Hornet Flight

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466410

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

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From the master storyteller, Ken Follett, Hornet Flight is a startling thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance. It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their elderly parents. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Gerät – a rudimentary form of German radar equipment. Arne's relationship with Hermia Mount, an MI6 analyst draws him into underground politics, putting him under surveillance by the Danish security forces – and by one man in particular who has a personal motive to see Arne fall. It is only a matter of time before the brothers' paths converge in a united effort to overcome the Nazis. A disused Hornet Moth biplane is their only means of getting a vital message to the British . . .
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Hornet Flight

Author: Kazam Butur

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View our Ken Follett feature page. Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II-"a winning formula" (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe, where a young Danish man-equipped with only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane at his disposal-will change the course of the war... Amazon.com Review An old-fashioned tale of ordinary people thrown into the drama and danger of war, Hornet Flight is a rippingly good read. The time is 1941, and British bombers attacking Germany are being blown out of the sky in horrific numbers. How do the Nazis know they're coming? The answer is an infant technology called radar, and the Brits--with help from the Danish Resistance--must figure out how and where the German radar stations operate. Follett, an old pro at World War II storytelling, vividly evokes the period, creating a sense not of historical re-creation but of urgently unfolding news. His cast of characters is memorable, including Harald Olufsen, a brainy 18-year-old pulled into the Resistance half against his will, and--typically for Follett--several central, well-drawn women. The plot does have some predictable elements: for example, from the time Harald first encounters a tiny wood-and-linen biplane called a Hornet Moth, half-rotted and stored away in a Danish barn, we know that it will heroically take to the skies. Then, when the very outcome of the war begins to turn on Harald getting a certain roll of film from Denmark to England, well... you can see where things are headed. But it's great fun to watch them develop, and Follett throws in just enough unexpected shocks to keep you off balance. Though it lacks the intensity of Eye of the Needle, Follett's finest and best-known book, Hornet Flight offers generous helpings of suspense and a climax that could hardly be more satisfying. --Nicholas H. Allison From Publishers Weekly Bestselling Welsh author Follett has made a career out of the WWII suspense thriller (Eye of the Needle; Jackdaws), and he hits the mark again with this dramatic and tragic tale of amateur spies pursued by Nazi collaborators in occupied Denmark in 1941. Harald Olufsen is an 18-year-old physics student who stumbles into espionage when he accidentally discovers a secret German radar installation on the island where he lives. The British do not know the Germans have radar and cannot understand why British nighttime bomber losses are so high. When Harald learns there is a fledgling Danish resistance group called the Nightwatchmen, he becomes involved through his older brother, Arne, a happy-go-lucky Danish army pilot. Harald photographs the secret radar site, but the spy group quickly unravels under the pressure of Danish police detective Peter Flemming, an officious, ruthless, and arrogant cop who hates the Olufsen family for a public humiliation his father suffered years before. The amateur spy network underestimates the police with tragic and deadly results, and soon Harald and his Jewish girlfriend, Karen, must plan a desperate aerial escape to get the photographs to England. Follett starts out fast and keeps up the pace, revealing how ordinary people who want to do the right thing are undone by their own enthusiasm and inexperience. He also paints a vivid and convincing picture of life in occupied Denmark, of easy collaboration with the Nazis and of the insidious, creeping persecution of the Jews. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Das Geheimnis der Masken

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838707664

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

View: 6743

So traurig hat Mick seine Mutter noch nie erlebt, denn das Haus, in dem sie wohnen, soll abgerissen werden. Also müssen sie umziehen. Und nebenan das alte Filmstudios soll auch verschwinden. Spekulanten haben das Gelände gekauft. Das alles geht Mick und seinem Freund ziemlich auf die Nerven, zumal dessen Vater auch noch beim Film arbeitet. Die beiden Jungs hecken einen Plan aus und nehmen das abgesperrte Gelände mal genauer unter die Lupe. Doch was sie dort entdecken, verschlägt ihnen den Atem ...
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Die Spur der Füchse

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838722531

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 9748

Binnen weniger Stunden in London: Ein tolldreister Millionenraub wird verübt, ein hoher Politiker begeht einen rätselhaften Selbstmordversuch, ein Großkonzern wird in letzter Minute vor dem Konkurs gerettet und ein Unterweltboß erlebt ein blutiges Fiasko. Als ein junger Reporter dieses Netzwerk aus Korruption und Gewalt entwirrt, wird er zum Schweigen gebracht. Denn selbst die Presse ist nur eine Figur im teuflisch-genialen Plan eines Finanzhais - der Operation Obadja...
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Dreifach

