neither he, nor most of his nearest were destined to survive.This volume offers an accurate glimpse into the final two years of the last Imperial Family of Russia: exclusively through their own diary entries and personal correspondence, supplemented by contemporary eyewitness accounts, many of which are published here in English for the first time. The reader will get to know on a deeper level the Grand Duchesses and the Empress, as they work at Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries; witness the imperial family's grief for their murdered "Friend" Grigori Rasputin; experience their arrest...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 652 pages
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Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study
Size: 318 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Sword of Peace: A Journey From Fear to Faith (Sword of Münster Series Book 1)

by Louisa M Bauman

What is the secret of the hidden meetings, which are held in the woods at night? Anna had hoped to escape the violence of the Reformation when she moved to Amsterdam. But now, in November 1531, Charles V has sent his Spanish officials to this ‘nest of heretics’ in the Netherlands, determined to rid his empire of all those who refuse to attend the state church. The obstinate shall be executed unless they swear allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor and the Catholic church, and citizens must report any disloyal activity they notice or suffer the same fate. But Anna can hardly betray Maeyken, her only friend in Amsterdam. The last thing Anna will do is listen to the Anabaptists, let alone join the traitorous sect! If Charles V succeeds, the Anabaptists will be annihilated. Especially the l...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Religious Studies, Travel, Christian, Movements & Periods
Size: 369 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Karl Marx: A Life From Beginning to End (Revolutionaries Book 1)

by Hourly History

Karl Marx* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.If anything, Karl Marx’s life reminds us of the power of the pen over the sword. During his lifetime, he lived in relative obscurity. Rather than making any waves, Marx was usually lucky just to make the rent. And to make the ongoing hardship of his life even worse, Karl Marx was afflicted with boils from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. This painful skin condition in his later years made even his beloved vocation of writing rather difficult. But his pen would indeed demonstrate its power, and by the time 70-some years had passed since his demise, one-third of the entire planet would be living under regimes based upon his ideolog...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Fargoer: Historical Fantasy in Ancient Finland (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1)

by Petteri Hannila

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Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction
Size: 195 pages
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The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine (Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery)

by Daniel Serwer

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 145 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Boer War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Boer War* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.This book provides an introductory text to one of the most intriguing wars of modern times—a war that saw several innovations, like the use of heliography and indirect fire, and caused the complete overhaul of the great Imperial British fighting machine in its aftermath. It also tells of the first example of the brilliant use of guerrilla warfare by the people who, to this day, have never been outclassed; the Boer on commando.On the other hand, the Boer War is also an intensely emotional journey cutting to the very core of the horror of war; leaving women and children in a deliberately destroyed landscape, watching their home and all their pos...

Genre: History, Africa, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 43 pages
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Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series)

by A.W.H. Bates

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

Genre: History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 217 pages
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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

by Jennifer Crane

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

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
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Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

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

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 373 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Athens for beginners. An instructive tour in Plaka: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The Missing Chapter: What Was Left Out of The Secret Journals Of Adolf Hitler

by A. G. Mogan

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

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography, Education & Reference, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 22 pages
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Coming to Terms with Superdiversity: The Case of Rotterdam (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Peter Scholten

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

by Alexander Lapin

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

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cold War in the Cold North: The Reykjavik Summit

by Charles Beuck

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ireland: The Most Important People, Places, and Events That Shaped the History of Ireland

by Isabel Knowles

Read this book for free with your Kindle Unlimited MembershipHistory of IrelandThe story of the Irish people is definitely fascinating, especially to history buffs. This book stands as an introduction to the history of a nation that has been influenced by other forces, developing beyond its magnificent, imposing coasts. This book will transport you to the past of one of the world’s most compelling nations. It will take you through the conflicts and events whose impact was crucial throughout the centuries. Starting from the earliest inhabitants of the land to the country’s independence in the early 20th century, this book will be an enjoyable read, representing a retelling of the rich and surprising history of Ireland.Buy this exciting book right now...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Jane Austen: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 4.35 mb
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Notre-Dame de Paris: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Famous Catholic Cathedrals of Medieval Europe

by Captivating History

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

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 60 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Easter Rising: A History From Beginning to End (Irish History Book 1)

by Hourly History

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

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

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

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Battle of Waterloo: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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

