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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 13 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Heroines of Avalon and Other Tales

by Ayn Cates Sullivan

Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales by Ayn Cates Sullivan transports readers into the time of legend and revisits deities and legendary female characters linked to Welsh and British mythology. In this book, the author shares her insights and her journey to discovering her past, a journey that compelled her to research the extraordinary characters in her book. Her research into the myth of the Holy Grail creates beautiful mythical encounters, bringing to life “untold” stories of characters like the Goddess Arianrhod, Blodeuweddi, Iouga, Elen, also known as “Elen of the Ways,” and the Goddess of Sovereignty, Elaine and Dindraine in the Arthurian female Grail Knights. The stories begin with an informative commentary that shares the author’s personal journey and offers elements of myth ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, British, Mythology & Folk Tales, Mythology
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Making London Large

by Garry Robson

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Historical Study, True Accounts
Size: 94 pages
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Yuma Prison: A Western Adventure (Marshal Jack Black Book 6)

by Ash Lingam

Roy Blood had been locked in Yuma Territorial Prison for the attempted murder of U.S. Deputy Marshal Harold Stampede. But the outlaw has managed to break out and take a dozen hardened convicts with him as they sweep a path of violence across Southern Arizona. The leader of the gang has sworn an oath to kill the deputy marshal for shooting dead his partner, Jimmy So-Fast. And Marshal One-Eyed Jack Black intends to do whatever he can to stop him and protect the citizens of Cochise County – all this, while an unsuspecting killer is on the loose in Peirce City during the lawmen’s absence....

Genre: History, Americas, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance, Western
Size: 275 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Always Leave An Airman Behind: A Real Story of Surviving The Crab Leadership Culture

by Ellis Franks

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Self-Help, Motivational, History, Military
Size: 482 pages
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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 12 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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To "Paradise" and Back

by Charles Sawikin

Incredible memoir of Chaim Sawikin, a sixteen-year-old Jewish boy who was separated from his family at the start of World War II and then survived in the Soviet labor camp system. As he confronts every life-threatening situation, he draws upon his instincts and resourcefulness, while trying to retain the essential humanity instilled by his parents and his socialist upbringing. With almost every incident turning upon a stroke of luck, Chaim, raised an atheist, begins to see the world as unhinged, devoid of pattern or justice. But the idea that all his and others' suffering was random, so hard to accept, brings him around to deeper thoughts about the role of fate or God in the world. Finally he looks back on these times with no answers, only more questions....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 106 pages
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History of The Prophets: Special Edition for Children

by Jamiatul Ulama Talimi Board ( KZN ) South Africa

Introduction

The Qur-aan Shareef discusses the incidents of the Ambiyaa (alayhimus salaam) in great detail. The incidents of approximately 25 Ambiyaa (alayhimus salaam) are discussed.These incidents are mentioned for us to take lessons from the nations of the past. To stay away from those things that brought ruin to them as well as implement and apply those aspects that made them successful.

In this small booklet titled Basic History, the Ulul Azm Ambiyaa (those Ambiyaa that enjoy the highest rank) are discussed. Most of it has been taken from Qasasun Nabiyyeen written by the late Hadhrat Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA). It is kept on a very simple level aimed especially for children.

It is hoped that this book can educate the children of the ummat ...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 December 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
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From Egypt to Babylon: Reimagining Exodus in the Creation of Biblical Israel

by Ronald Geobey

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 283 pages
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Around the World in 80 Recipes from the 1800s (The Flavor Fairy Collection Book 8)

by Fae Merrie

In Jules Verne’s classic novel “Around the World in 80 Days” the unflappable Phileas Fogg set out to prove that he could do exactly what the title says—an almost impossible feat in 1872 when the story was first published. An airplane would have helped him tremendously, but they hadn’t been invented yet, so Phileas had to rely mainly on boats and trains to get around (plus an elephant at one point). He also had to eat, of course, but Verne didn’t offer many details on that score—he was writing an adventure tale after all, not a cookbook. Still, one has to wonder what a world traveler of the 19th century might have dined upon en route. Which is how this book came about. Here you’ll find an eclectic collection of 80 antique recipes from the time period in which Jules Verne liv...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Gastronomy, Regional & International, History, Nonfiction
Size: 23 pages
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How to Draw Anime: Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

