Free non-fiction Kindle books for 29 Aug 18

Steampunk Jewelry: How To Make Industrial Style Steampunk Necklaces, Bracelets And Earrings

by Jayne Bajour

Welcome to the Whimsical World of Steampunk Jewelry Making

Are You Ready To Learn How To Make Your Own Steampunk Jewelry? If So You’ve Come To The Right Place…

Here’s A Preview Of What This Steampunk Jewelry Book Contains…

  • An Introduction To Steampunk Jewelry
  • Nifty Steampunk Necklace Projects
  • Edgy Steampunk Earring Projects
  • Brazen Steampunk Bracelet Projects
  • And Much, Much More!

Order Your Copy Now And Let’s Get Making!

The End of Democracy in Liberia: The History of the Coups that Overthrew Liberiaâ??s Leaders in the 1980s and Led to Civil War

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

*Includes pictures
*Includes contemporary accounts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

In the spring of 1786, an organization was founded in London to provide some aid for destitute blacks and Asians in the British capital who were by then beginning to become conspicuous. Quite a number of them were resettled blacks from the American colonies who aided British forces in the Revolutionary War and found themselves thereafter no longer welcome in the United States. Others were captives, slaves for one reason or another released on the high seas, and other stevedores and sailors washed up on the shore of England. It was generally believed that the figure was some 15,000, and with limited employment prospects and no community support, most were in very difficult circumstances indeed.

The motivations for this were complicated and varied, and in part they could be explained by an interest in creating circumstances advantageous to blacks, but also to give them an opportunity to form and run a colony effectively in order to debunk a widely held belief that no black man could do such a thing. There was also some value in redistributing freed blacks from the various plantation colonies of the empire, not to mention the political expedience of protecting the British Isles themselves from an expanding population of non-whites generated as a consequence of imperial activities.

The idea of locating this ideal colony in the vicinity of modern Sierra Leone came about thanks to the representations of a plant collector by the name of Henry Smeathman, who had recently returned from the West African region and believed that the Pepper Coast (also referred to as Grain Coast) offered the most viable prospects. At the time, British and European trade in West Africa was vibrant and wide-ranging, including the slave trade, and there was a steady movement of merchant and Royal Navy ships between West Africa and the British mainland. His reasons for advocating that spot are rather vague, although it probably was at the time one of the least deadly stretches of an otherwise fever-ridden coastline.

There was a lot of sentimentality and idealism behind the development of the idea, as well as a certain amount of pragmatism, but the upshot of it was that in 1787, a shipment of 4,000 blacks arrived in several ships offshore of what would today be Freetown. They were essentially dropped off, wished the best of luck, and otherwise abandoned. Conditions, of course, were primitive, and the mortality rate among these early pioneers was atrocious.

One of the first problems they faced was hostility from local tribes, and almost from the moment they landed, they found themselves in a state of war. Nonetheless, they managed to establish a bridgehead, and in due course a colony took root. Numbers were augmented occasionally by independent arrivals, and the steady deposit of captives collected in one way or another by the Royal Navy Atlantic Squadron.

The End of Democracy in Liberia looks at how the 1980 coup changed the country’s direction, and the tumultuous decade that followed. Along with pictures, you will learn about the end of democracy in Liberia like never before.

The Second Sino-Japanese War: The History and Legacy of the Deadly Conflict that Lasted Through the End of World War II

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes contemporary accounts
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

Though both nations modernized, and China far outweighed Japan in terms of men and materiel potential, the island nation handily won its first modern war. The conflict resulted in Japan’s short-term gains in the wake of victory, and the long term disaster for both sides’ new roles in Asia, for with the end of Chinese dominance in East Asia came a new era for the region as a whole, an era whose consequences and horrors would not be fully realized for several more decades.

