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The Love That Endures, Second Edition: Remembering My Mother and My Father, U.S.S. Arizona’s Chaplain At Pearl Harbor By Thomas I. Kirkpatrick
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The time was December 7, 1941. The wife and young son of the U.S.S. Arizona's chaplain, Captain Thomas L. Kirkpatrick, were listening to the radio that Sunday afternoon, when suddenly they heard: We... More > interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin. The Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by air, President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack also was made on all Naval and Military activities on the principal island, Oahu. The following day, the President made his historic speech to Congress, using language that would galvanize a shocked nation and propel America into war. The same day, the telegram arrived that ended a two-decade-long story about a love that endured numerous lengthy separations while the chaplain was deployed either at sea or at a remote duty station. How this military couple endured these stresses yet kept their marriage alive and vibrant, forms the core of this heartwarming and inspiring story, embedded in the sweep of world-changing historical events.< Less
HENRIETTA MILLER (The Woman Behind Doris Miller) By Vickie Gail Miller
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Biography novel about World War II hero, Doris Miller's mother, Mrs. Henrietta Miller; also being author's father's (Mr. Selvia Miller's) mother. A story travelling far from her death in 1982,... More > connected as greatly to a worldly concern that Doris Miller will be awarded America's highest thanks, the "Congressional Medal of Honor," for his heroic contributions in helping to save America, on that drastic day of December 7, 1941, when after rescuing many of his fallen crewmen, along with Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion, Doris manned a machine gun, and fired upon Japanese bomber planes, shooting down as many as 5 of the bombers planes, and abandoned ship only after the commanding officer's outcry order over the intercom, "All able - bodied men! Abandon ship! Abandon ship!' Heroism far from Doris Miller's line of duty aboard the USS West Virginia. Yet, he fought above and beyond his call of duty, giving of himself, to defend America, being unbiased to creed or color.< Less
Windjammer By Paul W Simpson
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The Loch Sloy was built for Aitken, Lilburn & Co of Glasgow. She sailed between Britain and Australia for more than twenty years. In that time she established a reputation as a crack wool... More > clipper. Windjammer, the story of the clipper ship Loch Sloy is not an adventure nor is it a romance or a tragedy, even though it contains elements of all three.The ship, her captains, officers, crew and passengers, all those her sailed upon her call out from the past to have their stories told. The Loch Sloy’s’ keel was laid down in mid-1877. By August the construction of the hull and deck fittings had been completed. After her first marine survey, the masts were stepped in, and by the end of October the Loch Sloy was all but complete. The clipper lasted twenty one years before coming to grief on the jagged shore of Kangaroo Island during the predawn hours of April 24th 1899. The final chapter of the Loch Sloy like her unfortunate passengers and crew was buried beneath the ever shifting sands of Maupertuis Bay.< Less
The Black Hussars By Mitchell Lüthi
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They killed a saint. King Behan sits upon a tyrant’s throne. His endless wars and oppressive regime have cast Greater Virren into an age of darkness… and then he kills a saint.... More > Worshipped as a god, Bartolomeu Kezia stood for everything the king does not, and the people loved him for it. With his death still fresh in their minds, the citizenry take up arms against their king in a frantic effort to safeguard their future, and the future of the continent. Revolution has come to Greater Virren. Yaro Anatoly is the captain of the Black Hussars, the most fearsome regiment in all of Greater Virren. Devoted servant of the throne, and veteran of a dozen campaigns, his sword has been bloodied against the savages of Vorgar, the slave masters of Hath, and the desert princes of the south. But now he and his mighty Akashian, Sumera, must fend off a threat far closer to home. At the behest of King Behan, he leads his infamous regiment against all traitors to the crown, and co-conspirators of the Rebellion.< Less
1000 Facts about Comic Book Characters Vol. 3 By James Egan
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Deadpool has teamed up with Sherlock Holmes, Mowgli, The Little Mermaid, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Moby Dick. Wonder Woman had a job selling tacos. Black Panther was nearly called Coal Tiger. Captain... More > America has turned into a cat, a vampire, and a werewolf. Iron Man took over SHIELD. He found it so stressful, he had to see a counsellor. Robin had a fax machine built into his boot. Magneto suffers bipolar. After Batman seemingly died, Commissioner James Gordon became the new Batman. Superman destroyed an entire solar system by sneezing. Marvel bosses were certain Spider-Man would fail because people are afraid of spiders. The word “Brainiac” was coined in a Superman comic. Magneto ripped Wolverine's metal skeleton out of his body. Green Arrow has many trick arrows including a Donut Arrow. Doctor Strange teamed up with a duck to battle an evil book.< Less
