1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with state of the art electronic warfare devices that jam American radar systems. Evading the fighters scrambled to intercept them, the British aircraft target Washington and New York, reducing them to smoking ruins. They would have done, at least, if this were not an exercise. This extraordinary raid (which actually took place) opens James Hamilton-Paterson's remarkable novel about the lives of British pilots at the height of the Cold War, when aircrew had to be on call 24 hours a day to fly their nuclear-armed V-bombers to the Western USSR and devastate the lives of millions. This is the story of Squadron-Leader Amos McKenna, a Vulcan pilot who is suffering from desires and frustrations that are tearing his marriage apart and making him question his ultimate loyalties. Relations with the American cousins are tense; the future of the RAF bomber fleet is in doubt. And there is a spy at RAF Wearsby, who is selling secrets to his Russian handlers in seedy East Anglian cafes. A macabre Christmas banquet at which aircrew under intolerable pressures go crazy, with tragic consequences, and a dramatic and disastrous encounter with the Americans in the Libyan desert, are among the high points of a novel that surely conveys the beauty and danger of flying better than any other in recent English literature.
"Under the Radar Michigan" is an Emmy award winning PBS television series that features the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to live, work and play. If you're looking for awesome Michigan places to explore, vacation, eat, live, start a business or just kick backand relax, this book is for you. In this, our second installment, chapter by chapter we take you along with us on our 'next' fifty episodes. Get ready to discover cool Michigan cities, interesting people, incredible restaurants, romantic spaces and great places to vacation with the whole family. You'll climb to the top of the Mackinac Bridge; go cliff diving in Lake Superior; savor the flavor of fantastic foods; ride the North Pole Express; meander through magnificent museums; explore great parks, trails and places to camp; fish the great lakes; meet people making a difference and have unbelievable urban adventures. You won't believe what's right in your own backyard. So, once again, join us. I guarantee you'll learn so much about Michigan, you'll never want to leave. Grab this (and our first) book, collect your car keys and make this great state your next big adventure.
In today's advertising world, sponsors run the risk of having their message "zapped" by a jaded consumer armed with a remote control. The founders of one of today's hottest agencies analyze and critique some of today's best ad campaigns--that have succeeded in getting "under the radar" of ad-weary consumers.
In Under the Radar, Ellen Leopold shows how nearly every aspect of our understanding and discussion of cancer bears the imprint of its Cold War entanglement. The current biases toward individual rather than corporate responsibility for rising incidence rates, research that promotes treatment rather than prevention, and therapies that can be patented and marketed all reflect a largely hidden history shaped by the Cold War.
Documents the history of Red Hat, Inc. and how it revolutionized the software industry
It is rare for a complete biography of an Australian scientist, particularly of an Australian woman scientist, to be published. It is rarer for such a book to be co-authored by an American. Although scientists have written discourses on the history of their discipline, it is most unusual for a scientist to write a full length biography of a colleague in his ?eld. It is also uncommon for a man to write about an Australian woman scientist; most of the work on Australian women scientists has been done by other women. However, these authors, both distinguished researchers in the ?eld of radio astr- omy, became so interested in the history of their discipline and in the career of the pioneer radio astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott that they spent some years bringing this book to fruition. Until relatively recently, Ruby Payne-Scott had been the only woman scientist mentioned brie?y in histories of Australian science or of Australian radio astronomy. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in these disciplines. Being scientists themselves, the authors explain Payne-Scott’s scienti?c work in detail; therefore, the value and importance of her contributions can, for the ?rst time, be recognised, not only by historians but also by scientists.
In The Middle Of The Night, The Sisterhood Is Your Only Hope A Sister’s work is never done—not when there are wrongs to right and underdogs to defend. Just returned to their mountaintop hideaway after their latest successful mission, the seven fearless friends enjoy a celebratory dinner and retire to bed. But within an hour, an alarm sounds, and the ladies rush into the compound in time to see Myra and their mentor, Charles, climbing aboard a helicopter. All that’s left is a mysterious note, signed by Charles. Still reeling, the Sisters receive an urgent call from retired justice Pearl Barnes. Pearl runs an underground railroad to help abused and displaced women, and she’s just rescued fourteen pregnant teenagers who belong to a highly secretive and controversial polygamy sect. But keeping the girls safe will require the kind of help only the Sisterhood can provide—if they can band together and go it alone... Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels… "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces…fast-paced…puts poetic justice first."—Publishers Weekly on Payback "Delectable…deliver[s] revenge that’s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style." —Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
While Kyle is helping Amanda plan the annual Halloween party, his true feelings for her are exposed and things get complicated, especially when Hillary and Declan get involved. Original.
