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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
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 Danish Carpenter in America: 1908-1920 - The Memoirs of Nels Nelsen By Lenise Cook & Nels Nelsen
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In 1908, Nels Nelsen earned his journeyman carpenter’s certificate in central Denmark. For four years he traveled throughout Denmark by bicycle and train, working and writing of his adventures... More > and observations of life in Denmark. Then he embarked on an even bigger adventure, crossing the Atlantic to begin a new life in America. In America he encountered new customs and places, but continued traveling as he worked, describing his time in the Midwest, as well as a winter spent in Florida. This story, in his own words, covers those years in Denmark and his first years in America as he joined the Union, learned English, found a wife, and started a family, becoming an American citizen and never returning to his homeland. His insights and descriptions, as well as the additional material discussing the places he visited and the events he witnessed, paint a vivid picture of early 20th century life both in the U.S. and in Denmark and tell the story of the immigrant experience through the eyes of someone who lived it.< Less
The New NATO Policy Guidelines on Counterterrorism: Analysis, Assessment, and Actions By Stefano Santamato & Marie-Theres Beumler
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The history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will say that the first, and so far only, time NATO has called upon its Article 5 collective defense clause was on September 12, 2001,... More > following a terrorist attack on one of its members. Yet, until the agreement by NATO Heads of State and Government on the new policy guidelines on counterterrorism on May 20, 2012, NATO did not have an agreed policy to define its role and mandate in countering terrorism. In the 11 years that have followed the 9/11 attacks on the United States, NATO has opted for a pragmatic approach to the fight against terrorism and succeeded in identifying its added value. The result has been a series of substantial counterterrorism activities. Their impact, however, has been mitigated by the lack of an agreed policy defining NATO’s rightful place among international counterterrorism actors. The evolving nature of the terrorist environment and of the global responses required has made it necessary to reassess the threat posed by...< Less
A Danish Carpenter in America: 1908-1920 - The Memoirs of Nels Nelsen By Lenise Cook & Nels Nelsen
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In 1908, Nels Nelsen earned his journeyman carpenter’s certificate in central Denmark. For four years he traveled throughout Denmark by bicycle and train, working and writing of his adventures... More > and observations of life in Denmark. Then he embarked on an even bigger adventure, crossing the Atlantic to begin a new life in America. In America he encountered new customs and places, but continued traveling as he worked, describing his time in the Midwest, as well as a winter spent in Florida. This story, in his own words, covers those years in Denmark and his first years in America as he joined the Union, learned English, found a wife, and started a family, becoming an American citizen and never returning to his homeland. His insights and descriptions, as well as the additional material discussing the places he visited and the events he witnessed, paint a vivid picture of early 20th century life both in the U.S. and in Denmark and tell the story of the immigrant experience through the eyes of someone who lived it.< Less
Experiencing Freedom By Steve Moloney
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By 4:45 in the warm, windy, bright, sunny afternoon of September 13th, a day as equally glorious and emotion-filled as the one when this walk began, I arrived at Cape Spear. I stood there in peaceful... More > silence staring east over the vast ocean towards the Irish homeland of my ancestors as the north Atlantic wind roared in my ears. 8000 kilometers and 10 million steps in just over 6 months was done. An accomplishment which I must tell you I didn’t know for sure I was capable of. But, for its end’s sake, I acted as if from sunup to sundown for 193 days. During that time I covered a marathon per day including days off. The biggest of all the lessons during this exercise has to be... we human beings are capable of a lot more than we give ourselves credit for. My new message to myself and all those who will listen is... go for what you want in life. Live the life you are capable of.< Less
REMEMBERING MY FATHER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANGELO SPEZIALE By Michael S. Speziale
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This is the story of my father, Angelo Speziale, a very ordinary and unremarkable man. Born into poverty in Sicily; transported across the Atlantic as a young boy in the steerage of a freighter;... More > raised in childhood and youth as a coal miner in central Pennsylvania's impoverished Appalachia; never reaching beyond 4th grade in formal schooling; resettling in small-town Rochester, NY in a modest, crowded household; working on his feet as an hourly wage-earner for the same company for 46 years; never taking home more than $6000 a year; passing away at the early age of 66 just a year after his retirement, without ever fully enjoying the frits of his labor. Such was the life of Angelo Speziale, a very ordinary and unremarkable man. And yet, in his very unremarkability, he was truly remarkable. He never enjoyed much luxury but led a frugal, thrifty existence. Instead, he managed to save what he could, paying off the mortgage on his modest home and giving his children an education and lifestyle he never had.< Less
WESTPORTED By Blaise Cronin
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‘One of the noblest views in the world…’ In rain-splattered, flower-powered Westport you’ll hear William Makepeace Thackeray’s fulsome words intoned more often than the... More > Rosary. The much-fêted town, nestling at the edge of majestic Clew Bay and overlooked by conical Croagh Patrick—that most holy of holy mountains—is as tiny as it is tidy, as cute as it is cosmopolitan. Westport is the Koh-i-Noor in Connaught’s crown, a magnet not only for tourists but also writers, artists and musicians from all corners of the globe. Tarry a while and you’ll soon be ensorcelled by the friendly banter, cheerily painted houses, music-filled pubs and traditional shop-fronts. It’s Ireland, as it ought to be. And it is here, a mere sling shot from the wild Atlantic, that Botox—the needle-propelled elixir of youth, the Finn McCool of facial treatments—is manufactured. One way or another, Westport will get under your skin.< 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

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