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Rating: 4.70 / 5
145 reviews

Fields of the Fatherless

by Elaine Marie Cooper

Winner of the 2014 Selah Award, YA Fiction
Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Best Religious Fiction
Winner of the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Best YA Religious Fiction

In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell (an ancestor to actor Kurt Russell) of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty. Ja...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction, Religious Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literature & Fiction, Children's Fiction
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
57 reviews

A call to win the third war of independence of Haiti

by Ernst Etienne

What does it really take to build a nation? For Haiti, the journey has been long and difficult. The uniquely tragic history of its land is marked by slavery, struggle, suffering, and striving for betterment. Yet the pain and the sacrifices of its people manifested itself into monumental events, events which changed the course of history for the world itself.From the bounds of colonial chains, the enduring slaves of Haiti freed themselves and bravely won their land at last. Yet, the nation remains in chains to this day, chains which are holding the nation back from economic development and success. From a succinct yet enlightening journey through the history of Haiti’s land to the series of events that earned the nation independence at last, this book is a manifesto declaring the glory an...

Genre: History, Americas
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
71 reviews

Jinx at the Greenbrier

by Deanna Edens

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Genre: History, Americas, Humour, Parenting & Families
Size: 165 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 February 2020 onward  

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: 4.30 / 5
93 reviews

Cicada Spring: A Novel

by Christian Galacar

On a warm May evening in the spring of 1979, the people of Heartsridge, Massachusetts, are living the American dream. Families are gathered for barbecues. Kids are playing in front yards. Gardens are being kept. Meanwhile, Kara Price stumbles home through the woods, raped and beaten, her life shattered by a wicked act of violence, perpetrated by one of the town’s most beloved and public figures.

Surrounding Kara is a cast of compelling and nefarious characters—a violent-tempered mayor who can do no wrong in the eyes of the town, a sheriff bound by the rules and plagued by a guilty conscience, a father bent on revenge, a serial killer in the midst of an identity crisis. And at the center of it all there's Kara, who just wants to move on with her life and forget everythin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Computing, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Programming, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Fiction, Family Saga, Fiction Classics, Gay & Lesbian, Sea Adventures, Short
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 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: 4.80 / 5
19 reviews

Sweet Springs: A Novella

by Deanna Edens

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Genre: History, Americas, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
83 reviews

The American & The French Revolution

by John Fiske

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 975 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
35 reviews

The Complete Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Wisehouse Classics - The Complete and Authoritative Edition)

by Wilhelm Grimm

This is the complete and authoritative edition of the folk and fairy tales of the brothers Grimm, with 212 tales, and including the tale of The Starving Children (which was removed after the 1819 edition).THE FOLK & FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen - Vollstämdige Ausgabe) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The work of the Brothers Grimm influenced other collectors, both inspiring them to collect tales and leading them to similarly believe, in a spirit of romantic nationalism, that the fairy tales of a country were particularly representative of it, to the neglect of cross-cultural influence. Among those influenced were ...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Fairy Tales, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths
Size: 440 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
32 reviews

Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians

by Herman Lehmann

Here is a genuine Little Big Man story, with all the color, sweep, and tragedy of a classic American western. It is the tale of Herman Lehmann, a captive of the Apaches on the Southern Plains of Texas and New Mexico during the 1870s. Adopted by a war chief, he was trained to be a warrior and waged merciless war on Apache enemies, both Indian and Euro-American. After killing an Apache medicine man in self-defense, he fled to a lonely hermitage on the Southern Plains until he joined the Comanches. Against his will, Lehmann was returned to his family in 1879. The final chapters relate his difficult readjustment to Anglo life.Lehmann's unapologetic narrative is extraordinary for its warm embrace of Native Americans and stinging appraisal of Anglo society. Once started, the story of this remark...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 98 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 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
15 reviews

Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

by Captivating History

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
14 reviews

Mary Bickerdyke: Civil War Heroine from Galesburg, Illinois

by Julie McDonald

Mary Bickerdyke. Never heard of her? You're not alone! In my unofficial survey, I have yet to find a single person who has. This short story, about a 20 minute read, is a lost treasure that somehow slipped through the cracks of Civil War history. You will understand, after reading it, why she was called America's Florence Nightingale and why General Sherman said of her, "She outranks me."...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 January 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: 4.40 / 5
16 reviews

CHESAPEAKE TRUE CRIME: Top Stories From THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY

by Ken Rossignol

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 517 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
7 reviews

Strategy Six Pack 12 (Illustrated): A Short History of Rome, Nero, The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom 1795-1813, The Rights of Man, Nat Turner and Travels into Bokhara

by Various Artists

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, History, Americas, Military
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
25 reviews

Sweet Land of Liberty: Old Times in the Colonies

by Charles Carleton Coffin

"The settlement of our country was the beginning of a new era in human affairs. The people of England, ever since the days of King John, when the barons compelled him to sign the Magna Charta in the meadow of Runnymede, had struggled against tyranny; and when the emigrants sailed across the Atlantic to rear their homes in Virginia and New England, it was the transplanting of liberty to a continent where everything was new, and where the conditions that surrounded them were wholly unlike those of the Old World.This volume is an outline of some of the principal events that transpired during the colonial period of our country, and portrays the ardships and sufferings of those who laid the foundations of a new empire. It will show how the Old World laws, habits, and customs were gradually chan...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 176 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
9 reviews

