Description : Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in a 1931 air crash and being dismissed by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cock-pit of a Spitfire and became one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and his accomplishments have been an inspiration to many. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in this book are his first successful encounter with an enemy plane, the shoot down of his own plane, and his succession of escapes from the Germans.
Description : Reach For The Sky is a motivational autobiography that takes the reader on a real-life roller coaster ride revealing how to achieve success. The author tells stories of his childhood while seamlessly comparing those experiences with that of any child or young adult - regardless of social stature, location, monetary income or color of skin. The book begins with childhood experiences and smoothly transitions to adulthood revealing how everyday lessons in life can be used to your advantage while reaching for your dreams. The book tells of an average child growing up in small town Iowa who dreamed of someday flying fighter aircraft. That day arrived so the question is, "How can you achieve your childhood dreams?" Reach For The Sky will have you believing that regardless of your age, you too can achieve success in life. We live in a world full of excuses, full of deniability by which we use as a defense mechanism to avoid failure and rejection. Because of that, many view successful people as "lucky" or "rich to begin with." Defining success is the first subject that will be covered in Reach For The Sky. Success hinges on setting goals for yourself, attaining those goals, and living your life the way YOU want - to work with happiness defines "success." Reach For The Sky will provide real-life examples of obstacles encountered throughout childhood and how to turn each into a positive vector towards success. Additionally, this book will provide insight to just how similar our childhood experiences are - regardless of which town you may live. Finally, the reader will enjoy an honest look at the hard work and dedication it will take to achieve success.
Description : Annotation. Writing is many things to many people. It is an expression of their thoughts, it is developing those special skills they posses as a storyteller.Whatever the motives of writers, most, if not all, write because it's that one thing that is so important to them at the time. That's all they want to do. That's all they want to be--a writer.How many reasons does a writer have to give to justify writing? Writing is individual, and it is unique. This book covers many different genera of writing, including writing the short story, writing a novel, a detective story, romance, and even writing for community radio and for the web.If you are just starting out in writing, this book covers so many different types of writing. If you are an experienced writer, this book will help you expand your writing fields.
Description : One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight. Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed with the skies. To promote a new Virgin Airlines route, he became the first man to water ski behind a blimp. His Virgin Galactic venture will soon offer ordinary people the opportunity to experience spaceflight aboard the first commercial spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo. In Reach for the Skies, Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as: *Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914. *Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s. *Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight-not just the world-famous Wright Brothers, but also lesser known visionaries and dreamers-made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.
Description : The serene life of the irrepressibly optimistic little girl was disturbed. Child-play and fantasies gave way to fear and anguish. Wild thoughts were going through her mind while the German bombs were falling nearby her picturesque retreat: How dare they disturb my peaceful space? Who are these people who want to conquer the world? Why aren't they satisfied with their own terra firma, their own hideaways and retreats, their own Camelot? Why would they bother my magical surroundings and the environment of all the other children of other lands? Don't they have dreams, other than destroy other people's dreams? Weren't they ever children themselves, or better yet, don't they have children of their own? Don't they know that, above all, children need to feel safe and secure, warm and loved? Only three chapters were completed with the anticipation that the conclusion of this book would be optimistic and cheerful, along with the fervent wish that never again would children have live through the horrors of war and its dreadful consequences. The dreadful morning of September 11, 2001, however, changed the mood of us all. The devastation of the horrific events in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania will haunt us forever.
Description : Everyday occurrences, such as snow falling and giraffes feeding, instill in children, and in fact in all of us, necessary life skills, presented in simple and vividly illustrated lessons. Reach for the Sky teaches concepts that children can relate to in their own world, giving them the tools they need to become responsible citizens, cooperative classmates, dedicated students, trustworthy friends and compassionate human beings.
Description : A bougie addict and his wife hire Mason to hunt for buried loot, but he’s not even sure it exists. His psychic insights lead him to an old building with a lot to hide, as well as trying to outwit a Freemason, and getting tangled up with a woman who claims to be rooting out corruption in local government—but why does she need a psychic to do that? Working undercover for her at city hall, he runs up against some vicious civil servants who will stop at nothing to protect the status quo. The third installment of the Mason Braithwaite Paranormal Mystery Series finds the bicycle-riding psychic investigator gaining confidence in using his newfound reality-distorting research techniques, struggling with his own rapid evolution while being drawn into unexpected peril as he navigates the shiny heights and gritty underbelly of Los Angeles. Despite his instinct to blame his boyfriend for getting involved with shady people, Ned is always there to provide insight and help pick up the pieces, and their roommate, Peggy, is back on stage and more pregnant than ever. With deft manipulation, Mason cuts through the lies and exposes secrets that are both dark and twisted and incredibly inspiring.
Description : REACH FOR THE SKY is a 130 page lined journal with lots of room to record your thoughts and ideas. Created without dates so you are free to write as much or as little as you choose each day. The pages have been lightly embellished with flowers in a vase to inspire you, while not interfering with your writing experience. Just the right size to take with you, but not too small to write comfortably. Makes a wonderful gift for mother, sisters, daughters, co-workers and friends, and is a thoughtful present for teachers, childcare workers and more.