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#1881  binaryhermit 02-16-2020, 01:33 AM
"Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made" by Jason Schreier is $1.99 on Amazon US right now

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAKSWW1/
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#1882  TrevorViking 02-16-2020, 07:42 AM
Charles River freebies have cycled yet again
https://www.amazon.com/s?tag=mr060-20&i=digital-text&rh=p_36%3A0-0%2Cp_27%3Acharles+river+editors
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#1883  j.p.s 02-23-2020, 01:04 PM
Quote LJJohnson
At Amazon USA: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0166JFFD0
On sale again at amazon.com for $2.99

Above link is still good, but if you search on the title, the page will show that it is a deal of the day and is part of the Great on Kindle promotion. I don't know whether buying it will result in a Great on Kindle credit towards future purchases, but presumably you can apply any Great on Kindle credits you have.

I highly recommend this book. Note that this is not the children's edition.

Quote LJJohnson
New York Times Bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.
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#1884  TrevorViking 02-23-2020, 07:06 PM
Quote TrevorViking
Charles River freebies have cycled yet again
https://www.amazon.com/s?tag=mr060-20&i=digital-text&rh=p_36%3A0-0%2Cp_27%3Acharles+river+editors
And again.
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#1885  sufue 02-27-2020, 09:59 AM
Make Your Bed: 10 Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL by William H. McRaven is £0.99 today as part of the UK Kindle Daily Deal.

link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Your-Bed-things-change-ebook/dp/B0714M8P9Y/

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THE INCREDIBLE No. 1 New York Times BESTSELLER

'Superb, smart, and succinct' Forbes

Learn lessons to live by in 2020 . . .
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If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

In 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas, in a video which has since been watched over 10 million times.

He shared the 10 principles he had learned during his Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his long Naval career, but also throughout his life. He explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better . . .

Building on these principles in this book, McRaven recounts tales from his own life and from people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honour, and courage.

Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple and universal wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve.
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'A book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can' - The Wall Street Journal
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#1886  TrevorViking 02-27-2020, 10:18 AM
Quote TrevorViking
Charles River freebies have cycled yet again
https://www.amazon.com/s?tag=mr060-20&i=digital-text&rh=p_36%3A0-0%2Cp_27%3Acharles+river+editors
And again.
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#1887  GA Russell 02-27-2020, 12:06 PM
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#1888  issybird 02-28-2020, 01:43 PM
A Woman Living in the Shadow of the Second World War: Helena Hall's Journal from the Home Front has dropped from $11.99 to $2.99 at Kindle and Kobo.
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#1889  itisbomb 03-03-2020, 08:38 AM
Orientalism
by Edward W. Said

is $2.99 at Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/orientalism-4

Below is the blurb:
More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic.

In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.
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#1890  mitford13 03-14-2020, 03:29 AM
Cats in the Belfry by Doreen Tovey is free for Kindle (also in KU)

https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Belfry-Feline-Frolics-Book-ebook/dp/B07F9XQBYG
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