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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny & Perpetual Motion

by John Biggs

Across continents and into and out of the hands of royalty, revolutionaries, smugglers, thieves, and the world’s greatest tech engineers, was Marie Antoinette’s watch, the “160,” worth an estimated $40 million in today’s dollars. Perhaps the most sought after personal technology device of the last 200 years, the timepiece, designed by the legendary Abraham-Louis Breguet, is the launching point for a thrilling and fluidly woven set of narratives that are, in part, forbidden love story, historical document, and police procedural....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

More Haunted Inns (Mike Covell Investigates Book 5)

by Mike Covell

Mike Covell investigates more haunted inns and hostelries in Hull, looking at some of the older locations such as Ye Olde Black Boy and Ye Olde White Hart, exploring their history, and documenting the stories attached to them.Step back in time through these places' history, put together with hundreds of sources from newspaper clippings, to archival documents, maps, and lots of photographs.Mike also explores the myths attached to them, and shows that many had a much darker history than previously thought. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 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 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Norse Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Norse Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Legends, Sagas and Myths of the Norse Gods and Heroes

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Lost Paradise (Russian Cross Book 1)

by Alexander Lapin

Russian Cross by Alexander Lapin is an authentic story about Russia and the generation which changed it. Lost Paradise, the first book in the series, tells of the 1970's when those people who today comprise Russia's business and administrative elite were still young. It was a time when they felt part of a united Soviet Union but at the same time were living with the presentiment of great events which were to shape the future.Four friends of different nationalities (Russian, Kazakh, German) live in a small village in the depths of the Kazakh provinces. They all go to the same school and reflect on their purposes in life. Eventually they will be driven apart by destiny. One of them will become a journalist, another one will work for the KGB, one will build a career as a state functionary, wh...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 284 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Old Nice's Changing Heart

by Lawrence Bohme

Author and traveller Lawrence Bohme lives in Old Nice - or Vieux-Nice in French, and "Babazouk" in the local slang. Having visited Nice and this fascinating corner of it over four decades, he has written and illustrated another of his "guides for the curious traveller" to explain the mysteries, contradictions and above all "infernally complex" history of this unique and captivating "three-sided labyrinth"....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Santorini. In search of the authentic: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you!This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of colour photos, a hiking tour in one of the most famous and yet not really discovered islands of Greece. Internationally known for its exceptional landscape, an outcome of its volcano, Santorini also boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, often eclipsed by the famous caldera and the sunset at Oia and remaining unknown to the wide public. This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it. Among other things, it presents some of the best preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean, churches with an inexplicable exotic decoratio...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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European History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Neanderthals Through to the Roman Empire and the End of the Cold War

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of EuropeFree History BONUS Inside!The history of people in Europe is a fascinating one that starts, as most do, with hunters, gatherers, and fishermen that eventually explode into a kaleidoscope of niche cultures—each with its own gods, goddesses, food staples, and building techniques. Initially quite isolated from one another, the people of Europe evolved intricate social systems and relationships with one another that eventually bonded them through trade and marriage. They built farms, villages, cities, and entire empires to protect their cultures and convert others to their ways of thinking, only to have it all crumble under the strength of the next warlord.Europe’s past is characterized by fighting and warfare, and it is punctuated with great works ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid

by Martin Caidin

Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty men were lost during the course of that mission.It was the greatest failure that the United States Air Force had ever suffered and became known as “Black Thursday”."Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid" is a brilliant account of that day that should never be forgotten....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 2.47 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices (Critical Heritages of Europe)

by Areti Galani

European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices focuses on the intersection of heritage, dialogue and digital culture in the context of Europe. Responding to the increased emphasis on the potential for heritage and digital technologies to foster dialogue and engender communitarian identities in Europe, the book explores what kind of role digital tools, platforms and practices play in supporting and challenging dialogue about heritage in the region.Drawing on fieldwork involving several European museums and heritage organisations, the chapters in this volume critically engage with the role of digital technology in heritage work and its association with ideas of democratisation, multivocality and possibilities for feedback and dialogic engagement in the emerging digital public sphere. The ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 146 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.30 / 5
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The Holy Roman Empire

by Viscount James Bryce

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 323 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe (Vol.1&2)

by William Edward Hartpole Lecky

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 1.84 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

French Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the French Revolution, the Life of Marie Antoinette and the Impact Made by Napoleon Bonaparte

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 143 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Greek Mythology: Captivating Greek Myths of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Heroes

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.42 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Roman Republic: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic, SPQR and Roman Politicians Such as Julius Caesar and Cicero

