Free history Kindle books for 08 Aug 16

Everlasting Light – A Civil War Romance Novella

by Andrea Boeshaar

When loss lingers … love – even beyond death.

The American Civil War has ended, but Alaina McKenna still awaits news about her husband, Braeden. Did he die in a Yankee prison? Was he buried in a shallow grave on a Virginia battlefield? Or has he turned his back on the specter of death and loss around him and sought solitude west of the Mississippi River, never to return home, again?

As Christmas nears, Alaina deflects the advances of a suitor in the neighboring county, choosing to cling instead to hope and her belief that Braeden will return. As winter’s chill settles upon her farm, Alaina cries out to God in one final Christmas Prayer.

When loss lingers … love – even beyond death. For it is through heartbreak that God opens doorways to hope.



Part of the Family: Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust

by Jason Hensley

In 1938 and 1939, via a movement known as the Kindertransport, thousands of Jewish children were taken from Nazi-occupied territories to safety in Great Britain. They came to a new family, a new country, and a new life. Approximately 250 of these children were sponsored by Christadelphians, a small Christian group.

Often the Holocaust is considered in terms of statistics: how many perished and how many were affected, so much so that at times the individual stories are lost in the numbers. This series examines the experiences of the individuals who came to England as children, and lived with Christadelphians.

Ten of these child survivors, and their families, participated in the effort to bring about this first volume.

These are their stories.



Decoding God’s Divine Calendar

by Chris James

God has established the end from the beginning, and He has left us clues to His plans. Every letter in the Hebrew language has its own meaning. When you take the spelling of a word and explore the letters, you get a much deeper meaning. This is what the Bible means when it says, “line upon line, precept upon precept…” In this book you will learn the meaning of each year, and how to apply the meaning of each number of the year, to decipher what God has planned for the current year we are in. You will be taken on a journey from 2013 through 2017 and shown how the numbers of the year will predict what God has planned. Get ready to learn how to predict the future, and align yourself with what God has in store for you.



The Iraq Iran War

The protracted war between these neighboring Middle Eastern countries resulted in at least half a million casualties and several billion dollars’ worth of damages, but no real gains by other side. Started by Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 1980, the war was marked by indiscriminate ballistic-missile attacks, extensive use of chemical weapons and attacks on third-country oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Although Iraq was forced on the strategic defensive, Iran was unable to reconstitute effective armored formations for its air force and could not penetrate Iraq’s borders deeply enough to achieve decisive results. The end came in July 1988 with the acceptance UN Resolution 598.



Family Genealogy Queries: BATES BATEMAN BEATTY (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed BATES (34 queries in total), BATEMAN (4 queries), or BEATTY (9 queries, under various spellings, including BATEY and BEATTIE).

The focus is on families in the southern United States.

Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although they were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you’re working on the same names or lines.

Typically, queries include information on births, deaths, marriages, children of a given couple, family migrations, etc. Some trace several generations of one family. Some even include colorful family stories passed down through the years!

Note: If you aren’t sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular family research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?

