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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 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Hero's Highway: A Chaplain's Journey Toward Forgiveness Inside a Combat Hospital

by Chaplain Burkes

After 9/11, Chaplain Norris Burkes assumed the unenviable job of notifying families of those killed in combat. After his 25th such announcement, he volunteered for deployment to serve as the senior chaplain in the Air Force Field Hospital in Balad, Iraq. Inside the busiest trauma center in the world, Burkes stood with the combat wounded as they struggled to overcome both physical and moral injuries, mourn their losses, and face he issues of forgiveness. From his combat landing in Iraq, to his crash-landing four months later at Baltimore-Washington International, this book will take you side-by-side with the bravest of the brave.



Contact Chaplain Norris at ask@thechaplain.net or P.O. Box 247, Elk Grove, CA 95759. Twitter @chaplain. Leave your recorded comments a...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 126 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

South Texas Drag

by Tony Molina

Take a trip through the South Texas terrain through the eyes of drug runner, Toño Garcia. His distinctive South Texas slang adds a unique charm to this dark story, but the appeal and originality doesn't stop there. This guy knows more about style than Carrie Bradshaw, which adds massive flavor and a whole new twist to a tale about "crime as a way of life" in South Texas.Toño sets the mood of every scene by describing the sagebrush and cactuses, the 100-degree heat, the dusty roads, and winding rivers. He sets the mood, too, cluing us into memories, his history. These tales--from the time he had to smuggle prize-winning horse jizz across the border, to the 55-gallon tanks that serve as human caskets for his "colleagues" the Bass brothers when drug deals go wrong--come to...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Hispanic American, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Benny Goodman: The Life and Legacy of the King of Swing

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, History, Americas, United States
Size: 4.10 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Wars and Words

by Adrian Musgrave

I never met my great-uncle, George Clarke Musgrave. Born in 1874, he answered the Reaper's call in 1932 and now lies at rest with his parents at Swanage in the beautiful countryside of Dorset. I did not know him but, for more than a decade now, I have lived with him, walked with him and dreamed with him. But now he is gone and his going has left us with the sad reality that he can no longer recount his life and times to you in person. That task has slipped several branches down the family tree to me and it is with some trepidation, and a keen desire to keep true to his memory, that I have dedicated myself to channelling for you the stories of this fascinating, multi-faceted, complex character.George Clarke Musgrave's time in this world carried him through the great challenges and changes o...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 692 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Covenant: Trilogy of the Horse

by C.J. Goldsmith

American wild mustangs, a symbol of freedom older than our nation, are under attack from the forces of corporate greed. But those who are legally bound to protect and care for them have become a willing ally in their destruction. A small group of concerned Americans find themselves thrown together to stop these forces from killing these majestic creatures. Katriona McCool never thought she’d be at the center of this struggle. And Alex Manly never thought he would be to blame. When Kat, a disconnected teenager from the suburbs of California, finds herself in the wilds of Colorado, on a mission to rescue herself and a band of mustang from losing more than just their freedom, she learns more about herself and the power one person can possess to make a change for the better.But the force...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology, Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
Size: 426 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Timber: United States Marshal: Marshal Jake Timber: A Long Way To Texas: The Exciting Tenth Western In The "Timber: United States Marshal" Series! (Timber: ... States Marshal Western Series Book 10)

by Robert Hanlon

The tenth explosive book in the "Timber: United States Marshal" Western Series!Marshal Jake Timber strikes out to find Romeo Platt, the man he supposedly killed all those years ago and the reason his life had taken such a sudden downturn. Now it’s a game of cat and mouse, with Timber unwittingly playing the role of the mouse. Platt seems to know Timber's every move and manages to keep three steps ahead of him.Platt leaves a trail leading Timber to his spread in Wyoming, where he hopes he can put to rest the one man who stood against him and his father’s money all those years ago. With a few surprises of his own, Timber just may make Platt wish he’d left this sleeping dog lie."Marshal Jake Timber: A Long Way To Texas" is filled twists and turns, guns, blood and money. Action packed to...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance, Western
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

American History, Bundle I: American History, Native Americans

by William D Willis

The ultimate history Bundle for all Americans and people who take interest in American history. From Native Americans to America today, embark on a journey that reveals the mistakes that tore a continent apart, as well as the triumphs that rebuilt it.======================================= ======================== American History: US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events. The History of United States: From Indians, to "Contemporary" History ... Native Americans, Indians, New York Book 1)Final edition - complete with maps, illustrations and eyewitness accounts This is the story of how a handful of explorers and settlers grew into one of the world’s greatest nations. With US History: An Overview of the Most Important People & Events, you’ll meet the leaders that f...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 331 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Facebook Chronicles: Prophesies, Rants, Rages and Wisdom From The Obama Years

by Dr. Rayna Gangi

I came onto the internet a novice and got involved with social media in an effort to stay connected to the kids in my life. I had to learn the hard way that not everything on the internet is true, much is plagiarized, and a lot can just disappear at a moment’s notice. I was never put in Facebook Prison, but I know many who were. Most of them were just posting or reposting articles that were not favorable to Obama or Hillary. I learned what my purpose was and I came to Facebook every day to fulfill that purpose. Do I understand SnapChat or the power of Instagram or how to market via Pinterest? No. Do I believe everyone should have an interest in politics? In some ways, yes. What our government does is supposed to be what the people want, not what the politicians want, so we have an obliga...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 146 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 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 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Death's Confessor: A Civil War Murder Mystery

by Phillip Bryant

A fast paced, gritty, murder mystery through the wilds of territorial New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley where Pueblos, Apache, former Mexican citizens and the US Army collide in a tale of greed and murder. A new civil war mystery series by best selling author Phillip and Jennifer Bryant.

