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Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival

by Angela Bowey

This is the story of six young artists who trained and became world famous in Vienna in the 1920s. Fritz Lampl was a poet and writer who turned to designing art glass; his wife Hilde and her sister Fritzi were dress designers; her brothers Josef and Artur Berger were architects and Josef's wife Margarete was a painter. They won international prizes and exhibited their work around the world. But because they were Jewish they fled from Vienna when Nazi Germany took over Austria, leaving behind their workshops, their homes, and the stock of their creations. Four of them settled in war-time London and started from scratch to re-establish their studios and their lives. This is their story....

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

The Dying Days of Segregation in Australia: Case Study Yarrabah (Racism and Apartheid re Australian Aborigines) (Australian Aboriginal Issues Series Book 1)

by Barbara Miller

Did the deep north of Australia experience racism, discrimination and segregation? Yes. But it was different from the deep south of the USA. A system similar to South African apartheid existed on Aboriginal reserves like Yarrabah in Queensland till as recently as 1984. This book, The Dying Days of Segregation in Australia: Case Study Yarrabah, is unique in that Australian Aborigines themselves tell their story of living under legal discrimination on reserves and discusses their aspirations for self-determination, local government and land rights. Human rights abuses of the law they lived under are discussed in detail as well as government policy that promoted racial discrimination. Race relations are examined. The book is a political history from contact till now between white and black Au...

Genre: History, Australia & Oceania, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

The Saga of the Jews: 4,000 years of history in 60 stories

by David Mandel

The sixty stories included in this book constitute a history⸻ the history of the Jewish people. They are individual mosaics of a panoramic picture that covers 4,000 years.The first story takes place four millennia ago in Ur, the capital of Sumer, the oldest kingdom in history. The last story is about an entrepreneur in Tel Aviv, one of the leading centers of global high technology, and the event that it reports. If it did not happen yesterday, it might happen tomorrow.Through the pages of this book pass patriarchs and prophets, kings and queens, saints and villains, philosophers and generals, politicians and scientists.The stories use various literary formats. Others use anachronistic formats, such as a radio interview with King Jeroboam, or the life of Rabbi Akiva in a three-act play. S...

Genre: History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction
Size: 353 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Never Say Goodbye: A True Story

by Robert Gerard Anstey

This is the true story of ordinary people in extraordinary times. While this evil war has torn half the world apart, it has also pulled half the world together. Soldiers both men and women, under American and British flags, gather on the coast of England just days before D-Day. Four friends become brothers and face their greatest fears together. With the coastline packed with ships, and the sky full of planes, hundreds of thousands of soldiers prepare to stand in the crossroads of history. In an impossible moment in time, a young British woman meets an American soldier as he prepares to embark on his treacherous journey. He promised to return and she promised to wait. They never got to say goodbye. Live through their fears, their loss, their tragedy and their triumph. Join these cou...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, United States, Military, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, European
Size: 411 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Spirits of Nature

by Michelle Post

He taught her the true spirit of unconditional love and devotion. She taught him that love can be found within the very thing that you fear and detest the most. Together their commitment to each other and a vision that they chose to honor endured a lifetime and came to fruition generations later. A well established and popular writer, Darcy Butler has been researching her family genealogy. There is one final tie that she cannot seem to find. Her search has led her to the Crow Indians. She has been in contact with Lilly who invites her to the reservation. Lilly informs her of an elderly man who lives on the land of their fathers. He claims to have the connection that Darcy needs to complete the link. His name is Tiponi. He has established that he will not leave this life until he has told h...

Genre: History, Americas, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, United States, Native American, Nonfiction
Size: 480 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District

by David Wienir

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Travel, Business & Investing, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance, Europe, Specialty Travel
Size: 266 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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How to Draw Anime in easy way: Sketching guide for beginners

by Stephanie Lane

+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE Welcome to the How to Draw Anime instructional guide book. In this book you will learn every facet there is to attain about constructing and creating beautiful and elegant anime characters. Anime can be dated as far back as the early 1900’s as a Japanese art form. There are very few surviving pieces of art that were made from back then but the techniques and the art itself have improved in the last hundred years and it is now a widespread and beloved form of artistic creation. Here is a preview of what you'll learn:- Materials for drawing-How to start drawing (holding the pencil)-3D Elements & Textures (cube, sphere, shape lines, pyramid and cylinder)-Basics of anime drawing (eyes, mouth, faces, expressions and hairstyles)-Anime Character...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Children's eBooks, History, Nonfiction, Activities, Crafts & Games
Size: 424 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

To Russia...And Back: An Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Journey

by James Pitts

For more than 45 years, James Pitts kept his family in the dark about an incredible chapter in his long life.With Britain fighting a desperate war against Nazi Germany, on the day before his 18th birthday James walked into a recruiting office and signed on as a Telegraphist Air-Gunner in the Fleet Air Arm.That was the beginning of a three-year journey that was to see James leave the paucity of his London home and embark on an adventure that was to take him to the United States, Canada and the Soviet Union. On the way, he survived three plane crashes, lost his best friend in a tragic wartime accident and fought the Nazis in the skies over the Norwegian fjords. Then he was sent on what Winston Churchill described as the 'worst journey in the world' - through the unforgiving Arctic waters on ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