"... five individuals in separate boroughs of New York City find themselves on the run from the law. Unbeknown and strangers to one another, ... the fugitive[s] head to the Port Authority Bus Station and board a bus heading to Atlanta, Georgia. ... As they travel the long road heading south, the fugitives become associated during bus stops and smoke breaks. A day later and still ignorant to the fact they're all fugitives, the group beds down at a motel in Atlanta. The obstacle they now face is how are they going to survive."--Back cover.
This riveting account reveals the secret corners of our supposedly flat world: black markets where governments are never seen but still spend outrageous amounts of money. Journalist Matt Potter tells the story of Yuri and his crew, a gang of Russian military men who, after the collapse of the Soviet Union found themselves without work or prospects. So they bought a decommissioned Soviet plane-at liquidation prices, straight from the Russian government-and started a shipping business. It wasn't long before Yuri, and many pilots like him, found themselves an unlikely (and ethically dubious) hub of global trading. Men like these are paid by the U.S., the Taliban, and blue-chip multinational companies to bring supplies- some legal, some not-across dangerous borders. In a feat of daring reportage, Potter gets onto the flight deck with these outlaws and tells the story of their fearless missions. Dodging gunfire, Potter is taken from place to place by men trafficking everything from illicit weapons to emergency aid, making enemies everywhere but no reliable friends. As the world changes, we see the options for the crew first explode, then slowly diminish, until, in a desperate maneuver, they move their operations to the most lawless corners of Africa, where they operate to this day. The story of these outlaws is a microcosm of the world since the end of the cold war: secret contracts, guerrilla foreign policy, and conflicts too thorny to be handled in public. Potter uses the story of these men to articulate an underground history of the globalized world. At once thrilling, provocative, and morally circumspect, this book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in espionage, or in how the world works today.
In 1993, the nation exploded into anti-same sex marriage fervor when the Hawaii Supreme Court issued its decision to support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Opponents feared that all children, but especially those raised by lesbian or gay couples, would be harmed by the possibility of same-sex marriage, and warned of the consequences for society at large. Congress swiftly enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and many states followed suit. Almost a decade before the Hawaii court issued its decision, however, several courts in multiple states had granted gay and lesbian couples co-parenting status, permitting each individual in the couple to be legally recognized as joint parents over their children. By 2006, advocates in half the states had secured court decisions supporting gay and lesbian co-parenting, and incurred far fewer public reprisals than on the marriage front. What accounts for the stark difference in reactions to two contemporaneous same-sex family policy fights? In Below the Radar, Alison Gash argues that advocacy visibility has played a significant role in determining whether advocacy efforts become mired in conflict or bypass hostile backlash politics. Same-sex parenting advocates are not alone in crafting low-visibility advocacy strategies to ward off opposition efforts. Those who operate, reside in, and advocate for group homes serving individuals with disabilities have also used below-the-radar strategies to diminish the damage cause by NIMBY ("not in my back yard") responses to their requests to move into single-family neighborhoods. Property owners have resorted to slander, subterfuge, or even arson to discourage group homes from locating in their neighborhoods, and for some advocates, secrecy provides the best elixir. Not every fight for civil rights grabs headlines, but sometimes, this is by design. Gash's groundbreaking analyses of these strategies provide a glimpse of the prophylactic and palliative potential of low-visibility advocacy.
When Tom's father is kidnapped and it looks like it was an inside operation by the FBI, Tom vows to test the limits of science in order to find his father.
