Download The Age of Illusion by Ronald Blythe (.ePUB)

The Age of Illusion: England in the Twenties and Thirties, 1919-1940 by Ronald Blythe
Requirements: ePUB Reader | 1.5 MB | Version: Retail
Overview: Between the two world wars, England abounded with astonishing, colorful personalities, and this critical period comes enjoyably alive as forgotten scandals, sensational crimes, and almost unbelievable capers come to light once again. Among the figures discussed are Joynson-Hicks (who tried to clean up London’s morals even as he defended the massacre of hundreds of Indians at Amritsar), T. E. Lawrence, Amy Johnson, and others.
Genre: History

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The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty
Requirements: ePUB/MOBI Reader, 1.9MB
Overview: In England in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Young William Bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today.

James Daugherty draws on the Pilgrims’ own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation’s most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving.
Genre: History | Nonfiction | Children

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Download The Somme 1916: The First of July by Ed Skelding (.ePUB)

The Somme 1916: The First of July by Ed Skelding
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 16.1MB
Overview: The Walking the Western Front series started in 2012 with the release of two films on the Ypres Salient. Directed by acclaimed film maker Ed Skelding with guest historian Nigel Cave, the series of films offered a detailed tour of the battlefields, exploring the skirmishes originally fought there as well as calling on Nigel’s high level of expertise. The duo also visited a number of war cemeteries and famous locations on the battlefields. This book, brought to you by the same team, is aimed as a companion to the DVD series and explores the history of the battlefields through the eyes of the camera team. Complete with 150 prints, both in colour and black and white taken over a twenty year period reflecting the authors many filming trips to the Somme, the book shows the battlefield as it was almost 100 years ago and is accompanied by a shot of the exact same spot as it stands today. The author then explains the significance of the photographs and why they were included in both the book and the film. Battleground historian Nigel Cave will also contribute to proceedings and add his expert knowledge to the narrative.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download The Ingenious Victorians by John Wade (.ePUB)

The Ingenious Victorians: Weird and Wonderful Ideas from the Age of Innovation by John Wade
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 27MB
Overview: We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is not entirely about those. It’s more about some of the weird and wonderful inventions, ideas and projects some successful, others less so that have largely been forgotten. Where well known inventions or design concepts are included, it is from a perspective not previously appreciated, with details of the ingenious technology and thinking that led to their introduction and success.

Here you can read how Victorian innovators were responsible for: the world’s largest glass structure; an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20 feet above the waves; a monster globe that visitors could enter to see the world’s land masses, seas, mountains and valleys modeled on the interior; cameras disguised as bowler hats and many other everyday objects; the London Underground as a steam railway; safety coffins designed to prevent premature burial; unusual medical uses for electricity; the first traffic lights, which exploded a month after their erection in Westminster; and the birth and rapid rise to popularity of the cinema … as well as many other ingenious inventions.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Last of the Lancasters by Martin W. Bowman (.ePUB)

Last of the Lancasters by Martin W. Bowman
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 11.6MB
Overview: ‘The Lancasters looked like enormous deadly black birds going off into the night; somehow they looked different when they came back. The planes carried from this field 117,000 pounds of high explosives and the crews flew all night to drop the load as ordered. Now the trains would not run between France and Italy for a while, not on those bombed tracks anyhow. Here are the men who did it, with mussed hair and weary faces, dirty sweaters under their flying suits, sleep-bright eyes, making humble comradely little jokes and eating their saved-up chocolate bars’ – Martha Gellhorn

This riveting and highly intriguing collection of pilot and civilian reminiscences works to commemorate the spirit of the almighty Lancaster bomber. Each chapter is dedicated to a unique individual or group of individuals who took part in its history in some capacity. Be they pilot, civilian, or journalist, each played their own part and their accounts offer a host of fascinating insights. 

