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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

The Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Union of Smaller Kingdoms That Started During the Early Middle Ages and Dissolved During the Napoleonic Wars

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Holy Roman Empire, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Beginning with Charlemagne, the great and educated king who would serve as an inspiration for world leaders from Frederick II to Adolf Hitler, the Holy Roman Empire’s intricate ties with the Roman Catholic Church would provide for plenty of excitement and drama in its early years. However, as the empire staggered through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, it would eventually be forced to declare its allegiance with a new way of thinking: Protestantism. Throughout the story of the Holy Roman Empire, a wealth of fascinating tales from interesting people proliferates. Monks and emperors will clash, poets sing the praises of kings, and the pope rides blind and bareba...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference
Size: 104 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Kingston Heiress: An Interracial Romance (Ashford Women Book 1)

by Angela Newcombe

Kingston Heiress by Angela Newcombe, author of Interracial Romance Bwwm BooksIn the early 19th century, Arabella, a beautiful black Jamaican heiress, and Phillip, a grey-eyed, muscular Englishman, are drawn together irresistibly, but there are many obstacles in their way – far more than for the usual English couple – and their determination will be sorely tested along the way.***Please visit StolworthyBooks.com to subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest Interracial Romance BWWM Books written by Angela Newcombe.  When entering your information on the form, please include the keywords in the form:  Interracial Romance BWWM BooksWe hope you enjoy Kingston Heiress and will kindly share your review on Amazon for other readers.  Please feel free to loan this book to frie...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, United States, African American, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Romance, Historical Romance, Christian, Historical, Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Multicultural & Interracial, African, British, European
Size: 87 pages
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The Spirit of the Northern European American Woman

by Annette Neumann

***Kindle Version Notice: Due to formatting issues, images have been removed from this version to create the cleanest copy possible for digital release.*** The Spirit of the Northern European American Woman is an exploration into the history of our ancestral mothers who settled in the New World a very long time ago. We reflect on their world, the challenges they faced and the legendary women from our past. We look at our modern world and issues facing us today; finally, our work here ends with exploration of the inner self through runic lore to help regain that essence of fire and wisdom that has been dormant within us as individuals and as a collective identity for far too long....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study
Size: 113 pages
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Atlantic City Sixties Stories: Smorgasbord of Crazy True Tales

by Dave Masko

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Parenting & Relationships
Size: 1.79 mb
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Young, Dumb & Full of hmm...: How One Woman's Dating Journey Erased Her Good Sense, a Memoir

by I.R. Wright

Ever looked at a clearly intelligent person and wondered how they were so stupid with love? Just bad decision after bad decision. Ever been that person? Setting and achieving every goal in your life except for how to choose the right person? I. R. Wright reflects on more than a decade of falling in lust with men while thinking it was love. She chronicles her struggles from the bad romances linked back to a rocky relationship with her father. Wright finally begins a love evolution after meeting ‘The Husband Whisperer’ and gets help with her bad boy addiction. This personal account documents real-life dating as exciting as reality television. Young, Dumb & Full of hmm… is the compelling story of a truly smart girl who went plumb dumb around the guys she dated. You’ll laugh, scream, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Television, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health, Personal Health, Psychology & Counseling, Relationships, Self-Help, Sex, History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, African American, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Romance
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Sara's Song : The Julia Street Series Book 1

by Tina Jones Williams

Sara Jameson was called Colored, Negro, Black and African American all in one lifetime. What others thought of her hardly mattered, she knew labels were often designed to confine, define, or malign. Sara chose to determine her own path, setting the large and small moments of life to music. She and her husband Ben, Chicago transplants, raised their children in Berkeley, California living with two wars, social injustice and opportunities beyond their wildest dreams as a backdrop. Why they chose Berkeley is anyone’s guess. No doubt their story, when set to music, makes a seductive song....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, African American, Nonfiction, Historical, Women's Fiction, Family Life, Literary
Size: 107 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 53)

by The History Hour

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 8.98 mb
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Jack The Ripper - The Hull Connection

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 368 pages
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Hitler: History's Greatest Hoax

by Ethan Gollings

Adolf Hitler is notoriously the most hated man in history. Once a miserable citizen of the Austro-Hungarian empire turned WW1 “hero”, and eventually the Fuhrer of a country in absolute political turmoil.The little man who would shake up the world and change the course of history forever. In this book, we will travel from 1878 to 1945 to sort the facts from the fiction of the most debated about man in history and the time in which he lived.In doing so, we will examine shocking evidence from Mein Kampf and various tape recordings in private, as well as speeches, to discover what Adolf Hitler really was. Was he a huge German Nationalist with fabricated dreams of racial purity, or a genocidal work of evil willing to do anything to corrupt the world?Once you’ve read this book, you’ll kn...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

