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Hangar Sweepings

Author : Harold Mills
ISBN : 1453565531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After Charles Lindbergh made his historic non-stop flight from NY to Paris, the whole country went air crazy. All the fashionable young women wore cloche hats with simulated goggles and danced the Lindy Hop. My Mom was one of these. The following year, when I was three, we stood in front yard and cheered when Lindy flew over in the Spirit of St. Louis in the front seat of Curtis Jenny. I never got over it. My Dad only flew once in his life, with me after I got a Private license. It was a trust thing. He sat in the back seat of Cub rigid as a board the whole time. These stories all first appeared in the Carolina Unicom which is the monthly newsletter of the EAA Chapter 1083 based at the Rowan County Airport in Salisbury NC. The stories were gleaned from my days as a Ramp Rat at the airport and 22 years as a Photo Interpreter in the Air Force. The pencil sketches were made by my youngest son, Curtis. Some of the photos were made by me, the others were made by my old friend, G.C. Luke Teeter, John Suther, Jim Torrence and Smith Kirk.

The Wind Comes Sweeping

Author : Marcia Preston
ISBN : 9781459248250
Genre : Fiction
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Marik Youngblood left her Oklahoma hometown—and the child she gave up for adoption—intent on becoming an artist instead of a rancher. Her father's death brings her back to a failing cattle operation, a pile of debt and a haunting need to find the child she left behind. But when the bones of an infant are unearthed on her family's ranch, Marik fears she's learned her daughter's fate. Burt and Lena Gurdman own the property that neighbors Killdeer Ridge Ranch. Lena is poor and uneducated, with a husband who's quick to blame her for any perceived wrong, but she knows she and Marik have more in common than the property line between them. She, too, has a secret…but to reveal the truth, she must find the courage to explore a past she buried long ago.

West With The Night

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : 9780349007342
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WEST WITH THE NIGHT appeared on 13 bestseller lists on first publication in 1942. It tells the spellbinding story of Beryl Markham -- aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating beauty -and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and 30s. Markham was taken to Kenya at the age of four. As an adult she was befriended by Denys Finch-Hatton, the big-game hunter of OUT OF AFRICA fame, who took her flying in his airplane. Thrilled by the experience, Markham went on to become the first woman in Kenya to receive a commercial pilot's license. In 1936 she determined to fly solo across the Atlantic -- without stopping. When Charles Lindbergh did the same, he had the wind behind him. Markham, by contrast, had a strong headwind against her and a plane that only flew up to 163 mph. On 4 September, she took off ... Several days later, she crash-landed in Nova Scotia and became an instant celebrity.


Author : Crawford Kilian
ISBN : 9781583481196
Genre : Fiction
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A ground-breaking page turner in the realm of speculative science fiction by Crawford Kilian. When the world climate changes overnight, when thirteen million cubic kilometers of icecap slide into the sea, when famine and flood break down civil order, the survivors at the remote New Shackleton Station on the Antarctic icecap know that rescue is impossible.

Aircraft Carriers

Author : Mark Beyer
ISBN : 9781435863828
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Aircraft carriers are truly the fortresses of the sea! Students will get an inside-out view of these incredible floating cities, from how they are constructed to how they function as important parts of a country’s defense. Students also will learn about the various aircraft that are on board and the crew that keeps aircraft carriers in ship-shape!

Shamrock 22

Author : Rick Hudlow
ISBN : 9781467028103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This Air Force Colonel's Memoir is a collection of stories about people whom he has known, worked with and flew with during his span of 80 plus years. Growing up was an "on airport" experience among airport people, none of whom are ordinary. He enlisted in the Army during WWII at 18 and entered the Army Flying Training System. He relives with the reader numerous experiences in his early flying and living years in France and Germany. He met and married a wonderful young Lady and shares her experiences in becoming a Colonel's Lady. Colonel Hudlow volunteered into the new jet bomber program and also became a rated Navigator and Bombardier, an early qualification for flying the B-47. Reader will share his experiences as a junior officer and as he advances in rank and responsibility. He became expert in his profession and likely has as many flying hours in B-52 as anyone. He was introduced at SAC Headquarters as "The finest refueler in SAC". He devoted his Headquarters years to improving the B-52 fleet combat effectiveness, and crew safety. His first hand comments on the problems related to the Vietnam War are astute. He was very disappointed to have been denied command of a SAC Bombardment Wing. SAC wanted him to shepherd the B-1 airplane development. General Dougherty told him that he was the only officer in SAC with the experience and qualifications to bring the B-1 airplane into the SAC inventory. He tried to negotiate being a Wing Commander for a year then do the B-1 job. That was not acceptable so he elected to retire and enter the business world. He took a position with a major aircraft manufacturer and was very successful rising to Director of International Sales. He provides astute comparisons of commercial business versus the business of the military at levels from the Pentagon down. A fascinating read of success, Patriotism, devotion to duty, family and bonded professionals as a B-52 Combat Crew during the most dangerous era in our nation's history, The Cold War.


