Free history Kindle books for 12 Jun 17

The Forgotten Astronauts: Concise edition

by Codex Regius

4th, updated edition. – In the sands of the Moon, at a place called the Marsh of Decay, there lies an item which should not have been there. It is a tiny figurine, shaped to look like a man, and he is dead. Behind him, a plaque is set in the soil, bearing fourteen names. Some are American, some Russian. This figurine was called the Fallen Astronaut. The crew of Apollo 15 took it there, without knowledge of their superiors, and they placed it at this site to commemorate their colleagues from two countries whom doom had struck before men landed on the Moon. But there are more names than these, others which are not even mentioned on that plaque, and knowledge of their unhappy fates was lost. These men are the Forgotten Astronauts, who were chosen to write history, but then history passed over them, sometimes tragically, sometimes tragicomically. Their stories tell a darker chapter of the American moon-landing myth. It is recounted in this book. With 28 full-colour images!



George Washington: A Life

by Woodrow Wilson

“George Washington” is an intriguing biography of America’s first president as told by the man who would later become its twenty-eighth, Woodrow Wilson. Wilson takes us on a journey from a look at Washington’s times to his Virginia breeding to his life in colonial America. Wilson looks at how these factors shaped the man who would lead the nation in its fight for independence and into its first years as a new nation. This is an insightful look into our nation’s early history by a man who would play a key part in it more than one hundred years later.



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