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A Foxhole Closer To Home

Author : Robin Crawford - Robbins
ISBN : 9781452091341
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Foxhole Closer to Home is a personal, heartfelt and witty account of the months leading up to, during and after the landing of Normandy in WWII. Letters written during basic training, in many a foxhole, during and in the midst of concentration camps, A Foxhole Closer to Home is a poignant account of the emotional trials and tribulations from my father, Robert L. Crawford to his family at home.

The Last Pathway Home

Author : Calvin Vraa
ISBN : 9781481768092
Genre : Fiction
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The way out of tragedy can be a long, intense journey, and in the end it may not be successful. The novel sets this journey against one of the most personal and powerful relationships in life, that of parent and child. Jessica is a heart-broken, middle-aged woman whose father was killed in World War II. She never she saw him. She sets out on a path to learn more about him by seeing the World War II battle sites where he fought. Her purpose is to understand him better by learning about his war record and to seek closure of her own lengthy loneliness by finding and walking on the grounds where he fought and to reconcile her thoughts and feelings at the end of her pathway, his gravesite.

Firings From The Fox Hole

Author : Rock DiLisio
ISBN : 9780595388691
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Firings from the Fox Hole, takes you on a written, chronological journey through some of the darkest days of World War II. A young infantryman, Bronze Star Medallist, Angelo A. DiLisio, becomes the war's most prolific letter writer, as he uses the medium to keep in touch with his family back home.Injury and illness, fear and duty, this book will recount a war experience through the eyes of a young, American soldier. His hand wrote well and often, but he could not always describe many of the horrors of war that his eyes beheld. Let us now embark on a written journey, spanning almost a two-year period, encompassing some of the darkest days this world has ever known. As your guide, an eighteen-year old American infantryman far from home.

P S Kiss The Duchess For Me

Author : Joe Rossi
ISBN : 9781627872126
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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P.S. Kiss the Duchess for Me, a collection of letters written by Private Joe Moss during World War II, transports us back to the 1940s and allows us to see those turbulent years through the eyes of someone who experienced them firsthand. We are there with Joe as he goes through basic training. We are with him on the trains. We are with him in the French countryside "with the roar of guns as a background." This time capsule of a book honors not only Joe Moss, but also the countless other heroes known only to their families.

The Things They Carried

Author : Tim O'Brien
ISBN : 9780547420295
Genre : Fiction
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A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

World War Two Hometown And Home Front Heroes

Author : Margaret G. Bigger
ISBN : 1893597067
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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History from life experience. 77 people who left the Carolinas' Piedmont to join the military, trained in the Piedmont or remained to do something significant for the war effort tell their stories of courage, fear, sacrifice and humor during World War II.

Enlisting Faith

Author : Ronit Y. Stahl
ISBN : 9780674972155
Genre : History
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Ronit Stahl traces the ways the U.S. military struggled with, encouraged, and regulated religious pluralism and scrambled to handle the nation's deep religious, racial, and political complexity. Just as the state relied on religion to sanction combat missions and sanctify war deaths, so too did religious groups seek validation as American faiths.

When Books Went To War

Author : Molly Guptill Manning
ISBN : 9780544535022
Genre : History
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Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.

A Soldier S Sketchbook

Author : Joseph Farris
ISBN : 9781426208171
Genre : Art
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"New Yorker cartoonist and painter Joseph Farris chronicles his experience in World War II through letters and sketches that he wrote at the time. The letters, some of which are reproduced as facsimiles, are illustrated with photographs, artifacts, and other archival documents as well as newly commissioned maps. The voice of the 20-something narrator in the letters is balanced with the voice of the man today, who interweaves his own commentary into the book to explain gaps in the correspondence. All told, the book is a rich and poignant glimpse at the experience of one man's journey through the European theater of war"--

School Days Ii

Author : William R. King
ISBN : 9781483661483
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SCHOOL DAYS II is the second part of an autobiography that began with School Days: Coming of Age in the Mid-20th Century (available at on-line booksellers). Although it primarily focuses on the author's personal life, it begins by describing the turmoil associated with himjoining the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. He describes "debates" with Bill Gates, Milton Friedman, Senator Barry Goldwater and Vladimir Putin, travels around the world, several unique vacations and how his kids were able to maneuver him into getting an unwanted cat and dog and building an outdoor swimming pool in a cold-weather city. Two near-death experiences figure prominently--one involving SCUBA-diving in the Caribbean while breaking the rules of diving and one an overnight "lost-at-sea" incident in Maine. King describes himself as a pathological second-home acquirer leading him to becoming a farmer, learning to ski at an advanced age, acquiring a gas leasehold in the Marcellus Shale, sailboat, powerboat, all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile adventures and losing two homes to vandal-set fires.

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