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Fleeing Ohio tells the story of a breakout from Ohio's highest security prison, its supermax.The narrative suspense is driven by two questions: Why would a middle class Oregon family get involved in... More > an apparently suicidal escape attempt? And will the breakout succeed? Daniel Caputo, young architect and musician, is the unlikely escapee. His father, Luke Clark, is a civil engineer who returned from thirteen months of Marine reconnaissance in Vietnam to find he was no longer a responsible husband and father. Sara Caputo, Daniel's mother, a music teacher in Portland, plays in a local band. She invites Luke's brother Matt, the story's narrator, to help raise Daniel. Matt is a gay anthropologist who studies the culture of boredom. Believing his son is going mad in isolation, Luke, who considers himself a descendant of Captain William Clark, develops a desperate escape plan modeled after the Lewis and Clark Expedition.< Less
Douglas F3D Skyknight Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
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Designed by famed Douglas engineer Ed Heinemann, the F3D Skyknight was a twin-engine night fighter. A product of the early jet era, the F3D was equipped with the J34 turbojet, and boasted a powerful... More > radar system to locate targets in the shadow of midnight. The XF3D-1 test bed first flew in 1948. In total, 265 Skyknights would be in service before production ceased in 1952. The Skyknight had an illustrious combat career for both the Navy and Marine Corps. During the Korean War F3Ds flew as bomber escorts during nighttime raids, and as interdiction aircraft. They downed more enemy planes than any other aircraft in that conflict. They continued to serve in the Vietnam War as ECM platforms. Some Skynights continued to fly as test aircraft into the 80s. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
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Sidney is a humorous fictional short story about an eccentric would-be wind turbine inventor who visits a small farm on the Massachusetts coast during the energy crisis of 1970s. Sidney wants to... More > develop a wind turbine but he has very little engineering knowledge or skill. When he hears about Mark, an engineer who is powering his house and farm with a small turbine that he built himself, Sidney decides to introduce himself. Sidney is quite intelligent but highly eccentric. He lives in his car. His eccentricity has a way of creating problems for just about everyone he comes into contact with. Although they just met, Sidney invites himself to Mark’s house for dinner. He offers to bring a pork loin that has been marinating in the back of his car during the hot summer weather. While visiting at Mark’s house for dinner, Sidney crosses paths with the neighbor's basset hound Lulu and the encounter is hilarious. Sidney is the first part of a series which is to follow.< Less
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