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Flying's Strangest Moments

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ISBN: 1910232440
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The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.

London's Strangest: The Thames

London's Strangest: The Thames Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Iain Spragg
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ISBN: 1910232408
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The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

Television's Strangest Moments

Television's Strangest Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Quentin Falk,Ben Falk
Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 1849941831
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Ever since John Logie Baird first publicly demonstrated this now all-pervasive medium in his small Soho laboratory, the history of television has been littered with remarkable but true tales of the unexpected. Ranging from bizarre stories of actors shenanigans to strange but true executive and marketing decisions, and covering over one hundred shows, series and episodes from both behind and in front of the camera in British and American television studios, 'Television's Strangest Moments' is the ultimate tome of TV trivia. Why did the quintessential English sleuth The Saint drive a Swedish car? What happened when Michael Aspel met Nora Batty on the set of the 1960s drama-documentary 'The War Game'? Why is the Halloween chiller 'Ghostwatch' still unofficially banned by the BBC? From live TV suicide to Ricky Martin's disastrous candid camera-style episode involving a young female fan and several cans of dog food, 'Television's Strangest Moments' will keep you hooked when there's nothing worth watching on the box.

Cinema's Strangest Moments

Cinema's Strangest Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Quentin Falk
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ISBN: 1910232300
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How did Leonardo DiCaprio become a hero on The Beach? Why would the Droids lode control in Star Wars? What persuaded Mad Max to become Hamlet? Who made Long John Silver's parrot dread Treasure Island? When was there a curse on The Exorcist? Where did Harrison Ford's quick-thinking profit Raiders Of The Lost Ark? From the earliest black-and-white flickers to the most recent big-screen blockbusters, the history of filmmaking is littered with remarkable but true tales of the unexpected. Behind the scenes on more then three hundred films, this entertaining survey covers over a hundred years of cinema history. It's a story of disastrous stunts, star temperaments, eccentric animals, Hollywood rivalries, unexplained deaths, casting coups and bizarre locations. Spanning the silents through the Golden Age to today's effects-packed films, Quentin Falk, film critic of the Sunday Mirror and editor of the BAFTA magazine, Academy, revels an astonishing collection of strange-but-true stories.

Gambling Strangest Moments

Gambling Strangest Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Sharpe
Editor: Portico
ISBN: 1910232491
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Whether it be one pound on the National Lottery or a million pounds on the turn of a card, the instinct to bet is the same. Over the centuries there have been many strange gamblers - and even more strange gambles - and in this unique collection of punts and punters, Graham Sharpe reveals fearless, flamboyant and fantastic flutters. Some of the most extraordinary bets include the male gambler who had a boob job to win a big bet; the gambler who set off to walk round the world wearing an iron mask to land a wager; the man who could genuinely dream winners. Sharpe is also haunted by a couple of ghostly gambles, and looks at the betting propensities of US Presidents - including one who gambled away the White House's finest china. Celebrities who indulge in strange betting practices are unmasked, too - the Marx Brothers, Ben Affleck, James Bond, Kerry Packer, Richard Burton, Oscar Wilde, Professor Stephen Hawking, to name a few. This painstakingly researched, original and unusual offering is an overdue addition to the ever-popular 'Strangest' series - and you can bet on that!

Rock'n'Roll's Strangest Moments

Rock'n'Roll's Strangest Moments Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Evans
Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 1849941815
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Rock music, since its pre-history in blues, country music and 40s and early 50s pop, through to the well-publicised excesses of touring bands of today, has left a legacy of thousands of weird and wonderful stories in its wake. Weve all read about the Whos Keith Moon driving a Rolls Royce into a hotel swimming pool, but far more bizarre tales of on-the-road mayhem have never been widely told. Likewise, Svengali-like managers have manipulated starstruck musicians since rock began, though hanging your well-known client from a third floor window was a less usual way of ensuring their loyalty. And just where was the stalled hotel lift in which all four Beatles, according to legend, were turned on to marijuana? There are the unsung heroes of rock pioneering eccentrics who helped make the music what it is and ended up as mere footnotes in the history books. Men such as UK producer Joe Meek who created seminal classics from a bed-sit above a cleaners on the Holloway Road, and the New York DJ who originally coined the phrase rock 'nroll and died in alcoholic poverty. Not to mention the stories behind the stars: when Debbie Harry was a 'Playboy' Bunny, Paul Simon wrote Homeward Bound on Widnes railway station in Lancashire, and the Gallagher brothers (so they claim) were petty thieves.

