A career pilot’s memoir of flying fighter jets through two wars and through the evolution of aviation technology. This is Colin Downes’s firsthand account of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with his personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to Downes’s graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This is followed by action-packed stories of flying propeller-driven fighters, Spitfires and Mustangs, during and just after the Second World War. Downes then tells of his unique experiences of front-line fighter operations when he flew jets with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. The final chapter covers the remainder of his RAF Service flying until retirement. By the Skin of My Teeth offers a cockpit view of some of the most pivotal battles of the 20th century and covers decades of technological advancements in aircraft development.
Have you ever considered that lifes challenges can be viewed as opportunities instead of setbacks? And, that you can be joyful in spite of reasons to be unhappy. This book relates stories of a simple, country life and how I chose to react to certain events or situations that were part of my life. Surviving against all odds means God has a plan for you. Look for it. Let God make a success of your life!
Betty Ferguson shares a very candid, and, at times, humorous account of her journey through life thus far. She has been a millionaire, apoorer than a church mouse, a and everything in between. She recognizes that everyone has issues of one kind or another, and sometimes life in general seems overwhelming, but you are never alone. In practical, everyday language, Betty shares her views on what it takes to succeed in life, change the next chapter of your life if you choose, how to find your God-given gifts, and how to share them with others. She discusses the peaks and valleys that are involved in following your dream. She reminds you of things you already know and puts them together in a useable fashion. While not claiming to be an expert on anything in particular, Betty offers the support and encouragement to those whose lives are just not what they want them to be. aWhile there are many things I have not experienced in my fifty-seven years, most of them are horrific events that do not occur to everyone. When it comes to the day-to-day living, struggles and triumphs of life, Iave got most of that covered.a
In By the Skin of His Teeth, 17-year-old Ted MacIntosh, whom author Ann Walsh showcased earlier in Moses, Me and Murder and The Doctor’s Apprentice, befriends a young Chinese boy despite the intense prejudice seething in the frontier town. Ted suffers intimidation and violence at the hands of the cruel, arrogant Tremblay and his cronies, but with courage and conviction the young man stands up for what he believes and defends his Chinese friend.