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Riders of the Wind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 219,020. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Riders of the Wind is a fascinating tale of romance and adventure in the pioneering world of aviation. The story follows the lives of Charlie and Doretta Cross through the exciting skies of 1930s America, through the prohibition era, the formation of the infant airlines, and ultimately to the mystery of the Amazon jungles. This is the first novel of the epic “Riders of the Wind” series.
Kodak Black & White A WWII Memoir
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
An adult remembers back to his childhood and the stories his father told him of World War II. In particular, one of them details how his father helped save his plane, crew and passengers in an intense storm off of a Japanese held island in the South Pacific.
Gooney Birds A WWII/Viet Nam Memoir
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
A young man on a USO tour performing for soldiers wounded in Viet Nam, thinks back to his childhood and remembers a story his father told him about flying a DC-3 in the South Pacific during World War II.
To End All Others: A Great War Trio
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Price: Free! Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The soiled rain of putrid trenches drips further and further into the mud. The dew droplets of a French bi-plane awake to the rising sun. A father lies awake at night, knowing that somewhere, his son is facing a hell on Earth. This is the Great War, and the terrors, struggles, sacrifices, and tears of that conflict remain with us. Into that tragic world, this collection offers a brief window.
2011 U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Concepts and Programs: Comprehensive Guide to Weapons, Aviation, Command and Control, Ground and Combat Vehicles, Expeditionary and Maritime Support, Installations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This 2011 version of the annual U.S. Marine Corps Concepts and Programs document, totaling more than 400 pages, provides an encyclopedic summary of Marine Corps programs, weapons, equipment, and operational concepts. It provides a wealth of information about today's U.S. Marine Corps. They are America's expeditionary force in readiness.
The Millionth Chance: The Story of the R. 101
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Price: $4.49 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.
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
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 safety considerations
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.
The Viper Contract "A High Tech Aviation Thriller"
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 128,240. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
After a bitter retirement from the Air Force, former fighter pilot Colin Pearce is a corporate pilot. One day he takes a phone call and soon finds himself meeting two CIA officers with info on an upcoming terriorist strike that could have devastating global consequences. They need pierce to stop the deady attack on the U.S. He frantically tries to thwart the terriorists destructive intentions.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Army Aviation Operations Field Manual - FM 1-100 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,490. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Army Aviation Operations Field Manual (FM 1-100) is Army aviation's capstone manual. It embodies the doctrinal tenets for the employment of aviation and establishes the basis for understanding aviation as an essential element of combat power.