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Lebron James: The Inside Story of How LeBron James Became King James of The Court (Lebron James) (Basketball Biographies Book 1)

by Steve James

“You can’t be afraid to fail. It’s the only way you succeed—you’re not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that”— LeBron “King” James
Have you ever wanted to know what makes Lebron James such a successful player?
From the high school courts in Akron, Ohio to the height of his career in the NBA, LeBron James has consistently dazzled and amazed opponents and spectators with his own playing style. There are some great athletes in the NBA, but LeBron is on another level: how did he achieve so much?

In this comprehensive LeBron James biography, you’ll discover the real secrets and philosophy behind the man, covering the earliest days of his career and the moments of failure that shaped him into the inspirational presence that he became later.

You’ll also get a sneak peek into how the mind of athletic genius works: discover the superstitious rituals and mental preparation that goes on before taking on a challenge, and how to turn even the most abject failure into a victory down the road.

You’ll also get the complete low-down into the rigorous training routine including workouts that LeBron uses daily to hone his game and fine-tune his body for maximized performance on and off the court!

Readers will benefit from this book by learning:
• How to develop the Lebron James mindset
• Information about each stage of Lebron James’ life
• Little known facts about James that true fans will want to know
• Rituals and superstitions, philosophies, mental preparation, and techniques that make him the player he is today
• Top 5 Motivational Lessons learned from James’ life
• Insider secrets that can be found nowhere else
• And much more!

This book is a look at his life through the lens of how what LeBron does can be used to improve what you do on the court. You’ll learn about who he is, both on the court and off the court, and how those things affect him as a player. Most of all, you’ll be motivated to actually get out on the court yourself!

If you have ever wondered why LeBron proudly wears the number 23, and what made him choose basketball over his other great sport, football, you’ll find all the answers in this book—along with the powerful motivational secrets that have driven this NBA great to enduring success!

Would You Like To Know More?
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Nonfiction, Sport, Basketball, Biographies
Size: 130 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Pedaling Home: One Woman's Race Across the Arizona Trail

by Sarah Ruth Jansen

A philosopher from Minnesota returns to her childhood home to join a handful of adventure racers for the "Arizona Trail Race 750". The world's longest trail bike race, the AZTR runs 750 rugged miles along the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah. Enduring complete bike failure (which ends Sarah’s shot at the women's course record) and the death of a family member, Sarah finds a way to make it to the Grand Canyon. There she faces the greatest challenge yet: a marathon trek through the canyon with her mountain bike strapped to her back, all while coming to terms with what it means to be home. Her amazing story follows a quirky cast of endurance bike racers, interweaving adventure, philosophy, Arizona history and family lore.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 102 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

My Life Among the Indians (Illustrated)

by George Catlin

George Catlin was a fascinating figure of the nineteenth century, an artist-explorer who ventured deep into the wilds of the newly discovered Americas to paint the rapidly vanishing indigenous populations, their leaders, warriors, medicine men and scenes from their modes of life. The gifts Catlin received over the years from these remote peoples formed the basis for a vast, important collection which Catlin loaned to the world’s biggest museums, together with his portraits. Because of the stunning, life-like likenesses he created, the awed tribes dubbed Catlin Te-hee-pe-nee Washed which means The Great White Medicine.This new 2017 edition of My Life Among the Indians is illustrated with many examples of Catlin’s artwork from this period.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, United States
Size: 196 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Hanging out the Washing

