Free history Kindle books for 29 May 15

Rosicrucian History and Mysteries (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Christian Rebisse

Often considered to be a secret society, the Rosicrucian Order is one of the most enigmatic of the initiatory movements. Recounting the mysteries of its origins, this book first attempts to place Rosicrucianism in its historical context by recalling the origins of Western esotericism and presenting the numerous currents to which the Rose-Cross has given birth. It then focuses on the major Rosicrucian organization of our time: the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis. Beyond its historical aspects, this work, which features a wealth of illustrations, invites us to discover the ways in which Rosicrucians of past and present have tried, through a mysterious Primordial Tradition, to rediscover the vital thread connecting them to the Divine. This volume also allows us to learn about the Order’s philosophy and thus have a sense of the Rosicrucian search for spirituality and humanism.

Neoplatonism: Rosicrucian Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Peter Bindon

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Neoplatonism.

The Ice Path: The Way Forward

by Billy Roper

In ‘The Ice Path’, the best-selling living fiction author in the White Nationalist movement deftly interweaves a prehistorical and historical fiction narrative with an autobiographical testimony and nonfiction ‘Rules For Racialists’ guide to becoming a person of influence within the pro-White movement.

From the Solutreans, the White Europeans who discovered North America 17,000 years ago, many millenia before the Asiatic Mongoloid ancestors of the ‘Native Americans’, to the Viking explorers, English colonists, and American pioneers, the past, present and future of our people are explored within the framework of a destiny surpassing all others. The qualities, nature, and purpose of leadership are explored, and the reader will explore their own calling and destiny as one of tomorrow’s leaders, today.

“Bone chilling adventure for the politically incorrect!”

“Once you realize how you’ve been lied to, Roper explains why, and then tells you what you can do about it!”

“This book makes you feel like you’re getting to know the leaders of the White Nationalist movement, when you’re really getting to know yourself…”

“Where we came from, and where we’re going, along with how to get there…”

The origins of the First World War

by Élie Halévy

The origins of the First World War explained by the great historian Élie Halévy, which presents according to Fritz Stern, ‘a model of explanation which in its profundity and suggestiveness has never been rivalled’.

The book comes with an essay by historian Marco Bresciani.

‘The essence of history is idealistic, not materialistic; and idealism makes wars and revolutions’ – Élie Halévy

Did Jesus Exist?: Rediscovering the Historical Jesus

by Mark Craig

There are many books about Jesus currently, some of them asking the bold question: Did Jesus even exist? Authors like Timothy Freke and Peter Gandly, S. Acharaya and Kenneth Humphreys are quick to make claims that Jesus is a fiction but only present a limited amount of evidence to substantiate this claim. “Did Jesus Exist?” identifies and evaluates the available evidence and makes a strong case for the high probability that Jesus did, indeed, exist. Accordingly, this is a book for anyone interested in pondering the evidence and assembling a more complete picture of the historical Jesus.

Harpers Ferry: The History of the Federal Armory that Became One of America’s Most Famous National Parks

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes historic accounts of Harpers Ferry’s history, including John Brown’s raid and Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 occupation

*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

Harpers Ferry, still perhaps best known as Harper’s Ferry, is one of the most unique places in American history. Situated near the confluence of the Shenandoah River and Potomac River, it is one of the few places in the country that practically borders three states, and the location ultimately compelled George Washington himself to place a federal armory and arsenal there.

Although Harpers Ferry was always a small, sleepy town, its industrial capacity to manufacture weaponry for the U.S. Army made it important, and ultimately ensured its legacy thanks to John Brown’s raid. After his activities in Bleeding Kansas, Brown spent the next few years raising money in New England, and in 1859 he began to set a new plan in motion that he hoped would create a full scale slave uprising in the South. Brown’s plan relied on raiding the main federal arms depot at Harpers Ferry thanks to its proximity to the South, after which he would take the seized weapons, gather slaves, and swell his numbers as he went. The slaves would then be armed and ready to help free more slaves, inevitably fighting Southern militias along the way.

Brown traveled to Harpers Ferry that summer under an assumed name and waited for his recruits, but he struggled to get even 20 people to join him. Rather than call off the plan, however, Brown went ahead with it, and that Fall, he and his men used hundreds of rifles to seize the armory at Harper’s Ferry. Nonetheless, the plan went haywire from the start, and word of his attack quickly spread. Local pro-slavery men formed a militia and pinned Brown and his men down while they were still at the armory, and a few of Brown’s men were killed, but Brown was taken alive.

The fallout from John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry was intense. Southerners had long suspected that abolitionists hoped to arm the slaves and use violence to abolish slavery, and Brown’s raid seemed to confirm that. Meanwhile, much of the Northern press praised Brown for his actions. In the South, conspiracy theories ran wild about who had supported the raid, and many believed prominent abolitionist Republicans had been behind the raid as well. Brown’s raid has often been considered one of the main precursors to the Civil War.

