Sleek for the Long Flight

Author: William Matthews
Publisher: White Pine Press
ISBN: 9780934834223
Category: Poetry
Page: 79
View: 4423
"A strange blend of dice, bones, and wine... an elegant book. Highly recommended."--Small Press

The Longest Flight

Yuma's Quest for the Future: Sixty Years Later
Author: Shirley Woodhouse Murdock
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440173591
Category: History
Page: 152
View: 4421
It started as an innocent challenge and through sheer determination and pure tenacity, it developed into one of the greatest and most successful promotions ever conducted in the state of Arizona.

The Long Flight Home

Author: Alan Hlad
Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
ISBN: 1496721691
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 2795
Inspired by fascinating, true, yet little-known events during World War II, The Long Flight Home is a testament to the power of courage in our darkest hours—a moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice. It is September 1940—a year into the war—and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan—loyal, intelligent, beautiful—but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather’s desk lamp, Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and to the National Pigeon Service, where Susan is involved in a new, covert assignment. Codenamed Source Columba, the mission aims to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do make the journey home to England can convey crucial information on German troop movements—and help reclaim the skies from the Luftwaffe. The friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens as the mission date draws near. When Ollie’s plane is downed behind enemy lines, both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess’s devotion and her singular sense of duty will become an unexpected lifeline, relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on—and proving, at last, that hope is never truly lost.

The Longest Flight Home

Author: Steve Scott Sr.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481772651
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 84
View: 5911
The miraculous recovery of a missing favorite son, Marlon Scott, lost in a plane crash with 51 crew members and passengers in the Alaskan Wilderness for more than 60 years...and the resultant closure it brought to one grieving family.

The Long Journey Home

Author: Jean Farish
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493112287
Category: Self-Help
Page: 50
View: 1486
This book is a story about an adventurous and mystical journey inspired by my immersion in a foreign culture on a six month assignment in the Orient with an unexpected secret destination...awakening to the true essence of life and divine love. Disillusioned with society's standards for success and happiness, personal life challenges, and a desire to express my gifts and talents to the world, I welcomed this life-changing journey. Obsession with the past and excessive concern about the future often disengaged me from the present moment with a desire to search for some transcendent meaning in life. The geographic change, integration within a multi-ethnic and multi-religious culture, and a new lifestyle enabled me to engage in more passionate and intimate expressions of life. Experiencing the charitable spirit of the culture, marveling at the mysteries and wonders of the land, communing with nature, and engaging in cultural rituals stirred my heart and awakened me to the beauty of life and a peace beyond understanding. It enabled me to build self-confidence, trust, and experience unconditional love. Being faraway from home, the realization of the true meaning of home became more profound with the revelation of a meaningful gift revealed at the end of the journey. The book highlights the "spectrum of love" in the 1880 classic, "The Greatest Thing in the World" by Henry Drummond including patience, kindness, generosity, humility, courtesy, unselfishness, good temper, guilessness and sincerity. These ingredients laid the foundation for transcending culture and language, a renewed sense of self, conscious living, and a heightened awareness of divine love.

The Long, Long Journey

The Godwit’s Amazing Migration
Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467742872
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 4412
Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What's hatching from that egg? It's a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary predators. Her long, long journey begins in October when she flies to New Zealand. This 7,000-mile flight is the longest nonstop bird migration ever recorded. Follow along on her amazing voyage!

