Free history Kindle books for 28 Feb 15

The Red Letter Life: 17 Words from Jesus to Inspire Simple, Practical, Purposeful Living

by Bob Hostetler

Step into a life-changing journey with The Red Letter Life, where you’ll be taken through the “red letter” portions of the Bibleâ??the words of Jesus, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Written by award-winning author and pastor, Bob Hostetler, this practical and inspiring read shows how 17 key words can alter the course of your life and reveals the stunning simplicity of the Gospel message.

 



SS Panzer SS Inferno (Eyewitness panzer crews) Book 2: Normandy to Berlin

“My next round went straight into the Sherman’s hull . . . within seconds, flaming gasoline was pouring out, burning white and orange . . .”

Told by the men who fought in the tanks, with all the searing aggression and violence that they experienced . . . the shocking first hand stories of the SS panzer troops themselves. These are crews of the Panzer IV, the Stug, the Panther, Jagdtiger, Tiger and King Tiger . . . hear the authentic voices of the gunners, commanders and drivers who fought in some of the deadliest battles in human history.

In 1962, a German researcher conducted a series of interviews with former members of the Waffen SS Panzer troops who had fought in World War 2. He intended to probe their motivations and psychology, but found them unwilling to discuss these matters in depth.

The SS veterans were willing, however, to describe their combat experiences, and gave astonishing accounts of tank battles in Operation Barbarossa, Normandy, Italy, the Russian Front, the massive conflict at Kursk, the Ardennes and during the final desperate battles against the Soviets within the Reich and for Berlin itself.

These were men whose memories of the battles were still vivid, and were ready to relate the physical details of combat – the explosive sights, sounds, and sensations of tank fighting, the weapons and tactics that they used, their triumphs and humiliations.

Told in ice-cold, clinical detail, with phenomenal drama and sense of crisis, these first-hand accounts stand out today as one of the most remarkable testimonies to the experience of tank warfare in WW2. They will fascinate anyone interested in tank combat, the Waffen SS and the use of armor from 1941 to 1945.

This is Book 2 in the series, covering tank battles in:

Normandy (Panther)

The Ardennes (Jagdtiger)

Prussia (Stug IV)

Berlin (King Tiger and Wirbelwind)

Book 1 in the series (‘SS Panzer SS Pride – Barbarossa to Italy’) covers battles in:

Operation Barbarossa (Panzer IV)

Onslaught in the East (Stug III)

Kursk (Tiger I)

Italy (Elefant and Panther)

The full set of interviews from Books 1 and 2 is available in the book ‘SS Panzer SS Voices.’

This edition also has a preview of the latest publication of eyewitness panzer battles from Sprech Media, ‘Hitler’s Children – Spitting Fire.’



Classic Insights into Life and Human Behavior (Timeless Psychology Book 2)

by David Abbott

Old School Psychology Rocks!

If you like psychology, you’ll love this collection of classic insights from the golden age of the discipline when the doctrine of inquiry was quite simply, if it’s interesting; study it and then write about it.

In this volume you’ll learn about mind reading, Gestalt psychology, Sigmund Freud, the psychology of football, the power of music and the inspirational Helen Keller.

Written by people who shared an unquenchable curiosity to gain a deeper understanding of human behavior, the timeless psychology series is perfect for psychology enthusiasts looking for something thoroughly engaging to read and ponder.



Sons of the Sphinx

by Cheryl Carpinello

2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal Winner for PreTeen/Tween
Literary Classics 2014 Seal of Approval

Travel back to 1330 BC Egypt

When 15-year-old Rosa
agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena, she
doesn’t count on falling for him. Once back in Ancient Egypt, Rosa
discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do: She must keep out
of the reach of the living Horemheb–who crosses mortal boundaries using
Seth’s evil magic–if she is to stay alive to make it back home.

Sons of the Sphinx
is based on the schism that shot through ancient Egypt when, according
to historians, the Pharaoh Akhenatenturned his back on Thebes and the
gods of Egypt. He built his own city to honor his god the Aten, and he
insisted that the people of Egypt do the same. Along with this, he
supposedly refused to send troops to defend Egypt’s borders thus
incurring the wrath of the then General Horemheb. When Tutankhamen
becomes pharaoh, he reverses Akhenaten’s proclamations and returns the
governing center to Thebes and the worship back to the god Amun.

However,
the damage has been done, and by the time Horemheb attains pharaoh
status, he has proclaimed the betrayal of the Egyptian people by
Akhenaten so widely and so much, all members of the family including
Tutankhamen and Ankhsenamun and Ay are dishonored.

