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.
The Key to Rebecca; Jackdaws; Hornet Flight
Author: Ken Follett
Combat helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War flew each mission facing the possibility of imminent death. Begun as a series of attempted letters to the Department of Veterans Affairs, this compelling memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company—“The Hornets”—relates his experience of the war in frank detail. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division’s invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division’s pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail at LZ Hope, the author recounts the traumatic events of his service from March 1970 to March 1971.
Memoir of a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam
Author: Ed Denny
In 1993, the Combat Exclusion Law was repealed in a landmark decision. For the U.S. Navy, this meant that one of the last bastions of all male combat roles would be opened to women, the fighter and bomber squadrons. Despite the adamant protests of the male pilots, senior naval leadership, and various conservative groups, women were assigned to fighter squadrons in late 1993. Hornets Nest is the compelling account of one of the women in this first group, Lieutenant Missy Cummings. Waiting in the wings, Missy was an established adversary pilot and perfectly primed to step into the role of a combat pilot. Flying one of the worlds most technologically advanced fighters would be exhilarating for Missy, but not without an exacting price. Missys reception into the warrior ranks is overwhelmingly hostile and senior leadership in her squadron ensure that she receives harsh treatment, often deliberately criminal. Betrayed by the very institution that prides itself on honor, courage, and commitment, Missy eventually resigns from the Navy and abandons her dreams of a career. This real life drama concludes with a critical analysis of the integration of women into combat pilot roles, and the future of women in combat aviation.
The Experiences of One of the U.S. Navy's First Female Fighter Pilots
Author: Missy Cummings
Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Traces the career of the late Danish-born spy, drawing on extensive interviews to recount some of his more dramatic missions, his two escapes from Denmark, and his imprisonment in England as a suspected double agent.
The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum
Author: Mark Ryan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Military Fly Moms is a stupendous collection of true stories by women who shared the same two dreams - becoming a military aviator, and being a mom. These stories and their accompanying photographs weave a beautiful tapestry, passing on a lasting legacy to inspire future generations to reach for their dreams." -- cover
Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope
Author: Linda Maloney
A comprehensive look at the world's great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine, featuring spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans. Of all humanity’s dazzling innovations, perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight. In our quest to soar higher, faster, and farther, we’ve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold—like the supersonic F-22 Raptor, stealthily soaring above the clouds, or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane, the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings. That’s not even to mention the deluxe Concorde—the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound. These iconic aircraft—and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering—make up the world’s most groundbreaking contributions to flight, all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine. In Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, there’s something for every aviation aficionado—from brazen stunt planes to far-from-pedestrian commercial jets, from military marvels to spacecraft that reached dazzling new heights. With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications section that will delight die-hard data fans, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.
100 Greatest Aircraft
Author: Mark Phelps,Flying Magazine Editors of
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Category: Sports & Recreation