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Words on the West Wind: Selected Essays from The Adelphi, 1924-1950
By Henry Williamson
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 8. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 44,580. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Essay
This selection of pieces by Henry Williamson from the literary magazine The Adelphi contains both gems and important essays that deserve resurrection, including the original ending to his celebrated classic, Tarka the Otter. Also included is an essay on Williamson by the Cornish poet Charles Causley and several fragments by the talented writer James Farrar, killed in World War 2 aged just 20.
Quick Guide To Getting Your Pilot's License
By Candace Hurston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This concise, informative guide is jam-packed full of advice to getting your pilot's license. It covers different aviation licensing bodies, a checklist to pick out the right school, and innovative careers to have with a pilot's license.
Angel Gabriel - A True Story
By Joy LaPlante
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by All Star Press. Category: Fiction
There was one commercial airline accident in the year 1997 in the United States. This is the true story following the crash of Comair flight 3272. Author Joy LaPlante, a resident of Monroe, Michigan, was living nearby where the crash occurred, and this book, originally written in 1999, details what she experienced.
Crash Position
By Liz Woods
Price: Free! Words: 46,330. Language: Australian English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Liz’s dream job as a flight attendant soon becomes a nightmare–uncovering an industry-wide scandal, while battling to save her own sanity. Crash Position takes you around the world on a behind the scenes visit, revealing the secrets the airlines don’t want you to know.
Sacrifice - The True Story of Courage over Chernobyl
By Cap Parlier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,470. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Saint Gaudens Press. Category: Nonfiction
Hero of the Soviet Union Gourgen Karapetyan and Gromov Experimental Test Pilot Anatoly Grishchenko flew into Hell over Chernobyl to save the Motherland and the World. Anatoly developed a radiation-induced, life-threatening, blood disorder. Gougen sought the assistance of a colleague in flight, Cap Parlier, to obtain a potential curative treatment for Anatoly in Seattle. This is their story.
Chunks In The Peanut Butter - Another Year In Words
By Fred Robel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
Beavers and boat shacks, trains, planes, automobiles, true love, old love, sex, and hate. Everything wrapped up into a big ball of words. There are stories and poetry in everything. Everything we see every day has beauty or horror that can be put to words. The daily exercise of performing these language gymnastics is what you have in your hands.
Modified Flight Plan
By Lisa Kovanda
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,420. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Brian Thomas, a young pilot with a bleeding disorder, opts for a risky spleen removal to maintain his flight status. In 2009, he contracts a life-threatening illness and after a ten day coma, wakens to gangrenous hands and feet. He faces the prospect of becoming a quadruple-amputee, but even though surgeons save his left hand, he faces a long road to recovery, and regaining his life.
Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear
By Richard Rashke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,850. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
"Reckless, abrasive, egocentric, conniving, wife-cheater...indeed a genius...Interesting reading for all..." The Witchita Eagle-Beacon
The Woman Who Rode the Wind
By Ed Leefeldt
Price: Free! Words: 79,070. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
When a wealthy industrialist offers a prize of one million francs to the first person “to circle the Eiffel Tower in a flying machine,” it sparks an international competition that pits European powers France and Germany against each other, and in turn against the young colossus across the Atlantic, America. One woman, driven by love and the need to redeem the tarnished legacy of her father.
China Clipper
By Bill Russell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,590. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Class Act Books. Category: Fiction
This story of unfolding love, danger and adventure invites the reader into a magical world long gone. In 1937, Pan American Airways fabulous new seaplane, China Clipper, roared off the waters of San Francisco Bay, and headed across the Pacific to Manila, in the Philippians. Among the passengers are a pretty heiress, a handsome bodyguard and a vicious kidnapper.