Free history Kindle books for 18 Feb 17

Solving the Riddle of the Sphinx

by L. A. Braun

Seeking real answers to the mystery of the Riddle of the Sphinx? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the mysteries of the Sphinx–including a perspective on it being the Leo-Virgo amalgamation. The author provides a tight evidentiary argument for the Sphinx being a central part of the wisdom of the Philosophers’ Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the related symbolism. Readers will then learn the intricacies of the secrets, but what is even more important–by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured emblems. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the Riddle of the Sphinx, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn’t what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how this ancient work should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the Riddle of the Sphinx.

Thailand in perspective: Thailand Diaries – Volume 3

by James King

Written with insight and humour the author pulls no punches and presents Thailand exactly as seen through his eyes after experiencing spells living in the North, South and North-East since 2008. Although this is not a travel book in the accepted sense it can easily be categorised as such. It is more a critical memoir of the author’s observations of the peoples and culture of Thailand; a Country, monopolised by superstition, ancient cultural values and old religious beliefs, struggling to come to terms with modernity and the 21st century; people who have, as yet, traveled little.
The author presents his views objectively although, in setting out the â??pros and cons’ of life in and the mysteries of Thailand, some of his arguments may be viewed as polemic, which he says â??was absolutely intentional’. He believes there should be, and usually is, a balance to be found in every society and that most cultures and religions may have syncretic elements to their beliefs, to a greater or lesser degree. He believes we are all ostensibly the same if we look behind the mask.

Tales of New England:: Histories of Early Settlers

by Bonnie S Johnston

This narrative describes some of the earliest New England settlers and their families who are woven into the fabric of American history.

Actors on Board: A Slave’s Performance of a Lifetime

by Julie McDonald

This is the true, (10 minute read) story of a slave named Jackson. Jackson was the personal barber to William King, a plantation owner from Alabama. King was active in politics and would eventually become the Vice President of the Untied States in 1852.

Jackson escaped the first time while in Washington D.C. He was captured and sent back to Alabama. His second, very creative escape is guaranteed to make you laugh! A short biographical insert about William King is included.

Rebellion Witness: From Crisis to the Boston Tea Party – A historical novel and clean romance (American Revolution Witness Book 1)

by Trudy Joy

The first book in a four part series, Rebellion Witness recalls the historic events of 1773 as witnessed through the eyes of Paul Revere’s teenage son. He grows up quickly as American struggles at the start of the fight for freedom. Culminating in the thrilling action of the Boston Tea Party, this dramatic retelling of Colonial American brings you right into the action of the War of Independence.

How will Paul Revere Jr face the death of close family members and the challenges facing Boston and the Colonies? Armed with an understanding above his years he knows full well the the challenges faced by his father and the risks for America.

An action packed story that builds with excitement as America moves closer to Rebellion against the British.

“I swung my ax, chopping again and again until I had broken through a wooden lid. Pulling away from the shards, I sliced into the canvas wrappers to expose the bricks of tea, my father working alongside me. When either of us finished hacking a chest, we’d help each other push the debris to the edge of the ship to heave it over the side. Each and every time there came a loud splash, a sound that pleased me to no end.
More and more tea chests were brought on deck. Sweat streamed down my face and back; blisters formed on my palms and my arms ached, but I never felt better. I was thrilled with every blow of my axe of war, proud that our act of insurrection was being carried out on behalf of all those who believed–all those who had died–in the name of liberty.
After the raiders carried up the last few chests from the hold, Chief Pitts, and Pa met at the edge of the deck and spoke briefly before beckoning to me and two other boys near my age. Pitts pointed down at chests that had piled up in the quiet waters below the ship. “Climb down onto the flats,” he whispered, “and destroy all the crates half-submerged in the shallows.”
So we slipped over the side and dropped onto the wet sands. Already shivering, we waded into ice-cold water that burned like wet fire. Wielding our taxes, we splintered the chests and kicked the wreckage into deeper water before climbing back up to the pier and regaining the ship.
There we found Mohawks sweeping the deck, brushing the loose tea into the sea. Many had removed their jackets and shoes to shake out stray leaves that were also swept up and over the side. I joined in by cleaning out my shoes and pulling my pockets inside out. There was a purpose in this: all of us were resolved to prevent even the smallest measure of tea from being carried off the ship.”

The story continues in:
Apprentice Witness
The Threat of War – Through the Eyes of Paul Revere’s Son
(American Revolution Witness Book 2)

Or search for:
Boston Rebel Witness
An American War of Independence historical novel and clean romance
(stand alone containing American Revolution Witness Books 1-4)

ITALIA – storia e qualità (Italian Edition)

by Roberto Bani

Estratto dal libro di Roberto e Niccolò Bani NUDA STORIA parte seconda MODERNA, per aiutare gli italiani a capire se stessi e aiutare tutti a capire la storia per trarne adeguati insegnamenti.

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