Peter Thomas Smith's days on the post of Fort Craig, New Mexico territory, are spent fighting boredom, keeping cool, and giving the spiritual state of the 5th California Mounted Infantry volunteers a ready ear. As chaplain, he isn't asked to do much in the way of fighting Apaches and there have been no wounded in battle to tend to from fighting Confederates.

He is content to let this state of affairs continue, that is until the Piro scout, Tafoya, brings in a soldier half dead with...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, United States, Military, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

A Classic Western Adventure: A Dark And Bloody Land: Western Adventure From The Author of "Morgan Porter: United States Marshal" (The Savage Land Western Adventure Series Book 1)

by Joiner Jr., William H.

From the author of “Morgan Porter: United States Marshal” comes “A Dark and Bloody Land.”For a decade, the white settlers and the Apaches were engaged in a bloody war with no peaceful end in sight. From the scouts through to the braves to the settlers—this was a bloody and brutal war and although there are people on both sides who wished to extend an olive branch—the West became a dark and bloody land.These new adventures from William H. Joiner, Jr. take the reader on an action-packed journey through the dangers of that land. From the Indians through to the outlaws—these are stories of the Old West as you’ve never experienced them before....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns
Size: 273 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Thundering Herd: Farm Life in the 1950's and 60's; Looking through the lens of duty in Vietnam.

by John E. Peltier

These stories begin with brief family histories that bring the Peltier and the Scottish Keillor families together. John was the fifth of the twelve children that Wilburn and Barbara Peltier raised on the flat salt grass prairie of Southeast Texas after they married. The life they created for their family on their rice farm and cattle ranch provided fertile ground for the life experiences that are shared in these settings. At the age of nineteen, naïve and fresh from the farm, John was drafted into the U.S. Army. After surviving boot camp and medical corpsman training, he found himself in Vietnam. John used his time in the military and its experiences as the backdrop to describe life growing up. Writing this book intensified the realization of the valuable life lessons that his family and ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 380 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road

by James A. Hessler

More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War. The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard. Despite its overriding importance, no full-length study of this pivotal action has been written until now. James Hessler’s and Britt Isenberg’s Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road corrects that oversight.On July 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered skeptical subordinate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet to launch a massive assa...

Genre: History, United States, Military
Size: 393 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: National Hero. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 52)

by The History Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Destination New York

by Harvard R.h.

Why visit New York,you ask? Its like asking why visit Rome during the age of Roman Empire.People say that they get hooked whenever they visit New York, and it is absolutely true.The breadth taking view from Rockefeller Centre,the feeling you get walking down the Brooklyn Bridge, the heart racing feeling by walking the 5th Avenue.Inside are 9 places you have to visit in New York....

Genre: History, United States
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Donald J. Trump: An American Dilemma

by Robert Osenenko

Welcome to 100 years of Trump. Well before the Robert Mueller report 25+ years ago a gathering of the minds took place. The extremist factions of the right-wing one hears from TV is long ago was derived and turned into Trumpism. In this historical narrative, Bannonism and Trumpism as ideological beliefs are placed in a historical context when the Trumps first arrived in America in the 1900s to their presence in 144 Trumps in 25 different countries in 2016. These years Trump family surrounded themselves with the fringe becoming chief conspiratorialists in their own conspiracy. This ushered in a new form of propaganda mixed in with Bannon staples such as Mein Kampf, some crazy, My New Order and some sophisticated rational international plots such as Zero Tolerance and Evangelism. Why did 20...

Genre: History, United States, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 263 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

CHESAPEAKE TRUE CRIME: Top Stories From THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY

by Ken Rossignol

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 517 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Shooting Match

by Philip McCormac

Land is power in the Wild West In the area around Ayli Valley, Leonard Duke has been seizing all the cattle ranching land, bullying and stealing to get what he wants.Owen Lismore and his brother Oliver were left Ayli after their father died in a riding accident – a suspicious death, as he was a gifted rider.Oliver has fallen in with a bad crowd, and when Owen confronts and humiliates him and his gunslinger sidekick, he decides to have his brother killed in revenge.Owen enters a boxing tournament not knowing that it has been fixed so that he won’t leave the ring alive.When he makes a narrow escape, the beautiful Rosalind Pond and feisty Celia Duke help conceal him from the law. When Celia is banned from seeing Rosalind, the two women run away together, disguised as husband and wife. The...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction
Size: 154 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hills of Blood

