Daring the Pilot

Daring the Pilot Author Jeannie Moon
ISBN-10 9781946772008
Release 2017-04-04
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Keely Andersen hasn’t visited her hometown more than a handful of times in the last ten years, but when her doctoral research sends her back to Marietta for the immediate future, she can’t wait to reconnect with the community and the mountains she missed so much. Of course, nothing goes as planned, and Keely’s truck breaks down a few miles outside of town. When help arrives, she finds herself face to face with her brother’s best friend – the guy she used to call big, bad and gorgeous – Jonah Clark. Still settling back into Marietta after a harrowing stint as an army helicopter pilot, Jonah Clark plans to spend a few days hiking the local mountains to prepare for his job as a pilot for Crawford County’s Search and Rescue team. When he stops to help a stranded driver, Jonah is shocked to find his best friend’s younger sister is the one behind the wheel. Only now, instead of the geeky teen he remembered, Keely is all grown up with curves he can’t resist. Though the sparks of attraction ignite immediately, they're hesitant to act because of their shared past. But when a project dear to their hearts is threatened, and a boy is lost on Copper Mountain, Keely and Jonah drop everything to fight for what matters, including each other.

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman Author Trina Robbins
ISBN-10 073687903X
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 32
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"In graphic novel format, tells the story of Bessie Coleman, the daring stunt pilot"--Provided by publisher.

Death Daring and Disaster

Death  Daring  and Disaster Author Farabee Jr.
ISBN-10 9781461661856
Release 2005-04-07
Pages 576
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375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.


Dryden Author John Dryden
ISBN-10 1405835451
Release 2007
Pages 856
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Dryden: Selected Poems is drawn from Paul Hammond and David Hopkins's remarkable five-volume The Poems of John Dryden, and includes a generous selection of his most important work. The great satires, MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel, are included in full, as are his religious poemsReligio Laici and The Hind and the Panther, along with a number of Dryden's translations from Horace, Ovid, Homer, and Chaucer. Each poem is accompanied by a headnote, which gives details of composition, publication, and reception. The first-rate annotations provide information on matters of interpretation and give details of allusions that might prove baffling to contemporary readers. Some 300 years after his death, Dryden: Selected Poems will enable new generations of readers to discover the poet of whom Eliot wrote: 'we cannot fully enjoy or rightly estimate a hundred years of English poetry unless we fully enjoy Dryden'.

The Poems of John Dryden

The Poems of John Dryden Author John Dryden
ISBN-10 UVA:X001005908
Release 1822
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The Poems of John Dryden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Poems of John Dryden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Poems of John Dryden book for free.

A Bolt from the Blue

A Bolt from the Blue Author Jennifer Woodlief
ISBN-10 9781451607093
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 256
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FIVE INJURED CLIMBERS. TEN SEASONED RANGERS. ONE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE. On the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six vacationing mountain climbers ascended the peak of the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and soon a massive electrical charge began to build. As the group began to retreat from its location, a colossal lightning bolt struck and pounded through the body of every climber. One of the six died instantly, one lay critically injured next to her body, and four dangled perilously into the chasm below. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the story of the climb, the arrival of the storm, and the unprecedented rescue by the Jenny Lake Rangers, one of the most experienced climbing search-and-rescue teams in the country. Against the dramatic landscape of the Teton Range, Woodlief brings to life the grueling task of the rangers, a band of colorful characters who tackle one of the riskiest, most physically demanding jobs in the world. By turns terrifying and exhilarating, A Bolt from the Blue is both a testament to human courage and an astonishing journey into one of history’s most dangerous mountain rescues.

Crossing the Bar

Crossing the Bar Author Paul Lobo
ISBN-10 1944824006
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 272
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There is nothing placid about San Francisco Bay. Its raucous waters have hosted brutal storms, daring rescues, horrendous accidents, and countless hours of drama and tension. Captain Paul Lobo knows that better than most people. As a licensed harbor pilot in those treacherous waters, Lobo captained nearly 6,500 boats in a thirty-one year career--everything from mega-yachts to the USS Enterprise to the Love Boat. Each trip tells its own story, and Lobo shares many. Here readers will find gripping, tense adventure stories, all well told. Reading Crossing the Bar is like being on the rolling bridge with Lobo. Here are tragic deaths and lives saved, inspiring rescues, devastating storms, and the infamous and horrendous oil spill after the Cosco Busan rammed the Oakland Bay Bridge--which resulted in the first imprisonment of a maritime pilot for making an error. Readers will also find a December sea rescue Lobo assisted with in hurricane strength winds and monstrous seas. Without Lobo’s pilot boat and its crews’ supreme effort, the ship they saved would have foundered on the rocky Marin County, California, coastline with the loss of all hands. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Over and Back A Daring Band of American Pilots Flying North to South Into Mexico

