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Flight from the Croft

Flight from the Croft

  • Author: Bill Innes
  • Publisher: Whittles
  • ISBN: 9781849953979
  • Category: Air pilots
  • Page: 224
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As a barefoot lad in the Outer Hebrides, Bill Innes dreamed the impossible dream of becoming a pilot and this book tells how that dream came to pass. The author's career of over forty years spanned a period of incredible advances in the air - now regarded as a golden era in aviation. After gaining his RAF wings in Canada he really started to learn his trade by flying pre-war Dakotas for British European Airways around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland - one of the most testing aviation-operating areas in the world. The experience was to stand him in good stead as he moved to London to fly classic 20th century British aircraft such as the Viscount, Comet, Vanguard and Trident. The narrative comes alive through tales of the many characters encountered in a time before flight recorders. There are authentic versions of some of the most famous anecdotes in the folklore of the sky, but also reflections on training philosophy and techniques which have a relevance outwith aviation. Along the way he explored his limits, barnstorming vintage aircraft in Tiger Club displays - surviving one breach of those limits which should have proved fatal!Progressing to being a training captain, Bill was happy to pass on his experience to colleagues. As one of the team that introduced the Boeing 757 to British Airways, post-retirement, he was privileged to be the trainer on the first flights of charter airlines such as Air 2000 and Canada 3000 before his swansong, flying long range Boeing 767s for Alitalia.Technical background is lightened by the thread of humour which runs throughout and there are also some sage words of comfort for the nervous passenger.

Annalia's Simply Splendid Flight

Annalia's Simply Splendid Flight

From Another Side of Day

  • Author: Candace A. Croft
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1553955730
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 294
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Annalia envisioned her life as paradise. Everything was heavenly until three furies stormed onto her lane, center stage. They nettled her and got under her skin. Ruled by monsters and fear, the girl's life was shrouded in darkness. Who has not walked in Annalia's shoes? All children of life, regardless of age, encounter beastly characters and thorny obstacles. Listening to the spiritual guide who whispered wisdom of the ages, Annalia learned lessons to break free from dark night and move into a brighter day. Do you know the role thoughts, emotions, and free will play in conquering life's demons? Annalia does. Are you able to translate universal signs that pop up giving direction along the way? Do you know how personal resources might be used to weed a beastly mess from life's plot? How they might uproot a dream? Annalia learned how by mastering divine magic. Can your spirit soar aligned with its Star Code even when gravity-worshippers attempt to weigh it down? Can you shine your HeartLight to illuminate the way out of a nightmare? Annalia can. This self-health novel provides life lessons taught by Lazy Lapis, the Dream Magician. Return with Annalia and her guide to The Forest of Perpetual Night that lies on the far edge of Tabankhu. Master life's craft and turn in an inspired performance daily. Learn to recognize horrible happenings-black holes, shifting landscapes, bottomless abysses, physical afflictions, sinkholes of despair and dead-end mazes- for what they are, life tests, nothing more or less. Refuse to wander through life as a Sleepy Noggin. When you show that you know what you know, you will be cast as a star in a living dream. If a young girl can star in life, you can, too. (A reader's guide is included as an appendix.)

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

  • Author: Hamish Lindsay
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781852332129
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 426
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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

More Tales From The Island Nurse

More Tales From The Island Nurse

  • Author: Mary J MacLeod
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1910324175
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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The much awaited second helping of Mary J. MacLeod's tales of 'Papavray' in the 1970s and her experiences as the island's district nurse, culminating in her move to a very different new life in California.Mary J.'s anecdotes of life on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides brim with charm, humour and common sense. She shares heartwarming and amusing tales of crofters and ceilidhs, pesky cows and stubborn drivers, treacherous bogs and a suspected haunting, but also the deeply sad story of a desperate mother and a baby's untimely death.For the district nurse, human tragedy, joy and laughter are all in a days' work.Praise for The Island Nurse:If the TV companies are looking for the next Heartbeat, it can be found in the windswept coasts of Papavray THE DAILY RECORDThis lively and heartening memoir evokes both the hardships and the humour of island life **** THE SCOTSMANHer stories will ring true with every nurse - or anyone - who has ever cared for a family or community LEANN THIEMANN, author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul

The Croft's in the America's

The Croft's in the America's

  • Author: Richard Rogers
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479722448
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 322
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Lord Croft is back! Moving abroad in an attempt to evade an investigation by MI5, this the second novel in the series, takes Lord Croft to the Caribbean, where far from finding peace, he is forced to take reprisals against the very group he had planned to avoid and to add to his woes he finds himself on the radar of the Mafia, USA and Venezuelan Customs Patrols as he fights for survival. His wife and his crew are viciously raped and brutalised and he seeks revenge. Follow his wake of destruction as he takes on pirates and multiple sectors of law enforcement as he continues his life of crime and sexual pleasure. --- Richard Rogers

From Croft to Factory

From Croft to Factory

The Evolution of an Industrial Community in the Highlands

  • Author: Mary J. F. Gregor,Ruth Morey Crichton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Kinlochleven (Highland Region)
  • Page: 148
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In the Company of Heroes: the Memoirs of Captain Richard M. Blackburn Company A, 1St Battalion, 121St Infantry Regiment - Ww Ii

In the Company of Heroes: the Memoirs of Captain Richard M. Blackburn Company A, 1St Battalion, 121St Infantry Regiment - Ww Ii

The Memoirs of Captain Richard M. Blackburn Company A, 1St Battalion, 121St Infantry Regiment - Ww Ii

  • Author: Richard M. Blackburn,Jerald W. Berry
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1483627012
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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Never before in the history of the world had there been such cataclysmic destruction until World War II. The entire face of the earth changed, as millions died and entire cities were razed to rubble. World War II was the harbinger of the Holocaust and the herald of the Atomic Age. For Americans, it was a time of intense patriotism and sacrifice in the cause of freedom throughout the world. Follow an American infantryman as he goes to war in the European Theater of Operations. Walk with him among the treacherous hedgerows of Normandy and through the bitter cold of winter in Germany. See through his eyes the death, destruction, and depravation of a world gone mad. From the beaches of Normandy to the gates of Nazi Germany, read of heroic deeds and ultimate sacrifice. The vivid accounts of 1Lt. Richard Blackburn represent history in its purest forma firsthand story of how The Greatest Generation stepped up to save the world and the freedom we cherish as Americans. I was no hero, but I am honored to have served in the company of heroesthose who gave the ultimate sacrifice and rest forever under white crosses in the far away places they helped to liberate. Richard M. Blackburn (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Miracle of Miracles

Miracle of Miracles

A Muslim Woman's Conversion to Christ and Flight from the Perils of Islam

  • Author: Mina Nevisa,Jim Croft
  • Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781591138785
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 268
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In the early 1980's, the author fled for her life from Iran when she was 17 because she had become a Christian. This is an astonishing firsthand testimony on the nature of Islam, and of the power of Jesus Christ to make all things new.

The Works of the British Poets

The Works of the British Poets

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical

  • Author: Robert Anderson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English poetry
  • Page: N.A
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Religion and the Decline of Magic

Religion and the Decline of Magic

Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England

  • Author: Keith Thomas
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141932406
  • Category: History
  • Page: 880
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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.