Flying's Strangest Moments Pdf Book

Flying's Strangest Moments

  • Author : John Harding
  • ISBN : 1910232440
  • Category : Transportation
  • Publisher : Robson
  • Pages : 256
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04

The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.

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The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of Engla ... ...

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Ever since John Logie Baird first publicly demonstrated this now all-pervasive medium in his small Soho laboratory, the history of television has been littered with remarkable but true tales of the unexpected. Ranging from bi ... ...

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How did Leonardo DiCaprio become a hero on The Beach? Why would the Droids lode control in Star Wars? What persuaded Mad Max to become Hamlet? Who made Long John Silver's parrot dread Treasure Island? When was there a curse o ... ...

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Whether it be one pound on the National Lottery or a million pounds on the turn of a card, the instinct to bet is the same. Over the centuries there have been many strange gamblers - and even more strange gambles - and in thi ... ...

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Rock music, since its pre-history in blues, country music and 40s and early 50s pop, through to the well-publicised excesses of touring bands of today, has left a legacy of thousands of weird and wonderful stories in its wake ... ...

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#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cul ... ...

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Ten years ago, Tess Cross left her newborn daughter with her sister and hightailed it out of what she called NoWhere, Colorado. Now she returns to the eastern plains of Colorado, full of raw rage at herself and at the univers ... ...

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"Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success." Disgusted by society's materialism, Gordon Comstock leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet. I ... ...

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This book is a poignant story of a small-town boy, who stumbled into a lifelong flying career spanning 38 years as a pilot. Now at 99, Captain Ho Weng Toh, one of the last few remaining Flying Tigers, recalls the many events ... ...

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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is James De Mille’s most famous work, set in an imaginary, semi-tropical land in Antarctica that is inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult called the Kosekin. Inspired b ... ...

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it From the fateful first m ... ...

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Gwendolyn Golden has a bad temper and hates to read. She's a pretty normal teenager until ... one morning she wakes up on the ceiling. Along with her many average teenage qualities, Gwendolyn Golden can also fly. What’s hap ... ...

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In this inspiring book, Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israel's war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jonathan to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose ... ...

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Back in 1968 Diana Page was going to graduate from the University of Michigan without much hope for marriage or a career. She didn't have a boyfriend, so a prospective husband was unlikely to materialize before the semester e ... ...

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Strange People, Scary People, is a collection of fourteen tales of terror and horror: the two aspects for which strange and scary people are famous. In its bowels, you will read of a strange, witch-like woman who likes to rel ... ...

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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time), featuring a new introduction by Kevin Powe ... ...

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The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its ... ...

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Midwestern Strange chronicles B.J. Hollars’s exploration of the mythic, lesser-known oddities of flyover country. The mysteries, ranging from bipedal wolf sightings to run-ins with pancake-flipping space aliens to a lumberj ... ...

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"The Strange Countess" by Edgar Wallace. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet und ... ...

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"Strange Stories" by Grant Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscover ... ...

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From the author of Eleven Days comes a story of lust, love, greed and raw power. The Players: Franco, Luigi and Enrico Mogliotti, small-time crims ready for the big time. Gina, the fiery Sicilian business woman, drawn to the ... ...

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This volume contains five of the most well-known and influential horror stories ever written in the English Language, including "Frankenstein", "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "The Werewolf", "Dracula", and "Th ... ...

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First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator ... ...

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THE horror first took concrete form amid that most unconcrete of all things - a hashish dream. I was off on a timeless, spaceless journey through the strange lands that belong to this state of being, a million miles away from ... ...

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In the vast northeast, there are countless strange legends. The protagonist of this book was originally a young man with no ambition, but he was destined for ghosts all his life. After difficulties and obstacles, he gradually ... ...

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“Man is not truly one, but truly two,” —Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... ...

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“Coven” features Wellman’s Union Army character, Sargeant Jaeger. In this story, there’s black magic afoot, and only a young private from the Southern army holds the answer. A terrific Civil War fantasy. ... ...

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In a slightly futuristic, polluted world, fourteen-year-old Bryn watches an ancient egg hatch, and her life changes forever. Like her family before her, Bryn can “ken” with birds, so at first she doesn’t understand why ... ...

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The acclaimed author’s memoir of life with an African grey parrot offers “a thoughtful and generous celebration of minds and bodies different from our own” (Times Literary Supplement, UK). For thirty years, Brian Brett ... ...

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The strangeness of life and death play out in a fictional American small town Lyla Mae Muncy meets her first love at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly Summer Bible Church Camp—and regrets it on their awkward first date. After ye ... ...

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"A clever conceit and a compelling narrative." Edward Stourton, BBC Radio 4 "An intricately wrought and enchanting first novel, The Intimates is a measured, literary piece of work as hauntingly evocative of its setting and ch ... ...

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Into a complex international scenario of espionage, intrigue and assassination are thrown a mixed bag of characters. The young visitor to the household of Sir Adrian Fettice, himself something of an enigma, his opposite numbe ... ...

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Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic! In Charlaine Harris' "Bacon," a beautiful vampire joins forces with a witc ... ...

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''Tell yourself the cold truth—she’s a tramp!'' Clay Stuart flinched. ''I guess we’ve been enemies too long to be polite to each other, Kay.'' Kay’s voice was heated. ''For years I’ve been your doormat, secretary, a ... ...

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In this debut novel, acclaimed short-story author Tim Pratt delivers an exciting heroine with a hidden talent—and a secret duty. Witty and suspenseful, here is a contemporary love song to the West that was won and the myths ... ...

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