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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Free Books Available Nov 22, 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


General self-sufficiency and survival

Native American Crafts for children and adults
(An older book, (1962,1976) Includes (among less useful crafty things) using all the parts of an animal, How to Process a Hide, Tomahawks, buckskin clothing)

Thoughts on Firearms Tactics and Training

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

The Worm Book For Beginners: 2nd Edition (Revised) : A Vermiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Worm Farmer And Make The Best Natural Compost From Worms (Backyard Farm Books)

How To Train German Shepherds : 2nd Edition (Revised) : Breed Specific Training Techniques For Effective Discipline, Socializing, Obedience Training, Leash ... And Potty Training (Sam's Pet Books)
High reviews.

Candle Making Tricks: How to Make Caked & Grubby Candles Using Basic Kitchen Items

Priceless Christmas: Create a Joyous Holiday for Next to Nothing (Priceless Holidays)

The Broke-Ass Cookbook College Edition

Early American Cooking: Recipes from America's Historic Sites (Peter Pauper Press Vintage Editions)

100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: BREADS AND DESSERTS

How to Dye Natural Fabrics Using Food Or Cold Water Dyes To Create Vibrant Colors And Designs: (Dye Fabric - Sew Silk)

Foodie Facts: The Amazing Book of Global Gourmet Facts & Tips
“*How storing milk inside a calf's stomach led to the creation of cheese. *Why beer always goes better with pizza and not red wine. Hint: both cheese and beer are fermented. *Who are the "cheeseheads?" *Why chocolate will help you live longer and make your skin look great! *Why the Ancient Egyptians considered a meal incomplete without bread and beer. *How to create your own homemade spa products with tea. *How to politely eat with your fingers (and what fingers to use) at an Ancient Roman dinner party. and much much more!”

From Marg Ruttan, the same Grandma from yesterday’s listing. See here for explanation.

Simple Home Brewing Fruit Beer Recipes (John Anderson's)

Homebrew Your First Beer


For Women Only, A Novel Approach to Depression in Women

See also first book in True Accounts section.


Forests at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of the American West
From the Forests At Risk symposium, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. In-depth articles.

Well-qualified author

What Next? Relativism?, Moral Absolutes? or Sharia Law??
Well-qualified author

True Accounts

The Risk of a Fall
A family’s story in caring for a family member with dementia.

“a true account of the author’s successes and failures growing vegetables, semi-tropical fruits and other exotic plants in a free-standing hobby greenhouse located in Ottawa, Canada, where winters are cold and long. The author shares the many lessons learned through his experiences in building and operating a hobby greenhouse as well as a more recently built sunroom attached to his house.”

MEET ME AT THE NET: Stories from Steelhead Alley
“Not just another how-to book, but a collection of stories that anglers of all ages will treasure.”

The Autobiography of Elof Dahlberg
“a very short autobiography (written) in 1929 talking about the struggles and triumphs of a Scandinavian immigrant in the 19th and 20th century.”

Be SAFE and KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY Henry "Long Hunter" Skaggs
“Henry Skaggs was an American hunter, explorer and pioneer, active primarily on the frontiers of Tennessee and Kentucky during the latter half of the 18th century. His career as an explorer began as early as 1750’s as one of the “Long Hunters”. They were men who undertook lengthy hunting expeditions into the Trans-Allegheny wilderness. In subsequent years, working as a land agent with Richard Henderson and Daniel Boone, he explored large parts of Middle Tennessee, Eastern and Central Kentucky. … If you like reading stories about: Daniel Boone, Jenny Wiley, and Isaac Shelby or about Indians such as Pocahontas, Cornstalk and Cherokee Captain Dick this is a must read book.”

Scrap Drives and Milkweed, Growing up Poor in the Forties
“Pure autobiography about the author's growing up in a poor family during and after World War II. Contains vignettes about the houses they lived in, the food they ate, the war experiences, rationing and the like. Also describes forms of entertainment, gardening, food preparation. Discusses the tragedy of war and loss of loved ones.”

Better Off Wet: 49 Life Lessons Through Fishing
“humor and enlightenment through the intense examination of a single subject -- in this case the art of angling. “

World War ll London Blitz Diary (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (1939-1940)
World War II London Blitz Diary Volume 4, 1944-1945 (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (World War ll London Blitz Diary)
These are volumes 1 and 4 “in a series of diaries written by Ruby Alice Side Thompson during World War ll. She lived in Romford, Essex a suburb outside of London. Ruby Thompson wrote almost daily about the incessant air raids and bombings, keeping meticulous records of the time, location, and length of these raids. She writes of the stress and terror revealing the emotions, fears and the way lives were crippled due to the constant unknown of when or where a bomb would hit. In one segment she even sees a bomb sailing by her window. “
The other 2 volumes, World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 2, 1941 (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) and World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 3, 1942-1943 (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (World War II London Blitz Diary, (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage)) have also been free before, but at the moment they are $2.99.

