Free history Kindle books for 28 Nov 15

The Letters of St. Teresa of Avila

by St. Teresa of Ávila

St. Teresa of Avila was a prominent Spanish mystic who became a theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. This distinguished her alongside St. John of the Cross, both of whom reformed the Carmelite Order. After her death in the late 16th century, she was canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint. 
 
St. Teresa was also a writer during the Counter Reformation. El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle) or Las Moradas (The Mansions) was written by St. Teresa of Avila in 1577. The work is based on a revelation Teresa believed was from God, and in the vision she saw a crystal globe in the shape of a castle, which contained seven mansions. St. Teresa went about attempting to interpret the vision, going on to describe the journey of faith through seven stages. The journey ends with a union with God.



Blood on the ocean: The forgotten true story of the Veronica mutiny

by Anna-Lena Berg

In October 1902, the barque Veronica set sail from Ship Island, Biloxi, Mississippi, on what proved to be her last voyage. Carrying a cargo of pitchpine and a crew of twelve men, the ship never reached her intended destination, Montevideo. Tensions among the mixed crew and officers on board quickly built up, culminating in mutiny and disaster in mid Atlantic. “Blood on the ocean” is the first full-length account, based on extensive research, dealing with this strange and unsolved maritime mystery. It is an exciting story, bringing back to life the last days of the big sailing ships and the struggle to survive for those who sailed them.



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