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    • Bracing for Impact

    • True Tales of Air Disasters and the People Who Survived Them
    • By: Robin Suerig Holleran, Lindy Philip
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this collection of true-life survivor tales, people from all walks of life - a freelance writer, a crew member of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, a naval flight surgeon, a teenager, and a newlywed on her honeymoon, among others - recount their traumatic narrow escapes as engines stalled, fuel ran out, hazardous weather conditions descended, and landings did not go according to plan.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Middle East: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Philip Robins
    • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The Middle East is notoriously complex and difficult. This compact book on the topic by the University of Oxford's leading expert does not shirk the challenge. Organised thematically, and dealing with all the pivotal issues in the region, from oil and religion to gender and conflict, this comprehensive primer is both easy-to-read and full of insight. Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and even popular jokes from the area, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide will captivate tourists, students, and the interested general reader alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exelent book, deep understanding of the subject

    • By inna on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $17.47