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Daily Deals: The Great Crash of 1929, Six Maisy the Mouse Picture Books and Ghost Radar

The Great Crash of 1929Today Amazon offers The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith. It costs only $1.99.

Rampant speculation. Record trading volumes. Assets bought not because of their value but because the buyer believes he can sell them for more in a day or two, or an hour or two. Welcome to the late 1920s. There are obvious and absolute parallels to the great bull market of the late 1990s, writes Galbraith in a new introduction dated 1997. Of course, Galbraith notes, every financial bubble since 1929 has been compared to the Great Crash, which is why this book has never been out of print since it became a bestseller in 1955.

Galbraith writes with great wit and erudition about the perilous actions of investors, and the curious inaction of the government. He notes that the problem wasn’t a scarcity of securities to buy and sell; “the ingenuity and zeal with which companies were devised in which securities might be sold was as remarkable as anything.” Those words become strikingly relevant in light of revenue-negative start-up companies coming into the market each week in the 1990s, along with fragmented pieces of established companies, like real estate and bottling plants. Of course, the 1920s were different from the 1990s. There was no safety net below citizens, no unemployment insurance or Social Security. And today we don’t have the creepy investment trusts–in which shares of companies that held some stocks and bonds were sold for several times the assets’ market value. But, boy, are the similarities spooky, particularly the prevailing trend at the time toward corporate mergers and industry consolidations–not to mention all the partially informed people who imagined themselves to be financial geniuses because the shares of stock they bought kept going up. –Lou Schuler

Some words about the Author

John Kenneth Galbraith wrote more than 30 books, spanning four decades. He was awarded honorary degrees from Harvard, Oxford, the University of Paris and Moscow University. He was the Paul M Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University. He died in 2006.

For young reader Amazon makes a good deal: today only, six of Lucy Cousins’s award-winning Maisy the Mouse picture books are just $1.99 each (up to 85% off). Featuring a sweet cast of characters and bright illustrations, these endearing books are popular around the world. (Available on Kindle Fire, Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for iPad, and Kindle for Android). Here the list of these books with direct links to them:

Maisy Goes to Preschool1. Maisy Goes to Preschool

Preschool for Maisy means a day filled with friends and things to do, from the time she hangs her coat on a special peg to the time she says good-bye. There’s painting and snack time, stories and nap time (and a bathroom break in between). Soon everyone’s ready to haul out the instruments and make some noise, then head outside for a turn at the sandbox or slide. In a bright, full-size storybook full of familiar scenes, this child-friendly look at a day in the life of a preschooler is one that newcomers and seasoned pros alike will be happy to share.

2. Maisy Goes Camping

When Maisy sets off to go camping in the country, it’s only natural that all her friends come along, too. But they soon find that pitching a tent is not an easy thing to do. Even if they do manage to keep the tent up, there’s the matter of fitting them all in — Maisy, Charley, Cyril, Tallulah, and finally, the huge elephant, Eddie. What a squeezy squish-squash! Good night, campers! Uh-oh-what’s that popping sound?

3. Maisy Goes to the Library

Maisy likes going to the library. She loves to read a book in a nice, quiet place. Today, Maisy wants to read a book about fish, but she can only find books about birds or tigers. So she explores some of the other things to do in the library, like using the computer, making copies, listening to music, or looking at fish in the aquarium. Aha! Finally Maisy finds a sparkly book all about fish. But just as she settles into a corner to read, along come Cyril, Tallulah, Eddie, and Ostrich — and they all have noisier activities on their minds!

Maisy Goes on Vacation4. Maisy Goes on Vacation

How exciting! Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she’s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Coloring and snacks help pass the time on the ride to the beach, where Maisy can’t wait to swim, collect seashells, build sandcastles, and lots more. At nighttime it feels special to go to bed in a hotel—knowing that tomorrow another vacation day awaits!

5. Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth

Maisy’s friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He’s going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous. Luckily, Maisy, Tallulah, Eddie, and Cyril are happy to accompany their toothy friend to the dentist’s office, where they make some fun discoveries: a twirly chair that goes up and down, a special cup to spit in, and a proper tooth-brushing demonstration. Charley gets an x-ray, a smiley button, and a book to take home, but what will happen with his wobbly tooth?

