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Monday, February 25, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 25, 2013

Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at left 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 hrs. 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 February 25, 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.)

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The Underground History of American Education  by John Taylor Gatto.  "A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling.   COMPLETE AND UNEXPURGATED!"  Download by chapter at the above link.

--Weekend Homesteader: July
--A Beginners Guide to Home Canning & Food Preserving: Recipes, Jams, Marmalades, Jellies, Chutneys, Relishes Plus More... (Simple Living)

For Fiction, scroll down…
General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

How To Survive: The End Of The World (Apocalypse Tuesday)

Weekend Homesteader: July
”Twelve months to self-sufficiency! This fully updated second edition of the popular Weekend Homesteader series includes exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise. The July volume includes the following projects: • Planting a fall garden • Freezing food • Hanging your clothes out to dry • Making a budget The second edition has been revised and expanded to match the paperback, with extra photos and feedback from weekend homesteaders just like you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the more advanced homesteader to explore.”

Spring Creek Strategies: Hatches, Patterns, and Techniques

VB-2012 Sun Position - High accuracy solar position algorithms - a resource for programmers and solar energy engineers (VB-2012 Programming by Example)

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

A Beginners Guide to Home Canning & Food Preserving: Recipes, Jams, Marmalades, Jellies, Chutneys, Relishes Plus More... (Simple Living)
Author is a small-farmer

The How to Book on Building a Raised Garden Bed: Growing Luscious Vegetables, Fruits & Vibrant Flowers / The Thriving Soil System (The Jonah Green Gardening Series)

How to Vertical Garden: What You Need to Know About Vertical Gardening & Creating a Beautiful Living Wall (The Jonah Green Gardening Series)

Pretzel Baker: Recipes and Techniques for Professional Results

Super Simple Home Cleaning - The Best House Cleaning Tips for Green Cleaning the Home

Clutter Antidote: The Ultimate Guide To Decluttering And Organizing Your Home

Decluttering Your Home: The Fast Way to Get Rid of Clutter and Organize Your Life (Declutter and simplify)

Wood Puzzles

Easy to Crochet Classic Granny Square and Motif Afghans - Granny Squares and Motifs


Take Control Of Tinnitus!
”I was diagnosed with tinnitus in 1995. Describing the proven techniques that I myself have used, and still use today, to reduce and control my tinnitus, this book explains how any tinnitus sufferer can radically change their lives from a tinnitus perspective. “

Pregnancy & Childbirth: Everything You Need To Know From Conception To Labor And Delivery

Home Remedies for a Bladder Infection: Alternative Medicine for a Healthy Body (Health Collection)

The Kitchen Baby - How a dad and kids had to deliver Mum's fifth baby - a father's view from pregnancy to birth and beyond
”This is a live account that begins from the moment the author raced to assist with his wife’s unexpected birth in the middle of the night, with no medical assistance or a midwife. The author tells the remarkable story of how their baby was born right into the author’s hands, with the cord tight around its neck. …In this fast-moving account, Angus Kennedy reflects on his transformation from never wanting babies to having so many. ‘The Kitchen Baby’ also provides a rare insight for women into what men feel while trying to support their partners during conception, pregnancy, childbirth, PND and beyond.” Author is an editor and journalist.


Constitutional Coup: America's New Lease on Liberty (The Amendments Agenda)

Political Polarization, Framing, and Misrepresenting Sustainable Energy
”Since election to office, President Obama has faced many economic challenges ranging from a high unemployment rate to rising cost of fuel. In an effort to pass clean energy legislation and promote renewable energy initiatives, President Obama embarked on a campaign to convince the American people that his clean energy policy would work. This study examines the President’s rhetoric surrounding energy initiatives in order to explore the possibility that President Obama began to frame sustainable energy as a job creator in order to meet the economic challenges faced by Americans and pass clean energy legislation.”

Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management: Strategies for Gaining Competitive Advantage (FT Press Operations Management)
Though that “supply chain management” might be an area of interest.

Compensation and Benefit Design: Applying Finance and Accounting Principles to Global Human Resource Management Systems

Analysis Without Paralysis: 12 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions (2nd Edition)

The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success (Richard Templar's Rules)
FT Press


When Your Spouse Dies - A Widow & Widower's Handbook (Boomer Book Series)


What You Must Know About: Debt and Saving Money

How to Slash your Grocery Bills in Half!
review says simplistic; at free, someone may still want to read for ideas.

How To Get A Credit Card - And Use It Properly! (Life After High School)

Making Money is harder than Saving Money - The basics

Education (Self, Home, School)

Conquering Foreign Languages: An Uncommon Guide to Reaching Fluency in ANY Language
”the result of over 15 years of learning languages. It explains techniques that helped the author become a speaker of four foreign tongues, transition from beginner to teacher in less than a year in one of them, and converse with locals in several countries around the globe.”

Monsters A to Z
Excellent pictures!

Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction)

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Alexander the Great

History for Kids: The Illustrated Lives of Julius Caesar & Cleopatra

Systematic Revision to Ensure You Remember What You Study and Learn (Student Success Secrets)

The Magic Pencil Curriculum Guide: A Literacy Lift for Youth, Volume 1

Improve Your Writing Now: A Student's Guide to Writing an Effective Paper

Confessions of a teacher: Because school isn't quite what you remember it to be...

how to draw the forest fairies (step by step) (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

Learn Spanish Vocabulary - English/Spanish Flashcards - 101 Household Items (FLASHCARD EBOOKS)

Flash Cards For Dolch Sight Words 95 Nouns (Dolch List)

SAT Interactive Flash Cards - 3000 Key Words Book 1: Intermediate/Advanced

True Accounts

A Mile in Their Shoes: Conversations With Veterans of World War II


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

A Race for Freedom

Roxanna Britton: A Biographical Novel   (not a "normal" link that I usually use, and picture isn't a link, but it is a free Kindle book on Amazon)
“takes real people - her own ancestors - and tells the story of how their west was won, through the eyes of one woman.”

