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How Carriers Fought: Carrier Operations in WWII
by Lars Celander

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

July 19, 2018

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<SPAN STYLE="" >In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversion of battlecruisers into aircraft carriers after World War I required the consideration of issues including handling aircraft on the flight deck and the techniques of attacking enemy ships, and the evolution of carrier operations was ongoing when World War II broke out. With a focus on the conflict in the Pacific between the U.S. Navy and the imperial Japanese fleet, this title examines how aircraft carriers fought during World War II by first considering all the tools and building blocks of carrier operations, and then discussing the various battles that involved aircraft carriers to explore how carrier operations evolved during war.<BR><BR>Every aspect of carrier operations is covered; from the technology used on the carriers and in aircraft including for navigation and communication, to what life was really like in the cockpit for the pilots. A world of tactical dehydration, amphetamine pills, and illegal smoking is explored, as well as the measures pilots implemented to reduce their risk of death in the event of being hit.<BR><BR>The major carrier battles of the war are considered, from Coral Sea to Leyte Gulf, with a focus on how the tools of carrier operations were employed. At the battle of Midway the debate of concentration vs. dispersion became relevant, as the Japanese decided to divide their forces while the Americans concentrated theirs. How Carriers Fought questions these tactics, exploring which worked best in theory and in practice.<BR>The book concludes with a discussion of how carrier operations changed during the course of the war, as better technology and a better understanding of this new type of warfare allowed for quick advances in how operations were carried out.</SPAN>
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and...
by James Howard Kunstler

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<B>A “frightening and important” look at our unsustainable future (<I>Time Out Chicago</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> A controversial hit that has sparked debate among business leaders, environmentalists, and others, <I>The Long Emergency</I> is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global systems built on it are forced to change radically.<BR />  <BR /> From the author of <I>The Geography of Nowhere</I>, it is a book that “should be read, digested, and acted upon by every conscientious U.S. politician and citizen” (Michael Shuman, author of <I>Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age</I>).
Diary of a Rich Man's Kid: Old Hollywood, World Leaders, Movers &...
by Charles C. Pettijohn Jr.

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English

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164

Publication Date

May 23, 2014

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Charles C. Pettijohn, Jr. has met the notable and the notorious, the famous and the infamous. From a childhood surrounded by the stars of Old Hollywood to a career in the golden age of television and film, he has seen it all.    <br /><br />Introduced by his daughter, Adrienne, Charles shares personal stories of life among American royalty in this intimate and folksy memoir. Frank and uncensored, <em>Diary of a Rich Man's Kid</em> shows the real side of many larger-than-life figures. Entertainment notables like Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds, and Red Skelton make appearances as well as world leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Kennedy. <em>Diary of a Rich Man's Kid </em>presents a funny and heartwarming peek inside a bygone era.
Jump! (Inventions: Untold Stories of the Beautiful Era collection...
by Daniel Engber

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English

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53

Publication Date

March 28, 2019

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<p>In the first few years of the twentieth century, inventors discovered how to soar into the sky. This breathtaking true story is about two men who, on one fateful weekend, tried to show the world a way back down.</p><p>It was early February 1912, and Franz Reichelt, a Paris tailor, and Rodman Law, a self-described “professional jackass” from New York, were poised, respectively, on the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, ready to deploy an experimental parachute. In bat wings and bundled linen, they were <i>almost</i> certain their contraptions would work. Here is the tale of their inspirations and their pluck—and what happened next.</p><p>Jump!<i> is part of </i>Inventions: Untold Stories of the Beautiful Era<i>, a collection of incredible true stories from the belle epoque, an age of innovation, daring, bluster, and beauty when anything seemed possible. Each piece can be read, listened to, and marveled at in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Man Who Saved the V-8: The Untold Stories of Some of the Most...
by Chase Morsey Jr.

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

January 24, 2014

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<p>When Chase Morsey Jr. joins Ford Motor Co. in 1948, he has no idea the part he'll play in automotive history.</p> <p>Morsey's arrival comes as Henry Ford II and other titans in the industry are about to kill the vaunted V-8 engine. He sees it as his sole mission to talk them out of it. In <i>The Man Who Saved the V-8</i>, he shares the never-before-told story of how his crusade saved the engine that would go on to power iconic cars like the Ford Thunderbird and Mustang.</p> <p>"To this day, I have no idea how a young, newly hired manager like myself...had the nerve to challenge the most powerful men inside Ford Motor Company and tell them they were wrong," Morsey says. "But that is exactly what I did."</p> The twenty-nine-year-old executive embarks on massive market research. He works with manufacturing experts to find ways to produce the V-8 engine more efficiently. After finding success, he goes on to continue playing a central role in some of the most pivotal decisions that would ensure Ford remains one of the powerhouses in the automotive industry. <i>The Man Who Saved the V-8</i> tells the story of his successes and lessons learned.
Torpedo War, and Submarine Explosions
by Robert Fulton

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English

Pages

75

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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In view of the prominent part played in the present World War by torpedoes and submarines<br /><br />Fulton's claims for his invention have been fully substantiated and some of his predictions, made more than a century ago, are remarkably interesting, in view of the events of the past five months. His estimate of our population in 1920 has already been exceeded in fact, and only his plan of affixing torpedoes to their prey by means of harpoons seems—for it was made in the days of wooden ships—fantastic, in these days of iron clads. He could not foresee that almost exactly a century would elapse before his invention would be extensively used—though he cautiously says "it is impossible to foresee to what degree torpedoes may be improved and rendered useful."
Understanding Electronics Design: Chapters 1 & 2 - Units, Resista...
by Monnie Holt P.E.

