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Down 700 Metres: The story of the SS Iron Crown (Short Military Stories Book 7)

by Allan A. Murray

This is Book seven in Allan A. Murray's Series, 'Short Military Stories'.The SS Iron Crown was the second merchant vessel sunk by Japanese submarines off the south-east coast of Australia in World War II; she was sunk on 4 June 1942.The loss of 38 men was, at the time, the greatest loss of Australian merchant seamen in the War. Her sinking confirmed the belief amongst the merchant seamen that the laden vessels on the ‘black and tan run’ between Whyalla and Newcastle were ‘death ships’, deliberately targeted by the Japanese; she sank in 60 seconds. After some early conjecture, it is now the consensus view that the Japanese submarine I-27 sank the SS Iron Crown having deployed to a position off Gabo Island following the attack upon Sydney Harbour; I-27 was one of three ‘mother ships’ that launched midget submarines into the Harbour during the Battle for Australia.The sinking off Gabo Island was more than just a single torpedo striking a vessel in the dead of night as the submarine slipped away. It was a daylight attack that developed into a minor engagement between the Japanese submarine, an Australian Hudson bomber and another merchant vessel firing its 4-inch gun.For 77 years, the story of the SS Iron Crown ended there, her final resting place a mystery. Then, in 2019 Australian researchers found her wreck on the sea floor – down 700 metres – finally bringing closure for the relatives and family of those who were lost at sea.

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 71 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES

by Ken Rossignol

The lives and adventures of some of history's most prominent Pirate Captains

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 90 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

The Hoopty Handbook

by The Mechanic, POP

Genre: Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 17 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 February 2020 onward  

YOU CAN'T FLY WITH THAT!: CONFESSIONS OF A DISGRUNTLING AIRPORT SECURITY OFFICER

by ANONYMOUS

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation, Travel
Size: 311 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  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex - Illustrated - NARRATIVE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND DISTRESSING SHIPWRECK OF THE WHALE-SHIP ESSEX: Original News Stories of Whale Attacks & Cannibals

by Owen Chase

In one of the most spellbinding accounts of men who go down to the sea in ships, the modern reader is given a seat in the whale boat of Owen Chase as he and his fellow crew and their Captain make way in three boats after the wreckage of the Whaleship Essex.
The account of how the Essex was wrecked inspired the infamous book Moby Dick and countless movies, including the newest, In the Heart of the Sea.
The perils of sea, storms, nefarious intent of evil men and fate combined to bring an end to a long whaling voyage – typically hard and grueling enough without suffering an attack by a furious and vengeful sperm whale.
The story, told in a first-person narrative by Owen Chase, the first mate of the Essex, was first published in 1821 and served to inspire Herman Melville to write his fictional book of the attack by the whale.
The perseverance and determination of the crew, mate, and captain to use each and every tool and morsel available to them in salvage from the wrecked Essex to outfit their flimsy whaleboats for a voyage of more than 2,500 miles back to the South American coast is remarkable in many ways.
Every ounce of energy and civility rapidly evaporated after two months at sea. The story not told by Melville may be the best part though the attack by the whale is still impressive if one imagines being on the small ship as the leviathan repeatedly bashes in the hull.
In addition to the stirring account by Owen Chase are parts of the account by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson.
Nickerson returned to the seas on whale ships following the Essex shipwreck, one of just a few known to have been sunk by a whale. After he retired to running a boarding house in Nantucket was when Nickerson finally wrote his account of the Essex and the plight of the crew. Nickerson only put pen to paper when challenged by a visiting author.
When the writer, Leon Lewis, escaping from his creditors, became acquainted with Nickerson, he encouraged him to write down his tale of the incredible Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex. Nickerson did so and entrusted the manuscript to the erstwhile writer who promised to get it published and then fled to England.
Over one hundred years later the Nickerson account The Loss of the Ship "Essex" Sunk by a Whale and the Ordeal of the Crew in Open Boats; was discovered in an old trunk and authenticated by the Nantucket Historical Association and published in 1984, a century after Nickerson wrote it.
Nickerson’s story told of the incredible attack on the Essex while two of the whaleboats were in the hunt to harpoon their prey. The first attack crashed the vessel and rocked it hard. Then, Nickerson wrote that the monster whale turned and rammed the Essex again, causing it to heave, break apart and sink.
The crew began their search for land and eventually found a small island that was rather poor in resources. The sailors, with the exception of three men who decided to stay on the island, left in search of a better island, the mainland or perhaps a ship.
Chase described how during the 90-day journey to the coast of Chile, the men were forced to eat one of their fellow sailors who had died. Nickerson was less than specific about the act of cannibalism and was on the same whaling boat with Chase. The other boat commanded by Capt. Pollard had, but four men left alive and too weak to continue. Finally, they decided to draw lots to determine who would have to be shot so that the others could live. The young cousin of the captain was the loser in that drawing and was killed. Only eight of the crew of twenty survived.
It was later revealed that the three men who stayed behind on the island were rescued, and two of the boats made it to Chile. The tale that they told, mainly through Chase’s account, laid the basis for one of the greatest sea stories ever in print or the movies – Moby Dick.
This account by Chase includes actual news coverage of whale attacks and cannibals.

