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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.

Firings From The Fox Hole

Author : Rock DiLisio
ISBN : 9780595832484
Genre : History
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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.

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.

War Is Just Another Day

Author : Jon T. Powell
ISBN : 9781465393838
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hopscotch Hobos Foxholes

Author : Ruby Walton
ISBN : 0974711209
Genre : United States
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The Last Lieutenant

Author : John C. Shively
ISBN : 0253000637
Genre : History
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"Shively has documented in a very readable fashion the transformation of a young Hoosier into a disciplined member of the United States Marine Corps. His book is a detailed and touching tale of one man's experience of the battle of Iwo Jima, and the many excellent photographs and maps enhance the story." -- Major General Fred Haynes, USMC (Ret.) The 36-day assault on the small volcanic island known as Iwo Jima resulted in more than 26,000 American casualties, including 6,800 dead. Of the 20,000 Japanese defenders, only 1,083 survived. The Marines' efforts secured what would become a vital emergency landing strip for crippled B-29s returning from bombing runs. Twenty-seven Medals of Honor were awarded to Marines and sailors, many posthumously, more than were awarded for any other single operation during the war. Jim Craig was a platoon commander with the Marines on Iwo Jima. This book presents his story, as told to his nephew, John C. Shively. A particularly vivid and exciting account of some of the most intense fighting of the Pacific War, the immediacy of the story is heightened by the detail that Shively's research has added to Craig's recollections. The result is one of the most realistic depictions of combat ever written.

Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian

Author : Michelle Lee-Barnewall
ISBN : 9781493402045
Genre : Religion
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Regarding gender relations, the evangelical world is divided between complementarians and egalitarians. While both perspectives have much to contribute, the discussion has reached a stalemate. Michelle Lee-Barnewall critiques both sides of the debate, challenging the standard premises and arguments and offering new insight into a perennially divisive issue in the church. She brings fresh biblical exegesis to bear on our cultural situation, presenting an alternative way to move the discussion forward based on a corporate perspective and on kingdom values. The book includes a foreword by Craig L. Blomberg and an afterword by Lynn H. Cohick.

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.

One Came Home

Author : Vincent A. Krepps
ISBN : WISC:89082346768
Genre : History
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Sergeant First Class (SFC) Vincent A. Krepps enlisted on 2 September 1949. He was assigned to D Battery, 82nd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion at Fort Lewis, WA before the Korean War began. Krepps was wounded in September 1950 and was evacuated to a hospital in Japan in October 1950. He rejoined his unit in December 1950 to learn that his twin brother was missing in action (MIA). Krepps briefly served as "mailman" before being transferred to duty in Japan. In March 1951, he was sent home on emergency leave. He was discharged on 1952.

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