6. Maisy Goes to the City

Broom, vroom, beep! Maisy and Charley are in the city visiting their friend Dotty, and there are many things to get used to – noisy traffic, enormous buildings, and sidewalks so crowded they have to walk very slowly (all the better for looking in store windows). Riding the escalator and elevator – and hanging on tight in the subway – are almost as much fun as exploring the giant toy store and eating pizza in a cafe. Even the playground is busy in the city!

 

Ghost Radar®: LEGACYGhost Radar®: LEGACY is a game just for fun. It is free today only.

Ghost Radar attempts to detect paranormal activity. Working on the same principle as traditional paranormal detection equipment, the app employs your mobile device’s sensors to measure electromagnetic fields, sounds, and vibrations. But while traditional tools are easily fooled by bursts of normal electromagnetic energy, stray vibrations, and background sounds, Ghost Radar sets itself apart by analyzing its readings and indicating hits only for interesting patterns.

Detecting and Recording Activity

To improve your chances of finding paranormal signatures, the app enables you to easily adjust its sensitivity to control for noise. Collected information can be displayed either numerically or graphically, appearing similar to a radar display. Any interesting words it detects are repeated by a recorded voice and logged for future reference. Directions and an FAQ can be found in the Menu.

Please note that there is no guarantee of Ghost Radar’s accuracy since results cannot be verified scientifically. The app should be used for entertainment purposes only.

Product Features:

  • Detect and track nearby paranormal activity
  • Measure local electromagnetic energies, sounds, and vibrations
  • Record and log phantom words
  • Adjust sensitivity to account for background noise
  • Toggle between numerical and graphical interface

Daily Deals: Hell on Wheels, Hooray for Fish! and Speed Math Trainer

Hell on Wheels: Black Knights Inc.Today Amazon offers Hell on Wheels: Black Knights Inc. by Julie Ann Walker just for $1.99

Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

Hold On Tight…

Ex–Marine Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It’s also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she’s his best friend’s baby sister…and totally off limits.

Rough Road Ahead

Ali’s never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she’s in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she’s become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible—but her heart is another story altogether.

Some words about the Author

Julie Ann Walker is a full-time author of wickedly sexy romantic suspense novels. Her debut, Hell on Wheels, marked the beginning of the Black Knights, Inc., series. A former high school math teacher, Julie Ann lives in Chicago with her husband. Abby Craden has been a professional actress and voice artist for over sixteen years. She works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous TV and radio commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. She is an award-winning stage actress and is a resident artist with the prestigious theaters A Noise Within and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. She also works in film, and can be seen in the Emmy Award-winning documentary Bloody Thursday. Abby hails from the East Coast and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Hooray for Fish!Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins is a book for kids.

Paddle along with Little Fish on a mesmerizing underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly. From the creator of Maisy comes an eye-popping picture book that is sure to have little ones joining the chorus: Hooray for fish!

Some words about the Author

Lucy Cousins is the creator of the phenomenal Maisy books. She won the 2002 Smarties Book Prize Gold Award for the Under-5s category with her picture book Jazzy in the Jungle. Her other titles include Za-za’s Baby Brother, which was used by baby charity Tommy’s in a nationwide ad campaign. She lives in Petersfield, Hampshire.

 

 

 

Speed Math TrainerSpeed Math Trainer is an application for your Kindle Fire.

Basic Math Training

See how you score in basic math in less than one minute, and start improving immediately with Speed Math Trainer. With practice and mental exercise, getting very good at math becomes easier, the ability to concentrate becomes stronger, and confidence builds. Increased confidence can then lead to success in life.

If you are weak in math skills, you will get a boost to your understanding and skill level. If you are already strong in math, you’ll GET STRONGER! The app shows your progress grapically, indicating your progress at any point during your training.

Does it take you several seconds to figure out the answers to 7+8, or 15-8? You don’t have to do the math, just act on intuition and memory. With this app you will memorize the answers to simple math like 7+8, 6 x 8, and 13-7. All you need is a spare minute of time for an exercise.

Great for everyone, from young children just beginning to learn math, to those trying to improve their mental math abilities.

  • Multiplication, addition, subtraction
  • Challenging and varied exercises
  • Get visual progress in graphs
  • Memorize answers to simple math problems
  • Compete with friends