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Deployment Diaries By Krista Graham
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A real-time account of one woman's experiences during her husband's year of military service overseas. Originally published serially on an Army blog, this compilation of essays gives an inside look... More > at the life of a military family. Be prepared to laugh and cry as you enter into the lives of an Army wife and her five children as together they rally to the challenge of "holding down the fort."< Less
Journey to the Edge of Eden By Gary W. Schmelz
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JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF EDEN This memoir recounts some of the unique moments a father and son experience during their lifelong journey from the noisy apartment-lined streets of the metropolitan area... More > surrounding New York City to the subtropical coastal wetlands of Southwest Florida. The journey unfolds through poignant and humorous anecdotes that provide insight into the duo’s developing appreciation for the natural environment and their commitment to preserving South Florida’s wilderness areas. “… The book’s strengths lie in Schmelz’s detailed descriptions of Southwest Florida’s otherworldly flora and fauna and his overarching environmental message of responsible stewardship. …”--ForeWord Clarion Reviews< Less
Revelation Blind Willie Johnson The Biography. By D.N. Blakey
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Blind Willie Johnson was a guitar evangelist who sang and recorded his music in the early part of the twentieth century.His music is still much appreciated today,in it's own right and on Film and TV... More > Soundtracks etc. A powerful,charismatic singer and one of the greatest ever slide guitarists who influenced all the top blues,gospel,rock and country guitarists who heard his playing. The Man...All of his known biographical details are presented here. The Words...All of his recorded songs, fully explained and deciphered for the first time here. It's like the Blind Willie Johnson Rosetta Stone! The Music...All his guitar playing from his thirty recordings examined here.< Less
Dear Bob, Dear Betty: Love and Marriage During the Great Depression By Elizabeth C Wright
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In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, two young people meet and fall in love. Llewellyn Wright (Bob), Frank Lloyd Wright’s youngest son, whose adolescence was marked by the public... More > scandals surrounding his father’s private life, is struggling to begin a private law practice in Chicago. Elizabeth Kehler (Betty), daughter of a Chicago artist who abandoned the family when she was still in the womb, is working as an intake counselor at the Milwaukee Vocational School. Their fervent correspondence over a 10-month courtship period is witty, sassy and poignant, as they grapple with their passionate feelings and try to create a financially stable marriage in the midst of the 20th century’s most serious economic crisis. The couple’s daughter, a scholar of French literature, has written an Introduction telling their story before and after the courtship. 35 illustrations, extensive footnotes and an Index illuminate the family and social history behind the letters.< Less