Theodore Roosevelt: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 26)

by Hourly History

Theodore Roosevelt
There was truly no one like Theodore Roosevelt. From a sickly boy, Teddy (as the world came to know him) would transform himself into the apex of vigor and energy. From husband, father and rancher to hunter, governor and president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt led a most extraordinary life.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Early Life & Education
✓ Early Political Career and Marriage
✓ The Old West and a New Beginning
✓ Early Public Life
✓ Becoming a National Figure
✓ Governor and Vice President
✓ Presidency
✓ Post-Presidency
✓ Election of 1912 and Final Years

This was a man who did many things and did them outstandingly well. Roosevelt's willingness to go th...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 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  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
8 reviews

Battle of Antietam: A History From Beginning to End (American Civil War Battles Book 2)

by Hourly History

Battle of AntietamThe Battle of Antietam was a turning point in the Civil War. In the span of several hours, there would be more loss of American life than in any other battle before or since, leaving one in four of the soldiers who took part either dead or wounded by the end of the day. Inside you will read about...✓ Maryland, My Maryland…✓ McClellan’s Army✓ The Opening Gambit✓ Harper’s Ferry✓ Dunker Church & The Woods✓ The Cornfield✓ Bloody LaneAnd much more!What led to such a disastrous conclusion? And could something positive come from such an appalling massacre? The focus of the war was about to change. So too was how the American people viewed war as a whole....

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction
Size: 44 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Family Genealogy Queries: GARNER GARDNER GARLAND (Southern Genealogical Research)

by R. Stephen Smith

The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families surnamed GARNER (with 19 queries total), GARDNER (GARDENER, GARDINER) (17 queries), GARLAND (8 queries), or GARDENHIRE (GARDENSHIRE) (3 queries), as well as GARARD, GARDER, GARMAN, and GARCIA (with 1 query apiece).The focus is on families in the southern United States.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although these queries were written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you're working on the same names or lines.Typically, queries include information on births, ...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Genealogy
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of US Presidents Book 32)

by Hourly History

Franklin D. Roosevelt* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.One of America’s most influential presidents was a man who could not walk. The polio that struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was a future political star did not diminish him. Instead, against all expectations, it was the agent that forged his destiny. He came from an affluent family; a cousin, Theodore Roosevelt, had been president; another Roosevelt cousin, Eleanor, would become the wife who transformed the role of First Lady into her version of the bully pulpit. However, FDR’s path to politics was far different from the one that Theodore traveled. Inside you will read about...✓ The Roosevelt Household: Son, Mother, Wif...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America

by Nina Baym

This book describes and characterizes responses of American readers to fiction in the generation before the Civil War. It is based on close examination of the reviews of all novels—both American and European—that appeared in major American periodicals during the years 1840–1860, a period in which magazines, novels, and novel reviews all proliferated. Nina Baym makes uses of the reviews to gain information about the formal, aesthetic, and moral expectations of reviewers. Her major conclusion is that the accepted view about the American novel before the Civil War—the view that the atmosphere in America was hostile to fiction—is a myth. There is compelling evidence, she shows, for the existence of a veritable novel industry and, concomitantly, a vast audience for fiction in the 1840...

Genre: Fiction, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Verses Versus Empire: I – The George W. Bush Era

by A LeRoy

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Genre: Fiction, Poetry, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Lost Rescue: Parallel Diaries of the Advance Party from the Lost Wagon Train of 1853

by Daniel Owen

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Genre: History, Americas
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

by Harry L. Watson

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims on its self-governing tradition. It will be one of the first peer-reviewed American history textbooks to be offered completely free in digital form.Volume 1 starts at sea and ends on the battlefield. Beginning with the earliest Americans and the arrival of strangers on the eastern shore, it then moves through colonial society to the fight for independence and the construction of a federalist republic. From there, it explai...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 640 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Great Depression and the New Deal: Core Documents

by John Moser

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 the reasons why and the degree to which Franklin Roosevelt intended the New Deal to be a re-founding of the American republic. In presenting the words that Roosevelt spoke, the collection shows us not only his arguments but his masterful rhetoric, which presented the New Deal as only an updating of the Founding. The collection presents as well the arguments of those who opposed the New Deal — Democrats as well as Republicans — and those w...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Letters from Gill

by Terrie Biggs

View the Civil War from unique perspective as seen through the experiences of a Union soldier camped in Confederate territory. Gilbert Bennett, the great grandfather of the author, enlisted in Company K of the Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. These letters penned to his new bride show acts of compassion, kindness, honor, and reveal one soldier's fascinating experience while serving in the Civil War from a perspective never shown in the media.

He described the struggles and hardships of camp life, skirmishes, battles, and rampant diseases that caused hospitalization and death among the soldiers. One of the moments that defined Gil's character was when he encountered the first black regiment which is described in his writings.

Loneliness and t...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction
Size: 191 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Calamity Jane: How The West Began

by Bryan Ney

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Genre: Fiction, Westerns, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Into the Darkness: The Harrowing True Story of the Titanic Disaster: Riveting First-Hand Accounts of Agony, Sacrifice and Survival

by Alan J. Rockwell

They are all gone now―the Titanic survivors. No human being who stood on her decks that fateful night was alive to commemorate the event on its 100th anniversary. Their stories are with us, however, and the lessons remain. From the moment the world learned the Titanic had sunk, we wanted to know, who had survived? Those answers didn’t come until the evening of Thursday, April 18, 1912―when the Cunard liner Carpathia finally reached New York with the 706 survivors who had been recovered from Titanic’s lifeboats.Harold Bride, “Titanic’s surviving wireless operator,” relayed the story of the ship’s band. “The way the band kept playing was a noble thing. I heard it first while still we were working wireless when there was a ragtime tune for us. The last I saw of the band, whe...

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

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