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Shoot for the Moon

By James Donovan
  • ISBN Code: : 0316341827
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history. When the alarm went off forty thousand feet above the moon's surface, both astronauts looked down at the computer to see 1202 flashing on the readout. Neither of them knew what it meant, and time was running out . . . On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements -- and a triumph of the American spirit -- the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions and upheaval of the sixties and the Cold War, Shoot for the Moon is a gripping account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it. From the shock of Sputnik and the heart-stopping final minutes of John Glenn's Mercury flight to the deadly whirligig of Gemini 8, the doomed Apollo 1 mission, and that perilous landing on the Sea of Tranquility -- when the entire world held its breath while Armstrong and Aldrin battled computer alarms, low fuel, and other problems -- James Donovan tells the whole story. Both sweeping and intimate, Shoot for the Moon is "a powerfully written and irresistible celebration" of one of humankind's most extraordinary accomplishments (Booklist, starred review).

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  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: so-to-speak.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Engage with everyday expressions in a completely different (and fun!) way, with this entertaining and interactive book of common phrases that can turn a humdrum gathering into a raucous game night. We use expressions and idioms all the time. When you feel sick, you’re “under the weather.” When you feel great, you’re “on top of the world.” But whether you’re a “smart cookie” or a tough one, you—and almost everyone you know—have a veritable smorgasbord of expressions stored deep in your brain. So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That’ll Knock Your Socks Off is the largest collection of its kind. Thoughtfully divided into sixty-seven categories—from Animals to Food & Cooking, from Love to Politics, this reference guide may have more in common with an activity book! Don’t look for definitions and etymologies, because the book is just the beginning. So to Speak is the launchpad for your lifelong journey to explore the universe of expressions. In fact, it’s designed to get readers off the page—and engaging with each other through word games and puzzles. So to Speak spurs discussion, debate, and play, while encouraging the art of listening and celebrating the joy of words. Authors Shirley and Harold Kobliner spent more than half a century nurturing and teaching children. So to Speak is a reflection of their deeply held belief that regardless of a person’s age, the most impactful learning happens when you’re having fun. Whether it’s grandparents teaching their favorite expressions to their grandkids, teens helping adults with the latest lingo or slang, or millennials indulging in their love of wordplay and games, this is the perfect book for any lover of language.

Shoot the Moon

By S. P. Perone
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491795476
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: shoot-the-moon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Professor Tony Shane is attending a Las Vegas computer conference when he encounters a new university faculty colleague, the beautiful and mysterious Karen Sloan. Unfortunately a mesmerized Shane has no idea that she is about to draw him into the exotic world of high-stakes gambling and transform his life forever. Soon, gambling losses force Shane to submit to an international boss, Giacomo Corsi, who wants to utilize Shanes access to an ultra-secure government computer. As Shane is plunged into the midst of a chilling plot that threatens to throw the country into a chaotic death spiral, he must call upon his old connectionsan off-and-on lover, a tough CIA deputy director, and a mob bossto help him fight off controlling gambling czars and secretly expose a mysterious madmans diabolical scheme. But as a frantic race begins to avert a catastrophic attack, Shane suddenly becomes aware that nothing is what it seems and that Karen is hiding a very dark secret. In this compelling crime thriller, a professor suddenly finds himself drawn into a deadly trap amid the high-stakes world of gambling where he must attempt to stop a horrific plot from unfolding across America.

Issues, Tissues and Miss Yous

By Mike Haszto
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 148175369X
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: issues-tissues-and-miss-yous.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The heart is one of the strongest muscles in the human body. Not only physically does it keep all of us alive, but mentally and spiritually it works overtime to keep all of us somewhat balanced, happy and in the game of life. As we all know, the latter two mentioned are not entirely comfortable with the challenges that life presents to us. Here is a collection of poems from an emotional and passionate leader among poets that will stir up memories, conjure up emotions both of positiveness and emptiness, and put you in each scene that will give you the opportunity to develop new feelings and perspectives...

Let’s Be Honest Are You Really Ready for College?

