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Book: From Tajikistan To The Moon - A Story Of Tragedy, Survival And Triumph Of The Human Spirit by Robert Frimtzis
From Tajikistan to the Moon is an inspirational, true story of the spellbinding events of World War II, the author's escape from his war-torn country, his flight to freedom, and his ultimate success in America. Told from a unique Soviet perspective, Robert Frimtzis takes you from surviving bombs of the Nazi blitzkrieg, to imminent starvation and deprivation in a mud hut in Tajikistan, to [...]
 
Book: Survivors of WWII in the Pacific by Ronny Herman de Jong
Survivors of WWII in the Pacific is a collection of eye-witness accounts of the barbaric way the Japanese treated their prisoners during WWII, men and women alike. Camp survivors describe gruesome details of cruel punishments, diseases and malnutrition, interspersed with hope and a sense of humor. Veterans of the U.S. Navy remember the bloody battles from Pearl Harbor to the bombs on Hiroshima [...]
 
Book: Code Name Sonny by K.E. Pottie
It's a WWII spy thriller. A true story as told to me by my father. There is a twist as the book alternates between past and present, whereas the past comes to life in the present. It's 1942. Joe is representative of many young American men of his generation: America and its Allies are at war with the Germans and the Japanese, and this New Hampshire teenager wants to be in the thick of it. Joe got [...]
 
Book: Dear Cedric . . .Based on a true story of WWII by Patricia Mashiter Cooper
It is 1940, the Blitz is raging over London and other key cities in Britain and tens of thousands of children are being evacuated to safe havens, both within the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Patricia is six-years-old when she is squirrelled away in an evacuation school located deep in the heart of Shropshire. She is left there with the promise from her parents that "the war will be over [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun - A Story of Love, Survival and Joy by Ronny Herman de Jong
This second edition of Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy exemplifies the power of positive thinking, of hope, of perseverance even in the most perilous and life threatening situations and of a mother's love for her children, surpassing even the tragedy of death. Jeannette Herman-Louwerse, Netty, a young mother incarcerated by the Japanese on the island of Java [...]
 
Book: The Pack by C. W. Schultz
Sigmund "Siggy" Farris and his five friends form a group called The Pack as a fun way to make some extra dough under-the-table by offering such services as bookmaking, event planning and organized gambling. The Pack is an unexpected success and eventually turns into a serious business with good money. But the tight-knit group soon find themselves in far more treacherous waters for bigger bucks [...]
 
Book: Through the Blinds by Amanda Clark
Through the Blinds is a poetic diary detailing the author's journey after graduating college in Dallas, TX then moving back East, to Burlington, VT. The author describes her stress from demanding entry-level jobs as well as her search towards a more permanent occupation. She also expresses her frustrations with difficult economic times. Additionally, Clark provides the reader glimpses into the [...]
 
Book: Ada's Daughter by Jacqueline Maduneme
Jacqueline Maduneme's life should have been paved with the types of stories little girls dream of, but the landscape of her life was torn apart by a commanding and overbearing father and a series of horrors that would tear most anyone apart and ruin them for life. Ada's Daughter recounts the life of Nigerian-born Jacqueline Maduneme who endured and overcame physical and emotional pain and [...]
 
Book: Fictional Worlds - Traditions in Narrative and the Age of Visual Culture, Vols. I-IV (Storytelling on Screen) by L.A. Alexander
"Create Your Own World!" is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. Fictional Worlds, intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, filmmakers, and videogame designers, points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional [...]
 
Book: ''Pshaw, It's Me Grandson'' - Tales of a Young Actor by Debra Coleman Jeter
A fly-on-the-wall account of making a television show, and a great examination of country living in the first half of the twentieth century, PSHAW, ITS ME GRANDSON revolves around the relationship between a boy and his grandfather. When Clay is cast as a regular in the TV series Christy, his grandfather Clifton serves as his on-set guardian. The series is set in a poor farm community, which is [...]
 
Book: Cinderella Tears by Jui-Wei Yang
Hailey Walker is in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Sam Brown, but doesn't want to leave him. Their affair is not only abusive, but extremely romantic at the same time. Sam is good at sweeping a girl off her feet. Hailey grew up believing that true love and happiness with a romantic man is a fairy tale come true. It becomes an obsession. She believes her relationship with Sam is what [...]
 