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English

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52

Publication Date

December 09, 2014

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Part 1 in a series of books teaching the laymen the art of electronics design, beginning with electronics 101.
Complete Works Of Oscar Wilde (ShandonPress)
by Oscar Wilde

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English

Pages

1280

Publication Date

June 15, 2016

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This ebook contains all of Oscar Wilde's plays (including the fragments), his only novel, his fairy tales and short stories, the poems, all of his essays, lectures, reviews, and other newspaper articles, based on the 1909 edition of his works.<br /><br />For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. At the end of each text there are links bringing you back to the respective contents tables. I have also added an alphabetical index for the poems and a combined one for all the essays, lectures, articles, and reviews.<br /><br />-------------------------------------<br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />THE PLAYS.<br />Vera or the Nihilists, The Duchess of Padua, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salomé (the French original and Bosie's translation, and the fragments of La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.<br /><br />THE NOVEL.<br />The Picture of Dorian Gray.<br /><br />THE STORIES.<br />All the stories and tales from The Happy Prince and Other Tales, Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (incl. The Portrait of Mr. W.H.), and A House of Pomegranates.<br /><br />THE POEMS.<br />The Collected Poems of O.W.<br /><br />THE ESSAYS etc.<br />The four essays from 'Intentions', The Soul of Man under Socialism, De Profundis (the unabridged version!), The Rise of Historical Criticism, the lectures (The English Renaissance in Art, House Decoration, Art and the Handicraftsman, Lecture to Art Students)
Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
by Federal Aviation Administ...

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

March 03, 2011

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Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook, has been prepared in recognition of the importance of weight and balance technology in conducting safe and efficient flight. The objective of this handbook is twofold: to provide the Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) with the method of determining the empty weight and empty-weight center of gravity (EWCG) of an aircraft, and to furnish the flight crew with information on loading and operating the aircraft to ensure its weight is within the allowable limit and the center of gravity (CG) is within the allowable range. <br />This handbook begins with the basic principle of aircraft weight and balance control, emphasizing its importance and including examples of documentation furnished by the aircraft manufacturer and by the FAA to ensure the aircraft weight and balance records contain the proper data. Procedures for the preparation and the actual weighing of an aircraft are described, as are the methods of determining the location of the empty-weight center of gravity (EWCG) relative to both the datum and the mean aerodynamic chord (MAC). Loading computations for general aviation aircraft are discussed, using both loading graphs and tables of weight and moment indexes. Information is included that allows an A&P mechanic or repairman to determine the weight and center of gravity (CG) changes caused by repairs and alterations. This includes instructions for conducting adverse-loaded CG checks, also explaining the way to determine the amount and location of ballast needed to bring the CG within allowable limits. The unique requirements for helicopter weight and balance control are discussed, including the determination of lateral CG and the way both lateral and longitudinal CG change as fuel is consumed. A chapter is included giving the methods and examples of solving weight and balance problems, using handheld electronic calculators, E6-B flight computers, and a dedicated electronic flight computer.<br />The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S. (National Airworthiness Authority). The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the group under the name "Federal Aviation Agency", and adopted its current name in 1967 when it became a part of the United States Department of Transportation. The Federal Aviation Administration's major roles include: Regulating U.S. commercial space transportation. Regulating air navigation facilities' geometry and Flight inspection standards. Encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, including new aviation technology. Issuing, suspending, or revoking pilot certificates. Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices. Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft. Researching and developing the National Airspace System and civil aeronautics. Developing and carrying out programs to control aircraft noise and other environmental effects of civil aviation.
Why There's Doubt: Moon Landings
by Craig Fraley

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English

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230

Publication Date

November 02, 2016

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Why do people doubt that America succeeded in landing men on the Moon? Is it simply a matter of wild speculation or are there actual facts to support the claim that man has never stepped foot on the lunar surface?<br /> In the face of all the evidence: thousands of photographs, hours of film footage, nearly 400,000 personnel who worked on the project, and astronaut testimony, millions of people the world over believe the Moon landings were a hoax.<br />This work focuses on answering two questions:<br />1. Why do so many people doubt the Moon landings took place?<br />2. What evidence do they cite to support their contrary beliefs?<br />Was it one small step for man, or one giant lie to mankind? One thing is for sure, after reading this book you’ll know… Why There’s Doubt

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