Free history Kindle books for 01 Sep 18

Oscar Wilde: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Oscar Wilde

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Who was Oscar Wilde? Was he just an author of witty but meaningless plays, only out to get a laugh or two? The answer is a resounding no. Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright in the late nineteenth century. His controversial plays were riddled with mockery of social status, cleverly covered by the use of comedy.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Blue China and Long Hair
â?? Marriage and Men
â?? The Picture of Dorian Gray
â?? The Sodomy Trials
â?? Life After Prison
â?? Death and Posthumous Pardon
And much more!

Wilde may have paved the way for people living a little off the center line. He was full of flash and flare, and he wrote some of those colorful traits into his literature. Take a journey into the world of Oscar Wilde and find out just how individualistic he was.

Boer War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Boer War

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This book provides an introductory text to one of the most intriguing wars of modern timesâ??a war that saw several innovations, like the use of heliography and indirect fire, and caused the complete overhaul of the great Imperial British fighting machine in its aftermath. It also tells of the first example of the brilliant use of guerrilla warfare by the people who, to this day, have never been outclassed; the Boer on commando.
On the other hand, the Boer War is also an intensely emotional journey cutting to the very core of the horror of war; leaving women and children in a deliberately destroyed landscape, watching their home and all their possessions burn to the ground.

Inside you will read about…

â?? The Causes of the War
â?? The Commando System
â?? Phase One
â?? Phase Two
â?? Phase Three
â?? The Concentration Camps
â?? A Gentleman’s War
And much more!

This book sets out to give a broad overview so that the interested reader will be able to find a point of entry to study further. Perhaps more people studying and understanding this subject is the only way to finally know, “When is a war not a war?”

Pompeii: Frozen In Time The Tragic Eruption Of Mount Vesuvius

by Cheryl Leonard

Over 2000 years ago, the Mount Vesuvius volcano towered 6000 ft. high, being close to the Bay of Naples, it erupted with a powerful explosive force, resulting in the destruction of the cities of Pompeii, along with her sister city, Herculaneum and Stabiae, buried in a pile of volcanic ash , pumice , and molten rock. Notable powerful men in the Roman empire, Julius Caesar, and emperors Augustus and Tiberius owned homes in the seaside resort town of Stabiae. After the initial eruption had ceased, a massive pyroclastic flow cascaded down its slopes toward Herculaneum , causing death and devastation instantaneously to all in its path. In a period of slightly over 24 hours, the entire cities were buried in ash and debris, to be lost to the world for centuries.

Pompeii is the world’s largest archaeological and excavation site comprising 150 acres, being well preserved in a suspended time capsule of memorable events in the lives of its citizens. This book is an introduction into the city’s origins, the daily activities of the people, details of the Vesuvius eruption, excavations and discoveries, and future restoration plans for modern day Pompeii. Today, over three million people reside in the immediate vicinity of Mount Vesuvius, one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.

The American Civil War WAS About Slavery: A Quick Handbook of Quotes to Reference When Debating Those Who Would Argue Otherwise

by Cody C. Engdahl

Are you tired of having to argue with people who say the American Civil War WASN’T about slavery? Are you ever frustrated that they came prepared to argue, but you didn’t? This is a very brief, easily navigated handbook of actual quotes from the people who were directly involved in the conflict. Let the Confederacy speak for themselves. They were very clear about their motives. Don’t let the “lost cause” myth muddy our true and important history.

World War 2: The Most Important Events Of World War II

by Tom King

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countriesâ??including all of the great powersâ??eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of “total war”, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.

Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (in which approximately 11 million people were killed) and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (in which approximately one million were killed, and which included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.

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7000 years in one hour: Biblical Understanding

by Ted Suratt

The meaning and history of the Bible. Who it was written to and the purpose and time it was written. As Paul said, when I was a child I understood as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. This book was written for thinking adults whom do not have time to do 40 years research, but want to know the facts.

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