The Modern American Frugal Housewife Book #4 - Emergency Prepping (The Modern American Frugal Housewife Series, #4): Jill b., Jill Bong
The New York Times best-selling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier. In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons, offered a formidable check on Soviet aggression. In 1947, the United States Air Force was established. Meanwhile, scientists and engineers were pioneering a revolutionary new type of aircraft which could do what no other machine had ever done: reach mach 1 - a speed faster than the movement of sound - which pilots called ´´the demon.´´ Chasing the Demon recreates an era of excitement and danger, adventure and innovation, when the future of the free world was at stake and American ingenuity took the world from the postwar years to the space age. While the pressure to succeed was high, it was unknown whether man or machine could survive such tremendous speeds. A decorated military pilot with years of experience flying supersonic fighter jets, Dan Hampton reveals in-depth the numerous potential hazards that emerged with the Air Force’s test flights: controls broke down, engines flamed out, wings snapped, and planes and pilots disintegrated as they crashed into the desert floor. He also introduces the men who pushed the envelope taking the cockpits of these jets, including World War II ace Major Dick Bong and 24-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the Bell X-1 plane faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Chasing the Demon recalls this period of the emerging Cold War and the brave adventurers pursing the final frontier in aviation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007628/bk_harp_007628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visitucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnowto learn more. From the 1960s to the present, activists, artists, and science fiction writers have imagined the consequences of climate change and its impacts on our future. Authors such as Octavia Butler and Leslie Marmon Silko, movie directors such as Bong Joon-Ho, and creators of digital media such as the makers of the Maori web seriesAnamata Future Newshave all envisioned future worlds during and after environmental collapse, engaging audiences to think about the earth?s sustainability. As public awareness of climate change has grown, so has the popularity of works of climate fiction that connect science with activism. Today, real-world social movements helmed by Indigenous people and people of color are leading the way against the greatest threat to our environment: the fossil fuel industry. Their stories and movements?in the real world and through science fiction?help us all better understand the relationship between activism and culture, and how both can be valuable tools in creating our future.Imagining the Future of Climate Changeintroduces readers to the history and most significant flashpoints in climate justice through speculative fictions and social movements, exploring post-disaster possibilities and the art of world-making.
Wat zou de lichte muziek zijn geweest zonder klassiekers als I got rhythm, ´´They can´t take that away from me´´ en ´´The man I love´´? Stuk voor stuk melodieën die je bijblijven. En dit zijn maar drie van zo´n vierhonderd songs die George Gershwin schreef. Ook in de klassieke muziek heeft hij onuitwisbare sporen nagelaten. Neem zijn Rhapsody in Blue en de opera Porgy and Bess. In New York geboren uit Russische emigranten bouwde hij uit het niets een wereldcarrière op. Een treffend voorbeeld van The American Dream. Het verhaal van zijn leven met veel muziekfragmenten. InhoudHoofdstuk 1: Straatschoffie; Hoofdstuk 2: Een baan; Hoofdstuk 3: Voet tussen de deur bij de klassieke muziek; Hoofdstuk 4: Succes op twee fronten; Hoofdstuk 5: High society; Hoofdstuk 6: Hollywood. The PDF booklet that accompanies this selection will be automatically added to My Library after the purchase. 1. Dutch. Thijs Bonger. http://samples.audible.de/bk/hoac/000038/bk_hoac_000038_sample.mp3.