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Adventure By Jack London
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Published in 1911, Adventure is an excellent example of one of London's South Sea novels. When David Sheldon becomes sick only the intervention of Joan Lackland saves his life. Sheldon is the... More > proprietor of a coconut plantation of Guadalcanal in the Solomons and there's every likelihood that his illness will prompt his native workers to rebel and kill him. Lacklands unlooked for intervention averts disaster and together they work to resolve problems with the workers and how to manage his estate more effectively. The distinction between the two characters, Sheldon a chivalrous but mean Englishman and Lackland a liberated American, provides a certain romantic tension to contrast with the sense of insecurity imposed by the dangers inherent on the island.< Less
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir (Dust Jacket) By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
A Flight Through Life - An Aviator's Memoir By Albert J. DeGroote
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private... More > pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.< Less
Five Weeks in a Balloon By Jules Verne
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“Such, gentlemen, is my secret. It is simple, and, like most simple things, it cannot fail to succeed. The dilation and contraction of the gas in the balloon is my means of locomotion, which... More > calls for neither cumbersome wings, nor any other mechanical motor. A calorifere to produce the changes of temperature, and a cylinder to generate the heat, are neither inconvenient nor heavy. I think, therefore, that I have combined all the elements of success.” Jules Verne’s classic “Five Weeks in a Balloon” originally published in 1863. A true literary gem.< Less
Webbed Toes: A Birth Mother's Life Story By Winifred Latham
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In Webbed Toes: A Birth Mother’s Story, Winifred Latham takes readers on the journey of her life, from growing up in small town Washington, North Carolina, to earning a nursing degree from the... More > Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, to locales both stateside and international during her career as a United States Air Force nurse during the Vietnam War era. This candid memoir shares Latham’s story as a young woman who was date-raped before finishing nursing school in the late 1950s and, finding herself pregnant, her agonizing decision to give the baby up for adoption. Woven throughout the narrative is her struggle to maintain the secret that she carried with her for 35 years. Latham’s story goes full circle when she receives a letter out of the blue from a woman who knows about the child she thought she would never see again.< Less
Military Memories 1949-1969 By Robert Widner
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Life in the U.S. Air Force, Active Duty and in the Active Reserve, 1949-1969. Includes first hand accounts of life at Lackland AFB, Scott AFB, Camp Stoneman, Clark AFB, Johnson AFB, Wallace Air Base,... More > Craig AFB and Macdil AFB. From the time of his enlistment at the age of 17, Mr Widner carried a camera with him and recorded many scenes which seemed ordinary at the time, but now hold great historic and nostalgic value. His narratives provide an inspiring journey.< Less
Spiritual Adventures By Arthur Symons
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Spiritual Adventures was published in 1905 by Arthur Symons. He was a British poet, critic and magazine editor. This is one of many books by him. This book has 8 chapters (1.A PRELUDE TO LIFE. ESTHER... More > KAHN. 2. CHRISTIAN TREVALGA. 3. THE CHILDHOOD OF LUCY NEWCOME. 4. THE DEATH OF PETER WAYDELIN. 5. AN AUTUMN CITY. 6. SEAWARD LACKLAND. 7. EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF HENRY LUXULYAN.) This scarce antiquarian book. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as blurred pictures. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. and this book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.< Less
The Fifth Parish By G. J. Leckie
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In 920AD an English monk’s theft of an ancient relic from a Dead Sea cavern will reverberate down the centuries. Four Anglo-Saxon warriors atone a hideous crime by turning to the church knowing... More > they must still endure Hell's torments. Their salvation relies on someone solving a puzzle of their own devising. A treasure is offered as reward. A thousand years pass and the brothers still languish in Purgatory; the puzzle virtually forgotten. A chance discovery by world-weary traveller - Lackland Gage - sets him on the treasure trail. A secret cabal, headed by a powerful, wealthy relation, also has a vested interest; recovery of the relic stolen a thousand years earlier. Gage is promised wealth and power beyond imagining, if he helps. But an awful price is demanded; the lives of his rivals and the woman he’s come to love - not to mention his grip on reality. The Fifth Parish combines historical drama with a pacy modern-day treasure quest, plus a dash of the supernatural.< Less
The Fifth Parish By G. J. Leckie
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In 920AD an English monk’s theft of an ancient relic from a Dead Sea cavern will reverberate down the centuries. Four Anglo-Saxon warriors atone a hideous crime by turning to the church knowing... More > they must still endure Hell's torments. Their salvation relies on someone solving a puzzle of their own devising. A treasure is offered as reward. A thousand years pass and the brothers still languish in Purgatory; the puzzle virtually forgotten. A chance discovery by world-weary traveller - Lackland Gage - sets him on the treasure trail. A secret cabal, headed by a powerful, wealthy relation, also has a vested interest; recovery of the relic stolen a thousand years earlier. Gage is promised wealth and power beyond imagining, if he helps. But an awful price is demanded; the lives of his rivals and the woman he’s come to love - not to mention his grip on reality. The Fifth Parish combines historical drama with a pacy modern-day treasure quest, plus a dash of the supernatural.< Less