At this moment, there is a batch of very interesting and generally acclaimed books for sale really cheap in Kindle form in the US, that I suspect readers of this blog will be interested in.
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro. Good reviews, but this is outside my area of expertise so I can’t say for sure, but it looks good.
Creek Mary’s Blood: A Novel by “Burry my Heart at Wounded Knee” author Dee Brown.
Africa: A History is an anthology that includes some older material, but all good. This is totally within my area of expertise, and I can say this book is full of classic writing by classic scholars. Not a light read. Edited by Alvin Josephy.
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick.
The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcom Nance.
For kindle, Dune, cheap, at least for American customers.
Meanwhile, of possible interest: Other Worlds Than These by John Joseph Adams.
“We can all imagine such “other worlds”–be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder–but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume–until now.”
It is an anthology of some kind, I put it here because it looks interesting, but I’ve not read it. Have you?
There is an interesting set of Kindle books for cheap available right now, including one by Robert Heinlein. Continue reading Heinlein Book Cheap And More
These are classics, you probably have them, but if you get the Kindle verions you can give the hard copies away and have less stuff in your house:
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard.
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by, wait for it, Nelson Mandela!
Two books that you probably already have but just in case you don’t now’s your chance, cheap in Kindle format: Continue reading Reimagined fairy tails, hidden history, books cheap.
Wizard: The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla (Citadel Press Book) by Marc J. Siefer is avilable for 3 bucks in Kindle form right now.
And while I have your attention, this might interest you: Our Town: A Play in Three Acts (Perennial Classics) by Thornton Wilder.
In Kindle form, worth checking out if you don’t already have them:
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.
A Taste for Death (Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries Book 7) by PD James.
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel. Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that “the longitude problem” was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land.
Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison’s forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.
Representing two ends of the spectrum of size of things, these books are now cheap in Kindle format now:
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Space: A Novel
Perhaps prompted by the news of a Tolkien biographical movie, this book — J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography — is suddenly cheap on Kindle.
And as long as I’m mentioning cheap Kindle books, and since cannibalism is a common theme here, see: Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal.
And I know some of you like Sue Grafton, so S is for Silence: A Kinsey Millhone Novel for two bucks is nice.
Two interesting deals, Kindle format, cheap:
Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III himself.
A Mountain Walked with Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Caitlin Kiernan, and more.