Free history Kindle books for 02 Aug 16

The Journal of Major John André

by John André

The Journal of Major John André is the journal of the famous British spy who was caught attempting to assist Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War.

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

by Robert Sinker

The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is an interesting collection of apocrypha. Much of it is believed to have been written around 192 A.D. , but some portions earlier, as it was quoted and referenced by Tertullian and Origen.

Edward III and His Wars

by A.J. Ashley

Edward III and His Wars is a arranged extracts from Chronicles of Froissart, Jehan le Bel, Knighton, Adam of Murimuth, Robert of Avesbury, the Chronicle of Lanercost of the State Papers, & other contemporary records.

Germany’s Hour of Destiny

by Colonel H. Frobenius

Germany’s Hour of Destiny , written in 1914, is an overview of the European political situation in which Frobenius predicts the coming World War I.

A Woman’s War Record 1861-1865

by Septima Collis

A Woman’s War Record is the story of Septima Collis, a woman whose family was torn between the Confederacy and the Union.

Patriotism National and International

by Charles Waldstein

Patriotism National and International , originally published in 1917, is a discussion of patriotism in Western countries, specifically Germany, and its cause for World War I.

Amurath to Amurath (Illustrated)

by Gertrude Lowthian Bell

Amurath to Amurath is the recollections of archaeologist Gertrude Bell’s travels throughout the middle east during the early 20th century. Dozens of the original illustrations are included.

Prairie Farming in America

by James Caird

Prairie Farming in America is an interesting overview of agriculture in the United States and Canada, written in the 19th century.

Sixty Squadron: R.A.F.: A History of the Squadron from Its Formation

by A.J.L. Scott

Sixty Squadron: R.A.F. is the story of Squadron No.60 in the Royal Flying Corps, later known as the Royal Air Force.

The Great War: Its Lessons and Its Warnings

by Jesse Collings

The Great War, Its Lessons and Its Warnings, is an overview of the economic condition of Europe after World War I.

Hittites: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Hittites lived among gods and kings and captivated the mysterious Sir Lawrence of Arabia, among many eager minds. Who were they? Simply warlike conquerors on a mission to impose Hittite power on the world? How did they become part of the elite highly-exclusive club of kings as great as Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires of the second millennium BCE?

Inside you will read about…

â?? Sources

â?? Sir Lawrence of Arabia, Helen of Troy, Origins and Remarkable Missing Links

â?? The Bronze and Iron Age – Hittites and their Contemporaries

â?? Life and Times of the Hittites and Notable Events: Kingdoms and Empire-Building

â?? Notable Achievements, Ongoing Exploration and Unraveling their Extraordinary Mysteries

They created a complex system of collective governance and changed the metallurgy of the ancient world. This mysterious empire remained the unknown fourth empire and thanks to their tradition of preservation we continue solving mysteries buried in their ancient past.

Tea Planting in the Outer Himalaya

by A.T. McGowan

Tea Planting in the Outer Himalaya, written in 1861, is a discussion of tea plantations in India and the prospect for further development of agriculture in India.

Egyptian Mythology: Egyptian Gods & Ancient Egypt (Egyptian Gods, Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mythology)

by Patrick Auerbach

2 Manuscripts

Book 1: Egyptian Gods – The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology.

This book examines the Egyptian gods and goddesses – from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, “more religious than any other people.”

Ancient Egypt has held humanity in its thrall for over 5000 years. The image of the Great Pyramids of the Valley of the Kings rising ghostlike from the white sands of the Sahara Desert is synonymous with the mysteries of the Ancient World.

Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced, especially considering its origins date back 30 centuries before the Common Era. From clocks to the 12-month calendar to agriculture and fashion, we continue to experience the echoes of Ancient Egypt in the world we live in today.

Book 2: Ancient Egypt – A Guide to the Gods, Pharaohs, Dynasties, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt’s impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements.

Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000 years and showed an incredible amount of continuity. That is more than 15 times the age of the United States, and consider how often our culture shifts; less than 10 years ago, there was no Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube.

