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Chasing the Demon

Chasing the Demon

A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

  • Author: Dan Hampton
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 006268874X
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 352
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier–nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told. Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation. After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one’s enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California’s Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called “the demon.” Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the “barrier” had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed—until now. Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind’s quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager’s former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American—George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War—met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1. Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before.

Chasing the Demon

Chasing the Demon

  • Author: Louise G White
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780993081705
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 308
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Book Two of Louise G White's Scottish urban fantasy "Gateway" series.

Chasing the Demon

Chasing the Demon

  • Author: Paul Sating
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781732261709
  • Category: Sasquatch
  • Page: 296
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Jared Strong has been haunted by the memory of Bigfoot since childhood, setting him on a hunt that has lasted his entire life. This passionate pursuit has required that he sacrifice everything in order to get closer to finding the elusive creature. He is determined to bring the world its first Bigfoot. But before he can, Jared must face a growing list of obstacles- a species that doesn't want to be found, an estranged wife who wants to move on with her life, and powerful people who stand in his way. Now Jared must choose between giving up on his obsession to save his marriage or give up on his marriage to find Bigfoot.

Chasing the Devil

Chasing the Devil

My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer

  • Author: Sheriff David Reichert
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0759511969
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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CHASING THE DEVIL is the gripping firsthand account of Sheriff David Reichert's relentless pursuit of the Green River Killer--a 21-year odyssey full of near-misses and startling revelations. For eight years, Sheriff David Reichert devoted his days and nights to capturing the Green River Killer. He was the first detective on the case in 1982, doggedly pursuing clues as the body count climbed to 49 and it became the most infamous unsolved case in the nation. Frantically following all of his leads, Sheriff Reichert befriended the victims families, publicly challenged the killer, and risked his own safety--and the endurance and love of his family--before he found his madman. But Reichert's hunt didn't end when he finally cornered a truck painter named Gary Ridgway. It would be yet another 11 haunting years before forensic science could prove Ridgway's guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. Told in vivid detail by the man who knows the whole story, this is a real life suspense story of unparalleled heroism.

Chasing Demons

Chasing Demons

  • Author: M. E. Layton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781329268494
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Hereditary witch Morgaine Clemenson was enjoying a peaceful existence living above her metaphysical shop on the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks until one Halloween, a handsome stranger appears with a fantastical tale of time travel, demon incursions, and hints of a link to Avalon and Morgan Le Fae. Victorian gentleman Alexander Ramsey has come to enlist Morgaine's aid in ridding the human plane of a demon, but in the struggle to win the battle against the demon, Morgaine just might lose her heart to Alex. That wouldn't be such a bad thing, if Alex wasn't expected to vanish forever - leaving her behind - once the job is done.

The Axeman's Jazz

The Axeman's Jazz

  • Author: Ray Celestin
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447258878
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer – the Axeman – stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot – heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea – now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida – a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case – and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.

Demon Tears

Demon Tears

  • Author: Joshua Dagon
  • Publisher: The Fallen by Joshua Dagon
  • ISBN: 097899552X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 382
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Bishop Robert Patrick had no sympathy at all for the gang of stupid boys who'd befriended the demon. They'd been enthralled, to be sure, but that didn't entirely excuse their complacency. It had taken him years to track down the demon, the skotos, but he'd finally cornered it in Los Angeles. The city, Robert discovered, was positively teeming with hedonists and homosexuals, tweakers and twits, deviants and demons. Despite the attractive, human form the skotos had assumed, Robert recognized it. The time to act had come. The demon would be put back where it belonged, contained among the treasures of the Church for the rest of time. True, matters were complicated by the crew of stupid, stupid boys. Maybe they were clueless, and therefore innocent, but it didn't matter. Robert had everything he needed: the ancient vessel of brass, the enthusiastic support of the Church, and through obvious signs and inspiration the unquestionable direction of the Divine. The final confrontation was inevitable, sweeping aside the sinful and the sacred alike. Unfortunate about the boys. Robert would pray for them. In this startling and deeply moving conclusion to The Fallen, Joshua Dagon takes his characters and his readers on an exhilarating ride generously filled with humor, excitement, personal exploration, and often surprising wisdom. For three months, Nick, Darren, and their friends have been living it up with the generosity of the fallen angel, Marbas. But another ancient and powerful demon has been chasing Marbas, with plans of her own... Without compromising his clear compassion for every one of his characters, Joshua Dagon takes an unflinching look at the perils of blind faith, prejudice, and arrogance. Demon Tears leaves us with the hope that even the most desperate of us can ultimately become more than what we are.

Prophecy

Prophecy

Child of Earth

  • Author: Elizabeth Haydon
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 146682302X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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In Rhapsody, a fellowship was forged--three companions who, through great adversity, became a force to be reckoned with: Rhapsody, a singer of great talent and even greater beauty; Achmed, an assassin with unearthly talents; and Grunthor, a giant Sergeant-Major whose jolly disposition stands at odds with his deadly skill at weapons. Having fled the F'dor--an ancient, powerful evil--the three emerged on the other side of the world, only to discover fourteen centuries had passed. Their homeland had been destroyed, their people scattered across several continents, and everyone they ever knew had long since passed away...except, perhaps, the F'dor. Prophecy continues this powerful epic. Driven by a prophetic vision, Rhapsody races to rescue the religious leader of her new homeland while Achmed and Grunthor seek evidence of the F'dor. These three may be their world's only hope, the heroes spoken of in the Prophecy of the Three, but their time is running short. They must find their elusive enemy before his darkness consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Next Level

The Next Level

When Faith Begins and the fallen Has Arisen

  • Author: Qweon Lee Drayton-Washington Sr.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1450065880
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 51
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God and Lucifer is fighting for who should be the rightful king of heaven and earth. God felt that it was time for mankind to do their part too in this war, so he sent down to earth a book that would stop Lucifer from being victorious. John Wrightman he has to go through a test to find out the truth about himself. Serenity, an angel that was sent from heaven, has to help show John the truth while Diea, a fallen angel, was sent from hell to kill John before he found out the truth. Samantha Brooks, John’s partner caught up in this mess, tries to find out what was going on this whole time and finds out little bit about who she is tied to throughout all this drama. The book is filled with betrayal, unselfish love, loyalty, and mind-packed action.