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Code Black , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 654min
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A terrible blizzard, a grisly accident, a mid-air collision - and that's only the beginning... Crippled by a high-altitude collision with another airplane, Wayfarer 880 , half the roof ripped away, flies on in the evening sky. Seated in the back, amid dead and dying passengers, pilot Donovan Nash fights decompression and oxygen deprivation to make it to the shattered cockpit. With help from a woman from his carefully concealed past, and a handful of survivors, Donovan must try to fly the heavily damaged plane with no electrical power or functioning instruments... On the ground, Dr. Lauren McKenna waits for Donovan, her fiancée, to arrive in Chicago, only to hear firsthand of the midair collision. Faced with a hostile airline executive who secretly wants the stricken airliner to vanish into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, Lauren must convince Henry Parrish, an unlikely ally, to help save the man she loves. Lauren and Henry find themselves involved in a deadly game of deception to try and stay one step ahead of the Airline as well as heightened security forces. As Flight 880 burns the last of its fuel, and not knowing who they can trust, Henry and Lauren rush to execute a daring midair solution to save Donovan and the others circling helplessly above. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Foley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000611/bk_bimo_000611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 20.01.2020
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The Saga of the Tin Goose
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It was the brainchild of Henry Ford and inventor William Bushnell Stout. It was the Ford Tri Motor, affectionately called the Tin Goose, the first all-metal passenger plane built in the United States. Only one hundred ninety-nine were ever manufactured, but they launched regular scheduled flights in America, introducing almost everything we have in air travel today-from stewardesses to concrete runways in airports. All major airlines started with this plane. Byrd flew to the South Pole in one. FDR dreamed up the New Deal flying in another to the Chicago convention where he was nominated for president. In a Ford Tri-Motor, Lindbergh inaugurated the first transcontinental air service. And when speedier Boeings and Douglases pushed the Ford Tri-Motor off the major air routes, the Tin Goose kept flying commercially for another fifty years, barnstorming from city to city giving hundreds of thousands of Americans their first plane ride, dusting crops and fire-fighting in the Midwest, and hauling freight and passengers into remote Central American jungles and over the Andes. This revised and updated edition of The Saga of the Tin Goose relates the story of this remarkable plane from its 1920s beginnings to the present, and tells where you can see and fl y Ford Tri-Motors today. 'This is not only the story of Mr. Ford's venerable Trimotor, it is a highly readable and complete history of commercial aviation and scheduled airlines...' -AVIATION 'Airplane buffs will find plenty of detail on the design and performance of the Trimotor and other famous planes... This tightly organized, factual presentation, enhanced by old photographs, conveys a sense of the precariousness of early aviation...' -THE KIRKUS REVIEWS 'David Ansel Weiss has written lovingly and with a professional storyteller skill of the almost-legendary plane that changed fl edgling aviation's fl y-by-night operations into the giant airline industry of today.' -ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT

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The Five Dollar Smile: And Other Stories
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This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging from family conflict to death. In the title story—written in a lonely hotel room in Geneva soon after the author began his work with the United Nations—a young Indian orphan is on his way to visit America for the first time, and his anguish and longing in the airplane seem hardly different from those of any American child.  Tharoor’s admiration for P. G. Wodehouse makes “How Bobby Chatterjee Turned to Drink” a delightful homage, while “The Temple Thief,” “The Simple Man,” and “The Political Murder” bring to mind O. Henry and Maupassant. His three college stories, “Friends,” “The Pyre,” and “The Professor’s Daughter,” are full of youthful high jinks, naïve infatuations, and ingenious wordplay. “The Solitude of the Short-Story Writer” is a smart, self-aware, Woody Allen-esque exploration of a writer’s conflicted relationship with his psychiatrist.

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9781560989493
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From 1938 to 1946, as the first Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces-the largest, most powerful air armada that has ever been assembled-Henry Harley 'Hap' Arnold fought World War II not in the field but in Congress, on the Army General Staff, in factories, and in universities. His vision of airpower as more than just sophisticated aircraft not only established US air supremacy during the war but also laid the foundations for the technology, infrastructure, and philosophy of today's air force. The first biographer to draw from all of Hap Arnold's personal papers as well as recently declassified military documents, Dik Alan Daso traces a career centered around the airplane, the technological achievement that revolutionized twenieth-century warfare. Describing the technology, institutions, and individuals-from the Wright Brothers to the president of Caltech-that influenced Arnold's decisions as a general, Daso shows how the peacetime experiences of World War II's foremost military airman shaped the evolution of American military aviation as a whole.