ILONA - Wolf Queen: The Civilis Saga - Part 2

by Peter Baggott

Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil. The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret. Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever. Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With th...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, European, Italian
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Surrogate of Betrayal

by Eric Redmon

It was the war that caused Nate to hold his own brother’s face in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle. How could any man be put in that position? He truly loved his only brother. Surrogate of Betrayal is a saga of duty, devotion, and love that follows three soldiers as they are enlisted by a country that will turn its back on them. Three go to war in Vietnam, but only two return. After running away for years, it was past time for Nate to tell his brother’s grandson, Jeff, what he had done. Step into the line of fire and live with them to see the battles waged even after coming home. Share with them as their families rally to their defense. Live through the joys and the tears as Redmon’s characters portray the reality of war and the casualties it takes on mind and soul. Turn the pages ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Asia, Military, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War & Military
Size: 364 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Nara Japan, 764 - 766: A Translation from Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

In 764 Fujiwara no Nakamaro (also known as Emi no Oshikatsu) launched a short-lived rebellion that was smashed by forces loyal to the Retired Empress Koken. Koken then deposed the titular Emperor Junnin, Nakamaro's puppet, and exiled him to Awaji. The following year she retook the throne as Empress Shotoku.Japan in the 8th century experienced sudden and intense economic and cultural growth. At the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, the islands participated in a cosmopolitan East Asian sphere, receiving new innovations in art, architecture, law, and religion from both Tang China and the Korean peninsula. The disruption was so extreme that some have compared this period to the modern Meiji era, when Japan opened itself to the West and rapidly transformed itself into a modern nation. Nara wa...

Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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I Only Wanted to Live: The Struggle of a Boy to Survive the Holocaust

by Arie Tamir

A broad picture of the Holocaust from the point of view of a childFor six years he undergoes all the levels of hell that the Holocaust brought upon the Jewish people.This book describes a human drama that involves decision-making in impossibly cruel circumstances, lot of resourcefulness and the struggle to survive.The drama takes place during the Holocaust from the point of view of a child nicknamed Leosh. At age 7, the boy is swept into the whirlwind of the Holocaust. For six years, he endures all the horrors that the Holocaust brings upon the Jewish people. Due to a lot of luck, resourcefulness, and with the help of good people, including Germans, Leosz survives until the end of the war and on May 5th he is liberated by the American army.In the Krakow Ghetto Leosh is saved from three m...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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United States of Trump: How Trump Views America, Wins the Fake News, Russia Hoax, and Undermining of the Presidency

by Chris Williams

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History
Size: 121 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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The Infected: Karen's First Day

by Joseph Zuko

Raising kids is tough. Keeping them alive as the zombie apocalypse begins is tougher. But that's exactly what stay-at-home mom Karen needs to do: fight fiercely to keep her young daughters safe as her husband Jim battles his way across the city, so they can escape the carnage together. On the worst day of her life, Karen finds that she will do anything to protect her family, and that the line between life and death has teeth.
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Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Hero's Highway: A Chaplain's Journey Toward Forgiveness Inside a Combat Hospital

by Chaplain Burkes

After 9/11, Chaplain Norris Burkes assumed the unenviable job of notifying families of those killed in combat. After his 25th such announcement, he volunteered for deployment to serve as the senior chaplain in the Air Force Field Hospital in Balad, Iraq. Inside the busiest trauma center in the world, Burkes stood with the combat wounded as they struggled to overcome both physical and moral injuries, mourn their losses, and face he issues of forgiveness. From his combat landing in Iraq, to his crash-landing four months later at Baltimore-Washington International, this book will take you side-by-side with the bravest of the brave.



Contact Chaplain Norris at ask@thechaplain.net or P.O. Box 247, Elk Grove, CA 95759. Twitter @chaplain. Leave your recorded comments a...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Military, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 126 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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ANCIENT EGYPT: Legends. Gods. Pharaohs. (Great World History Book 4)

by The History Hour

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Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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South Texas Drag

by Tony Molina

Take a trip through the South Texas terrain through the eyes of drug runner, Toño Garcia. His distinctive South Texas slang adds a unique charm to this dark story, but the appeal and originality doesn't stop there. This guy knows more about style than Carrie Bradshaw, which adds massive flavor and a whole new twist to a tale about "crime as a way of life" in South Texas.Toño sets the mood of every scene by describing the sagebrush and cactuses, the 100-degree heat, the dusty roads, and winding rivers. He sets the mood, too, cluing us into memories, his history. These tales--from the time he had to smuggle prize-winning horse jizz across the border, to the 55-gallon tanks that serve as human caskets for his "colleagues" the Bass brothers when drug deals go wrong--come to...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Historical Study, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Hispanic American, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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ADOLF HITLER AND JOSEPH STALIN: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection. Biographies, Facts & Quotes

