Planes: A Complete History

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781626861558

Category: History

Page: 118

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Soar through the only history of aircraft that invites you to build your own! Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and flying machines continue to inspire wonder in passengers and viewers alike. Now Planes: A Complete History offers an exciting look at the most exemplary representations of innovation in aviation history in a fun and interactive two-part book. With fifty press-out models of historic and contemporary aircraft, and a detachable history book that outlines the planes that represented exciting “firsts” in the field, those that best represent the technology of their era, and those that pushed the boundaries of what was possible, this book will both instruct and entertain. Most importantly, it will leave the airplane enthusiast with a virtual hangar of model planes. Spirits will soar as collectors and enthusiasts discover the joy of learning and model-building with Planes: A Compete History.
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The First World War

A Complete History

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 640

View: 9016

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'One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century' New York Times Book Review It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11.15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: The horrors we live with today were born in the First World War. It left millions - civilians and soldiers - maimed or dead. And it left us with new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns, poison gas and chemical warfare. It introduced us to unrestricted war on civilians and mistreatment of prisoners. Most of all, it changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole populations lost their national identities as political systems and geographic boundaries realigned. Instabilities were institutionalised, enmities enshrined. Manners, mores, codes of behaviour, literature, education and class distinctions - all underwent a vast sea change. In all these ways, the twentieth century can be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914.
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Kamikaze Attacks of World War II

A Complete History of Japanese Suicide Strikes on American Ships, by Aircraft and Other Means

Author: Robin L. Rielly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457724

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 7965

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"This book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks performed by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history. Part Two details the kamikaze attacks on ships. Appendices list all of the U.S. ships suffering kamikaze attacks"--Provided by publisher.
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A Complete History of the World War

A Connected and Complete Narrative of the War on All Fronts, Covering All Events Between 1914 and 1924

Author: William Dunseath Eaton,Leonard Wood,Harry C. Read,John Joseph Pershing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

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A History of U.S. Coast Guard Aviation

Author: Arthur Pearcy

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeromautics, Military

Page: 170

View: 585

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This book offers a complete history of the pioneers, planes, and services of U.S. Coast Guard aviation. It covers seven decades of aircraft development, from the early stick and wire seaplanes to today's E2C Hawkeyes, and recounts the human drama of aviators risking their lives in dangerous trial-and-error flight testing, search-and-rescue missions, wartime enemy surveillance, and law enforcement.
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A Century of Triumph

The History of Aviation

Author: Christopher Chant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743234790

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 566

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An illustrated history of aviation retraces humankind's fascination with flight, from the Wright Brother's famous 1903 flight through the triumphs of technology manifest in the Stealth Bomber and beyond.
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A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet,Professor Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 2834

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An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.
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