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Free History (NonFiction) eBooks: 12-17-2014

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America`s Early Serial Killers: Five Cases of Frontier MadnessMost everyone has heard of H. H. Holmes as America`s first serial killer. He truly was a diabolical and viscious murderer. What you are about to read tells the stories of other historical serial killers who were slaughtering their victims as long ago as the late 1700`s, though there are …

America`s Early Serial Killers: Five Cases of Frontier Madness, Historical Serial Killers and Murderers (Murder, Scandal
By Mike Riley
Subgenre: Crime & Criminals
(15 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 71
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History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was written by the Native American Mack-aw-de-be-nessy (Black Hawk), or ”Blackbird”.A table of contents is included….

History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan
By Andrew Blackbird
Subgenre: Native American
(40 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 126
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Red Eagle and the Wars with the Creek Indians of Alabama is a brief biography of Red Eagle and a history of the wars with the Creek Indians.A table of contents is included….

Red Eagle and the Wars with the Creek Indians of Alabama
By George Eggleston
Subgenre: Native American
(11 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 189
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The War-time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 vividly describes Georgia during General Sherman’s operations. A table of contents is included….

The War-time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865
By Eliza Frances Andrews
Subgenre: Civil War
(10 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 244
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The Huguenots in France is a comprehensive history of the Protestant group.A table of contents is included….

The Huguenots in France
By Samuel Smiles
Subgenre: France
(9 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 381
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Among the Nations that came within the purview of the Old Testament Writers-nations seldom mentioned without stricture, whether for idolatry, immorality, or cruelty-perhaps none were the object of so concentrated an aversion as were the Philistines. The licentiousness of the Amorites, the hard-heartedness of the Egyptian taskmasters, the fiendish s…

The Philistines: Their History and Civilization
By R.A.S. Macalister
Subgenre: Ancient Civilizations
(4 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 171
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Pioneers of France in the New World details the history of the early French settlers in North America.A table of contents is included….

Pioneers of France in the New World
By Francis Parkman
Subgenre: Americas
(3 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 273
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The letters of Abelard and Heloise were written in Latin about the year 1128, and were first published in Paris in 1616. The ‘Letters’ appeared first in England in 1728 in their original Latin, but thereafter translations were numerous, the anonymous one given here being published in 1722. It is rather a paraphrase than a translation, but by its sw…

The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise
By Pierre Abelard
Subgenre: History
(2 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 76
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Various aspects of Norman history have been treated with considerable fullness by historians, but, so far as I am aware, no connected account of the whole subject has yet been attempted from this point of view. This book rests partly upon the writings of the various scholars enumerated in the bibliographical note at the end of each chapter.Nisyros …

The Normans in European History
By Charles Homer Haskins
Subgenre: Great Britain
(2 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 158
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With Americans of Past and Present Days chronicles the relationship between France and America from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. It earned Jusserand a Pulitzer Prize for History.Nisyros Publishers has a proud history of publishing high quality and rare titles….

With Americans of Past and Present Days
By Jean Jules Jusserand
Subgenre: United States
(1 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 258
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The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy, written by novelists and filmmakers James Morcan & Lance Morcan with a foreword by leading scientist Dr. Takaaki Musha and an afterword by renowned historian Professor Richard Spence, contains hard-to-find knowledge. This non-fiction book is based on the poli…

The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy
By James Morcan
Subgenre: United States
(31 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 385
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Mayan prophecies and predictions about 2012 are a much overhyped and sensationalized topic. What authentic Mayan prophecies exist and what do these Mayan prophecies actually predict about the future? Mayan Calendar Prophecies takes a look at the science behind the Mayan prophecies, Mayan calendar, and Mayan mythology in order to pull back the curta…

Mayan Calendar Prophecies: The Complete Collection of 2012 Predictions and Prophecies
By Gary Daniels
Subgenre: Mexico
(12 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 196
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Conspiracy theories abound whenever secrecy prevails. Did man really land on the moon in 1969? Did an alien spaceship really crash land at Roswell, New Mexico in 1974? Do the Illuminati really want to impose a New World Order to rule over mankind? The answer to these and many other questions will probably never be satisfactorily answered in som…

These are my Credentials : Military Tales of the Unexpected (These are my CredentialsI)
By Jeff Little
Subgenre: Military
(5 customer reviews)
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When I’m enjoying the outdoors at Rock Mountain, I can’t help but wonder about the people who were here before me. There is a big flat rock on Fire Tower Road where we like to picnic. It’s a certainty that people have been enjoying meals on that rock for thousands of years. Those people walked the same trails and they waded in the same creeks as we…

