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Get to Know Leo: His life, work and quotes

by Jason Karadimos

Considered to be one of the best authors of alltime, Leo Tolstoy (author of Anna Karenina and War and peace) is presented in this short read. Learn everything about his personality, life and work.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 20 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
16 reviews

The Days of Guns, & Raz's

by Raz Cue

In the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-five, a little ol’ band called Guns N’ Roses formed in Raz Cue’s living room. And thus, Cue became the band’s first manager... to be fired. With absolutely no hard feelings, Mr. Cue remained a trusted member of G N’ R’s inner circle for the remainder of the decade, allowing him to witness the iconic band tour the world’s stages as they rose to the pinnacle of rock ‘n’ roll. When the Guns N’ Roses party quit being fun for him, Cue stepped away from the swelling ranks of backstage hangers-on so that he might fully enjoy the band’s incendiary performances from a fan-in-the-audience perspective.With good times and fun stories constantly swirling about in his mind’s eye, a few years back, Mr. Cue resolved to set the standard for which all future memoirs should be judged. Four hundred and twenty drafts later, the product of that quest emerged: The Days of Guns, and Raz’s. Far more than a Hollywood rock ‘n’ roll memoir, the book follows Cue’s drug-addled journey from feral child to moral-ish adult. His spinal injury during high school and lifetime of riding a wheelchair, while higher than the International Space Station, are thrown in to keep it all rolling along.Mr. Cue manages to wrap up the whole shebang neatly within the changing landscapes of 1970s through 90s America, all the while showcasing his lifelong love of music and cheap thrills. With an undying admiration for hungry up-and-coming artists, Cue remained involved in the Los Angeles music scene through the mid-90s implosion of the Sunset Strip, so he wedges in a bit of name-dropping from that period, too. If you’ve longed for a caustic, satirical, blue-collar rock bio that delivers a stinging bitch slap to our current insanity-level political correctness, this one’s for you!

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 308 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Taylor Swift: A Biography

by Lacy Smith

This is a complete look into Taylor Swifts History. From when she was a toddler all the way to becoming one of the most influential women in America. Its a great compilation of Taylor Swifts life, with pictures from when she was a toddler until she blossoms into a beautiful strong woman. This book is highly recommended for Taylor Swifts fans, and even those who really don't know her. You will find value in this book, whether you are wanting to add this to your T.S. collection. Or even if you just want reference points on this talented artist.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Music, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

WALT DISNEY: The Man Behind The Magic: A Walt Disney Biography

by AA Christiansen

WALT DISNEY: The Man Behind The Magic (A Walt Disney Biography)The legend later known as Walt Disney was born Walter Elias Disney on December 5th in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois and died on December 15th in 1966 in Burbank, California at the age of 65. His work as an American film producer, animator, voice actor, and entrepreneur would lead to a variety of enhancements in the way that we make cartoons and his personal style would touch the world and forever leave his mark. Regardless of the negative connotations associated with his name since his death, none can deny his importance in film and animation history and in the cultural fabric of the United States. The awards and commendations he has won and been awarded speak for themselves, but so does his work and the innovations he’s brought into the future of animation and filmmaking. His movies are still shown, re-released, and adapted quite frequently, and his legacy lives on with Disney as a film company, the Disney amusement parks that now span several countries, and so much more. His high standards and expectations live on in the Disney company’s continued efforts in the production of popular entertainment and they inspire other innovators in the field of entertainment, film, television, and animation as well. No matter what your opinion of Walt Disney may be, none can argue against the extraordinary magnitude of the span of contact that his work has had on the world. The physical proof of his existence is everywhere. Walk into any mall, scan the channels on your television on any day, or even just walk out of your house and chances are, something that was created by Disney will cross your path.This book looks at the life and work of this great animator, and the legacy he leaves behind.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 38 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Sample of Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, Post-Repentless Remastered Edition: Excerpts from the Updated Metal Band Biography

by D.X. Ferris

The exhaustively researched rock bio "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years..." answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer in 59 chapters, 400 endnotes and three appendices (in the Kindle edition; two in the paperback). The innovatively designed e-book features extensive links to a host of [non-copyrighted] material.

