The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author: Carol Baxter

Publisher: Scribe Us

ISBN: 9781947534773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 3208


The remarkable true story of a beguiling 1920s housewife who seeks international fame, fortune and adventure as an aviator but finds herself the central figure in a sensational Miami murder trial.

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

Author: Carol Baxter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911617921

Category: Air pilots

Page: 376

View: 8732


The remarkable true story of a beguiling Melbourne housewife who in the 1920s seeks international fame, fortune, and adventure as an aviator and finds herself as the central figure in a sensational American murder trial. 'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was held in connection with the shooting of an airline pilot.' Petite, glamorous, and beguiling, Jessie 'Chubbie' Miller was one remarkable woman ... flyer, thrill seeker, heartbreaker. No adventure was too wild for her, no danger too extreme. And all over the world men adored her. When the young Jessie left suburban Melbourne and her newspaperman husband in 1927, little did she know that she'd become the first woman to complete an England to Australia flight (with a black silk gown thrown into her small flight bag, just in case), or fly the first air race for women with Amelia Earhart, or that she would disappear over the Florida Straits feared lost forever only to charm her way to a rescue. Nor could she have predicted that five years later she'd find herself at the centre of one of the most notorious and controversial murder trials in United States history. And this all began with something as ridiculously mundane as a pat of butter. The Fabulous Flying Mrs Milleris a spellbinding story of an extraordinary woman -- an international celebrity during the golden age of aviation -- and her passionate and spirited life.

The Fabulous Carousels

Author: John L. Nelson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491739061

Category: Fiction

Page: 497

View: 5406


The Fabulous Carousels is a historical novel based on a true story. You will love this book if you ever played in a garage band and dreamed of going on the road. Children of the '60's, JFK conspiracy theorist, historians, psychologists, and open-minded readers who enjoy a fast-moving picaresque novel with a good laugh and cry will also be rewarded. This edgy comedy/tragedy is spun by saint and sinner Rocky Strong, leader of the Carousels. Rocky chronicles youthful dreams, free love, easy drugs, the American Mafia, CIA black ops, JFK's assassination, tectonic cultural shifts, and, finally, a path to self-actualization. Join the Fabulous Carousels, The Pride of Dixie, as they chase dreams of becoming celebrity heroes in the early '60's--struggling to keep time with changing times in America.

Around-the-World Flights

Author: Patrick M. Stinson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648716X

Category: Transportation

Page: 267

View: 7684


Since Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first machine-powered flight, adventurers have pondered the prospect of flying around the world. Though in the early 20th century the idea seemed as plausible as traveling to Mars, aviators made their first attempts in the wake of World War I and have never looked back. This history of around-the-world flights explores the endeavor, starting with the first tentative journeys that allowed changing aircraft en route due to expected breakdowns. Once flying machines demonstrated reliable performance over global distances, a period of one-upmanship emerged, with each new venture striving to outdo the previous one. Today, even with international air travel having become routine, aviators strive to set records, now using unconventional aircraft and fuel sources. Paying tribute to the supporting personnel as well as to the flight captains at the center of attention, this work celebrates aviation’s continued spirit of adventure.

Literature and the Child

Author: Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305854985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 6100


LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Oklahoma Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oklahoma

Page: N.A

View: 2885


Carnegie Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2247


Haunted

Author: Susan Cooper,Joseph Delaney,Berlie Doherty,Jamila Gavin,Matt Haig,Robin Jarvis,Derek Landy,Sam Llewellyn,Mal Peet,Philip Reeve,Eleanor Updale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849398933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3008


Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a drowned boy, who's determined to find someone to play with; to a lost child trapped in a mirror, ready to pull you in; to devilish creatures, waiting with bated breath for their next young victim; to an ancient woodland reawakened. Some will make you scream, some will make you shiver, but all will haunt you gently long after you've put the book down.

TV Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Television programs

Page: 880

View: 6868


1997 Videohound's Guide to Three and Four-Star Movies

Author: Videohound Editors,Videohound

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780553067156

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 640

View: 6158


The creators of VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever present another winner--the ultimate guide to more than 3,000 of the best movies of all time. Extensive indexes of stars, directors, and over 325 wildly original categories, from Adolescence and Airborne Disasters to Wedding Bells and Wrong Side of the Tracks make it easy to hone in the perfect movie for any mood or occasion. Line drawings.