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Shudders! By Ross R. Olney
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Ten past masters of writing ghost stories are featured in this collection of horror stories. Edited by well known author Ross R. Olney.
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Great Prisoner of War Escapes By Ross R. Olney
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It was the duty of every captured prisoner of war to attempt to escape. Escaping meant the enemy had to tie up time and manpower to recapture the escapee. This meant that even as a prisoner of war,... More > you still had a chance to effect the outcome. You were, in fact, still in the battle. If you were recaptured you generally suffered a few days in the "cooler," in solitary confinement. Until Adolph Hitler sent down orders to execute escaped prisoners who have been recaptured, escaping was a battle of wits. Usually you lost and were returned to prison. Sometimes you died. But occasionally you made it all the way home. The stories in this book are about prisoners who refused to stop trying, who became thorns in the side of their enemy. This book, dedicated to them, tells their story.< 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
Great Prisoner of War Escapes By Ross R. Olney
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In every war it is the duty of prisoners who have been captured by the enemy to attempt to escape. When a prisoner escapes from a prisoner of war camp, the guards and the army must spend extra time... More > and man power to recapture them. This helps the prisoners cause, even though he is no longer in battle action. In this book, the story of some of the "incorrigble" prisoners from several wars and several nationalities are featured. These prisoners wouldn't stop trying to escape, except for one unusual case. They planned and planned and worked and worked to escape. They were doing their duty, although in some cases they paid with their lives.< Less
Great Prisoner of War Escapes By Ross R. Olney
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Every soldier, if he or she is captured, knows it is their duty to try to escape. Although not all prisoners of war do try to escape, those who do know that they are still in the battle because they... More > are forcing the enemy to use extra troops and time to try to recapture them. In every war, there are then a few POW's who make a dangerous crusade out of escaping. They are driven to escape. They are desperate to return to action. This book is about some of the prisoners who were the most enthusiastic about doing their duty. Their duty was to escape. This book is dedicated to them.< Less
They Said It Couldn't Be Done By Ross R. Olney
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In every generation there are a few special men and women builders who ignore the nay-sayers and build amazing monuments. It will sink into the ground, insist some of the "experts." It will... More > cause the drowning of thousands of innocent people or burn to death entire families with their children. These special builders go right ahead and we all now enjoy what they have done. They didn't listen when many others said "It can't be done."< Less
The Exciting History of Auto Racing By Ross R. Olney
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Two teen-agers back in early day France probably started it all by "borrowing" their Dad's "horseless carriages" and seeing which could go fastest. That was when highly respected... More > doctors were certain that you would die if you moved faster than sixty miles an hour. The human body simply couldn't survive at that speed. Now, racers routinely go two hundred miles an hour, and drag racers go more than three hundred miles an hour in only a thousand feet. Auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is daring, dangerous, and exciting, and the winners often become millionaires. This book aimed at young adults is full of stories about racing as it describes the progress from the two kids to modern racing. The author has participated as a driver, photographer and journalist for many years, and has written a number of books on the subject.< 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
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