by David Price

The other day, I met the Captain of the Malawi Skydiving team, and if that picture conjures up an image of a big, strong, young man with a daredevil gleam in his eye, you’re in for a surprise.
The captain’s name is Ingrid Elisabeth Price. She’s a slim 5ft 5in brunette and the mother of three children. She’s got that gleam in her eye, though, whenever she starts talking about parachuting. I asked her what made her want to do it."
'It was when we lived in Pirbright, Surrey. My husband, Gordon was stationed there with the Grenadier Guards as a Paratrooper. I was hanging out the washing when I heard the engines of an aeroplane stop overhead. I looked up and saw three tiny figures falling spread-eagled through the sky before they opened their parachutes and drifted down. I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.’
Her husband Gordon persuaded the Army into letting her tag onto an army free-fall course at Netherhavon. The first woman ever to do the course and graduated as a fully-fledged skydiver.
When her husband was posted to Malawi to help train the Malawian armed forces she started up a parachute club and became its chief instructor.
During her time in Malawi, Ingrid trekked down to South Africa and passed a very rugged test to become the first woman in Africa to hold a 'D' licence – the laurels of the parachuting world
She captained the Malawi team to several international meets and completed a number of 'link up's as well as night jumps and on one occasion made a decent from over 18000 feet.
'The important thing to me is free falling - it’s something I can’t explain, but every jump is different, it’s always exciting.’
The story of Ingrid's achievements, in the Skydiving world, is even more remarkable, when she tells of her survival from the 'horrors' she suffered during the fall of Berlin in 1945 when, at the age of 15, she became separated from her family and fell victim to the savagery of the advancing Soviet Army during the final battle for Berlin.
Ingrid's story is a triumph of survival and achievement which began one day when she looked up whilst ‘Hanging out the Washing.’

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 116 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Ji Do Kwan The Way to Wisdom: The Creation and Evolution of Korea's Only Eclectic Kwan

by Losik Ph.D, Len

Ji Do Kwan The Way to Wisdom provides the most information available in one place about the Ji Do Kwan that includes the history and creation of one Korean Kwan that was unlike all the rest. Through its dynamic and sometime precarious existence, the Ji Do Kwan survives Korea's civil war to become a major influence in the 1950's era of Korean Kwans and the internal conflicts between the Korean martial arts community and the new, independent, post Japanese occupation Korean government fighting the Korean martial arts community to unify and Ji Do Kwan's support to the Korean government and its secret plan to force the Korean martial arts community to create Taekwondo and get Taekwondo into the Olympics as Korea's national martial art, just as the Japanese government was working to do the same with Judo. Other chapters focus just on the Ji Do Kwan and other important Korean Kwan's and their influence on the direction of Ji Do Kwan, their Grandmaster's conflicts with Ji Do Kwan Instructors and Grandmasters and which Kwans became famous and why and which did not and disappeared. There are tables for correlating traditional Ji Do Kwan Tang Soo Do Hyungs (the predecessor to Taekwondo) and Ji Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Poomsae to Okinawa and Japanese Kata versions. There are also several tables for correlating many more Hyungs to Chinese, Okinawa and Japanese Kata that existed and evolved during the 19th and 20th centuries and a Korean martial arts chronology. This book has the largest amount of information in one location about the Ji Do Kwan and its instructional methods that made it one of the most powerful Kwans with some of the information about the Ji Do Kwan will not have been be published previously. The author includes a substantial Bibliography of over 80 references, a Glossary and all encompassing Index for the serious reader of martial arts history. This book is for the serious, experienced and knowledgeable reader of Korean martial arts and a reader

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Individual Sports
Size: 234 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Big Blue Ball: A Memoir

by Mike McIntyre

From the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Kindness of Strangers comes a humorous and deeply revealing memoir about travel, perseverance, and the surprising places we find inspiration.In 1962, when Mike McIntyre's colorful grandmother becomes the first member of his working-class California family to travel overseas, she returns with a Pan Am tote bag, its side emblazoned with a big blue ball, the airline's iconic blue globe logo.Enchanted through childhood by the magical bag, McIntyre hurtles headlong into a life of wanderlust and adventure, transforming himself from a small-town slacker into an acclaimed, globe-trotting journalist. In a book that is both coming-of-age story and travelogue, he illuminates his journey with a candid, compelling prose that has earned him praise as "a reader's dream" (San Diego Union-Tribune).Funny, moving, offbeat, and ultimately, unforgettable, The Big Blue Ball vividly captures one man's meandering search for his place in the world.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 249 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

How Not To Run 100 Marathons: And Other Stories *** Number 1 Sports Book ***

by Nicholas Turner

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  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Winning is Everything: Part II Autobiography of Sheila Willcox

by Sheila Willcox

Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 341 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

