Night Blitz

Author: John Ray

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909270768

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4069

September 1940: defeated in the Battle of Britain, despite their superior numbers and better equipped aircraft, the Luftwaffe launched a new campaign of attack, their target this time the civilian population. For eight months, with hardly a night's break, Luftwaffe bombers pounded industrial cities and seaports in a concentrated attempt to smash Britain's war economy and destroy civilian morale. It was the first time a civilian population had been subject to mass attack, night after night, and important lessons were to be learned on both sides. If this campaign failed - as it did - then surely Britain could win the war.In this finely structured and consistently fascinating study of the campaign, Second World War historian John Ray assesses the strategies, weapons and defence tactics employed throughout the Night Blitz. He graphically recalls the effects of the Blitz on British cities, industry and people, month by month. This was the war at home, when terror fell indiscriminately from the skies. Yet despite all the death and destruction, the spirit of the British people remained undaunted even in their darkest hours.

Saturday Night Live

Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467747955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9278

In 1975 Saturday Night Live came out of the gate swinging, with a daring, bold, and rebellious vibe that was new to television back then. With a cast of comedic actors known as the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, television producer Lorne Michaels launched a style of live television comedy that appealed specifically to young viewers with a taste for questioning authority—and that style stood the test of time. From hilarious characters—the Conehead family, Wayne Campbell, the Spartan cheerleaders, the Target Lady, and Stefon—to impressions of US presidents and politicians performed with spot-on precision, the late-night comedy show has shaped American comedy for four decades. With millions of loyal fans across a wide range of viewership demographics, Saturday Night Live has made a significant impact on American culture. It introduced catchphrases such as "Well, isn’t that special?" and "More cowbell!" It influenced public opinion through satirical political sketches and news commentary. It provided rich material for box office hits such as The Blues Brothers and Wayne’s World. It created megastars out of dozens of comedians. And in the process, the show earned an impressive roster of accolades including thirty-six Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. It's been ranked as one of the greatest shows of all time and has been inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Discover how the SNL brand of raucous humor has stayed meaningful and fresh over the years and continues to draw audiences today.

The Night Circus - 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn't Know

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1311681078


Page: N.A

View: 6884

Did you know Morgenstern never intended the novel to be for young adults, but instead targeted it as an adult novel? Or, did you know Morgenstern is interested in learning fire art if she ever has the chance to join a circus? What are the amazingly true facts behind The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Night of Your Life (Point)

Author: Lydia Sharp

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338317288

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1553

He's having the worst prom ever... over and over again.

That Night Depository

Author: Robert Kost

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1644620790

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 2215

Ross Wilson worked his way up the corporate ladder at the National Telephone and Telegraph company. Ross experienced an event in 1981 that would change his life forever. After an intracompany transfer, he encountered more clandestine and dark activities than he could imagine. Follow the ups and downs, surprises, mysteries, crimes, and grievances that confronted him.

Night Siege

Author: Joseph Allen Hynek,Philip J. Imbrogno,Bob Pratt

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567183627

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 302

View: 1023

In 1983, a few miles north of New York City, hundreds of people were startled to see a UFO - a series of flashing lights that formed a V as big as a football field, moving slowly and silently. This text explores all the evidence and over 7000 sightings, including those recorded up to 1995.

The Shade of Night

Author: Allysson Fugitt

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634175360

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 860

Mary Shane comes home from school one day to find her mother beaten to unconsciousness, this leads her on a perilous journey to find her father, the man that has spent her entire life on the run, always nothing more than a shadow. She must play his deadly game, become the very darkness he hides in, if she ever wants to have a chance at the love she found and the normal life she used to take for granted. As Mary Shane makes her way into the deadly world her father lives in, a world where people have seemingly magical powers and always seem to be one step ahead of you, she discovers that maybe his frequent disappearances and constant paranoia were justified. She finds herself forced to make dangerous decisions and do things she never in her worst nightmare had to face. With the government chasing her every footstep, she must find her father before they do if she ever hopes to survive this wild ride and earn the right to live. She discovers that everything she\'s ever experienced is because of her father and as she begins to put the pieces together she wonders if there is more to this story than anyone else knows.

Twelfth Night

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: First Avenue Editions ™

ISBN: 1467749869

Category: Drama

Page: 122

View: 2167

In the kingdom of Illyria, a love triangle has everyone on edge. Orsino loves Olivia, a bereaved noblewoman who is in mourning for her dead brother. Olivia loves Cesario, who is actually a woman named Viola. Viola had dressed as a man in order to gain employment in Orsino's household. Viola, of course, falls in love with Orsino, and he has no knowledge of the true identity of his "male" servant, Cesario. A romantic romp full of tricks, twists, and happy reunions, this unabridged version of William Shakespeare's classic comedy was first published in England in 1623.

Starry Night

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149355

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3734

Perfect Christmas women's fiction from international bestseller Debbie Macomber. 'Tis the season for love and second chances ... Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge first: Carrie must score the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a bestselling book about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. With her career at stake, Carrie sacrifices her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she expected. And soon Carrie is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

One Spring Night

Author: Isla Dean

Publisher: Isla Dean

ISBN: 098641428X

Category: Fiction

Page: 77

View: 4771

From #1 bestselling author Isla Dean comes the third novella in the One Night Collection, ONE SPRING NIGHT. Mystery writer, Kara Keaton, moved to small town Stonebridge to start her life over after her husband’s death. Between writing, renovating the hundred-year-old home she purchased, and trying to figure out how to keep the plants in her greenhouse alive, she stays busy. But not so busy that she doesn’t enjoy her daily visits to the Plumber’s Pub where the cheer of the town rings long and loud. And it certainly isn't a hardship to watch the stoic and sexy Ben Roberts behind the bar. The steadiest of the siblings, Ben's love and pride in being part of his family's pub is palpable. He's a straight-shooter--when it's important--with a strong stature and golden eyes that show darker hints of what runs deep within him. And from the day he meets the mysterious Kara, he’s a man who knows what he wants. He just hasn't found a way into her world. Yet. With a spring storm barreling through the quaint New England town, Kara begins to let down her guard, and starts to understand that her heart truly is ready to love again. SPECIAL NOTE TO READERS: Each book in the One Night Collection is a standalone novella, featuring new characters with a story all their own, that takes place over the course of one night. The exception to this is One Summer Night (coming summer 2016!) which features a fun roundup of all the main characters in the collection as they come together for a fabulous Fourth of July celebration. One Night CollectionONE AUTUMN NIGHTONE WINTER NIGHTONE SPRING NIGHTONE SUMMER NIGHT (coming summer 2016) *REVIEWS*Praise for Isla Dean"Rich, expansive imagination…the stories seem to flow through her." Sierra Star Praise for One Autumn Night“The heroine has a ton of spunk and spirit.” Smexy Books "Escapism at its finest…Isla Dean does it again." L.L., Writer Praise for Valor In Darkness“The perfect travel companion. Isla Dean weaves a story of love in a small town like no other.” Wayfare Magazine Praise for Sapphire Sea"A lyrical delight all your senses will enjoy." Angelo Pizelo, contributing author of Peaceful Earth