Though scarcely mentioned in the world of early 21st century politics, Manchuria represented a key region of Asia during the first half of the 20th century. Once the heartland of the fierce Manchu empire, this northeastern Chinese region’s rich natural resources made it a prize for nations in the process of entering the modern age, and three ambitious nations in the midst of such a transformation lay close enough to Manchuria to attempt to claim it: Japan, Russia, and China. For countries attempting to shake off their feudal past and enter a dynamic era of industrialization, Manchuria’s resources presented an irresistible lure. With immense natural resources coupled to economic activity more concentrated than elsewhere in China, this region, abutting Mongolia, Korea, the Yellow Sea, and the Great Wall “accounted for 90 percent of China’s oil, 70 percent of its iron, 55 percent of its gold, and 33 percent of its trade. If Shanghai remained China’s commercial center, by 1931 Manchuria had become its industrial center.” (Paine, 2012, 15).

Thus, it’s not altogether surprising that Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 resulted from a long, complex chain of historical events stretching back to the late 19th century. Approximately 380,000 square miles in extent, or 1.4 times the size of the American state of Texas, Manchuria came into Imperial Russia’s possession in 1900 due to the “Boxer Rebellion” in China, but the Russians held it only briefly; their defeat in the Russo-Japanese War shook loose their control from important parts of Manchuria by the end of 1905.

The Kwantung Army deliberately shoved it over that brink in 1931, and the Japanese invasion and occupation of Manchuria is sometimes described as the true beginning of World War II. At the very least, it marked the expansion of Japan’s imperial empire, its ongoing friction with China, and what would turn into a Chinese resistance campaign that would last nearly 15 years until the end of World War II. Given its importance, the invasion of Manchuria continues to be remembered as one of the seminal events of the 20th century.

In 1937, the Empire of Japan once more went to war with China, a nation broken into petty warlord fiefdoms and wracked by civil war. The most modern Asian nation enacted a brutal campaign over the fragmented realms that made up China, committing atrocities just as horrendous as their Axis ally in Europe. Despite this, the sheer size of China, coupled with Japan’s overextension, allowed the larger, less developed nation to endure. At the same time, China was experiencing an equally brutal civil war between Nationalist and Communist forces. This civil war became inextricably intertwined with the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II, and the sheer scale of the horrors of the conflict remain hard to believe today, even as action in that theater is often overlooked because of events in Europe.

The Second Sino-Japanese War: The History and Legacy of the Deadly Conflict that Lasted Through the End of World War II examines the notorious fighting, as well as the crucial aftermath. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Second Sino-Japanese War like never before.

Get your life back, Heal your Back Pain & Sciatica: Expose the 3 common causes of lower back pain and sciatica and bringing to light a natural way of healing … without medications, injections or surgery

by Mark De Anda

Do you struggle or have repeated episodes with lower back pain and sciatica? Have you slowly cut out the things your love to do in life because of fear to make your back pain worst? Are you lost or have no ideal how to start a recovery from crushing lower back pain?
This inspirational and illuminating book will help you return to the things that you enjoy to do and start to live again. It will bring awareness that is crucial to help you naturally recover from lower back pain and sciatica while taking away the fear and unknown of it all. This book serves as your road map to help you reengage in all the activities that you were doing before with peace of mind.
People that should read this book are people who have lower back pain or reoccurring bouts of lower back pain. These people are in the dark about how to get over their back pain and return to the things they love to do in life. They have cut out many activities because of fear of reinjure. Things like work, exercise, recreational outings, travel or just being part of community. Maybe simple activities at the home like cleaning, cooking, managing the home or family. Sometimes even getting dress can be a challenge.
In this book, I’m going to
-show you how simple back pain can be. Without overcomplicating it with medial terms or long explanations
-break up the causes of back pain and sciatica into three different categories
-discuss which movements help and which are harmful and can make your pain worse.
-Help you understand how to start to address your back pain and sciatic and begin your road to healing.
-share my personal story/testimony and the testimonies of others whom I have treated that are now pain free and have returned to all activities with understanding and without fear
-cut through the crap and nonsense and bring to light common false myths about back pain and sciatica that will leave you inspired and hopeful about your future health
Follow the advice in this book will point you in the right direction to natural healing for your lower back with lifelong success and give you clear understanding on how back pain sciatica.
What is stopping you from taking control of your back pain and sciatica and beginning a road to the things that that you enjoy most in life.
Scroll to the top and click the “buy now” button.