American Indian Wars: A Captivating Guide to a Series of Conflicts That Occurred in North America and How They Impacted Native American Tribes, Including Events Such as the Sand Creek Massacre

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the American Indian Wars, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Today, the United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world. Comprised of fifty states, this huge nation is filled with diverse topography, as well as a variety of flora and fauna. Not only that, but the USA is also home to a huge population with diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Hispanic, African American, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Polish, and many more. A vast number of the white population are the descendants of the European colonists and settlers who ultimately conquered the land, dominating the Native Americans who were the original inhabitants of the land. This was very similar to the way the British conquered the Indian subconti...

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 122 pages
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From Feminine Mystique to Girl Power: A Sexual Revolution Odyssey

by Jerry Craig

Perhaps nothing has reshaped our culture more profoundly in the 20th (and now 21st) century than the sexual revolution. With the advent of rock and roll in the fifties, the strictures of the war years began to give way to a more visceral, spontaneous, free-flowing youth culture that shattered some of the old rules of social decorum and propriety. The sixties further upset the applecart with a countercultural explosion that left the older generation baffled and estranged from its offspring. Alongside the new music and the proliferation of mind-altering substances were political upheavals, with the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war drawing many of the Dr. Spock generation into full-scale rebellion against the existing order. Out of this hodgepodge of social forces emerged the ...

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 362 pages
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Eastern European History Review: annually historical journal n.1/2018

by Alessandro Boccolini

The Roman exile of the widow of Jan III Sobieski is analyzed by highlighting the social and political dynamics that saw her as the protagonist, in the company of the restless sons Alessandro and Costantino who had almost immediately reached it in the eternal city. The article analyzes, with unpublished sources and documents, the journey taken by the woman from Poland to Rome, focusing on the years spent in the Holy City in the company of the beloved children until the decision to return to France his native homeland....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 152 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hsiang-Shui Chen

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional closed Chinese communities; the immigrants in Queens think of themselves as living in "worldtown," not in a second Chinatown. Drawing on interviews with members of a hundred households, Chen brings out telling aspects of demography, immigration experience, family life, and gender roles, and then turns to vivid, humanistic portraits of three families. Chen also describes the organizational life of the Chinese in Queens with a lively account of the powe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Eras The Baroque Story

by Gisel Costa

The Eras: The Baroque Story is an innovative and interactive book that empowers children with the understanding of practice. This is a children’s historical book that introduces music, art, and literature during the Baroque Period. Baroque history was a wonderful time for the arts. Student Zoe finds a Baroque book her teacher left behind. She then reads it to her siblings and friends. Children are introduced to three classical musical composers during that time. She reads that through their dedication, the composers wrote over hundreds of classical pieces that are still played today. This piece brings out artists such as Poussin, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Rembrandt, who also contributed so much of their works through practice. This manuscript may appeal to children who show an interest in ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Historical Study, Education & Reference
Size: 49 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC. (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series Book 1)

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Because dysfunctional immortals need love, too... From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (STANDALONE STORY w/ teaser for next book)SEVEN DAYS TO GO FROM LETHAL IMMORTAL ASSASSIN TO PRINCE CHARMING. DOES HE STAND A CHANCE?Demigod Andrus Gray may look like every woman's dream, but when it comes to charm, he sees no point in pretending: He has none and makes no apologies for it. Behaving nicely hasn't made him the deadly assassin he is today. But is that really the reason he's still single?The Goddess Cimil--owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc.--thinks yes. So when she foresees a mate in Andrus's near future, she's determined to make the match happen. That means hiring aspiring actress Sadie Townsend to help the barbarian "act" a little more civilized.But are sev...

