Free history Kindle books for 28 Sep 14

ADVERSITY: Face to Face (The FAITH Chronicles Book 1)

by Sean E. Jacobs

One would be hard pressed to fully explain the impact that the Strauss Family descendants had on the State of Texas, as well as thousands of other immigrants from Germany, between the years 1836-1846. They came in substantial numbers and had such an impact on politics, economics, and the social life of Texas that much of the things that were, had begun a dramatic change by the mid 1850’s. There are many history books reflecting this period in history, including some the other has written in earlier works, but many are just that, history books, facts and figures, so to speak.

It is amazing how, as adults we struggle during our childhood through the date-pocketed courses of history…bored, disenchanted, waiting only for the end of that cobwebbed test of endurance. What we find, in later years, is that history is the most fascinating and stimulating of all areas of knowledge. We can ask ourselves, why this unfortunate paradox? Has “history” really changed? The answer is…No! What has changed is the presentation and the emphasis.

In these Faith Chronicles, the author has chosen to write in creative nonfiction two in the series, while the first in the series is creative fiction, bordering on nonfiction. It explores and adds that narrative style to the telling of history, unlike the first five published history books by this author.

However important dates, names, and places may be to an expert understanding of history, they are not history, but only the checkpoints and framework of history. This novel is about people…real people, with blood and bones, loves and hates, strengths, passions, weaknesses and their belief in Jesus Christ, our Lord. History is joys and sorrows, failures and successes, heartbreaks and ecstasies. What is history? History is power, the exercise of power, and the vacuum of power.

A relatively new genre to, one that this author has found intriguing in following the Johann Strauss family from Germany to Texas in the mid 1800’s, creative fiction and creative nonfiction takes the writing of history to a whole new level. From over thirty years of family research and the production of numerous history books, creative writing explores the history of people, real people!

In this novel, it follows a typical German family through the difficult decision making process to leave Germany and pull up roots from generations and farming on the River Hunte near Rastede, Germany. They fight delays from unfavorable winds traveling through the North Sea, storms that take many lives onboard their vessel, contracting yellow fever and other terrible sicknesses, Indian attacks, and many other adversities.

The Strauss Family face one adversity after another during their ninety day trip from Bremerhaven, Germany to Matagorda, Texas. They do not travel alone as Faith is their strongest ally during their continued struggles against the many adversities. The ups and downs of this novel leans on the truth and at first, it was considered to be a creative nonfiction attempt since the story has been told with real people. All the events and adversities were experienced by thousands of Germans during this time in history.

There is truth in how most held tightly to the Faith in Jesus Christ during the many hardships experienced. This same Faith is held in the following two creative nonfiction novels in this series, FAITH – Seventy Times Seven and SISTERS OF MERCY – The Runaway Scrape.

Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the FAITH of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



The Gettysburg Kid Trilogy

by Stephen J. Goedert

The Gettysburg Kid, The Gettysburg Kid Part II : To Antietam, along with the third book in The Gettysburg Kid Trilogy by Stephen J. Goedert, The Gettysburg Kid Part III: The Address, are available for the first time ever under one cover. The trilogy is now complete!

Follow our young heroine, Emma, the Park Service Rangers and Guides, and their special companions who can only walk the fields of Gettysburg National Military Park at night, band together to stop the monument vandal before it’s too late.



Why We Do It

by Iam Funee

Have you ever wonderedâ?¦

Why do we celebrate birthdays with cake and make wishes while blowing out candles? Why do we eat popcorn at the movies? Why do we acknowledge a sneeze?Why do we sing the Star-Spangled Banner before sporting events? Why do people wear costumes and give out candy on Halloween? Why do we say “break a leg” to wish somebody good luck? Why are we buried six feet under?

This booklet explores the history behind Why We Do It. Actual pages 24.



Revisiting the Titanic: The Exploration of the Wreck and Current Controversies Surrounding the World’s Most Famous Ship

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes descriptions of various explorations of the wreck and lawsuits surrounding the ship

*Includes accounts written by participants of the dive

*Includes a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“The deep sea is the largest museum of the world, and as the Titanic goes so go the many lost chapter of human history that lie undiscovered beneath the waves. If we cannot protect the Titanic, then what can we protect? Modern technology is allowed easier and easier physical access to underwater wreck sites. Do we use this access to appreciate what lies there or to plunder it?” – Robert Ballard

Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, setting in motion a chain of events that would ultimately make it history’s most famous, and notorious, ship. In the over 100 years since it sank on its maiden voyage, the Titanic has been the subject of endless fascination, as evidenced by the efforts to find its final resting spot, the museums full of its objects, and the countless books, documentaries, and movies made about the doomed ocean liner. Thanks to the dramatization of the Titanic’s sinking and the undying interest in the story, millions of people are familiar with various aspects of the ship’s demise, and the nearly 1,500 people who died in the North Atlantic in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. The sinking of the ship is still nearly as controversial now as it was over 100 years ago, and the drama is just as compelling.

In the century since the Titanic sank, public interest in the ship and its history has waxed and waned on a regular basis. There was a flurry of activity right after it went down, as people tried to wrap their minds around what happened, but the World Wars pushed attention elsewhere. Then, during the 1950s, scientists had the time and money to become interested in it again. While there were numerous attempts to find that ship during the 1970s, the mighty ship still kept her secrets, her dead and their possessions safely at the bottom of the sea, where only strange creature comfortable in the depths could disturb them.

As it turned out, the most famous wreck in the world would not be located until 1985, over 70 years after the ship sank that fateful April night. The discovery ignited a new flurry of interest in Titanic, including an interest in what the wreck still held, who those items belonged, to and what should be done with them. The 1997 blockbuster movie about the ship only stirred up more interest and controversy, both of which continue to this day.

Revisiting the Titanic chronicles the underwater explanation of the wreck, the attempts to bring artifacts back up to the surface, and the legal controversies still brewing today. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the discovery of the Titanic like never before.



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