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Whaler 'Round the Horn by Stephen Meader (Soft Cover)

CODE: 304.638

$20.00

Whaler 'Round The Horn. Rodney Glenn, like many other New England boys a hundred years ago, had set his heart on being a whaler. When the chance came, he shipped out of New Bedford on the Pelican, under Captain Jonas Beale. Captain Beale had the reputation of being a lucky skipper and he needed all the luck and skill he possessed when the Pelican encountered terrible seas and storms rounding Cape Horn. The ship won through, and by the time she reached Honolulu, Rod was a well-seasoned hand. A brief shore leave left him with happy memories, particularly of Mahina Rea, the daughter of a Scots shipbuilder and his Hawaiian wife. Shortly after the Pelican put to sea again, their luck changed. The whaleboat in which Rod was stationed was destroyed like matchwood by a killer whale---and Rod found himself the only survivor, swimming frantically away from the horror he had seen. Hours later, clinging to the butt of the mast, Rod was washed ashore on an island where he was marooned for many weeks. A Hawaiian boy, who had come by chance to this inaccessible jungle valley, was is only companion. In these weeks, Rod learned much of the island lore, and when eventually they were able to return to civilization, Rod knew where his future lay. The thrill of whaling and the magic of the Pacific islands are combined in this book by a master storyteller.




The Long Trains Roll by Stephen Meader (Soft Cover)

CODE: 304.637

$20.00

Not only an adventure story packed with thrills, this is also a book about railroads that will appeal to all railroad fans.

Through Calico Gap, one of the passes to the West through the Appalachian wall, runs a four-track rail artery, an important military objective for enemy sabotage. Randy MacDougal, youngest son in a family of railroaders, stumbled on the clues leading to such an attempt, followed them through with the aid of the railroad detective and the FBI, and averted a catastrophe endangering war transportation.

"Mr. Meader has succeeded not only in telling a good story but in conveying the stirring quality of railroads and railroading, that quality which, as he says, 'makes every man and boy breathe quicker at the sight and sound of a big locomotive storming down the rails.'"---New York Times.


The King of Obsolete, Life in the Kingdom, by Joey Barnes

CODE: 304.131

$25.00
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 The King of Obsolete, Life in the Kingdom, by Joey Barners was released in 2008.  From a remote corner of Manitoba, Joey “The King of... More 


The King of Obsolete, Cat Train Newsletters, by Joey Barnes

CODE: 304.131

$25.00
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 The King of Obsoltet, Cat Train Newsletters book by Joey Barnes was released in 2006. From a remote corner of Manitoba, Joey “The King of... More 


T-Model Tommy by Stephen Meader (Hard Cover)

CODE: 304.636

$20.00

T-Model Tommy. Here is a story set in the world of today, where the most intense interest of every boy approaching manhood is the problem of how he is going to earn his living. Red-headed Tom Ballard started off with no capital except his ancient T-Model Ford truck and built up a thriving business by his own efforts. Among the difficulties he had to overcome were the hazards of confronting the truck driver, perils of stormy weather and the danger of attack from hijackers. Tom found himself involved in adventures that took all his courage to surmount. But the battle he waged to get his business started and keep it going will interest boys as much, and will give them a great deal to think about. Mr. Meader's familiar skill at handling plot and character shines with particular brilliance against the sober background of real existence.


Serial Number Reference Manual

CODE: 304.800

$25.00
ACMOC

A complete Serial Number Reference Manual for Caterpillar Track-Type Machines manufactured from 1925 through 1960. Contains data for S/N Start, S/N Stop, Year Manufactured, Plant Manufactured, and other descriptors for Track-Type Tractors, Track-Type Loaders, and Track-Type Pipelayers.


Sabre Pilot by Stephen Meader (Soft Cover)

CODE: 304.635

$20.00

With thirty highly successful books to his credit, Stephen W. Meader, one of the most noted and popular writers of books for young people, has covered many aspects of American life, both modern and historical. Now in Sabre Pilot, he adds a new dimension---the air.

Seventeen-year-old Kirk Owen turns from hot-rod racing to enlist in the Air Force, just as the Korean fighting starts. At A&E school in Texas, Kirk begins to realize that he'd give anything for a chance to become a pilot. With a lot of extra study, he is able to complete his second year of college credits, left unfinished when his father had a heart attack, and he qualifies as an Aviation Cadet and wins his wings. Advance training as a jet fighter pilot follows, and under accelerated wartime conditions, he is sent to Korea at once where, through grim but exciting missions he becomes a full-fledged jet "tiger."

The background of this fast moving story is as authentic as Air Force cooperation and the author's own research can make it. For young men who are looking ahead to military service it will be a rewarding book. But more than that, Sabre Pilot is a book that everyone who is interested n flying, and anyone who is looking for a dramatic and action-packed narrative will welcome and enjoy.



Phantom of the Blockade by Stephen Meader (Soft Cover)

CODE: 304.634

$20.00

Life aboard a Confederate blockade runner was dangerous, exciting, and if one survived it, profitable. To Anse O'Neal, a seventeen-year-old from Oracoke Island off North Carolina, it meant even more. It was gratifying to know that the rifles, powder, and medicines carried back from Bermuda in exchange for the South's cotton helped the Confederacy, and it gave Anse the opportunity to serve under Captain Ransome Tracy, whose audacity in running the blockade out of the Cape Fear River had won praise from Jefferson Davis. This story, based on actual experiences of the time, describes some of the Gray Witch's hairbreadth escapes she made voyage after dangerous voyage to bring back arms and supplies for Lee's hard-pressed army.

Like so many of Mr. Meader's books, Phantom Of The Blockade is packed with action and suspense. Told with all the skill and accuracy of an expert in the field of historical fiction, this tale of daring in the face of approaching defeat is sound history as well thrilling reading.


Making Tracks

CODE: 304.129

$35.00
ACMOC

Making Tracks: CL Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co. gives the complete picture of CL Best. 196 page hardcover book with five appendices including Tractor Evolution, Tale of Two Seventy-Fives and reprint of 1914 C.L. Best Catalouge.



Holt Tractors Photo Archive

CODE: 304.131

$30.00
ACMOC

By P.A. Letourneau. 144 pages, 123 illustrations, soft cover.


Clear for Action by Stephen Meader (Soft Cover)

CODE: 304.633

$20.00

In the year 1812, Jeff Robbins, a Maine boy, shipped before the mast on a cargo schooner bound for Cuba. His ship was overhauled by a British frigate, and Jeff, with some of the other men, was impressed for service aboard the British vessel.

He learned the endless duties of a sailor in the British Navy and took part in several exciting sea battles with the French. When war was declared between the United States and England, Jeff and the other Americans were treated as prisoners. He and a friend escaped when the Albatross put in for water at an uninhabited Caribbean island. What they found there and how they were rescued brings this exciting tale of adventure on sea and land to its conclusion.

This is Stephen Meader at his best.


Caterpillar: Modern Earthmoving Marvels

CODE: 304.129

$45.00
ACMOC

200 plus pages of vintage and contemporary photographs tracing the historical roots of Caterpillar from earliest diesel-powered tractors and loaders to the high-tech, hybrid-fueled vehicles of today.

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