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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: 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
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 highlight 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: Pacific Island Tours By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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For 35 years (1971 to 2006), Arnold was an auditor with the U.S. Department of the Interior. His office audited the revenues, expenditures, and operations of the government of the U.S. Virgin... More > Islands. From 1997 to 2001, Arnold also supervised Interior's audit office on the island of Guam. That office audited the finances of the Pacific islands that receive Federal grants. In this second in a series of Island Boy Photobooks, Arnold presents a visual tour of the Pacific islands with more than 340 stunning, full color photographs and 13 maps. This photobook includes stops in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Palau, and the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This photobook not only highlights the beauty of these islands, but it also contains short histories of the sometimes violent history of the islands. The photobook would be a great souvenir for anyone who wants a keepsake of a treasured visit to the Pacific islands or a "wish list" for a future visit.< 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 highlight the islands as they once 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: Pacific Island Tours By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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For 35 years (1971 to 2006), Arnold was an auditor with the U.S. Department of the Interior. His office audited the revenues, expenditures, and operations of the government of the U.S. Virgin... More > Islands. From 1997 to 2001, Arnold also supervised Interior's audit office on the island of Guam. That office audited the finances of the Pacific islands that receive Federal grants. In this second in a series of Island Boy Photobooks, Arnold presents a visual tour of the Pacific islands with more than 340 stunning, full color photographs and 13 maps. This photobook includes stops in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Palau, and the Hawaiian island of Oahu. This photobook not only highlights the beauty of these islands, but it also contains short histories of the sometimes violent history of the islands. The photobook would be a great souvenir for anyone who wants a keepsake of a treasured visit to the Pacific islands or a "wish list" for a future visit.< Less
Island Boy Photobook: Walt Disney World By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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I've been fascinated by the storytelling of Walt Disney since I was about 4 years old and my mother read the story of Dumbo to me. Later in life, I had the opportunity to visit the recently-opened... More > Magic Kingdom in Orlando and I've been a fan ever since. This book presents almost 700 color photos that I've taken over the years of the Disney theme parks. Come travel through time with me as we see the changes and the additions at Walt Disney World over a period of more than 40 years (1972 to 2014). If you're a Disney fan or know someone who is, this is a "must get" book.< Less
Island Boy Photobook: My Life in Pictures 1 By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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In a trio of Island Boy Photobooks subtitled "My Life in Pictures," Arnold presents a visual history of his family and that of his wife, Helena. Through hundreds of family photos –... More > most in full color – "My Life in Pictures 1" presents Arnold's and Helena's grandparents, parents, and other family members. The story continues through 70 years of family and island history, from 1910 to 1979. That period had its personal and community tragedies, including the fatal crashes of two jet airliners and a massive, but thankfully non-fatal, fire aboard a visiting cruise ship. The 1970s also had its happy events, including Arnold and Helena's wedding and the birth of their daughter, Selene. Future installments in the trilogy will focus on the 1980s and 1990s in "My Life in Pictures 2" and bring things up to date in the 21st Century in "My Life in Pictures 3."< Less
Island Boy Photobook: My Life in Pictures 1 By Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
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In a trio of Island Boy Photobooks subtitled "My Life in Pictures," Arnold presents a visual history of his family and that of his wife, Helena. Through hundreds of family photos –... More > most in full color – "My Life in Pictures 1" presents Arnold's and Helena's grandparents, parents, and other family members. The story continues through 70 years of family and island history, from 1910 to 1979. That period had its personal and community tragedies, including the fatal crashes of two jet airliners and a massive, but thankfully non-fatal, fire aboard a visiting cruise ship. The 1970s also had its happy events, including Arnold and Helena's wedding and the birth of their daughter, Selene. Future installments in the trilogy will focus on the 1980s and 1990s in "My Life in Pictures 2" and bring things up to date in the 21st Century in "My Life in Pictures 3."< Less