VIETN AM TO WESTERN AIRLI NES B y B r u c e C o we e A LI VE & KICKIN’ By Mich ael Co pelan d In ALIVE & Kickin’ Michael S. Copeland shares his unique, smile-producing perspective on life. With over 50 essays covering diverse topics that range from Thanksgiving turkeys to Global Warming, this is the perfect book to keep the reader's mind and mood in "up mode." 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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