Other surnames occurring incidentally in the queries reproduced in this volume include ALDEN, ALDIN, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ANGELL, ARNOLD, AULFORD, BAIRD, BAKER, BARHAM, BARNARD, BARRETT, BEARD, BEARDEN, BEASLEY, BEAVER, BELL, BENSTER, BETHAY, BETHEA, BEVEN, BIFFLE, BILLINGSLY, BIRMINGHAM, BOONE, BREWSTER, BROWN, BROWNING, BRYANT, BURKE, BURNETT, CADDELL, CALMER, CARPENTER, CARROLL, CARTER, CHAMBLESS, CHANDLER, CHANEY, CHASTAIN, CHESSOR, CLARK, CLAYSHUTLE, CLEAVELAND, CLOUD McCOMAS, COBLE, COFFEE, COLE, COLEMAN- DINGLER, COOLEY, COOPER, COUCH, COUNTS, COX, CROSS, CUMMINGS, DANIEL, DAUGHTEY, DAVIS, DAY, DEASON, DEFER, DEFIR, DeFOUR, DENTON, DEWBERRY, DUKE, DURDEN, DURHAM, DUTTON, EDWARDS, ELKINS, ELLARD, ENIS, ENNIS, EUBANKS, EVANS, EWEN, EZELL, FAIN, FERREL, FITZPATRICK, FLEMING, FORESTER, FORREST, FORRESTER, FUGATE, FULLILOVE, GATEWOOD, GAULDEN, GLADE, GODWIN, GRANBERRY, GREENE, GRIFFIN, HALBROOK, HAMPTON, HAND, HARDAWAY, HARDIN, HARDING, HARLLEE, HARMOND, HARPER, HARRELL, HARRIS, HARRISON, HAWKINS, HAYNES, HENDRICKS, HENDRIX, HERRINGTON, HICKERSON, HICKS, HIGHTOWER, HIX, HOLCOMB, HOLMES, HOPSON, HOPUN, HORTON, HOWARD, INGRAM, JACKSON, JAMES, JEFFERIES, JEFFERY, JOINER, JONES, JORDAN, JOYCE, KEELING, KENDRICKS, KITCHENS, LAND, LANGFORD, LANGLEY, LAWS, LEWIS, LINDER, LINDSEY, LONG, LOUDERMILK, MABRY, MACKEY, MACON, MALLARD, MALUGIN, MARLIN, MASS, MAYBERRY, McCAULEY, McCAWLEY, McDADE, McDONALD, McKEE, McKINNEY, McLAIN, McLEAN, MILLIGAN, MOON, MOORE, MURPHY, NALLE, NANCE, NEALE, NICHOLS, NORRIS, ODLE, OLDFIELD, ORTON, OWEN, OZBURN, PARKER, PASCHAL, PEARSON, PENN CANNON, PERDUE, PERRY, PHILLIPS, POWEL, POWELL, PRICE, PUGH, RALEY, RHODES, RICHARDS, RICHARSON, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROOT, RUNIONS, RUNNIONS, RUSSELL, SANDLIN, SAULS, SAVAGE, SCARBOROUGH, SEBRING, SHELTON, SHOCKLEY, SHOEMAKE, SIMM, SISSON, SMITH, STEADMAN, STEED, STONE, STONECYPHER, STRICKLAND, SUMMERS, SWILLINGS, TARLETON, TAYLOR, TEAKEL, THOMAS, THOMPSON, THORNTON, TRIPLETT, TRUSSELL, WALKER, WALLER, WAYNE, WEATHERS, WELLS, WHALEY, WHITE, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIS, WOLF, WOOD, WOODULL and WOOLLARD.



Archives of War Vol.2 – New World Order: Truth You Never See…

As used by the Axis Powers, the “New World Order” or the “New Order” refers to a system of totalitarian slavery to be imposed upon the peoples of the world, when and if the powers which signed the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo (Tripartite) Pact on Sept. 27, 1940, should win the War. For examples of how the “New World Order” works, see the internal social, political and economic systems set up in nations conquered by Germany, such as, Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and others.



The 1st Gulf War

On January 17, after negotiation, threats, and economic sanctions had failed to make Iraqi President Saddam Hussein undo his 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the United States and its allies launched a major air assault on Iraq. The sustained bombing heavily damaged Iraq’s infrastructure as well as taking many lives. A ground campaign begun on February 24 added to the Iraqi death toll, which was estimated by some U.S. government officials to be between 100,000 and 200,000 soldiers. (Estimates of civilian casualties were almost impossible to come by.) Fighting ended on February 28, with Iraq driven out of Kuwait. Immediately afterward, President Saddam Hussein had to deal with internal rebellions by Shiite Muslims in the south and Kurds in the north. The massive destruction, shortages of food, clean water, and other civilian needs, ongoing political turmoil, war reparations obligations, and continued poor relations with many of the countries it had fought left Iraq in a state of social and economic devastation throughout 1991.



