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Queen Elizabeth I: A Biography of A Very Important Queen in World History (The People's Queen of England) (Fascinating World History Episodes Book 10)

by History-Episode

A Complete Biography of Queen Elizabeth I – A Very Important Queen in World HistoryFrom the moment she was conceived, Queen Elizabeth I of England was the subject of controversy. The daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was accused of being illegitimate by English Catholics before she was even born, as they refused to acknowledge the annulment of Henry's first marriage. Elizabeth's childhood was tumultuous, as her mother was executed when she was two and a half years old, and she was raised as Henry's daughter but not Henry's heir.Elizabeth became Queen in 1558, succeeding her half-sister Mary Tudor to the throne. Elizabeth refused to marry immediately and rule as co-regent with her husband, as Mary had done, and her decision to remain single and rule al...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, British
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Stalin: The Life of Joseph Stalin, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Premier 1922-1953 (One Hour History Books Book 10)

by History by the Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Europe, Russia
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Plantagenets Part 1: 1216-1307 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Chronicle of the Kings of England: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen

by William of Malmesbury

The history of the English, from their arrival in Britain to his own times, has been written by Bede, a man of singular learning and modesty, in a clear and captivating style. After him you will not, in my opinion, easily find any person who has attempted to compose in Latin the history of this people. Let others declare whether their researches in this respect have been, or are likely to be, more fortunate; my own labour, though diligent in the extreme, has, down to this period, been without its reward. There, are, indeed, some notices of antiquity, written in the vernacular tongue after the manner of a chronicle, and arranged according to the years of our Lord. By means of these alone, the times succeeding this man have been rescued from oblivion: for of Elward, a noble and illustrious...

Genre: History, Europe, Military
Size: 576 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Normans: 1066-1153 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Athens for beginners. An instructive tour in Plaka: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918–1929 (Studies of the Harriman Institute)

by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, World, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Cold War in the Cold North: The Reykjavik Summit

by Charles Beuck

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Ireland: The Most Important People, Places, and Events That Shaped the History of Ireland

by Isabel Knowles

Read this book for free with your Kindle Unlimited MembershipHistory of IrelandThe story of the Irish people is definitely fascinating, especially to history buffs. This book stands as an introduction to the history of a nation that has been influenced by other forces, developing beyond its magnificent, imposing coasts. This book will transport you to the past of one of the world’s most compelling nations. It will take you through the conflicts and events whose impact was crucial throughout the centuries. Starting from the earliest inhabitants of the land to the country’s independence in the early 20th century, this book will be an enjoyable read, representing a retelling of the rich and surprising history of Ireland.Buy this exciting book right now...

Genre: History, Europe
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Kill the Stuart

by Ronald Bassett

When Bonnie Prince Charlie roused the Highlands in revolt in 1745, an ill-prepared English army marched north. Major Thomas Margery, of His Majesty’s 2nd Regiment of foot guards, is sent to Scotland with secret orders to kill the Young Pretender. Facing danger from Government troops and spies, as well as suspicious clansmen who support the Pretender, Margery masquerades as a deserter and to further his disguise, he agrees to take on his Scottish contacts daughter-in-law and her son. Isobel MacDonald, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Highlander who is fighting for the Pretender Margery intends to kill, becomes his reliable companion as he travels through the highlands. Keen to kill the Pretender while his army is in its infancy, Margery sets off across Scotland with Isobel. Their tr...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, British, European
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Romanov Family Yearbook (In Their Own Words 4)

by Helen Azar

The year 2018 marks a century since the murders of the last imperial family of Russia: Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, four daughters: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, and son Alexei. This family of seven was brutally killed in July of 1918, but continues to fascinate even a hundred years later. Helen Azar, author of several books based on her original translations of their diaries and letters, brings you “THE ROMANOV FAMILY YEARBOOK” - a unique edition which commemorates them through a collection of personal documents that recount their daily lives, ranging over a decade. This book contains 365 diary entries, letters, and photographs--one for each day of the year—including some previously unpublished material. It is essential reading for Russian imperial history enthusia...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 448 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Apart from War (Still Life with Memories Bundle Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

This bundle contains three volumes of the Still Life with Memories series, featuring the love story and adventures of Lenny and Natasha during WWII:The Music of UsIn 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a wounded warrior and she—a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.“Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?”To t...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, British, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Sagas
Size: 559 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

by Nancy Shields Kollmann

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctio...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Revolutionary Acts: Amateur Theater and the Soviet State, 1917-1938

by Lynn Mally

During the Russian Revolution and Civil War, amateur theater groups sprang up in cities across the country. Workers, peasants, students, soldiers, and sailors provided entertainment ranging from improvisations to gymnastics and from propaganda sketches to the plays of Chekhov. In Revolutionary Acts, Lynn Mally reconstructs the history of the amateur stage in Soviet Russia from 1917 to the height of the Stalinist purges. Her book illustrates in fascinating detail how Soviet culture was transformed during the new regime's first two decades in power.Of all the arts, theater had a special appeal for mass audiences in Russia, and with the coming of the revolution it took on an important role in the dissemination of the new socialist culture. Mally's analysis of amateur theater as a space where ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Europe, Russia, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Russian
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Shattered Paths: Young Jews saved by gypsies 1941 - Historical Novel

