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Wings Of Fire

Author : Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
ISBN : 8173711461
Genre : Aerospace engineers
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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, The Son Of A Little-Educated Boat-Owner In Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Had An Unparalled Career As A Defence Scientist, Culminating In The Highest Civilian Award Of India, The Bharat Ratna. As Chief Of The Country`S Defence Research And Development Programme, Kalam Demonstrated The Great Potential For Dynamism And Innovation That Existed In Seemingly Moribund Research Establishments. This Is The Story Of Kalam`S Rise From Obscurity And His Personal And Professional Struggles, As Well As The Story Of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul And Nag--Missiles That Have Become Household Names In India And That Have Raised The Nation To The Level Of A Missile Power Of International Reckoning.

Wings That Stay On

Author : Edward V. Coggins
ISBN : 1563115689
Genre : History
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From the Preface: This book was required. As a former professor of military history at the American Military University (AMU) and a retired USAF Colonel, I wanted to teach a course on the effects of fighter aviation in war. In addition, I wanted to create a course that was a "hands-on" approach to fighter aviation history. Having flown USAF fighters for more than 20 years, I felt I had a good working knowledge of fighter aviation, but when I researched the subject I found I would have to ask my students to read scores of books to provide the background they would need. There was no "single-source" book that covered everything I wanted to cover. I determined to write that book. I wanted to write a straightforward book in plain language that would not bore fighter pilots and at the same time that would be simple enough to be attractive to laymen as well as air power historians. That is what I have done, I have covered some detailed thoughts about fighter flying in what Southern Americans might call "biscuits and gravy" language. The overriding premise of the text, is that the fighter has been the key element in the air power equation and continues in that role today although this role may be changing with the advent of good, reliable, beyond visual range air-to-air missies. This view has not been universally held over the years; however, it is a view that has been held by fighter pilots since the advent of the fighter. More and more historians are beginning to support this view. Table of Contents: World War I; Fighter Development Between Wars; The Air Wars Between World Wars; Fighter Development In World War II; The Korean War; The Fighter In The Vietnam War; The Arab-Israeli Wars; The India-Pakistani Conflicts; The Air War In The Falklands; Soviet Experience In Afghanistan; The Persian Gulf War; The Future; Summary And Conclusions.\; Appendices Definitions.

From The Wings

Author : Jeri Board
ISBN : 1986277399
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Based on the memoirs and biographies of dozens of women who risked their lives working underground to subvert the most terrifying war machine in modern history, From the Wings is a novel of courage, sacrifice, and perseverance in the face of death. When Hitler's troops storm France, an American woman is forced to face the fact that the future she'd envisioned no longer exists. Hoping to distance herself from her former life as Broadway actress, Eve Sands, she joins the International Red Cross and sails to England. Aboard ship, Eve overhears a frightening exchange between two men plotting to sabotage British tank deployments in North experience that ultimately catapults her into the shadowy depths of war-torn Europe where the art of the ruse is the only defense against sudden death. When not working a regular job in a London hospital, Eve adopts clever disguises and personalities to courier diamonds to various networks of the Resistance. In this role, she's joined by a remarkable cast: a German Jew with a gift for impersonation; a Special Operations assistant to Winston Churchill; a Russian pilot known as "The White Rose of Stalingrad;" the indomitable Sisters of Saint Lorraine, who run their Paris convent as a safe house right under the noses of the Nazis; and, a British factory owner whose total devotion to the cause makes everything possible. From the Wings is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight to reinvent her life, even as she fights to save the lives of people she will never know.

Talons Of Power Wings Of Fire Book 9

Author : Tui T. Sutherland
ISBN : 9780545685429
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring. And a young NightWing may have had the first true prophecy in generations . . . Something is coming to shake the earth Something is coming to scorch the ground Jade Mountain will fall beneath thunder and ice Unless the lost city of night can be found. Don't miss the next chapter in the epic, bestselling Wings of Fire series!

Of Wings And Wheels

Author : Alice Wood
ISBN : 9783110211214
Genre : Religion
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This monograph is a study of the physical form and cultic function of the cherubim, the winged supernatural creatures that are mentioned ninetyone times in the Hebrew Bible. Although prioritising the textual evidence, this study also looks at relevant semantic and archaeological data and assesses its value in interpreting the cherubim.

The Lost Continent Wings Of Fire Book 11

Author : Tui T. Sutherland
ISBN : 9781338214468
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues with a thrilling revelation -- brand-new tribes of dragons!

Had I The Wings

Author : Jay Shuler
ISBN : 0820317055
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On his first visit to Charleston, South Carolina, John James Audubon met John Bachman, a Lutheran clergyman and naturalist, and their friendship profoundly affected the careers and social ties of these two men.

On Borrowed Wings

Author : Chandra Prasad
ISBN : 9780743297837
Genre : Fiction
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Facing the prospect of a previously arranged marriage, Adele Pietra assumes her late brother's identity and gender when she takes his place at Yale University, where she falls in with a lively crowd of undergraduate boys while confronting her class, ethnicity, and growing feelings for a classmate. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Stubborn With A Pair Of Wings

Author : Sonja von Eisenstein
ISBN : 9783735736093
Genre : Fiction
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Tidi is a larking little angel visiting the celestial school for guardian angels in order to become a guardian angel for children on Earth. He loves children more than anything! Although he‘s an eager pupil, he‘s also full of pranks and ideas. Saint Peter, the heavenly gatekeeper, can tell a story or two about that! Still, he can never hold a grudge against his „scallywag“, especially since Tidi always paints pretty pictures to make up for his mischief. Tidi can‘t wait to protect a child on Earth. But when Tidi becomes the cause for a terrible mishap, the heavenly authorities harbour serious doubts. Is it appropriate to send Tidi down to Earth already? Will he be able to cope with looking after a child? These concerns grow when Tidi makes it his mission to make The Good Lord laugh. He even dares to defy Master Rigoroso from the highest heavenly authorities when being reprimanded. That has serious consequences! In the end, everything turns out completely different – even for Tidi ... „Stubborn With a Pair of Wings“ is a humorous story, invigorating yet profound, not only for children but also for adults. This book will inspire children, parents and grandparents alike. And those who weren‘t keen on angels before will surely be captivated by the little heavenly scallywag‘s charm.

Mystic Wings

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