This a small, inexpensive sample. The book's full title is “Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years, A Metal Band Biography. From Birth to Reborn, Including Slaytanic Profiles, a New History of the Thrash Kings' Early Days, Reign in Blood Tours, a European Invasion, the Palladium Riot, the Seat Cushion Chaos Concert, the Whole Diabolical Discography, Newly Unearthed Details From Dave Lombardo's Turbulent History With the Band, Artwork and Some Photos You’ve Probably Never Seen Before, Jeff Hanneman’s Hard Times, the Big Four’s Big Year, Lombardo’s Final Exit, the Top 11 Hanneman Tributes, the Mosh Memorial Service, Untold Stories, Updates, Relevant Digressions, and More Scenes From the Abyss.”

This sample contains six of the book's 59 chapters, some photos, and some background information. The chapters cover some formative days, classic ’80s episodes, and events from recent years. If you like them, please check out the rest of the book. It’s cheap — a mere $6.66 for the e-book, $16.66 for the paperback (which runs 320 pages, 6x9”).

Author D.X. Ferris previously wrote the first English-language book about Slayer, the longrunning, Grammy-winning thrash band that stands as the living embodiment of heavy metal. The timely "Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years..." is the rest of the story. So far. It’s a prequel, sequel, update, and companion piece. This book is completely distinct from the other one.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Pop Culture, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 110 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

I Played Ziggy's Guitar

by David Colworth

It's England in the early 1970s. A weary nation engulfed by strikes, power cuts and endless economic crisis. The Beatles are gone, the Swinging 60s are a distant memory and the music scene is moribund. But help is on its way - far out in space, Ziggy Stardust is coming to save Planet Earth !

Read how a teenage fan follows Bowie from obscurity to international stardom, with a fascinating account of how he came face to face with Bowie just weeks before his breakthrough, at a crucial point in his career. Meet David Bowie before he became famous : warm, down-to-earth and humourous, a world away from the glacial, unattainable superstar he was soon to become.

This is the true story of the boy in the bright blue jeans who jumped up on the stage to join Bowie and his band, a poignant tale of how one young fan achieved his dream - and played Ziggy's guitar !

Genre: Arts & Photography, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 111 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Roulette Advantage Betting TMPC Method With True Short Story: No More Using A System

by OwnSelf Greatness

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Humour, Puzzles & Games
Size: 54 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Leigh Bowery: The Life and Times of an Icon

by Sue Tilley

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Gay & Lesbian
Size: 274 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUM: The Greatest Humbug on Earth. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 38)

by THE HISTORY HOUR

PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUMThe Greatest Humbug on Earth* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Phineas Taylor Barnum was a successful small business owner, entrepreneur, newspaper editor, museum owner, sideshow operator, touring promoter for opera singers, theatrical producer, circus owner, congressman, mayor, and philanthropist. He had an influence on virtually every aspect of American life and it cannot be underestimated.Inside you will read about...Well-Spent Youth The Variety Shows The American Museum The Attractions Jenny Lind After Jenny Lind Politics The Barnum LegacyThe Quotable BarnumHow We Can Use P. T. Barnum in Our LivesAnd much more!Phineas Taylor Barnum’s name has been associated with circus sideshows and freaks and jokes for more than a century, but the truth is that he was a great man and a visionary who shaped the country he loved so much.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Reference & Collections, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 74 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.10 / 5
3 reviews

Marc Almond: The Last Star

by Jeremy Reed

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 227 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

HOLLYWOOD ICONS VOLUME 2: Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis - 2 Books in 1

by Katy Holborn

HOLLYWOOD ICONS VOLUME 2: Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis - 2 Books in 1Featuring… *Audrey Hepburn*Bette Davis2 Great Books in 1!Audrey HepburnThese are just a few of the things that makes a star like Audrey Hepburn transcend the movies to icon-status. She wasn’t just beautiful; so many women, especially in her field, are beautiful. More than that, she became the symbol for an ideal of timeless relevance - that is, what it means to be a woman of style and substance. It was beyond beauty. It was a way of life and being.Bette DavisWhen great things are expected from a person, the commonly used phrase is something to the effect of – ‘One day, they will write songs about you.’ In the case of Bette Davis, she has had more than her fair share of tributes and it is of no surprise; few actors have her ability to captivate and inspire, her courage to challenge, and her willingness to repulse and terrify an audience in the name of her craft. Because here in Hollywood, even if she were in a town of giants, she was an unapologetic titan.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Leaders & Notable People
Size: 81 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Charlie Chaplin: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Actors Book 3)