by The History Hour

Read Biographies of two predator leadersDownload for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland and was central to the Holocaust.Inside you’ll read aboutAdolf’s Paternal and Maternal rootsA troubled childhoodJoined the forces of World War IChancellor HitlerNight of the long knivesFuhrer HitlerWorld War II and full effectThe end is nighAnd much more!Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 187 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Dawn of the Egyptian Masters, The Origins

by M.G. Hawking

Explore the Knowledge of the Great Masters and the Origins of Their Wisdom and Power.From the dawn of civilization to the present day, accounts of highly enlightened masters possessed of supreme knowledge and power appear in the histories, literature and traditions of cultures throughout the world.Transcribed directly from the journals and field notes of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, this book contains detailed narratives of his experiences and encounters, providing unprecedented, first-hand accounts of extraordinary people and esoteric knowledge.As entertaining as it is richly enlightening, this book examines the existence of great masters, both past and in today’s world, presents an in-depth description of their pr...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult
Size: 131 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The Ice Mask

by Richard Woodman

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Genre: History, Military, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.90 / 5
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MARTIN VAN BUREN: A Political Genius. The Entire life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 27)

by The History Hour

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 1.58 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

American Holdovers

by Bailey Ordiway

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 192 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Van Gogh and the 31.51

by L. A. Braun

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction
Size: 921 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

The Early Coins of Athens

by Jasper Burns

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Genre: History, Ancient, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction
Size: 4.80 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

A Little Bit of Arizona - Volume 4: Volume 4

by Paul Moore

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Photography, History, Nonfiction
Size: 2.66 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

The Kaiser, Führer & John: One Man, Two Wars (MERSEYSIDE TALES OF WAR Book 2)

by Chris Whitfield

When he died in 1984, John Rollinson appeared to have lived an undistinguished life, and for the majority of his eighty-seven years this had steadfastly been the case. Yet in the Great War between 1917 and 1918, he had trained at the notoriously brutal Étaples Camp in Northern France, experienced the mud hell of the Ypres battleground, and suffered behind the wire as an Allied Prisoner of War on a diet of black bread and acorn coffee. And then during the Second World War as an army cook, he was exposed to the terrors of Dunkirk, subjected to chemical experiments at Porton Down, and forced to witness the horrors of the liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany.Based on a true story, The Kaiser, Führer & John is a humbling, remarkable account of stoicism, fortitude, and courage, a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 347 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

#LivingSugarFree Revealed: Aspie Secrets

by Andréa Raquel

A series of accounts about my experiences sprinkled with testimony and wisdom to help others succeed in life and be the best version of themselves. #LivingSugarFree is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. Being the best version of you leads to eating for wellness, working for good, loving on purpose and living a life of freedom. This collection is about a black female, Aspie, veteran's journey to build community, business, and lifestyle as only I know how through faith in God and being the change....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Later Roman Empire

by J. B. Bury

In 410 A. D., King Alaric and the Visigoths besieged and sacked Rome.“The eternal city”, which had been the centre of one of greatest empires ever to have existed, had been taken by Rome’s enemies and her wealth plundered.But although Rome had fallen, this was not the end of the Roman Empire.Instead the Empire, which had already moved its focus away from the Western Mediterranean towards the East, continue to thrive.J. B. Bury, the eminent classical scholar of the twentieth century, explains how from the death of Theodosius I, in 395 A. D., to the death of Justinian, in 565 A. D., the later Roman Empire continued to flourish and develop.This fascinating work explains the political, social, cultural and economic underpinnings of the Roman Empire in the fifth and sixth centuries.As Rom...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 1281 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

From Hungary to Hamilton: The Autobiography of Margaret and Arthur Weisz

by Allan Gould

Ghost written by the famous Allan Gould, Margaret & Arthur's story "From Hungary to Hamilton", is a moving and inspirational story of love, resilience, family, entrepreneurship, courage, and survival. Their touching and historical accounting of the Weisz & Stadler families’ journeys before, during, and after the horrors of the Holocaust illustrates that one can overcome any challenge with grit, dedication, and perseverance. Arthur & Margaret, both from affluent families, grew up across the street from each other in Moson, Hungary. When Nazi terror spread to their town, Arthur lost his job and was sent to a forced labor camp. Margaret was sent to Auschwitz. They both lost many loved ones and much of their material belongings, but they built and re-built their lives together, over and o...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, History, Historical Study, World
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

Foster's Scottish Oddities

by Allen Foster

A fascinating compendium of Scotland's most quirky characters, extraordinary facts and strange coincidences. Packed with the odd, the curious and the outright bizarre, Foster's Scottish Oddities is a must read for anyone interested in Scottish trivia!Did you know?•A huge wave swept Aberdeen seaman John Craig overboard from the trawler Dorileen on 20 November 1956. Minutes later, an equally large wave washed him back on board, while skipper John Watson was out on a lifeboat looking for him.•A belted Galloway cow survived an eighty-foot fall from a cliff at Muchalls, Aberdeenshire on 26 April 2000, when she missed rocks and landed on a patch of grass.•In January 1957, an advertisement for a butcher’s assistant in Glasgow advised applicants they ‘must be able to cut, skewer and serv...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 133 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2021 onward PDT/PST 

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