Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness, Sport, Biographies, Individual Sports
Size: 407 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward
Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 341 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Sport, Biographies
Size: 334 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward
Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 500 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward
Genre: Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 309 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward
Down in the Southern Hemisphere lies a land of beauty, dramatic scenery and adventure – New Zealand. In an e-book with nearly 600 photographs and maps, you, too, can 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 among a variety of landscapes – glaciers, volcanoes, grassy plains, waterfalls, lakes, vast stretches of ocean and geothermal areas, as well as areas of special significance to Maori, and cityscapes both modern and colonial.An interesting account of New Zealand history in town and country as well as a memoir of modern experiences, A Maverick New Zealand Way is the perfect read to inspire you to get outdoors in New Zealand.
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 438 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward
A Maverick USA Way is the fifth in Mary Jane's series of unconventional travel memoirs. Mary Jane has been visiting the USA since the 1990s, and travelled right around the continental USA by Amtrak train in the autumn and winter of 2016 and 2017. Not only was she confronted by politics during the height of the 2016 election season, but also discovered environmental and social issues along the way. She took the train to the Glacier, Grand Teton, Yosemite and Rocky Mountains National Parks before the snow hit. She loved the Smithsonian museums and after seeing a dance at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC, she decided to go to Standing Rock. It was a protest over land rights and drinking water, at 30 below zero! She was awed by Chicago architecture, by an Art Deco Detroit which is reverting into a park, by Galveston and by Birmingham, Alabama. She was in America for the election and was not surprised Trump won. She was tired of being mistaken for a homeless person because she wore a back pack, and left San Francisco because of it. The book begins with a guest historical chapter, and then tumbles directly into Mary Jane's own account of life on the rails, plus a spell in Hawai'i on the way home. With 409 maps, photos and other images.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Sport, Biographies, Travel, United States
Size: 393 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward
“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”― Sun Tzu, The Art of WarStrategy Six Pack 5 presents a smart sextet of tactical texts:A Treatise on Tactics by Francis J. LippittA Tale of the English Civil War by G. A. HentyGenghis Khan by Jacob AbbottThe Boer War by Arthur Conan DoyleMorgan's Raid by Basil W. Duke, Orlando B. Willcox & Thomas H. HinesGaribaldi by Elbert HubbardFrancis J. Lippitt’s A Treatise on Tactics is a detailed, sophisticated mid-Victorian survey delineating trends in military thinking as relates to the three branches of Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry. Morgan’s Raid by Basil W. Duke, Orlando B. Willcox & Thomas H. Hines – three participants of the famous Civil War skirmish – is a forgotten military classic and includes the raid, capture and escape of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and his troops, known as Morgan’s Men. Evidently Sherlock Holmes’ creator Arthur Conan Doyle had a lot to say about the Boer War. By the end of hostilities in 1902, his book The Boer War (originally published as The War in South Africa, Its Cause and Conduct) had been published 16 times, with each edition revised by Doyle. The mystery maestro brings the same analytical skills displayed in his fiction to this definitive look at the 1899-1902 conflict. There is also G. A. Henty’s richly descriptive novel A Tale of the English Civil War, Garibaldi, a biography of the Italian general, and Genghis Khan by Jacob Abbott, a look at the life of the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.Illustrations include:King Charles I of EnglandThe Battle of Marston Moor, 1644Oliver CromwellThe 1st Khagan of the Mongol EmpireGenghis Khan entering BeijingJohn Hunt MorganThomas H. HinesBasil W. DukeOrlando B. WillcoxMorgan’s MenGiuseppe GaribaldiElbert Green Hubbard“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”― Baltasar Gracián
Genre: History, Europe, Military, Sport, Biographies
Size: 570 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward
REVIEW: Fascinating and incredible biography from a cross between James Bond, Louis Leakey, Columbo and Indiana Jones.Behind the scenes - exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer's Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril - yet he lived to tell the taleFor a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of "There's a LION Under My Bed - Book 1
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 314 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 February 2020 onward
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles, Sport, Biographies
Size: 796 kb
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward
It was hot. A sudden stillness was in the late afternoon air. The waterhole's surface shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at it's edge told of pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped up, their spreading ripples fracturing the tree and sky reflections; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have known better, I should have smelt crocodile!!What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates?I have only to mention it’s name in conversation and people stop and turn to listen.Why, for 190 years, has it drawn people from all over to come, stay longer than they imagined and, often, never leave?This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go.For half a century it was our home - this place called Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) at the very top of Australia, place of dark skinned people, crocodiles, buffalo and much more, a place where we built our lives.It tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern AustraliaThis our family's story, growing amongst the people, animals and places and colours of this this strange land, alongside an aboriginal community going through its own changes; citizenship, alcohol, uranium mining, land rights, outstation development, and community self management.It is a memoir of living in one of the most isolated parts of Australia - a small aboriginal missionary community in the Northern Territory, something the equivalent of the remote Canada or Alaska. It is the landscape featured in the tourist brochures for Kakadu and the movie Crocodile Dundee.It is a chronicle of change in the last half century with land rights and aboriginal self determination at the centre of which are my mother and father with Christian beliefs which motivated their contribution to this change.It is a story of memories and love for this remote and beautiful place, in which I lived as a child then worked as an adult. It also a story of many NT people who gave me my memories and of many other parts of the NT each with their distinctive character and their hardy, outlandish characters who stories live on in my mind and words.It also tells of my own experience of surviving attack by a large crocodile in a remote swampThis memoir provides the foundation for my novels in the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. The places in these books are the places in which I lived and worked and many of the stories came little changed from people I knew. In particular my experience in surviving a crocodile attack of a large saltwater crocodile, which mauled my leg as told in this book forms part of the central role of the crocodile as a predator in this novel series.The role of my father in opening road transport including building a crossing of the East Alligator River, developing outstations for aboriginal communities, learning to fly on missionary wages and establishing an aviation service along with assisting the aboriginal peoples of this land to gain royalties from mining is a story that deserves to be told as a major part of NT history. Along with his tireless work the contribution of many others is also an essential part of the story.
Genre: History, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 349 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 February 2020 onward
REVIEW: Fascinating and incredible biography from a cross between James Bond, Louis Leakey, Columbo and Indiana Jones.
Behind the scenes - exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!
At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer's Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril - yet he lived to tell the tale
For a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of "There's a LION Under My Bed - Book 1
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 312 pages
Free download for Kindle from 02 February 2020 onward
Could you give up everything you have worked for and do something completely different?
Would you give up and go home if it all went wrong?
'Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?' is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years. Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way. Will they succeed, or will the challenges prove too much to bear?
Some review snippets...
"an enchanting read"
"regularly laughed out loud"
"I would recommend this book to anyone"
Also available - Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey? and Seriously Mum, How Many Cats?
There is also an accompanying photobook for this book, called Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? The Photos! Available to download for only 99c or 77p!
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Home & Garden, Animal Care & Pets, Antiques & Collectibles, Crafts & Hobbies, Gardening & Horticulture, Home Design, How-to & Home Improvements, Interior Design, Weddings, Nonfiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Sport, Biographies
Size: 348 pages
Free download for Kindle from 27 January 2020 onward