The ordinary lives of Gary McKinnon and his mother Janis changed dramatically one morning in 2002 when police interviewed Gary about hacking into US government computers. Three years later, on 7 June 2005, he was arrested. Extradition seemed certain and so, fearing that Gary would take his own life rather than be taken away, Janis began her extraordinary battle. Facing up to sixty years' incarceration, Gary was vilified by the authorities, who described his actions as 'the biggest military computer hack of all time'. The truth was rather less dramatic - Gary was searching for signs of UFOs. When he discovered that thousands of NASA and Pentagon computers had no passwords or firewalls he started to leave notes warning that their security was deeply flawed. It was only in 2008 after a TV interview that an expert in autism phoned Gary's solicitors and said he was sure that Gary was suffering from Asperger's syndrome. The stakes were now even higher. The US judiciary had all the might of the world's greatest power. But it had not reckoned on Gary's mother. This is the story of how one woman squared up not only to the Pentagon but also to the British judicial and political systems. It is a book about a mother who took on the world and won.
"Established in 1958, NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been at the forefront of efforts to explore outer space, resulting in the Apollo missions to the moon, the Skylab space station, and the space shuttle. But beyond these very public explorations, author Nick Redfern seeks to display what goes on behind the scenes at NASA, ascertaining whether there is any truth to rumors and speculation about everything from a possible UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 to whether or not the moon landings themselves were faked."--
"Beneath Flint's auto history lies a buried past. Local Civil War hero Franklin Thompson was actually Sarah Edmonds in disguise. Thread Lake's Lakeside Amusement Park offered seaplane rides and a giant roller coaster partly built over the water before closing in 1931. Smith-Bridgman's, the largest department store in town, reigned supreme for more than a century at the same location. And the city's most prolific inventor, Lloyd Copeman, created the electric stove, flexible ice cube tray and automatic toaster. Gary Flinn showcases the obscure and surprising elements of the Vehicle City's past, including how the 2014 water crisis was a half century in the making."-- Page  of cover.
"This work represents decades of research and television's entire history. While documentation regarding cast and personnel is now often found online, descriptions of the shows from authoritative sources are still not widely available. Terrace fills thatgap with this work, which covers more than 9,350 shows and constitutes the most comprehensive documentation of TV series ever published"--Provided by publisher.
An updated annual includes four hundred new entries and provides a five-star rating system, cast and director indexes, lists of Academy Award winners, and reviews for more than eighteen thousand videos and DVDs. Original.