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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Gilded Age: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Gilded Age* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The period from 1870 to 1900 in the United States has become known as the Gilded Age, during which America was transformed almost beyond recognition. In the 1870s, the country was still recovering from a horrendously destructive Civil War. The nation was still mainly agrarian; cities were relatively small and large-scale industry almost non-existent. Thirty years later, the U.S. had become an industrial powerhouse with massive cities featuring skyscrapers, electric lights, automobiles on the streets, and subways running below. An influx of immigrants from different parts of the world had changed the very nature of American society which fe...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Understanding the Vietnam War

by Dr. Thomas Bruce

The Vietnam War, also called the Vietnam Conflict, is one of the great defining wars in American’s history, with an influence on the American psyche only surpassed by the Civil War. The armies of the United States have won and lost many battles during the wars it has become engaged it, but until Vietnam America had never actually lost a war. Lost is probably too strong a word to use. The American homeland was never attacked, and US forces were never decisively defeated in the field. America simply failed to win the war. The nation was unable to find the tactics to defeat the enemies will to continue fighting, while the war drained their own stamina to persevere with the conflict any longer. The ultimate withdrawal of US armed forces from Vietnam bruised America’s ego and shook th...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Helen Keller: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 6)

by Hourly History

Helen Keller* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.What was Helen Keller’s legacy to the world? Was it the impressive list of firsts that she accomplished as a deafblind person? Was it the assistance that she gave to the cause of the handicapped? Was it her numerous writings, her forgotten ideals, her inspirational quotations? Or was it simply her story?Inside you will read about...✓ Growing up Deaf and Blind at Ivy Green✓ Learning to Speak✓ Earning Her Bachelor’s Degree✓ Relentless Work and Radical Socialism✓ Keller’s Secret Engagement✓ Late Life and DeathAnd much more!Perhaps the only way to measure the gift of Helen Keller would be to discover just how her life has touch...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Great Depression: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 2.43 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Father's Words

by Smart Family

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Education & Reference, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Schools & Teaching, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 130 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Nuclear Summer: The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Louise Krasniewicz

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Barack Obama: 200 Quotes By Barack Obama: President Quotes: 200 Interesting Quotes By America's 44th President Barack Obama

by Howard Taylor

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Quotations
Size: 202 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

John Adams: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 2)

by Hourly History

John Adams* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The drama of the life of the second president of the United States has been stirringly chronicled both in print and on television. Yet the life of John Adams is so rich in history, emotion, power, and tragedy that no medium can entirely contain its essence. Reading the story of his life is to be introduced to a nation, new and untried, that would rise to prominence in no small part due to his legacy of leadership. Inside you will read about...✓ John Adams, the Farmer’s Son✓ John Adams Begins His Career✓ The Man from Massachusetts✓ Adams in Philadelphia✓ Destination Europe✓ An Experiment in Nationhood✓ President✓ A Friendship ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story

by Sandi Gorisek

Let’s play a simple game called “Experimental Lottery” in which you win 1 million dollars, but the winner must divide the winnings between himself and a perfect stranger. The catch is that if the stranger refuses his share, you both end up with nothing and you have only one opportunity. In a real case scenario, computer programmed logic would take anything which is common sense since anything is better than nothing, yet the human mind would refuse anything below 20% of the total winnings. Do you think that the share you offer would change if you were raised in humble surroundings with a state driven economy in which all men are supposed to be equal? How much would this differ if you were male or female, if your parents were rich or poor or if you were raised in a rural or urban envir...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Diary of American Exceptionalism: Pivotal Events in American History 1783 - 2019

by Alan Sewell

“American Exceptionalism” has become a commonly heard expression in recent political discussions. It has many connotations, some of which may be perceived as chauvinistic by the politically correct.

What does it really mean?

Perhaps the best way to understand it is to hear the words of those Americans who MADE us such an exceptional nation through their exceptional courage to do what was difficult and right, rather than easy and expedient, during our most trying times.

This book isn’t a rehash of those famous phrases like “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Rather, it is intended to reveal the thoughts of our leaders during their most discouraging moments.

