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Daily Deals: Independence and Demolition Master 3D: Holidays

Independence: The Struggle to Set America FreeToday Amazon offers Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free John Ferling just for $1.99

No event in American history was more pivotal-or more furiously contested-than Congress’s decision to declare independence in July  1776. Even months after American blood had been shed at Lexington and Concord, many colonists remained loyal to Britain. John Adams, a leader  of the revolutionary effort, said bringing the fractious colonies together was like getting “thirteen clocks to strike at once.” Other books have been written about the Declaration, but no author has traced the political journey from protest to Revolution with the narrative scope and flair of John Ferling. Independence takes readers from the cobblestones of Philadelphia into the halls of Parliament, where many sympathized with the Americans and furious debate erupted over how to deal with the rebellion. Independence is not only the story of how freedom was won, but how an empire was lost.

Some words about the Author

John Ferling is a professor emeritus of history at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he is the author of a number of books, including Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800; The First of Men: A Life of George Washington; and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic. His recent work Almost a Miracle was a history bestseller. Winner of the prestigious Audie Award for his recording of Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic by Gordon S. Wood, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. Robert also earned an Earphones Award for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s novel Say Her Name, which was named one of the Best Audiobooks of 2011 by AudioFile magazine. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, plus nonfiction works in history, health, journalism, and business. For eleven years, Robert was featured weekly on the InTouch network, broadcasting selections from the New Yorker magazine to the visually impaired.

 

Demolition Master 3D: HolidaysDemolition Master 3D: Holidays is a game which you can obtain today only for free. This game has very negative customers’ replies. Reference such games does not mean our recommendation. We do it as Amazon makes Appstore Deals which we describe only. Make smart choice :)

What’s in store for your holiday? Explosions and fireworks, thunder and demolition–it’s that simple! Light the fuse, step back, and make some “Boooom!” in Demolition Master 3D: Holidays, an incendiary (and 100% pretend) game for your Android device.

Things That Make You Go “Boom”

In Demolition Master 3D: Holidays, your job is to blow up everything that’s standing in your way. Prospective demolition artists take note: for optimal boom-creation, it’s important to plant your explosives correctly. Careful bomb placement will yield bigger, more effective explosions, blast after blast.

Use your skill to launch debris in specific directions to hit targets and score big points. Plus, of course, have lots of fun in the process.

More Boom for Your Buck

To finish with a perfect score, you’ll have to put your thinking cap on. Fortunately, these bombs do grow on trees, so you’ll never run out. And as a last resort, there’s always the Total Annihilation superbomb.

60 locations with fascinating logical tasks, amazing 3D graphics, and many, many blasts are waiting for you. Get started!

An Important Note

This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by tapping the Menu icon and then Settings.

10″ Kindle Fire 2 Specs and Release Date

Some of the likely details regarding Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire successor have been available for a bit now.  As we get closer to what most sources consider a highly probably launch event in July, these are naturally becoming more detailed.  Most recently, tech news site BGR has expanded on a few of the more interesting details that make the upcoming Kindle Fire an improvement on the original.

The biggest news here is that, assuming BGR has once again found a reliable source, the highly sought 10 inch Kindle Fire will be released in July at the same time as the improved 7 inch model.  While the plan when Amazon’s first tablet was still in its earlier stages there were plans for the release of both 10 inch and 7 inch options.  In the interest of releasing in time to take advantage of holiday sales, they chose to concentrate on the less expensive of the two devices.  Now that some time has passed and interest has remained relatively high we will finally get to see the line filled out a bit.

The new 10 inch Kindle Fire 2 will be running a quad-core processor to offer a bit more power.  Obviously the larger screen is an improvement, but it will also be higher resolution.  Whether this means 1280 x 800 as with the 7 inch model is unknown, but it is likely that the emphasis here will be on true HD content delivery and that will influence things.

The overall build quality of the new Kindle Fire models has also apparently been improved.  While they will be thinner than the existing Kindle Fire, and slightly thinner than the original iPad, they will feature a metal case rather than the soft plastic that the older model makes use of.  A new chrome finish will be used to add highlights against the black matte we are used to, and a ribbed texture on the back will make it more comfortable to hold.  Having a more distinct appearance will definitely help with sales regardless of any other reasons for switching to a metal case.

The positioning of the speakers has been altered to some degree in order to improve the sound quality.  The 10 inch Kindle Fire 2 will also finally offer users a front-facing camera.  While not exactly the most useful of features for most people, it is one that has frequently been requested.  Both models will include a microUSB port and what is suspected to be an HDMI port.

Amazon has been aware of impending competition from Google and Microsoft on the tablet front throughout their development.  While the Kindle Fire took off immediately and conquered the Android tablet market, everybody else is catching up quickly.  That includes some like Google who can actually offer comparable media integration.  The new Kindle Fire 2 will have to be impressive to compete with not just the new competition but also the thoroughly entrenched iPad.  They can’t avoid the comparison to any degree once a larger model is available for sale and it should be interesting to find out exactly how much of an improvement has been made in order to meet these challenges.

The current expected release date is July 31st.  There is no word yet on 10 inch Kindle Fire 2 pricing.  The 7 inch Kindle Fire 2 is expected to sell for $199.