Tag Archives: Aviation

Chasing The Demon by Dan Hampton

Chasing The Demon: A Secret History Of The Quest For The Sound Barrier, And The Band Of American Aces Who Conquered It This book should have been titled: Chasing the Swallow, and subtitled: The history of western civilization during the … Continue reading

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Transatlantic by Colum McCann

Packaged in a series of short stories, Colum McCann’s Transatlantic shows the connections between random lives in Ireland and the United States.  The stories feature such notable figures as Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Senator George Mitchell. … Continue reading

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Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker

Skyfaring: A Journey With A Pilot features a lot of prose and emotion about flying. This was okay but the best part of the book were the details about the job and equipment, namely the Boeing 747 he flies. Vanhoenacker … Continue reading

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Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Coolidge Thanks to Liberal revisionism, the presidency of Calvin Coolidge has faded from living memory. It is a shame because looking at his record one could easily group him with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Cleveland, Eisenhower, and Reagan as a president … Continue reading

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Gift Of Wings by Carl Hiebert

Gift Of Wings: An Aerial Celebration Of Canada is the story about the triumph of the human spirit. Carl is paralyzed in a hang gliding accident. He can no longer do that which he loved, but he finds he can … Continue reading

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