What Buildings Do People Call Home?

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN:

Category: Dwellings

Page: 14

View: 703

This series answers questions on a wide range of topics including geography, history and science in an accessible and fun way. Each title contains questions posed by children to make them accessible for younger readers. This book looks at people's homes.

Soldier: The Autobiography

Author: General Sir Mike Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 955

General Sir Mike Jackson's illustrious career in the British Army has spanned almost 45 years and all that time he has shown loyalty, courage and commitment to the British army whilst also being an undeniable media attraction. A man of substance where foreign policy is concerned, he has served in theatres from the Artic to the jungle but is perhaps best known for his role in charge of the British troops to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, for assembling the British ground component of the coalition that toppled the Taliban, for equipping and organising the army we dispatched to defeat in Iraq and for re-organising the British army with aplomb. His drive, enthusiasm and dominating personality were always popular with his soldiers and drove him right to the top of his profession. He may have been a general but he never stopped caring about the men and women in his charge, despite the politics. Soldier: The Autobiography exhibits all the qualities for which Jackson is admired; his professionalism, his honesty, his directness, his exuberance and his sense of humour. Most of all it gives a vivid sense of what modern soldiering entails.

The Wright Brothers

First in Flight

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 885

A biography of the Wright brothers, who became famous as the inventors of the airplane.

Soldier

The Autobiography of General Sir Mike Jackson

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Generals

Page: 494

View: 704

General Sir Mike Jackson's illustrious career in the British Army has spanned almost 45 years and all that time he has shown loyalty, courage and commitment to the British army whilst also being an undeniable media attraction. A man of substance where foreign policy is concerned, he has served in theatres from the Artic to the jungle but is perhaps best known for his role in charge of the British troops to end ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, for assembling the British ground component of the coalition that toppled the Taliban, for equipping and organising the army we dispatched to defeat in Iraq and for re-organising the British army with aplomb. His drive, enthusiasm and dominating personality were always popular with his soldiers and drove him right to the top of his profession. He may have been a general but he never stopped caring about the men and women in his charge, despite the politics. Soldier: The Autobiography exhibits all the qualities for which Jackson is admired; his professionalism, his honesty, his directness, his exuberance and his sense of humour. Most of all it gives a vivid sense of what modern soldiering entails.

Who's in My Family Tree?

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN:

Category: Genealogy

Page: 32

View: 969

Looking through their family photograph album, Grandma explains to her grandchildren the lives of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Includes activities. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Bagdad Butcher

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Iraq

Page: 352

View: 852

Houses and Homes

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dwellings

Page: 31

View: 104

A title from the Rainbows series of first information books for beginning and developing readers. The series is grouped into three levels by interest and readability and then subdivided further by topic. This book makes a trip around the world to see the homes of children from different cultures.

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop

The Big Picture : the Music! the Man! the Legend! the Interviews : an Anthology

Author: Jel D. Lewis Jones

Publisher: Amber Books Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 709

A full and detailed account of Michael jackson - The King of Pop

Neil Armstrong

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Author: Tara Dixon-Engel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 557

An introduction to the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon.

Naked in Da Nang

A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam

Author: Mike Jackson

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 175

FACs (forward air controllers) in Vietnam flew low and slow, searching for signs of an elusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made contact, having a FAC overhead made their day because the FACs controlled the bomb-, rocket-, and napalm-laden fast movers, fighter jets and attack aircraft whose ordnance often made the difference between life and death. They were regarded by many of their airforce and naval aviator brethren as insane, suicidal, or both. In addition to the perils of enemy fire which ranged from lucky AK-47 shots to .51 caliber machine guns and SA-7 shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, you had to watch out to keep from being blown up in a B-52 Arc-Light strike or knocked down by friendly artillery. As the title suggests, however, Naked in Da Nang is not an angst ridden account of mortal combat. Following in the footsteps of Richard Hooker's classic M*A*S*H: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, author Jackson has a keen eye for the absurdities that abound in a combat zone. That the humor is often dark only serves to sharpen its comic edge.- These pilots were considered the "Guardian Angels" of the Vietnam ground soldier- Refers to the "unarmed" nature of FAC (Forward Air Controllers) aircraft- Low-tech aircraft that survived combat on pilot skills only