For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life.So wrote a quiet young Ohioan in 1900, one in an ancient line of men who had wanted to fly - wanted it passionately, fecklessly, hopelessly. But now, at the turn of the 20th century, Wilbur Wright and a scattered handful of other adventurers conceived a conviction that the dream lay at last within reach, and in a headlong race across 10 years and two continents, they competed to conquer the air. James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, has at last given this inspiring story its definitive telling. For years Wright and his younger brother, Orville, experimented in utter obscurity. Meanwhile, the world watched as the imperious Samuel Langley, armed with a rich contract from the U.S. War Department and all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution, sought to create the first manned flying machine. But while Langley became obsessed with flight as a problem of power, the Wrights grappled with it as a problem of balance. Thus their machines took two very different paths - his toward oblivion, theirs toward the heavens. To Conquer the Air is a hero´s tale of overcoming obstacles within and without that plumbs the depths of creativity and character. With a historian´s accuracy and a novelist´s eye, Tobin has captured the interplay of remarkable personalities at an extraordinary moment in our history. In the centennial year of human flight, To Conquer the Air is itself a heroic achievement. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000416de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer. In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes us inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the search for answers about what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. As Negroni dissects what happened and why, she explores their common themes and, most important, what has been learned from them to make planes safer. Indeed, as Negroni shows, virtually every aspect of modern pilot training, airline operation, and airplane design has been shaped by lessons learned from disaster. Along the way she also details some miraculous saves, when quick-thinking pilots averted catastrophe and kept hundreds of people alive. Tying in aviation science, performance psychology, and extensive interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, crash survivors, and others involved in accidents all over the world, The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that might just cure your fear of flying and will definitely make you a more informed passenger. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Negroni. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002943de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know how modern life got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in modern history, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The defeat of Napoleon in 1815 The spring of Nations in 1848 Einstein´s theory of relativity in 1905 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 Gandhi´s civil disobedience in 1947 The global financial crisis in 2007 And many many more Download your copy now! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069754de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know how the Human Race got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in human history, from the first civilizations to the birth of the Internet. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The first civilization in Mesopotamia in 3,000 BC The Norman invasion of England in 1066 The invention of the printing press by Johannes Guttenberg around 1450 The French Revolution in 1789 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 The moon landing in 1969 and many more The book includes explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of history. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063790de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The November 2006 assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander ´´Sasha´´ Litvinenko, who was poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium, caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit 43-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a ´´tiny nuclear bomb´´. Suspicions swirled around Russia´s FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the Putin regime. Traces of polonium radiation were found in Germany and on certain airplanes, suggesting a travel route from Russia for the carriers of the fatal poison. But what really happened? What did Litvinenko know? And why was he killed? The full story of Sasha Litvinenko´s life and death is one that the Kremlin does not want told. His closest friend, Alex Goldfarb, and his widow, Marina, are the only two people who can tell it all, from firsthand knowledge. With dramatic scenes from Moscow to London to Washington, Death of a Dissident reads like a political thriller, yet its story is more fantastic and frightening than any novel. Death of a Dissident opens a window into the dark heart of the Putin Kremlin. With its strong-arm tactics, tight control over the media, and penetration of all levels of government, the old KGB is back with a vengeance. Sasha Litvinenko dedicated his life to exposing this truth. It took his diabolical murder for the world to listen. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000932de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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