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Predator Harlots: 101 Jumpstarts to 21st Century Writing. By C. C. Williams
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Selected reports of sensational nature ideal for writer's use in modern narrative fact or fiction. Samples given and techniques used in this guide provide incentive to creative writing at book... More > length, well into many volumes. Other writer-aids give skeletal information how a writer may proceed. This guide provides the flesh and blood of daily life as lived by heroes and villains, inviting both experienced and novice writers to test and improve their essential skills. One section alone gives 24,000 words reporting the life and times of Chicago Red, Cook County’s astonishingly talented Coroner, Mr. Emil Dietzsch. Never before have these reports been collected in one volume. Yet these and other provocative reports are published here without let or hindrance, freely available to readers and writers for both enjoyment and project development. There is nothing comparable to this writer’s guide in print, and not one word has been censored presenting these stories to modern readers.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo made four secret voyages to ancient America in the 13th and 14th centuries. The book is based largely on letters that Marco's daughters wrote about his New World adventures. Before he... More > died, the old man told his daughters about his secret adventures. Marco sailed with teams of Chinese, Mongol, Korean, Persian, and Syrian explorers on three voyages to America's West Coast. This was the very beginning of the Northwest Passage Legend. Marco's maps of Puget Sound and San Francisco were vital to the success of an expedition by Francis Drake in 1578. Yuan Chinese voyages set the stage for Zheng He's worldwide explorations. Chinese took home appaloosa horses from the NW coast; and Marco took back to Venice the first guns. He called the gun "a harquebus." Marco was not just a journalist, he was a highly-trained espionage agent. Authenticity of the letters has been confirmed by a raciocarbon test and assessment of imbedded clues.< Less
Medicine and the Bomb - Deceptions from Trinity to Maralinga By Paul Langley
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“A detailed historical document of how medical investigation of ...radiation conducted before the war was appropriated for war purposes. (this) careful analysis (that authorities knew)...... More > casualties of the atomic bomb would far exceed the direct damage caused by its explosive force. (the) findings are.. disturbing… they demonstrate that after the war the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had conclusive information based on the research of Dr. J. G. Hamilton about the dangers of radiation on human health -…from internalized alpha and beta emitters -…AEC persisted in trivializing the radiological effects of atmospheric testing by equating all forms of radiation with “sunshine.” ... a well-documented account of the use and abuse of research on the biological effects of radiation conducted from the 1930s through World War II.” – Prof. Majia Holmer Nadesan, Arizona State University. http://nuclearexhaust.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/medicine-and-the-bomb-deceptions-from-trinity-to-maralinga-ebook/< Less
NADU: The Forgotten Naval Air Development Unit of NAS South Weymouth By John Yaney
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This is the story of the Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) that operated at Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts between 1953 and 1961. NADU was a little-known regular Navy command that... More > provided flight testing support for secret military R&D projects associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, MITRE Corporation, and similar organizations. Perhaps the most important project that NADU was involved with was the pioneering computerized Semi-Automatic Ground Environment or "SAGE" air defense system. Though largely forgotten today, NADU had one of the most diverse fleets of aircraft in the Navy. NADU operated jet fighters, radar picket aircraft, anti-submarine aircraft, transports, and blimps. This 571 page book is a comprehensive illustrated history of NADU, telling its complete story for the first time ever using detailed narrative, 405 illustrations, and personal remembrances from NADU veterans.< Less
Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939 By Edward J. Drea
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"Nomonhan" was a strong beginning for the Combat Studies Institute’s publishing program. Author Drea’s mastery of the Japanese-language source material, his interviews, his... More > thorough use of U.S. archival material all make this a superb study that stands the test of time. Goldman and Coox have written on Nomonhan sice this volume was released, however neither does what Drea does here: render a complete, battalion-level account of the battles from the Japanese perspective. This is tactical level combat explained at its best. Previously available only in hard-to read html and Acrobat files, this completely redesigned book includes 19 maps, dozens of tables and pictures (including combat photographs), appendices, notes, and a bibliography. About the author: Dr. Edward J. Drea was a research fellow with the Combat Studies Institute. He received his masters degree in history from Sophia University, Tokyo and his PhD from the University of Kansas. He lived and studied in Japan for six years.< Less
COLD WAR VOICES By RICHARD GIBBONS
