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The History of Protestantism (Complete 24 Books in One Volume)

by James Aitken Wylie

This eBook edition of “The History of Protestantism (Complete 24 Books in One Volume)” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “The History of Protestantism, which we propose to write, is no mere history of dogmas. The teachings of Christ are the seeds; the modern Christendom, with its new life, is the goodly tree which has sprung from them. We shall speak of the seed and then of the tree, so small at its beginning, but destined one day to cover the earth.”Content:Progress From the First to the Fourteenth CenturyWicliffe and His Times, or Advent of ProtestantismJohn Huss and the Hussite WarsChristendom at the Opening of the Sixteenth CenturyHistory of Protestantism in Germany to the Leipsic Disputation, 1519From the Leipsic Disputation to the Diet at Worms, 1521.Protestantism in England, From the Times of Wicliffe to Those of Henry Viii.History of Protestantism in Switzerland Froma.d. 1516 to Its Establishment at Zurich, 1525.History of Protestantism From the Diet of Worms, 1521, to the Augsburg Confession, 1530.Rise and Establishment of Protestantism in Sweden and Denmark.Protestantism in Switzerland From Its Establishment in Zurich (1525) to the Death of Zwingli (1531)Protestantism in Germany From the Augsburg Confession to the Peace of PassauFrom Rise of Protestantism in France (1510) to Publication of the Institutes (1536)Rise and Establishment of Protestantism at Geneva.The JesuitsProtestantism in the Waldensian ValleysProtestantism in France From Death of Francis I (1547) to Edict of Nantes (1598)History of Protestantism in the NetherlandsProtestantism in Poland and BohemiaProtestantism in Hungary and TransylvaniaThe Thirty Years’ WarProtestantism in France From Death of Henry IV (1610) to the Revolution (1789)Protestantism in England From the Times of Henry VIIIProtestantism in Scotland

The Making of the Great West (Illustrated Edition): History of the American Frontier 1512-1883

by Samuel Adams Drake

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “This history is intended to meet the want for brief, compact, and handy manuals of the beginnings of our country. In this volume, I have followed up to its legitimate ending the work done by the three great rival powers of modern times in civilizing our continent. I have tried to make it the worthy, if modest, exponent of a great theme. The story grows to absorbing interest, as the great achievement of the age.”Contents: Three Rival CivilizationsThe SpaniardsAn Historic EraDe Soto’s Discovery of the MississippiDeath and Burial of De SotoThe Indians of FloridaHow New Mexico Came to Be Explored”the Marvellous Country”Folk Lore of the PueblosLast Days of Charles V. And Philip Ii.Sword and Gown in CaliforniaThe FrenchWestward by the Great Inland WaterwaysThe Situation in a.d. 1672    Count FrontenacJoliet and Marquette    The Man La SalleLa Salle, Prince of Explorers    Discovery of the Upper MississippiThe Lost Colony: St. Louis of TexasIberville Founds LouisianaFrance Wins the PrizeLouis Xiv.The EnglishThe Bleak North-west CoastHudson’s Bay to the South SeaThe Russians in AlaskaEngland on the PacificQueen ElizabethWhat Jonathan Carver Aimed to Do in 1766John Ledyard’s IdeaA Yankee Ship Discovers the Columbia RiverThe West at the Opening of the CenturyBirth of the American Idea.America for Americans.Acquisition of LouisianaA Glance at Our Purchase    The PathfindersLewis and Clarke Ascend the Missouri    They Cross the Continent    Pike Explores the Arkansas Valley    New Mexico in 1807    Gold in Colorado.â??a Trapper’s Story    The Flag in Oregon    Louisiana Admitted 1812    The Oregon TrailThe Trapper, Backwoodsman, and EmigrantLong Explores the Platte Valley    Missouri and the Compromise of 1821    Arkansas Admitted 1836    Thomas H. Benton’s Idea    With the Vanguard to OregonTexas Admitted    New Political Ideas    Iowa Admitted    The War With Mexico   â?¦

Billy the Kid: The True Story

by Charles A. Siringo

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, (1859 – 1881) was an American Old West outlaw and gunfighter who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at age 21. He took part in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, during which he allegedly took part in three murders.

