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Star-Crossed: A Quantitative Reassessment of the Relative Combat Performance of the Army of Tennessee Compared to the Army of Northern Virginia

by Michael R. Brasher

Everyone KNOWS the Army of Northern Virginia was a "winner" and its sister army, the Army of Tennessee was a "loser," right?In his book, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, Richard M. McMurry draws the somewhat controversial conclusion that Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was not only the better led army, but that the composition of Lee's army indeed made it the better army, when compared with its Western sister, the Army of Tennessee.While few historians would beg to differ with the first conclusion - the likes of Bragg, Polk, Hardee and Hood simply do not compare with the leadership offered by Lee, Jackson and Longstreet - historians have generally not cared to examine the potential for a more fundamental reason for the success of the one army, and the fai...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Outlaws: A Western Adventure (marshal jack black Book 5)

by Ash Lingam

Marshal One-Eyed Jack Black is urgently called to Apache Pass, Arizona between Dos Cabezas and the Chiricahua Mountains to order a wagon train to turn back to avoid an impending hostile attack. Will the marshal get there in time? Jack's best friend is named U.S. deputy marshal but things go wrong on the first day, and a serious crime is committed. Will the new deputy solve the mystery without the help of Marshal Black?Zebadiah Wretchly was a wicked man who used slaves to work his turquoise mines. But exactly who are these forced laborer?And is it true that Jack's and Gloria's relationship has taken a severe turn and what will Jack do about it?Read OUTLAWS, Marshal Jack Black Series #5 and find out what really happens in this latest novel from Ash Lingam....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Romance
Size: 270 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Miss Eda, My Dearest Friend: The Love Story of Henry Johnson Spicer and Eda Lucinda Ferguson

by Renee Moore Frost Great-Great Grand Daughter

In 1942 the 1800's Ferguson home burned to the ground with the only item being saved was a trunk of precious letters from loved ones. These letters have been preserved and now transcribed to relive the life and times before, during and after the cruel war known as the Civil War of 1861-1865. As I assembled the letters in date order, I found the many families of Wilkes County, North Carolina interacting with my Ferguson-Spicer family. These families shared their faith in God, the tragedy of war and the love of the Blue Ridge Mountains."For the Blood of the Southern men flashes through their veins & declares they will die in defense of the Southern Rites."Thomas L Ferguson July 27, 1861"Genl Jackson leading we flanked them on their right when the fight commenced it was a fox chase till...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 7)

by Bill O'Neill

How much do you know about the Aloha State? There’s so much to learn about Hawaii that even residents of the state don’t know! In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Hawaii’s history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of Hawaii, you’ll find the answers to the following questions: How did Hawaii get its name? Why is it called the Aloha State?Why was it once called “The Kingdom of Hawaii”? Which sport was invented in Hawaii? Which movies have been filmed in the state? What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state? What’s Hawaii’s most famous unsolved mystery?And so much more!As an added bonus, you’ll learn words from the Hawaiian language throughout the book.This book is packed with trivia facts about Hawaii. Some of the fa...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Puzzles & Games, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, World, Education & Reference, Trivia & Fun Facts, Travel
Size: 142 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Brigham Tea Magazine

by Julie Worthington

Western life, history, culture, people, places, and the rest of the story......

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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A Classic Western: Jedidiah Justice: Justice on the Frontier: To Catch A Spotted Wolf: A Western Adventure From The Author of "Jedidiah Justice: Persistent ... the Frontier Lawman Western Series Book

by Jim Burnett

Jedidah Justice is tracking a dangerous and blood-thirsty killer - Cotton Jessup. When Jedidiah and his horse tumble down an embankment, causing Jedidiah to break his leg and a few ribs, he figured both he and his cause were done for. His prayers were answered, however, when an Indian, Red Eagle, comes to his aid, bringing more than just a fix for his broken bones. Turns out Red Eagle's search for Jessup was personal - and he had a powerful taste for vengeance. Join both Jedidiah and Red Eagle as they plot together to finally bring this outlaw to justice....

Genre: History, United States, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Romance, Westerns, Western
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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My Days In The Army Air Corps: 17 February 1943 - 24 November 1945

by Erich Werner Kothe

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Family Genealogy Queries: GARNER GARDNER GARLAND (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed GARNER (with 19 queries total), GARDNER (GARDENER, GARDINER) (17 queries), GARLAND (8 queries), or GARDENHIRE (GARDENSHIRE) (3 queries), as well as GARARD, GARDER, GARMAN, and GARCIA (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Annie's Story: A Plantation Slave & Her Master

by Myra Angelou

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Covenant: Trilogy of the Horse

