FREE & BARGAIN EBOOKS – {01-10-2021}

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Veterans Day by Kendric Neal

Veterans Dayby Kendric Neal

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During her Veterans Day inaugural cruise, America’s newest warship, the $13 billion USS Valor Dayton, is hijacked and targeted against New York City, as only a group of grizzled war vets can stop it.

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Worldby Cal Newport

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Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take).

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

1. Work Deeply
2. Embrace Boredom
3. Quit Social Media
4. Drain the Shallows

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership
Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller
A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ

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Perfect Poison: A Female Serial Killer's Deadly Medicine by M. William Phelps

Perfect Poison: A Female Serial Killer’s Deadly Medicineby M. William Phelps

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"M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." —TV Rage

At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, Kristen Gilbert was known as a hardworking, dedicated nurse. Yet so many emergencies and sudden deaths occurred under Kristen's watch that others jokingly called her the "Angel of Death." No one suspected the horrifying truth: that over the course of six months, Gilbert had caused the deaths of as many as forty patients. With new insight into the sociopathic mindset of nurses who kill, and the latest details on Gilbert's ongoing prison sentence, M. William Phelps exposes how one person's good intentions went so chillingly, killingly wrong. . .

"Phelps is one of America's finest true-crime writers." –Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is a true-crime veteran."–New York Post

"Anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience." —Suspense Magazine

"One of our most engaging crime journalists." –Katherine Ramsland

Sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

160,000 Words

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Debussy's Slippers by Steve Exeter

Debussy’s Slippersby Steve Exeter

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George Gershwin thinks he could do better, better than Broadway.

Ira Gershwin disagrees, why get funny ideas about writing po-faced Piano Concertos that no one hears, when you’re already getting much respect and much money (and much female attention) from writing hit shows? But what George wants George gets, and soon the brothers are travelling to Europe to meet French maestro Maurice Ravel – you know, a real composer.

Despite dreading this American invasion on his artistic privacy, the haughty Ravel warms to George, the two men share musical ideas and beaucoup du vin. It all turns sour when George returns to New York, unintentionally carrying in his luggage Ravel’s most treasured possession: a pair of slippers that belonged to Ravel’s musical forefather, the French national hero – Claude Debussy.

Now, Debussy’s slippers may reek, they may look slightly ridiculous, but their inspirational power is undeniable. Once George feels their effect, he’s loath to return them, and sets about stalling an increasingly irate Ravel. Things come to a head when Ravel unexpectedly returns Gershwin’s visit.

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The Green Ribbon Murder by Sharon Cowen

The Green Ribbon Murderby Sharon Cowen

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It is high summer in 1872. Farmers toil in the sweltering heat to harvest what promises to be a bumper crop. They work six days a week, sometimes sixteen hours a day. Wives and children participate in the intense labor. On Sunday, they feed their livestock, themselves, and then attend church. On June, 23, their reliable routine is shattered.

The bones of this story are true. It was inherited from the author’s father whose grandparents, Fred and Kate, were next-door neighbors to a thirteen-year-old girl named Mary. The decisions they participate in are destined to soak through four generations.

Old Phil reflects on the happenings from his room in The Golden Meadows Home nearly sixty years later: “The whole world’s been operatin’ fer too long on ‘bite and be bitten in return.’–Duck Legs Phil.

What kinds of animal behavior will these civilized individuals resort to to survive? What effect will gas lighting have on Duck Legs Phil? What is the legal role of Judge Lynch? How deep are the effects of karma?

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