The True Story of Buffalo Bill (Illustrated Edition)

by John M. Burke

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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 Beginner’s Guide to American History (Illustrated Edition)

by David Henry Montgomery

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Object of this book is to present clearly and accurately facts and principles in the lives of some of the chief founders and builders of America which would be of interest for everyone interested in history.
John and Sebastian Cabot
Balboa, Ponce De Leon, and De Soto
Sir Walter Raleigh
Captain John Smith
Captain Henry Hudson
Captain Myles Standish
Lord Baltimore
Roger Williams
King Philip
William Penn
General James Oglethorpe
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Daniel Boone
General James Robertson
Governor John Sevier
General George Rogers Clark
General Rufus Putnam
Eli Whitney
Thomas Jefferson
Robert Fulton
General William Henry Harrison
General Andrew Jackson
Professor Samuel F. B. Morse
General Sam Houston
Captain Robert Gray
Captain J. A. Sutter
Abraham Lincoln

The History of Espionage

by George Barton

This eBook edition of “The History of Espionage” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Excerpt:”The romance of war in its most thrilling form is exemplified in this narrative of the adventures of “The World’s Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents.” Much has been published upon the subject of espionage, and the memoirs and secret histories of the courts of Europe give us instances of men and women who have gained favor and money, if not honor and glory, by selling back-stairs gossip concerning their fellow creatures; but the aim of the present work has been rather to relate the big exploits of those who faced great personal danger and risked their lives for the sake of flag and country.”

My Adventures as a Spy: Autobiography

by Robert Baden-Powell

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. My Adventures as a Spy is an autobiographical account of Recounts Baden-Powell which describes his escapades as a spy in British military secret service and sheds some light on the art of spying. Baden-Powell lists different types of spies and offers a rudimentary course in scouting and spying, with a handful of insights.

The Naval Actions of the War of 1812: Illustrated

by James Barnes

This eBook edition of “The Naval Actions of the War of 1812” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “In searching the history of our own country, when it stood together as a united nation, waging just war, we find England, our mother country, whose language we speak, arrayed against us. But, on account of this bond of birth and language, should we cease to tell about the deeds of those men who freed us from her grasp and oppressions, and made us what we are? I trust not. May our navy glory in its record, no matter the consequences! May our youth grow up with the lives of these menâ??our Yankee commandersâ??before them, and may they profit by their examples!This should not inculcate a hatred for a former foe. It should only serve to build up that national esprit de corps without which no country ever stood up for its rights and willed to fight for them. May the sons of our new citizens, whose fathers have served kings, perhaps, and come from other countries, grow up with a pride in America’s own national history! “Contents:The United States Frigate Constitution Falls in With a British SquadronThe Constitution, Under Command of Captain Hull, Captures the British Frigate GuerrièreThe British Frigate Macedonian Is Captured by the United States Frigate    Captain Wm. Bainbridge Captures the British Frigate JavaGallant Action of the Privateer Schooner Comet, of 14 GunsThe United States Sloop of War HornetThe United States Frigate Chesapeake Is Captured by the English Frigate ShannonThe United States Brig Enterprise Captures H. B. M. Sloop of War BoxerThe American Fleet on Lake Erie Captures the Entire English Naval Force Under Commodore BarclayThe United States Frigate Essex Is Captured by Two English VesselsThe United States Sloop of War Peacock Takes the British Sloop of War L’epervierThe United States Sloop of War Wasp Captures the British Sloop of War ReindeerThe American Forces on Lake Champlaincapture the English Squadron Causing the Evacuation of New York State by the BritishThe United States Frigate Presidenis Taken by a British SquadronThe Constitution Engages and Captures Two English Vessels The British Brig of War Penguin Surrenders to the United States Brig HornetThe Chase of the Hornet, Sloop of War, by the Cornwallis, a British Line-of-battle Ship

USA Leaders & Heroes (Illustrated Edition)

by Wilbur Fisk Gordy

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This edition presents incredible lives of some of the most notable persons of American history. It is hoped that this book will furnish reader’s mind some conception of what American history is, and at the same time stimulate an abiding interest in historical and biographical reading.
Christopher Columbus and the Discovery Of America
Hernando De Soto and the Discovery of the Mississippi
Sir Walter Raleigh and the First English Attempts to Colonize America
John Smith and the Settlement of Jamestown
Nathaniel Bacon and the Uprising of the People in Virginia in 1676
Miles Standish and the Pilgrims
Roger Williams and the Puritans
William Penn and the Settlement of Pennsylvania
Cavelier De La Salle and the French in the Mississippi Valley
George Washington, the Boy Surveyor and Young Soldier
James Wolfe, the Hero of Quebec
Patrick Henry and the Stamp Act
Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party
Paul Revere and the Battle of Concord and Lexington
Benjamin Franklin and Aid from France
George Washington, the Virginia Planter and the Revolutionary Soldier
Nathaniel Greene, the Hero of the South, and Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox”
Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer
Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
Robert Fulton and the Steamboat
Andrew Jackson, the Upholder of the Union
Daniel Webster, the Defender and Expounder of the Constitution
Samuel Finley Breese Morse and the Electric Telegraph
Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator of the Slaves
Ulysses Simpson Grant and the Civil War
Some Leaders and Heroes in the War with Spain