Over and Back  A Daring Band of American Pilots Flying North to South Into Mexico Author Wild Bill Callahan
ISBN-10 9781479798100
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 542
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A fast-paced, riveting and vividly told story of unknown and true aviation adventure in the spirit of the legendary Air America. An abundance of actual photos accompany the 328 pages of text. Throughout, the author entertains with gut busting laughs and anecdotes of some truly extraordinary aviating the likes of which will never be seen again. Summer 1984. A lone, desperate pilot arrives in the blistering heat of the south Texas border city of McAllen. Searching for a flying job, he finds old aircraft flying south in the dead of night, their cabins overloaded with electronic contraband. They were headed for clandestine airstrips deep into Mexico's interior. With pockets full of hope and not much else, the pilot's fragile lives hung literally on both engines running. Read about the incredible adventures, the hair raising escapes, the long prison terms and death that await them south of the border. Read about the inherent danger in flying the dark, sinister Sierras and landing at blacked out, improvised airstrips. Dealing with corrupt and ruthless Mexican authorities, pilots found their well-being hung by a tenuous thread. Everyone, north and south, had a price. For more than a few, that price was death. "While not exactly a fountain of information, Chuck did manage to leave me with an uplifting reflection as I ambled away from his esteemed presence. I think he had sensed my apprehension. Offhandedly, he said that no one had been killed since early June. My pace slowed a bit as that uncertain benediction hit home like a June bug smackin' a Harley driver's eyeball. Whap! I took a quick look at my Seiko watch, a long-lived holdover from another asylum of anxiety called Vietnam. The day/date showed Jun/21. Maybe he meant last June? I thought. I turned to ask but changed my mind. With a somewhat dampened spirit, I returned to my metal abode for more contemplation. Keeping my options open grew more appealing for now."

Of Dreams Coveralls

Of Dreams   Coveralls Author James Garland Powell
ISBN-10 0595623719
Release 2009-02-26
Pages 212
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James Powell’s earliest memories are of airplanes. His imagination was fueled by gasoline-powered models; balsa-wood gliders; and stories of military aircraft. Amazing, though, James never believed he would have the opportunity to fly in an airplane. While stumbling through school unsure of a career, James took a “dollar ride” in a Cessna 150. After a thirty-minute flight, he had an epiphany. As they taxied in, James’s heart and mind were still in the air. “Eureka! I’ve found it,” he said to himself. “This is what I want to do. I am going to fly airplanes.” Powell’s path from that day forward was straight and narrow: he joined the military and successfully graduated from the Air Force’s pilot training class at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. But that was just the first step in what became a career as a professional aviator. In this moving memoir of hard work and dogged determination, Powell recounts the rocky road he traveled on his way to becoming a commercial pilot. Despite the diversion of a teenage marriage and divorce, and friends’ ridicule, James’s determination never wavered. Read how author James Powell used his gift of tenacity, believing he could do anything if he worked long and hard enough in Of Dreams and Coveralls.

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman Author Sally M. Walker
ISBN-10 9781575057132
Release 2003-08-01
Pages 48
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You probably know that Bessie Coleman was the first black woman pilot. But did you know that She had to pick cotton when she was young? She managed a chili restaurant? She learned to speak French while taking flying lessons in France? Pilots honor her by flying over her grave on Memorial Day? A flying school is named after her? Discover the story behind these facts and more!

Bush Pilot

Bush Pilot Author Arnold Griese
ISBN-10 9781594331350
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 352
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Harold Gillam Sr's story is presented with new clarity and balance. Bush Pilot describes a private, introspective man torn between family responsibilities and his unrelenting drive to pursue his goals in aviation. Early Alaska aviation did not rely on the actions of one single pilot but succeeded through the shared strength and will of many. Yet Gillam made significant contributions. The facts and details surrounding Gillam's adventures and some times "edge of the seat" flights keep readers involved from the first page through the controversy overshadowing his final tragic flight. Bush Pilot is an Alaska aviation adventure. Bush Pilot offers thought-provoking insights into Alaska's aviation history, and introduced me to its courageous and colorful pilots and other interesting characters -- many of whom had once been only names in the news during my growing up years here in the Interior. Val Scullion: Alaska grown. Bush Pilot is a well-researched account of an Alaska Pioneer aviator whose natural instincts and high degree of self-confidence help explain his success in off-airport operation and weather and instrument flying. Tom Hetherington: lifelong Alaskan, private pilot, and Alaska aviation history aficionado. In a book appealing to novice and experienced aviation buffs alike, Arnold Griese has brought new light to the life and legend of Harold Gillam. Full of new details about the famed Alaska bush pilot, Bush Pilot serves to demystify the events in Gillam's life while providing an excellent account of the early days in Alaska aviation history. Kenny Williams: a 20,000 hour airline pilot uses his Cessna 172 to reach prime hunting and fishing spots.

