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A Doughboys War: Letters Home By Thomas Lindholtz
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One hundred years ago on April 28, 1917, 25-year old Thomas D. Lindholtz enlisted in the US Army for service in World War I. The War had begun in Europe in 1914, but America did not enter the... More > conflict until 1917. During his 13 months of service he wrote over 60 letters home to his parents and sister. Those letters, which provide a window back in time to life in America, the Army, and a particular family, are set in the context of what was going on in the world and in American society at the time. Then, as now, when a soldier leaves home his family's life doesn't stop. Now, a GI in the Middle East can Facetime with his family at home to deal with issues or express his love. In WWI the soldier had to use a slow, trans-Atlantic mail system by ship. But it turns out that the experience of a soldier 100 years ago informs our understanding of soldiers today.< Less
Six Weeks on the Throne By Rick Frey
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The true story of a 19 year-old California surfer who stows away on two passenger liners and circumnavigates the world in 79 days. Tag along as he learns the lessons of shipboard survival and how to... More > circumvent Immigration, Customs, and port security officials. Join the stowaway as he poses as a passenger during the day...and sleeps in shipboard restrooms at night! Travel with him on SS Iberia from Hawaii to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the Suez Canal, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, and the ship's final destination, England. Discover, as he does, that there's only one dangerous way to finally get ashore undetected. Join him throughout Britain as he searches desperately to find a way back to the States without having a passport or even a driver's license. And come aboard once again as he stows away on SS Canberra to cross the Atlantic and finally reach home. Twelve action-packed chapters and an epilogue provide a first-hand account of a truly remarkable coming-of-age story.< Less
A WANDERING STAR By NIELS SVENDSEN
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This is the true story of the life and adventures of Niels Svendsen who was born in 1929 from a Danish immigrant family that arrived in England. Follow Niels as he progresses from council school... More > to Grammar school and his adventures during the Berlin Airlift when serving his time in the R.A.F. in Malta. With very little money and a small family follow Niels as he enters the News Chronicle Get Ahead Competition sponsored by the B.B.C. and wins £5,000 top prize. This was one of the first televised competitions in black and white and Niels was seen by millions of viewers. Now read on about his Trans Atlantic race and his involvement in yachts. Also his many other races and his eventual move to Mallorca where he sets up his own yacht brokerage “Dolphin Yachts in Club de Mar. This story is special and will keep you reading until you get to the end.< Less
Memories of Childhood By Martin Nicholson
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Martin Nicholson was born in 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, where his father was working for Shell. He had sailed across the Atlantic twice before he was three years old, the second time just days after the... More > start of the Second World War when the family returned to South America to live near Buenos Aires in Argentina. They returned to England in 1946 to experience the realities of ‘austerity Britain’ of the 1950s. They faced the bitter winter of 1946-1947 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, then moved to Twickenham, south west London, where they made their first real home. Like many middle class English boys of that era he went through the discipline of boarding school, in Swanage on the south coast, and at Oundle School, Peterborough. This book – the first of a projected series of four volumes that will take his memoirs up to retirement from the Diplomatic Service in 1997 – tells the story of a childhood constantly on the move, but always in the bosom of a secure and loving family – his parents and three siblings.< Less
Ludwig Hirdes, A Hessian Soldier Who Settled In America By Timothy Neal Hartis
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Ludwig Hirdes (1750-1814) was born in the small town of Breuna in Hessen-Kassel (Germany). He was baptized in the Christian Protestant church. He learned the blacksmith trade from his father. The... More > army drafted Ludwig, and he was one of thousands of Hessian troops shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to help the British fight against the American Patriots and French in the Revolutionary War. Ludwig's regiment (Rall) fought many successful battles along the east coast. But at Trenton, NJ, in 1776 American Patriot Gen. George Washington's frozen army crossed the Delaware River, surprised and defeated the Hessians. Six years later, Ludwig was on garrison duty in Charleston, SC. He and two comrades risked their lives to desert the army. They fled to a German community near Charlotte, NC. Ludwig married and started a new life as Lewis Hartis. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised ten children. He owned a big farm and was active in church and community. This book was published 200 years after his death.< Less
My Courageous Journey Towards a New Beginning: Keeping My Memories Alive By Philomena Thomas
