Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-11
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.
Born Free! Among a patterned herd of wild Appaloosa mustangs running free in the Idaho wilderness lives Blue, a spirited filly the color of rain. Surrounded by her family, including her gentle sister Doe, and protected by her father, the band stallion, Blue lives a life both harsh and beautiful in the rugged terrain of an undiscovered habitat. That all changes, though, when Blue and Doe are captured by rogue cowboys, setting in motion a chain of events that threatens the very survival of their hidden, secret herd.
Winship in Maine ist ein Küstenstädtchen voller Magie. Blaubeersträucher blühen im Winter und Wünsche hängen an den Bäumen. Aber seit letztem Sommer spürt Quinn nichts Magisches mehr. Ihr bester Freund und erste große Liebe Dylan kam ums Leben und daran gibt sie sich die Schuld - ebenso ihre beiden Geschwister. Ihr Bruder Reed sieht seitdem durch sie hindurch und ihrer Schwester Fern tropfen die Worte wie Gift aus dem Mund. Erst als der stille Alexander ins Haus nebenan einzieht, scheinen das Vergeben und die Magie wieder in Quinns Welt Einzug zu halten ...
Author: Walter J. Boyne
Release Date: 2007-06-26
The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology. In three new chapters, Walter Boyne covers an eventful ten years, including 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the second Gulf War, describing in detail the technological advancements that led to highly efficient airstrikes in Iraq. He also takes stock of the Air Force's doctrine and mission statements as this unique sector of the military grapples with an ever-changing world.
Written in three parts, Wild Blue explores a new niche in World War II American literature. It gives an inside view of the young women, their families, and communities, along with national politics and their relations with their counterpart combat pilots at war. Cain reveals how Paula and her peers brought about the greatest revolution in America since 1776. Paula Roncourt, West Texas artist, fights "The Battle of Texas" while her pilot husband, Garner Cameron, commands missions over Germany. Paula, secretary to the Commanding Officer at Goodfellow Air Corps Base, suffers when Garner is shot down over the English Channel, then later, is Missing In Action. Wild Blue's poignant story affirms the strength of our country's young women and combat pilots pulling together to save America and the world for freedom.
The critically acclaimed creator-owned book from IDW continues! As the newest recruit aboard an elusive solar-powered airship, Tug begins his training as a "Gun." On the run from The Judge, Tug has just joined the sky's Most Wanted, but with the beautiful Cola as his pilot, and the ferocious Scram as his coach, what could go wrong?
Author: David Stallman
Publisher: David Stallman
Release Date: 2006
This is a tribute to the Women Airforce Service Pilots--WASP, heroic young women who flew military aircraft during WWII. Trained as military pilots to shuttle powerful airplanes from factories to airbases, at Camp Davis, North Carolina, a select group flew more dangerous missions pulling aerial targets as anti-aircraft gunnery trainees fired live ammunition at them. The book comes alive as WASP personal letters and diaries describe what their assignment was like day to day.
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!
Author: John James Knudsen
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
One Army Air Corps soldier's ordeals during World War II. Written in the personable voice of someone reflecting honestly on his life's journey, this autobiography is full of anecdotes of a Depression-era Montana boyhood and culminates with the author's training for service as a B-17 pilot and subsequent role as a flight instructor.
Author: Allan T. Stein
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
By the time he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1969, Allan T. Stein had flown everything from BT-13s and B-24s to B-52s and C-47s. He flew missions over China and the Sea of Japan during World War II, spent a year in Vietnam helping to monitor and locate Vietcong units, and ended his career as inspector general of the Civil Air Patrol. Here he offers an account of a typical career as an air force officer, complete with its frustrations, moral dilemmas, and the occasional harrowing experience.
Author: Dan Bortolotti
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: 2008-10-14
The blue whale holds the title of largest creature that has ever lived, and it may also be the most mysterious. The biggest blue whales can outweigh every player in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League combined. Their mouths can gulp more than thirteen thousand gallons of seawater. A newborn can be over twenty feet long and gain nearly twenty tons in seven months—about eight pounds per hour. Blue whales emit more powerful sounds than any other animal on earth, though many of their vocalizations are beyond the range of human hearing. Yet nearly everything that we have learned about blue whales has come after humans almost wiped them out from the oceans. A century ago, some three hundred thousand roamed the seas. But in the first decades of the twentieth century, humans hunted and killed 99.9% of them. Their numbers decimated, the species seemed destined for extinction. Only in recent years has the number slowly begun to increase, along with hope for the blue whale’s future. Equal parts history and science, Wild Blue is the first comprehensive portrait of the blue whale. It draws upon new findings from scientists who have begun to identify individual blue whales and understand how they dive, how they feed, where they migrate, and why they emit their haunting, low-frequency calls. With deft, poignant writing, Dan Bortolotti gives us the most vibrant, breathtaking view to date of these magnificent creatures.
The underwater kingdom is his as soon as he claims his queen… Rod Tritone has the looks and charm to snag any queen he wants for his Mer kingdom, but unfortunately, it's not up to him. As fate would have it, the one woman destined to rule with him is terrified of water… She lives in land-locked Kansas and has no idea she's a princess… Valerie Dumere thinks Rod is gorgeous and irresistible—but why does he keep insisting she has another side to herself that only he can show her? Somehow, Rod has to prove to her who she really is. But when she finds out the truth, will she ever forgive him? PRAISE FOR JUDI FENNELL: "A delightful, quirky blend of humor, adventure, and passion." Star-Crossed Romance "Judi Fennell is a bright star on the horizon of romance." Judi McCoy, author of Hounding the Pavement "A new romance star is born...and her name is Judi Fennell." Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author "Bubbly fun in this sparkling ‘under the sea' tale." Virginia Kantria, USA Today bestselling author "Fennell's under-the-sea suspense will enchant you with its wit, humor and sexiness. In Over Her Head is a great debut book and I'm glad to hear there are more to come." Caridad Pineiro, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of South Beach Chicas Catch Their Man "A fantastic debut novel, Judi Fennell has put the 'beach' back in beach read!" Virginia Farmer, award-winning author of A Blast to the Past "Holy mackerel! In Over Her Head is a fantastically fun romantic catch—Judi Fennell has one heck of an imagination!" Michelle Rowen, author of Bitten & Smitten "A wondrous undersea adventure—molten moments, waves of sensuality, ripples of emotion, and depths of fun. Not to be missed!" LA Banks, The Vampire Huntress Legends series "In Over Her Head is a heartwarming, action-packed story of two people—one human and the other of the seaworthy body—joined together in an adventure." Armchair Interviews