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Earthbound Misfit
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,520. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Earthbound Misfit is the compelling story of a pioneer of TV news aviation. A story that details his rise to fame, his fall from grace, and his redemption through the outreach of his many fans, and friends.
Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An insider’s perspective of the Boeing test pilots and engineers who regularly risked their lives as they tested and certified the early commercial jets, 707s through 767s. Passionate about flying, Boeing test pilot S. L. “Lew” Wallick and his Flight Test colleagues lived lives full of risk and adventure while raising their families in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
Miracle on the Hudson: Official Reports on US Airways Flight 1549 Ditching in the Hudson River, January 2009, Captain Sullenberger, Bird Strike Risk to Aircraft
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,280. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The complete story of the amazing flight of US Airways 1549 is contained in this reproduction of the official National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the incident, along with the transcript of a hearing before a House of Representatives committee.
Blood Highways
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
NASA's First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008 - From NACA to the Space Age, Dryden, Langley, Ames, X-Planes, Faget, Hypersonics, Lifting Bodies, V/STOL, Rutan, NASP, SST, Composites
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's aviation programs, starting with NACA research in the 1940s and 1950s through the space race to current times.
Air Of Injustice
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 190,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
“Air of Injustice” is the result of an exhaustive 2 year long investigation by US Aviator Magazine Publisher/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, into the three year battle between R.A. “Bob” Hoover and the FAA. Hoover is a legendary fighter pilot, test pilot and airshow pilot now in his 70s, who was once called “the best pilot I ever saw” by no less than Brigadier General (ret.) Chuck Yeager.
Complete Guide to Distracted Driving: Cell Phones, Texting, Electronic Device Usage, Accidents, New Guidelines for Car Devices, Commercial Vehicle Operators, Laws and Programs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,750. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook provides a unique guide to the important safety problem of distracted driving, compiling fifteen official documents with details on every aspect of the issue.
Daisy's Diaries
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
Life. Career. Material Wealth. Success. Most of us want those things, but with them come stress, long hours, sacrifice. The trick is to find balance, or compromise. Or is it? There's another way! In this true story, the Author walks away from a high power career, buys a very old motorcycle, heads for the hills, reconnects to his family, rediscovers the joy of living and, well just has a ball!
Doctor Who? The Atomic Bomber Beeching and his War on the Railways.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,980. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Doctor Who? Richard Beeching is the infamous architect of massive British railway closures in the 1960's, designed to boost the roads lobby.He was also, revealed for the first time, one of the key designers of the British A-bomb. Doctor Who's story is employed by the author to attack the inability of British transport planners and politicians to design a coherent transport policy.
Maverick Pilot, Volume One
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,660. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Minnow to mercenary, volume one, tells of learning to fly, dealing with engine failure, smuggling seafood off beaches in Mexico and going to jail, flying corporate, fighting in the Congo, timber spraying, getting shot at in Laos, and Vietnam. Captain Case’s destiny was life-on-the-edge adventure.
Flygirl Adventures: An Autoflyography
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 190,400. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A candid, funny heart-warming account of one girl's struggle to achieve her dream - to fly! And it's all here - the agonies and ecstasies of failure and triumph. Initially rejected as an air hostess, Mays then became a flying instructor and subsequently an executive jet pilot for the world's rich and famous, thereby offering us a unique glimpse into the world of private jet travel.
Aviation at the Edge
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 104,650. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Three thousand feet above the Zambian bush, the DHC2 Beaver had only ten minutes' fuel remaining. Night was drawing in; ground features were indiscernible. I could not raise anyone on the radio. Would this be the end?
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways
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Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Kemsing Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Britain's rail privatisation was one of the greatest political failures of recent history. This acclaimed book serves as a valuable reminder of the risks of privatising a single, state-owned service and breaking it up into competing entities, linked by contracts instead of a shared service ethos... mistakes the Coalition Government now seems determined to repeat with the National Health Service
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
SKYGODS is the saga of America's most glamorous airline. Told from multiple viewpoints--pilots, stewardesses, management executives--SKYGODS is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Pan American World Airways.
Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics - V-2, Sanger, Missile Nose Cones, X-15, Scramjets, Space Shuttle, National Aerospace Plane (NASP), X-33, X-34 (NASA SP-2007-4232)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,560. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a fascinating and comprehensive account of the history of hypersonics, the study of flight where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem, normally at Mach 5 and higher.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Manual Volume One, Marine Safety Program, Environmental Response, Commercial Vessel Safety, Boating Safety
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) manual covers the basics of the marine safety program including boating safety, commercial vessel safety, environmental response, and more.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
Honda Motorcycle Hacking
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
Honda Motorcycle Hacking: Honda make some great motorcycles but then they get old – riders' reports on their worst bikes: Superdreams, Dreams, G5's,CG125, CM125, FT500, XBR500, VF500, VF's, GL's, CX's, VT's and many more
Flying Stories II
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 155,660. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Flying Stories II - How I came to be a pilot and engineer and what happened after that. An all new revised, expanded edition eBook version with over a hundred images and photos relating to the stories and the era. The flying adventures of an aviation centered life told with humor and rich sarcasm.