The Lightning Boys

Author: Richard Pike
Editor: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1909166367
Size: 11,25 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 148

“A good read both to aviators in general and to the Lightning fraternity in particular” (Royal Air Force Historical Society). According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. With over twenty individual stories from former Lightning pilots, this book relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft until its sharp end. Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode in which a Lightning pilot on an exchange program with the French Air Force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified, but likely genuine, world record is also revealed in one of the chapters. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, the renowned aviation artist Chris Stone, a former Lightning pilot himself, has provided a unique sketch as well as copies of some of his paintings, offering a look at this amazing aircraft that will appeal to the general reader as well as the enthusiast.

People Of The Lightning

Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466817801
Size: 11,23 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 696

People of the Lightning takes us into ancient Florida, to a village of fisher folk who must face their deepest fear: Pondwander, the White Lightning Boy, the first of his kind to be born in tens of tens of summers. His white hair, pink eyes, and pale skin make him fearsome enough, but prophecy foretells that a Lightning Boy is destined to make Sister Moon bury her face in the clouds and weep falling stars—and unleash the winds of destruction. Fearing their ultimate demise, the folk manage to trade him off in marriage to Musselwhite, a woman warrior who knows nothing of the prophecy. But when Pondwander is kidnapped, she must face an ages-old enemy who has always been determined to destroy her. But what is truly in store now that this Lightning Boy is hearing voices in the wind, telling him of his role in the coming horror? New York Times and USA Today's bestselling authors W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear bring North America's Forgotten Past to vivid life in this epic, romantic historical novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lords Of Lightning

Author: Henry Thervil
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1635680956
Size: 12,23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The thriller started the night before Rothchill and Dilina’s graduation at Oxford University in London, England 1952. With a magic power they beamed down from the twilight zone a demon straight to cemetery at midnight Established in Liverpool, England after the wedding, the married couple did something wrong and had to run fast to save their lives in the middle of the night living everything behind to save their skins. From Calais to Paris, France, Rothchill and Dilina had other plan in mind. The life in Paris seemed too unpredictable and unproductive for the young couple with ambition to succeed. They Immigrated to Montreal, Canada and didn’t stay too long. We found them in Flushing, Queens N.Y, for a while trying to make end meat. Their final stop was in Coral Gables, Florida where they decided to settle down for good. In the city of Coral Gables the two sons born in America, after High school, left Florida to study the sciences of magic in two different foreign Universities. Rothchill the father and Dilina the mother died of sorrow before they were back to America. When they returned home, they took over the family’s business. O’Donell, the youngest, a married man with two boys, was still in love with Lia, his former sweet heart from Coral Gables high school. But she married Marino instead and a deadly war between the Mc Pain and the Del Oro began. The birth of the Quadruplets sons of Lia with super human power from down under the sea was puzzling mystery of the story. The coming of the Lords of lightning made it difficult for the Mc Pain Empire to pursuit their evil career. The war between good and evil was eminent. The super heroes, in Coral Gables were born to destroy terrorists, evil criminals and American haters. The Lords of lightning mean protection for all. They will hunt down any enemy wherever you hide.

Anetso The Cherokee Ball Game

Author: Michael J. Zogry
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807833606
Size: 14,40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 240

"This is a careful and innovative consideration of a remarkable and enduring Native American ritual. Zogry reflects deeply, critically, and sensibly on an amazing array of issues of theoretical interest to the study of religion, culture, game, ritual, secrecy, colonial contact, and even the impact of tourism on culture. An important and informative work."---SAM D. GILL, University of Colorado at Boulder "Zogry presents a very well researched, ethically grounded, and theoretically informed study of Anetso, the Cherokee ball game, which will instruct students of Native American religions, Cherokee traditions and history, and the anthropology of sport. A valuable book that is based on impressive archival and ethnographic work."---Michael d. Mcnally, Carleton College Anetso, a centuries-old Cherokee ball game still played today, is a vigorous, sometimes violent activity that rewards speed, strength, and agility. At the same time, it is the focus of several linked ritual activities. Is it a sport? Is it a religious ritual? Could it possibly be both? Why has it lasted so long, surviving through centuries of upheaval and change? Based on his work in the field and in the archives, Michael J. Zogry argues that members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation continue to perform selected aspects of their cultural identity by engaging in anetso, itself the hub of an extended ceremonial complex, or cycle. Historically, this complex has featured virtually every activity that Cherokee people and non-Cherokee observers have identified as elemental to Cherokee "religion" or "ritual," However, interpreted as "game" within a broader framing of "religion," anetso simultaneously resists and problematizes such classifications. A precursor to lacrosse, anetso appears in all manner of Cherokee cultural narratives and has figured prominently in the written accounts of non-Cherokee observers for almost three hundred years. The anetso ceremonial complex incorporates a variety of activities that, taken together, complicate standard scholarly distinctions such as game versus ritual, public display versus private performance, and tradition versus innovation. Thus examination of this Cherokee bail game and the ceremonial complex that it anchors provides a striking opportunity for a rethinking of the understanding of ritual and performance as well as their relationship to cultural identity. Zogry draws on extensive cultural consultation with members of the Cherokee community in western North Carolina, undertaken with the approval of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, as well as thorough archival research, to offer a sharp reappraisal of scholarly discourse on the Cherokee religious system, with particular focus on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation.

