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The Columbus Affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)

By Steve Berry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345526538
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 493
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A family’s secret, a ruthless fanatic, and a covert arm of the American government—all are linked by a single puzzling possibility: What if everything we know about the discovery of America was a lie? What if that lie was designed to hide the secret of why Columbus sailed in 1492? And what if that 500-year-old secret could violently reshape the modern political world? Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Tom Sagan has written hard-hitting articles from hot spots around the world. But when one of his stories from the Middle East is exposed as a fraud, his professional reputation crashes and burns. Now he lives in virtual exile—haunted by bad decisions and a shocking truth he can never prove: that his downfall was a deliberate act of sabotage by an unknown enemy. But before Sagan can end his torment with the squeeze of a trigger, fate intervenes in the form of an enigmatic stranger. This stranger forces Sagan to act—and his actions attract the attention of the Magellan Billet, a top-secret corps of the United States Justice Department that deals with America’s most sensitive investigations. Sagan suddenly finds himself caught in an international incident, the repercussions of which will shudder not only Washington, D.C., but also Jerusalem. Coaxed into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, unsure who’s friend and who’s foe, Sagan is forced to Vienna, Prague, then finally into the Blue Mountains of Jamaica—where his survival hinges on his rewriting everything we know about Christopher Columbus. Don’t miss Steve Berry’s short story “The Admiral’s Mark” in the back of the book.

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
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  • File Pdf: the-tudor-plot.pdf

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345526562
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pages : 304
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By Admiral James Stavridis, USN
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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
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By D. H. Crocker
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Newfoundland to Europe Air Race is a fictionalized version of the events and characters involved in the race for the first Atlantic Ocean crossing by aircraft as related to me by my father when I was a young boy. A group of young boys are swept up in the excitement that swirled around the frantic preparations for the Greatest Air Race of them all. Ike is a boy born and raised on the wrong side of town, suddenly thrust into manhood by the untimely death of his father. He finds a distraction from his pain when he and his young friends assume a pivotal roll in history by following and supporting the rival air race teams.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0375504583
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact. Praise for Faith of My Fathers “A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”—USA Today “A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”—Kirkus Reviews “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal “Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett

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By Steve Berry
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0345526597
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 529
  • File Pdf: the-lincoln-myth.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely—not only in Malone’s world, but in ours September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever? The present: In Utah, the fabled remains of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century expedition across the desert met with a murderous end have been uncovered. In Washington, D.C., the official investigation of an international entrepreneur, an elder in the Mormon church, has sparked a political battle between the White House and a powerful United States senator. In Denmark, a Justice Department agent, missing in action, has fallen into the hands of a dangerous zealot—a man driven by divine visions to make a prophet’s words reality. And in a matter of a few short hours, Cotton Malone has gone from quietly selling books at his shop in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase. All it takes is a phone call from his former boss in Washington, and suddenly the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant carrying critical intelligence. It’s just the kind of perilous business that Malone has been trying to leave behind, ever since he retired from the Justice Department. But once he draws enemy blood, Malone is plunged into a deadly conflict—a constitutional war secretly set in motion more than two hundred years ago by America’s Founding Fathers. From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power. Malone risks life, liberty, and his greatest love in a race for the truth about Abraham Lincoln—while the fate of the United States of America hangs in the balance. Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series “In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a classic, complex hero.”—USA Today “Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.”—Entertainment Weekly “Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.”—The Huffington Post “Savvy readers . . . cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.”—Library Journal “Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times “I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

Mr. Popper's Penguins

By Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453227865
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 605
  • File Pdf: mr-popper-s-penguins.pdf

Book Summary:

Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

Blue Gold

By Clive Cussler
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0743423089
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 797
  • File Pdf: blue-gold.pdf

Book Summary:

Clive Cussler’s New York Times bestselling Blue Gold, now available in ebook, is a heart-pounding thriller in the NUMA adventure series. Kurt Austin navigates the Amazon jungle in search of a legend that could change the path of science—but secretive powers will do anything to stop him. From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists—and even fewer suspect its deity may hold knowledge that can change the course of history. For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub permanently out of commission. Meanwhile, in South America’s lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend—and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they’re working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A billionaire California tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth’s vastly depleted freshwater reserves and ultimately dominate the world. Austin has a hunch Venezuela’s mythical tribal goddess has some real roots in science, and may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn vast amounts of seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water—and must fight a deadly, twisting trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and murder.

