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The Conspiracy of Gianluigi Fieschi: or, Genoa in the Sixteenth Century

by Emanuele Celesia

The first impression of the general reader may be that this book treats of events so distant in time, and so different in moral scenery, from the political and social conditions in which we live as to afford little or no instruction to us. No history, except that of one’s own country, affords precise forms in which to mould the present; and what are called historical parallels do not really exist, since every series of political events has peculiar elements which make close analogies with any other series impossible. Those who quote events in the history of other times and peoples as containing precise instruction for present national action usually deceive their auditors all the more completely from being deceived themselves. It is only in the abundant matter of general principles that ...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Spluga english b/w edition

by A. Garlinzoni, L. Bettiga

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Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 315 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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 23 October 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 22 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study
Size: 318 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Paranormal Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 10)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 406 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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