Amazon is having a “Travel to Another Time” sale. Kindle books are up to 75% off (most are $2.99 to $3.99, but there is some variation)
The 50 books are divided into Life in 1980-1990s, Life in 1960s and 1970s, Life in 1940s and 1950, Life in the early 20th Century, and then Life in Biblical times, the 1700s and the 1800s. These are a mix of non-fiction and fiction with historical settings.
Here are a few selections (or the link to the entire sale page)
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy – $3.99
514 pages, 204 of 215 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Amid the social upheaval of the Vietnam War era, a young cadet at a southern military college must face down a racist secret society
As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, antimilitary sentiment is raging and the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, McLean survives his freshman year despite the school’s notorious hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he becomes the mentor of the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the simmering threat of violence—that lie just beneath the surface at the Institute.
Featuring Conroy’s lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage that he finds along the way.
God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell – $3.99
228 pages, 17 of 26 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Caldwell’s blockbuster bestseller: In the Depression-era Deep South, destitute farmer Ty Ty Walden struggles to raise a family on his own
Single father and poor Southern farmer Ty Ty Walden has a plan to save his farm and his family: He will tear his fields apart until he finds gold. While Ty Ty obsesses over his fool’s quest, his sons and daughters search in vain for their own dreams of instant happiness—whether from money, violence, or sex.
God’s Little Acre is a classic dark comedy, a satire that lampoons a broken South while holding a light to the toll that poverty takes on the hopes and dreams of the poor themselves.
Antarctica: Journey to the Pole by Peter Lerangis – $2.99
242 pages, 13 of 17 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
A father and his sons embark on a perilous trek to the ends of the earth
It is May 1909, and the race to the South Pole is on. For years, Jack Winslow has dreamed of conquering the frozen wasteland, but just before he sets sail, his wife dies suddenly. Rather than cancel the voyage, he brings his two grief-stricken sons, Colin and Andrew, on the adventure of a lifetime.
Although the teenagers have read widely of the Antarctic and the icy, unforgiving sea that surrounds it, no book could prepare them for the journey ahead. Killer whales, temperatures as low as –100°F, and deadly crushing ice floes are only the beginning of their troubles. To survive this trip, the Winslows will have to set aside their grief and come together as a family.
The Winston Affair by Howard Fast – $3.99
186 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
During the Second World War, a military lawyer is embroiled in the toughest case of his career when he must defend a fellow murderous officer
In the midst of World War II, Captain Barney Adams’s superiors call on him with a very unusual request. A troubled US army lieutenant has confessed to murdering a British officer, and Captain Adams has been assigned as his defense attorney. Military court officials want the cleanest possible trial for the lieutenant, and they believe that Captain Adams, a war hero and distinguished lawyer, is the best man for the job. But when Adams begins to investigate the murder, he finds that this seemingly open-and-shut case is actually much more complicated. Before long he is absorbed in a dramatic struggle for a fair trial against the most overwhelming odds.
Thrilling and thought-provoking, The Winston Affair is a powerful portrait of a man torn between the wishes of his superiors and the call for justice.
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the books from previous Free Book posts are still available for free. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
As always please check to make sure the books are still free before you “buy” them, especially from Amazon. Prices can change quickly. This may be a one day offer. Pick it up quick. If you do buy a book and realize later you have been charged for it, here is a guide on how to return a kindle book.