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Interested in the Cold War? Then this book is for you. 80 recollections of brief snapshot moments from the Cold War by a vast range of people who lived during those tense years. American and Soviet... More > servicemen; ordinary men and women from Germany, Hungary, the USA, the USSR, Switzerland, Britain, Vietnam....adult & childhood memories of moments of crisis, hope and despair....battlefield memories....nuclear testing....protests....so much in one book. With over 230 images and brief descriptions of the background events, this is a unique book. For teachers: see the full-colour version of the book, with the stories expressed as original modern poetry. Also available as download and CD, with full permission to copy for teaching purposes. Richard Gibbons also gives talks, seminars and lectures on World War II and Cold War topics to schools, clubs, museums and societies. For details ring C20 Studies on 07757 310455 or visit http://www.c20studies.co.uk< Less
Osutaka: A Chronicle of Loss In the World's Largest Single Plane Crash By Christopher Hood
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The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. If the loved one is your child, the emotions are further tested. Imagine having to cope with all of these feelings when also adding into the mix the... More > challenges when the death happens on the other side of the planet in a country with a different language and culture. This is what one man had to face when his son died in the world’s largest single plane crash. Peter Mathews lost his son Kimble, who was travelling with his fiancée Masako Nishiguchi, in the flight JL123 crash on 12 August 1985. From the time of the first phone call through his trip to Japan until his return back to the UK, Peter kept a diary and took photographs. Using these materials as a basis, this book provides an amazing insight into the events of August 1985. The book also includes details of the experiences and lessons learned by the JAL employee, Keith Haines, who was assigned to accompany the Mathews family to Japan. Their story is as relevant today as it was in 1985.< Less
Osutaka: A Chronicle of Loss In the World's Largest Single Plane Crash By Christopher Hood
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The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. If the loved one is your child, the emotions are further tested. Imagine having to cope with all of these feelings when also adding into the mix the... More > challenges when the death happens on the other side of the planet in a country with a different language and culture. This is what one man had to face when his son died in the world’s largest single plane crash. Peter Mathews lost his son Kimble, who was travelling with his fiancée Masako Nishiguchi, in the flight JL123 crash on 12 August 1985. From the time of the first phone call through his trip to Japan until his return back to the UK, Peter kept a diary and took photographs. Using these materials as a basis, this book provides an amazing insight into the events of August 1985. The book also includes details of the experiences and lessons learned by the JAL employee, Keith Haines, who was assigned to accompany the Mathews family to Japan. Their story is as relevant today as it was in 1985.< Less
Painting Guide for the Boeing Stratofortress Motherships By Brian Lockett
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This document tracks the changes to the appearance of the two Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses that were modified to carry and launch the North American X-15 rocket planes. The two NB-52s went on to... More > launch the X-15A-2, Northrop HL-10, Northrop M2-F2, and Martin-Marietta X-24A. The NB-52A retired in October 1969, but the NB-52B soldiered on until November 2004, launching a wide variety of unmanned research vehicles and parachute test devices. The appearance of the NB-52s changed many times over the years. These changes are illustrated in this document. There are fourten sets of illustrations for the NB-52A and eighteen sets of illustrations for the NB-52B. The Stratofortress motherships are popular subjects for modelers. Their special missions capture the imagination. The liberal application of DayGlo orange, DayGlo red, and yellow makes them a couple of the most colorful B-52s. This document will help modelers to reproduce the correct appearance of either Stratofortress for any particular mission.< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON By Brian Lockett
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Hardcover edition contains 20 color illustrations. Project FICON (Fighter conveyer): In the early 1950s, the Air Force conducted a series of experiments to establish the feasibility of carrying,... More > launching, and retrieving jet reconnaissance airplanes from giant Convair RB-36 bombers. It was hoped that the bombers would carry the reconnaissance jets to the perimeter of the Soviet Union and then release them to penetrate the air defenses. Tests of the concept were conducted in 1952 and 1953 with a Republic F-84E Thunderjet and the YF-84F Thunderstreak prototype. Twenty-six Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes and ten Convair GRB-36D carriers were modified for the project. In 1955, a squadron of carriers was established at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. A squadron of parasites was established at nearby Larson Air Force Base. Training operations began in December 1955, but the composite aircraft system faced competition from the Boeing RB-52B, Lockheed U-2, and the development of aerial refueling.< Less

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