The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I
Author: Gavin Mortimer
In The First Eagles, historian Gavin Mortimer profiles the restless, determined American aviators who enlisted in Britain's Royal Flying Corps in World War I, took control of the European skies, and helped ensure an Allied victory.
Table of Contents Introduction Where Eagles Live Hunting and Food Life and babies Some Popular Eagle Species Bald Eagles Golden Eagle Crowned Eagle White-tailed Eagle Fun Facts About Eagles Conclusion Publisher Introduction Eagles are the second largest birds of prey (vultures are first). Eagles are known as one of the most lethal and vicious animals. Eagles fly high above almost everything and use their excellent vision to spot prey on the ground or in the water. Eagles can be found world-wide, except in Antarctica.
U.S. citizens fought and died in WW II long before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Among them were the pilots of the Eagle Squadrons, three fighter squadrons of Britain's Royal Air Force manned by young U.S. flyers. This book tells how the Eagle squadrons were formed and summarizes the history of the units and evaluates their deeds, motivations, and contributions. Draws on interviews from more than 35 surviving Eagles, their letters and memoirs, and official records. Depicts their daily lives along with special heroes and amazing sacrifices. "An important contribution to the study of American involvement in WWII. Highly recommended."
Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards
Author: Skip Clayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Eagles Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of The Birds. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into four parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. The Rookie section contains the most basic questions. Next come the Starter and All-Pro sections, followed by the biggest challenge: the Hall of Fame. Also, you’ll learn more about the great Eagles players and coaches of the past and present, including Norm Van Brocklin, Steve Van Buren, Pete Retzlaff, Bill Bergey, Dick Vermeil, Mike Quick, Jerome Brown, Randall Cunningham, Reggie White, and Carson Wentz. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: What brothers were drafted by the Eagles in the first round? When Donovan McNabb became the starting quarterback during the 1999 season, who did he replace? Who was the first quarterback that the Eagles drafted that made the Hall of Fame? Buck Shaw was hired as the Eagles coach in 1958 and was last Eagles coach to win the NFL championship. They interviewed an assistant coach before hiring Shaw and he later was voted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Who was he? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of Philadelphia football!
Heart-Pounding, Jaw-Dropping, and Gut-Wrenching Moments from Philadelphia Eagles History
Author: Steve Silverman
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Philadelphia Eagles documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Eagles highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the 1960 Championship game where the Eagles managed to defeat the Packers, as well as the Terrell Owens saga and the untimely death of Jerome Brown. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
The Eagles' Brood by Jack Whyte continues the saga of the Colony known as Camulod, and the tale of the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for the Celt and Roman peoples when the Roman legions departed Britain. Most know the new leader of the Colony as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for their safety, and all look to him for guidance, leadership, justice, and salvation. It is a harsh life but a good community, and Merlyn is dedicated to spreading the influence of Roman culture beyond the Colony's borders. Uther Pendragon, the man who will father the legendary Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has known and loved since they were birthed, four hours apart on the same day, the year the legions left Britain. He is the tireless warrior--the red dragon to Merlyn's great silver bear--and between the two of them, the Colony knows few enemies. As different as they can be, they are inseparable: two faces of the same coin. In a world torn apart by warfare and upheaval, each is the other's certainty and guarantee of the survival of the Colony . . . until a vicious crime, one that strikes at the roots of Merlyn's life, drives a wedge between them. A wedge that threatens the fate of a nation . . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Set in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign, Winston Graham's The Grove of Eagles seamlessly blends historical fact and fiction in a rich tale full of unforgettable characters. In 1588 the Spanish Armada had been defeated in the English Channel and the whole of Elizabethan England was alert for the revenge that surely had to follow. On the Cornish coast, men like John Killigrew - in charge of the castle at Pendennis - were vital to the survival of the country, and on their backs rested the trust of those defending the nation. His eldest but base-born son, Maugan, emerges in the novel, through his loneliness and his love, as a touchingly honest and believable character who is, above all things, a man of his word.