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Island Boy: My Life on the Rock By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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Arnold was born on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in the 1950s. He remembers the safe and uncomplicated place that St. Thomas was as he was growing up and the many friends he made along the way. He... More > was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to be selected for a summer internship that led to a 35-year career as an auditor. Arnold had a few unhappy "affairs of the heart" but eventually found the right girl, who was right there close by, all the time. When they did meet, it was the real thing! Along the way, Arnold had many idols and heroes who helped to shape his character and the things that are important to him. He also had to face the destruction of his home, thanks to Hurricanes Hugo and Marilyn. Now in his "golden years," he enjoys the quiet comfort of home, with his wife at his side and the promise of another visit to his "happy place." Come along and join Arnold on his voyage of self-discovery on his tiny island in the Caribbean. It's a story that's been 63 years in the making!< Less
Island Boy Photobook: The U.S. Virgin Islands By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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In the 1600s, Denmark established settlements on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. They became known as the Danish West Indies. In the early days of World War I, the United States... More > took a keen interest in the islands because of their location and the possibility they might fall under control of Germany. Denmark agreed to sell the islands to the United States and, on March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies were officially transferred to the United States, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands. This first of a series of Island Boy Photobooks presents a visual history of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 311 stunning photographs (267 in full color). This "one of a kind" book showcases the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John over a period of 115 years – from 1900 to 2014. The photos not only highlights the islands as they were, but also as they are today, making this book a great souvenir for anyone who wants a keepsake of a treasured visit to the islands or a fulfilling lifetime there.< Less
Island Boy Photobook: The U.S. Virgin Islands By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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In the 1600s, Denmark established settlements on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. They became known as the Danish West Indies. In the early days of World War I, the United States... More > took a keen interest in the islands because of their location and the possibility they might fall under control of Germany. Denmark agreed to sell the islands to the United States and, on March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies were officially transferred to the United States, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands. This first of a series of Island Boy Photobooks presents a visual history of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 311 stunning photographs (267 in full color). This "one of a kind" book showcases the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John over a period of 115 years – from 1900 to 2014. The photos not only highlights the islands as they were, but also as they are today, making this book a great souvenir for anyone who wants a keepsake of a treasured visit to the islands or a fulfilling lifetime there.< Less
Island Boy: My Life on the Rock By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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Arnold was born on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in the 1950s. He remembers the safe and uncomplicated place that St. Thomas was as he was growing up and the many friends he made along the way. He... More > was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to be selected for a summer internship that led to a 35-year career as an auditor. Arnold had a few unhappy "affairs of the heart" but eventually found the right girl, who was right there close by, all the time. When they did meet, it was the real thing! Along the way, Arnold had many idols and heroes who helped to shape his character and the things that are important to him. He also had to face the destruction of his home, thanks to Hurricanes Hugo and Marilyn. Now in his "golden years," he enjoys the quiet comfort of home, with his wife at his side and the promise of another visit to his "happy place." Come along and join Arnold on his voyage of self-discovery on his tiny island in the Caribbean. It's a story that's been 63 years in the making!< Less
These Are The Voyages By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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Compiled from documents in naval and aerospace museums around the world, this is a unique look at the ships of sea, air, and space that have carried the name Enterprise -- a name with a heritage... More > spanning more than 800 years. For the first time, it's all here in one concise volume: o A detailed, 130-page narrative history of the ships and their heroic crews. o More than 80 illustrations, including official photographs and ship profile drawings. o An appendix listing more than 190 vessels named Enterprise. o Extensive notes and a bibliography listing more than 110 sources for further reference. This isn't just a book of facts and figures, but a stirring tale of adventure, discovery, and courage, often told in the words of those who were there. This revised 2nd edition updates the stories of the naval vessels through the deactivation of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and the latest adventures of the starships Enterprise. Come and relive the epic voyages!< Less