Today Amazon offers historical book about WWII - We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance by David Howarth. Its price is $0.99 today only.
If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud’s riveting tale. It begins in the spring of 1943, with Norway occupied by the Nazis and the Allies desperate to open the northern sea lanes to Russia. Baalsrud and three compatriots plan to smuggle themselves into their homeland by boat, spend the summer recruiting and training resistance fighters, and launch a surprise attack on a German air base. But he’s betrayed shortly after landfall, and a quick fight leaves Baalsrud alone and trapped on a freezing island above the Arctic Circle. He’s poorly clothed (one foot is entirely bare), has a head start of only a few hundred yards on his Nazi pursuers, and leaves a trail of blood as he crosses the snow. How he avoids capture and ultimately escapes–revealing that much spoils nothing in this white-knuckle narrative–is astonishing stuff. Baalsrud’s feats make the travails in Jon Krakauer’s Mt. Everest classic Into Thin Air look like child’s play. In an introduction, Stephen Ambrose calls We Die Alone a rare reading experience: “a book that I absolutely cannot put down until I’ve finished it and one that I can never forget.” This amazing book will disappoint no one. –John J. Miller
You can also download the game for your Kindle Fire for free but today only. It is BubbleMech.
Can you halt an alien infestation of your precious bubble supply? Find out in BubbleMech, an Android game that advances the evolution of classic bubble-shooter challenges to a new level.
BubbleMech proves that few things are more fun than bursting bubbles–especially when you’re eradicating pesky, infectious aliens at the same time. Do you have what it takes to fend them off?
An alien bug infestation is spreading through your ship’s bubble supply. Your job is to stop the outbreak by bursting all the infected bubbles on each level, collecting bonus stars along the way.
To burst bubbles, shoot them into clusters of three or more of the same color. But you’ll have to hurry–the bugs are spreading quickly, and more bubbles are pouring in every moment.
BubbleMech features 80 specially-designed Arcade levels and 10 Battle tournaments. In Arcade mode, you’ll complete each level by bursting infected bubbles and collecting stars. Battle mode ramps up the drama and pits you against the computer in turn-based tournament arenas.
As you play, keep an eye out for essential power-ups and bonus star achievements. The game’s one-touch control system makes aiming and shooting simple, and there’s even an easy-to-follow tutorial to get you started.