Before Amelia

Before Amelia Author Eileen F. Lebow
ISBN-10 9781574884821
Release 2002
Pages 315
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Provides stories of early women aviators from France, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

Hell of a Ride

Hell of a Ride Author Cynda Thomas
ISBN-10 9780595528783
Release 2008-10
Pages 232
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This biography brings to life the many struggles Dick' encountered on his way to success; and the power plays and politics of the corporate involvement regarding his test pilot's career. Not all of Dick's airplane incidents are mentioned, but his significant stories come to life such as: his fiery crash in the T-33; his ejection over Mount Whitney; his spin tests in the F-5's; and his final assignment in the black world' as chief project pilot on the highly classified Tacit Blue. From his early childhood in up-state New York, to the difficulties of growing up in a harsh environment, he overcame illness and injury. He kept his determination to do something special, be a test pilot. In his senior years, it describes the tragedy of his pallidotomy surgery for Parkinson's disease that left him disabled and brought about early dementia. To say Dick' was a controversial figure in the aerospace industry would be an understatement. To say Dick' made his mark and contributed to his aerospace world would be accurate. However, both of these statements would be true. How was he bold, daring and dashing? You will find those answers as you read about him.

Escape From Davao

Escape From Davao Author John D. Lukacs
ISBN-10 9781439180433
Release 2010-05-11
Pages 448
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On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan’s most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and the Fall of Corregidor, and the prison from which they escaped was surrounded by an impenetrable swamp and reputedly escape-proof. Theirs was the only successful group escape from a Japanese POW camp during the Pacific war. Escape from Davao is the story of one of the most remarkable incidents in the Second World War and of what happened when the Americans returned home to tell the world what they had witnessed. Davao Penal Colony, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, was a prison plantation where thousands of American POWs toiled alongside Filipino criminals and suffered from tropical diseases and malnutrition, as well as the cruelty of their captors. The American servicemen were rotting in a hellhole from which escape was considered impossible, but ten of them, realizing that inaction meant certain death, planned to escape. Their bold plan succeeded with the help of Filipino allies, both patriots and the guerrillas who fought the Japanese sent to recapture them. Their trek to freedom repeatedly put the Americans in jeopardy, yet they eventually succeeded in returning home to the United States to fulfill their self-appointed mission: to tell Americans about Japanese atrocities and to rally the country to the plight of their comrades still in captivity. But the government and the military had a different timetable for the liberation of the Philippines and ordered the men to remain silent. Their testimony, when it finally emerged, galvanized the nation behind the Pacific war effort and made the men celebrities. Over the decades this remarkable story, called the “greatest story of the war in the Pacific” by the War Department in 1944, has faded away. Because of wartime censorship, the full story has never been told until now. John D. Lukacs spent years researching this heroic event, interviewing survivors, reading their letters, searching archival documents, and traveling to the decaying prison camp and its surroundings. His dramatic, gripping account of the escape brings this remarkable tale back to life, where a new generation can admire the resourcefulness and patriotism of the men who fought the Pacific war.

The Poems of John Dryden Volume One

The Poems of John Dryden  Volume One Author Paul Hammond
ISBN-10 9781317871798
Release 2014-07-10
Pages 624
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These first two volumes in a four-volume edition of Dryden's poems are the result of a complete reappraisal of the canon, text and context of his work. The text has been prepared from a fresh examination of the early printed editions, and takes account of the large number of manuscript copies which survive. Two recently discovered poems are included here for the first time. Headnotes to each poem provide details of the poem's date, publication history, sources and contemporary reception. Detailed explanations are given of the controversies addressed in his political poems, and particular attention is paid to Dryden's translations from classical writers including Virgil, Horace, Ovid and Lucretius. Volume I covers the poems of Dryden from 1649 to 1681.

Daring American Heroes of Flight

Daring American Heroes of Flight Author Jennifer Reed
ISBN-10 1598450816
Release 2009
Pages 128
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Describes nine of the most notable airplane pilots in history, from the Wright brothers to Amelia Earhart, and includes famous astronauts including Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride.

Daring Exploits and Perilous Adventures

Daring Exploits and Perilous Adventures Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433061843227
Release 1843
Pages 504
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Daring Exploits and Perilous Adventures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Daring Exploits and Perilous Adventures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Daring Exploits and Perilous Adventures book for free.