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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381547
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Hardback)

            By Browning, Richard

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            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630895
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Hardback)

            By de Changy, Florence

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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381530
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race

            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schmidle, Nicholas

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            The story of the new generation of astronauts forging a world of commercial space travel When Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, the goal was simple- to offer civilian space travel by the end of the decade. Fifteen years, a dozen delays and one catastrophic rocket c...rash later, we are on the verge of space tourism becoming a reality. New Yorker journalist Nicholas Schmidle has witnessed the fall and rise of Virgin Galactic first-hand. Over the last five years, he has spent hundreds of hours embedded in the heart of the company- spending countless hours with Branson, and befriending the pilots who are risking their lives to make space tourism a reality. Now, Schmidle offers the definitive inside story of the individuals building this new world of commercial space travel. It is the story of Branson, who emerges as an excitable but often overoptimistic evangelist for the project; of Mark Stucky, the showboating chief pilot whose obsession with his job is destroying his relationship with his son; and Mike Alsbury, the archly professional former engineer pilot who, as a result of a momentary miscalculation, crashed his plane into the California desert - becoming the first casualty of the new space race. The result is a compelling examination of the inner lives of a new generation of astronauts. Theirs is a world where the line between lunacy and genius is blurred, and where no sacrifice is too great in pursuit of the dream of space travel.
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            ISBN 9781786331861
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air Force Ace of Aces

            Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air Force Ace of Aces (Hardback)

            By Even-Epstein, BG Giora

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            For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.

            ISBN 9781911621966
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher Grub Street
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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK

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            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bobby's War: An uplifting WWII story of a female ATA pilot. Winner of the RNA romantic saga award

            Bobby's War: An uplifting WWII story of a female ATA pilot. Winner of the RNA romantic saga award (Paperback)

            By Mann, Shirley

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            It may be fiction but those things could, and did, happen.' Vera Morgan, wartime WAAF 'An impeccably researched and uplifting story of love, loss and courage: a heartwarming read that will captivate all those who love a good war story.' Clare Harvey, author of The Gunner Girl 'A ...wonderful, inspiring story.
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            ISBN 9781838772222
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space

            Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Stephen

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            The riveting story of the space race, shining a new light on the astonishing, secret, life-and-death story of the Russian efforts to beat out NASA and win a place in human history.

            ISBN 9780008372514
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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