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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer – as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body – remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equal...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Science & Math, History & Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 240 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Academic Book of the Future

by Rebecca E. Lyons and Samantha Rayner

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence.What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Performing Arts, Theater, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Science & Math, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 120 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Creativity: the Actor in Performance

by Helen Trenos

Creativity: the Actor in Performance focuses on becoming a creative performer. Many stage-actors succeed in rehearsals, yet under-perform where it counts – on stage. However, as actors know, performance is a thing unto itself - something that will happen out there, beyond anything that had happened in rehearsals. This book provides actors, their teachers and directors with insights into the creativity of the actor in performance....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Theater, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Drama & Plays, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 93 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
65 reviews

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

by Hourly History

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of man...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
36 reviews

The Arrows of Islam - An Espionage Thriller - Book 1 in the Ari Cohen Series

by Spencer Hawke

An elite assassin. A downed bomber. He’ll steal back secrets to save the free world…Ari Cohen has seen enough bloodshed to last him several lifetimes. As Mossad’s deadliest assassin, he’s prepared to swear off special assignments for good. But when a U.S. stealth bomber is shot down and stripped of its top-secret technology, Ari prepares for one last mission…The search through the rubble reveals bloodthirsty terrorists and a chilling conspiracy. While the cutting-edge weaponry would be deadly in the hands of a terrorist sect, if it’s obtained by a notorious spy network, the damage could be catastrophic…With a little help from the U.S. president herself, Ari must steal back the technology before the exchange is made. If he can't achieve his mission, his failure could seal the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, True Accounts, Crime Fiction, Russian, Antiquarian & Rare Books, History of Books
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space: The Emergence of the Mittani State (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt)

by Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum and Nicole Brisch

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Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 290 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Ancient, Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Architecture, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde)

by Alan H. Sommerstein and Isabelle C. Torrance

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Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

by Cordelia Heß and Jonathan Adams

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Genre: History, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 402 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Electronic Literature Communities (Computing Literature)

by Scott Rettberg and Patricia Tomaszek

This is a diverse collection on the role and function of community in the contemporary practice of electronic literature, with ten essays by thirteen leading authors, providing wide-ranging perspectives and approaches. The collection offers historical narratives of institutions in the field, examples of how particular platforms or genres can inspire community, and stories of how ad hoc communities can form around specific creative projects. These case studies are histories of creative affiliations in electronic literature—snapshots of consensus-based communities in their process of formation—and offer a starting point for broader theoretical analyses of network-based creative community.  ...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 265 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge

by Garry L. Hagberg

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding not only of linguistic meaning but of the meaning of works of art and literature as well....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Moment, and Other Essays

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Essays & Correspondence, Essays, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 134 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Collected Parody and Humor Prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Fitzgerald,F. Scott

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Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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Biographia Literaria (Unabridged): Important autobiographical work and influential piece of literary introspection by an English poet and philosopher, ... Mariner, Christabel, Lyrical Ballads

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This carefully crafted ebook: "Biographia Literaria (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to his poetry, Coleridge also wrote influential piece of literary criticism, Biographia Literaria, a collection of his thoughts and opinions on literature. The work delivered both biographical explanations of the author's life as well as his impressions on literature. The collection also contained an analysis of a broad range of philosophical principles of literature ranging from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and Schelling and applied them to the poetry of peers such as William Wordsworth. Coleridge's explanations of metaphysical principles were popular topics of discourse in academic communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, a...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
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Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Rajeev Kinra

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or munshi, Chandar Bhan “Brahman” (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia.  Chandar Bhan’s life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb ‘Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the “Great Mughals” whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire’s power, territorial reach, and global influence.  As a high-caste H...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 394 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Kit Marlowe and the Fatal Engines of War (The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe Book 3)

by Darren Freebury-Jones

The breathtaking finale to The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe trilogy!

The Engines of War have a new leader in Richard Bancroft, who sends a team of bloody assassins to Turkey in search of the Quill of Herodotus, an ancient artefact with the power to transcend time itself.

Christopher 'Kit' Marlowe travels to London to gain the aid of the famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Together they brave erupting volcanoes, tempests at sea, and the deadly machinations of the mercenary, Aaron Valdes, who has a unique way of butchering his victims...

Marlowe finds himself on the most violent, action-packed mission of his career. But in this instalment, will The Engines of War prove fatal for him?...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Action & Adventure, World Literature, British, Shakespeare, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 106 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Exciting Hilarious Books

by Michael Jones

I hope you like Part 2 of these chapters from 6 of my 12 books? A lot of people loved Part 1 so I decided to do another. Pick your favorites which are easy to purchase as paperback or e-books on my website link to Amazon. You can download them to any device. I assure you, you will enjoy the endings. www.excursionthemovie.com...

