Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It
Year of publication: 2018
Dan Hampton Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It Dedication For Colonel Ken K. O. Chilstrom and his 114 fallen brothers-in-arms Prologue It looked like a crucified man. Stark and lonely, the little aircraft hung in the chill morning air of March 1, 1945, pointed skyward on a seventy-nine-foot latticed launcher. Its stubby wings, nearly twelve feet across, gave a peculiar, truncated appearance compared to the ...
Keywords: Aerodynamics Aviation Biography History Mechanics Military History Non-Fiction Science Sound Barrier Supersonic Transportation
Year of publication: 2007
AlexHaley Roots: The Saga of an American Family Publishers Statement One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadnt been seen since the publication of Uncle Toms Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. ...
Keywords: African American families African American Studies African Americans Alex Alex - Family Biography Biography & Autobiography Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies Fiction General Haley Haley family Kinte family Romance Social Science
Year of publication: 2011
to my father for my sons And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not. GENESIS 28 : 16 SAY YOU HAVE A SPECIAL CHILD, which in the South means one between Downs and dyslexic. Birth him with his father away on Army maneuvers along East Texas bayous. Give him his only visitor in the military hospital his fathers father, a sometime railroad man, sometime hired gun for Huey Long with a Louisiana Special Police badge. Take the infant to Manhattan, ...
Keywords: 20th Century Authors; American Authors; American - 20th Century Biography Biography & Autobiography General Literary Personal Memoirs Richard; Mark
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Year of publication: 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton WHAT HAPPENED For the team who stood with me in 2016 and worked their hearts out for a better, stronger, fairer America. Being your candidate was one of the greatest honors of my life. If you are tired, keep going. If you are scared, keep going. If you are hungry, keep going. If you want to taste freedom, keep going. Harriet Tubman Authors Note This is my story of what happened. Its the story of what I saw, felt, and thought during two of the most intense years Ive ever ...
Keywords: Biography and Autobiography Civics and Citizenship Political Science
Year of publication: 2008
John Pearson James Bond: The Authorised Biography John Pearson first met Ian Fleming back in 1954 when he was a young journalist, and Fleming, whose career as creator of Agent 007 had barely started, offered him a job as his assistant on the Sunday Times Atticus column. Pearson got to know Fleming well, and after his death in 1964, was commissioned to write what would become his highly successful Authorised Biography of Ian Fleming. While researching this book, Pearson was struck by the way the ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography General
Year of publication: 2003
Public lives and private secrets collide at PRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEELA LITERARY PHENOMENON and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE as incredible stories unfold to the glee and delight of her enormous reading public.United Press InternationalMs. Steels fans wont be disappointedThe New York Times Book ReviewOne counts on Danielle Steel for A STORY THAT ENTERTAINS AND INFORMS.The Chattanooga ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Calif.) Contemporary Entertainment & Performing Arts Fiction General Hollywood (Los Angeles Love stories Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Romance
Year of publication: 1989
CRITICAL RAVES FOR DANIELLE STEELSTEEL IS ONE OF THE BEST.Los Angeles TimesTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE AS INCREDIBLE STORIES UNFOLD TO THE THRILL AND DELIGHT OF HER ENORMOUS READING PUBLIC.United Press InternationalA LITERARY PHENOMENON ambitious prolific and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsThere is a smooth reading style to her writings which makes it easy to forget the time and to keep flipping the pages.The ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Calif.) Cinematography Contemporary Entertainment & Performing Arts Family Family life Fiction General Hollywood (Los Angeles Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Romance Women motion picture producers and directors
Year of publication: 2010
Maria Tumarkin OTHERLAND A Journey with My Daughter PROLOGUE IT IS ON THE train from Russia to Ukraine that the moment I have been waiting for finally comes, and Billie refuses to use the toilet, point-blank. She will hold on, she says: she was not born a woman for nothing. The problem, I discover, is not the soggy brown rug thrown over a hole in the toilets floor, but something that inhabits a hole in the toilets wall something my daughter, with the full force of her adolescent pessimism, has ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Family Personal Memoirs Special Interest Travel
Year of publication: 2000
John McCain with Mark Zalter FAITH OF MY FATHERS For Doug, Andy, Sidney, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, and Bridget PREFACE A survivor of Auschwitz, Viktor Frankl wrote movingly of how man controls his own destiny when captive to a great evil. Everything can be taken from man but one thing: the last of human freedomsto choose ones own attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose ones own way. I have spent much of my life choosing my own attitude, often carelessly, often for no better reason ...
Keywords: Biography and Autobiography General History Military Personal Memoirs Political
Year of publication: 2015
Daddy, Stop Talking And Other Things My Kids Want but Wont Be Getting by Adam Carolla Dedication For my children, Sonny and Natalia. Thanks for giving me so much material to use in this book. And to Lynette, for getting me into this mess in the first place. Despite all my complaints, I love you very much. Introduction: The Culture of Dad Shaming ILL GET RIGHT out of the gate with an apologyexplanation. I know that, before I had kids, I made a lot of proclamations that I would never become one of ...
Keywords: & Autobiography Biography Essays Humor Nonfiction parenting
Year of publication: 2012
Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen Dedication To Tom Hjelm, for the lessons in writing, and to Gran Ekstrm, for the lessons in travel PAIN WONT KILL YOU commencement address, Kenyon College, May 2011 Good morning, Class of 2011. Good morning, relatives and faculty. Its a great honor and pleasure to be here today. Im going to go ahead and assume that you all knew what you were getting into when you chose a literary writer to deliver this address. Im going to do what literary writers do, which is to ...
Keywords: & Autobiography Biography Essays Literary Literary Collections
Year of publication: 2011
How to live, or, A life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer by Sarah Bakewell For Simo Q. How to live MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE IN ONE QUESTION AND TWENTY ATTEMPTS AT AN ANSWER THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY is full of people who are full of themselves. A half-hours trawl through the online ocean of blogs, tweets, tubes, spaces, faces, pages, and pods brings up thousands of individuals fascinated by their own personalities and shouting for attention. They go on about themselves ...
Keywords: & Autobiography Biography European French General Literary Criticism philosophy
Year of publication: 2011
Battle hymn of the tiger mother by Amy Chua For Sophia and Louisa And for Katrin Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Part One Chapter 1 The Chinese Mother Chapter 2 Sophia Chapter 3 Louisa Chapter 4 The Chuas Chapter 5 On Generational Decline Chapter 6 The Virtuous Circle Chapter 7 Tiger Luck Chapter 8 Lulus Instrument Chapter 9 The Violin Chapter 10 Teeth Marks and Bubbles Chapter 11 The Little White Donkey Chapter 12 The Cadenza Part Two Chapter 13 Coco Chapter ...
Keywords: !done! & Asian American Studies Autobiography Biography Biography China Chinese American women Chua; Amy Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies General mothers Mothers - United States Mothers and Daughters Mothers and daughters - China Mothers and daughters - United States Personal Memoirs Social Science United States
Year of publication: 2009
Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill THIS BOOK IS FOR ESTHER NEWBERG She can make the rain go Applause for Pete Hamills WHY SINATRA MATTERS Frank Sinatra and Pete Hamill, as products of the same urban landscape, have both been credited with giving the American city a voice. In this widely acclaimed and bestselling appreciation, Hamill draws on his intimate experience of the man and the music to evoke the essence of Sinatra, illuminating the singers art and his legend from the point of view of a ...
Keywords: & & & Autobiography Biography Entertainment Famous Performing Arts Rich