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Buddhist and Islamic Orders in Southern Asia: Comparative Perspectives

by R. Michael Feener

Over the last few decades historians and other scholars have succeeded in identifying diverse patterns of connection linking religious communities across Asia and beyond. Yet despite the fruits of this specialist research, scholars in the subfields of Islamic and Buddhist studies have rarely engaged with each other to share investigative approaches and methods of interpretation. This volume was conceived to open up new spaces of creative interaction between scholars in both fields that will increase our understanding of the circulation and localization of religious texts, institutional models, ritual practices, and literary specialists.The book’s approach is to scrutinize one major dimension of the history of religion in Southern Asia: religious orders. “Orders” (here referring to Su...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Islam
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everythin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, Humor & Enter
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Mahatma Gandhi: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Mahatma Gandhi* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Gandhi. The name conjures the image of a man, unimpressive in appearance, simple in his lifestyle, who spent his life pursuing independence for India. Months after the country achieved that independence from Great Britain, Gandhi’s life ended when an assassin killed him. But Gandhi’s legacy lives on. Gandhi’s rise to political and spiritual leadership is the incredible saga of a man who, in his youth, showed no signs of greatness but who became one of the most influential men of all time. The civil rights movement that was led by Martin Luther King, Jr. owes its inspiration to Gandhi; the patient suffering of Nelson Mandela in his fi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Ruthless (Mob Boss Book 1)

by St. James, Michelle

"From page one you're sucked into this corrupt, thrilling world. A masterful romance of deep dark suspense, complicated emotions, and exciting action." - New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose

Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.

But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake — until she meets Nico Vitale.

Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, H
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)

by Miyamoto Musashi

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, History, Asia, Military Science, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, Other Eastern Religions, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

The Book of Tea

by Kakuzo Okakura

“The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism in the ordinary acceptance of the term, for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature. It is hygiene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics, for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than in the complex and costly; it is moral geometry, inasmuch as it defines our sense of proportion to the universe. It represents the true spirit of Eastern democracy by making all its votaries aristocrats in taste”....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

by Takashi Shiraishi

This open access book asks why and how some of the developing countries have “emerged” under a set of similar global conditions, what led individual countries to choose the particular paths that led to their “emergence,” and what challenges confront them. If we are to understand the nature of major risks and uncertainties in the world, we must look squarely at the political and economic dynamics of emerging states, such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, and ASEAN countries. Their rapid economic development has changed the distribution of wealth and power in the world. Yet many of them have middle income status. To global governance issues, they tend to adopt approaches that differ from those of advanced industrialized democracies. At home, rapid economic growth and social cha...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Management & Leadership, Reference, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Killing Korea: The Fight for Control of Korea

by Victor Maere

How two opposing sides killed Korea in an effort to save it.You surely have heard something about the Korean War. Or the Forgotten War as some call it.But do you really know all that happened?Have you heard the personal stories from the people who actually saw or did the fighting?If you haven't, you are in for a treat.While the war was among the shortest in history, it left an invisible mark - a divided Korea. And there's a lot that led to that. It wasn't just about the UN and South Korea fighting against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.You will: * Learn what UN soldiers did with Chinese corpses when it got cold. * Understand Japan's role in facilitating the war. * Know the real reason China got into the war despite being very scared of America. * Know why America got stung by und...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 53 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hill Gates

Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan’s history, showing how mainland China, Japan, the convulsions of twentieth-century wars, and the East Asian economic expansion interacted in forming Taiwanese urban life. She introduces nine individuals from Taiwan’s three major ethnic groups to tell the stories of their lives in their own words. The narrators include a fortuneteller, a woman laborer, and a retired air force mechanic. A former spirit medium and a janitor are among the others who speak....