Archives of War – Short Wars of History

It was a large-scale campaign. The great armored battle in the Sinai Peninsula pitted more tanks against each other than Montgomery and Rommel deployed in their famous encounters in the Western Desert in World War II. In the air, the Israelis flew many more sorties a day than the United States has directed daily against North Vietnam. The Arab war matériel captured or destroyed was enormous, and the rapidity and completeness of the Israeli victory constituted a feat of arms unparalleled in the history of warfare.



Archives of War – Vietnam Rise of the Vietcong

The gravity of the situation was underscored by two significant factors. First, during the initial U.S. air attack on North Vietnam, Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin was visiting Hanoi. Promising that Moscow would help strengthen the defense potential of North Vietnam, Kosygin offered to send Soviet antiaircraft guns, MIG jet fighters, surface-to-air missiles, and, presumably, Soviet rocket crews to man them. This raised the chilling specter of a direct confrontation between U.S. pilots and Soviet ground forces.



Archives of War – Rise to Power: Pre World War 2 – The Truth Will Shock You…

The year 1938 strengthened the Rome-Berlin Axis, the name of the alliance between Fascist Italy and National Socialist Germany, and also the ties with Japan, the Far-Eastern partner in the so-called Anti-Comintern Pact. This Pact is ostensibly directed against the Communist International, or the Comintern, but in reality it is a basis for the close cooperation of the Fascist Triple Alliance in extending their territory and spheres of political, economic and cultural hegemony, at the expense of the democracies and the League of Nations. Through this close cooperation and the weak opposition offered by the democracies, all three Fascist powers scored great diplomatic and strategic victories during the year 1938. Pre WWll



Nelson Mandela: From terrorist to philanthropist

by Impimpi

Take a rare glimpse into the legacy that Nelson Mandela left behind and venture into untold, cold truths about South Africa. Learn about the conundrum that the West had faced when it decided on the fate of Nelson Mandela’s reputation in our Western media and how he was allowed to be promoted from terrorist to philanthropist. The Nelson Mandela according to Western Media was a noble, peace loving man who led a nation from oppression into a democratic society of equality. But as Mandela himself pointed noted: “..the real history of South Africa was nowhere to be found in British textbooks..” The writers of the textbooks are serving the interests of the same groups who control our Media and the way in which history is told. The untold story about Nelson Mandela’s legacy is one of deep contention that is worthy to be known around the globe. Whilst on the one hand the world should celebrate the achievements of Nelson Mandela, there are genocidal events as a result of his coming to power which can no longer be ignored. Understanding the dilemma the West faced in deciding which way to portray Nelson Mandela means to truly understand the interconnected issues of the century in which we live.
In today’s world the lines have become rather blurred between the words terrorist, freedom fighter and rebel. If a Palestinian would dare attack an Israeli out of protest for the apartheid-like conditions they are under, our media will certainly label them a terrorist. However, when foreign terrorists attacked government installations in Libya, our media labelled them rebels and freedom fighters. The definition all depends on our selfish Western interests. Clearly our double standards and willingness to sacrifice our values in the West has led to the wrongful glorification of terror acts. Today, our policies in the West created the perception that there is now a distinction between “good terrorists” and “bad terrorists”. Senator John Mc Cain is a US extremist who chose to call terrorists “good guys” when he illegally visited them in Syria. Judging by Western standards, Was Nelson Mandela a “good” or a “bad” terrorist then?

Perhaps using examples of the Middle East will be insufficient for some to fully comprehend the dilemma we created and it would be suitable to use an example close to home: In the US, there was an individual who bombed a marathon in Boston, known as Mr. Tsarnaev – he is currently serving jail time. In the UK, there is a man known as Abu Hamza who was a preacher of hate. He radicalized his followers and inspired acts of terror in the UK, and as such he was found guilty and imprisoned.
Would it be acceptable amongst the public for Mr. Tsarnaev to be a future US Presidential candidate, or for Mr. Hamza to be a future British Prime Minister? It is fair to say that in both cases, it would be inconceivable. Some would argue that neither misters Tsarnaev and Hamza are significantly different to Nelson Mandela. This is because Nelson Mandela, when he was still a boxer and a strong young man, did things that was far worse than the aforementioned gentlemen. Nelson Mandela bombed schools and hospitals and targeted civilians. He took what he called “the struggle” to soft targets, aimed at innocent civilians. Today, US governors have openly called for the assassination of Edward Snowden and locked up Bradley Manning. This is the way the West deals with our own traitors. From the perspective of the old South African regime, they did not venture to the point of no return by assassinating Nelson Mandela – but he certainly shared the same fate as Bradley Manning, as they considered him to be guilty of treason by co-ordinating weapon deliveries with Russia and China in order to stage attacks against white civilians.