Hydroponics: How to Pick the Best Hydroponic System and Crops for Homegrown Food Year-Round (Urban Homesteading Book 1)

by Richard Bray

Get started with your hydroponic garden and grow your own vegetables, herbs and fruits without soil.

If you want a quick-growing, bountiful crop, then hydroponics is the way to go. Here are some of the advantages to grow with hydroponics:

  • You don’t need a yard or garden area.
  • Plants grow faster and produce more harvest compared to plants grown in soil.
  • Grow out of season crops, all year round.
  • Grow specialty crops in any climate.

If that’s not enough to seal the deal, how about never getting dirt under your fingernails?

With this book, you will learn all about hydroponic systems and find the one that best suits your needs. Easy-to-read tables and graphics will help to save time and trouble to get started with your own garden.

In detail, this book allows you toâ?¦

Get a comprehensive overview of hydroponics and helps you gain the confidence to embark upon your own project

  • Learn what hydroponics is all about
  • Get to know about the six different hydroponic systems
  • Understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of this gardening method

Select easy-to-grow herbs, vegetables and fruits and to taste the pleasure of your homegrown food

  • See which crops are best suited to each hydroponic system
  • Get an overview of which growing mediums work best for each system and plant
  • Understand the role of nutrients and lighting for healthy, prosperous gardens

Get the most out of your money, time and space by choosing a hydroponic system that suits your needs

  • Decide which system suits your own lifestyle by considering your budget, time, space and level of experience

About the Author

Thinking back, I remember that it took me some time to figure out which hydroponic system worked best for me. I had limited space, time and experience when it came to building my first hydroponic garden. This book should help people who are in a similar situation by providing guidance on how to pick the best hydroponic system and crops for homegrown food year-round. Indoors, in a greenhouse or outdoors, there are hydroponic methods for all types of gardeners.

Take the first step to build your own hydroponic garden. To get started, scroll up and grab your copy.

Overcoming Fear

by Jason Waters

This is a short book that will help you to overcome fear and accomplish more things in life.

Pumpkin Seed Cookbook: Recipes for Pepitas and Pumpkin Seeds (Halloween Recipes Book 1)

by Laura Sommers

Pumpkin Seed Cookbook
Pumpkin seeds, what the Mexicans call pepitas, are a tasty snack That everyone loves during Halloween. Who hasn’t carved a pumpkin during Halloween, scooped out all the fragrant pumpkin seeds while carving your jack o lantern and then wondered what to do with all the seeds? It seems a shame to just throw them away! But did you know that pumpkin seeds can be roasted with a wide variety of flavors way beyond just simple salt and pepper. There are numerous flavors that can be added to pumpkin seeds. In addition, they can be used in trail mixes, cookie bars and ground down to make hummus.

Here is an entire cookbook of pumpkin seed recipes for you to try. So next Halloween when you are carving the pumpkin and wondering what to do with the seeds, don’t throw them away. Use this cookbook with one of its many creative pumpkin seed recipes and enjoy!