Genre: Children's eBooks, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sea Adventures, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 174 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Motorcycle Travel Medical Checklist: Preparing for Your Motorcycle Adventure Medical Needs

by RIDE Adventures

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Travel
Size: 15 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Transit: Travel

by Joseph Dickson

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 69 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Without a Trace: 1881-1968

by Sylvia Wrigley

True Stories of Aircraft and Passengers Who Disappeared Into Thin AirFor many, aviation still brings with it an air of mystery, a century-long magic trick. Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes these losses, such as the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, so terrifying.Without a Trace explores the most interesting of these disappearances: mysteries that have baffled investigators for years. Occasionally tragic, frequently amusing, Without a Trace is unerringly accurate and informative.The two Without a Trace volumes span 150 years and explore mysteries from around the world. This is volume one, beginning just before the golden age of aviation with a manned balloon swept over the English Channel, and ending with a top-secret spy plane disappearing at the height of the cold war. Each case is laid out in rich detail and presented chronologically, highlighting the historical context, official accident reports and contemporary news surrounding each mystery.Where did they go?Sylvia Wrigley introduces the crews, innocent bystanders and rescuers in this collection of true stories. Documenting the popular theories from each case, she uses her knowledge and experience as a pilot and an aviation journalist to demystify aviation jargon and narrow down each disappearance to the most likely explanations.This collection takes a hard look at the human failings of great aviators, explorers and celebrities who have pushed the limits of flight and ended up at the heart of a mystery. The stories encompass airships, military jets and commercial airlines - all of which have vanished without a trace.

Genre: History, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 212 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

RIDING THE RAILS THROUGH MOROCCO - NORTH TO SOUTH: This book will provide you with the knowledge to travel by train in Morocco.

by Rolfe Pope

On my first trip to Morocco, I flew round trip from Casablanca from Marrakesh for a day trip. Getting to and from Casablanca by airplane took more time than I got to spend visiting the city. For my next visit I did not want to spend all my time airports. I wanted to see the Country, have time to enjoy the sites and experience Morocco.

When I started planning a second trip to Morocco, I had no idea what to expect, where to start, or where to go. So I began to research for my trip. My friends Larry and Patty, who had previously visited Morocco, shared their experiences, places to visit and most of all influenced me to be adventurous and plan my own unique tour of Morocco by Rail. While Larry and Patty did not travel by rail, I noticed that I could travel to many of the places they visited using the Moroccan National Railways Office, Office National des Chemins de Fer du Maroc (ONCF).

I started my research anew after considering the things I learned from Larry and Payyt. For train schedules and prices, I used the ONCF website (http://www.oncf.ma). It is written in French, but it is pretty easy to find things. After studying schedules, making hotel reservations, and airline reservations, I was ready to go.

My rail trip, described in this book, was a real adventure. It was a safe and easy trip, made more enjoyable by interacting with the friendly Moroccan people along the way.

My hope is this book will inspire the reader to plan his or her own unique trip by Rail through Morocco.

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Travel, Africa
Size: 86 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Overcoming: The steps of overcoming (1)

by Ernesto L.R.

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Heated Wiper Blades - A-Z Guide

by Nicky Rindel

Heated Wiper Blades - A-Z Guide Table of contents:1.    Inventor Ideas to Product the Road Ahead2.    How Do Heated Wiper Blades Work?3.    4 Professional Groups Who Can Benefit From Automatic Heated Wiper Blades4.    Heated Windshield Wiper Blades Vs. Standard Blades: Which is Right For You?5.    Why Should You Advance To Heated Wiper Blades?

