Skip to comments.What are the best free "e-books" available online?
Posted on 09/26/2009 7:41:33 PM PDT by GeronL
For someone who might have missed some classics or have just decided to stop being a DUmmie... what free ebooks would you recommend?
From any source, could be from Mises "library" or from Gutenberg.
Links if you got them!
http://www.scribd.com do a search of differnt topics and see what comes up.
Take your pic from almost 30,000 volumes. Some in HTML (with pics) and some in .txt format.
All free downloads.
If you like classic literature, history or unusual books this is the place.
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds -by Mackay
The Mississippi scheme — The south-sea bubble — The tulipomania — The alchymists — Modern prophecies — Fortune-telling — The magnetisers — Influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard — The crusades — The witch mania — The slow poisoners — Haunted houses — Popular follies of great cities — Popular admiration of great thieves — Duels and ordeals — Relics.
Ayn Rand Anthem
If you have a Touch/iPhone-
Read the speeches of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. They’re online.
Unless you’re a regular user of the library, here’s a little-known secret: Your local library probably has scads of “free” ebooks. Anyone in Texas can get a library card at the Houston Public Library and probably other large city libraries. The amount of info online, including ebooks and research material (old newspapers), is phenomenal.
I await other responses to your inquiry.
Whatever you do, stay away from Ayn Rand. It will rot your brain. There used to be a site called Gutenberg Press that had a lot of free books. Not sure if still there. I think that is where I discovered The Song Of Hiawatha wasn’t just the “by the shores of gitcheegoome” poem. If you can find it, The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer(?) is to die for.
parsy, who is way behind on his reading
Here’s link. 30,000 of em.
parsy, who found it!
I don’t read a lot but noticed just about all the classics are available from multiple sources for free reading. I also just noticed the other day that the Sherlock Holmes stories are also online.
I definitely have Anthem!
LOL - Ayn Rand writes about not becoming what Hoffer calls a True Believer!
! did not know about bartleby and scribd
Reagan is THE man!
I did not know that Auntie Mame. I just bought a new 4GB flashcard too!
D*mb *ss parsifal! Texas fossil already had it linked. Next time, read some of the replies BEFORE you make an idiot out of yourself!
parsy, the red-faced
Order a cheap copy of Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater from Amazon. I started with it in 1962 and the rest is history.
Earth Abides by George Stewart is a great one.
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