Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Free NOOK book: The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood (NOOKColor only)

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood (NOOKColor only), is free from bn.com today.

Description:
The enhanced e-book of The Last Boy includes 30 minutes of video that provide unique analysis of Mantle's left and right handed swings * Mantle memorabilia not found in the book * Insight into the structure of the book * And other information sure to interest Mantle and baseball fans.

Meticulously reported and elegantly written, The Last Boy weaves together the author s own memories of Mickey Mantle with stories and reminiscences, both on and off the field, of a man who led the Yankees to seven world championships, was voted the American League s MVP three times, won the Triple Crown in 1956 and dueled teammate Roger Maris in the thrilling 1961 chase for the single season home-run record — all the while battling crippling injuries and the lifelong drinking problem that eventually led to his death.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Free NOOK book: Stupid History


Description:
* Why exactly is Paul Revere revered? Was the lightbulb really Thomas Edison's bright idea?
* Best-selling author Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to expose historical myths, faux facts, strange events, and tales of human stupidity throughout history.
* If it would shock you to learn that Benjamin Franklin didn't discover electricity, you'll appreciate this take on hundreds of historical legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike may be surprised to learn that:
* Samuel Prescott made the famous horseback ride into Concord, not Paul Revere.
* As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke only once. He asked for an open window.
* On April 24, 1898, Spain declared war on the U.S., thus starting the Spanish-American War. The U.S. declared war the very next day, but not wanting to be outdone, had the date on the declaration changed from April 25 to April 21.
With these and many other stories, leading humorist Leland Gregory once again highlights both the strange and the funny side of humankind.

Free NOOK book: City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance, and 9/11

City of Dust: Illness, Arrogance, and 9/11, by Anthony DePalma is free at bn.com today.

Description:
The World Trade Center’s destruction unleashed one of the gravest environmental catastrophes in U.S. history. Now, former NY Times Ground Zero reporter Anthony DePalma presents a full accounting of the disaster that followed 9/11. He separates myths from reality…reveals decisions that destroyed public trust…shares victims’ untold stories…and helps us ensure this never happens again.

Welcome to NOOK Book Deals blog!

Welcome to NOOK Book Deals blog!

I’ve owned a Barnes & Noble NOOK almost since the day it came out. As soon as I got my NOOK, I’ve also started participating in online communities discussing all NOOK-related topics. What I’ve always missed was the central place that would post all the freebies and great deals specifically for the owners of B&N NOOK readers (1st Edition, Color, Touch) or users of the NOOK software. I’m hoping this blog will fill that niche and become the place to come to to look for those NOOK Book Deals deals. I will not limit the postings to great finds on Barnes & Noble website, instead I will post all the deals that can be loaded into NOOK, like ebooks from stores like Sony, Kobo, Smashwords, but also all other deals that I hope will be interesting to NOOK owners.

With time I’m hoping to create many ways to let those interested know about any spotted NOOK deals, as they are typically time limited and often they are gone fast. So keep monitoring for updates.