Genre: History, Africa, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, United States, African American, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference, Criticism & Theory
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, History, Asia, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narratives

by Molly Hite

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

by Martina Zimmermann

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific und...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Disorders & Diseases, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Who is Torsten Krol?: Stephen King VS Joe Hill

by Marc Bischof

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Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Munich Teachings of Story: For Screenwriters & Novelists

by Martin Thau

WHICH MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR AN ENGAGING STORY?
Excitement results from contrast
Satisfaction
Closure
Relevance

GENRES
Love
Adventure
Investigation
Chase
Clarification
Sublime
Aristotle’s dramatic patterns
*Simple
*Complicated
*Gripping
*Sentimental

HOW DOES ONE DEVELOP A STORY?
Suspense regarding an occurrence or decision
*Title
*Promised decision
*Purpose
*Doubt
*Suggestive representation
Suspense regarding a clarification of meaning
*Reconstruction
*Surprise vs. Suspense
Starting at the End
Varying levels of knowledge between the audience and the hero
Varying levels of knowledge between the charact...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Creating Novels

by Scavinold Scavinold

A discussion on the actuality of being a novelist and the inherent creative process of creating a novel....

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Teen & Young Adult, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 40 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

America’s Bonfire of Trump Vanities: Remembering Tom Wolfe’s “New Journalism” Legacy

by Dave Masko

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Criticism & Theory
Size: 1.09 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
46 reviews

No Shades of Grey: A Six-Word Story

by Rosen Trevithick

Protest the glamorisation of domestic abuse in Fifty Shades of Grey by downloading this SIX-WORD story for free from 13th to 17th February.

A tale of love, respect and domination, No Shades of Grey depicts the plight of a worthy romantic lead when the object of his affections turns out to be not quite the girl he’s looking for.

Warning: this story is only six words long. The remainder is padded with different translations.

All proceeds made from sales of this book before the free promotion will be shared between Women’s Aid and Respect to support men and women who are affected by domestic abuse....

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Humor, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 27 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Ways to Lucena

by Mois Benarroch and Diane Schneider, P

In one of his major works, Lucena, Benarroch goes from time travel to social comment, which brings to mind the hilarious novels of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. An old odd ancient man is reaching the age of 1,000 years and has to pass his legacy to his great great great grandson, and prepares him for a journey that will last a thousand years. His first days begin in the Jewish city of Lucena at the beginning of the second millennium and ends in Israel and in Spain. He meets his descendant in a hotel in Malaga, while the young adolescent is trying to find his place in life and family, writing science-fiction short stories and fighting with his parents. This novel will take you back and forth from the future and back to the past, into a world of Sephardi Jewry, the inquisition, Mexican Jews, and back to...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Nonfiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Criticism & Theory
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Celebrate the Classics: Why You Can and Should Read the Great Books (Xist Classics)

by Calee M. Lee

Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books....

Genre: Self-Help, Happiness, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Smart Pop Preview 2014: Standalone Essays on Divergent, Zombies, the Hunger Games, Veronica Mars, and Fanfiction

by Debra Driza and Lauren Wilson

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's 2013 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays!Volume Includes:"Truth and Lies" – Debra DrizaDowntown Chicago Faction Map from "Mapping Divergent's Chicago" – V. ArrowFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy, edited by Leah Wilson"Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse" and "Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast" - Lauren WilsonFrom The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide"Crime of Fashion" - Terri ClarkFrom The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, edited by Leah Wilson"Truly, My Name Is Cinna" - V. ArrowFrom The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, From Mellark Bakery to Mockingjays"Lawless Neptune" - Alafair BurkeFrom Neptune Noir:...

Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
6196 reviews

Northanger Abbey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Jane Austen

NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for public¬cation, though she had previously made a start on Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. According to Cassandra Austen's Memorandum, Susan (as it was first called) was written circa 1798-99.Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a favourite. Catherine is invited by the Allens, her wealthier neighbours in Fullerton, to accompany them to visit the town of Bath and partake in the winter season of balls, theatre and other social delights. Although initially the excitement o...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Literary, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
827 reviews

Four Week Fiancé (Four Week Fiance Series Book 1)

by Helen Cooper and J. S. Cooper

**HOT NEW TWO BOOK SERIES**

What would you do if the hottest man on earth made you an offer you couldn’t refuse?

What if it was the offer of a lifetime? The sort of offer that would make you blush as he offered you whatever you wanted to make you accept. What if the offers were so spicy, so naughty, so scandalous that you wouldn’t even want to tell your best friend?

If you were me, you would say yes.

There are three things you should know.
His name is TJ Walker. He’s 28, hot as can be and he’s my brother’s best friend.
TJ asked me to be his fiance for four weeks.
I’m hoping to make the engagement real.

I know. I can’t believe it either. What am I thinking? There are so many things that could g...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Cul
Size: 564 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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