Black Sheep One is the first biography of legendary warrior and World War II hero Gregory Boyington. In 1936, Boyington became an aviation cadet and earned the “wings of gold” of a naval aviator. After only a short period on active duty, however, he was “encouraged” to resign from the Marine Corps due to his unconventional behavior. Remarkably, this inauspicious beginning was just the prologue to a heroic career as an American fighter pilot and innovative combat leader. With the onset of World War II, when skilled pilots were in demand, he became the commander of an ad hoc squadron of flying leathernecks. Led by Medal of Honor winner Boyington, the legendary Black Sheep set a blistering pace of aerial victories against the enemy. Though many have observed that when the shooting stops, combat heroes typically just fade away, nothing could be further from the truth for Boyington. Blessed with inveterate luck, the stubbornly independent Boyington lived a life that went beyond what even the most imaginative might expect. Exhaustively researched and richly detailed, here is the complete story of this American original.
Blessed with inveterate luck, the stubbornly independent Boyington lived a life that went beyond what even the most imaginative might expect. Exhaustively researched and richly detailed, here is the complete story of this American original.
Author: Bruce Gamble
Publisher: Presidio Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A stunning portrait of incredibly courageous men and their awesome flying machines.”—Alex Kershaw, author of The Few Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 214 is the world’s most famous fighter squadron. Its second wartime squadron commander was the legendary Greg “Pappy” Boyington. Boyington and the squadron were the loose inspiration for the late-seventies NBC television series Baa Baa Black Sheep, which was later syndicated under the name Black Sheep Squadron. Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is a comprehensive illustrated history of the squadron from its formation and first two combat tours on Guadalcanal as the Swashbucklers, which included their transition to the iconic gull-winged Corsair, to the arrival of their second commander, Pappy Boyington, after which they became the Black Sheep. The squadron’s combat over Bougainville and Rabaul and the story of Boyington being shot down are covered, as are the squadron’s exploits in the latter part of the war (while Boyington was a POW), which culminated in the heavy losses suffered aboard the carrier USS Franklin. The squadron’s service in Korea, Vietnam, and the Global War on Terror complete the storied history of VMF 214. In addition to a rich collection of historical photography, Swashbucklers and Black Sheep features combat aviation artwork from four of America’s top aviation artists: John Shaw, Jim Laurier, Craig Kodera, and Bob Rasmussen.
We spent an entire week with the Black Sheep in New Orleans, and in between the parties (I'm still impressed by the ... The outcome was The Black Sheep, published in 1998, followed by Black Sheep One, a cradle-to-grave biography of Greg ...
Author: Bruce Gamble
Publisher: Zenith Press
Lance's past is plagued with tragedy and darkness, which has caused obstacles in his adult life. After a breakup with his former girlfriend, Claire, Lance began a relationship with Amy, who he eventually asks to marry. Like a ghost from his past, strange occurrences begin to happen to him and to the people he loves. Someone begins to stalk and harass Lance, and the only person he believes could be capable of such evil is Claire, who was hurt and never found closure from Lance's lack of fidelity in their relationship. The threats become deadlier the closer he gets to his wedding day, and a mysterious woman dressed in black begins to haunt him. Is Claire or some other culprit plotting to kill Lance and seek revenge? Will Lance's wedding day become his funeral...till death do him part?
“Is that a black sheep?” Claire asked pointing at the herd of sheep grazing in the meadow. Every single sheep in the fenced meadow was white, except for a black one that stood out above the rest. “How funny,” Lance said.
Author: A.J. Mayers
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Everyone in Fitzgerald Bay—except his law-enforcement family—is convinced Charles Fitzgerald murdered his children's nanny. Condemned by public opinion, his only hope for a replacement nanny to take care of his two-year-old twins is newcomer Demi Taylor. But Demi has problems of her own…starting with amnesia. She doesn't remember who she is, doesn't know where she's from—and has no idea why she always feels like someone is watching her. Is she in danger because of Charles? Or has someone sinister from her old life found her yet again?
“I know if one of us disappeared, Dad would stop at nothing to find us.” Charles knew that for a fact. ... He placed his hands on her shoulders and said, “Demi, no one is completely alone 74 The Black Sheep's Redemption.
Author: Lynette Eason
Follow the money?into bed! Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance?Sage is enraged, to say the least. He's sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn't the innocent she appears. And he's willing to go to any lengths to expose her?even seduction. But using sex?crazed, incredible sex?to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she's about to demolish all the barriers he's carefully constructed around his heart. Pick up all six books in Harlequin Desire's bestselling series, Dynasties: The Lassiters?A Wyoming legacy of love, lies and redemption! The Black Sheep's Inheritance by Maureen Child From Single Mom to Secret Heiress by Kristi Gold Expecting the CEO's Child by Yvonne Lindsay Lured by the Rich Rancher by Kathie DeNosky Taming the Takeover Tycoon by Robyn Grady Reunited with the Lassiter Bride by Barbara Dunlop
Then he drew her onto the dance floor, and as their family and friends cheered, they danced their way into the future. * * * * * DYNASTIES: THE LASSITERS Don't miss a single story! THE BLACK THE BLACK SHEEP'S ...