Merry Christmas in July
“John Sweren flew 58 missions as a tail gunner in a B-26 during World War II. On July 28, 1944, the plane took a direct hit, breaking off the tail section with him in it. Sixty-one years later, on July 28, 2005, the villagers of Fierville-Bray, France, dedicated a monument to John's plane. Aaron Elson, author of "A Mile in Their Shoes: Conversations With Veterans of World War II," interviewed John in 2009. This is a lightly edited transcript of that interview.”

Stand To... A Journey to Manhood
Vietnam. Evans’ “memoir depicts how the struggle for survival brings about closeness among men. Evans and his comrades worked for a common goal, despite the danger threatening them, to stay alive and to defeat the enemy. They became a brotherhood with single mind and purpose. This work is relevant to today’s soldiers as they face the same emotions Evans faced.”

Dog Tags: The History, Personal Stories, Cultural Impact, and Future of Military Identification


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Bedside Manner
“Nicklaus Fleischer dreamed of growing up to be a doctor. Few dreams, however, can remain pure under the shadow of the Third Reich. On his journey to become a doctor and soothe his troubled home life, Nicklaus discovers the terrible steps his nation has taken to fight a war not just on the front lines, but against its very own citizens. The government changes the value of 'Do No Harm', and with it, Nicklaus's dreams to better the lives of his fellow man. This is a fictional biography set during a grim time - a tale of life, death, love, and loss that is not for the faint of heart.”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

“In the year 2033 it blinked. Just like a light bulb going out. And eventually the sun did go out. Thirty years after the fact a small knot of survivors set out to widen thier very narrow, need we say very cold, horizons. The stated goal is knowledge, communication, and trade. No matter how small your "world" gets there is always somebody with a hidden agenda. And, it would seem, a few ‘critters’ you didn't expect to run into.”

Sci-Fi Country
This collection of 5 science fiction short stories includes “The Four – A deadly plague infests the world and a small group of scientist and government agents must figure out what happened and how. They travel through Europe only to find chaos and eventually the real story.”

Author is an engineer and long-time writer. “A scientist discovers what appears to be a climate cooling trend. This is contrary to the overwhelming evidence that the climate has been warming for some time, and that human activities, such as the emission of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels, are a major cause of such warming. At first, the cooling trend is dismissed as a temporary blip without any long term effect on the previously established warming trend. But as the evidence of a colder climate keeps accumulating, more aggressive scientific investigations are launched. ...The outcome of this debate will determine whether human beings can master nature or be defeated while trying.”

Pena Spring (The Journey Trilogy)
1st of trilogy. The second is here: Discovery - Angel Woods (The Journey Trilogy) and the third doesn’t seem to be out yet.
“With economic doom on the horizon, middle-aged and widowed, Cheryl Harrington, sells her worldly possessions, buys a specially outfitted and modified RV and moves to the Anza-Borrego Desert located east of San Diego, California. Surrounded by picturesque desert, and with a pristine oasis within easy proximity, Cheryl sets up an existence free of the escalating turmoil, an apocalypse, with worldwide consequences… In Atlanta, Dr. Sarah Jones, renowned epidemiologist with the Center for Disease Control, has been delivered the first sample of a virus which has decimated the far reaches of inland China. Within a few short weeks, this virus will circle the globe, killing nearly everyone in its path. Billions will lie dead. ...Jed Rose, ex-Navy Seal and father of Natalie, uses his formidable military skill to keep himself and his daughter alive. Fleeing the city for the desert, they join a group of SuperFlu survivors, but find no sanctuary with those bent on robbing and killing others to maintain their existence. Jed and his daughter flee into the depth of the desert where each day is fraught with a struggle between life and death and where Jed continuously searches for the most precious of resources, water. ....Lydia and Allen Maxwell lived comfortably in the marina district in San Francisco, California, until the SuperFlu descended on the city wiping out its inhabitants within four short days. Being one of the few survivors, Lydia Maxwell, alone, travels to the only place she might find shelter, to her mother, Cheryl Harrington. Their struggle to survive is the first story.”

Orphan Flu
“When all of the adults start dying around the world from a unique strain of influenza, Sara’s family is prepared. Her Dad is a survivalist computer geek who built a bunker of a house in the Philadelphia suburbs completely off grid. He taught his kids to hunt and gave them lessons on how to survive in the wilderness. With society collapsing under the strain of so much death, violence starts erupting around the country. All of their training isn’t enough to keep them safe as strangers swarm the property and they find themselves under attack.” For more plot see link.

