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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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I'm Not From Around Here: A Jewish Boy Telling the Historical Story of his Family's Holocaust Survival in WW2 (Biographical Fiction Based on a Memoir)

by Ishai Klinowsky

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographical, Psychological
Size: 367 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Yaqteenya: The Old World (English Edition)

by Yasser Bahjatt

Yaqteenya is facing its first civil war, To save it from it self, Al-Baz needs to brake its #1 law and leave Yaqteenay to find answers about the truth that the rulers of the land....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 156 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Spanish American War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Spanish-American War
“A splendid little war “- that’s how one contemporary observer described the Spanish-American War, a war that is arguably one of the most important wars ever fought. The duration was short and the victory decisive, thus little and splendid, the latter, at least, from the victor’s point of view. The impacts of the war, however, were anything but little. In fact, the aftermath of the Spanish-American War is still affecting global affairs today. The dominant superpowers of 1898 watched as a new player on the international scene, the United States, shifted its ideology from isolationism to expansionism, and emerged as a force to reckoned with, a true superpower.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Prelude to War
✓ First Blood
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Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, United States, Europe, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
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Edward I

by Robert Seeley

On the night of June 17 - 18, 1239, Queen Eleanor, the consort of Henry the Third, presented her husband with a son, who was born in the Palace of Westminster, and who was instantly, says the old chronicler, named by the king, "Edward, after the glorious king and confessor, whose body rests in the church of St. Peter," immediately adjoining. The event was greeted by the nobles and by the people of London with great manifestations of joy: by the citizens more especially, because the young prince was born among them. The streets of the city were illuminated at night with large lanterns, and music and dancing marked it as a day of general rejoicing....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 315 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Codename Intrepid: The Spymaster Who Changed World War II (Espionage)

by Ethan Quinn

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Americas, Europe, Military, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, True Accounts
Size: 91 pages
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The Rise of the Silver Hatchet Gang: Mike Covell True Crime Series

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 294 pages
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Honest Men & Shady Dealings

by Mike Farrell

'Nothing is ever quite how it might seem' is my favourite saying and it certainly applied to the lives of my Sussex born ancestors William Wood and his nephew George Fleming back in 19th century Europe, together with a number of their relatives, friends and employers. How many residents of the sleepy little East Sussex village of Maresfield would have thought for one moment that the venerable old proprietor of the local plant nursery, Woodlands, a recognised expert in rose breeding, was once a spy for the Duke of Wellington in his campaigns against Napoleon, not to mention the successful operator of a rather audacious smuggling sideline as well. Similarly, many neighbours of George and Mary Anne Fleming in the West London suburb of Acton, would have been unaware that the retired couple had...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide

by James Morcan

DEBUNKING HOLOCAUST DENIAL THEORIES: Two Non-Jews Affirm the Historicity of the Nazi Genocide, by independent researchers and filmmakers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, aims to end Holocaust denial once and for all by tackling the bizarre phenomenon head-on.

Written in close consultation with Holocaust survivors and World War Two historians, no stone is left unturned in meticulously verifying the historical facts of the genocide. The Morcans present a wide array of sources including Nazi documentation, eyewitness accounts, scientific reports and shocking photographic evidence to shut down the debate deniers wish to create.

One by one, the various arguments Holocaust deniers use to try to discredit wartime records are carefully scrutinized and then systematically disp...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Great Famine: A History from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Great Famine* * *Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Great Famine which afflicted Ireland from 1845 to 1849 was one of the most catastrophic events in Europe during the nineteenth century. More than one-quarter of the population of Ireland died of starvation or associated disease, or were forced to emigrate. Ireland after the famine was a completely different country in many ways.The direct causes of the famine are simple to understand—a large part of the population of Ireland, mainly the poorest families, had become completely dependent on the potato as a source of food. In 1845, the blight appeared, a disease which affected the potato crop. Successive failures of the potato crop in Ireland led to more than one million pe...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 38 pages
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History of the Byzantine - East Roman Empire - Emperor Heraclius and Siege of Constantinople 626

by Interesting History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 26 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Diamond Fire: The Forbidden Gems Trilogy Book 2

by Ellen Tanner Marsh

A love more splendid than any jewel…Strong-minded beauty Raven Barrancourt has sailed to faraway India hoping to save her beloved Cornish home from ruin. But when an Indian empress entrusts her with a fabled diamond said to carry a dangerous curse, Raven’s own life may well be at stake. With northern India on the edge of revolt, Raven must entrust her safety and her priceless secret to the one man who rejected her.Blinded by passion, Charles St. Germain would sail to the corners of the earth to make Raven his, though fate conspires in every way to keep them apart. From the splendors of British India to antebellum Charleston, duty and betrayal threaten the love he has found in a woman worth more than any fortune....