The Indian War of 1864: Events in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming

by Eugene Fitch Ware

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “The Indian War of 1864” describes events of the Colorado War, fought from 1863 to 1865 between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations and white settlers and militia in the Colorado Territory and adjacent regions in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming. The Kiowa and the Comanche played a minor role in actions that occurred in the southern part of the Territory along the Arkansas River, while the Sioux played a major role in actions that occurred along the South Platte River along the Great Platte River Road, the eastern portion of the Overland Trail. The United States government and Colorado Territory authorities participated through the Colorado volunteers, a citizen’s militia while the United States Army played a minor role. The war was centered on the Colorado Eastern Plains.

The RED PATH: Indian Brigades in the Civil War

by Robert W. Walker

When hostilities in the Civil War come to Indian Territory it is no surprise that already Indian agents, all southern and “secesh” to a man had early on recruited many Indian leaders and their followers for the Confederate States of America. Southern Indian Brigades were quickly established, and one in particular under Col. Stand Watie, whose participation is key to The RED PATH. A second Chief, President of the Cherokee Nation, John Ross aka Keeowskowee, pleaded for a GRAY PATH – neutrality and a WHITE PATH – peace. His Neutraity Policy was circulated to all the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory – Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole. A third Chief, Opothele Yoholo, a Creek Chief followed his own Red Path, the Refugee’s Path as he led 9000 out of Indian Territory to Kansas. This chief’s followers became the Northern Indian Brigades. Caught up in the drama and intrigue of a nation torn abpart–The Indian Nation–Chief Ross’s spy, Jessie Longbow and Ross’s beautiful and intelligent niece, Raven Ross, a reporter for the Tahlequah Voice try to maintain a romance that they believe is bigger and stronger than the turmoil of war. This means love amid wartime in the Trans-Mississsippi Theater of War which history has long ignored. This novel does for the Native Americans of the 5 Civilized Tribes what GLORY did for Black Union soldiers. It is an important story that is ground in fact and based on truth. The native population of Indian Territory saw more loss of life per capita than did any state North or South. As John Jakes is one of my heroes, I have long wanted to write this story which has been some 20 years in the making. In the meantime, I have written 50+ previous novels. I had to write those in order to make this one happen.

The True Life Stories of the Declaration of Independence Signers

by Charles Augustus Goodrich

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The venerated emigrants who first planted America, and most of their distinguished successors who laid the foundation of our civil liberty, have found a resting place in the peaceful grave. But the virtues which adorned both these generations; their patience in days of suffering; the courage and patriotic zeal with which they asserted their rights; and the wisdom they displayed in laying the foundations of our government; will be held in lasting remembrance.Table of Contents: John HancockSamuel AdamsJohn AdamsRobert Treat PaineElbridge GerryJosiah BartlettWilliam WhippleMatthew ThorntonStephen HopkinsWilliam ElleryRoger ShermanSamuel HuntingtonWilliam WilliamsOliver WolcottWilliam FloydPhilip LivingstonFrancis LewisLewis MorrisHenry MisnerRichard StocktonJohn WitherspoonFrancis HopeinsonJohn HartAbraham ClarkRobert MorrisBenjamin RushBenjamin FranklinJohn MortonGeoge ClymerJames SmithGeorge TaylorJames WilsonGeorge RossCaesar RodneyGeorge ReadThomas M’KeanSamuel ChaseWilliam PacaThomas StoneCharles CarrollGeorge WytheRichard Henry LeeThomas JeffersonBenjamin HarrisonThomas Nelson, JunFrancis Lightfoot LeeCarter BraxtonWilliam HooperJoseph HewesJohn PennEdward RutledgeThomas HeywardThomas Lynch, JunArthur MiddletonButton GwinnettLyman HallGeorge Walton

Machiavelli: The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

This eBook edition of “Machiavelli: The Prince” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Prince is a political treatise by the Florentine philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, written c. 1513. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether the book was a satire. Niccolò Machiavelli asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had lead to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process.