by (Wininger) Livnat, Helen

It actually happened. Hard to believe that two teenagers and a special child, torn from their comfortable and insulated Jewish community in wartime Romania, were taken in by Gypsies camped in the forest. How could they find their places among the flamboyant people, whose lifestyle and ways of confronting the hostile surrounding society were so different from that of the Jews?This heart stirring story fleshes out this occurrence, presenting the dilemmas, enlightenments, emotional attachments, and mutual understandings experienced by the child protagonists.*** Helen Livnat's book is based on extensive research about the Gypsy way of life. Exposing the fascinating gypsy's world of beliefs, values, music and joy. It is a sweeping drama in opposite worlds and how common fate binds them together...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Eastern European, Jewish, Nonfiction, Biographical, European
Size: 261 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Journey to the West: Stories from Grandpa (A Memoir)

by David Seers

My Goal, in writing the book, - "The Journey to the West”, was to tell the Real Story, about our Family emigration from the Soviet Union to the United States of America. Also, my Goal was, to show to my children and grandchildren the Roots of our Family!Every Immigrant knows, that when you come to the New Country, everything is different, even the Bread has a different taste... In the New Country, - the Language, the People, the Laws, the Culture and the Customs, - everything is new for Immigrants. I and my wife Lyudmila, we cherish many wonderful things in the United States of America, but one thing is more important, than anything else for me and my wife Lyudmila, - it's the Total Freedom! We fought hard, for our Freedom in my Old Country, - the USSR, and we never won the Freedom! ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, World, Nonfiction
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The British Monarchy Miscellany: A Collection of Royal Facts, Lists and Trivia

by Alex David

Who was the first king of England? And the youngest monarch on accession? Which kings had illegitimate children? How many royal residences are there? How do you tell a Grenadier Guard from a Coldstream Guard? The British Monarchy Miscellany is a royal reference with a twist that sets out to answer all these curious questions, and many more associated with the world’s most famous monarchy. Extensively researched with an eye for accuracy, and covering 1,000 years of royal history, this unique book is over 110,000 words long, and works both as a basic factual reference and a collection of fascinating trivia. Basic reference tools include individual facts sheets on each monarch from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II, basic facts on all royal consorts, plus chapters on the monarchy’s re...

Genre: History, Europe
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The True Story of Saint Patrick of Ireland

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Plantagenets Part 2: 1307-1399 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Tudors: 1485-1603 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 20 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Lancaster and York: 1399-1485 (Half Hour Histories)

by Harold Green

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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MARCUS AURELIUS & CALIGULA: Rome's Most Controversial Emperors. The Biography Collection. Biographies, Facts & Quotes

by The History Hour

Marcus Aurelius was an outstanding person and Emperor of Ancient Rome. He was far more concerned with ways of thinking than with warfare. Being a small boy he applied himself to task with education. Marcus preferred others over himself, putting his own welfare aside for the good of other people.His nature is obvious in his kindness and consideration for others; but his sharp intelligence is also evident in his writing and in his excellence in jurisprudence. People called him a Great Emperor and a Philosopher King. Inside you will read about...The Young MarcusTraining in OratoryAntoninus's reignAntoninus's deathPhilosopher turned EmperorMarcus and Lucius's reignThe Slumbering TiberThe War with the ParthiansThe Antonine plagueThe youngest Consul in Roman historyThe End of the Pax RomanaAnd ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Greek Mythology: Captivating Tales of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters (Classical Mythology; Greek Myths Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

This book includes two popular manuscripts on Greek mythology:Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersGreek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsIntroducing: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThe first manuscript on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Just some of the topics covered in the first part of this book include:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus an...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours

by Sharon Farmer

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 358 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Middle Ages: A Captivating Guide to the Dark Ages and Black Death

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Middle Ages, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Two captivating manuscripts in one book:The Dark Ages: A Captivating Guide to the Period Between the Fall of the Roman Empire and the RenaissanceThe Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human HistoryFollowing the fall of Rome in 476 CE, the entire dynamic of Europe underwent a complete shift in power and culture. The Dark Ages was an interesting period of about six centuries, and during it, Europe was still trying to figure out what it was and how it would survive the chaos that followed the fall of Rome. Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:The Misconception of the Dark AgesThe World after RomeThe Rise of the Ch...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004–2012

by Nika Gilauri

This book is open access under a CC BY license.In this book, Nika Gilauri reveals his formulas for government reform and economic recovery, including how to fight against corruption, reform fiscal policy and tax systems, privatize state-owned enterprises, build a welfare system for those most in need, create a competitive education and healthcare system, and streamline procurement. All formulas are corroborated by practical experience and empirical evidence gathered during Mr Gilauri's term as a cabinet member (2004-2009) and prime minister (2009-2012) of Georgia, and provide an in-depth view of what worked in the case of Georgia since 2003, and how lessons learned could be applied in other parts of the world....

Genre: Business & Investing, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Europe, Russia, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Accounting & Finance
Size: 213 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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