Today Amazon offers Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George J Veith just for $2.99
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.
Silly Tilly is a second book within today’s daily deals. The book was written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by David Slonim. It is cost only $1.99
“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.
Some words about the Authors
Author Eileen Spinelli, a poet and creative writing teacher, is the author of many novels and picture books for children, including Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, and the Lizzie Logan books. She lives with her husband, who is also a writer, in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Illustrator David Slonim is the author-illustrator of Oh, Ducky!: A Chocolate Calamity and the illustrator of Moishe’s Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed, which was recognized by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.
Kids Word World – My First Words: Animal (Ad-Free) is a game for your Kindle Fire which you can get for free today only.
This is an educational and entertaining game for your kids (even for adults) to learn English words.
How to play: Drag and drop to arrange the letters in the correct order to make up a word.
The game has 3 difficult levels:
- The first one: Hint: the right order is in gray. You just drag and drop the right letters here.
- The second one: Hint: There is no gray letters in right order, but when you drop a letter in the right place, it will be stick here otherwise it will not.
- The third one: There is no hint at all: no gray letters, no stick effect. You have to find right order yourself.
- Funny way to learn English words
- Letters are pronounced when touched.
- When word is completed, it’s pronounced (you have to have TTS – text to speed – installed on your phone/table)