Free history Kindle books for 06 Jul 18

Tracking the Tigers: Flying Tiger, OSS and Free Thai Operations in World War II Thailand

by Bob Bergin

In early 1990, two hill tribe hunters stumbled across airplane wreckage in a remote area of north Thailand. The author’s attempt to identify the aircraft and its mission, set him off on a hunt that went on for almost ten years. A lot of history was uncovered in the process – and some old mysteries were solved.

It turned out that the airplane had belonged to the famed American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers. The author worked closely with surviving Flying Tiger pilots to identify the aircraft and its mission. Attempting to account for the pilot – a prisoner of the Japanese who was exfiltrated from Thailand under mysterious circumstances – led the author to the Free Thai Movement, Thailand’s anti-Japanese underground. Working with Free Thai officers took the author to the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services, America’s first strategic intelligemce service, and forerunner to the CIA.

The hunt turned into an adventure in the discovery of history. Interviews with AVG pilots, with Free Thai and OSS officers, gave the author a first hand look at some very colorful aspects of Wortld War II history that were little known in Thailand, and even less so to the world outside.

This book pulls together the pieces of a story that tells the history of AVG Flying Tiger, Free Thai and OSS operations in World War II Thailand – and of the hunt that brought that history into view.

The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire

by Captivating History

Explore a major turning point in the history of Europe and the Middle East

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The fall of Constantinople was an event which had great repercussions across both East and West. Why did it happen? How did it happen? And what was the aftermath?

In this book, you’ll discover the most scintillating and relevant detailsâ??forlorn love, codified fratricide, and moreâ??of the fall of Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire.

The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire includes topics such as:

  • The Gateway to the West
  • God Wills It: Knights of the First Crusade
  • Broken Promises: The Fourth Crusade
  • Schisms in the Church
  • Preparation: The Big Guns
  • Constantinople: The Final Stand
  • The aftermath
  • And much, much more!

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How the carpenter’s son Henri Martin became: a part of the World classics of Impressionism. 220 best works of French Master!

by Yuri Karminsky

Henri Jean Guillaume Martin – French neo-impressionist, pointillist, symbolist.

Born in 1860 in Toulouse. His father was a carpenter. The mother was of Italian origin. Marten persuaded his father to allow him to become an artist. He began his studies in 1877 at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. In 1879, Martin moved to Paris, where, thanks to his knowledge, he was able to continue his studies in the studio of Jean-Paul Laurence. Four years later he received his first medal at the Paris Salon, where, three years later, in 1886, he held his first exhibition. A year after receiving his first medal, Martin was awarded a scholarship to travel to Italy, where he studied the works of old masters, such as Giotto and Masaccio.
In Italy, he developed his own style, calling it “divisionism” (separate brush strokes). The work in this style of 1889, presented to them at the Paris Salon, brought him the Gold Medal, but the criticism defined the work as pointillism.

Since 1900, he lived in Kersey, and later moved to Labastide du Vert. The Lo region became the center of his inspiration. Henri Martin created a series of paintings, the most completed and finished, inspired by the landscapes of the south of France and carried away by searching for new light solutions.

Although the work of Martin as a neo-Impressionist is not considered fundamental, his works have been used successfully and have become part of the world classics of Neo-Impressionism and Symbolism.

In Labastide du Vert Martin lived most of his life and died in 1943.

Most of his works are exhibited in the museum of the city of Cahors (formerly the building of bishops), which is named after him.

220 best paintings of Master.

One of the Greatest Warriors in History, Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), A Brief Biography

by Daniel DiMarzio

Miyamoto Musashi was one of the greatest warriors to ever live. Born in Japan in the 1500’s, he fought over sixty life-and-death matches with other Samurai, and never lost.

He was also an accomplished writer, painter, sculptor, and poet. His priceless works of art are kept in museums to this day.

This work is a brief biography about Musashi for those that would like to know more about him. It condenses the immense amount of information out there about this man, into an easy to read text, with interesting historical paintings.

Miyamoto Musashi was not only a warrior, he was an artist that skirted the realms of genius. Anyone, and everyone, can learn from this man and his life’s work.

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