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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 27, 2013

Please keep your eye out for a fresh post today about what changes will happen here on March 1st due to Amazon's new policy of penalizing free book promoters.

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.
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Disaster Genre Secrets for Screenwriters

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

Practical Paleo Prepping
”Practical Paleo Prepping is a book for preppers that are whole heartily dedicated to the Paleo Diet. This book will help explain some basics of prepping while maintaining your Paleo Diet. And show you that it is possible to stick with your diet even in a SHTF event.”

What Smells? Stories From Deer Camp
Cover is a bit tasteless so I didn't show it. “stories on how-to bag your biggest buck, cook it and assorted tales from 50 years of roaming the woods, streams and lakes of Minnesota! Includes 36 of my favorite deer camp recipes for preparing deer, elk or bear.”

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Chicken Raising And Caring: Raising Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Raised Bed Gardening: 3 Books bundle on Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds.

Raised Bed Gardening Planting Guide - Making The Most Of A Raised Bed Garden

Chicken Diseases Help - A Quick Guidebook on Chicken in Sickness and Health

Organic Vegetable Gardening-best Beginner's Manual-step by step. (from series of d"r garden) (from series of doctor garden)

Growing Herbs Indoors : Your Guide To Growing Herbs In Containers For A Vibrant Indoor Herb Garden

Organic Vegetable Gardening pests- learn all the simple Techniques For Organic Pest Control In Your Garden (series of doctor garden)

Organic Vegetable Gardening-Seed saving-tips and techniques ( series of doctor garden )

Apiculture and Beekeeping Simplified

The Art Of Housekeeping: A Complete Guide On Cleaning The House

Organize Your House: Tips and Strategies To Organize Your House, Lower Stress, And Keep Your House Clean


HEALING FOODS - Practical Guide to the Health Benefits and Medicinal Properties of Food

Done With Being Fat
”brought to you by touring comedian turned natural health expert, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale). Not only will Tony have you laughing out loud while he reveals the secrets behind weight loss and how the human body functions, you will also learn how to look at your own body chemistry to understand the underlying cause of YOUR weight issues. Since the reasons for weight gain vary from person to person, once you understand what is going on with your chemistry, this book will help you understand what foods, supplements, or lifestyle changes could eliminate your need to continue buying bigger pants.”

Herbs That Cure - Diabetes

Go Outside and Play: Why Kids Don't and Why They Should

ADHD in Children - An Essential Guide for Parents

Natural Home Herbal Remedies. Alternative Natural Medicine and Homeopathic Remedies Using Herbs

The Hospice Experience - making your most important final decision (Boomer Book Series)

Coping with Arthritis - Finding a way to live well even with Arthritis (Boomer Health Book Series)


Disaster Genre Secrets for Screenwriters

Water in the West - an Overview
”This is an environmental essay that explores water issues in the West. The author served as a water education conservation specialist for five years in the Mojave desert. She outlines key issues facing water in arid areas and outlines what she believes are future solutions. Here's a look at some of the topics: * The Perils of Over Pumping * Alternative Sources are Costly * New Water Regulations * Using More than We Have * Water Conservation and Education * Is Water the Next Oil?”

The Whore and her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King

Puritan's Empire
”A Catholic Perspective on American History.”

End of the World: The Torah Predictions


Awaken to Good Mourning

The Next Generation of Dads - A book about Fathers, Mentors and Male Role Models

”This book will teach you about financial decisions by exploring the consequences associated with the choices available to you. As you learn to predict the ramifications of your decisions, you will be able to make the choices that are best for you. Understanding your choices and their consequences puts you in charge of your life. Not understanding them leaves your financial future to chance.”

Get Into Gold

There Is Corn In Egypt
”What's Included in this book: 1. Analogy of your financial trouble with Joseph's trouble in Egypt 2. Dozens of scriptures to help you develop a new powerful mindset 3. Jacob's advice to his starving children 4. Great resources to begin a powerful financial journey out of poverty .... and a whole lot more!”

We Got Outta Debt: A True Debt Free Journey
”How did a family of 5 paid off $68,000 in debt in 3 years? Simple steps anyone can complete to reduce or eliminate their debt. Bonus External References: Links to the author's site where you'll find budget spreadsheets to help you manage your Get Outta Debt Journey.”

