Free Kindle Public Domain Books About Tobacco

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  1. Wildcat

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    Here are some free, public domain books that are available on Kindle and downloadable on computer as well. They from the late 19th century and the early to mid 20th century. They deal with tobacco history, growing, varieties, production, use and public opinion. These are not anti smoking/anti tobacco books!
    They discuss everything from cigarettes and cigars to pipes, snuff and chew. Some include folklore, historical antidotes and poetry. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

    TOBACCO; IT'S HISTORY, VARIETY, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCE.
    by E.R. Billings, 1875

    TOBACCO LEAVES BEING A BOOK OF FACTS FOR SMOKERS
    by W.A. Brennan, 1915

    TOBACCO IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA "THE SOVEREIGN REMEDY"
    by G. Melvin Herndon, 1957

    PIPE AND POUCH THE SMOKER'S OWN BOOK OF POETRY
    by Various, xxxx
     
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  2. brumoon

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    Thank You.
     
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  3. Longshanks

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    Sweet! I just started collecting a few free Kindle books for PC. Makes for some good inexpensive reading.
     
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    The first book is no longer avaialble for free.
     
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    You can find it free here:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24471

    It's in the public domain so there's no need to pay for it. If it's being charged for on Amazon it's because someone "updated" it somehow. Gutenberg.org is a fantastic source for public domain books in a wide variety of formats.
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    If you download calibre you can convert text to kindle, add an index and easily send it to your kindle.
     
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    COOL! Thanks!:thu2:
     
  9. brumoon

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    Calibre is great - I've used it to convert many files and books. Converts almost anything to almost anything.
     
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    Could have sworn I downloaded all of them for free on Amazon. Hmmm.
     
  11. Wildcat

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    I double checked. Same here, still free.
    $9.99 for paperback tho.
     
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    I downloaded all 4 free today. Thanks again.
     
  13. Tony Malerich

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    Awesome, thank you. I have to see if their available in ePub format for the Nook.
     
  14. brumoon

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    If not, download calibre (free) and convert them them to epub. If gutenberg has them they will probably have them in epub.

    Just checked on the first one - gutenberg has it in epub.
     
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  15. Tony Malerich

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    Awesome, thank you. I use it so rarely I forget the calibre exists, and Project Gutenberg is great!
     
  16. StubrnDutchman

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    Fantastic! Thanks for the heads up.
     
  17. Dragonslayer

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    Great more kindle books to read *sigh* Still working through the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe
     
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  18. Wildcat

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    Glad you all liked the post. Thanks for the thank yous!
    @Dragonslayer: I'm working on completing Sherlock Holmes.
     
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  19. Dragonslayer

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    I Don't know if it's a good or bad thing to have ALL the great works of everyone available. It may start people thinking harder then they should. ;) I've got a library there's no way to finish. Just spend a couple hours on Amazon and have 50 years worth of the greatest books ever writen.
     
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