The Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults and one for young readers (children or young adults) has been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only.
Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-1975, a historical book by George J. Veith, and this book was $29.95 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store (that was not a typo) but has been discounted 90% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.
Today’s Kindle Kids Daily Deal is Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli and David Slonim, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but have been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.
Here is Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-19975 book description from the Amazon website:
The defeat of South Vietnam was arguably America’s worst foreign policy disaster of the 20th Century. Yet a complete understanding of the endgame—from the 27 January 1973 signing of the Paris Peace Accords to South Vietnam’s surrender on 30 April 1975—has eluded us.
Black April addresses that deficit. A culmination of exhaustive research in three distinct areas: primary source documents from American archives, North Vietnamese publications containing primary and secondary source material, and dozens of articles and numerous interviews with key South Vietnamese participants, this book represents one of the largest Vietnamese translation projects ever accomplished, including almost one hundred rarely or never seen before North Vietnamese unit histories, battle studies, and memoirs. Most important, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of South Vietnam’s conquest, the leaders in Hanoi released several compendiums of formerly highly classified cables and memorandum between the Politburo and its military commanders in the south. This treasure trove of primary source materials provides the most complete insight into North Vietnamese decision-making ever complied. While South Vietnamese deliberations remain less clear, enough material exists to provide a decent overview.
Ultimately, whatever errors occurred on the American and South Vietnamese side, the simple fact remains that the country was conquered by a North Vietnamese military invasion despite written pledges by Hanoi’s leadership against such action. Hanoi’s momentous choice to destroy the Paris Peace Accords and militarily end the war sent a generation of South Vietnamese into exile, and exacerbated a societal trauma in America over our long Vietnam involvement that reverberates to this day. How that transpired deserves deeper scrutiny.
Here is the Silly Tilly book description from the Amazon website:
“Tilly is not an ordinary goose. She takes her baths in apple juice. She wears a pancake as a hat. She tries to ride the farmer’s cat.”
But the barnyard animals complain that she’s too silly. When she stops entertaining her friends with her antics, the farm becomes a quiet and unhappy place. David Slonim’s acrylic, pencil, and ballpoint pen illustrations add to the hilarity in this story about a one-of-a-kind silly goose.
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