Download E-books Over Fields of Fire: Flying the Sturmovik in Action on the Eastern Front 1942-45 PDF

In the course of the Nineteen Thirties the Soviet Union introduced a massive attempt to create a latest Air strength. That strategy required education tens of millions of pilots. between these pilots have been better numbers of younger girls, education shoulder to shoulder with their male opposite numbers. a typical education software of the day concerned learning in 'flying golf equipment' in the course of rest hours, first utilizing gliders after which education planes. Following this, the easiest graduates might input army faculties to turn into expert wrestle pilots or flight navigators. the writer of this ebook undergone all of these phases and had turn into an skilled education pilot while the USSR entered the conflict.

Volunteering for frontline accountability, the writer flew a hundred thirty strive against missions piloting the U2 biplane in a liaison squadron. within the preliminary interval of the struggle, the German Luftwaffe ruled the sky. day-by-day strive against sorties demanded bravery and talent from the pilots of the liaison squadron working out of date, unarmed planes. Over the process a 12 months the writer used to be shot down by way of German combatants thrice yet saved flying however.

In overdue 1942 Anna Egorova turned the 1st lady pilot to fly the recognized Sturmovik (ground assault) airplane that performed an immense function within the flooring battles of the japanese entrance. incomes the honour of her fellow male pilots, the writer turned not only a mature wrestle pilot, yet a commanding officer. Over the process years the writer complicated from usual pilot to the administrative officer of the Squadron, after which was once appointed Regimental navigator, within the approach flying nearly 270 strive against missions over the southern area of the jap entrance in the beginning (Taman, the Crimea) sooner than switching to the first Belorussian entrance, and seeing motion over White Russia and Poland.

This is a relatively specified tale of braveness, decision and bravado within the face of super own adversity. the various hindrances Anna needed to pass sooner than she may possibly fly first the Po-2, then the Sturmovik, are mentioned intimately, together with her tricky paintings aiding to construct the Moscow Metro sooner than the outbreak of battle. certainly, Over Fields of fireside is a truly human tale - occasionally unhappy, occasionally offended, full of wish, at different occasions with near-despair, plentiful in comradeship and professionalism - and not below a wide dose of choice!

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Download E-books Julian Assange et WikiLeaks : la guerre pour la vérité PDF

By Sophie Radermecker, Valérie Guichaoua

Avec Assange et WikiLeaks : los angeles guerre pour l. a. vérité, Valérie Guichaoua et Sophie Radermecker nous offrent une plongée au coeur de ce personnage mystérieux. Pour ce faire, elles ont mené une enquête de terrain extrêmement poussée afin de comprendre les motivations intimes et profondes de ce héros des temps modernes, au-delà de son wrestle pour l. a. liberté d'expression. Elles ont suivi ses lines, aux États-Unis, en Australie, en Islande et en Suède, afin de recueillir des informations et des témoignages inédits sur son passé, sa vie, ses déboires avec los angeles loi, mais aussi sur le fonctionnement et l. a. controverse de WikiLeaks.
Les auteures révèlent les incohérences des accusations et les motivations suspectes des deux Suédoises. Ce livre, c?est l. a. défense que Julian Assange lui-même n'aurait pu écrire.

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Download E-books Descent: A Memoir of Madness (Kindle Single) PDF

By David Guterson

From the best-selling writer of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, looking out memoir approximately one man's fall into melancholy within the wake of a countrywide tragedy, and his courageous fight to come to normalcy.
     Like lots of the kingdom and the realm, David Guterson awakened on Tuesday, September eleventh, 2001, no longer considering historical past used to be approximately to alter. He used to be in Washington, D.C., with a gaggle of fellow writers, comparing provide functions for the nationwide Endowment of the humanities. yet earlier than their paintings day had even all started, the Pentagon was once bombed; the dual Towers have been down in long island urban; and havoc was once wreaked irrevocably on our collective experience of happiness, protection, and nationwide satisfaction. Scrambling to get out of the town and again domestic any approach he may, David, in addition to fellow writers, rented a automobile and drove 2,600 miles around the state to Seattle.  however the assaults prompted anything inside of him, a pervasive feeling of hopelessness, worry, despair--a medical melancholy that that might now not leave. He misplaced curiosity in his paintings, relations, friends--his lifestyles. encouraged by means of William Styron's masterful Darkness Visible, Guterson's Descent is the searing account of 1 man's envelopment through the darkest of human feelings, and his tunneling out. robust, severe, and deeply felt, it really is instantly own and universally illuminating--a confession from a good literary brain who takes us on a trip of what it sounds like, and ability, to lose one's snatch at the world--and to discover it once again, whether through fumbling at midnight.

