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KEN’S DILEMMA I close my eyes to see places I’ve travelled— San Francisco to Oxford, and then back again, with stops in the middle at Ireland and London and Malta and Burma and... More > Paris and Spain, though not in that order. My memory map’s scrambled; the people and places are fading from view. Was it Olivier we met backstage in London, impressing my mother and friend Dalke, too? The ships I remember, the Speaker and Ocean; the squadron’s number was, um, 892. The Fireflies we flew in, the buddies who flew them: Frenchy and Smithy, I remember those two. But who was the girl I left there in London? Her name is right here on the tip of my tongue. The photographs fade, I can’t capture the essence— the feelings and foibles when we were so young. I’ve lived a good life; I just can’t recall it. I’d like to go back for one more long look. But we've printed the stories. I can read and remember. Now if only I knew where I put the darn book!< Less
Dude, Where's Our Car? By Corbyn Hightower
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I’m grateful for gnomes, cuckoo clocks, gnarled branches, and moss. For coffee and chai and nutmeg. For citron yellow, magenta, peacock blue, chartreuse, and tangerine. For lanterns hanging... More > in trees. For all the libraries I have known and loved. I’m thankful for vintage lamps. I’m thankful for tall glasses of cold water, and a jelly jar full of red wine. For the pleasure of walking aimlessly. For thrift store velvet, striped socks, picture books about witches, and for mountains I can see from my front porch. For the remarkable cities I have called home. For fireflies. For my chickens Mary and Rhoda. For stacks of books on the nightstand. For low-wattage bulbs. For patches and old embroidered denim. And I’m thankful for our wall heater that’s like a fireplace and a gathering spot for our family when we hear its click-whoosh. We meet there. I’m so thankful for them–my four, my loves. And our heat, and our home, which is strung with lights and filled with magic.< Less
1000 Facts About Film Directors By James Egan
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Martin Scorsese was at death's door when he was making Raging Bull due to a cocaine addiction. Quentin Tarantino can only type with one finger at a time. Robert Rodriguez's children are called... More > Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue and Rhiannon. Ridley Scott has never won an Oscar for Best Director. Mel Brooks defused land mines in World War II. Christopher Nolan can't see red or green. Stanley Kubrick thought his best movie was Eyes Wide Shut. Tim Burton has a phobia of chimpanzees. George Lucas said that Darth Vader was inspired from Doctor Doom from the Marvel Comics. Guillermo Del Toro's father was kidnapped in the early 1990s. James Cameron paid off the ransom of $1 million. Joss Whedon's cult show, Firefly, was supposed to run for seven seasons. Edgar Wright shot the Klingon scene in Star Trek: Into Darkness David Fincher's favourite book is Dracula. Charlie Chaplin has an asteroid named after him. M. Night Shymalan wrote Stuart Little. Alfred Hitchcock had a phobia of eggs.< Less
The Used Tank Guide of World War I and World War II By Narayan Sengupta
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The Used Tank Guide of World War I and World War II features 700+ fantastic full-color photos and 115+ tanks, self-propelled guns and tank destroyers in the most color-packed book on World War I and... More > World War II armored vehicles ever… Profiles of British Mark IV, Whippet, Schneider, St. Chamond, Renault FT, GPF 155, Somua S-35, Char B-1bis, AMR-33, R-35, AMC-35, Hochkiss H-35, Sexton, LT-35, Matilda II, Churchill, Valentine, Cromwell, Comet, Panzer I, Panzer II, Panzer III, Panzer IV, Wespe, Marder, Hetzer, Nashorn, Brummbar, Panther, Panther II, Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdpanzer, Elefant, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger, Skelton, Ford 3 Ton, M1931 Christie, M3 Stuart, M3 Lee/Grant, M4 Sherman (75, 76, Easy 8 and Firefly variants), M-6 heavy, M-18 Hellcat, M7 Priest, M8 Greyhound, M10 Wolverine, M24 Chaffee, M26 Pershing, T28, M40, LVT(A), T-34, T-34/85, KV-1, SU-76, SU-85, SU-100, JS-3, Semovente da 75/18 M42, Type 95 Ha-Go, Type 97 Chi-Ha, and more stunning tanks and rare tanks not visible to the public.< Less
A Pilot’s Guide to Unmanned Aircraft Systems By John Christopher Boyer
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A simple guide to enter into or reference the field of Unmanned Aviation Systems. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS: 1960s–1970s The. U.S.. Air. Force. pioneered. the. first. mass-produced,. long-range,.... More > high-speed. unmanned. aircraft. designed. to. conduct. primarily. reconnaissance. missions. but.,.later.renamed.the.AQM-34.Lightning.Bug.and. Firefly.series, drone,,.employed.low.drag.wing.and.fuselage. configuration. and. could. reach. altitudes. in. excess. of. 50,000. ft. and. speeds. of. 600. knots.(high.subsonic). The.Bug,, range.of.high-and.low-altitude.profiles.performing.electronic.signal-g< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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