This is a small site for several non-fiction historical ebooks which are available free online.
Focusing on engineering and history, these are introductory essays. Originally published through lulu, they are now available in Ebook and PDF formats through Smashwords to extend availability. Each essay and ebook is designed as an introduction. Entire books have been written on any one of these topics, so if anything piques your interest, there are plenty for places to go for further reading. Some are listed on the books’ pages.
These are free to download and use so long as credit is given to the author. They were originally written for classroom use to give project ideas. The ebooks are available to Read Online, in ebook formats for readers including Kindle and Nook, and in PDF for printing if required.
Each of these ebooks covers topics which already have lenses dedicated to them. Lenses are single page websites, hosted by Squidoo, which contain articles, images, and more details on the topics in the books.
Where to Find the Books
Each of the links below or on the left takes you to the book page. The ebooks themselves are available free through Smashwords. You don’t need an account to download them – just go to the page and scroll down to the “download” section which displays a list of formats and links – even a PDF and read online option.
Age of Engineering
1. The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
2. Early Railways
3. Great Western Railway
1. HMS Glowworm and HMS Jervis Bay