Big Jato

Author: Xico Sá
Publisher: Editora Companhia das Letras
ISBN: 8580864666
Size: 39.74 MB
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Vale do Cariri, início da década de 1970. Um caminhão, apelidado carinhosamente de Big Jato, é destinado a esvaziar as fossas das casas sem encanamento do Crato. No parachoque, a frase "DIRIGIDO POR MIM, GUIADO POR DEUS". O garoto ao lado do motorista pensa: "Não sou um nem o outro". O caminhão faz parte da vida do garoto. Com seu pai, percorre as ruas da cidade lidando com o dejeto alheio, enquanto acompanha um mundo em transformação. Assim como sua própria infância, algo ali parece estar chegando ao fim, e as mudanças não passam despercebidas aos dois. Em Big Jato, o escritor e cronista Xico Sá cria, a partir de suas memórias, um retrato afetivo de uma juventude passada no Cariri. Estão lá os primeiros encontros com o amor e o rock. As paisagens e as pessoas que ele encontrou. As mudanças nas relações familiares. Um delicado mosaico das descobertas do garoto que enfrenta todas as dificuldades da entrada na vida adulta. Leitores familiarizados com as crônicas e participações televisivas do autor podem se deparar aqui com o mesmo olhar lírico e frequentemente hilariante que Xico costuma dedicar aos relacionamentos e ao futebol. Mas irão se surpreender com a ficção do autor. O que emerge de Big Jato é uma prosa madura, uma novela capaz de encapsular um tempo e um espaço onde humor e drama ocorrem nos pequenos momentos do dia a dia. E na boleia do Big Jato, com os Beatles tocando no rádio.

Life

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The History Of Big Safari

Author: Colonel Bill Grimes, USAF Retired
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480804568
Size: 27.52 MB
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For more than half a century, Big Safari-modified aircraft have performed dangerous and essential missions to collect intelligence, conduct surveillance and reconnaissance, and engage in special operations missions around the globe in the interest of national security. These state-of-the-art aircraft have been flown, operated, and maintained by men and women whose dedication and commitment have made the world a safer place. In The History of Big Safari, author Colonel Bill Grimes, a retired US Air Force officer, presents a history of this program, which has been in existence for more than sixty years. Born as a special acquisition program in 1952, Big Safari has been in a unique position to save lives by rapidly fielding essential systems with a quick-reaction capability to ensure decision makers on the battlefield and at the Pentagon have timely intelligence to plan and execute operations. Grimes shows how, without a special acquisition program such as Big Safari, the nation's ability to react to evolving dangers and threats would be mired in bureaucracy when timely responses are critical. With detailed cutaway illustrations revealing aircraft modifications and mission equipment, The History of Big Safari also includes photographs, sidebars, and anecdotes. It goes behind the scenes with the men and women who participated in the challenging projects and daring missions. It shares the development of cutting-edge technology and special mission aircraft, as well as the global events that necessitated these once-classified programs. Finally, it provides insight into long-veiled projects, operations, and missions that comprise the world under the purview of Big Safari.

Retread Squadron

Author: John Munn
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595194095
Size: 72.29 MB
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RETREAD SQUADRON is about an Air National Guard Squadron that is fat and corrupt when the Korean War breaks out. Captain Marshall Stone, the central character, loves flying almost as much as he loves his beautiful wife, Georgie. Through his perception, we see the squadron reshaping into a fighting unit capable of carrying out the dirty missions that the F-84 pilots are ordered to fly in the war. Hanging over all that happens is the conviction that military decisions are being by politicians who are willing to sacrifice the lives of American fighting men and our country's honor to avoid any confrontation with countries that support our enemy. Captain Stone keeps his perspective as he flies dangerous and predictable missions, while at home his marriage is threatened. He focuses his skills on the missions, achieving some glorious moments by flying all out beyond normal limitations when his comrades need help. He comes through these experiences with a clear view of the priorities that can make his life worth living. The squadron, too, survives and triumphs in the end.

Pan Am Pioneer

Author: Sanford B. Kauffman
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896723573
Size: 47.56 MB
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Officials had to be dealt with on every level - including both sides of a revolution when it came to Central America and Cuba. Taking on the Pacific was a challenge of the extreme and the North Atlantic with its cold and storms added new factors to be overcome.