Categories

 > Social History

212 results were found

Sort by:

Queens of the Viking Age: The Oseberg Ship and the Oseberg Grave ...
by Omega Viking Series

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

January 10, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The Oseberg ship burial is a Viking Age burial mound containing a double female inhumation, which is located in the Oslofjord area in Norway. Through dendrochronological analysis it has been possible to determine the year in which the timbers of the grave chamber were felled, and the burial has consequently been dated to AD834. <br /><br />A popular study of Oseberg has been that of focusing on the women buried in the mound in order to give them an identity. At first Snorri Sturluson’s Ynglingasaga was used and it was proposed that the burial was that of Queen Åsa or of Queen Alvhild, who are the only two queens mentioned in the saga.<br />There are many questions and mysteries about Oseberg that have not yet been answered. We still do not know for sure who was buried in the mound, what position this person held in society and why she was given such a large burial. It is also unclear whether one woman was the most important or whether the two were equally so, if they were related in some way or if they had similar functions in the community. I believe that Oseberg should be viewed within a wider context and compared to female high status burials from the Germanic Iron Age as well as to other burials from the Viking Age. Iron Age burials directly precede Viking Age ones, so that some of the particular characteristics of Oseberg might find an explanation in the earlier Germanic mortuary<br /><br />The burial was formed by pulling a ship ashore, placing it in a trench, and building a grave chamber on its deck. The aft and fore of the ship, together with the grave chamber, were then filled with a large amount of grave goods; the fore of the ship was also occupied by many sacrificed animals which, because of their position, are thought to have been killed outside the ship and then placed on it.<br /><br />The Oseberg mound was first excavated in 1903 and 1904, and since then it has been studied extensively. Many aspects of the burial have been considered by scholars, who have tried to reconstruct the events of the early 9th century in order to explain its grandness and significance.3 The mound has provided much interesting and unique archaeological material, thanks to the excellent preservation conditions which enabled wooden objects to survive underground for almost 1200 years. <br /><br />Probably the most important part of this burial is the wonderfully carved ship, which is 21.5 meters/70.5 feet long and 5.1 meters/16.7 foot wide.4 This ship, an early Viking Age construction, was useful in increasing our knowledge of Viking age ship building and sailing. Although it is thought by some that it was not suitable for ocean voyages, it is nonetheless very well built and highly decorated.5 Other important finds from the burial include decorated wagons and sledges, a wide variety of everyday objects and some woven tapestries.<br />When first excavated, the burial was thought to be that of a Viking Age chieftain, but it soon became apparent that it was lacking the weapons and other artefacts common in male graves, whilst it abounded in everyday objects such as kitchen utensils, which are normally associated with females. The discovery of two human skeletons instead of one also came as a surprise.6 Further studies proved that the burial was a double female inhumation and this led to it being labelled “unique”. There has been much speculation about who was buried in the mound and about which one of the two skeletons was the most important figure.<br /><br />Relevant Keywords:<br />Nordic Vikings <br />Medieval Culture <br />Viking Age Queens<br />Oseberg burial<br />Queen Åsa or of Queen Alvhild<br />Saga<br />Iron Age Germanic societies<br />Runestones<br />pre-Christian customs<br />Iron Age Germanic<br />The ship<br />The human remains<br />The grave goods<br /><br />The tapestries<br />The animal sacrifices<br />Evaluation of the richness of the Oseberg burial<br />Scandinavian Iron Age and Viking Age female high status burials<br />Three possible sorceress burials from Birka<br />containing a double female inhumation<br />Snorri Sturluson
Can’t Swap Jokes with the Angel of Death
by Lili Rebecca Kahan

