Are you on the hunt for a new history of aviation book? If so, “Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History” should pique your interest. The 300+ page book is full of more than 800 color pictures, divided into 10 chapters. Each chapter, except the first, dives into aviation history, by decade.
With the movie Top Gun back in theaters, the timing of Dave “Bio” Baranek’s book titled, Topgun Days, is appropriate. The subtitle says it all… “Dogfighting, cheating death, and Hollywood glory as one of America’s Best Fighter Jocks.”
Baranek was a Top Gun instructor when he “was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie.” As you’d imagine, the book is full of story-after-story and some imagery to match. Topgun Days is available from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Author Richard Bach has finished a new book – Hypnotizing Maria – after a 10 year absence. And, for all the Bach fans, you can be assured this one is much like several of his earlier ones, particularly Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
And, like most of his books, Hypnotizing Maria is a physically small book (5.5X7.25 inches) and in number of pages (160). But, like other books, it is huge in making the reader think and explore the inner self.