Daily Free Books
Free eBook Filters

Keyword(s)

Content
Genres
Settings
Save These Filter Settings

All of the filters are bookmarkable too, so you can also bookmark any page and the filter settings will be kept when you return to the bookmark

Subscribe to get free eBooks every day

Free Kindle eBooks | Biographies |

Showing Free eBook 1-20 of 20

A Forgotten Hero: the king of the racing paths ;

by Prateek Sharma

It is said that nobody remembers those who finish second. But somehow, somewhere fate brings certain heroes to life. Enclosed within is the struggles and laurels of one such athlete. He led a life dominated by running...running...running. He was just a village boy whose mother died at childbirth and whose father died in her memories. This young man recruited himself in the Army at a young age and became an athlete by default. And what followed is the stuff legends are made of. Makhan Singh. The name might not sound familiar. In fact one or two in a hundred, may have heard his name. And yet, he was called the legend on the tracks. This book is a biography of Makhan Singh, who was called the king of the racing path. But he is forgotten by all and the respect which he and his family deserved ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 107 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Distance in our blood

by Marc Rogatschnig

Marc, still grappling with the impact of his father's disappearance as a young boy, is unexpectedly invited to join him on a year-long, overland adventure from Europe to SouthAfrica to celebrate the new millennium. With a mix of excitement and trepidation, they became the rst to cross Africa on temperamental, Ukrainian, sidecar motorbikes.In this tale of adventure, daring and danger, emerges a compelling story about a broken boyhood; a reunion of estranged men; of the pain that lurked between them; and the journey that re-shaped their relationship.The book is a true story. My father disappeared from my life when I was 11 years old and a decade later invited me to join him on a Ukrainian Side Car motorbike to travel 22 000km from Austria to South Africa. Our plan was to celebrate the new...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Africa
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Two Years Before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana

Graduating from Harvard in 1834, Richard Henry Dana, Jr.  enlisted as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn on the brig Pilgrim. He returned to Massachusetts two years later aboard the Alert (which left California sooner than the Pilgrim). He kept a diary throughout his sea adventures, and, after returning home, he penned what has been widely recognized as an American classic, Two Years Before the Mast, first published in 1840, the same year of his admission to the bar....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 382 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2017 onward  

Racing Through Paradise

by William F Buckley

Racing Through Paradise is the third entry in Bill Buckley’s now classic sailing trilogy.In the best-selling Airborne, he introduced us to his special style of seagoing: episodes of high adventure and high spirits, occasional hardships, companionship, and such luxuries as a sailing craft can hope to have. In Atlantic High, another critically acclaimed best seller, he furthered the form. Now, Buckley takes his son, his friends, and his reader to another ocean, on a four thousand mile run across the Pacific.Each Buckley voyage is distinctive, yet each is an enhancement of earlier journeys. And a journey with Buckley is inevitably an expedition into oddly assorted experiences and comedy, into observation and illumination — into wit and reflection, and into friendships that overcome fricti...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Water Sports
Size: 315 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
71 reviews

824

by P J G Robbins

This is the story of a man who hated running as a child but ended up completing the Marathon des Sables. It follows my training from the first tentative steps, through my first marathon attempt, to a blow by blow account of the crushing lows and soaring highs of my time in the desert. This memoir is an expression and an explanation of my unlikely love affair with running....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 150 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
18 reviews

Still Turning Left

by Scott Reeves

When 35 of the best stock car racing drivers came together to contest the World Championship in September 2013, few people predicted that James Rygor would come from the back of the grid in his debut World Final to claim the greatest prize in the sport. Yet Rygor snatched glory in the dying moments, a dramatic finish to one of the finest races in the history of oval motorsport.

