Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever, and MacLaren [EPUB]
15 December 2019, 14:51
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781459745483 | 9.14MB
A fascinating look at three Canadian fighter pilots in the First World War.
Alan McLeod, from Stonewall, Manitoba, Andrew McKeever, originally from Listowel, Ontario, and Donald MacLaren, originally from Calgary, were daring and talented pilots. Although decidedly different from each other — in personality, in the planes they flew, and in their contribution to the war effort — they all shared a passion for flying and a strong sense of duty. One hundred years after they flew and fought for king and country, Masters of the Air brings these three men to life, detailing their development as pilots, their battles in the air, and their near-death experiences.
Like thousands of others, these three men answered the call to fight for the British Empire. In the skies of Europe, they achieved greatness, performing remarkable deeds in primitive planes when aviation was in its infancy.
Secrets of a Stewardess: Flying the World in the 1980s [EPUB]
07 December 2019, 14:43
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780750989992 | 5.7MB
People always seemed amused whenever Gretchen Ryan recounted anecdotes of her transformative experiences as an air hostess in days gone by. Many even suggested she write a book about it. So she did. These were the debauched days of flying in the 80s, when flying was sexy, hanky-panky abounded, smoking permitted, passengers wore suits, the cockpit never locked and cutlery made of steel. This was a time of excess, cleverly disguised as fun.
This humorous, tongue-in-cheek memoir recalls both amusing incidents and tragedies on board as well as at various destinations around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Ilha do Sal and New York. Against the backdrop of this ‘anything-goes’ world of flying, for 10 years life was a kaleidoscope of fun and excitement.
Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America [EPUB]
07 December 2019, 13:23
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781849353489 | 5.85MB
Born in Vercelli in 1861, Luigi Galleani is considered, with Errico Malatesta, the most influential militant of Italian-speaking anarchism. First in Italy and then in the United States, where he arrived at age forty, he was well-known as a tireless thinker, agitator, and public speaker who attracted large numbers of workers to the revolutionary cause and, often, to acts of direct action and “propaganda of the deed.” Though frequently glimpsed in numerous histories of radical movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, little has been written about Galleani in English.
This book, translated from the Italian, brings the fascinating biography of one of the most charismatic exponents of workers' struggles to a new audience. The result of a fruitful collaboration between Antonio Senta, a scholar of anarchist history, and Sean Sayers, a philosopher and Galleani’s grandson, it skillfully animates Galleani’s life and ideas, from his early life in Italy, though his time in America, to his deportation back to his homeland, where he was soon jailed by the Fascists. Senta’s portrayal of the man who edited the infamous Cronaca Sovversiva and inspired a movement of “Galleanisti,” which included such figures as the political martyrs Sacco and Vanzetti, provides a thorough introduction to the man and his times, one that will reward both scholars and activists.