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

150

Publication Date

December 15, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Can’t Swap Jokes with the Angel of Death is an amazing story of survival against all odds and a great achievement for the writer who was a teenager during World War 2, 1939–1945. This is the personal story of a family torn apart, always on the run from country to country, hiding, hoping not to be discovered and praying to survive.<br /><br />Lili Rebecca Kahan grew up trying to stay alive and helping others do the same. She survived dangers as a member of the underground in Budapest, often thanks to her knowledge of languages including German. There, under the Germans’ noses, she also helped other Jews by giving them new identities in order to escape death. Today, when survivors are leaving this world, she wants to honor the silent command of those who perished— remember and never forget.<br /><br />We, the last survivors, have a solemn obligation to testify, in the name of the dead and the living, that what we endured was a gruesome reality but also a permanent warning to mankind of horrors that might still lie ahead. Former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy so aptly put it when he said, “The tragedy of the Holocaust should be etched onto our consciousness as it is onto our hearts.”<br />
Adolf Hitler: A Captivating Guide to the Life of the Führer of N...
by Captivating History

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

August 11, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Explore the Rise of Adolf Hitler</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />Was Hitler, as Ian Kershaw asked, a natural consequence of German history, or an aberration? Not that Hitler had been in hiding, waiting to attack. The Führer had actually been following an aggressive and savage foreign policy for almost ten years, and been named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1938.<br /><br />This is not a book about World War II, but about the man, Adolf Hitler, one of the faces and names that still arouse the strongest feelings—repulsion, resentment, and even fanaticism—but one who also had a childhood and a youth, a father and a mother. It is the road to madness—beginning that day in August of 1934 when he took over absolute power and ordered allegiance and loyalty to him alone—that this book is about. <br /><br /><h2>Some of the topics covered in this book include:</h2><br /><ul><li>Hitler's Origins</li><li>His Inception</li><li>The anti-Semitic capital of Europe</li><li>Munich</li><li>First World War</li><li>Hitler's Ascension</li><li>Mein Kampf</li><li>His Downfall</li><li>The remains of Adolf Hitler</li><li>And a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!</li></ul><h2>Scroll to the top and download the book for instant access!</h2>
Women of Scotland: A Journey to Scottish History
by Helen Susan Swift

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

April 05, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Women of Scotland</b> is a thematic time trip through Scottish history, and the important part women have played in its past.<br /><br />From the humble to the great, Scottish women have been at the forefront and background of events. Here are the fisherwomen, the warriors, the great writers, the Jacobites, the martyrs and the mill girls. Without them, Scotland would not have existed.<br /><br />Join a great journey from the Dark Ages to the 21st century, and learn about the women who have been the driving force behind this small, yet dynamic nation.
Churchill and Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Frank...
by Captivating History

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

August 04, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Explore the Lives and Relationship of Two Great Leaders: Churchill and Roosevelt</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br /><b>Two captivating manuscripts in one book:</b><br /><ul><li>Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill</li><li>Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR</li></ul>Any general biography of Churchill and Roosevelt will provide an overview of their greatest achievements, but Winston and Franklin had other goals and desires that are often ignored and forgotten. What were they? They both had a family—a childhood and children of their own—and a phenomenal political career. This book will examine their relationship as well as their individual lives.<br /><br /><h2>Some of the topics covered in the first manuscript on Winston Churchill include:</h2><br /><ul><li>Churchill’s Personal Life</li><li>His Mental Health</li><li>Childhood and Early Education</li><li>Military Service</li><li>Early Political Career and World War I</li><li>The Wilderness Years and Rearmament</li><li>World War II</li><li>Post-World War II and Second Term</li><li>The United States and the Soviet Union</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><h2>Some of the topics covered in the second manuscript on Franklin D. Roosevelt include:</h2><br /><ul><li>FDR's Childhood and Education</li><li>His Personal Life</li><li>Early Political Career</li><li>Polio and Governing of New York</li><li>1932 Presidential Election</li><li>First Term in Presidency</li><li>Second Term in Presidency</li><li>Third Term in Presidency</li><li>Relations with Foreign Leadership</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><h2>Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button for instant download</h2>
Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR
by Captivating History

