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The Cannibal Queen

Author : Stephen Coonts
ISBN : 9781453205570
Genre : Travel
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The New York Times–bestselling icon of the techno-aviation thriller takes to the skies in this memoir of a great American adventure in an open-cockpit biplane. It was a bird’s-eye view of America—and the trip of a lifetime for author Stephen Coonts and his fourteen-year-old son. But even for Coonts, who had clocked 1,600 hours as a naval aviator and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross commendation, this was a first. He’d be flying closer to the earth than he ever had before. His big yellow wood-and-canvas bird was the Cannibal Queen, a Stearman open-cockpit biplane built in 1942. Destined for the scrap yard, it was rescued and restored for what Coonts would call his “Stearman summer.” On a clear June afternoon in 1991, Coonts and his son took off to see the country the same way the barnstormers flew their Jennys: with a map and a compass. Coonts followed highways, railroad lines, back roads, mountains, rivers, and landmarks. For the next three months, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, he touched down on the diverse landscapes of each of the forty-eight contiguous states to record the stories of the American countryside, its spirited people, and its rich history. Soaring from big cities to the heartland, experiencing everything from Bourbon Street jazz and small-town barbershop quartets to greasy spoons and backyard barbeques, the author of Flight of the Intruder and The Art of War captures not only the singular thrill of biplane aviation, but a nostalgia for the simple pleasures of an America thought lost and forgotten. Stephen Coonts found it, and in The Cannibal Queen he shares every exultant moment. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Encyclopedia Of American Popular Fiction

Author : Geoff Hamilton
ISBN : 9781438116945
Genre : Fiction
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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

The Secret Of Flying

Author : E. L. Phillips
ISBN : 9781622104420
Genre : Fiction
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From the moment Henry Sparrow sees Magnus Sørensen—his roommate Jenna’s father—at the airport, newly arrived for his daughter’s imminent wedding, sparks fly. A long drive to Magnus’ hotel and some tentative flirting turns into a sudden and deeply passionate encounter in Magnus’ suite, one that both parties agree should never, for Jenna’s sake and their own, happen again. But that’s easier said than done when destiny—and Jenna—seems to have a way of throwing them together, until their desire and need reaches a point they can no longer ignore. Having given in to what seems like the demands of fate, Henry and Magnus plan to slowly explore their burgeoning relationship without Jenna finding out, in the hopes of discovering if what’s between them is even worth telling the woman they both love. But interference from Henry’s calculating mentor, Professor Rodgers Remmick, an old friend and rival of Magnus’, may throw a disastrous monkey wrench in their plan and their relationship. In the end, Henry Sparrow will have to rediscover his own once-clipped wings and somehow—some way—learn to fly...even when the life he’s so carefully constructed begins to crash around him.

Flying Black Ponies

Author : Kit Lavell
ISBN : 9781612515656
Genre : History
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The tragic, the comic, the terrifying, the poignant are all part of the story of the Black Pony pilots who distinguished themselves in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Flying their turboprop Broncos down and dirty, low and slow, they killed more of the enemy and saved more allied lives with close-air support than all the other naval squadrons combined during the three years they saw action. Author Kit Lavell was part of this squadron of black sheep given a chance to make something of themselves flying these dangerous missions. The U.S. Navy's only land-based attack squadron, Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4) flew support missions for the counter insurgency forces, SEALs, and allied units in borrowed, propeller-driven OV-10s. For fixed-wing aircraft they were dangerous, unorthodox missions, a fact readers quickly come to appreciate.

The Aopa Pilot

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Genre : Aeronautics
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The Cumulative Book Index

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Genre : American literature
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Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

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Naval War College Review

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