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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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I Slept in Hitler's Bed: A Memoir by Jay Balter

by Jay Balter

Jay Balter did not have an easy life growing up in mid-20th century Brooklyn. His father, known to his mother only as “that son of a bitch” was many things—a music publisher who gambled away the entire family fortune he made on Broadway, a philander, a gangster, a deadbeat dad—but mostly, he was absent. Jay comes of age in the Orthodox Jewish community of Crown Heights with his mentally ill twin sister, his angry older brother, and his beloved mother, an early feminist who will do anything to support her family. In 1958, at 18 years old, he enters the US Army. During his basic training in Georgia, Jay’s anger over both American racism and the European Holocaust comes to the surface, and he vows, “I was prepared to teach those rebels a lesson. I was not prepared to roll over and...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Military, World
Size: 121 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Archivist on a Bicycle: Jiří Fiedler

by Ruth Ellen Gruber

Archivist on a Bicycle is a tribute to Jiří Fiedler, a Czech Protestant, who for most of his life documented extinct Bohemian and Moravian Jews at great danger to himself. His day job was as a children’s book editor; his passion was mapping and archiving the sites of Jewish life in the Czech lands. From the 1970s through 2014, he was an invaluable source for scholars, genealogists, museum curators — anyone in the world interested in Czech Jews. Jiří rarely talked about what he called his “strange hobby,” but viewed it as a decent person’s response to Nazism and Communism. After the Velvet Revolution, he published Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia and more than one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His electronic encyclopedia of Jewish communities at the Jewish Museum...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

African American First: Unknown to Known, Famous and Unsung Victory of Blacks in America

by Ravi Jain

African American history is about much more than narrating a series of "firsts." The time and place of a breakthrough reflects not only amazing individual achievement but is itself an indication of the progress or lack of progress of black people in realizing the centuries-old interconnected goals of freedom, equality, and justice.We have assembled the following list which provides the names of the first African Americans in a variety of areas of achievement in government, law, diplomacy, the military, science and medicine, sports, literature, and other fields. Some of the names below like Barack Obama, Thurgood Marshall, Halle Berry, or Jackie Robinson will be known to most who read this list. Other names are less well known. Regardless of their fame, we admire the efforts of all on this ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Trivia & Fun Facts, African
Size: 472 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Mysterious World: World Famous Mysteries Solved

by Albert Jack

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Scientific Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Emergence of Modern Science During the Early Modern Period, Including Stories of Thinkers Such as Isaac Newton and René Descartes

by Captivating History

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

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 110 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Serial Killers Volume 1: 6 Horrific Serial Killers’ True Crime Stories (Six Bloody Fantasies)

by Ryan Becker

Entrepreneurs, farmers, nurses, roofers…Killers.Serial killers are not simple monsters, as many believe. They are human beings just like us; men and women who have made the wrong choices or been turned into ugly creatures by their upbringing.Some seek to cause pain and shock — others just wish to scratch an itch that they have in their mind. All of them bring darkness in their own way.Among them are those that work with accomplices, others prefer to go alone. It doesn’t matter; their victims die all the same.Have you ever wanted to know what lies in a serial killer’s mind? Come with us, reader, and you shall find out.Six Bloody Fantasies is a bloody collection of tales, containing the biographies of six serial killers who terrorized the world at one point in recent history, their a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference & Collections, Specific Groups, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

William's Diary: The Life of a Dickensian Bachelor

by C L Bennett

Rare diary describing Dickensian England. William is a young man in the prime of his life but he struggles with family tragedies and thwarted ambitions. Special interest for Bristol and the West Country....

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Classical Antiquity: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Greece and Rome and How These Civilizations Influenced Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Classical Antiquity, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!From about the 9th to 5th centuries BCE, the population of Greece grew unprecedently large, expanding from about 800,000 people to as many as 13 million. About a quarter million of these lived in Athens. The average size of urban households during this period grew considerably, a fact that suggests that food was suddenly available in excesses sufficient to keep larger families healthy and alive much more effectively than just a millennium earlier. Bigger families meant bigger armies and larger communities that would eventually grow into the metropolises of Classical Greece. This incredible stretch of time is called Classical Antiquity; the age in which Western civilizat...

Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 118 pages
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Black Despair.

by Atlas D'four

'Black Despair'

'Rolf Wolfgang Reitlinger'. A personal story -:
'In The Name Of The Führer'

From elementary school to the Hitler Youth.
From the bloody streets of 'Munchen' to
the manic killing fields of Normandy.
From the corpse littered swamplands
of Slovakia to a British POW camp.
All - 'in the name of the Fuhrer.'

Atlas D'four tells this man's story from a
very personal angle. The Nazi 'Aryan'
race was one of purity and service.
Only someone forgot we are all human!
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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Roman Mythology: Captivating Roman Myths of Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Mythological Creatures

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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VieVie La Fontaine

by Linda Heavner Gerald

VieVie La Fontaine begins with an encapsulated history of the rise of Adolf Hitler in post World War I Germany. At the same time he starts his ascent, a beautiful and talented young woman, VieVie La Fontaine, continues to enjoy her life of wealth inside of Paris. This haunting story demonstrates the terror, denial, and depravity of Europe as a madman rises to control most of that continent. Told by a young Jewish man, Mark Lichter, the irony of the entire situation cries from the pages. Security, comfort and safety are ripped from his hands just as almost every Jew in Germany experienced. The reader discovers the best of Paris such as the Ritz Carlton and the life of wealthy Americans living there only later to read of the horrors hiding beneath the bright lights and glamour. It is diffic...