Education (Self, Home, School)

Hardware Interfacing with RobotBASIC

Robots in the Classroom

RobotBASIC Projects for the Lego NXT

Twelve Guys Named Charles: Valuable lessons and inspiration from a dozen of history's "Chucks"

Enhancing the Pololu 3pi with RobotBASIC

Questions and Answers for Spanish Practice

Teach Intermediate English As a Second Language

John Milton's Paradise Lost In Plain English

how to draw dwarves and gnomes step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

how to draw mermaids, sea animals and life under the sea (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)


The War in the Mediterranean: A Very Brief History
P.G.T. Beauregard Saves Richmond: The First and Second Battles of Petersburg
History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Frederick Douglass
History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Crazy Horse

The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Chattanooga Campaign
The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of North Anna
The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Cold Harbor
The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Missionary Ridge
The Greatest Civil War Battles: The Battle of Lookout Mountain
The Icons of the Wild West: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy
American Legends: The Life of General George Patton
Legends of the West: The Life and Legacy of Buffalo Bill Cody
Martin Luther: The Life of the Man and the Legacy of the Reformer
An Avoidable Conflict: Rome and Carthage
Legendary Philosophers: The Life and Philosophy of Aristotle
American Legends: The Life of Sacagawea
Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Hopi (Pueblo)

Legendary Pirates: The Life and Legacy of Howell Davis
Black Bart & Howell Davis: Mastering Piracy
Legendary Pirates: The Life and Legacy of Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart)
Legendary Pirates: The Life and Legacy of Calico Jack
Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake, Captain Morgan, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Henry Every
Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake, Captain Morgan, Black Bart, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Henry Every
Legendary Pirates: The Life and Legacy of Captain William Kidd

True Accounts

Unspoken Abandonment
”One of the most powerful and moving stories you will ever read, this book will completely change the way you look at life. 'Unspoken Abandonment' is the story of one man's struggle to return home from the war in Afghanistan, only to find the person he once was may never be the same.”

Wait for Me - a wartime love affair
”A bittersweet true memoir of the wartime romance between a half-Russian officer in the British Army and a 19-year-old secretary working for MI6, the overseas intelligence service. Short story length”

Gentleman Commando
”Who created the British Commandos? Who led the very first British Commando raid of WW II into occupied France? Who was the secret head of all British military clandestine operations in the Far East before the fall of Singapore? And who, as the acting Commander in Chief of all remaining British forces in Sumatra, personally surrendered all British forces on the island to the victorious Japanese Army? The answer? One man. Col. Alan G. Ferguson Warren – one of the great unsung heroes of the Second World War. In this brilliant biography, Ian Skidmore tells his amazing story.”


A Testament for Ariela
”Miriam Lipschutz Yevick began writing letters to her two-month-old granddaughter, Ariela, in 1985, and continued right through to Ariela's wedding in 2006 and her motherhood in 2008. In sharing her thoughts, her values, her self-awareness, and her rapturous relationship with art and with nature, Yevick reveals the inner life of a woman of science, of passion, and of deep philosophical insight. A Testament to Ariela is a testament about the trials of being a child refugee from Nazi-occupied Holland and Belgium; about the thrill and sacrifice of becoming the fifth woman in history to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from MIT; about the soulfulness of being a spiritually sensitive socialist and a highly cultured human being.”


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

From Ashes to Honor: Book #1 in the First Responders series
”If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . . Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who’d been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore. When Austin, now an EMT, responds to an emergency at Mercy’s school, both are stunned and wary. …”

Blue Water Red Blood
”’Look what happened to our British friends at Gallipoli. Of the first two hundred men that landed at Cape Helles, only twelve made the beach alive.’ As early as 1919, Marine General "Howling Mad" Holland Smith knew the US would likely be involved in another World War against Japan. He feared that it was only a matter of time. His eyes turned to the Pacific islands as the most logical theatre of war. How, he wondered, could the Marines possibly land troops and keep them alive long enough to fight? In 1928, the killer Okeechobee Hurricane strikes Florida. Don Roebling, grandson of the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, is determined to invent a rescue boat that can conquer the swamps, the flooding and the debris strewn terrain . . . to save lives! Together, these two Americans will face nightmares of red tape, engineering challenges, corruption and personal set-backs to train and equip the US Marines for their greatest challenges of WWII, and shape world history.”

Kamikaze: The Story of a Suicide Pilot
”The powerful, moving story of a young 'Tokkotai' (suicide pilot), who begins to question his orders...”

ELENA - the Girl with the Piano
”In WW II Hitler's intention was to utterly destroy the Russian city of Leningrad and its population. …For the desperate father of a small family in Leningrad, escape to Germany could not be any worse than the certainty of starvation if they did nothing. Even if caught and imprisoned he believes they will at least have food and not freeze to death. The only comfort for his daughter, fourteen-year-old Elena, is that she can take her "piano" with her, a cloth facsimile of a keyboard sewn for her by her grandmother so she could practice after her own piano was destroyed in the bombing. Elena dreams of playing in Carnegie Hall. Elena's determination to realize her dream must give her the strength to endure capture and internment in a Nazi concentration camp—if she can stay alive.”