The historical significance of my story is the main reason I was able to write Sons of the Sphinx.
Needing to help right a wrong done over 3000 years ago and reunite the
boy king with his queen (whose tomb has yet to be identified or found),
allows my protagonist Rosa the opportunity to come to terms with who she
is and what her place is in this world.



The 1759 Battle of Quebec: The History and Legacy of Britain’s Most Important Victory of the French & Indian War

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Explains the development of French and British colonies in the New World

*Includes accounts of the fighting

*Includes a bibliography for further fighting

*Includes a table of contents

“[W]e observed the Enemy marching down towards us in three Columns, at 10 they formed their Line of Battle, which was at least six deep, having their Flanks covered by a thick Wood on each Side, into which they threw above 3000 Canadians and Indians, who gauled us much; the Regulars then marched briskly up to us, and gave us their first Fire, at about Fifty Yards Distance, which we did not return, as it was General Wolfe’s express Orders not to fire till they came within twenty Yards of usâ?¦” – The British Sergeant-Major of Gen. Hopson’s Grenadiers

On September 13, 1759, a battle was fought on the Plains of Abraham outside the old city of Québec that was one of the turning point battles in world history. Thanks to the British victory and the events that followed, Canada went from being a colony of France (New France) to being a colony of Great Britain, which permanently changed Canadian history. In many ways, the outcome of the battle brought about several American attempts to seize Canada during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and ultimately it ensured that when Canada became an independent country, it was part of the British Commonwealth with an Anglophone majority and a Francophone minority. Frictions over cultural and political issues between the English Canadians and the Québécois, dating back to the battle, continue to impact the state of affairs in Canada today.

While the battle had a profound impact, it has also been romanticized and mythologized beyond even epic proportions. Though often forgotten today (more than 250 years after the battle), the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was the culmination of a long siege, and the decisive action itself was an incredibly short affair at less than half an hour. Despite that brevity, both commanding generals were mortally wounded in the exchange, making British General James Wolfe a national hero on both sides of the Atlantic and French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm a convenient scapegoat. Only a few thousand soldiers were engaged on each side, and the battle ended with less than 1,500 casualties combined.

Regardless, the French were compelled to quit Quebec after the battle, giving up one of their most important colonial possessions in the New World, and when the fighting ended in North America in 1760, the British still held the city. When the Seven Years War ended on the European continent, the subsequent treaty forced the French to cede most of their North American possessions to the British, and it also left Britain in tough economic straits, which would set about a chain of events that brought about the American Revolution in the following decade.

The 1759 Battle of Quebec: The History and Legacy of Britain’s Most Important Victory of the French & Indian War looks at the campaign that culminated with the pivotal battle of the French & Indian War. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Battle of Quebec like never before, in no time at all.



200 Abraham Lincoln Quotes – Interesting, Thoughtful And Inspiring Quotes By The Legendary President, Abraham Lincoln

by George Harris

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to

test a man’s character, give him power.”

â?? Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865. Lincoln was the 16th Leader of USA, serving from March 1861 until he was murdered in April 1865. Abraham brought USA through its Civil War. By doing this, he maintained the Union, eliminated slavery, made the US government stronger, and made the american economy solid and modern. Abraham Lincoln became famous for his thoughtful and clever quotes and here’s a collection with 200 of them. Let’s start!



THE INFLUENCE OF DARWIN’S EVOLUTIONARY THEORY IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND: A Brief Essay

This paper will examine the Victorian period in wake of the theory of Evolution and the rise of scientific thought and how it impacted the political, religious and socio-cultural environments of England. It will also present and discuss the conflicting views of Evolution and Creation in how they destabilized the cultural but at the same time provides a unique example of the occurrence of cultural evolution and how it worked to stabilize cultural unrest.



Stonehenge Proving the Megalithic Yard

by David Kenworthy

Stonehenge Proving the Megalithic Yard looks at the contoversy surrounding the megalithic yard and why proving the unit is so important.

If megalithic people were using a unit of 2.72 feet exactly what does this tell us about their capabilities. The unit was discovered by Professor Alexander Thom in the nineteen sixties. he did it by surveying some of the best preserved stone ring sites in the UK and left very definite records of his work. It does not seem possible that they could be working to one hundredths of inches, the megalithic yard is 32.64 inches.

This book proposes a proof for the length of this unit and if the reader can accept it, it is very simple, where does this leave our past?



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