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 2 By James Egan
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Black Panther has battled the Ku Klux Klan. Batman has teamed up with a cow called Bat-Cow. Wolverine was nearly called The Badger. Iron Man’s armor used to have roller-skates. Robin is the... More > only person in the world who can do a quadruple somersault. Captain America used to have an airbag built into his outfit. Aquaman can walk on water. Apocalypse was supposed to be Cyclops’ brother. Barack Obama made Deadpool an Avenger. The Flash popularized the “alternative worlds” concept in comics. Drax can play the saxophone. Green Arrow has a chimney arrow. There were three Hulk characters before Bruce Banner became the Hulk. Green Lantern has teamed up with Huckleberry Hound. Peter Parker’s name is misspelt in the first Spider-Man comic. Vision has saved the world at least 37 times. Thor nearly had an off-Broadway play in the 1970s.< Less
1000 Facts about Comic Books Vol. 2 By James Egan
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Deadpool is terrified of cows. Batman had a brother. Spider-Man has teamed up with the Transformers. The X-Men is a rip-off of The Doom Patrol. Captain America was the first superhero to be... More > rebooted. The Flash can burn 1.6 billion calories in a minute. Hulk quit The Avengers after the second issue. Mogo is a superhero who is also a planet. There is a pig version of Iron Man called Iron Ham. Joker has killed over 2,000 people. Magneto used to be an Avenger. Lex Luthor joined the Justice League. Professor X carries a gun at all times. It’s illegal to name your child “Superman” in Sweden. The Punisher has teamed up with Robocop. Stan Lee has created over 600 Marvel characters. Marvel weren’t allowed to tell stories about werewolves until 1971. A part of Doctor Doom’s armor is made of the cross that Jesus died on. Wonder Woman once battled an evil egg.< Less
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 3 By James Egan
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Spider-Man has fought Nazi bees. Batman has fought Superman at least 16 times. David Bowie nearly played Daredevil. The creator of Wonder Woman believed women should govern the world. Thor owns two... More > killer goats. The Justice League have teamed up with He-Man. Stan Lee devised Iron Man to show that he could make the least likeable character successful. Originally, Aquaman had to make contact with water every hour or he died. Storm was meant to be called Black Cat and had the power to turn into a feline. Robin killed three people in his debut comic. There is a pig version of Gambit called Hambit. Flash can punch a person a billion times per second. Wolverine allied with Captain America during World War II. Green Arrow has a Nuclear Bomb arrow. Silver Surfer’s surfboard is alive. Shazam popularized the phrase, “Holy moly!” The CIA tried to hire The Punisher to kill Osama Bin Laden.< Less
1000 Facts about Comic Book Characters By James Egan
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Due to a typo, Doctor Octopus called Spider-Man “Superman” in one issue. Batman thought Bane was his brother. Tony Stark has a 3D printer that makes Iron Man suits. Green Arrow has 135... More > trick arrows including a Baby Rattle Arrow and a Stepladder Arrow. In the first Avengers story, the Hulk juggled elephants while pretending to be a robot clown. The average Green Lantern only serves for four years before they are killed. There was nearly a Broadway musical of Captain America during the 1990s. Lex Luthor found the cure for cancer and AIDS. Deadpool has a 14-state restraining order from The Olsen Twins. If Superman punched someone at full force, it would create a heatwave that is 13 billion times hotter than the surface of the Sun. Green Goblin’s email address is Judge Dredd has teamed up with Batman. In recent comics, Harley Quinn has teamed up with an egg.< Less
1000 Facts About Comic Book Characters Vol. 2 By James Egan
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DC Comics tried to sue Rihanna for calling her fashion brand, Robyn, even though that is her real name. Captain America fought President Ronald Reagan after he turned into a snake. Batman’s... More > butler, Alfred, shot the Predator with a musket. Deadpool has been married nine times. Flash can move so fast, he can create a cyclone. Doctor Octopus was an Avenger. Green Arrow has many trick arrows including a Fake Cat Arrow and a Fake Uranium Arrow. Iron Man teamed up with a teenage version of himself. Superman has the power of super-ventriloquism. The Joker has a two-headed cat. Despite the fact that Nick Fury wears an eye patch, he has two eyes. Wonder Woman’s chef is a minotaur. In early issues, Magneto had the power of invisibility. The first issue of Spawn is one of the most successful comics of all time. The Justice League train on Jupiter’s moons. Spider-Man was nearly called Fly-Man. Aquaman’s first love was a dolphin. Judas Iscariot is a DC superhero.< Less

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