During the Civil War itself, the industrial capacity of Harpers Ferry was almost immediately destroyed to ensure that it could not help the enemy, but it still played a crucial role during the Maryland Campaign that culminated with the Battle of Antietam. As Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia invaded Maryland, Stonewall Jackson’s command was sent to capture Harpers Ferry and seize supplies there. Jackson was ultimately successful, and his Confederates were just fast enough to finish their business in Harpers Ferry that they marched to Sharpsburg on the day of the Battle of Antietam to save the rest of Lee’s army from potential destruction.

In the wake of the Civil War, Harpers Ferry became more of a tourist destination, and it has since become a historic district under the auspices of the National Park Service. The restoration has also ensured that it became a living history museum of sorts, renovated to appear as it did historically while educating people about the important events in American history that happened there.

Harpers Ferry: The History of the Federal Armory that Became One of America’s Most Famous National Parks looks at the turbulent history of the site. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Harpers Ferry like never before, in no time at all.

Magna Carta Commentaries: 48 Stories Celebrating Little-known Facts about the Great Charter

by Luan Hanratty

The Magna Carta has been called the most important document in history. This book highlights the contexts and characters around its creation, as well as the people and events that reiterated its principles, keeping alive a political tradition protecting rights and freedoms that is still in force today.

Magna Carta Commentaries is not a long boring academic book, but a series of 48 stories showing how diverse factors played their part. Together these narratives form a complete picture to complement and help understand the Great Charter.

Poetry for the Mind: Buddhism for beginners (Learning Buddhism by Yourself Book 1)

by Danial Jacob

true happiness is neither in a form of a lump, a slice nor a piece.

true happiness can neither be given nor taken.

This little book is published for you all with an aim to lead you the way to find out â??happiness’ by yourself.

May goodness, happiness, and Dhamma be with you.

History’s Greatest Military Commanders: The Brilliant Military Strategies Of Hannibal, Alexander The Great, Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, And 30 Other Historical Commanders

by Barry Linton

Armed conflict has produced many of the great leaders in human history. Some fought purely for glory, others waged war out of desperation, and even more were driven by a sense of duty. Every leader has human qualities that transcend time and culture. The lessons taught, tactics used, and losses suffered stand as a testament to their lives and accomplishments. In his book entitled History’s Greatest Military Commanders author Barry Linton covers these leaders and great military commanders in fascinating detail, highlighting their distinguishable backgrounds and origins. Many were conquerors, some were innovators, and even others were liberators. One trait shared by all of these leaders is the willingness to adapt and overcome.

This book presents the true stories and struggles faced by these Commanders. Detailed battlefield plans are outlined, giving a step by step account of many important battles as well as information describing the context of each battle. The Commanders featured are drawn from all major periods of human history. Their achievements as well as their failures are highlighted, combined with the impact they had on the greater world and history. Follow along as we detail memorable historic greats such as:

Sun Tzu, Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Darius the Third, Scipio Africanus, Hannibal Barca, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, Belisarius, Khalid Ibn Al-Walid, Charlemagne, Saladin, Genghis Khan, Timur, Edward the Black Prince, Suleiman the Magnificent, Oda Nobunaga, Yi Sun-sin, Hernan Cortes, Gustavus Adolphus, Duke of Marlborough, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Duke of Wellington, Horatio Nelson, Helmut von Moltke the Elder, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Togo Heihachiro, John Monash, Erwin Rommel, Georgy Zhukov, Bernard Montgomery, George Patton

Killing America: A 100 Year Murder: Forty Historical Wounds That Bill O’Reilly Didn’t Write About

by M King

***50 Page Illustrated Booklet***

By now, most Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, have come to realize that something is not quite right in America. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but you sense it instinctively.

How can you not sense it? For the first time ever, both the majority of the younger and the older generations of America now believe that future generations will not be as prosperous as their parents’ generation was. And that’s only the economic pessimism. On the social and cultural fronts, how many of us can truly say that we are proud are what our society has degenerated to?

Make no mistake; the America we once knew has indeed been murdered. How did we arrive at this point of perpetual debt, perpetual inflation, massive taxation, chronically high unemployment, disintegrating families, massive dependency on the state, perpetual war, and ever-worsening moral degeneracy, mass psychological depression, and cultural degradation?

Who did it? Why did they do it? How did they do it? How was the â??murder’ concealed from the American people?

Through the use of 40 clear, concise and very easy-to-digest illustrated â??blurbs’ (The 40 Wounds), Killing America: The 100 Year Murder will answer those questions for you. This is a mass-distribution booklet designed for â??crash-course’ simplicity. Please share it with others.

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