Author: Maureen Child
THE RECLUSE AND THE PAMPERED LADY As the long-lost black sheep of the aristocratic Seaborne family, Richard gave up everything to protect his wife and children—his wealth, his home, even his name. Now a widower, he has been living hidden away deep in the forest…. That is, until he is discovered by prickly runaway Lady Freya Buckle! Reformed rake Rich suddenly finds his old ways hard to ignore—especially when the virginal Freya is very willing to be seduced! Only, their fairy-tale fling has consequences, and with danger around every corner, it will take all their passion and courage to find their very own happy-ever-after.
He'd been raised to believe he was a prince, the fürst, who would one day be king of Lohenberg. And only a fortnight ago, one word had stripped away his future: bastard. His father had ordered him out of the palace, granting him land ...
Author: Elizabeth Beacon
This carefully crafted ebook: "RUDYARD KIPLING PREMIUM COLLECTION: His Greatest Works in One Volume (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The Jungle Book" is a collection of stories and fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned "man cub" Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other four stories are probably Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Toomai of the Elephants. "The Second Jungle Book" is a sequel which features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. "The Man Who Would Be King" is a novella about two British adventurers in British India who become kings of Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan. The story was inspired by the exploits of James Brooke, an Englishman who became the first White Rajah of Sarawak in Borneo. "Kim" is and adventure novel about the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. "The Just So Stories" are a highly fantasized origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works. "The Light That Failed" "Captain Courageous" "Plain Tales from the Hills" Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature.
'I shall lie there soon,' said he to Black Sheep, one winter evening, when his face showed white as a worn silver coin under the light of the lych gate. 'You needn't tell Aunty Rosa.' A month later he turned sharp round, ...
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Do you feel stressed, invisible, or underappreciated at work? Do you feel like you have a higher purpose in life but have no idea where to start? Do you feel alone because you shared a dream business with those close to you only to get a bunch of negative feedback? Do you notice constant complaining from coworkers who are too fearful to find another job? Are you one of the complainers? Do you spend time at work surfing the Internet yearning to find your passion? Do you feel judgment, resentment, or jealousy toward others that have pursued their passion and are experiencing a life of wealth, purpose, and joy? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this, the Black Sheep Kick Azz Eguide, is for you! You must first make the commitment to discover your passion. Next, clarify your goals, then shift your focus to your desired outcome. As you continue to focus and feel good, your burnout symptoms will minimize or disappear all together. Aku Esther Oparah created the Black Sheep Kick Azz Eguide to empower burned out corporate professionals to mentally and spiritually commit to find and pursue their passion without fear of judgment from themselves or from other people. Aku candidly reveals her personal journey from a burned-out chemist to entrepreneur. The Black Sheep Kick Azz Eguide includes powerful journaling exercises to help you discover, commit, and pursue your unique God-given passion; develop a spiritual fortitude by writing a compelling life purpose statement and setting Kick Azz goals; learn how to hear your higher calling with nine ways to clear your environment; bring your passions to life through scripting and visioning exercises; and feel at peace from learning to be okay with where you are while appreciating your journey. Plus so much more! Now is the time to step up and stand out because Black Sheep Kicks Azz!
We held each other accountable toward our progress, provided support for one another, brought topics to our calls that we feel our group could only understand. We laughed hard and we cried hard, holding each other's virtual hands every ...
Author: Aku Esther Oparah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The story of a gentleman who becomes a criminal against his will and takes to the open road to escape from the results of his crime. (With the original illustrations.)
If you see any old friends I beg of you do not attempt to dodge them; shake one and all heartily by the hand. We'll pretend that our black wool is as white as the drifted snow, and no one will run after us shouting, 'Blacksheep, ...
Author: Meredith Nicholson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Whitaker Brides A MARRYING WOMAN A wife and mother—that's all Annie Kendall had ever wanted to be. Life hadn't turned out quite the way she'd planned…but then Jett Whitaker charged into her life. True, he awakened in her passions she'd thought were gone—but he certainly wasn't marriage material! Fate—and family—had pulled Jett back to Texas. The world-weary traveler believed he was ready for anything, but what surprised him was Annie…and his sudden longings for things he'd sworn he'd never want—or need…like hearth and home. Can three sisters tame the hearts of three wild Texas brothers? Find out in THE WHITAKER BRIDES.
One. J. ett Whitaker winced at the pain in his side when he killed the headlights on his rental car and groped in the dark for his duffel bag. On top of everything else, he was about to get soaked. It was a good thirty yards to the back ...
Author: Christine Flynn