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Father's Words

by Smart Family

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Biographies, Education & Reference, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Schools & Teaching, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 130 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Greek Mythology: A Captivating Introduction to Greek Myths of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 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 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Liberal Reform of Honduras from 1876 and the coming of Modernity, new Technologies, new Artefacts, Material Culture and the Publicity and their impact on the Honduran Population

by Kevin Valladares

The History book about one of the most important events in the History of Honduras, the Liberal Reform of 1876 of Ramon Rosa and Marco Aurelio Soto. The book entails those precious years from 1876 to 1883 and how during those seven years Honduras became from an isolated state in communication roads and ways and outside the world´s economy and capitalism, towards a country with a relationship with the outside world. The book entails with sources that speak for themselves, through books, Statistical Yearbooks and Censuses how the population in Honduras changed from the obscurantism and almost in a feudal relationship of production, that had a high regard of the production to the land and the crops towards a more capitalistic change with the coming of the foreign capital investment. Honduras...

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The West: A short history of the Western world: from the Middle Ages to the present day

by Chris Francis

This short history traces the development of Western culture from the Middle Ages, through industrial and political revolutions, world wars and up to the present day. The author considers the many achievements of Western culture, as well as its sins. The book sets out the reasons why, in the age of Trump, Brexit and resurgent authoritarianism, a critical understanding of Western history is more important now than ever before.The author welcomes all reviews: good, bad, or indifferent!...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 134 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Iranian History: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, through the Parthian, Sasanian and ... Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

by Captivating History

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

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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True Crime Stories Volume 12: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)

by Jack Rosewood

In the following book you will be introduced to twelve shocking true crime cases that will keep you engage and turning the pages even as you become disturbed by the depths of the depravity some of these criminals have demonstrated. These twelve cases cover 100 years of crime history over several different countries, demonstrating once more that serious crime is a phenomenon that knows no boundaries. One of the major themes of this volume is crimes against the most vulnerable people in our society, including the elderly and the young. You will read about a case in Indiana where a twelve-year-old girl was brutally tortured and murdered, not by a deranged pedophile or a career criminal, but by girls her own age who let their undeveloped minds and peer pressure get out of hand. The bizarre cas...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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The Byzantine Empire: A Captivating Guide to Byzantium and How the Eastern Roman Empire Was Ruled by Emperors such as Constantine the Great and Justinian

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 4.65 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Because That Is What We Do: A Pathway To Tribal Economic Sovereignty

by Gary Green

One Tribe's model for creating sustainable economic development with casinos as the starting engine.Written by the star of the television series “Casino Rescue”, this book is a blueprint for the strategic planning of Tribe-to-Tribe economic development partnerships. While it tells the success-story of the Willapa Bay Enterprises (WBE) Corporation of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, it actually is a handbook for intertribal processes to transform strained low-income Tribal enterprises into modern successful economic engines.The backstory is a common one; a Tribal history wrought with struggle, an under-performing casino, misfired businesses, but with Tribal leaders who are eager to take care of their people and build prosperity.In a novel-perfect plot twist, it all turns around when the...

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909–1974

by Ian Miller

This book is Open Access under a CC BY license. It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feeding of imprisoned suffragettes, Irish republicans and convict prisoners. It also explores the fraught role of prison doctors called upon to perform the procedure. Since the Home Office first authorised force-feeding in 1909, a number of questions have been raised about the procedure. Is force-feeding safe? Can it kill? Are doctors who feed prisoners against their will abandoning the medical ethical norms of their profession? And do state bodies use prison doctors to help tackle political dissidence at times...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Forgotten Secrets of the Earth: Great powers of forgotten worlds

by Jennifer S. Dawson

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 172 pages
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Strange Signs and Mysterious Stories: Travels on the history of mankind

by Sarah B. Williams

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study
Size: 125 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Not You It's Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1)

by Julie Johnson

#1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOROUS FICTION!

Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the fam...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, 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, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick
Size: 389 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Yuri: Greek. Biker. Billionaire.

by Marian Tee

His name was Yuri Athanas.
They called him the golden boy of the Afxisi, a college org during the day and an underground racing club at night.
Like his brothers, Yuri was rich, powerful, gorgeous, and devastatingly sexy.
Unlike his brothers, Yuri did not leave a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Yuri was the angel amidst all the other Greek devils, they said.
I liked hearing that about him. It gave me hope that when we do meet again, he would remember his promise, and he would keep it.
He would take one look at me and he wouldn’t mind that I wasn’t…okay.
He wouldn’t mind I wasn’t…normal.
If he was everything I prayed he would be, he’d take one look at me and love me, like he had promised....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, 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, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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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 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 14.66 mb
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Rating: 4.40 / 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
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Rating: 4.30 / 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 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Mesoamerican Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Maya Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Inca Mythology, and Central American Myths

by Matt Clayton

If you're looking for a captivating collection of Inca Myths, then keep reading...This book includes four captivating manuscripts:Maya Mythology: Captivating Maya Myths of Gods, Goddesses and Legendary CreaturesAztec Mythology: Captivating Aztec Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary CreaturesInca Mythology: Captivating Inca Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary CreaturesCentral American Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Mexico and Central AmericaIn the first part of this book, you'll find the following Maya myths and topics coveredTwo Creation MythsThe Downfall of Seven MacawThe Boyhood Deeds of Hunahpu and XbalanqueBallgames in XibalbaThe Deaths and Resurrections of Hunahpu and XbalanqueThe Man Who Became a BuzzardHow the Sun and Moon ...

Genre: History, Americas, Ancient, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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