In this short sequel to KEEP TURNING LEFT, Scott Reeves recounts the spectacular World Final and meets the new World Champion. Featuring colour photographs and based on interviews with James Rygor, this is the story of one racing driver's journey to shock success.
...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Motor Sports
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2017 onward  

Fifty Shades of Graying: Love, Romance, and Sex After Fifty

by Ariele M. Huff

I started a blog to abolish the concept that people over 50 don't have or deserve Love, Romance, and Sex. And, boy, did I find out that we do have and want those things! This is a collection of stories, poems, and essays contributed to be part of a book...and here it is! Tasty!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Sex, Sport, Biographies, Gay & Lesbian, Drama & Poetry, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 80 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

by Frederick Burnaby

It is 1875, the time of the 'Great Game', when the British and Russian Empires are vying for power in central Asia. Great Britain learns of Russia’s plans to annex India, the 'jewel in the crown' of the Empire. A British officer rides for Khiva, a Russian city closed to European travelers. He is on a dangerous mission, to learn if this remote and dangerous oasis is about to be used as a springboard for the Russian invasion of India.  Captain Frederick Burnaby ballooned across the English Channel, traveled in Spain and Russia, and was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for Britain's empire. This account of his perilous journey to Khiva, published in 1876 and immediately reprinted, brought him instant fame....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 234 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 August 2017 onward  

A Maverick New Zealand Way

by Mary Jane Walker

A Maverick New Zealand WayDown in the Southern Hemisphere lies a land of beauty, dramatic scenery and adventure – New Zealand. Discover the stunning back country of New Zealand, through walks, treks, mountain ascents and even a spot of mountain biking. Mary Jane, a self-proclaimed ‘Maverick Traveller’ sets out on many of the walks and mountain ascents throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands.Mary Jane shares her love of travel, trekking and adventure through this thrilling book. Whether you are a beginning trekker, intermediate or advanced you will find something in this book for you.Learn about native bush and wildlife nestled amongst a variety of landscapes – glaciers, volcanoes, grassy plains, waterfalls, lakes, vast stretches of ocean and geothermal areas. Whether you...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Health & Fitness, Sport, Biographies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 August 2017 onward  

A Maverick Traveller

by Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker is a writer of historically well-informed travel memoirs that come with an autobiographical flavour. She has been described as a younger, female Bill Bryson, though with her own unique voice. Mary Jane first experienced world travel in an unusual way, as part of the crew on a Chinese junk named La Dame de Canton, the first to be built in the old way in decades. La Dame sailed from Canton, now Guangzhou, to Paris in the early 1980s. Just as in the old days of exploration by sail, the voyage took a couple of years to complete, with many stops along the way for fresh water and supplies, and, yes, for repairs as well. This was the first time a Chinese junk had made such a voyage from East to West. Firmly in the tradition of such hardy adventurers as Thor Heyerdahl and Tim Sev...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 403 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 August 2017 onward  

Fifty Shades of Deviance: A collection of short deviant stories

by Bill Theeson

Funny, sick and gross all wrapped up in one collection of fast reading short stories! Fifty Shades of Deviance is a fictional book about a guy with many good stories to tell. Intended for those interested in seeing various acts of vandalism, mischief and deviance from the perspective of the person doing them. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, Humour, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 66 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ten Thousand Spirals

by Steve Young

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals.” -Jeff Benedict...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, Poetry, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Sport, Biographies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 12 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 August 2017 onward  

Peyton's Journeys to Heaven and Hell-My 7 Year Old's Testament: Heaven and Hell are Real

by Lisa Melton

This is my little girls account of Heaven and Hell. She tells me every week about her meetings with God in Heaven at the throne....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 5 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Mighty Pies and My Mighty Dad: A Collingwood Love Story 1953

by Peter le Breton PhD

Peter loved the Magpies—so named because of their black and white jumpers. Every Saturday afternoon during the footy season he was glued to the radio, hanging on every word of the commentators. If Collingwood lost, he was in tears. On the day of this story, when the Pies were in front approaching three-quarter time, and his Dad spontaneously called him to jump in the car so that he could catch the last quarter at the ground. He was in the car faster than a Thorald Merrett stab-pass. But this story is less about Collingwood and footy, than it is about the author’s relationship with his Dad, and the inspiration he gained as a boy from his sporting heroes. Peter learned anything is possible with enough preparation, will and grit. Or at least much more is possible than we believe, for we...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Family Relationships, Parenting, Sport, Biographies
Size: 11 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
3 reviews

