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Big Week

Author : Bill Yenne
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In just six days, the United States Strategic Air Forces changed the course of military offense in World War II. During those six days, they launched the largest bombing campaign of the war, dropping roughly ten thousand tons of bombs in a rain of destruction that would take the skies back from the Nazis . . . The Allies knew that if they were to invade Hitler’s Fortress Europe, they would have to wrest air superiority from the mighty Luftwaffe. The plan of the Unites States Strategic Air Forces was extremely risky. During the week of February 20, 1944—and joined by the RAF Bomber Command—the USAAF Eighth and Fifteenth Air Force bombers took on this vital mission. They ran the gauntlet of the most heavily defended air space in the world to deal a death blow to Germany’s aircraft industry and made them pay with the planes already in the air. In the coming months, this Big Week would prove a deciding factor in the war. Both sides were dealt losses, but whereas the Allies could recover, damage to the Luftwaffe was irreparable. Thus, Big Week became one of the most important episodes of World War II and, coincidentally, one of the most overlooked—until now.

Big Week

Author : James Holland
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'James Holland is a master' BBC History It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. The aim was to smash the main factories and production centres of the Luftwaffe and at the same time draw the German fighter force up into the air and into battle. Big Week is the knife-edge story of bomber against flak gun and fighter, but also, crucially, fighter against fighter. Following the fortunes of pilots and aircrew from both sides, this is a blistering narrative of one of the most critical periods of the entire war. Big Week was the largest air battle ever witnessed, but it has been largely forgotten – until now.

Blue s Big Week

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Introduction to the United States Air Force

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Ricky s Big Week

Author : Greg Charpentier
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Ricky's big week is the first in a series of children's books that are designed to install coping mechanisms for anxiety and depression naturally through storytelling. The intention is to provide our children with tools so they are not limited by the inevitable stressors of life.

Blue s Big Week

Author : K. Emily Hutta
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Steve and Blue plan activities on Blue's calendar for every day of the week.

Big Week for Little Mouse

Author : Eugenie Fernandes
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This delightful installment in the Little Mouse series teaches young readers about opposites with an energetic story about a mouse preparing for her birthday party.

Watson s Really Big Wwii Almanac

Author : Patrick Watson
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Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.

Old Lessons New Thoughts

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Man of the Sun

Author : Mike Render
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It is April 1944, and World War II is raging in Western Europe. Lieutenant Roy Stevens is an American P-51 Mustang fighter pilot who was just authorized to engage in all-out dogfights against the German Luftwaffe during his next assignment. On the eve of his mission, Roy writes letters to his girlfriend and family in Iowa without any idea that he will soon be led to uncover some of the war's darkest secrets. With orders to patrol the airspace over Cologne, Germany, Roy takes off in the darkness of early morning, prepared to do whatever it takes to defend his country. But when he is suddenly attacked from behind by a German fighter pilot, Roy bails out of his plane into enemy territory where he is quickly captured by German forces and made a prisoner of war. As dire circumstances and a moment of chance propel him to accepting his most important and challenging mission to date, Roy learns firsthand the significance of the bloody conflict as his fate-and the fate of others-is changed forever. "Man of the Sun" is the historical tale of an American airman during World War II as he bravely fights for his country, survives capture by the Germans, and ultimately gambles everything to save a young soul from a horrifying fate.

Trading Paces

Author : Michael Kelly
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Does this ring any bells? Mortgaged to the hilt, rising at 5.30 to commute across three counties to jobs in Dublin, fed-up, bleary-eyed and only in your thirties? Michael Kelly and his wife were classic Celtic Cubs. Then they simplified, down-sized, opted out. Now they live happily in a leaky cottage in Dunmore East, their ties with the capital severed and their careers as corporate drones abandoned. They grow vegetables and rear an ever-expanding coterie of animals: laying hens, a cock named Roger and pigs called Charlotte and Wilbur. And they don’t hate Mondays anymore! This is an extremely humorous, thought provoking account of one couple’s discovery that there is an alternative to the consumer driven lifestyle. As Michael Kelly describes the hilarious hazards of rural life as well as the advantages, he demonstrates how one brave decision can transform your life. A funny and inspiring account of the ups and downs of letting go of the Tiger. You can see Michael talking about the changes he has made to his life here (courtesy TV3): You can also read about Michael's continuing adventures with rural life on his website www.michaelkelly.ie.

Arming the Luftwaffe

Author : Daniel Uziel
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During World War II, aviation was among the largest industrial branches of the Third Reich. About 40 percent of total German war production, and two million people, were involved in the manufacture of aircraft and air force equipment. Based on German records, Allied intelligence reports, and eyewitness accounts, this study explores the military, political, scientific and social aspects of Germany’s wartime aviation industry: production, research and development, Allied attacks, foreign workers and slave labor, and daily life and working conditions in the factories. Testimony from Holocaust survivors who worked in the factories provides a compelling new perspective on the history of the Third Reich.

