USB drive with 3,000 classic books
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A wonderful gift idea for a book nerd who still hesitates whether ebooks are worth the try. This USB drive looks like a tiny book and holds 3,000 public domain English-language classic books!
You’ll find here novels by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells, among others. All the books are available in epub format. That means they are compatible with every ebook platform, except Kindle.
There is no need to have a tablet or smartphone to read these books. The drive has its own little software that lets read the books right after you plug it into your PC.
If you own a Mac computer, you can open the titles in iBooks application.
If you have a Gmail account, you can open the books in a web browser, in your Google Play Books profile associated with Gmail. Simply click on Upload files button, and select from the USB the books you want to add to your account. You can start reading them in a browser immediately.
The Classic Books USB drive can be bought on Amazon for $13.52.
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About Ola Kowalczyk
She writes about how books and libraries evolve in digital age. A frequent visitor of her favorite local library. She does not prefer any particular format – all books are equal.
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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