Schiffer Publishing presents two new titles that will keep readers up in the air and feeling weird.
Most people have seen the movie 'The Right Stuff' that chronicled the U.S. Space Program
in its early stages.
The early astronauts were all test pilots and jet jockeys.
There were a lot of good reasons why that was so. The most important reason was that they were experienced pilots,
used to flying by the seat of their pants and anticipating and correcting
problems under pressure.
In 'Training The Right Stuff: The Aircraft That Produced America's Jet
Pilots' authors Mark A, Frankel and Tommy H. Thomason, along with illustrator
Jack Morris take readers on a historical aeronautic journey.
Pictures, photos and text provide a fascinating trip through time beginning with
the very first aircraft up to modern day jet fighters.
Along the way readers learn about he rigors of flight training,
technological advancements and failures, the various types of aircraft used and
their evolution in design and how through trial and error America's jet pilots
became the greatest in the world.
For a in-depth and thorough examination of what it took (and takes) to
obtain 'The Right Stuff' be sure to pick up this book.
The world is full of weird and unusual items, historical events and oddball occurrences
Keeping Austin Weird: A Guide To The (Still) Odd Side Of Town by Red Wassenich,
you'll discover just how weird things can get.
Red takes readers on a tour of Austin, Texas starting with weird places and
culminating in weird businesses.
Photos, art and text delve into the 'unusual' side of
Austin. It's a weird, wild, wacky and
way-out tour that is sure to leave you 'weirded' out.