Recipes Include

  • Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cajun Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Spiced Maple Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sweet Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sweet Pumpkin Seeds
  • Honey Pumpkin Seeds
  • Teriyaki Cajun Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Turmeric Roasted Pumpkin Seed
  • Ginger Orange Zest Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sweet, Spicy, & Salty Pumpkin Seeds
  • Mocha Pumpkin Seeds
  • Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
  • Buffalo Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pizza Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dill Pickle Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt & Pepper Pumpkin Seeds
  • Old Bay Pumpkin Seeds
  • Jerk Pumpkin Seeds
  • Creole-Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds
  • Jalapeño Pumpkin Seeds
  • Wasabi and Coriander Pumpkin Seeds
  • Togarashi Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • Barbecue Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Seeds
  • Traditional Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds
  • Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Vanilla Nutmeg Pumpkin Seeds
  • Honey Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Everything Pumpkin Seeds
  • Jalapeno Pumpkin Seeds
  • Maple Chili Powder Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seed Brittle
  • Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
  • Curried Pumpkin Seeds
  • Black Tea & Butter Pumpkin Seeds
  • Honey Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chili Lime pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Pie flavored pumpkin seeds
  • Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Seeds
  • Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  • Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Birthday Cake Flavored Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pesto Parmesan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sage Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Toasted Coconut Chili Pumpkin Seeds
  • Smoked Paprika Chorizo Pumpkin Seeds
  • Soy Glazed Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Zesty Orange Ginger Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sage and Butter Pumpkin Seeds
  • Honey Mustard Tyme Pumpkin Seeds
  • Roasted Anchovy Pumpkin Seeds
  • Curry Mint Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cayenne Parmesan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Parmesan Garlic Herb Pumpkin Seeds
  • Taco Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sesame Ginger Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pumpkin Spice Seed Bars
  • Pumpkin Seed Cream Sauce
  • Pumpkin Seed Raspberry Low Carb Muffins
  • Lemon Trout with Sage Pumpkin Seed Crust
  • Pumpkin Seed Granola
  • Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  • Raw Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Walnut Butter
  • Roasted Almond-Pumpkin Seed Butter
  • Pumpkin Seed Power Bars
  • Pumpkin Seed Guacamole
  • Tahini Pumpkin-Seed Ice-Cream
  • Mayan Pumpkin-Seed Dip
  • unsweetened pumpkin seed milk:
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus
  • Chocolate Chunk-Pumpkin Seed Cookies
  • Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds with Mixed Nuts



The Maya are people of mystery.

They mysteriously came and mysteriously disappeared unlike other civilizations of Ancient North America. When the mighty Spanish conquistadors invaded in the 15th Century, they found empty cities. Finely crafted architectural ruins of step pyramids, temples, ball courts, tombs and the artifacts left for us by the Maya still speckle the lowlands of Guatemala and Belize, as well as the higher more mountainous areas that lie to the West. The people of the Mayan civilization had many deities and engaged in human sacrifice. However, it was neither a sport nor so frequent a practice as seen in other cultures. The Maya were true believers in spiritual transformation and a supernatural journey that leads to the heaven-world of Tamoanchan. Thus, a human sacrifice wasn’t considered as final as it does to us of today.

Unlike the feudal societies of later civilizations, the female as well as the male played equal roles. Mayan women rulers and warriors were not uncommon.



* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *

Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.

It was a confusing and disorganized time – a tug and push game between mighty kings, nobles, barons, knights and the impoverished serfs. The Early and later periods in the Middle Ages yielded knowledgeable philosophers, scholars, leaders and apologists of all persuasions – Justinian, Charlemagne, Saladin, Christianity and Islam was absorbed into the social structure of their adherents. Those were the highlights of this tumultuous period. This era began well with the Byzantine World, but ended badly – with a non-discriminating, impartial infliction called the Black Plague.

Inside you will read about…

  •    Early Middle Ages
  •    Swapping the Old with the Old
  •    All the Lords and Ladies
  •    Bow Down to a Realm Divided!
  •     “Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down!”
  •     A Micro-Organism Wins the Last War

And much more!

This is the saga of the multi-lingual and multi-ethnic people who lived during the Middle Ages between 525 to 1353 AD. They struggled to turn widely disparate territories into two great Empires to be proud of.

