David Morgan, heir to a family fortune, rebels and becomes a jet fighter pilot. Meeting Debra, an Israeli writer, he follows her to her homeland and becomes involved in her country's war for national survival, at a terrible cost to both Debra and himself.
"With a dull but awful roar, the Mirage bloomed with dark crimson flame and sooty black smoke, the wind ripped flames outwards in great streamers and pennants that engulfed all around them, and David staggered onwards in the midst of the roaring furnace that seemed to consume the very air." Drawn to the sky as though to his natural element, young David Morgan spurns the boardroom future mapped out for him by his family for the life of a jet pilot. Then he meets Debra, the beautiful Israeli writer for whom he will fight, in another country's war, at the controls of his Mirage. Yet the breathless action which brings them together is also the very tragedy that will threaten to tear them apart...Eagle in the Sky, by bestselling author Wilbur Smith, is a tense action-packed thriller, where tragedy and conflict endanger everything David holds dear.
Adventures of three doctors in the American Revolution.
Eagle in the Sky is a story about an era of agony and victory and about generations of air fighters who etched a glorious chapter in the annals of air warfare and the Israeli Air Force with incredible bravery, loyalty, and professionalism, giving their hearts and souls—and sometimes their lives—for a cause they believed in. The eagle in the sky is Ran Ronen, one of the most decorated fighter pilots of the Israeli Air Force. In his twenty-seven years of service, he flew every fighter plane, participated as a pilot and commander in every war from the Sinai Campaign through the Six Days War to the Yom Kippur War, flew more than 350 combat missions and downed seven enemy planes. Ronen is a natural fighter pilot, aviator, and warrior.
Twelve--year-old Aisulu defies the expectations of her Kazakh family and tradition to train an eagle in order to save her brother, Serik, and prevent her family from giving up their nomadic life forever.
The words of a Suquamish Indian chief, Chief Seattle, describe his people's respect and love for the earth, and their concern for its destruction, while stirring pen-and-color drawings capture the splendor of nature and the land. Reprint.
After a stormy night, a farmer, searching for his lost calf, finds a baby eagle that has been blown out of its nest. He takes it home and raises it with his chickens. When a friend comes to visit one day, he tells the farmer that an eagle should be flying high in the sky, not staying on the ground. "But this eagle walks like a chicken, eats like a chicken, even thinks like a chicken," the farmer replies. Twice, the farmer's friend tries to get the eagle to fly, but it sees the chickens on the ground and drops down each time. At last the friend, followed by the farmer, carries the young eagle back into the mountains and places the great bird on a rocky ledge, just before sunrise. As the air is filled with golden light and the sun appears, the friend cries, "Fly, Eagle, fly!" and the eagle raises its wings and soars upward, out of sight. This simply told yet dramatic story from Africa will delight children everywhere and encourage them to "lift off and soar," as Archbishop Tutu puts it in his foreword. In lovely, expressive paintings of great beauty, sparked with touches of humor, Niki Daly, an internationally known artist, catches the essence of this powerful tale.
Release your inner animal; become a Bald Eagle in this interactive adventure. Break out of your shell, and dream about getting older. But before you can grow up and start a family, you must make good choices to help you survive in the wilderness. Learn how to fly and when to hunt. Decide where to build your nest. Each correct option will teach you something important about Bald Eagles, while wrong decisions provide hints about the right choice. This beautiful picture book is fun for all ages. It features realistically painted illustrations and masterfully crafted text that's as educational as it is exciting.
In Israel's nerve-snapping struggle for survival, David Morgan's brilliance as a Mirage fighter pilot is his passport to Debra's love. The terrorism and tragedy, spawned by the violence which drew them together, threatens to tear them apart.
In 1940 England, stuck in a train tunnel while German fighter jets fly overhead, Barney hears an unlikely story of a highly decorated World War I soldier who once had a chance to kill young Adolf Hitler.
This is an incredible true story about a man who wields his visceral passion for birds and flight that ultimately leads to giving a one-winged Bald Eagle a second chance to fly. Follow John Stokes as he takes you down the remarkable path of his life, from his early fascination with sparrows to later establishing a bird rehabilitation program where he meets Osceola, the eagle that changes his life. Learn about John's influences and events that lead to his goal to work with eagles. The reader will feel John's heartbreak, disappointment and eventual triumph as he returns Osceola to the sky in their historic hang gliding flights.
Presents a tribute to the efforts of dedicated volunteers who helped save the American bald eagle from extinction, including the story of a young boy who helped hatch an eaglet.