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Nara Japan, 749-757: A Translation from Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

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Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 316 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

REMF Life Inside The Wire

by Kevin Baldwin

REMF Life Inside The WireMOST VIETNAM VETERANS SAW COMBAT. Actually the opposite is true; only a relatively small percentage was ever involved in combat. In fact, it is likely less than 30% of all who served there ever saw combat of any sort during their war. (Myths & Misconceptions: Vietnam War Folklore - by Michael Kelley, July 1998).Some 2.6 million Americans served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1957 and 1975. So what were the other "likely more than" 70% of them up to in that place? Or more to the point, who wants to read a Vietnam book or watch a Vietnam film or documentary about a Company Clerk or a Switchboard Operator? Or how about the Mess Sergeant or the Motor Pool? Or even a focus on the BOQ? Borrr...ing! Then again, if you haven't read about or watched any of that, an...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 677 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do: The Kwan that Started Korea's Martial Arts

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Song Moo Kwan Tang Soo Do explains the creation, history and evolution of the first Korean martial arts Kwan opened just as World War II was ending and its founder. The Song Moo Kwan was the first Kwan named after the Japanese Shotokan style that is named for the pine trees that surrond Mt. Songshan in China, the home of the first Shaolin Temple whose monks trained daily in Kwon Bup (Kor., Chuan Fa Chinese.) as preventive medicine program developed and spread by the Buddhist monks. Buddhism was brought to China from India using the Silk Road and adopted throughout Asia by the Buddhist's Shaolin Temple where for the Buddhist's emphasis on physical and mental health improvements, preventive medicine, medical surgeries and pharmaceutical treatments that were unknown in China at the time and ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
Size: 164 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Analects by Confucius: New Modern Edition (Classics on War and Politics Book 2)

by Confucius

The Analects, literally Edited Conversations, is a collection of aphorisms and brief conversations attributed to Confucius, but most likely not written during his lifetime. The standard translations of this work are usually stuffed with additional commentary, and difficult to follow. This new modern edition includes the clearest aphorisms and an introductory essay....

Genre: History, Asia, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 79 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Hong Kong Independence: The Start

by Robert. J.Kinge

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 12 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

50 things to do in Agra (50 Things (Discover India) Book 6)

by David Riley

Agra forms a part of the golden triangle in India, famous for its tourism (other cities include Delhi and Jaipur.) It consists of 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the Taj Mahal (one of the 7 wonders of the world.)

The Taj Mahal forms the face of Agra, and its tourism, in the form of the most beautiful Mausoleum ever built. But there is more to Agra than just visiting the Taj. And this book attempts to uncover the ‘hidden jewels’ of Agra, as well as a list of 50 things you could do while you’re in the city.

So, discover these ‘unseen monuments’ in your next visit of Agra, and you’ll find that you see the city in a whole new way, and admire its historicity even more.

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The History of Macau and Hong Kong

by Robert .J.Kinge

This book is about the history of Macau and Hong Kong from the beginning of time to present day. Key topics it lists are: Before ColonialWorld War Two Post World War TwoPost ColonialDuring ColonialHong Kong independence Movement from start to present day...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Pia: The Inspirational Journey Of An Indian Bride - An Incredible Story of Love, Pain, and Passion

by Pia Panchal

When Pia is married into a wealthy family, at a young age, she quickly learns that the only way to survive in this brave, new world is to find her voice. What follows is the incredible, true story of how one woman married, immigrated, and found her purpose on foreign shores.Pia: The Inspirational Journey Of An Indian Bride will take you on a trip through the years. Follow Pia’s story, as she experiences heartbreak, passion, and childbirth. Discover how Pia found strength and courage in the darkest moments, escaping the shadow of an arranged marriage, and becoming her own, confident person.This heartfelt and beautiful account, of a journey from India all the way to England, captures the essence of human spirit, and the indomitable love of a mother. Pia’s honest approach to her own life ...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

Surrogate of Betrayal

by Eric Redmon

It was the war that caused Nate to hold his own brother’s face in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle. How could any man be put in that position? He truly loved his only brother. Surrogate of Betrayal is a saga of duty, devotion, and love that follows three soldiers as they are enlisted by a country that will turn its back on them. Three go to war in Vietnam, but only two return. After running away for years, it was past time for Nate to tell his brother’s grandson, Jeff, what he had done. Step into the line of fire and live with them to see the battles waged even after coming home. Share with them as their families rally to their defense. Live through the joys and the tears as Redmon’s characters portray the reality of war and the casualties it takes on mind and soul. Turn the pages ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War & Military
Size: 364 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Nara Japan, 767-770: A Translation from Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

