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The Online Books Page
University of Pennsylvania ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | John Mark Ockerbloom

Posted on 01/15/2012 10:04:08 AM PST by urtax$@work

The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It also aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all.

The Online Books Page was founded, and is edited, by John Mark Ockerbloom, He is a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He is solely responsible for the content of the site.

The site is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, who provide the server, disk space, and network bandwidth for the site. They also employ the editor, and support him in his various digital library activities (of which this is but one).

The online books listed on this page have been authored, placed online, and hosted, by a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout the world (and throughout history!).

(Excerpt) Read more at onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Education
KEYWORDS: bibliophile; books; education; godsgravesglyphs; pages
My FR-contribution to the previous discussion threads about 'free' education & access to self learning.
1 posted on 01/15/2012 10:04:14 AM PST by urtax$@work
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To: urtax$@work

for later


2 posted on 01/15/2012 10:34:57 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: urtax$@work

Ping for later... My PC is in use, so I can’t get to the BookClub ping list.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 10:39:58 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: urtax$@work

Marking this for later read. Thank you!


4 posted on 01/15/2012 10:41:16 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: urtax$@work
Liberty Fund also hosts a library which is remarkable in its content of writings, speeches and books relating to the history of civilization's struggle against oppression and tyranny, whether by one, a few, or many.

Thanks for posting this location also.

For too long, the minds of youth have been robbed of access to the essential ideas of liberty which enlightened the Founders of America, enabling them to leave for their posterity a form of self-government under their "We, the People's" written Constitution.

After years of being censored from textbooks, removed from library shelves and relegated to rare book stores or dusty stacks in some remote region of a library, technology has contributed to a restoration of those ideas to what Jefferson called "the American mind," if citizens will use their computers to search for them.

5 posted on 01/15/2012 10:59:42 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: urtax$@work

The On-Line Books Page was one of my original bookmarks, almost since its inception (my bookmark file goes back that far). Thanks for posting.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 11:16:15 AM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: loveliberty2

bump


7 posted on 01/15/2012 11:21:55 AM PST by JPJones (Frodo Lives!)
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To: urtax$@work

Project Gutenberg is another e-book organization that has been around for years. It has many public domain texts online.

http://www.gutenberg.org/


8 posted on 01/15/2012 11:24:50 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: urtax$@work
My FR-contribution to the previous discussion threads about 'free' education & access to self learning.

Books, multiple formats, free: Project Gutenberg Ebook Catalog.

Disclaimer: I have no connection except as a user to the Gutenberg project.
9 posted on 01/15/2012 11:42:59 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: urtax$@work

Very nice!


10 posted on 01/15/2012 11:46:21 AM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Just sayin'.....)
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To: TomGuy

Next time I’ll read the whole thread first - you got there first by a LONG time... ;-)


11 posted on 01/15/2012 11:49:30 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: TomGuy; Peet; urtax$@work

Thx for the Ockerbloom link.
+1 for Gutenberg, great site.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 1:26:26 PM PST by bksanders (Taglines - BOGO@www.tagme.com)
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To: urtax$@work; 506trooper; aberaussie; Alberta's Child; AQGeiger; arbee4bush; Ax; Brasil; Burn24; ...

FReeper Book Club Ping List ping


13 posted on 01/15/2012 4:32:42 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: urtax$@work; 506trooper; aberaussie; Alberta's Child; AQGeiger; arbee4bush; Ax; Brasil; Burn24; ...

FReeper Book Club Ping List ping


14 posted on 01/15/2012 4:38:03 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Thanks for the ping. Never heard of this website. I would like to add that I read the Steve Jobs biography. I found the book annoying to read because he was such a despicable human being.


15 posted on 01/15/2012 5:04:02 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: urtax$@work

Thanks urtax
If I’m not on your Ping list, please sign me up


16 posted on 01/15/2012 5:05:51 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: urtax$@work

Free ebooks.....http://www.manybooks.net/

Friendly site.


17 posted on 01/15/2012 5:09:53 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Tanniker Smith
I have a Kindle keyboard, but I use it more for games than reading.

I just finished books 1-4 of the Green Series by Judy Christie. Book 5 comes out shortly. I normally read thrillers and mysteries, but I enjoyed these books even though they are neither.

18 posted on 01/16/2012 6:06:00 AM PST by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: urtax$@work

...bttt....


19 posted on 01/16/2012 7:40:39 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: mathluv; Travis McGee
I normally read thrillers and mysteries, ...

Have you looked into Free Republic's own Travis McGee AKA Matthew Bracken?

He's a good read...
20 posted on 01/16/2012 7:42:18 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: Peet; mathluv

My novels are not gratis in total, but about the first third of them can be read anytime on my website. That’s enough to know if they are anybody’s cup of tea.

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/index.htm


21 posted on 01/16/2012 8:20:42 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; mathluv
My novels are not gratis in total, ...

Sorry TM, I never meant to imply that though I stupidly forgot to include a disclaimer to that effect since I was posting in a thread about FREE book sites. Whoops. Mea culpa.

Let me say here: Travis McGee is among the best if not the best (stroke, stroke) authors who are regulars on FR, and his "enemies" series are well worth the price.
22 posted on 01/16/2012 10:05:52 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks urtax$@work.

I'm going to risk pinging this one, looks like something of interest to most.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 9:16:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

There’s a FReeper Book Club Ping List?

Please, sign me up!


24 posted on 02/01/2012 11:22:09 PM PST by Racehorse
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To: urtax$@work
I would recommend FReople check their local library's web sites. Many of them offer free ebook downloads, audio books and free music downloads to various types of e-devices. >:3
25 posted on 02/01/2012 11:51:15 PM PST by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: urtax$@work

Cool. Thanks.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 12:54:57 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: SunkenCiv; urtax$@work

Thanks for this thread and the ggg ping.

Lewis and Clark expedition journal to be downloaded.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 4:37:35 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: urtax$@work

Thanks. *Ping* for later reading (reading about reading has taken a back seat to reading what I’m reading currently).


28 posted on 02/02/2012 5:45:54 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: mathluv; Tanniker Smith
I have a Kindle keyboard, but I use it more for games than reading.

I'm considering purchasing a Kindle, but I'm torn between the extremes of the basic model and the Fire. What is the major advantage/benefit you found for choosing the keyboard model?

29 posted on 02/02/2012 9:13:38 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: Tanniker Smith

Please add me to book ping list! Thanks!


30 posted on 02/02/2012 10:31:53 AM PST by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: tarheelswamprat
My decision was made for me when i got an iPad for Christmas. I use the kindle app. I rarely need to type on it, and never in kindle. I like the ipad in that I don't have to turn on the lamp to read it -- I usually do, but I shut the light when my wife goes to sleep.

I haven't tried reading outside in sunlight yet because it's been too cold.

31 posted on 02/02/2012 11:32:13 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: urtax$@work

Also, those of you with Apple i-devices ... download the iTunes U app. Thousands of complete college courses, in so many categories, totally free.


32 posted on 02/02/2012 4:30:03 PM PST by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it.)
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To: tarheelswamprat

I bought mine when the price went down, and before Fire was mentioned. I also don’t have wifi.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 7:56:37 PM PST by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good ping. Thanks for taking the risk.

Btw, if you have a “random stuff SunkenCiv finds interesting” ping list, please add me to it.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 5:26:55 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Rebelbase; Grimmy

My pleasure, thanks for the kind remarks!


35 posted on 02/04/2012 6:02:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: urtax$@work

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36 posted on 02/05/2012 11:15:03 AM PST by dubyagee ("I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.")
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