Author : Michael Tolkin
ISBN : 9780802189844
Genre : Fiction
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A Hollywood novel of a very different kind by the author of The Player: A timely and “darkly satirical” dystopian thriller (The San Francisco Chronicle). Michael Tolkin is known as a master chronicler of show business culture. Now, in his new novel, the H LYW OD sign presides over a city devastated by a weaponized microbe that’s been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity. In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for those inside the Fence, ruled over by the new aristocracy known as the Verified, is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence, downtown, the Verified use an invented mythology to keep control over the mindless and nameless. In deliciously dark prose, Tolkin winds a noose-like plot around a melee of despots, prophets, and rebels as they struggle for command and survival in a town that still manages to exert a magnetic force, even as a ruined husk. “Intricate and cleverly constructed.”—The New Yorker “Tolkin creates memorable images and searing moments and peppers the text with sly, dark humor, all while raising provocative social and political issues…NK3 is nightmare and satire, thriller and warning. Crafted by a master storyteller, it is a haunting parable about civilization marching forward, while forgetting what it leaves behind.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Remind[s] one of how easily people are turned into commodities, how slippery the grip on identity can be, how there’s always someone ready to set themself up as the savior of civilization.”—The San Francisco Chronicle

Mission Accomplished

Author : Frank Mares
ISBN : 9781909166899
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A heroic account of a man who overcame immense obstacles to avenge his country against Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Appalled at the German occupation of his homeland in 1939, Frank Mares determined to assist his country in their battle for freedom in the only way he could—as a fighter pilot. Unable to do so from Czechoslovakia he began his mission, navigating his way through Poland to France, through manned borders, guarded stations and hostile territory, in order to assist the offensive against their common enemy. Armed with fake identities, evading arrest and faced with uncertainties and frustrations at every turn, his journey was one of courage and fortitude. Narrowly avoiding a five-year enlistment in the foreign legion, Frank eventually made it into the French Air Force and finally, following the withdrawal of France from the war, joined 601 Squadron with the British RAF. Patriotic and determined, he was involved in numerous dogfights and had many engagements with the enemy, flying Hurricanes, of which he was particularly fond. In all of the battles that he fought in the skies with German Luftwaffe pilots, he was never shot down. In 1942 he was decorated with the DFM and Czech War Cross. Despite incident and injury Frank persevered, always driven by love for his country and for the planes he flew. He remained in England after the war and, now retired, lives in the West Country near the old RAF Harrowbeer airfield at Yelverton, Devon.

Points Of Honor

Author : J. R. Devereaux
ISBN : 9781257712922
Genre : Fiction
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Join a Marine Corps Reserve Detachment as they are mobilized for a yearlong deployment to augment a Marine Expeditionary Unit bound for Afghanistan. A surprise morale-boosting Christmas Eve visit goes horribly wrong thrusting a small band of surviving Marines into a desperate life and death struggle. Follow their harrowing adventures enduring bitter cold, battling a relentless and determined enemy, and overcoming injury as they fight for their very existence.

The Flying Greek

Author : Steve N. Pisanos
ISBN : 9781597973229
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Steve N. Pisanos's The Flying Greek is both the classic tale of an immigrant's bond with America and an aerial adventure. When young Pisanos arrived in the U.S. in 1938, he worked, studied English, and learned to fly. He earned a private pilot's license in 1941, and soon after Germany invaded Greece, he volunteered for the embattled British Royal Air Force. He served with the 268 and 71 Eagle Squadrons. The 71 Eagle Squadron was one of three Eagle squadrons comprised of U.S. volunteers. In 1942, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen while in London, England. He was the first individual in American history to become a citizen while outside the U.S. border, and his becoming a citizen allowed him to be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces. In riveting detail, Pisanos recounts his combat record, from fighter sweeps and bomber escort missions to dogfighting, flying the Spitfire, the P-47, and the P-51. While flying a P-47 named Miss Plainfield, he scored his first aerial victory on May 21, 1943. By January 1, 1944, he had become an ace. After his tenth confirmed kill, he crash-landed his P-51 in France and spent six months with the French Resistance, successfully evading capture. Because of his exposure to the French operations, the Air Force could not risk his capture again, so he returned to the U.S. and became a test pilot at Wright Field where he also attended the Air Force's test pilot school. Despite grave danger, Pisanos set aside his pride, fears, and misgivings to help achieve a greater good. The Flying Greek is an entertaining and remarkable journey that will interest historians and aviation enthusiasts.

