The Incredible Tito: Man of the Hour
is a classic vintage 1940s era biography of the Yugoslavian leader who held the region together through sheer force of will (which immediately Balkanized into uncivil war right after he died), brought into e-print by Open Road Media, whom I sincerely hope offer more freebies in the future and have more discount sale promotions as they do make a reasonably quality product, albeit with somewhat disproportionately high pricing for some of their offerings ($14.99 "suggested" for 80s-era midlist sf paperback-only backlist, sigh).
Currently free @ Amazon
(available to Canadians and in the UK
). Will hopefully show up in the other stores, but I think their last batch of Einstein freebies was Amazon-only, so I wouldn't wait on it. Also,
to more quasi-academic "serious" non-fiction freebies. We don't get nearly enough of them, IMHO.
Fast’s fascinating biography of Joseph Broz, known to the world as Tito, including his rise to power and his remarkable stand against fascism
The world was mired in the Second World War when Howard Fast wrote The Incredible Tito. Upon the book’s publication in 1944, there was still no united Yugoslavia, the Axis controlled most of Europe, and D-Day was only in the planning stages. In the Balkans, Tito was a beacon of hope against the advancing Nazis. He led a force of resistance fighters that bedeviled the occupying German army throughout Slavic regions and empowered people’s committees to act as local government in all liberated areas. For observers on the political left, Tito seemed uniquely poised to unite the East and West against fascism—once and for all.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.