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Friday, November 30, 2012

Free Books Available Nov 30, 2012

Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at right for a quick explanation of this blog. Have fun getting new books! :) May I suggest that you check daily so you don't miss all those available for only 24 hours?

If you are coming here on a later date, please check the most recent list for today's books. Main Page
(Some of the books below may still be available. I haven't checked specifically. Most are usually 1 or 2 days but sometimes they are free longer.).


General self-sufficiency and survival

After a Disaster: What to Expect
“As a Hurricane Betsy and Katrina survivor the author shares many perspectives on the aftermath of a major disaster. When almost every "system" in a city is destroyed almost overnight, emergency preparedness teams can be completely overwhelmed and inadequate…Here is some of what you'll learn: - Why no one expects a disaster to happen to them. - What you need to know in advance to stay in touch with family even when communications are down. - How to return and have housing before most people. - What to expect immediately after a man made or natural disaster and for short and long-term recovery.“

Financial Tools for Hedging Catastrophe Risk

Natural Disaster Risk Management
“This paper discusses the main method of Natural Disaster Risk Management around the world, and focus on earthquake risk management. Combining the CEA, EQC andTCIP model, the paper gives some suggestions of China’s Natural Disaster Risk Management.”

Concealed Carry: Why You Need to Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

Concealed Carry: How to Legally Carry a Concealed Weapon (Concealed Carry Fundamentals)

Marine Diesel Engine Basics - A Beginners Guide to Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Organic Gardening: Your Guide to Growing Healthy Organic Produce

The Herb Handbook: A Practical Guide to Using and Growing Herbs

How to Start Gardening: A Step by Step Guide for Beginners (The New to Gardening Series)

Organic Gardening Essentials 4 (The Organic Gardening Academy.)

Frugal Living with Homemade Cleaning Products [Article]

Crochet Dynamite: Fun and Games

This and That; A Collection of Mom's Homemade Cleaners and Remedies

The Easy Way To Clean: How to clean your house using a three times faster method

Growing And Harvesting Edible Plants: A Collection Of Articles By Sheri Ann Richerson

How To Save Money On Groceries (Back To Basics: Recipes For the Savvy Shopper)
Good review.

Cook What You Have A Guide to the Lazy Garden and the Lazy Kitchen

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Comfort Foods: Adaptations of My Favorite Recipes

Invisible Gardener's Natural Pest Control EBook (Invisible Gardener's Organic Gardening Series)


Understanding Diabetes Type 2: Recipes & Exercise Plans for the Newly Diagnosed (Physician Support Guides)

Healing with Herbs and Spices: Heal Your Body, Mind and Spirit with the Amazing Healing Powers of Herbs

The Prescription Drug Addiction & Alternatives To Restore Health


Catastrophe Modeling
“A catastrophic event is any man-made or natural disaster that causes huge losses, either in terms of money value or lives. They usually occur at a low frequency but often have a great impact on the company solvency especially when large losses are incurred. As a result, insurance companies put in great effort to managing catastrophe risk through adoption of suitable catastrophe models to quantify and investigate the risks involved.”

Red Alert America, Sound the Alarm!

How To Mourn: Help For Those Who Grieve and the Ones Who Support Them

Archeofuturism: European Visions of the Post-Catastrophic Age

What Is Happening To Our Economy and ... When Will Things Get Back To Normal?

America's Economy: Be Part of the Solution

Risks and Challenges in Global Sourcing and Outsourcing: A Practical Approach to Meet Demand

The Next (Regenerative) Industrial Age: The Story of The National Manufacturing Renaissance Campaign

Values, Virtues And A Crisis: The Global Financial Crisis As Catalyst For Sustainable And Responsible Investing To Become Mainstream

Sun Tzu The Art of Making Money: Strategies for Getting Through a Tough Economy

GOING GREEN EXPLAINED: The 12 Things You need To Know About Going Green And How It Will Affect Your Life In The Next 3 Years (The Green Life Series)


Code for Sustainable Homes: What are the implications for Housebuilders?

Sustainable Investment

Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy In Retail

True Accounts

Alaskan Adventure: Stories of Our Bush Teaching Experience
“A young family of three decides to give up their 1982 suburban lifestyle in Idaho to move to a very rural village in remote Alaska. Their decision to risk all that they had-closeness of family and friends, and tenured teaching jobs to follow a dream in Alaska began with a spring break trip to visit a collegiate friend. Once the trip began, the wheels of change were set into motion. During the next five years the family experiences new adventures and trials. The highlights included in this book are but a few of many cherished memories.”

A Boy, A Ship and A War
“Claud Aldrich was a tin-can sailor, serving on the USS VanValkenburg and taking the ghosts of USS Arizona with them, since this newly commissioned ship was named for the Captain of the battleship sunk during Pearl Harbor. Claud was a poor boy, one of nine children, seven boys and two girls, drafted in to the United States Navy, an entirely new world, which he knew nothing about. There was a rude awakening for him, to shape up to the facts of life on a warship in a time of war. Learning to be in harm's way and survive.”