In 769 the Empress Shotoku received a report that the oracle of Hachiman in Kyushu had decreed that her Buddhist advisor, the priest Dokyo, should be made emperor. She sent Wake no Kiyomaro to distant Usa to verify the oracle. However, he brought back an oracle saying that only one of imperial blood should accede to the throne. Dokyo was exiled, and Empress Shotoku died in 770. Japan in the 8th century experienced sudden and intense economic and cultural growth. At the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the islands participated in a cosmopolitan East Asian sphere, receiving new innovations in art, architecture, law, and religion from both Tang China and the Korean peninsula. The disruption was so extreme that some have compared this period to the modern Meiji era, when Japan opened itself ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 341 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Nara Japan, 764 - 766: A Translation from Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

In 764 Fujiwara no Nakamaro (also known as Emi no Oshikatsu) launched a short-lived rebellion that was smashed by forces loyal to the Retired Empress Koken. Koken then deposed the titular Emperor Junnin, Nakamaro's puppet, and exiled him to Awaji. The following year she retook the throne as Empress Shotoku.Japan in the 8th century experienced sudden and intense economic and cultural growth. At the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the islands participated in a cosmopolitan East Asian sphere, receiving new innovations in art, architecture, law, and religion from both Tang China and the Korean peninsula. The disruption was so extreme that some have compared this period to the modern Meiji era, when Japan opened itself to the West and rapidly transformed itself into a modern nation. Nara wa...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Fall of Saigon: The History of the Battle for South Vietnam’s Capital and the End of the Vietnam War

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThe Vietnam War could have been called a comedy of errors if the consequences weren’t so deadly and tragic. In 1951, while war was raging in Korea, the United States began signing defense pacts with nations in the Pacific, intending to create alliances that would contain the spread of Communism. As the Korean War was winding down, America joined the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, pledging to defend several nations in the region from Communist aggression. One of those nations was South Vietnam. Before the Vietnam War, most Americans would have been hard pressed to locate Vietnam on a map. South Vietnamese President Diem’s regime was extremely unpopular, and war broke out between Communist Nor...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

History's Greatest Conquerors: Genghis Khan (World's Conquerors Book 1)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India's Northern Frontier

by G.S. Goraya

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century. The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were separated by a distance of almost 1,500 miles. At the end, all that remained between the two was Afghanistan - which at its narrowest, was a sliver of a 15 mile corridor, agreed upon mutually by the two behemoths to keep them apart. Afghanistan emerged as a modern nation, with its current territorial form, during the era of the Great Game. As a frontier state, Afghanistan was the stage on which the most powerful actors in this greatest geopolitical drama in the history of ...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Taj Mahal: A History From Beginning to Present

by Hourly History

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

One Night Stand

by J. S. Cooper

**STANDALONE BOOK with no cliffhanger**

New Sexy Standalone from New York Times Bestselling Authors Helen Cooper and JS Cooper

It was only supposed to be one night!

We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I’d been in a year’s drought.

He smiled. We got drunk.We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying goodbye. It was only meant to be a one night stand. I didn’t want the awkward morning after moment. Not at all.

Then I went home for the weekend. And he was there. Sitting on the couch chatting to my dad. Turns out he was more than just a stranger. Turns out that my one night stand was about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Turns out that it never just stops with one night.

Readers sh...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Under the Cherry Blossoms: An Introduction to Japanese Tree Folklore

by Christopher Kincaid

Murder. Love. Sacrifice. From stories about a willow who falls in love with a human to an old samurai who kills himself so his beloved tree can live, Japanese folklore venerates trees. Beyond the sakura, the famous cherry tree, Japanese farmers told stories about the trees that welcomed them home and supported every aspect of their lives. Trees not only support our lives by providing building materials, food, and warmth, but they also teach us how to be human....

Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 85 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics)

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women’s rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by fem...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Nara Japan, 758-763: A Translation From Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

Japan in the 8th century experienced sudden and intense economic and cultural growth. At the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the islands participated in a cosmopolitan East Asian sphere, receiving new innovations in art, architecture, law, and religion from both Tang China and the Korean peninsula. The disruption was so extreme that some have compared this period to the modern Meiji era, when Japan opened itself to the West and rapidly transformed itself into a modern nation. Nara was the capital for most of the century; it was an urban center with a population of about 100,000. The years 758-63 saw the abdication of Empress Koken and the accession to the throne of Emperor Junnin. Although Junnin was the titular ruler until 764, historians regard him as the puppet of the powerful noble...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 342 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

McALISTER'S WAY - Free Serialisation Vol. 06

by Richard Marman

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Romance, Teen & Young Adult, War & Military
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Hirohito: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Hirohito* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Japanese Emperor Hirohito is one of history’s most enigmatic figures. He led the Japanese during the darkest point of their history as they joined forces with the fascism of Nazi Germany and Italy. Upon Japan’s defeat most believed that Emperor Hirohito would stand trial for the war crimes he was accused of presiding over. But the trial never happened. Instead, to the surprise of the whole world—and most likely Hirohito himself—he was placed back on his throne and allowed to administer affairs in Japan until the day he died peacefully in 1989. How did all this come about? Read further to discover the life and the legend of Japan’s most...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Rocky Versace American Soldier

by Carl Bianchi

Humbert "Rocky" Versace was the first prisoner of war to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during captivity.

Showing incredible will and resolve, Versace remained defiant in the face of Viet Cong interrogations for over two years before his captors decided to execute the man whose spirit they could not break....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

Carlos Hathcock : American Sniper

by Amy Paulsen

There are few names at the top of the list of military war heroes as well known or inspiring than Carlos Hathcock. His career, skills and tactics have had an enormous impact on military strategies across the armed services. A devoted Marine, he couldn’t have known how much he would change the face of military strategy for not only his branch but the Army and Navy as well. A war hero, landmine survivor, multiple sclerosis sufferer, Sergeant Hathcock certainly had an impressive life. The stories of his escapades in the jungles of Vietnam precede the quiet and gentle man and serve as a startling contradiction. He was a sniper who didn’t like killing, but he was damn good at it....

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

Robert Howard American Soldier

by Aaron Miller

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Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

John Basilone & Other Soldiers: A Collection of Military Heroes

by Richard Scott Marcus

A COLLECTION OF AMERICAN SOLDIER MILITARY HEROICSJOHN BASILONEWar brings out the best and the worst in people. With the United States participating in countless wars over the years, there have been quite a few exceptional soldiers who have been able to shine during combat, having done their due diligence to protect their country and fellow troop members. Giovanni “John” Basilone was a war hero whose actions in the Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima campaigns of the WWII earned him two medals; the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross...This is his story.CHUCK MAWHINNEYCharles “Chuck” Mawhinney holds the record for the most confirmed kills by a United States Marine Corps sniper. He recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 “probable kills” during his 16 month service in the Vietnam W...

Genre: History, Asia, Military
Size: 98 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Genre: History, Asia, Australia & Oceania
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Bowl for a Coin: A Commodity History of Japanese Tea

by William Wayne Farris

A Bowl for a Coin is the first book in any language to describe and analyze the history of all Japanese teas from the plant’s introduction to the archipelago around 750 to the present day. To understand the triumph of the tea plant in Japan, William Wayne Farris begins with its cultivation and goes on to describe the myriad ways in which the herb was processed into a palatable beverage, ultimately resulting in the wide variety of teas we enjoy today. Along the way, he traces in fascinating detail the shift in tea’s status from exotic gift item from China, tied to Heian (794–1185) court ritual and medicinal uses, to tax and commodity for exchange in the 1350s, to its complete nativization in Edo (1603–1868) art and literature and its eventual place on the table of every Japanese hou...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Industries & Professions, International, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 November 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Bhagat Singh - Pakistan's Unsung Hero: The Punjabi Hero of India-Pakistan

by Muhammad Arslan Ashraf

The case for the official recognition of Bhagat Singh, a common hero of India and Pakistan who was born and sentenced in the area came to be known as Pakistan. In the recent years, many Pakistanis have stood up for this cause. The Shadman Chowk or roundabout, the spot which was previously a part of Lahore Central Jail and the same spot where Bhagat Singh was hanged, has become a symbol of this recognition struggle....

