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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

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Genre: History
Author: Jack Cashill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2016-07-05
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781621575467

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On July 17, 1996, about 2031 eastern daylight time, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 800, a Boeing 747, crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York. TWA flight 800 was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, New York, to Charles DeGaulle International Airport, Paris, France. All 230 people on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The weather was good. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was an explosion of the center wing fuel tank, resulting from ignition of the flammable fuel/air mixture in the tank. Contributing factors to the accident were the design and certification concept that fuel tank explosions could be prevented solely by precluding all ignition sources and the design and certification of the Boeing 747. The safety issues in this report focus on fuel tank flammability.

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Genre: History
Author: George Cramoisi, Editor
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2013-01-01
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781300646679

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Genre: Aircraft accident victims' families
Author: U. S. Staff
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Release: 1998
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: LOC:00184037804

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Genre: Aircraft Accidents
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
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Release: 2000
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000046322814

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Release: 2000
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105050155683

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781428962071

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NOT THEORY—FACT! A MISSLE SHOT DOWN FLIGHT 800! On July 17, 1996, minutes after take-off, TWA Flight 800 was blown out of the sky, killing all 230 people on board. What happened? It took federal investigators nearly a year and millions of tax dollars to point to a fuel tank explosion. But the investigation was riddled with questionable procedures. Was the government hiding a huge military embarrassment? Was the plane shot down by a missile? The Indisputable Evidence. . . Reddish residue from missile fuel on passenger seats Clean entry and exit hole in forward cabin 34 certified eyewitnesses to airborne projectile not allowed to testify FAA radar tapes or projectile in path with Flight 800 Government documents confirm Naval testing in area that night And more! Who launched the missile? How much did the government know and when? Was it simple bureaucratic incompetence or the most massive cover-up in U.S. history? Ex-cop turned acclaimed investigative reporter Jim Sanders exposed the shocking truth in 1997. Despite unremitting threats to his life, he has recovered even more evidence the FBI tried to suppress about the true history of TWA Flight 800. Include explosive photos!

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Genre: History
Author: James Sanders
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Release: 2013-07-01
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780786034956

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Was it a terrorist incident -- a bomb, a missile -- or was it simply a horrible accident -- a fuel tank explosion? Many eyewitnesses describe what seems to be a missile strike, yet the official explanation ignores this testimony. Has the US Government's investigation given us the answers, or has it merely fuelled more speculation and further questions? Cutting through the swirl of speculation about the TWA 800 disaster, the authors bring their experience and understanding of aviation, military and international affairs to the task of connecting many elements into a concise picture. They look at the possible causes. They present the most plausible answer that ties together all the facts and explain why the government is hesitant to voice this possibility.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kevin E. Ready
Publisher:
Release: 1998
File: 414 Pages
ISBN-13: 0943039800

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The in-flight explosion of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996, was one of the deadliest disasters in American history, spurring the most expensive airline investigation ever undertaken by the U.S. government. To this day the crash remains clouded in doubt and shadowed by suspicion of a government conspiracy. If there was any conspiracy to hide the truth about what really happened to Flight 800, it began long before the crash. Past crashes tell the story: What happened on Flight 800 has happened before and will again, unless drastic changes are made. Now veteran journalist Christine Negroni reveals what the commercial aviation industry has known for more than thirty-five years that during flight confined vapors in the fuel tanks can create a bomb like environment. It takes only a small energy source to ignite it. TWA Flight 800 was the fourteenth fuel tank explosion on a commercial airliner in thirty-five years. Yet each and every time, the airline industry persuaded regulators to deal with the symptoms of the problem and ignore the cause. When investigators could not immediately determine what happened, they were finally forced to look at the bigger picture. And, for the first time, this book exposes the hubris of aircraft manufacturers who knew all along, but dismissed as acceptable, the risk of fuel tank explosions. Deadly Departure shines a spotlight on the chaos behind the most massive crash investigation ever conducted, how the White House had to intervene between feuding investigators, and the surprising stories behind the missile theory conspiracies. It also tells the stories of the passengers and their families, the people of TWA and Boeing, the rescue and crisis workers, and the investigators and scientists involved illustrating the devastating effects on human lives. An impeccably researched, eye-opening examination of one of the great disasters of our time, Deadly Departure is a stunning exposé of how industry pressure continues to undermine regulatory policy, placing air travelers' lives at risk.

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Genre: Transportation
Author: Christine Negroni
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2013-10-29
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062322975

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Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history, theories of technology, theories of space, popular culture, literary study and military science. It illuminates a variety of literary texts from key writers and thinkers such as Pynchon, Stephen King, Norman Mailer, and Tom Wolfe, while also invoking figures like Nikola Tesla, James Webb, Batman and Ronald Reagan. Organised topographically, according to how missile technology manifests itself differently in particular locations, Rocket States's geographical targets are Colorado, Kansas, Cape Canaveral and New York, variously titled 'Excavation', 'Preservation', 'Evacuation' and 'Transmission'. It advances through these states roughly chronologically, beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s and coming to an end in the first part of the 21st century. Collignon's argument is concerned with identifying the recurring figures and fantasies of the Cold War: the dome or parabola as sheltering techno-form; the fictions of total security adapting to constantly changing targeting strategies; gadget love; closed, freezing worlds. As such, Rocket States analyses by what processes the Cold War is frequently literalised in its weapons installations and how these facilities, in turn, shape dreams of containment, survival, escape and techno-supremacy.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Fabienne Collignon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2014-07-31
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781623569426

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