Categories

 > Engineering & Transportation

3,677 results were found

Sort by:

Erma's Attic: Angels of the Appalachians Book 2
by Deanna Edens

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

March 08, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Erma’s Attic is a heartfelt and humorous tale, filled with historical facts, folksy phrases and amusing adages of the Southern United States. <br /><br />When Annie, a young doctoral student living in Charleston, West Virginia, takes the advice of an elderly friend and spends a few nights at a farmhouse up Black Hollow Road, she discovers a journal in the attic. <br /><br />The aged diary, she soon realizes, was written by her dear friend, Erma, who had recently passed on over to the sweet by and by. Her friend’s memories transport her on an adventure that defines and embraces involvement in the women’s suffrage movement, chatting with Mary “Mother” Jones, and standing vigil outside collapsed coal mines in the first half of the twentieth century.<br /><br />Tales from the past, and from the present when the journal is uncovered, are woven together to ultimately offer readers a compelling picture of life in the West Virginia Appalachians. <br /><br />Erma’s Attic (Angels of the Appalachians Book 2) renews the stories of Annie, Will, Erma, Ida, and of course, Hank. If you enjoyed Angels of the Appalachians, you are invited to explore this account of a friendship that spans across decades. If you haven’t read the first book, don’t fret, because you will still find yourself wishing to call on the fine folks of the Appalachian Mountains.<br /><br />It’s time to kick off your shoes, relax for a spell, and meet some of the angels who have made West Virginia so gloriously wild and wonderful.<br /><br />This delightful fictional novella is available on Kindle and in Paperback.<br />
The Saga of Pappy Gunn
by George C. Kenney

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

105

Publication Date

May 06, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2><b> “This is the story of an extraordinary character. He was one of the great heroes of the Southwest Pacific in World War II, a mechanical genius, and one of the finest storytellers I have ever known.”</b></h2><br /><br />Four-star General Kenney pays tribute to a remarkable man in this biography. <br /><br />Colonel Paul Irvin (“Pappy”) Gunn was a fearless fighter who demonstrated his qualities of leadership. <br /><br />To the youngsters fresh from the training fields and untried in air combat he was an example, an inspiration, a confidence builder, and an invaluable man to have around.<br /><br />As well as a brilliant pilot, Pappy was also a formidable aviation engineer. If any piece of equipment from the airplane itself to any of its hundreds of accessories failed to work, the universal answer was “Pappy can fix it,” and Pappy could and did. <br /><br />Kenney's book uncovers the remarkable life of Pappy Gunn and his exploits through the Second World War, explaining why many generals, admirals and soldiers acknowledged that he was one of aviation's great pioneers.<br /><br />‘Pappy Gunn is a loving tribute by the youngest son of one of the United States’ greatest heroes, one that highlights the humanity of a man who was a legend in his own time.’ — <em>HistoryNet</em><br /><br />‘An affectionate biography of an almost legendary Air Force hero’ — <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />George Churchill Kenney (1889 –1977) was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. He is best known as the commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA), a position he held from August 1942 until 1945. Kenney wrote three books about the SWPA air campaigns he led during World War II. His major work was <em>General Kenney Reports</em> (1949), a personal history of the air war he led from 1942 to 1945. He also wrote <em>The Saga of Pappy Gunn</em> (1959) and <em>Dick Bong: Ace of Aces</em> (1960), which described the careers of Paul Gunn and Richard Bong, two of the most prominent airmen under his command.
The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trai...
by Sam P. Ridings

