Friday, August 22, 2014

Free Kindle Books 8-22-14

General notes to free Kindle book posts

8-20-14 nothing.
Did not have a chance to do anything on 8-21-14.

From the top 100 free list
[Amazon has several times changed the actual link to the top 100 free books. This link has not changed. You will have to select the top 100 free tab yourself.]

Extraordinary Retribution
Follow a rogue CIA agent who uncovers a shocking conspiracy deep in the intelligence community. But a shadow follows the investigation: a killer bent on a revenge so terrible, it is only matched by the crimes committed against him. In the end, no one escapes unscathed, no beliefs will go unchallenged, and no wrong will escape the terrible, final, and extraordinary retribution.

5 star:(27)
4 star:(21)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(0)

[#2 - it's been free before but I have not read it.]
Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940
‘Nineteen Weeks’ is Norman Moss’s riveting account of the events in 1940 that changed Britain and America forever.

The weeks between May and September 1940 saw Hitler’s stunning conquest of France, Britain’s struggle against the threat of invasion and conquest, and a passionate debate in the United States over the proper response to these events.

Two battles raged in that summer, both vital to Britain’s survival: the battle for Europe and then for mastery of the skies over Britain, and in America the battle for public and political opinion, between those who thought that America had a stake in the defeat of Hitler and the isolationists.

Author Moss moves swiftly between the battlefields of Europe and the halls of Congress, between struggle in the air and in American political convention halls. He gives us a fresh view of “our finest hour.”

When President Roosevelt and the movements of events turned the tide of popular opinion in America from isolationism towards help for Britain, the balance of world power was altered forever.

As Moss shows, the “special relationship” between Britain and America began in that brief, crucial period, setting the tenor of future American foreign policy. His lucid history offers a fascinating window on current world events.

5 star:(9)
4 star:(5)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(1)

Selection From Bookbub Yesterday 
This one is a Nook book.
Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everybody is dead but nothing points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors give nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. Acting as in a war zone, they find Laura. She manages to win the hearts of everyone and Dan's too. Dan's child hallucinations provide the answers to the humankind extermination: An older power controls the fate of men, and a few selected face the ultimate quest: a painful genetic transformation and work toward the rebirth of a new human race, or the oblivion and death in isolation.

5 Star (8)
4 Star (8)
3 Star (0)
2 Star (0)
1 Star (1)

[The 1-star review maybe the most enlightening review of the book. The book is also on Amazon,. but not free there.]

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