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April 5 in history

456 St. Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

1242 During a battle of the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuffed an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 834 more words


Books I Recommend..

I have always loved reading even when I was a child. I feel there can be no joy compared to sitting in a nice comfortable chair with a mug of coffee and one of your favourite bestsellers. 374 more words

Flight Into Danger, by John Castle and Arthur Hailey

Flight Into Danger
by John Castle & Arthur Hailey
Pub Date: 1958

Flight Into Danger, or Runway Zero Eight as it was also titled, is a suspense novel set in an airplane. 400 more words


The Airplane! novel

In the Cloud Captain’s Coffee Shop, Captain Vernon Demerest ordered tea for Gwen, black coffee for himself. Coffee—as it was supposed to do—helped keep him alert; he would probably down a dozen more cups between here and Rome.

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Book Review- Evening News by Arthur Hailey

Oh Boy!
That’s exactly how I felt when I finished this book. Arthur Hailey never fails to amaze me. It’ almost as if he himself had worked as a reporter before writing this novel. 243 more words

Review: Comfort Station

“It is, in every way, a comfort station.  No, it’s sort of like the Oyster Bar — transplanted into a park.  It’s an inspiration for us. 

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Donald Westlake Novels

My Classic Movie Pick: Airplane!'s Inspiration, Zero Hour!

A friend posted on Facebook a meme featuring a scene from the 1980 comedic film Airplane!  I informed my friend that a film made in 1957, a serious drama, was the inspiration behind the comedic film.   843 more words