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Rating: 4.30 / 5
94 reviews

The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz

by James Madison Page

During the Civil War, James Madison Page was a prisoner in different places in the South. Seven months of that time was spent at Andersonville. While there he became well acquainted with Major Wirz, or Captain Wirz, as he then ranked. Page takes the stand that Captain Wirz was unjustly held responsible for the hardship and mortality of Andersonville. It was his belief that the Federal authorities must share the blame for these things with the Confederates, since they well knew the inability of the Confederates to meet the reasonable wants of their prisoners of war, as they lacked a supply for their own needs, and since the Federal authorities failed to exercise a humane policy in the exchange of those captured in battle.The writer, "with malice toward none and charity for all," denies cons...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, Professional & Technical, Law
Size: 92 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
38 reviews

THE ARMY, DEPRESSION, DRUGS AND ME

by Victoria Prendergast

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
29 reviews

There's a LION Under My Bed: A Life of Adventure and Intrigue (Quinn Matthewson Biography Books Book 1)

by Quinn Matthewson

REVIEW: Fascinating and incredible biography from a cross between James Bond, Louis Leakey, Columbo and Indiana Jones.

Behind the scenes - exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!
At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer's Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril - yet he lived to tell the tale

For a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of "There's a LION Under My Bed - Book 1...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
63 reviews

Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer: Civil War Memories Series

by Gilbert Moxley Sorrel

Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. Sorrel's memoir, "Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer", was published posthumously, in 1905. Historian Douglas Southall Freeman deemed Sorrel's book one of the best accounts of the personalities of the major players in the Confederacy, characterized by "a hundred touches of humor and revealing strokes of swift characterization."...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
134 reviews

Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons (Illustrated Edition): Civil War Memories Series

by John McElroy

Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. "Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons" is one of the best accounts about the Civil War. McElroy, the author, vividly tells his story about the time he spent as a prisoner of Andersonville and a few other Confederate prisons he was kept at. The book is full of interesting stories and amazing facts about the Confederate prison system and the way prisoners were treated in the South!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History
Size: 600 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
30 reviews

Not for Queen and Country: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life as a British Soldier

by Edward Denmark

From Army cadets on Merseyside to action in the Falklands and Northern Ireland

Edward Denmark joined the British army for adventure, and to serve Queen and country. However, as he prepared to go ashore in the frozen, windswept Falkland Islands 8000 miles from Britain, facing a well dug in, larger enemy force, he understood at that moment that this was not for Queen and Country. He was now fighting for his own life, and the chance to see the sunrise once more.

Follow this young soldier as he endures the bitter cold and constant air attack by a very determined Argentine enemy in the Falklands war, to patrolling the brutally violent streets of Northern Ireland, where tragedy came from nowhere. If you have ever wondered what our soldiers face in war and how they keep ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
38 reviews

My Experiences in the World War

by John J. Pershing

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Military
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
24 reviews

Goodbye Poland: Growing up. Deportation and Internment in Siberia. Escape and the WWII war years. (Illustrated)

by Stefan Maczka

'A soldier's story...A concise and fascinating account with interesting detail. Good addition to other books on this subject. I enjoyed it very much.' UK Reviewer.Stefan Maczka’s father, (also Stefan), was a cavalry officer who fought victoriously in possibly the last and greatest cavalry battle of the preceding one hundred years, the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’. It was the final victory in the Russian/Polish War of 1920. He was one of nine thousand former soldiers rewarded with a plot of land in the reclaimed borderlands. Stalin never forgot that humiliating defeat.Stefan B. was born in 1922 just over two years later.Life was hard in those early years; the military settlers had to defend their borders against invasion by armed bands from Russia, crossing into Poland from the east.By 19...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
33 reviews

Behind the Scenes : Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

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 of controversy. The press excoriated Keckley for revealing the intimate secrets of her employers and Mary Todd Lincoln cut off her friendship with Keckley. Lincoln’s eldest son had the book suppressed. After the White House, Keckley went on to become one of the first successful independent black business owners in America, forming a profitable line in dress-making for the wives of prominent politicians, including the spouses of Robert E. Lee and Jefferso...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 218 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
22 reviews

Alexander Hamilton: A Captivating Guide to One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America

by Captivating History

Explore the Fascinating Life of Alexander HamiltonFree History BONUS Inside!Alexander Hamilton is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. A deep thinker, a military leader, and a political dynamo, he was George Washington's right-hand man and perhaps the most important figure in the shaping of the Constitution. His policies and practices in government set the United States down a path of commercial wealth and economic stability. His ideas still resonate in the powerful nation he helped create.During his time, Hamilton was a divisive figure. A political extremist who antagonized the conservative parts of the new republic while protecting its former opponents. The man at the heart of the nation's first major sex scandal. A political operator whose actions outraged opponent...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 101 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
32 reviews

Unrelenting: Love and Resistance in Pre-War Germany (World War II Trilogy Book 1)

by Marion Kummerow

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
18 reviews

The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life: An Amazing WW2 Survival Story (A Jewish Girl's Holocaust Book Surviving Memoir)

by Krystyna Carmi

God looks after the orphansHappy childhood, horrors of war and miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn.Krystyna Carmi's childhood was full of happy moments in the family house. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian girls, that played games with her. She attended a Ukrainian school, participated in school celebrations; she lived a normal, everyday life. In her memoire, published after many years of silence, Krystyna Carmi shows the history of her family and her life. The book contains more than 100 pictures, taken by Krystyna’s father, a professional photographer, and sent it to their family in Israel before the war.Krystyna was gifted with an amazing memory and as such was able to recall the atmosphere of those days, describing in details the ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 285 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
11 reviews

