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Mayflower: A History From Beginning to End

The story of the Mayflower is one of adventure, courage, and destiny. The Mayflower was the ship that launched a nation. She left from England in September of 1620, carrying 102 English Separatists to a new life, one that came with the freedom to practice their religious beliefs as they saw fit. These Pilgrims had the courage of their convictions. They had already potentially faced execution for practicing their beliefs and now they were willing to uproot their lives, their families, and their homes, to sign contracts of indentured servitude for them and their children - all to find what they called freedom in a foreign land. Inside you will read about...✓ How Religious Upheaval Shaped American Colonization✓ The Ship that Launched a Nation’s Future✓ The Contract and the Crossing✓ Arrival in America✓ Early Life in the Colonies✓ Pilgrims and Puritans✓ The Ideology that Shaped a NationTheir journey was one of courage and destiny as they forged ahead, crossing an ocean to settle in a harsh environment. They faced storms and dangerous adversaries to get to the New World. There, they built a life based on the values they held sacred, and those values would form the foundation of a new nation almost a century later. This eBook tells the story of their adventure in a concise yet thorough manner that is packed with historical detail and enjoyable to read.

Aztec Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

Aztec HistoryThe Aztec Empire did not recoil from the face of an impending doom, they struggled faithfully. Destined to emerge from their humble beginnings, it grew into a highly-complex devoted civilization refusing to live at the mercy of more neighboring powerful rulers. Their powerful pocheca combed the valley for luxury items while markets dotted their lands. Inside you will find...✓ Introduction✓ How the Aztecs Are Portrayed and How Their History Survives✓ Defining Moments and their Search to Expand and Save the World✓ Their Philosophy: its Impact on Social Life and How it Served the Kings✓ ConclusionIsolated from the Old World until the devastating Spanish conquest, the Aztec mācēhualtin (commoners) and nobles enhanced their positions while kings and relentless warriors dealt with the political realities of powerful dynasties and rivaling kingdoms. They developed a philosophy, an order and a society built on loyalty, stoic honor and sacrifice as they embraced the temporary nature of things. Investigate the era of the Fifth Sun and what defined the Aztecs and their relationship with the divine.

Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

Mayan HistoryMaking sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to understand the ways of the Maya. Inside you will read about...✓ Who Made Contact? Early Explorers and their Impact✓ How the Maya Wanted to Be Represented - History Written by the Victors✓ Different Periods of Maya History✓ Larger Than Life✓ New FindingsWe'll learn what they held as sacred, how the sacred manifested itself in their lives, and about efforts to accurately portray them, despite romanticized versions. This eBook provides a deeper look at their pre-Columbian battling dynasties and their highly-structured approach to religion, science and society, as we explore their glories and misfortunes.

American History in 50 Events: (Battle of Yorktown, Spanish American War, Roaring Twenties, Railroad History, George Washington, Gilded Age) (History by Country Timeline Book 1)

☆ American History in 50 Events ☆Have you ever wondered why America is the way it is? Do you want to understand the events that have shaped American culture? Are you interested in seeing the long-term historical connections that explain how America moved from a group of colonies to the most powerful nation in history? If so, this book is for you. In simple, straightforward language, this book will take you on a brief journey through the highlights of American history. Filled with interesting facts and historical context, this book is a must-read for those who are passionate about history or are simply interested in better understanding the history of the United States. Inside you will read about...✓ Columbus’ famous first journey✓ Founding of Plymouth Colony✓ Boston Tea Party✓ Battles of Lexington and Concord✓ War of 1812✓ Spanish American War✓ The Roaring Twenties✓ The Moon landing✓ 9/11 Terrorist AttacksAnd much more!Broken down into a series of fifty easy-to-read selections, this book will take you from Pre-Columbian settlement up to current events of today.

Notes on Jungle Warfare: From the U. S. Marines and U. S. Army Infantry on Guadalcanal Island