by Hourly History

Charlie Chaplin* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Charlie Chaplin is most famously known for his “tramp” character—the homeless hobo that can be seen hopping from trains and lining up in the soup kitchens of the Great Depression. At a time when the whole world was struggling from economic meltdown, Charlie Chaplin made “destitute” a term of endearment. We may laugh when we see Charlie Chaplin so broke that he has to boil his shoes and eat them, but during the worst parts of the economic collapse of the 1920s and 1930s, some people had to do just that. So, at the time, even though many would laugh at the crazy tramp’s antics, they could also relate and identify with them. And the fact that Charlie Chaplin’s tramp character could be completely broke with his pockets turned out, sitting in a gutter with the rain pouring down, yet still be happy, gave people quite a bit of encouragement. People thought that if the homeless, wandering tramp portrayed in Chaplin’s films could get through such rough times and be alright, maybe they could too. Inside you will read about...✓ From the Poorhouse to the Stage✓ Coming to America✓ Unhappily Married✓ The Silent Film Hush Money✓ He Doesn’t Talkie✓ Socialist Leanings✓ Exile from the United StatesAnd much more!As goofy as some of Chaplin’s slapstick comedic moments are in his films, it was the way he just kept trundling along, even in the face of great adversity, that empowered so many. It was this tantalizing glimpse of hope, more than anything else, that kept them coming back for more.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 35 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

00:15:17 Blackswamp Scooter Circus Show #1 by Minister Cardinal General, Sir Troy Anthony Platt, Creative Professional Writer of Platt University

by Troy Anthony Platt

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror: a memoir

by Afarin Majidi

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs
Size: 394 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

INT. Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:36:09 PM By Troy Anthony Platt

by Troy Anthony Platt

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics
Size: 17 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A Tortured Artist. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts & Quotes (Great Biographies Book 34)

by The History Hour

Vincent van GoghA Tortured ArtistAn influential figure in the history of Western artDownload for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Unlike most artists, Van Gogh developed very slowly, beginning with work as an art dealer that exposed him to many great works. He undertook this work for several years, after which he spent time as a missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church. Thereafter, he drifted for several years before re-turning home to his parents’ house, where he took up painting, largely self-taught with books on anatomy and painting. His great works all date from the later years of his life.Inside you’ll read aboutEarly LifeThe First Four Years of CreativityStylistic Developments and InfluencesParisArlesVan Gogh and GauguinHospitalizationLife in an AsylumVan Gogh’s DeathAnd much more!Totally neglected in his life, he suffered from psychosis for much of his life, and was treated for depression, unsuccessfully. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29th, 1890. Only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his brother, Theo, he achieved recognition as a great artist.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 93 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Catholic

by Pete Marchesi

A book about religion. As it stands.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: 19 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Charles Dickens: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of British Authors Book 1)

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 2.04 mb
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

അക്ഷരാർത്ഥത്തിൽ

by karthikeyan k

പാകിസ്താനിലെ ഇരുമ്പു വനിത മുനിബ മസരി .ജീവിതത്തിലെ നിരവധി സമരങ്ങളുമായി മുനിബ മസാരി അഭിമുഖീകരിക്കുന്നു .അവിടെ നിന്നും തിരിച്ചെത്തുന്നതും ഇപ്പോൾ പ്രചോദനാമായ ശബ്ദവുമാണ് .മുനിബ മസരി