An American Adviser in Vietnam: My Story

by Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A. Putnam

In 1967, Joe Putnam, fresh out of officer training school, is shipped overseas to Vietnam as part of President Johnson’s American Adviser program. Putnam would be one of the American soldiers advising the South Vietnamese Army on how to conduct a war against the North Vietnamese Army and their allies in the south, the Viet Cong. This plan would supposedly keep the Communists at bay without actually getting the U.S. into full-fledged war in Southeast Asia.In his military memoir, now retired Lt. Col. Joe A. Putnam perfectly captures the action, the people, the battles, and of course the mixed feelings of a young man far away from home in a foreign land.Most of all, even now, Putnam wonders why he survived numerous harrowing episodes when others did not....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 238 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
19 reviews

Reminiscences of the Civil War

by John B. Gordon

John Gordon (1832-1904) was one of the Confederacy's most capable generals. A native of Georgia, he went on to serve as governor of the state after the war. His memoirs are one of the most famous accounts of the Civil War, and an example of the Lost Cause view of the war.".... Unconquerable energy, undying enthusiasm — above all, unselfish love — these were the traits which had borne him through the battles of war and the battles of peace, and through years of peerless civic service...."Francis Gordon Smith ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, Military
Size: 374 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
16 reviews

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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
10 reviews

The Good Will Son

by David S Libbey

The Good Will Son is a memoir by the son of two orphans from the Good Will Home in Hinckley, Maine. David’s father, deeply affected by his experience as a Marine in WWII, was excessively passive and introspective. His mother – molested as a child by her alcoholic father – found religion and carried her faith to extremes. David moved from a life with a religious fanatic to hell as an Army enlisted man in Vietnam. When he returned from war, he returned to an ungrateful nation. He found comfort among the hospitable people of the South while attending college in Memphis. After college, he joined the Marine Corps and became a helicopter pilot – eventually flying President Reagan in Marine One and commanding a helicopter training squadron. This memoir contains forty-four stories that co...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Professionals & Academics
Size: 151 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
14 reviews

Abraham Lincoln: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 16)

by Hourly History

Abraham Lincoln
As president, Abraham Lincoln had one goal and that was to preserve the Union at all costs. His determination to hold the North and South together would ultimately lead to the bloodiest war in American history, the abolition of slavery, and his own untimely death from an assassin’s bullet. But to see Lincoln solely as a tragic figure consumed with the strife of mid-nineteenth century America is to miss meeting him as a man who never allowed himself to be defeated by adversity or grief or turmoil. From his earliest days on the frontier, he endured the loss of his beloved mother and the demanding physical challenges of a rough-and-ready land where death came easily and education was rare; where ambition was rewarded if a man proved himself willing to work hard; where ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 36 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
13 reviews

806; His Name Was Walter

by Bonnie Sue Gordon, Margaret Ann Hoffman

Historical tale of a coal mining family in the early 1900's. The story opens in 1914 and runs through 1930. The authors of the book started out looking for some family history and discovered their family's voice. The book follows a young family from coal patch to coal patch. After five children and just about as many coal towns they settled in an idyllic coal town. It was far more family and safety friendly than the other coal mining towns of that day. This story includes trials and tribulations of working in the coal industry, an accusation and a trial. The book comes to a close two years after one of the largest mining accidents in the history of the United States....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 128 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
10 reviews

Elizabeth Heiser: Pioneer Cattle Rancher & Cougar, of Flagstaff, Arizona

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

The True Story of Saint Patrick of Ireland

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
7 reviews

Making a Marine: How Marine Corps Boot Camp Changed My Life

by David Lynn

Marine Corps boot camp is one of the most challenging training schools in the world. The challenges that a recruit faces lead to life changing experiences that mold the character of individuals into teams. Making a Marine shares the experiences of one recruit and the lessons that he learned during this pivotal thirteen week training period. While not everyone can carry the title of Marine, everyone can benefit from the lessons taught at boot camp....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 66 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Memoir of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge

by Benjamin Tallmadge

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

George Patton: A Captivating Guide to a Combative American War Hero Who Played a Critical Part in the Battle of Normandy During WWII

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating Life of George PattonFree History BONUS Inside!General George S. Patton remains a household name to this day even though he died decades ago. Not only was he a brilliant military commander, he was also a forceful personality and a flamboyant human being whose strong character led him through many difficulties. This biography aims to tell Patton's story in a captivating manner that will bring him to life for the education and enjoyment of young and old. It will explore his many adventures, but above all, it will investigate who Patton was as a person.This captivating history book covers topics such as:The Boy Who Couldn't ReadAlways a WarriorOne Soft SpotFencing, Sword Design, and the 1912 OlympicsAn Ivory-Handled RevolverAmerican Tanks Do Not SurrenderA Purple Heart...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 74 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

George Washington Carver: Man of God, Man of Purpose

by Julie McDonald

There are many books that have been written about this amazing man! As far as I am concerned, there can't be too many. His story is a personal favorite of mine, and a man I greatly admire. In this 30-40 minute read I have focused more on his early years growing up, his college experiences, and his faith in Christ than on his many accomplishments and scientific achievements....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

History's Greatest Conquerors: Genghis Khan (World's Conquerors Book 1)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups
Size: 347 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Ghosts We Leave Behind

by Al Barrera

Some call them killers--hard men from the other side of the planet sent to collect the heads of their enemies and make peace with a gun.Freedom follows, along with all of its problems. Choice, and a lack of it. A world without the easy answers that come from being in a uniform.And the space where the two worlds collide. Where a man tries to reconcile the person he’s become with the one he was. A new kind of battlefield, where the ghosts of his past change everything he’s ever known....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Needle in a Haystack: True Story of a Holocaust Survivor

by Paula Agauas

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History
Size: 1.67 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Hit the Deck: Memoirs of an Apprentice Boy

by Terrie Biggs

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: 357 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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