Books tagged: aviation history

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Amelia Earhart: Never in Man's Shadow
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Biographical profile of Amelia Earhart. Earhart’s disappearance has mesmerized the American public ever since her fateful around-the-world flight in 1937. However, the public’s fascination with Lady Lindy began long before her disappearance as she ventured into what was an almost exclusively male domain: airplanes and flight, flaunting convention with panache. This is her story.
Flights Of Adventure
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,510. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2010 by NorLightsPress. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Flights of Adventure is a collection of real-life adventures to stir the blood of anyone who loves aviation. This book covers a wide variety of experiences, from wingwalking to notable female pilots like Marion Hogsdon, who changed the history of women forever. This is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial adventure while keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground.
The Millionth Chance: The Story of the R. 101
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,220. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The R101 airship was thought to be the model for the future, an amazing design that was ‘as safe as houses. . .except for the millionth chance’. On the night of 4 October 1930 that chance in a million came up however. James Leasor brilliantly reconstructs the conception and crash of this huge ship of the air with compassion for the forty-seven dead, including a cabinet minister.
Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Shooting Star is the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race, which promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Honolulu from Oakland, California. You know about Amelia Earhart, now learn about Mildred.
Goodbye Beautiful Wing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 382,340. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Goodbye Beautiful Wing is 95 percent incredible fact, a nine year story needing five percent fiction subbing for hidden 60-year-old 'secret reports', such as Charles Lindbergh's frank evaluation of SAC aircraft, the FBI investigation of the sabotaged Northrop Wing, the Army Air Force purchase of untested engines, Air-Force-trashing our Stealty-in-1948 bombers, invisible traitors at the top.
The Birth of Flight: A History of the Wright Brothers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Orville and Wilbur Wright are two Americans credited with designing and constructing the world’s first successful airplane, as well as making the first controlled, motor-powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. While their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1912 was short (only 12 seconds) their impact on history would be long-lasting.
Balus Belong 7 Day
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The Story of the First Adventist Mission Plane in the South Pacific.
Titus Andronicus Scott
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
February 25, 1956: “Ship down and all is well.” These six words recorded the landing of the first manned spacecraft on Mars. This book tells the story of the events that led to that momentous, but heretofore unrecorded occasion, and the story of the fabulous character who wrote those words.
If You Fly... Don't Crash!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.” — W.W. Windstaff The author piloted Air Force heavy jets for over two decades, in peacetime and wartime. IF YOU FLY… DON’T CRASH! (Confessions of a White-knuckle Pilot) highlights some of the good, the bad, and the simply silly aspects of aviation experienced during his thousands of hours airborne.
Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,370. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Fasten Your Seat Belts! is the first history of an airline told in the voices of its flight attendants. Through hundreds of interviews, Valerie Lester has collected the heroic, tragic, and sometimes comic adventures of Pan Am's pioneer cabin crews from 1928-1991. At last here is a book that reveals the immense contribution made by flight attendants to the history of aviation.