This is controversial, harsh and based on facts. Reader discretion is advised. If you are ready for the truth, immerse yourself into this book.



The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine

by Patricia L Hughes

Two young girls pledge undying love, marry each other secretly and promise to live together when they reach the age of twenty-one – but nothing works out as planned. This tale of Georgian England is from real diaries and letters revealing two women whose circumstances changed beyond belief. If you’re looking for the sedate world of Jane Austen you won’t find it here. This is the wild world of nineteenth century northern England made famous by the Bronte sisters who lived nearby, and based their characters on these real people. Eliza Raine was almost certainly the model for Mrs Rochester in Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’, while Anne Lister was depicted as ‘Shirley’ by Anne Bronte.
Anne Lister was born in 1791 and started life as the eldest daughter of a poor branch of a landed family. Her diaries from 1806 to 1840 reveal her travels through Europe, her daily life, how she recognised her lesbianism and her many love affairs. In this book she uses secret code to record her first love affair with Eliza Raine, the beautiful, rich half-caste daughter of an East India Company surgeon and his native wife.



Under the Wolf’s nest. A Turkic Rhapsody

by Kairat Zakiryanov

Were the origins of Islam, Christianity and the legend of King Arthur all influenced by steppe nomads from Kazakhstan?
Ranging through thousands of years of history, and drawing on sources from Herodotus through to contemporary Kazakh and Russian research, the crucial role in the creation of modern civilisation played by the Turkic people is revealed in this detailed yet highly accessible work.
Professor Kairat Zakiryanov, President of the Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism, explains how generations of steppe nomads, including Genghis Khan, have helped shape the language, culture and populations of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and America through migrations taking place over millennia.
History is shaped by the victors, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union new attempts are being made to recover historical and ethnographical detail that previous empires swept aside. After reading Under the Sign of the Wolf: A Turkic Rhapsody you will look again at language and culture, and realise the living histories they represent.



The Real Robinson Crusoe: What Should I Do?

by MC Paquin

HISTORY TEACHING AIDS CREATED BY TEACHERS!

For 5 minutes, you will be someone famous from the past.

Have fun pretending that you’re Hernando Cortes, Samuel de Champlain, Alexander Mackenzie, Charles Sturt, and the freedom fighter Manuela Saenz, at the exact moment when they’re having a problem. Then make a decision for them.

The 9 books in the “What Should I Do?” series let you do just that. Each book will let you swap places with 10 fascinating people.

THE REAL ROBINSON CRUSOE:

In The Real Robinson Crusoe, you’ll change places with explorers, adventurers, a freedom fighter, a missionary, and a secret agent. For five minutes, you’ll be Father Lacombe, a pioneer priest in Canada in 1867. What will you do when you don’t have enough food to feed yourself and you meet two starving Cree families? Will you feed the families, or will you keep your food for yourself? Now you’re Gonzalo Guerrero, a Spanish sailor kept prisoner for 8 years by Mayans, and you’ve been given the chance to be rescued. But the Mayans have tattooed and pierced your body and made you a chief. Will you let yourself be rescued or will you stay with the Mayans? Read The Real Robinson Crusoe to find out what really happened.

FOR SOME GEOGRAPHY FUN:

Check out our “What Country Am I?” series of 3 books, which give you hints about 10 countries and then ask you “What country am I?”

“The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.” (Diogenes Laertius, biographer of Greek philosophers, c. 3rd century)



Funny photos album

by Azeezat Oyeleke

Drama pictures that involve African teenagers.



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