Free history Kindle books for 01 Jun 18

The American Civil War: A Military Overview

by Michael R. Brasher

HISTORY BOOKS ARE BORING! We all learned the irrefutable truth of this statement by the 5th grade. Let’s face it, except for the wars and military campaigns and battles, history books are dull as dishwater. It seems that most history books are written by historians to impress other historians. But history is important. Shelby Foote said, “The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things… It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads.”  Every U.S. citizen should have at least some basic knowledge of it. And, history doesn’t have to be dull. After all, history is defined by wars. Wars are defined by military campaigns and battles. Thus, history itself is actually defined by campaigns and battles. So, this means that in order to gain a basic understanding of an era’s history, we can get rid of all the really boring stuff and just concentrate on its military history!

That is the rationale behind The American Civil War: A Military Overview. This narrative only deals with the military campaigns and major battles which defined the Civil War. It distills, simplifies and clarifies what can be a very confusing conflict. Most other Civil War history books (single and multi-volume) attempt to integrate various combinations and permutations of the political, cultural, economic, social, and military events that led to the war and its immediate aftermath. You won’t find that here; in this book you will find only the essential military operations that actually comprised our nation’s Civil War.

If you have the time and inclination (and I certainly would encourage you to do so), pick up James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom or Shelby Foote’s three-volume tome (my personal favorite), The Civil War: A Narrative, to delve more deeply into all the “whys and wherefores” behind the war. This book, The American Civil War: A Military Overview, I believe will help you understand the military aspects of the warâ?¦and, after all, wars define history.



Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

“Put an end once for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one.”
“Let opinion be taken away, and no man will think himself wronged. If no man shall think himself wronged, then is there no more any such thing as wrong.”
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. He wrote the 12 books of the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. A central theme to Meditations is the importance of analyzing one’s judgment of self and others and the development of a cosmic perspective.
Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180) was Roman emperor from 161 to 180, ruling jointly with Lucius Verus until Verus’ death in 169 and jointly with his son, Commodus, from 177. He was the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. He was a practitioner of Stoicism.



Genghis Khan: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan: a man who managed to unify the warring nomadic Mongol clans, who orchestrated military victories from China all the way to Russia, who founded an empire that continued to expand across Asia and into Europe during the generations that followed his reign. Riding across the steppes, bow and arrows at his side, he was a man who believed himself to be on a divinely appointed mission and would stop at nothing to fulfill it. He valued loyalty above all else and destroyed kingdoms that got in his way.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Poverty and Captivity
â?? Becoming a Leader
â?? A Unified People
â?? The First Campaigns
â?? The Raid Into Europe
And much more!

Genghis Khan’s great victories were preceded by destitution and captivity. This is a rags to riches taleâ??not just a theme for fairytales and legends, but the real story of a leader who overcame hardship and setbacks to play a role in shaping the modern world.



Alexander Hamilton: Illustrated Biography Based on Family Letters and Other Personal Documents

by Allan McLane Hamilton

The purpose of this book is to shed light upon Hamilton’s private life and career as a soldier, lawyer, and statesman by using a large number of original letters and documents, written by him and various members of his family as well as his contemporaries.
Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. He took the lead in the funding of the states’ debts by the Federal government, as well as the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, with a national bank and support for manufacturing, plus a strong military.



Elite Units of the U.S. Military: A photographic primer to special warfare and elite units of the U.S. military

by William Morgan

A photographic primer to special warfare and elite units of the U.S. military.

This Kindle book introduces the reader to the well-known and lesser-known elite military units within the Unites States Military. It is rich with content and high quality photography.

Highlights of this book:
Descriptions of sixteen elite units, including selection, training and mission.
Hundreds of high-quality photos unveiling the rigors of selection, training, and missions.

While well-known special warfare units (Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Marine Recon,and Army Rangers) are included in this book, it also introduces the reader to some of the lesser-known elite warriors like SARC corpsmen, Marine FAST (anti-terrorist) units, SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Teams, Marine Scout Snipers and other special warfare units.

This is an introduction for those who would like to know more about the elite forces that serve the United States.



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