Episodes featured include the battle for Munich and the Nuremburg and Berlin Raids. Stories of PoWs downed in their Lancasters and captured in enemy territory also feature, communicating a real sense of peril experienced behind enemy lines. Two sections of fascinating black and white photographs supplement and complete this trawl through the history of the Lancaster bomber and the men and women who witnessed its glory days.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Napoleon, France and Waterloo by Charles J. Esdaile (.ePUB)

Napoleon, France and Waterloo: The Eagle Rejected by Charles J. Esdaile
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 28MB
Overview: So great is the weight of reading on the subject of the Waterloo campaign that it might be thought there is nothing left to say about it, and from the military viewpoint, this is very much the case. But one critical aspect of the story has gone all but untold – the French home front. Little has been written about the topic in English, and few works on Napoleon or Revolutionary and Napoleonic France pay it much attention. It is this conspicuous gap in the literature that Charles Esdaile explores in this erudite and absorbing study. Drawing on the vivid, revealing material that is available in the French archives, in the writings of soldiers who fought in France in 1814 and 1815 and in the memoirs of civilians who witnessed the fall of Napoleon or the Hundred Days, he gives us a fascinating new insight into the military and domestic context of the Waterloo campaign, the Napoleonic legend and the wider situation across Europe.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth by Paul Ham (.ePUB)

Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth by Paul Ham
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.3MB
Overview: Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle.

The intervening century, the most violent in human history, has not disarmed these pictures of their power to shock. At the very least they ask us, on the 100th anniversary of the battle, to see and to try to understand what happened here. Yes, we commemorate the event. Yes, we adorn our breasts with poppies. But have we seen? Have we understood? Have we dared to reason why?

What happened at Passchendaele was the expression of the ‘wearing-down war’, the war of pure attrition at its most spectacular and ferocious.Paul Ham’s Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth shows how ordinary men on both sides endured this constant state of siege, with a very real awareness that they were being gradually, deliberately, wiped out.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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The Battle of Anzio by T. R. Fehrenbach
Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.4MB
Overview: The Battle of Anzio was among the most bloody of the World War II conflicts. T. R. Fehrenbach’s accurate account stunningly depicts the reality of the Allied forces’ fight for survival on an Italian beach as they stormed what Winston Churchill called the soft underbelly of the Axis powers. In one of the turning points of the war, the allies clung to a narrow strip of sand while German planes swooped in from above and artillery shells and mortar fire pounded them on the ground.

This is a true and dramatic account of the battle from the perspective of a soldier and military historian, told with pride, compassion, and spirit. T. R. Fehrenbach’s account of war needs no embellishing and brings you into the thick of the action.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s…. by Dean Kirby (.ePUB)

Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum by Dean Kirby
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 20.6MB
Overview: ‘It is all free fighting here. Even some of the windows do not open, so it is useless to cry for help. Dampness and misery, violence and wrong, have left their handwriting in perfectly legible characters on the walls.’ Manchester Guardian, 1870

Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world’s first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes keep company with rats in overcrowded lodging houses and deep cellars on the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs of ‘scuttlers’ stalk the streets in pointed, brass-tipped clogs. Those who evade their clutches are hunted down by cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Lawless drinking dens and a cold slab in the dead house provide the only relief from a filthy and frightening world.

In this shocking book, journalist Dean Kirby takes readers on a hair-raising journey through the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this nineteenth century Manchester slum considered so diabolical it was re-christened ‘hell upon earth’ by Friedrich Engels.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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Download The Salient: Ypres, 1914-18 by Alan Palmer (.ePUB)

The Salient: Ypres, 1914-18 by Alan Palmer
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB
Overview: Ypres today is an international ‘Town of Peace’, but in 1914 the town, and the Salient, the 35-mile bulge in the Western Front, of which it is part, saw a 1500-day military campaign of mud and blood at the heart of the First World War that turned it into the devil’s nursery.

Distinguished biographer and historian of modern Europe Alan Palmer tells the story of the war in Flanders as a conflict that has left a deep social and political mark on the history of Europe.

Denying Germany possession of the historic town of Ypres and access to the Channel coast was crucial to Britain’s victory in 1918. But though Flanders battlefields are the closest on the continent to English shores, this was always much more than a narrowly British conflict. Passchendaele, the Menin Road, Hill 60 and the Messines Ridge remain names etched in folk memory. Militarily and tactically the four-year long campaign was innovative and a grim testing ground with constantly changing ideas of strategy and disputes between politicians and generals. Alan Palmer details all its aspects in an illuminating history of the place as much as the fighting man’s experience.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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