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

406

Publication Date

May 08, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>The Chisholm Trail is one of the most famous cattle trails of the Old West.<br /><br />It ran for eight hundred miles, from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas, and was instrumental in creating the famous image of the cowboy.</b><br /><br />But how was this trail created?<br /><br />Who devised its route?<br /><br />And why were the cattle drives across states so important for the economy of the southwest?<br /><br />Sam P. Riding’s fascinating book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> gives an in-depth overview of the route was created, who rode along it and how it eventually superseded by the emergence of the railways.<br /><br />Through the course of the book Ridings provides details on many of the famous figures who were associated with the trail including the route’s founder Jesse Chisholm, famous ranchers like Joseph G. McCoy and Charles Goodnight, gunslingers such as Billy the Kid, and of course men who attempted to keep the peace like Charles A. Siringo.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings rode the trail many times throughout his life during the trail’s golden era and so was able to gather information from the cowboys who knew the route better than anyone else.<br /><br />This work is full of fascinating stories of incidents that occurred along the length of the trail, from gunfights to religious revivals, Native American raids to cattle stampedes, during the short but vibrant years that the trail was in full use.<br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the southwest in the aftermath of the Civil War and how the image of the cowboy came into being.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings was a frequent traveler on the Chisholm Trail and collected many of his stories from the men and women who had lived and worked on the trail during its golden years. His book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> was first published in 1936. Ridings passed away in Kansas in 1942.<br />
The Battle for Leyte Gulf
by C. Vann Woodward

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

April 28, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>The Battle for Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval battle of the Second World War. <br /><br />It the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas.</h2><br /><br />From Singapore, Formosa, and Japan the Imperial Japanese Navy set forth: 9 battleships, 4 carriers, 14 heavy cruisers, 6 light cruisers, 33 destroyers — all bound for victory or death in the waters of Leyte Gulf.<br /><br />They were met by the combined forces of the American and Australian navies with 12 battleships, 8 fleet carriers, 8 light carriers, 18 escort carriers, 24 cruisers, 166 destroyers and destroyer escorts, along with numerous other vessels.<br /><br />For the Japanese the battle represented the supreme naval effort of the war. <br /><br />At Leyte Gulf they aimed to smash the Allied navies and prevent the American attempt to recapture the Philippines.<br /><br />The Japanese were willing to gamble everything on this battle and one of their Admirals, Takeo Kurita, admitted after the war that they “expected that more than half our ships would be lost.”<br /><br />Yet, the Japanese were not able to smash the Allied navies and never again demonstrated the same strength on the highs seas that they had prior to 23rd October 1944.<br /><br />C. Vann Woodward, the Pulitzer-prize winning historian, provides a fascinating overview of the engagement that lasted for four days.<br /><br />He breaks down the conflict into four separate major battles, including the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle off Cape Engaño, and the Battle off Samar, to demonstrate to the reader the sheer scale and ferocity of the Battle for Leyte Gulf.<br /><br />“This is the first full account of what will undoubtedly be a considerable library on the Battle for Leyte Gulf and it is well that it is the first. The general picture is so soundly documented that it is hard to see how anyone, ever, will be able to improve on Mr. Woodward’s presentation of the facts in the case.” — <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />C. Vann Woodward was Professor of History at John Hopkins University and subsequently at Yale. During the war he served as as an Intelligence Officer in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations. He wrote numerous books on the American south and race relations. His book <em>The Battle for Leyte Gulf</em> was first published in 1947 and he passed away in 1999.<br /><br />
Video Marketing for Marketers : Building Trust, Engagement, and C...
by Adrian Sandmeier

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

157

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
If you’re looking to build trust with your customers, the best way to do so is with video marketing. The statistics back this up: 90 percent of customers say video helps them make buying decisions, 64 percent say they’re more likely to buy after seeing a video, and video marketers get 66 percent more qualified leads per year. However, you can’t capitalize on these benefits if you don’t know how to get started with video marketing. <BR><BR><B>Adrian Sandmeier</B> is here to help you kickstart your efforts with video and produce stellar work capable of closing deals. After assessing your situation and capabilities, you’ll learn how to match each step of the customer’s journey with the right type of video. You’ll no longer have to guess whether an explainer video or a customer testimonial will be most effective when a customer gets stuck in your sales cycle. <BR><BR>You’ll also learn how to distribute videos, then measure and analyze results so you’re set up for success, now and in the future. If you want deeper customer relationships that drive results, Video Marketing for Marketers is the blueprint you need.
Fatal Go Around at Tatarstan: The B737 Captain Who Couldn't Fly (...
by Sylvia Wrigley