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

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

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Charlemagne: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 10)

by Hourly History

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

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Locomotion: The Railway Revolution

by Nicholas Faith

"The effects of the railways on society are too universal and long-lasting to be compressed within a single volume. Like some many-headed Hindu god they contain life and death, creation and destruction, squalor and magnificence. All I can do is to sketch some of the more interesting aspects, to provide my readers with food for thought, to enable them to look more closely, not so much at the railways they use, as at the townscape and landscape around them, and to detect their still all-pervasive influence."Written alongside a BBC2 series, Locomotion examines the extensive impact of railways on the modern world.From opening up new connections and opportunities for commerce, their influence was vast, pervasive and exhilarating – propelled by industrial innovation and heralding the beginning...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 240 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Vlad the Impaler: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Vlad the ImpalerThe character Count Dracula is well-known throughout the world. He is a dark, seductive, pale man wearing a cape. His gaze is quite literally captivating, and he has the strength of ten men. The story, written by Bram Stoker in 1897, has been retold hundreds of times, but is there a historical figure upon whom the character is based? Is there really a Dracula? Many scholars argue that Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, is the real Dracula. He was known in western Europe for his cruelty, most especially his penchant for impaling his victims. He is said to have killed somewhere between 40,000 and 100,000 people during his crusade to stop the Ottoman Empire from expanding into eastern Europe. He was equally harsh on the people he ruled and is said to have taken ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

History of Europe 1870-1919

by Charles Hazen

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Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
3 reviews

HISTORY: THE GREATS WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF BRITISH HISTORY - 2nd EDITION: Churchill, Cromwell, Darwin, Newton, Shakespeare, Lennon, Henry & Elizabeth.

by Dominique Atkinson

How the history of civilization could not be written without the inclusion of these iconic men and women who lived lived of service to England!.
This Book Contains the Fundamental History, Early Influences, Life Changing Events, & Lasting Impact of Historical Figures such Winston Churchill, Oliver Cromwell, Henry VIII, Elizabeth of Tudor, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, James Cook, Charles Darwin, John Lennon and Princess Diana and Others!

How did one small island produce pioneers in so many diverse fields? That remains a mystery, but what is certain is the fact that throughout Great Britain’s long history, its people have left their mark in the arts, science, politics, and more.

Captain James Cook charting the unknown regions of the Hawaiian Islands...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 75 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

The Tragic Tale of William Papper (Mike Covell True Crime Book 2)

by Mike Covell

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

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 264 pages
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The Electrification of Russia, 1880–1926

by Jonathan Coopersmith

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

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics
Size: Unknown
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Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses (Studies in Soviet History and Society)

by Ralph S. Clem

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

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: Unknown
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Wartime Britain: The Darkest Hours of World War 2 in Great Britain (World War 2 History)

by The History Journals

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Robin Hood: English Outlaw (the origins of the legend and the search for a historical Robin Hood)

by Richard Denham

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Kill the Stuart

by Ronald Bassett

When Bonnie Prince Charlie roused the Highlands in revolt in 1745, an ill-prepared English army marched north. Major Thomas Margery, of His Majesty’s 2nd Regiment of foot guards, is sent to Scotland with secret orders to kill the Young Pretender. Facing danger from Government troops and spies, as well as suspicious clansmen who support the Pretender, Margery masquerades as a deserter and to further his disguise, he agrees to take on his Scottish contacts daughter-in-law and her son. Isobel MacDonald, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Highlander who is fighting for the Pretender Margery intends to kill, becomes his reliable companion as he travels through the highlands. Keen to kill the Pretender while his army is in its infancy, Margery sets off across Scotland with Isobel. Their tr...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, British, European
Size: 242 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Tiny Pieces of Hope: A WW2 Historical Novel, Based on the True Story of a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