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

Marilyn Monroe: The Heartbreaker. The Entire Life Story. Biography, Facts and Quotes (Great Biographies Book 41)

by The History Hour

Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.In this book, you will learn a lot about Norma Jeane (aka Marilyn Monroe) and what a horrible childhood she had, in and out of foster homes. Why she married at such a young age. You will find how she was ‘discovered’ as a movie star and how hard she worked to climb her way up a glass wall in the Hollywood scene. You will also find what an insecure person she was and how she turned to alcohol and drugs to bolster her insecurities. She had never felt like she could trust anyone and had good reason to feel that way.Inside you’ll read aboutNorma Jeane Mortenson is BornNorma Jeane Marries for the First TimeMarilyn Hits the Movies & Marries DiMaggioMarilyn and Arthur Miller’s MarriageThe Kennedy RumorsPsychiatrist Visits and Notes by MarilynDiMaggio Family States Monroe Was Not Alone When She DiedAnd much more!How she came to be smack in the middle of the Kennedys' lives and why she should have never become involved with anything they touched. She could not stand the temptation; she had to dip her toes in the water of their fame too. Unfortunately, it seemed to pull her to the dark side. It will be evident when you read who loved her most for all his life until he died. He never used her, but genuinely loved her. She realized it too little too late.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature
Size: 84 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Vincent Van Gogh & Frida Kahlo: Contrasting Art Styles. The Biography Collection. Biographies, Facts & Quotes

by The History Hour

Unlike most artists, Van Gogh developed very slowly, beginning with work as an art dealer that exposed him to many great works. He undertook this work for several years, after which he spent time as a missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church. After that, he drifted for several years before re-turning home to his parents’ house, where he took up painting, largely self-taught with books on anatomy and painting. His great works all date from the later years of his life.Inside you’ll read aboutEarly LifeThe First Four Years of CreativityStylistic Developments and InfluencesParisArlesVan Gogh and GauguinHospitalizationLife in an AsylumVan Gogh’s DeathAnd much more!Totally neglected in his life, he suffered from psychosis for much of his life, and was treated for depression, unsuccessfully. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29th, 1890. Only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his brother, Theo, he achieved recognition as a great artist.Frida Kahlo was ahead of her time. She was bisexual and would have fit in perfectly in the time we live in now. Her disabilities would be acceptable in our society of today and her husband, Diego would probably be run out of town by the Real Housewives of “Cheaters.” Frida came with a lot of baggage in her life starting when she was only six years old and even more baggage piled on when she was in high school. Her suffering was more than anyone can imagine but she kept her head held high and forged her way forward.Inside you’ll read aboutFrida’s Birth and FamilyFrida and Diego Begin Their Life TogetherDiego’s First Fight with Penile CancerFrida’s LoversFrida Was Rotten to the CoreA Lifetime of Frida’s CreationsA Medical Doctor’s Perspective on FridaAnd much more! If Frida had not had a unibrow, waxed her upper lip, and shaved under her arms, she may have appeared more feminine than she did, and it may have given her more self-confidence. She never gave herself a chance because she felt it was her job to be the boy in the family.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature
Size: 174 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

sunny leone: queen of bollywood

by karthikeyan k

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Soul on Empty: A Raw Look at the Darker Side of the Film, Fashion and Celebrity World

by Tony Barbieri

Tony Barbieri craves more than a janitorial position in a working-class neighborhood; he longs to be the man behind the films, transforming scenes into captivating movies—The Filmmaker.When fate opens a door into the alluring world of high fashion, a career one step closer to his filmmaking dreams, Tony seizes the opportunity. He only notices the darkness around him when he is standing beneath the dazzling lights.Struggling to find his balance, Tony is swept into a world fueled by veiled truths and motives. He never expected to be a birthday gift for designer Gianni Versace or spend nights of depravity with the creator of Star Wars.Tony fights his way through the overwhelming pressures and unexpected situations until he finally arrives on the other side: the filmmaking industry. Soon, Tony discovers just how costly some dreams can be when a career-altering event changes his life forever. This book is a behind-the-scenes look at how movies are made, and the souls who get sold along the way. Soul on Empty is the inspiring true story of one filmmaker’s personal triumph through the pitfalls and dangers of the world’s two most glamorous professions.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Leaders & Notable People, Nonfiction
Size: 258 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

00:15:07 Saturday, August 25, 2007 01:16:16 AM By JACK TURTLE DOVE (Troy Anthony Platt)

by Troy Anthony Platt

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics
Size: 36 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: 4.70 / 5
10 reviews

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

First published in 1854, Walden recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and, ultimately, manual for self-reliance.Walden enjoyed some success upon its release, but still took five years to sell 2,000 copies, and then went out of print until Thoreau’s death in 1862. Despite its slow beginnings, later critics have praised it as an American classic that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty. The poet Robert Frost wrote of Thoreau, "In one book ... he surpasses everything we have had in America."

