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Reluctant But Ready A Novel Based On A True Story

Author : Steve Shaffer
ISBN : 9781576383803
Genre : Fiction
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction HF14 (First Edition, 2015). Vietnam produced a generation of stories as complicated and unsettling as the jungles in which it was fought. As the years have passed, hard truths have emerged. Reluctant but Ready reveals an until-now classified account of the fight that happened in back alleys, muddy outposts, secret warehouses with firing ranges and replica towns and in the skies above the fray. Mark Masters is a young man from a small town in West Virginia, filled with optimism and a love of God, family and country, who joins the Navy intent on doing his part to make America safe. He is reluctant but ready to defend the greatest nation in the world from the insidious threat of communism. The powers that be quickly learn that Masters is a gifted killer and steer him to the covert side of war, honing his skills and asking for more than he knew he had to give. The time has come to tell his story, to shed light on this murky subject and acknowledge many honorable and unsung heroes.

Reluctant Warrior

Author : Michael Hodgins
ISBN : 9780307761620
Genre : History
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"ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end." --Col. David Hackworth, New York Times bestselling author of About Face By the spring of 1970, American troops were ordered to pull out of Vietnam. The Marines of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel "Wild Bill" Drumright, were assigned to cover the withdrawal of 1st Marine Division. The Marines of 1st RECON Bn operated in teams of six or seven men. Heavily armed, the teams fought a multitude of bitter engagements with a numerically superior and increasingly aggressive enemy. Michael C. Hodgins served in Company C, 1st RECON Bn (Rein), as a platoon leader. In powerful, graphic prose, he chronicles his experience as a patrol leader in myriad combat situations--from hasty ambush to emergency extraction to prisoner snatch to combined-arms ambush. . . . "THIS MEMOIR IS GRIPPING." --American Way From the Paperback edition.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Author : Mohsin Hamid
ISBN : 0241965020
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . ' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For her is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . . Cover art by: Mittenimwald 'whether the book addresses graffiti explicitly, evoke a city from the past, or are considered cult classics, the novels all share the quality - like street art - of speaking to their time.' Guardian Gallery

Exploits Of A Reluctant But Extremely Goodlooking Hero

Author : Maureen Fergus
ISBN : 9781554530250
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young teen, coasting through life just waiting for his family's plumbing fortune to come to him, is forced to volunteer at a local soup kitchen when he gets into trouble, and gets a life lesson he'll never forget. Simultaneous.

Reluctant Readers

Author : Ron Jobe
ISBN : 9781551381060
Genre : Best books
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"This detailed book outlines the characteristics of reluctant readers, strategies for reading success, how to overcome barriers and more" Cf. Our choice, 1999-2000.

A Haunted Life

Author : Debra Robinson
ISBN : 9780738736419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Debra Robinson faced haunted houses, terrifying psychic encounters, shattered dreams, and a battle with evil. But nothing prepared her for the death of the two most important people in her life. Born psychic and raised in a religious family, Debra Robinson felt conflicted all her life about using her gifts. And when, at an early age, she attracts something evil with a Ouija board, she embarks on a lengthy battle with darkness. With her career as a professional musician taking her on the road, she experiences brushes with fame and heartbreak that serve to strengthen her resolve. Struggling to come to terms with her psychic gifts, the tragic deaths of her only child and her beloved father—and their visits from the other side—finally leave her with a sense of understanding and the strength to love herself.

The Miracle Child A Magnificent And Mysterious Novel Based On A True Story

Author : Rachel Smith
ISBN : 1430306297
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I have dropped the price of the book hoping a movie producer will see the story and turn it into a movie. dont let this stop you it is a story that will drive you to your greatest goals. This is a true-life miraculous story that will provoke your mind and ultimately lift your spirit. Despite overwhelming and almost impossible odds she managed to walk a path towards becoming healthy and successful. The story is set in the context of a journalist's deadline to find a biography that would save her career. From opposite sides of the universe, the journalist and the victim come together and share common ground in the 7 lessons of life. The Journalist delves into the powerful and emotional details of a young woman's inspirational journey to become more than what the odds predicted. This is a story of trial's and triumph's. You will be convinced that no obstacle is too big and no goal is too far. You will be on the edge of your seat because it is captivating, mysterious [email protected]

The Reluctant Tourist

Author : Ronald Barnett
ISBN : 9780595183203
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Daddy, tell us a story." That is what my sister and I would tell our father as he tucked us into bed each night. The stories were always about London, Siberia, China or Japan. We realized, as we grew older that these were true stories of a great adventure he had experienced. This book is a historical novel based on the true story of a young deserter from the British Army during the little known Allied Intervention into Russia and Siberia after the Russian Revolution, during 1918 and 1919.

The Book Of Princes And Princesses 14 Illustrated True Stories

Author : Anon E. Mouse
ISBN : 9788828376583
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Herein are 14 famous, illustrated, stories about Princes, Princesses and other famous rulers from history compiled and retold by Mrs Leonora "Nora" Lang, wife to the great Andrew Lang. The stories gathered here have appealed and will continue to appeal to every age. Nowhere in the realm of fiction are there stories to compare with those which actually happened and which had such a significant effect on the course of the human race. These stories are so intimately connected with the life, history and religion of the great peoples of history, both recent and ancient, that they have become an integral part of our own civilization. These are now the heritage of wealth to every child that is born into the world. Here you will find stories of: Napoleon His Majesty The King Of Rome The Princess Jeanne Hacon The King Mi Reina! Mi Reina! Henriette The Siege Baby The Red Rose The White Rose Richard The Fearless Frederick And Wilhelmine Une Reine Malheureuse The 'Little Queen' Two Little Girls And Their Mother The Troubles Of The Princess Elizabeth This volume is sure to keep you and your young ones enchanted for hours, if only not because of the content, but because of their quality. They will have you and your young wards coming back for more time-and-again. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, myths, legend, land, , children’s stories, bedtime, fables, wonder tales, All nations, Napoleon, His Majesty, King of Rome, Princess Jeanne, Hacon the King, Mi Reina, Henriette, Siege Baby, Red Rose, White Rose, Richard the Fearless, Frederick, Wilhelmine, Wilhelmina, Une Reine Malheureuse, Little Queen, Two Little Girls, Mother, Troubles, Princess Elizabeth

The Pirate Adventure Novel Based On True Story

Author : Walter Scott
ISBN : 9788075830395
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This novel is based on the life of pirate John Gow who features as Captain Cleveland. The setting is the southern tip of the main island of Shetland (which Scott visited in 1814), around 1700. The arrival of the shipwrecked captain, Cleveland, spoils young Mordaunt's relationship with the Troil girls, and soon a bitter rivalry grows between the two men. Minna falls in love with Cleveland, not knowing his true profession. Brenda, however, is in love with Mordaunt. The pirates capture the Troils, but after an encounter with the frigate HMS Halcyon, they are freed… Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

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