“this story of a young man’s adventure into the helter-skelter world of life as a volunteer on a kibbutz. … things took an unprecedented turn when a man he’d never heard of before, Saddam Hussein, invaded Kuwait, and war loomed in the Middle East. With 4am starts, disgruntled chickens, sparse surroundings and the imminent prospect of incoming scud missiles, Joseph’s thoughts inevitably turned to home…”

Words in My Hands, A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey
“Bert Riedel, an eighty-six year old deaf-blind pianist, cut off from world since age forty-five, discovers a new life through hand-over-hand-sign. This heartwarming narrative about the life-changing power of sign language communication is told by Diane Lane Chambers, Bert’s sign language teacher. Diane finds her world transformed as well by her relationship with her unique deaf-blind student. Words in My Hands is the true story of their unforgettable journey.”

GHOSTS IN THE ARCTIC-The Great White Father of Communications
“Biography of Electrical Pioneer Leroy "Ed" Parsons, the inventor of cable television. After televison, Parsons went on to become a bush pilot in Alaska and connected the radios of all airplanes flying for Wien Airlines. Later he brought cable television to northern Alaska and helped establish a radio network for the oil industry in the arctic. Known as the Great White Father of Communications in northern Alaska…”

Prisoner Without A Crime
“Jack Jennings was born in 1919. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was called up to join the Army. He was sent to the Far East and in 1942 was captured at Singapore. He was a prisoner of the Japanese for three and a half years during which time he was forced to work on the notorious Death Railway in Thailand.”

I Am Lubo
“a true story of growing up, before, during, and after the Holocaust. It tells about a child's struggle, not only to survive, but also to keep his true identity throughout those difficult years.”

The Cold Coasts
“A detailed and factual account of the 1955 spy-ship mission of the Norwegian sealing vessel God√łnes. Written and illustrated by an American who was aboard. “

Legends of the Frontier: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie


Decisive Moments of World War II: The Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, D-Day and the Manhattan Project

The History of the American Revolution

The Ambulance Trains and Hospital Barges of France-World War I, Illustrated
“Taking ‘Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915’ by ‘Anonymous’ published in 1915, the author has Americanized the story by adding illustrations, notations and a host of information about the ambulance trains and hospital barges used during WWI in France and Belgium and not included in any other edition.”

The Greatest Battles in History: The Battle of Antietam

America: The Civil War (America, Great Crises In Our History Told by it's Makers)


The True Peruvian Route: An ascent of Aconcagua, South America's highest mountain (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries)

Tigers and Tamangs: How not to do a Nepalese adventure travel reconnaissance (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries)


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

I Had Dreams
Based on the author’s loss of her children in a devastating event.

The Crying Sea
“Inspired by a true 2008 sea disaster that is still being investigated. An epic and harrowing story of intense human drama.”

She Built Ships During WW II (She Flew Bombers)
“With meticulous research on WWII era, Slone weaves an intricate story of cruelty, compassion and love…”

A Way Through the Sea (Young Underground #1)
Youth. Christian. Respected traditionally-published author. “For eleven-year-old Peter Andersen and his twin sister Elise, living in the city of Helsingor, Denmark during World War 2 means German soldiers in the streets, German patrol boats in the harbor, and German fighter planes in the sky. Everyone is nervous, especially their Jewish friend Henrik and his parents. Of course, before the invasion, no one in Denmark cared whether a person was Jewish. But now the Nazis are secretly rounding up all of the Jews who live in Denmark and sending them to prison camps in Germany. Suddenly, Henrik and his family must escape! Sweden offers the only place of refuge, but with soldiers lurking the streets and Nazi boats patrolling the sea, only a miracle can get the Jews to safety!”

The Storm is Coming: An Anthology

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Hot Run
“…stresses are what the conspirators exploit to keep the crew in check as they race to use the submarine in the most grievous attack on America in history.”

Italy Dies
“From Milan alleys to Monaco secret banks, from the cliffs of the Amalfi coast to a mysterious island on Lake Maggiore, chased by the Italian police forces and by two lethal assassins who hate each other, Jen and Ryan uncover an intricate web of deceptions and manipulations that is inexorably plunging Europe into irreversible chaos.”

The Fight: The Moving, Fact-Based Story of a Seventeen-year-old Going to War

American Emperor
”When Castle discovers that the committee is using graft and criminal activity to ruin his campaign and elect the incumbent, he uses the military to stage a coup and becomes emperor. He also moves the capital to Kansas City, to make it more central to the country and oversees the union of all of Canada except Quebec with the US, thus making the second largest nation on Earth.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Strictly Analog
“Ted Lomax does his best to get by as a private detective in a society where almost nothing is private any more. He lives in a near-future California that has gained independence from the economically collapsed United States and where everyone is constantly linked into the web. Almost everyone. Because of injuries sustained during California’s border war, Ted is locked out of the technological culture that surrounds him. But that’s his edge: his business card reads “Strictly Analog,” and he markets himself as a man able to skirt the technological landscape without leaving a trail.”

how the world ends
“It starts with a normal day, Jonah's commute to the city is like any other. And then there's no gas. And then the electricity is gone. And then everything goes to hell. “

