In the spring of 2013, pilots Gordon "Joe" Murray and Ron Siwik set out to fly from Kent State University's Andrew W. Paton Airport in northeast Ohio to Dayton's Wright Brothers Airport near Ohio's southern border in two 1946 Piper J3 Cubs in a way no one ever had before - by flying consecutively via all of Ohio's 88 counties, a distance of 1,670 miles. This is the story of their adventure.
What if you met someone you'd risk your marriage, family and entire life just to get to know? Catherine is lost in a mid-level magazine job and marriage to a man she felt was her last chance at love. Unfulfilled but now resigned to her life as a wife and working mother, she begs for a travel assignment to Rio that takes her away from it all - even if for a few days. It's at a fabulous rooftop pool overlooking Ipanema Beach that she meets David, a consummate bachelor and venture capitalist with impeccable breeding punctuated by an Essex accent. In the passing of a day, David shows Catherine more of life than she's lived in years. Lost in the crashing waves of an afternoon thunderstorm in Rio, a single kiss leads to a series of unforgettable liaisons tracking lions in the wild African bush, swimming in the warm volcanic waters off Italy's Aeolian Islands and discovering the secret hallways of the Ritz Paris as each meeting reveals David to be so much more than she ever expected.
During Cleveland's heyday, the world's most influential businessmen, politicians and entertainers flocked to America's sixth-largest city, enjoying the full hospitality of splendid hotels befitting a first-rate metropolis. Marked by architectural splendor, sumptuous design, technical innovation and world-class service, these grand palaces rose and fell with Cleveland's fortunes. From Teddy Roosevelt dining under the ornate chandeliers of the Hotel Hollenden's famed Crystal Ballroom to Bob Hope and Jack Benny cracking wise at the Alcazar's bar, Michael DeAloia adds atmosphere to seven of the most elegant and inviting Cleveland hotels to emerge in the early twentieth century. Only one of these legendary establishments hosts guests today. This revealing chronicle recaptures the golden age of Cleveland's power and prestige.
A librarian who just came into money dies in a New York hotel room, and justice is overdue: “Full of fun and delightful people. A really terrific plot” (Chicago Daily News). With a seven-hundred-dollar inheritance in her pocket, small town librarian Harriet Bascom went to the track. By the time she left she had thousands—enough to live life the way she had always wanted: with champagne, music, and love. The champagne and music flow freely once she arrives in New York City, but it’s love that brings trouble. When she discovers her beloved has a terrible secret, she makes the mistake of being alone when she confronts him about it—and doesn’t even scream when she dies. Harriet is one of the three thousand women who disappear in New York each year—the women Hildegarde Withers wants to know more about. Unhappily retired, this former elementary school teacher is hungry for action. Investigating Harriet’s case—and the three other ladies who follow her into death—will provide all the action Miss Withers could ever want. Four Lost Ladies is part of the Hildegarde Withers Mysteries series, which also includes The Penguin Pool Murder and Murder on the Blackboard.
The story focuses on a small Radio Relay Communications Platoon, guarded by an infantry company, on a hill 20 miles from Khe Sanh Combat Base. It is the spring of 1968. The majority of this Platoon consists of non-combatant radio operators and technicians. They were specialists in microwave and cryptographic communications. A young corporal, on watch, discovers the Grunts have "bugged out" and left the hill undefended. The grim news of the mistake soon puts the men of the Platoon into a fight to survive. The story is interrupted with humorous stateside flashbacks that reveal how the main characters earned their nicknames. In the final battle, a dramatic rescue is initiated and a promise is kept in the finest tradition of the Marine Corps.
A collection of previously printed accounts revealing past happenings, for the most part, on those properties now owned by the State of Ohio at the village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island. These articles, printed here from their original source, appeared as early as 150 years ago in newspapers published in Sandusky, Ohio.
Photographs, drawings, and text discuss buildings vanished long ago and those demolished within living history, along with an exploration of imaginary buildings from myth and literature and fantastic designs that were never built.
"The geographical area covered by this book extends from Maple Bay in the east to Cowichan Lake in the west, and from Cowichan Bay and Cowichan Station to the south to Westholme in the north."--Preface.
Just in time to celebrate Oscar's 60th birthday: an endlessly juicy, illustrated expose of the predatory backstage politics and outrageous scandals behind Hollywood's coveted idol, from its beginning in 1927 to 1986. Illustrated.
This edition covers all the UK film releases from July 1994 to June 1995. It provides key facts and opinions on a wide range of movies from The Lion King and Forrest Gump to Shallow Grave and Pulp Fiction.
A kaleidoscopic story of myth, Spiritualism, and the Victorian search for Utopia from one of the brightest and most original non-fiction writers at work today. In 1872 there was a bizarre eruption of religious mania in Hampshire's New Forest. Its leader was Mary Ann Girling, a Suffolk farmer's daughter who claimed to be the female Christ and whose sect, the Children of God, lived in imminent anticipation of the Millennium. It was rumoured that Mrs Girling mesmerised her supporters, literally hypnotising them to keep them in her power, other reports claimed that the sect danced naked, and murdered their illegitimate offspring in their Utopian home at 'New Forest Lodge.' Through Mary Ann's story and the spiritual vortex around her, Philip Hoare takes us deeper into the pagan heart of the New Forest.