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For author Philomena Thomas, coming to America was a journey. Crossing the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans and flying half way around the world to land on U.S. soil changed her in many ways. In A New... More > Beginning, My Courageous Journey, Thomas—a Montessori teacher for forty-nine years—shares her life story. From leaving Sri Lanka in 1968, to her years as a teacher, to her worldwide travels, she expresses the passion she feels for her teaching career and the gratitude she feels for those who traveled with her on the journey. Advance Praise for My Courageous Journey towards a New Beginning “Through teaching and travels across three continents, Mrs. Thomas gives us an intimate and historical perspective on customs and events including Sri Lanka, South Africa, the U.S., and Europe. She shares her greatest satisfaction in working with children using the Montessori Method in a lifelong career of love and appreciation of the child.” —Mrs. Karina Page< Less
My Courageous Journey Towards a New Beginning: Keeping My Memories Alive By Philomena Thomas
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For author Philomena Thomas, coming to America was a journey. Crossing the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans and flying half way around the world to land on U.S. soil changed her in many ways. In A New... More > Beginning, My Courageous Journey, Thomas—a Montessori teacher for forty-nine years—shares her life story. From leaving Sri Lanka in 1968, to her years as a teacher, to her worldwide travels, she expresses the passion she feels for her teaching career and the gratitude she feels for those who traveled with her on the journey. Advance Praise for My Courageous Journey towards a New Beginning “Through teaching and travels across three continents, Mrs. Thomas gives us an intimate and historical perspective on customs and events including Sri Lanka, South Africa, the U.S., and Europe. She shares her greatest satisfaction in working with children using the Montessori Method in a lifelong career of love and appreciation of the child.” —Mrs. Karina Page< Less
Memoirs of a Royal Air Force Oil Rag By Bob Blackmore
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An incredible life that spanned for nearly a century... Robert Collins Blackmore, or ‘Blackie’ as he was known in the RAF, grew up as a sickly child, but would soon become one of the... More > unsung heroes of World War Two. Stricken with family tragedy, the young Blackmore continued with his fascination with anything mechanical, only to find more hardships to follow. Honoured with the Atlantic Star for bravery, burned in a freak engine room explosion, and meeting Winston Churchill on a cold and sinister night, are just some aspects of this humble unpresuming man. This is the story of one man’s fight for survival, lost love, and an inner strength to knuckle down and get the job done. Bob left the RAF to enjoy the rest of his life with his wife Jacque until his passing in 2009 at the age of 92. Excerpt ‘BANG! - My right knee was torn apart as I was blown past the starboard engine gear lever. I was thrown out of the engine room, over the well deck, and smashed into the cabin entrance.’ Bob Blackmore< Less
Memoirs of a Royal Air Force Oil Rag By Bob Blackmore
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An incredible life that spanned for nearly a century... Robert Collins Blackmore, or ‘Blackie’ as he was known in the RAF, grew up as a sickly child, but would soon become one of the... More > unsung heroes of World War Two. Stricken with family tragedy, the young Blackmore continued with his fascination with anything mechanical, only to find more hardships to follow. Honoured with the Atlantic Star for bravery, burned in a freak engine room explosion, and meeting Winston Churchill on a cold and sinister night, are just some aspects of this humble unpresuming man. This is the story of one man’s fight for survival, lost love, and an inner strength to knuckle down and get the job done. Bob left the RAF to enjoy the rest of his life with his wife Jacque until his passing in 2009 at the age of 92. Excerpt ‘BANG! - My right knee was torn apart as I was blown past the starboard engine gear lever. I was thrown out of the engine room, over the well deck, and smashed into the cabin entrance.’ Bob Blackmore< Less
A Winding Road To The Land Of Enchantment By Gerald W Thomas
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Gerald W. Thomas recounts growing up on a ranch in Idaho during the Great Depression, playing baseball with Jackie and Mack Robinson, joining the Navy after Pearl Harbor, and serving as a TBM Torpedo... More > Bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the Atlantic and Pacific. In an air attack on Bodo, Norway, his plane was heavily damaged by AA fire. In spite of an oil leak that covered the cockpit canopy and reduced visibility to almost zero, he was able to crash-land on the carrier, saving himself and his two crewmen. In the Pacific, he participated in air attacks on Manilla, Mindoro, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. He had just returned to the USS ESSEX after a strike on Luzon when the carrier was hit by a Kamikaze, killing 16. Thomas was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Air Medals, and 2 Presidential Citations for his combat actions in WWII. After the war, Thomas earned a PhD and after a distinguished academic career, became president of New Mexico State University.< Less

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