Book: Crazy Quilt - Pieces of a Mennonite Life by Cynthia Yoder
A love story. A search for identity in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. A ground-breaking memoir, first published in 2003. In her mid-twenties and in a state of despair, Cynthia leaves her husband, and drops out of her studies at Columbia University. She moves home to rural Pennsylvania to collect stories from her Pennsylvania German Mennonite family. While living with her aunt and uncle, she [...]
 
Book: Dr. Tom's War by Lucia Viti
One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia the remnants of her father's tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America, gathering stories from the Marines of the [...]
 
Book: Waltzing Australia by Cynthia Clampitt
Waltzing Australia was born out of a dream and a journey. After walking away from her corporate career, Cynthia Clampitt headed to Australia, to start over, to write, and to test the limits of what she could do. Waltzing Australia recounts that joyous adventure. It is a story about change and about making dreams come true. But more than that, it is about Australia: the history, legends and art, [...]
 
Book: Hidden in Plain Sight - The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America by Jane Allen Petrick
Norman Rockwell's America was not all white. . . As early as 1936, Norman Rockwell was portraying African-Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans with empathy and a dignity often denied them at the time. And he created these portraits from live models. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America chronicles for the first time Norman Rockwell's portrayal of [...]
 
Book: Ghost Marina On the Mississippi by Dexter James
The novel is all about the disappearance of some high-profile boats, their crews and passengers, but there are also some haunting moments in the story, a kind of Stephen King meets Clive Cussler. The novel flips between modern day and World War II, centering around a man's search for his grandfather, a U.S. Seaman, whose demise was categorized as 'missing in action'. But how could that be? During [...]
 
Book: Another Space in Time, Returns by Richard Bunning
Another Space in Time, Returns", works well as a standalone book even though it was envisaged as a sequel to "Another Space in Time" before the first book was finished. In this novel we continue to follow the fortunes of Rodwell Richards as he struggles to defeat the terrorists who all but destroyed him. Rodwell is settled and married in his second life, and is about to become a father as this [...]
 
Book: Ring of Fire - Selected Poems 1972–2008 by Alessandra Gelmi
Alessandra Gelmi attended boarding school in Rome and received her BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a teaching fellowship from Boston University, where she received her master's degree and taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. Her literary awards include the Irene Leache Memorial Prize and the Amy Loveman Competition (open to [...]
 
Book: Painted Tree - Two Novellas by Judith Victoria Douglas
Two stories: Both set in 1941-45. IN BLOOD THERE IS NO HONOR A southern family struggles through the consequences of a chance occurrence, a crime unplanned. We are privy to their sorrows begun with the opportunistic kidnapping of beautiful fourteen year old Tessa, granddaughter in the three generation household. The staunch and respected family's roots in Louisiana started before the Civil War, [...]
 
Book: Murder Under The Big Top by Heather Haven
Up and coming circus performer, Jeri Deane, finds a young clown strangled inside a beloved lion's cage. The town sheriff's threat to close down the Big Top won't stop her from finding his killer. Beneath the spangles and sawdust of the canvas sky, Jeri uncovers deceit, treachery, and secrets more dangerous than any death-defying trick in the circus. Even she has much to hide. If the Big top [...]
 
Book: Tom - A Life Saved ~ Lives Lost! by Goffinet McLaren
In the middle of the night you bail out of your stricken plane over Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. You don't know if you've landed in Germany, or somewhere else. A local farmer comes along. He doesn't know if you are a Nazi, posing as an Allied airman; You don't know if he is a member of the Resistance who might help you. Later, hiding in a Resistor's safe-house, imagine your fear at the sound [...]
 
Book: And One Stayed Home by Janice Roane and Ripley Roane Jr.
In the 1940's life was completely different than it is now. This book follows the lives of 5 boys as they begin their journey to adulthood. Everything seemed beautiful until Pearl Harbor is struck and soon these boys are cast into a darkness they never dreamed would ever happen. Their families are torn apart and it will take every ounce of courage, love and will for their country and loved ones. [...]
 
Book: Aurora's Sentinel - Conflict and Diplomacy on an Arctic Frontier from Russian America to the Present by Jonathan M. Nielson
This is a sweeping narrative history of the evolution of Alaska from Tsarist colonial outpost to its place today in the forefront of America's strategic calculus for defending the continent. American acquisition of Russian America in 1867 was dramatic confirmation that the United States intended to be a continental and Pacific power. As America's first non-contiguous territorial acquisition, the [...]
 
