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An Olive Grove At The Edge Of The World

Author : Jared Gulian
ISBN : 0473415003
Genre : Humor
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The hilarious and endearing tale of how two American city boys learned to become olive farmers in New Zealand. In this delightful book, Jared describes the first four years of their new life in the country, its disasters and small triumphs, its surprises and pleasures. You will be charmed. "A heart-warming tale with many laughs and a few tears."

Eyewitness To World War Ii

Author : Richard Tregaskis
ISBN : 9781504047531
Genre : History
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Three classic accounts of WWII from a reporter who “shaped America’s understanding of the war, and influenced every account that came after” (Mark Bowden). Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis risked life and limb to give American readers a soldier’s–eye view of the Second World War. These three tales of bravery and sacrifice shed light on the Greatest Generation’s darkest hours. Guadalcanal Diary: In August 1942, Tregaskis landed with the US Marines on Tulagi and Guadalcanal Islands in the South Pacific for the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces. He details the first two months of the campaign and describes the courage and camaraderie of young marines who prepared for battle knowing that one in four of them wouldn’t make it home. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for a popular film of the same name, Guadalcanal Diary is a masterpiece of war journalism that “captures the spirit of men in battle” (John Toland). Invasion Diary: In July 1943, Tregaskis joined the Allied forces in Sicily and Italy and documented some of the fiercest fighting of the war, from bombing runs over Rome to the defense of the Salerno beachhead against heavy artillery fire to the fall of Naples. In compelling and evocative prose, Tregaskis depicts the terror and excitement of life on the front lines and his own harrowing brush with death when a chunk of German shrapnel pierced his helmet and shattered his skull. Invasion Diary is “required reading for all who want to know how armies fight” (Library Journal). John F. Kennedy and PT-109: In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri sliced into US Navy motor torpedo boat PT-109 near the Solomon Islands. Ten surviving crewmembers and their young skipper, Lt. John F. Kennedy, clung to the wreckage. Over the next three days, the privileged son of a Boston multimillionaire displayed extraordinary courage and leadership as he risked his life to shepherd his crew to safety and coordinate a daring rescue mission deep in enemy territory. Lieutenant Kennedy earned a Navy and Marine Corps Medal and a Purple Heart, and the story of PT-109 captured the public’s imagination and helped propel Kennedy all the way to the White House. Acclaimed war correspondent Tregaskis—who once beat out the future president for a spot on the Harvard University swim team—brings this remarkable chapter in American history to vivid life.

The Olive Grove

Author : Deborah Rohan
ISBN : 9780863568060
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Moghrabis have lived in Palestine for centuries. Near the end of the First World War, Ottoman soldier Kamal Moghrabi is imprisoned by his Turkish masters. Reunited with his family after being freed by British soldiers, he marries his childhood friend Haniya. But their happiness is short-lived as their homeland is ravaged by violence between the local Arab population and Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe. Any hope of an independent Palestine is shattered and the Moghrabis are forced to flee their home with its cherished olive groves. Based on a true story, this family saga is a universal depiction of Palestinian life and culture with a warm and engaging love story at its heart. 'Beautifully written ... insights behind the Palestinian conflict are gained in reading this heart-wrenching yet endearing tale of one family's journey.' -- Polly Bacca, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton

Sergeant Kennedy S World War Ii Diary

Author : William M. Kennedy
ISBN : 9781426939501
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a journal spanning from October 30, 1942 to October 29th 1945 through which the author recounts his days abroad serving in the U.S. Army during WWII. Kennedy begins his memoir by admitting to a reluctance toward fighting in the war before bringing readers down a path fraught with detailed descriptions of life aboard a warship and in various countries around the world. Whether describing the war-littered desert streets of Tobruk, Africa, the grandeur of Rome, or the breathtaking sight of Capri, Italy, the author places readers deep into his penetrating remembrances. Kennedys forthright honesty and unique experiences will give readers insight into the harsh realities of being away from home and a new wife for three years, as well as an insight into the bonds of friendship and camaraderie that result from soldiers serving together. The pictures not only add a personal touch to an already moving memoir, but help readers match faces with the colorful characters about whom Kennedy writes.

The Boy In The Olive Grove

Author : Fleur Beale
ISBN : 9781869799878
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The past lives of Bess Gray catch up with her in this passionate young adult novel by a NZ Post Children's Book Award-winner. On the night of her seventeenth birthday Bess Grey sees images of a witch-burning unfold in front of her as if in a movie. She also sees images from a different time — lovers, and the girl, she’s sure is — was – herself. When she meets Nick she recognises him as the boy. There’s an immediate connection. However when her father nearly dies from a heart attack there’s no time to brood as Bess tries to save her father’s business. She falls in love with Nick but her difficult mother interferes, forcing Bess to make the hardest decision of her life. She must decide whether to lose her mother or the boy she loves. Fleur Beale, winner of the 20123 Margaret Mahy medal, weaves Bess's mysterious past lives into her very realistic current-day life. The result is a beautifully told love story.

The Olive Grove

Author : Maria Szczepańska Kuncewiczowa
ISBN : UOM:39015001721540
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All Around The World

Author : William Ainsworth
ISBN : WISC:89073047391
Genre : Voyages and travels
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History Of The Irish Guards In The Second World War

Author : Desmond J. L. Fitzgerald
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080695187
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Between Lives An Artist And Her World

Author : Dorothea Tanning
ISBN : 9780393062892
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life and times of one of our most enchanting artists; a twentieth-century fairy tale, lovingly remembered and luminously told. Fourteen years ago, the artist Dorothea Tanning published Birthday, a collection of reminiscences. Now she has expanded it into a memoir of her journey through the last century as confidant, collaborator, and muse to some of its most inspired minds and personalities: a diverse assemblage that ranges from the fathers of dada and surrealism to Virgil Thompson, George Balanchine, Alberto Giacometti, Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote, Joan Miró, James Merrill, and many more. At its center is the relationship, tenderly rendered, between Tanning and her famed husband, the enigmatic surrealist Max Ernst. Whether recalling the poignant presence of her friend Joseph Cornell or simply marveling at the facades along a Venice canal, "their filmy reflections fluttering in the dirty canal like fragile altar cloths hung out to dry," Tanning's writing is beguiling, wry, and shot through with the same eye for pregnant detail and immanent magic that marks her art.

The Olive Grove

Author : Charlotte Grimshaw
ISBN : 9781869799519
Genre : Fiction
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An evocative short story from an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author. Five-year-old Emily is in Menton, France, where her father is on a Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. Both touching and thoughtful, the story follows her emerging perception of the adult world, a world already foreign to her New Zealand eyes. With a nod to Mansfield's tone and imagery, and to her story 'The Dove's Nest', Grimshaw explores the protean nature of personality, shifting identities and masks. The accessible and endearing viewpoint of five-year-old Emily leads us into this clever story and its many layers.

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