By Adam Barnett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1973676486
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: let-s-be-honest-are-you-really-ready-for-college.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Don’t Let College Catch You off guard! Identity. Independence. Academics. Money. Sex. Alcohol. Relationships. Spirituality. Future. These are some of the issues that are constantly on a college student’s mind. They are all presented in this book. Adam’s humorous approach and honest advice will steer you in the right direction and help you make the most of your college years.

The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

By The 24 Hour Plays
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350187569
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: the-24-hour-plays-viral-monologues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since 1995 The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Bringing together some of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen, this unique and contemporary book of monologues collates the responses in dramatic fashion, making for an anthology of work that is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent. Featuring original monologues by writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses this is a rich collection that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 monologues from the first three weeks of the project, edited by Howard Sherman, this is an important collection that documents an unprecedented moment in history whilst also offering practical resource for actors and performers.

Rocket Age

By George D. Morgan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1633886379
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 903
  • Pdf File: rocket-age.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rocket Age traces the history of spaceflight innovation from Robert Goddard’s early experiments with liquid fuel rockets, through World War II and the work of Wernher von Braun and his German engineers, on to the postwar improvements made by Sergei Korolev and his team in the Soviet Union, and culminating with the historic Moon walk made by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. From designers to engineers, and even communication specialists and the builders who assembled these towering rockets, hundreds of thousands of people worked on getting humans to the Moon, yet only a few have been recognized for their contributions. George D. Morgan sets the record straight by giving these forgotten figures of space travel their due. The son of rocket scientists who worked directly on NASA projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, Morgan gives behind-the-scenes details on the famous missions, including a rare interview with Dieter Huzel –Wernher von Braun’s right-hand man and a chief engineer on every major manned space program. Even the most voracious readers of US space flight history will discover things in this book that they have never read before. Rocket Age shines a light on those that have for too long been left out of the picture of the race to land on the Moon.

Create Special

By Jim Duffy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harriman House Limited
  • Book Code : 0857196146
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: create-special.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Create Special

Mentored by a Millionaire

By Steven K. Scott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781118039953
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: mentored.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unlike any book you’ve ever read, Mentored by a Millionaire is made up of fifteen mentoring sessions in which you will be mentored in the strategies, skills, and techniques used by super achievers who have become the world’s most successful men and women. You will be mentored in these sessions by Steve Scott, a man who has not only made millions himself, but has helped dozens of others make millions as well.

What Do You Think About It?

By Warren O. Monroe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466917075
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: what-do-you-think-about-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Collection of Daily Thoughts The word thought generally refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual's subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangement of ideas. Over the past few years I've put my thoughts down on paper and shared them with family and friends. Some said to me "its too long", some said to me "Ive heard that before" and some just said nothing as if my thoughts were delivered and fallen into a black hole. On the other hand there were those who cheered me on and encouraged me to keep distributing my thoughts and consider some day writing a book. "What Do You Think About It" is a labor of love collection of my best 31weekly thoughts for your reading enjoyment. In addition, you can take an active part in my literary endeavor by writing down your thoughts at the end of each chapter. One difference between humans and other animals is our ability to think, process our thoughts and make life changing decisions on the results. As you read and hopefully enjoy my book apply your thoughts to the message intended in each chapter. It's not really our efforts that define us; it's our ability to open our minds and hearts to the depths of our true thoughts and honest feelings. Paracelsus, renaissance period physician, chemist, and surgeon wrote; thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rest the freedom of a man and they tower above the light of nature . . . create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new art flows. This book represents a small piece of my heaven, my new firmament, my new source of energy from which my new art will flow. I hope you enjoy all my thoughts but I don't expect you will just sail away on a literary cruise navigated by everything I've written. So I've provided space at the end of each chapter for your thoughts on each topic. Hence the title, "What Do You Think About It" ...Bon Voyage

A Book of Many "Mini" Stories

By Sue Bracewell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1649132158
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: a-book-of-many-mini-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Book of Many “Mini” Stories By: Sue Bracewell A Book of Many “Mini” Stories is a conglomeration of short stories about true life experiences and inspirational messages, metaphorically scripted in poetry. It is intended to uplift, inspire, and perhaps motivate others to use their gifts. It is author Sue Bracewell’s hope that those to whom this book is dedicated, along with all who read these short stories, are inspired to create and to express themselves without reservation.