When Thunder Rolled

When Thunder Rolled PDF Author: Ed Rasimus
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343545
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
Ed Rasimus straps the reader into the cockpit of an F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber in his engaging account of the Rolling Thunder campaign in the skies over North Vietnam. Between 1965 and 1968, more than 330 F-105s were lost—the highest loss rate in Southeast Asia—and many pilots were killed, captured, and wounded because of the Air Force’s disastrous tactics. The descriptions of Rasimus’s one hundred missions, some of the most dangerous of the conflict, will satisfy anyone addicted to vivid, heart-stopping aerial combat, as will the details of his transformation from a young man paralyzed with self-doubt into a battle-hardened veteran. His unique perspective, candid analysis, and the sheer power of his narrative rank his memoir with the finest, most entertaining of the war.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics) PDF Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657944
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story—Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * "[A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."—Booklist, starred review

Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot PDF Author: Christina Olds
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429929097
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
Please note: This ebook edition does not include the photo insert from the print edition. The widely anticipated memoir of legendary ace American fighter pilot, Robin Olds Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—and an ace with 12 aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them. Proving he wasn't a WWII retread, he led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. Olds (who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007) was a unique individual whose personal story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year.

Thud Ridge

Thud Ridge PDF Author: Jack Broughton
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9780859791168
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
This is the story of a special breed of warrior, the fighter-bomber pilot; the story of valiant men who flew the F-105 Thunderchief 'Thud' Fighter-Bomber over the hostile skies of North Vietnam. From the briefing rooms to the bombing runs, Vice-Wing Commander Colonel Jack Broughton, recounts the tragedy and heartache, the high drama and flaming terror, the exhilaration and thrill of life on the edge. He relives the incredible feeling of high-speed, low-level sorties where SAM missiles, flak and MiGs were all in a day's work. The bravery of the pilots and their commitment to each other in times of extreme fear, crisis and catastrophe are highlighted by vivid, fast moving flying sequences. Thud Ridgeis a fascinating and graphic memorial to the courage of the men, the power of their machines and their dedication to their mission.

Palace Cobra

Palace Cobra PDF Author: Ed Rasimus
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312948764
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 366

Book Description
Picking up where the acclaimed "When Thunder Rolled" leaves off, the author pens a riveting memoir of his service as an experienced combat pilot in the waning days of the Vietnam War. photos. Martins Press.

Rupert Red Two

Rupert Red Two PDF Author: Jack Broughton
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760332177
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 376

Book Description
Den amerikanske pilot, Jack Broughton, beretter om sin indsats som jagerpilot.

100 Missions North

100 Missions North PDF Author: Ken Bell
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574886398
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 343

Book Description
An extraordinary tale of combat over Hanoi

When Thunder Comes

When Thunder Comes PDF Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452119449
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 42

Book Description
In moving verse, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis gives new voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Exquisitely illustrated by five extraordinary artists, this commanding collection of poems invites the reader to hear in each verse the thunder that lies in every voice, no matter how small. Featuring civil rights luminaries Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

Shelter From The Storm

Shelter From The Storm PDF Author: Sid Griffin
Publisher: Jawbone Press
ISBN: 9781906002275
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
Shelter From The Storm tells the story of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, the gypsy caravan troupe that lit up US stages between the fall of 1975 and the bicentennial spring that followed. In the company of Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and more, Dylan reinvented the ingenuous troubadour tradition for the cynical 70s - and delivered some of the most thrilling live performances of his career along the way. Throughout this period, however, Dylan's personal life was in meltdown. His tortuous love life would be laid bare in improvised acting scenes filmed for Renaldo & Clara. The movie marked his full debut as a director and was shot as Rolling Thunder navigated between New England towns. The bafflingly edited final cut is perhaps Dylan's most enigmatic and misunderstood work. Musician and author Sid Griffin examines the genesis of Rolling Thunder, the writing and recording of the 1976 album Desire, for which several key ensemble players were first marshaled, and the influences and implications around Renaldo & Clara. In a plethora of new interviews, unique behind-the-scenes accounts, and deconstructions of tour documents such as the NBC television special Hard Rain, Griffin provides new insight into Dylan's most legendary tour and offers unprecedented analysis of the musical torrents that came pouring forth as the Thunder rolled. By the tour's conclusion, both Dylan and the wider music industry were on the verge of significant transformation.

The Storm Book

The Storm Book PDF Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064431940
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 36

Book Description
It is a day in the country, and everthing is hot and still. Then the hazy sky begins to shift. Something is astir, something soundless.
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