Genre: History, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Philippine–American War: A Captivating Guide to the Philippine Insurrection That Started When the United States of America Claimed Possession of the Philippines after the Spanish–American War

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Philippine–American War between 1899–1902, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!The Philippine-American War of 1899–1902 was a dramatic, world-changing conflict that shaped the century to come and revealed the early stirrings of America’s drive for global power. The conflict and its aftershocks continue to influence the Philippines and the wider region to this day, leaving a legacy of governance, society, and economic organization. The Philippines today is an important American ally and a counterbalance to the growing Chinese power in South Asia, but the history between the United States and the Philippines has not always been as friendly as some may imagine—in fact, American-Filipino history is soaked in blood and d...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 119 pages
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THE BALAKOT CASE FILE (CASE FILES SERIES Book 1)

by D MAYNE

A FACTUAL DEPICTION OF WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN THE BALAKOT STRIKES AND THE SUBSEQUENT SKIRMISH BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN WITH REFERENCES TO CREDIBLE RESOURCES...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 5 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for

by Patricia Furstenberg

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Genre: History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War & Military, Asian
Size: 370 pages
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The Original Five Kwans of Korean Martial Arts: The Founders, Styles and their Evolution

by Losik PhD, Len

The Original Five Kwans of Korean Martial Arts provides a history of the 5, out of the many, major and minor - 1945 era Korean martial art Kwans that taught Tang Soo Do, Kong Soo Do and Kwon Bup and Chuan Fa styles and the internal conflicts between the Korean martial arts community and the new, independent, post Japanese occupation, Korean government that was secretly working against the martial arts community to bring a government created national style of martial arts called Taekwondo to the Olympics as the Japanese government was doing with Judo. Other chapters include each Korean Kwan's creation, history and evolution and an original set of Hyungs for each of the many Kwans. The author describes in detail the two versions of each of five Korean Kwans as they are converted from indepen...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 198 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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If I Didn't Know Better (Callaway Cousins)

by Barbara Freethy

The New York Times bestselling family series The Callaways continues with IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER, another heartwarming and page-turning romance by #1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Mia Callaway thought she had the perfect guy and the perfect job...until she didn't. After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel's Bay to clean out her aunt's house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect. Add in stolen art, a family secret, and a town where miracles can happen, and Mia's escape turns out to be the greatest adventure of her life.

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Cul
Size: 274 pages
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Worlds Apart

by Humphrey Trevelyan

A fascinating account of Peking and Moscow in the 1950s and 1960s from the British Ambassador himself.Lord Trevelyan was head of the British diplomatic mission in Peking in the early ’50s, and Ambassador in Moscow in the early ’60s. He gives an inside view of a pivotal time in East-West relations. In China he describes the problem of ‘recognition’, the aftermath of Korea, the dangers of the Taiwan situation, his efforts on behalf of the British detained in China and the sensational incidents which occurred in the early years of the new Chinese Government. On the Soviet Union he gives the story of the Test-ban treaty, the diplomatic manoeuvres on Laos and Vietnam, and a brilliant analysis of Soviet foreign policy, as well as fascinating accounts of life in Moscow. The book closes wi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Asia
Size: 277 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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History of India: A History In 50 Events

by Hourly History

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Genre: History, Asia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 2.40 mb
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Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century

by Luke Whitmore

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Earth Sciences
Size: 290 pages
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HISTORY OF TAMIL NADU: From 1529 A.D. to 1801 A.D.

