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Friday, February 1, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 1, 2013


Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at right (under the “Follow by Email” button) 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?

Many of yesterday's books will still be free, so if you missed checking then, it's still worth a visit, as you may pick up some gems that way.

 If you are coming here on a later date than January 31, please check the most recent list for today's books. Main Page.   (Some of the books below may still be available. Most are free for 1 or 2 days but sometimes they are free longer.)



General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

The Combat Survival Tin (Survivor Series)

Disaster Preparedness Basics: How to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Emergencies

Eyes of a Pedophile
”Extensively researched medical and psychological details explain what is known about child predators and show you how to recognize pedophile behavior and protect children.”

Effective Martial Arts Training with No Equipment or Partner vol 2: Ageless Flexibility and Joint Mobility

A Sword Anyone Can Make
”For anyone who is curious and craft wise, for that hobbiest mechanic who thinks they can do more, or just for fun; this book will show a step by step method that anyone can follow to make their own sword. The sword can be as cheap and quickly made as you want it to be or a blade of legend, it all depends on the one making it.”

3 Scabbards Anyone Can Make

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Healing Herbs for the Ornamental Garden (Herbal Medicine from Your Garden or Windowsill)

Winter 2013 - Native Plant Society of Texas News
”Official quarterly publication of the Native Plant Society of Texas, with news and original feature articles. This issue features information on snailseed vines, bracted passionflower and cowitch; an update from one of our research grant recipients working in Bastrop State Park; information on the new Bring Back the Monarchs program; information on the 2012 NPSOT Awards; and more.“

Baltic Garden, January: Base
One of a series of updates, tasks, etc, in a Baltic garden month by month

Green and Clean: Getting Started with Natural Cleaning

Green and Clean: Natural Cleaning in Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Green and Clean: Natural Cleaning in the Kitchen

Pinkie Jane Designs Pink Heart Crochet Fingerless Gloves Mini eBook (Mommy & Me Series)

Learn How to Make No-Sew Crafts with Kids

Stretch Satin Flowers Tutorial - How To Make Satin Fabric Flowers


Resolve ALL Your Allergies, Food Intolerances, & Chemical Sensitivities Without Drugs

The Eczema Itch Buster Most Skincare Companies Don't Want You To Know About (Heal Yourself With Nutritional Therapy)

Medications for Anxiety & Depression

How To Eliminate Your Allergies Forever: The Truth About Allergic Reactions, Allergy Symptoms and Allergy Relief

Natural Facelift - The Freez Lift Stolen Chapter from Treat Your Face Like a Salad!

Sharpening The Aging Mind - Methods, Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Mind Super Sharp (Boomer Book Series)

Memoir of An Adult Bedwetter

Cystic Fibrosis & the Brewer's Yeast: A Microbiology Tale


Helping Children Survive Divorce & Separation: A Judge's Perspective

Surviving Widowhood with Maggie Montclair and Friends

Getting Organized: Improving Focus, Organization and Productivity
Many high reviews.


The Little Black Gas Book (Saving Money Saving Time Saving the Environment)

The Easy Way to Invest in Gold: Precious Metals for the Beginning Investor

Assets, Budgets, and Credit: A Financial ABC

The Last Gold Coin (The Financial Fairy Tales)
”The Last Gold Coin is the third exciting instalment in the multi award winning Financial Fairy Tales series. Helping children learn essential principles, values and skills around money and life. Described as essential additions to any child's library, The Financial Fairy Tales help make learning about money serious fun, whilst providing financial education and money lessons for kids.” "It's never too early to start learning about money, business and enterprise. The Financial Fairy Tales make a great introduction to the values and principles needed to create a successful life".

Understanding Your Taxes: Your Non-Business Income and Your Adjustments to Income

Tax Guide for Business Use of Home 2013 (Tax Bible Series)

Education (Self, Home, School)

Academic Homeschooling: How to Give Your Child an Amazing Education at Home

How to be a Full-Time Tutor

Beat Algebra Before it Beats You!
By a math teacher. Good review.

My Addition Book: Learn to Add - Numbers from 1-20

My Multiplication Book: Learn to Multiply - Numbers from 1-10

Educational Research & Innovations (CEDER Yearbook)


CompTIA Project+ Exam Prep

Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Helps: The Heart (Biology and Anatomy and Physiology Helps:)

Preschool Flashcards (Flashcards for Early Learners)

Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Helps: The Cell

Classroom Teacher Manual

Japanese - English Dictionary (40,000+ terms, look up and search functions)

The Amazing Book Of ABC'S
True Accounts

My Emily

Lean Not On Your Understanding: A mother's journey from loss to recovery

Book 1: On My Own (2001) (Homesteading and the City: The Journal)

Sharecropper's Son

Courage To Rise
A journey of great tenacity and will to keep rising above the obstacles of abuse and struggles.

