Free history Kindle books for 09 Jun 17

Are we entering the next ice age?: Will humanity survive?

by Ulisse Di Corpo

There is no doubt that CO2 levels are mounting, temperatures are increasing and sea levels are rising. But if we look at these variables from a wider perspective the picture happens to be dramatically different. In this respect the ancient past can tell us a lot about what is happening now. For example, temperature changes follow cycles of approximately 100,000 years glacial and 10,000 years warm interglacial periods. The warm period in which we are living started 12,000 years ago and we are now at the end of it. We are entering the next ice age. Will humanity survive or will it be wiped out?



A History of Germany in the Middle Ages

by Ernest F. Henderson

“The fortunes and misfortunes of a Charlemagne and Henry IV., of a Barbarossa, a Henry VI. and an Emperor Frederick II… The rise and fall of the mediæval German Empire is in itself a subject boundlessly interesting, boundlessly important. …See how Europe has come to be what it is, and how near it came to being something quite different! If Italy had remained under the sway of Germany, if Frederick Barbarossa or his successors had done away with the papal power, as they often seemed about to do, would the fate of England and France have been the same?”

Ernest F. Henderson
 



A Short History of Germany

by Mary Platt Parmele

The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered. The victory of the Germanic tribes in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (AD 9) prevented annexation by the Roman Empire.

In A Short History of Germany Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a riveting journey, from the rise of Charlemagne to the age of Martin Luther, from the Thirty Years’ War to the iron rule of Otto von Bismarck and beyond. 



Norse Mythology: Viking Legends of Thor, Loki, Odin, Freyja, and a Journey into the Minds of Ancient Vikings (Viking Religion, Myths, Viking Stories, Viking Gods)

by Barry Crown

This book will give you a quick and entertaining read on the culture and history of ancient vikings and their beliefs

This book will serve as your guide to the beliefs and stories shared by the Viking people. Some of these stories originated over 10,000 years ago. After, we will look into the lifestyles of the Vikings over the various periods and explore how their lives shaped their views on religion and the world. Lastly, we will look at how we can use the minds of the ancients to impact our lives today.
Discover the brilliance and wonder that is the Norse people. Go beyond the Marvel Comics and pop culture with these unaltered stories. Find out how Thor’s hammer helped as well as destroyed. Discover why Odin’s sacrifices are an integral part of the lives of the Norse people before and now. You can journey through mythology, into the minds of ancient Norse people, and find out why we can still learn from history.

Here’s a Quick Preview of Topics Covered…

  • The Story of Thor
  • The Story of Loki
  • The Story of Odin
  • The Story of Freya
  • How Viking Lives Shaped the Myths
  • How We Can Use Viking Insights Today

Pick up this book today for a fun and quick journey into the minds of our ancestors! Now for only $2.99!



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by Ð?яÑ?Ñ?ков Ð?еонид

На основе поиска и изÑ?Ñ?ения лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?нÑ?Ñ? маÑ?еÑ?иалов и аÑ?Ñ?ивнÑ?Ñ? докÑ?менÑ?ов в книге оÑ?Ñ?ажена исÑ?оÑ?ия возникновения СлавяносеÑ?бского земского опÑ?Ñ?ного поля. Ð?Ñ?оанализиÑ?ована деяÑ?елÑ?носÑ?Ñ?, основнÑ?е Ñ?езÑ?лÑ?Ñ?аÑ?Ñ? и знаÑ?ение СлавяносеÑ?бского опÑ?Ñ?ного поля для сÑ?ановления и Ñ?азвиÑ?ия селÑ?скоÑ?озяйсÑ?венного опÑ?Ñ?ного дела и обÑ?азования в Ñ?егионе. Ð?Ñ?иведена пÑ?едÑ?сÑ?оÑ?ия возникновения земского опÑ?Ñ?ного поля, связанная с пÑ?ебÑ?ванием на СлавяносеÑ?бской земле вÑ?даÑ?Ñ?иÑ?ся Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?нÑ?Ñ? агÑ?ономов и поÑ?воведов



Herzogin für eine Nacht (Der Bastardprinz Teil 2) (German Edition)

by Peter Erfurt

Als König Johann Ohneland seinen Neffen, den jungen Herzog Arthur der Bretagne, ermordet, ahnt er nicht, dass er sich eine tödliche Feindin gemacht hat. Die Angelsächsin Gytha hatte Arthur in seinen letzten Tagen als Magd und Geliebte gedient. Sie trägt seinen Sohn unterm Herzen und ein für den englischen König äuÃ?erst gefährliches Dokument bei sich – ihre Heiratsurkunde mit Herzog Arthur. Vor allem aber will sie Rache für Arthurs Tod…
Die spannende Saga um Sieur Henry FitzArthur Plantagenet, den “Bastardprinzen”, den Sohn des Bretonen-Herzogs Arthur I. (und damit eines GroÃ?neffen von Richard Löwenherz), spielt zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts in Frankreich und der Bretagne. Blutige Kämpfe, lustvolle Liebesnächte und hinterhältige Intrigen wechseln sich ab.



@Perrotips: Perros que fueron lanzados al espacio: Su involuntario pero invaluable aporte a la carrera espacial (@Perrotips Temas únicos nº 1) (Spanish Edition)

by Kellyn M. Scott

El involuntario pero invaluable aporte que realizaron algunos perros callejeros rusos a la carrera espacial cuando fueron seleccionados para protagonizar uno de los capítulos más importantes en el desarrollo de los primeros pasos del ser humano en la conquista del espacio adyacente a nuestro planeta. Laika y otros perros que serían luego inmortalizados por sus proezas y en muchos casos la ofrenda de sus vidas.