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, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, H
Size: 199 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)

by Ava Miles

**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers!** Perfect for fans of Melody Anne and J.S. Scott.Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family. USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents a special fun, sweet, and sexy four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself: Paris.Self-made billionaire inventor and infamous bad boy Evan Michaels has lost the biggest gamble of his life in a poker game. For one month, he must live and work like a "normal" person in the small town of Dare Valley and give up his playboy ways. When Evan meets Margie Lancaster, his landlord and new boss, he's not so...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Cultur
Size: 91 pages
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Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education: International Practice and Emerging Opportunities

by Adrian Curaj

This volume casts light on mergers and alliances in higher education by examining developments of this type in different countries. It combines the direct experiences of those at the heart of such transformations, university leaders and senior officials responsible for higher education policy, with expert analysts of the systems concerned.Higher education in Europe faces a series of major challenges. The economic crisis has accelerated expectations of an increased role in addressing economic and societal challenges while at the same time putting pressure on available finances. Broader trends such as shifting student demographics and expectations, globalisation and mobility and new ways of working with business have contributed to these increased pressures. In the light of these trends th...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: 307 pages
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Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries: Findings from IEA's Early Childhood Education Study

by Tony Bertram

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 194 pages
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IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016 Assessment Framework

by Wolfram Schulz

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 97 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Solomon Northup

Revised edition: Previously published as Twelve Years a Slave, this edition of Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Deal (Off-Campus Book 1)

by Elle Kennedy

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Culture, Gay & Lesbia
Size: 342 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

by W. E. B. Du Bois

First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness”—a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.”Though an examination of Black life in post–Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.Revised edition: Previously published as The Souls of Black Folk, this edition of The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty.Published in 1845—just seven years after his escape—Douglass’s narrative sold five thousand copies in its first four months in print. His story’s impact—then and now—makes Douglass a key figure in the fight for African American freedom and equality in the United States....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Surviving The Forest: A WW2 Historical Novel, Based on a True Story of a Jewish Holocaust Survivor

by Adiva Geffen

Five shots on Saturday morning changed their fate …She was a beautiful and happy young woman who lived a fairytale life. Shurka, her beloved husband and their two small children lived in a pretty house in a village in Poland, surrounded by a little garden with lilies. This was their life and nothing could harm it, or so they thought…WWII broke out and though the happy family thought the Germans would never reach their idyllic village, they quickly understood they were wrong and their happiness came to a brutal end. The family had to flee their house and find shelter in a neighboring Ghetto where they realized that the Gestapo was taking Jews away on trucks every night, and they were never seen again.The family decided to escape into the deep dark forest. There, surrounded by animals, t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Jewish
Size: 260 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Despite being born into slavery, Linda Brent enjoys a happy childhood—until the deaths of her parents and kind mistress leave her an orphan and the property of the lascivious Dr. Flint. Linda becomes the target of his unwanted advances, which she temporarily evades by bearing the children of another man. But when Dr. Flint threatens to sell her children unless she submits, Linda hatches a desperate plan to escape, working to secure her children’s freedom as well as her own.Using the character Linda Brent to narrate her own life story, Harriet Ann Jacobs reveals the unparalleled struggles of an enslaved woman. Her harrowing account of perseverance and unimaginable bravery continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal f...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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World War II: 1939 (One Hour WW II History Books Book 1)

by History by the Hour

In this one-hour history book, discover why World War II happened as we uncover the main events that lead to the beginning of the most lethal war of all times.Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Probably no historical period has been discussed and dissected as much as World War II. Yet there is always something new to learn upon closer inspection. Events occurred at lightning speed during the war years, and you almost have to take things on a day-by-day basis to take them all in. That is why this book focuses solely on what transpired from 1938 to 1939.You’ll get a front row seat to the Anschluss—the union of Austria to Germany—the Sudeten Crisis, and the invasion of Poland. From the innuendos of the Reich to the intrigues in British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet, t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Historical Study, Military, World
Size: 39 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Eiderdown

by Edward Posnett

Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown – treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation – now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich.In this revelatory essay, Edward Posnett travels to the Westfjords region of Iceland to explore the fragile relationship between Icelanders and the duck. Eiderdown harvesting began with the arrival of Norse settlers in the 9th century, and it is now stuffed into pillows, duvets and clothing which sell for thousands of pounds in Japan, China, Germany and Russia. What might at first appear an idyllic pastime becomes a story of compromise and exploitation. Posnett’s finely ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political context. The welfare state, social work, Second World War, closure of the asylums, even the legalization of suicide, are all implicated in the prominence of self harm in Britain. The rise of 'overdosing as a cry for help' is linked to the integration of mental and physical healthcare, the NHS, and the change in the law on suicide and attempted suicide. The shift from overdosing to self-cutting as the most prominent 'self-damaging' behaviour is also explained, linked to changes in hospital organization an...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

by Patricia Skinner

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been very little attention paid to the subject of head wounds and facial damage in the course of war and/or punitive justice. The impact of acquired disfigurement —for the individual, and for her or his family and community—is barely registered, and only recently has there been any atte...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 383 pages
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