They’re the words of George Washington, frustrated by the petty qua...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

LSAT IntelliPREP: Effective Preparatory Practices to Ace LSAT

by Intelligent+

The LSAT is approved by the American Bar Association and uses three kinds of questions for measuring your skills viz. verbal reasoning, analytical thinking, and critical reading. Is the test really hard? Well, the easier the LSAT test is, the better your scores will be. In the case of LSAT, if you score 180, it is equivalent to getting 99.97 percent. However, in the LSAT, getting 89 correct answers is considered as a good score. It also indicates that LSAT is a tough test, generally speaking. LSAT is scored on a scale of 120 to 180, and the average score is 150. However, in case you are looking to get admitted into the top twenty-five law schools in the United States, you will have to score in excess of 160. There are around 101 questions in every test, and every query answered correctly m...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Education & Reference, College & University, Test Preparation
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Dear Congress: Exercising My First Amendment Pen In 2018

by Simone Ilese

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The U.S.S. La Porte (APA 151), The “Pearl of the Pacific”: Naval Ensign, Elliott LaMonte Brainard, (D), USNR, Officer of the Line, Relates His Experiences During World War II

by T. H. Logwood

The U.S.S. La PORTE (APA 151), The “Pearl of the Pacific, attack transport was an amazing ship. “The Way It Was Then”, At That Time, Out There, Never To Be Again! In the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of War, during World War II. The Personnel Insight and Experiences of a twenty-year old, Junior Naval Officer and his ship, from Commissioning to Decommissioning.As a very young, inexperienced, idealistic, young man, just out of high school at 18 years of age, then entering a local community college, having, been privileged to be raised by good, loving, caring parents, of a middle income family having one older brother and a twin sister. I felt blessed, adequately raised with self-confidence and protection with good sense and reasoning to do what I could for the war effort. I have taken time w...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 407 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

George Mendonsa: My Kiss on V J Day & How it Influenced the World, South Pacific War, Education, Educational, Nonfiction

by Indiana Ellington

George Mendonsa – Is the famous WWII veteran who was snapped in a photo kissing a lady in Times Square on V-J Day. George Mendonsa was from Newport, Rhode Island & based with the USS the Sullivan’s. The Kissing soldier became the iconic end of WWII!It was the 14th of August 1945 when Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped a photo of a nurse and a sailor embracing each other and kissing in Times Square in New York. To their surprise, they received news that Japan had dropped its fight against the U.S. A couple of weeks later the picture was featured in Life Magazine! It then went on to be the most printed and talked about a photo taken after WWII in history (plus, the most important picture amongst the world’s prominent photo shot), and an admired memory of how it felt for WWII to be finished. Th...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Glenn Miller: The Life and Legacy of Early 20th Century America’s Most Popular Musician

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn MillerSprightly swing music spills across the dimly lit club. The grayish curtains of cigarette smoke part every once in a while to reveal a sparkling stage and tables upon tables of patrons, some incurably inebriated and others high on the fast-paced nightlife. Fabulous flappers in shimmery cocktail dresses and stylish feather headbands throw their hands up and stomp their feet to the addictive beat on the dance floor. Smartly dressed men, their hair neatly parted and slicked back, toss fistfuls of dice onto the plush green baize of the craps tables. Some hover over roulette wheels, staring intently at the s...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

THE GODLESS MEN

by Matt Cutugno

In the classic American Western-style, veteran author Matt Cutugno weaves a riveting story of two men struggling to survive in the days following the Civil War in his new novel, THE GODLESS MEN. The time is 1868. Three short years after the awful destruction caused by the war. The place is the Kansas-Missouri border. A land savaged by years of bloody fighting.

Two men share a common past. First as boys riding for the famed Pony Express; then as soldiers bravely serving opposing sides in battle. One blue. One gray. When the war was over, they each sought new lives. One became the sheriff of Lawrence, Kansas. He is a good, though lonely, man who sought peace in troubling times. The other, a rebel from Missouri, now a hired gun, who found himself a wanted man, accused of terrible...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Westerns, Nonfiction
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Utah's Hidden Treasure: Outlaw Loot in Every County

by Stephen B. Shaffer

Strike it richin your own backyard! This comprehensive guide to uncovering the lost loot in Utah will inspire you to go out and explore with your family. Covering every county in Utah, Utah’s Hidden Treasure makes treasure-hunting accessible for everyone. Avid adventurer Stephan Shaffer will show you a side of Utah you’ve never seen before.Discover the possible locations of the Josephine Mine, the hidden caches of Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, and the mystery surrounding the Rhoades Mine. From the days of bank-robbing outlaws and early miners, Utah’s Hidden Treasure will take you on an incredible journey....