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 14, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Explore How FDR Went from Almost Dying at Birth to leading the United States through the Great Depression and World War II</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />As the thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a common household name in both his home country and the world. Known as the man who led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, Roosevelt was a leader and a statesman, a scholar, and a politician. <br /><br />Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only president to have served for three consecutive terms and voted in for a fourth, a fact that allows him to stand out among the long list of American presidents. <br /><br />Outside of his role as president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt lived a full life. He was a father and a son, a husband and a career man. He was a bank officer and attended prestigious universities—Harvard University and Columbia University Law School—before practicing law. Additionally, he served as vice president for the Fidelity and Deposit Company. Perhaps most famously, Roosevelt served as governor of New York and president of the United States while he suffered from polio. Instead of allowing the disease to keep him from living a full life, he went above and beyond, training himself to walk without the power of his legs so that his voters would not know that he suffered in any capacity. <br /><br />What this book aims to do is determine who Franklin D. Roosevelt was as a person outside of the spotlight. This book wants to answer questions about this man. How did he interact with his wife and family? What were his exploits and his vices? His favored hobbies? <br /><br /><i>Franklin Roosevelt: A Captivating Guide to the Life of FDR</i> is an outline of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s life that not only gives a brief overview of his best-known feats but also provides a glimpse into who he was as a person.<br /><br /><h2>Some of the topics covered in this book include:</h2><br /><ul><li>FDR's Childhood and Education</li><li>His Personal Life</li><li>Early Political Career</li><li>Polio and Governing of New York</li><li>1932 Presidential Election</li><li>First Term in Presidency</li><li>Second Term in Presidency</li><li>Third Term in Presidency</li><li>Relations with Foreign Leadership</li><li>And much more!</li></ul><h2>Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button for instant download</h2>
Jackie Kennedy: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Jacqueline Ken...
by Captivating History

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Explore the Fascinating Life of Jackie Kennedy</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />Without a doubt, the name Jackie Kennedy draws multiple thoughts to mind; she is, perhaps, most well-known in her service as the first lady of the United States, as her husband, John F. Kennedy, took office as the president, and her role in restoring the White House. Then, of course, other people remember Jacqueline for her role in the fashion industry, particularly her pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat, which became a symbol of her husband’s assassination. <br /><br />Jackie is so renowned and beloved that she ranks as one of the most popular first ladies. In fact, Jacqueline was named in 1999 on Gallup’s list of Most Admired Men and Women in twentieth-century America. While she made major impacts on the White House, Jackie was much more than her title as first lady.<br /><br /><h2>Some of the topics covered in this book include:</h2><br /><ul><li>Childhood and Early Education</li><li>College and Early Career</li><li>The Relationship with John F. Kennedy</li><li>Motherhood</li><li>Campaign for Presidency</li><li>First Lady</li><li>The Kennedy Assassination</li><li>Life Following the Assassination</li><li>Ongoing Iconic Figure</li><li>And a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!</li></ul><h2>Scroll to the top and download the book for instant access!</h2>
Melania Trump: The Slovenian Side of the Story
by Sandi Gorisek

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

January 12, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This book is a tribute to “good old times” from recent history that shaped everybody that grew up in this territory, including current USA’s first lady. It was written in the same way as my father and many others did build houses around Slovenia and/or ex-yugoslavia to provide shelters for their families. For my English writing debut I gathered few of my dearest friend following my father’s footsteps for successful construction. We are all from the part of Slovenian that is now gaining popularity due to mrs. Melania and do in my opinion have the necessary skills to “construct” this little “house”, including the audio narrated version, which is as part of this book our gift to readers and their friends. You can find the link for free download inside the book, enjoy getting to know us better.
Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration E...
by Amada Armenta

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

213

Publication Date

June 26, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.<BR /><BR /><I>Protect, Serve, and Deport</I> exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. <I>Protect, Serve, and Deport</I> explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging.<BR /><BR />  
What's Wrong with the World
by G. K. (Gilbert Keith) Che...

Price : Free!

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

May 12, 2012

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com