by Wilhelmina

A young child who survived the Holocaust by using her imagination and resourcefulnessWilhelmina was born into the raging World War II. Her Father was forced to abandon the family and escape Poland to avoid enlisting in the army, and as a result, her mother and grandmother decided to flee from the soon to be occupied Krakow.Once in Uzbekistan, Wilhelmina’s mother knew the only way to survive starvation is by trading merchandise on the black market, even though it meant she was in constant threat of being caught and deported to Siberia.After her mother was arrested by the soviet N.K.W.D , Wilhelmina’s grandmother took her to a Pravoslavic orphanage and left her there.Starving, lonely and deserted, Wilhelmina had to rely on her cleverness and imagination, which enabled her to picture food...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, World
Size: 275 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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In this sweet Regency romance, life in India is idyllic for Anne Tyler and her younger brother, Jeremy until the deaths of their parents shatter their world. They are sent to England to live with a grandfather that neither remembers. However, as the years pass, the kindly man proves a balm for their wounded hearts. His death, when it comes, is a cruel blow.
Though his will leaves the estate to Jeremy, the boy is not yet of age. His grandfather’s nephew, a man with a mysterious past, is named guardian of the property
and soon arrives to take up his duty. Unfortunately, the man has a son who is both evil and cunning. Since he stands to inherit the estate should Jeremy die, he will stop at nothing to get his hands on the property.
Murder and threats of murder soon haunt ...

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

by Stephan Weaver

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

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

by Bruce Macfarlane

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

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 236 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Romanov Family Yearbook (In Their Own Words 4)

by Helen Azar

The year 2018 marks a century since the murders of the last imperial family of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, four daughters: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and son Alexei. This family of seven was brutally killed in July of 1918, but continues to fascinate even a hundred years later. Helen Azar, author of several books based on her original translations of their diaries and letters, brings you “THE ROMANOV FAMILY YEARBOOK” - a unique edition which commemorates them through a collection of personal documents that recount their daily lives, ranging over a decade. This book contains 365 diary entries, letters, and photographs--one for each day of the year—including some previously unpublished material. It is essential reading for Russian imperial history enthusia...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 448 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Charles Dickens: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 1)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.04 mb
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Lest We Forget: A Concise Companion to the First World War

by Stephen Liddell

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Genre: History, Europe, Military
Size: 128 pages
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The Unscared Generation (Russian Cross Book 2)

by Alexander Lapin

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

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 231 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Apart from War (Still Life with Memories Bundle Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

This bundle contains three volumes of the Still Life with Memories series, featuring the love story and adventures of Lenny and Natasha during WWII:The Music of UsIn 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a wounded warrior and she—a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.“Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?”To t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Sagas
Size: 559 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The French and Indian War: The History and Legacy of the Conflict Between French and British Colonies in North America

by Charles River Editors

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

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Scottish History: Fascinating History of Scotland From the Beginning to the End (Fascinating World History Book 1)

by History-Episode

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Scientific Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Emergence of Modern Science During the Early Modern Period, Including Stories of Thinkers Such as Isaac Newton and René Descartes

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Scientific Revolution, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Ancient cultures have been looking up at the stars for thousands of years, wondering about their place in the universe. What were those glowing spots in the black cover of night? Just how far away was the moon? These and other questions hounded humanity through the millennia until, finally, relative economic stability allowed for a number of people to examine their world more closely. Slowly, knowledge and understanding accumulated generation by generation until the conditions were ideal enough for a revolution to occur in thinking, experimentation, worldview, and natural philosophy.It was the Scientific Revolution, the time period when Western theologians had more an...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 110 pages
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A History of the UK: in Vietnamese and English: An overview of UK history from Early Britain to the present day

by Andrew Thompson

This book presents a history of the UK from the arrival of hunter-gatherers to the present day. The history is drawn from the UK governments historical account as presented in the official study material for ‘The Life in the UK Test’.