This notebook is a compilation of the interviews with the US Marines and Army infantry who fought the Imperial Japanese Army on the island of Guadalcanal. Their accounts detail the lessons learned in the tactics of jungle warfare. Here's a peak inside the pages:Japanese soldiers fight with fanaticism and never surrender. We take practically no prisoners. Officers about to be taken prisoner commit suicide. The good leaders seem to get killed. The poor leaders get the men killed.Jungle warfare against the Japanese is a question of going back to the tactics of the French and Indian days, with these tactics adjusted to fit in with our modern weapons.When we move around on these jungle trails we have learned to have men at the rear of each platoon who carry light loads so they can get their weapons into action quickly to help overcome ambush fire from the rear. Put the big rugged men into the heavy weapons company.Some of our new men were so scared of our hand grenades when they were first issued that they jammed down the cotter pin. Then, later in action, they could not pull the pin!I noticed, and I pointed this out to my platoon, that when men get hit, the men close by get to yelling, “Corpsman, Corpsmen, Corpsman!” and they got so excited sometimes that they actually forget to use first—aid packets. In first—aid training teach correct use of injecting morphine and procedure of tagging, cause what you gonna do when the Corpsman gets hit?Travel light. For example, to hell with the mess equipment:We learned not to fire unless we had something to shoot at, doing otherwise discloses your position and wastes ammunition.Got used to weird noises at night. This jungle is not still at night. The land crabs and lizards make a hell of a noise rustling on leaves. And there is a bird here that sounds like a man banging two blocks of wood together. There is another bird that makes a noise like a dog barking.Practice walking quietly over rocks, twigs, grass, leaves, through vines. When I come to an opening in the jungle have to cross it, I generally run across quickly and quietly.Teach not to waste ammunition. Learn to make every shot countThe Japanese sew grass and leaves to their shirts and hats.

The Soul of the Indian

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Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence: Civil War Memories Series

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. "Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence" is one of the best accounts of the American Civil War written from the Confederate point of view. The book was written by Heros Von Borcke, a Prussian cavalry officer, who served in service in the cavalry of the army of Northern Virginia. He was a direct witness and a participant of many great battles of the American Civil War (Seven Pines, the Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Brandy Station). Borcke's participation in the war ended in the early part of the Gettysburg campaign, when he was wounded.

The Second World War, Vol. 3: The War at Sea (Essential Histories Book 1)

This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.

The Arawak: History and Culture of the Natives of South America and the Caribbean Encountered by Christopher Columbus

Are you interested in Caribbean history? More specifically, in the Arawakan people? One of the indigenous tribes of the Caribbean, the Arawakans are a fascinating study in how culture and social order can be disrupted and wiped out by one historical event – the colonizers’ arrival.This account explores the Arawakan people and their culture in detail, together with an exploration of the events surrounding Christopher Columbus’s arrival and what followed – the Arawakans were forced to change their social institutions and forget Explore their culture and social institutionsDiscover who the Arawakan people wereLearn where they came fromRead in detail about the arrival of Christopher ColumbusLearn about the devastating effect Columbus’ arrival had on the ArawakSee the differences between the Arawak and the CaribInvestigate the Taino RebellionInvestigate how the Arawak genocide came aboutAnd so much more!If Caribbean history is important to you or if you are a history enthusiast in general and want to learn more about these interesting people and their cultures, then this book is for you.  Click on the buy now button to get your copy of this book today and immerse yourself in the fascinating journey of the ArawakFree Bonus Inside!

The History of Cuba in 50 Events (History by Country Timeline Book 3)

☆ Cuban History in 50 Events ☆Cuba is a nation with a long, rich history. The study of Cuban history is also the study of the development of the New World by Europe, and the first steps taken by New World countries to establish independent governments. Cuba played a significant role in the growth of the New World, and throughout its history has been a part of major world events that have taken place around it. This book is designed to familiarize readers with a broad overview of Cuban history and the context that made that development possible. Inside you will read about...✓ First Settlement of Cuba✓ Ten Years War Begins✓ Cuba Gains Independence✓ Cuba Enters World War I✓ Creation of the Cuban Socialist Party✓ Castro and Che Begin Invasion of Cuba✓ Cuban Missile Crisis✓ Former President Jimmy Carter Visits Cuba✓ Diplomatic Relations with US Re-openedAnd much more! Broken down into fifty easy-to-read chapters that will allow readers to gain insight into Cuban history without being overwhelmed by its depth, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a better understanding of North America and its development.

The Kensington Chronicles

Kensington is a North Philadelphia neighborhood which established itself as a premier manufacturing center in the nineteenth century. Its textile mills provided work for legions of immigrant workers from Europe, particularly from Ireland and Germany. Anti-immigrant sentiment, fueled by a virulent anti-Catholic bias, sparked the infamous Nativist riots, aka the Bible riots, in Kensington in 1844. Tensions persisted throughout the twentieth century as unemployment and white flight followed in the wake of deindustrialization. This book is structured around a walk through the working class neighborhood of Kensington by one who grew up there during the decade of the 1950's and 1960's, as the neighborhood was transitioning to its post-industrial manifestation. The book is part-memoir as the author presents a portrait of the neighborhood as the descendants of the original immigrant families coped with the social, economic, and religious challenges of the twentieth century. The book also moves beyond living memory, going into Kensington's past as a means to make sense of how the neighborhood has negotiated conflicts related to immigration, race, religion, and class. Making sense of Kensington implicates a cast of characters which includes Henry David Thoreau, Babe Ruth, Saint John Neumann, Don Quixote, and Mother Jones, among others. It just does.