Free history Kindle books for 20 Feb 15

Ancient Egypt: Discovering Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Mythology including History, Pharaohs, Sphinx, Pyramids and More!

by Nick Plesiotis

Ancient Egypt

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This book is a complete guide to Ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology.

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Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan (The Maritime Series of Sea Ventures Press)

by Dennis M. Powers

The half-city-block long sidewheeler, S.S. Brother Jonathan, struck an uncharted reef in 1865 off Northern California. Sinking underneath the seas in 45 minutes, the ship took down with her multi-million-dollars of newly minted gold coins and bullion. Only 19 hardy souls survived out of 244 people on board, including a near “who’s who” of the famous personalities of the times. Although tantalizingly close to land and despite countless attempts to locate the ship and its gold, the ship’s location remained a secret for over 125 years–that is, until a band of underfunded adventurers used different assumptions and found it and its treasures. Not only did Deep Sea Research bring up over 1000 near-invaluable gold coins, it also found trouble, including a historic maritime decision by the U.S. Supreme Court over who owned the treasure–and what was still there.

A Cycles in History Study: America’s Activism Periods.: From 1599 to 2006.

by Dennis J Foley

In this history cycles study, I focus on America’s history of Terrorist- Activist events, from English and Colonial times, to the Present. The issues or causes or politics of the activist and terrorist events, even the sometimes off shore origins, are not discussed…they are here not relevant! It is their numbers, the ebb and flow.

My view is that activism and terrorist acts are not caused solely by the religious, political, or national and economic and social issues and stresses of the time, but occur in ebbs of activism energy amongst the human population, in cycles which swell and recede. These are cycles change over time ‘harmonically’, and are hence what I term ‘time fractuals’.

Persons apt to be Terrorist-Activists them selves along with others who are apt to fund and sponsor social, political or religious change and movements, can be first to be influenced by these natural ebbs and flows in these emotions and activities.

Terrorist acts accompany virtually all movements…. eventually. Like smoke will arise from a seething volcano, then an act or series of acts follow. A crescendo is ultimately reached, then a subsiding of such activities. Finally, the pace picks up again, perhaps in a different locale, even over a different cause, with even different leaders and supporters, and so on. It is part of ‘us’ as human species.

This study proves my hypothesis of cycles in this activity just as my cycles study in America’s War and Peace history does so also, not by my words to convince you, but by the actual cycle charts to show you.

Four centuries of history traces the really precise ups and downs of this activity in this 140 page book! The history used as the Data is taken just as it is, event by event and date by date. As I have done all research in this study myself, I am confident that the data and cycles will prove to even the most skeptical, that natural non man made cycles exist in this activity…as in others of human activity. In deed, I expect this is so not just in America but world wide…

This is not a ‘wordy’ book about causes or issues then or not, it is a research work, and also a possible reference and quick study book, i.e. a research work of practical uses and interest to any one interested in America’s history and the nature of man’s activities as a social animal.

In regards to what is a ‘time fractual’, a cycle isn’t supposed to change, but they do change in their lengths and timings. But, their changes are ‘harmonic’. They not only keep the same original timing as was the previous cycle length when they ‘accelerate’ by shortening the time between their crescent tops and lull bottoms, or when they ‘slow down’ by lengthening the time between crests and activity troughs, but the new lengths are even fractions, or multiples….of the previous cycle length..

It is not random change but ‘harmonic’ change, so that ‘cycles’ are ‘time fractuals’. In general, there are no permanent ‘cycles’ but always ‘time fractuals’, a term and definition of mine. A ‘cycle’ will continue until it (again?) changes…

Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia: The History and Legacy of the French Emperor’s Greatest Military Blunder

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes accounts of the campaign written by French soldiers

*Includes a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“The thunderstorms of the 24th turned into other downpours, turning the tracksâ??â??some diarists claim there were no roads in Lithuaniaâ??â??into bottomless mires. Wagon sank up to their hubs; horses dropped from exhaustion; men lost their boots. Stalled wagons became obstacles that forced men around them and stopped supply wagons and artillery columns. Then came the sun which would bake the deep ruts into canyons of concrete, where horses would break their legs and wagons their wheels.” – Richard K. Riehn

French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was not a man made for peacetime. By 1812, he had succeeded in subduing most of his enemies – though in Spain, the British continued to be a perpetual thorn in his flank that drained the Empire of money and troops – but his relationship with Russia, never more than one of mutual suspicion at best, had now grown downright hostile. At the heart of it, aside from the obvious mistrust that two huge superpowers intent on dividing up Europe felt for one another, was Napoleon’s Continental blockade. Russia had initially agreed to uphold the blockade in the Treaty of Tilsit, but they had since taken to ignoring it altogether. Napoleon wanted an excuse to teach Russia a lesson, and in early 1812 his spies gave him just that: a preliminary plan for the invasion and annexation of Poland, then under French control.