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 3.38 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Vikings, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 203 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Crimean War: Volume II An English Translation

by Yevgeny Tarle

Yevgeny Tarle was a historian most interested in diplomacy. In Volume I of this work, he devoted a great many pages to the failure of that diplomacy to avoid the Crimean War. Indeed, he makes a convincing argument that the diplomacy was not intended to avoid war, but rather to assign blame. The two most influential actors, Tsar Nicholas I and Emperor Napoleon III, wanted war for their own purposes.After the abortive Russian Danubian campaign of 1853-54, the Western powers made it abundantly clear that the integrity of the Ottoman Empire was not their sole concern. French and British troops were first landed in parts of Greece and Bulgaria then under the control of the Turks, but it soon became clear that there would be no encounter there with the withdrawing Russian forces. It was decided ...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 734 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Robin Hood: The Legacy of a Folk Hero

by Robert White

If you thought you knew about Robin Hood… then think again!Written by Robert White, chairman of the World Wide Robin Hood Society.Many tales have been told about Robin Hood. The traditional stories of good versus evil and his quest to regain his rightful inheritance are universally appealing. The legend has intrigued generation after generation and everyone has their own personal vision of Robin Hood - a swashbuckling hero; a romantic outlaw; a bandit thief; a fighter of injustice or a benevolent champion of the people. Numerous books have been written by historians trying to untangle the myth, establish his actual existence and speculate on just who he might have actually been. Consequently, the subject of the globally renowned hero of English folklore has become extensively complex...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 101 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Edwin Brough, Scalby Manor And The Hunt For Jack The Ripper

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Early Modern Europe: A Captivating Guide to a Period in European History with Events Such as The Thirty Years War and The Salem Witch Hunts and Political Powers Such as England and The Ottoman Empire

by Captivating History

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

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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MARCUS AURELIUS & CALIGULA: Rome's Most Controversial Emperors. The Biography Collection

by The History Hour

Marcus Aurelius was an outstanding person and Emperor of Ancient Rome. He was far more concerned with ways of thinking than with warfare. Being a small boy he applied himself to task with education. Marcus preferred others over himself, putting his own welfare aside for the good of other people.His nature is obvious in his kindness and consideration for others; but his sharp intelligence is also evident in his writing and in his excellence in jurisprudence. People called him a Great Emperor and a Philosopher King. Inside you will read about...The Young MarcusTraining in OratoryAntoninus's reignAntoninus's deathPhilosopher turned EmperorMarcus and Lucius's reignThe Slumbering TiberThe War with the ParthiansThe Antonine plagueThe youngest Consul in Roman historyThe End of the Pax RomanaAnd ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Greek Mythology: Captivating Tales of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters (Classical Mythology; Greek Myths Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

This book includes two popular manuscripts on Greek mythology:Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersGreek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsIntroducing: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThe first manuscript on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Just some of the topics covered in the first part of this book include:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus an...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Greener Pastures

by Patrick Quinn

It was a time of hardship, conflict, adventure, profound change, and great opportunity. Greener Pastures is the true story of Irish settlers from County Cork as they immigrated first to Canada, then later to the United States. The first were part of a unique government sponsored settlement project, led by Peter Robinson, which relocated over 2,000 Irish paupers from County Cork to Ontario in the 1820’s. Their descendants immigrate to the state of Iowa in the 1870’s, part of the great Westward Expansion. Follow the epic journey of the McAuliffes, Quinns, O’Briens, and many like them, as they make their way from Ireland to the new world....

Genre: History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Varangian

by Stuart G. Yates

In the new Rome, duplicity and death reign supreme.It's the mid-11th century, and the Byzantine Empire dominates the world. Within the walls of its great capital, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics are part of the lives of the ruling elite.Thrust into this heady mix is the Viking adventurer, Harald Hardrada. Life in the court of the new emperor, deranged Michael the Fifth, holds extreme danger at every turn, as Harald becomes a pawn in the various factions' thirst for power.Can he survive this dangerous place, and turn his mind towards regaining what is rightfully his?Praise for Varangian:"...perfect blend of reality and fiction. A great story from an insightful author." - Veritas Vincit Review" The author weaves a fascinating and compelling story that captures the...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian, Nonfiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Norse & Icelandic
Size: 338 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Vikings, War, and the Fall of the Carolingians: A Critical English Translation of the Annals of Saint Vaast

by Steve Bivans

Fan of the Vikings History Channel show?  The Last Kingdom? 13th Warrior?Have questions, like:Who were the Vikings?Illiterate, mindless barbarians bent on the destruction of Christendom?Swashbuckling Columbuses unaware of the larger world around them? “There’s nothing on the other side of the North Sea, Ragnar!”Agents from hell, sent to punish bad Christians?Were they really that violent?Why Attack Europe?Why were they so successful?How many Vikings were there?Were there women Vikings like Lagertha?While the entertainment industry has focused on the Viking wars and raids in Britain, their invasions into Francia have largely been ignored. But a full understanding of the Viking Age must include this part of the story.Thankfully, we have historical documents from the period to give u...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Syros. The noble heart 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: 7.88 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Noble Bondsmen: Ministerial Marriages in the Archdiocese of Salzburg, 1100-1343

by John B. Freed

Freed documents the network of marriage practices among ministerials in the archdiocese of Salzburg and in the process reconstructs an important and previously unexplored chapter in the rise of the German principalities....

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 304 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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