Daily Dials: The Princess Bride and Gunship-II

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High AdventureToday Amazon offers The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman just for $1.99

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you’ll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that’s home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”

Some words about the Author

William Goldman has been writing books and movies for over forty-five years. He has won two Academy Awards (for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men) and three Lifetime Achievement awards in screenwriting. He lives in New York City.


Gunship-IIGunship-II is a game for your Kindle Fire which you can download from Amazon for free today only.

War is raging in Vietnam between the Communist forces of North Vietnam and the Republican forces of South Vietnam. You’re an ace helicopter pilot thrown into the fray of Vietnam’s toughest air battles. It’s time to dust off and get your chopper in the air in Gunship II.

Enemy sighted! Fire!

Fly the actual gunships that saw action in the Vietnam War. Play five realistic and deadly missions. You’ll fly a different bird in each mission.

Get in the cockpit into legendary aircraft such as the H-34 Choctaw, H-13 Sioux, UH-1D Huey, UH-1B Huey Gunship, and AH-1 Cobra. You’re part of the new air mobility tactic where helicopters were heavily used to insert troops into battles, transport supplies and weapons to remote outposts, hover and pick up downed pilots under fire, and fly dangerous low level Hunter-Killer missions.

Rough and Tumble Missions

In Rescue Dawn (inspired by the real-life adventures of pilot Dieter Dengler), you embark on a daring mission to retrieve a downed pilot. In Thunder Road, you’re escorting a supply convoy that encounters a terrible ambush. In Search and Destroy, you’re flying a Bell-47 scout helicopter to discover and mark enemy positions with smoke grenades.

Realistic Gameplay

Fly with an intuitive combination of touch-screen and accelerometer controls. Get briefings before each mission, and view actual photos of the chopper you’ll fly. Take off from land bases and aircraft carriers, and fly over realistic terrain. And remember, flyboy–failure is not an option.

Please note that this game requires a Wi-Fi connection to download.