The Long Journey to Happiness

Author: Sava Thabet Hassan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477176780
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 154
View: 7908
Book description My book contains two parts. The first part of the book discusses the concept of happiness in general, and in a relationship between a man and a woman in particular. Most people regard happiness as an integrated concept. That makes experiencing its magical wonders seem to be an impossible task. In my book, I perceive it as a harmonious combination of various elements. If one attempts to experience each of its components, one will end up achieving happiness. I do believe that one can be happy if one could attain physical satisfaction, enjoy mental stimulation, experience emotional fulfillment and achieve spiritual evolution. A successful career, a loving family and devoted friends, a healthy environment, in which one can harmoniously coexist with ones fellow human beings, and an excellent health may facilitate ones route to happiness. I examine every element focusing on the various perceptions pertinent to it, the factors, that may play a role in achieving it, and the means to attain it. At the end of that part, I enclose criteria that one may use, to evaluate ones relationship with ones partner, to determine if it is mutually satisfying or not. One might be in a mutually satisfying relationship if ones partner enhances ones life not alter it, fills ones heart with joy and laughter, respects ones views not puts them down, satisfies ones physically, stimulates ones mentally and evolves with one spiritually, accepts one as he or she is, and never attempts to change him or her, and appreciates one all the time not only on special occasions. Those criteria might not be suitable for some couples. In that case, they should define, their own, criteria for examining the degree of their satisfaction with one another. The second part focuses on slightly fictionalized true events about the relationship between, ENRICO, a reasonably handsome chubby Arabic-Canadian educator, in his middle fifties, and ANNABELLA, an attractive Mongolian-Chinese woman, in her late forties. Despite the fact that they were brought together, in 2003, by unusual circumstances caused by the SARS Epidemic, a fatal disease that claimed many Chinese lives in 2003, they were destined to meet and fall in love with one another. They started as coworkers and progressed toward a friendship that developed into a passionate, yet full of conflicts, love relationship. At the beginning of their courtship, they were blinded, by the excitement of being in love, to see that their journey, to happiness, would be paved with obstacles that were caused by the differences in their racial and religious backgrounds. At that time, they were residing in a country entrapped in a net of old traditions, which restricted communications between the two genders. Consequently, one can imagine the difficulties that they had to overcome, to keep their friendship from being a favorite topic of gossip, among those, who shared their environment. At the time of their first encounter, ANNABELLA was married to a Mongolian individual, while ENRICO was a divorced man. That made their interactions, with one another, a difficult task, to say the least. Fortunate or unfortunate for them, depending upon ones views, they were working together. He was hired as an educator and she was his immediate supervisor. That facilitated their encounters. They were instantaneously attracted to each other, not only physically but also mentally. Their mental compatibility was apparent to both of them from the beginning. Chinese society doesnt accept being unhappy, in a marriage, as a valid reason for asking for a divorce. That fact made it hard for ANNABELLA to ask for a divorce, from her husband of 18 years, with whom she had two children. Motivated by her belief that she should sacrifice her own happiness to provide her children with a stable environment, she stayed with him for that long. Upon experiencing true happiness with ENRICO, she realized t

My Long Flight from Freedom

Author: Sandy Geyer
Publisher: Maruki Books
ISBN: 0958298726
Category: South Africa
Page: 144
View: 4110
My Long Flight From Freedom is Sandy Geyer's honest, humorous and courageous account of her journey as a white South African woman growing up in, and then ultimately leaving her beloved homeland. Her personal experiences and challenges provide many insights into why so many South Africans' new found freedom has simply led to heartbreaking sacrifices made as they felt powerless to stay behind in a country ravaged by violence. Sandy describes genuine experiences of the turbulent times before the fall of Apartheid and the rise of the ANC government, including her brief but inspirational meeting with Nelson Mandela soon after his freedom was granted. This book is a must read, and has been described as 'un- put-down-able' by all who have reviewed it.

The Long Road to Paris

Author: Ed and Janet Howle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456818600
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
View: 7712
It was our intent to write a travelogue of an around-the-world car race, the first of its kind in more than one hundred years. We began by interviewing JC Wilkerson, CEO of World Rallies Inc., and Kyle Vanderhorn, the official race reporter. Then Thurman Alston, one of the racers, approached us with an outrageous list of accusations, presenting a very different story from the sanitized official version. Thurman wanted to make these allegations public. The accusations were primarily aimed at Ed Talbot, the driver of car 23, a controversial alternative energy automobile which, it appears, has now been destroyed. The allegations were as follows: First, that Ed leaked information to the CIA about the radical nature of the car’s technology, leading to the intervention of the U.S. and Russian governments, and indirectly to the murders in Siberia. Second, that Ed’s irresponsible actions during the race were the reasons that the environmentallyfriendly technology in his entry has not been made available to the world and that he is to blame for some of the climatic change that will take place in the future. Third, that Ed was lying about the innovation in the car. It was actually nothing new, and was, in fact, fully developed in Nazi Germany during World War II, and then held off the market by oil interests. Finally, that his secret liaison with his navigator showed a reckless disregard for his wife and young daughter and affected his judgment. While these accusations appeared to be absurd, we knew we had to sort out Thurman’s wild claims before we could write an objective report of the around-the-world race. We discovered that there was some truth among these charges; a story hidden within a story. We became intrigued with our findings. It turned out that the race was a minor part of the challenges Ed faced. Our research had turned up a convoluted love story that alone would have made it difficult for Ed to have followed a different course of action. You can decide for yourself whether a less disastrous outcome would have been possible if he had made different decisions. Ed and Janet Howle