One More Horizon: The Inspiring Story of One Man's Solo Journey Around the World on a Mountain Bike

by Scott Zamek

Pedaling a bicycle around the world was a lifelong dream, but everyone told him it could not be done. Dismissing the skeptics, disinterested sponsors, and a woefully inadequate bank account, Scott Zamek resolved to try. Some 25,000 miles and six million pedal revolutions later, Zamek had encountered Bengal tigers, angry mobs, prison and sandstorms, fed on yak, dog meat, and gobs of cow intestines.He had been taken prisoner by the Syrian Secret Police, left for dead in the Sahara Desert, and beset by hypothermia and heatstroke, using up two bicycles, 1,000 tire patches, and countless makeshift replacement parts along the way. One More Horizon takes us on a roller coaster ride of endurance and fatigue, success and setback, thieves and kindhearted souls, but what shines through in the end, is a reminder of all that is right with the human spirit.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 257 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

The Dark Matters: volume seven: true Horror stories from around the world

by Jay P. Gregg

true horror stories from ordinary people who live everyday lives, from various countries around the world, includinga deep web horror storyA haunted tunnelCraigslist ad that could have ended in death how a student found that people are never who they seem to beand many more stories to make your skin crawl

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 62 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Earthe Folke's Forum Worlde Ecology: Dime Store Novellette's Two

by Donald Johnson

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 88 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children

by Graham Wilson

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Sport, Biographies
Size: 334 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

The Amazing Dariush: Dariush Ghasemian Dastjerdi

by Dariush Ghasemian Dastjerdi

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 64 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Diary of a US Prisoner, 21-60: inmate #812699

by Kyle Skinner

Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 159 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Christopher Carson, Familiarly Known as Kit Carson the Pioneer of the West

by John S. C. Abbott

Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman, fur trapper, wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. He became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. His (sometimes exaggerated) exploits were the subject of dime novels. In Christopher Carson, Familiarly Known as Kit Carson the Pioneer of the West, historian John Abbott traces the remarkable life of this early American icon.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Americas, Nonfiction, True Crime, Sport, Biographies
Size: 194 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

A Mysterious Union: love and despair By Author: Vanessa Bush (Roller-Coaster Book 1)

by Vanessa Bush

This book is full of humans kind bonding with love, joy, adventure exploration into peoples world and journey's of life, up and down of being part of two world and the joy of being wild and simply unique that make us remember that we are what we are for a specific reason. American's vision of a perfect life perception in the suburbs and a family value attach to historic treasure and nature. After a Farmer family from the city decide to move into a isolated village they soon starting to come across sickness and strange noise coming from the woods...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 8 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Crash Landing : Born again for?

by Shane Manilal

Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 500 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

00:10:18 INT. Tuesday, April 25, 2006 03:33:43 PM By Troy Anthony Platt

by Troy Anthony Platt

Genre: Sport, Biographies
Size: 18 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Prophecies of a Himalayan Sage, The Journals of Explorer M.G. Hawking

by M.G. Hawking

Explore the Extraordinary Wisdom and Prophetic Insights of a true Himalayan Sage.Every thinking person recognizes that humanity is in crisis, ecologically, spiritually, and very clearly politically—in fact, in any way you look at it. Theology has crumbled and political theory collapsed; technology complicates life and war; “political correctness” and the loss of legitimate journalism subverts truth to enthrone ignorance; religious fanaticism infiltrates governments, terrorizes citizens, inflames the world, and imperils every rational nation on our planet."The whole history of the last thousands of years has been one of religious persecutions and wars, jihads, crusades. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for ordinary people to do evil things, that takes religion." —Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate Radicalism is not alone in imperiling democracy worldwide. A spreading plague of misinformation gives rise to a corollary to Gresham’s Law (“bad money drives out good”) —misinformation pushes aside knowledge. Democracy is the most difficult of all forms of government since it requires an educated voting populace and the widest spread of undistorted information. We must not forgot to keep ourselves informed if we are to keep ourselves sovereign. The mass media’s current state of extreme bias and arrogant abandonment of even the pretense of honesty obliterates truth and undermines the fundamental principles of the democracy envisioned by our founding fathers. This is a highly dangerous situation.“At every step history teaches us how fragile and superficial a structure civilization is, and how precariously it is poised upon the apex of a never extinct volcano of oppressed barbarism, superstition, and ignorance. Modern civilization is a thin veneer superimposed upon the Middle Ages, which always remain.” —the SageWhy is this happening? And why at this point in our civilization? Are there answers to these questions?On an extended trek in the remote Himalayas, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on an extraordinary opportunity. A series of adventures led him to an ancient Oracle Temple where he encountered a true Himalayan Sage. The author's discussions with the Sage covered a wide range of subjects, revealing a series of profound insights. A brief excerpt of his comments regarding our present civilization:"Among your Founders were enlightened ones; your form of government was designed and implemented to assure individual freedom and nurture individual spirituality and creativity. It has undergone an immense swing to the opposite pole; it now assures nothing but mass order at any cost and nurtures nothing but the imposition of mass materiality and mass productivity. Freedom is gone, replaced by economic seeking and monetary accumulation. In your country what was once a government of reason and law has been replaced by a tyranny of men. The sovereignty of the people has become a sovereignty of manipulators, politicians as conscious agents of a great deception, the power of which dements even more than it corrupts. Your society is divided into a tiny group of men who choose and decide, a small number of others who know far less and decide nothing yet wield power in conformity with the hidden policies—those who gather in your congress to go through the motions of democracy’s ghost—and the masses, compelled to act and live in total incomprehension of this vast manipulation."Explore knowledge that has long remained concealed under layers of deception and secrecy. A truly incomparable book for anyone interested in the welfare of their country, their personal welfare, and that of their family. Kindle e-reader page count 316 (estimated, actual count varies with the reading device). For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Sport, Biographies
Size: 178 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Panama's Golde Burro Trail's: Dime Store Novellette's Two

