Category: Non-Fiction
Eminent Lives Biographies – George Washington & Thomas Jefferson – Only $1.99 each 0 comments

George Washington ($1.99) By far the most important figure in the history of the United States, George Washington liberated the thirteen colonies from the superior forces of the British Empire against all military odds, and presided over the production and ratification of a constitution that (suitably amended) has lasted for more than two hundred years.
Yet today Washington remains a distant figure to many Americans—a failing that acclaimed author Paul Johnson sets out to rectify with this brilliantly vivid, sharply etched portrait of the great hero as a young warrior, masterly commander in chief, patient lawmaker, and exceptionally wise president.
Thomas Jefferson ($1.99) In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America’s evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it.
In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama: the fledgling nation’s struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history — or in the ambiguities of human nature.

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The Joy of Signing Third Edition: A Dictionary of American Signs – $1.99 when pre-ordered 0 comments

This pre-order delivery is October 1 – more than two months away. At this cheap price, I encourage you to order it today as the price may increase closer to October 1.
The Joy of Signing is one of the most comprehensive guides available for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern.
This updated third edition provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1,500 signs are clearly illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories.
Families as well as professionals will appreciate this manual’s conceptually based vocabulary. It includes sections on the history of sign language and fingerspelling, the art of signing, language patterns of signs, and an illustrated guide for fingerspelling.
Pre-order this book today for only $1.99 and receive it October 1.
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Free now: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – From Open Road Media 0 comments

Free now: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – From Open Road Media
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Printer, author, scientist, inventor, statesman, revolutionary—arguably no American life has been more remarkable than Benjamin Franklin’s.
Penned between 1771 and 1790 and published after his death, the unfinished Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most acclaimed and widely read personal histories ever written. From his youth as a printer’s assistant working for his brother’s Boston newspaper through his own publishing, writing, and military careers, his scientific experiments and worldwide travels, his grand triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies, Franklin tells his story with aplomb, bringing to life the flesh-and-blood man behind the American icon.
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Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 – Tales of a New Jerusalem – $2.45 0 comments

As much as any country, England bore the brunt of Germany’s aggression in World War II, and was ravaged in many ways at the war’s end.
Celebrated historian David Kynaston has written an utterly original, and compellingly readable, account of the following six years, during which the country rebuilt itself. Kynaston’s great genius is to chronicle the country’s experience from bottom to top: coursing through through the book, therefore, is an astonishing variety of ordinary, contemporary voices, eloquently and passionately evincing the country’s remarkable spirit.
Their stories also jostle alongside those of more well-known figures like celebrated journalist-to-be John Arlott (making his first radio broadcast), Glenda Jackson, and Doris Lessing, newly arrived from Africa and struck by the leveling poverty of post-war Britain. Kynaston deftly weaves into his story a sophisticated narrative of how the 1945 Labour government shaped the political, economic, and social landscape for the next three decades.
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Mommy IQ: The Complete Guide to Pregnancy – $1.99 0 comments

Mommy IQ is the ultimate girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy. Rosie Pope—maternity fashion designer, pregnancy guru, and star of the hit TV show Pregnant in Heels on Bravo—leads expectant mothers through the ups and downs of pregnancy with her trademark humor and down-to-earth charm, tackling difficult issues with refreshing candor while offering useful information about medical support.
The founder of MomPrep—a prenatal and postpartum education center—Rosie makes the journey to motherhood even more memorable with friendly advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and heartfelt, “been-there” insights. Mommy IQ is a must-own handbook for moms-to-be, young moms, and the families of expectant moms.
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Free now: Your Best Nap Now: 7 Steps to Nodding Off at Your Full Potential – Inspirational non-fiction from a faith-based publisher 0 comments

Free now: Your Best Nap Now: 7 Steps to Nodding Off at Your Full Potential – Inspirational non-fiction from a faith-based publisher
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No one looks at growing older quite like Martha Bolton. Whether she’s contemplating why some people turn cantankerous as they age, suggesting songs and books for the middle years, or looking at the benefits of shrinking, she keeps readers laughing out loud. And when readers are laughing the loudest, she’ll touch them with a moving or poignant observation to remind them about the value of life.
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1913: The Year Before the Storm – A witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year – $2.99 0 comments

One of my personal reading goals is to read more about World War I as the war began 100 years ago in 1914. This book introduces the state of the world just before the outbreak of the war.
Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century’s most exciting year . . .
It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet. It was the year Charlie Chaplin signed his first movie contract, and Coco Chanel and Prada opened their first dress shops. It was the year Proust began his opus, Stravinsky wrote The Rite of Spring, and the first Armory Show in New York introduced the world to Picasso and the world of abstract art. It was the year the recreational drug now known as ecstasy was invented.
It was 1913, the year before the world plunged into the catastrophic darkness of World War I.
In a witty yet moving narrative that progresses month by month through the year, and is interspersed with numerous photos and documentary artifacts (such as Kafka’s love letters), Florian Illies ignores the conventions of the stodgy tome so common in “one year” histories. Forefronting cultural matters as much as politics, he delivers a charming and riveting tale of a world full of hope and unlimited possibility, peopled with amazing characters and radical politics, bristling with new art and new technology . . . even as ominous storm clouds began to gather.
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