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Flug Der Tr Ume

Author : Ariel Lawhon
ISBN : 9783104902074
Genre : Fiction
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Eine Gruppe von Passagieren wird im Mai 1937 zur Schickalsgemeinschaft. Der letzte Flug der Hindenburg und sein tragisches Ende markieren das Ende einer Ära. Ariel Lawhon entfaltet eins der größten Rätsel des 20. Jahrhunderts und erzählt von dieser Reise mit einer emotionalen Intensität, die noch lange nachwirkt. Am Abend des 3. Mai 1937 gehen in Frankfurt 97 Menschen an Bord des Zeppelins Hindenburg, für den letzten, schicksalhaften Flug nach Lakehurst, New Jersey. Unter ihnen eine ängstliche Stewardess, die etwas zu verbergen hat, der zuverlässige Navigator, der ihre Zuneigung gewinnen will, ein naiver Kabinenjunge, der eine dauerhafte Position im größten Luftschiff der Welt anstrebt, eine vorlaute Journalistin, die in Deutschland auf einer schwarzen Liste steht, und ein geheimnisvoller amerikanischer Geschäftsmann, der eine offene Rechnung begleichen möchte. Im Laufe der drei champagnerseligen Tage ihrer Reise lichtet sich allmählich der Dunst um ihre Lügen, Ängste, Pläne und Hoffnungen für die Zukunft. ›Flug der Träume‹ zeichnet ein intimes Porträt der tatsächlichen Personen an Bord des letzten Flugs der Hindenburg. Hinter ihnen braut sich der Sturm in Europa zusammen, vor ihnen lauert die Katastrophe. Aber zunächst schweben sie über dem Atlantik und ahnen nichts von dem unerbittlichen, tragischen Los, das sie erwartet.
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Unrast

Author : Olga Tokarczuk
ISBN : 3442741343
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Maiden Flight

Author : Harry Haskell
ISBN : 9781613736401
Genre : Fiction
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Katharine Wright embodied the worldly, independent, and self-fulfilled New Woman of the early twentieth century, yet she remained in many ways a Victorian. Torn between duty and love, she agonized for months before making a devastating break with her world-famous and intensely possessive older brother Orville to marry newspaper editor Harry Haskell, the man she loved. Written by the grandson of Harry Haskell, Maiden Flight is imaginatively reconstructed from personal letters, newspaper reports, and other documents of the period—in particular, Katharine's lively and extraordinarily revealing love letters to Harry. Above all, the book celebrates Katharine's abundant store of what she called "human nature"—her lively and perceptive outlook on life, her great capacity for both love and indignation, and her acute and sometimes crippling self-awareness.
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Flight

Author : Sherman Alexie
ISBN : 9781480457218
Genre : Fiction
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From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . . Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes” (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie’s acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Prisoners Of Flight

Author : Sid Gustafson
ISBN : 9781504024082
Genre : Fiction
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Two former prisoners of the Vietnam War, one an Indian from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the other a veterinarian, both alcoholic and psychologically scarred, reunite and fly to Montana’s Glacier National Park. When they make a forced landing in the wilderness, their plane breaks a strut and they have no choice but to make camp for the winter. Eventually, two young sisters who have wandered off their trail join them. Marooned together in a small cabin during fierce winter storms, they struggle to keep warm, find enough to eat and, hopefully, wait for a break in the weather. All four are lost, not only physically, but also psychically, and it is this unplanned intimacy, the struggle to survive, and the developing friendships that lead to the transformations that lie at the heart of this novel.
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Flight

Author : Victoria Glendinning
ISBN : 9781466873599
Genre : Fiction
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From the award-winning author of Electricity - an absorbing and finely-drawn tale of professional and personal romance in modern Europe. Martagon, a young and talented engineer and a loner by nature, has devoted his life to his career -- occasionally, and regretfully, sacrificing friendship and family for professional success. He accepts a position masterminding the construction of new, high-tech airport in France, applying his cutting-edge expertise to build it almost entirely of glass. The land and vineyards on which the airport will be built belonged to a feuding brother and sister. It is Marina, the beautiful, flamboyant, and completely irresistible sister, with whom Martagon falls in love for the first time in his life. The detached and rational engineer is thrown completely off balance, begins questioning the ambitions he once took for granted. He takes risks to be with Marina, compromises himself -- professionally and emotionally -- a mistake that could cost him everything he has struggled to achieve. Written with unusual urgency and perception about the relations between men and women, Victoria Glendinning's Flight is a story of passionate love, morality, self-discovery, professional ethics -- of what happens when solid ground disappears from below, and the only options left are to either soar or fall.
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The Secrets Of Flight

Author : Maggie Leffler
ISBN : 9780062427946
Genre : Fiction
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This captivating, breakout novel—told in alternating viewpoints—brings readers from the skies of World War II to the present day, where a woman is prepared to tell her secrets at last. Estranged from her family since just after World War II, Mary Browning has spent her entire adult life hiding from her past. Now eighty-seven years old and a widow, she is still haunted by secrets and fading memories of the family she left behind. Her one outlet is the writing group she’s presided over for a decade, though she’s never written a word herself. When a new member walks in—a fifteen-year-old girl who reminds her so much of her beloved sister Sarah—Mary is certain fate delivered Elyse Strickler to her for a reason. Mary hires the serious-eyed teenager to type her story about a daring female pilot who, during World War II, left home for the sky and gambled everything for her dreams—including her own identity. As they begin to unravel the web of Mary’s past, Mary and Elyse form an unlikely friendship. Together they discover it’s never too late for second chances and that sometimes forgiveness is all it takes for life to take flight in the most unexpected ways.
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The Philosopher S Flight

Author : Tom Miller
ISBN : 9781476778150
Genre : Fiction
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"Half science, half magic--entierly fantastic"--Cover.
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Flight

Author : Ginger Strand
ISBN : 1439104689
Genre : Fiction
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In her haunting debut novel, Flight, Ginger Strand creates an unforgettable portrait of a midwestern family navigating an indelibly changed world. Will Gruen loves to fly. As a Michigan farm boy, he longed to clear a furrow through sky, not land. Since then, he has pursued speed and forward motion, from his Air Force service in Vietnam to his thirty years as a commercial pilot for TWA. His passion for flight is matched only by his love for the family farm he considers his personal refuge. But in the aftermath of September 11, Will's world implodes. As he nears mandatory retirement, his beloved airline has collapsed. His wife is turning his farm into a bed-and-breakfast. His older daughter has chosen an open marriage, and her sister has fled seven hundred miles away to New York. Now, with the wedding of their younger daughter approaching, the Gruen family is coming home. Over three emotional days, the past collides with the present, secrets are revealed, new ties are made and old ones broken as each of the Gruens stands at the brink of taking a step that could not only change the path of one life but could alter the family's course. Deftly entwining the voices of Will and his colorful family, Strand creates a dazzling, multilayered chronicle of ordinary Americans in an era of sweeping hange -- and of people with only love to keep them aloft in an uncertain world.
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Flight

Author : Evelyn Sybil Mary Eaton
ISBN : UCAL:B4097985
Genre : Fiction
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