Friday Free Ebook: Postcards from Kauai

This find comes  a day late, but I think people will enjoy it none-the-less.

I was searching Google Books today and came across this gem:  Kauai: 100 Years in Postcards, By Stormy Cazad, published in 2011.  It is part of the Postcard History Series of Acadia Publishing.

The book is full of postcards going back to the early part of the 1900s.  It has many views of agriculture and historic buildings, as well as postcards showing people.

Though the book is not available in ebook format, it can be viewed in its entirety on Google Books.  Check it out if this island interests you.



Friday Free Ebook: Labor Conditions in Hawaii

This book should be of interest to those who had relatives working on the sugar plantations in Hawaii.  “Labor Conditions in Hawaii:  a Letter from the  Secretary of Labor transmitting the fifth annual report of the Commission of Labor Statistics on Labor Conditions in the Territory of Hawaii for the Year 1915″.  Washington : Government Printing Office, 1916.

This is a report from the Labor Department on conditions at Hawaii’s plantations.  It has some pretty interesting information of work conditions.  It also includes charts on wages and pay which might be of interest.  Those wages are broken down by occupation and race.

The book is available for download through in several formats.


Free Ebook: Irish Myths and Legends

Normally, when I do this feature I do it on Fridays.  However, I’m not sure how long this ebook will be available for free.  Barnes & Noble has the book “The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland: 101 Things You Didn’t Know About the Emerald Island” by Amy Hackney Blackwell for free right now.

The book is 256 pages with tidbit and trivia about Ireland.  It also includes some language information as well.

This ebook is B&N epub format.

Be sure to grab a copy for your Nook (or Nook for PC!)

Check out the ebook.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!