Genre: History, Europe, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Classics, European
Size: 205 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Oscar Wilde: A Life From Beginning to End (Irish History Book 3)

by Hourly History

Oscar Wilde* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Who was Oscar Wilde? Was he just an author of witty but meaningless plays, only out to get a laugh or two? The answer is a resounding no. Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright in the late nineteenth century. His controversial plays were riddled with mockery of social status, cleverly covered by the use of comedy. Inside you will read about...✓ Blue China and Long Hair✓ Marriage and Men✓ The Picture of Dorian Gray✓ The Sodomy Trials✓ Life After Prison✓ Death and Posthumous PardonAnd much more!Wilde may have paved the way for people living a little off the center line. He was full of flash and flare, and he wrote some of thos...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Tudor History: A Captivating Guide to the Tudors, the Wars of the Roses, the Six Wives of Henry VIII and the Life of Elizabeth I

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Tudors, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Four captivating manuscripts in one book:The Tudors: A Captivating Guide to the History of England from Henry VII to Elizabeth IThe Wars of the Roses: A Captivating Guide to the English Civil Wars That Brought down the Plantagenet Dynasty and Put the Tudors on the ThroneThe Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine ParrElizabeth I: A Captivating Guide to the Queen of England Who Was the Last of the Five Monarchs of the House of TudorFive Tudor monarchs sat on the throne of England and Ireland from 1485 to 1603. The family earned their royal rights through strategic planning and batt...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 286 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Ivan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating life of Ivan the Terrible, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Considering that he has gone down in history as Ivan the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia could hardly have been a Boy Scout. As his name suggests, Ivan had an utterly terrifying presence during his thirty-seven-year-long reign.Ivan's story is not only one of brutality, but it is also a tale of great suffering. It's the story of a little boy whose father died when he was just a toddler; a story of a child whose mother was poisoned when he was only seven years old. This was a boy who had to struggle to survive as the warring nobility threatened, molested, and harassed him endlessly while he tried to protect his only friend—his deaf and mute little brother. This is also the ta...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 99 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar: A historical retelling of the ninth book of the Gesta Danorum (Viking Secrets 1)

by Rachel Tsoumbakos

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Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Norse & Icelandic
Size: 356 pages
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The French Revolution: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Violence and Dictatorship

by in60Learning

Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.The French Revolution was a momentous event in modern history that began in 1789 and ended in 1799 when Napoleon Bonaparte took power. Many consider July 14, 1789 as the starting date of the revolution when rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in an attempt to obtain weapons and gunpowder. In the period of revolutionary upheaval, institutions such as the absolute monarchy and the feudal system were overthrown. Hundred...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The German Half-Bloods (The Half-Bloods Trilogy Book 1)

by Jana Petken

From the Multi-Award-Winning Author comes, The German Half-Bloods.“A historical novel steeped in horror, danger and suspense; a true page-turner.”2018 Readers' Favorite Award winner.Germany, September 1939. At the outbreak of War, Dieter Vogel and his family face catastrophic events and separation as each member embarks on their deadly paths towards survival, love, and freedom.Dieter Vogel, a German industrialist, believes in protecting his family at all costs, but in a bid to keep his English wife and children safe, he is plunged into a well of deceit that tears the family apart. Doctor Paul Vogel is coerced into working in the Nazi eugenics programme and soon discovers that sterilising handicapped and mentally-ill Germans is just a prelude to a more lethal plan against those the Reic...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, European, Russian
Size: 592 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Wales: The Most Important People, Places, and Events That Shaped the History of Wales

by Isabel Knowles

History of WalesThis book traces the history of Wales from the earliest historical evidence of human settlements to the 20th century. Basically, its goal is to present a brief introduction to this complex topic. Covering prehistoric hill forts, the Roman influence in Wales, the Norman rule and the way in which it impacted the country, this book will keep you interested enough to go through each page. Essentially, the origins and evolution of the Welsh nation represent a topic of major interest to anyone passionate about the history of this country. That’s mainly because the individuality of Wales endured even when faced with external influences. Download this book right now....