Thriller

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838700619

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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Polit-Piraten auf hoher See. 1968. Der Kalte Krieg ist auf seinem Höhepunkt. In einem ägyptischen Atomkraftwerk arbeiten Forscher an einer Bombe. In dieser Lage schickt Israel seine besten Agenten aus, eine Ladung Uranerz zu besorgen. Nat Dickstein hat schon einmal ein Transportschiff gekapert. Er will es wieder tun. Doch diesmal wird er dreifach gejagt: Vom russischen KGB. Vom ägyptischen Geheimdienst. Und von den Palästinensern, die ihm einen Schritt voraus sind. Und eine dieser drei Gruppen hat Nats Geliebte Suza in ihrer Gewalt. "Ken Follett versteht es meisterhaft, brillante Erzählkunst und fundierte Sachkenntnis zu kombinieren." Time Magazine
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Mitternachtsfalken

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703448

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Europa im Jahr 1941. In England fragt sich Hermia Mount, Agentin im MI6, woher die hohen Verluste der britischen Fliegerstaffeln kommen. Im besetzten Dänemark stößt Harald Olufsen, ein 18-jähriger Oberschüler, auf eine geheime Radarstation der Deutschen. Diese Information könnte dem Krieg eine entscheidende Wende geben. Doch zwischen den beiden jungen Menschen liegt eine Welt voller Feinde - und die endlose Weite de Meeres ...
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Der dritte Zwilling

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703405

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Als die Polizei Steve festnimmt, glaubt er zunächst an ein Missverständnis. Doch das Opfer identifiziert ihn eindeutig, und auch der DNS-Test ist positiv. Steves letzte Hoffnung ist die Zwillingsforscherin Jeannie. Je mehr diese aber über Steves geheimnisvolle Herkunft herausfindet, desto stärker gerät sie unter Druck. Hinter Steve und seinem Doppelgänger erscheint ein ganzes Heer von schattenhaften Gestalten. Jede einzelne von ihnen könnte ihr Feind oder ihr Freund sein, ihr Liebhaber - oder ihr Mörder ...
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Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection

The Key to Rebecca; Jackdaws; Hornet Flight

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101539291

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.
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The F/A-18 Hornet

Author: David Seidman

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823938742

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8257

Discusses the history of the F/A-18C Hornet jet fighter plane and its use in various missions in battle, from the Vietnamese Conflict to the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.
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Sea Cobra

Admiral Halsey's Task Force And The Great Pacific Typhoon

Author: Buckner Melton Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749123

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8645

One of the costliest battles of World War II happens to be one of the least known. After failing to stop the attack of Admiral Takeo Kurita at Leyte Gulf, Admiral “Bull” Halsey made a desperate attempt to engage the Japanese Imperial Navy in a full-scale battle. Acting against better judgment and in a desperate attempt at redemption, Halsey led his crew into the raging path of a typhoon, which resulted in the loss of nearly one thousand sailors—the most costly mission of the Pacific war.
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Moon Men Return

Uss Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts

Author: Scott Carmichael

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512526

Category: History

Page: 304

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The splashdown and recovery of Apollo 11 on 24 July 1969 was a historic event, which fulfilled President John F. Kennedy s national goal of placing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth by the end of the 1960s. This book tells the dramatic story of the USS Hornet s recovery of the astronauts after the splashdown of their command module. This detailed account draws not only on historical records but also on the memories of eighty men who served aboard the Hornet and participated in the recovery operation, including Navy UDT frogman John M. Wolfram, who was the first to reach the Apollo II astronauts. Their inside account offers deck-level perspectives of events and includes details never before documented for the public. Their stories reveal that although the recovery operation looked easy and uneventful, there were many problems to overcome. For example, a machinist s mate had to repair a broken propeller shaft while the ship was underway so the Hornet could reach the point of splashdown on time; storms forced the ship to navigate by dead reckoning placing it miles away from its destination just minutes before Apollo came down; and a HS-4 helicopter narrowly avoided colliding with the command module due to heavy cloud cover. Yet, according to the author, the VIPs on the Hornet never suspected anything amiss. In addition to these behind-the-scenes stories, the book includes a never before published photograph of the Apollo 11 command module as it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Previously known only to those associated with the Navy SEAL who took the photo, the author established its authenticity through interviews with those on the helicopter and those who processed the photograph on the Hornet. Other photographs not previously released to the public, including surface-level photos taken by UDT swimmers during the recovery procedure are also among the illustrations displayed in the book.
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Eisfieber

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703456

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 1508

Ein tödliches Virus verschwindet aus einem privaten Forschungslabor. Für die junge Sicherheitschefin Toni Gallo ist dies eine Katastrophe. Sie ahnt nicht, dass der Dieb aus dem engsten Kreis um den Firmengründer Stanley Oxenford kommt. In dessen verschneitem Landhaus im schottischen Hochland entbrennt ein dramatischer Kampf, bei dem mehr auf dem Spiel steht als ein einzelnes Leben ...
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The AirForces Monthly Book of the F/A-18 Hornet