It is hoped that this Vietnamese text will make it much easier for Vietnamese to learn about the history of the UK

For those studying English it is worth noting that the English text has been written to ensure that anyone who can read English at ESOL Level 3 or above should have no difficulty with the language.
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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 160 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

English Civil War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

English Civil WarIn 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years three Civil Wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland and Ireland and claiming a death toll of an estimated 800,000 people, including King Charles I himself. Inside you will read about...✓ Reasons to go to War✓ The First English Civil War: Choose Your Side✓ The First English Civil War: The War Begins✓ The First English Civil War: The War Spreads✓ The First English Civil War: A New Model Army✓ The Second Civil War✓ The Third Civil WarWith the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of the Great Britain an...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Leon Trotsky: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Leon Trotsky* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The man that history came to know by the name of Trotsky has the well-established legacy of being one of the most mysterious of all the cast and characters involved with the Russian Revolution. If the Russian Revolution was a Shakespearean tragedy, Trotsky would undoubtedly be cast into the role of an Othello or King Lear type figure who means well but seems to hamstring himself with his never-ending ideological speculation and theorizing. Inside you will read about...✓ A Prisoner of War✓ Putting a Stop to World War I✓ The Execution of the Last Tsar✓ Russia Under Siege✓ Stalin Takes Over✓ Trotsky’s Exile Begins✓ Trotsky’s L...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904–1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
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Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest

by Robert Edelman

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia’s most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905–1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia’s Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 208 pages
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Russian Formalism: A Metapoetics

by Peter Steiner

Russian Formalism, one of the twentieth century's most important movements in literary criticism, has received far less attention than most of its rivals. Examining Formalism in light of more recent developments in literary theory, Peter Steiner here offers the most comprehensive critique of Formalism to date. Steiner studies the work of the Formalists in terms of the major tropes that characterized their thought. He first considers those theorists who viewed a literary work as a mechanism, an organism, or a system. He then turns to those who sought to reduce literature to its most basic element—language—and who consequently replaced poetics with linguistics. Throughout, Steiner elucidates the basic principles of the Formalists and explores their contributions to the study of poetics, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 278 pages
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The Cryptozoology Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 3)

by Mike Covell

Join Mike Covell in a journey through time, researching stories of sea serpents, giant squid, big cats, Devil Dogs and other strange animals seen in Hull and East Yorkshire.Part journey through the archives, part investigation on location, the book takes in over a century of weird and wonderful stories from the region.Hear how Mike tracked a giant squid to London that vanished, and how a manhunt took place for a giant dog said to have killed a Hull man. Also included are stories of local police investigations of strange phenomena. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 300 pages
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Uranprojekt: The History and Legacy of Nazi Germany’s Nuclear Weapons Program during World War II

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“What if the enemy should get the atomic bomb before we did! We could not run the mortal risk of being outstripped in this awful sphere.” – Winston Churchill Both the Western Allies and the Soviets knew of Adolf Hitler's V-2 rocket program, the forerunner of ballistic missiles and the space race. Each recognized the immense strategic value of these technologies and wished to secure their benefits for themselves. As the Soviets contemplated additional expansion following the “Great Patriotic War” and the U.S. military came to understand the putative allies of today would emerge as the enemies of tomorrow, the men possessing knowledge of the V-2 rockets and other Third Reich military technolo...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 58 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

The Celts: Blood, Iron and the Forgotten History of the Celts

by Patrick Auerbach

The Celts were a group of tribal societies tied by similar language, religion and culture in Iron Age and Medieval Europe. Celtic culture began to develop as early as 1200 BC and spread through migration to the British Isles, France and other parts of Europe.“Celtic" refers to people descended from one of the current Celtic regions on the western extremities of Europe. Each of these regions has retained much of its indigenous culture and distinctive language throughout the centuries.Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 49 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
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The Vikings: Explore the Exciting History of the Viking Age and Discover Some of the Most Feared Warriors

by History Compacted

Take a journey back in time to witness the dawning of a civilization forever defined byits ferocious warriors, highly advanced seafaring technology, and thirst for adventure.The Viking Age! A brief footprint in the course of history that impacted generations hundredsof years into the future. You will dive into the depths of Scandinavia to find out what madethe Vikings the most feared group of people in the European Middle Ages. Experts at warfareand navigating the high seas, the Vikings were on a mission and would not let anyone standin their way!Brutal conquerors they were, but the Vikings were no mere savages. The Vikings had aunique culture and society that spread much influence through transcontinental trade andexploration into unknown worlds.Navigate the Vikings' journey from their fi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Ancient, Europe, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 92 pages
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Stories from Paul the Deacon: A Latin Reader for GCSE, A-Level and University Students: Edited with an Introduction, Notes and Comprehensive Vocabulary

by Sean Gabb

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 3.45 mb
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The French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon: The History and Legacy of France’s Administration of the Levant after World War I

