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Burma in Limbo By Hla Oo
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Formerly known as the Rice Bowl of British Empire where once sun never set, Burma now is one of the poorest least- developed-countries on earth. Naturally-rich Burma is in such a horrible shape... More > simply because of the Left-wing Military Dictatorship from early 1962 to late 1988. No body really knows how Burma ended up with an extremely rare left-wing military dictatorship run by the staunch anti-communist Army under General Ne Win. Every other army in this world is right-wing but Burmese army once was a left-wing Socialist army till 1988. General Ne Win (1911-2002) isolated war-torn Burma and sunk the once-rich people of Burma into extreme poverty. This Burma in Limbo - Book 1: Rich Colony to Dictatorship explains how Burma unfortunately was forced into Ne Win’s mad hands by a group of left-wing extreme-nationalists led by our national hero General Aung San (1915-1947) the so-called father of independence and the founding father of modern Burmese Army.< Less
THE NIGHT I DANCED WITH ROMMEL By Elisabeth Marrion
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‘May I have this dance, Hilde’ asked Field Marshal Rommel, opening the Grande Ball held in his honour. Did this dance save the life of Hilde’s Polish friends? Hilde had come a long... More > way since her dream of becoming a singer was shattered when her father made arrangements for her to work as a housekeeper in Berlin at the tender age of fourteen. Hilde’s life is thrown into turmoil in Berlin during the late 1920’s early 1930’s. Having Polish friends meant it was becoming increasingly unsafe for her to stay there and she finds a new life in the Harz mountains. In Goslar, Hilde meets her husband, Karl, a young officer in the German Army. When he joins the 7th Panzer Brigade led by General Erwin Rommel at the beginning of World War II, Hilde is left to bring up their children in war-torn Germany. Hilde’s story is based on facts and is told here by her youngest daughter, Elisabeth.< Less
Burma in Limbo By Hla Oo
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Formerly known as the Rice Bowl of British Empire where once sun never set, Burma now is one of the poorest least- developed-countries on earth. Naturally-rich Burma is in such a horrible shape... More > simply because of the Left-wing Military Dictatorship from early 1962 to late 1988. No body really knows how Burma ended up with an extremely rare left-wing military dictatorship run by the staunch anti-communist Army under General Ne Win. Every other army in this world is right-wing but Burmese army once was a left-wing Socialist army till 1988. General Ne Win (1911-2002) isolated war-torn Burma and sunk the once-rich people of Burma into extreme poverty. This Burma in Limbo - Book 1: Rich Colony to Dictatorship explains how Burma unfortunately was forced into Ne Win’s mad hands by a group of left-wing extreme-nationalists led by our national hero General Aung San (1915-1947) the so-called father of independence and the founding father of modern Burmese Army.< Less
A tumbleweed tour through Latin America By charles brooking
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Absorbed in what he finds, Charles describes contemporary Latin American life, its war-torn history and little-known facts of historic figures, as he travels. He witnesses the ways of life, cultures... More > and beliefs before modern-day democracy and advanced technology become the norm in the Twenty First Century. Magnetised to the road, he has the gift of easily befriending people along his unplanned journey. At times he covers large distances on foot without so much as a compass and frequently rests his head in a variety of extraordinary places. He is the first outsider to stay a night with members of the Arhuaco tribe in Columbia. Kidnapped for some hours and often mugged, his sense of adventure is never dimmed. His hunger for rural landscapes and the people encountered on his path, all humour and colour the pages, filling them from his start in Venezuela and clockwise around South America and up through Central America, at a time when civil wars are still rampant.< Less
They Walk With Us By John T. Mainer
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Can holy blessings be found in a box of donuts? Can an angry, grieving skinhead learn to become a peacemaker after a chance encounter with a strange old lady? Can a rock in a leather bag help a... More > wounded soldier's spirit heal? The Gods of old still walk the world. They can still be found, if you know how to look. And they bring blessings and challenges, suffering and healing, to those who can find them. In this collection of short stories, John T. Mainer explores how the ancient Gods might still be found, and how they might bless us as our paths cross theirs. From war-torn Bosnia and Afghanistan, to the peaceful green hills of British Columbia and the bustle of downtown Vancouver, he shows us how—perhaps—we might find them today. Even the most ordinary of places can turn out to be not so ordinary at all. . . and even the most ordinary-seeming person could turn out to be a God in disguise.< Less
LUCY By ALAN KENNEDY
