Release on 2016-03-10 | by Paul Archer,Johno Ellison
One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World
Author: Paul Archer,Johno Ellison
Pubpsher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
When three friends – Paul, Johno and Leigh – clicked ‘buy’ on an iconic London cab, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. Leaving the Big Smoke in their taxi bound for Sydney, the lads began a 43,000-mile trip that would take them off the beaten track to some of the most dangerous and deadly places on earth. By the time they arrived home, they would manage against all the odds to circumnavigate the globe and break two world records. From altercations with the Iranian secret police to narrowly escaping the Taliban, the trio’s adventure is filled with hair-raising escapades. Feel the fear, revel in the fun and meet some of the hundred passengers the taxi picked up along the way, as the authors take you on their action-packed journey.
American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten, Revised Edition
Author: John Gargus
Pubpsher: Texas A&M University Press
In May 1970, aerial photographs revealed what U.S. military intelligence believed was a POW camp near the town of Son Tay, twenty-three miles west of North Vietnam’s capital city. When American officials decided the prisoners were attempting to send signals, they set in motion a daring plan to rescue the more than sixty airmen thought to be held captive. On November 20, a joint group of volunteers from U.S. Army Green Berets and U.S. Air Force Special Operations Forces perfectly executed the raid, only to find the prisoners' quarters empty; the POWs had been moved to a different location. Initially, the Son Tay raid was a devastating disappointment to the men who risked their lives to carry it out. Many vocal critics labeled it as a spectacular failure of our nation’s intelligence network. However, subsequent events proved that the audacity of the rescue attempt stunned the North Vietnamese, who implemented immediate changes in the treatment of their captives. The operation also restored the prisoners’ faith that their nation had not forgotten them. John Gargus not only participated in the planning phase of the Son Tay rescue, but also flew as a lead navigator for the strike force. This revised edition incorporates the most recent information from raid participants and also includes recent translations of North Vietnamese perspectives. No previous account of this top-secret action has given such a full account or such insight into both the execution and the aftermath of Son Tay.
A year after his divorce, Jayojit Chatterjee, an economics professor in the American Midwest, travels home to Calcutta with his young son, Bonny, to spend the summer holidays with his parents. Jayojit is no more accustomed to spending time alone with Bonny–who lives with his mother in California–than he is with the Admiral and his wife, whose daily rhythms have become so synchronized as to become completely foreign to their son. Together, the unlikely foursome struggles to pass the protracted hours of summer, each in his or her own way mourning Jayojit’s failed marriage. Written with depth and tenderness, A New World goes right to the heart of a family, making vividly alive their hopes, desires and regrets.
DescriptionThis short book is in two parts, the first is an autobiographical account of the authior's experience of OCD, her hospitalization and treatment, amongst other things. The second part is a more discursive treatment of the subject. Both parts, with their different approaches, will be an invaluable, from the horses's mouth, guide to anyone with an interest in OCD. About the AuthorNatalie Young is a strong woman, with much experience and guidance to offer. She is also a mother.
This book is used in conjunction with The Leica Pocket Book and Leica Price Guide and has been compiled from original Leitz sources. The book has two aims: the first is to act as the constant pocket companion for the Leica Collector in his travels; the second is to help Leica enthusiasts who want to study fascinating accessories in greater depth. It covers the whole period from 1924 to Spring 1996 and will enable the reader to place an individual accessory in its historical context with contemporary Leica models and lenses. Readers wishing to study Leica accessories further and looking for a more suitable bedside companion are referred to the author’s Leica Collectors Guide which also includes comprehensive accounts of Leitz enlargers, projectors and binoculars.
Release on 2011-11-08 | by Darcia Moretti,Dr. Darcia Moretti
Author: Darcia Moretti,Dr. Darcia Moretti
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
In a heat castigated town with women carrying parasols to protect themselves from the sun, Mr. Vartun, an old man, ruminates about his past. What human being should not think about his past without realizing the strange games of life that build up depression - situations from the past intermingle with those who surround him in the present, including his daughter, Paulina who, with her white parasol, intrigues him and finally reveals more about herself that meets the eye.
The story of survival of a huge, mega-earthquake in the Los Angeles area involves one family and how they are able to prepare and cope with a myriad of problems and challenges. The tale involves many ethical and moral dilemmas, which arise throughout the entire story. Also included are the numerous recommendations and suggestions of how to prepare for the worst case scenarios, far more deadly than those depicted by the various governmental agencies responsible for the ultimate rescue of the civilian victims. The maxim is basically to anticipate the largest degree of catastrophe possible, prepare for same and, if conditions are less then predicted, survival will be accomplished more easily. The fictional content is sprinkled, generously, with ideas, thoughts and suggestions as to how to effectively deal with a tremendous natural disaster. Remember, its not if this will happen, its only a matter of when.