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Snake Driver

Author : Bob Rosenburgh
ISBN : 0804105383
Genre : History
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This is the saga of the Cobra--the attack helicopter--its development and introduction into Vietnam during the summer of '67, and the stories of the men who flew it. For a Cobra pilot--a Snake Driver--every launch meant he was going headlong into combat. As key providers of fire support, Snake Drivers always had missions, and every mission was real war--flying into hot LZs or kill zones that were literally walls of lead and high explosives. These are their tales of bravery and skill in the hellfire that was Vietnam.
Category: History

The Yankee Slave Driver

Author : Samuel Mosheim Smucker
ISBN : NYPL:33433075736250
Genre : Slavery
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Category: Slavery

Driver Distraction

Author : Kristie Young
ISBN : 1420007491
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 47.91 MB
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A Practical Resource for Understanding, Preventing, and Managing Driver Distraction It is estimated that up to 23 percent of crashes and near-crashes are caused by driver distraction, and these figures will likely increase as more and more distractions, both inside and outside the vehicle, compete for driver attention. Driver Distraction: Theory, Effects, and Mitigation gives a comprehensive overview of this issue, outlining the underlying theory of distraction, its effects on driving performance and safety, strategies for mitigating its effects, and directions for future research. It also brings together the wide array of literature on the topic into one, all-inclusive volume. Includes Recommendations for Managing Distractions in the Technological Age This comprehensive volume reviews the full range of distracting activities that occur while driving, and available ergonomic methods, guidelines, and checklists for the measurement and mitigation of driver distraction. It also recommends ways to manage distraction through enhanced data collection and analysis, driver education and training, driver licensing, legislation and enforcement, vehicle design, road design, company policies, and future research. Beneficial for a broad audience, including: Vehicle manufacturers Road transport authorities and safety agencies Traffic and transport engineers Automotive equipment manufacturers and suppliers Company safety managers Standards organizations Transport safety research agencies This work comes at a critical time when road safety authorities are just beginning to recognize the importance of driver distraction as a road safety issue. With balanced and practical guidance, it aims to prevent driver distraction from escalating into an even more significant problem.
Category: Technology & Engineering

High Plains Tango

Author : Robert James Waller
ISBN : 030723830X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 77.43 MB
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With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion—tangos—mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a far-off warrior’s cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter’s skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter’s trade and an old Indian known as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle’s dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other. Robert James Waller’s fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply. High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed—and was forever changed by—one man. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Real Policeman

Author : Ron Owens
ISBN : 9780595604470
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 60.50 MB
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It's raw, profane, offensive, bizarre. It's not politically correct or warm and fuzzy. It's real. How did police officers do their jobs four decades ago during some of the nation's most turbulent and violent times? These aren't one-dimensional Hollywood characters. They're society's soldiers, real people cut from whole cloth. They try to help when they can, bristle when they're insulted, retaliate when they're attacked, bleed when they're injured, laugh when they're amused (sometimes inappropriately) and get ready for the next shift. Without bulletproof vests, portable radios and other equipment considered essential today, often riding alone, they developed a "One riot-one ranger" mentality by necessity. This book will put you beside some of them, sometimes inside their heads-om radio calls, both mundane and life-threatening, in interrogations, in hostage situations, undercover arrests, investigating burglaries, robberies, rapes and murders. These are the type of stories cops share with each other-stories of comedy, tragedy, chaos and the endless uniqueness of human behavior. These are some of the experiences that make them what they are, for better and worse. The experiences that forever change them, that set them apart from the rest of us, that make them a brotherhood closer than most brothers.
Category: True Crime

Snake Killer

Author : Mac McClelland
ISBN : 1516907353
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Mid-morning of the seventh day the stagecoach encountered the remnants of a large buffalo herd. The miner was riding on top with the driver and guard at the time. After a brief discussion the driver and guard agreed to stop and invite Kelly to join them with his Spencer rifle. They felt sure a hunting party or two would be chasing the herd and could decide to attack. Gary, the miner, moved back into the coach. The driver warned the passengers of an impending attack and asked the men to keep their guns ready and the women to lie down on the floor if Indians did appear. Kelly grabbed an extra box of ammunition and scrambled up to join them. The driver rested the horses for a half hour before starting again. He then put them to a gallop to make up for lost time and to get them past the buffalo as soon as possible. The Indians appeared off to the south of their trail about a mile away, running on an interception course. The driver whipped up the horses to a full out run. "Looks like a couple dozen or more, men. We got trouble!" The driver, Old Bill, then leaned over to holler to the passengers below. "Indians coming. You got about five or ten minutes!" Kelly broke open a box of cartridges and filled his right pocket and took up a position looking backward, moving the baggage to give him a good field of fire. He took a sip of water from his canteen and waited. As the Indians drew closer, it become obvious that they had misjudged and would come in behind the stagecoach instead of in front and beside. Their ponies were speedy, though and quickly overtook the coach.

An Argosy Of Fables

Author : Frederic Taber Cooper
ISBN : NYPL:33433082129432
Genre : Aesop's fables
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Fables from many countries, including many by Aesop and some "modern fables" by contemporary authors.
Category: Aesop's fables