The Most Momentous Stories from the History of Unated States

by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
Stories of Explorers and Pioneers
How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands
The Sea of Darkness and the Great Faith of Columbus
How Columbus Fared Forth Upon the Sea of Darkness and Came to Pleasant Lands Beyond
How Columbus Returned in Triumph
How America Was Named
How the Flag of England Was Planted on the Shores of the New World
How the Flag of France Was Planted in Florida
How the French Founded a Colony in Florida
How the Spaniards Drove the French Out of Florida
How a Frenchman Avenged the Death of His Countrymen
The Adventures of Sir Humphrey Gilbert
About Sir Walter Raleigh’s Adventures in the Golden West
Stories of Virginia
The Adventures of Captain John Smith
More Adventures of Captain John Smith
How the Colony Was Saved
How Pocahontas Took a Journey Over the Seas
How the Redmen Fought Against Their White Brothers
How Englishmen Fought a Duel With Tyranny
The Coming of the Cavaliers
Bacon’s Rebellion
The Story of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
Stories of New England
The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers
The Founding of Massachusetts
The Story of Harry Vane
The Story of Anne Hutchinson and the Founding of Rhode Island
The Founding of Harvard
How Quakers First Came to New England
How Maine and New Hampshire Were Founded
The Founding of Connecticut and War With the Indians
The Founding of New Haven
The Hunt for the Regicides
King Philip’s War
How the Charter of Connecticut Was Saved

Artillery Through the Ages (Illustrated Edition)

by Albert Manucy

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Looking at an old-time cannon, most people are sure of just one thing: the shot came out of the front end. For that reason, these pages are written; people are curious about the fascinating weapon that so prodigiously and powerfully lengthened the warrior’s arm. And theirs is a justifiable curiosity, because the gunner and his “art” played a significant role in American history.
The Era of Artillery
The Ancient Engines of War
Gunpowder Comes to Europe
The Bombards
Sixteenth Century Cannon
The Seventeenth Century and Gustavus Adolphus
The Eighteenth Century
United States Guns of the Early 1800’s
The War Between the States
The Change Into Modern Artillery
Modern Use of Black Powder
The Characteristics of Cannon
The Early Smoothbore Cannon
Smoothbores of the Later Period
Garrison and Ship Guns
Siege Cannon
Field Cannon
Solid Shot
Explosive Shells
Scatter Projectiles
Incendiaries and Chemical Projectiles
Fixed Ammunition
The Practice of Gunnery

The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated Edition)

by Ida M. Tarbell

This eBook edition of “The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated Edition)” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This book is a result of a thorough research conduct by the author Ida M. Tarbell. Tarbell’s research in the backwoods of Kentucky and Illinois uncovered the true story of Lincoln’s childhood and youth. She wrote to and interviewed hundreds of people who knew or had contact with Lincoln. She tracked down leads and then confirmed their sources. She sent hundreds of letters looking for images of Lincoln and found evidence of more than three hundred previously unpublished Lincoln letters and speeches.

Experience of a Confederate States Prisoner (Memoirs)

by Beckwith West

This eBook edition of “Experience of a Confederate States Prisoner (Memoirs)” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “This little book is intended as, and professes no more than a plain statement of facts, so that others may learn what I have read, seen and heard, without undergoing the pain of incarceration in the hands of Yankees, whose tyranny increases in proportion to the power they possess over their victims.”This book presented in diary form covers the period of May-August, 1862.

Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom: American Slavery Through Foreigner’s Eyes

by Frederick Law Olmsted

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “My own observation of the real condition of the people of our Slave States, gave me … an impression that the cotton monopoly in some way did them more harm than good; and although the written narration of what I saw was not intended to set this forth, upon reviewing it for the present publication, I find the impression has become a conviction.”He argued that slavery had made the slave states inefficient (a set amount of work took 4 times as long in Virginia as in the North) and backward both economically and socially.Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom was published during the first six months of the American Civil War at the suggestion of Olmsted’s English publisher. To this he wrote a new introduction in which he stated explicitly his views on the effect of slavery on the economy and social conditions of the southern states.

The Dark Ages

by Charles Oman

In 476 A.D. the Western Roman Empire fell. 

Romans would never again rule vast swathes of the western Mediterranean, instead these lands would fall to Vandals, Visigoths, Franks and various other tribes that Romans had formerly called â??barbarians’. 

The Roman Empire as the ancient world had known it had gone, this was now the Dark Ages. 

Yet Charles Oman shines light upon this frequently forgotten period and explores how even though Rome had fallen and many changes had occurred there were also great continuities. 

