The Long Flight Home

Author: Alan Hlad
Publisher: A John Scognamiglio Book
ISBN: 1496721691
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 1083
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.

Sleek for the long flight

Author: William Matthews
Publisher: White Pine Pr
Category: Poetry
Page: 79
View: 3257
This is Matthew's second collection which establishes his reputation as one of the leading poets of his generation. The publishers are pleased to return this significant work to print. The poems explore love, secrets, friendship, wine, sleep, death, eroticism, and silence -- sharing a geography where the self and the landscape, harsh and beautiful, become identical.

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: 8752
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 Longest Flight Home

Author: Steve Scott Sr.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481772651
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 84
View: 1685
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 Road to Paris

Author: Ed and Janet Howle
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456818600
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
View: 4250
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

Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten

Author: Becky Chambers
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104037108
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 8428
Willkommen an Bord der Wayfarer! Becky Chambers hat mit ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ eine zutiefst optimistische Space Opera geschrieben, die uns den Glauben an die Science Fiction (im Besonderen) und an die Menschheit (im Allgemeinen) zurückgibt. Als die junge Marsianerin Rosemary Harper auf der Wayfarer anheuert, wird sie von äußerst gemischten Gefühlen heimgesucht – der ramponierte Raumkreuzer hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen, und der Job scheint reine Routine: Wurmlöcher durchs Weltall zu bohren, um Verbindungswege zwischen weit entfernten Galaxien anzulegen, ist auf den ersten Blick alles andere als glamourös. Die Crewmitglieder, mit denen sie nun auf engstem Raum zusammenlebt, gehören den unterschiedlichsten galaktischen Spezies an. Da gibt es die Pilotin Sissix, ein freundliches und polyamoröses reptilienähnliches Wesen, den Mechaniker Jenks, der in die KI des Raumschiffs verliebt ist, und den weisen und gütigen Dr. Chef, der einer aussterbenden Spezies angehört. Doch dann nimmt Kapitän Ashby den ebenso profitablen wie riskanten Auftrag an, einen Raumtunnel zu einem weit entfernten Planeten anzulegen, auf dem die kriegerische Rasse der Toremi lebt. Für Rosemary verwandelt sich die Flucht vor der eigenen Vergangenheit in das größte Abenteuer ihres Lebens. ›Der lange Weg zu einem kleinen zornigen Planeten‹ wurde für zahlreiche Preise nominiert, u.a. für den Kitschies Award, den Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction und den Arthur C. Clarke Award.

The Long Escape

Author: Jan Rehacek
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438946740
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 586
A ten year old and his family embark on a heroic escape from the former East Bloc Communist country of Czechoslovakia to seek a new life in the West free of oppression. Faced with unforeseen perils, heavily armored borders, three separate cultural changes, and never knowing what the next day brings, a family of four leave their entire lives behind and thrust themselves into situations with potentially devastating outcomes. Join the Rehacek family as they struggle during a journey across multiple border crossings between Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Austria, and Germany as they seek freedom and prosperity. Just imagine yourself standing in front of an open field covered with tall barbed wire fences, machinegun operated control towers, heavily armored guards with dogs, and hidden mine fields and you must somehow cross to the other side with a wife, a ten year old, and a six year old. Once you manage to cross from the Communist ruled Iron Curtain to the West alive and uninjured you have to live in a country that has a different culture, different customs, and everyone speaks a different language. As you struggle along the political channels of immigration you wonder if the next day you and your family will have a bed to sleep upon and enough food to eat.

The Long Mean Road Home

Author: Clarence Leslie
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1641380160
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 118
View: 4357
A boy and a girl, both twelve years old, are the sole survivors of a plane that crashed high in the Rocky Mountains. They waited as long as they could for rescue to come for them. None came. Then came all the problems, troubles, and danger they went through going down the long, mean trail of that mountain.

The Long Goodbye

A Novel
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 140003020X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1825
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.

23 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

Author: James Nixon
Publisher: Crammond Media
ISBN: 9780994476081
Page: 132
View: 9498
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.

Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants 6

Author: Jerry A. Nolen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146843716X
Category: Science
Page: 572
View: 9651
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.

Der talentierte Mr. Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 325760095X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 4672
Unbeschwerte Dolce Vita: Das ist das Leben, von dem Tom Ripley in seinem New Yorker Kellerloch träumt – und das sein Schulfreund Dickie Greenleaf führt. Dickies Vater, ein reicher Reeder, bittet Tom, nach Italien zu fahren und seinen ›verlorenen Sohn‹ nach Amerika zurückzuholen: ein Traumauftrag für einen armen Nobody wie Tom. Noch ahnt niemand, wie weit Ripley gehen wird, um für immer zu Dickies Welt zu gehören. 40 Jahre nach René Cléments Kultverfilmung mit Alain Delon (›Nur die Sonne war Zeuge‹) drehte Oscar-Preisträger Anthony Minghella 2000 ein Remake (›Der talentierte Mr. Ripley‹) mit Matt Damon.

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: 2866
"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: 3641
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.

Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station

Author: Committee on the Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309516390
Category: Science
Page: 41
View: 7303
The International Space Station (ISS) is truly an international undertaking. The project is being led by the United States, with the participation of Japan, the European Space Agency, Canada, Italy, Russia, and Brazil. Russia is participating in full partnership with the United States in the fabrication of ISS modules, the assembly of ISS elements on orbit, and, after assembly has been completed, the day-to-day operation of the station. Construction of the ISS began with the launch of the Russian Zarya module in November 1998 followed by the launch of the U.S. Unity module in December 1998. The two modules were mated and interconnected by the crew of the Space Shuttle during the December flight, and the first assembled element of the ISS was in place. Construction will continue with the delivery of components and assembly on orbit through a series of 46 planned flights. During the study period, the Assembly Complete milestone was scheduled for November 2004 with the final ISS construction flight delivering the U.S. Habitation Module. Engineering Challenges to the Long-Term Operation of the International Space Station is a study of the engineering challenges posed by longterm operation of the ISS. This report states that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the ISS developers have focused almost totally on completing the design and development of the station and completing its assembly in orbit. This report addresses the issues and opportunities related to long-term operations.


Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364120643X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 2160
Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Angels on My Wings

Author: Roger Vizi
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595206042
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 2637
Transcon’s flight three seven departed from Los Angeles bound for JFK airport in New York. Sometime after they reached their cruising altitude, the first officer noticed the pressure dropping in the cargo hold below. Neither the captain nor the first officer was aware that a partially filled propane tank had been loaded into the cargo hold and was about to explode. “Mayday, mayday Transcon flight three seven. Rapid decompression, explosion onboard. Descending to one-zero thousand. Clear all traffic below!” These words echoed into the headset of the flight controllers at Lincoln Center and a desperate feeling came over them as they watched flight three seven descend on their radar screen.

Biggles and the Rescue Flight

Author: W E Johns
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409098583
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 8609
A DANGEROUS MISSION! In a desperate plan to rescue his brother, missing in action and presumed dead, sixteen year-old Peter Fortymore runs away from school to join the air force. Amongst the chaos of the First World War, Peter and his friend manage to enlist and soon find themselves in 266 Squadron under the command of Biggles. Will Biggles rumble the boys' wild plans before they take flight? And if he does, will he come to their aid? Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Bigglesworth on another action packed adventure!