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Midair

Author : Craig Collins
ISBN : 1493018639
Genre : History
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Midair is a true account of one of the most remarkable tales of survival in the history of aviation a midair collision at 30,000 feet by two bomb-laden B-52s over a category 5 super typhoon above the South China Sea during the outset of the Vietnam War. Authored by Craig K. Collins, the nephew of B-52 pilot Maj. Don Harten, Midair is an historically important work that is about more than survival. Interwoven through Harten s dramatic story of his million-to-one struggle against near-certain death is a previously unexamined look at how America had developed an aerial battle plan that would likely have ended the Vietnam conflict in under a month during the late winter of 1965. Instead, the country s war planners and politicians veered off course and into a bloody eight-year quagmire. Harten was on the February 1965 top-secret mission a massive B-52 bombing raid of railways, supply depots, and airfields in and around Hanoi that was called off in mid-flight. That mission and battle plan was mothballed until Dec. 18, 1972, when it was dusted off and dubbed Linebacker II, effectively ending the war within a week. Over 120 B-52s bombed Hanoi-area military installations for eight consecutive days. As a result of the heavy bombing, the North Vietnamese declared a truce, attended peace talks in Paris in early January and signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending hostilities in Vietnam on Jan. 27, 1973. It is the gripping tale of a young Air Force officer s first combat mission that instantly pulls the reader in and never lets up."

Midair

Author : Frank Conroy
ISBN : UOM:39015014395720
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short narratives captures the vital routine of coming into manhood in America and experiencing and becoming involved with the world around

Midair

Author : Kodi Scheer
ISBN : 1503934101
Genre : Fiction
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"I had a secret: I wanted to leave the earth in a spectacular fashion. Specifically, by leaping from the Eiffel Tower." So begins this provocative coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl bent on self-destruction and revenge, set in the City of Light. It's the summer of 1999, the end of a millennium. In the mind of Nessa Baxter, a girl from rural Illinois, Paris is the remedy for all of her woes. The death of her beloved brother and the betrayal by her classmate Kat has left Nessa bereft and doubtful about her future. She plans to exact revenge on Kat during their renegade French Club trip. Along with classmates Whitney and Kiran, the four girls embark on a series of misadventures in Paris. As part of her plan, Nessa starts a game of truth or dare that spirals out of control. A suspenseful psychological drama, Midair is the story of a young girl's descent into darkness and the secrets we keep, even from ourselves.

Relativism

Author : Francis J. Beckwith
ISBN : 9780801058066
Genre : Philosophy
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A critique of moral relativism, the belief that there exists no objective moral standards that apply to every place, person, and time.

Both Feet Firmly Planted In Midair

Author : John J. McNeill
ISBN : 0664258085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Details the life of the former Jesuit priest who was expelled from the Soceity of Jesus for his views on gay and lesbian sexuality

Mid Air Collisions

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1155563875
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Ramstein airshow disaster, Gol Transportes A reos Flight 1907, North American XB-70 Valkyrie, United Airlines Flight 736, 2002 berlingen mid-air collision, Hughes Airwest Flight 706, PSA Flight 182, 2009 Hudson River mid-air collision, 1956 Grand Canyon mid-air collision, Hainan Island incident, List of mid air collisions and mid air incidents in the United Kingdom, 1976 Zagreb mid-air collision, 1960 New York air disaster, 1996 Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision, American Airlines Flight 28, 1940 Brocklesby mid-air collision, Aerom xico Flight 498, 1958 Tybee Island B-47 crash, 1948 Gatow air disaster, Northwood mid-air collision, 1993 Auckland mid-air collision, Eastern Air Lines Flight 537, 1965 Carmel mid-air collision, American Airlines Flight 910, 1974 Norfolk mid-air collision, 2007 Phoenix news helicopter collision, Allegheny Airlines Flight 853, First mid-air collision of airliners, Cubana de Aviaci n Flight 493, Golden West Airlines Flight 261, 2009 California mid-air collision, 2009 Iranian Air Force mid-air collision, 1955 Cincinnati mid-air collision, All Nippon Airways Flight 58, Eastern Airlines Flight 45, Piedmont Airlines Flight 22, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 2254, Grand Canyon Airlines Flight 6, 1953 Mediterranean Sea Lancaster and Valetta mid-air collision, 1949 Exhall mid-air collision, 1979 Ukraine Aeroflot mid-air collision, TWA Flight 553, 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster, 1960 Rio de Janeiro air crash, Aeroflot Flight SSSR-65856, 2007 Radom Air Show crash, Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 1103. Excerpt: Gol Transportes A reos Flight 1907 (ICAO: GLO 1907) was a Boeing 737-8EH, registration PR-GTD, on a scheduled passenger flight from Manaus, Brazil to Rio de Janeiro. On September 29, 2006, just before 17:00 BRT, it collided in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet over the Brazilian sta...

