Today’s KDD: up to 80% off US history books…up to $50 in apps for free

Today’s KDD: up to 80% off US history books…up to $50 in apps for free

One of today’s

Kindle Daily Deals (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is up to 80% off American history (and other non-fiction) e-books, in honor of Independence Day (which is nex weekend).

There are twenty books in this deal, and some are certainly worth a look!

I like reading non-fiction: in fact, I think if I checked, I’ve probably read more non-fiction books in the past couple of years than fiction ones. I do like to think I’m an eclectic reader, though…that’s just my sense of it, I don’t really analyze my reading patterns.


I read it, but I would guess I’m less likely to read what most people would consider mainstream history than intense looks at narrow topics. For example, one of my favorite books which I read in the few years of having a Kindle was

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America (at AmazonSmile*)

about the “culture war” against comic books in the USA in the 1950s.

Was that a history book? Sure, but I doubt it’s a topic that comes up in many high school or college history courses.  😉

As a Kindle Daily Deal, these prices only apply today, and may not apply in your country (I have readers all over the world…hi, readers!). Always check the price before you click or tap that Buy button.

Remember also that you can buy these books today at the reduced price as a gift, and delay the delivery for the appropriate gift-giving occasion.

Some of these titles are also available through

Kindle Unlimited (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

at no additional cost to KU members.

Titles in this sale include:

  • We Were Soldiers Once…and Young: la Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway $3.99 at time of wrig KU
  • The Kennedy Brothers: The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby by Richard D. Mahoney $1.99 KU
  • Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson $1.99
  • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King $1.99
  • Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll $3.99
  • Founding Mothers by Coke Roberts $2.99
  • The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against  LBJ by Roger Stone and Mike Colapietro $1.99
  • Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden $3.99
  • The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown $1.99
  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Chase Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson $1.99
  • Paul Revere’s Rie by David Hackett Fischer $3.99
  • Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer $3.99
  • Gettysburg by Stephen W. Sears $2.99
  • On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery by Robert W. Poole $1.99
  • The Men Who United the United States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks… $1.99
  • America’s Women by Gail Collins $1.99
  • Coolidge by Amity Shlaes $1.99
  • Bloody Crimes by James L. Swanson  $1.99
  • Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson  $1.99
  • To H*ll on a Fast Horse:Billy Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase too Justice in the Old West by Mark Lee Gardner $1.99


Also available, through July 1st:

Over $50 in Paid Apps & Games Free (at AmazonSmile*)

I appreciate that Amazon is not referring to this as a “bundle”, which has been the case in similar sales in the past. You can get as many of these as you want, but you do make individual choices.

I always figure on these, why not? 🙂 I have them go to the Cloud only, so they aren’t taking up any memory on our devices unless we choose to download one. All it takes is the time that it takes me to click or tap on them. 🙂

Titles include (note: I have updated the list, because it does this weird thing of shuffling the titles when I click on one, and I missed some):

  • Simply Yoga
  • M.A.C.E.
  • Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst  (Full)
  • AirReceiver
  • Mirroring 360 – AirPlay Receiver
  • Crazy Rocket
  • Trouserheart
  • tinyCam Monitor PRO for IP Cam
  • Table Top Racing
  • Exiles
  • AVG Anti-Virus PRO Android Security
  • Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips
  • Weather Live – Detailed Forecasts and Live Weather Conditions
  • Fantastic Four In A Row 2
  • No Gravity
  • The Bard’s Tale
  • Alarm Clock Pro
  • Deep Under the Sky
  • AirPlay&UPnP
  • Endless Skater

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*When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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