Free history Kindle books for 22 May 15

Blood & Ink: The Fourth Estate at Third and Wabasha

by Brian Leehan

It was Pig’s Eye Landing before it was St. Paul, and it took a tough, determined spirit to survive the winters and the raw, elbow-in-the-eye politics and business dealings of early Minnesota Territory. In January, 1851, the half-frozen mire of mud that was the town’s main thoroughfare became a gladiatorial arena. The power of the press and the ire of the reader clashed and settled differences with fists, rocks, knives and pistols. “Blood and Ink: The Fourth Estate at Third and Wabasha” is the story of the street confrontation between Minnesota’s pugnacious first publisher/reporter/editor, James Goodhue, and an enraged reader who delivered his Letter to the Editor in a most unconventional way. A raucous slice of Minnesota’s frontier history from the author of the Minnesota Book Award-winning title “Pale Horse at Plum Run: The First Minnesota at Gettysburg.”



The Voynich Manuscript – The World Mystery (Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by Tony Collins

*** Deluxe Edition with Videos ***

The world we live in holds great mysteries we cannot fully understand and though we seek for the truth, they remained unanswered even after many years.

So grab a seat and join Tony Collins as he takes you to the depths of these mysteries in this page-gripping book today!

And that’s not all! Let’s see how sharp your memory is by answering all the fun quizzes in the book.

Take a journey with us as we bring you closer than ever to The Voynich Manuscript.

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Retro Recipes: Main Dishes & Casseroles

by Emily Hambrick

From flappers to hippies, if they ate it we have a recipe for it. Book three in the Retro Recipes series contains 78 authentic recipes from the 1920’s to 1970’s. Do you miss your moms Cheese Souffle and Tuna Noodle Casserole? We have recipes for that. How about your grandmothers Burgoo and and Hungarian Goulash? We have those too. Looking for meatloaf recipes? There’s one for every day of the week. Maybe you’re looking for something unique like Liver Loaf or Tongue with Blackberry Sauce? In “Main Dishes and Casseroles” you’ll find old favorites and recipes sure to become new favorites. Enjoy.



LABOUR CONTROL IN BELIZE, JAMAICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

by Peter Hitchen

The award winning thesis focussed on Post-Emancipation systems of labour control using a comparative analysis of the United States, from 1865 to ‘Redemption’ in 1877, & the British Caribbean colonies of Belize & Jamaica, from Emancipation in 1838 until Crown Colony rule, 1871 for Belize, & 1866 for Jamaica. The purpose being to highlight the differences & similarities, & further an understanding of why certain historical phenomena occurred in 1 or 2 regions & not in another. The fundamental argument being that there was no simple step from slavery to freedom. That the local oligarchies in each region attempted to prevent, the former ‘Negro’ slaves from attaining full freedom, economically or politically, after Emancipation; tackling the extent to which they were prepared to go with coercive tactics to achieve their aims, using a variety of primary/secondary sources. Thus, the transition was not from slavery to freedom but from one system of labour controls to another, maintaining a de facto slavery.



I am Napoleone Bounaparte

by Edward Arnold

In the year 1910, a young man was taken to a New York hospital with a burning fever. When he recovered, he began speaking in the languages of French and Corsican. He said he was Napoleone Bounaparte and experts in French history were recruited from different universities to prove the man wrong – they couldn’t.

Believing Napoleon has been reincarnated; officials of the American military placed the man in a locked room, surrounded by armed American soldiers. The belief Napoleon has been reincarnated pulls Amaury Benoit, a retired French Legionnaire, into a deadly plan. Receiving smuggled orders from the man who says he is Napoleon, Amaury commands an army of French soldiers hidden within the Susquehanna River Valley. His orders are to attack Binghamton Asylum and free him.

Set in the beautiful Susquehanna River Valley of New York and the foreboding Binghamton Asylum for the chronic insane, I am Napoleone Bounaparte locks American and French soldiers in a desperate battle for possession of the greatest military genius who ever lived.



A Slaveholder’s Lamentations

by Jim Uppendahl

Traveling north from Clarksville, Tennessee, into Kentucky on State Highway 104, one quickly approaches a sign which reads “Welcome to Trenton, founded by Lewis Leavell in 1817.”

After Lewis’ untimely death, his son Lycurgus, at sixteen years of age, inherited Lewis’s tobacco plantation. Lycurgus lived an unorthodox and rebellious life in opposition to his family. With little regard for discretion, Lycurgus challenged religious as well as societal mores and legal standards. Indeed, he was a villain or hero, depending on one’s point of view.

This story has been written as the result of countless conversations with Lewis Leavell’s descendants concerning his family’s exploits and legends, as well as supportive historical documents, such as the hand-written appraisal of Lewis Leavell’s estate and Lycurgus Leavell’s Will, excerpts of which are included in this book.

**NOTE**This book doesn’t contain chapters and is written much like a verbal retelling of the story in chronological order.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Uppendahl was born in Independence, Kansas but now resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Jim participated in football and track. He graduated from college with a bechelor of Science degree from Southern Colorado State University in Pueblo, and later a second degree in solciology from the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

He wrote the book aout his great-great-grandfather Leonidas Leavell’s brother, Lycurgus, who was indeed a skeleton in the family closet. The writing and accompanying paintings were completed over a period of several years at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City’s Therapeutic Recreation Clinic where Jim is a patient suffering from Schizophrenia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.



A Smart Kids Guide To PAINSTAKING PYRAMIDS: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

by Liam Saxon

Welcome to the Smart Kids Guide Series!

Bestselling children’s author Liam Saxon presents “A Smart Kids Guide To PAINSTAKING PYRAMIDS”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

  • INTRODUCTION – TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PYRAMIDS
  • SO, WHAT EXACTLY ARE PYRAMIDS?
  • TELL ME ABOUT THE GEOMETRY OF PYRAMIDS
  • TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS
  • WHAT ARE STEP PYRAMIDS?
  • ..and MUCH more!

    We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

    Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

    Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.

    PLEASE leave an honest review after reading this book! It REALLY helps us to understand what you would like to see and read about! Thank you.



    A Smart Kids Guide To BRITISH HISTORY NORMANS: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

    by Liam Saxon

    Welcome to the Smart Kids Guide Series!

    Bestselling children’s author Liam Saxon presents “A Smart Kids Guide To BRITISH HISTORY NORMANS”. This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about a range of subjects

    Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child.

    Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!)

    Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact.

    This book covers a range of exciting topics including:

  • WHO WERE THE NORMANS?
  • WHAT? WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?
  • HOW DID THEY END UP IN NORMANDY?
  • WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE WERE THEY?
  • HOW DID THEY SPREAD SO FAR?
  • ..and MUCH more!

    We loved making this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too.

    Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store.

    Your child will love it – this is guaranteed.

    PLEASE leave an honest review after reading this book! It REALLY helps us to understand what you would like to see and read about! Thank you.



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