Although Rome may have fallen the Eastern Empire, centered at Constantinople, continued to thrive, in many ways continuing what the Roman Empire had always done since the days of Augustus, but also developing new judicial systems to govern its vast lands as well as encouraging new forms of art and architecture. 

Even in the power vacuum that was left after 476 A.D. Western Europe did not descend completely into darkness, instead in the wake of Rome’s collapse many new powerful empires emerged that looked to Rome for support, most notably the Frankish Empire under Charlemagne. 

Oman through the course of this incredibly detailed work uncovers fascinatingly vibrant figures from Theodoric the Great, who dominated Italy in the early sixth century, to Charles Martel, who halted the Islamic advance at the battle of Tours, thus demonstrating through the conflict of this period the foundations of modern Europe were laid. 

Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of Hammurabi

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The story of Hammurabi is the story of forty-three years jampacked with conquest, temple and wall building, irrigation efforts, and lawmaking, but it’s also a story of broken relations and rising and falling empires.

It’s a story of betrayal and shifting alliances, a story where even the gods take a backseat to the matters of common men. It’s a tale that’s both thousands of years old and, interestingly enough, just as contemporary as it was when Hammurabi still drew breath. And, like all great tales of history, it’s a yarn that teaches the common man that no feat of greatness comes without a price, and that human nature is just as complex as it was when Babylonians praised Marduk and hailed Hammurabi as a god in his own right.

In Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi, you will discover topics such as

  • Babylon Before Hammurabi: Position of the City in Mesopotamia, Early Rulers
  • Rise of Hammurabi: Wars and Achievements Chronology of Hammurabi
  • Reign of Hammurabi: Babylon During His Reign, Relations to Other Cities
    Hammurabi’s Babylon
  • Hammurabi’s Character: Physical Appearance, Relations with Other Rulers, Glimpses of His Personality
  • The Code of Hammurabi and Early Mesopotamian Law
  • Dissecting the Code
  • Hammurabi’s Legacy
  • And much, much more!

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Christianity as Mystical Fact

by Rudolf Steiner

“As simultaneously mysticism and fact, Christianity is a breakthrough in the historical development of humanity for which the mysteries, with the results that they brought about, form a prior evolutionary stage.” â??Rudolf Steiner 

Renaissance to Revolution

by John Acton

John Acton weaves a fantastic history spanning from the Renaissance to the American Revolution. 

Beginning Of The Modern State
The New World
The Renaissance
The Counter-Reformation
Calvin And Henry Viii.
Philip Ii, Mary Stuart, And Elizabeth
The Huguenots And The League
Henry The Fourth And Richelieu
The Thirty Years’ War
The Puritan Revolution
The Rise Of The Whigs
The English Revolution
Lewis The Fourteenth
The War Of The Spanish Succession
The Hanoverian Settlement
Peter The Great And The Rise Of Prussia
Frederic The Great
The American Revolution

“Modern History tells how the last four hundred years have modified the medieval conditions of life and thought. In comparison with them, the Middle Ages were the domain of stability, and continuity, and instinctive evolution, seldom interrupted by such originators as Gregory VII. or St. Francis of Assisi. Ignorant of History, they allowed themselves to be governed by the unknown Past; ignorant of Science, they never believed in hidden forces working onwards to a happier future. The sense of decay was upon them; and each generation seemed so inferior to the last, in ancient wisdom and ancestral virtue, that they found comfort in the assurance that the end of the world was at hand.

“Yet the most profound and penetrating of the causes that have transformed society is a medieval inheritance. It was late in the thirteenth century that the psychology of Conscience was closely studied for the first time, and men began to speak of it as the audible voice of God, that never misleads or fails, and that ought to be obeyed always, whether enlightened or darkened, right or wrong. The notion was restrained, on its appearance, by the practice of regarding opposition to Church power as equivalent to specific heresy, which depressed the secret monitor below the public and visible authority. With the decline of coercion the claim of Conscience rose, and the ground abandoned by the inquisitor was gained by the individual. There was less reason then for men to be cast of the same type; there was a more vigorous growth of independent character, and a conscious control over its formation. The knowledge of good and evil was not an exclusive and sublime prerogative assigned to states, or nations, or majorities. When it had been defined and recognised as something divine in human nature, its action was to limit power by causing the sovereign voice within to be heard above the expressed will and settled custom of surrounding men. By that hypothesis, the soul became more sacred than the state, because it receives light from above, as well as because its concerns are eternal, and out of all proportion with the common interests of government. That is the root from which liberty of Conscience was developed, and all other liberty needed to confine the sphere of power, in order that it may not challenge the supremacy of that which is highest and best in man…”

