Free history Kindle books for 11 Aug 18

Erik the Red: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the First Norse Settlement in Greenland

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of Erik the Red

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A formidable figure with flaming red hair, a wild beard, and a temper to match is not the type of person most people would choose to cross swords with. And that, by all accounts, is a fitting description of Erik the Red. This was not a man to be taken lightly or challenged in battle. He was courageous on the battlefield, an accomplished seafarer, indomitable warrior, and unstoppable adventurer. In short, Erik the Red was everything we imagine a Viking to be.

Some of the topics covered in this captivating history book include:

  • Erik the Red’s Early Life in Norway
  • The Settlement of Iceland and the Viking Age
  • Erik’s Early Years in Iceland
  • Murder Most Foul
  • Erik the Explorer
  • Settling in Greenland
  • Greenland to Vinland
  • Erik’s Offspring and their voyages to Vinland
  • Decline of Vinland
  • Erik the Pagan and Christianity in Greenland
  • The Decline of the Greenland Colony
  • Modern Greenland
  • And much, much more!

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Strategy Six Pack 13 (Illustrated): Six Strategy Texts: Volume 13

by Various Artists

“Give me liberty or give me death!”
– Patrick Henry.

Strategy Six Pack 13 includes Thomas De Quincey’s classic study of Rome’s first leaders, The Caesars, two essays by Elbert Hubbard (on Patrick Henry and Anne Hutchinson), Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar by Emily Ruete and two American history classics, My Sixty Years on the Plains – Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting by William Thomas Hamilton and Journal of a Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843 by Osborne Russell.  

Strategy Six Pack 13

The Caesars by Thomas De Quincey.
Patrick Henry by Elbert Hubbard.
My Sixty Years on the Plains – Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting by William Thomas Hamilton.
Anne Hutchinson by Elbert Hubbard.
Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar by Emily Ruete.     
Journal of a Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843 by Osborne Russell.  
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Elizabeth Heiser: Pioneer Cattle Rancher & Cougar, of Flagstaff, Arizona

by Julie McDonald

In the early 1890’s Charles and Elizabeth Heiser headed west from their hometown of Buffalo, New York to prove up a homestead in the Arizona Territory. Their life near Flagstaff, Arizona is fascinating. Equally fascinating is Elizabeth’s second marriage. This short eBook is both educational and entertaining!

Lorenzo the Magnificent Volume II

by Alfred von Reumont

Volume II of II

The second half of the fifteenth century exhibits, in the development of the Renaissance in Italy, the singular spectacle of a transformation of the modern world under the influence of ancient classical culture in conjunction with the opening out of a new intellectual horizon. In a state the importance of which cannot be measured by its circumference or material strength, we see a struggle between form and spirit among a community that had stood there alone from the Middle Ages. This struggle was the exciting cause of a new growth, of the production of fresh branches and new foliage on a tree that had become incurably rotten and hollow. The Christian world has only once taken up a position like this in the fruitful interpenetration and transmutation of real and ideal elements. It shows us a man, the product and consummation of these circumstances and conditions, at once the child and the pioneer of his age, an age which was filled with the most joyous and elevated existence both in material and spiritual things. A man like him could only be born and grow up under such circumstances, in the ferment and strife of events and of the moral forces of the time. Family and civic influence as well as the temper of the people and of the century contributed to this result.
A justly popular life of Lorenzo [by Roscoe] was written when the knowledge of Italian history was limited and its sources confused and difficult of access. If a similar attempt is now made eighty years later, it is under altered circumstances and with expectations greatly enhanced. The supply of original materials, then very small, however skilfully arranged, has increased in our day to a degree almost beyond management. At that period the insight of the historian, not informed as to the internal politics of Florence, reached no great depth below the dazzling surface of Lorenzo’s magnificence. At the present day deep places are exposed to view which had been kept only too dark. A flood of light envelops the personality of the man who was distinguished by so many things that charm and attract. If the sum-total of his history conveys a graver impression and comes upon us with a feeling of pain, our interest in it is scarcely less keen because of the obstacles through which this brilliant spirit made its own way, or of the entanglements and dangers against which he had to struggle. Should I succeed in describing truthfully him and the surroundings from which he was never separated and without which it is difficult to imagine him, I shall have completed a thank-offering due for a past full of varied enjoyment and for many friendly aids, received during the preparation and composition of this book from the countrymen of Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Ancient History Battles

by Srdjan Kotarlic

This Book covers the History and Battles of the ancient world from Rome to Greece and Macedonia.

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