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A Perfect Haze
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The first major rock music festival and the precursor to Woodstock, the Monterey International Pop Festival was an unprecedented gathering of pop, soul, jazz, and folk artists who took the stage one luminous weekend during the 'Summer of Love.” On the 16th, 17th, and 18th of June, 1967, the sleepy California coastal community of Monterey played host to the now-legendary concert. In its aftermath, the world of popular culture was transformed forever. The '60s were now upon us with a soundtrack, a style, and a political and social sensibility all its own. A Perfect Haze is the official history of this glorious festival. With the endorsement and support of producer Lou Adler and the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation, the sights and sounds of the festival come to life in this extravagant compilation of photography, memorabilia, and first-hand accounts by musicians, fans, crew members, and others who attended the concert. To read its pages is to step back in time to the moment of rock's big bang, when Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and dozens more set the stage on fire-both metaphorically and, in one iconic instance, literally! Dozens of musicians and others associated with the festival have been interviewed exclusively for the book, including Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Bob Weir, Ravi Shankar, D. A. Pennebaker, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, and Al Kooper, as well as members of Jefferson Airplane, the Association, Moby Grape, and Canned Heat. A Perfect Haze is packed with hundreds of photographs taken both in front of the stage and behind the scenes, including works by such notable artists as Henry Diltz, Elaine Mayes, and Nurit Wilde. Festival programs, posters, advertisements, album covers, and other ephemera-most of which has never been seen before-are also included, provided by Lou Adler, the festival's nonprofit foundation, collectors, participants, and fans who attended the event. Even more than Woodstock, the Monterey International Pop Festival was the epicenter of a youthquake whose aftershocks continue to reverberate throughout our 21st-century culture. A Perfect Haze evokes this magic event in all its kaleidoscopic glory.

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Summary: Ford
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This work offers a summary of the book 'FORD: The Men and the Machine' by Robert Lacey. 'Bell and the telephone. Edison and the light bulb, the Wright brothers and the airplane. Henry Ford and his motorcar fit neatly into this familiar pantheon of American heroinventors - except that Henry Ford was not an inventor. Bell, Edison and the Wright brothers all personally devised the machines that made them famous, but Henry Ford's achievement was built on the work of others.'' In Ford: The Men and the Machine, Master biographer Robert Lacey tells the fascinating story of the men and women behind a giant of the automobile industry. In this entertaining and detailed biography, the author focuses on the public and private lives of manufacturer Henry Ford, his son Edsel and his grandson Henry II. Lacey explains how this familyrun business empire transformed our way of life. This excellent work includes Ford's early failures, Henry Ford's revolutionary standards and the triumph of the Model T, Edsel's struggle with his father, and Henry Ford II's rebuilding after World War II. Thoroughly researched and filled with anecdotes, Ford: The Men and the Machine provides a good insight into the Ford Motor Company and the Ford family.

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The Horse Tamer
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While waiting for a delayed airplane, old Henry Dailey, the Black's trainer, tells young Alec Ramsay a story of his own youth, travelling with his brother, Bill. Bill Dailey's talent as a horse-whisperer was unmatched in the days before the automobile and young Henry tells of an unscrupulous con-man who mistreats horses into behaving temporarily. Bill is determined to show that the man is a fraud, but can he unmask the con without getting hurt?Walter Farley experimented with many genres of writing and here, in his only foray into historical fiction, he weaves a fascinating tale of life when horses were the primary means of transportation.

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Flying Cars
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Stories of inventors who have aimed for the sky: 'Start your engines and get ready to take off for an amazing read' (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Humans have always wanted to fly-and as soon as there were planes and cars, many people saw a combination of the two as the next step for personal transportation. Visionary engineers and inventors did their best to make the flying car a reality, not just an elusive dream. This book is a breezy account of hybrid vehicles and their creators, and of the intense drive that kept bringing inventors back to the drawing board despite repeated failures and the dictates of common sense. Illustrated with archival photos, this entertaining survey tells the stories of dreamers from Robert Fulton to Henry Ford to Buckminster Fuller, taking readers as far back as Icarus and forward into the present day-with a look toward the possibilities of the future as well. 'Readers learn about many intriguing airplane-car hybrids, such as the Airphibian, invented by Robert Fulton, who flew his vehicle at 110 miles per hour, landed it, single-handedly converted it into a car in under five minutes, then 'drove the convertible proudly into Manhattan at a breezy 55 miles per hour.' These stories of invention are undeniably appealing. . . . Fascinating.' -School Library Journal Includes illustrations, source notes, bibliography, and an index

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9781560989493
27,99 € *
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From 1938 to 1946, as the first Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces-the largest, most powerful air armada that has ever been assembled-Henry Harley 'Hap' Arnold fought World War II not in the field but in Congress, on the Army General Staff, in factories, and in universities. His vision of airpower as more than just sophisticated aircraft not only established US air supremacy during the war but also laid the foundations for the technology, infrastructure, and philosophy of today's air force. The first biographer to draw from all of Hap Arnold's personal papers as well as recently declassified military documents, Dik Alan Daso traces a career centered around the airplane, the technological achievement that revolutionized twenieth-century warfare. Describing the technology, institutions, and individuals-from the Wright Brothers to the president of Caltech-that influenced Arnold's decisions as a general, Daso shows how the peacetime experiences of World War II's foremost military airman shaped the evolution of American military aviation as a whole.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 20.01.2020
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