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Westburn Blues

by Jim Ellis

Dante Rinaldi is born to Italian immigrants in the West of Scotland. Stranded by World War Two in Italy during a summer with his grandfather, Dante grows roots in his family’s rural homeland and, as a young adult, identifies with a band of mountain partisans fighting the fascists.Young love delayed and the Rinaldis’ struggles in post-war Scotland carry Dante into the life of Chris McCoull: a neglected adolescent who finds his calling and romance while working for a Greek-owned shipping line.Carefully researched and historically detailed, Westburn Blues is a rendering of the Scottish-Italian experience and filled with a cast of colorful characters... from sympathetic to truly evil....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, World Literature, Nonfiction, Italian, Scottish
Size: 357 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Andrew Carnegie: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Business Leaders Book 5)

by Hourly History

Andrew Carnegie* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.He has roads, schools, libraries, and the famous Carnegie Hall all named after him. But who was this industrialist and business titan of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? What were his struggles and how did he help the world with his philanthropic contributions? Was the story of this Scottish immigrant truly a rags to riches one? And what was it that caused Andrew Carnegie’s desire to give his great wealth away? Inside you will read about...✓ The Life of a Scottish Bobbin Boy✓ Carnegie Enters the Railroad Business✓ Carnegie During the Civil War✓ Return to Scotland✓ The Gospel of Wealth✓ False Claims and FraudA...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency (Open Access): A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 254 pages
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Stalin’s Constitution (Open Access): Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution (Routledge Studies in Modern European History)

by Samantha Lomb

Upon its adoption in December 1936, Soviet leaders hailed the new so-called Stalin Constitution as the most democratic in the world. Scholars have long scoffed at this claim, noting that the mass repression of 1937–1938 that followed rendered it a hollow document. This study does not address these competing claims, but rather focuses on the six-month long popular discussion of the draft Constitution, which preceded its formal adoption in December 1936. Drawing on rich archival sources, this book uses the discussion of the draft 1936 Constitution to examine discourse between the central state leadership and citizens about the new Soviet social contract, which delineated the roles the state and citizens should play in developing socialism. For the central leadership, mobilizing its citizen...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction
Size: 190 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter ... the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 July 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
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The Knights Templar: The True and Surprising Story Of Histories Most Secretive Order

by Patrick Auerbach

Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown.

The order of the Knights Templar was founded by Hugh de Payens, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, along with eight of his companions, in Jerusalem around 1119.

They originally consisted of a group of knights who protected Christian pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land against attack from brigands and Saracen pirates, after the crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099.

The order's full name was the "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon".

They were given quarters next to t...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
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Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math
Size: 283 pages
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Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z: Following in the footsteps of Hugh Forde (David Leslie's A to Z Guides Book 6)

by David Leslie

David's third A to Z guide to the Northern Ireland coastline finds him travelling the entire length of the coast from Derry/Londonderry all the way to Newry, following in the footsteps of the Rev. Canon Hugh Forde who published Round the Coast of Northern Ireland in 1928. In "Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z" David Leslie returns to the land of his previous two books. This time David takes an orderly route around the entire coastline revisiting many of Forde's selections and supplementing this new guide with several of his own choices.Why "Hidden"?David has tried to pick out locations, people, stories and events that may have otherwise escaped the attention of the general public. There's a wart well, a dolmen not marked on maps, a once-famous honey industry, an organ ...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 281 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Ivan the Terrible: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Ivan the Terrible* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Just what was so terrible about Ivan the Terrible? Most of us are familiar with this infamous nickname, but most fall short of being able to describe how he received such an ominous moniker. Maybe you’ve heard the stories of how Ivan killed his own son, poisoned his wives, and waged war on his neighbors, but these anecdotes are just minor details in the scheme of this man’s complicated life. Inside you will read about...✓ Ivan, the Neglected Orphan✓ Ivan’s Liberation of Slaves✓ War in the Baltic✓ Intrigue and Diplomacy✓ Ivan’s Final Redemption✓ Ivan’s Last DaysAnd much more!Ivan IV, otherwise known as Ivan the Terr...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
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