Free history Kindle books for 07 Aug 17

Exploring The Religiosity of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson

by Scott Russell

This project involves discovering the true nature and effects of how Christianity permeated the life of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. The goal is to go beyond what scholars have written by examining three major themes in Jackson’s life: Christianity, strict adherence to orders, and finding out exactly what set Jackson apart from other religious leaders of the Civil War. Instead of doing a typical biography of Jackson this project follows Jackson throughout his life and details the foundations of his religiosity and his spiritual growth through time. Included are the events that took place in his life and how they helped shape his faith in God. There were many military leaders during the Civil War who were devout Christians. Some of those leaders will be compared and contrasted to Thomas Jackson from a religious standpoint to show the depth of his religiosity. By no means is this an effort to show if one was more pious than any of the others. The comparisons and contrasts will show from a religious standpoint what set Jackson apart from the others.

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

by Brian Frydenborg

The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar and helped install Donald Trump as President of the United States of America because President Barack Obama did not fight back, in the end failing to protect America’s democracy from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s well-orchestrated, wide-ranging cyberassault, all part of Russia’s wider war on Western democracy. See how the full might of the Russian government engaged in a massive, systematic campaign of hacking, leaking, and disinformation as the new playbook on Russian hybrid warfare that has been employed for years in Europe and the Caucasus was unleashed on the United States in the 2016 presidential election in a concerted effort with WikiLeaks to damage Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, magnify divisions in the U.S., weaken public faith in both institutions and the mainstream press, and put Donald Trump in the White House in one of the most stunning acts of war–cyber or otherwise–the world has ever seen. Throughout, President Obama pondered and hedged his bets in the face of blatant cyberwarfare, much to the dismay of some in his inner circle, and failed contain the damage from Russia’s unprecedented electoral interference. As we live in a strange new world of President Trump, learn how we got here in this eye-opening brisk read from public policy/political expert and historian Brian Frydenborg.

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