Free history Kindle books for 02 Mar 19

The Courage to Think Differently: A Bold Investigation of Prejudice, Human Behavior, and the Power to Revolutionize the Ideas that Shape Our World

by Steven H. Harlem

Through a series of far-reaching historical and personal vignettes, the reader is challenged to question their time-honored was they understand and interact with the world. In this book, Dr. Steven Harlem challenges us to have The Courage to Think Differently. Dr. Harlem’s perspective will have us reflecting on the following:

  • The importance of considering alternative models to better understand events in our own lives.
  • The beliefs that unconsciously shape your perception.
  • The need to develop multiple ways of seeing and questioning in order to tease out the truths from the myths of our society.
  • How communication and your assessment of human behavior can enhance your personal and professional lives.

Utilizing results from both his professional and personal experience, clinical psychologist Steven Harlem surprises, enlightens, and challenges our traditional ways of thinking about behavior and improvement. Through the pages of this book, you will be equipped to test alternative models, question previous dogmas, and revolutionize the ideas that shape our world.



Egyptian Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (Egyptian Gods, Ancient Egypt)

by Patrick Auerbach

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology.

This book examines the Egyptian gods and goddesses – from minor household figures such as Bes and Taweret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Rethat made Egypt the most completely theocratic society of the ancient world, and made Egyptians, according to Herodotus, “more religious than any other people.”

Ancient Egypt has held humanity in its thrall for over 5000 years. The image of the Great Pyramids of the Valley of the Kings rising ghostlike from the white sands of the Sahara Desert is synonymous with the mysteries of the Ancient World.

Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced, especially considering its origins date back 30 centuries before the Common Era. From clocks to the 12-month calendar to agriculture and fashion, we continue to experience the echoes of Ancient Egypt in the world we live in today.

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A Musket in My Hands (Civil War Romance Series Book 3)

by Sandra Merville Hart

Callie Jennings reels from her pa’s demand that she marry his friend, a man older than him. Her heart belongs to her soldier hero, Zach. Pa won’t change his mind, and Callie has nowhere else to go. Then her sister, Louisa, proposes a shocking alternative.

Zach Pearson still hears his pa’s scornful wordâ??quitter. He’s determined to make something of himself as a soldier. He’ll serve the Confederacy until they win the war. If they win the war.

Callie and Louisa disguise themselves as soldiers and muster into the Confederate army in the fall of 1864. Times are tough and getting tougher for their Confederacy. For Callie, shooting anyone, especially former countrymen, is out of the questionâ??until truth and love and honor come together on the battlefield.



Mythology: Norse Mythology, Greek Gods, Greek Mythology, Egyptian Gods, Ancient Egypt

by Patrick Auerbach

Mythology can refer to the collected myths of a group of peopleâ??their collection of stories they tell to explain nature, history, and customsâ??or to the study of such myths.

As a collection of explanatory stories, mythology is a vital feature of every culture. Many sources for myths have been proposed, ranging from personification of nature or personification of natural phenomena, to truthful or hyperbolic accounts of historical events to explanations of existing rituals.

This book covers:

Norse Mythology

In this book you will find information, about Norse Mythology. Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology, is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

Most of the knowledge used to create this book, is from the Icelandic historian and poet, Snorri Sturluson, who has written The Prose Edda around the year 1200.

The Norse gods and goddesses were loved by the Vikings. The Vikings came mainly from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Greenland.

Greek Gods

The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other.

The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods’ exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.

This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage your imagination.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.

Egyptian Gods

Worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history, ancient Egypt’s Gods and Goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, worship, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities. From lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines, countless tributes throughout Egypt reflect the richness and complexity of their mythology.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt’s impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements.

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The Big Book of War Propaganda Posters: Volume Two: A Kindle Coffee Table Book

by Douglas DeLong

HUNDREDS OF FASCINATING DIGITALLY ENHANCED POSTERS FROM WW1 AND WW2!