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Lucy is a painter. She has everything: fame, money and reputation. She also has Oscar. At least, he has always been there. One fine day, she will do something about that. It was, as she says, hardly... More > a love affair, more a kind of marriage. Perhaps, even war-torn France is safe enough on the Oscar front. But Lucy is deceiving herself. Set before and after the second world war in London, Edinburgh, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Dundee and a remote village in war-time France, two painters struggle to come to terms with the casual brutality of war. A love story. Alan Kennedy’s fourth novel - a masterly account of love, loss and reconciliation. “A haunting and captivating love story. A skilfully articulated plot which holds the reader from start to finish. The exploration of the young artist’s creative imagination as she struggles to come to terms with the banal horrors of war and her own engulfing emotions.” Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, Courtauld Institute of Art.< Less
Pidge and Jamie: Two Lives Transformed By Love and War By Marjorie Jamison Douglas
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Pidge and Jamie grew up in the peaceful last days of the Victorian Age. Each thought their ordered lives would follow a predictable future. But with the onset of World War I their lives were... More > drastically changed. Intensely patriotic, both were determined to join the war effort. Pidge went first, to the war zone of north-eastern France. Living eight miles behind the firing line, through a bitter winter, she experienced conditions of heartbreak and destruction she never could have imagined. Interwoven with her relief work is the story of her involvement in the capture of two German spies. Shortly after Pidge’s return, Jamie was sent to the same war-torn north-eastern part of France, where some of the heaviest fighting was taking place. He too, was overwhelmed by the total destruction the Germans had left behind. Home again Jamie and Pidge picked up their lives together and put into practice much of what the war had taught them, principally the value of devoting one’s life to the public service of others.< Less
A Life of Flight: One Pilot's Story, from Piper Cubs to 747s and Beyond By Robert "Bob" Gartshore
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Bob Gartshore's 44-year flying career spanned a period of rapid aviation development - from fabric-covered Piper Cubs to Boeing 747s. He logged more than 21,000 hours flying to six continents for the... More > RCAF and three airlines. Bob was an instructor on numerous aircraft, Link Trainers and simulators. As captain, he progressed from the Harvard T-6, to the Dakota DC-3; C-119 Flying Boxcar; Douglas DC-6; Boeing 727, 707 and 747; and Airbus A310 before a final stint as a relief pilot in war-torn Angola flying a Beechcraft King Air 100. Read about landing at a cloud-shrouded, Greenland airstrip with both primary aids inoperable; exercising penguins on the tarmac; his son as co-pilot on both 747 and A310; Mecca-bound pilgrims kindling fires in the aisle to cook their meal; grazing the tail on a hillside during a cloudy high-Arctic landing; flying beside a UFO; and balls of St. Elmo's Fire rolling inside the cockpit. Robert "Bob" Gartshore was a pilot for RCAF, Canadian Pacific, Wardair and Canadian Airlines.< Less
Pidge and Jamie By Marjorie Jamison Douglas
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Pidge and Jamie grew up in the peaceful last days of the Victorian Age. Each thought their ordered lives would follow a predictable future. But with the onset of World War I their lives were... More > drastically changed. Intensely patriotic, both were determined to join the war effort. Pidge went first, to the war zone of north-eastern France. Living eight miles behind the firing line, through a bitter winter, she experienced conditions of heartbreak and destruction she never could have imagined. Interwoven with her relief work is the story of her involvement in the capture of two German spies. Shortly after Pidge’s return, Jamie was sent to the same war-torn north-eastern part of France, where some of the heaviest fighting was taking place. He too, was overwhelmed by the total destruction the Germans had left behind. Home again Jamie and Pidge picked up their lives together and put into practice much of what the war had taught them, principally the value of devoting one’s life to the public service of others.< Less
When Water Escapes from the Mountains By Enayat Sultani
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This memoir recounts the life of Enayat Sultani, born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sultani recalls his boyhood home, encounters with the Taliban, and the events that led him to escape. “I was... More > exhausted and covered in mud mixed with blood. I couldn’t go home like that. I was in a bad state. Instead of running home for my life, I ran toward the mountains, a place no one could see me except the rocks and the spring water. There was a big wave of water coming down from the mountains, and I followed the water until I reached the spring. I lay in the spring and washed my face with my clothes. The water cooled the bruises, and I rested my body in the cave, looking at the blue sky and drying myself.” Filled with the insights and observations of daily life in a war-torn land, When Water Escapes from the Mountains promises to put a human face on events that occupy the world’s attention while remaining mostly obscured, like distant mountains only partially glimpsed when clouds part and hazy air still intervenes.< Less

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