Plant Your Feet Firmly In Mid Air

Author : Janet Lapp
ISBN : 9781885365101
Genre : Business & Economics
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The premise of this book is that even though many organizations appear to have joined the ‘new wave,’ or the new way of doing business, their people and management systems are stuck in the first wave, that is, in the old way of doing business and of managing people. The dissonance created by these two competing systems has created unprecedented and uncomfortable turbulence in today’s corporation. It is as if two storm fronts are clashing, and although we know the air will be turbulent, it is nonetheless confusing, and occasionally frightening. This book was designed to guide through this current dissonance created by two competing systems toward the calmer weather of consonance and stability. Many of the familiar guideposts are missing. Imagine you are seated comfortably in an airline seat, waiting at the gate. You watch the luggage and meals being loaded, hear the familiar announcements, and feel the push back, taxi and take-off. You enjoy the topography of the land as it zooms out of view. But then, suddenly, everything becomes clouded. You lose all sense of position. There are no indicators to judge distance. You have to trust that the pilot is taking you to your destination. If you are the pilot, a different picture emerges. There are reliable guides through the clouds. Even when the sky is occluded, pilots believe their instruments can lead them faithfully to their destination. Similarly, though transformational change can be described as leaving the known and venturing into the unknown, there are instruments to guide us. Much of the skill upon which I have relied as an instrument pilot can be transferred to guiding change in times of confusion and ambiguity, and this is the source and focus of much of my writing. This book developed for two reasons: first, I became dissatisfied with materials currently available to help people during the chaotic changes in today’s companies. Many materials offer theories which do little to guide today’s manager. In Plant Your Feet Firmly in Mid-Air, I have outlined clear steps toward change, and offer suggestions that are easy to follow. The second reason this book developed, was to try to help alleviate the confusion I see when I travel and work with various corporations and associations. I am awed by the herculean efforts of courageous people in today’s companies who are trying to cope with uncertainty, confusion and overwork. There are masses of employees at all levels who exhibit a committed caring about their work and their fellow workers. These people need real answers, strategies, ways of thinking and acting based on common-sense to help them steer through turbulence. I believe that this book addresses those people and their needs, while simultaneously offering their leaders the tools to better guide them. Richard Pascale, in Managing on the Edge, argues that there never have been short-cuts to ‘good management.’ To understand how highly rated companies work, we need to study why others can fail. Chapter One examines some of the possible causes for failure. The most popular business gurus reflect North America's obsession with the new. There is the admonition in business circles to ‘hurry up and use the new technique while it still works.’ Tom Peters captured this ‘new’ spirit when he coined the axiom, ‘Get Innovative or Get Dead.’ But subjecting any organization to repeated epidemics of ‘hit or miss,’ trial-and-error roller coasters, replete with fancy jargon, demoralizes employees, confuses customers and eventually, obscures the very purpose of the business. Most importantly, this is not a book about what’s wrong. It is a book about what is right, hopeful, and workable. The principles identified and explained herein can make you a much better guide of behavioral change than you already are. I hope this book guides you on your journey to an exciting future.

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