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Commonwealth Air Forces - A History
By peter dancey
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
When at the beginning of the 20th Century large areas of the world were marked in the atlas in red the airplane was born and soon became a weapon of war. Post-WW I many countries of the former British Empire re-emerged as new nations from which emerged the Commonwealth of Nations with the own air forces some of which were very formidable air forces in their own right as they are today some died.
Dassault Mirage 2000-5
By peter dancey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
For its third generation combat fighter the French having briefly flirted with the conventional high-wing F.1 returned to the delta configuration of the Mirage III. The upgraded 2000-5 introduced many of the design features developed for the Rafale (see Smashwords Editions on the Rafale and Dassault) The 2000-5 is very capable attack plane and flew combat over the Balkans now 2011 its over Libya.
The Dawn of the Airplane
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Continuing the story of the Origins of flying and the airplane this book carries on to look at the early pioneers of the heavier-than-air machine in America and Europe initially most of the pioneering flying centred at Paris. Eventually Britain got interested and in the short period from 1903 to 1911 their were literally thousand of intrepid aviators and in 1911/12 the military were interested.
Magellan, the journey beyond the end of the earth
By Ivan Boriani
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This is a true story, an adventure in the real sense of the word, it is not a fiction. This is the story of the first circumnavigation of the Globe, a three years long journey through the unknown. A brief essay that shows the outstanding facts without loosing the attractions. It is thought for a teenager reader and students.
Next of Kin
By Caitlin Hicks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Family history
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When I was 21 years old, preparing to travel to Europe for the first time, my Mother whispered a request: to get her a photo of the grave of her childhood sweetheart in a cemetery in France. I came home empty-handed. This is the true story of how, years after she died, I finally got the photo, and came to understand its importance.
Trans-Atlantic US and Latin American Airways
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
Continuing the review of the origins of the World's Airways this book deals specifically with the first trans-Atlantic flights inter-continental American Airlines and Airways and the developments in Latin America the internal growth and Pan-Am trans-ocean flying-boat services the famous Sikorsky China clippers; come fly with the pioneering aviators that established the airways of today.
Imperial Airways European and Empire Services
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
This second book on the origins of commercial civil flying traces the development of Imperial Airways that established services initially to Europe with their fleet of land-planes then across the world to Africa the Far East and Australia with thier famous flying-boat services. Join the flight at Southampton to experience a long-range flight of yesterday to see how it compares to those of today!
The Origins of Commercial Flying
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
In contrast to previous aviationfactfile Smashwords Editions that deal mainly with historical events associated with military aviation and airplanes this is the first in a series examining the evolution of civil aviation and commercial flying early civil passenger transports including the flying-boats and float-planes in particular Imperial Airways and its services, selection and staff training.
Power to Fly -- Aircraft Propulsion
By peter dancey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This completes the aviationfactfile Smashwords Editions on the Origins of Flight this edition dealing with the development of the aero-engine from the steam engines for the airships the Wright engines the famous French 50hp Antoinette the rotary and in-line piston engines to the turbo-jets turbo-props R-R VTOL 'Flying Bedstead', rocket motors for spacecraft. One the aero-engine buffs GE P&W R-R.
Visit Greece - A 2011 Travel and Tourism Guide to The Exotic Land
By Grant John Lamont
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Walk practically anywhere in Greece and you are walking in the footsteps of antiquity. The home to such historical figures, fictional or not, as Plato and Homer. [not Homer Simpson – the other one]. As the center of modern civilization, Greece is considered the home of art, philosophy and many other aspects of culture which set us apart from other creatures.
Flying Since 1913
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
'Flying Since 1913' continues the story of the origins of aviation and development of the heavier-than-air machines both for civil and military use the latter really taking off during WW I and again making great technological strides during WW II. Pioneering transports such as the Boeing 247 and Douglas C.3 were closely followed by both civil and military jet development that continued unabated.
Fairey Gannet in RN Service
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Very little is known written by one of the last fixed-wing airplanes built by the infamous Fairey Aviation Company perhaps better known for its biplane Fairey Swordfish torpedo-carrier that served with the FAA and No.119 Squadron RAF during WW II. The Fairey Gannet served the RN in many roles probably the most important as a 3-seat ASW and EW airplane. A number served with the German Marineflieger
Stealthy Tactical Strike Fighers
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book reviews the so-called 5th generation combat planes such as the F-15E Strike Eagle and the USN F/A-18E Super Hornet the USN having to wait another decade or more for its stealth plane the LM F-35 Lightning II. There is no doubt that the stealthy strike fighter in the new millennium rules the skies. The F/A-22 Raptor equates to the past giant step from wood and fabric to all-metal machines
EE Canberra Tribute
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book gives brief operational details of Britain's first jet bomber the numerous variants developed from the baseline B 2 bomber and the excellent high-altitude PR 9 variant that served the Coalition well right-up to the new millennium until usurped by the Predator UAV operated by former RAF No.39 (PR) Squadron. Details are also given of the special types for 360 EW Squadron and for the FAA
Russian Airplanes for Export
By peter dancey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Post-WW II Russia's only aircraft exports were to communist allies and in particular China who initially produced Soviet MiG-15 and Tupolev Tu-16 bombers and later reverse-engineered these and the MiG-21. Russian exports' to other nations did not occur until proper certification procedures were established by Aviaexport and airplanes were supplied with proper documentation and manuals and support.
Russian Aircraft Manufacturing Companies
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,370. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Continuing the series Origins of Russian Aviation this book details all the famous Russian 'Names' both in the airframe and aero-engine sector the latter being of particular interest to the technocrats (SAE) with much new information of Russian aero-engines their design development to present day and 4th and 5th generation military planes and the latest passenger transports for the civil sector.
The God Page
By John T. Cullen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Clocktower Books. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
From the archaic period through the end of her Western empire, Rome was a continuum of three great modalities uniting all faiths. This personal essay looks impartially at the three modalities, and offers a final, surprising modality for modern times. Takes no sectarian sides--readers of all persuasions are welcome. Only the intolerant will be offended. Seekers will have a feast.
Which Good Ol' Days Are You Missing?
By Louise Narvick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Do you feel like you are missing the good old days of a slower pace? What about all the conveniences available now? Are you moving forward or is your mind clouded with what you think it used to be? Was it really that good with all the hard work, doing a job with an old typewriter or finding ways to entertain yourself without a new movie brought right to your screen whenever you wanted it.
All Aboard the Lake Manawa Railway
By Ryan Roenfeld
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
After Lake Manawa was formed during an 1881 Missouri River flood a resort grew with a short-line railroad that hauled pleasure-seekers all summer long. By the turn of the 20th century Lake Manawa was the "Mecca of the Midwest" offering amusements aplenty. The "trolley park" closed in 1928 and the lake is now an Iowa State Park.
Apartheid: It's Also An Individual Reality
By Mark Howard
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 15,070. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
In this book Mark Howard takes a very personal look at the political system he grew up in. He links that to later experiences, post apartheid and outside of South Africa, and concludes that an inhumane system associated with a single period and place in history is in fact more than that. Apartheid is as much a personal preference as it is a political system.