The Hindenburg Disaster

History / Military

Jill Sherman, “The Hindenburg Disaster”
Michael Vlessides, “The Ice Pilots: Flying with the Mavericks of the Great White North”
The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration By Alec Wilkinson, read by John Pruden
Alan T. Levenson, “The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism”
John Richard Dennett, Caroline E. Janney, “The South As It Is: 1865-1866”

Jill Sherman, “The Hindenburg Disaster”

English | 2010 | 113 Pages | ISBN: 1604539445 | PDF | 4 MB

The Hindenburg Disaster to give readers a dramatic you-are-there sense. This series continues to do an excellent job of putting historical events into a more expansive context.

Michael Vlessides, “The Ice Pilots: Flying with the Mavericks of the Great White North”

2012 | ISBN: 1553659392 | 272 pages | EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 | 13 MB

A nail-biting tour through the north alongside TV’s legendary ice pilots Based on the top-rated series now airing on History Channel and Global TV in Canada, and in eleven other countries around the world, The Ice Pilots follows a group of pilots in Yellowknife and the extraordinary adventures of the most unorthodox flyboys on Earth. Renegade Arctic airline Buffalo Airways defies the cold and the competition by using WWIIiGBP?era propeller planes to haul vital fuel, supplies and passengers to remote outposts across the world’s last great wilderness: northern Canada. From rookie pilots trying to earn their wings in sometimes hellish conditions to vintage planes that flew over Normandy on D-Day, The Ice Pilots brings its readers on an engaging romp through Arctic skies. The intrepid Michael Vlessides braves bone-chilling temperatures, treacherous landings and iconic owner “Buffalo” Joe McBryan’s famous temper to capture behindiGBP?theiGBP?scenes stories about the ice pilots, the crew, the passengers and the communities they serve. Weaving in history about bush pilots, plane crashes and the north, he has crafted an entertaining, informative narrative about aviation, the lifeline of this remote world.

The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration By Alec Wilkinson, read by John Pruden

Unabridged edition 2012| ISBN: 1455166618

In this grand and astonishing account, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer ”the most original and remarkable attempt ever made in Arctic exploration,” Andrée’s expedition was followed by nearly the entire world, and it made him an international legend. The Ice Balloon begins in the late nineteenth century, when nations — compelled by vanity, commerce, and science — competed with one another for the greatest discoveries and newspapers covered every journey. Wilkinson describes how in Andrée several contemporary themes intersected. He was the first modern explorer — the first to depart for the Arctic unencumbered by notions of the Romantic age and the first to be equipped with the newest technologies — but no explorer had ever left with more uncertainty regarding his fate, since none had ever flown over the horizon and into the forbidding region of ice. In addition to portraying the period, The Ice Balloon gives us a brief history of the exploration of the northern polar regions, both myth and fact, including detailed versions of the two record-setting expeditions just prior to Andrée’s — one led by US Army lieutenant Adolphus Greely from Ellesmere Island, the other by Fridtjof Nansen, the Norwegian explorer who initially sought to reach the pole by embedding his ship in the pack ice and drifting toward it with the current. Woven throughout is Andrée’s own history and how he came by his brave and singular idea. We also get to know Andrée’s family, the woman who loved him, and the two men who accompanied him — Nils Strindberg, a cousin of the famous playwright, with a tender love affair of his own, and Knut Fraenkel, a willing and hearty young man. Andrée’s flight and the journey — based on the expedition’s diaries and photographs, which were dramatically recovered thirty-three years after the balloon came down — along with Wilkinson’s research, provide a book filled with suspense and adventure, a haunting story of high ambition and courage made tangible with the detail, beauty, and devastating conditions of traveling and dwelling in ”the realm of Death,” as one Arctic explorer put it.

John Richard Dennett, Caroline E. Janney, “The South As It Is: 1865-1866”

English | 2010 | 400 Pages | ISBN: 0817356304 | PDF | 17 MB

This classic report originally appeared as a series of articles in the Nation between July 8, 1865, and April 11, 1866. Dennett traveled in seven states—Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi—at the very beginning of Reconstruction. His remarkably prophetic account of the recently defeated South is a major source for the history of this transition.

Alan T. Levenson, “The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism”

English | 2012 | 696 Pages | ISBN: 1405196378 | PDF | 5 MB

In The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism, a team of internationally-renowned scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of Jewish life and culture, from the biblical period to contemporary times. Provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the main periods and themes of Jewish history, from Biblical Israel, through medieval and early modern periods, to Judaism since the Holocaust, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaism today

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