(This is the second volume of a three-volume set of war propaganda posters. It features over 200 high-resolution images that have been digitally-enhanced in order to give them maximum impact.)

This 3-volume series of propaganda posters is focused on the vast amount of propaganda that was produced for World War One and World War Two, with the First World War representing the first time that governments had produced large-scale organized amounts of propaganda in order to influence public opinion and to encourage certain values and ideas among their populations. The propaganda poster became perhaps the most important and interesting form of propaganda produced by all the governments involved in the two world wars. 

This series of Kindle Coffee Table Books consists of nearly 700 war propaganda posters, mostly from the United States (which produced nearly 200,000 different designs), but also from a number of other countries. The bulk of the collection is from World War Two, with a smaller number from World War One. Chapters have been organized to represent different themes. They include such things as encouraging people to buy war bonds, motivating workers in factories to produce more armaments and other war necessities, warning soldiers about the dangers of venereal diseases, creating a patriotic fervor among the populace and, of course, demonizing the enemy. Posters were placed in places such as factories, post offices, train stations, schools, restaurants, and stores.

Many of the posters in this collection are rather dark and even gruesome, and one of the more troubling aspects of the posters is the vicious racist portrayals of the enemies, primarily the Japanese. Apparently, if you wanted to demonize the enemy in wartime, it was considered permissible to be over-the-top in depicting racist images. 

But the main purpose of this series is to foster an appreciation for the art and the artists that created these remarkable posters. Competitions were held among government agencies, which would then choose the best designs. The artists were not compensated for their work, but perhaps saw it as their patriotic contribution to the war effort. 



Norse Mythology: Thor, Odin, Loki, and the Other Gods and Heroes (Norse Mythology, Norse Gods, Norse Myths, Norse Sagas, Norse History)

by Patrick Auerbach

In this book you will find information, about Norse Mythology. Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology, is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period.

Most of the knowledge used to create this book, is from the Icelandic historian and poet, Snorri Sturluson, who has written The Prose Edda around the year 1200.

The Norse gods and goddesses were loved by the Vikings. The Vikings came mainly from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Greenland.

People around the world have been fascinated and inspired by Norse Mythology for centuries. In the late 20th century, references to Norse Mythology became common in science fiction and fantasy literature, role-playing games, and eventually other cultural products such as Japanese animation and Hollywood Movies.

Here is a selection of what you will learn:

  • An introduction to Norse Mythology
  • Cosmology including The World-Tree and Its Inhabitants
  • The Norse Pantheon – The Gods and Goddesses (Thor, Loki Odin, etc)
  • The Creation of the Universe
  • The Fortification of Asgard
  • Iduna’s Apples
  • Odin in Midgard
  • Thor’s Adventures Among the Giants
  • The Curse of Gold
  • The Death of Balder
  • The End and the Beginning


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A Classic Western: Jake Dukes: Vigilante Vengeance: A Classic Western Severe Crime and Punishment Western Series From The Author of The Guns of Dukes and Timber

by Michael Haden

The latest Western adventure from Michael Haden!

Evil villains overtake what should be a prosperous new territory. They infiltrate and ruthlessly brutalize the new township. Something needs to be done before more carnage and aggression becomes a permanent reality. Enter Jake Dukes. J.D. is a powerful young man with marksman’s skill and speed. His family has been destroyed by similar violent criminals. Dukes agrees to help the townspeople not knowing what a bloody mess was in store.



The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II

by Captivating History

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During the poverty-stricken years of the Great Depression, when Britain’s financial markets plummeted and the poor and wealthy alike doubted the economic systems in which they participated, the potential of one political ideal shone like no other: Communism. Young intellectuals from the country’s very best schools discussed the premise of labor-value versus wealth-value, and a great many of them became card-carrying members of the Communist Party in Britain.

