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Japanese Folklore The Legend of Eternal Life

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire," but although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from being poor. He had inherited a small fortune...


Extracts From: History Crumbs & History Crumbs II

by Lelio Finocchiaro

“History can be told in very different ways and still be faithful and accurate. So, basically any topic can be used as an excuse to find the right historical references.”

No matter if it is the origins of...


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle

The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd...


The History of Scandinavia

by Paul Sinding

In the widest sense History must be considered the knowledge, the portraying, or the total sum of all that in nature, amongst men, and in the whole circle of experiences, there is, or comes to pass, was, or...


The Worst World Disasters of All Time

by Kevin Baker & Jayne Baker

The Worst World Disasters of All Time is an overview of the most terrible disaster events in recorded history.

Caution: Because of the nature of this book, some readers may find some of the content and pictures...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Secret Weapons of World War II

by Gerald Pawle

"This was a secret war, whose battles were lost or won unknown to the public ... No such warfare had ever been waged by mortal men." - SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, The Second World War, Vol. II


McALISTER'S WAY VOLUME 07 - Free Serialisation

by Richard Marman & illustrated by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY FREE Weekly Serialisation

Volume 7 Chapters 12 — 13

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

Chapter 12

The first time I flew to New Guinea as a Hercules C-130 co-pilot I was...


McALISTER'S WAY - Free Serialisation Vol. 06

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation

Volume 6 Chapters 10 — 11

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More personal insights from the author.

Chapter 10

New Guinea was a great place...


McAlisters Way - Free Serialisation Vol 05 Chapters 8 and 9

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 05 Chapters 8 & 9

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

By now you’ve probably got the idea. I add a few thoughts about each chapter as...


McALISTER'S WAY - FREE Serialisation Vol. 04 - Chapters 6 and 7

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY - FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 4 Chapters 6 & 7

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More musing from the author……….

Chapter 6

When I first immigrated to Australia,...


Japanese Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Weaving Maiden Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

All you that are true lovers, I beseech you pray the gods for fair weather upon the seventh night of the seventh moon.

For patience’ sake and for dear love’s sake, pray, and be pitiful that upon that night...


Asia Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Moon Maiden

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

There was an old bamboo cutter called Také Tori. He was an honest old man, very poor and hard-working, and he lived with his good old wife in a cottage on the hills. Children they had none, and little comfort...


My Experiments with Truth

by Mahatma Gandhi

The Story of My Experiments with Truth, the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, is a very popular and influential book. It covers the period from his birth (1869) to the year 1921, describing his childhood, his...


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle

First written and published in 1837, Carlyle initially was asked to write this account by his overworked friend John Stuart Mill. Taking the commission to heart, Carlyle proceeded to write a historical masterpiece,...


De Bello Gallico and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)

by Caius Julius Caesar

"De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries (The War Commentaries of Julius Caesar: The War in Gaul and The Civil War)' is a collection of war writings by Julius Caesar. Included in this volume are the first hand...


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Franklin Benjamin

Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. It is often considered the first American book to...


One-Night Stands with American History: Odd, Amusing, and Little-Known Incidents

by Richard Shenkman & Kurt Reiger

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History!

This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt...


Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida

Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party....


Hubris

by Alistair Horne

“EMINENTLY PROVOCATIVE AND READABLE.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six...