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The Time That is Given to Us By Joshua Grimmett
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On November 28, 2008 Alpha company of the 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, waited in tents at a... More > Kuwaiti airfield waiting to board their C-17 transports for the 45 minute trip to Baghdad International Airport. It was the culmination of months of training and the beginning of an eight month tour as a driver and gunner escorting convoys in and around Baghdad. For me it was the most stressful moment of my life. This is my record of the year and a half that I spent training and fighting as a soldier in the Texas National Guard. It is a combination of my own journal and posts to my blog. It is not so much a record of my activities as it is a record of my thoughts and feelings. It is a small window on my life as a soldier.< Less
The Time That is Given to Us By Joshua Grimmett
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On November 28, 2008 Alpha company of the 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, waited in tents at a... More > Kuwaiti airfield waiting to board their C-17 transports for the 45 minute trip to Baghdad International Airport. It was the culmination of months of training and the beginning of an eight month tour as a driver and gunner escorting convoys in and around Baghdad. For me it was the most stressful moment of my life. This is my record of the year and a half that I spent training and fighting as a soldier in the Texas National Guard. It is a combination of my own journal and posts to my blog. It is not so much a record of my activities as it is a record of my thoughts and feelings. It is a small window on my life as a soldier.< Less
Black Knights: ON THE BLOODY ROAD TO BAGHDAD By Oliver Poole
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This is the ‘Band of Brothers’ story of the American soldiers ordered to topple Saddam Hussein – told by the British reporter sent to share their lives, hopes and fears. The... More > American tank company known as the ‘Black Knights’ were among the first units of the US 3rd Infantry Division to see combat when, twelve hours after entering Iraq, they helped seize a major airfield. Eight hundred miles and almost a month later, they led the American army as it advanced into the outskirts of Baghdad, through positions held by thousands of Republican Guards. By the time the first statues of Saddam were toppled, the soldiers had been through a terrifying baptism of fire - and had inflicted terrible casualties on the Iraqis. The things they did and saw on that deadly trek into the heart of the Iraqi state would change them all for ever.< Less
One Life Left By Hugh Garlick DFC
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The story of an exceptionally skilled RAF pilot seconded to the Navy, before and during WW2. The author describes his activities flying from airfields in England, Malta, Egypt, Gibraltar, Scotland... More > and from aircraft carriers in the Fighting Fleet. This book will be appreciated by adventurers and particularly pilots, as the author gives a detailed insight into the many types of aircraft that he flew. The writing style is relaxed yet precise, sprinkled with an array of entertaining anecdotes and humour. At the war's end, he discovered that he was the only survivor from the group of twenty he had initially trained with who had gone on to flying duties. A poignant reminder of the inherent dangers of often flying in adverse weather conditions, while all the time facing a determined enemy.< Less
Pop's Great Bermuda Adventure By James Wallace
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These are the diary entries and letters written by James Newton Wallace (Google Newton Wallace, Winters Express). Who has spent over 80 years in journalism and is currently known as “The... More > World’s Oldest Newspaper Boy”. At 94 years of age, he continues to deliver his newspaper. These writings were written between 1942 and 1943 from Bermuda. Through candid personal observations, an understanding is gained of what the war cost both personally and as a country. In addition, there are many insightful observations about the various people involved in the effort at Bermuda. The letters also give us a good look at the moral, ethical, and racial viewpoints of the time period. If nothing else, the letters are quite entertaining as they paint the picture of the Dredge workers who drank, gamed, and fought their way through the building of the Airfield. At the same time, a love story develops between POP and the College Sweetheart he would marry.< Less
The Time That is Given to Us By Joshua Grimmett