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThe United Nations is one of the most famous bodies in the world, and its predecessor, the League of Nations, might be equally notorious. In fact, President Woodrow Wilson’s pet project was controversial from nearly the minute it was conceived. At the end of World War I, Wilson's pleas at the Paris Peace Conference relied on his Fourteen Points, which included the establishment of a League of Nations, but while his points were mostly popular amongst Americans and Europeans alike, leaders at the Peace Conference largely discarded them and favored different approaches. British leaders saw their singular aim as the maintenance of British colonial possessions. France, meanwhile, only wanted to ensure ...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 60 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Russian
Size: 326 pages
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A History of Europe in 6 Projects

by European Investment Bank

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Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 53 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Shattered Paths: Young Jews saved by gypsies 1941 - Historical Novel

by (Wininger) Livnat, Helen

It actually happened. Hard to believe that two teenagers and a special child, torn from their comfortable and insulated Jewish community in wartime Romania, were taken in by Gypsies camped in the forest. How could they find their places among the flamboyant people, whose lifestyle and ways of confronting the hostile surrounding society were so different from that of the Jews?This heart stirring story fleshes out this occurrence, presenting the dilemmas, enlightenments, emotional attachments, and mutual understandings experienced by the child protagonists.*** Helen Livnat's book is based on extensive research about the Gypsy way of life. Exposing the fascinating gypsy's world of beliefs, values, music and joy. It is a sweeping drama in opposite worlds and how common fate binds them together...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Eastern European, Jewish, Nonfiction, Biographical, European
Size: 261 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Marie Curie: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 4)

by Hourly History

Marie Curie* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.One of the most famous women of the twentieth century, Marie Curie was a trailblazer in the truest sense. Known for her discovery of two radioactive elements, radium and polonium, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She remains the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes in different sciences. Inside you will read about...✓ Early Life and Loss✓ The Flying University✓ Nobel Prizes✓ Scandals✓ Curie’s First World War Efforts✓ The Discovery that Killed HerAnd much more!Marie Curie lived by her own rules in a society marred by misogyny and xenophobia. A scientist, but also a loving wife and mother, she defied expectation...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Stephen Hawking: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.24 mb
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Norse Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the Vikings (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)

by Matt Clayton

A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Sagas, Gods, Heroes, and Beliefs of the VikingsThis book on Norse Mythology is part of the new series "Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology" that is written by the best-selling author Matt Clayton. In this ultimate guide on Norse Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Gods, heroes, and beliefs of the Vikings. This book is broken into two parts:Heroes and SagasThe Norse GodsThis book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers all that you need to know about the nine realms as well as captivating tales of Odin, Thor, Loki, and Ragnarök. The Vikings of Norse poetry and saga were a fearless lot, and their tales were frequently tragic. Some, if not all, of the myths were based on real peo...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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The Vikings

by James Tyrell

The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers and farmers, with complex artistic and linguistic culture.

James Tyrell reveals the Viking world in its entirety: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. Tyrell cuts through the myths to provide new insights into their rune stones, ships and religion. His book takes us to new discoveries in Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland, while examining contemporary Viking re-enactment groups, Nazi-sponsored excavations, and DNA testing for elusive Viking blood, leading to a fascinating re-appraisal of the meaning of the term 'Vikin...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 129 pages
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The Crimean War: Volume I

