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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 : 9781438140650
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Provides information on American authors and their works who have been ignored by most literary guides.

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.

Stephen Coonts Deep Black

Author : Stephen Coonts
ISBN : 1597225398
Genre : Fiction
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With Al Qaeda preparing a new strike in the heart of America, the members of Deep Black plant a listening device inside a terrorist's skull and activate a video spy drone in order to uncover information about the group's activities.

War In The Air

Author : Stephen Coonts
ISBN : 0743464524
Genre : History
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Presents twenty-six real-life accounts of aerial warfare, including "The Hero's Life" by Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker and "The Flight of Enola Gay" by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.

Das Herz Der Finsternis

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9783954182077
Genre : Fiction
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"Mit der Erzählung »Herz der Finsternis« gelangte Joseph Conrad zu Weltruhm. Der ungewöhnlich symbolreiche Text wird seit Erscheinen immer wieder aufs Neue interpretiert. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, der Flussdampferkapitän Marlow reist im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelskompanie tief in den Kongo. Auf seiner Reise erlebt er unverständliche Wirrnisse, Sinnlosigkeit und eine unvorstellbare Ausbeutung der Einheimischen. Die Reise auf dem Fluss entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes Unterbewusstsein, in ein finsteres Labyrinth von Lüge und Schuld. Marlow trifft auf den berüchtigten Elfenbeinhändler Kurtz. Dieser hat aus seinem Handelsposten ein Zentrum des Bösen gemacht und sich so eine machtvolle Position erschaffen, von der aus er scheinbar frei schalten und walten darf. »Herz der Finsternis« hat von Anfang an Leser und Interpreten fasziniert und hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt. Der Stoff diente als Vorlage mehrerer Verfilmungen. Am bekanntesten: »Apocalypse Now« von Francis Ford Coppola mit Marlon Brando in der Rolle des charismatischen und geheimnisvollen Ausbeuters (diesmal) asiatischer Einheimischer während des Vietnamkrieges und »Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes« von Herzog mit Klaus Kinski als wahnsinnigen Eroberer und Vollstrecker eines ausbeuterischen, europäischen Kolonialismus in Süd-Amerika. 1. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-95418-207-7 Umfang: 149 Normseiten bzw. 144 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag -"

Der Minotaur

Author : Stephen Coonts
ISBN : 3442415314
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Ein Agent aus den eigenen Reihen des Pentagon verrät geheime Pläne über ein neues US-Kampfflugzeug an die Russen. Ein ehemaliger Pilot kommt hinter das Komplott.

Jagt Die America

Author : Stephen Coonts
ISBN : 3442358310
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Wie Man Freunde Gewinnt

Author : Dale Carnegie
ISBN : 9783104031477
Genre : Self-Help
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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

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