For Crying Out Loud
”This is a true story of young adults and their struggles to survive. It’s 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. Wall Street is to see the beginning of what became The Great Depression…”

B52 Strike. Vietnam War Diary 1968 (Vietnam War Diaries)

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

Mama Said "a Memoir"
Growing up in rural South Carolina in the 1950's and 60's.

ISABELLA : (1865 - 1955) : the plucky, enterprising, prayerful wife of author and architect George Granger Fleming

Operation Barbarossa 1941 (Stackpole Military Photo Series)
• Photo chronicle of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 • Hundreds of photos, many of them rare and never published before • Photos of men, tanks and other weapons, uniforms, villages, and much more • Excellent complement to the books in the Stackpole Military History Series • Ideal reference for World War II history fans, scholars, modelers, and reenactors • Eight-page color insert showcasing weapons, gear, and uniforms

Medieval Warfare: the Art of War in the Middle Ages

The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
”Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was an explorer sent by Spain to occupy North America. His journey went awry, and he was one of the few who remained alive. He traveled throughout the Caribbean, Gulf Coast, the modern day Southwestern United States and Mexico, finally reaching Spain again 10 years later. He wrote this narrative of his journey.”

The Black Death in the Fourteenth Century

The 15 Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo

The Journals of Lewis and Clark
The Boston Massacre,March 5, 1770, Its Causes and Its Results
The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac
From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America
Beyond the Lines: A Yankee Prisoner Loose in Dixie
The Indian War of 1864
Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative
A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama during the War
Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence
Narrative of Military Operations during the Civil War
Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life
Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War
Reminiscences of the Civil War
Military Reminiscences of General William R. Boggs, C.S.A
Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War
Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier
A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

Depression Carpenter
”Jackson Ferry, a young man born into a privileged New York family, loses them in a car accident. Young and wealthy, he needs to justify his existence during The Great Depression. Skilled in carpentry, he drives to the Gulf of Mexico, working on building projects all around the gulf with his peculiar friend and partner from Florida. Together, they travel, helping poor folks along the way, repairing their homes and their lives….” Reviewer: “The story captures life in the 1930s in a comfortable, believable manner, revealing little known details of the financial devastation and the reconstruction process in our nation during the Great Depression. “

I Was Alone (Complete Series)
”Follow Zipi and her mother through the trials of World War II in the complete "I Was Alone" series.”

”London 1816 is heaving with every step of society. There are the rich, living in their fine houses, their mansions and their palaces, and there are the poor, living in hovels and squalor…” From review: “The title character, Pickit, is a likable and resourceful young street urchin. He's from the seedier parts of London and had been shifting for himself since the age of 12 by whatever means necessary, sometimes in the employ of a good-hearted and generous smuggler. Pickit saves the life of a newly returned veteran of the Peninsular war who was being chased by some thugs. He later helps him again with a problem of an entirely different nature and is amply rewarded for his efforts.”

”In a day the Elder family’s world has been destroyed ... but one member of the family remains at large. A young knight, Ned Elder, flees with a handful of loyal companions. To regain what has been lost he must seek powerful friends and rely on his skill with the sword. But as the brutal Wars of the Roses unfold it seems that Ned cannot succeed on his own. His sisters, his companions in arms and the girl he loves must all play their part if the Radcliffes are to be overcome. If you like the sort of historical action fiction written by Bernard Cornwell, then you should like this….” From review: “centers around two …families, …and the bitter dispute between them over kidnapping and murders in a near lawless country politically divided.…action …fight scenes, an engaging romance, and compelling characters … intense adversities to overcome. … author who has done an enormous amount of research into this era”

”To the west of medieval Britain lies an island of enormous beauty and unspeakable danger. It is here that a band of warriors has traveled seeking refuge in their exile. Led by one man, Eirik the Red, the Vikings have settled this land and given it a name: Greenland. Across the sea, unaware of the journey he is about to take, Bishop Arnald of Le Mans spends his days in his cathedral recording the histories of his land and tending to his plants. Acting on a request from his king, Arnald is soon faced with the most dangerous task of his life: go to Greenland and convert the Vikings to Christianity. There is only one problem. The Vikings, especially Eirik the Red, have no desire to convert. Alone in a frozen wasteland, Arnald soon finds himself confronted with a hazard more dangerous than the elements: the axe of Eirik the Red.”