Author: Tim Senior

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0946219699

Category: History

Page: 96

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The F/A-18 Hornet has been in service over 20 years and has developed into and effective multi-role combat aircraft. With its array of weapon options the Hornet is capable of engaging targets on land, sea, and in the air and its ability to "swing-role" from one target type to another is impressive. The aircraft is in service with a number of air arms worldwide in both carrier-based and land-based variants.
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The First Team

Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

Author: John Lundstrom

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 161251166X

Category: History

Page: 576

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Hailed as one of the finest examples of aviation research, this comprehensive 1984 study presents a detailed and scrupulously accurate operational history of carrier-based air warfare. From the earliest operations in the Pacific through the decisive Battle of Midway, it offers a narrative account of how ace fighter pilots like Jimmy Thach and Butch O'Hare and their skilled VF squadron mates - called the "first team" - amassed a remarkable combat record in the face of desperate odds. Tapping both American and Japanese sources, historian John B. Lundstrom reconstructs every significant action and places these extraordinary fighters within the context of overall carrier operations. He writes from the viewpoint of the pilots themselves, after interviewing some fifty airmen from each side, to give readers intimate details of some of the most exciting aerial engagements of the war. At the same time he assesses the role the fighter squadrons played in key actions and shows how innovations in fighter tactics and gunnery techniques were a primary reason for the reversal of American fortunes. After more than twenty years in print, the book remains the definitive account and is being published in paperback for the first time to reach an even larger audience.
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Unbroken (deutsch)

Die unfassbare Lebengeschichte des Louis Zamperini

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608102396

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Louis Zamperini, Sohn italienischer Einwanderer, wird vom jugendlichen Schlitzohr zum Mittelstreckenläufer von Weltrang. Nach seinem fulminanten Schlussspurt beim Finale der Olympischen Spiele in Berlin 1936 beginnt seine Odyssee während des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Pazifik. Er gerät mitten ins Inferno der Gefangenschaft, wo er Folter und Hunger erträgt und überlebt. Laura Hillenbrand, die zurzeit erfolgreichste Sachbuchautorin der USA, erzählt mitreißend und erzeugt eine atemlose Spannung: den Flugzeugabsturz, die 47-tägige Irrfahrt im Schlauchboot durch den Pazifik, den Kampf gegen Haie, die Kriegsgefangenschaft unter einem der grausamsten Verbrecher des Zweiten Weltkriegs.
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Ken Follett and the Triumph of Suspense

A Popular Writer Transcends Genres

Author: Carlos Ramet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661816X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Ken Follett wrote his first international bestseller, Eye of the Needle, when he was 25 years old. He has since been one of the most consistent international best-selling authors, with approximately 130 million copies of his books sold worldwide. His manifold influences on the thriller genre includes the pioneering use of strong female characters in espionage stories and the development of the historical thriller as a new form of novel, exemplified by Winter of the World (2012). This book is an investigation of Follett’s development as an author, and of the craft of writing and the negotiation of serious versus popular literary value, from his earliest short stories and screenplays through his mature thrillers and entertainment fiction. Unpublished materials are also considered, including his notes, business and personal correspondence, unpublished drafts, journal entries and outlines. Follett’s dramatic shift to writing historical fiction may be his most enduring legacy.
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F/A-18 Super Hornet

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614784337

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

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This title explores the development and use of the US Navy's muli-role F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter. Readers will follow the history of its origins from the F/A-18 Hornet. Chapters also detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its flight range, its digital control-by-wire flight control system, its engine, its stealth technology, its aerial refueling system, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs.
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Die Brücken der Freiheit

Roman

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703391

Category: Fiction

Page: 543

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Vom alten England bis in die Neue Welt spannt sich der große Bogen des abenteuerlichen Lebens zweier Menschen auf der Suche nach Freiheit. In den schottischen Kohlengruben herrscht das Gesetz der Sklaverei. Doch Mack McAsh, ein junger Bergmann, träumt davon, frei zu sein. Er flieht nach London - und gerät in eine andere Form von Knechtschaft: Als Aufrührer verurteilt, wird er in Ketten nach Virginia verschifft. Dort trifft er auf Lizzie Jamisson, die Frau, die ihm einst zur Flucht verholfen hat und dabei ihr eigenes Glück als Preis zahlte... Ein großer Auswandererroman aus der Feder von Großmeister Ken Follett
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Strategies for Maintaining the Navy's and Marine Corps' Inventories of Fighter Aircraft

Author: David Arthur

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437935133

Category:

Page: 20

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The United States Navy and Marine Corps operate a fleet of tactical fighter aircraft that provide air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities. Although current procurement plans call for the purchase of about 700 new fighter aircraft over the next 15 years, the Department of the Navy is projecting that purchases planned for the next 5 to 10 years will be unable to keep pace with the retirement of today¿s F/A-18A-D Hornets as they reach the limit of their service life. This report compares several alternatives for maintaining the Navy¿s and Marine Corps¿ fighter inventory levels. The alternatives include different combinations of extending the service life of Hornets and purchasing new aircraft in addition to those already planned. Charts and tables.
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