I tried mech dump, and it gave a nearly identical error message - here it is:
Error GETing http://www.google.com/googlebooks/uspto-patents-grants-text.html: S
tatus read failed: A non-blocking socket operation could not be completed immedi
ately. at C:\Perl64\bin/mech-dump line 103.
Also, I can't seem to locate a way to download curl, wget, or either of the others - can you help me out? Sorry for the kiddy question, I've gotten really used to easy downloads where the download is a big button on the page :P