Free history Kindle books for 28 May 17

A Short History of Spain

by Mary Platt Parmele

The history of Spain dates back to the Early Middle Ages. In 1516, Habsburg Spain unified a number of disparate predecessor kingdoms; its modern form of a constitutional monarchy was introduced in 1813, and the current democratic constitution dates to 1978. After the completion of the Reconquista, the kingdoms of Spain were united under Habsburg rule in 1516. At the same time, the Spanish Empire began to expand to the New World across the ocean, marking the beginning of the Golden Age of Spain, during which, from the early 1500s to the 1650s, Habsburg Spain was among the most powerful states in Europe.

Written in an engaging style, Mary Parmele’s concise study A Short History of Spain introduces readers to the key themes that have shaped modern Spain.



The Dark Ages

by Charles Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE (1860-1946) was a British military historian.
His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering.

Occasionally his interpretations have been challenged, especially his widely copied thesis that British troops defeated their Napoleonic opponents by firepower alone. Paddy Griffith, among modern historians, claims that the British infantry’s discipline and willingness to attack were equally important.



The Battle of Antietam (miltary glory Book 2)

by Mr. Steven Parrish

a short story about the battle of Antietam that occurred during the u s civil war



Benjamin Franklin: An Electrifying Quiz

by Leonard Stegmann

Benjamin Franklin? Didn’t he fly a kite or something? (Humor Quiz/620 words)



The Secret of Monument Valley (Trail of the Anasazi) (Florea and Holland Mystery Series Book 2)

by Mark Stephen Taylor

In about 1450 AD, an exceedingly prosperous generation of Native Americans, known then as the Anasazi, vanished from their strongholds in the American Southwest–disappeared without so much as a trace. However, the Native Americans of the present day Navajo Nation dispute the theoretical findings of modern day archeologists and anthropologists.
In fact, the Navajos claim that a sovereign remnant of the Anasazi currently dwells among them! Based on actual accounts from Native American residents of the Navajo Nation, award-winning author Mark Stephen Taylor thrusts his characters into the heart of this most interesting controversy. What they must endure is indeed most shocking. What they will find is most profoundly enlightening!



Wars of the 20th Century – Volume 4: Twenty Wars That Shaped the Present World

by Daniel Orr

Wars of the 20th Century – Volume 4 : Twenty Wars that Shaped the Present World brings together wars and conflicts of the twentieth century that have had profound effects on peoples, countries, regions, and even the whole world. Wars from Europe, Asia, and Africa are presented, as are the various types of wars, e.g. civil wars, independence wars, sectarian wars, ideological and political wars, etc. Written in a direct, concise format using only regular, non-technical language, and yet packed with information, it thoroughly and clearly explains each war’s causes, combat phase, conclusions, and consequences.
This book was written for the general reading audience and purposed to be used as an everyday read or a handy source of information on country, regional, and world history. Included are 36 maps, bibliography, and index.
Discussed in this book are the following wars and conflicts: First Iraqi-Kurdish War, Second Iraqi-Kurdish War, Iran-Iraq War, Iranian Revolution, Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, Gulf War, Sand War, Algerian War of Independence, Ifni War, Western Sahara War, Estonian War of Independence, Latvian War of Independence, Lithuanian War of Independence, Finnish Civil War, Ethiopian Civil War, Ogaden War, Eritrean War of Independence, Ethiopian-Eritrean War, Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation, and Philippine-American War.



Sand in ihren Händen (German Edition)

by P. Peuleke

Bo Stanford, Sohn eines Wei�en und einer Indianerin, kommt zwischen die Fronten des Indianerkrieges. Er erfährt immer wieder Missachtung, Verrat und Betrug, nicht nur durch die Soldaten, sondern auch durch Menschen, denen er vertraut. Von Hass und Rache getrieben nimmt er Abstand von seinem geregelten Leben und schlie�t sich den kriegerischen Dog Soldier an. Mit der Zeit verliert der junge Arzt all seine Ideale und wird selbst zu dem Menschen, den er am meisten hasst.

Eine Rückkehr in sein altes Leben scheint ausgeschlossen, wäre da nicht Christine, die Tochter eines feindlichen Generals, die vollkommen unvorbereitet in sein Leben platzt.



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