Traditions Of The Caddo

Author: George Amos Dorsey
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803266025
Size: 18,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 464

First encountered by explorer Hernando de Soto in the 16th century, the Caddoan tribes, found along the Red River in present-day Arkansas and Louisiana, practiced agriculture long before they hunted buffalo. These tales vibrate with both earthly and unearthly forces.

The Lightning Flash

Author: Ceanna Long
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469113589
Size: 10,53 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 367

Book Summary Dawn and her father Azael have always lived a normal life just like everyone else. But when Dawns father is kidnapped, Dawn is forced to look for her family, knowing that theyre the key to finding her father alive. The problem is, she has no clue who her family is, but with her new friend Demitri, anything is possible. Now they are headed across the world in search of the one that Dawn has treasured her whole life!

Native American Games And Stories

Author: James Bruchac
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555919795
Size: 15,74 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 227

A collection of Native American games and stories combines play with learning, and offers insight into tribal beliefs and way of life.

Lake Ronkonkoma In History And Legend The Princess Curse And Other Stories

Author: David S. Igneri
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481750739
Size: 15,45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 965

The History and Legends of Lake Ronkonkoma, the Princess Curse and Other Stories; A Lifeguard's View, discusses the history and the folklore of Long Island's largest lake. It builds a strong case for the Princess legend. The author consulted professional opinions, of paranormal experts, who generally believe curses are real, not superstition. He also consulted many sources on Lake Ronkonkoma, to focus in on the fact that a young male has drowned almost every year, and that few females have died in the Lake. In fact it remains, that possibly only one female lost her life. Her official cause of death was kidney failure, caused by secondary drowning. The volume also chronicles the lifeguard career of the author, David S. Igneri. His lifeguards at the lake and his other beaches were, in general gifted athletes. However, to lifeguard Lake Ronkonkoma they needed specific training that was not covered in their regular lifeguard preparation. At first, Igneri himself, did not totally understand the task before him. However, he sought advice from older lifeguards, and read everything he could about Ronkonkoma, and formulated a program. In his early years he did not believe in the Princess Curse at all, and believed it was only superstition. His experiences during that time, made him re-think his views. Gradually he realized that some force or entity was causing, or helped causing the many deaths. David Igneri began to change his policies at Lake Ronkonkoma on July 5, 1965. He totally believes that the spirits told him what to do. His goal became to protect and save all of the people, all of the time, and stop the legend. After reading this volume, you will have to decide for yourself, how much success he had in this endeavor.

Man Made The Lightning

Author: Jason Gadsden
ISBN: 1435716280
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 579

I remember a time when some ones colour was to do with their mood, or how sick they were. When British was a proud boast and a flag flown not an insult to your neighbour. When being born British was said to be like being born with one foot in heaven, before Man Made Lightning and showed us our other foot was in hell. Ulti Zucken is an old man, living alone, unclean in a dirty little house, at the end of his rubbish-strewn garden. Barely seen and almost never heard. With an interest in troubled youth and macabre fascination in the demons they dream. Nathan Trait is a wanna-be journalist who will stop at something to get his story, although he has no idea how far that will be And the rest of them, who cares? Their all mashed up, and mixed up like the rest of us, they could be dragged off any street in any town. Lost in their self-importance, greed and loathing, blind to the one true law every action has a re-action.

People Of The Morning Star

Author: W. Michael Gear
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466832290
Size: 13,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 685

Award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear begin the stunning saga of the North American equivalent of ancient Rome in People of the Morning Star. The city of Cahokia, at its height, covered more than six square miles around what is now St. Louis and included structures more than ten stories high. Cahokian warriors and traders roamed from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. What force on earth would motivate hundreds of thousands of people to pick up, move hundreds of miles, and once plopped down amidst a polyglot of strangers, build an incredible city? A religious miracle: the Cahokians believed that the divine hero Morning Star had been resurrected in the flesh. But not all is fine and stable in glorious Cahokia. To the astonishment of the ruling clan, an attempt is made on the living god's life. Now it is up to Morning Star's aunt, Matron Blue Heron, to keep it quiet until she can uncover the plot and bring the culprits to justice. If she fails, Cahokia will be torn asunder in warfare, rage, and blood as civil war consumes them all. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.