Genre: History, United States
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Death Row Romeo: The True Story of Serial Killer Oscar Ray Bolin (Florida Forensic Files Book 1)

by JT Hunter

Three young women abducted and brutally murdered. For years, their killer remained a mystery as the cases turned cold. Then a Crime Stoppers call led to his arrest. Charming and handsome, serial killer Oscar Ray Bolin married a member of his legal defense team, and he toyed with the criminal courts for decades while on Death Row. This is the first book written about Oscar Ray Bolin and his victims. Bestselling True Crime Books by JT Hunter- Devil in The Darkness: True Story of Serial Killer ISRAEL KEYES- In Colder Blood: True Story of the Walker Family Murder as depicted in Truman Capote’s, In Cold Blood- The Vampire Next Door: True Story of the Vampire Rapist and Serial Killer- The Country Boy Killer: The True Story of Serial Killer Cody Legebokoff...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, True Accounts
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.50 / 5
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Killing America: A 100 Year Murder: Forty Historical Wounds That Bill O'Reilly Didn't Write About

by M King

***50 Page Illustrated Booklet***
By now, most Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, have come to realize that something is not quite right in America. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but you sense it instinctively.

How can you not sense it? For the first time ever, both the majority of the younger and the older generations of America now believe that future generations will not be as prosperous as their parents’ generation was. And that’s only the economic pessimism. On the social and cultural fronts, how many of us can truly say that we are proud are what our society has degenerated to?

Make no mistake; the America we once knew has indeed been murdered. How did we arrive at this point of perpetual debt, perpetual inflation,...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Actors on Board: The True Story of Jackson, a Slave's Performance of a Lifetime

by Julie McDonald

This is the true, (10 minute read) story of a slave named Jackson. Jackson was the personal barber to William King, a plantation owner from Alabama. King was active in politics and would eventually become the Vice President of the Untied States in 1852.Jackson escaped the first time while in Washington D.C. He was captured and sent back to Alabama. His second, very creative escape is guaranteed to make you laugh! A short biographical insert about William King is included....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Elizabeth Heiser: Pioneer Cattle Rancher & Cougar, of Flagstaff, Arizona

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Abraham Lincoln: 300 Quotes By Abraham Lincoln: 300 Wise, Interesting And Thoughtful Quotes By The Legendary American President Abraham Lincoln

by Howard Taylor

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Education & Reference, Quotations
Size: 35.21 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

History Of White Oak Springs Baptist Church of Paulding County, Georgia: 1856-2018: History Of White Oak Springs Baptist Church

by S. David Smith

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Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Ouray, Colorado's Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Curse of the Hope Diamond

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

Not You It's Me (A Boston Love Story Book 1)

by Julie Johnson

#1 BEST SELLER IN HUMOROUS FICTION!

Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the fam...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick
Size: 389 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Atkinson-Griffin House

by Leslie Anne Perry

This short book is about the Atkinson-Griffin House near Campbellsville, Kentucky. The home, built by the author's third great-grandparents Joel Dupuy Atkinson and Virginia Griffin Atkinson, was used during the Civil War as a hospital following the Battle of Tebbs Bend. The book also contains information about the Atkinson and Griffin families, as well as information about the battle. Twenty-two color photographs are inserted throughout the book, including photos of the bloodstains on the floor of one of the upstairs bedrooms in the house....

Genre: History, United States
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

by John Moser

This collection of documents on the Depression and New Deal is the second volume in an extended series of document collections from the Ashbrook Center that will cover major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. The series began with a collection on the Founding. This volume follows appropriately, because it makes clear the reasons why and the degree to which Franklin Roosevelt intended the New Deal to be a re-founding of the American republic. In presenting the words that Roosevelt spoke, the collection shows us not only his arguments but his masterful rhetoric, which presented the New Deal as only an updating of the Founding. The collection presents as well the arguments of those who opposed the New Deal — Democrats as well as Republicans — and those w...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

One October Motive: Lies, Deception, Manipulation of the Media and Greed

by David Pechulis

This book contains a step by step analysis that the reader can apply to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit /LVRP concluded that there was no single or clear motivating factor behind Paddock’s attack. Advanced forensic behavioral techniques including; Truth-Deception Analysis (TDA), Influence & Trust, Emotion and Impact Scale (Predictive Decision-Making), linguistics and body language reveal deception, lies and the motive from those closest to the killer. An overview of the techniques used, examples and analysis of those closest to Paddock reveal an astonishing level of deception, manipulation and uncover the motive....

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, History, Americas, United States
Size: 245 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The Ghosts We Leave Behind

by Al Barrera

Some call them killers--hard men from the other side of the planet sent to collect the heads of their enemies and make peace with a gun.Freedom follows, along with all of its problems. Choice, and a lack of it. A world without the easy answers that come from being in a uniform.And the space where the two worlds collide. Where a man tries to reconcile the person he’s become with the one he was. A new kind of battlefield, where the ghosts of his past change everything he’s ever known....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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