Free non-fiction Kindle books for 31 Jan 13

Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City

by Joe Bruno

Introduction – By Mathew J. Mari

I have been a criminal defense lawyer in New York City for 34 years, specializing in organized crime cases. Like Joe Bruno, I was born in New York City’s Little Italy. Also, like Joe Bruno, I lived in Knickerbocker Village for more than three decades. Our neighborhood was filled with unforgettable characters, most of whom were criminals, and many of whom were in the Mafia. Joe got to meet and see many famous criminals during his years in Little Italy (in the 6th Ward), and in Knickerbocker Village (in the 4th Ward). It is no surprise to me that Joe was fascinated not only with the mafia characters, but with the entire history of Lower Manhattan, and New York City in general.

Joe Bruno’s book, ” Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1- New York City” is a composite of characters and events, that weaves the denizens of New York City’s underworld with the rich history of New York City, from the early 1800’s, through the early 1900’s. Although Italian-American criminals are covered, this is not just another Italian mafia book. The book covers the Jewish gangsters as well (who truly were the pioneers of organized crime) and the Irish gangs, who were one of the first ethnic groups to run the New York City rackets. Joe even presents a few “lady gangsters” too.

Most of all, ” Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1- New York City” is easy to read. The short-chapter format is a stroke of genius. It is interesting, informative, entertaining, and to the point. You won’t be bored reading it.

Joe Bruno has hit the mark in presenting Old New York the way it really was. Rough and bloody!

Son of the Accused (Sneak Peak)

by Andrew O’Brien

IMPORTANT: This is just Chapter 1, a sneak peak into the book!


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Michael awakes one morning to a phone call from his brother. His brother tells him that Michael’s mother is hurt and her husband is dead. He then moves back home to try and help his family pull their lives back together, unaware of the challenges he is about to face. Michael battles his own mind as he struggles with moral dilemmas as his mother faces first degree murder charges. Does he make the right decision? He struggles with new relationships, media harassment, courts and investigators as he tries to pull his life back together. Michael tries to get away from the mess he was forced into but keeps getting sucked back into it. Watch as he struggles to start a new life and leave the past behind him.

How to quickly and easily improve learning with mind maps – Effective ways for increased general and academic studying

by Lillian Patterson

Do you want to know about mind mapping, and the benefits mind mapping can offer you in your professional and personal life? Do you want to learn how to use mind mapping to solve your problems and to improve learning? Then this is the book for you. There are many reasons why you would want to learn how to effectively use mind maps. For example, the frustration of struggling in class because your notes feel worthless and you feel like you have to read and read and read with poor results. Not to mention the stress of studying for an exam. Are you feeling disorganized and unproductive because you just can’t seem to take good enough notes when you need to?

This book offers quick and easy solutions. Once you learn what a mind map is and how to use it, once you see the results, you will use it in every aspect of your life.

Problems with learning are common and can be solved quickly and easily using mind maps. So stop feeling inadequate and get to work and your troubles will be over before you know it.

You deserve the best, and it gets no better than How to quickly and easily improve learning with mind maps.

Other titles by this author include:

How to quickly and easily improve your reading comprehension skills – Effective ways for increased general and academic reading comprehension – for all ages (B008NK39AM)

The Advantage of Being an Introvert in an Extrovert World – How to Use Your Introverted Personality for Professional and Personal Success

by Amber Keyes

Roughly one-third of the world’s population has introverted personalities. Often labeled as shy and social outsiders, introverts are often out of place in our contemporary world of information and self-promotion. This book has the power to change the way introverts see themselves and how they use their personality to win. But being introverted can be a great asset if used in a constructive manner. This book will show you how.

Learn successful networking strategies for an introvert.

Learn how to use your personality to conduct more in-depth business interviews.

Learn how to effectively communicate with extroverts, both in a business setting and in your social life.

Learn how to navigate and succeed with your romantic relationships as an introvert.

Discover all this and much more.

Ocean Creatures Library (A Set of 5 I Love Reading Level 2 Readers)

by Cindy Bracken

The Ocean Creatures Library brings together 5 popular level 2 books from the “I Love Reading” series.

Young readers will learn about the starfish, seahorse, octopus, jellyfish and shark. Bright, colorful photography and bold text will keep young readers engaged. Information presented includes facts about how each animal eats, moves, and survives.

