Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Author: Travis Nichols
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 9781566892704
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Fiction

An “original and haunting” novel about two wars and two generations of men (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Pensive in the wake of 9/11, a young man launches a mission to reunite his beloved grandfather, an American bombardier, with Luddie, the woman who saved him during WWII. Armed only with the address on the back of an old photograph and his grandfather’s memories, the young man begins writing letters to Luddie. Undaunted by her lack of response, the narrator travels to Poland with his girlfriend and grandfather. As they come closer to finding the site where the bombardier was shot down, the letters to Luddie become more personal—and the saga of a family with a long and storied history emerges. Beautifully orchestrated and eloquently original, this is a tale of soldiers and saviors, of burning and bombing, of fathers and sons and brothers and lovers—and of what we find when we dare to revisit the past. “A rewarding experience.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Nichols handles beautifully the hidden meanings in old family tales heard a hundred times . . . The novel often reads like a piece of music that is wonderfully original.” —Publishers Weekly “A dramatically off-kilter debut novel about wars and the men who fight them . . . We see the Bombardier, an elderly Rotarian and former mayor of a small Midwestern town, rediscovering his youthful memories. His grandson’s bewilderment over what to do about the 9/11 attacks highlights the differences between then and now. There’s a lot of meaty material here.” —Kirkus Reviews

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Recipes for Disaster

Author: John Q. Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070321
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder Taking Mexico Flying

Author: John Quinn Olson
Publisher: Dust Devil Press
ISBN: 9780982070345
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Do Not Go Gentle

Author: David MacCuish
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015030760725
Release Date: 1960
Genre: World War, 1939-1945


Grandma s on the Camino

Author: Mary O'Hara Wyman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477289216
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Genre: Family & Relationships

In Grandma’s On the Camino, author Mary O’Hara Wyman, a 72 year old grandmother from San Francisco, relates her 2010 adventures walking 500 miles alone as a pilgrim on the Camino Frances. Her journey takes her from St. Jean Pied de Port in France, across the Pyrenees to Spain, then westward to the ancient spiritual destination of Santiago de Compostela. Through back-home reflections based on journal entries and postcards sent to her grand daughter, Mary describes engaging encounters with pilgrims of all ages and motivations, close-range observations of numerous animals on the trails, and the daily tasks of finding food and a bed each evening. Readers will gain keen insight into the physical day to day rigors facing a walking pilgrim, as Mary endured several falls on the trails, a serious foot injury, copious rain, mud and unseasonal cold and hot weather. Grandma’s On the Camino will inspire pilgrims and armchair readers of any age with Mary’s adventures and coping mechanisms, calmness under pressure, humorous outlook on life and truly spiritual approach to walking the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela. You will walk as a pilgrim with Mary through every word in the book.

Wild Blue

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471104411
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: History

In the bestselling BAND OF BROTHERS, Stephen E. Ambrose portrayed in vivid detail the experiences of soldiers who fought on the bloody battlegrounds of World War II. THE WILD BLUE brings to life another extraordinary band of brothers - the men who volunteered to join the American Air Force and undertook some of the most demanding and dangerous jobs in the war. Focusing on the men of the 741st Bomb Squadron and, in particular, the crew of the DAKOTA QUEEN, these are the boys turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators and gunners of the B24s, who suffered 50 per cent casualties during conflict. With his extraordinary talent for bringing alive the action and tension of combat, Ambrose sweeps us along in the B24s as their crews fought to the death to reach their targets and destroy the German war machine.

Out of Control

Author: Rick Jasper
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 9781467730594
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Carlos "Trip" Costas is a fiery shortstop with many talents and passions. His father is Julio Costas—yes, the Julio Costas, the famous singer. Unfortunately, Julio is also famous for being loud, controlling, and sometimes violent with Trip. He dreams of seeing his son play in the majors, but that's not what Trip wants. When Trip decides to take a break from baseball to focus on his own music, his father loses his temper. He threatens to stop donating money to the team. Will the Roadrunners survive losing their biggest financial backer and their star shortstop? Will Trip have the courage to follow his dreams, and not his father's?

Flight from Gander

Author: Albert Fales
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465328526
Release Date: 2007-08-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is a tale of adventure and learning based on my time in the Air Force in W.W. II. I enlisted in mid 1942 right after graduation from high school. I went through the basics and graduated from Hancock College of Aeronautics pilot school in June of 1943. From here, I was sent to Air Force radio school and subsequently, after several specialty schools, I was assigned to a B-24 as radio operator. I served in this capacity in the C.B.I. For 270 combat hours. We were just getting ready to move to the Pacific area when the war ended after the B-29s dropped a couple atom bombs.

Resident Deputy Sheriff

Author: Weldon C. Travis
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781466900288
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

As a long-time Deputy Sheriff in Marin County, Weldon lived through some very interesting times relevant to law enforcement, participating in fighting the most vicious crimes emananting from the hottest issues of the day. His many memorable experiences, in and out of uniform, were always in the interests of keeping the peace. The book's subtitle, ". . . in Wild and Wooly West Marin; a collection of vivid vignettes," says a lot about its contents. The author's tales brim with a variety of countercultural events, and the many ways that humans succumb to evil and occasionally rise in redemption. Many revelations are devilishly humorous but all reflect the image of a conscientious man who has, fortunately for Marin County and California society, invested the major part of his life in keeping the sane balance between extremes of behavior found in the Golden State.

Wild Blue Yonder

Author: Jack B. Rochester
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 9781627876186
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Fiction

Over 650 Vietnam War novels have been published, mostly dark tales from the war zone. In Wild Blue Yonder, Airman Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers goes not to Vietnam but Germany, straight into a military Catch-22. His assignment: writing stories for the Stars and Stripes newspaper that will never see print. Nate's adventure deepens as he and his fellow troops try to understand why they're there, the military mindset, and the massive social disruption roiling 1960's America. Existential, psychedelic, funny, and laced with rock 'n' roll, Wild Blue Yonder is the story of Nate's quest for personal and spiritual values while trying to learn the meaning of family, friendship, and the love of the girl he left behind.

Wild Blue Yonder

Author: William Price Fox
Publisher: Crane Hill Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015054403582
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Fiction

"A small town in South Carolina, circa 1943. Flunking out of high school, guilty of truancy and suspected of worse, 16-year-old Earl Edge is out of options. He can hang around and spend the rest of his life as a loser, or he can lie about his age and join the Air Corps."--Jacket.

The Wild Blue Yonder

Author: Graham Coster
Publisher: Picador (UK)
ISBN: IND:30000120064880
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Aeronautics

The story of aviation is almost exactly concurrent with the history of the 20th century. The Wild Blue Yonder contains some of the very best writing about flight, from the lonely adventure of pioneers like Beryl Markham and Antoine de Saint-Exupery, to the horror of aerial bombardment during the Spanish Civil War and the Vietnam War, from Chuck Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier to the musings of such writers as Tom Wolfe, Julian Barnes, Nicholson Baker and V. S. Naipaul. The Wild Blue Yonder is a collection that brings together writing that puts into words the exhilarating, alarming, and sometimes sublimely mystical sensation of flight.