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release date: May 24, 2017
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The Little Books of Buddhism (8 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Little Book of Buddhist Meditation is designed to help you establish a regular meditation practice. It is based on the Buddha's original teachings. You will be guided step-by-step through establishing a posture, and basic meditation techniques like breath counting, sweeping, the practice of loving-kindness, walking meditation, and the use of "gathas", or short poems. There is also an explanation of chanting and how this can be used to establish the beginning of a sitting, to bring the mind into the present moment, and to reinforce the Buddha's teachings. There is also a description of what to do when problems occur, and how to establish a regular routine. This guide is intended to help you develop a sense of well-being, calm, serenity, and confidence, for a foundation that will serve you for many years to come.
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release date: May 06, 2017
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High Albania
Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.
She sailed to Montenegro and began a love affair with the Balkans that lasted the rest of her life. This is her passionate account of life in the formidable mountainous terrain of Northern Albania.
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release date: Nov 30, 2015
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Free Books for History Lovers: 400 Free, Downloadable History Books for You to Enjoy (Free Books for a Quick Download Book 2)
WELCOME to a treasure chest of FREE books on History from ancient times to the First World War, presently available on Amazon! In this book, you will have free access to over 400 scholarly and literary works, relating to almost every period in Western and Middle-Eastern History. The books have been organized according to major historical periods, as they would be in any major Western history text. Each title is linked with the Amazon page where the book is offered. Simply click on the title that interests you and then download it to your Kindle or computer. May this collection keep you enthralled for years to come!
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IMPORTANT FOR KINDLE USERS: All links have been tested and have been found functional. If you experience any difficulty downloading directly from the links, simply search for the titles using the "search" page (scroll down to Kindle Store) and then download at no charge. If the first approach will not work, the second will. Either way the books will be FREE!

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release date: Nov 14, 2016
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World History: Captivating Stories of Events That Shaped Our Planet (Forgotten History, History of the World, History Books)

You are on the verge of an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced

This book provides a unique perspective on world history that you will not find elsewhere. Some of what is written here fly in the face of convention. The reason is quite simple: We don’t know everything there is to know about our past. Some of the evidence may remain missing forever. It may have been destroyed long ago. All too often the conquering society rewrote the history concerning those they conquered. New regimes erased the records of earlier rulers of whom they disapproved.

Here is a sneak peek of what you'll find in this book

  • Prehistory: The Mysterious Unknown
  • The Bible and Egypt
  • Mesopotamia: Part of the Fertile Crescent
  • Indus Valley
  • China & Japan
  • Greece & Middle East
  • Americas
  • Carthage, Rasenna & Roma
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • Age of Reason
  • Modern Age
  • And more!
Behind the writing of this book is the intent to provoke the mind into considering the existence of that undiscovered country called “the unknown.” Within that great unknown are things that may shock and dismay the traditionalist.

Download the book now to discover the captivating stories of events that shaped our world history

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release date: Jun 14, 2016
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BUDDHISM: Buddhism for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (buddhism for beginners, zen, chakras, reiki, energy healing, spiritual awakening, mindfulness)

Discover why people like Russel Simmons Jr, Jennifer Aniston, Phil Jackson and Brad Pitt all incorporate the life-changing practice of Buddhism into their lives.

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Mindfulness meditation is everywhere these days, from the therapy couch to the Google campus, from prisons to athletic events. But what are the origins of this surge in mindfulness? What kind of worldview and lifestyle went along with these ancient techniques of meditative training? And, beyond the questionable metaphysics and well-worn pop-psychology bromides, what is meditation actually for?

This book explores the Buddhist ideas behind the mindfulness techniques that have seen such a groundswell of popularity. It covers meditation not just as a body of techniques for relaxation and stress relief to accessorize our busy modern lives, but as part of a radical system of self-transformation that offers the possibility of profound liberation.

In this book, the Buddhist system and the ideas behind it are presented, not as a religion that's asking for your allegiance, but as a body of theory and practice geared towards fostering an an inner revolution.

Buddhism for beginners will teach you :

  • The worldview underpinning Buddhist meditation techniques, and what those techniques were actually intended for.

  • The principles that guide a life lived genuinely, gracefully, and compassionately.

  • What meditation is all about in the context of the Buddhist path, and how to get into the practice of working with your mind.

  • A surprising vision of the self, the mind, and the nature of human experience that can fundamentally alter the way you look at the world.

Don't hesitate. To start on a journey that could deeply transform how you relate to your world, scroll up and click the "Buy" button now!.