by C. Manoranjithamoni

The history of Tamil̤ Nāḍu from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth is eventful with political developments which had far-reaching consequences. It was a significant period in which non-Tamil̤ rulers ruled the country which ultimately led to the establishment of foreign rule. The period commences with the appointment of the Telugu-speaking Vijayanagar governors in the Madurai, Thañjāvūr and Señji regions. The decline of the Vijayanagar rule led to the rule of the Marāthas in Thañjāvūr and the Mughals in the Carnatic. The invasion of the Tamil̤ country by the Mughal general, Zulfikar Khan, made the Tamil̤ States tributaries of the Mughals and established the rule of the Carnatic Nawabs. This period witnessed the efforts of European powers to establish trade centres. The w...

Genre: History, Asia
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 202 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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White Robes: An Interesting Army (Seasons of the Sword Prequel) (Kunoichi Companion Tales Book 1)

by David Kudler

One of history’s most amazing armies is bornAnd its soldiers wear silk robesLady Mochizuki Chiyome is mired in grief. Recently widowed by Japan’s endless civil war, she has become tired of mourning, tired of wearing the white robes that are the traditional Japanese garb of grief. On the road, she encounters two young women who open her eyes to a whole new purpose in life — and a new way to end Japan's century of bloodshed.This is the first of six Kunoichi Companion Tales, prequel stories to David Kudler’s historical novel Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (amzn.com/B01FPWWCNA)White Robes — Mired in her own grief, Lady Mochizuki Chiyome encounters two young women who give her a whole new, much more interesting opportunitySilk & Service — A young Takeda warrior meets a servant who is much ...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 28 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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The Vietnam War: The Secret History of The Vietnam War (The Cold War Book 1)

by Micheal Andrews

Explore The Dark Secrets of The Vietnam WarCould America Have Won This War If it Didn't Withdraw? What Mistakes Did The American Government Make? Explore These Unanswered Questions of The Vietnam WarTo this day the Vietnam war proves to be one of the most controversial subjects of American history. Some believe that it was disgraceful how America left the war without finishing it, and other believe that it was correct to leave Vietnam without finishing the war since it was becoming too costly.We will explore this controversial subject of American history and reveal facts that not too many are aware of. Like leaks that revealed the war would have ended just before Nixon came to power with the Paris talks. But this would have foiled his plans as he had focused on getting Americans out of ...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 29 pages
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Soldiers of Honor: An anthology of military history

by Carl McCracken

A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE BRAVEST MEN TO SERVE IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARYROBERT HOWARDRobert Lewis Howard is perhaps the most highly decorated United States Army soldier since World War II. He was a Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War, wounded 14 times in nearly five years of combat. This book chronicles his exploits on the battlefield and recounts the heroism which earned him three nominations for the Medal of Honor as well as eight Purple Hearts.ROCKY VERSACEHumbert "Rocky" Versace was the first prisoner of war to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during captivity. Showing incredible will and resolve, Versace remained defiant in the face of Viet Cong interrogations for over two years before his captors decided to execute the man whose spirit they could not ...

Genre: History, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
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Asian Keto Cookbook: Low Carb Exotic Solutions

by Frankie Jepsen

Welcome to an exciting and delicious chapter in your Keto adventure! Congratulations for taking steps to improve your life and health. Enjoy these fantastic Asian dishes, exotic flavors from Asia.Increased strength decreased body fat, helping fitness issues. Improved health.These are just a few of the advantages that a ketogenic way of life can grant and it’s precisely what The Asian Keto Cookbook offers. Having just a limited amount of selections and ideas, it appeared not possible to undertake a delicious Asian themed ketogenic diet. Here is the book to help you! After trying out heaps of dishes, we selected solely a handful of the very best recipes for The Asian Keto Cookbook. What you’ll get: Exotic Hand-picked, Asian Recipes–All of which are low-carb and will relate to your Ke...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 102 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Sins of the Mothers (Texas Romance Series Book 4)

