[Free eBook] Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago [US Cultural & Military History]

Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago by Ann Durkin Keating, a professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is military and cultural history book, free for a limited time courtesy of the the University of Chicago Press.

This is an accessibly-written academic history which mainly focuses on the Battle of Fort Dearborn during the War of 1812, but also provides historical and cultural backgrounders about the situation with the local Potowatomi Native American peoples, and also the early cross-cultural history of Chicago, as well as follow-up repercussions for decades after the war which would affect the treatment of the people and the shaping of Chicago. Maps of the battlefield are included.

Offered through the month of August, available worldwide.

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[Free eBook] Beyond the Doors of Death by Robert Silverberg & Damien Broderick [Science Fiction]

Beyond the Doors of Death by Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee and SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg & Australian author Damien Broderick is an expanded version of his Born with the Dead science fiction afterlife setting, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

The original Born with the Dead novella was published in 1974 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and was a double Nebula and Locus Award winner. This reprint pairs the original novella and a new introduction by Silverberg with a new follow-up story by Damien Broderick which further explores the concept. These stories are set in a world which explores the potential of the revived dead altering in their new lives as they revisit their memories.

Offered DRM-free, available worldwide through the month of August.

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[Free eBook] Dead Man’s Legacy by Philip Harbottle [Western Mystery Adventure]

Dead Man’s Legacy by prolific multi-genre author Philip Harbottle, based on a manuscript by the late [John Russell Fearn][co-author-info-link] is his standalone western historical action adventure novel with strong mystery elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 2002 by Robert Hale’s Black Horse Western imprint. This story involves a cattle dealer investigating the possible instigator behind a mob’s burning of a local family’s ranch, apparently in retaliation for the mysterious disappearance of a missing man, but with potentially darker and greedier motivations behind it.

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[Free eBook] Thunder Valley by Mason Macrae [Western Action Novel]

Thunder Valley by Mason Macrae, a pseudonym for the late James L. Rubel, is his western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1957 by the Western Book Club. The story is set in Arizona, and stars a travel-weary man hoping to settle down into a peaceful small town, only to find himself embroiled in deadly intrigue as he clashes with corrupt landowners as well as becoming caught up in a rivalry between two spirited local beauties.

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[Free eBook] Foamers by Justin Kassab [Apocalyptic Zombie Survival Thriller]

Foamers by Justin Kassab is the 1st novel in his The Primal Age Chronicles series of apocalyptic prepper survival drama zombie thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Akashic Books.

The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the side effects of a vaccine have inadvertently caused the population to turn into zombies. This installment sets up the hero of the series as someone with a terminal medical condition who had always trained and prepared to survive a disaster he never expected to personally experience, and is being made free to promote the recent release of the 2nd novel in the series.

Offered DRM-free worldwide through August 19th, directly from the publisher.

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[Free eBook] Coyote Breed by Alan David [Western Adventure Novel]

Coyote Breed by Alan David, a pseudonym for the prolific multi-genre author Donald S. Rowland, is his western historical action adventure novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Pioneering imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Robert Hale, under the pseudonym Stuart McHugh. The story stars a Texas Ranger, ambushed and left for dead by outlaws who killed his colleagues, planning an undercover revenge scheme against them which is complicated by the fact that the small town locals seem to keep recognizing him. Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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[Free eBook] Survivor by Andrew Frediani [Historical Fiction]

Survivor by Italian author Andrew Frediani, a finalist for the longstanding Premio Selezione Bancarella literary prize, is the 1st novel in his Rome’s Invincibles series of historical action adventure novels with military and political elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is the English-language translation of Gli invincibili. Alla conquista del potere published under the author’s non-Anglicized original name of Andrea Frediani by Italian small press Newton Compton Editori. The series is set in ancient Rome, and this installment takes place during the late Roman Republic. The story revolves around Julius Caesar’s nephew Octavian, who seeks to take revenge and consolidate his own position, in the wake of the turmoil surrounding his uncle’s assassination.

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[Free eBook] Finding You by Danielle Ryan [Romantic Comedy]

Finding You by Italian author Danielle Ryan is standalone f/m contemporary romantic comedy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This an English-language translation of a novel originally self-published in Italian and later picked up by Italian small press Newton Compton.. This is a chick-lit flavoured contemporary romance/romantic comedy, set in Italy. The story stars an unglamorous PA at an international advertising agency’s Milan branch, who clashes with her hotshot new replacement boss at first, until they start to get to know each other better.

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[Free eBook] The Alchemist’s Code by Martin Rua [Conspiracy Thriller]

The Alchemist’s Code by Italian author Martin Rua is the 1st novel in his Parthenope Trilogy set of secret history conspiracy thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is the English-language translation of Le nove chiavi dell’antiquario, originally self-published in Italian and later picked up by Italian small press Newton Compton. This series is a secret history conspiracy thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code. The story stars an alchemist with the secret code of the medieval Knights Templar embedded in his memory, triggered by an encounter with a spy, which in turn puts him on a race to thwart the competing groups seeking a powerful artifact that could doom the world.

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[Free eBook] Wait for Me by Sara Tessa [Erotic Romance]

Wait for Me by Italian author Sara Tessa is f/m contemporary erotic romance, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Head of Zeus’ Aria imprint.

This is the English-language translation of L’uragano di un batter d’ali, self-published in Italian and later picked up by Italian small press Newton Compton. This is an erotic romance with BDSM elements, according to the publisher’s categorization (not mentioned in the blurb), in the style of Fifty Shades of Grey. The story stars a college student escaping one destructive relationship, only to fall into a potentially more dangerously addictive one with a handsome mysterious businessman.

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