Daily Deals: Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate and Galactic Striker
Today Amazon, as usual, offers Kindle Daily Deals: “Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition” written by John Howard Griffin (Author), Robert Bonazzi (Author, Afterword), Studs Terkel (Author, Foreword), Don Rutledge (Photographer) and sold for $1.99 This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.
Here are some reviews of this book:
It was a wonderful story that really opened my eyes to what life used to be like, and made me thankful that life has changed so much since then. — Aaron
I picked this up completely on a whim after hearing someone mention it online. It is absolutely an amazing work. To really get a feel for how far this country has come in 50 short years, and to really understand how far we have left to go, you need to read this.
As a white male, I’ve always been offended by the term ‘white privilege’, because it implies that I somehow didn’t work for what I have. But having read this, I can finally appreciate it. My ‘white privilege’ has nothing to do with me not working hard and not deserving the things that I have accomplished. I have worked hard, and I do deserve those things.
But these are things that blacks never had the opportunity to do. No matter how smart they were, no matter how well dressed, or well spoken, no matter how *white* they tried to appear to blend in, they would never be given the opportunity to prove themselves on their own merits. Their opportunities were taken away before they ever had a chance to even attempt to do grab them.
And while I can definitely appreciate how far we have come in a relatively short time, I am now able to see with a fresh new perspective the things that are still wrong with our thinking today. — Alex Malinovich
Galactic Striker is a game for your Kindle Fire which you can get for free, but only today.
Blast aliens into space dust, save your own skin, and make smart-alecky comments–all at once–in Galactic Striker, an arcade-style, accelerometer-based Android game. This exciting shoot-em-up adventure boasts 3D graphics and even comes with a fully developed comic-book style backstory.
In Galactic Striker, you’re Jack Panic, the world’s greatest (and cockiest) astronaut and hero. As the story begins, you’re called upon to protect Earth once again–this time from a renegade asteroid. But during this routine mission, you accidentally damage an alien mothership (oops) and insult their leader (double-oops), who subsequently teleports you to the other side of the galaxy (not cool, bro).
To get home again, you’ll have to shoot your way through waves of alien attacks and other deep-space obstacles. Tilt your phone to navigate your spaceship, and choose from an ever-expanding list of futuristic weapons as you fight your way through space. You’ll need your strongest firepower, steeliest nerves, and sharpest wisecracks to make it back to Earth.
Are you up to this massive challenge? Of course you are–you’re Jack Panic! (Let’s assume that “Don’t” is your middle name.)
A free, ad-supported version of this game is also available.