”about the founding of the Owenby clan in America and how their quest for freedom contributed to the settlement of frontiers from the east to the west coast. The Owenby Clan is forced to flee Wales to escape the penalty of death for killing a tax collector. The clan has a heritage of whiskey making dating back generations. Two brothers and wives Caleb & Catrin, Cadoc & Alwen settle in Virginia during the 1700s to raise their families in the mountains of the American frontier where they continue their tradition of making Owenby Welsh Whiskey. Faced with the struggle to survive Indian wars, a harsh environment and a constant lust for adventure the brothers and offspring are constantly seeking to discover the best frontier locations for their colony.”

Jedidiah Cole, Frontier Scout: You Cannot Serve Two Masters (Jedidiah Cole: Frontier Scout)
”story of Jedidiah Cole and his beautiful wife Rebeccah. Forging a living from the unforgiving wilderness that was to be the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, they are hard put to fend off their unwelcome aggressors. As the settlers chafe at the increasingly restrictive and invasive laws and taxes of the British crown, it becomes all too clear that an unconditional separation of states must come, empowering the settlers with independence. Times are dangerous. Loyalties are divided. …”

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

H.A.A.R.P.S FURY (Bryson McGann Novels)
”Hidden in the remote reaches of northwestern Alaska, the H.A.A.R.P. Project is now complete. Its true intent is known only to a small contingent of high-ranking military officials. When this team arrives to observe testing of the ‘black-ops’ project, their unforeseen discovery yields numerous questions that offer no answers. The only clue left behind are four letters scrawled in blood at the mysteriously deserted compound. A decade later, Bryson McGann, employed by the National Earth Seas Science Agency, finds himself involved in an undersea mining project of an ore with great military potential. …Threads begin to unravel, as abnormal and malevolent weather patterns emerge globally, unprecedented in their destruction and chaos. Could Durnulqc be involved and linked to the H.A.A.R.P. Project’s demise? McGann finds himself pitted in a race against time that, if played out, will forever change the face of the planet and cost the lives of millions.

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse

By the Book Survival
Check Price. Not free everywhere. "A short fictional story about an individual living in our modern society who finds himself alone in the wilderness. With little more than his wits and a book he has to some how survive and reconnect with the land. His time alone gives him opportunity to re-evaluate all that he knows and all that he is known for."

Above with Sci-Fi or Fantasy Elements

Lunar One
”a cross between 1984 and Escape from Alcatraz. It is a story of what is happening today in our country. It is about the future and the most escape proof prison ever created which is located on the moon. It is controlled remotely by use of robotic equipment. It is the story of an invisible man who is not really invisible but might as well be. In it there is nano-botic drugs, space elevators, the one world order, corpracracy”

Genesis (Return to Eden)
first of trilogy, others not published yet. “The end of the world was just the beginning. Now they have to stay alive. 17-year-old Christin Kinsey started the day with nothing more pressing than an English exam. But when an EMP attack knocked out all technology across the globe, she found herself in the mountains of Georgia trying to stay alive in a world suddenly thrown back in time a hundred years or more. New revised and re-edited edition. And when she starts shooting lightning bolts out of her hands, things get really weird. Christin, her younger brother Matt, and Matt’s cute friend Dave have to figure out what this new world is about, why they suddenly have super powers, and what happened to their mom in this apocalyptic fantasy novel geared for audiences 16 and up. “

A Soldier of Megiddo (The Genehunter)
”A Sci Fi cyberpunk novella set on an Earth slowly going to hell.“ “Simms is caught between clONE, Forty Days and the GMA, all of them wanting a piece of him. All he wants to do is uncover the truth of his own genetic origins. The answer to that puzzle brings him back in touch with some very familiar faces. But with all this going on, he doesn't notice who else is on his trail, intending to shut him up permanently... “

As Darkness Ends
“When a devastating earthquake strikes Manhattan, Travis Hunter finds himself among the other survivors trying to make sense of a city in ruins. In the aftermath, word spreads among the displaced: New York City was only a small part of a global disaster. For the first time in human history an earthquake shook the entire world. While trying to get back home, Travis is confronted by a being from another realm and tasked with a divine mission: help bring on the apocalypse or be killed. Faced with this directive from a messenger of God, Travis must assume a role dating back to the beginning of time and is forced to begin a journey that will destroy all of humanity.”

Print List Price:$7.99 Previous digital price:$2.99 (according to the book watching program I use)
Current price: $0.99

Just Reading
The Handler
”This story, which is set along the Tennessee River, reflects the eccentric problems of love, faith, and duty as experienced by a young mother trapped in a snake-handling cult, and the man, Matt Fagan, who is hired to find and rescue her from the clutches of a fanatical holy-man claiming to be a living god. In his effort to snatch the young mother, and her baby son from the cult and return them to the arms of a worried family, Matt, a wounded Viet Nam veteran uncovers a dark and frightening secret from his past. Even though this story is fictional, it is based on actual events of spiritual cults that use brutality and sexual molestation in the name of God. This is not a story for the timid or fainthearted.”

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