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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

The History of the United States: A Captivating Guide to American History, Including Events Such as the American Revolution, French and Indian War, Boston Tea Party, Pearl Harbor, and the Gulf War

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the United States, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!When the first settlers reached the United States of America and started to chip out a living in the wilderness that seemed so fierce and unfamiliar to their European eyes, they could never have dreamed that someday the land upon which they stood would become one of the most powerful countries in the entire world. When Native Americans first witnessed those white sails bringing ships with white sailors into their world for the first time, they could never have dreamed that within a few centuries their population would be all but destroyed, that they would have to endure massacre after massacre, be stripped of their freedom and confined to comparatively tiny reservations, and ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 113 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

World War 1: World War I in 50 Events: From the Very Beginning to the Fall of the Central Powers (War Books, World War 1 Books, War History) (History in 50 Events Series Book 5)

by James Weber

Do you want to learn how the Great War began, was fought and ultimately won by the Allied Forces
Read about the 50 most important events of World War I, from the very beginning to the fall of the Central Powers.

This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events and battles that changed the course of history forever.

Some of them include:

- The Defeat of the Russian 2nd Army in the Battle of Tannenberg (August 26, 1914)
- The First Battle of Ypres (October 18, 1914)
- The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania (May 7, 1915)
- The Introduction of the First British Military Conscription (January 27, 1916)
- The Failure of the Nivelle Offensive (April 20, 1917)
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Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Nomad: A Thriller (The New Earth Series Book 1)

by Matthew Mather

Something massive is coming...And it's heading for Earth.That's what Dr. Ben Rollins, head of Harvard's exoplanet research team, is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter, Jessica, who's vacationing in Italy with his wife. "Something is coming," he tells them, "a hundred times the mass of the sun. We can't see it, we don't know what it is, but it's there. NASA's calling it Nomad, and in just months, the Earth may be destroyed.""Compelling science, gut-wrenching adventure, and a truly original premise. The disaster thriller we've all been waiting for." - Nicholas Sansbury Smith, author of the Extinction Horizon series.But what is it? And how did they miss detecting it until now? In a frantic race a...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 342 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Jack The Ripper - The Black Magic Myth

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 649 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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The Joy Delivered Duet

by Lauren Blakely

Seductive Nights: The Standalone Novels is a box set of the two New York Times Bestselling standalone novels in the wildly popular SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series by bestselling romance author Lauren Blakely.

NIGHTS WITH HIM
Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul.
An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he's the full package, right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model for one of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he's the powerful and successful CEO and he's got commitment issues a mile-long after the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended.
He's looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she's his perfect fantasy, especially since...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Mov
Size: 573 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Surviving 'Uncle Hitler': Journey of a German Girl

by Dorothea Wollin Null

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 117 pages
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The Hidden History of Our Civilization: Travels on the history of mankind

by Sarah B. Williams

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 153 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Dead Fish Jumping On The Road

by W.L. Liberman

Joe Simpson is a cynical reporter haunted by his childhood scars. Now, it's the 1960s, and Joe has fled the big city only to end up in the small resort town of Applewood.Writing for the Applewood Gazette, Joe's life is uneventful until strange events begin to unfold. A young girl drowns off a motorboat, and a local farmer plants a hoe in his wife's back. The assistant manageress of the bank vanishes without a trace.Why is the whole town going crazy? Things heat up even more when the town's first hippie opens up a record shop and invites his menacing friends to take up residence. Meanwhile, big money is moving in to develop the town's shoreline into a glitzy resort.Applewood is about to erupt, and it is Joe's job to get to the bottom of it."An outstanding literary fiction thriller that kept...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction, Literary Humor
Size: 275 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain: Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard

by Thora Hands

This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period.  This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic subst...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
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Becoming;: a memoir of growing up in a gold town

by Greg Hoey

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, History, Historical Study
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Tunguska: An Apocalyptic Event Beyond Belief

by Conrad Bauer

What happened to the Tunguska forest? Scientists have been searching for answers since it happened over 100 years ago! Could the answers lay in the paranormal?
There was a massive explosion on the 30th June 1908. Flattening 2,000 square kilometres of Siberian forest, the exact cause of the incredible blast is still unknown. Some have suggested that the event resulted from a meteor slamming into the Earth’s surface. But no impact crater has ever been found. Other people have suggested that the meteor imploded in the sky above the forest. To this day, it is still the largest recorded impact event to strike the Earth. To this day, the explosion is still something of a mystery.
Thousands of scientific papers have attempted to get to the bottom of exactly what happened that day. W...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Great Mughals History : Mughals-the Great (4)

by Raja , Babar

This book is all about the great Mughals. It contains details in question and answers. This book is highly beneficial for those who love reading history, great Mughals, about their socio-economic, political and cultural aspects. Moreover, it is the best book for those who have Mughal History syllabus in their exams....