Lucrative targets the U S Air Force in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations

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Quantum Soup

Author : Chungliang Al Huang
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Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humor, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. Every mini-essay is accompanied by the author's calligraphy and illustrations, including those making their appearance for the very first time. 'Quantum Soup is a gourmet preparation of philosophical snaps and snails, sharks' fins and puppy dogs' tails to tickle the sophisticated palate and provoke happy, healthful belly laughs. Confucius say: "Number One good recipe!"' - Joseph Campbell 'Like sunlight, Chungliang Al Huang's delicate mix of wisdom and humor comes in discrete energy packets (quanta) but gives continuous pleasure and nourishment.' - Fritjof Capra 'Take the humour of Buddha, connecting with the universal soul you have Chungliang Al Huang and Quantum Soup!' - Virginia Satir 'Quantum Soup is an elegant, wise and playful expression of Taoist and Zen Buddhist sensibilities in a Western setting - a philosophical entertainment with a collection of anecdotes, aphorisms and koan-like ruminations, all served up in appetizer portions.' - Los Angeles Times 'Take the pungence of hot and sour, the homeyness of chicken, the excitement of gespacho, the refreshment of vichyssoise - flamboyantly seasoned with loving humor and eternality and an empty bowl - ahhhh - Quantum Soup!' - Ram Dass '"Better for the guest to wait for the food, than for the food to wait for the guest," says a Chinese proverb. Many guests at the banquet of books have been eagerly awaiting this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup. Their expectations will be surpassed. Chungliang Al Huang is an all-star chef for the finest appetites of heart and soul.' - Brother David Steindl-Rast

The Rough Guide to Rock

Author : Peter Buckley
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Betty Crocker The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners

Author : Betty Crocker
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A huge collection of easy weeknight dinners the whole family will love Dinner will never get boring with this compendium of weeknight dinner recipes from Betty Crocker. You'll find soups and stews, skillet meals, main-dish salads, pizzas, sandwiches, casseroles, and much more. With meals that are just as easy to prepare as they are delicious to eat, this book will help you keep the family fed with minimum effort. Whether it's a light summer meal or a hearty winter meal you need, The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners has you covered! Includes more than 200 simple, no-fuss recipes with mouthwatering full-color photographs throughout Helpful icons highlight fast recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less while an introductory section offers helpful tips on meal planning and smart shopping With more than 200 recipes at just $19.99, this book is a fantastic value When it comes to feeding families, no one has you covered like Betty Crocker. With The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners, you'll have plenty of great dinner ideas to dig into.

The Bombing War

Author : Richard Overy
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The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author's masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss. Reviews: 'Magnificent ... must now be regarded as the standard work on the bombing war ... It is probably the most important book published on the history of he second world war this century' Richard J Evans, Guardian 'Monumental ... this is a major contribution to one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War ... full of new detail and perspectives ... hugely impressive' James Holland, Literary Review 'This tremendous book does what the war it describes signally failed to do. With a well-thought-out strategy and precision, it delivers maximum force on its objectives ... The result is a masterpiece of the historian's art' The Times 'It is unlikely that a work of this scale, scope and merit will be surpassed' Times Higher Education 'What distinguishes Mr Overy's account of the bombing war from lesser efforts is the wealth of narrative detail and analytical rigour that he brings to bear' Economist 'Excellent ... Overy is never less than an erudite and clear-eyed guide whose research is impeccable and whose conclusions appear sensible and convincing even when they run against the established trends' Financial Times 'Hard to surpass. If you want to know how bombing worked, what it did and what it meant, this is the book to read' Times Literary Supplement About the author: Richard Overy is the author of a series of remarkable books on the Second World War and the wider disasters of the twentieth century. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Penguin publishes 1939: Countdown to War, The Morbid Age, Russia's War, Interrogations, The Battle of Britain and The Dictators. He lives in London.

The Prince of Pentium

Author : Sherard H. Adams
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Barely eighteen years old and a high school dropout, Prince Hakim Jenkins leads a gangster lifestyle and is headed for trouble on the streets of New York. Facing violent felony charges and forced to flee from the police, Prince finds his future calling in a most unusual place. Blessed with an unusual gift for working with computers, he turns his strength into a business. Every hustler dreams of being rich, but Prince is not the average, everyday hustler. Hes a computer hackeran unauthorized user accessing data to steal or corrupt, doing whatever he needs to gain something from the unauthorized virtual break-in. Hes a hustler and gangsta who takes what he learned from the streets of New York, and mixes it with white-collar crime in the computer world, making him the Prince of Pentium. Based on true events, The Prince of Pentium follows Jenkins through a period of ten years as hes transformed from a poor, low-class hustler into a genius hacking thug, engaging in high-tech, organized crime.

Super Shred The Big Results Diet

Author : Ian K. Smith, M.D.
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The diet that works faster and forever! SUPER SHRED Using the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement and diet confusion—that made his SHRED a major #1 bestseller—Dr. Ian K. Smith has developed what dieters told him they needed: a quick-acting plan that is safe and easy to follow at home, at work, or on the road. SUPER SHRED It's a program with four week-long cycles: --Foundation, when you'll eat four meals and three snacks a day, start shedding pounds and set yourself up for success --Accelerate, when you'll kick it up and speed up weight loss --Shape, the toughest week in the program, and the one that will get your body back by keeping it guessing --Tenacious, a final sprint that cements your improved eating habits and melts off those last stubborn pounds The SHRED system never leaves you hungry. It's a completely new way to lose weight, stay slender, and feel fantastic about your body, mind and spirit! Includes more than 50 all-new recipes for meal replacing smoothies and soups!

Journal of a Novel

Author : John Steinbeck
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Each working day from January 29 to November 1, 1951, John Steinbeck warmed up to the work of writing East of Eden with a letter to the late Pascal Covici, his friend and editor at The Viking Press. It was his way, he said, of "getting my mental arm in shape to pitch a good game." Steinbeck's letters were written on the left-hand pages of a notebook in which the facing pages would be filled with the test of East of Eden. They touched on many subjects—story arguments, trial flights of workmanship, concern for his sons. Part autobiography, part writer's workshop, these letters offer an illuminating perspective on Steinbeck's creative process, and a fascinating glimpse of Steinbeck, the private man.