by Donald Johnson

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Children's eBooks, Sport, Biographies
Size: 77 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

An Alien Amongst the English !: My Story

by Mohsen Miraftab

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Sport, Biographies
Size: 124 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Israel in One Week

by Ann Hamilton

If you have only one week to travel and want to go somewhere new and exciting, yet feel welcome and comfortable at the same time, Israel if the perfect place. Going to Israel for the first time, on their own, this retired Florida couple finds fun, adventure, history and religion, coming together all in one place. Even though it is a small country, Israel has many diverse areas to explore and people to meet. If you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone and do something challenging, you can drive around the country of Israel on your own and discover something about the world and yourself at the same time.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Middle East
Size: 28 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

A Veterinarian’s journey in India and abroad

by Dr. Ravindra Nath sharma

A Veterinarian’s Journey in India and Abroad is a great book for all in their journey of life. The most common definition of a journey is “something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another.” Yet another definition is “a person’s experience of changing or developing from one state of mind to another.” The second definition applies to this book. It details the experiences and learnings of a veterinarian in India and various countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. In the journey of life, everyone faces ups and downs.  These stages during your journey give you an opportunity to learn, especially to correct the “downs.”  This can be done by trying again and again with vigorous hard work and the principles of honesty and Dr. Sharma shows you how through his experiences. Countries differ in terms of climate, terrain, livelihood, people and governments. The author has describes aspects of the countries where he has worked and gives insights on how to deal with the people of those countries. The book also emphasizes the ways in which Indian veterinarians can raise and maintain the prestige of India.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Sport, Biographies
Size: 126 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light

by Steve Theme

Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking seven thousand miles alone. As nineteen-year-old Steve Theme leaves on a hitchhiking trek, he has no destination, no timeframe, and no self-respect. A home life of abuse and addiction didn’t prevent him from being selected Scholar/Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school, but hiding one life from the other has broken him into fragments. He leaves Seattle in 1978 as a know-it-all whose hobbies are shoplifting malt liquor and despising his university classmates, and himself.

This remarkable memoir traverses a journey of doubt and growth against a backdrop of constant vulnerability and danger. Theme is a captive witness to dozens of people’s stories until, finally, he’s able to tell his own. Asphalt Asylum carries the reader on a unexpected spiritual journey where an alienated young man eventually understands that he’s always been part of the fabric that connects us all—love.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 268 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Nowhere Bound: A Young Man's Journey Through Africa and Beyond in the 1970s

by Stephen W.T. Sarrack

Genre: Sport, Biographies, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 309 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Kevin Garnett: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Power Forwards (Basketball Biography Books)

by Clayton Geoffreys

Learn the Incredible Story of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Basketball Legend Kevin Garnett!
Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!
In Kevin Garnett: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Power Forwards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier power forwards, Kevin Garnett. Since joining the NBA directly from high school, Kevin Garnett has had a highly productive and legendary career in the NBA as a leader and as a basketball player. From leading the Minnesota Timberwolves in the early 2000s to playing an important role as part of the Boston Big 3 alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen in their deep playoff runs (including a 2008 NBA Championship), Kevin Garnett is easily one of the greatest power forwards to play the game.
It is hard to believe that we have had the unique opportunity of seeing a young teen mature into a man throughout his NBA career.
While Kevin Garnett is nearing the twilight of his career and has openly accepted the role as a mentor for young bigs such as Karl-Anthony Towns, his legacy on the game of basketball will never be forgotten. After all, anything is possible.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

