Airplane Boys in the Black Woods (1930) is an adventure novel for children by E. J. Craine.Excerpt from the book:"Holy Clover, that fellow would make his fortune in a dairy, all right," exclaimed Bob Caldwell. "His fortune, how do you make that out?" Jim Austin demanded. "I'll bite, let’s have the answer." "He'd do the biting - that one tooth ought to be great to make holes in Swiss cheese!" "If I didn’t need both hands you would get a wallop that would leave you only one tooth, then you could start competition," Austin answered. "Well," he added, "this sure looks as if you will find enough different kinds of vegetation, old Horticulturer, may your tribe increase." "Sure does," replied Bob. "Wonder who dropped that one-toother down in this place." The one-toother was a tall, emaciated, dark-skinned individual whose age was in the neighborhood of two hundred. His lips were thick, his huge mouth was wide open and from the upper jaw was the lone tooth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009869/bk_edel_009869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James "Jim" Davis lived what he considered "an impossible dream" as he piloted a B-24, as part of the 8th Air Force, on nearly 30 missions in the European Theatre during World War II. In this memoir, Davis offers heart-wrenching detail concerning the difficulties of qualifying for the U.S. Army Air Forces pilot program, the strenuous nature of the pilot training program, the anxiety caused by a wartime marriage, and the dangers of flying combat missions over Nazi Germany. From his struggles to become a pilot, to seeing death up close on his first mission, to his expected deployment to the Pacific Theatre in the fall of 1945, Davis takes the listener through a fast-paced and exciting narrative adventure. He piloted his B-24 on missions over 20 German cities, including Cologne, Hamburg, Metz, and Munich, and attacked enemy airfields, airplane factories, railroad marshalling yards, ship yards, oil refineries, and chemical plants. Listeners of his memoir will come away with a much greater appreciation for the difficulties and dangers of the air war in World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058521/bk_acx0_058521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once again, Josh Baker and Eddie Debord find themselves among the hills, hollows, and rivers of West Virginia in yet another fast paced adventure mystery! What started out as a quiet week of camping during a beautiful “Indian Summer” over Thanksgiving break - ends up as an inexplicable week of suspense, mystery, adventure, and intrigue. The boys are the first responders to a crashed airplane deep within the woods. It doesn’t take long to find out that this C-47 Skytrain had gone down in 1953 and was carrying a very mysterious and highly sensitive cargo. Very quickly, the CIA takes control of the crash site as Josh and Eddie find themselves under the microscope of the agency. There are men in dark clothing watching them from around every corner.They seek the help of some familiar friends and some new acquaintances as well, while trying to find out what this mysterious cargo is and why it is still so important today. Thinking the CIA could be their worst nightmare, the boys could not have been more wrong. Who comes to town next will stop at nothing to reclaim what they say is theirs, and they are quick to prove it! Ultimately, Josh, Eddie, and Brad must decide whether to let this one go, or to once again risk their lives to see it through. One thing is for sure...they cannot allow the cargo to fall into the wrong hands!Be careful wishing for big adventures…one may find you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Cunningham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/194648/bk_acx0_194648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald Culross Peattie's two books about American trees were first published in the 1950s. In this edition, modern listeners are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we listen to Peattie's descriptions, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly. Here you'll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country's history.Pioneers often stabled an animal in the hollow heart of an old sycamore, and the whole family might live there until they could build a log cabin. The tuliptree, the tallest native hardwood, is easier to work than most softwood trees; Daniel Boone carved a sixty-foot canoe from one tree to carry his family from Kentucky into Spanish territory. In the days before the Revolution, the British and the colonists waged an undeclared war over New England's white pines, which made the best tall masts for fighting ships. It's fascinating to learn about the commercial uses of various woods - for paper, fine furniture, fence posts, matchsticks, house framing, airplane wings, and dozens of other preplastic uses. But we cannot listen to this book without the occasional lump in our throats. The American elm was still alive when Peattie wrote, but as we listen to his account today we can see what caused its demise. Audubon's portrait of a pair of loving passenger pigeons in an American beech is considered by many to be his greatest painting. It certainly touched the poet in Donald Culross Peattie as he depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon when the beech forest was destroyed. A Natural History of North American Trees gives us a picture of life in America from its earliest days to the middle of the last century. The information is always interesting, though often heartbreaking. While Peattie looks for the better side of man's nature, he reports sorrowfully on the greed and waste that have doo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015057/bk_adbl_015057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Oberschleißheim is a municipality in the district of Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. It is located 13 km north of Munich (centre). As of 2005 it had a population of 11,467. Oberschleißheim is best known for the Schleissheim Palace and the Flugwerft Schleissheim next to the airport housing the airplane department of the German Museum. The airfield is also home to one of the five German Federal Police helicopter squadrons. During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here. In the early 20th century, Schleißheim was home to author Waldemar Bonsels, who was inspired to write his "Biene Maja" by a gnarly tree in the woods nearby.
For twenty years Abe Williston flew all over the world. Now, at the controls of a small airplane owned by Michael Redsky, he was headed back to Kenora, Ontario, returning to close friends hed left behind as Native culture was being sacrificed on the white mans altar of bureaucracy. Would there be something to keep him from leaving a second time? The memories of forgotten friendships held no answers. Set in simpler times against the background of Northwestern Ontarios Lake of the Woods, ALTAR and THRONE explores the friendships between Natives and whites, tested by a world turning more complex as cultures collide.
A beautiful woman is branded with a hot iron by masked men at midnight. Bands of citizen vigilantes are asked to hunt down and shoot union agitators in the lumber mills. Bootleggers hide moonshine stills deep in the old growth woods. An airplane dragging a burning cross crashes onto the fairgrounds during a KKK rally. Is this a Hollywood movie? No, this is Tillamook County, Oregon in the 1920s. What secrets does this seemingly tranquil stretch of coastal paradise hold? Many are surprised to learn that dark trends of fear and intolerance have swept through the area like the cyclical forest fires that have raged in the nearby mountains. And, like the forest fires, the causes are difficult to pinpoint, and the remedy and prevention even more elusive. Through close scrutiny of historical archives, period books and newspapers, personal interviews, and a rare trove of Tillamook Ku Klux Klan papers housed in the Special Collections Library at the University of Oregon, A Brief History of Fear and Intolerance in Tillamook County seeks to avert future fires by exposing the roots of hatred and racism as deeply and accurately as possible.
The second thrilling account of #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cusslers's real-life search for lost ships, planes, and other marvels that changed history. For decades, Clive Cussler's real-life NUMA®, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, has scoured rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves and beset by obstacles-both human and natural-but the results, and the stories behind them, have been dramatic. In this follow-up to their bestselling first account, The Sea Hunters, Cussler and colleague Craig Dirgo provide another extraordinary narrative of their true seagoing-and land-adventures, including their searches for the famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1874 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; and L'Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods. All these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, are tantalizing targets as Cussler proves again that truth can be 'at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction' (Men's Journal).