Building a verbal-visual architecture : the RCAF's new world mestizo/a art -- Performing la mujer nueva : Chicana art work in the RCAF -- Heroic foundations : Chicano/a heroes in family, farmwork, and war -- Between the aesthetic and the instrumental : free association, collectivism, and making space for Chicano/a art -- From front to force : the RCAF's air force persona and the performance of an archive
In this distinctive and timely guide, Arnold Kling, an experienced "Netstrapper" who sold his Internet company for 85 million, reveals how he and so many like him are building enduring Web companies by combining traditional entrepreneurial scrappiness with pragmatic adoption of technologies. These are the businesses--low frills and niche--that the Web was really built for. In this book he shares their success stories. Along the way he provides practical coaching on every important aspect of launching a solid Internet enterprise--from evaluating business ideas to finding the most suitable partners to raising capital. His step-by-step guide will help you map out a robust plan and launch a business that is free from market turbulence and investor control.
A writer for The New Yorker introduces readers to a surreal, bizarre America, depicting the inside of a cockfighting ring, teenage reporters in a small Texas town, a meeting of obituary writers, the influence of a western Massachusetts diner on its community, and other colorful cultural dimensions of twenty-first-century America. Reprint.
Poetry is a relative term these days. It seems anyone with an ax to grind or a rant to rave can get up in a dingy venue and call him/ herself a “poet.” We all know from school days what poetry used to sound like, however, that form has pretty much been abandon and or adapted to fit our times for better or worse. Some still try to hit the mark. In the pages of this volume S.A. Gerber has attempted to put together the best of all worlds. Having been well received reading in poetry cafes from Los Angeles to Seattle to Las Vegas, as well as in several varied Poetry Journals, he has for the first time decided to place some of his work between two covers for readers to access. His work ranges from pointing to the outrage of a changing world to the inner turmoil of self destruction, discovery and possibly... realization. Pulling the scabs off of society’s injustices as well as personal demons... always with the “word.” Some have referred to him as, “the best of the least known’s.” Perhaps this volume will help to shine a little light on the subject. Enjoy.
With one record-smashing night in his exploding hockey career, Boyd Anderson went from 'the best line in junior hockey' to an international playoff team of champions from Zug, Switzerland. After creating a huge sale to Saudi Arabia, Boyd moves from Toronto to Budapest to Dubai and unknowingly finds himself at the 'Top of the Food Chain'. It is in Dubai, 2007 where he meets Thomas who introduces him into a world of deception and unimaginable Power Weilding Elite, hyper-competitive deal-makers and hungry profiteers, who trade entire lives just as easily as they swapped arena tickets and team contracts, behind the scenes of business , governments and politicians you've heard of ,,,, But when CNN announced "Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has disappeared" on a March morning in 2014, Boyd immediately blurted out, "I know who did this." Horrified, he became an investigator, using his highly toned instincts and perception, along with his memory. Backed up with facts, he saw all the pieces coming together, realizing that hundreds of lives lost were just 'collateral damage' for a 55,500 Ton gold heist. Even worse, using ancient numerology and researching the main players introduced to him from a nearly-forgotten contact who had described a plan for just how Bitcoin, political turmoil in Europe and the Middle East, and even the world's economy would play out -- drastically changing the world as we know it, in just a few years. After spending 3 years investigating and researching, Boyd discovered 3 abandoned Boeing Jumbo 747's left on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur airport, he finally figured things out. Unable to escape the feeling that all the signs were in place for a scandal that's bigger than Watergate, now everyone needs to know the truth regarding the origin of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero & ETC Classic, the Blockchain, Kraken, Brexit, ISIS, Interest Rate Hikes -- and the biggest gold heist-assassination in the history of the world!
Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950–2000 is a stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century. Collected by renowned quilt authority and collector Roderick Kiracofe, they represent a 20th-century quilt movement that remains mostly undocumented. Unlike the familiar quilts that replicate traditional patterns of earlier centuries, these surprising textiles represent a freer, more casual, utilitarian style that departs from (and returns to) a multitude of norms and standards. Peppered with essays by renowned experts that help to contextualize the quilts’ surprisingly modern aesthetic, Unconventional & Unexpected is a groundbreaking celebration of 20th-century quilting that picks up where most other quilt histories leave off.
In this critically beloved and piercing memoir, Darcey Steinke, a minister's daughter, recounts her lifelong struggle to find religion. Though wide-eyed and accepting as a girl, Steinke left the faith in her teenage years; scene by breathtaking scene, she vividly describes the angst, embarrassment, uncertainty, and joy of her decades of on-and-off piety. Emotional, wise, and beautifully crafted, Easter Everywhere is a rare literary accomplishment, a feat of storytelling and personal insight.