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Download E-books Cancer Is a Bitch: Or, I'd Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis PDF

By Gail Konop Baker

Gail Konop Baker was once a runner, yoga practitioner, doctor’s spouse, and lifetime subscriber to Prevention journal. yet correct ahead of her forty-sixth birthday, she heard the phrases that may without end swap her existence: Just to be secure, i believe we should always biopsy. It was once the start of her yearlong conflict with breast melanoma and its fallout—a conflict that might upstage any midlife drawback she’d frightened used to be ready within the wings. Cancer Is a Bitch is her uncooked, relocating, and humorous account of juggling midlife, motherhood, and marriage with a rogue boob—and, eventually, prevailing. it is going to, as writer Lolly Winston stated, “crack [you] up one minute, then carry [you] to tears the next.”

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Download E-books Memoirs PDF

By Tennessee Williams

For the "old crocodile," as Williams referred to as himself overdue in lifestyles, the earlier was once consistently current, and so it truly is together with his continuous transferring and intermingling of instances, areas, and thoughts as he weaves this story.

When Memoirs used to be first released in 1975, it created rather a lot of turbulence within the mediathough lengthy self-identified as a homosexual guy, Williams' candor approximately his love existence, sexual encounters, and drug use was once stumbled on surprising in and of itself, and such revelations by way of America's maximum residing playwright have been referred to as "a uncooked demonstrate of personal existence" via The big apple instances ebook Review. because it seems, thirty years later, Williams' glance again at his lifestyles isn't fairly so scandalous because it as soon as appeared; he recollects his formative years in Mississippi and St. Louis, his lengthy fight as a "starving artist," the "overnight" good fortune of The Glass Menagerie in 1945, the demise of his long-time significant other Frank Merlo in 1962, and his confinement to a psychiatric ward in 1969 and next restoration from alcohol and drug dependancy, all with a similar directness, compassion, and perception that epitomize his plays.

And, in fact, Memoirs is full of Williams' extraordinary pals from the worlds of level, reveal, and literature as heoften hilariously, occasionally fondly, occasionally notremembers them: Laurette Taylor, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh, Carson McCullers, Anna Magnani, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and Tallulah Bankhead to call a couple of. And now movie director John Waters, good conversant in surprising the yank public, has written an creation that provides a few viewpoint at the a number of reactions to Tennessee's Memoirs, whereas additionally paying tribute to a fellow artist who encouraged many together with his integrity and persistence.

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Download E-books Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander PDF

By Phil Robertson, Mark Schlabach

This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the striking lifetime of Phil Robertson, the unique Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty® megastar, from early early life in the course of the founding of a kin business.


Duck calls—though the resource of his livelihood—are no longer what makes Phil Robertson the guy he's at the present time. while requested what issues in his lifestyles, he’s fast to assert, “Faith, kinfolk, ducks—in that order.”

It isn’t frequently individual can dwell a dream, yet Phil Robertson, aka The Duck Commander, has confirmed that it really is attainable with imaginative and prescient, exertions, assisting fingers, and an unshakable religion within the Almighty. Phil’s is the notable tale of 1 guy who the decision he got from God and shortly after invented a duck name that may commence a big trip to the existence he had consistently dreamed of for himself and his family members. within the love of his kingdom, his kinfolk, and his maker, Phil has ultimately stumbled on the elements to the “good lifestyles” he continuously wanted.

in the event you ever finally end up sitting face-to-face with Phil, you’ll see that his enthusiasm and keenness for duck looking and the Lord isn't any act—it is really who he is.

