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Hourly History – Free Ebooks

Interested in history or biography? Don’t have a lot of time to read? Feel overwhelmed by what could be a long and arduous read with lots of dry facts thrown in? Then join me in reading the Hourly History series of books.

 

www.hourlyhistory.com/free-history-books/

When you sign up with them, you’ll receive 3-5 ebook choices in your email every Friday. Download the ones you want for free. Download 1 or as many as you want from the weekly list.

These are easy read books – each taking about an hour or so to read. Hence the name Hourly History. Each ebook features one segment of history told in an easily understandable manner.

I’ve downloaded and read many of these books. They are great for those times when you don’t want to read a long book. And they’re portable via your digital device. Oh, and they’re FREE.

The choices I was given in my email this morning are:  Ernest Hemingway, A Life from Beginning to End; Charlie Chaplin, A Life from Beginning to End; Walt Disney, A Life from Beginning to End; Charles Dickens, A Life from Beginning to End; and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Other weeks have seen biographies of various world leaders, the history of World War I, the Civil War, etc. You get the idea.

I encourage you to sign up with Hourly History using the link provided.

www.hourlyhistory.com/free-history-books/

These short books are also great for students who need to learn more about a specific time period for reports and research.

I’ve been downloading these ebooks for over a year and find them very enjoyable. I know you will too.

Here’s the link again:  www.hourlyhistory.com/free-history-books/

Below is what this morning’s email looks like. Don’t forget, the ebooks are FREE!

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The below books are free until 22/July/2018

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Ernest Hemingway

A Life From Beginning to End

Ernest Hemingway has sometimes been called one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. The titles of his works—novels such as The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls or short stories such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”—are recognizable even to many who have never read them. His last novel, The Old Man and the Sea, won him the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, and he also won the…

FREE! | $2.99
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Charlie Chaplin

A Life From Beginning to End

 

Charlie Chaplin is most famously known for his “tramp” character—the homeless hobo that can be seen hopping from trains and lining up in the soup kitchens of the Great Depression. At a time when the whole world was struggling from economic meltdown, Charlie Chaplin made “destitute” a term of endearment. We may laugh when we see Charlie Chaplin so broke that he has to boil his shoes and eat them, but during the worst parts of the economic collapse of the 1920s and 1930s, some people had to do just that. So, at the time, even though many would…

 

FREE! | $2.99
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Walt Disney

A Life From Beginning to End

 

The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody’s favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love…

 

FREE! | $2.99
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Charles Dickens

A Life From Beginning to End

 

From working in a shoe-blacking factory as a 12-year-old to help his family while his father was in debtor’s prison, Charles Dickens rose to become one of the best-known novelists of all time. Lines like Oliver Twist’s “Please sir, may I have some more?” or the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” are part of the popular vocabulary, and many of Dickens’ works have been translated into movies or TV series. Yet the story of his rise from relative obscurity to immense…

 

FREE! | $2.99
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A Tale of Two Cities

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Charles Dickens

 

Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle’s history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton’s…

 

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