Michael Jackson: The Seven Secrets of His Success

by Ronan Ryan

Behind the hype and the headlines, the speculation and innuendo, lies an incredible story of monumental success, a man who audaciously dreamed of becoming the biggest star in the world, and then spectacularly made it reality. Of the countless books written about the King of Pop, no-one has ever decoded how he achieved such astonishing successâ?¦ until now.

Join investigative author Ronan Ryan as he lifts the curtain on the billion-dollar entertainer, revealing how Michael Jackson worked, dreamed, meditated, found inspiration, executed incredible goals, dealt with setbacks and reinvented the gifts of the masters before him. Discover why he wore only one glove, how Bruce Lee transformed his dance style, and why recording in the dark unleashed his best vocals, among many other fascinating insights.

Filled with inspirational quotes from Michael himself, the secrets chart a road-map to success; a how-to guide for anyone who aspires to greatness. Michael learned from the greats and became the greatest, and now that his secrets are revealed, how will they change your life?

Francis Stuart: Artist and Outcast

by Kevin Kiely

Francis Stuart (1902-2000) published 25 novels, including â??Black List, Section H’ (King Penguin). He was critically acclaimed as a young poet and writer by W.B Yeats among other notable literary figures; however, his wartime broadcasts from Berlin for Hitler’s Third Reich immediately established lifelong controversy with Nazi collaboration, issues of criminality and dissidence which permeate his writings. He and his Polish lover, Madeleine Meissner were arrested by the French in Post-War Freiburg where he wrote â??The Freiburg Trilogy’.
His life events read like the epic novel of a flawed hero. His father’s suicide when Stuart was an infant became a family secret which he discovered during his marriage at age seventeen to Maud Gonne’s daughter, Iseult, a former lover of Ezra Pound’s. The marriage engulfed him in Irish Republicanism as soldier and gunrunner in the Civil War. He established a reputation as international novelist and aristocratic squire of Laragh Castle (Ireland) where he became a racehorse owner, chicken farmer, drinker, gambler and womaniser. His lifestyle ended on moving to Nazi Germany in 1940 (after a lecture tour there in 1939) organised through the German Ambassador Edouard Hempel. Stuart worked with German Intelligence (Abwehr), and also met members of the anti-Nazi Rote Kapelle’. As broadcaster and lecturer, he reached outcast status becoming a vagrant in post-war Europe. Having left his family in 1940, when his wife Iseult died in the 1950s he married Madeleine in London while they both under Inland Security surveillance.

Stuart’s return to Ireland in the 1960s meant losing his London Jewish publisher, Victor Gollancz. There followed two decades in the literary underground until his adoption as mascot by the ultra-conservative Arts Council group known as Aosdána. â??Enmeshed’ in this group and dependent on them as funding cartel, he struggled for artistic freedom as covertly depicted in his later novels such as A Hole in the Head and The High Consistory. He consistently repudiated Nazism at the behest of the Irish Media yet remained a â??hostage’ of Aosdána and their imposed establishment. The eclipse of his work by affiliation with Hitler remains, whereas he claimed that as â??criminal author’ his vision had reached full utterance.

In this Revised Edition, previously expunged material in the 2007 Liffey Press edition is restored with an exploratory Foreword relating to Stuart and Aosdána. There is a lengthy New Introduction appraising Stuart by Kiely who personally knew him over twenty years.

â??Stuart’s labyrinthine life will hardly find a more detailed exposé’â??David O’Donoghue The Sunday Business Post

â??Stuart predicted the course his life would take in his pre-war novels’â??Tony Bailie The Irish News

â??Fascinatingly accurate echo of the controversial writer’s own eerie voice’â??Brian Lynch The Irish Times

â??The biographer’s congenial access to Stuart lends authentic immediacy’â??Richard T. Murphy New Hibernia Review

Got a new Kindle or know someone who has? Check out the ultimate guide to finding free books for your Kindle. Also available in the UK.