The History of Rock Mountain in Jefferson County, Alabama
By William L. (Bill) Coleman
Subgenre: State & Local
(4 customer reviews)
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A fascinating book about New York in the nineteenth century seen through engravings and photos. In about 200 illustrations we travel back to the 19th century, an era of growth in America. Some subjects are: The Hudson river, Brooklyn and the elevated railway, immigrants, Trinity Church, Wall Street, Broadway Squad, Brooklyn Bridge, Hoboken, the Iri…

New York Illustrated 19th Century Engravings and Photos: Memories of New York
By Thomas Taylor
Subgenre: United States
(2 customer reviews)
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Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup – The Ultimate Guide
Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.
You’re about to discover every single detail about the 2014 world cup. A must have for all fans of the world game. A personal record of what happened during each stage and view stand outs in the cup that you have d…

Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup – The Ultimate Guide – Stats, Stand outs, All Stages & MUCH MORE
By Calum Anderson
Subgenre: World
(2 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 19
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A fascinating book about the Crimean War seen through the eyes of Roger Fenton, the world’s first photographic war correspondent.The Crimean War was a nineteenth century conflict between Russia on the one side and the Ottoman Empire, Britain, France and Sardinia on the other side. It is famous for Florence Nightingale and The Charge of the Light Br…

Roger Fenton’s Crimean War in Photos and Letters
By Roger Fenton
Subgenre: Europe
(1 customer reviews)
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Objection is often raised against realistic biography because it reveals so much that is important and even sacred about a man’s life. The real objection to it will rather be found in the fact that it reveals about a man the precise points which are unimportant. It reveals and asserts and insists on exactly those things in a man’s life of which the…

Varied Types [NOOK Book]
By G. K. Chesterton
Subgenre: History
(1 customer reviews)
File size: 224 KB
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For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core–aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for Lincoln: How…

A Teacher`s Guide to Lincoln: Common-Core Aligned Teacher Materials and a Sample Chapter [NOOK Book]
By Harold Holzer
Subgenre: History
(2 customer reviews)
Total Pages: 56
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original ar…

Oliver Cromwell [NOOK Book]
By Frederic Harrison
Subgenre: Historical Biography
(2 customer reviews)
File size: 383 KB
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An impressive work of historical recovery, Discovering Black Vermont tells the story of three generations of free blacks trying to build a life and community in northern Vermont in the years following statehood. By piecing together fragments of the history of free blacks in Vermont-tax and estate records, journals, diaries, and the like-the author …

Discovering Black Vermont – African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790–1890
By Elise A. Guyette
Subgenre: Americas, United States
(1 customer reviews)
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The quintessential New England barn–photogenic, full of character, and framed by flaming autumn foliage–is an endangered species. Of some 30,000 barns in Vermont alone, nearly a thousand a year are lost to fire, collapse, or bulldozers. Thomas Durant Visser’s field guide to the barns, silos, sugar houses, granaries, tobacco barns, and potato ho…

Field Guide to New England Barns and Farm Buildings
By Thomas Durant Visser
Subgenre: Art & Architecture, Architecture
(4 customer reviews)
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This volume opens the canon of modern Jewish thought to the all too often overlooked writings of Jews from the Arab East, from the close of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Whether they identified as Sephardim, Mizrahim, anticolonialists, or Zionists, these thinkers engaged the challenges and transformations of Middle Eastern …

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought – Writings on Identity, Politics, and Culture, 1893–1958
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Subgenre: Social & Cultural Studies, Social Science
(1 customer reviews)
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Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered Vermont in 1927, making day trips from the Whitney Studio Club’s summer retreat for New York artists in Charlestown, New Hampshire. In 1935 and 1936 the Hoppers again traveled to Vermont, this time from their summer home in Cape Cod, in Edward’s continuing search for new places to paint. During these quests the…

Edward Hopper in Vermont
By Bonnie Tocher Clause
Subgenre: Art History, American
(6 customer reviews)
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In this engaging volume, Thomas H. O’Connor examines the unique role that Boston and its inhabitants played in the Civil War and discusses the impact of the turbulent war years on the city’s civilian population. His captivating narrative follows the experiences of four distinctive and significant groups of people who formed antebellum Boston-busine…

Civil War Boston – Home Front and Battlefield
By Thomas H. O’Connor
Subgenre: Americas, United States
(6 customer reviews)
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With passion and precision, Exile and Embrace examines the key elements of the religious debates over capital punishment and shows how they reflect the values and self-understandings of contemporary Americans. Santoro demonstrates that capital punishment has relatively little to do with the perpetrators and much more to do with those who would impo…