by C.J. Goldsmith

American wild mustangs, a symbol of freedom older than our nation, are under attack from the forces of corporate greed. But those who are legally bound to protect and care for them have become a willing ally in their destruction. A small group of concerned Americans find themselves thrown together to stop these forces from killing these majestic creatures. Katriona McCool never thought she’d be at the center of this struggle. And Alex Manly never thought he would be to blame. When Kat, a disconnected teenager from the suburbs of California, finds herself in the wilds of Colorado, on a mission to rescue herself and a band of mustang from losing more than just their freedom, she learns more about herself and the power one person can possess to make a change for the better.But the force...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Genre Fiction, Sagas, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Science & Math, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology, Literature & Fiction, Women's Fiction
Size: 426 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Thundering Herd: Farm Life in the 1950's and 60's; Looking through the lens of duty in Vietnam.

by John E. Peltier

These stories begin with brief family histories that bring the Peltier and the Scottish Keillor families together. John was the fifth of the twelve children that Wilburn and Barbara Peltier raised on the flat salt grass prairie of Southeast Texas after they married. The life they created for their family on their rice farm and cattle ranch provided fertile ground for the life experiences that are shared in these settings. At the age of nineteen, naïve and fresh from the farm, John was drafted into the U.S. Army. After surviving boot camp and medical corpsman training, he found himself in Vietnam. John used his time in the military and its experiences as the backdrop to describe life growing up. Writing this book intensified the realization of the valuable life lessons that his family and ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 380 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Women's Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Patricia Zavella

At the time Women’s Work and Chicano Families: Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley was published, little research had been done on the relationship between the wage labor and household labor of Mexican American women. Drawing on revisionist social theories relating to Chicano family structure as well as on feminist theory, Patricia Zavella paints a compelling picture of the Chicano women who worked in northern California’s fruit and vegetable canneries. Her book combines social history, shop floor ethnography, and in-depth interviews to explore the links between Chicano family life and gender inequality in the labor market....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The True Story of Freed Slave Jim Beckwourth: Mountain Man, Trapper, Explorer, Chief of the Mountain Crow

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road

by James A. Hessler

More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War. The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard. Despite its overriding importance, no full-length study of this pivotal action has been written until now. James Hessler’s and Britt Isenberg’s Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road corrects that oversight.On July 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered skeptical subordinate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet to launch a massive assa...

Genre: History, United States, Military
Size: 393 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL: The First Practical Telephone Inventor. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 33)

by The History Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, United States
Size: 83 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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1960s Colorful Cartoon Illustrations

by Jasmine Taylor

This 1960s Colorful Cartoon Illustrated eBook is ideal for kids of any age (and adults too) who love the retro colors and cool vibe of the hippy decade. Enjoy classic symbols and fashions of that era like bell bottoms, peace signs, lava lamps and guitar playing hippies. You'll also find influential people and events such as Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, John F. Kennedy, the moon landing and more.URL Link inside for unlimited coloring page downloads so you can color the cartoon illustrations yourself.Just hit the buy button to start your journey now!...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Children's eBooks, Activities, Crafts & Games
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Easy Targets: An American Soldier in Iraq

by Clinton Allen

"We're hit! We're hit! We need help!" someone yelled across the radio. We couldn't see anything because of the smoke, fire, and dust kicked up by the explosion. "IED! IED! Alpha Twelve is hit!" The radio again went crazy with what had just happened in our convoy. "Stop the truck!" I yelled. My driver came to quick stop, and I tried to see out my window, but with the smoke billowing, it was impossible. SGT Allen was attached to a truck - driving platoon in Baiji, Iraq in 2003. Easy Targets is his first hand account of his experiences while on base and under enemy fire where the daily grind of fear, paranoia, and death took its toll on him....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Clarissa's Triumph (Cottage City Chronicles Book 4)

by Kimberly C. Miller

Clarissa Hanson has grown up in wealth and privilege. She has everything she wants from life—a beautiful home, a rich and handsome fiancé, the admiration of her friends, and a position of influence in high society. In one shocking event, all of that comes crumbling down around her, leaving her to pick up the pieces. She flees to Wyoming to the home of her aunt and uncle. But life in the Wild West isn’t what she thought it would be. She finds the rough and tumble lifestyle shocking. Crossing paths with a handsome young farmer brings her even more confusion. His backwoods ways infuriate her, while at the same time she finds him intriguing. She struggles to discover the truth about what life holds for her. Can she learn to rise above the disappointment of her past and find hope for the f...

