Free history Kindle books for 13 Nov 18

Ancient Knowledge

by George Curtis

Revealing things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Proven with mathematics this book describes genuine ancient knowledge that conflicts with modern science but upholds the Biblical story of Genesis. This book is also available in Spanish under the KDP title â??Conocimiento Antiguo’.
Translation by Octaviano Gildo.



THE WORLD WAR II GHOST BLIMP.

by PAT DWYER

DURING WORLD WAR II BLIMPS WERE USED TO PATROL THE COAST LINES. THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR JAPANESE SUBMARINES. ON AUGUST 15TH, 1942, A BLIMP ”TOOK OFF” AND FLEW OUT TO INVESTIGATE AN OIL SLICK. IT DROPPED TOW SMOKE FLARES AND CIRCELED FOR A WHILE THEN RETURNED TO THE ”MAINLAND UNMANNED.” IT EVENTUALLY LANDED IN A STREET AND DREW QUITE A ”CROWD.” BUT, THE TWO MAN CREW WAS GONE AND NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. A HUGE SEARCH TOOK PLACE BUT NO TRACE OF THEM WAS EVER ”FOUND.” THIS BOOK CHRONICLES THIS CASE AND IS EASY TO READ AND RELATE TO. IF YOU LIKE ”UNSOLVED MYSTERIES” YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK.



War and Peace (Complete Version With Active TOC) (Feathers Classics)

by Leo Tolstoy

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy’s two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world’s greatest novels.

War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.



Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace: An Authentic History Of The Wild West – Illustrated Edition

by John M. Burke

The author of this book has attempted to present to the reader the story and triumphs of the frontier lad of nine years, from the wild Western scenes of Kansas and Nebraska, from the prairies of the Platte to the parlors of the East and the palaces of Europe.
William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory but he lived for several years in his father’s hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill’s legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe.



The Story of Napoleon

by Harold Wheeler

There is no more marvellous story in human history than that of Napoleon I., Emperor of the French. His career is one long demonstration of the reality of the proverb, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” So fascinating are the details of a life in which so much was attempted and accomplished that many thousands of volumes have been published dealing with its various phases. The demand is by no means exhausted, the supply continuous, as witness the present work. Busy pens are still employed in reviewing the almost superhuman activities of the once obscure Corsican, whose genius for war and conquest upset many a throne, secured for him the Overlordship of Europe, and eventually consigned him to an island prison. Indeed, there seems little likelihood of a lull in interest while the chief source of instruction and amusement of human nature is humanityâ??in other words itself. Most of us are content to be pupils in the school of experience, willing to sit at the feet of such a master as Napoleon, and learn the lessons he has to teach. The result cannot be other than profitable…



A History of Milan Under the Sforza

by Cecilia Ady

A HISTORY of Milan, under the House of Sforza, can hardly incur the charge of being superfluous. While Rome, Florence and Venice have each found English historians, and while fresh books on Renaissance Italy appear every day, no English writer has told the story of the Sforza as a whole. The scant attention which has been given to the history of Milan may be compared with the brief visit which the traveller pays to the capital of Lombardy before he presses on to other Italian cities. Yet those who pause to look will find, hidden under the bustle of a modern commercial town, numerous relics of an age when the Duchy of Milan was deemed the first State in Italy. To the student of history the rule of the Sforza presents one of the most characteristic examples of an Italian tyranny at the time of the Renaissance…



Norwich Heroes

by Randall H Miller

Norwich Heroes opens with the storming of Chapultepec Castle during the Mexican-American War, then weaves its way through flashpoints of U.S. military history where graduates of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets have emerged as battlefield heroes. Follow three extraordinary brothers as they fight their way through the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. Join others on patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, or fast-roping into the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, or hunting the world’s most-wanted terrorists and war criminals in Iraq and Afghanistan. What do all of these men have in common? Much more than you may think.

Randall H. Miller is the author of six books, including the Amazon Top 10 Best Selling Mark Landry series. He has a M.A. in Diplomacy (focused on International Terrorism) and a B.A. in Criminal Justice, both from Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college. A former officer in the 82nd Airborne and 2nd Infantry Divisions, he researches and trains regularly in weapons and close-quarter-battle tactics alongside law enforcement and military operators. He lives in North Andover, Massachusetts.



