Egyptian Mythology

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Fans of Stargate, The Mummy Movies (Scorpion King) and other pieces of modern entertainment, whether they realize it or not, may have a passing acquaintance with at least the names of some figures in Ancient Egyptian Mythology… but many of us have never gone looking to discover what inspired those pop culture characters.

Today’s additions to this months CheerUp.Fun Kindle Library include several books on Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, and Egyptian Mythology.

Copies of Egyptian Mythology books (see the products shown at the top of this post) have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Norse Mythology

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Copies of Norse Mythology have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology)

Today’s featured book is about Roman Mythology.  The Romans and Greeks looked to the same Gods and Goddesses, though they called them by different names, and had different stories to tell about them, likely a result of Greek and Roman cultures being quite different.

Some may enjoy Bulfinch’s Mythology, which serves as a veritable encyclopedia of mythical characters and figures.

Copies of Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures (Classical Mythology) have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology

There are a great many words that can be used to describe history, and how we feel when reading history.  One of the many reasons people give for not reading history for fun is that it is often written in a dry and serious manner… and then there is the fact that while it is said that it is written by the victors, it might also be said it is often written about their victories, and includes a great many deaths, and tragedies.

Mythology on the other hand is a part of the history of many cultures, and yet it is the more fantastic side of things.  It is the way things were explained, and explored, centuries ago.  Myths, frequently called Ancient Myths though they are still told, re-told, and used to inspire modern entertainment, capture hearts and minds, and helped to shape the cultures they were a part of, influencing children during the generations when they were believed to be more than mere stories, but also inspiring untold generations after the gods were no longer believed in.

Copies of Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology & copies of Patrick Auerbach’s Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End

Ever wondered how a man’s name came to be a virtual cliche for betrayal?

Benedict Arnold: a name that has become synonymous with betrayal. However, this wasn’t always the case. At one time he was General (and future first President) George Washington’s trusted advisor in the struggle against the British. What caused this turncoat to turn his revolutionary ambitions inside out to match the crimson of the British? What brought on one of the most famous treacheries in history?

Copies of Benedict Arnold: A Life From Beginning to End have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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George Washington: A Life From Beginning to End (President Biographies Book 1)

Consider, if for only a moment, how different a nation we might exist, if a different man had been America’s first Commander in Chief, the first man to stand as the President of the United States of America.

 He was first and foremost a man of impeccable honor which, despite military adversity and political wrangling, never abandoned him. The Founding Fathers who squabbled and competed amongst themselves did agree on one thing: only Washington could lead the country, first in the country’s military fight for freedom and then as the man charged with transforming thirteen individual states into a united country.

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The Culper Ring: A Captivating Guide to George Washington’s Spy Ring

This book may not be written in the most action packed of manners… but the story is compelling in it’s own right.  Take a look back through time, and view the roots of modern spycraft.

Based in New York during the British occupation, the Culper Ring provided vital intelligence from behind enemy lines. Their work gave Washington an insight into the British forces and their plans. They helped to turn the war in the revolutionaries’ favour.

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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

Copies of Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery,  have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz: The Prisoners and Their Keepers, Daily Life at Prison

Many American families have stories in their family histories of family members fighting against one another in the Civil War.  It was a period in our nation’s history that divided our country not just by states, but within families as well.  Some stories are even told of family members of more distant relations, second and third cousins, who realized they were related to one another, after the battle had been fought, and one family member had captured the other, and was responsible for seeing a distant relation confined as a Prisoner of War.  Letters exist from soldier’s writing home to tell their family’s they had no idea a person existed until they got to talking, and realized they had the same great-grandparents… that their grandparents had come from the same place… and began to realize how easily their roles could have been reversed.

This book written by James Madison Page, a Northern soldier, represents an important narrative of Andersonville prison in Georgia. Madison brings his defense of the prison commander Henry Wirz, who was charged by the U.S. Government and executed after the Civil War. The author’s description of the trial, conviction, and execution of Wirz is extremely sympathetic and provides an alternative view of the Confederacy in the Civil War.

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Battle of Antietam: A History From Beginning to End

The Battle of Antietam was a turning point in the Civil War. In the span of several hours, there would be more loss of American life than in any other battle before or since, leaving one in four of the soldiers who took part either dead or wounded by the end of the day.

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Battle of Gettysburg: A History From Beginning to End

Copies of  Battle of Gettysburg: A History From Beginning to End have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Abraham Lincoln: A Concise History of the Man Who Transformed the World

When you first mention Abraham Lincoln, especially to school children, three things usually come up as answers to why is he was a famous President– the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his death.

Today we are featuring not only a concise book about Abraham Lincoln, but also copies of the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation.  Some may have read them in school… and not since, others may recall being assigned them in school, and that is as far as the memory goes.  Regardless, there are times when it is worth looking back on the words that shaped, guided and changed a nation.

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History in 30: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Copies of History in 30: The Life of Abraham Lincoln have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Ignited a Movement

Rosa Parks was a quiet, dignified African-American woman who, in a world of injustice, decided to politely defy a racist policy. In doing so, she ignited a fire in the soul of a community whose “cup of endurance” would permit not even one more comparatively small injustice. Her case resulted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott wherein some 40,000 African-Americans crippled the Montgomery transportation industry with their non-violent protest of the racist policy that mandated Parks to give up her seat for white riders. But, as an unknown black minister was who elected to lead the boycott protest, one Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, it wasn’t just the bus policy the African-American community was protesting, it was over 100 years of horrific injustice heaped upon a community whose founders had been forcibly brought to the United States.