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On November 28, 2008 Alpha company of the 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, waited in tents at a... More > Kuwaiti airfield waiting to board their C-17 transports for the 45 minute trip to Baghdad International Airport. It was the culmination of months of training and the beginning of an eight month tour as a driver and gunner escorting convoys in and around Baghdad. For me it was the most stressful moment of my life. This is my record of the year and a half that I spent training and fighting as a soldier in the Texas National Guard. It is a combination of my own journal and posts to my blog. It is not so much a record of my activities as it is a record of my thoughts and feelings. It is a small window on my life as a soldier.< Less
Flight Testing to Win By Tony Blackman
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No aircraft is absolutely safe. This book is about Aviation, from learning to fly, becoming a test pilot, flight testing, demonstrating on some of the third world’s worst airfields, then... More > specializing in Avionics and finally joining the Board of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, helping to formulate the regulations that the author had spent so many years living by. Many stories are told, including flying with the legendary Howard Hughes when the world thought him a mad recluse, and testing many aircraft including all three V Bombers, an almost unique experience. The book,very well illustrated, makes the point that flying is inherently risky, that regulations always try to quantify acceptable risk, that safety is a cost, and that test pilots have to sell their aircraft and should not try to make an aircraft safer than the rules require. It emphasizes the almost unbelievable changes in aviation in one working lifetime, whilst painting a picture of a much simpler world, now gone beyond recall.< Less
An Unplanned Encounter: Two Lives Forever Changed By Jonathan R. Husband
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In England in 1943, a young woman’s life and trust are forever shattered by a brutal act of violence. Sexually assaulted by Jock, her parents’ lodger and the respected manager at the... More > nearby airfield, twenty-year-old Mary Louise struggles for self-respect and safety in the aftermath of the attack. When she learns she is pregnant, she must find the courage for another battle. She fights to keep the child and raise him alone, as the father refuses to acknowledge, support, or participate in his son’s life in any way. For thirty years, the aftershocks of that terrifying night continue to shake her world and those of her family, friends, and son. With ordinary lives thrown into chaos, complex human emotions run rampant. In her fierce determination to survive and thrive, Mary Louise will discover just how strong she really is. Inspired by one girl’s real-life tragedy, An Unplanned Encounter reveals the secrets of a life torn apart by violence and rebuilt by courage and love.< Less
An Unplanned Encounter: Two Lives Forever Changed By Jonathan R. Husband
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In England in 1943, a young woman’s life and trust are forever shattered by a brutal act of violence. Sexually assaulted by Jock, her parents’ lodger and the respected manager at the... More > nearby airfield, twenty-year-old Mary Louise struggles for self-respect and safety in the aftermath of the attack. When she learns she is pregnant, she must find the courage for another battle. She fights to keep the child and raise him alone, as the father refuses to acknowledge, support, or participate in his son’s life in any way. For thirty years, the aftershocks of that terrifying night continue to shake her world and those of her family, friends, and son. With ordinary lives thrown into chaos, complex human emotions run rampant. In her fierce determination to survive and thrive, Mary Louise will discover just how strong she really is. Inspired by one girl’s real-life tragedy, An Unplanned Encounter reveals the secrets of a life torn apart by violence and rebuilt by courage and love.< Less
An Unplanned Encounter: Two Lives Forever Changed By Jonathan R. Husband
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In England in 1943, a young woman’s life and trust are forever shattered by a brutal act of violence. Sexually assaulted by Jock, her parents’ lodger and the respected manager at the... More > nearby airfield, twenty-year-old Mary Louise struggles for self-respect and safety in the aftermath of the attack. When she learns she is pregnant, she must find the courage for another battle. She fights to keep the child and raise him alone, as the father refuses to acknowledge, support, or participate in his son’s life in any way. For thirty years, the aftershocks of that terrifying night continue to shake her world and those of her family, friends, and son. With ordinary lives thrown into chaos, complex human emotions run rampant. In her fierce determination to survive and thrive, Mary Louise will discover just how strong she really is. Inspired by one girl’s real-life tragedy, An Unplanned Encounter reveals the secrets of a life torn apart by violence and rebuilt by courage and love.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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