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Daddy, What's the Middle Class?

by Pat LaMarche

We're rewriting history. This time we're telling the truth.

"Daddy, What's the Middle Class" is a series of heart warming – often tragic – tales of unacknowledged greatness. Because few of us actually learned how the middle class invented itself, you won't recognize most of the names, dates and places in this unconventional history book.

These stories will stick in your mind, inspire you to honor the legacy of forgotten heroes, and encourage you to do your part to restore the middle class....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR

by Captivating History

Explore How FDR Went from Almost Dying at Birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War IIFree History BONUS Inside!As the thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician. Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents. Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a car...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 108 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Quote Collection From The World Over

by Jeffrey Jeschke

This is a conglomeration of the titles, Sun Tzu Quotes, Native American Quotes & Sayings, Proverbs Of Wisdom & Culture and Quotes Of The Ages....

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics

by John McGowan

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional contexts to effect change outside the academy. Democracy's Children considers the historical trajectory that produced current intellectual practices. McGowan links the growing prestige of "culture" since 1800 to the growth of democracy and the obse...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Queens of the Viking Age: The Oseberg Ship and the Oseberg Grave - Archeology (Omega Viking Series Book 3)

by Omega Viking Series

The Oseberg ship burial is a Viking Age burial mound containing a double female inhumation, which is located in the Oslofjord area in Norway. Through dendrochronological analysis it has been possible to determine the year in which the timbers of the grave chamber were felled, and the burial has consequently been dated to AD834. A popular study of Oseberg has been that of focusing on the women buried in the mound in order to give them an identity. At first Snorri Sturluson’s Ynglingasaga was used and it was proposed that the burial was that of Queen Åsa or of Queen Alvhild, who are the only two queens mentioned in the saga.There are many questions and mysteries about Oseberg that have not yet been answered. We still do not know for sure who was buried in the mound, what position this per...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 136 pages
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Traditions in German-Speaking Mathematics Education Research (ICME-13 Monographs)

by Hans Niels Jahnke

This open access book shares revealing insights into the development of mathematics education research in Germany from 1976 (ICME 3 in Karlsruhe) to 2016 (ICME 13 in Hamburg). How did mathematics education research evolve in the course of these four decades? Which ideas and people were most influential, and how did German research interact with the international community?These questions are answered by scholars from a range of fields and in ten thematic sections: (1) a short survey of the development of educational research on mathematics in German speaking countries (2) subject-matter didactics, (3) design science and design research, (4) modelling, (5) mathematics and Bildung 1810 to 1850, (6) Allgemeinbildung, Mathematical Literacy, and Competence Orientation (7) theory traditions, (8)...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Education, Education & Reference, Studying & Workbooks
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Sparta: A Captivating Guide to the Spartans, Greco-Persian Wars, Battle of Thermopylae, and Peloponnesian War

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Sparta, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Four captivating manuscripts in one book:Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and MoreThe Greco-Persian Wars: A Captivating Guide to the Conflicts Between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek City-States, Including the Battle of Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, and MoreThe Battle of Thermopylae: A Captivating Guide to One of the Greatest Battles in Ancient History Between the Spartans and PersiansThe Peloponnesian War: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece — Athens and SpartaSparta is one of the firs...

Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Middle East, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, Environment, Agricultural Sciences
Size: 525 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Molly's Memoir

by Deanna Edens

“Mr. Minion pushed open the door of the cabin and immediately froze when he heard the shrilling sound of an infant crying. He knew, for sure, that when he’d left out this morning there weren’t any babies living with him, and as far as he could recollect, he wasn’t expecting none either.”

Molly’s Memoir is a journey through the life and times of a woman who is raised by a Seneca Indian after she is abandoned on the porch of a log cabin in the hills of West Virginia. Growing up in the isolated Monongahela Mountains, she learns about love, faith, and of the craft of healing with medicinal herbs.

