Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals: Aviation History, Romance, Fantasy and a Zombie Book for Grades 2-4

Today's Daily Deals include one for aviation history buffs, a romance, a fantasy and a zombie book for grades 2-4

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation (Pivotal Moments in American History), by Thomas Kessner.

In late May 1927 an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris ushered in America's age of commercial aviation.

In The Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America's greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh's amazing feat occurred just when the world--still struggling with the disillusionment of WWI--desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. Much has been made of Lindbergh's personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on his fame. But Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with, and managed by, a group of powerful businessmen--Harry Guggenheim, Dwight Morrow, and Henry Breckenridge chief among them--who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits. Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6,000 passengers in 1926 to 173,000 passengers in 1929. Kessner's book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh's central role in promoting the airline industry--the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do business.

The Flight of the Century sheds new light on one of America's fascinatingly enigmatic heroes and most transformative moments.

336 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 18 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $4.99 if you purchase this book.




Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Everything but a Dog, by Holly Jacobs.

Wannabe matchmaker Nana Vancy has donned her Cupid wings once again—this time for Dr. Della McGraw, the distant cousin of her pal Annabelle. Together with her partners in crime, Annabelle and Isabel, she concocts a clever plan to find Della her knight in shining armor. Their first stop? The local dog shelter.

When Jonah McIntosh rescues three old ladies and their narcoleptic dog, it’s just the topper for his lousy day. But things start looking up when he finds himself in the company of the lovely veterinarian Della. There’s just one teensy problem: he’s allergic to dogs.

But Nana’s convinced a happily ever after is in the cards. Can she work her magic once more—or is this one romance that’s doomed before it’s even begun?

Everything But... Series in order:
1. Everything But a Groom
2. Everything But a Bride
3. Everything But a Wedding
4. Everything But a Christmas Eve
5. Everything But a Mother
6. Everything But a Dog



138 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 29 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.





Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Cold Magic (The Spiritwalker Trilogy), by Kate Elliott.

The Wild Hunt is stirring - and the dragons are finally waking from their long sleep...

Cat Barahal was the only survivor of the flood that took her parents. Raised by her extended family, she and her cousin, Bee, are unaware of the dangers that threaten them both. Though they are in beginning of the Industrial Age, magic - and the power of the Cold Mages - still hold sway.

Now, betrayed by her family and forced to marry a powerful Cold Mage, Cat will be drawn into a labyrinth of politics. There she will learn the full ruthlessness of the rule of the Cold Mages. What do the Cold Mages want from her' And who will help Cat in her struggle against them'

614 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 40 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.




Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $0.99 today!

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk, by Megan McDonald.

Reading is UNdead - and everyone has zombies on the brain - as Stink's school and a local bookstore cook up a frightfully fun Main Street event.

160 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 28 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.

Grades 2-4.






Happy Reading!

Betsy

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