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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 25 June 2019 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 25 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Missing Chapter: What Was Left Out of The Secret Journals Of Adolf Hitler

by A. G. Mogan

The Missing Chapter is just that - the chapter that was removed from The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler during the editorial review. It centres around the Nazi Party Rally of 1927, illustrating the increasing power of the Nazis, the Torchlight procession, and the Dedication of Banners, all serving to instill into the minds of the people the idea of spirituality being attached to the Nazi cult. Hitler’s obsession with the Holy Lance, better known as The Spear of Destiny is also discussed. The spear was said to have magical powers, having once been used at the Crucifixion to wound the side of Christ. Hitler firmly believed that whoever had the Spear became invincible and could conquer the world.Enjoy!...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography, Education & Reference, Genre Fiction, Biographical
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2019 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, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 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 24 June 2019 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 24 June 2019 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 23 June 2019 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 22 June 2019 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
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 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 20 June 2019 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 20 June 2019 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
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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 20 June 2019 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 18 June 2019 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 17 June 2019 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 16 June 2019 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 16 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 11 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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World War II: 1942 (One Hour WW II History Books Book 4)

by by the Hour, History

In this one-hour history book, discover why 1942 was such a decisive year as we uncover the main events of that year during World War II, the most lethal war of all times.1942 came on the scene like a fast-moving freight train careening around a series of rapid twists and turns. In a matter of months, the Japanese made themselves masters of the entire Dutch East Indies. The Soviet Union was faced with near collapse as the Germans pounded at the gates of Moscow, and America’s East Coast was besieged by Nazi U-Boats. It was a year of quick and decisive action during which the situation changed from day to day. This book relates all of the major events of 1942 in the order they happened. If you would like a complete and concise reference on this pivotal year of the war, this book will provi...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Russia
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Perfecta Saxonia: The Unification of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

by John Broughton

King Alfred never achieved his dream of uniting the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into one Perfecta Saxonia.The man destined to fulfill Alfred's dream is his grandson, Athelstan, as the spark of unity begins in the Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Abandoned by his father and raised by his uncle, young Athelstan faces numerous adversities on his way to becoming a mighty warrior and diplomat.But can he overcome the odds to transform England from an insignificant island off the Western European mainland, into the leading centre of tenth-century diplomacy and learning?Discover the story of one of the most important English kings, who put in place the foundations of modern-day England....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure, War & Military, Fantasy, British, European, Historical, Mythology
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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THE ART OF MAKING WINE: According to the Doctrine of Chaptal.

by translator] Matthew Lynch

They were the best of times, they were the worst of times. The French Revolution had just given way to the Napoleonic Empire, while another Revolution was brewing- or at least fermenting- in vineyards all over France. "Citizen" Chaptal, Minister of the Interior, scholar, and renaissance man, introduced a revolution in wine making. To this day chaptalization is the term used for the use of calcium carbonate and sugar to improve the quality of wine. This is the simple manual that was sent out to vintners so that wine across France could be transformed from the often sour mess that it had once been to the reliably tasty and durable beverage we all know and love today. This book watershed moment in wine history, and even provides enough information for the enterprising wino to begin his o...

Genre: History, Europe, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, How-to & Home Improvements, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 08 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Ulf's Tale: Annals of the Anglo-Scandinavian Empire

by John Broughton

A Swedish nobleman. A kidnapped child. The choice between power and morality.At the start of the slaughter-marred eleventh-century, nine-year-old Ulf is taken hostage by King Aethelred.It’s the beginning of a life of luxury and opportunity for Ulf. But treachery and plotting throughout the country threaten uneasy alliances, while ambitious rivals attempt to seize power for themselves.His own life threatened, Ulf embarks on a quest for unity to bring peace to the Baltic states. Will his own moral convictions be enough to overcome divided loyalties, religious clashes and ambitious kings?...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mythology & Folk Tales, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure, War & Military, Fantasy, Historical, Mythology
Size: 222 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Age of the Great Western Schism

by Clinton Locke

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Genre: History, Europe, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 251 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Shergar: A True Crime Story of Kidnapping, Racehorse and Politics

by Conrad Bauer

A true crime story set in Ireland and involving kidnapping, the IRA and a phenomenal racehorse named Shergar. Who Kidnap Shergar? A mystery that has baffled authorities for years…

Ask anyone in Great Britain or Ireland about famous racehorses and they’ll likely have only one name to tell you. Shergar. At his peak, Shergar was one of the most elegant, powerful, and successful racehorses in the history of the sport. By the time he retired, his reputation alone was enough to earn massive amounts of money. But then, one cold night, he vanished. Kidnapped. Stolen by a group of masked men. The heist quickly became an international sensation, attracting attention from around the world. Everyone wanted to know: who kidnapped Shergar?

And the mystery has continued to ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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History of Vikings: An Epic Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers - such as Egil Skallagrimsson, Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, and More (Epic World History Book 2)

by Epic World History

The History of Vikings: Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers. Such as Egil Skallagrimsson, Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, and MoreHistory is always filled with information, which describes different events that took place at different periods. As we read history books, we learn and discover about certain events. We learn what preceded those events or what caused them. We want to know why things were as they were (or how we learned). However, the main thing with history is that information we have can often be misleading or incomplete. The similar thing happened with Vikings. For many of us, the first picture that comes to our minds when we mention the word “Viking” is a savage, colossal man, wearing a beard, and carrying a huge axe in one hand. Many of us have at least heard of t...

Genre: History, Europe, Education & Reference, Studying & Workbooks
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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In Search of the Free Individual: The History of the Russian-Soviet Soul (Distinguished Speakers Series)

by Svetlana Alexievich

"I love life in its living form, life that’s found on the street, in human conversations, shouts, and moans." So begins this speech delivered in Russian at Cornell University by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. In poetic language, Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing.Cornell Global Perspectives is an imprint of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The works examine critical global challenges, often from an interdisciplinary perspective, and are intended for a non-specialist audience. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents edited transcripts of talks delivered at Cornell, both in the original language and in translation....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Voice of Six Tudor Queens: The harrowing stories of Henry VIII's six wives told through poetry

by Tessy Braun

Tessy has a fascination with the Tudor Dynasty and having visited historic sites such as The Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace a number of times, was inspired to write a collection of six poems from the view point of each of Henry VIII's wives. Each of the poems are historically accurate and tell of the fate of each of these queens, giving them a voice centuries later....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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