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Railway History: For all who are interested in railway

by Nathaniel Bent

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 63 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Railway History

by Henry King

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

Trucks and Vehicles Art Collection : 50 Big Trucks and Vehicles

by Erik DePrince

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 50 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

101 Flying Secrets

by Rakesh Dhannarapu

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

by Guy Gibson

A definitive new edition of a classic memoir, published in association with the RAF Museum, complete with more than 100 photographs and notes from leading historians.Guy Gibson was the leader of the famous Dambusters raid and Enemy Coast Ahead is a vivid, honest account, widely regarded as one of the best books on World War II. It is also an insider's account that sets down in clear, honest detail the challenges that the RAF faced in the war against Germany’s Luftwaffe.Tragically, Gibson died in September 1944, when his Mosquito crashed near Steenbergen in the Netherlands. He was aged just 26. This new book has been published to mark the 75th anniversary of his death and includes an introduction by James Holland, a historian and broadcaster; notes by Dr Robert Owen, the Official Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association and many images that have never been published before.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, History, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 536 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
63 reviews

Instant Pot Mini Cookbook: 300+ Everyday Tasty & Healthy 3-Quart Models Recipes For Beginners and Advanced Users

by Deana Douglas

Genre: Food & Drink, Regional & International, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 341 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.40 / 5
2 reviews

Titanic: The Mysterious Legends And Myths

by Cheryl Leonard

The infamous ship, R.M.S. Titanic, was heralded as one of the largest and most luxurious ships of all time, a floating palace. Titanic was referred to as the “unsinkable” ship, as she began her disastrous maiden voyage.The luxury liner hit an iceberg, and sank, becoming one of the most famous disasters in the history of the sea. This book is an introduction into the fascinating, facts, legends, and myths surrounding the Titanic, and a tribute to those that survived and were lost.

It provides a detailed examination into the ship’s history, design, amenities, and construction, profiling the captain and crew, and passengers. The Sea trials and the maiden voyage are explored, and the tragic time line of the sinking of the ship. The heartbreaking homecoming and the British and American inquiries into the maritime disaster are presented.There are no remaining survivors today, as the last remaining survivor, Millvina Dean gave a last recorded interview on May 13, 2009 , discussing her life experiences regarding the Titanic. The wreckage of the Titanic was discovered in 1985,by Robert Ballard, and the artifacts are revealed in the discovery. The catastrophic sinking of the Titanic and those that survived , and the loved ones that were lost will be forever memorialized.

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 76 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

Shade Tree 35

by Charlie Hull

This is more than an account of the restoration of a 1935 Ford truck. It is about the life of the man who restored it, working most often beneath the shelter of mere tree branches. It is the telling of the searching, finding and the making of various parts for the truck over the years, as well as the lessons learned along the way. It is the telling of how new life was breathed into the old 35, as well as how eternal life was breathed into the man, Charlie Patrick Hull Jr., by God Almighty.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 189 pages
Free download for Kindle from 15 February 2020 onward  

Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency (Open Access): A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

Genre: History, Asia, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 4.20 / 5
7 reviews

Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company and a Freight Broker Business Startup Guide

by Gus Bowen

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 171 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
4 reviews

RV Living: The Ultimate Guide to Motorhome Living for Beginners Including Tips on RV Camping, RV Boondocking, RV Living Essentials and RVing Fulltime

by Matt Jones

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation, Travel
Size: 2.12 mb
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

RV Living: An Essential Guide to Full-time Rving and Motorhome Living

by Matt Jones

Do You Want the Independence, Freedom, and Flexibility Associated with RV Living?This book could help you achieve that...Look no further, you’ve come to the right place to get your questions answered! This book covers the essentials when it comes to RV living so you can create an experience that will resonate with you for years to come. So join us on this journey to a new, stimulating way of life that will energize and surprise you in ways you can’t yet imagine!You will discoverThe Reasons to Choose an RV LifestyleHow to Find out which RV is Right for YouTo Tow or Not to Tow?How to Get Ready for the Road AheadWhat to Expect on Your First TripWhat You Need to Know about RV MaintenancePrecious tips for BoondockingHow to Save and Make Money While RVing Full TimeThe Best of the Best CampgroundsAnd a lot more!Simply Scroll up and Select the "BUY NOW" Button to Get Started!