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"If I had the choice of being lectured about Buddhism or reading a book, I'd pick this specific book because it is so nicely written. It starts out pretty slow paced introducing a bunch of concepts related to Buddhism before moving towards meditation and the like. It sucked me in right away and I continued flipping page after page nonstop. Reading in a quiet room sure helped and I felt this great sense of calmness. It's pretty amazing!"

"If you are beginning to practice Buddhism or are contemplating doing so, this book is a great place to start. It is the perfect book to give to friends or family members who are not familiar with Buddhism but want to understand your newfound spirituality. This book was extremely easy for me to understand and I fully as though the concepts presented were something that I could begin to apply now and by my own unaided strength. I would recommend this book to anyone else who is curious about Buddhism regardless of whether or not you intend on making Buddhism part of your life."

release date: Apr 29, 2017
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Their Lives Before Us
The startling discovery in a flat in Melbourne, Australia, of over 160 letters exchanged between a young, loving Jewish couple in Nazi Germany was the catalyst for former ABC journalist Dagmar Strauss Yaari’s exploration of her parents’ hidden past.

The sudden windfall of old letters is replete with unexpected revelations. As the letters are translated, a fascinating family drama unfolds. Strauss Yaari learns of her father’s arrest by the Gestapo while on his honeymoon, an event that separates her newlywed parents, Gottfried and Irene Strauss, for an agonizing three years. The author was stunned to discover her gentle and unassuming father had been charged and convicted for “preparation for high treason.” This event and more are artfully depicted in Their Lives Before Us.

It is a story of suffering and survival in calamitous circumstances and the beginning of a journey that moves from Germany to Japanese-controlled Shanghai, China, and ends on the distant shores of Australia.
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release date: Dec 22, 2015
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Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House
The remarkable story of the former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and closest confidante

Born into slavery in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley was whipped, sexually abused, and separated from her mother for long stretches of time. When her master eventually settled in St. Louis, Missouri, Keckley resolved to buy her freedom. She put to use her talents as a seamstress and found patrons among the wives of the city’s elite, eventually earning enough money to move with her young son to Washington, DC.
In the nation’s capital, Keckley started her own business and soon had commissions from the wives of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, and Edwin Stanton. Hired by Mary Todd Lincoln to be her personal modiste, Keckley formed a close friendship with the first lady, a relationship strengthened by the tragedies they endured together, including the deaths of their sons and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Published to great controversy in 1868, Behind the Scenes offers an intimate and revealing portrait of life inside the White House as well as the stirring story of one woman’s fight to rise above the horrors of slavery. Frequently cited in studies of the Civil War and biographies of the Lincolns, it is a must read for students of American history.
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release date: Nov 15, 2015
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World War 2: Waffen SS Soldiers - Testimonies of German SS Soldiers - 2nd Edition (World War 2, WW2, WWII, German Soldiers)

A Chilling Document to The Testimonies of German SS Soldiers! 2ND EDITION
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Find out about what really happened to the German SS Soldiers during World War 2

In Testimonies of German SS Soldiers, you'll learn the stories of 6 different SS soldiers who fought for the German Army during World War II. These six soldiers all had different roles to play, and all look back at their experiences, sharing them to make amends for the cruel times that they lived in. Learn about what it was like to be in a concentration camp, and how a soldier managed when they were at the front. You will discover: -

★The experience of a young Aryan soldier
★Testimonies from the liberation
★The female SS soldier
★The Gas Trucks of WWII
★All about the Gas Chambers
★The meaning of Special Action

The experiences that you will discover are bound to leave you with a range of emotions. You may have feelings of anger, remorse, shame or even mercy. At the end of this book, you will have connected with these SS soldiers as well as the plight of those under their power. Learn about the life of an Ayran soldier, and those at Treblinka. Also discover the female SS soldiers and a driver of the gas truck. The gas chambers are explained as well as the ominous special action

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In addition to these rich testimonies, you will alo read about what it was like to have a foreign soldier fighting for Germany, and what medical tests were being carried out at the camp. These medical examinations take this book even deeper into the truth about World War II}

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release date: Jul 17, 2016
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Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

The Sumerians

A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

Inside you will read about...

✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our World
✓ What Did They Look Like?
✓ What Shaped Their Worldview?
And much more!

Our journey relies on excavated and historical evidence to explore their productive fascinations with order and man’s place in the universe. Their application of impressive knowledge helps us unfold their mysterious civilization.

release date: Sep 25, 2016
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Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End

Mayan History

Making 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 Findings

We'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.
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