Pygmies & Papuans

by A. F. R. Wollaston

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. From 1910 to 1913 A. F. R. Wollaston took a part in a couple of expeditions in New Guinea, to the Snow Mountains of Netherlands New Guinea. The main aim was to climb the highest mountains there as well as to collect biological and ethnological specimens. There he succeeded in climbing to within 150 m of the summit of the Carstensz Pyramid, at 4884 m the highest peak on the island, and one not summited until 1962. He is commemorated in the names of a bat, a skink (lizard) and a frog from New Guinea. After the second expedition, Wollaston wrote a detailed account of the journey and adventures, but he was strictly careful to give only True Relations and Descriptions of Things.

Civilization and Beyond

by Scott Nearing

We may think and talk about civilization as one pattern or level of culture, one stage through which human life flows and ebbs. In that sense we may regard it abstractly and historically, as we regard the most recent ice age or the long and painful record of large-scale chattel slavery…

Let U.S. Not Shoot Each Other: A Case For Women’s Reparations

by Bryan Ray Cook

History and Quiz for Parents, Religious Leaders, Activists, School Officials, Law Enforcement Officials, and so on, to help people understand American history and make proper adult decisions to avoid violence in community. Also suggestion of private financing model for reparations for women and others in U.S. without use of taxpayer money.

The Medallion

by Mark E. Fisher

Everyone knows Ty’s sister fell off the cliffs and drowned. But somethingâ??is it a feeling?â??gnaws at him, driving him to search for her in barbarian Gaul. When Ty and his father visit the Ulster king in ancient, Celtic Ireland, Ty and his new friend, Prince Cairell, flee for the coast at midnight. Ty is attracted to Cairell’s mysterious sister, Sorca, who refuses to remain behind. Cairell’s brother pursues, planning to kill them all to secure his inheritance to the throne.

After Ty’s father, Taran, returns home, the druids plan sacrifices to the old gods. Too old to help, Taran knows only Ty can bring the clan back to the truth. But years pass. And where is Ty?

Ahead, the armies of Clovis, king of the Franks, drive the Romans from Gaul. How, amidst such chaos, can Ty learn the truth about his sister or win the heart of Sorca?

General Content (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain content of an inspirational/religious nature.

The Secret World, The Himalayan Journals of Explorer M.G. Hawking: 2019 Edition

by M.G. Hawking

This book reveals the compelling reality underlying historical traditions that have endured from the very threshold of history to the present day, the powerful accounts of a â??Secret World’ concealed deep in the immense wilderness of the Great Himalayan Range.

Years ago, on an extended trek into a closed and largely unexplored inner region of the Himalayas, in an isolated valley surrounded by vast snow fields and towering ice peaks, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a small village where he encountered remarkable men and women, openly introduced to him as masters, adepts, and sages.

This anthology, The Secret World, contains detailed narratives of Hawking’s experiences, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of his discussions with the extraordinary people he met, revealing the esoteric knowledge that made such extraordinary abilities possible.

Scholars relate that the first extant mention of this now legendary secret world appears in the scriptures of the pre-Tibetan Zhang Zhung culture which arose some 4000 years ago on the remote Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Comprehensive references continue through the millennia in numerous esoteric texts: the sacred B’on treaties, manuscripts of the Kalki lore, the Puranas, the earliest texts of the Kalachakra Laghutantra (c. 500 BC), in the even older Kalachakra Mulatantra (c. 900 BC), and in the ancient wisdom traditions of civilizations throughout the Himalayan regions of Asia and beyond.

The Zhang Zhung and Tibetan scriptures refer to the secret world as Shambhala I lam-yig, B’on treaties as Olmolungring, Hindu histories as Aryavarth, Chinese as Hsi Tien, and Russian traditions as Belovoyde.

In an esoteric treatise composed in the early 1500s by Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, the Third Panchen Lama describes his remarkable visit to a land of wise masters hidden deep in the Himalayas. A rare manuscript written in 1592 by Antonio Monserrate, a Spanish missionary to the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, speaks of his experiences in a remote valley in the high mountains where great sages reside. A remarkably similar account is found as recently as the late 1700s, written by the esteemed Sixth Panchen Lama, Lobsang Palden Yeshe.

From the Publisher: Our team at Wisdom Masters Press has worked to compose a series of books based on the records explorer M.G. Hawking kept during his sixty-two months in remote regions of the Himalayas and the highlands of Tibet. This was a complex assignment; Hawking accumulated over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes, all of which had to be sorted, cataloged, and organized in a manner conducive to producing books from such a rich treasury of material. Yet it was a fascinating if demanding task, one which so often filled us with a deep sense of wonder and inspiration.