by Caryl McAdoo

Persistent faith brings redemption and reconciliation.
Propelled by blind love, Mary Rachel Buckmeyer defies her father to elope with Caleb Wheeler. The newlyweds run off to California then partner with his cousin in his dry goods business.
Unbeknownst to the young bride, her new husband sends his kissing cousin ahead. He wants his love and his new wife’s money, too. Betrayal and murder drive Mary, soon a young mother, to the depths of despair. But she hates the man who loves her enough to cover her sins and deliver her out of the horrible pit she’s dug for herself in. Or does she?
Mary Rachel travels from frontier Texas to the raw bone boomtown of 1850’s San Francisco gold rush days, then all the way to genteel New York to find redemption for the sins of her mother...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Computers & Technology, Databases, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Pop
Size: 316 pages
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Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

by Roger T. Ames

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges. When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single acto...

Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions, Religious Studies
Size: 284 pages
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Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific)

by Roald Maliangkay

Broken Voices is the first English-language book on Korea’s rich folksong heritage, and the first major study of the effects of Japanese colonialism on the intangible heritage of its former colony. Folksongs and other music traditions continue to be prominent in South Korea, which today is better known for its technological prowess and the Korean Wave of popular entertainment. In 2009, many Koreans reacted with dismay when China officially recognized the folksong Arirang, commonly regarded as the national folksong in North and South Korea, as part of its national intangible cultural heritage. They were vindicated when versions from both sides of the DMZ were included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity a few years later. At least on a nationa...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Chinese Diaries: 1941-1946

by Robert Payne

“I wanted to record the Chinese world, the cities, the fields, the farms, the soldiers, the students, the colours of an age, and what especially concerned me were the changing colours of the atmosphere, the shapes of the coming storm.”Four years after the Second Sino-Japanese War erupted, Robert Payne left Singapore for China, a land which, until then, he had explored solely in his dreams. Posted to the British Embassy, in the turmoil following Pearl Harbor and the expanding Pacific War, he ended up teaching in the universities at Chungking and Kunming.In this position, he bore witness to the effect of war on every level of Chinese society, particularly on students, and the divisions that were torn in the country itself. Recording his encounters and experiences in detail, Payne’s des...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Asia
Size: 518 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent

by Pieter Friedrich

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 237 pages
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Paths to the Emerging State in Asia and Africa (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

by Keijiro Otsuka

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license. This book addresses the issue of how a country, which was incorporated into the world economy as a periphery, could make a transition to the emerging state, capable of undertaking the task of economic development and industrialization. It offers historical and contemporary case studies of transition, as well as the international background under which such a transition was successfully made (or delayed), by combining the approaches of economic history and development economics. Its aim is to identify relevant historical contexts, that is, the ‘initial conditions’ and internal and external forces which governed the transition. It also aims to understand what current low-income developing countries require for their transition. Thr...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Management & Leadership, Reference, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 292 pages
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Tughlaqabad Fort: Discover India | Photojournals (Monuments of Delhi Book 4)

by David Riley

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 98 pages
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ARK OF NOAH LANDED IN TIBET - MAHAVATAR BABAJI: Loss of Atlantis - Beginning of Indus Valley Civilisation

by Kalki Kriva Dna

The Civilisation at the Time of Noah had achieved a very high standard of living and is nowadays known as ATLANTIS, that world that Atlas carried on his Back. At that time a Comet Fell onto the Earth and caused a Polar Shifting.People of Noah had become BIG Sinners, God ordered him to build an ARK and to take his family, his followers, and two or three pairs of Every kind of animal into it. Noah obeyed and built a huge ARK, and those who were with him were SAVED from the big Deluge. God had ordered that there should be Heaviest rainfall for 40 days, and water was coming from all sides and the civilizations were drowned and DOOMED. in the Greek Philosophy this is known as " The Loss of Atlantis"After the Deluge, Noah's Ark Landed in Tibet on "Mount Kailash' or 'Mount Erarat'. In Turkey ther...

Genre: History, Asia
Size: 13 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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History of India: A Captivating Guide to Ancient India, Medieval Indian History, and Modern India Including Stories of the Maurya Empire, the British Raj, Mahatma Gandhi, and More

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Asia, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 100 pages
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