If you’ve watched the incredibly renowned A&E® software Duck Dynasty®, the famed Phil Robertson. As patriarch of the Robertson extended family and author of Duck Commander duck calls, he fearlessly leads his kinfolk in a in charge paintings ethic and an energetic faith.

yet what you don’t comprehend is his lifestyles ahead of the exhibit. within the pages of this e-book, you’ll research of Phil’s colourful previous and his wild highway to the “happy, chuffed, satisfied” lifestyles he leads this present day. prior to the “happy,” Phil’s ardour for the outside and wild residing led him down a few shady paths. As a tender husband and father, he turned the owner of a coarse bar and lived a lifestyles, as he says, of “romping, stomping, and ripping” for a few years. He even left his spouse and younger boys for a brief interval of time.

via all of it, Phil Robertson has lived his lifestyles as a “called” guy. referred to as to dwell off the land, known as to go away a starring function in Louisiana Tech soccer (playing prior to Terry Bradshaw) for duck searching, known as to wild dwelling, referred to as to create a brand new type of duck call—and ultimately, referred to as to stick with God and lead a lifetime of faith.

during this eye-opening and rousing e-book, you’ll locate tales that may surprise you, in addition to those who will motivate you. You’ll get to understand the fellow in the back of the legend, and you’ll come away higher for it.

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Download E-books The First Four Minutes (50th Anniversary Edition) PDF

By Sir Roger Bannister

On 6 may well 1954 Roger Bannister grew to become the 1st guy to run a mile in less than 4 mins, developing himself as probably the most well-known sportsmen in background. Bannister has written a considerable new creation of this fiftieth anniversary version of the 1st 4 mins, reflecting on his stories in 1954, his lifestyles ever considering then and the evolution of mile operating during the last 5 a long time. the 1st 4 mins, first released in 1955, covers not just the good race but in addition these previous it (including the 1952 Helsinki Olympics) and those that undefined, the place Bannister triumphantly proved that his list time used to be greater than only a one-off. He retired from pageant in 1955 and went directly to pursue a individual profession as a neurologist. He was once Chairman of the 1st government activities Council from 1971 to 1974. in the course of his years in place of work the employer built the game for All programme and the 1st powerful medications attempt for anabolic steroids, a attempt nonetheless used...

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Download E-books Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger PDF

By Neil McCormick

Longtime buddy and reporter, Neil McCormick, finds adolescence and modern-day tales approximately Bono and his band, U2.

Some are born great.
a few in achieving greatness.
a few have greatness thrust upon them.
and a few have the misfortune
to visit institution with Bono.

Everyone desires to be recognized. yet as a tender punk in Dublin within the Seventies, Neil McCormick's goals went manner past mere pop stardom. It used to be his future to be a veritable Rock God. He had all of it labored out: the albums, the live shows, the hunt for global peace. there has been just one factor he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting at the different aspect of the study room had plans of his own.

Killing Bono is a narrative of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to worldwide superstardom, his institution buddy Neil scorched a burning course in on the contrary course. undesirable medicines, bizarre intercourse, weird and wonderful haircuts: Neil skilled all of it in his elusive quest for status. yet occasionally it truly is life's losers who've the main fascinating stories to tell.

Featuring visitor appearances through the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono deals a very humorous, startlingly candid, and surprisingly relocating account of a existence lived within the shadows of superstardom.
“The challenge with understanding you is that you have performed every thing I ever sought after to,” Neil as soon as complained to his well-known good friend. “I'm your doppelganger,” Bono responded. “If you will have your lifestyles again, you will have to kill me.”

Now there has been a thought...

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Download E-books Captive in Iran: A Remarkable True Story of Hope and Triumph amid the Horror of Tehran's Brutal Evin Prison PDF

Locked away, yet now not silenced... Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they have been placing their lives at the line. even though Islamic legislation in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian ideals, in 3 years they’d covertly positioned New Testaments into the arms of 20,000 in their countrymen. They’d began mystery condominium church buildings, together with one for prostitutes — a lot of whom have been girls deserted by means of their husbands with out opposite direction to help themselves and their little ones. Maryam and Marziyeh had virtually been stuck such a lot of occasions that it felt like divine intervention. yet ultimately — maybe necessarily — the 2 girls have been arrested in 2009 and held the infamous Evin criminal in Tehran. There, inmates are commonly tortured, and executions are quick and surprising. yet within the face of chilling interrogation, intimidation, and a potential demise sentence, whatever amazing occurred. rather than succumbing to worry, they selected to take the unconventional — and unsafe — step of sharing their religion contained in the very partitions of the govt stronghold that used to be intended to silence them. In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount how God used their 259 days in Evin criminal to result in a awesome reversal: shining mild into one of many world’s darkest areas, giving desire to people who had misplaced every little thing, and displaying like to these in despair.

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