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    That sounds interesting - are you enjoying it?
    Very. It's very interesting that the US Army, just coming out of the Civil War, was woefully unprepared to fight the Sioux.
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    "The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed" by Scott Parazynski. Awesome read of his adventures as an astronaut and explorer. Well written with more than a touch of humor. I just started reading it and wouldn't put it down if I didn't have to!

    I downloaded the Kindle version and it is the first book produced especially for interactive features [Kindle in Motion] that adds an extra dimension to the book: full-bleed images, maps, animated graphics, and videos of space exploration shot from an astronautís point of view. Wow factor indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    "The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed" by Scott Parazynski. Awesome read of his adventures as an astronaut and explorer. Well written with more than a touch of humor. I just started reading it and wouldn't put it down if I didn't have to!

    I downloaded the Kindle version and it is the first book produced especially for interactive features [Kindle in Motion] that adds an extra dimension to the book: full-bleed images, maps, animated graphics, and videos of space exploration shot from an astronaut’s point of view. Wow factor indeed!
    Thanks! I loved the Mike Mullane books and it happens that I just finished a book and need a new one.

    PS, it's a FREE pre-release when you're a Prime member - it doesn't get officially released until Aug 1. I just downloaded it and the author, who is on the cover, blinked at me. This is super cool!!! Thanks, Jazz!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Thanks! I loved the Mike Mullane books and it happens that I just finished a book and need a new one.

    PS, it's a FREE pre-release when you're a Prime member - it doesn't get officially released until Aug 1. I just downloaded it and the author, who is on the cover, blinked at me. This is super cool!!! Thanks, Jazz!!
    Didn't want to spoil the surprise. Kind of freaked me out at first, like 'did he do what I thought he did?' And forgot to mention the Prime thing in my excitement. Still loving it and hopefully this rainy weekend I can devote more time to it than a few pages here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    Didn't want to spoil the surprise. Kind of freaked me out at first, like 'did he do what I thought he did?' And forgot to mention the Prime thing in my excitement. Still loving it and hopefully this rainy weekend I can devote more time to it than a few pages here and there.
    Two weeks later and another rainy weekend, so I finally got to finish the book.

    I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. The man has led an incredible life and did many amazing things. The writing was good but a bit stilted. Loved the interactive features and wish there had been more.

    Now to search for something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz lady View Post
    Two weeks later and another rainy weekend, so I finally got to finish the book.

    I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. The man has led an incredible life and did many amazing things. The writing was good but a bit stilted. Loved the interactive features and wish there had been more.

    Now to search for something new.
    I loved it - thanks for the recommendation The media features are a natural progression to ebooks and I'm glad to see them finally being implemented. I predict in the future that all books will have visual and audio media embedded. Super cool!

    Currently I'm reading "All the Presidents' Children" by Doug Wead. It's a thumbnail sketch of presidential offspring, beginning with Martha Washington's kids from her first marriage - a combination biography/psychological profile. Very interesting.
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    For the science fiction fans, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age is pretty cool. Like Walter Jon Williams latests stuff, not technically up my alley, but the story and writing are some well done I cant stop reading them. And free on Prime right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I loved it - thanks for the recommendation The media features are a natural progression to ebooks and I'm glad to see them finally being implemented. I predict in the future that all books will have visual and audio media embedded. Super cool!
    You're welcome and glad you enjoyed it. I too am looking forward to more ebooks using these technologies. I just wonder why it took them so long as this has been a part of online courses forever.

    Currently I'm reading "All the Presidents' Children" by Doug Wead. It's a thumbnail sketch of presidential offspring, beginning with Martha Washington's kids from her first marriage - a combination biography/psychological profile. Very interesting.
    That does sound interesting and I will add it to the queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    For the science fiction fans, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age is pretty cool. Like Walter Jon Williams latests stuff, not technically up my alley, but the story and writing are some well done I cant stop reading them. And free on Prime right now.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I haven't picked my free book yet and nor read any sci-fi in ages so I will give it a whirl.

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