My Idols - Journey of a Cricket Crazy

by Pankaj Agrawal

India and Indians are crazy for two things. Cricket and Bollywood. So there are only two kinds of people, who have unconditional fan following in India. That is Film actors and Cricket players. There are millions of Indians, who are huge fan of Cricket and cricketers. The book is all about collection of memoirs of the author in regard with his idols in the game. Book gives inside in to career span of few of the most prolific Indian cricketers in contemporary Cricket and few of greatest in international Cricket. The career path of them is embedded with most splendid performance of these players and interesting anecdotes (few of them are untold). All in all, a full sketch of these players in a very concise and interesting manner. There are chapters on:-Sachin TendulkarKapil DevKris Srikka...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Cricket
Size: 135 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
7 reviews

INDIA ADVENTURE STORIES VOLUME ONE

by Patrick Griffith

Man-eater is a common term for an animal that preys upon humans. This does not include scavenging. Although human beings can be attacked by many kinds of animals, man-eaters are those that have incorporated human flesh into their usual diet. Most reported cases of man-eaters have involved tigers, leopards, lions and crocodiles. However, they are by no means the only predators that will attack humans if given the chance; a wide variety of species have also been known to take humans as prey. ATTACKED BY A KING COBRA.ALADDIN'S CAVE.THE TERROR OF HUNSUR.THE TERROR OF HUNSUR II.AN ADVENTURE WITH A BOA.THE ONE EYED MAN EATER.A MAN EATING WOLF BOY.SEEALL, THE WOLF BOY.THE WHITE TIGER.THE FATE OF THE AHNAY PAYEE.THE BANDYPORE MAN EATER.THE KODERMA MAN EATER.TRAPPING A MAN EATER.THE MAN EATER OF BE...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Asia, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 111 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

FREE Mountaineering Books: eBook Sampler: Vertebrate Publishing eBooks for the adventurous from Tilman, Terray, Tasker, Scott, MacIntyre, Fowler, Diemberger, Messner, and Heckmair

by Reinhold Messner

For this FREE mountaineering eBook collection from Vertebrate Publishing, we’ve picked extracts from eleven of our favourite mountaineering and exploration titles. Including works from Reinhold Messner, Edwin Drummond and Joe Tasker, these award-winning titles trace the history of mountains from the 1920s to the present day. From the tense and thrilling to the evocative and stirring, they record some of the most exciting events in climbing.Legendary explorer H.W. Tilman cycles across Africa in Snow on the Equator. Kurt Diemberger offers a harrowing first-hand account of the 1996 K2 tragedy in The Endless Knot, and Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre reveal exactly what goes on during climbing expeditions in their Boardman Tasker winning Shishapangma.You can find out more about the books featur...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Sport, Biographies, Mountaineering, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
12 reviews

here. : The Journey to Passion

by Jer Johns

Jer Johns journeys out onto the streets of New York for nearly a year to find himself, giving up everything except an iPhone, a laptop, a backpack, and some clothes. Along the journey he finds so much more than he ever intended. This is his story told through photos and text.
...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography, Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 100.46 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 August 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
99 reviews

Travelled Far: A Collection Of Hiking Adventures

by Mr Keith Foskett

Keith Foskett adores the outdoors. A veteran of El Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails, he follows a different lifestyle. Adventure and chasing dreams come first, convention and acceptance are second.In this book he shares a collection of trips, thoughts and observations from his award-winning blog. From the extremes of the New Mexico wilderness to his beloved South Downs in England, he observes the world with clarity, hope, daydreams and humour.With tales of local history, the changing of the seasons, facing death and pursuing his chosen path, this is a glimpse into one man’s unfaltering passion to follow his dreams.Keith Foskett has hiked over 10,000 miles in recent years and holds a deep respect for our outdoor spaces.He has written several Amazon bes...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 82 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 July 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
6 reviews

Fergus and Me: A Tale of Two Bezzie Mates

by Will Edwards

In the heart of the Liverpool docklands ravaged by bombing, Fergus and me are two kids attending a tough urban school. Having to contend with the school bully is a bad enough prospect, but it’s not just the other kids who are a problem. Some of the teachers - bordering on psycho - are employing the carrot-and-stick method of motivation … without the carrot. And then, there’s Shakespeare – what use is that going to be?This moving, and at times funny, coming-of-age story set in the 1960s, celebrates the special bond between two best friends – a bond stronger than death itself....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Sport, Biographies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 July 2017 onward  

Back To Top ^