. Louison the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little-known American pilot named Charles A. Ahead of him lay a 3, courage, 600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown; his survival rested on his skill, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window. Postage stamp within months, and celebrated as the embodiment of the twentieth century and America’s place in it.
The Flight: Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing - Acclaimed aviation historian dan Hampton’s The Flight is a long-overdue, flyer’s-eye narrative of Lindbergh’s legendary journey. Lindbergh climbed into his single-engine monoplane, Spirit of St. A decorated fighter pilot who flew more than 150 combat missions in an F-16 and made numerous transatlantic crossings, Hampton draws on his unique perspective to bring alive the danger, uncertainty, and heroic accomplishment of Lindbergh’s crossing.
Only 500 people showed up to see him off. Gripping.
Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered ItWilliam Morrow - The full truth has never been fully revealed—until now. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. Here, of course, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, 1947. Chasing the demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1.
And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Officially yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War—met the demon first, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American—George Welch, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1.
Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It - Chasing the demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before. National bestseller • at the end of world war ii, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots.
. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told. Speed.
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World WarHarperCollins e-books - His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects into a single compellingnarrative stunning. The daily telegraphhailedby the economist as “britain’s finest military historian” forbestsellers such as Masters and Commanders and Waterloo, AndrewRoberts offers a magisterial new history of World War II and the Axis strategythat led the Germans and Japanese to their eventual defeat.
Perfect for readershoping to gain new insight into wwii’s pivotal battles and campaigns, currents, andcompulsively readable examination of the causes, fromDunkirk to D-Day, The Storm of War is a powerful, penetrating, and consequences ofthe Second World War. Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy.
The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam WarWilliam Morrow - Three days later, six F-105 Thunderchiefs were brought down trying to avenge the Phantom. Those who survived the 50 percent casualty rate would revolutionize warfare forever. You gotta be sh*#@ing me!" this immortal phrase was uttered by Captain Jack Donovan when the Wild Weasel concept was first explained to him.
Half never returned. So it came to be that a small group of maverick fighter pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers volunteered to fly behind enemy lines and into the teeth of the threat. You want me to fly in the back of a little tiny fighter aircraft with a crazy fighter pilot who thinks he's invincible, home in on a sam site in north Vietnam, The Hunter Killers is a gripping, as well as Dan Hampton's own experience as a highly decorated F-16 Wild Weasel pilot, cockpit-level chronicle of the first-generation Weasels, and shoot it before it shoots me?"Based on unprecedented firsthand interviews with Wild Weasel veterans and previously unseen personal papers and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, the remarkable band of aviators who faced head-on the advanced Soviet missile technology that was decimating fellow American pilots over the skies of Vietnam.
The Hunter Killers: The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War - All became legends. To most it seemed a suicide mission—but they beat the door down to join. More tragic losses followed, establishing the enemy's SAMs as the deadliest anti-aircraft threat in history and dramatically turning the tables of Cold War air superiority in favor of Soviet technology. Stunned and desperately searching for answers, the Pentagon ordered a top secret program called Wild Weasel I to counter the SAM problem—fast.
At the height of the cold war, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat.
Always Another Dawn: The Story of a Rocket Test PilotPontoon Books - Always another dawn provides brilliant insight into the development of this plane, and Crossfield’s impact upon it, which would eventually travel at six times the speed of sound. Scott crossfield was a pioneer and a legend in the world of test flight and space flight, " said Mike Coats, Johnson Space Center Director.
This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of aviation after the Second World War as well as the how men like Crossfield risked their lives the early years of the space race in order to further our attempts to reach the stars. Albert scott crossfield was an American naval officer and test pilot.
Always Another Dawn: The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot - A remarkable record” the sunday timeswhat is it like to fly twice the speed of sound?What does it feel like to be hurtling towards the earth from fifteen miles above the ground?Albert Scott Crossfield’s extraordinary autobiography of his time as a test pilot highlights the fascinating developments that were being made in aviation just after the Second World War.