Napoleon wasted no time attempting to defuse the situation. He increased his Grande Armee to 450,000 fighting men and prepared it for invasion. On July 23rd, 1812, he launched his army across the border, despite the protestations of many of his Marshals. The Russian Campaign had begun, and it would turn out to be Napoleon’s biggest blunder. Russia’s great strategic depth already had a habit of swallowing armies, a fact many would-be conquerors learned the hard way. Napoleon, exceptional though he was in so many regards, proved that even military genius can do little in the face of the Russian winter and the resilience of its people.

From a purely military standpoint, much of the campaign seemed to be going in Napoleon’s favor since he met with little opposition as he pushed forwards into the interior with his customary lightning speed, but gradually this lack of engagements became a hindrance more than a help; Napoleon needed to bring the Russians to battle if he was to defeat them. Moreover, the deeper Napoleon got his army sucked into Russia, the more vulnerable their lines of supply, now stretched almost to breaking point, became. The Grande Armee required a prodigious amount of material in order to keep from breaking down, but the army’s pace risked outstripping its baggage train, which was constantly being raided by Cossack marauders. Moreover, Napoleon’s customary practice of subsisting partially off the land was proving to be ineffective: the Russians were putting everything along his line of advance, including whole cities, to the torch rather than offer him even a stick of kindling or sack of flour for his army.

Napoleon was sure that taking Moscow would prompt the Russians to surrender. Instead, with winter on the way, the Russians appeared more bellicose than ever. Napoleon and his army lingered for several weeks in the burnt shell of Moscow but then, bereft of supplies and facing the very real threat of utter annihilation, Napoleon gave the order to retreat. By the time the Grande Armee had reached the Berezina, it had been decimated: of the over 450,000 fighting men that had invaded Russia that autumn, less than 40,000 remained.

Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia details the background leading up to the campaign, the fighting, and the aftermath of France’s catastrophic defeat. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the French invasion of Russia like never before.

Nine Ginans of Nine Ismaili Pirs: A Brief History of Khoja Ismailis

by Zahir K. Dhalla

Contains a selection of nine Ginans (hymn-lyrics) of nine Ismaili Pirs (preacher-saints) who originally were sent from Persia-Iran to the Sindh-Gujarat-Punjab regions of South Asia, the first of these nine Pirs arriving in the second half of the 13th century. A brief history of Khoja Ismailis (as the South Asian converts are known) is presented, followed by a detailed word-by-word transliteration and translation. This work should be of interest not only to the younger generations of Khoja Ismailis seeking to know more about their heritage but also to any reader looking for poetry of a different culture.

Buddhism for Beginners: From Traditional to Modern Buddhism

by Tara Branson

Buddhism for Beginners

Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhists or non-Buddhists, to present the life and teachings of those who are interested in Buddhism.

Buddhism for beginners has never been explained so clearly; now you will easily understand everything that was unknown about Buddhism. Understanding Buddhist practices is not an easy thing to do, but now you have all the information in a single book, everything from traditional to modern Buddhism and theories. You have the opportunity to read not only theories, but valuable information that you can apply in the comfort of your own home.

You’ve probably heard about chakras, déjà vu, reincarnation or yoga, but have you ever tried to go deeper in the word’s meaning? Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to heal you physical state of being by healing your chakra? Have you ever wondered why things happen in your life, why aren’t you lucky, why aren’t you rich, why you’ve got ill? Now you will find all the answers you were looking for.

The book is split in two parts: theory and practice, so you’ll have the chance to practice at home yoga exercises or apply different meditation techniques, as all the information are in this book.

Are you interested in your past life? Here you will find every step that you need to follow if you want to know more about yourself. This book is not about Buddhism for dummies, it is a book that will enlarge your horizons and will enrich your knowledge about this fabulous practice. Its aim is to contribute in a small degree to the understanding of the genuine teachings of the great Buddha.


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