Over the River and Through the Woods: A story of one family's survival
“A fiction short-story of economic survival and collapse, and one family's efforts to survive.“ Youth(?)

The Remnant
“With her entire world standing on the knife’s edge of destruction, Claire has a choice to make: stay with the Remnant or use the mysterious—and disturbingly handsome—Sloan to get into New York, and get to her father. “ For more plot see link.

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

Day Seven
“What would you do if the world fell into chaos around you, leaving you with strangers as you tried to survive? DAY SEVEN is about a group of ragtag individuals, diverse as snowflakes, attempting to survive a zombie apocalypse. Who survives and who dies is dependent on wit, skill and avoidance of the infected.”

Apocalyptic Visions, a collection of short stories.
“a collection of three short stories that explore various realities associated with the theme of the ‘apocalypse’. “

Time Loop
“AD 2036: Every strand of man’s once intricate web of civilization lies in ruins, crushed to the earth as if by the wave of some unseen leviathan’s hand. Those few human beings who remain alive in this wretched post apocalyptic dystopia have no idea what so suddenly plunged their world into chaos—winding the hands of progress back to the Dark Ages.“ For more plot see link.

the Junker Girl and her Droid
“Mona is a junker girl who survives by salvaging what she can from the vast piles of trash and refuse left over from before. Before the bio-weapon known as the Rot ended civilization and society.” For more plot see link.

PostHuman (The Saving Remnant)
“Modern-day Luddites had their reasons for manipulating powerful solar storms in the year 2013. They expected repercussions but not of such enormity like losing more than 1/2 the world's population. Its 2020, seven years after the solar storms. The Luddites have turned their focus on human evolution.”

After 2012
“Rated "G" for ages 8 to 80 Global war tears away everything Diane and her two daughters had worked so hard to gain and leaves them with a single goal; to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust! Hiding from murderous gangs preying on the weak, they scavenge for food and water only to realize their beloved home has become a horrific place of starvation filled with constant threats to life and limb. That which remains, a place more hideous than their worst nightmare, makes them realize they must escape; ... Food is scarce..., water even scarcer. Everything is poisoned with radiation and the reality of life has changed. ... Can they now survive what awaits?”


Surviving Off Off-Grid
“Western Society is in confusion, the industrial world is teetering on collapse, and it looks like things could get worse. Agrarian Blogger, historian, and "plain" preacher Michael Bunker has been living off of the grid for many years, and he has some advice for those living in the industrial/consumerist economy …living an off off-grid life is achievable. It has been done for thousands of years, and it can be done today... It is quite possible that many people who have relied on a failing system for their means of survival will very soon find that they have made a mistake of historic proportions. Historic, because every major "classical" culture went down the same road our society is on today. This book is about the lessons we should have learned, and what you can do to survive what history tells us must come next.”
Print List Price: $18.95        Previous Price: $4.99        (according to the book watching program I use)
Current Price: $.99

“In the year 2042 it’s an advanced society with radical new technologies but it’s all threatened when the planet decides to wreak havoc on the arrangement of the natural and physical features of the oceans. Dykes and barricades have been constructed around huge cities to hold back the rising seas. Australian oceanographer Nick Torrens working for the US government finds a massive new fault line in Pacific Ocean. These tectonic plates are about to subduct causing a global chain reaction of undersea earthquakes. (much more plot, including Australia, global media,etcA) …The US Government flee to a secret city in the mountains, ships are lost at sea and planes in the air are diverted to inland airports. The survivors face the aftermath in a terrifying and vastly altered new world.”

Previous Price: $4.99          (according to the book watching program I use)
Current Price: $.99

The Twenty-Nine
“America is in turmoil. The states are no longer united, and the path of their division may be leading us all to annihilation. When young Derek joined the Marine Corps his intentions were simply to provide himself with a better life. He never dreamed he would be facing combat against fellow Americans, or staring down a mushroom cloud on his own home soil. Americans are beginning to wonder if our differences will be the end of our great nation, or if we will find a way to unite our people and reclaim our freedom.”

Print List Price: $14.99      Previous Price: $5.99        (according to the book watching program I use)
Current Price: $2.99

The Apocalypse Mechanism
"Brilliant New Orleans Professor James Beauregard’s life is spiraling into complete despair when a startling discovery is made halfway across the globe that requires his expertise. Is there really an ancient machine that could push civilization into the throes of oblivion? As he attempts to unlock the secrets of this waiting apocalypse, Professor Beauregard is hunted by an archaic fundamentalist cult determined to bring about humanity’s end-of-days. Will he find the key to stopping the world’s oldest weapon of mass destruction, or will the Cult’s wish to purge all evil be the Earth’s demise?"

Previous Price: $7.99        (according to the book watching program I use)
Current Price: $2.99

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