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A Sustainable Revival: Leyte After Yolanda By Marie Macchiarolo, Trevor Buckley
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A Sustainable Revival: Leyte After Yolanda, prepared for the non-profit organization Kusog Tacloban, examines a process and strategy for developing regional environmental standards and a neighborhood... More > toolkit for “building back better” in Leyte Province, Philippines, after the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. This exploratory report documents the progress made during spring 2014 in developing draft environmental standards and toolkit materials, and a process for testing and refining these with feedback from communities in Leyte. The report details the findings of the authors’ research conducted remotely in the United States, and meetings with local officials, municipal planners, and residents during a ten-day trip to Leyte Province in June 2014. The report concludes with next steps and recommendations for the continued development and refinement of the draft materials with community feedback.< Less
The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf By Robert Jon Cox
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5th Edition softcover (PerfectBind). The true story of Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. 'Ziggy' Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III, in action against Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's... More > Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force on 25 October 1944. Task Unit 77.4.3 consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives. This edition includes maps & illustrations of the battle, biographies of the CVE admirals and a select few of the Commanding Officers. Includes an extensive index.< Less
The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf By Robert Jon Cox
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5th Edition hardcover (Casewrap). The true story of Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. 'Ziggy' Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III, in action against Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's Imperial... More > Japanese Navy Centre Force on 25 October 1944. Task Unit 77.4.3 consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives. This edition includes maps & illustrations of the battle, biographies of the CVE admirals and a select few of the Commanding Officers. Includes an extensive index.< Less
Market Value Differentials of Agricultural Lands in Leyte By Socrates Ballais et al.
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This study investigates the disparity between the value of untitled lands vis-a-vis titled lands in the Philippines. This study suggests that the market value between these two land registration... More > types was observed to be decreasing which implies that there is a growing awareness of the market on the relevance of land titling in the country.< Less
A Tour of Duty 1942 to 1945 By Mark J. Brannon Jr.
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A personal recollection by Mark J. Brannon of his service in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Hutchins. Mark remembers his early training, daily life aboard a destroyer, and the battles he and his... More > fellow shipmen fought.< Less
A Tour of Duty 1942 to 1945 By Mark J. Brannon Jr.
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A personal recollection by Mark J. Brannon of his service in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Hutchins. Mark remembers his early training, daily life aboard a destroyer, and the battles he and his... More > fellow shipmen fought.< Less
Survivor: USS Russell a World War Two Destroyer By Barry Friedman
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In Survivor you'll follow the destroyer USS Russell through six grueling years of warfare from the Battle of the Atlantic escorting merchant ships in convoys under constant attack by German u-boats.... More > When the United States became involved in World War Two after the attack on Pearl Harbor , Russell moved to the Pacific. There she was part of the fighting forces in sixteen major campaigns including Midway and Okinawa. Russell took part in General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines at Leyte and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. At the mouth of Manila Bay, she engaged and sunk a Japanese destroyer. Russell led a charmed life. After battling a determined enemy in ships, planes and submarines, where so many other ships were sunk or badly damaged, the good ship brought her crew back home at the end of the bloody conflict. And she brought them back alive. She was a true survivor.< Less
Eagles of the Rainbow Volume II (two): An Awesome Hybrid. A colorful heritage: Cherokee, Irish, German, Filipino & American By Joanne Galliher
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As each of the six founders of ‘Place of Peace’ move to Wankan Tanka – Heaven, they smile with peaceful satisfaction. Franklin and First Light Galliher’s sons embark on their... More > Manhood Quests and Rite of Passage. One son discovers and lives by Dog Medicine or Loyalty. The other son struggles to live by Snake Medicine or learning to achieve Wholeness. Eagle Dove makes ‘Place of Peace’ a haven for descendents of ‘The Trail of Tears’. Franklin and First Light’s grandson Robert Luke Galliher is completely enchanted with the Philippine Islands. He is a soldier in Dewey’s ‘One Day Battle’ and ‘The Boxer Rebellion’. Robert Waltenspielen sees the Filipinos as ‘a means to an end’. Joanne’s grandfather Galliher and Filipino grandmother fall deeply in-love. Their marriage is for Eternity with their Wedding in full, festive Filipino tradition including ‘The Sanctus’, ‘Yugal’ and ‘Unity Candle’.< Less
Weather Knight By Tom Braunlich
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Frank H. Braunlich, Jr. saw World War II in the South Pacific with a weather eye. This is the story of his intriguing experiences as the war arrived during his third year of college, how he left... More > everything behind to add his skills to the war effort as an Army Air Corps weather forecaster, and how he found so much more in return. Using 90 authentic photographs (the majority taken by Frank himself), the book details with unusual completeness Frank’s training, romance, travel, adventure behind the lines in foreign places, witness of battles, life in the occupation forces in Japan, and his return home. It is also the story of the woman who became his wife of 63 years; and of his relationship with the Knights, his best buddies during the Great Depression in the small town of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and how they helped each other before, during, and after the war. Weather Knight is a tale of what life during the pivotal event of the 20th Century was really like, from the mundane to the thrilling.< Less
Portrait of American Patriotism By John G. Rothlauf, Patricia L. Meyers
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John G. Rothlauf grew up during the depression in Albany, NY with a father confined to a hospital and a mother and three younger siblings to provide for. Once he was sure they were taken care of, he... More > joined the Navy. He spent spent most of his Navy time aboard the USS Indus in the Pacific during WWII. John particpated as part of the 7th Fleet during the Invasion of the Phillipines and was part the largest naval battle of all time - the battle of Leyte Gulf. He contributed to the war effort as many of the Greatest Generation did and, after the war, was able to have the American life they all fought for.< Less