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Paleo Diet For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Help You Loss Weight , Improve your Health, And Live a Healthy Lifestyle.

by Teri C. Smith

Genre: Professional & Technical, Transportation, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

The Owner’s Guide to Auto Detailing!

by Kevin Jones

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Favorite Muscle Cars of the 1960's

by Jonny Reid

We've all got our favorite muscle cars of the 1960's and here we go through a selection of the best to come out of Detroit. The 60's is a decade in car design that has never been repeated. Some stunning creations came out of Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and AMC. Along with beautiful bodies came same very hot motors that got hotter as the decade went on. These brands were selling cars that would take a family of five down the 1/4 mile in a shade over 13 seconds. That's real quick even 50 years later and these cars were sliding all the way through on fairly skinny tires that just didn't have the safety technology offered by tire companies today. So put a set of modern tires on any of these 60's company hot rods and that same family would be going down the strip in 12 seconds. Now that's quick. So, get ready to go go back in time to the first Pontiac GTO's, Camaro's, Mustang's, Barracuda's, Chevilles, Javelin's and many more that's names are long gone.

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 38 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
11 reviews

Java: 2018 Simple Beginner’s Guide to Java Programming (Tips and Tricks and Strategies of Java Programming Book 1)

by Paul Laurence

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Education & Reference, Education, Transportation
Size: 74 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Delightful seafood recipes. Cookbook: 25 recipes.

by Daniel Hall

Seafood is being to consume widely all over the world. It is the most favorite food of anyone. The juiciness and softness of seafood make it loveable and tongue tingling for its zealous consumers. It can be eaten either steamed, roasted, baked, grilled, or fried. Due to its unique and delightful taste, everyone enjoys while eating.

Genre: Food & Drink, Cooking by Ingredient, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Transportation
Size: 63 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Into the Darkness: The Harrowing True Story of the Titanic Disaster: Riveting First-Hand Accounts of Agony, Sacrifice and Survival

by Alan J. Rockwell

They are all gone now―the Titanic survivors. No human being who stood on her decks that fateful night was alive to commemorate the event on its 100th anniversary. Their stories are with us, however, and the lessons remain. From the moment the world learned the Titanic had sunk, we wanted to know, who had survived? Those answers didn’t come until the evening of Thursday, April 18, 1912―when the Cunard liner Carpathia finally reached New York with the 706 survivors who had been recovered from Titanic’s lifeboats.Harold Bride, “Titanic’s surviving wireless operator,” relayed the story of the ship’s band. “The way the band kept playing was a noble thing. I heard it first while still we were working wireless when there was a ragtime tune for us. The last I saw of the band, when I was floating out in the sea with my lifebelt on, it was still on deck playing ‘Autumn.’ How they ever did it I cannot imagine.”There were stories of heroism―such as that of Edith Evans, who was waiting to board collapsible Lifeboat D, the last boat to leave Titanic, when she turned to Caroline Brown and said, “You go first. You have children waiting at home.” The sacrifice cost Evans her life, but as Mrs. Brown said later, “It was a heroic sacrifice, and as long as I live I shall hold her memory dear as my preserver, who preferred to die so that I might live.”There was mystery. There was bravery. There was suspense. There was cowardice. Most men who survived found themselves trying to explain how they survived when women and children had died. But mostly, there was loss. On her return to New York after picking up Titanic’s survivors, Carpathia had become known as a ship of widows. Rene Harris, who lost her husband, Broadway producer Henry Harris, in the disaster, later spoke of her loss when she said, “It was not a night to remember. It was a night to forget.” Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors and family members, veteran author and writer Alan Rockwell brings to life the colorful voices and the harrowing experiences of many of those who lived to tell their story. More than 100 years after the RMS Titanic met its fatal end, the story of the tragic wreck continues to fascinate people worldwide. Though many survivors and their family members disappeared into obscurity or were hesitant to talk about what they went through, others were willing to share their experiences during the wreck and in its aftermath. This book recounts many of these first-hand accounts in graphic, compelling detail.

Genre: History, Americas, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 160 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 February 2020 onward  

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