Genre: History, United States, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Romance, Christian
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Amidst a Vicious Range War: A Historical Western Adventure Book

by Austin Grayson

Feeling isolated and alone in Mississippi, Samantha decides to answer a mail order bride ad from a rancher in Colorado. But when she arrives, she realises that he failed to mention a very important detail... His ranch stands directly between two feuding cattle barons who hate one another and their animosity threatens to engulf the entire region in a range war! Will the assertive Samantha lose her vigor when the daggers are drawn?Holden never meant to stand in the middle of a vicious rivalry. But after the death of his young love a year ago, it seems that his troubles are far from over. He has tried to be a peacemaker in the past and that puts him in danger of becoming a target for both rivals. To make matters worse, cattle keep turning up dead and tensions are rising.. It's only a matter ...

Genre: History, United States, Genre Fiction, Westerns
Size: 431 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Jeffrey Dahmer: A Legacy of Evil, Disturbing True Story of the Cannibalism, Murder Spree, Rape and Torture of the Milwaukee Madman: (Serial Killer Book 1)

by Terry Baxter

The name Jeffery Dahmer is associated with evil on a level such as those legendary evildoers like Charles Manson and Ted Bundy. He was known for his cannibalistic acts though that is only scratching the surface.The murders perpetrated by Dahmer rocked the small, quiet city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to its very core. But it wasn’t just the murders themselves that caused horror and indignation across America. It was the sheer level of violence that caused America to tremble. As the grisly details of his heinous acts came to life during his trial, observers could not help but cringe.In this book, Dahmer’s legacy of cruelty will be exposed along with the motives behind his actions. In addition, a description of his background, early years, and transition into one of the most notorious seria...

Genre: History, Americas, United States
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Our Story: Presidents, Historical Telltales, and Lessons for Life

by Matt Lively

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Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation, History, Americas, United States
Size: 136 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 2)

by Oliver Poole

This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital?

As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 289 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Baron of Beacon Hill: A biography of John Hancock

by William M Fowler

John Hancock belongs to that nearly mythical assemblage, the Founding Fathers, and his bold signature across the Declaration of Independence has placed him among the most famous of that legendary group. Indeed, the very renown of his signature has tended to obscure his position as one of the most extraordinary politicians in American history.Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1737. When his father died in 1744 after a short illness, seven-year-old John was sent to live with his childless Uncle Thomas, a prosperous merchant in Boston. John attended Boston Latin School and later Harvard, where he was an indifferent student, and then joined his uncle as an apprentice in the world of commerce. At the age of twenty-seven, when his uncle passed away, he became one of the richest me...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Americas, United States
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Emily Griffith and the Opportunity School in Denver, Colorado

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Salem's Theocracy: Shattered on the Rock of Witchcraft

by Corinda Marsh

Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Occult, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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A Slave Mother's True Story: Aunt Rachel's Miraculous Escape

by Julie McDonald

This is the true story,  (10 minute read time) of a slave named Rachel.  Rachel had escaped once before and when her owner captured her, he took drastic measures to make sure she would not escaped again!  A leg iron, with a heavy ball and chain was clamped just above her ankle.  Handcuffs were put on her wrists. She was loaded onto a wagon and bound once again for a life of slavery.  The situation looked hopeless.   As the title indicates, this heartwarming story of Rachel is simply miraculous....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Founding Fathers: A Captivating Guide to Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and James Monroe

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Lives of the Founding FathersFree History BONUS Inside!Eight captivating manuscripts in one book:Benjamin Franklin: A Captivating Guide to an American Polymath and a Founding Father of the United States of AmericaGeorge Washington: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the First President of the United States of AmericaJohn Adams: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Served as the Second President of the United States of AmericaThomas Jefferson: A Captivating Guide to an American Founding Father Who Was the Principal Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Third President of the United StatesJohn Jay: A Captivating Guide to an American Statesman, Patriot, Diplomat, Governor of New York, the First Chief Justice, ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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A Slave's Courtroom Drama: The Remarkable, True Story of Louis

by Julie McDonald

October, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio.This true story, (10 minute read) is about a fugitive slave named Louis who was one of the first slaves to be tried  in a court of law under the newly enacted Fugitive Slave Law.  Louis didn't wait for a verdict from the Judge, but decided to trust his own two feet rather than hope justice would prevail....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 10 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The GIFT: NEW RELEASE : a dog's way home

by Valerii Titov

The story is a fiction about a dog named Shon (named after my own dog), an American Stafford who finds love and happiness with his owner and friend Jerry. But, that love and happiness is replaced with war and pain for both the boy and the owner after Jerry is sent to study in the United States, leaving Shon behind. They are both plagued by the loss of each other till that feeling of love drives them to find each other again on the battlefield in Afghanistan.Shon finds Jerry but not in the best of conditions. Together, they both make their way out of a hospital recently taken over by the Taliban with their enemies hot at their heels.This story shows the bond between a man and his dog. It is an exciting and thrilling read for dog lovers, war story lovers, and lovers of action story novels....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, War, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Christian, Single Authors
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 October 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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