Jews in the Ottoman Empire During WWI. How the Germans Saved the Jews

by Justin Leopold-Cohen

Scientific Essay from the year 2013 in the subject History Europe – Other Countries – Ages of World Wars, grade: A, Clark University, language: English, abstract: The four months of this course have focused on the various aspects and influencing factors of the Armenian Genocide. The course has explored the Armenian Nationalist Movement, Ottoman massacres, Armenian resistance, foreign indifference, missionary work, the First World War, the height of the Genocide, and its subsequent legacy and denial.

Sporadically throughout the course work there have been brief mentions of the various other ethno-religious groups within the Ottoman Empire, most of which were minority groups. This includes but is not limited to the Kurdish Muslims, members of the Greek Orthodox faith, Balkan nationalists, and Jewish Zionists, all of whom experienced their own unique treatments and persecutions under Ottoman rule during the years that encompassed the Armenian Genocide.

Although all of these groups evidenced similar separatist/nationalist leanings, it was only the Armenian Christians who suffered to the point of genocide at the hands of the Turks. I intend to examine the treatment of the Jewish population residing in Ottoman territory, how the Ottomans responded to the Zionist movement, and why the Jews were spared the fate that befell their Armenian neighbors.



The Scarlet Banner

by Felix Dahn

Called “Geimer” in it’s original German, this novel of the fall of the Vandal Kingdom in Africa is a very dramatic story, with all the contrasts which make for the popularity of stories of the decadent Roman period. In essence it is a tragedy of tragedies, the bloody destruction of the whole Germanic race which, after sacking Rome, ruled for a hundred years upon the site of Old Carthage. Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn was a German lawyer, author and historian. Dahn’s writings were extremely influential in forming the conception of the European history unfolding during the first millennium CE which dominated German-speaking countries during the late 19th and early 20th century. His multi-volume Prehistory of the Germanic and Roman Peoples, a chronology of the European Volkerwanderung (Migration Period) that first appeared in print in 1883, was so definitive that abbreviated versions were reprinted until the late 1970s.



Provinces of the Roman Empire – Volume I

by Theodor Mommsen

The history of Rome under the Empire presents problems similar to those encountered in the history of the earlier Republic. Such information as may be directly obtained from literary tradition is not merely without form and colour, but in fact for the most part without substance. The list of the Roman monarchs is just about as trustworthy and just about as instructive as that of the consuls of the republic. The great crises that convulsed the state may be discerned in outline; but we are not much better informed as to the Germanic wars under the emperors Augustus and Marcus, than as to the wars with the Samnites. The republican store of anecdote is very much more decorous than its counterpart under the empire; but the tales told of Fabricius and of the emperor Gaius are almost equally insipid and equally mendacious. The internal development of the commonwealth is perhaps exhibited in the traditional accounts more fully for the earlier republic than for the imperial period; in the former case there is preserved a pictureâ??however bedimmed and falsifiedâ??of the changes of political order that were brought at least to their ultimate issue in the open Forum of Rome; in the latter case the arrangements are settled in the imperial cabinet, and come before the public, as a rule, merely in unimportant matters of form. We must take into account, moreover, the vast extension of the sphere of rule, and the shifting of the vital development from the centre to the circumference. The history of the city of Rome widens out into that of the country of Italy, and the latter into that of the Mediterranean world; and of what we are most concerned to know, we learn the least. The Roman state of this epoch resembles a mighty tree, the main stem of which, in the course of its decay, is surrounded by vigorous offshoots pushing their way upwards. The Roman senate and the Roman rulers soon came to be drawn from any other region of the empire just as much as from Italy; the Quirites of this epoch, who have become the nominal heirs of the world-subduing legionaries, have nearly the same relation to the memories of the olden time as our Knights of St. John have to Rhodes and Malta; and they look upon their heritage as a right capable of being turned to profitable accountâ??as an endowment provided for the benefit of the poor that shrink from work…



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