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Dealing with Madness: A Brief History of Western Approaches
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the time of the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century, the history of Western approaches towards ‘madness’ is a history of attempting to classify symptoms, name disorders, house the 'mad', care for the distressed, cure mental 'disease', and predict outcomes of ‘illnesses.’ This brief history looks at those approaches and the eras in which they predominated.
The World's First Supersonic Fighter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Never as famous as its MiG-15 and MiG-21 counterparts the ubiquitous MiG-19 and its Chinese Shenyang J-6 and subsequent Nanchang Q5 derivatives were the first operational supersonic fighter planes. Details of its early Soviet years are sketchy, but with information sourced directly from the former USSR this book hopefully goes some way to correcting this.
Did the French crash Concordski at Paris
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For many years and even today it is thought that the French Armee del l' Air may have had something to do with the fatal crash of the series production Tupolev Tu-144D SST at the 1973 Paris Air Salon at Le Bourget..
Lockheed's last Propliner
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Designed and built in the 1950's as the American answer to the British Vickers Viscount Vanguard and Bristol Britannia turboprop airliners the Lockheed L 188 Electra entered service soon after the first jets, but with a number of fatal accidents the type was built in only modest number and remained in use for only a few years but re-surfaced as the very successful P-3 Orion maritime patrol plane.
Ford's Tin Goose
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Ford entered into the airplane manufacturing business to produce the Stout Trimotor in the 1920s, the airplane proving successful for short-range internal routes, until the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC 1 entered the marker.. Fords Tin goose - A history.
Short-Haul Jets - A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book examines the development of short haul jets, high technology airliners developed specifically to challenge the second-generation turbo-props for regional routes with smaller manufacturers such as Embraer and Bombardier challenging the Boeing and MDC monopoly.
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: American English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
KLM is the oldest airline in the world and not surprisingly most of its early airplanes post-WW ! were from Fokker Aircraft of Holland. After WW II by the early 1950's, new airplanes and equipment and new finance put the Dutch flag carrier on the road to new prosperity, with new routes and wide body jets the airline went from strength to strength.in terms of world air travel.
Modern turbo-props
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: American English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
For a time post-WW II the turbo-prop was the favored machine by the airlines for their internal short flight routes in the USA and in Europe for regional carriers but then the regional jet arrived and for a while the turbo-prop was not in favour but there was a second generation of turbo-props that did find favour and many of these machines remain in use in the new millennium.
Rhodesian 'Bush Wars' Sanction Busters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
During the long 'Bush Wars' Rhodeshia (now Zimbabwe) had to import vital goods including arms, and export its own goods in the face of the UN arms and trade embargoes and for a while a British air and naval blockage.
The DH 125 Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
'This book complemnets this authors smashwords 'Bizjets - A History' in Janes Aircraft Recognition Guide 2002 page 141 (HS) BAe 125 only scant mention was made of the 64 early DH-125 Srs 1A aircraft produced at Hatfield.plus 2 prototypes and of the !A series 10 were retrofits, this book traces the origins of this superb DH design that was carried forward by HS and BAe now Raytheon in the USA.
Bizjets - A History
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: American English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Of the many interesting facets of aviation history both civil and military not too much has been written or is known about the business jet market - bizjets. executive transports began with the piston-engine biplane DH Rapide and at one time the best and most numerical bizjet was its modern cousin the DH 125 and successive variants. This book is a brief history of bizjets since the 1960s.
Swissair -- A Histpry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Swissair 'from Alps to the Amazon' is one of the top twenty airlines amd is the 18th largest company's in Switzerland,in spite of needing government assistance following 9./11 following the drop off in world air travel, but merged into Swiss regional carrier Crossair in the second decade of the new millennium now continues as one of the world's premier airlines.
ANG F-4 Phantoms
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A look back at the time when the California ANG 194th FIS at Fresno Municipal Airport operated the ubiquitous MDC F-4D Phantom II in the air defense role.
Top Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Espionage spying and intelligence gathering continues in the new digital internet age perhaps even more so than ever before. This book looks at the origins of the CIA and the Russian and British Intelligence Services through the ages, and especially in the post-WW II era, also classified documents and their implications and use.
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: American English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The history of the Iranian AF dates back to 1922 with the formation of the Air Office of the Iran Army with the purchase of a Junkers F13 transport plane. By 1971 the IIAF was one of the most modern air forces in the Middle East. The Shah having equipped the air arm with the most up-to-date western types. But following his disposition and the Iran Iraq war it uses Chinese and Soviet designs.
Royal Duties
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
In 1919 the RAF allocated Avro 504J serial C4451 to HEH Prince Albert fro flying instruction and the service has provided airplanes both fixed and rotary-winged types for VIPVVIP transportation ever since as well as specific aircraft for flying training for members of the Royal family.. This book lists all these airplane history and serials to present.day.
POL POT: The Murder of 2 Million Fellow Cambodians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his “Khmer Rouge” overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed “This is now year zero for Cambodia” and that it’s society was about to be “purified”. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism.
Fighting the MiG - VFA-82
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: American English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Upon returning from a cruise in April 1998 US Navy VFA-82 took their F/A-18 hornets to Germany to evaluate the airplane in air-to-air combat against tMikoyan MiG-29A Fulcrum interceptors the Luftwaffe had inherited from the former East German AF.
Pan American Airways flying boats
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The failure of the airships left the flying boats the premise of the passenger air transport over the world's oceans. Pan Am were among the first to exploit the boats' great payload and long-range. The first Sikorsky S 40s went into service in 1931 carrying 40-passengers, the same year as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh flew thier Lockheed Sirius to survey the routes..
Slavery on Stage: Black Stereotypes and Opportunities in Nate Salsbury’s “Black America” Show
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Following the final run of his Wild West Show, Nate Salsbury initiated a new production called "Black America." The new show, though somewhat patronizing, gave many African Americans a foot in the door for careers in show business, and increased public awareness of their many skills and talents.