The Canal Boat Cafe

A Perfect Feel Good Romance

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008136031

Category:

Page: 464

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The Last Enemy

Author: Richard Hillary

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473359643

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 7633

This early work by Richard Hillary was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it. 'The Last Enemy' is a work in which the author writes about his experiences as a Supermarine Spitfire pilot in World War II. This is and excellent work for anyone interested in military history.

The Praetorian STARShip : the untold story of the Combat Talon

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428990437

Category:

Page: 508

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Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced. First modified and sent to Southeast Asia (SEA) in 1966 to replace theater unconventional warfare (UW) assets that were limited in both lift capability and speed the Talon I quickly adapted to theater UW tasking including infiltration and resupply and psychological warfare operations into North Vietnam. After spending four years in SEA and maturing into a highly respected UW weapons system the Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) chose the Combat Talon to lead the night low-level raid on the North Vietnamese prison camp at Son Tay. Despite the outcome of the operation the Talon I cemented its reputation as the weapons system of choice for long-range clandestine operations. In the period following the Vietnam War United States Air Force (USAF) special operations gradually lost its political and financial support which was graphically demonstrated in the failed Desert One mission into Iran. Thanks to congressional supporters like Earl Hutto of Florida and Dan Daniel of Virginia funds for aircraft upgrades and military construction projects materialized to meet the ever-increasing threat to our nation. Under the leadership of such committed hard-driven officers as Brenci Uttaro Ferkes Meller and Thigpen the crew force became the most disciplined in our Air Force. It was capable of penetrating hostile airspace at night in a low-level mountainous environment covertly to execute any number of unconventional warfare missions.

The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780008219284

Category:

Page: 464

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The charming new bestseller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe Robin Brennan has come home to Campion Bay. Now her parents have retired, she's set to become the new landlady of The Campion Bay Guesthouse. Bookings have been as thin as the hand towels, and it doesn't take long for Robin to realise that the place needs a serious makeover. Perhaps throwing herself into the task will help to heal her sadness at the tragic end to her dreams in London. As she gives the guesthouse a new lease of life, Robin encounters old friends and new, including old flame Tim, who'd clearly like to reboot their romance. But what about Will, the new arrival at No. 4, who's rocked up with the cutest dog ever? Caught up in a flurry of full-English breakfasts and cream teas, Robin's never sure what, or who, the next check-in will bring...

The House of Birds and Butterflies

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008225850

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7596

‘With a heroine that you root for this is a sweet read with real heart and soul’ Sarra Manning author of The House of Secrets

Scapegoats of the Empire

The True Story of Breaker Morant's Bushveldt Carbineers

Author: Edward Witton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849026215

Category: History

Page: 194

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George Witton's scathing political indictment of the British Empire, later made into the movie "Breaker Morant" (1980).

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy

Author: Shelby Foote,Walker Percy,Jay Tolson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393317688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 1185

Collected letters offer a glimpse into a lifelong friendship--recording ambitions, artistic doubts, and personal problems

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

Author: Greg Brooks

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783741074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 522

View: 1608

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables.

The Dead Smile (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: F. Marion Crawford

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473360854

Category: Fiction

Page: 42

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This vintage book contains Francis Marion Crawford's 1911 horror novel, “The Dead Smile”. With a ghastly banshee, a cadaver that's wont stay put, and an infectious and sinister smile, this eerie novel is a masterpiece of the macabre that constitutes a must-read for fans of the genre. Francis Marion Crawford (1854–1909) was an American writer of novels most famous for his notable contributions to classic supernatural and horror fiction. Contents include: “The Dead Smile”, “The Screaming Scull”, “Man Overboard!”, “For the Blood is the Life”, “The Upper Berth”, “By the Water of Paradise”, and “The Doll's Ghost”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm

An Australian Tragedy

Author: Cameron Hazlehurst

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1925021017

Category: History

Page: 670

View: 2499

‘In the whole history of government in Australia, this was the most devastating tragedy.’ Three decades after what he called ‘a dreadful air crash, almost within sight of my windows’ Robert Menzies wrote ‘I shall never forget that terrible hour; I felt that for me the end of the world had come…’ Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm tells the lives of the ten men who perished in Duncan Cameron’s Canberra property on 13 August 1940: three Cabinet ministers, the Chief of the General Staff, two senior staff members, and the RAAF crew of four. The inquiries into the accident, and the aftermath for the Air Force, government, and bereaved families are examined. Controversial allegations are probed: did the pilot F/Lt Bob Hitchcock cause the crash or was the Minister for Air Jim Fairbairn at the controls? ‘Cameron Hazlehurst is a story-teller, one of the all-too rare breed who can write scholarly works which speak to a wider audience. In the most substantial, original, and authoritative account of the Canberra aircraft accident of August 1940 he provides unique insights into a critical, poignant moment in Australian history. Hazlehurst’s account is touched with irony and quirks, set within a framework of political, social, and military history, distinctions of class, education, and rank, and the machinations of parliamentary and service politics and of the ‘official mind’. The research is meticulous and wide-ranging, the analysis is always balanced, and the writing at once skilful and compelling. This is a work of an exceptional historian.’ (Ian Hancock, author of Nick Greiner: A Political Biography, John Gorton: He Did It His Way, and National and Permanent? The Federal Organisation of the Liberal Party of Australia) ‘Ten Journeys to Cameron’s Farm is a monumental work of historical research pegged on a single, lethal moment at the apex of government at an extraordinarily sensitive time in Australia’s history. The book embodies top drawer scholarship, deep sensitivity to antipodean class structures and sensibilities, and a nuanced understanding of both democratic and bureaucratic politics.’ (Christine Wallace, author of Germaine Greer Untamed Shrew andThe Private Don: the man behind the legend of Don Bradman)

Game Development and Production

Author: Erik Bethke

Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1556229518

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 7645

A handbook for game development with coverage of both team management topics, such as task tracking and creating the technical design document, and outsourcing strategies for contents, such as motion capture and voice-over talent. It covers various aspects of game development.

Introduction to Marine Cargo Management

Author: Mark Rowbotham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317803221

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 4244

Cargo management, especially in the maritime sphere, plays a vital role in the transfer of goods between seller and buyer. However, despite over 90% of the world’s international trade being conducted by sea, often very little is known about this subject by either party. This unique text provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principal elements involved in the management of marine cargo and the carriage of goods by sea. Not only does it analyse key theories and debates in the maritime freight sector, it is equally instructive on practice and logistics. Furthermore, the book provides a thorough guide to the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in this dynamic industry. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the very latest changes in cargo management legislation and procedures, including: Offshore oil & gas supply management The revised INCOTERMS 2010 Tramp shipping and spot cargo trading Project cargo management Dry and liquid bulk cargo management The IMDG Code and the marine carriage of dangerous and hazardous goods Cabotage Salvage Risk management and best practice This is an essential guide for shipping professionals, academics and students of marine logistics, and international trade.

Children of the Storm

An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061800412

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7939

A Great War has ended, but evil still casts a long shadow over a violence-scarred land. One woman -- an adventurer and archaeologist with a brilliant mind -- must now confront a dreadful adversary more fiendish and formidable than any she has ever encountered. But by doing so, she may be feeding the flames of a devastating firestorm that threatens the fragile lives of the tender and innocent.