Naval Training Bulletin

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ISBN : UIUC:30112119813357
Genre : Naval education
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Author : Vernona Gomez
ISBN : 9780345526502
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“An intimate portrait of a man whose life off the field was equally as captivating as his unparalleled baseball career.”—Yankees Magazine Born into a small-town California ranching family, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team’s ace. Now, drawing on countless conversations with Lefty, more than three hundred interviews conducted with his family, friends, competitors, and teammates over the course of a decade, and revealing candid photos, documents, and film clips—many never shown publicly—his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw. A star-studded romp through America’s most glamorous years, with cameos from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, George Gershwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Marilyn Monroe, Lefty is at once a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher’s greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well-lived. “His story transcends sports and gives us a much-needed lesson in grit and grace.”—Jon Meacham “A loving and beautifully written tribute . . . Be prepared to be transformed, and to discover stars who were stars in an age when that word really meant something.”—Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning “An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose outsized personality looms even larger than his considerable athletic achievements.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Soviet Military

Author : E.S. Williams
ISBN : 9781349077540
Genre : Political Science
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Rival Distress

Author : Steve P Lee
ISBN : 9781916080058
Genre : Fiction
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The British Corporation Research Ship Attenborough picks up a distress signal from a rival research vessel whilst en route to a new star system. Odd discoveries and encounters in Triton Rising leave the narrator intrigued and disturbed in equal measure. The author lets his imagination run riot alongside some hard science in these and other speculative/sci-fi stories.

Star Wars The New Jedi Order Star By Star

Author : Troy Denning
ISBN : 9781448164011
Genre : Fiction
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A must-read for every fan of Star Wars fiction and the New Jedi Order series in particular! It is a dark time for the New Republic. The Yuuzhan Vong, despite some recent losses, continue to advance into the Core, and continue their relentless hunt for the Jedi. Now, in a desperate act of courage, Anakin Solo leads a Jedi strike force into the heart of Yuuzhan Vong territory, where he hopes to destroy a major Vong anti-Jedi weapon. There, with his brother and sister at his side, he will come face to face with his destiny--as the New Republic, still fighting the good fight, will come face to face with theirs...

Shattered Sword

Author : Jonathan Parshall
ISBN : 9781597973090
Genre : History
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Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."

Born To Fly

Author : Bill Reid
ISBN : 9781775536925
Genre : Transportation
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The thrilling and entertaining lives of New Zealand's helicopter dynasty. Three generations of Reids have flown helicopters. It's in their blood. First there was John, a World War Two fighter pilot. After the war he used helicopters for things no one dreamed possible, carrying out 300 rescue missions and training a generation of Kiwi pilots along the way. Next there was John's son Bill, who began flying in the early 1970s, during the dangerous venison recovery and live capture years. Over the course of his 40-year career, Bill flew helicopters for almost every kind of job you can imagine, from mountain rescue to Hollywood location scouting. He's since restored an Avro Anson Mk I reconnaissance bomber, used in World War Two and the only airworthy craft of its type left in the world. And finally there's Toby and his wife Rachael, whose helicopter business continues the legacy of 60 trailblazing years in helicopter aviation. Adventure, enterprise and courage . Born to Fly tells you how the Reids have it in bucketloads.


Author : Hugh Bowen
ISBN : 9781618976338
Genre : Reference
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In the 1970s, Captain Doug Olsen?s airplane crashed before landing at Chicago O?Hare Airport and investigations concluded it was pilot error. In author Hugh Bowen?s riveting book, Why?, the crash, the survivors, and the investigations are brought to the forefront.Bowen takes a candid look at the actual crash and what led to aviation standards changing because of this incident. Captain Olsen?s widow sues the maker of the Flight Director System and what follows is a trial that makes history.In the tradition of a fast-paced John Grisham novel, the reader is present during the fascinating courtroom trial. The defense and prosecuting attorneys, psychologists and Olsen?s widow?s point of view are brilliantly described as each contends the cause of the crash.The only fictions in this dramatic novel are the names and identities of the people involved; the rest of Bowen?s account is factual.

West With The Night And Related Readings

Author : Beryl Markham
ISBN : 0395775027
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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