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

43

Publication Date

May 19, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The flight should have been routine: Moscow to Kazan for a scheduled passenger flight. But when a minor navigational issue arose, the flight crew seemed unable to cope. In a crash that stunned the world, the captain of the flight accelerated downwards, disintegrating the Boeing 737 and everyone in it. What on earth went wrong? <br />Sylvia Wrigley puts the pieces back together in the horrifying story of the B737 Captain who couldn't fly.
Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898: A Th...
by William B. Haskell

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<em>“This is the plain story of one who began life in a little township of Vermont about thirty-two years ago, and who, several times during the past two years, has been dangerously near losing it in a search for gold along the glacier-bound coasts of Alaska, in the frozen regions of the Yukon, and in the rich gulches of the Klondike.”</em><br /><br />William B. Haskell, with thirty dollars in his pocket, set off west to find his fortune in the West.<br /><br />Over the next two years he panned and dug in search of gold in the freezing conditions of Canada and the Klondike.<br /><br /><em> Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898</em> is a brilliant account of the short period that Haskell risked his life for “rich dirt — enough to provide them with a comfortable amount of gold dust.”<br /><br />“Woven around a detailed, frequently humorous narrative of the successes and failures of the author and his partner, the book offers insights into Klondike life ranging from practical advice on the techniques of cabin and boat building to observations on the virulence of mosquitoes, tent care, the quality of Klondike ‘restaurants,’ and the wisdom of justice dispensed by Alaskan miners’ meetings in the absence of any other form of law.” Ian N. Higginson, <em>Polar Record</em><br /><br />“His account of his months in the North has the drama and color of the bestsellers he most likely read” Charlotte Gray, <em> Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike</em><br /><br />“Unlike most of the books on the Klondike, Haskell told folks how life really was in the gold camps. He didn’t bother to make exaggerated claims or paint a rosy picture. … surprisingly easy to read, and his unique observations and witty remarks help make the book a gem.” Jeremiah Wood, <em>The Outdoor Sporting Library</em><br /><br /><em>Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896-1898</em> formed the basis of the Discovery Channel’s mini-series <em>Klondike</em> directed by Simon Cellan Jones and produced by Ridley Scott. Haskell was played by Richard Madden. Haskell’s book was first published when he returned from the Klondike in 1898. <br />
Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea: The Daring Capture of the U-50...
by Daniel V. Gallery

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

February 25, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>“Terrific... the first-hand story of Uncle Sam’s U-Boat killers.” — <em>Chicago Daily News</em></h2><br /><br /><b>“The only thing that really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril. . . .” — Winston Churchill</b><br /><br />German U-Boats were causing havoc for the Allied fleets across the oceans of the world.<br /><br />The Battle of the Atlantic had been ongoing since the beginning of the war and the Royal Navy, United States Navy and Allied merchant shipping were taking heavy casualties against these underwater terrors.<br /><br />The U-505 had been launched on 25 May 1941.<br /><br />Over the next three years she went on to sink a total of eight ships.<br /><br />But the upper hand that once had been held by U-Boats was beginning to weaken and tide began to turn in favor of the Allied navies.<br /><br />Daniel Gallery, in his brilliant memoir, explains how he led Task Group 21.12 in the battle against the U-Boat threat.<br /><br />Commanding the USS <em>Guadalcanal</em> he led his crew to sink three of these menacing submarines, but his greatest achievement was to capture the U-505 off the coast of Africa.<br /><br />He was the first American officer to capture an enemy warship since the War of 1812, and this victory gave the United States Navy not only a great victory but also the codebooks, Enigma machine and other secret materials found on board critically assisted the Allied codebreakers.<br /><br />“Excellent in several ways: it provides a fine quick survey of the whole Atlantic war, it describes the operation of the German U-boat service, and, most dramatically, it tells how an American task force under Admiral Gallery achieved the unique feat of capturing a German submarine.” — <em>Publishers’ Weekly</em><br /><br /> “One of the best non-fiction books about World War II.” — <em>Raleigh News & Observer</em><br /><br />“One of the war’s most exciting memoirs.” — <em>Chicago News</em><br /><br />“A first-rate adventure tale...suspense and excitement told with a seaman’s salty zest...excellent reading.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Tribune</em><br /><br />“A masterful job that merits the attention of every lover of sea stories.” — <em>Pittsburgh Press</em><br /><br />“Brimming with thrills.” — <em>Philadelphia News</em><br /><br />“An engrossing tale. . . . Pungent, entertaining, informative.” — <em>Navy Times</em><br /><br />“A humdinger of a sea story ... a highly readable book, trimmed from stem to stern with the writer’s irrepressible sense of humor.” — <em>Chicago Sunday Times</em><br /><br />Daniel V. Gallery was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He saw extensive action during World War II, fighting U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war, Gallery was a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. <em>Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea</em> was originally published in 1956 and he passed away in 1977.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Attack Transport: The Story Of The U.S.S. Doyen
by Lawrence A. Marsden

