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The story of the first ever offshore yacht race, and the notorious New York playboy who won it.
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.
Lance Gordon, a Texas native and white-collar worker at some agricultural firm founded by his deceased father, finds himself in the middle of a break from work, somewhere close to the U.S-Mexico border. Gordon couldn't find a better way than to spend his time visiting places outside of his native land. Though after coming across a particular someone, who inadvertently left a priceless possession, the man is emboldened to return it to its rightful owner. This thrilling novel follows Lance Gordon on his journey throughout the Americas, as the man begins to encounter strange events and new people. With time being less of his worry while his predicament only worsens, Gordon is having difficulty deciding whether he's making the right choice for the first time in his life, and to prepare himself for what's to come next.
Providing a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to the history of the Atlantic world in its entirety, The Atlantic Experience traces the first Portuguese journeys to the West coast of Africa in the mid-fifteenth century through to the abolition of slavery in America in the late-nineteenth century. Bringing together the histories of Europe, Africa and the Americas, this book supersedes a history of nations, foregrounds previously neglected parts of these continents, and explores the region as a holistic entity that encompassed people from many different areas, ethnic groups and national backgrounds. Distilling this huge topic into key themes such as conquest, trade, race and migration, Catherine Armstrong and Laura Chmielewski's chronological survey illuminates the crucial aspects of this cutting edge field.
A story of experiencing sports day for the first time from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. And they're off! Maisy and friends all join in for sporty fun and Ostrich referees – there is a red team and a blue team. The competitions include an egg-and-spoon race, a wheelbarrow race, a sack race, a relay race, a three-legged race and even a get-dressed-up-silly race! Loud cheers of support are coming from the sidelines, and a quick refreshment stop is needed! Plenty of fun is also had playing the hula hoop, quoits and the tug-of-war, where everybody falls down laughing! So much excitement with winners and losers, but everyone gets a medal in the end. An ideal first book to help little ones prepare for a day filled with sporting activities. It's more fun with Maisy!
Richard A. Serrano, who has shared in three Pulitzer Prizes, including this year's award for coverage of the San Bernardino terror attacks, has a new book called American Endurance: Buffalo Bill, the Great Cowboy Race of 1893, and the Vanishing Wild West. It is history, mystery, and Western all rolled into one. In June 1893, nine cowboys raced across a thousand miles of American prairie to the Chicago World's Fair. For two weeks they thundered past angry sheriffs, governors, and Humane Society inspectors intent on halting their race. Waiting for them at the finish line was Buffalo Bill Cody, who had set up his Wild West Show right next to the World's Fair that had refused to allow his exhibition at the fair.The Great Cowboy Race occurred at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: many believed the frontier was settled and the West was no more. The Chicago World's Fair represented the triumph of modernity and the end of the cowboy age. Except no one told the cowboys. Racing toward Buffalo Bill Cody and the gold-plated Colt revolver he promised to the first to reach his arena, nine men went on a Wild West stampede from tiny Chadron, Nebraska, to bustling Chicago. But at the first thud of hooves pounding on Chicago's brick pavement, the race devolved into chaos. Some of the cowboys shipped their horses part of the way by rail, or hired private buggies. One had the unfair advantage of having helped plan the route map in the first place. It took three days, numerous allegations, and a good old Western showdown to sort out who was first to Chicago, and who won the Great Cowboy Race.
The book turns maritime history upside down, exploring the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of admirals, merchants and nation-states, but from the point-of-view of commoners--sailors, slaves, indentured servants, pirates, and other outlaws--whose seafaring experiences are brought together for the first time. This book shows that oceanic history is crucial to understanding historical processes like the rise of capitalism and the formation of race and class.
Space rocket, race racket, race to the moon, rocket racers to your places, ready, steady, ZOOM! So begins this rip-roaring race of a read, and the action doesn't stop until the three lovable dinosaurs reach the finish line. But who will make it there first? This is a wonderful action-packed story that children and parents will race through again and again!
Tracing its beginnings as an underground society which sprang up in Sicily, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America, The Mafia: The First 100 Years tells the gripping story of the most mythical and misunderstood criminal organisation. How did the Mob evolve from a gang of bumbling killers into the smooth-running international 'corporation' of today? Drawing on nearly two decades of research, William Balsamo - great-nephew of the original godfather - and George Carpozi Jr. reveal the Mafia's coalescence into an organisation whose insidious influence reached across the Atlantic and into a presidential administration. Delving behind the headlines to uncover the true extent of the Mafia's influence, The Mafia: The First 100 Years reads like the most compelling crime fiction, yet is the terrifying, deadly truth.
This book is written to review Goong Chen’s work, and to introduce some new work on the chaotic oscillations of the 1-D wave equation and the Klein-Gordon equation proposed by the author. It consists of three charpters: Charpter 1 introduces the chaotic oscillations of the 1D wave equation due to a self-excitation boundary codition, Charpter 2 concentrates on chaotic oscillations of the Klein-Gordon equation due to imbalance of distributed and boundary energy flows, Charpter 3 treats the Klein-Gordon equation with time-varying coefficients, and attempts to prove more bifurcations and chaos behaviors. In summary, the object of this book is to provide an introduction to the nonlinear phenomena of bifurcation and chaos in the wave equations and the Klein-Gordon equations.
“For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.”When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . .H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels.
Homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there’s something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can’t quite put his finger on. At first, as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer, his partner’s sharp instincts come in handy. But soon Frank’s wondering if she’s as dangerous as the man they hunt.