Night Blitz

Author: John Ray

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909270768

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6398


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: 686


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: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1311681078

Category:

Page: N.A

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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.

That Night Depository

Author: Robert Kost

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1644620790

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 979


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.

The Shade of Night

Author: Allysson Fugitt

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1634175360

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 5656


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.

The Night of Your Life (Point)

Author: Lydia Sharp

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338317288

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3768


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

Night’s End

Author: David Dane Wallace

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491786701

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2178


NIGHTS END. As David Dane is whisked away to the morgue a stranger appears out of nowhere to shadow Kate Shamrocks every move.Nights End, the final installment in The Urban Rain Trilogy that witnesses the finality of a legend. Now, a hooded stranger has emerged from the twilight to watch over Von “The Icons” niece prior to one of the greatest betrayals ever witnessed by a man who was once thought of as a hero. In the seedy alley walls off of Ontario Street, one fighter must face his greatest fears as he comes face to face with his toughest challenge ever. NIGHTS END, as a seasoned fighter makes an appearance with a band of thugs, Ontario Streets only hope is the one that they’ve lost to eternal darkness. NIGHTS END, the last in the trilogy about the life and death of Monica Medeiros Abbona a.k.a. Lilly Chicoine who inspired a series that has the entire world talking. NIGHTS END, bare witness as two famous Brothers(Robert and Richard Gray) from the back alleys of Grey Stone come to assist David Dane during his darkest hour. NIGHTS END, bear witness to the final chapter in one of the most popular sagas in modern history.

Starry Night

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149355

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2056


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.

A Rogue by Night

Author: Kelly Bowen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1478918632

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6043


2018 RITA award-winning author! From the author who Sarah MacLean calls "a charming, clever, and engaging storyteller" comes the next regency romance in the witty and sexy Devils of Dover series! Baron. Physician. Smuggler. Harland Hayward is living a double life as an aristocrat by day and a criminal by night. As a doctor, Harland has the perfect cover to appear in odd places at all hours, a cover he uses to his advantage. He's chosen this life to save his family from financial ruin, but he draws the line at taking advantage of the honest and trustworthy Katherine Wright. Katherine thought she was done smuggling. Having finally convinced her ailing father and injured brother to abandon their criminal pursuits, she's returned to England to help them escape to a new life--once she helps them fulfill their last contract. And that means working with Hayward, even when her instincts tell her that becoming his ally may be a risk to her heart - as well as her life.

One Masked Night

Author: Beverly Jenkins

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488058091

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1341


For the first time in a standalone volume—and originally titled Holiday Heat—enjoy this unforgettable romance from USA TODAY bestselling author Beverly Jenkins! For Eve Clark, colder weather usually means long cold nights spent alone, until she’s persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a blissful tryst with a mysterious partner. Though she runs from their hotel room the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that the night neither can forget was only the start of something sensational…. Originally published in 2010