The Aircraft-Spotteräó»s Film and Television Companion

Author: Simon D. Beck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476622930

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

View: 3891


Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

The Gospels Are Now

Timeless Gospel Themes and Life, Literature, and the Arts

Author: Peter A. Fiore, O.F.M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453562834

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 5651


Pope John XXIII, in using the word ‘aggiornamento’ in reference to the Second Vatican Council, actually challenged the present day Christian world to apply Scripture and tradition to modern and contemporary situations. It is in that spirit that the author has written this book. As professor of literature for many years, specializing in the Great Books, Professor Fiore takes timeless Gospel themes and examines how these biblical motifs are often echoed in some of our most beautiful and stimulating present day creations. Some of the writers covered here are John Steinbeck, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams, Shirley Jackson, Franco Zeffi relli and others. Some of the theater works are Waiting for Godot, Raisin in the Sun, Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks, and Our Town; some of the fi lms are Moonstruck, Schindler’s List, La Dolce Vita, Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful, La Strada, and Brideshead Revisited. A concerted effort for a personal style has been made in order to present an intimate and readable approach to life, the arts, and their Gospel infl uences.

Memoir of Half a Banana

Author: Fay Chou

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543749577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8281


Born in Taiwan but gone to a junior high school in America, then back to Taiwan for college, and immigrated to America again, the author paints vivid pictures of postwar Taiwan and America in the sixties, and compares the Chinese and American cultures through education systems, the business world, and life in general. The author touches on growing pains; disillusionment; the wear and tear of marriage, parenting, and relationships; challenges and betrayal in the business world; finding herself at fifty-five; and her extraordinary and otherworldly encounters. She reveals complicated Chinese cultural traditions and recounts the Second Sino-Japanese War through her father’s recollections. From working at a Buddhist organization and from taking care of her father, she comes to understand birth, aging, sickness, and death. The author considers herself “half a banana”—yellow on the outside but a bit white on the inside. Having lived in the States for forty-three years, she understands both Chinese and American cultures well and shows how the two cultures, especially the fundamental difference between them, have molded her life. Dotted with well-known Chinese sayings and anecdotes, Memoir of Half a Banana offers an interesting and truthful glimpse into the Chinese people and ideology.

Introduction to the Pan-Caribbean

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317859014

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 2057


With its diverse histories of slavery, plantations, colonialism and independence, the Caribbean is richly layered, highly complex and a wonderful example of people's resistance. The pan-Caribbean region also provides an excellent geography through which to understand and analyse the complex processes of globalisation, development, migration, tourism, and social and cultural relations. While the sea, sun and sand representation is a true one -some of the most beautiful places on earth are found in the Caribbean - the pan-Caribbean is much more intricate and fascinating than that. Where else in the world do French, Spanish, Dutch and English-speaking worlds co-exist alongside indigenous peoples and cultures? Where else have cultures of carnival, music and dance become so integrated into national and regional identities? The Caribbean is a crucible of diversity and semblance and a space that is both contradictory and harmonious. Introduction to the Pan-Caribbean has been written by people who are either from the region or have spent much of their working lives there. It is an excellent introduction and is your map through one of the most extraordinary and remarkable parts of the world.

Plane talk

the consumer's air travel guide

Author: Richard C. Levy,Sheryl Levy

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780441117208

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 9278



Ice, Wind and Fire

Author: Mel Keegan

Publisher: Heretic Books

ISBN: 9780854492916

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5245


Alex Connor and Greg Farris are investigative journalists on holiday in Jamaica for a romantic break. Their tranquility is shattered by the discovery of a skeleton in a wreck of a light aircraft. From then on, this confident and raunchy thriller never lets off, combining car chases, drug smuggling, hurricanes and plenty of sex.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases

Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

Author: Cynthia Enloe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957288

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 5844


In this brand new radical analysis of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines recent events—Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns—to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today. With all new and updated chapters, Enloe describes how many women's seemingly personal strategies—in their marriages, in their housework, in their coping with ideals of beauty—are, in reality, the stuff of global politics. Enloe offers a feminist gender analysis of the global politics of both masculinities and femininities, dismantles an apparently overwhelming world system, and reveals that system to be much more fragile and open to change than we think.

Northwest Airlines

The First Eighty Years

Author: Geoff Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534152

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4964


Since flying its first mail flight on October 1, 1926, Northwest Airways, now known as Northwest Airlines, has grown to become one of the world's leading airlines. Northwest's legacy of leadership in the aviation industry began with its foundation in the Twin Cities and extended to its pioneering work as part of the U.S. war effort in Alaska, the establishment of the first U.S. commercial air links to Japan and the Orient, and its groundbreaking 1992 alliance and award of anti-trust immunity with KLM/Royal Dutch Airlines. Northwest is now America's oldest air carrier with continuous name identification. In celebration of the airline's 80th anniversary in 2006, this book chronicles the remarkable years during which Northwest became an institutional backbone of both American and worldwide air transport history. This diverse historical tribute relies heavily on the author's own photo archive along with images supplied by the exceptional Northwest History Centre Inc., established in October 2002 to preserve the airline's rich heritage. The rare photographs seen in these pages, accompanied by a detailed and informative narrative, bring together for the first time all of the elements of the Northwest "family," which includes Hughes Air West and Republic airlines and other predecessors.