After a period as a fighter pilot in world war Two and then some time at university studying aeronautical engineering Crossfield joined NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He quickly showed his talents as a research pilot and before long was training in a variety of aircraft, including the X-1, X-4, XF-92, X-5, D-558-I and D-558-II.
Yet, 1953, 000 feet by a boeing p2b superfortress before diving 62, 000 feet and reaching a speed of 1, Crossfield’s greatest flight came on November 20, when he was towed to a height of 72, 320 miles per hour. Clay Blair Jr.
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl HarborW. W. Norton & Company - Finalist for the 2016 pulitzer prize in History"Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era. Ben cosgrove, 1942, the daily BeastOn April 18, sixteen U. S. The raid buoyed america’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war.
Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250, 000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor.
Man and Machine: The Story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers and the Gee Bee R1 RacerGatekeeper Press - Beckman lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife Kristen and their four children. How does a troubled boy from california would come to be one of the world's most renowned aviators? how does a group of brothers who were high school dropouts go from New Hampshire go on to build some of the most advanced aircraft of the time? How do these men become forever linked to one of the greatest air races in history? This is the story of Jimmy Doolittle, the Granville Brothers, and the amazing Gee Bee R-1 Racer.
About the authorAdam Beckman has degrees in both aviation and military history. As a licensed pilot, Beckman has always enjoyed aviation, but specifically the historical aspect.
The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was LostCasemate - Butler lives and works in Los Angeles, California. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one fifty-eight miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely ten miles away. After every disaster, someone has something to hide. He is an internationally recognized authority on maritime subjects and a popular guest-speaker for several cruise lines.
After years of research, moving from ship to ship on the icy waters of the North Atlantic—in real-time—to recount how hundreds of people could have been rescued, Daniel Allen Butler now tells this incredible story, but in the end only a few outside of the meager lifeboats were saved. A few minutes before midnight on april 14, 1912, on her maiden voyage to New York, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg.
The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was Lost - The masters of the steamships carpathia and californian, Captain Arthur Rostron and Captain Stanley Lord, were informed within minutes of each other that their vessels had picked up the distress signals of a sinking ship. He then looks alike at the U. S. Senate investigation in washington, and judged, where the actions of each captain are probed, and ultimately the British Board of Trade Inquiry in London, until the truth of what actually happened aboard the Titanic, questioned, the Carpathia and the Californian is revealed.
Daniel allen butler, distant victory: the battle of jutland and the allied triumph in the first World War, is the bestselling author of “Unsinkable”: The Full Story of RMS Titanic, a maritime and military historian, and The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam.
The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American HistoryCrown - In the tradition of empire of the summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland. They called him Mickey Free. Howard, george crook, tom jeffords, and nelson miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid.
These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both.
The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History - His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it.
O. This is mickey free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O.
Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution The American Revolution Series Book 1Penguin Books - He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. After the boston tea party, british and american soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord.
In june, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include paul revere, a newly recruited george washington, warren’s fiancé the poet Mercy Scollay, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control.
With passion and insight, philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America. The bestselling author of in the heart of the sea, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, Valiant Ambition, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective.
Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution The American Revolution Series Book 1 - Boston globeboston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story.
The Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest AdventuresThomas Nelson - Carpenter, united states naval war college "few maritime exploits in history have so startled the world as the silent, Professor of Strategy and Policy, secret transpolar voyage of the U. S. The greatest undersea adventure of the 20th century. This expertly told story captures the drama, danger, and importance of that monumental achievement.
Capt. Captain anderson and the crew of the USS Nautilus exemplified daring and boldness in taking their boat beneath the Arctic ice to the North Pole. M. Bristling with newly classified, the ice diaries takes readers on a dangerous journey beneath the vast, never-before-published information and photos from the captain's personal collection, unexplored Arctic ice cap during the height of the Cold War.
The Ice Diaries: The True Story of One of Mankind's Greatest Adventures - Stanley D. The ice diaries tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Navy's nuclear submarine nautilus, in one bold stroke, and none since the age of Columbus and Vasco da Gama has opened, so vast and forbidding an area of the seas.
Paul o'neil, Life magazine .