Free history Kindle books for 22 Feb 18

Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes (BiographyIn60)

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Long before historians added “the Great” to his name, Alexander stated, “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” He certainly lived up to this ambition, conquering most of the known world in just 13 years before his death at age 33. Though undefeated in his lifetime, Alexander died unsatisfied–he always wanted more. His ambitious personality comes as no surprise considering his upbringing: born to powerful parents, he studied under Aristotle and grew up believing himself a descendant of the Greek heroes Achilles and Heracles. His parents and tutors raised him to believe he had something to prove, and this book serves as an account of what he accomplished.



Salem Witchcraft (Vol. 1&2): Including the History of the Conflicting Opinions on Witchcraft and Magic

by Charles Wentworth Upham

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging. This two-volume edition gives an account of Salem village and a history of opinions on witchcraft and kindred subjects. The first volume of this book contains what seems to be necessary to prepare the reader for the second, in which the incidents and circumstances connected with the witchcraft prosecutions in 1692, at the village and in the town of Salem, are reduced to chronological order, and exhibited in detail.
Contents:
Map and Illustrations
Index to the Map
Town of Salem
Grants
Farms
Salem Village
Witchcraft
Witchcraft at Salem Village
Prefatory Address
Deodat Lawson’s Narrative
Letter From R.P. To Jonathan Corwin
Extracts From Mr. Parris’s Church Records



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