It was exactly the kind of hunting ground the Soviet Union needed to recruit high-level agents to their cause. Over the course of the early 1930s, five students of Cambridge University were handpicked by Soviet agents and instructed to use their status as educated members of the British elite to serve the U.S.S.R.

Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Kim Philby, and John Cairncross accepted the offer and in doing so changed the course of WWII and the Cold War. Their actions were not discovered until the 1950s, long after the war was finished and the damageâ??or achievements, depending which side you were onâ??had already been done.

In The Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War II, you will discover topics such as

  • The Undeniable Attraction of Marxism
  • Students of Prestige
  • Anthony Blunt: Teacher, Lover, Recruiter
  • Burgess: A Mole Within the BBC
  • Maclean and the Spanish Civil War
  • World War II: Espionage Between Allies
  • Enigma, Bombe, and Colossus
  • Espionage and the Battle of Kursk
  • Project Venona
  • Allied Insurgents in Albania
  • The Downfall of the Cambridge Five
  • The Downfall of the Cambridge Five
  • And much, much more!

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Voynich Manuscript

by L. A. Braun

The secrets of the ‘Voynich Manuscript’ are visible to those who will truly see. The revelations in this book about that text will push you out of your safe zone. Leonardo Da Vinci had stated that there are three types of people:…’those who see, those who can be shown and those who will not see.’ Find out which type you are by looking at the ‘Voynich Manuscript’ through the unique perspective of this book.
Find out why the internet is buzzing about this book’s hot-button interpretation of the encrypted â??Voynich Manuscript’! This highly controversial debut book that proclaims to solve the encrypted ‘Voynich Manuscript’ is a phenomenon taking the nation by storm! Read ‘Voynich Manuscipt’–a mind-blowing contemporary interpretation of the famous manuscript jam-packed with shocking revelations and killer twists on its symbolism. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through its story’s action. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history’s most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental text and then acquaints the readers with its history and overall context. The readers embark upon a tour through the ‘Voynich Manuscript’s story line. Readers will then learn the intricacies of its secrets, but what is even more important–by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured art. There is a message hidden in the art. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient authors and artists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the riddles, the author has ferreted out the secret message. The message isn’t what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how this ancient encoded work should be considered. Surprisingly, there really had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the ‘Voynich Manuscript.’ This book explores the manuscript’s origins and offers a salient interpretation on the last page text.
[This is one of the first books in that it only covers the secret of the number ’26.’ Please see the ‘Enigmatic’ books to explore the latter discovered secrets like rebus picture words–although there is a great sneak peek in the densely packed ADDENDUM].



Byzantine Empire: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Byzantine Empire

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According to history books, the Roman Empire ended in 476 CE with the fall of Rome. But if you asked most people alive at that time, they would have pointed you to what they considered the continuation of the Roman Empireâ??the civilization we now call the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines, however, were more than just a remnant of Roman glory. At its geographical peak, the Byzantine Empire stretched out across the Mediterranean world. Culturally, the Byzantines both preserved the knowledge of the classical world, much of which was lost in the West, and added to it.

Inside you will read about…

â?? A Divided Empire
â?? The Fall of the West
â?? Rising to Glory
â?? An Age of War
â?? The Destruction of Icons
â?? The House of Macedon
â?? The Comnenian Revival
â?? The Final Decline
And much more!

Shaped by its classical roots, its Christian religion, and the changing medieval world, the story of the Byzantine Empire is one of both glorious victories and terrible defeats, of a civilization that rose from the brink of destruction again and again, and of the development of a culture whose vestiges remain today.



Fighting Antisemitism: Seven Essays (Introductions to Anthroposophy Book 14)

by Rudolf Steiner

Utterly neglected in the debate over Steiner’s antisemitism, these essays offer an unambiguous rejection of antisemitism, and a ringing endorsement of the idealism that should oppose it. Indirectly, they also answer the charge of Steiner’s supposed nationalism. Required reading for anyone interested in these questions.



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