A Tale of Ten Spitfires: The Combat Histories of Spitfire VCs AR501 to AR510 by Andrew Critchell
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Overview: The Fw190s supremacy over the Spitfire V is a classic legend from the Second World War, heralding one of the darkest times for Fighter Command and the RAF. A Tale of Ten Spitfires brings this legend to life by examining the individual combat histories of ten Spitfire VCs, the first of which is the Shuttleworth Collection’s well known Spitfire AR501, followed by the next nine on the production line, AR502 to AR510.
This link to a ‘living’ airframe, whose first flight after a lengthy restoration is imminent, provides an ideal hook for the enthusiast and also members of the wider public with a more general interest in this classic British icon.
Through first hand accounts, combat reports, unit diaries and more, the book provides a unique looking glass into the period, told via the experiences of the Spitfire pilots themselves, tracing their fates and those of the ten machines that they flew.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, Updated and Expanded Edition by Ellen Notbohm
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Overview: A bestseller gets even better! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate-not define-children with autism.
Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent of children with autism and ADHD, a celebrated autism author, and a contributor to numerous publications, classrooms, conferences, and websites around the world coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. This updated edition delves into expanded thought and deeper discussion of communication issues, social processing skills, and the critical roles adult perspectives play in guiding the child with autism to a meaningful, self-sufficient, productive life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical Psychology
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China’s Capitalism: A Paradoxical Route to Economic Prosperity by Tobias ten Brink, Carla Welch
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Overview: Since 1978, the end of the Mao era, economic growth in China has outperformed every previous economic expansion in modern history. While the largest Western economies continue to struggle with the effects of the deepest recession since World War II, the People’s Republic of China still enjoys growth rates that are massive in comparison. In the country’s smog-choked cities, a chaotic climate of buying and selling prevails. Tireless expansion and inventiveness join forces with an attitude of national euphoria in which anything seems possible. No longer merely the "workshop of the world," China is poised to become a global engine for innovation.
In China’s Capitalism, Tobias ten Brink considers the history of the socioeconomic order that has emerged in the People’s Republic. With empirical evidence and a theoretical foundation based in comparative and international political economy, ten Brink analyzes the main characteristics of China’s socioeconomic system over time, identifies the key dynamics shaping this system’s structure, and discusses current trends in further capitalist development. He argues that hegemonic state-business alliances mostly at the local level, relative homogeneity of party-state elites, the maintenance of a low-wage regime, and unanticipated coincidences between domestic and global processes are the driving forces behind China’s rise. He also surveys the limits to the state’s influence over economic and social developments such as industrial overcapacity and social conflict.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink by Kevin Cook
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Overview: The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, at the tipping point of a new era in baseball history
It was a Thursday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, mostly sunny with the wind blowing out. Nobody expected an afternoon game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs on May 17, 1979, to be much more than a lazy early-season contest matching two teams heading in opposite directions-the first-place Phillies and the Cubs, those lovable losers until they combined for thirteen runs in the first inning. "The craziest game ever," one player called it. "And then the second inning started."
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Baseball Biographies
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The Ten Cents War: Chile, Peru, and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
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New Beginnings: Ten Teachings for Making the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life
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