By bestselling children’s author Cindy Bracken.

The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

by Parkway Publishing

*Includes a detailed timeline of the events leading up to the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, as well as the investigations after
*Includes photos
*Includes a table of contents

Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa went missing on July 30, 1975 and to this day has not been found. Much speculation surrounds his whereabouts and what led to his reported demise. The case is still unsolved and actively being investigated by federal and state officials after nearly 37 years which has caused the case and subsequent folklore to take on a life of its own. There are several conspiracy theories as to where Hoffa’s body is as well as theories about who killed him and why.

This book will provide an in depth look at Jimmy Hoffa’s early life, rise to power, prison sentence and disappearance. You’ll read about his humble beginnings in small town Brazil, Indiana to his ascension to Teamsters President and alleged mob conspirator. You’ll read about all of his alleged mob ties and the many people who claim they were involved in his disappearance.

The conspiracy theories range from the outrageous to the unthinkable. This book follows every story and lead and gives you an inside glimpse into Jimmy’s life, his disappearance, the FBI investigation as well as the impact it has had on his wife and children.

Jimmy Hoffa is an enigmatic and complicated figure with shades of goodness and corruption. He stood up for the common man, but also fell prey to the trappings of power and wealth. It’s almost a fitting end to his life that he disappeared without a trace. Jimmy wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

The Scoundrel’s Essential Guide: Survival Kit Ideas and Techniques for the Collapse

by Qwame Brown

With society’s health as a whole looking increasingly shaky, have you thought about your own ability to survive in case the worst happens? With extensive information on survival kit ideas, water purification techniques, homemade medicine, tool crafting, and hunting, the knowledge contained in this survival guide can only be described as essential. It’s also easy to digest, written in a unique style, blending humor and fact.

In addition to taking the necessary steps needed to protect your family in a post – apocalyptic world, 10% of all revenue generated from the sale of this ebook will go to the homeless, who are already having to live without assistance from the government or society. With the help of our guide, do your research now and survive when all forms of societal security of have collapsed. Visit for more information.

I Help Her Read: A Beginning Sight Word Book

by Jackie Jeffrey

In this beginning reader, your child will learn the uses of sight words such as, I, help, flower, read, him, make, song, water. Illustrated with real photos of children doing the action that is presented in the simple text. Your child will enjoy reading this book as they build their confidence and sense of pride.

The Rainbow Adventure (Adventures with the Little Red Haired Girl)

by Crickett Heassler

The wild redheaded girl is at it again and this time finds herself flying with an eagle, riding and tasting a rainbow and swimming with none other than a rainbow trout. A fun read which also explores the senses, colors and sequential thinking.
Plainly put;
Like dancing with your broccoli, it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and good for you too!
At the end of the book I have provided a recipe for rainbow gelatin which can be used for fun sleep overs and parties, classroom projects and sensory taste experiences.An interactive book, you can read the book and ask the kids what color is next before you read the answer. And adding the gelatin treats to taste with our red headed heroin is also quite a hit. You can ask them to describe it in their own words.Created for my classroom Preschool teacher ( for a period of about 20 years) it is a tried and true story with over hundreds of kids. This is a book you can read and use again and again.

School Shootings are Not Senseless & Other Essays on Violence

by Jane Gilgun

Many people say school shootings and other murderous rampages are senseless violence. This set of five essays, which is 46 pages long, shows that murderous rampages are not senseless to those who commit them. To the gunmen, the rampages not only make sense, but they give enormous satisfaction. They also are the end points of a long period of thinking and planning.

These essays also show how three factors are key to the prevention of violence. These factors are relationships, self-regulation, and belief systems. Many people can work with these ideas each in their own personal and professional lives to contribute to violence prevention.

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: A Fairly Conservative Perspective

by Cindy Kilkenny

Wisconsin government saw sweeping changes in 2011 when Scott Walker became Governor. The Progressive Tradition gave way to Republican control. After months of protests and several recall elections, the law can still change daily here depending on what a judge decides.

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin gives you a little of the history of the man and a lot about his first year and a half in office. It covers the recall process and updates the progress made against expensive public unions in the state. Powerful big labor met its match. Wisconsin still leans to the right as the November 2012 presidential election looms.

Kilkenny creates a readable timeline of events in this book with her usual independent tone. Photographer Nick Schweitzer contributes memorable snapshots of the day of protests.

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