While today we consider the Greco-Roman period to be in the distant past, it should be noted that Cleopatra VII’s reign (which ended in 30 BCE) is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza. It took humans nearly 4000 years to build something–anything–taller than the Great Pyramids. Contrast that span to the modern era; we get excited when a record lasts longer than a decade.

Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary largely forgotten chapter of history.

Easter Rising: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Easter Rising

In the midst of World War I, the Easter Rising took place in Dublin and throughout Ireland in April, 1916. The revolutionary movement faced many problems from the beginning, including splintered leadership, disorganized support, opposition from moderate supporters of home rule, and prepared retaliation from the British.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Background of the Easter Rebellion

â?? Planning the Easter Rising

â?? The Easter Rising Begins

â?? The Easter Rising, Days Two and Three

â?? The Easter Rising, Days Four and Five, and the Easter Rising Across Ireland

â?? The Easter Rising Comes to an End on Saturday

â?? Aftermath of the Easter Rising

Even though the rebels did not achieve their ultimate goal of Irish independence, they were successful, because they rallied many more of their countrymen to the cause of independence. The legacy of their bravery and love of country inspired generations of Irish men and women, and helped lead to independence. This is the story of what led to the uprising, the events of the rising, and its impact.

Forgotten History: The Sultana Disaster

by James White

Forgotten History: The Sultana Disaster

While the sinking of the Titanic is known all over the world, the Sultana disaster has been a footnote in American History.

In 1865, as the rest of the nation was distracted by the news that John Wilkes Booth had been caught and killed, one of the biggest maritime disasters of the world took place. On the murky waters of the Mississippi River, over a thousand lives were lost.

With such a huge casualty, this should have been front page news. Sadly, it was overshadowed by other events. Over 1800 brave soldiers died on the ill fated passenger steamer Sultana and the tragedy was known to very few.

This book is about what happened on the morning of April 27th, when soldiers who had just been liberated from the war camps stood on board the Sultana waiting eagerly to finally go home. It is a story of courage, greed and heartbreak that history forgot.

This book also contains the stories of the survivors and their comrades who were lost.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • The Last Voyage of the Sultana.
  • The Vicksburg Agreement.
  • The Explosion .
  • The Key Players.
  • The Aftermath.
  • WN Goodrich.
  • Ann Annis.
  • And much more…

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest: Getting Around – Short Guide

by Christian Schoen

Are you looking for the perfect travel guide to the Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala?

You found it!

This is the perfect book for all kind of tourists, backpackers, travelers and explorers.

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

This book will teach you about:

– which are the most important Maya sites

– where are they located

– how to get there

– what you should know about it

It is a short travel guide about the sites of:

Tulum, Chichen Itzá, Cobá, Ek Balam, Uxmal, San Gervasio, Edzná, Palenque, Toniná, Bonampak, Yaxchilán, Tikal, Yaxhá and El Mirador.

History of Hinduism: Pre-vedic and Vedic Age

by Domenic Marbaniang

This book gives latest research updates on ancient Hinduism. It surveys the Pre-vedic religion of ancient India as found in the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization, then takes a dip into the world of Vedas to discover the religion of that age. The book uncovers astounding facts about ancient Hinduism.

The Life of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]: Seerah of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]

by Ahmad Baandwi Saheb

In every era numerous authors have written books of various sizes on the seerah (life) of Nabi [PBUH]. This service is still continuing and an assortment of gems will continue to be discovered from this vast ocean.

There is no doubt that this insignificant individual does not possess the expertise required for this field. However, time and again this idea had surfaced that something should be written on this sacred topic regardless of the result with the hope that it may be a means of my salvation in the hereafter.

Thus, I undertook the task of compiling this small book by extracting different aspects from the various books authored on seerah.

I have taken special care to ensure that the language is of an understandable and simple level.

May Allah Ta’ala crown this effort with His acceptance and allow it to be beneficial for one and all. May it also be a means of my salvation in the hereafter.

Hadhrat Moulana Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saheb [R.A.]

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