Free eBooks Category: History

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The Art of War

“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” Sun Tzu’s blueprint for battlefield strategy remains the original and greatest military strategy book. The Art of War is as relevant to today’s warriors in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China....
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From Cleopatra to Hugo: History’s Most Legendary Love Affairs (Book 1)

History has many romantic stories to tell of the part which women have played in determining the destinies of nations. Sometimes it is a woman’s beauty that causes the shifting of a province. Again it is another woman’s rich possessions that incite invasion and lead to bloody wars. Many men in private life have lost...
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Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile

“I always imagine Russian history,” suggests American writer and veteran expatriate, Jennifer Eremeeva, “on a huge, 3D IMAX screen, surround sound booming with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in your lap and huge blue drink at your side.” Eremeeva should know: as a former tour guide and Ivy League-educated historian, Eremeeva is adept at making...
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My Life Among the Indians (Illustrated)

George Catlin was a fascinating figure of the nineteenth century, an artist-explorer who ventured deep into the wilds of the newly discovered Americas to paint the rapidly vanishing indigenous populations, their leaders, warriors, medicine men and scenes from their modes of life. The gifts Catlin received over the years from these remote peoples formed the...
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Behind the Scenes : Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House is both a riveting slave narrative and a fascinating insider’s look at the First Family during the Lincoln administration. Keckley was the First Lady’s seamstress and confidante and the publication of her memoirs in 1868 caused a storm...
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Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story

This book is a tribute to “good old times” from recent history that shaped everybody that grew up in this territory, including current USA’s first lady. It was written in the same way as my father and many others did build houses around Slovenia and/or ex-yugoslavia to provide shelters for their families. For my English...
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The Golden Slipper: And Other Problems for Violet Strange

A daring debutante solves the crimes of upper-crust Manhattan in this groundbreaking story collection from the queen of American mystery Violet Strange has a secret. A vivacious socialite, she is one of the most sought-after women in New York—as a private investigator. Between well-heeled excursions to the opera and fabulous dinner parties, Violet uses her...
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The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

This collection of documents on the Depression and New Deal is the second volume in an extended series of document collections from the Ashbrook Center that will cover major periods, themes, and institutions in American history and government. The series began with a collection on the Founding. This volume follows appropriately, because it makes clear...
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A Preview to Volume Four of America’s Forgotten History: Grotius Rises

The chapters of America’s story are marked by momentous events. In 1776, proud inheritors of the Glorious Revolution of 1689 declared both their independence and intention to form a government based on Enlightenment principles. Despite major missteps and contradictions, those living the story mostly stayed true to the project of minimalist government and individual rights...
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The American Founding: Core Documents

This volume presents the documents necessary to understand the essential ideas and debates that shaped the founding of the American civic order. It begins with documents that display both the problems that led to the calling of the Constitutional Convention and the ideas that shaped the debates in Philadelphia. It concludes with two documents –...
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Army Life in a Black Regiment

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late...
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Dog Soldiers: Part 1 of 3: Love, loyalty and sacrifice on the front line

Dog Soldiers can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. Dog Soldiers tells the story of two brave young ‘dog soldiers’ (Army bomb dog handlers), killed in action in Afghanistan with their dogs by their side, through the inspirational words of their mothers....
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Shakespeare’s Dark Lady: The Lost Story of Aemilia Bassano Lanyer

MEET THE REAL AEMILIA BASSANO LANYER: ENGLAND’S FIRST FEMALE POET…AND THE WOMAN WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE DARK LADY OF SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS. The real Aemilia Basano Lanyer was Renaissance woman, centuries ahead of her time. England’s first professionally-published female poet, she is also suspected to have inspired the poetry of one our greatest...
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By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and...
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101 Facts… Ancient China (101 History Facts for Kids)

IP Factly presents… “101 Facts… Ancient China!” Ancient China for Kids – Amazing facts, incredible images and super videos of this awesome civilisation. * Free Book Offer * Encourages Independent Reading * Introduces Self-Learning * Videos * Important Facts * Stunning Photos Ancient history books for kids – a fun and fascinating way for young...
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The Ninth Amendment: Key to Understanding the Bill of Rights

The Ninth Amendment is the key to a proper understanding of rights in the United States. The founders created the Ninth Amendment to protect unlisted natural law rights as they were understood in their day. This amendment was never intended to allow future generations to create new rights. Rather, it was to safeguard the morality...
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The eNotated Two Years before the Mast

eNotated Classics are a completely new approach that takes advantage of eBook technology to extend and enrich books in a way that’s convenient to use and easy for the reader. Most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, eNotated editions add an extra layer of meaning to bring the book to life in your hands....
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Son of the Sun: The Life and Philosophy of Akhnaton, King of Egypt (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

The amazing story of Akhnaton (Amenhotep IV ), Pharaoh of Egypt 1360 B.C. This is not just the fascinating story of a man’s life— it is far more. It raises the curtain on man’s emerging from superstition and idolatry. Against the tremendous opposition of a fanatical and politically corrupt priesthood, Akhnaton brought about the world’s...
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Constance Street: Part 1 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback. One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women. Through the story of one street – Constance Street – we...
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War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. 1: From a Young British Officer at the Western Front during the First World War

Wilbert Spencer was 17 years old when the First World War began. With one year still to complete at school, he decided to join the British army instead. Within four months he was leading 200 men to the front; within eight months he was dead. Published for the first time in their entirety, Wilbert’s letters...