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Spreading My Wings

Spreading My Wings

One of Britain's Top Women Pilots Tells Her Remarkable Story from Pre-War Flying to Breaking the Sound Barrier

  • Author: Diana Barnato Walker
  • Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
  • ISBN: 1908117656
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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The remarkable autobiography of a pioneering female aviator who left a privileged life to serve in World War II. Her father was a millionaire race-car driver who became chairman of Bentley Motors, and her grandfather cofounded the De Beers mining company. But by the late 1930s, debutante Diana Barnato had enough of her affluent, chaperoned existence and sought excitement in flying—soloing at Brooklands after only six hours’ training. Joining the Air Transport Auxiliary in 1941 to help ferry aircraft to squadrons and bases throughout the country, she flew scores of different aircraft—fighters, bombers, and trainers—in all kinds of conditions, and without a radio. By 1945, Barnato had lost many friends, a fiancé, and a husband—but she continued to fly. In 1962 she was awarded the Jean Lennox Bird Trophy for notable achievement in aviation, but her greatest moment was yet to come, when in 1963 she flew a Lightning through the sound barrier, becoming “the fastest woman in the world.” Spreading My Wings is her remarkable memoir, brimming with history and adventure.

Spreading My Wings

Spreading My Wings

  • Author: L. A. Jenkins
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1420808346
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Spreading My Wings

Spreading My Wings

Freddie's Inspirational Poems

  • Author: Freddie Shackelford Fisher
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781983489303
  • Category:
  • Page: 82
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Freddie's Inspirational Poems is a Collection of Spiritual Poems. These poems are dedicated to the people of Flint, Michigan and our struggles to survive this terrible man made disaster. Lord Save Our Children, they are our future. Author - Freddie Shackelford Fisher

Spreading My Wings

Spreading My Wings

  • Author: Ade Pitman
  • Publisher: Blurb
  • ISBN: 9780464978107
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 250
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Spreading my wings is the story of a fledgling pilot's first year of holding a Pilot`s Licence; the thrill and the fear of a year of firsts. The book chronicles the Author's journey from just passing his Skills Test and gaining his Pilot's Licence to venturing overseas in a quest to safely increase his flying experience. Not simply a journal, but a witty and fun journey made by a newbie aviator.

Gylded Wings

Gylded Wings

  • Author: Linda Nightingale
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1509215611
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
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Angels in slavery? Brit Montgomery cannot believe it, until she is sent on a rescue mission to another dimension and witnesses the cruel practice first hand. The angel, Gyldan, is the most beautiful being she’s ever seen. She is drawn to him but sometimes beauty disguises wicked secrets. This man who rocks her world seems more demon than angel. Gyldan, born into slavery, has one desire—fly free. When he escapes to Earth, he faces an alternate self-realization full of dark glory…and disbelief. Gyldan is bent on experiencing his newfound powers unmindful of the harm to Brit or others. Confused and hurt by Gyldan’s erratic evil actions, Brit turns away. While Gyldan’s journey of self-discovery pulls him further distant, Brit finds acceptance in a solitary, comfortable life of her own until she realizes the day of reckoning has come. Will Gyldan be her final ruin or has he come back to her with a gift more precious than life itself?

Stonecast

Stonecast

  • Author: Anton Strout
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101625708
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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NO STONE UNTURNED… Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear. With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world. But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.

The Seadragon's Daughter

The Seadragon's Daughter

  • Author: Alan F. Troop
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101498200
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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A secret race as old as time, they have inspired our greatest legends, our grimmest fairy tales, and our grandest nightmares. Changelings by day and slayers at dark, they call themselves People of the Blood. Mankind calls them Dragons. One has stepped forward to tell his story. For three years, Peter DelaSangre and his beloved Chloe have lived in peace, nurturing their young family in relative happiness, until people begin to disappear from boats and islands off the coast of Miami. Rumors from the mainland force all eyes onto their private island retreat. But something more threatening than mere unwanted attention lurks in the watery depths surrounding the DelaSangres, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. Suddenly, a young, mysterious female appears on Peter’s island. Her name is Lorrel. She is part of a sea-dwelling dragon race thought extinct for decades. And despite her seeming innocence, she will force him to confront his family’s cold, dark past, and his own vulnerability—threatening to separate him from his family forever.