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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Texas Narratives

William Colbert, Age 93. Alabama United States, 1936. Between 1936 and 1938. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mesnp010081/. (Accessed January 31, 2018.)

There are aspects of our history, as a nation, that are hard for those of us alive today to fathom.  Whether it is because we think we, as a culture, have moved beyond that point.  Or because we simply do not want to believe we, as a culture, ever tolerated such behavior.  There are any number of reasons why parts of our history make us wince, and want to look away.

There are any number of reactions we can have when we read about the saddest, and hardest moments, in our nation’s past.  But, perhaps, one of them could be to acknowledge we have made, at least a little, progress.  We have taken steps, if only baby steps, forward.  To rededicate ourselves to improving our nation, the lives not only of those in our homes, but in our wider community, and our nation at large.  To remind ourselves, in learning from the past, that it takes effort to strive for, and create, a better future.

We are capable of creating that better future, just as those who came before us struggled, and worked hard, and created a better world for us to live in.  Perhaps that is the most important cycle of life we can focus on, and strive to contribute to… doing all we can to make sure the next generation never suffers as those before us did.

Today’s book is first hand accounts of life as slaves in America.  More information, and more stories, can be found here: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/narratives-slavery/file.html

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938, contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves collected as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration.

Copies of Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Texas Narratives, Part 1 have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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American Civil War: Civil War: The History of America’s Deadliest War

The subtitle of this book touches on one of the many reasons why so many people believe the American Civil War is one that should never be forgotten.  It is considered America’s Deadliest War, if for no other reason than those fighting, on both sides, were Americans.  No matter who won, Americans lost.

Copies of American Civil War: Civil War: The History of America’s Deadliest War – How Abraham Lincoln ended Slavery and the Confederate were Defeated have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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American Civil War: A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History

☆☆☆ American Civil War ☆☆☆

Beginning with the birth of the nation, slavery divided and caused conflict for the United States of America, worsening during the country’s early decades as the practice became more economically vital. Finally, in 1861, the American Civil War erupted after the election of President Abraham Lincoln. Never acknowledging the South’s right to secede, Lincoln and the North fought the South through four long, bloody, destructive years; much longer than anyone thought the war would last.

Inside you will read about…

✓ America in the Antebellum Era
✓ Secession and the First Shots
✓ Early Battles and the Turning Point: April 1861-July 1863
✓ The United States and the Confederacy
✓ Women and Blacks in the War
✓ Military Events, 1863-1865: The War Ends
✓ Reconstruction
✓ The Legacy of the Civil War

By 1865, more than 700,000 American soldiers and civilians were dead (including Lincoln himself), a race of people had been freed from bondage, and an entire country needed to rebuild. The Civil War is of such crucial importance to the history of the United States not just because of these factors, but also because its legacy still lives on.

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The Hidden History of New York: A Guide for Black Folks by Tingba Apidta

This book exposes New York’s hidden past, including the Manhattan slave revolts, slavery on Long Island, the Wall Street slave market, and New York bankers’ investments in southern plantations. Additionally, this book includes the most comprehensive list of New York slave owners ever published.

Copies of The Hidden History of New York: A Guide for Black Folks have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

 

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Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The past is full of a great many fascinating stories, some we know, others are just waiting to be read.

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late civil war.

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His Dream, Our Stories (Enhanced Edition): The Legacy of the March on Washington

Books like this may be the closest we will come to time travel in my life time.

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast NBCUniversal presents His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington, an enhanced eBook produced for Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle for iPad app, featuring intimate interviews with more than 25 individuals, many who participated in the March, as well as community and diversity leaders who were impacted by this historic event.

Through their stories, readers will not only learn about the history of the March, but also of notable events throughout the years that eventually led to that hot summer day in August of 1963.

Included are interviews with key figures of the civil rights movement, such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Mamie Chalmers, Marc Morial, and Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, along with others who attended the March in person, watched it on TV, or were too young to participate but were affected by its legacy nonetheless. There is also an introduction by Lester Holt of NBC News.

His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington is part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s online and broadcast celebration and will serve as an effective tool for current and future generations to learn about that fateful afternoon and how it helped shape the civil rights struggle in America from that day forward.

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Feb – A Month For History

Books can take us to amazing places.  To far off worlds, to places we will never be able to go except in our imagination… and the past it just one example of places we can’t go ourselves.

There are a lot of amazing books that have been written with imagination as the driving force, but there is also a lot to be learned from our history… so we figured, given how much people seem to gravitate towards factual books, we would use the shortest month of the year, to share some history books that will hopefully offer some eye opening reading.

In January 1863 the Union War Department authorized the creation of “a special corps” composed of “persons of African descent”—the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw.

Hundreds of free blacks enlisted. When the 54th Massachusetts spearheaded the suicidal charge against Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, the regiment was showered with acclaim, but that defining event was not its only illustrious moment.
After the devastating repulse at Fort Wagner left all of the unit’s ranking officers dead or wounded, Captain Luis Fenellosa Emilio (1844-1918) emerged as the 54th’s acting commander.

Copies of A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865 have been added to the current CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection.  The first 100 people to sign up (new collection as of Feb 1) should receive a free copy added to their Kindle Library.  To sign up, click this link, and follow the prompts at the Amazon page.  Once you have joined the CheerUp.Fun Free eBook Collection, as recommended books are selected and shared during the month, they will be added to your Kindle Library.

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