Amazon has Tara Westover’s The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing ebook for Kindle for $2.99 (28 value) for a limited time.
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling supplies and sleeping with her “head for the hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.
Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or a nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to intervene when her brother became violent or when her father’s Mormon beliefs drifted toward the extreme.
Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She ultimately taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events such as the Holocaust. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if there was still a way home.
A riveting account of the struggle for self-invention, Educated is also a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties.
TradePub is offering Michelle Gibbings’ Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate Your Career eBook for FREE (regularly $13.99) for a limited time.
The word “career” doesn’t mean what it used to. People entering the workforce today will have an estimated 17 employers and five careers in their lifetimes — and already many existing roles are being automated away, with many more to follow. No profession, industry or geography is immune, and employees need to change their idea of what it means to be employed. The rise of freelancing and the gig economy means flexibility and independence, but also less security — with trends showing it is the way of the future. You cannot future-proof your job, but you can future-proof your career. Career Leap shows you what you need to know, how you need to change and how you can prepare for the inevitable tides of change.
This book sheds light on the choices you make, and the steps you can take to reignite, reshape and liberate your career. You’ll develop the confidence you need to take decisive action, sharpen your skills and become the agile, adaptive professional we will all need to be. The 10-step Career Reinvention Cycle helps you assess the status quo and determine where you need to go, and then gives you a solid framework for making a move when the time is right.
Amazon has Ryan Holiday’s Ego Is the Enemy ebook for Kindle for 99-cents (14.99 value) for a limited time.
Google also has it in the Play Store, Barnes & Noble for the Nook, and Rakuten for Kobo for the same price for a limited time.
Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.
Amazon has George Gilder’s Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy ebook for Kindle for 99-cents (9.99 value) for a limited time.
The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder—the peerless visionary of technology and culture—explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns.
Amazon has Wyatt North’s J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life Inspired Kindle eBook for FREE (regularly $2.99) for a limited time.
Microsoft is offering Windows 10 users a FREE $5 Windows Store Credit with any ebook purchase from its new Books section in the Windows Store for a limited time. To get this deal, click the Shop Books button on a Windows 10 computer to open the Windows Store. You need to latest Windows 10 Creator’s update to see the Books section in the Windows Store. eBooks start at less than $1. The Free credit will be emailed after purchase. Deal ends June 30, 2017 and the Free credit must be redeemed by August 15 and then used within 90 days.
CFED is offering What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and The Nation as a physical book, DPF, ePub, iBook, or Kindle Edition for FREE for a limited time.
This book makes clear why every household’s financial health matters for the U.S. economy to thrive. It demonstrates how those who work outside traditional financial capacity building in education, health, housing, workforce training, justice and other sectors play a critical role in removing barriers to financial health and well-being.
Amazon has the George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set for Kindle for $9.96 (49.95 – 40.26 instant savings) with Free Shipping for a limited time.
This box set includes A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.
Hillsdale College through Amazon is offering Martin Gilbert and Randolph S. Churchill’s Winston S. Churchill 8-Volume Biography Kindle eBook for FREE ($80 value) for a limited time. Deal expires April 11, 2015.
Amazon is offering David Wolcome’s No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations for Kindle for FREE ($24.99 value) for a limited time.
Animal migration is a magnificent sight: a mile-long blanket of cranes rising from a Nebraska river and filling the sky; hundreds of thousands of wildebeests marching across the Serengeti; a blaze of orange as millions of monarch butterflies spread their wings to take flight. Nature’s great migrations have captivated countless spectators, none more so than premier ecologist David S. Wilcove. In No Way Home, his awe is palpable—as are the growing threats to migratory animals.
We may be witnessing a dying phenomenon among many species. Migration has always been arduous, but today’s travelers face unprecedented dangers. Skyscrapers and cell towers lure birds and bats to untimely deaths, fences and farms block herds of antelope, salmon are caught en route between ocean and river, breeding and wintering grounds are paved over or plowed, and global warming disrupts the synchronized schedules of predators and prey. The result is a dramatic decline in the number of migrants.
Wilcove guides us on their treacherous journeys, describing the barriers to migration and exploring what compels animals to keep on trekking. He also brings to life the adventures of scientists who study migrants. Often as bold as their subjects, researchers speed wildly along deserted roads to track birds soaring overhead, explore glaciers in search of frozen locusts, and outfit dragonflies with transmitters weighing less than one one-hundredth of an ounce.
Scientific discoveries and advanced technologies are helping us to understand migrations better, but alone, they won’t stop sea turtles and songbirds from going the way of the bison or passenger pigeon. What’s required is the commitment and cooperation of the far-flung countries migrants cross—long before extinction is a threat. As Wilcove writes, “protecting the abundance of migration is key to protecting the glory of migration.” No Way Home offers powerful inspiration to preserve those glorious journeys.
Amazon has “FREE – The future of a radical price” the Kindle edition by Chris Anderson for FREE for a limited time. You will need an Amazon Kindle or a whisper sync compliant application to read Kindle edition publications (ie. Kindle iPhone Application – iTunes Link).