Magnificent Desolation

The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408807106
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 8579
Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human - minutes after Neil Armstrong - to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their earth-centric perspective changed forever by gazing at the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the Moon with the blackness of space behind him. He described what he saw as 'magnificent desolation'. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous people on the planet, yet few people know the rest of the story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure, as well as the ultimate insider's view of life as one of the superstars of America's space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials - and eventual triumphs - back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy's challenge to reach the Moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged - the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. As an adventure story, a searing memoir of self-destruction and self-renewal, and as a visionary rallying cry to once again set our course for Mars and beyond, Magnificent Desolation is the thoroughly human story of a genuine hero.

23 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

Author: James Nixon
Publisher: Crammond Media
ISBN: 9780994476081
Page: 132
View: 5633
23 Tips To Survive A Long Flight (As A Passenger) is a guide book to help you have the best long haul travel experience.Compiled by a retired Airbus A380 Captain with 31 years flying experience, it details the planning required and advises the tips and tricks you can use to ensure a stress-free trip.As well as containing a handy checklist, it tells you how to tackle jet lag, keep out of jail, stay healthy and win the seat-back war using nothing more than a piece of chocolate.

Small Steps on a Long Journey

A Collection of Thoughtful Devotions
Author: Tim McConnell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453529638
Category: Religion
Page: 398
View: 8908
In an earnest attempt to spread spiritual inspiration and growth, Reverend Tim McConnell pens an enriching collection of thoughtful devotions that will move your heart, stir your thoughts, and direct you to Gods chosen path for you. A compilation of short yet profound articles that have already been published in local weekly newspapers, Small Steps On A Long Journey contains more than more than three hundred-fifty pages of hope, joy, courage, enlightenment, faith, triumph amid difficulty, and much more. Touching on some of societys most sensitive topics, this anthology also captivates readers with deep thoughts and moving insights about daily human encounters and lifes biggest questions. Tim has attempted to incorporate into these writings the use of common events, themes, and everyday living along side the necessity of living a holy life.

The Long Journey Home

Author: Adelle Bradford
ISBN: 0557060885
Page: 250
View: 3180
Adelle Bradford was a child of the dustbowl. âI have seen, heard, and fully experienced so very many things that are now but yesterday's dreams, dry and musty historical facts lost in the pages of dusty old books, or slowly fading away in musty old photo albums full of yesterday's forgotten people. âAlthough my first few years of life didnât start out that way, I became a Great Depression child in the early thirties. I lived in tent cities and shanty towns erected by men too proud to 'go on the dole'. I was taught that even though your floor was dirt, you carefully brushed it clean each day, and even though you had no shoes, you washed your feet every night."Stories of dispair and triumph, poetry and a lifetime of writing because Adelle Bradford could not help it . . "as I attempt to paint my 'mind pictures' in words for others to see.â

The Long Journey Home

Author: Amber Esplin
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9781555179281
Category: Fathers and daughters
Page: 273
View: 4649
From the time she was a small child, Bridget McKenna has had her future mapped out just the way she wanted it. But when Bridget?s mother dies in a car accident, her careful plans are derailed. When she is forced to move across the country to live with her absent father, Bridget holds on to a single hope: to make it through her senior year and return home. Getting through the year, however, may not be so simple. Bridget must accept an uncertain future and learn to find forgiveness and happiness in life.

Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants 6

Author: Jerry A. Nolen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146843716X
Category: Science
Page: 572
View: 894
The Sixth International Conference on Atomic Masses was held in East Lansing, Michigan, Sept. 18-21, 1979. The conference was initiated, organized, and sponsored by the Commission on Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The members of the conference committee are listed below: W. Benenson, Chairman Michigan State University R. C. Barber University of-Manitoba E. R. Cohen Rockwell International Institute of Chemical Physics, V. I. Goldanskii Moscow J. C. Hardy Chalk River, Canada W. H. Johnson University of Minnesota E. Kashy Michigan State University Orsay, France R. Klapisch J. A. Nolen, Jr. Michigan State University R. G. H. Robertson Michigan State University E. Roeckl G. S. I. , Darmstadt B. N. Taylor National Bureau of Standards O. Schult IKF, Julich A. H. Wapstra IFO, Amsterdam N. Zeldes Racah Institute, Jerusalem The conference was a little different from the preceding one (in Paris, 1975) in that the fundamental constant aspects were limited to those directly related to atomic masses. The gap is to be filled by the second International Conference on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants which is now scheduled for June 1981 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Only one of the seven sessions in this conference was devoted to fundamental constant determina tions. The conference was very strongly supported by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

Author: Matthew Eaves
ISBN: 0955984408
Category: Travel
Page: 166
View: 4876
LONG HAUL FLYING is one of the most challenging, exhausting, expensive and exciting experiences anyone can ever have, but if you are new to it all, where do you start? This book is written by a frequent traveller and incorporates tips, support and advice from travellers and industry experts. This book will explore booking, preparation, packing, the airport, being airborne, advice for arrival and everything you need to know to survive a long haul flight across the world. First Edition Review: This work is a genuinely funny but ultimately practical guide to surviving the traumas of long haul flights, but it applies equally well to any length of air travel. The hints and tips are well thought out and come from years of flying experiences drawn from all over the world. I can thoroughly recommend this to anyone about to embark on a journey, whether a seasoned traveler or a first time flyer. In fact, I can recommend it even if you are never going to fly - some of the anecdotes and tips are priceless!

The Long Goodbye

A Novel
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 140003020X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8643
Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

Tools der Titanen

Die Taktiken, Routinen und Gewohnheiten der Weltklasse-Performer, Ikonen und Milliardäre
Author: Tim Ferriss
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960920334
Category: Self-Help
Page: 736
View: 1899
"Ich habe dieses Buch, mein ultimatives Notizbuch voller nützlicher Werkzeuge, für mich selbst kreiert. Es hat mein Leben verändert und ich hoffe, dir wird es genauso helfen." TIM FERRISS "In den letzten zwei Jahren habe ich beinahe 200 Weltklasse-Performer interviewt. Die Bandbreite der Gäste reicht von Stars (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger) und Topathleten bis hin zu legendären Kommandanten von Spezialeinheiten und sogar Schwarzmarkt-Biochemikern. Viele meiner Gäste akzeptierten erstmals in ihrer Karriere ein Zwei-bis-drei-Stunden-Interview. Dieses Buch enthält unverzichtbare Tools, Taktiken und Insiderwissen, die anderswo nicht zu finden sind, außerdem neue Tipps von früheren Gästen und Lebensweisheiten neuer Gäste, die du noch nicht kennst." Was das Buch so außergewöhnlich macht, ist der unablässige Fokus auf leicht umsetzbare Details: - Was tun diese Titanen in den ersten 60 Minuten an jedem Morgen? - Wie sieht ihre Trainingsroutine aus und warum? - Welches Buch haben sie am häufigsten an andere Menschen verschenkt? - Was betrachten sie als die größten Zeitverschwender? - Welche Nahrungsergänzungsmittel nehmen sie täglich? "Alles, was du auf diesen Seiten liest, habe ich in meinem Leben bereits auf die eine oder andere Weise angewandt. Ich habe Dutzende der dargestellten Taktiken bei kritischen Verhandlungen, in riskanter Umgebung oder bei großen Deals eingesetzt. Die Lektionen haben mir zu Millionen von Dollar verholfen und mich vor Jahren verschwendeter Bemühungen und Frustration bewahrt." TIM FERRISS

Chronicles of a Marine Rifleman

Vietnam, 1965-1966
Author: Herb Brewer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453510753
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 193
View: 4117
This is a captivating account of a Marine Rifle Squad as it prepared for deployment to Vietnam, and establishing the enclave south of Da Nang, Vietnam. Mentored by Korean Veterans, the Marine Riflemen become veterans tested in the rice paddies at Da Nang, Phu Bai, and the highlands of Khe Sanh. They walked from Khe Sanh to Dong Ha, Vietnam, one of the first units to do so since the fall of the French at Dien Bien Phu, 1954. They become Marine Riflemen ready to pick up their rifle and accomplish their mission under any physical conditions.