Wild Fire

By M. L. Buchman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
  • Isbn : PKEY:6610000062614
  • Pages : 378
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: wild-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

The riveting and heartwarming conclusion to the acclaimed series. “That is how you wrap up a series. (This) was eloquent and beautiful and heartbreaking and fabulous.” Gordon Finchley knows he’s toast when he crashes his firefighting helicopter into a wildland forest fire. Newly-arrived Ripley Vaughan almost negates his near-miraculous survival when she barely misses slicing him in two with her massive Erickson Aircrane helicopter during rescue. In deepest irony, a wildfire sweeps over their base camp on Ripley’s first full day. It should be getting better—yet it’s getting worse. Before long, she’s on the far side of the Pacific and losing the battle against both the fire and Gordon’s effect on her heart. In this riveting wrap-up to the Firehawks series, the entire Mount Hood Aviation heli-attack squad needs all their skills to not get burned by the ultimate wildfire. “M. L. Buchman is one of the best military suspense/romance writers on the market.” “With a spectacularly satisfying ending, this will thrill Buchman’s many fans and all action romance readers.” – Booklist [Can be read stand-alone or in series. A complete happy-ever-after with no cliffhangers.] Buy now to join the romantic firefighting adventure.

South Coast Shenanigans

By Jeff Crook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Book Guild Publishing
  • Isbn : 1914471792
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 194
  • File Pdf: south-coast-shenanigans.pdf

Book Summary:

When the somewhat disreputable Martin Beckwith builds a midget submarine that uses a novel form of propulsion, he has little idea that an unlikely gang of buccaneers plans to commandeer his vessel for their own nefarious purposes. The daring heist is masterminded by a crafty naval officer called the ‘Admiral’ from his garden in a leafy Hampshire village and draws together a disparate band of crewmates which includes a feisty female naval officer, a young executive, an attractive pub landlady. In this light-hearted tale, the Admiral and his unlikely buccaneers are pitched against the inventor, who will stop at nothing to get his submarine back in some South Coast Shenanigans.

Deceptions

By Mia Rabb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Isbn : 1622120353
  • Pages : 207
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: deceptions.pdf

Book Summary:

Robert Cass, a brilliant and cocky young lawyer and pilot for the navy thought he was immune to injustice. He strived for the truth and fairness for all of his clients, except one. Cass locks horns with Anton Balistrano, mob boss, billionaire, ruthless and cunning, a man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. Anton shrewdly befriends Rear Admiral AJ Zueleger, both men in position of power, both men fighting over the man they want in their organization. Francesca, AJ's daughter falls in love with Anton the first time she sees him. Will he use that power over AJ to get Cass to join the mob? Can AJ keep Cass safe and away from the glamorous life Anton promises him or will Anton's deceptions turn Cass against the truth and justice he's known his whole life?

From Caliphate to Secular State: Power Struggle in the Early Turkish Republic

By Hakan Ozoglu Ph.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313379572
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 175
  • File Pdf: from-caliphate-to-secular-state.pdf

Book Summary:

This insightful analysis looks at the power struggles of 1920–1926, a time during which the Ottoman Empire was replaced by a secular and modernist Turkish nationalist regime. • A bibliography of archival sources from the United States, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Turkey, as well as other primary and secondary sources in the Turkish, English, and Ottoman languages

Free Space

By Sean Danker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698197267
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 800
  • File Pdf: free-space.pdf

Book Summary:

In the follow-up to Admiral, the intergalactic war has ended and hostilities between the Evagardian Empire and the Commonwealth are officially over, but the admiral is far from safe. . . . I’d impersonated a prince, temporarily stopped a war, escaped a deadly planet, and survived more assassination attempts than I could conveniently count. After all that, there shouldn’t have been anything simpler than a nice weekend with a charming Evagardian girl. However, some corners of the galaxy aren’t as genteel as the Empire, and Evagardians aren’t universally loved, which is how I ended up kidnapped to be traded as a commodity. Their timing couldn’t have been worse. I'm not at my best, but these people have no idea whom they're dealing with: a highly trained, genetically engineered soldier in the Imperial Service who happens to be my date.

