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VIETN AM TO WESTERN AIRLI NES B y B r u c e C o we e THE MASTER’S MASTER By Grand Master Bill Jones With nearly 50 years' experience in a variety of martial arts styles and having taught for nearly 40 years, Grand Master Bill Jones is a 17 time world champion. He has held the "Competitor of the Year" award nine times, is a Grandmaster and 9th degree Black Belt, and holds three Masters' Degrees and eight different Black Belts. Despite all of his accomplishments however, the true tests for Jones weren't about martial arts at all--they came by way of his life and death struggles with major illness and personal loss. In his first book, The Master's Master: My Personal Journey with God, Grand Master Bill Jones tells of his first hand experiences and conversations with God, and how his life, both physically and spiritually, was saved and directed by the true "Master" of all creation-- God himself. This oral history of the air war in Vietnam includes the stories of more than thirty pilots who all had one thing in common-after returning from Southeast Asia and separating from the service, they were hired as pilots by Western Airlines. Each of the pilots featured in this book is the real thing. The stories span a 9 year period, 1964 - 1973, and cover every aspect of the Air War in Southeast Asia. These 33 men represent only a small fraction of the Vietnam veterans hired as pilots by Western Airlines, but this book pays tribute to all of them. WAITING AT RED LIGH TS By E d Ba xte r P E ACOC K A LLEY By D o roth y Hom What do you do while you are waiting at a red light? This collection of half-mindful, half-mindless mental meanderings by Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster and award winning journalist Ed Baxter will have you smiling and nodding in agreement, beginning on page one. The compelling story of Liah, a courageous Chinese immigrant wife and mother and her struggle to establish an ethnic community within early 20th Century Los Angeles where the Chinese inhabitants would be safe from the wanton persecution of the “White Devils” and where a traditional Chinese lifestyle could be preserved. Liah must overcome not only the challenge of raising her family from poverty but also the enormous challenge of creating and maintaining a de facto Chinatown government beset with both internal and external intrigues. Brilliantly crafted characters will capture and maintain the reader’s interest while providing a unique insight into both the Chinese psyche and culture.


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