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Australia’s Red Centre Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Australia’s Red Centre by Brian Lawrenson is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/qD8SGD into your computer’s web browser.

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The centre of Australia is flat, red and hot but it offers some of the most amazing travel experiences that anyone could have. Here is sacred Uluru, and mystical Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), both huge sandstone massifs with spiritual links to the local Aboriginal people. The scenery is spectacular, the local people unique and the food very different – try kangaroo, camel and bush tucker. Called the Red Centre, it is steeped in history yet part of a modern Australia. Here you can taste it, smell it and experience a completely different travel destination.

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Well Played Free from Amazon Kindle Store

This one is geared toward a specific audience….

Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value, and Meaning by Drew Davidson is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/mfASVT into your computer’s web browser.

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Video games can be “well played” in two senses. On the one hand, well played is to games as well read is to books. On the other hand, well played as in well done. This book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. 22 contributors (developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers) look at video games through both senses of “well played.” The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis.

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Their Last Suppers Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals by Andrew Caldwell is free from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/mKbaQL into your computer’s web browser.

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Did you know that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and his longtime private chef was Jewish? What dish played an integral role in Marilyn Monroe’s unsuccessful bid to woo back Bobby Kennedy? Part historical narrative and part grilling guide and cookbook, Andrew Caldwell’s Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals guides history buffs and gourmands alike through gastronomically inspired biographical accounts of more than 20 legendary personalities.

Unearthing recipes as far back as 323 B.C., Caldwell, the History Chef, provides insight into 2,000 years of culinary lore. Each historical figure’s profile includes a brief description of pursuits and accomplishments as well as little-known anecdotes, popular foods of his or her time period, recipes for the figure’s actual last meal, and cooking tips. Because the kitchens of Montezuma, Caesar, and other notables profiled within the book were often very basic, Caldwell brings their fare into modern kitchens, although he strongly believes that, whenever possible, grills and open fires should be used for most dishes and therefore provides specific preparation tips throughout.

From the Titanic’s 12-course tasting menu to personal recipes for Princess Diana’s Favorite Watercress Soup, Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, Julius Caesar’s Ambrosia, Cleopatra’s Hummus, and Stone Crab a la Kennedy, historians and foodies alike will relish the trivia and tastings paired within Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals.

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Wall Street and the Financial Crisis Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Wall Street & The Financial Crisis – Anatomy of a Financial Collapse by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations – US Senate is free today in the Amazon Kindle store.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/iKz8qQ into your computer’s web browser.

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Concluding a two-year bipartisan investigation, Senator Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Senator Tom Coburn M.D., R-Okla., Chairman and Ranking Republican on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, released a 635-page final report on their inquiry into key causes of the financial crisis. The report catalogs conflicts of interest, heedless risk-taking and failures of federal oversight that helped push the country into the deepest recession since the Great Depression. The Levin-Coburn report expands on evidence gathered at four Subcommittee hearings in April 2010, examining four aspects of the crisis through detailed case studies: high-risk mortgage lending, using the case of Washington Mutual Bank, a $300 billion thrift that became the largest bank failure in U.S. history; regulatory inaction, focusing on the Office of Thrift Supervision’s failed oversight of Washington Mutual; inflated credit ratings that misled investors, examining the actions of the nation’s two largest credit rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s; and the role played by investment banks, focusing primarily on Goldman Sachs, creating and selling structured finance products that foisted billions of dollars of losses on investors, while the bank itself profited from betting against the mortgage market.

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Blindsided Free from Amazon Kindle Store

Blindsided by Tolman Farrah Geffs is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/jApEEy into your computer’s web browser.

Here is the book’s description from the book’s cover as, strangely, it is not in its “normal” place in the book description area of the Amazon website (I’m not too sure what to make of this book):

Iran will soon possess nuclear weapons. Considering that an estimated 12 million illegal aliens are within our borders and that narcotics are brought in by the tons, nuclear weapons can also be smuggled in. But sometimes the event that has not occurred is most telling. Each day brings more reports of suicide bombings in the Middle East; however, no Islamic religious or political leaders have martyred themselves. Obviously, they are in no great rush to meet Allah and thus face this dilemma: Should Iran use their nuclear arsenal, they will be annihilated by our multiple hydrogen-bomb armed ICBMs. Tragically, there is a solution to their dilemma: Used as energy sources, rather than weapons, nuclear devices can create man-made acts of God.

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Climate of Corruption Free from Amazon Kindle Store

It has certainly been a day for free eBook offerings in the Amazon Kindle store…

Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax by Larry Bell is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on three customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/dGGqDL into your computer’s web browser.

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New revelations demonstrate how politics and powerful special-interest agendas have warped the most important scientific debate of the 21st century. Melting glaciers, suffering polar bears, rising oceans—these are just a few of the climate change crisis myths debunked by noted aerospace expert Larry Bell in this explosive new book. With meticulous research, Bell deflates these and other climate misconceptions with perceptive analysis, humor, and the most recent scientific data. Written for the laymen, yet in-depth enough for the specialist, this book digs deep into the natural and political aspects of the climate change debate, answering fundamental questions that reveal the all-too-human origins of “scientific” inquiry. Why and how are some of the world’s most prestigious scientific institutions cashing in on the debate? Who stand to benefit most by promoting public climate change alarmism? What true political and financial purposes are served by the vilification of carbon dioxide? How do climate deceptions promote grossly exaggerated claims for non-fossil alternative energy capacities and advance blatant global wealth redistribution goals? With its devastating portrayal of scientific and government establishments run amok, this book is an invaluable addition to the tremendously popular literature attacking the scientific status quo. Climate of Corruption will bring welcome relief to all those who are fed up with climate crisis insanity.

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Secret Holocaust Diaries Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Secret Holocaust Diaries by Nonna Bannister is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 55 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/hCa4DK into your computer’s web browser.

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How this story came to be written is a big part of the drama. The only World War II survivor of her wealthy Russian, devout Christian family, Nonna Lisowskaya came to the U.S. in 1950, married Henry Bannister, and never spoke about her Holocaust ­experience––until a few years before her death in 2004, when she revealed her diaries, originally written in six languages on paper scraps that she had kept in a pillow strapped to her body throughout the war. Now those diaries, in her English translation, tell her story of fleeing Stalinist Russia, not knowing what was waiting in Hitler’s Germany, where she saw her mother murdered in the camps, escaped a massacre of Jews shot into a pit, was nursed by Catholic nuns, and much more. The editors’ commentary in different type constantly interrupts the memoir, but the notes are helpful in explaining history and context.

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