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A Soldier's Son (Illustrated) By Maude M. Butler
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Excerpt: The war was over--the cruel, cruel war; and Father and Uncle Howard were on their way home. Children's voices, in every key of joy and thanksgiving, sang the happy news from morning to... More > night. The white, strained look faded from Mother's face, and she became her old, bright self again.< Less
Love of an Unknown Soldier By John Howlett
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Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already one of the ‘veterans’ of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning... More > off a tin of very intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. Trying to protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A former volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she has ended up a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. We are two strangers who meet in hell, she writes to Harry when he finally tracks her down. We come from two different worlds and have no mutual friends. Why should we hide anything from one another? Love Of An Unknown Soldier is the first volume in the Harry Cardwell Series. A Long Road Home, When War Came Again, First Snow of Winter and Last Snow of Winter are available as paperback or ebook.< Less
Love of an Unknown Soldier By John Howlett
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Epic love story set in the First World War. Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already a ‘veteran’ of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry... More > confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning off a tin of very intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. To protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she is now a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. Harry finds Annie and they fall in love, their passion unfolding against the background of the Passchendaele battle. 'Love Of An Unknown Soldier' is the first volume in the Harry Cardwell Series. 'A Long Road Home', 'When War Came Again', 'First Snow of Winter' and 'Last Snow of Winter' follow the survivors through the 20's and the 30's to the end of the 2nd World War.< Less
Every Soldier Has a Story By Lincoln Hokenbrough
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Hero. “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” It is a word that we in America throw around too lightly to athletes and celebrities. Thankfully, we also use it more... More > accurately to describe our soldiers. Clarence Hibbs, a World War II veteran, refuses to describe himself as a hero. A husband, father, and grandpa, yes. An educator, certainly. But a hero? He would not even consider it. His story is like that of so many other veterans. He doesn’t want the attention. He does not want to be singled out. He remembers his buddies who sacrificed more and did not come home. He remembers the death. He remembers the pain. He remembers the tears. When he looks in the mirror, he sees an old man with buried memories of real heroes. But those of us who know him best would say that he’s a hero for all of the right reasons. You will have to judge for yourself.< Less
Every Soldier Has a Story By Lincoln Hokenbrough
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Hero. “A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” It is a word that we in America throw around too lightly to athletes and celebrities. Thankfully, we also use it more... More > accurately to describe our soldiers. Clarence Hibbs, a World War II veteran, refuses to describe himself as a hero. A husband, father, and grandpa, yes. An educator, certainly. But a hero? He would not even consider it. His story is like that of so many other veterans. He doesn’t want the attention. He does not want to be singled out. He remembers his buddies who sacrificed more and did not come home. He remembers the death. He remembers the pain. He remembers the tears. When he looks in the mirror, he sees an old man with buried memories of real heroes. But those of us who know him best would say that he’s a hero for all of the right reasons. You will have to judge for yourself.< Less
Dearest Olive: One soldier's remarkable letters home from World War II By Margery Twining Mitchell
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Howard Twining was a soldier in the infantry during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa in the Pacific theater. These are his unabridged letters home to his wife Olive in... More > Placerville, California, from June 1944 to December 1945. By early 1944 the United States had been at war for two years. Howard was both an idealist and a man of action. He was 29 and had two young children; he most likely would not have been drafted. But as the war intensified and Uncle Sam's requests for recruits became more urgent, he felt he had a duty to help in his country's war effort. During the year and half they were separated, Howard dearly missed his family and wrote almost every day. While these letters are more than 60 years old, they reveal a timeless love, strength of character, and an ability to endure that speak to us today.< Less
Dearest Olive: One Soldier's Remarkable Letters Home from World War II By Margery Twining Mitchell
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Howard Twining was a soldier in the infantry during World War II, serving in the Philippines and Okinawa in the Pacific theater. This is an abridged collection of his letters home to his wife Olive... More > in Placerville, California, from June 1944 to December 1945. By early 1944 the United States had been at war for two years. Howard was both an idealist and a man of action. He was 29 and had two young children; he most likely would not have been drafted. But as the war intensified and Uncle Sam's requests for recruits became more urgent, he felt he had a duty to help in his country's war effort. During the year and half they were separated, Howard dearly missed his family and wrote almost every day. While these letters are more than 60 years old, they reveal a timeless love, strength of character, and an ability to endure that speak to us today.< Less
Reflections of a Confederate Soldier: Duty Honor Courage By Michael L. Godfrey
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This incredible book documents the personal saga of a Confederate soldier from Texas who fought with General Forrest and other southern heroes. It’s a true account of Obed Christian’s... More > encounters against the Union Army in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. 'Reflections...' contains original letters and documented eye witness accounts of many battles fought between the Union Army and the Confederacy.Through an assemblage of captivating handwritten letters, my Great Grandfather vividly depicts the massive destruction of cities, homes, incomprehensible suffering of families along with hardships encountered by military existence. The stunning eye witness account of his brother’s death, horrifying massacre at Fort Pillows, Tennessee and bloody combat at Harrisburg and Old Town Creek, Mississippi, recaptures the devastation of the Civil War. With ultimate precision, the true essence of these letters are revealed through the skillful blending of amusing anecdotes, brief narratives and life force of biographies.< Less
Old Woman Demented By Elias Sassoon
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Born. Live. Die. That simple? No. You’re born, an infant dependent for sustenance on others. Grow old, you are fed and clothed and cleaned and put to sleep. But not for all. Some die young.... More > Others live long in decent health until the end. Not everyone grows feeble. Most do. Old age, hospitals, nurses, doctors, psychologists, social workers, rehab specialists, health aides, nursing homes, a panorama. Experts everywhere and a myriad of medical foot soldiers following. Bills everywhere for thousands spewed out. Confusion. The family. What to do? Who to trust? How to afford? Action! Determination! Institutionalization! Worries. Dilemmas. Legal issues too. A Power of Attorney? A Will? Property? Final decisions made by who? Disagreements. Greed. Lawyers. Courts. What becomes of the life of an old woman when it’s constructed on lies and dysfunction like Eloise Tarikie’s life. Tragedy is ensured. How sad, but it can provide this lesson: Beware before it is too late.< Less
Old Woman Demented By Elias Sassoon
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Born. Live. Die. That simple? No. You’re born, an infant dependent for sustenance on others. Grow old, you are fed and clothed and cleaned and put to sleep. But not for all. Some die young.... More > Others live long in decent health until the end. Not everyone grows feeble. Most do. Old age, hospitals, nurses, doctors, psychologists, social workers, rehab specialists, health aides, nursing homes, a panorama. Experts everywhere and a myriad of medical foot soldiers following. Bills everywhere for thousands spewed out. Confusion. The family. What to do? Who to trust? How to afford? Action! Determination! Institutionalization! Worries. Dilemmas. Legal issues too. A Power of Attorney? A Will? Property? Final decisions made by who? Disagreements. Greed. Lawyers. Courts. What becomes of the life of an old woman when it’s constructed on lies and dysfunction like Eloise Tarikie’s life. Tragedy is ensured. How sad, but it can provide this lesson: Beware before it is too late.< Less