Free historical fiction Kindle books for 09 Jul 18

Göring’s Gamble

by Dan O’Rourke

England, 1940. Following Dunkirk, it is only a question of when Hitler will invade, not if. Hermann Goering convinces him to prepare for possible failure, but he has a back up plan: an atomic bomb. As big as a Panzer tank, the A-bomb can’t be delivered by air. Or can it? As they plot to deliver it, only a keenly observant Yeats scholar, her blind physicist son, and his golden retriever guide dog stand between London and atomic doom.

Goering’s Gamble is their story, and Maggie Brooke is an unforgettable heroine. As one of Oxford’s first female dons, Maggie is used to male skepticism and knows how to remain tenacious, playful, and fiercely intelligent in its face. What she isn’t used to are car chases, midnight exhumations, and shootouts in Westminster Abby, but her quick thinking and pluck not only help her to survive, but to give Winston Churchill a good dressing down.

The Angel of Marye’s Heights: The True Story of Richard Kirkland

by Anthony J Ziebol

Would you risk your life to save your mortal enemy? Perhaps the only soldier revered on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, Richard Rowland Kirkland is arguably the most famous “common” soldier of the American Civil War. His act of compassion at the battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862 is both controversial and shrouded in mystery.

Although this act is well known, the rest of his story, along with that of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry is not. In addition to Fredericksburg, this Angel of Marye’s Heights was present at some of most fierce fighting of the war and most iconic locations: Henry House Hill at First Bull Run, the Dunker Church at Antietam, the Peach Orchard and Wheatfield at Gettysburg and Snodgrass Hill at Chickamauga.

For the first time, the true epic of Richard Kirkland is revealed. This is his tale of the struggle between darkness and light, of the fight to deny the overwhelming bloodshed from destroying that which makes us human.

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