Free history Kindle books for 05 Aug 16

Mayan Civilization: Explore the History and Mystery of the Ancient Mayan Ruins, Religion, Calendar, and More (Mayan Ruins, Mayan Religion, Ancient Civilization, Mayan Calendar)

by James C. Torres

(Explore the History and Mystery behind Mesoamericas most powerful and ancient civilization)

With this book, you will delve into the fascinating history behind the most powerful, ancient and revered Mesoamerican culture: the Mayans. You will learn about their life from the pre-classic period in 2000 B.C. all the way to their demise at the hands of the Spanish Conquest in 1500-1600 A.D.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn About…

  • The Mayan Calendar

  • Mayan Religion and Human Sacrifice

  • Agricultural Practices

  • Monuments and Cities

  • Society and Politics

  • Early Forms of Writing and Numbers

  • Art, Architecture and Culture

    “You are about to embark on a journey that will take you back several thousand years into the past to witness the birth of an ancient civilization. Discover how the Mayans proliferated from a small network of tiny villages into a metropolis of epic proportions, deep within the heart of the tropical lowlands of Mesoamerica”

    Jump thousands of years into the past of Mesoamerica by downloading this book today!

    Tags: Mayan Sacrifice, Mayan Gods, Mayan Religion, Ancient Maya, Maya, Civilization, Mayan Ruins, Mayan Calendar

The American Flag: Explore The History of the United States Flag Through Its Many Changes (A Window Into Our Weird, Wacky, Wonderful World collection of non-fiction information books. Book 1)

Do You Know How Many Flags Have Flown Over the United States in the Last 239 Years?

Over 80 pages of Interesting Information with more than 50 pictures and charts that show the history of each flag that has been officially flown over our great country.

This book is intended to give an insight into the history of the United States flag. There are pictures of almost every official national flag that has ever flown over the US including the dates that these flags were in use as well as information about which presidents served under each flag and when each state joined the union. There are also chapters devoted to how to care for the flag, how to handle the flag, how to display the flag, and when you should display your flag. There is also a chapter on flag etiquette and the National Flag Code, which give details into laws that concern dealing with the flag.

The information in this book has been thoroughly researched and is presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. The author has also written the book to be both entertaining and informative. It was written with the young reader in mind, but the information contained within these pages will be useful to all. I know you will enjoy reading “The American Flag. This book is also perfect for someone that is new to America and wanting to learn about our flag’s history because of it simple easy to understand format and many pictures.

No other country in the world can match the intensity of emotion we Americans feel for our flag. It has been that way for over 200 years. Americans have always taken great pride in our country which makes the flag that represents the United States also very important to all citizens. The flag has always had a place in the hearts of the American people, even though in the early days most could not afford to have their own flag. To most Americans the site of a flag displayed in a parade or on the mast of a large military ship can bring goose bumps of patriotism.

The flag has always been carried into battle in some form or another. In most cases in the past, there was one man that was given the job of carrying the flag onto the battlefield. It was his job to make sure the flag could be seen by all as well as to make sure the flag never fell to the ground. If he got shot someone else would take the flag and carry it on. It was important that the flag be held up high for all to see as a symbol of hope and triumph over adversity. A good example of why this was so important is when Frances Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner,” He noted that as the bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry, he could see by the light from the explosions that the flag was still flying over the fort. That assured him the fort had not fallen and the union had not been defeated.

There is no better feeling when you’re in battle and you’re pinned down by the enemy, then out of nowhere you see the American flag coming. Your heart skips a beat because you know help is on the way. There was an old saying that said, “When you see the flag coming over the hill you know the Cavalry is coming”. The American flag has played a huge role in this country’s history and in the process became steeped in a history of its own. A history that every American needs to know and understand. A history that cannot and should not be forgotten. Patriotism must remain a large part of our culture so that this country can remain the light of freedom that it is today. Freedom is worth fighting for and our youth needs to understand why it is so important. This book gives some insight into our United States Flag.

This is another release from one of the Kindle’s most enlightening and entertaining book series by Jessie Thomas. The “A Window Into The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful World.” Series of children’s non-fiction information books. These books are designed to make learning fun and enjoyable for readers of all ages.

Life and Death at Hoover Dam

by Jerry Borrowman

HISTORICAL FICTION: It’s 1931 and men are desperate for jobs. A lucky few will get to work in the searing heat of the Nevada desert on the massive Hoover Dam, the single largest public works project in history. Their goal is to tame the mighty Colorado River with a dam that towers sixty stories high from the base of the canyon to the crest of the dam. In doing so they will create the largest man-made lake in the world. Nothing like it has ever been built.
Life and Death at Hoover Dam tells the story of a handful of these men and the sacrifices they endured. From choking on gasoline fumes in 120-degree heat inside the five-stories-tall diversion tunnels to dangling by slender cables from the thousand-foot walls of Black Canyon, they will put their lives at risk. In the end, these men and the 20,000 others who worked on the dam will build a monument that makes possible the palm trees of Los Angeles and the desert oasis of Phoenix. This is the story of their livesâ??the men who built the matchless Hoover Dam.

They wanted Lincoln dead

by Troy Cowan

Edwin Stanton and Andrew Johnson planed Lincoln’s assassination. One failed and the other was successful.

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