The Conquest of the Illinois

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The Conquest of the Illinois by George Rogers Clark ($0.99): On the night of July 4th 1778, George Rogers Clark and his men sprung a surprise attack on the village of Kashaskia, “and within a very short time we were in complete possession of the place, with every avenue guarded to prevent any one from escaping and giving the alarm to the other villages.”

This deal started on December 14, 2016

Fresh Off the Boat

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Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang ($1.99): Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) immigrants. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America’s deviant subcultures.

This deal started on November 24, 2016

Of Plymouth Plantation

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Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford ($0.99): In August 1620, 102 English Separatists set off in the Mayflower for New England. These men, women and children, who became known as the Pilgrims, would found the Plymouth Colony. This account is a fascinating history of seventeenth century colonial America, that takes the reader on a year-by-year journey through the highs and lows of the colony from before it began in 1608 through to 1646.

This deal started on November 03, 2016

Madame Sadayakko

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Madame Sadayakko by Lesley Downer ($0.99): This is the true story of the most celebrated geisha in Japan, Sadayakko. She circled the world when most Japanese had never left the country, became a famous actress when Japanese women weren’t supposed to act and became the real-life model for Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. But she was also a rebel and, in 1899, set out for the West with her actor-husband.

This deal started on November 01, 2016

Blacktip Island

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Blacktip Island by Tim W. Jackson ($3.99): The locals are quirky: a landlord who swears he’s Fletcher Christian reincarnated, a boss who likes fish better than people, a sloshed resort manager with a sex-crazed wife, a possibly ax-murdering neighbor, and a girlfriend who just might turn Blake in for the reward money. Blake steers a ragged course between them, trying to straighten out the mess he’s made before the cops can track him down and haul him away. Blacktip Island is an irresistible comedy for anyone who’s ever dreamed of trading the rat race for a hammock under the palm trees.

This deal started on October 26, 2016

Women on the Brink: Stories

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Women on the Brink: Stories by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer ($0.99): Women on the Brink is a collection of loosely linked stories in which women aged 13 to 90 must face the unwelcome realities of their lives. Sometimes gritty and sometimes humorous, these are the stories of women wrestling with family relationships, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, maternal obligations, and the need for independence.

This deal started on October 25, 2016

The Tiger’s Wife

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The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht ($1.99): In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

This deal started on October 25, 2016

Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England

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Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England by Charles Firth ($0.99): Sir Charles Firth’s biography of Oliver Cromwell portrays a man who always invokes the might of God to explain his very human acts of revenge and justice. Frith describes the years which led to Cromwell seizing power. Right up to his death in 1660, argues Firth in a wide-ranging and brilliant study of Puritanism and the man who stood at its head, no man exerted more influence on the religious development of England.

This deal started on October 23, 2016

Isabeau

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Isabeau by N. Gemini Sasson ($0.99): The story of Queen Isabella, who sought revenge on her husband Edward II, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, who masterminded the invasion that accomplished it. The marriage of Isabella of France and Edward II of England in 1308 is a union meant to secure lasting peace. For years, Isabella is a loyal wife, who repeatedly salvages her husband’s kingship, even as she endures his neglect. When she finally speaks out against Edward's favorite, Lord Hugh Despenser, her income, lands and children are taken from her. In an age when women are not supposed to openly defy their husbands, Isabella vows to get her children back and have her revenge on Despenser — no matter what the cost.

This deal started on October 20, 2016

Journal of the Waterloo Campaign

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Journal of the Waterloo Campaign by General Cavalié Mercer ($0.99): Journal of the Waterloo Campaign is one of the most eloquent and impressive first-hand accounts of Napoleon Bonaparte’s dramatic demise. It is a true classic of the literature of the Napoleonic Wars. Taking us from the lulls and hard marching in Belgium and France, to the battle of Quatre Bras (where Mercer fired a few rounds at Napoleon himself), and finally to the ferocious fighting at Waterloo and Mercer’s own bold contribution to the larger Allied victory.

This deal started on October 19, 2016