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Ordinary Heroes

Author : Marcel Durieux
ISBN : 0888640692
Genre : Alberta
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The journal of Marcel Durieux records the joys of harvesting vegetables after a winter of rice and beans, of spiritual awareness and of strong ties among the people, as well as the suffering that came from hardship, pain, loss and loneliness in pioneering the West.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Stephen Wagner
ISBN : 9780983331018
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"My favorite author." –RICHARD WHEELER, author of Iwo Sixty-four heroes. One story. Sharon Wells Wagner, author of Red Wells, collaborated with her son, Stephen Wagner, on this extraordinary account of one of history's greatest conflicts: World War II. Told through the eyes of its participants, Ordinary Heroes is a compelling collection of true stories woven into a single narrative spanning the entire war-from the waters of Pearl Harbor to the sands of Normandy to the mountains of Okinawa. The result of more than sixty interviews, this is a story about enlisted men — ordinary men whose families struggled to survive the Great Depression, who grew up on farms and in the small towns of rural America. When called upon to serve they rose to the challenge. In war they saw the best and the worst of humanity. They experienced hope and despair, joy and heartbreak. Those who survived returned home profoundly changed. War leaves its mark on the best of men, and the courageous individuals within these pages are no exception. They did not turn their backs when history needed them most, but met the challenge head on. In doing so they brought peace to a world at war.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Barry Dickens
ISBN : 9781743583265
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Ordinary Heroes is the result of a year on the road in a battered Kingswood, searching for memories of war. It records Barry Dickins's remarkably frank interviews with ordinary Australians who found themselves caught up in some of the most nightmarish events of the twentieth century. With them we go back to the trenches at Gallipoli, revisit the Burma–Thailand railway and experience the terror of being stranded in the jungles of Vietnam. These are tender stories from rather reluctant heroes who saw what they did as nothing more than duty.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Lisa Weedn
ISBN : 0768325706
Genre : Conduct of life
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The teacher with infinite patience, the caregiver with compassion, the friend with the ready ear, the mother with the hard-won wisdom--these are among the ordinary heroes honored in this beautiful new coffee table book.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Ruth S. Hertzberg
ISBN : 9781477220870
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This brief book tell about the lives of two participants in World War II, Abraham and Isidore Hertzberg and their lives after they returned from this conflagration. There fore it is both a bona fide account of combat plus a family history. There are some unbelievable incidents in this account. If it were not for the navigational knowledge of Abraham Hertzberg, he might not have even made it to his base in England. Isidore Hertzberg might have fought in the Battle of the Bulge, if the Germans had been stronger. The lives of these brothers after the war is unremarkable, except that Abraham became a very successful Civil engineer and Architect, and Isadore, while working as a carpenter sired a fine family who have far exceeded his own academic achievements. This book surveys the lives of both ordinary and extraordinary people and is a reflection of life in the United States in the second half of the 20th century.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Scott Turow
ISBN : 9780330531078
Genre : Fiction
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All parents keep secrets from their children. My father, it seemed, kept more than most . . . Whilst mourning the death of his father, journalist Stewart Dubin decides to research the life of a man he had always respected, always admired, but possibly never quite knew . . . As a young, idealistic lawyer during the last terrible months of the Second World War, David Dubin was sent to the European Front – ostensibly to bring charges against a brave American hero, Robert Martin, who had suddenly, inexplicably, gone local and stopped following orders. Martin has become a liability and the authorities want him neutralized. But as Dubin learns more about Martin and the demons possessing him, he finds himself falling in love with Martin's enigmatic ex-mistress – a dangerous woman of incredible courage. And someone who will do anything to protect her comrade-in-arms . . . Stewart discovers a journal written by his father – and learns of his incredible courage in the face of battle, reads first-hand of the shattering moral consequences for those caught in the chaos of war and, finally, the secret he had died protecting . . .

Astro City Vol 15 Ordinary Heroes

Author : Kurt Busiek
ISBN : 9781401281472
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The son of a superhero must choose his future. A lawyer faces challenges far beyondany human court. A long-forgotten villain has a chance at finding new glory. And a cat may be the difference between life and death for a frightened child. Heroes…all around you. In Astro City, where the general public walks side by side with heroes, villains, monsters and more, the ordinary and the extraordinary are never far apart. From tales of villains, heroes, bystanders and even house pets, acclaimed creators Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross and an all-star gathering of artists invite you in to discover the lives beyond the costumes and the human side of the superhuman. The 15th volume in the award-winning ASTRO CITY series. Collects #35, #36, #39, #40, #42 and #44.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Tom Casalini
ISBN : 0970441002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This collection of moving black-and-white photographs of recipients of the Medal of Honor shows not the glory of war, but the underlying spirit and humanity of true heroism. Forty-eight portraits are combined with comments, observations, and statements from the recipients of America's highest military honor. This compilation of words and pictures of men who served in the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps is both humbling and poignant. Their actions and lives vary as much as the conflicts (World War II, Korea, and Vietnam) and include a conscientious objector who never wielded a weapon and a man known as the "Last Eagle, " as he was the last World War II pilot to retire. Each recipient's full official citation is included in the appendix.

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Ron Mccraw
ISBN : 9781468596021
Genre : Fiction
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Ordinary Heroes recreates the sights, sounds and textures of a world gone by - a world of freedom, innocence and mystery - where boys leave home at 6:00 in the morning and return home for dinner - a world of sleep outs and midnight escapades. 14 year old Randy's life begins as a near-death experience. But - cerebral palsy aside - by 1959, he loves Sandra Dee, Sandy Koufax, the Dodgers, Wolfman Jack - and a girl named Daisy Clover - in that order. Things begin to pop when the boys poke around the crumbling Jefferson place and discover perplexing evidence - pointing to something very different than the official version of their neighborhood hero's death - confusing clues, threatening notes, phone calls - and violence. If 19 year old Scotty Jefferson's death is an "open and shut, police slam dunk" - why all the fuss? Ordinary Heroes salutes the goodness of boys everywhere!

Ordinary Heroes

Author : Sarah Nachin
ISBN : 9780595203536
Genre : History
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“Right in the middle of the movie, a group of kamikazes flew over and one of them landed on the USS Randolph…this was our first touch of war…” - Betty Gallagher “We were about five hundred miles from England when we got attacked. We knew we weren’t going to make it. We got an anti-aircraft shell stuck in the plane…” - Frank Horsch Ordinary Heroes relates, in their own words, the experiences of men and women who served in the American military forces through five decades of conflict. These stories - humorous, heartwarming, tragic and gripping - are a testimony to the unconquerable human spirit.

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