Exile and Embrace – Contemporary Religious Discourse on the Death Penalty
By Anthony Santoro
Subgenre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
(3 customer reviews)
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Joshua Chamberlain has fascinated historians and readers ever since his service in the Civil War caused his commanding officers to sit up and take notice when the young professor was on the field. What makes a man a gifted soldier and natural leader? In this compelling book, Diane Monroe Smith argues that finding the answer requires a consideration…

Fanny & Joshua – The Enigmatic Lives of Frances Caroline Adams and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
By Diane Monroe Smith
(1 customer reviews)
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In this landmark work of critical theory, black studies, and visual culture studies, Alessandra Raengo boldly reads race as a theory of the image. By placing emphasis on the surface of the visual as the repository of its meaning, race presents the most enduring ontological approach to what images are, how they feel, and what they mean. Having estab…

On the Sleeve of the Visual – Race as Face Value
By Alessandra Raengo
Subgenre: Cultural Studies, African-American Studies
(1 customer reviews)
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In this book, based on lectures delivered at the Historical Society of Israel, the famed historian G. W. Bowersock presents a searching examination of political developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of the rise of Islam. Recounting the growth of Christian Ethiopia and the conflict with Jewish Arabia, he describes the fall of Jerusalem at…

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity
By G. W. Bowersock
Subgenre: History, Middle East
(7 customer reviews)
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Through the lens of feminist criminology, this volume examines the complex interrelationship of women, violence, and media presentations. The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Gendering Constructions,” lays the groundwork for the volume by examining the print media’s presentation of gendered violence, female killers on Law and Order,…

Women, Violence, and the Media – Readings in Feminist Criminology
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Subgenre: Social & Cultural Studies, Social Science
(4 customer reviews)
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In this masterful intellectual and cultural biography of Denman Ross (1853–1935), the American design theorist, educator, art collector, and painter who taught at Harvard for over 25 years, Marie Frank has produced a significant artistic resurrection. An important regional figure in Boston’s fine arts scene (he remains one of the largest single d…

Denman Ross and American Design Theory
By Marie Frank
Subgenre: General Art, Art History
(1 customer reviews)
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This innovative study examines the responses of early-twentieth-century pioneers to “the Land” of Palestine. Early Zionist historiography portrayed these young settlers as heroic; later, more critical studies by the “new” historians and sociologists focused on their failures and shortcomings. Neumann argues for something else that historians have y…

Land and Desire in Early Zionism
By Boaz Neumann
Subgenre: Middle East, Israel
(1 customer reviews)
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Yehuda Amichai is one of the twentieth century`s (and Israel`s) leading poets. In this remarkable book, Gold offers a profound reinterpretation of Amichai`s early works, using two sets of untapped materials: notes and notebooks written by Amichai in Hebrew and German that are now preserved in the Beinecke archive at Yale, and a cache of ninety-eigh…

Yehuda Amichai – The Making of Israel’s National Poet
By Nili Scharf Gold
Subgenre: Social & Cultural Studies, Social Science
(3 customer reviews)
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Paul R. Katz has composed a fascinating account of the fate of Chinese religions during the modern era by assessing mutations of communal religious life, innovative forms of religious publishing, and the religious practices of modern Chinese elites traditionally considered models of secular modernity. The author offers a rare look at the monumental…

Religion in China and Its Modern Fate
By Meir Shahar
Subgenre: Modern, 20th Century
(1 customer reviews)
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Errands into the Metropolis offers a dramatic new interpretation of the texts and contexts of early New England literature. Jonathan Beecher Field inverts the familiar paradigm of colonization as an errand into the wilderness to demonstrate, instead, that New England was shaped and re-shaped by a series of return trips to a metropolitan London conv…

Errands into the Metropolis – New England Dissidents in Revolutionary London
By Jonathan Beecher Field
Subgenre: United States, Colonial Period (1600-1775)
(2 customer reviews)
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A spectacular transformation in women’s sports has occurred over the past century in colleges, high schools, and recreational leagues across the nation. Gradual changes during the late 1950s and 1960s within the fields of women’s physical education and amateur sport provided the initial energy for this transformation. But it took the rebirth of a g…

Women and Sports in the United States – A Documentary Reader
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Subgenre: Social Science, Gender Studies
(5 customer reviews)
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Practical Zionism in the Mandate era (1920–1948) is usually associated with agricultural settlements (kibbutzim), organized socialist workers, and the creation of a formal high culture. This book fills a gap in historical research by presenting a different type of practical Zionism in Jewish Palestine-urban, middle-class, and created by popular a…

Young Tel Aviv – A Tale of Two Cities
By Anat Helman
Subgenre: Middle East, Israel
(2 customer reviews)
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