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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
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 September 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 20 September 2019 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 20 September 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 19 September 2019 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
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 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 18 September 2019 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 17 September 2019 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 15 September 2019 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
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 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 14 September 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 14 September 2019 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 13 September 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 12 September 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 10 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Greece's Refugee Crisis The Locals' Stories

by Demetra Gerontakis

A short collection of stories told by the locals in different parts of Greece during the refugee, immigrant and economical crisis....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 13 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 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 08 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Norse Mythology: To the Gates of Valhalla - A Journey Through the Twisted Mythology of the Norse Peoples

by Nichola Wil

Are you dying to find out more about the lives of Vikings? From Ragnarok to the Gods of Norse Mythology, this book tells you the stories of a fascinating, ancient people. Few civilizations lead such brutish, jealous and war-like lives, as the Vikings. A culture based on conquering and strength, the Vikings had deep-seated beliefs in gods who were just as problematic as their people. These beliefs created a colorful and captivating society of born warriors.In Norse Mythology: To The Gates of Valhalla, I deconstruct a thriving nation of people and the beliefs, rituals and myths that helped them become a formidable force in Europe after 800AD. Explore the open waters with me, and I’ll take you on a journey through the best Viking tales!In this book you’ll read about:•Asgard and the gods...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian
Size: 117 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 September 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 07 September 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 06 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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Early Balloons and Airships: The History and Legacy of Dirigibles Before the Invention of Airplanes

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThe Wright Brothers initially underestimated the difficulties involved in flying, and they were apparently surprised by the fact that so many others were working on solving the “problem of human flight” already. Decades before their own historic plane would end up in the National Air & Space Museum, Wilbur and Orville asked the Smithsonian for reading materials and brushed up on everything from the works of their contemporaries to Leonardo Da Vinci. Undeterred by the work, and the fact that several would-be pioneers died in crashes trying to control gliders, the Wright Brothers tested out gliding at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina for several years, working to perfect pilot control before trying pow...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 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.
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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 246 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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More Ghost Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 2)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Spirituality
Size: 295 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 September 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 06 September 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 06 September 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 05 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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