Sins of the Fathers

By Virginia Kreimeyer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781469754352
  • Pages : 156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 568
  • File Pdf: sins-of-the-fathers.pdf

Book Summary:

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Johnson is plunged into the web of hatred among the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian warring factions when she is sent to Zagreb. Although a Peace Treaty has been signed, animosities manifest themselves in the downing of the Implementation Forces commander's aircraft, carrying Fortune 500 CEOs as well as the admiral. Leslie must juggle intense media interest and monitor the aircraft incident investigation process, while averting attempts on her own life. In the midst of these chaotic days, Leslie encounters a stabilizing factor in Colonel Roger Wilson and shares a few stolen moments with him. Survival and understanding the repercussions of the Balkan Wars and Croatia's rise to independence becomes the focus of the two Air Force officers in this volatile environment.

America's Black Sea Fleet

By Robert Shenk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Isbn : 1612513026
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: america-s-black-sea-fleet.pdf

Book Summary:

In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international crises including the last days of the Russian Revolution and the 1920-1922 Turkish Nationalist Revolution. Officers and men of the navy's "four-piper" destroyers began by investigating circumstances on the ground in mainland Turkey right after World War I, and by transporting American relief teams to ports throughout Turkey and Southern Russia to aid the tens of thousands of orphans and refugees who had survived the wartime Armenian genocide. Then the destroyers assisted in the final evacuation of 150,000 White Russians from the Crimea to Constantinople (one of the final acts of the Russian Revolution); coordinated the visits of the Hoover grain ships to ports in Southern Russia where millions were enduring a horrendous famine; witnessed and reported on the terrible dolorosa of the Greeks of the Pontus regious of Turkey; and, in September of 1922, conducted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from burning Smyrna. This latter event was the cataclysmic conclusion of the Turkish Nationalist Revolutino, which had begun in early 1920. After Smyrna, the destroyers escorted Greek steamers in their rescue of ethnic Christian civilians being expelled from all the ports of Anatolian Turkey. As the conclusion of a long war between Nationalist Turks and an invading Hellenic Greek army, these people were being forced out of their ancestral homes by the Turks. Sometimes American destroyers carried hundreds of such refugees to friendly ports on their own weather decks. Upon the burning of Smyrna of September of 1922, Admiral Mark Bristol's small fleet had grown to some 26 naval vessels, most of them destroyers, although some cruisers, naval repair vessels and supply ships also came, and the battleships Arizona and Utah also appeared briefly. It was during 1922 that the destroyer BAinbridge rescued 482 of 495 men, women and children from the burning French transport Vinh Long in teh Sea of Marmora. The destroyer accomplished this by the expedient of ramming the large French ship so the exploding ammunition could not continue to force the vessels apart. For this action, Lieut.Commander W. Atlee Edwards was awarded the Medal of Honor by America, and the Legion of Honor by France. Over four years, Admiral Bristol maintained a strong grip on American naval and diplomatic affairs throughout the region. Headquartered at the American Embassy at Constantinople, Bristol also worked to further American business interests in Turkey, and tended to favor Turks over Greeks and Armenians in the process. Many Americans were convinced that Bristol was biased on behalf of the Turks, and a couple of navy captains risked their careers by speaking out about impending Turkish massacres that Bristol wanted to hush up.

Captain Thom and Orions Thunder

By R. E. Wilder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn : 1608441431
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 244
  • File Pdf: captain-thom-and-orions-thunder.pdf

Book Summary:

ORIONS THUNDER Supply fleets to Mars USA have been attacked with great damage and loss of life by an alien force that seems to want to prevent Earth from using Mars or the space around it. Nothing is known about the aliens, where they come from, or what they are doing in our solar system. The Destroyer USSN Orion is given a special mission to lure the alien into battle by trickery if needed with the intention of getting their ship or as much of it as possible. The Orion was nearly destroyed in an earlier engagement. Now rebuilt and heavily armed, its crew of 47 men and women will try to put themselves in front of aliens guns. R.E.Wilder is retired from 35 years in Laser and Electrooptic engineering. Those years in industry and university writing reports left in him a desire to write fiction. His novel, Orions Thunder, is the first in that endeavor. The basis for many of the characters come from his experiences with past associates and companions in science and elsewhere who have had an impact on him and the world around them. The technology used in the novel is inspired by his experience, and a bit of imagination.