Book: All The Way Home (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock
"Tatlock's rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive."~Publishers Weekly From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life. A true American story told through the eyes of [...]
 
Book: Red Fox in the Heather by Robert N. Story
The year is 1898. In the small coal mining town of Birtley, in northeast England, a sixth child is born to Jonathon and Elizabeth Witherspoon. He will be the first and only boy in a family heretofore under the management of five sibling sisters. It is an auspicious start to a challenging youth, but his birth is much more than that. It is the beginning of Percy Stanley Witherspoon's eventful life [...]
 
Book: The Good Doctor by Daniel Parker
In the final months of World War Two, Germany staggers toward defeat. Maria Hanselman, one of the only female surgeons in the country, is forced into duty by the SS when doctors near the front are found dead or missing. While she works to save Germany's soldiers, she must keep from losing the lives of her medical team, and herself, before the end comes.
 
Book: Letters from the Good War - A Young Man's Discovery of the World by Hugh Aaron
The letters herein, some one thousand of them, are a day-to-day three year account of what happened in the life of a young enlisted man serving in the Naval Construction Battalions - the Seabees - during World War II. They take the reader from the first day of boot camp, to various training camps around the U.S., to the Southwest Pacific and back home.
 
Book: GOOSE HUNT by Dennis Ogden
Sixty-four years have passed since the end of WWII and the rampart walls of the former Jewish Ghetto, TEREZIN, have yet to divulge all the secrets they were built to hide. That is until graffiti dauber Briney Ruza begins having connections with the walls she paints on. Each graffiti is posted on social media as part of her own cheeky game. One particular painting catches the interest of ageing [...]
 
Book: Ethereal Revelations - Volume I - Access To Another Dimension by Lizelle Du Plessis
Ethereal Revelations is a moving account of how Lizelle, at the end of pregnancy, discovered another side to sex: a spiritual side. By starting to see the heavenly results of sex, set off the ability to see--a privilege with a cost--the entire spiritual realm, as contained in forthcoming volumes. In Ethereal Revelations - Vol I: Access to Another Dimension the cost is prepaid via a traumatizing [...]
 
Book: A Minute After Midnight by Fergus O'Connell
A minute after midnight, June 6, 1944. U.S. Lieutenant Richard Groves stands on a ship bound for the Normandy coast. Below, his men try to catch what sleep they can. A few days earlier Richard discovered he was in love with Sheila, an English girl. But now he faces his first time in combat. Told minute by minute through one full day, in both flashbacks and moving forward to the present day, 'A [...]
 
Book: How Angels Die by David-Michael Harding
In the darkest days of World War II, when France found itself at the mercy of a brutal dictator, the frontlines of resistance may just have been in the grasp of a few good women. How Angels Die, the epic work of historical fiction by author David-Michael Harding, delivers a highly inventive and uncommon take on the French Resistance that is certain to appeal to anyone who relishes a blood-pumping [...]
 
Book: Searching for Gertrude by D. E. Haggerty
I'll come for you. No matter what. I'll find you, and we'll be reunited. When Gertrude is forced to flee Nazi Germany with her family, Rudolf is left behind. Despite the distance, he remains devoted to her. Even after her letters stop. Eight years pass before Rudolf is finally able to follow Gertrude to Istanbul. Their reunion should be inevitable, but Rudolf can't find Gertrude. He stumbles upon [...]
 
Book: HENRY - A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America by Katrina Shawver
When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five year old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. Couched in the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie , Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as [...]
 
Book: Look Mom - I Can Fly! Memoirs of a World War II P-38 Fighter Pilot by Robert Vrilakas
In the mid-1920s the sound of airplane motors would cause the entire inhabitants of author Robert "Smoky" Vrilakas' small Northern California village to dash outside to look up at the sky. Overhead would be a Ford Trimotor passenger plane droning off toward some unknown destination, a sight almost as awesome then as watching a manned satellite pass over in space today. The author, then a young [...]
 
Book: The Soldier's Homecoming (Heartsong Presents) by Linda S. Glaz
Joe Huntington Is Finally Home After long years away at war, Joe is determined to start his life anew. But it isn't easy. Settling into his Michigan hometown at last, he doesn't expect to come face-to-face with the girl who got away and is still holding a grudge. Feisty dance teacher Victoria Banks has always stood on her own two feet. But everyone needs help sometimes. It's tempting to share her [...]
 


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