In June 1940, the U.S. Coast Guard set out to survey the coast of Greenland, the largest island in the world--and the coldest. A year and a half before the country entered the Second World War, the United States was looking for a place to put an airfield that would serve as a bridge to Europe. (For the same reason, British troops seized Iceland; they would later be replaced by American soldiers.) Thus began the saga of Bluie West One, whose 5,000-foot pierced-steel runway would serve as an interim stop for ten thousand American bombers and twin-engine fighters en route to the Second World War. In the 1950s, BW-1 provided the same service for turbojet warplanes. Meanwhile, a strange legend grew up around the station hospital, which travel writers,
novelists, and movie-makers have claimed was a warehouse for Korean War veterans too wounded to return home.Daniel Ford traveled to Greenland to explore the truth and fiction of Bluie West One, which he relates in this engaging little book. (About 6000 words)
The In An Instant series is a new brand of user-friendly, engaging, and practical reference guides on core business topics, which capitalizes on the authors' extensive experience and knowledge, as well as interviews they have conducted with leading business experts. Written in an upbeat and engaging style, the series presents 60 tips and techniques with anecdotes, examples, and exercises that the reader can immediately apply to make their work life more efficient, effective, and satisfying.Whether it’s leading a brainstorming meeting for a staff of five or giving a keynote speech to an audience of 5000, public speaking with confidence and competency is an essential skill for success. Unfortunately, many people feel uncomfortable and even afraid when it comes to standing up and delivering a presentation. The popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld once joked that because American's fear of public speaking was on par with their fear of death, at a funeral most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.Public Speaking In An Instant shows the reader how to make all their presentations professional, polished, and painless. The book provides time-proven techniques on writing an engaging presentation, developing an interactive style, reading and responding to an audience, and making the most of visual aids. Topics include:Use body language to get your message acrossHigh energy equals high impactThe power of silenceFocus on the message, not the slidesBe funny, not foolishThe key to spontaneity: preparation
Often people imagine the life of an introvert in some way or the other, in this audiobook I will going to share insights of a real life of an introvert as I am an introvert talking about my own personal life and sharing my views, thoughts and sharing some tips along the way, I hope it will help you in your life may be you can connect with it.
Noted historian Robert Hendrickson has written more than 40 books and has earned critical acclaim for his meticulous historical research and highly readable style. In The Road to Appomattox, by weaving together passages from diaries, military reports, and newspapers, Hendrickson creates a vivid, firsthand account of the final year of the Civil War. Putting down their arms and flags, Lee’s Confederate troops made a formal surrender at Appomattox on April 12, 1865. Leading up to that day, however, was a wide path of bloody battles that ultimately claimed the lives of one out of every 50 Americans. Bringing the Civil War to an end required extraordinary logic from Generals Grant, Sherman Sheridan, Lee, and others. Join Robert Hendrickson as he traces the military strategies and engagements that preceded that grey morning at Appomattox. As you walk beside both Northern and Southern fighting men and officers, their voices will ring in your ears.
This audiobook has been recorded using Text to speech (TTS).
We may believe that we know all there is to know about ancient secrets. That nothing new can be discovered. But, nothing could be further from the truth.
We will investigate the origins of civilisation in the tales of Adam and Eve. We will move through the heavens with ancient concepts of astronomy and unravel sacred symbols such as the Ankh. We will visit pyramids and ancient round towers and connect to harmonic frequencies discovered and utilised by our ancestors. And through these we will discover the amazing secrets that our ancestors knew and that subsequent generations have forgotten. We will see how the authorities hid and destroyed evidence and further darkened our vision of the past. But we will finally reveal the sacred secrets that shine a light on the true reality of our very existence.
Welcome to Ancient Secrets.
Two brothers in conflict sire half-twin sons, as they battle to determine the fate of a property dynasty. Intertwined conflict and humour are the lifestyle hallmarks of the relationship between 18 year old twins Aaron and Josh. Aaron, as the too-young manager of the family's large rural property, sees himself as in his rightful position. Josh (as a worker on the property) sees his own rightful position as not having to take orders from Aaron. One instance of their difficult relationship results in Josh having to take the blame for Aaron's irresponsible driving, when Aaron nearly causes a head-on collision with a Highway Patrol car. Tash (Aaron's girlfriend) becomes pregnant to both Josh and Aaron, that is with half-twin sons due to heteropaternal superfecundation and they all have to live with the consequences. Due to the untimely death of their Grandfather, Charlie, Aaron and Josh find themselves bidding against each other at a public auction for their shares of the family property. Elizabeth, Mother of Aaron and Josh, has their secret past outed to her sons. A financially over-committed Aaron is forced to sell his part of the property to Chinese investors. As the supreme irony, Josh becomes a resentful Aaron's boss. The 5 year old sons of Josh and Aaron act beyond their years to protect Tash from Aaron's excesses towards her. Aaron accepts that he has been the cause of much family conflict.
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