Fragments of a Lost Homeland

By Armen T. Marsoobian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0857728482
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: fragments-of-a-lost-homeland.pdf

Book Summary:

The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. Many have been left with only fragments of their family histories: a story of survival passed on by a grandparent who made it through the cataclysm or, if lucky, an old photograph of a distant, silent, ancestor. By contrast the Dildilian family chose to speak. Two generations gave voice to their experience in lengthy written memoirs, in diaries and letters, and most unusually in photographs and drawings. Their descendant Armen T. Marsoobian uses all these resources to tell their story and, in doing so, brings to life the pivotal and often violent moments in Armenian and Ottoman history from the massacres of the late nineteenth century to the final expulsions in the 1920s during the Turkish War of Independence. Unlike most Armenians, the Dildilians were allowed to convert to Islam and stayed behind while their friends, colleagues and other family members perished in the death marches of 1915-1916.Their remarkable story is one of survival against the overwhelming odds and survival in the face of peril.

The Admiral's Pursuit

By Lyle Garford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lyle Garford
  • Isbn : 1777278317
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 395
  • File Pdf: the-admiral-s-pursuit.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1805 the newly crowned Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte is focused on expanding his empire even further. His only source of frustration is his record of military successes on land are not matched at sea because of steadfast opposition from the British Royal Navy. Dissatisfied with the lack of results achieved by the core leadership in his Navy, Napoleon launches his own bold, secret plan to crush the stubborn British once and for all. French Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve soon receives a set of mysterious orders to leave the port of Toulon with his fleet to join with a Spanish squadron and make his way to the Caribbean. He is frustrated the orders give no clear indication of what he is expected to do and he must await future orders from Napoleon. Opposing Villeneuve is British Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean fleet, who follow in hot pursuit. The Caribbean soon becomes the centre of a desperate hunt to bring the French to battle with Nelson and his fleet. To help Nelson’s pursuit Captain Evan Ross and Commander James Wilton must sort through a tangled web of rumours spread by master French spy Hubert Montdenoix. Cannons blaze in deadly strife as they struggle desperately to find the French fleet for Nelson. The Admiral’s Pursuit is the sixth and final novel in The Evan Ross Series.

The Admiral's Penniless Bride

By Carla Kelly
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 9781426879562
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 948
  • File Pdf: the-admiral-s-penniless-bride.pdf

Book Summary:

Sally Paul is down to her last penny. As she spends it on a cup of tea—to stave off being at the mercy of the workhouse—the last thing she expects is an offer of marriage…from a complete stranger! Admiral Sir Charles Bright's seafaring days are over—and according to society, that must mean he's in need of a wife! Discovering Sally's in need of a home, he offers a solution…. They marry in haste—but will they enjoy their wedding night at leisure?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion: Revised Edition

By Larry Nemecek
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 0743476573
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 482
  • File Pdf: the-star-trek.pdf

Book Summary:

With the release of the hit feature Star Trek: Nemesis this is the perfect opportunity to update this book with all of the Star movies featuring The Next Generation cast! Here is the complete official guide to every episode of the television adventures of the Starship Enterprise and all four of the major motion pictures from Star Trek Generations to latest Star Trek: Nemesis. This companion is a compendium of information including plot summaries and credits for each show and motion picture, as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into creation of The Next Generation. Take a glimpse into the shows incredible seven-year run where it reigned at the very top of the syndicated television ratings. Illustrated with more than 150 black and white photographs, this is the official reference guide to Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power

By William F. Trimble
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Isbn : 1682473716
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 222
  • File Pdf: admiral-john-s-mccain-and-the-triumph-of-naval-air-power.pdf

Book Summary:

"Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power covers the life and professional career of Adm. John S. McCain Sr. (1884–1945). Spanning most of the first half of the twentieth century, McCain’s life and career highlight the integration of aviation into the Navy, emphasizing the evolution of the aircraft carrier from a tactical element of the fleet stressing sea control to a strategic force capable of long-range power projection. Although much of the book focuses on carrier aviation, McCain was instrumental in the emergence of flying boats, considered essential for long-range reconnaissance in the Pacific. One of the senior officers branded as “Johnny-Come-Latelys” by pioneer aviators, McCain nevertheless brought fresh approaches and innovation to naval aviation. His prewar and initial wartime commands encompassed tender-based and shore-based aviation, which were critical to early operations in the Pacific, yet McCain also understood the power and potential of carrier-based aviation, initially as commanding officer of the USS Ranger before the war, then as a carrier task force commander under Adm. William F. Halsey in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945. Moreover, he served tours as Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics and the first Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) in 1942–1944. In these posts he witnessed and played a role in the culmination of naval air power as a means of delivering crippling blows to the enemy’s homeland. McCain was among only a handful of officers who achieved prominence during the war and who had experience in all of these varied and challenging levels of command. "