Free history Kindle books for 17 Oct 18

Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland

by Captivating History

Did you know that the Scots never won a battle when they were favorites?

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A sense of poetic irony registers when one learns that Scotland has never won a major military battle when the odds were in their favor. In 1513, the largest Scottish army to ever invade England was defeated by a significantly smaller English army at Flodden Field. In only two hours, the Scots lost ten thousand men. History repeated itself in 1542, when a Scottish army of 15,000 men was defeated by only 3,000 English soldiers. Despite their much smaller numbers, the English managed to take 1,200 Scottish men as prisoners. This humiliating defeat eventually contributed to the demise of King James V.

This new captivating history book takes you on a remarkable journey from the earliest extensive historical record of Scotland through the long struggle toward nationhood, all the way to Postwar Scotland.

In Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Scotland, you will discover topics such as

  • Medieval Strife
  • The Emergence of the Scottish Nation-State
  • The Golden Age
  • The Wars of Independence
  • The Black Death
  • Mary, Queen of Scots: “The Daughter of Debate”
  • The King of Great Britain
  • The Union and The Scottish Enlightenment
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Scottish Feminism
  • The Loch Ness Monster
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to discover more about the startling history of Scotland, click “buy now”!

Ciao! We’re in Africa

by Marisa Parker

I was born Maria Martore in 1934. But I have been renamed Iucci by my husband Eugenio Piergiovanni. He is thirteen years my senior, is fluent in three languages and is a charismatic businessman. We have left Italy and the only family I have ever known to go to Africa seeking adventures and fortune. I keep thinking – Is Africa really going to be that welcoming? Is my husband’s dream of selling Italian Haute Couture to expatriates ridiculous?

In December 1955, we settle in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia and open our Italian fashion shop. Our success is promoted by the fashion editor of “The Rhodesian Herald,” as we design clothes for the first entrant of the “Miss World” competition from Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

‘Ciao! WE’RE IN AFRICA” is based on true events. Through the writing skills of her daughter, Maria-lucci’s story is narrated as a memory, as if living in the moment. Coinciding historical event timelines have been carefully researched and evocative photographs included.

The Strangeness That Is Wales

by Jack Strange

This book looks at the strange legends, tales and ghosts of Wales. Although the stories are intended to entertain as much as educate, the historical facts are accurate.

Did the Welsh sail across the Atlantic in the 12th century?
Was King Arthur Welsh?

Included are stories on ghosts – both real and fake – and the legend of King Arthur. Welsh animal lore, customs, monsters and music are also examined.

One of the strangest villages in the world gets a chapter to itself, as do witches, miners and druids.

The book is written in a personal, light-hearted style, with geographical references to help identify the places. Hopefully, you will come away with a different view on Wales – and a smile on your face.

A Lengthy Review of Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett

by Howard Bitterman

This detailed review includes excerpts from e-mail conversations with the author.

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