Free Kindle books - Saturday 24 March 2012

Auld-Yin

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#1
Two more free books from Endeavour Press. Not sure how long these will be available but usually it is only for a day or so.

The books are:

We have two great books to give away this weekend.
'Sanctuary& Other Ghiost Stories' is a fabulously spooky collection of shortstories by Tom Kasey.
And 'Britain'sGreatest Naval Battle' by Richard Freeman is a brilliant
tonaval history.
 
#6
Thanks for the heads up, will enjoy scaring myself shitless.
 

Wordsmith

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#8
Thanks for the info - but I'd have to say that the research in the Naval History Kindle is seriously lacking. To give but a single example - it states that no British battleship was torpedoed at Jutland. In fact HMS Marlborough took one in the ribs.

Iron Duke Class battleship - HMS Marlborough - SN Guides

The following is of interest as Marlborough was the only Dreadnought type battleship to be hit by a torpedo. The torpedo hit the Marlborough on the starboard diesel generator room, which was located outboard of the starboard 62 magazine, which in turn was located immediately aft of the main B turret magazine, the hit was 25 feet below the water line from a torpedo with a 440lb Hexanite-TNT charge on plating ¾ of an inch thick, plating over 28 feet was destroyed as were all transverse and longitudinal frames, the hull was deeply distorted over a length of 70 feet. The diesel generator room and the hydraulic engine room above were destroyed and flooded immediately, The longitudinal bulkhead of the forward boiler room was distorted , and the water-tight door between the boiler room at lower coal bunker was also damaged allowing water to leak into the forward boiler room, initially this rise in water was rapid and the fires in four boilers were pulled. With the Bilge, Fire, Ash expeller and steam ejector pumps now working the level was held and then reduced to below the floor plates. And 1930 just the ash expeller pump of 425 TPH was holding back the water, at no time had the list exceeded 7 or 8 degrees and no counter-flooding was needed. The ship was still making 17 knots in-spite of the damage. There were two casualties, both stokers and both killed, William Rustage (K/20877) aged 21 was buried in his home town Salford’s Weaste Cemetery, the other was Edgar George Monk K/4266 (age not known) he was buried in Tynemouth Preston Cemetery. A further two men were injured. It should be noted that the bilge pumping arrangement on the Iron Duke class was the best of any British Dreadnought.
On a quick skim through, I spotted many similar errors; most of which could have been found by the author if he'd read the correct source material.

So - at the risk of looking a gift horse in the mouth: it might be free, but its not accurate.

Wordsmith
 
#10
Have a look at this:


The Harwich Naval Forces Their Part in the Great War eBook: E. F. (Edward Frederick) Knight: Amazon.co.uk: Books


Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy eBook: A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Between the Lines Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After eBook: Henry Bascom Smith: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 eBook: Leander Stillwell: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman With Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War eBook: James Harvey Kidd: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life eBook: A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


At Ypres with Best-Dunkley eBook: Thomas Hope Floyd: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


"Over There" with the Australians eBook: R. Hugh (Reginald Hugh) Knyvett: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004UIZYFY/?tag=armrumser-21


The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80 eBook: Archibald Forbes: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


The Relief of Mafeking How it Was Accomplished by Mahon's Flying Column; with an Account of Some Earlier Episodes in the Boer War of 1899-1900 eBook: Filson Young: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004TPFQNS/?tag=armrumser-21


The Great Boer War eBook: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War eBook: R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


At the Point of the Bayonet A Tale of the Mahratta War eBook: G. A. (George Alfred) Henty: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


The Tiger of Mysore A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib eBook: G. A. (George Alfred) Henty: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


A Journey Through France in War Time eBook: Joseph G. (Joseph Green) Butler: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Forging the Blades A Tale of the Zulu Rebellion eBook: Bertram Mitford: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 eBook: Achilles Rose: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


One of the 28th A Tale of Waterloo eBook: G. A. (George Alfred) Henty: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


Flying for France eBook: James R. (James Rogers) McConnell: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000JQV6IK/?tag=armrumser-21


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004UJ08MW/?tag=armrumser-21


Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life eBook: Charles King: Amazon.co.uk: Books


Ahead of the Army eBook: William Osborn Stoddard, C. Chase Emerson: Amazon.co.uk: Books


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000JQU87A/?tag=armrumser-21


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000JQU1VS/?tag=armrumser-21


All these books are free.
 
#11
Kingo'd.
 
#12
If you want to find free ebooks on amazon type in the name or subject you're looking for. i.e. 'history' 'british' or 'army'. Then sort by lowest price first. If you're lucky you'll get a few with £0.00 on the pricetag. when you click on the free book you want to dl check further down the screen too, there'll be a sub heading 'customers also brought' and there'll be more books of a similar nature which are free to dl too.
 
#13
If you want to find free ebooks on amazon type in the name or subject you're looking for. i.e. 'history' 'british' or 'army'. Then sort by lowest price first. If you're lucky you'll get a few with £0.00 on the pricetag. when you click on the free book you want to dl check further down the screen too, there'll be a sub heading 'customers also brought' and there'll be more books of a similar nature which are free to dl too.
Got the first part but how do you sort by price?
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
How to...

1) At the top of the page, set the search type to 'Books', enter your search term and click the Go button.

2) The list of books matching the search will come up. At the top left of the page there's an option called Format. Click on Kindle Books.

3) The search results will now just include Kindle books. There is a Sort By option to the top right of the page. Set it to Price: Low to High.

4) All Zero Price books should now be top of the list.

5) Select a book for to see more detail. A little further down the page, you'll see a Customers Who Brought This Item Also Brought option. There may be more Zero Price books in this list.

Wordsmith
 
#16
Additional image help guide for getting free books:




Select books from the drop down list on Amazon.






Type in the name of the book or the subject you want to read about.






(The Official Arrse guide comes up if you type in army) On the right hand side of the screen there will be a drop down Sort By menu. Select Price: Low to High.






This will sort the books by their lowest price and £0.00 should appear for free Kindle ebooks as shown above.






You can select any book with £0.00 on the price and it will be free, if we select the first book 'compromised' then it will load the details of the book and at the bottom of the screen there will be a sub heading : "Customers Who Brought This Item Also Brought". All these books at the bottom will be of a similar subject to the chosen book and they should also be free to download. Always check the price is shown as £0.00 before downloading just to make sure.
 
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