The background of these stories begins in 1905 when West Virginia was wild and wooly, and continues to the later half of the 20th century, when a journalism stu...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, African American, Nonfiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Historical
Size: 119 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Kennedys of Hoboken

by Greg Hayes

Two immigrant families - the Italian Barrones and the Irish Kennedys – settled in Hoboken, New Jersey at the turn of the 20th century. Agnes Barrone and Patrick Kennedy married and the rich story of the Kennedys of Hoboken began. It is a moving story that includes the Great Depression, both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Mafia, New York City, the US Naval Academy, Frank Sinatra, and much more. It is also a timeless story about life, death, romance, heartbreak, joy, service, faith, family, and love. Journey back in time and let the The Kennedys of Hoboken enlighten you and touch your heart....

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Under a Lion Sun: Days of Joy and Sorrow in Old Calabria

by Michael Caputo

Join the author on a journey back through time to his beloved town in Calabria, in Southern Italy. Accompany him through a painful mental journey to the fifties and sixties, as he was growing up in a location which could be simultaneously a blissful heaven and a brutal hell.
In this book you will meet very loving people whose whole existence was self-sacrifice, and others who had no conscience and did the unthinkable without a hint of guilt. The author will also dissect and expose beliefs, customs and traits which both ennoble and limit a very energetic and intelligent people.
This book is especially of interest to people whose roots are in that special Region of Italy. Anyone whose interest is anthropology will find this work very enlightening as well.
``...this book is...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Finding Peace (Love's Compass Book 1)

by Melanie D. Snitker

Finding Peace is a sweet, Christian romance novel.
If you enjoy it, please check out the next book in the series: Finding Hope.

Police Officer Tuck Chandler is good at his job. He’s also good at holding women at arm’s length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he’s not about to open himself up to hurt like that again.

Laurie Blake is a struggling photographer. After growing up in a wealthy family, she’s determined to make it on her own, even if it means doing it the hard way.

When Tuck is assigned to a puzzling burglary involving Laurie’s fledgling photography business, he goes into it with his usual perseverance. He wants to help her – if she’ll let him. As the case unfolds and the mystery deepens, another qu...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Pop Culture, Gay & Lesbian, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Beauty &
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Hardball: (A Sports Romance Standalone)

by CD Reiss

Are you ready to meet Dash Wallace?
He's a pro baseball player with a problem.
And Vivian Foster is just the woman to make it worse.
Meet them both in this new kinky billionaire series done up in CD Reiss style.

(Cover and blurb will change. Title might as well. However, the story is locked and loaded.)...

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, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Qu
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of Nazi Germany

by Captivating History

Explore the Rise of Adolf HitlerFree History BONUS Inside!Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost ten years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938.This is not a book about World War II, but about the man, Adolf Hitler, one of the faces and names that still arouse the strongest feelings—repulsion, resentment, and even fanaticism—but one who also had a childhood and a youth, a father and a mother, and above all, a time when he was born guiltless, like any other human being. It is the road to madness—beginning that day in August of 1934 when he took over absolute power and ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

The Etruscans: A Captivating Guide to the Etruscan Civilization of Ancient Italy That Preceded the Roman Republic

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Etruscans, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!The importance of the Etruscans can be traced back to Rome though. The Roman Republic, and later the Roman Empire, was an unusual conqueror because it would absorb and assimilate elements of the cultures it dominated. A standing practice was to allow the defeated to continue practicing their culture and religion so long as they paid their taxes on time. Such a procedure was part of why Christianity would seep into the Roman Empire around the 1st century CE, for example. For the Etruscans, this meant they influenced aspects of Roman civilization, one of the most powerful cultures in the history of the Western world.The word “Rome” is Etruscan in origin as are the names of its ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of tran...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Education
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a tall post. A body might remain in the gibbet for many decades, while it gradually fell to pieces. Hanging in chains was a very different sort of post-mortem punishment from anatomical dissection, although the two were equal alternatives in the eyes of the law. Where dissection obliterated and de-individualised the body, hanging in chains made it monumental and rooted it in the landscape, adding to personal notoriety. Focusing particularly on the period 1752-1832, this book provides a summary of the histo...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 155 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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