by Eva Komatsu

How to Draw Anime

Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

Drawing is viewed as an inventive type of craftsmanship to express the contemplations and sentiment an artist. To be sure, one can express his energy and feeling through drawing wonderful pictures on a clear paper. Then again, drawing is a convoluted procedure that requests sheer ability and skill to appropriately execute and draw. For some people, drawing interestingly or the second is no not exactly a major test. If you pondering about How To Draw a sketch or painting, then you would be joyful to realize that there are various online sources accessible nowadays that have assumed the liability to help children and grown-ups learn drawing with outright flawlessness.
These online source...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
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The Open Door: A History of Tacoma Community College

by Dale Coleman

On September 13, 1965, Tacoma Community College opened its doors to the public. The founding of the College was the culmination of four years of coordinated effort, steadfast leadership and grassroots community support. Built around the idea that educational opportunity is a critical component of a thriving community, TCC set forth on a mission to bring high-quality, affordable education to all, without regard to means or circumstance. Over the next 50 years, as thousands of students passed through the open door to previously unavailable opportunity and achievement, the strength and resilience of this simple idea would be tested. Through economic hardship, social upheaval, changing job markets and times of crisis both global and local, Tacoma Community College would prove to be an enduring...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, College & University
Size: 151 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Still Standing: A soldier's journey through PTSD

by S. Foster

This is essentially the story of my life. The invisible wounds that haunt us. I hope that this book is an inspiration to those who read it. In writing this book I have been told is extremely therapeutic although to be honest I am just now starting the task at hand. I live my life daily in mental and physical pain, but I consider myself fortunate to have traveled the journey. There are others that are far worse off than me and others better off than me that is just the way it is. All of them however are the bravest and most selfless people you will ever meet. This book isn’t proof read it is from the heart, It is raw, a former soldier telling his story in the hopes to inspire others. I have left my name and everyone except my wife’s name out to honor their privacy. There will be grammar...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health, Psychology & Counseling, Self-Help, Motivational, History, Military, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 64 pages
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Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer

by Richard Foreman

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Genre: History, Ancient, Genre Fiction, War
Size: 58 pages
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Surviving The Holocaust: "I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." -Anne Frank (What Lies Ahead Book 19861962)

by Rain Porter

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Another Point of View

by Richard Jubak

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Genre: History, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 284 pages
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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
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The Pagan & The Jew: The Jewish Rebellion against the Roman Empire

by Terrance Williamson

Rebellion! Against the greatest of odds, the Jews have driven out their oppressors and reclaimed Judea from the Romans. With fury, the tyrannical Emperor Nero sends Vespasian, a general tested in the crucible of combat, to crush the uprising with a cruelty beyond comparison. Vespasian’s ambition, however, far outreaches that of defeating a rebellion; his sights are set on the throne. Feigning obedience, and with a scheme developed by his son, Titus, they take upon the martial mantle with the hopes of securing the east under their banner and enacting a plot to overthrow Nero. Matters are only complicated when Titus falls in love with a Jewish princess, Bernice, who helps him to understand the plight of the Hebrews. Preparing for Vespasian’s arrival is an underestimated opponent named Jo...

Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
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Melvin Morris : American Soldier

by Scott Frank

Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris is an honored veteran of the Vietnam War. He served almost 30 years in the United States Army and was even part of a Special Forces Group. Brave and excelling at his career in the military, Morris would do two tours of duty in Vietnam before retiring in 1985....