The Welsh Harp
”Gwen has her heart set on learning to play the big harp in her living room in South Wales, Great Britain. When they sail for America in 1903 to meet her dad who has left the year before, she convinces her mother to bring the harp along, but when they arrive in the coal mining area of Eastern Kentucky, she must learn many other things first—like how to deal with a hostile school environment, how to help her mother birth a baby, how to manage a household during her mother’s severe depression, and how to survive a flood. ..“

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Hitler: The Last Conspiracy

Dawn of the Tiger
“In 2034, Australia's shores will be breached, its resources hijacked and citizens held hostage. As dawn breaks on the Chinese New Year, a flotilla of Chinese warships is poised to strike an unsuspecting Australia. China’s intention is to secure Australia’s enormous mineral and energy resources to fuel its relentless economy and stamp its primacy on the Pacific…Amidst widespread panic and political turmoil, a young Sydneysider, Finn Hunt, becomes involved in a massive Australian-US guerrilla operation to repel the Chinese invaders. His journey takes him to the heart of The Outback where he is subjected to desert warfare, enemy capture and the harshest physical conditions. His faith, resolve and sheer will to survive will be tested. Dawn of the Tiger is based on current political and strategic events in the Asia Pacific region. It challenges Australia’s claim as the 'lucky country' and will leave you questioning just how safe we really are.”

The Shut Mouth Society
a 150-year-old "Civil War secret that could upset the balance of power in North America."

Zero Point
Grand Master Finalist in the 2012 Clive Cussler Collectors Society Adventure Writers Competition. "An evil mastermind… A terrifying new weapon of mass destruction… A clever young archeologist with a streak of reluctant heroism… An ancient secret that could change everything… Tim Fairchild’s breakout novel, ZERO POINT is pure white-knuckle adventure at its very best." — Jeff Edwards, award-winning author of Sea of Shadows, and The Seventh Angel

The Delphi Agenda
”You thought the Inquisition was scary the first time around. Now they have modern technology! “

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The Last Day (The Book of Jim)
”The life they knew ripped away by an EMP in the blink of an eye. At first they are not sure of what happened, then in a haze, what to do next. The only thing they know is they need each other to survive. Through the winter and into the spring, Jim documents the best he can in his own words, as instructed by his friend Bill , so others can know what happened here. So others can learn from their mistakes and the good they have done. This is a different world from what they had recently known, split between the 18th century and the 21st. No power, no phones, no cars, no police, lack of food and water. Who do you trust? Where do you go? What will you do when you get there?”

Desperate Times
Many reviews, so you can get a true idea of what it’s like. Note it has been rewritten recently in response to the poor editing criticism, so no doubt that is greatly improved.
“Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.”

”From the ashes of the Third Civil War rose a new leader and a new nation, free from the tyranny and oppression of the East. The Exalted One promised the citizens freedom, independence, and the gift of Enlightenment, in return for total obedience to “The State.” Seventeen-year-old James Schylus has always lived to serve the State, but as starvation devastates the population, he’s forced to confront the truth: that the world he knows and loves is nothing more than a fa├žade. He must choose to remain and die, or betray his country, his people, and his dear leader by journeying to that country in the east, to America.”

The uber perfect 10 strategy: How China defeated Japan and the USA without firing one shot
”On May 25, 2025, a super typhoon Nina was reported to hit the Okinawa islands within 48 hours, or on or about May 27, 2025. Nina was estimated to have sustained wind strength of over 350 km per hour. Unknown to the Japan's emperor and his Prime Minister, a major portion of Japan is going to be wiped out from the face of the earth, not because of the Super Typhoon Nina, but because...”

The Beginning (The New Land)
”It is the year 2021 and things have changed. There is no government, no cultural freedoms, or even free speech. This is the New Land, formerly known as America. The leader, a mysterious figure known as the Supreme, has taken things too far. People are being mistreated, personal liberties are being ripped away, and there seems to be no hope left. It's up to the Clan, a group of self-proclaimed liberators, to bring justice to the suffering.”

Above with Sci-Fi or Fantasy Elements

Dimensional Shift: Millenarians
Volume 3 of the Dimensional Shift trilogy, all of which have been listed free before. “A secret breed of humans has banded together to revive the Earth from a post-apocalyptic viral plant infection. They have superior intellect and unrivaled life expectancy. However, they do not know who they are. As they become known as the world's greatest arbitrators, their secrets unfold. A curious ancient artifact reveals its true nature. Survivors from a destroyed world clash. The founder of their species is revealed.”


Survival Retreats
“Survival retreats are built by those who want to truly hide from it all should the worst conspire. David Black explores these places and gets to go where most people will never go—through the chain link fence, past the guard dog, and into the rarely seen survival retreat. In Survival Retreats you’ll learn how to protect and defend your retreat, building locations, and tips for living in your retreat. Black goes into detail to teach you everything you ever needed to know about survival retreats. There’s a lot to know and with this book you’ll be prepared for the apocalypse.”

Digital List price:$14.66
Current price: $.97

Camp Cooking
”Camp Cooking covers it all: from meat to fish to vegetables to sauces to baked goods and more. Fred Bouwman explains each dish in easy-to-follow steps, accompanied by full-color illustrations throughout. This information has been expertly tested in the field, and much of it just isn't available anywhere else.”
Digital List Price:$12.57
Current price: $.96
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