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Not sure where the regular Kindle posters are today.
Here is a link for a do it your self day today.
Click on the link below, then look on the left side and click on the items of interest.
A message to the regular kindle posters, missing your post today, hope you are back tomorrow, I look forward to your posts every day.
Sorry, just noticed that this is a repost.
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As always, check before purchasing – only guaranteed free at time of posting. 4-5 stars, some also available in hc or pb. Enjoy these and those posted later by others!
How I Found Livingstone [Illustrated] by Sir Henry M. Stanley (Feb 23, 2009) – Kindle eBook
The Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa including four months residence with Dr. Livingstone.
CHAPTER. I. – INTRODUCTORY. MY INSTRUCTIONS TO FIND AND RELIEVE LIVINGSTONE.
On the sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, I was in Madrid, fresh from the carnage at Valencia. At 10 A.M. Jacopo, at No.– Calle de la Cruz, handed me a telegram: It read, “Come to Paris on important business.” The telegram was from Mr. James Gordon Bennett, jun., the young manager of the `New York Herald.’
Down came my pictures from the walls of my apartments on the second floor; into my trunks went my books and souvenirs, my clothes were hastily collected, some half washed, some from the clothes-line half dry, and after a couple of hours of hasty hard work my portmanteaus were strapped up and labelled “Paris.”
At 3 P.M. I was on my way, and being obliged to stop at Bayonne a few hours, did not arrive at Paris until the following night. I went straight to the `Grand Hotel,’ and knocked at the door of Mr. Bennett’s room.
“Come in,” I heard a voice say. Entering, I found Mr. Bennett in bed. “Who are you?” he asked.
“My name is Stanley,” I answered.
“Ah, yes! sit down; I have important business on hand for you.”
After throwing over his shoulders his robe-de-chambre Mr. Bennett asked, “Where do you think Livingstone is?”
“I really do not know, sir.”
“Do you think he is alive?”
“He may be, and he may not be,” I answered.
“Well, I think he is alive, and that he can be found, and I am going to send you to find him.”
“What!” said I, “do you really think I can find Dr Livingstone? Do you mean me to go to Central Africa?”
“Yes; I mean that you shall go, and find him wherever you may hear that he is, and to get what news you can of him, and perhaps” –delivering himself thoughtfully and deliberately–”the old man may be in want:–take enough with you to help him should he require it. Of course you will act according to your own plans, and do what you think best–BUT FIND LIVINGSTONE!
The Woman Who Lost Her Face: How Charla Nash Survived the World’s Most Infamous Chimpanzee Attack by NBC News and Meredith Vieira (Mar 19, 2012) – Kindle eBook
Through Charla I have learned that the will to survive is a powerful force and that human courage knows no bounds. NBCs Meredith Vieira
Viciously attacked by a chimpanzee in 2009, Charla Nash was left so severely disfigured that she no longer had eyes to see the world, hands to feel it or even a face to show it. By her own doctors accounts, she never should have survived her injuries.
Charlas story is one of incredible strength, fierce determination and cutting-edge medicine. NBC News and Meredith Vieira have been covering the story since the life-altering attack, documenting Charlas unfaltering spirit and the remarkable surgeries that not only kept her alive, but gave her a new face and, ultimately, restored her very humanity.
Featuring candid and exclusive interviews with Charla, her family, her doctors and the chimpanzees owner, The Woman Who Lost Her Face is an intimate look at Charlas life before and after the attack. This in-depth account takes you inside the operating rooms and hospitals where medical history was made and includes new details about the chimpanzee who mauled Charla to the brink of death and the woman who raised the animal as her son. The Woman Who Lost Her Face also features never-before-seen images of Charla and insight from the NBC News producers and reporters who covered the story.