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Queen Of The Skies

Author : S. James Robinson
ISBN : 9781291624830
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Queen Of The Skies

Author : Claude G. Luisada
ISBN : 1571974172
Genre : Transportation
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Claude Luisada's Queen of the Skies is the story of the Lockheed Constellation, one of the most important airplanes in aviation history. This extensively researched account, gathered from archival documents, interviews and the author's own experiences, sets the history of the Constellation against the backdrop of the years 1940 to 1980, a period that extends through World War II, Vietnam and the Cold War.A revolutionary commercial propeller transport, the Lockheed Constellation burst on the aviation scene in the early 1940s. Unheralded for the most part due to wartime secrecy, it finally entered commercial service in 1946, and promptly set new standards for speed, range, reliability and passenger comfort.Told in a friendly writing style and illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and diagrams, Queen of the Skies is a fascinating story, particularly for airplane or aviation history enthusiasts.
Category: Transportation

Mariella Queen Of The Skies

Author : Eoin Colfer
ISBN : 1781127700
Genre : Bedtime
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Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mum and Dad won't take no for an answer there's only one thing for it... Mariella has to build a rocket- powered flying suit to zap her round the world faster than the setting sun! If anyone can outsmart sleep it's Mariella. But everyone needs sleep and without it all of Mariella's brilliant ideas might just disappear.
Category: Bedtime

Fire From The Sky

Author : Ron Greer and Mike Wicks
ISBN : 9781475997118
Genre : History
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This is the story of the last few months of WWII in the Pacific, seen through the eyes of one man, a radio operator aboard a B29 Superfortress who kept a diary of 28 missions over Japan. The diary tells of the horrors of war. It was written in darkness, and often fear, with a pen-light during lonely hours confined for up to 18 hours at a time. Herb Greer our main author, 23 years old, frightened and sitting on up to 20,000 pounds of jellied gasoline (napalm), while blindly flying through constant flak bursts and fighter opposition. The plane is blacked out save the dull red glow of the instrument panels as they pass through the target area. Suddenly the most intense bright light floods the aircraft, blinding us – the tension in the aircraft shot up, hearts started beating a whole lot faster as we instantly realized that we were being singled out of the sky by a searchlight and were now firmly in the sights of air and ground fire, we were the main act, and center stage. From that moment everything went into slow motion as we pass through the target – seconds felt like minutes and minutes, hours. BOOM, an explosion, the plane rocks, bucks, flak is searing its way through the fragile fabric of the fuselage, loose items are flying around, I’m scared – they say you can taste fear – well they’re absolutely right. This personal view gives us two perspectives, the first is the story of Herb Greer speaking to us aboard a B29 through the written entries of his diary and then the second recounted from his armchair 60 years later. Written with an immediacy that can only be shared by those who were there, while capturing for posterity their bravery and dignity of sacrifice. Praise for Fire from the Sky “This is a book you will not be able to put down …. It is a well-told memoir of the men whose missions will live forever in history! … It was my honor to have read the book; it felt almost sacred to be allowed to look inside a crew member’s personal diary—truly a treasured artifact of historic and sentimental value. This is a book worth reading several times. Great black and white photos as well. I fully recommend … this wonderful book about aviation and the men who crewed B-29s.” —Bill McDonald, president of the Military Writers Society of America “As an avid reader of military history, I found Fire from the Sky: A Diary over Japan to be both a treasure-trove of information and a stirring—and often startling—look at the air war over Japan in World War II. What comes across in this book is not only the dedication and heroism of a B-29 bomber crew, but also the harrowing circumstances of life and death in the air. Truly a remarkable book, told by a remarkable man who found himself with a job to do that now, in the light of the passage of time, seems like an incredible and mind-boggling achievement. This book richly deserves its Silver Medal Award.” —Robert McCammon, New York Times bestselling author
Category: History

The Queen Of The Serpents

Author : S. L. Hawton
ISBN : 9781491734971
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Before twelve-year-old Megan Blayne moves to Hollow Mountain, she believes that nothing can ever come between herself and her twin sister, Cate. Even though they have different personalities, they are forever bonded by blood and wear matching green amber rings. But just as myths about peculiar happenings around the town begin to overwhelm their daily conversations, Cate—and her ring—suddenly disappear. After Megan embarks on a desperate search to find her twin, she is met by a mysterious serpent who opens his mouth and drops Cate’s ring at her feet. But as quickly as the snake appears, it disappears, along with the ring. Terrified and more worried about Cate than ever, Megan sets out on a daring adventure in a fantasy world more dangerous than she ever imagined. As she begins unraveling a complex puzzle that she hopes will lead her to Cate, Megan encounters a strange boy, an evil lord, and serpent people who will do anything to get the one thing they want most. In this fantasy novel, a girl on a quest to find her missing sister must rely on help from an unlikely new friend as she attempts to save two worlds from a terrible fate.
Category: Juvenile Fiction