Autor: John Nance
ISBN: 9781942266624
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Over the Atlantic in the dark of night, the electronic brain of Pangia Airlines Flight 10 quietly and without warning disconnects all the cockpit controls and reverses course on its own. The crew of the huge Airbus 330 at first sense nothing, the flight displays still showing them on course to New York. But with puzzled passengers reporting stars on the wrong side and growing alarm over the sudden failure of all their radios - and when armed fighters pull alongside to force them to land - the confused pilots discover that Flight 10 is streaking back toward the hyper-volatile Middle East and there is nothing they can do about it. With an alphabet soup of federal agencies struggling for answers and messages flying between Washington, and Tel Aviv where the flight began, the growing supposition that Flight 10 may be hijacked is fueled by the presence of a feared and hated former head of state sitting in first class, a man with an extreme Mid East agenda who may somehow be responsible for the Airbus A-330's loss of control. As frantic speculation spreads, the possibility that the unresponsive airliner could be the leading edge of a sophisticated attack on Iran designed to provoke a nuclear response drives increasingly desperate decisions. As time and fuel runs low, flying at full throttle toward a hostile border ahead, Captain Jerry Tollefson and First Officer Dan Horneman have to put their personal animosities aside and risk everything to wrest control from the electronic ghost holding them ? and perhaps the world - on a course to certain disaster.And in the "Hole" - as the war room in Tel Aviv is called - the interim Prime Minister of Israel grapples with a horrifying choice in the balance between 300 airborne lives and the probability of nuclear war.

Lockout Dublin 1913

Autor: Padraig Yeates
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717153215
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On 26 August 1913 the trams stopped running in Dublin. Striking conductors and drivers, members of the Irish Transport Workers’ Union, abandoned their vehicles. They had refused a demand from their employer, William Martin Murphy of the Dublin United Transport Company, to forswear union membership or face dismissal. The company then locked them out. Within a month, the charismatic union leader, James Larkin, had called out over 20,000 workers across the city in sympathetic action. By January 1914 the union had lost the battle, lacking the resources for a long campaign. But it won the war: 1913 meant that there was no going back to the horrors of pre-Larkin Dublin. This outstanding survey shows why: it has already established itself as the definitive work on the Lockout.


Autor: Michele Wucker
Publisher: Public Affairs
ISBN: 9781586485238
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Explores the current conflict within the United States about immigration policies, discussing the idea that immigrants must relinquish their native culture to fully assimilate into society and how this directly contradicts America's history of immigration.

After The Lockout

Autor: Darran McCann
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007429487
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An ambitious and compelling first novel about a key moment in Irish history.


Autor: Lillian O'Donnell
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 9780449223291
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Dreaming of adopting a baby, Lt. Norah Mulcahney of Manhattan's Fourth Homicide Division is drawn into the murder investigation of a famous pop music star and faces a professional crisis. Reprint.

The 1926 Miners Lockout

Autor: Hester Barron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199575045
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The miners' lockout of 1926 was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Investigating issues of collective identity and action, Hester Barron explores the way that the lockout was experienced by Durham's miners and their families, illuminating wider debates about solidarity and fragmentation within working-class communities.

The Educational Lockout Of African Americans In Prince Edward County Virginia 1959 1964

Autor: Terence Hicks
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761850627
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This book explores the Prince Edward County's school closings. For five years (1959-1964), African American students coped with the absence of public schooling. Their efforts led to the case Davis v. the County School Board of Prince Edward County, consolidated with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.