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- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99
Great Western Eight-Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotives' is the first of a series of 'Locomotive Profiles' to be published by Pen & Sword. It will describe the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of powerful locomotives built in the first half of the twentieth century to meet the demands of the growing South Wales coal... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17
Whether living in an urban sprawl, a sunny suburb or rolling countryside, the taxi is a mode of transport that no doubt every resident of the UK will use in their lives. So prevalent is it in British society that the black cab has become one of the most iconic symbols of the country and its capital. Here Danny Roth presents a comprehensive history... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available
The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service A story of invention, skill, and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available
A new and boldly original history of the iconic aircraft The British designed and built the Harrier , the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
Six decades after World War II, we now know that the margin between Allied victory and defeat was often narrower than many realized. The decisive actions of leaders, generals and war heroes have been well documented, but less well known are the technological developments that made victory possible and laid the groundwork for postwar progress. Based... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00
Analyzing the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the Iowa Central Railway, Don L. Hofsommer examines how this plain vanilla railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. Drawing the story from station records, ann more...
- Odyssey Publishing 2008; US$ 9.95
On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York?s JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 13.95
The Wright Brothers were wimps. Or so you might think after reading this account of their unsung but even more daring rivals?the men and women who strapped wings to their backs and took to the sky. If only for a few seconds. People have been dying to fly, quite literally, since the dawn of history. They?ve made wings of feather and bone, leather... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.99
?The baddest man on two wheels.? ? Rolling Stone One of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell?s Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph ?Sonny? Barger says, ? Let?s Ride ? with this ultimate guide to motorcycling. With expert co-author Darwin Holmstrom?former writer for Motorcyclist magazine and author of The Complete Idiot?s Guide... more...