Genre: History, Asia, Military
Size: 11 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Computer Curious: Stories and lessons from the dawn of the digital age in africa

by Marc Maxmeister

Back in the early 2000s, before Facebook existed, before Google was a verb, African youths were flocking to the Internet. I trekked across Gambia, Senegal, and Ghana in search of what drew them to the Internet. After visits to 30 schools and hundreds of Interviews, I discovered that curiosity and a drive to create in a culture where education stifles creativity was the deeper reason behind the allure of the Internet.

In this book I focus on why and how computer culture evolved in Africa, and wrap it in my own adventures of exotic discomfort on the open road, ill-conceived conceits to bring Internet to remote villages, rocket yams in the name of science, wandering through a refugee camp to deliver a letter, hobnobbing with power mongers in the capitol, and generally seeing how ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Africa, Nonfiction
Size: 165 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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History's Greatest Conquerors: Alexander the Great (World's Conquerors Book 3)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
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TOP 5 BOLDEST PROJECTS IN THE XXth CENTURY (Series: something interesting Book 1)

by Jack Orest

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Genre: History, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 1.50 mb
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Middlebrow Modernism: Britten’s Operas and the Great Divide (California Studies in 20th-Century Music Book 24)

by Christopher Chowrimootoo

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Situated at the intersections of twentieth-century music history, historiography, and aesthetics, Middlebrow Modernism uses Benjamin Britten’s operas to illustrate the ways in which composers, critics, and audiences mediated the “great divide” between modernism and mass culture. Reviving mid-century discussions of the middlebrow, Christopher Chowrimootoo demonstrates how Britten’s works allowed audiences to have their modernist cake and eat it: to revel in the pleasures of consonance, lyricism, and theatrical spectacle even while enjoying the prestige that came from rejecting them. B...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Nonfiction
Size: 252 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Tom Hayden on Social Movements: Four unpublished talks and the Rolling Stone interview

by Tom Hayden

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Chakras for Beginners: 3 Books in 1:: The Definitive Guide to Healing and Balancing Your Chakras. Improve Your Health and Radiate Positive Energy

by Eleanor Foster

Limited Time Offer: Get the books "Chakras Healing", "Crystal Healing" & "Reiki Healing" in a Special Price!Would you like to learn about Chakras?Are you interested in Reiki Healing?Crystal healing is appealing to you?If so, this bundle is for you!In this special package, you'll get:The book "Chakras Healing", so you can learn how to balance and heal your chakrasThe book "Crystal Healing", so you can combine your knowledge about crystals when you work on your chakrasThe book "Reiki Healing", so you can combine your knowledge about chakras and crystals in your Reiki treatments!Now you can have it all! Balance your chakras, increase your vibration, control your inner energy, get and receive Reiki treatments, attract wealth, health, love and happiness into your life – and start reaping the ...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 383 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The History of Moroleon for Kids

by de Flores, Camille E. Torok

A short illustrated coloring book designed for children about Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico....

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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13 Most Haunted Hotels & Inns of New England

by Sam Baltrusis

Paranormal researcher and "Ghosts of Salem" author Sam Baltrusis has traveled all over New England in search of the region’s thirteen most haunted hotels and inns. From the Witch City’s Hawthorne Hotel in Salem to the blood-stained Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 123 pages
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The Unites States Army – the biggest myth of the twentieth century

by Samuel Greenberg

The book reveals myth about USA Army (ground forces) as the most powerful and efficient in the world in 20th century.The book concentrates on highlighting unknown facts of strategic and tactical mistakes during USA participation in WWI and WWII; Korean War; Invasion of Grenada and the War with Iraq and huge human losses hided from American public till now due to incompetence of High ranking officers and commanders. What is inside the book? The readers will find plenty of true information marked as classified about Korean War, Invasion of Grenade and Iraq war of 2003, incompetence of commanders and military mistakes, which resulted in tens of thousands US soldiers human loses that could be avoided and lives saved. What can be learnt from mistakes to prevent their occurrence in the future. T...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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The Strange and Unexplained Mysteries of the World - The Bermuda Triangle: The Truth Revealed

by Conrad Bauer

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Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 December 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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