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Robert Frost: The Life and Legacy of the Famous 20th Century American Poet

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“I'd like to get away from earth awhileAnd then come back to it and begin over.May no fate willfully misunderstand meAnd half grant what I wish and snatch me awayNot to return. Earth's the right place for love:I don't know where it's likely to go better.I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree,And climb black branches up a snow-white trunkToward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,But dipped its top and set me down again.That would be good both going and coming back.One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.” – Robert Frost, “Birches”Of all the authors and poets American schoolchildren may be exposed to over the course of their education, Robert Frost is often one of the first, and on rare occasions that he is not, it is still a near certainty that some of his most famous poems will be discussed at some point. Many will have memorized “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” before finishing grade school or will instantly recall the end of “The Road Not Taken.” Frost may not be as remembered or influential as other American literary giants, or even poets such as Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, but his career was historic in terms of its length and breadth of accomplishments. Over the course of several decades, Frost became the first to win four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, and he also earned such recognitions as a Congressional Medal of Honor before being made the poet laureate of Vermont shortly before the end of his life. The many works he put out and the various styles of prose all greatly influenced his contemporaries and future generations of writers, even as he ably described a rural America of a seemingly bygone era and managed to instill universal ideas and teachings therein. Poet Amy Lowell may have described his abilities best early on in Frost’s career, writing of him, “He tells you what he has seen exactly as he has seen it. And in the word exactly lies the half of his talent. The other half is a great and beautiful simplicity of phrase, the inheritance of a race brought up on the English Bible. Mr. Frost's work is not in the least objective. He is not writing of people whom he has met in summer vacations, who strike him as interesting, and whose life he thinks worthy of perpetuation. Mr. Frost writes as a man under the spell of a fixed idea. He is as racial as his own puppets. One of the great interests of the book is the uncompromising New Englander it reveals. … Art is rooted in the soil, and only the very greatest men can be both cosmopolitan and great. Mr. Frost is as New England as Burns is Scotch, Synge Irish, or Mistral Provençal.”Robert Frost: The Life and Legacy of the Famous 20th Century American Poet looks at his remarkable life and work. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Robert Frost like never before.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature
Size: 48 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Growing Up Word by Word: A memoir about reading and writing as a child

by M.C. O'Callaghan

This is a memoir about a girl growing up in 1970s Ireland, a girl who loved to read and write. The author describes the books and other material she read, including book series, school books, and comics. She notes how she had to become an open-minded reader. There is a general chapter on the lessons she learnt from childhood books, and a separate chapter on lessons she learnt from Enid Blyton's books. There are descriptions of the girl's first attempt at writing a "novel", and her school projects. Sometimes, writing had a companionable aspect, as when she got friends to write in an autograph book, and started writing to a pen pal. There was also the time she was asked to go on the radio...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 59 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Reign of the Vampire: A Tribute to the Perseverance of Bela Lugosi

by Leo Wiltshire

When he died he feared he had been forgotten...
…He was dead wrong!

Bela Lugosi is considered one of the greatest actors of the twentieth-century... but you'd never know it based upon the way he was treated by the Hollywood executives he worked for. Shut out, ignored, and hideously underpaid, he could have easily given up, walked away from show business, and no one would have blamed him for doing so. But he didn't. Now a body of his work exists that is celebrated decades after his death... because he worked hard and never gave up. Bela Lugosi persevered in the face of tremendous adversity. Can Bela's story inspire you to keep going in your quest to make the world a better place?

In Reign of the Vampire: A Tribute to the Perseverance of Bela Lugosi, Leo Wiltshire (M. A. in Organizational Leadership) examines the struggles and triumphs of Lugosi's life in order to flesh out one of the most inspirational tales of determination ever told.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 190 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

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