Free history Kindle books for 08 Oct 18

The Desert Rat Scrapbook- Pouch 5 Packet 3

by Dr David Powers

If you’re a fan of Mark Twain’s dry wit, oft-hidden humor, and tales of a bygone era on the Mississippi, then you’ll love The Desert Rat Scrapbook. Imagine Mark Twain stuck in the desert with no riverboat and a bunch of crusty cowboys instead of river rats.
The Desert Rat Scrapbook was first published in 1946 by Harry Oliver, a lifelong desert rat, Oscar nominated artist, and humorist. It’s a collection of humor fact, and tall tales collected from the lives of him and others in the southwestern United States. Oliver eventually handed the reigns over to Bill Powers, who published the final issues.
In it’s hey-day the paper was mailed all over the United States and several foreign countries. Although the volumes have been collected piecemeal in print over the years, they’re rare to find. Desert Historian Bill Oakes managed to compile an entire collection and digitize them for posterity. Without his assistance, it’s likely many of these issues would have never been seen again.
SINGLE ISSUE NOTICE- This is a single issue of The Desert Rat Scrapbook. Others are currently being worked on for publication as well. If you enjoy them, keep your eyes peeled for future ones. Eventually a compendium of all the issues will be made available.
Editor Bio-
Dr. David Powers is an adventurer, philosopher, and pioneer and lives a life of constant experimentation. His life’s compass is “to seek out adventure in everything he does by being intentional, determined, and unstoppable and by energizing and outfitting others to embark on their own adventures”. He fulfills his purpose through speaking and books and is a best-selling author in psychology and education. He is a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps and a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is married and the proud father of four feral boys and one princess that he and his wife homeschool. His mission in life is to find the magical best mug of coffee in the world.
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Hands On! A Biography of Zakhe Agricultural College (2002-2017)

by Mzwakhe Xulu

This is a tell-all book on how one of the best agricultural high schools in South Africa, Zakhe Agricultural College was incepted.The book looks at different aspects of life in Zakhe under different heads of academics, and takes a reader through the pleasant and trying times in her journey.It finally reveals the sequence of events that subsequently led to her unfortunate dissolution.

A Navel History of the World

by Ronald Blumer

Are bellybuttons sexy? There is a group of people in the world who have erotic fantasies about them. Other groups go into a religious trance looking into their navels, still others have panic attacks just thinking about them. Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have one, we’ll explain why. Did you know that thousands of strange microbes live in your bellybutton? Scientists tell us why it attracts lint and there is an artist in Pennsylvania who makes tiny teddy bears out of bellybutton lint. Plastic surgeons make large sums of money sculpting perfectly shaped navels, and jewelers sell gold and diamond piercings to best display its beauty. Why are there geographical navels in Rome, Jerusalem, Greece, and Peru? And why do ancient statues in Mexico have magnetic bellybuttons? Did you know that navel cord blood could save your life? Or that you can make a yummy pâté out of ground up placenta – we’ll give you the recipe. This book will tell you everything you wanted to know about that little indentation in your stomach, and a few things you can’t even imagine.

Il Viaggio Del Carretiere: The Journey of a Cart Driver

by Joseph Ganci

A historical story of a Sicilian Immigrant voyage to America and the legacy he passed on to his descendants.

A True History of These Isles Vol. 1 (Prehistory to 1216 CE-ish)

by R J Llewellyn

This is an authoritative but quite concise history of the Isles which are situated off the coast of the mainland of Europe. The book contains many dates, names, interpretations, speculations, opinions and also several possibly interesting or uncomfortable facts. The author wishes to make it known that they believe this work is as valid as many others which are being produced these days through various media outlets. The author does feel it only fair to advise any prospective reader that there are no mentions of conspiracies, nor accusations heaped upon one type of government or nation (though a few people are subject to critical examination). The reader is therefore entitled to take the work seriously or not depending on how they feel about the business.

THE CHESAPEAKE: Country Cornpone Cornucopia

by Ken Rossignol

The fifth book in the series of short stories of and about people in and around the Tidewater Chesapeake region – along with a few stories from other regions when the writers travel or deployed overseas. Lots of history and humor and a perfect way to pass time in front of a roaring fire or on a beach or promenade deck. Fans of Readers Digest will enjoy the variety as the authors work hard to entertain the reader, from the writers of THE CHESAPEAKE, THE SOLOMON’S ISLANDER, and THE BLUE CRAB.

Devi Mahatmyam: The Glory of the Goddess

by Sage Markendeya

As you read this Devi Mahatmyam, you will feel the joy, the power and the wonder of the Divine Mother. At its simplest level, the Devi Mahatmyam is the battle between good and evil. But on that battlefield, the majesty of the Mother Goddess should not be underestimated. She does not wage wars with the aid of grand armies or divine allies. She alone is the source and the strength. In a new translation of this sacred text, Lyndal Vercoe offers a direct and devotional rendering. This is not just a description of Divine Power. It is a worship and a praise of God as the Mother of the Universe. Say those words to yourself and feel their meaning: the Mother of the Universe. This is not just a historical text. This is a prayer to be read aloud. It is an epic poem, a true song of praise that should echo through the days of our lives. Listen carefully and you will feel the spirit within. This is a Devi Mahatmyam for our time.

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