Red Lightning

Red Lightning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Pritchett
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1619026414
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Ten years ago, Tess Cross left her newborn daughter with her sister and hightailed it out of what she called NoWhere, Colorado. Now she returns to the eastern plains of Colorado, full of raw rage at herself and at the universe, yearning for the life she never lead and the daughter she left behind. As a levantona who has been running drugs and illegal immigrants once they're beyond the US–Mexico border, she's knowingly and even defiantly entered into a harsh and dangerous world. But suddenly her world has become darker than she can bear: The largest wildfire in Colorado history is blazing. Immigrants are dead. She's haunted by the memory of a Mexican woman she couldn't save and a lost Mexican girl she did. Traffickers – of both immigrants and drugs – are now hunting her down. But most of all, Tess is at the mercy of her own traumatized soul, and the weight of it is cracking her apart. In the act of coming home, Tess must now face her dying mother, her sister, and her daughter, and most importantly, herself. This book broaches timely topics essential in the West—immigration, rural poverty, wildfires—with suspense and gritty wisdom as well

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191899208
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"Money is what God used to be. Good and evil have no meaning any longer except failure and success." Disgusted by society's materialism, Gordon Comstock leaves his job in advertising to pursue an ill-fated career as a poet. In his race to the bottom, only Rosemary, his long-suffering girlfriend, challenges Gordon's self-destructive course. The novel contains the most sustained reflections on the role of the author and the artistic imagination anywhere in Orwell's fiction, as the book's protagonist struggles (and ultimately fails) to reconcile his romantic-aestheticist sensibilities with the pressures of the literary marketplace and with social expectations. Completed while Orwell travelled north to work on The Road to Wigan Pier, this novel is a key transitional text in his career. Offering a powerful portrayal of the emotional toll of precarity and the desire to break with capitalism, Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a significant work of mid-century British fiction but it also speaks to our own time. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Memoirs Of A Flying Tiger: The Story Of A Wwii Veteran And Sia Pioneer Pilot

Memoirs Of A Flying Tiger: The Story Of A Wwii Veteran And Sia Pioneer Pilot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Weng Toh Ho
Editor: World Scientific Publishing
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Memoirs Of A Flying Tiger: The Story Of A Wwii Veteran And Sia Pioneer Pilot by Weng Toh Ho Summary

This book is a poignant story of a small-town boy, who stumbled into a lifelong flying career spanning 38 years as a pilot. Now at 99, Captain Ho Weng Toh, one of the last few remaining Flying Tigers, recalls the many events that shaped his life. It takes the readers through his journey of good and bad years, the trials and tribulations encountered, his journey from being a refugee student to becoming a Chinese Air Force B-25 bomber pilot, his will to live, the burning desire to contribute towards the WWII effort and his endurance of all the trials and hardships all alone and often in silent solitude.Captain Ho shares memories of his childhood days and his growing-up years in Ipoh, his family and important values imparted by his father, his wonderful friendship with his buddy of eight decades, Meng Seng and his romantic encounters.In 1941, while being a student in Hong Kong, Captain Ho witnessed bombs dropped by Japanese bombers which signalled the start of WWII — a war which not only altered the course of history but was a major turning point in his life. Its impact consequently shaped the course of his life.He encountered many trials and uncertainties during the war years. But beyond the dark clouds and thunder storms, there was new hope and adventure. He encountered new adventures in Singapore, where he used his flying experience to carve out an illustrious career. In 1951, he started flying for Malayan Airways, the predecessor of Singapore Airlines (SIA). Through his 30 years of flying career with SIA, he saw the Airline grow from a fledgling Airline of three DC-3s to a modern international Airline.His strong passion for people, sports and travel were hallmarks of his life which enabled him to live a long and fulfilling life. Having a deep appreciation of the importance of friendship, he values his friends dearly and often travels the globe to reconnect. Being keenly interested in people and world affairs, he is extremely aware of human needs and is ever concerned for people that comes his way, fighting for the underdogs, offering guidance and a little helping hand to those in need. Such qualities together with his flying experience has helped him successfully train and groom several generations of young local pilots who eventually had successful careers at SIA.Related Link(s)

Marvel's Doctor Strange - The Art Of The Movie

Marvel's Doctor Strange - The Art Of The Movie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacob Johnston,Alexandra Byrne,Scott Derrickson
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302500724
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Get an exclusive look at the art behind one of Marvel's most visually compelling super heroes in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! When a terrible accident befalls extraordinary surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, he'll do anything to regain mobility in his crippled hands. His journey will take him to unbelievable realms - and bring him face-to-face with petrifying dangers. Explore the fantastic worlds of Doctor Strange with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers. Go behind the scenes in this deluxe keepsake volume as Marvel once again brings its strange history to the silver screen!

The Plague Year

The Plague Year Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence Wright
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 0593320735
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic. Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina . . . into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs . . . into Broadway’s darkened theaters and Austin’s struggling music venues . . . inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function—with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who’ve risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential. In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew as we lived through it.