Early Life and Childhood
High School Years of Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett's NBA Career
Getting Drafted
Rookie Season
All-Star Season and Controversial Contract
1998-1999 Lockout Season
Superstardom and First Round Exits
MVP Season
The Slow Breakup
The Trade
The New Boston Big 3
Becoming an NBA Champion
Celtic Run
The End of an Era and Trade to Brooklyn
Brooklyn Stint
Minnesota Homecoming
Garnett's Personal Life
Garnett's Legacy and Impact on the Game

An excerpt from the book:
No single person in the history of the NBA has been as fiery in both ends of the court as Kevin Garnett. Aside from his lone championship, individual accolades, numerous All-Star game appearances, and career milestones, Kevin Garnett (or KG as he is better known) is intensity personified on the basketball court. Whether as a teammate or as a player on the opposing side, KG will always push you to your limit in any manner conceivable and will get into your head both on and off the court. He pushes people so hard that he once made his Boston Celtics teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis cry during a televised game by scolding him on the sidelines after a timeout. Moreover, opposing players tend to get the worst aspects of his intensity as he is a very physical player and is one of the best trash-talkers in the game. He once called opposing forward Charlie Villanueva a “cancer on the team” while defending him. KG has even gone as far as insulting All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s wife in a game.
However, it is also KG’s intense persona that contributed to his legendary and accomplished career. He is a 15-time NBA All-Star, a one-time MVP, a one-time Defensive Player of the Year, an Olympic gold medalist, an All-NBA team member nine times, a 12-time All-Defense team member (tied with Kobe Bryant for second of all-time), and above all an NBA champion. He is also today’s longest tenured NBA player as he has been with the league since the 1995 season.

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Basketball, Biographies
Size: 84 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Jason Kidd: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Point Guards (Basketball Biography Books)

by Clayton Geoffreys

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Children's eBooks, Sport & Outdoors, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 150 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail: or Prairie travel and scalp dances, with a look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire


Wah-to-Yah is the only well-known book written by Garrard. It has won a secure place in the literature of the AmericanWest.On 1 Sept 1846, Garrard, 17 years old, joined a caravan in Westport Landing, Missouri to travel along the Santa Fe Trail toNew Mexico. He stopped off at Bent's Fort for two months and continued on to Taos with a company of Mountain Men to avengethe death of Charles Bent in the Taos Revolt. While in Taos, Garrard attended the trial of some of the Mexicans and Puebloswho had revolted against U.S. rule of New Mexico, newly captured in the Mexican–American War. Garrard wrote the only eyewitness account of the trial and hanging of six convicted men.Garrard returned home after his 10-month trip and apparently never visited the West again.The book is "fresh and vigorous" and contains in its pages authentic descriptions of "the Indian, the trader, the mountainman, their dress, and behavior and speech and the country and climate they lived in." The pages of the book contain awealth of characters, including Kit Carson, Jim Beckwourth, Ceran St. Vrain, George F. Ruxton, William Bent, and others andan "anthropologically accurate" description of the Cheyenne Indians.  Garrard condemns the U.S. war against Mexico andhanging of the rebels in Taos as unjust.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, History, Sport, Biographies, Travel, Latin America
Size: 229 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Together forever - Trying Man: One of the best novels in Vietnam

by alex winter

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 112 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

War Pilot Memoirs: A Mirror on 1939 (War Pilots Book 1)

by J. Anomdeplume

The historian in each of us craves such stories: young Frenchman in a 1938 archery contest against our “Fritz”; real life cloak-and-dagger in Damascus; the thoughts of a fighter pilot, ammunition depleted, as he ducked under the wing of a Flying Fortress. As if listening to war stories from your grandfather or another veteran, turn these pages, dear Reader, with enthusiasm. It is a global odyssey, with an intriguing uneven flow as if notes scribbled into a journal, and it is cliffhanger nonfiction.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 207 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

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