Free history Kindle books for 23 Dec 13

Not One Shred of Decency

by Bob Brown

Shortly before eight bells on a bone-cold December night in 1842, the USN Somers quietly cut its way through the fog as it entered New York Harbor. Almost before the anchor touched the sandy bottom, rumors of mutiny, bloodshed, and massive hangings began rippling across the nation. One man hanged from the yardarm was Midshipman Philip Spencer, the son of Secretary of War John Spencer, an influential member of President John Tyler’s cabinet. The harrowing days on the high seas were no more tumultuous than the national controversy sparked by the questionable behavior of Captain Alexander Mackenzie. That he had ordered the mutineers hung without any opportunity to defend themselves rankled the sense of justice for many Americans. However, just as many other citizens praised Captain Mackenzie as a hero who saved the ship and crew from torture and death. Enraged over his son’s death, Secretary Spencer was instrumental in having Captain Mackenzie court-martialed on murder charges. The Captain’s arrogant attitude and devious defense during the trial energized his supporters and infuriated his detractors.

The Ancient Roman Empire The Secrets of Rome’s Rise and Fall

by Timothy Bauer

Learn the Secrets of Rome, One of the Greatest Empire the World has Seen

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Ancient Rome is one of the world’s first superpower. The Roman military and political strategies were superior to many other civilizations at the time. They had well trained soldiers, outstanding generals, and charismatic leaders, but in the end, Rome declined mysteriously. The great empire ended and was split up and taken over by other countries.

In this book, we will examine the rise, thrive, and the fall of the Roman Empire. We will also explain in detail the lessons that we can learn from this great civilization.

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Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* The emergence of the Ancient Roman Empire

* The rise in power of Julius Caesar

* The emperor and the Republic

* The rule of Augustus & Marcus Aurelius

* Contributions of the Roman Empire to the world

* The major causes of Rome’s decline

* What we can learn from the Roman Empire

* and much much more…


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The Children’s War: A Poetry Anthology (world war 2 books)

by Archie Cameron

A nostalgic anthology of poems about a child’s experience of war.

Does not sugar-coat the horrors; does not overlook the romance. Children, and children of the war alike, will enjoy this evocative recollection of World War 2 happenings from British “40’s child”, Archie Cameron.

Eden and the Fall – the Fallacies of Radical Ecological History

by Matt Buttsworth

Eden and the Fall – The Fallacies of Radical Ecological History is a world history analysis book by Dr Matt Buttsworth which is a hard hitting, detailed expose of how radical ecologists uses history to recruit and motivate their followers. It shows that their models of history are profoundly anti-Western and apocalyptic varying only in who they blame for the current ecological crisis. It goes on to prove emphatically not only that their models of history are deeply flawed and factually false, but that the ancestors of this model, including Nazism, were extremely dangerous. It therefore argues that the use of such models of history should be abandoned entirely in favor of a moderate pragmatic ecological stance that focuses on trying to find the best way to solve specific ecological problems.



Poor John of Swineford, on his return to England for the first time in twenty years what does he encounter but The Black Death sweeping nearly all before it. Yes, the year 1348 was not the best period of the Middle Ages to drop by looking up your old flame. Things don’t really improve when he takes on the decidedly dangerous mission to try and rescue a certain Isaac the Physician and his family from one of the waves of terror targeting the Jewish population of Valencia far to the south. He doesn’t do things by halves, does he?

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