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A Cause Greater Than Self

Author : Stephen J. Ochs
ISBN : 1603448039
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A privileged, hell-raising youth who had greatly embarrassed his family—and especially his war-hero father—by being dismissed from West Point, Michael J. Daly would go on to display selfless courage and heroic leadership on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Starting as an enlisted man and rising through the ranks to become a captain and company commander, Daly’s devotion to his men and his determination to live up to the ideals taught to him by his father led him to extraordinary acts of bravery on behalf of others, resulting in three Silver Stars, a Bronze Star with “V” attachment for valor, two Purple Hearts, and finally, the Medal of Honor. Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined archives and special collections and conducted numerous personal interviews with Daly, his family and friends, and the men whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result is a carefully constructed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who found his life’s deepest purpose, both during and after the war, in selfless service to others. After a period of post-war drift, Daly finally escaped the “hero’s cage” and found renewed purpose through family and service. He became a board member at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he again assumed the role of defender and guardian by championing the cause of the indigent poor and the terminally ill, earning the sobriquet, “conscience of the hospital.” A Cause Greater than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient is at once a unique, father-son wartime saga, a coming-of-age narrative, and the tale of a heroic man’s struggle to forge a new and meaningful postwar life. Daly’s story also highlights the crucial role played by platoon and company infantry officers in winning both major battles like those on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns such as those of the Colmar Pocket and in south-central Germany, further reinforcing the debt that Americans owe to them—especially those whose selfless courage merited the Medal of Honor.

American Book Publishing Record

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Chasing Cezanne

Author : Peter Mayle
ISBN : 0679774408
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Read CHASING CEZANNE in Large Print! Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.) It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne. It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest--including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women In The American Revolution

Author : Sudie Doggett Wike
ISBN : 9781476671963
Genre : History
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“Enriches the breadth of scholarship published on this topic over the past quarter century...the book’s strength lies in its focus on the ‘colossal number of ordinary women...’ Wike’s multicultural net captures the multifaceted roles of women--free and enslaved, Patriot and Loyalist, and Native American...recommended”—Choice Without the support of American women, victory in the Revolutionary War would not have been possible. They followed the Continental Army, handling a range of jobs that were usually performed by men. On the orders of General Washington, some were hired as nurses for $2 per month and one full ration per day—disease was rampant and nurse mortality was high. A few served with artillery units or masqueraded as men to fight in the ranks. The author focuses on the many key roles women filled in the struggle for independence, from farming to making saltpeter to spying.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015063398211
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Maigret S World

Author : Murielle Wenger
ISBN : 9781476629254
Genre : Literary Criticism
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 Georges Simenon’s 75 novels and 28 short stories that feature Chief Inspector Jules Maigret provide us with a great deal of information about the French police detective—but only in small, episodic doses. As readers become acquainted with Maigret one detail at a time, he slowly takes on a flesh-and-bone realism—not merely a character in a story, but someone we would like to meet in real life. This book presents all the canonical facts and details about the detective and his world in one place, presented with tabulations and analyses that enable a better understanding of the works and of Maigret himself.

A Vigil Of Spies

Author : Candace Robb
ISBN : 9781407010809
Genre : Fiction
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As we've come to expect from much-loved author Candace Robb, her story-telling here is of a top-notch quality - everything comes vividly to life within this magnificent medieval mystery. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters, S J Parris, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'Meticulously researched, authentic and gripping' -- Yorkshire Evening Post 'This is as full of intrigue as a Deighton or a Le Carré' --The Guardian 'The most accomplished Owen Archer mystery yet' -- ***** Reader review 'Unable to put this tale down' -- ***** Reader review 'I put off reading this last one for quite a while, postponing the time when there would be no more to look forward to' -- ***** Reader review 'Another enthralling Owen Archer book I found difficult to put down' -- ***** Reader review 'A joy to read' -- ***** Reader review 'Captivating' -- ***** Reader review ********************************************************* A CALLOUS MURDER. A DEVASTATING SECRET. A CRIME OF PASSION. 1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. Owen Archer, Thoresby's master of the guards, is determined to ensure that his lord's last days are as peaceful as possible, but his plans are thrown into disarray when Thoresby agrees to a visit from Joan, Princess of Wales, wife of the Black Prince and mother of the young heir to the throne of England. Owen resolves to do his duty, but within minutes of Joan's arrival things go disastrously wrong when a member of the royal party is murdered. Then, only days later, a messenger carrying urgent letters for Thoresby is found hanging in the woods. As Owen races against time to find the murderer, he starts to realise that not only has one of his own men been compromised, but all their lives are now in danger...

Cumulative Book Index

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Write Your Own Graphic Novel

Author : Natalie M. Rosinsky
ISBN : 9780756538569
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Readers become writers with tips from expert authors, writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer's timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.

The Big Book Of Teen Reading Lists

Author : Nancy J. Keane
ISBN : 9781591583332
Genre : Education
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Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Cumulated Index To The Books

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Light In August

Author : William Faulkner
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Genre : Fiction
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Several stories are woven together to show man's inner alienation from the society about him.

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The Book

Author : Michael F. Suarez, S.J.
ISBN : 9780199679416
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"This volume seeks to delineate the history of the production, dissemination, and reception of texts from the earliest pictograms of the mid-4th millennium to recent developments in electronic books."--P. xi.

The New York Times Book Review

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

The Elementary School Library Collection Phases 1 2 3

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Bowker S Guide To Characters In Fiction 2007

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