America One (Book 1)

America One (Book 1)

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by T I Wade
     
 

Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Reading space updates—and seeing pictures of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in National Geographic—was the ignition of this dream.

At nineteen he sold his first company and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program, three of the best space brains in the world.

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Overview

Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Reading space updates—and seeing pictures of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in National Geographic—was the ignition of this dream.

At nineteen he sold his first company and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program, three of the best space brains in the world.

In his twenties he founded and sold two more companies and hired the most outstanding scientists and engineers from the European Space Authority.

During his thirties, after selling his third company, he invested heavily in Internet start-ups, like Google, netting billions.

Then he patiently waited until NASA’s shuttle program came to an end and contracted the best brains in the U.S. Space program.

Now, Ryan Richmond is in his forties, and still wants to go to space.

The only problem is that the newly elected Administration and members of Congress don’t have a current space program, and they want his!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044303652
Publisher:
T I Wade
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
AMERICA ONE
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
64,925
File size:
415 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

T I Wade was born in Bromley, Kent, England in 1954. His father, a banker was promoted with his International Bank to Africa and the young family moved to Africa in 1956. The author grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Once he had completed his mandatory military commitments, at 23 he left Africa to mature in Europe. He enjoyed Europe and lived in three countries; England, Germany and Portugal for 15 years. The author learned their way of life, and language before returning to Africa; Cape Town in 1989. Here the author owned and ran a restaurant, a coffee manufacturing and retail business, flew a Cessna 210 around desolate southern Africa and achieved marriage in 1992. Due to the upheavals of the political turmoil in South Africa, the Wade family of three moved to the United States in 1996. Park City, Utah was where his writing career began in 1997. To date T I Wade has written seventeen novels.

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AMERICA ONE 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read, even for a female reader who doesn't often read sci-fy. My husband purchased the book and it just happened to be on his Nook, mine was out of reading material. I liked the realistic space story to our time and date. I think the current, space companies and NASA were accurately described. A few spelling errors but they did not distract from the story. Will be reading Book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great first book of the series. A cliffhangar at the end, but I've purchased the second and third books.  Liked the characters, very down to earth. Story shows our current day administration, and very believable. If the last reviewer found women's underwear in the first chapter then the Force Recon. unit of the Marines will certainly not be happy. I don't believe they wore that form of dress in Iraq and its an insult to our military. There was no mention of what the reviewer described. He must have got books mixed up. I
theadob More than 1 year ago
The story is filled with a lot of technical details and well developed character backgrounds. If you do not like a large amount of detail you can skim those parts but it really adds to the story. I really enjoy well thought out characters with back stories that add to the main story. This is a hallmark of this particular author if you have read his Invasion USA series. I found myself really enjoying the intrigue between the main character and the government in the race to space. I felt my pulse react as the government came in heavy handed and tried to take over the main character's mission. Book one sets up the reader for the continuing series.
MKPMRP More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Not a page turner but an interesting take on space mining. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read 52 pages and stopped. It reads like a teenager's fantasy with the main character starting off with women's underwear then going on to invent google paypal and others. No believability exists at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too bloody graphic