by Yevgeny Tarle

The Concert of Europe established after the Napoleonic Wars is credited with keeping the 19th century relatively peaceful. The new world order was, in many respects, an attempt to turn back the clock. Much of Europe remained under the control of absolute monarchs installed by divine right, as seen in the Holy Alliance, a pact signed by Prussia, Austria and Russia to preserve “Christian” principles.Russia had gained an exaggerated aura of invincibility by taking the lead role in defeating Napoleon Bonaparte. The Russian Empire was incomprehensively vast and its military potential was incalculable, but it was far less formidable than was feared. The profoundly conservative Tsar Nicholas I resisted change and was seen by many as the bulwark of reaction on the continent. Unfortunately for ...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 646 pages
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Portuguese Wisdom: For everyday life - The ultimate guide

by Filipe Magno

Portuguese wisdom, through proverbs and sayings for everyday life, unveiled. Directly translated to English, explained. Boost knowledge in a fun way, your best passive income."The 'know' does not occupy space". It's inside, by the way. Plus 300 other ones....

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 50 pages
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LONDON A VISITORS GUIDE

by Paul Chell

My Book is a visitors guide to London. I was prompted when two American tourists on the South Embankment asked me to take their photographs. We spoke briefly about London and they were absolutely amazed when I told them that this Embankment was reclaimed land from the river Thames. They didn't even know that fact. I told them about the frost fairs when the river used to freeze over a couple of centuries ago and again they didn't know this either. So it motivated me to write a visitors guide to London from my viewpoint as I know the Capital very well. Surely, London has to be one of the greatest Capitals in the world. There is so much history here. The Tower of London was built in 1076 and is still standing. How many other countries can go back that far? In fact some of the London Wall on ...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 54 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies.

by Graham Watkins

Secrets,Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.If you enjoy unusual tales, quirky human history and delight in the ridiculous and the vain you will enjoy this book. Discover why...The undefeated American Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano lived in a Welsh Folly in Swansea.
6ft 3 inch Mr. Jones slept in a strange house in Conwy with his feet hanging out of the window.
A pipe smoking shipping magnate upset his wife and built a folly complete with battlements.
What possessed William Jones to build the strange folly that is Clytha Castle.
Why Lord Mostyn built a track through a house with a road underneath. His strange folly is still inhabited today.These are just a few of the entertaining Welsh Follies ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 71 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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★ Norse Mythology ★
Gods, Heroes and the Nine Worlds
Norse Mythology is not only a relic of history but a fascinating record that exhibits humanities unending stream of creativity. This eBook delves into the past and emerges with a legion of breath taking accounts of events, gods, heroes, creatures, worlds and much more.

Inside you will learn about…
✓ Gods and Goddesses
✓ The Nine Worlds
✓ Heroes and Legends
✓ Mythological Creatures
✓ Ten Little Known Facts about Norse Mythology

Whether you are a helpless fan of Norse Mythology or one of history this book will serve you in more ways than one. As the content is sourced from translations of the Old Norse literature, this will give you an authoritative insigh...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 62 pages
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The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612

by David Holding

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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The World’s Strangest Forgotten Conspiracy Theories

by Conrad Bauer

Explore the World most astonishing and mystifying forgotten conspiracy theories. Not only are these possible cover-ups and controversial conspiracy theories fascinating, they will surprise you. Find out for yourself where the truth lies.
Everyone has that one theory they’re absolutely convinced is true. Occasionally, we all stray from the generally accepted facts and – when we’re eventually proved right – it’s an incredibly satisfying feeling. While these theories typically revolve around the mundane aspects of our day to day lives, there is the occasional theory that goes a little deeper. When we move away from the ordinary and towards the powerful, the influential, and the important, these theories begin to take on an additional level of significance. When you suspect tha...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 81 pages
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How Generations Remember: Conflicting Histories and Shared Memories in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina (Global Diversities)

by Monika Palmberger

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a profound insight into post-war Mostar, and the memories of three generations of this Bosnian-Herzegovinian city. Drawing on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, it offers a vivid account of how personal and collective memories are utterly intertwined, and how memories across the generations are reimagined and ‘rewritten’ following great socio-political change. Focusing on both Bosniak-dominated East Mostar and Croat-dominated West Mostar, it demonstrates that, even in this ethno-nationally divided city with its two divergent national historiographies, generation-specific experiences are crucial in how people ascribe meaning to past events. It argues that the dramatic and often brutal transformations that Bosnia...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
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