Tightwad Tuesday — Free or Affordable eBooks – Non Fiction

May 15, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Tightwad Tuesday. While looking around for non-fiction books, I saw some really cool free ones and thought that you might like them as well.

Authors: If you’d like  your book to be featured on Tightwad Tuesdays please email me.

For the Kindle:

Thompson’s Lucky Star: The Story of a Stalag Survivor [Kindle Edition]
by Tony Thompson, Brendan Gisby

When Corporal George Thompson of The Buffs was walking to freedom from Stalag IVB after the camp’s liberation in April 1945, he most probably stopped for a moment, looked up at the sky and thanked his lucky star again. That star had kept him alive through five long years of war, the last eighteen brutal months of which he had spent as a prisoner-of-war.

As he passed through the huge, intimidating gates of the camp for the last time, George carried with him some mementoes from his time in captivity, among them a very small, dog-eared notebook. The notebook was George’s prisoner-of-war diary, which he had begun the day after he was taken prisoner and in which he had made the final entry on the day of his liberation.

Reproducing the actual diary entries and supplementing them with information drawn from published accounts of the progress of the War, THOMPSON’S LUCKY STAR tells the harrowing and courageous story of George’s captivity.

Not Like My Mother:Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family by Irene Tomkinson, MSW

Not Like My Mother:Becoming a sane parent after growing up in a CRAZY family
by MSW Irene Tomkinson

“Not Like My Mother  This book is a gift for anyone who has ever said,

“I am NOT going to raise my kids the way I was raised!!”

If you are trying to be the parent you always wanted and didn’t get, Irene will teach you why it is more effective that you be the parent your children need – not the one you needed. How to separate what belongs to your history and what belongs in your present life is some of the rich, practical advice you will take away from  Not Like My Mother.

In the early distribution of Not Like My Mother readers reported they couldn’t put the book down. It reads like a compelling novel with a human and spiritual insight that makes you feel a part of the conversation.


Memoirs of an English Governess at the Siamese Court - (The King and I)

Memoirs of an English Governess at the Siamese Court – (The King and I) [Illustrated] [Kindle Edition]
by Anna Harriette Leonowens

The True story of Anna Leonowens from Wales and who she served for six years in the Royal Palace in Bangkok Siam (modern Thailand) This is one of the most famous stories and was made into the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical “The King and I” as well as the movie “Anna and the King of Siam” with Jody Foster.

iki's Guardian Angel: True Story of 15 Year old Sex Slave Freed by an Angel

Tiki’s Guardian Angel: True Story of 15 Year old Sex Slave Freed by an Angel [Kindle Edition]
by John Pryor

206 riveting pages that you will NEVER forget. Guaranteed to inspire, motivate and encourage you to know that their really are angels in this world and they do watch over us.

Guardian Angel: is the true story of a 15 year old victim of sex slavery who was miraculously freed from her abductor/pimp through her faith and personal courage.

Alone, terrified, in fear for life, abducted from a suburban mall the day before …all she had been able to do is cry …and pray. Pray to the God she’d sung many songs about with her churches youth choir. Pray to a God whom she, admittedly, did not really know …and hope that he would hear her. Pray and hope that he would answer …that he would indeed send her “Guardian Angel” to rescue her as she was praying in desperation. She needed a miracle

Of course Tisha had heard bible stories about angels. They were an interesting concept …great folklore …but were they actually ‘real?’ She certainly hoped so because she was praying that one would be sent to her. One, or maybe two if need be. All she knew is that her nice, quiet, normal, middle class suburban life had suddenly turned into a horror movie. She hadn’t seen it coming.

Sold to a pimp …by a fellow classmate whom she thought she could trust. Sold like property for the price of $10 and some cocaine. Sold to a monster who now threatened to kill not only her but her entire family if she did not do exactly as he ordered.

Now in a strange city where life was much faster and harder than anything she’d ever experienced, this innocent victim was as out of her element as a fish out of water. How would she endure this plight? Forced to satisfy the needs of random strange men who would not care about her young age …would even relish the fact that she was just a kid. Tisha escaped into her own mind where there alone… perhaps she could pray …perhaps God would hear her …perhaps he would send that guardian angel. Perhaps

Just when she was beginning to give up all hope …just moments after the pimp put her out on the mean streets of Oakland California for the first time amidst dozens of prostitutes …a stranger shows up and gestured for her to come to the car.

This is her story.

Autobiography of a Yogi (Reprint of Original 1946 Edition)

Autobiography of a Yogi (Reprint of Original 1946 Edition) [Kindle Edition]
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Designated One of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th century, here is a verbatim reprinting of the 1946 first edition, with all its inherent power intact.Read about real-life saints and masters, how yogis perform miracles, the science of kriya yoga, and much more.

Harriet Tubman - The Moses of Her People

Harriet Tubman – The Moses of Her People [Illustrated] [Kindle Edition]
by Sarah H. Bradford (Author), Oliver Johnson (Author, Foreword), Professor Hopkins (Author, Foreword)

Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War. After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage.

Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various owners as a child. Early in her life, she suffered a traumatic head wound when an irate slave owner threw a heavy metal weight at her, intending to hit another slave. The injury caused disabling seizures, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream activity, and spells of hypersomnia which occurred throughout her entire life. A devout Christian, she ascribed her visions and vivid dreams to premonitions from God.

In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives with her out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night and in extreme secrecy, Tubman (or “Moses”, as she was called) “never lost a passenger”. Heavy rewards were offered for many of the people she helped bring away, but no one ever knew it was Harriet Tubman who was helping them. When a far-reaching United States Fugitive Slave Law was passed in 1850, she helped guide fugitives further north into Canada, and helped newly-freed slaves find work.

Happy Reading!

Zohar – Man of la Book

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