The Hawker Hurricane won lasting fame in the service of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Over 11,700 examples were eventually built of this versatile and deadly combat aircraft, fulfilling an incredible number of contrasting roles. Its design, development and production are described in detail, as are the Hurricane’s widely varied operational roles during the Second World War, both at home and overseas. Full details are given of production figures, production variants, and operational service with all RAF and RN squadrons and units.
A reporter in Florida, Jake Arnett, covers the baffling murder of a mother and daughter seeking a new life - a story that requires every ounce of investigative skill, commitment, and compassion he can muster. Arnett works against a backdrop of decline and despair in print journalism that jeopardizes the newspaper he works for, and the life and career of his closest friend. Journalist David Holmberg has defined a fictional Florida of post-modern bleakness, where hurricanes prowl menacingly and nearly every place seems a venue for anxiety, fear, failure, and even suicide - especially after a chillingly hard-to-fathom murder of a mother and daughter. Haunted by the story, reporter Jake Arnett becomes obsessed with finding their killer or killers, with putting at least one thing right. This is a noir that goes even deeper into the darkness than our foundational writers of the genre. - Jack Vitek, author of The Godfather of Tabloid: Generoso Pope Jr. and the National Enquirer. David Holmberg, a veteran reporter, brings all the accumulated knowledge of years in the news business to The Hurricane Murders. In relentlessly fast-paced prose that's as strong as a category five storm, he captures the passion of the Florida journalists who hunt out the truths concealed behind the sun and fun images we associate with that beckoning locale. He pulls this together into a dynamic thriller that will keep folks turning the pages deep into the night. - John Katzenbach, acclaimed author of Hart's War, Just Cause, and other novels.
Hurricane Michael was a Category 5 Hurricane, the third worst storm in U.S. history, that ravaged the Gulf Coast of Florida October 10, 2018. Herein lies a collection of stories from residents whose lives were forever changed after the storm.
The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War. The 1930s design evolved through several versions and adaptations, resulting in a series of aircraft that acted as interceptor-fighters, fighter-bombers (also called 'Hurribombers'), and ground support aircraft. Further versions known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications that enabled operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts, known as 'Hurricats'. More than 14,583 Hurricanes were built by the end of 1944 (including at least 800 converted to Sea Hurricanes and some 1,400 built in Canada. The book collates a variety of pamphlets and manuals on the plane that were produced throughout the war for the benefit of pilots and others associated with the aircraft.
One hundred years after the hurricane of 1900 devastated Galveston, Texas, it remains the most deadly natural disaster in United States history. Although many heeded the warnings of local weatherman Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, numerous others did not. More than 6,000 souls perished. Shortly after the storm, author Nathan C. Green set out to share with the world the Story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane . For those who had lost their lives, he would become their voice; for those who had somehow miraculously survived, he would become their chronicler. To further memorialize the events of the Galveston Hurricane, Pelican has reprinted Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline's Storms, Floods and Sunshine: An Autobiography, which it first published in 1945.
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.
Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane is an interdisciplinary study that gives equal weight to literary and historical approaches to Marvell's imagination. But it goes beyond the conventions of these disciplines and the conventional practices of interdisciplinarity to reconstruct the feelings of yearning and loss to which Marvell's poetry and polemics alike give such poignant expression. This book offers new readings of many of Marvell's most cherishedworks, and new ways of reading both his poetry and his prose; and it traces the ways in which these writings engage with Marvell's circumstances, ideals, and the political pressures he endured.
Considered by many to be a genius at his peak, Alex Higgins's unorthodox play and exciting style earned him the nickname 'Hurricane' and led to his immense popularity and fame. In 1972 he became the youngest winner of the World Championship, repeating his victory in emotional style in 1982. Higgins's story is so much more than just snooker. Head-butting tournament officials, threatening to shoot team-mates, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and lost his fortune. After suffering throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography. The Hurricane is back - prepare to be caught up in the carnage.