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Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
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.
The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
REVISED EDITION - First of five book series examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.
Understanding Air France 447
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board. The book details the crew's failure to maintain aircraft control after a minor failure. Repeatedly hailed as a "must read" for all pilots, the book highlights critical shortcomings in training leading to loss of control in flight
Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / transportation
The inside story of crisis and turmoil at American Airlines during the twelve years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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2015 Revised Edition The Rogue Aviator is a memoir of a fun-loving, adventurous pilot during a unique and tumultuous aviation career. The pulse-racing aviation anecdotes are spiced with humor, pathos, and poignancy along with a smattering of decadence and debauchery. An additional theme of this book presents an insider's view of the aviation industry and the results when the profit factor trumps
The Day the Whistles Cried: The Great Cornfield Meet at Dutchman's Curve
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » History » North America
Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 288,400. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
Flight Attendant Joe
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,070. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Nothing is off limits in this comical collection of true-life drama that occurs at 38,000 feet, and anywhere else Joe finds himself.
An Aviator's Journey - Tales of a Corporate Pilot
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,960. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Aviators are passionate about aviation. Once you get the bug you are addicted for life and there is no need, or desire, to search for a cure. It is that passion and addiction that gives you the determination, perseverance, and motivation to pursue a career in aviation. This is the story of one such aviator who discovered his passion for flying as a young boy and pursued his dream as a young adult.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966)
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) tells how Ford Motor Company and Team Lotus joined to conquer the Indianapolis 500, inaugurating the modern era of higher automotive technology supported by corporate money - especially the opening shots of the infamous tire wars between Firestone and Goodyear. Speeds climbed quickly until tragedy struck in turn four in 1964.
With My Head In The Clouds – Part 2
You set the price! Words: 148,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“It was in the March that I nearly met my maker. I was in the descent and as we passed 10,000ft I brought the speed down to the required two hundred and fifty knots. We had just cleared the cloud cover and into clear skies and I was just changing a radio frequency when I suddenly looked up and saw a light aircraft about half a mile ahead coming straight at me descending at the same rate as I was.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,280. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
How To Sell Cars... Because You Can and Should!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sales and Marketing
Jack began in the industry in 1974 and has been in nearly every position in the Auto Dealerships. He ran his own auto repair business then got into automotive retail sales in 1980. Jack moved up quickly. Working as a trainer for 15 years Jack Helped over 1500 salespeople begin and continue successful careers in the business. He is also an actor and motivational speaker.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
Incorporating the historic Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo Command and Service Module. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful CSM is covered. It provides one of the best technical, nuts-and-bolts descriptions of the CSM available.
Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Automotive
Tesla changed the way the public perceives electric vehicles, and that was just the beginning. It went on to redefine the automobile itself, and now aims to do the same to the energy industry. This is a comprehensive history of the company, told by the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who made it happen.
With my head in the clouds – part 1
You set the price! Words: 163,060. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
We landed at Prestwick on the Scottish west coast after just five hours and one minute from take-off at JFK. The scheduled time was six hours and twenty minutes so this was some achievement and to this day has never been beaten by a scheduled aircraft.
Until the Sea Shall Free Them
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,870. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Only three men survived the wreck of the SS Marine Electric. What they did then changed history forever.
Interstate: Confessions of a Rookie Truck Driver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Trucks
Join author Doug Sanderson as he maneuvers his way through truck driver school and starts moving freight down the interstates from the front seat of an eighteen wheeler. Learn a little about the lifestyle of a professional driver; the long hours, the log books, the truck stops, and the reasons for the huge turnover in this industry that is so vital to our economy.
Philbrick's Appalachian Trail Public Transportation Guide, Complete Edition: Georgia to Maine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation
Want to hike the A.T. but need help getting there and back? Now there's a public transportation guide with comprehensive, detailed, and practical information to help any hiker get to or from just about any spot on the Trail by bus, plane, train, and dial-a-ride. Newly revised and current. The only public transportation guide available anywhere for thru-hikers, section hikers, or weekend warriors.
Tussen containers en tijdzones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: Dutch. Published: November 13, 2011 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
'Tussen containers en tijdzones' is het verhaal van het leven aan boord van een vrachtschip waar het avontuur nooit ver weg is. In dit onderhoudende reisverhaal kijkt de schrijver terug op haar avonturen op het containerschip Serenity River. Een ongewone reis in een wereld die meestal onzichtbaar blijft. Maar wat gebeurt er als er midden op de Atlantische Oceaan plotseling een orkaan opsteekt?