“What if the world suffered a cataclysmic event that destroyed almost the entire world population? Where would humanity start? What obstacles would have to be overcome? How would the survivors respond when discovering others? Would mankind revert to 'might-makes-right' mentality or would a new spirit of cooperation develop? THE END chronicles the lives of the few who managed to survive by sheer luck. Facing seemingly insurmountable challenges, they must find a way to co-exist or perish. Not knowing the reason for the population's devastation, they simply call it 'The Event'. In the struggle to survive, new leaders emerge to change the course of civilization for better or worse. Those fortunate enough to have survived The Event must begin by taking care of the basic needs of shelter, food, safety, and first-aid. To complicate matters, they must solve those problems without computers, communication systems, or even the most basic means of travel. At times the complications seem insurmountable but giving up is not an option. THE END begins immediately after THE EVENT, when the nation changes from a population of 307,000,000 people to only a few thousand spread out over the entire country and follows the survivors through the first chaotic days until the end of the first year. Each day brings new discoveries, dangers, and hope.“

Moon Shadow
“When a new and potentially planet-killing contagion is discovered, Moon Shadow, an isolated resort town located in Alaska's primitive and rugged interior, becomes the focus of a military-style incursion. Major Pepper, who is in charge of the operation, has the local residents rounded up into a razor-wire inclosed quarantine because of the danger of a potential pandemic…two…are pursued like fugitives… on the run and fighting for survival”

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

“The last of a civilization lies in smouldering ruined ashes. The people of that civilisation are desperate. The people of Aragon are looking to their leader - Sabella - a young and inexperienced woman to save what little is left. In oppressed times, her people will do whatever it takes to get by…”

Inherit the Earth
“The human race was rushing towards the brink of destruction, as huge global forces massed to strike at each other with all the awesome power of modern war weapons. war threats screamed from headlines, radio and television ... and in a small, seemingly unimportant city in Africa, a group of men worked on a discovery and a plan that was to affect Earth's entire future. They had developed a new type of creature - androids who were only the size of dolls, and apparently limited in intelligence. Yet they seemed to have a strange effect on the personalities of humans. So far there were only a few score of the androids - but in time they were fated to inherit the Earth.”

“Mathew Grey is a brilliant scientist who accidentally unleashed a man-made plague that ravaged America’s heartland, and now threatens the rest of the planet. Riddled with guilt and running out of time, he decides to use a dangerous technology to enter a computer-generated reality called Cyberdrome, hoping to unravel a mystery that could be the key to Earth’s survival.”

Going to Meet the Old Ones
“classic science fiction saga of an alien civilization on a dying planet “

(This book was added later yesterday so I am repeating today.)
Life Descending (The Cry of Havoc, Book 1)
“War, plague, and fanatical extremists promise to rip a world asunder. In the midst of this divide dwells Tom Navo, a loyal Scout for the Northern Army, who seeks to live out a peaceful life with his family. As chaos threatens the continent, Tom's imagined life becomes more of a fanciful illusion. A journey home soon becomes a fight for his life, a search for a mysterious and powerful relic only rumored to exist, and a firsthand account of how greed and delusion can make humans do the unspeakable. He must now face challenges that he never could have conceived even in his most twisted nightmares, not just for his own sake, but for the survival of all . . . In a realm full of deception and disloyalty, lust and malice, corruption and tragedy, stands a story of lords and servants, assassins and soldiers, and extraordinary beings aplenty, whose future teeters perilously on the brink of doom, as all life descends into shadow. This debut fantasy will appeal to fantasy fans who are interested in a unique story, with new angles on magic, and a different cast of characters than the usual epic. “


Seattle Quake 9.2
“They knew - scientists had been warning them for years. Yet, nearly two million people living in the greater Seattle area went about their daily lives as usual. A Detective Agency thought they had found a missing woman, an upstart radio station was on the air, and an eccentric banker had just started a round of golf. Thousands were driving on freeways, shopping in malls, awaiting flights bringing friends and families, working in downtown high-rises, and were on buses in the bus tunnel. They knew -- they just didn't believe it could happen to them. (This book is dedicated to Ham Radio Operators all over the world who open the lines of communication after a disaster. Although it was written over 20 years ago and the technology may be a little out of date, this book still honors their hard, behind the scenes work.)“
Print List Price: $13.95 Previous Price: $4.99 (According to the book watching program I use.)
Current Price: $.99

(This book was added later yesterday so I am repeating today.)
Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork
“Covering pork, beef, and lamb, Whole Beast Butchery is the first visual manual to teach what the newly fashionable butchers already know all the cuts on a hog, lamb, and steer, where they come from, what they look like in whole and how they come off the animal into large 'primal' cuts and get broken down into individual cuts (common and popular boutique cuts). Includes a primer on tools, techniques, handling, and resources for buying partial or whole animals direct, plus 15 master recipes for key cuts and charts for scaling recipes up/down based on poundage and guest number. “

The price is not the same everywhere, so please check for your location.
Digital List Price: $23.99 Previous Price: $13.19 (According to the book watching program I use)

Current Price: $3.99