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The Exciting History of Auto Racing By Ross R. Olney
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It all started with a couple of teen-agers back in the late 1800's. Each "borrowed" his dad's horseless carriage and they chugged off to see which was fastest. Today auto racing, still a... More > dangerous sport, draws millions of fans to a wide variety of races with a wide variety of race cars all the way around the world. This book covers Formula One, IndyCars, NASCAR, NHRA, SCCA, and all the others, and how it all started. And where it might be going.< Less
Keeping Insects as Pets By Ross R. Olney
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Insects make fine pets. They are cheap, easy to find, easy to care for, fun to watch, and some of them, such as the praying mantis, will come when you call them. The mantis, if allowed to roam free... More > in your house, will also keep it free of other insects. Insects do not live long, that is true,but while they are here they are fascinating to watch, especially ants, and fun to own.< Less
Keeping Insects as Pets By Ross R. Olney
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Insects can be wonderful pets, if you don't mind that they usually live a short life and that they do things the way nature wants them to do things. They are great fun to watch, they can actually get... More > to know you, and come when you call them, and they are easy to manage. They never need a license, and they won't disturb the neighbors. Yes, you must be careful where you walk with any insect pets around...your pet praying mantis might have the run of the house...but insects are fascinating to keep. They are cheap, and their food is usually free. Insects are common pets in many parts of the world. This book might get you started.< Less
Combat He Wrote!! - The Amazing True Story of "Combat" Hudson By Ross R. Olney
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United States Army Air Force Lt. Col. Charles S. Hudson was the most decorated bombardier in the Second World War. And he was much, much more. He was an athlete, a pro boxer, an oil driller, a pro... More > golfer, an exotic animal pilot, on a mob hit list, a defendant in a major drug smuggling trial, and involved in a major prison break, from the outside. He lived a life of adventure, excitement, great humor, and wonderful highs and lows. This book, written with the full cooperation of Charmin' Charlie Hudson, covers it all in remarkable detail. Charlie is gone now, but his friends remember him with crystal clarity and, often, great humor and laughter. He was a very special man.< Less
Project New World By Ross R. Olney
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Captain Marty Branson, commander of Project New World, and Dr. Linda Latham, designer of "Mother Goose," met, fell in love, then faced being apart for many years, but within a few miles of... More > each other. They did the best they could with humanoids and holograms, but then, to complete their mission, they had to agree with broken hearts to be separated for good. Throughout, they faced the evil plans of Senator Hal Villor. With help from Admiral Sam Boone, Captain Will "Bull" O'Leary, and Captain Jeff Hollings, they proceeded on their long journey to Aden, rather than to Krakor IV, to form a new colony.< Less
They Said It Couldn't Be Done By Ross R. Olney
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Although some of them have been surpassed, these were the first great construction marvels. Other engineers, experts, people from every walk of life, said these projects would be impossible, doomed... More > to failure. The planned Empire State Building would simply sink into the ground. The great Hoover Dam would crack and drown millions of people, the Gateway Arch would never stand up, the Holland Tunnel would almost certainly flood and drown thousands, the roof of the Astrodome would collapse, and on and on. The builders who created these mighty memorials were certain their projects would stand for generations, for centuries. These are the stories of the brave, brilliant men who created these construction miracles. They are all still standing, still serving man. Into the distant future it is very likely that people will marvel at the great faces on Mount Rushmore, and wonder how such a backward society could create such a memorial even if they don't know who these faces are.< Less
Time Dial: A Novel for Young Readers By Ross R. Olney
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Time Dial is an exciting story about two young skin divers who bend the rules and in so doing encounter aliens in one of the most popular diving areas in the world. How they resolve the desperate... More > situation in which they find themselves is a frightening, exciting combination of luck, skill, belief in themselves and also a very unique friendship that is at first betrayed, then renewed.< Less
A Capital Offense By Ross R. Olney
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Congressman Buck Landson from Ohio is a fan of big time auto racing, including, of course, the famous Indy 500, so he is concerned when terrorists threaten a major disruption of the next race on... More > Memorial Day weekend. The race is, everybody agrees, a major American event, perfect for a strike by a terrorist. Landson is also pals with Jim Phillips, son of James Phillips, founder and owner of vast Dresden Industries of Indianapolis, a company deeply involved in medical and space research, holography, and other cutting edge sciences, and major sponsor of one of the cars in the race. Jim Phillips, in fact, will serve on the pit crew of the Dresden racer. Amil Nazhar is the one chosen to make the mighty statement with a bomb that will kill thousands of race fans at the Indianapolis Speedway on race day. "A Capital Offense" builds to a stunning conclusion that directly involves Landson, the Phillips, Nazhar, and other characters including Landson's new wife, Kathryn D'Angelo.< Less
CRUEL? UNUSUAL?, You Decide on the Death Penalty By Ross R. Olney
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When you execute a man or woman, you end their life. You take away all that they really have. And it is YOU that is pulling the switch or injecting the poison, since it is ultimately the people who... More > decide on using or not using the death penalty. The courts have been struggling with this decision for decades, but it will always be the voice of the people making the final decision. Nor is it really possible to execute the "really bad" criminals and not the "kind of bad" ones. Murder is murder. They did it, now the law will do it to them. And the law is you. And what if they are found later to be innocent? That is your problem as well. This book pulls no punches. It is hard hitting, and not for the weak of spirit. It doesn't tell you what it thinks you should do, but it does hit you with a tough question.< Less
Combat He Wrote The Amazing True Story of "Combat" Hudson By Ross R. Olney
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Lt.Col. Charles S. Hudson,the most decorated bombardier in World War Two, lived a full life of adventure, danger, and challenge. During his exciting life, he was an athlete, a professional boxer, an... More > oil driller, an exotic animal hauler, involved in a major prison break (from outside) and a defendant in a federal drug trial, something the resulted in him being on a mob "hit list." Charmin' Charlie Hudson never slowed down, never worried, and lived his life to the fullest.< Less