by E C Tubb

Terrence and his men are dying…He and his fellow Confederate soldiers have been captured by the North during the American civil war and winter is fast approaching. As fellow prisoner, Zebe, lies dying, he reveals a world-changing secret – a hidden store of gold buried deep in the mountains.But Terrance and his men have no way of getting to it.That is, until the Northerners offer them a deal.If Terrance and his fellow Southerners will help the North defend their territory from the Comanches, then they can escape the terrible conditions of the prisoner of war camp.Little do the Northerners know that the gold is buried in the same Comanche territory.Terrance and the other men of the South agree to the mission, intending to find the gold and bring it back to the Confederacy.But when North...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Nonfiction
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Clarissa's Triumph (Cottage City Chronicles Book 4)

by Kimberly C. Miller

Clarissa Hanson has grown up in wealth and privilege. She has everything she wants from life—a beautiful home, a rich and handsome fiancé, the admiration of her friends, and a position of influence in high society. In one shocking event, all of that comes crumbling down around her, leaving her to pick up the pieces. She flees to Wyoming to the home of her aunt and uncle. But life in the Wild West isn’t what she thought it would be. She finds the rough and tumble lifestyle shocking. Crossing paths with a handsome young farmer brings her even more confusion. His backwoods ways infuriate her, while at the same time she finds him intriguing. She struggles to discover the truth about what life holds for her. Can she learn to rise above the disappointment of her past and find hope for the f...

Genre: History, United States, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Romance, Christian
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Cassia (Women of the American Revolution Series Book 3)

by Susan F. Craft

The Xanthakos family's voyage from South Carolina turns ugly when the ship's captain maroons Lilyan and her family on an island along North Carolina's Outer Banks. There, the family is captured by pirates and taken to a secret island hideout where they witness a mock trial and a hanging.

Forced to rebuff the advances of the murderous pirate, Captain Galeo (The Shark), and fearful that her children will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, Lilyan forges an escape plan. Meanwhile, her husband, Nicholas, calls upon his skills as a captain in Brigadier General Francis Marion's militia to devise a battle plan to save his family.

Will the young couple's faith be enough to see them through? Or will their declaration to rescue the infant slave girl, Cassia, from the ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Christian, Women's Fiction, American, Historical, Inspirational
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Amidst a Vicious Range War: A Historical Western Adventure Book

by Austin Grayson

Feeling isolated and alone in Mississippi, Samantha decides to answer a mail order bride ad from a rancher in Colorado. But when she arrives, she realises that he failed to mention a very important detail... His ranch stands directly between two feuding cattle barons who hate one another and their animosity threatens to engulf the entire region in a range war! Will the assertive Samantha lose her vigor when the daggers are drawn?Holden never meant to stand in the middle of a vicious rivalry. But after the death of his young love a year ago, it seems that his troubles are far from over. He has tried to be a peacemaker in the past and that puts him in danger of becoming a target for both rivals. To make matters worse, cattle keep turning up dead and tensions are rising.. It's only a matter ...

Genre: History, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns
Size: 431 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Our Story: Presidents, Historical Telltales, and Lessons for Life

by Matt Lively

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Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation, History, Americas, United States
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

THE MEN THAT DON'T FIT IN

by Mac Kenzie, Rod

DISC Asset / Mafia associate Rod Mac Kenzie's first person account of his Cuban, New Orleans, Chicago and Dallas adventures, on a 'need to know' basis, as a CIA trained, covert, Fake ID expert and FBI V SAFEHOUSE manager for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency; his personal relationships with nearly all of the shooters and spotters in the JFK Hit and many of the organizers and other shady characters involved in the U.S. Government Agency (ONI/CIA/DISC/FBI V/MOSSAD/Mob) JFK HIT PARADE. And, the week following the hit, Mac Wallace's confession, to Mac Kenzie, of having managed all the Hit-Teams; and how LBJ, Nixon, Hoover, BIG OIL/Business/Finance/Military Complex and disgruntled U.S. Government Agency Big shots met the evening of 11/21/63, at Clint Murchison's Dallas mansion, and signed of...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Divided, We Fall: Kentucky's Civil War

by Alfred D. Byrd

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 125 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 2)

by Oliver Poole

This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital?

As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 289 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The White Piano (Still Life with Memories Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha—only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others.” 

Behind his father's back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to ex...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Sexuality, Contemporary Fiction, American, Historical, Psychological, Romance
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Family Genealogy Queries: Pickens, Sumter Counties, Alabama (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 1.07 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Baron of Beacon Hill: A biography of John Hancock

by William M Fowler

John Hancock belongs to that nearly mythical assemblage, the Founding Fathers, and his bold signature across the Declaration of Independence has placed him among the most famous of that legendary group. Indeed, the very renown of his signature has tended to obscure his position as one of the most extraordinary politicians in American history.Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1737. When his father died in 1744 after a short illness, seven-year-old John was sent to live with his childless Uncle Thomas, a prosperous merchant in Boston. John attended Boston Latin School and later Harvard, where he was an indifferent student, and then joined his uncle as an apprentice in the world of commerce. At the age of twenty-seven, when his uncle passed away, he became one of the richest me...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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