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On this blog we will track down the latest Amazon Kindle news. We will keep you up to date with whats hot in the bestsellers section, including books, ebooks and blogs... and we will also bring you great Kindle3 tips and tricks along with reviews for the latest KindleDX accessories.

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Daily Deals: It Happened on the Way to War and My Sketch

It Happened on the Way to WarToday Amazon offers It Happened on the Way to War by Rye Barcott just for $1.99. This book has warm reviews from readers - 4.8 out of 5 stars. There is only 1 negative review unhappy with the high price of the book.

In 2000 Rye Barcott spent part of his summer living in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. He was a college student heading into the Marines, and he sought to better understand ethnic violence-something he would likely facelater in uniform. He learned Swahili, asked questions, and listened to young people talk about how they survived in poverty he had never imagined. Anxious to help but unsure what to do, he stumbled into friendship with awidowed nurse, Tabitha Atieno Festo, and a hardscrabble community organizer, Salim Mohamed. Together, this unlikely trio built a non-governmental organization that would develop a new generation of leaders from within one of Africa’s largest slums.

Their organization, Carolina for Kibera (CFK), is now a global pioneer of the movement called Participatory Development, and washonored by Time magazine as a “Hero of Global Health.” CFK’s greatest lesson may be that with the right kind of support, people in desperate places will take charge of their lives and create breathtaking change. Engaged in two seemingly contradictory forms of public service at the same time, Barcott continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a human intelligence officer in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa. Struggling with the intense stress of leading Marines in dangerous places, he took thetools he learned building a community in one of the most fractured parts of Kenya and became a more effective counterinsurgent and peacekeeper. It Happened on the Way to War is a true story of sacrifice and courage and the powerful melding of military and humanitarian service. It’s a story of what America’s role in the world could be.

 

My SketchAlso you can download My Sketch for free today only. With that application you can transform your photos into beautiful, realistic sketches. Also you can create unlimited high-resolution sketches from the photos taken by your Android’s camera or those stored in your photo album.

Photo Goes In, Sketch Comes Out

It’s easy to change your photos into works of art. Choose a photo from your Android device’s gallery, or snap a photo from within the app. Crop the photo to your preference. Now you’re ready to get to work.

Endless Sketching Options

Select from 20 different and unique sketch styles. Your options include color contrast, smooth, canvas, smudge, rough, classic frame, and many more. Tap on a selection, and you’ll get a preview of how your new “sketch” will appear.

After you’ve transformed your photo, adjust the brightness and contrast to your exact specifications with a slide bar. Next, select the image ratio (100% to 25%).

Share Your Art

Share your sketches via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumbler, and e-mail. Your friends and family will be astonished at how different your photos appear. These photo sketches made great mementos, decorations, and additions to greeting cards.

Save sketches in a high resolution for beautiful, quality printing. Each sketch retains the original high quality of the photos without destroying or distorting them. Sketching has never been this simple.

 

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