Saturday, July 03, 2010 additions for your Kindle library

July 3, 2010 Cindy O'Neal

Freedom Reminders and Study Guides:

The American Crisis

author: Thomas Paine
published: 1779
language: English
wordcount: 78,568 / 226 pg 5422
genre: Politics
The first "Crisis" is of especial historical interest. It was written during the retreat of Washington across the Delaware, and by order of the Commander was read to groups of his dispirited and suffering soldiers. Its opening sentence was adopted as the watchword of the movement on Trenton, a few days after its publication, and is believed to have inspired much of the courage which won that victory, which, though not imposing in extent, was of great moral effect on Washington's little army.

Anthem [another edition]
author: Ayn Rand (Alisa Zinovievna Rosenbaum)
published: 1938
language: English
wordcount: 21,341 / 64 pg 5831
genres: Science Fiction, Post-1930
It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven!

But this is not the only sin upon us. We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name. What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it.

Instant refresher:
How to download a book file from and how to get it to your Kindle.
Downloading 101 - Firefox
Downloading 101 - Internet Explorer
Kindle File Management note: You can actually download these books from your Kindle, directly from the web site. It is certainly worth clicking these book links and experimenting with your 5-way toggle. I did it and it was a little clunky, but actually worked out fine. The books made it to my Kindle with no trouble and I made good use of that free Amazon whispernet connection. The .mobi file format is my personal favorite for books from on my Kindle.