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2>Attack transports formed the backbone of the Amphibious Forces in World War Two.<br /><br />It was these ships that carried the bulk of the troops and equipment to the bloody assault beaches of the overseas landings.</h2><br /><br />The Japanese military had swept across Pacific Ocean conquering and fortifying hundreds of small islands that the Allied forces would have to conquer one by one in order to defeat their enemy.<br /><br />Despite being unarmored and having little fire power, attack transports continued to make a monumental impact in the fate of the war. Not because they could defeat the Japanese on their own but because they carried in their hulls the war’s one essential combat element: the troops that fought on the ground.<br /><br />U.S.S. Doyen was one such attack transport that served with honor and made its contribution felt through the course of the war.<br /><br />Lawrence Marsden’s fascinating history of this ship uncovers the action of the Doyen from commissioning through to her last operation in World War Two and of course exposes the lives of the men who sailed her through treacherous waters to do their duty.<br /><br />This book provides brilliant insight into the Pacific War as it was seen from one small unit in the fleet as they were involved in some of the most important operations of that front, including the invasions of Kiska, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan, Guam, Leyte, Lingayen Gulf and Iwo Jima.<br /><br />“In war, transports seldom rest. Between assaults, on long and dreary voyages they carry out to distant bases replacement and service troops and freight, and carry back to home ports our casualties and essential war materials. They are the unsung, battle-scarred work horses of the Navy.” Richmond K. Turner, Admiral, U.S. Navy, Former Commander Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet.<br /><br />This book is perfect for readers who wish to learn more about these fascinating boats, the men who fought aboard them and the impact that they made throughout the war.<br /><br />Lieutenant Commander Lawrence A. Marsden served on the U.S.S. Doyen from May 1944 through to the end of the war, and was involved in the landings at Saipan, Guam, Leyte Gulf, Luzon and Iwo Jima. After the war he resigned his commission and became a textile company executive. His book <em> Attack Transport: The Story of The USS Doyen</em> was first published in 1946 and he passed away in 2005.<br />
Two Years Before the Mast; A Personal Narrative (1911): WITH A SU...
by Richard Henry Dana

Price : $1 or less

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 16, 1911

Product Description
Customer Reviews
"Two Years Before the Mast" is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946. In 1911, Dana's son, Richard Henry Dana III, added an introduction detailing the "subsequent story and fate of the vessels, and of some of the persons with whom the reader is made acquainted." With the onset of the 1849 California Gold Rush, Dana's book was one of the few books in existence that described California, adding greatly to the book's readership as well as Dana's renown and legacy. When he returned to San Francisco in 1859 he was treated as a minor celebrity. To this day the book is regarded as a valuable historical resource describing 1830s California.<br /><br />The geographic headland he wrote of, and the adjacent city, are named Dana Point for him.<br /><br />(this pre-1923 publication has been converted from its original publication

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay – Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn’t have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I’ve found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King’s prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King’s greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King’s On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com