Category: Non-Fiction
Headstrong – 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World – $1.99 0 comments
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In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats. Buy it today for $1.99.
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Black Fortunes – The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires – $1.99 0 comments
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Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of industrious, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success.
Mary Ellen Pleasant, used her Gold Rush wealth to further the cause of abolitionist John Brown. Robert Reed Church, became the largest landowner in Tennessee. Hannah Elias, the mistress of a New York City millionaire, used the land her lover gave her to build an empire in Harlem. Orphan and self-taught chemist Annie Turnbo-Malone, developed the first national brand of hair care products. Several more men and women are featured.
Nearly all the unforgettable personalities in this amazing collection were often attacked, demonized, or swindled out of their wealth. Black Fortunes illuminates as never before the birth of the black business titan. Buy it today for just $1.99.
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The Irish Pub Cookbook – $1.20 0 comments
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Talk about the luck of the Irish! One of the most beloved of Irish institutions (there are more than one thousand in Dublin alone), the traditional pub has served generations as the venue for local gossip, sporting news, a ceilidh or two, literary soirees, real estate deals, political debates, revolutionary plots, and, lest we forget, for knocking back a pint of Guinness.
The food’s not bad either—as The Irish Pub Cookbook so deliciously demonstrates. It’s a celebration of over 70 pub classics: thick soups and stews; savory tarts and meaty pies; big bowls of salad (times change!); and desserts of the seconds-are-always-appropriate variety. Complete with pub photos, history, and lore, nobody leaves hungry when The Irish Pub Cookbook is in the kitchen.
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A Long Way from Home – True account of foster care in England – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.
Until I learned what had happened. …
Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished.
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Best Church Suppers – Church potlucks and socials favorites – $1.99 0 comments
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The most delicious home-cooked food around is served up at church potlucks and socials. In Best Church Supper Recipes, you’ll find best-loved recipes for all occasions to share with family & friends.
Handy tips on planning potlucks; selecting, cooking and transporting food for potlucks and making creative table decorations.
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Grace for the Moment – Inspirational thoughts for each day by Max Lucado – Just 99 cents 0 comments
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Though maintaining a consistent devotional life is not always easy, Max Lucado’s best-selling Grace for the Moment® makes having a daily quiet time possible! This yearlong book features captivating daily devotionals that offer enough inspiration, power, and hope to carry you through the busiest of days. America’s leading inspirational author again fills each day’s reading with touching word pictures that offer guidelines for grace-filled living and extra room on each page for journaling opportunities.
Grace for the Moment® is yet another great way to encourage anyone to celebrate daily time with God. All it takes is a moment. Buy it today for only 99 cents.
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Mother Teresa – An Authorized Biography – $1.99 0 comments
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Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but her story is so much more remarkable. From her childhood in the Balkans to her work in India, from attending the victims of war-torn Beirut to pleading with George Bush and Saddam Hussein to choose peace over war, Mother Teresa was driven by a mighty faith.
Newly revised and updated, this edition includes a personal insight into the beatification and continuing process of canonization for Mother Teresa, the ongoing work of the Missionaries of Charity, and her “dark night of the soul.”
Mother Teresa consistently claimed that she was simply responding to Christ’s boundless love for her and for all of humanity, bringing to the world a great lesson in joyful and selfless love. This book is a glimpse into her extraordinary faith, work, and life.
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City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago – $1.99 0 comments
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When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation. Modernizers had an audacious, expensive plan to turn the city from a brawling, unglamorous place into “the Metropolis of the World.” But just as the dream seemed within reach, pandemonium broke loose and the city’s highest ambitions were suddenly under attack by the same unbridled energies that had given birth to them in the first place.
Meticulously researched and expertly paced, City of Scoundrels captures the tumultuous birth of the modern American city, with all of its light and dark aspects in vivid relief. Buy the book today for $1.99.
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Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers – The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping – $1.99 0 comments
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Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky’s acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcersfeatures new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.
As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer.
Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses.
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Housekeeping: GoK book and free audiobooks for Audible members 0 comments

Do You Have Great on Kindle Credits?
Last week I wrote about Great on Kindle and the frustration of redeeming credits on another GoK book.
Gerald, a longtime friend of Daily Cheap Reads, sent a note about a book he is reading – and it happens to be a GoK selection:
I normally only read true stories and this seems beyond reality. I cannot comprehend how one person can suffer so much, but it is the secret of her drive to change the wrongs in society…..This book is much better than 5 stars.

 

Now for the good news, the book Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back is a GoK title selling for only $1.99. If you have unused credits, this highly recommended true account would be a good choice. Otherwise, it’s just $1.99 to purchase outright. The audiobook is only $1.99, too.
Book Description: Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot five times at point-blank range. While recovering from what would become one of the most harrowing tragedies in recent history, Jackie had to choose: Would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her with a resolve to become a vocal proponent for human rights.
Deeply rooted in Jackie’s experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman, and a fighter, hers is a story of true resilience, one that will inspire other women to draw strength from adversity in order to do what is right—no matter the challenges ahead.

 

Free audiobooks for Audible Members
Audible members can score three free titles – one a full-length novel and two shorter listens. This is a limited-time offer, but I do not know the end date. As I write this, the books were pre-order to release today (February 28).
A Mind of Her Own by Paula McLain: From Paula McLain, the best-selling author of The Paris Wife and Love and Ruin, comes a breathtakingly intimate story of the brilliant, willful Marie Curie – a young woman in Paris on the verge of her greatest discovery yet: herself.
Junk by Les Bohem: Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens.
The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough: Best-selling author Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate, Public Enemies, Big Rich) recently made a shocking discovery: The small town of Temple, Texas, where he had grown up, had harbored a dark secret.

 

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