Around the World in 175 Days

The First Round-the-World Flight

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Author: Carroll V. Glines

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1944466029

Category: History

Page: N.A

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American military aviation reached a low point after World War I, lagging behind its European counterparts and facing a peacetime battle for survival. To raise the public profile of aviation, military leaders encouraged their pilots to enter air shows and vie for speed, endurance, and altitude records. As a result, U.S. Army airmen daringly accomplished the first flight around the world in 1924, three years before Charles Lindbergh's famous solo flight. In Around the World in 175 Days, Carroll V. Glines recounts this adventure from the golden age of aviation. After two years of planning, four Douglas World Cruisers, each carrying a pilot and a mechanic, took off from Seattle in April 1924, flying west to circle the globe; one additional plane was held in reserve. Four of the men and two of the planes completed the flight in September 1924 and, miraculously, all eight men survived, even though one plane had crashed in the Alaskan mountains and another had ditched in the Atlantic. The airmen had triumphed over the weather extremes of Arctic Alaska and the desert Middle East, numerous primitive landing sites in rough terrain, and maintenance and supply problems that persisted despite the coordinated efforts of land- and sea-based support personnel from the Army Air Service, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard. Glines captures the drama of the journey, from the careful behind-the-scenes planning through the airmen's harrowing in-flight experiences to the mission's culmination in triumph. The success charted the future of the Army Air Service's worldwide aircraft deployment and paved the way for long-distance commercial air travel.

Wings Around the World

The Story of American International Air Transport

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 192

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Round About the Earth

Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit

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Author: Joyce E. Chaplin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596208

Category: History

Page: 560

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An account of the history of circumnavigation and how it has influenced the way people think about the Earth, profiling the early quests of famous historical figures, and the innovations that enabled world travel.

Right-Wing Women

From Conservatives to Extremists Around the World

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Author: Paola Bacchetta,Margaret Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136615709

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini supporters to Klanswomen, this collection provides an eye-opening look at extremist women.

Wing Chun - The Brutality of Biu Jee - HSE

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Author: Mark Beardsell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291992278

Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

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Biu Gee is the third and final hand form of the Wing Chun system and is generally only taught to trusted Wing Chun practitioners. Biu Gee contains advanced techniques and emergency escapes. Bui Gee teaches how to perfect the use of 'inch energy', enabling the practitioner to develop power through very short distances. It also builds on the two way energy developed in Chum Kiu. Biu Gee footwork is known as circle stepping or Huen Ma and is essential to the Wing Chun system. Again this builds on the Chum kiu style thrusting stepping or Biu ma. Huen Ma enables the rapid but safe change of direction enabling the practitioner to avoid an attack and swiftly counter attack. Biu Gee also introduces the practitioner to elbow strikes, the elbow in Cantonese is 'jaan' and Kup Jarn, is a downward elbow. Kup jaan can be used to attack at very close distance where punching or palming with the hand is not an option.

Wing Chun - Siu Lim Tau for the Solo Student

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Author: Mark Beardsell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445788683

Category: Self-Help

Page: 102

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An introduction for those interested into delving in to the world of Wing Chun kung fu as made famous by Bruce Lee and in the last couple of years brought to the cinema with the release of IP Man (2008) and Ip Man 2 (2010). Mark Beardsell has studied the Siu Lim Tau in great depth and wished to share his findings with you and so went about writing this book.

Understanding Christian Mission

Participation in Suffering and Glory

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Author: Scott W. Sunquist

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441242147

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Sailing Boats from Around the World

The Classic 1906 Treatise

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Author: Henry Coleman Folkard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486311341

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.

Without Warning: The Disappearance 1

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Author: John Birmingham

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9780752228167

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3924

A wave of inexplicable energy has slammed into America. And destroyed it. What will the world do without its last Superpower? For the jihadists, Allah has performed a miracle. For the US and its allies, Armageddon has arrived. Australasia, far from the noxious waste darkening Europe's skies, beckons as a possible oasis. Who and what will fill the void?