INCLUYE:
EL SUEÃ?O DEL HOMBRE POR CONQUISTAR EL ESPACIO
1957, EL AÃ?O DE LAIKA
DE LAS CALLES DE MOSCÃ? A LA POSTERIDAD
BELKA Y STRELKA, LAS PIONERAS REGRESAN
EL HOMBRE CADA VEZ MÁS CERCA
¿CUÁNTOS FUERON EN REALIDAD?
EL INTENTO CHINO
CONVERTIDAS EN ÍCONOS



En Las Encrucijadas de Oriente: Leyendas Y Profecías de Asia (Spanish Edition)

by Sociedad Agni Yoga Hispana

En las tradiciones de la humanidad hay leyendas de peregrinos que en su búsqueda colocaron piedras en el sendero de retorno hacia la Fuente. El libro “En las Encrucijadas de Oriente” podemos considerarlo en la misma categoría y con cada uno de estos maravillosos fragmentos cuidadosamente seleccionados por Helena Roerich le añaden chispas de iluminación a la verdad y revelan los pasos en el sendero de las más antiguas tradiciones. La variedad de temas cubiertos en la obra son una ofrenda de amor ante toda su belleza. Podemos sentir como cada viaje contribuyó benevolentemente y sin pensamientos negativos al trabajo.
Es valioso sentir que no se nos da la libertad a seguir nuestra propia dirección. Los lectores pueden enriquecer su intuición con los aspectos constructivos de la historia de la humanidad. Así podemos observar como la mentalidad de las naciones es preservada a través del tiempo en sus grandes imágenes como chispas evolutivas de su genialidad. Estas chispas las podemos atesorar para la posteridad. Es muy importante considerar estas tradiciones con reverencia sin mancillarlas sino aplicándolas constructivamente a nuestras necesidades espirituales.



South Texas Drag

by Tony Molina

Take a trip through the South Texas terrain through the eyes of drug runner, Toño Garcia. His distinctive South Texas slang adds a unique charm to this dark story, but the appeal and originality doesn’t stop there. This guy knows more about style than Carrie Bradshaw, which adds massive flavor and a whole new twist to a tale about “crime as a way of life” in South Texas.
Toño sets the mood of every scene by describing the sagebrush and cactuses, the 100-degree heat, the dusty roads, and winding rivers. He sets the mood, too, cluing us into memories, his history. These talesâ??from the time he had to smuggle prize-winning horse jizz across the border, to the 55-gallon tanks that serve as human caskets for his “colleagues” the Bass brothers when drug deals go wrongâ??come together to show us that Toño is trapped, but surviving the best he can.
Toño puts on his favorite Bed Stu boots for this particular jobâ??he must kidnap the girlfriend of El Commandante, in order to save his own life. Toño killed the one of the cartel’s son’s six months back in self-defense with his lucky tanto blade. You see, ain’t nobody better with a knife than Toño, expect maybe his uncle, El Maestro, the man who ordered this job.
Toño can’t go this alone. He calls on his crew: Rigo and Paco, and Jayâ??a bigtime ex con, old school drug runner, retired now, most of the time. Loyalty and self-preservation are everything to these guys. After all, that’s all they’ve got, well, that and drug running.
But things don’t go as planned. The girl they kidnap is not “the girlfriend.” It appears the whole job is a setup. Toño must go off the grid, in order to save his bros, his crew, his own life. Just another day in South Texas.

EXCERPTS
My eyes open and I can feel the heat of the day. The air in South Texas is like a hot skillet, pressing you down into the dirt. It’s all we can really count on in South Texas, the heat.
I grab both Glocks and the two mags, all loaded up with seventeen rounds apiece. My cold steel fila and berretta .25 cal. are tucked in my boot, and my cover knife is secure on my belt. Everybody, from the cops to the crooks, always takes my belt knife but they usually miss my cold steel knife with the Tanto blade, which is my best weapon. If you have a gun at your waist and I have my knife, you will never clear leather. My tio’s right hand guy, El Machete, took him, barely alive, to a tree where he tied him up, cut a hole in his stomach, pulled out about four feet of guts, and tied those to a stake. That way, the dude could see what the coyotes were having for dinner. I pull up to my crew’s digs. “I see you, joto. Don’t try to flank me, and I can see Paco on the roof. Why do you guys do this every time? Paco,” I yell up, “don’t wear your hunting camo on a tin roof. I saw you when I hit the hill behind your house, pendejo.”
We picked the package up at the Cadillac Bar in Nuevo Laredo from a horse trainer. He explained the ice chest had horse semen from some famous racehorse. It was worth a lot of money, and we had a timeframe of six hours before it would be worthless. Sounded easy, turned into a shitstormâ??but we pulled it off. Can you imagine going to jail in Nuevo Laredo Mexico for trafficking horse love juice? Embarrassing.
“Untape her mouth.”
Rigo does, and I ask her name.
“Loraine, motherfucker!”
“Orale, Loraine. Bit of a fucked up name for a Mexican chick, but okay.” I’m all focus, deep breathing and everything. Good thing I got my yoga in. Then I notice it: she’s wearing Versace jeans, a Vera Wang top, and a badass A. Lange & Sohne 18-karat red gold watch. Something’s not right. That isn’t a gift you give any girlfriendâ?¦.



If You Were Me and Lived in…the Middle Ages

by Carole P. Roman

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in her exciting new series.

Learn what kind of food you might have eaten during the Middle Ages, the clothes you might wear, what your name could be, and children did for fun.

If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.



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