”…they all become caught up in a developing holocaust of nature that has its origins in a field in John's farm. As the tide of destruction sweeps over the land, these people are swept together under the shadow not only of the terrible powers of nature, but also into the path of a ruthless psychopathic killer…”

”Robbed of his emancipation by his master’s widow, a literate 14-year-old slave boy flees into the prairie. His journey crosses a territory ripped apart in conflict over slavery: stolen elections, printing presses thrown in the river, church houses nailed shut. But folk stories and campfire songs help him find conductors on the Underground Railroad. Slavecatchers dog his trail, but before the runaway can cross the river to freedom, he must first place his faith in an illiterate freewoman.”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

”When a terrorist splinter group carries out a series of attacks on the West, an American intelligence analyst becomes involved in events far more closely than he could ever have imagined. Forced to witness a brutal murder at close quarters, and even closer to home, he vows to exact retribution - whatever the cost….”

The Unintentional Jihadi
Terrorism. Written by traditionally-published author who was a foreign correspondent in Asia.

Shenkov's Children
”The finding of an old diary written in an extinct Mongolian dialect, details secret meetings and throws questionable doubts on the acquisition of the Alaskan territory in 1867. …”

No Safe Place
"Shortly before September 11, 2001, Joe Biden warned, 'The question is not if we will be attacked by terrorists, but rather when and where.' In the pages of No Safe Place, terrorism has come to America once again. Sleeper agents for a radical Islamic terrorist group that calls itself Ansar Inshallah have managed to blend into American society and go undetected - until now."

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Raft People
“Human errors magnify global climate change, forcing catastrophic floods over the world's coastlines. The military scrambles for ships while the wealthy run to secret ocean habitats. Meanwhile ordinary people find themselves stuck between jammed escape routes and the rising sea. While billions of people struggle to survive, several thousand turn to, a website that helps them construct floating escape vessels out of things they have on hand. During the time of the Big Flood, Liz Green is a troubled teenager living with her single mother and brothers. Faced with the rising sea to the south and jammed highways to the north, Leah, Liz's mother, decides they need to become Raft People. … It falls into the category of post-apocalyptic thrillers, but is also an adventure and coming of age story.“

GROID 2235 AD...Gradual.Race.Objective.In.Dilution
”In the year 2035, race, religious and ethnic wars had engulfed the entire world. They had been so devastating and widespread that finding a solution had become a worldwide endeavor. For once untold trillions of the various world’s currencies was spent by governments in order to ensure that the almost collapse of societies could never happen again. The brightest and best thinkers were tasked with coming up with a world wide solution to this seemingly intractable problem. The solution that was put forth and adopted by the world’s leaders called for the gradual phasing out or dilution of all identifiable racial, ethnic and religious groups. The plan was named “Gradual Race Objective In Dilution or G.R.O.I.D for short… “

American Liberation Front
”The end of Los Angeles is only the beginning for Nick and Shane Wenzel. They mourn together after a nuclear terrorist attack claims the lives of their parents. Their responses to the tragedy soon set them on different paths. Nick moves to Ohio to live with his estranged uncle. Governor Serge Bough’s demand for a crusade against the Arab nations appeals to the young man. Shane joins a student organization opposed to the civil rights abuses that stem from the new security crackdown. As the world economy crumbles, Shane’s ideology becomes a minority viewpoint. Serge Bough’s Progressive Conservative Party steadily wins representation in the government. When Bough seizes absolute power, Shane joins a resistance movement known as the American Liberation Front. He must fight against a powerful totalitarian regime that includes his own brother.”

More Sci-Fi-or-Fantasy-ish

Resistant Blood 1 (Post-Apocalyptic Hobo)
Nothing zombie mentioned but I had a feeling about it (:D) so put it here just in case.

Emergia: A Chronicle of the Future
”The year is 2041 in America. The nation is split with political, ethnic/racial, and social dissension. Disparate groups work against each other and national unity. Courageous Americans strive to unify the nation and prevent national division. Then astronomical intruders intervene. Scientists, religious leaders, and secessionist leaders use these events to further their selfish goals. Supernatural occurrences complicate the national situation. Soon, America's rush toward division involves the world. A sobering fictional examination of America and humankind's fate in the next decades.”

