Free history Kindle books for 26 Oct 18

When the Sky Crashed Down!

by George Mitrovic

This book is about the history of cometary and meteoric impacts on our planet. These impacts have caused mass extinctions, climate change, been the origin of life and have influenced human history in many ways. These impacts have started and ended in Ice Ages culminating in the last major cataclysm around ten thousand years ago.

Plato: The Complete Works (Prometheus Classics)

by Plato

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

Plato’s dialogues have been used (and are still used) to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His lasting themes include Platonic love, the theory of forms, the five regimes, innate knowledge, among others. His theory of forms launched a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism.

The Complete Plato

Part 1: Early Dialogues
The Apology
Part 2: Middle Dialogues
The Symposium
Part 3: Late Dialogues
Part 4: The Republic
I: Of Wealth, Justice, Moderation, and their Opposites
II: The Individual, the State, and Education
III: The Arts in Education
IV: Wealth, Poverty, and Virtue
V: On Matrimony and Philosophy
VI: The Philosophy of Government
VII: On Shadows and Realities in Education
VIII: Four Forms of Government
IX: On Wrong or Right Government, and the Pleasures of Each
X: The Recompense of Life
Part 5: The Laws
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Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter … the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More

by Captivating History

Discover the Captivating History of Russia

Free History BONUS Inside!

Russia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is the world’s largest country and covers almost a sixth of the global landmass. The country is often associated with harsh climates and autocratic government. The shadow of communism and the Cold War continues to influence global attitudes towards Russia.

This new captivating history book serves as an overview of Russian history over the span of more than a millennium, from the foundation of the Russian state by the Viking prince Rurik in 862 AD until the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991.

In Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and More, you will discover topics such as

  • The Foundation of Rus
  • The Christianization of Rus
  • The Fragmentation and Subjugation of Rus
  • The Rise of Muscovy
  • Overthrowing the Tatar yoke
  • Gathering the Russian Lands
  • The Birth of a Dynasty
  • The Road to Reform
  • Imperial Majesty
  • Enlightened Despotism
  • Reform and Reaction
  • War and Revolution
  • Terror and Upheaval
  • The Great Patriotic War
  • Cold War
  • Reform and Collapse
  • And much, much more!

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

The Moctezuman: A SciFi Horror Comedy

by E.C. Stever

“It’s The Martian meets The Evil Dead… at the end of the Aztec Empire.” A new prehistoric scifi horror from an Ancient Alien visitor.

I wish he’d hurry up and sacrifice me, like I planned it. Otherwise I might die in this dank temple. But here he stands, nephew to the emperor of a quarter-million Aztec warriors, and Moctezuma does the one thing I don’t want: he waits.

I’ve been locked up on this planet too long. If I don’t get home soon, I’ll be one dead alien. All I really need is for Moctezuma to drag me up to the altar, pluck out my beating heart, maybe coat his forearms with my blood if he has time.

Is that so much to ask?

I wonder…Maybe Moctezuma knows what I really am. I mean, I look human. At least I think I got all the head-holes in the right places.

But what if Moctezuma knows about the ancient astronauts?

What if, this time, my adventure is over?

This ebook (soon to be an audio production at Overcast Magazine) also includes one bonus story: An award-winning scifi/horror tale, “A Long, Quiet Burn”

Ripperville: The Blood Of Whitechapel

by Roger David Francis

Victorian London hides a deadly secret. Bloodshed stains the cobbled streets.
An innocent boy born in poverty takes a path that will ultimately lead him to become one of the most notorious serial killers of the 19th century.
One hundred and thirty years later Alice procures a painting. Little does she know the dark alleyway in the picture will take her on as journey through time revealing the truth about Jack the Ripper.
Stalked by a strange man Alice discovers he has a connection to Whitechapel.
Can she alter the events unfolding and prevent further murders?
Will the past catch up with her?

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GB-SS: A short story of The British Free Corps

by Nigel Cawthorne

On 1 January 1944, the British Free Corps – which Hitler mistakenly called the British Legion – took its place alongside other foreign Legions as part of the Nazi’s fearsome Waffen-SS. It was the GB’s SS.

Its members were odd-balls, misfits, malingers, conmen, saboteurs and men who simply wanted to get out of prisoner-of-war camps so they could have access to beer and women. Suffering more STDs than combat wounds, the BFC was the most ineffective fighting unit in the German war machine. This was Dad’s Army in Nazi uniforms.

In GB-SS, Nigel Cawthorne collaborates with his son Colin, to examine the origins and fate of an organisation which offered gallant Britons the chance to fight for the Fatherland – though undoubtedly they proved to be much more trouble than they were worth. The farce they played out proves conclusively that, in wartime at least, the Germans have no sense of humour.

A writer and editor for over 25 years, Nigel Cawthorne has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books, including Fighting Them On The Beaches: D-Day, 6 June 1944; The Battle of Britain; Vietnam: A War Lost and Won; Stalin; and The Story of the SS. His work has also appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and part works on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Sun to the Financial Times.

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