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Daddy, What's the Middle Class?

by Pat LaMarche

We're rewriting history. This time we're telling the truth.

"Daddy, What's the Middle Class" is a series of heart warming – often tragic – tales of unacknowledged greatness. Because few of us actually learned how the middle class invented itself, you won't recognize most of the names, dates and places in this unconventional history book.

These stories will stick in your mind, inspire you to honor the legacy of forgotten heroes, and encourage you to do your part to restore the middle class....

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 July 2020 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 03 July 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

by Abigail Woods

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Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Nature & Ecology
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 July 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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American Indian Wars: A Captivating Guide to a Series of Conflicts That Occurred in North America and How They Impacted Native American Tribes, Including Events Such as the Sand Creek Massacre

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the American Indian Wars, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Today, the United States of America is one of the largest countries in the world. Comprised of fifty states, this huge nation is filled with diverse topography, as well as a variety of flora and fauna. Not only that, but the USA is also home to a huge population with diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Hispanic, African American, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Polish, and many more. A vast number of the white population are the descendants of the European colonists and settlers who ultimately conquered the land, dominating the Native Americans who were the original inhabitants of the land. This was very similar to the way the British conquered the Indian subconti...

Genre: History, Historical Study
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Hsiang-Shui Chen

By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional closed Chinese communities; the immigrants in Queens think of themselves as living in "worldtown," not in a second Chinatown. Drawing on interviews with members of a hundred households, Chen brings out telling aspects of demography, immigration experience, family life, and gender roles, and then turns to vivid, humanistic portraits of three families. Chen also describes the organizational life of the Chinese in Queens with a lively account of the powe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 July 2020 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 30 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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History of Europe: A Captivating Guide to European History, Classical Antiquity, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 499 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Operation Phoenix

by Andy Lock

Adolf Hitler escapes war torn Europe at the end of 1944. Colonel Max Friedel of the SS has the job of protecting him along their arduous journey. Lt Colonel Tom Hunter of the SAS is on their tail, hoping to bring Hitler to justice. A hard fought battle is waged on the ice, at the far end of the world. History isn't always how its written....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, Drama & Plays, Genre Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 June 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 28 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Filling in the Pieces: A Survival Story of the Holocaust

by Izaak Sturm

This autobiography is a compelling tale of an individual who survived the full brunt of the Shoah as a teenager, from the first day of the war in the small town of Dembitz in 1939 to liberation in Bergen Belsen in 1945. The book first provides a nostalgic of Izaak's prewar life and goes on to detail how his family and community were gradually torn asunder by the Nazi occupation. During the war, Izaak was variously imprisoned in ghettos, work camps, and notorious concentration camps, all the while enduring and witnessing horrific cruelty all around him. Each step of his grueling six year journey is carefully remembered and documented in this transfixing memoir. Despite the magnitude of what Izaak faced, he was able to survive in body and spirit. Preserving the seed of religious life planted...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 313 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival

by Angela Bowey

This is the story of six young artists who trained and became world famous in Vienna in the 1920s. Fritz Lampl was a poet and writer who turned to designing art glass; his wife Hilde and her sister Fritzi were dress designers; her brothers Josef and Artur Berger were architects and Josef's wife Margarete was a painter. They won international prizes and exhibited their work around the world. But because they were Jewish they fled from Vienna when Nazi Germany took over Austria, leaving behind their workshops, their homes, and the stock of their creations. Four of them settled in war-time London and started from scratch to re-establish their studios and their lives. This is their story....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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My Soul is Filled With Joy: A Holocaust Story

by Karen Treiger

This Bronze Medal Winning book (Independent Publishers Book Award in the category of World History) tells the story of Sam and Esther Goldberg who met in the Polish forest – just outside of the Treblinka Death Camp. It was August 3, 1943, just one day after Sam escaped the Camp during a prisoner uprising. With 870,000 murdered at Treblinka, Sam was one of approximately 65 to survive and live until the end of the war. Esther had been hiding in that patch of forest for a year and was out that morning, looking for mushrooms to eat. They met and after hearing of the prisoner revolt, she took him to the Righteous Gentiles who, at danger to themselves, hid them in their barn for three days while the Nazis, Ukrainians and Poles scoured the area. Deciding to stay and hide with Esther, they ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biography
Size: 305 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Super Happy Fun Facts