Just Reading

Would it kill you to say please? A guide to modern manners

What Do You Mean We Didn't Save The World?
”Author Preston McCracken takes us on a Baby Boomer journey complete with running away from home on a tricycle to being assaulted by a rather large woman at the top of the Eiffel Tower. This humorous memoir takes a look at the generation that excitedly listened to the radio as the British invaded and now tries to overthrow the statistics for retirement while age is redefined with every new interest. The years between 1946 and 1964 produced a demographic that thought they were special. In fact, being Boomers, we echoed the philosopher, Carl Spackler’s quote from Caddeyshack, “So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”
      In this engaging book, Preston takes us along through his childhood, school, youth, sports, the arts, pets, jobs, marriage, teaching, church, moving, and travel with a constant awareness that life is just waiting for the right moment to hit you in the face with a pie. ...
       This book is a part of the Beyond Words Project that will donate 10% of all profits to the Help Hospitalized Veterans organization. ...
      Access to four Free Bonus Webinars is included at the back of the book. Preston talks with Jim McTaggart and Jamie Huscroft about Becoming an Adult Hockey Player, Dan Cautrell about Becoming a Creative, David Rash about Becoming a Jazzy Special Friend to the special needs community, and Marsha McCracken about Becoming a ‘Sophisticated’ Traveler. That is almost a full two hours of inside information in four different areas.”

Railroad! Volume One:Rodger Dodger (a steampunk western)

Pride and Prejudice

Fallen Hero
”Two boys about to become teenagers: Christopher, born just after the end of World War Two, grows up in the UK; Fritz, orphaned by a bomb dropped on his German home in that same terrible war, befriends a US marine. When Christopher discovers he was adopted he seeks to find his biological father. Fritz never gets the chance to grow much older and is found dead in the back of General George Patton's Cadillac at the end of the war. Chris Squires is a confused man constantly seeking a hero father-figure. The British baby boomer is surprised to find he has a connection with Fritz….”

The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 1 (Secrets of Marienstadt)
” first three, complete stories from … a collection of stories all set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands.“ High reviews

No Safe Harbor (Edge of Freedom Book #1)
”Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.”

Classic (old) Christmas stories:
The Little City of Hope 1906, F. Marion Crawford
The Giant Christmas Collection: 30 Stories, 25 Poems, and 75 Carols
The Romance of a Christmas Card Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Christmas Banquet Nathaniel Hawthorne. mid 1800s From review, “This quick read has a man giving cash to host ten of the most miserable souls in his will and each is colder than the skeleton at the head of the table.” ?!?!
Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Story of the Other Wise Man Henry C. DYke
A Country Christmas Louisa May Alcott
25 Great Christmas Poems
A Christmas Sermon Robert Louis Stevenson
The Chimes Charles Dickens
The Gift of the Magi O. Henry
The Battle of Life Charles Dickens. The fourth of his 5 Christmas novellas
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain Charles Dickens. The last of his 5 Christmas novellas
The Wreck of the Golden Mary the seventh of Charles Dickens's Christmas numbers, the supplements of stories by several contributors
A Chaparral Christmas Gift O. Henry
Shakespeare's Christmas Gift to Queen Bess Anna Benneson McMahan
One Christmas at Shiloh Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Goblins' Christmas Elizabeth Anderson
The Cricket on the Hearth Charles Dickens
The Christmas Guest Maria J. McIntosh
The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
The Brownies, The Peace Egg, And Other Christmas Tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Thin Santa Claus Ellis Parker Butler
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Holiday Stories
The Christmas Gift that Came to Rupert Bret Harte
The Burglar and the Blizzard Alice Duer Miller
Mr. Kris Kringle: A Christmas Tale S. Weir Mitchell
Miss Muffet's Christmas Party Samuel McChord Crothers
Christmas: Its Origin and Associations William Francis Dawson
Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan Clement A. Miles
Christmas Eve at Swamp's End Norman Duncan
What Christmas is as We Grow Older Charles Dickens
The Upas Tree; A Christmas Story for All the Year Florence L. Barclay
A Righte Merrie Christmasse; The Story of Christ-Tide John Ashton
An Old-Time Christmas Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Old Nurse's Story Elizabeth Gaskell
Messiah George Friedrich Handel
Christmas Storms and Sunshine Elizabeth Gaskell
By the Christmas Fire Samuel McChord Crothers
Bertie's Christmas Eve Saki
At Christmas Time Anton Chekhov
When the Yule Log Burns, Uncle Noah's Christmas Inspiration, and Jimsy the Christmas Kid Leona Dalrymple
Old Christmas from the Sketchbook of Washington Irving Washington Irving
Nibsy's Christmas Jacob Riis
Grandfather's Love Pie Miriam Gaines
And Thus He Came William Townsend Brady
The Abbot's Ghost A.M. Barnard
Hymn on the Nativity John Milton

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