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James De Mille
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0735254400
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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is James De Mille’s most famous work, set in an imaginary, semi-tropical land in Antarctica that is inhabited by prehistoric monsters and a cult called the Kosekin. Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Ms. Found in a Bottle, the main story follows the adventures of Adam More, a British sailor shipwrecked on a homeward voyage from Tasmania. In the strange world More discovers, he finds a well-developed human society whose values are reversed from the 19th century Western world he hails from: death and darkness are preferred to life and light, and poverty is revered while wealth is scorned. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden

The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippa Dowding
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Gwendolyn Golden has a bad temper and hates to read. She's a pretty normal teenager until ... one morning she wakes up on the ceiling. Along with her many average teenage qualities, Gwendolyn Golden can also fly. What’s happening to her?

Strange Stories

Strange Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Algernon Blackwood
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551998548
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A scintillating collection from one of the genre's greats. This compilation contains almost 100 of Algernon Blackwood's weird fiction stories, including classics such as" A Victim of Higher Space," "The Haunted Island," "The Sacrifice," "The Attic," and "Dance of Death," presenting the multi-faceted imagination of a pillar of the genre. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Seizing Your Divine Moment

Seizing Your Divine Moment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erwin Raphael McManus
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418513865
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In this inspiring book, Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israel's war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jonathan to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure, and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. In the midst of a less-than-hopeful battle, Saul-who should have been leading-rested beneath a pomegranate tree as Jonathan seized the divine moment that would impact the future of Israel. Through this story McManus artfully illustrates the eight characteristics of an adventurer's heart, what he calls "the Jonathan factor." Using powerful examples from his own life and ministry, along with fresh biblical teaching, McManus asserts that God crafts divine moments specific to each of us-priceless opportunities for us to actively engage in God's big-picture plan. Apathy and apprehension prevent us from being all we are meant to be for God's kingdom. But by developing the characteristics McManus outlines, Christians can move from mundane to miraculous living.

Strange People, Scary People

Strange People, Scary People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tally Harbour
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Strange People, Scary People, is a collection of fourteen tales of terror and horror: the two aspects for which strange and scary people are famous. In its bowels, you will read of a strange, witch-like woman who likes to relate strange tales to young children--and who grinds her teeth together as she tells the story. Then there's Eddie, a weird guy who has big problems around pregnant women. You will be introduced to a couple of undertakers--two rogues, really--who teach a town full of fools how to truly respect the dead. You will also meet little Rita Jean Shumate, a filthy young girl who suffers from those tiny, famous crawling things that no one has actually ever seen called "cooties." Indeed, this collection of short stories contains all kinds of strange and scary people within it.

Midwestern Strange

Midwestern Strange Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B.J. Hollars
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496216849
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Midwestern Strange chronicles B.J. Hollars’s exploration of the mythic, lesser-known oddities of flyover country. The mysteries, ranging from bipedal wolf sightings to run-ins with pancake-flipping space aliens to a lumberjack-inspired “Hodag hoax,” make this book a little bit X-Files, a little bit Ghostbusters, and a whole lot of Sherlock Holmes. Hollars’s quest is not to confirm or debunk these mysteries but rather to seek out these unexplained phenomena to understand how they complicate our worldview and to discover what truths might be gleaned by reexamining the facts in our “post-truth” era. Part memoir and part journalism, Midwestern Strange offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore that also contends with the ways such oddities retain cultural footholds. Hollars shows how grappling with such subjects might fortify us against the glut of misinformation now inundating our lives. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities, we challenge ourselves to look beyond our presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird, doesn’t mean it is wrong.

Strange Stories

Strange Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grant Allen
Editor: Good Press
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"Strange Stories" by Grant Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Only Eagles Fly

Only Eagles Fly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Guy
Editor: DoctorZed Publishing
ISBN: 0994208421
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From the author of Eleven Days comes a story of lust, love, greed and raw power. The Players: Franco, Luigi and Enrico Mogliotti, small-time crims ready for the big time. Gina, the fiery Sicilian business woman, drawn to the seedy underbelly of town. Georgette McKinley, the young, gorgeous and highly-talented TV reporter. Driven with ambition, she learns quickly the cost of getting to the top – and the enormous cost of staying there. Bill Murphy, former journalist, now internationally famous author, craves anonymity – until he meets Georgette. The Weasel, rejected loner, seething with blind hatred, is Public Enemy Number One, a vicious and clever-minded killer. Senior Sergeant Ken McLoughlin, the hero cop of Eleven Days, in the toughest and most gut-wrenching assignment of his career, must track down The Weasel and stop him before he kills again. The Heist: $20 million sitting unguarded in a safe in northern Italy, a temptation too seductive to ignore. The lust for money, sex and power combine in a volatile and explosive climax, the reverberations of which are felt all the way to the highest office in the land – to the very Prime Minister himself.