by Eric Haan

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts, Education & Reference
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Sarinka: A Sephardic Holocaust Journey: From Yugoslavia To An Internment Camp in America

by F. Linda Cohen

Sarinka is a moving Holocaust story that traces the life of a young woman beginning with her childhood in prewar Yugoslavia to experience living on the run, in hiding, and as a nurse among Tito’s partisans. She was one of the 982 refugees who resided at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter that was established in America for victims of the Nazi Holocaust during WWII. Author and daughter of the heroine, Linda Cohen takes the readers on a unique journey as she describes life in Yugoslavia—through her mother’s eyes—during the war and all the restrictions and dangers she encountered once Yugoslavia became occupied by the Axis powers. Heroic and tragic in parts, Sarinka embodies the resiliency of the human spirit. --Rebecca Fisher, Researcher at the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World
Size: 208 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

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Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 202 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 June 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 22 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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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 22 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Environments of Intelligence: From natural information to artificial interaction (History and Philosophy of Technoscience)

by Hajo Greif

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Behavioral Sciences, History & Philosophy, Technology
Size: 230 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Dancer of the Heights

by M Russo

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Religions, History, Historical Study, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Holy Roman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Holy Roman Empire and Carolingian Dynasty

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 15.27 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Roman Mythology: Captivating Roman Myths of Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Mythological Creatures

by Matt Clayton

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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True Crime Stories Volume 12: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)

by Jack Rosewood

In the following book you will be introduced to twelve shocking true crime cases that will keep you engage and turning the pages even as you become disturbed by the depths of the depravity some of these criminals have demonstrated. These twelve cases cover 100 years of crime history over several different countries, demonstrating once more that serious crime is a phenomenon that knows no boundaries. One of the major themes of this volume is crimes against the most vulnerable people in our society, including the elderly and the young. You will read about a case in Indiana where a twelve-year-old girl was brutally tortured and murdered, not by a deranged pedophile or a career criminal, but by girls her own age who let their undeveloped minds and peer pressure get out of hand. The bizarre cas...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts
Size: 157 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Innovator Versus the Collective

by Brian Phillips

Why do some cultures abound with innovation and progress? Why do some industries amaze us with their continual innovation, while others seem frozen in time? Why will we stand in line—sometime for days—for the latest iPhone or PlayStation, but demand Congressional hearings if we must wait in line for gasoline?The answers to these questions go beyond a particular culture or even a particular industry. Fundamentally, the answers go to the core of all human relations and interactions. The social and political policies that we advocate and support today will determine the innovation and progress (or lack thereof) that we experience tomorrow. If we do not understand and enact the social/political cause of innovation and progress, we cannot expect to enjoy the effect.It is said that those who...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 234 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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The Tracks We Leave

by Jack King

The Tracks We Leave is a collection of proverbs and profound expressions attributed to North American Indian tribes. It reflects the beauty of a centuries-old journey that springs from a brave, undeniably urgent human struggle to preserve culture, language, identity, and way of life, a mighty endeavor that endures even unto this day....

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Spirituality
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Anything But His Soul: A Holocaust Memoir

by Moshe (Mjetek) Bomberg

Meeting his brother in Auschwitz, he understood that they are all aloneA young boy’s world falls apart! He can trust no one and does not know what his tomorrow holds or if he will live to see it. Poland 1944, Mjetek finds himself in Auschwitz after taking part in Zionist underground activities trying to fight against the Nazi occupation of Warsaw. He meets his brother and understands that their entire family has been massacred and that their days are numbered. Mjetek decides to not give up and says he is a blacksmith, though he has never worked with metal. At work in one of the factories, a melted piece of iron falls and burns him. He manages to go back to the camp and his brother takes care of him, selling his golden tooth for medical supplies. Staying in the “clinic” was supposed...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Jewish
Size: 156 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 June 2020 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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 June 2020 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 06 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections

by Susan Shalev

Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections is a fictionalized memoir, which tells the moving story of Tanya, a Jewish teenager forced to flee her Polish hometown in order to escape the Nazis. Tanya's sweeping odyssey of changing fortunes, taking her across thousands of kilometers far away from the death camps of Europe, is both heartrending and heartwarming. This inspiring story of survival, resilience and optimism in the face of adversity, based on true events, is a Holocaust novel with a difference, which opens a unique window onto a lesser-known facet of this horrific chapter in history....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 June 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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