Airway to the East 1918-1920, and the Collapse of No.1 Aerial Route RAF

B1749

 

Of 51 RAF bombers that set out, 17 were lost in transit. The author has not only covered the RAF failure and cover up, but also shown how the initial work of developing a network of airfields was to be exploited by civil crews racing each other from Britain to Australia in similar large British WWI strategic bombers.

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Secrets of the Spitfire, The Story of Beverley Shenstone the Man Who Perfected the Eliptical Wing

B1747

Rarely is even a passing mention made to all the people who contributed to the Spitfire design and its continuing update through the years of WWII. Some mention is made of Rolls Royce for their outstanding Merlin engine. This leaves a lot of people out of the story who should be mentioned and that includes those like Beverley Shenstone who made significant contributions that can be argued to be the critical contributions without which there would never have been an immortal Spitfire.

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American Missiles, The Complete Smithsonian Field Guide, 1962 to the Present Day

B1750

The coverage of the subject is comprehensive and uses the recently catalogued Smithsonian US National Air and Space Museum’s Herbert S Desind Photo Collection of more than 110,000 images. The entries collectively demonstrate the evolution of American missile design

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Gangsters

B1746

This book provides a collection of text sketches of gangsters and incidents, starting off with The Mafia from its origins as a society of Freedom Fighters defending the native population from invaders and occupiers. The gangsters are grouped into sections as individuals, followed by a section containing a selection of gangs or crime families and incidents are then grouped in sections.

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Serial Killers

B1745

This book provides a collection of text sketches of serial killers, starting off with Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, AKA, Vlad the Impaler, Son of the Dragon, Dracula. The serial killers are grouped into sections relating to their method of killing, such as Shooters or Poisoners. This approach allows a relatively large number of serial killers to be reviewed by the book.

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Robbery

B1743

This book provides a collection of robbery cases. The author has divided the book into three groups of topic, with Art Heists being followed by Burglaries and Robberies, concluded by Frauds and Swindles. The thirty two cases feature well-known incidents and some less well known incidents. The book not only provides a selection of robbery cases, but demonstrates the social changes that have affected crime as much as other areas of human activity.

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Yesterday We Were In America, Alcock and Brown First to Fly The Atlantic Non Stop

B1741

The author provides an account of one of the greatest early aviation stories in a comprehensive and exciting manner.

This should really be essential reading for everyone of school age. It is an inspiring story and it puts into perspective the huge strides that were made during the first 60 years of aviation. It goes almost without saying that an aviation enthusiast cannot afford to miss this fine account.

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Battle of Britain Pilot, The Self Portrait of an RAF Pilot and Escaper

B1740

The Battle of Britain has inspired a long list of books. Some of the most important were written by the pilots who took part. The book that George Barclay wrote was discovered by his family three years after his death

This really is an outstanding and splendid book that deserves to be very widely read.

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