A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in greatly expanding their knowledge and personal power, and notably fascinating for anyone interested in exploring the realities underlying the ancient accounts of a legendary secret world in the Himalayan wilderness. Please see the â??Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.

2019 Edition Exploration & Anthology, Kindle e-reader edition page count 285 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device).

Library-Cataloging-Data: Shambhala, esoteric knowledge, lost knowledge, metaphysical phenomena, occult, Himalayan masters, ancient mysteries, visualization practices, affirmation practices, psychokinetic abilities, psi, manifesting, personal growth, inspirational literature, visionary, adventure, exploration, Olmolungring, Shangri-La

The Secret Agent: In Search of America’s Greatest World War II Spy (Kindle Single)

by Stephan Talty

Eric Erickson was the most important American spy of World War II. He also had a secret to keep.

In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a dangerous mission inside the Third Reich: locating the top-secret synthetic oil plants that kept the German war machine running. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the role of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and “disowned” his Jewish best friend, then flew to Berlin, where he charmed Himmler and signed lucrative oil deals with the architects of the Final Solution. All the while, he was visiting the oil refineries and passing their coordinates to Allied Bomber Command, who destroyed the plants in a series of B-17 raids, helping to end the war early.

After the war, Erickson’s was revealed as a secret agent and received the Medal of Freedom for his bravery. William Holden even played him in a hit Hollywood movie. For a brief moment in the early ’60s, Erickson was the most famous spy in the world. His secret? He hadn’t played a Nazi collaborator. He’d actually been one – a war profiteer who’d made millions of trading with Hitler before having a change of heart. Black-listed by the Allies and disowned by his family, Erickson had volunteered for the spy mission in order to redeem himself, and ended up saving thousands of Allied lives.

Based on newly-discovered archives in Sweden, The Secret Agent is a riveting piece of narrative nonfiction that tells the true story of Erickson’s remarkable life for the first time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephan Talty is the author of five acclaimed non-fiction books, including Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Spy Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day. He’s written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal and many other publications.

American Survival: Bio-Weapons War in the US (Action Thrillers Book 5)

by Bernard Lee DeLeo

American Survival follows a family fighting in the last stages of a guerrilla war, against a group of countries using infiltration across our borders, of soldiers and bio-weapons. After high tech transfers to Red China, and the breakdown of our border security result in four long years of war. The pace quickens as the family encounters the last desperate assault from the enemies arrayed against them.

Homecoming involves battling a government plot in the end to use the gangs in the major cities as a ploy to again disarm America, and build a police state. The tenacity of this family and their friends to regain what they thought lost forever faces the final challenge.

“Mr. DeLeo, as usual, keeps the reader addicted to the plot. I find each book he writes has a significantly different plot line but still keeps the humor and unmitigated violence in play without pause.This story staged by a reasonable apocalyptic event, w/o zombies (thank you) chronicles a father and family violent survival scenario. Great escape reading.” –Amazon Customer

Eleven Days in The Life of Magadishu as reported by Shabelle Press

by muse jama

This book is made up of Eleven issues of the newspaper Shabelle Press. My translation of what was in those eleven issues back in 1991 and my comments, background and analysis of what I think was going on on the ground at the time.

The Killer Handyman: The True Story of Serial Killer William Patrick Fyfe (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked the Nation Book 7)

by C.L. Swinney

From the bestselling author of Robert Black: The True Story of a Child Rapist and Serial Killer

A harmless-looking man moved to Montreal looking for a new start and to get off drugs. Somewhere along the line, his urge to prey on unsuspecting women, something he’d done and kept a secret for twenty years, became too much to keep inside. William Fyfe, aka “The Killer Handyman,” snapped, leaving at least nine women brutally beaten, murdered and sexual abused (post-mortem).

If not for the diligent work of a criminal forensic specialist and her discovery of a single fingerprint, Fyfe may have continued to kill at will, keeping Montreal residents, particularly single middle-aged women, frightened and sequestered in their own homes.

From the bestselling author of Robert Pickton: The Pig Farmer Killer

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This is the 7th book in a 24 volume series collection, edited by crime historian Dr. Peter Vronsky and true crime author and publisher RJ Parker. Each month we will publish a book of some of Canada’s most notorious shocking criminals, written by various authors, and published under VP Publications.

Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked the Nation is a twenty-four book collection of Short-Reads between 100 and 180 pages

Zero Seven Thirty: A Marine Corps Story

by Cedric Murphy

Marines aren’t born, they’re made. Becoming a United States Marine was the most difficult, yet rewarding thing that I have chosen to do with my life. From the moment I left my home in Indiana for the first time, my adventure was an interesting one to say the least. In this short book, I share some of my most memorable moments from my career in the world’s most fearsome fighting force. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it.

The Protocols: Part I. Nazis & Reds

by Robert Sterling Herron

The three books of The Protocols Trilogy document the rise of fascism in Europe and in the United States. The first book in the series, Nazis & Reds, traces this development from its origins to the beginning of the Second World War through a chronology of images, transcripts, diary entries, news articles and features, speeches, letters, anecdotes and other materials recorded at the time, or near the time, the events to which they refer occurred. The trilogy’s title comes from the title of another book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. That book claims to be the notes of a meeting of Jews plotting to control the world. Adolf Hitler believed the book to be authentic. That belief was fundamental to the growth of fascism in Nazi Germany. The Protocols Trilogy examines of this belief and its consequences. The author is a former teacher and librarian, and a finalist for New York City Teacher of the Year.

Black Secrets of the Third Reich: Unique modern and old world war technology

by Dick W. Kerry

Black Secrets of the Third Reich
Unique modern and old world war technology

This book is devoted to secrets and ambiguous facts in the history of Nazi Germany and, especially, to people who are associated with them.

In the history of Nazi Germany there are many unsolved mysteries. Those who are fond of the history of World War II are interested in such riddles of the Third Reich as the construction of dungeons and secret bases, the development of the submarine fleet and submarines and also the fate of gold and museum valuables of Hitler’s Germany.

The book “The Black Secrets of Nazi Germany” is a collection of essays and articles that will be able to provide answers to some of these mysteries.

Karl Dönitz. Father of the German Kriegsmarine
Wilhelm Canaris. The Birth of Nazi Intelligence
Werner von Braun. Hitler’s Missile Force
Victor Schauberger. A wonderful water engine
42 attempts on Hitler
Jet planes of the Third Reich
UFO – flying disks of Hitler
Nuclear weapons of Nazi Germany


secrets of the Third Reich
Submarine Third Reich
secrets of Nazi Germany
great mysteries of Hitler
UFO Third Reich
Antarctica and the Third Reich
Nuclear weapons of Hitler

Return To Normal

by Damon Woodson

The story of the World War II P-51 fighter pilot in the European theater. Biography of one man’s part in World war II describing his life and the challenges of being a soldier and a fighter pilot. Like many ordinary men he was thrust into combat and had to adapt to live, even when shot down.

Hit the Deck: Memoirs of an Apprentice Boy

by Terrie Biggs

These incredible memoirs began in 1899 by 15-year-old Gaither Stevens soon after he joined the Navy as an Apprentice Boy. It was a different world and a different Navy. His extraordinary experiences were captured in a typed manuscript kept safe and unpublished until now. In these writings, you’ll find adventures of a lifetime highlighting encounters with a grizzly bear, bar fights, a train robbery, murder, boxing, fiestas, abduction as a sex slave, turtle races, wild shipmates, an Eskimo prostitute, and other savory scenes. Gaither’s chronicles of fellow “blue-jackets” and places he visited are wonderous, humorous, and heart-warming. This wild rollercoaster reveals life in a nearly forgotten time that produced some of the Navy’s finest men.

Operation Cowboy: The Secret American Mission to Save the Worldâ??s Most Beautiful Horses in the Last Days of World War II (Kindle Single)

by Stephan Talty

A thrilling account of one of the strangest and most daring missions in American history.

In the final days of World War II, with the ravenous Red Army marching across Czechoslovakia, a band of American soldiers did something unusual. They went behind enemy lines and teamed up with a group of Nazi officers to save one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful horses. The breeding mares of the white Lippizaner, whose bloodlines date back centuries, were in imminent danger of extinction. After witnessing scenes of death and destruction while fighting across France and Germany, the Americans decided “to do something beautiful” and rescue this fragile piece of world culture.
Based on personal interviews and new archival research, NY Times beststelling author Stephan Talty recreates the rescue mission in vivid detail. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephan Talty is the author of six acclaimed works of narrative nonfiction, as well as the Amazon Single “The Secret Agent.” His book “A Captain’s Duty” (with Richard Philips) was turned into the film “Captain Philips.”Cover design by Adil Dara Kim.

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