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Blackbird

Author: Anna Carey
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641151511
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Mit Geld kann man alles kaufen. Auch dein Leben. Ein Mädchen erwacht auf den Gleisen einer U-Bahn-Station in Los Angeles. Sie weiß nicht, wer sie ist, wo sie ist, wie sie dort hinkommt. Sie hat ein Tattoo auf der Innenseite ihres rechten Handgelenks, das einen kleinen Vogel in einem Viereck zeigt. Sie erinnert sich an nichts. Nur bei einer Sache ist sie sich sicher: Jemand will sie töten. Also rennt sie um ihr Leben, versucht die Wahrheit herauszufinden. Über sich und über die Leute, die sie töten wollen. Nirgendwo ist sie sicher und niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint. Auch Ben, der Einzige, dem sie glaubte, vertrauen zu können, verbirgt etwas vor ihr. Und die Wahrheit ist noch viel verstörender, als sie es jemals für möglich gehalten hat.

Blackbird

Author: David Harrower
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571318843
Size: 53.74 MB
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Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship. They haven't set eyes on each other since. Now, years later, she's found him again. Blackbird premiered at King's Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, in August 2005, and transferred to the Albery Theatre in London's West End in 2006. The production received the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. In 2007, the play opened simultaneously at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York and and at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.

Eye Of The Blackbird

Author: Holly L. Skinner
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663124
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From California to the Klondike, prospector Holly Skinner follows a trail of gold across the nineteenth -century American West. Living in a ghost town on Wyoming's South Pass, she steps back into a world where gold ruled the passions of those who pursued it and changed the shape of the nation that found it. In a style reminiscent of John McPhee, Skinner weaves the story of her own solitudinous search for the precious metal into her accounts of the gold rushes that so dramatically accelerated the westward movement.

Blackbird

Author: Betty Winston Baye
Publisher: August Press LLC
ISBN: 9780963572035
Size: 57.39 MB
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Black Bird

Author: Michel Basilieres
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307368475
Size: 33.99 MB
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With comic brilliance and a delight in the macabre, Michel Basilières holds a fun-house mirror up to a defining moment in Canadian history and reveals, among other things, a family having a very bad year. Holed up in a shambling house at the base of Mount Royal is the family Desouche: three generations of English- and French-Canadians caught in the gears of a national emergency. Their world is dark and hard, but alive with hope and expectation. When one of the eldest, an Anglo Montrealer, dies at the hand of one of the youngest, a militant separatist, so begins a year of turmoil and change that culminates in the October Crisis. Grave-robbing Grandfather consorts with prostitutes and mad scientists, loses an eye and gains a new vision. His disenchanted wife bonds with his canny pet crow. Mother sleeps her grief away through the seasons, while Father ineffectively schemes to get rich quick. Meanwhile, their twin children, Marie and Jean-Baptiste, find their personal ambitions clashing with their public actions as they derail each other at every turn. In this wholly original novel alive with misfortune and magic, Michel Basilières uncovers a Montreal not seen in any other English-Canadian novel: a forgotten blue-collar neighbourhood in between the two solitudes. Gothic, outrageous, yet tender and wise, Black Bird is as liberating as the dreams of its wayward characters, and as gripping as the insurgencies that split its heart. From the Hardcover edition.

Blackbird

Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786691191
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The American 'spy' aircraft, the SR-71 'Blackbird' was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft and has never been approached since. It was conceived in the late 1950s by Lockheed Martin's highly secret 'Skunk Works' team under one of the most (possibly the most) brilliant aero designers of all time, Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson. Once fully developed in around 1963/4 the Blackbird represented the apogee of jet-powered flight. It could fly at well over three times the speed of sound above 85,000 feet and had an unrefuelled range of 3,200 nautical miles. It flew with great success until 1998 (with NASA 1999). Despite extensive use over Vietnam and later battlefields none was ever shot down (unlike the U2 in the Gary Powers incident). The Blackbird's capabilities seem unlikely ever to be exceeded. It was retired because its job could be done by satellites, and in today's steady trend towards unmanned military aircraft it is improbable that anyone will ever again need to design a jet aircraft capable of such speed.

Night Of The Blackbird

Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426828640
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Night of the Blackbird by Heather Graham released on Nov 01, 2008 is available now for purchase.

Blackbird

Author: Larry Duplechan
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551522675
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First published by St. Martin’s in 1986, Blackbird is a funny, moving, gay coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in Southern California. The lead character, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, is a high school student upset at losing the lead role in the school staging of Romeo and Juliet; if that weren’t enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father, and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have sex for the first time. All the while, he’s intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, a fellow drama class member who’s surely the sexiest man to walk God’s green earth—at least according to Johnnie Ray. This novel of adolescent awakening is as fresh and heartfelt as it was when first published. Features an introduction by Michael Nava.

Lockheed Sr 71 Blackbird

Author: Paul F Crickmore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472804945
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The SR-71 represents the very pinnacle of Cold War aircraft design and it has become an aviation icon. Together with its predecessor, the A-12, the Blackbird was a giant leap into the technical unknown and the design employed many forms of new technology made necessary by the excesses of speed, altitude and temperature to which the aircraft was subjected. Throughout its 34-year Air Force career, the SR-71 proved itself to be the world's fastest and highest flying operational manned aircraft. It set a number of world records for altitude and speed, including an absolute altitude record of 85,069ft on 28 July 1974, and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2mph the same day. This truly was a unique and ground-breaking aircraft, whose fascinating design history is explored here in full and illuminated with photographs and detailed technical illustrations.