Once We Were Brothers
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📒Once We Were Brothers ✍ Ronald H. Balson
✏Once We Were Brothers Book Summary : FromNazi-occupied Poland to a Chicago courtroom Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser, Ben Solomon, is convinced he is right. Solomon urges attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that Otto Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has he accused the right man? Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer who must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts. Two lives, two worlds and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller. The author, Ronald H. Balson, is a Chicago trial attorney and educator. His practice has taken him to international venues, including small villages in Poland, which have inspired this novel.
📒We Were Brothers In Arms ✍ Frank Clark
✏We Were Brothers In Arms Book Summary : We Were Brothers in Arms is an attempt to understand the experience of battle during WW2 through the personal experiences of the ordinary soldier. Frank Clark has gathered together the amazing stories of British soldiers during the eleven months of frenzied warfare that followed D-Day, and combined them into this fascinating volume. As a veteran himself (serving in WW2, Korea, Malaya, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and during the Cold War), Frank is well versed in the adrenalin of battle, and here he brings together the tales of a wide cross section of fighting men on the front line. There are stories from the infantry, the assault troops who stormed the Normandy beaches and forced bridgeheads. The dashing reconnaissance men in their thin-skinned, tanks sending back vital radio reports; the parachutists, dropping behind enemy lines to fight, the sappers building bridges and clearing minefields under fire; the gunners, bringing down fast, furious and accurate barrages; the signallers, patching up communication links; the non-combatant stretcher-bearers, the doctors tending the wounded, the support services bringing up food and ammunition. This book tells their story of war, and reminds us why their sacrifice should never be forgotten. We Were Brothers in Arms is a compelling account of the last months of war told through eye witness accounts, some never before published.
📒We Were Brothers ✍ Dane Hoover
✏We Were Brothers Book Summary : After a tour in combat duty, followed by an emotional homecoming that forced him back into the South Pacific, a Marine staff sergeant found himself caught for five days and five nights in Vietnam just before the fall of Saigon. The United States was finally healing from the tragedy of the previous 10 years and had to stay on that course at all costs. Propaganda was prevalent in the days before the embedded journalists of todays wars. Cover-ups came easier for the most powerful government on Earth. Would this Marine become a statistic or a survivor? Share in his adventure and feel his emotions as he relives his tours as a combatant through his homecoming and getting caught up in a backfired plot to help two officers enhance their careers.
📒No Limits To A Mother S Love ✍ Maria MCDonald Dorden
✏No Limits To a Mother s Love Book Summary : Without her mothers knowledge, in the midst of post-partum depression and dealing with bi-polar disorder, a young mother travels to Utah and end up relinquishing her parental rights to an adoption agency utilizing illegal adoption practices. No limit to a Mothers love tells of one grandmothers fight to regain custody of her grandchild. Dealing with the death of her own mother as well as her daughters emotional issues, Maria Dorden courageously entered into a fight with the adoption agency and the State of Utah. Her courage, determination, and love of her children and grandchildren ultimately lead to triumph.
📒Loitering With Intent ✍ Stuart Woods
✏Loitering With Intent Book Summary : In this action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington is on the hunt for a man who doesn’t want to be found in Key West... Dumped by his glamorous Russian girlfriend during dinner at Elaine’s and running low on cash, Stone Barrington is not having a good week. So his luck seems to be improving when he’s hired to locate the missing son of a very wealthy man—lucky because the job pays well, and because the son seems to be hiding in the tropical paradise of Key West. But when Stone and his sometime running buddy Dino Bacchetti arrive in the sunny Keys, it appears that someone has been lying in wait. Stone very nearly loses his life after being blindsided at a local bar, and he realizes that the missing son he’s been hired to track may have good reason for not wanting to be found. Suddenly Key West is looking less like Margaritaville and more like the mean streets of New York...
📒Brothers ✍ Andrew Blauner
✏Brothers Book Summary : "The next best thing to not having a brother (as I do not) is to have Brothers." —Gay Talese Here is a tapestry of stories about the complex and unique relationship that exists between brothers. In this book, some of our finest authors take an unvarnished look at how brothers admire and admonish, revere and revile, connect and compete, love and war with each other. With hearts and minds wide open, and, in some cases, with laugh-out-loud humor, the writers tackle a topic that is as old as the Bible and yet has been, heretofore, overlooked. Contributors range in age from twenty-four to eighty-four, and their stories from comic to tragic. Brothers examines and explores the experiences of love and loyalty and loss, of altruism and anger, of competition and compassion—the confluence of things that conspire to form the unique nature of what it is to be and to have a brother. “Brother.” One of our eternal and quintessential terms of endearment. Tobias Wolff writes, “The good luck of having a brother is partly the luck of having stories to tell.” David Kaczynski, brother of “The Unabomber”: “I’ll start with the premise that a brother shows you who you are—and also who you are not. He’s an image of the self, at one remove . . . You are a ‘we’ with your brother before you are a ‘we’ with any other.” Mikal Gilmore refers to brotherhood as a “fidelity born of blood.” We’ve heard that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But where do the apples fall in relation to each other? And are we, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, after all? These stories address those questions and more, and are, like the relationships, full of intimacy and pain, joy and rage, burdens and blessings, humor and humanity.
📒Shattered Memories ✍ Evon Lewis-Bryant
✏Shattered Memories Book Summary : My story reflects times of pain, sorrow, happiness, all wrapped into one life. This story tells the true story of myself as a little girl that had to grow up to learn early in life the role of an adult; putting the dolls away replacing them with high heels I had to become a mother and father in order to survive in a world that had no mercy. I put my life on hold to care for a mom, two brothers, and a sister to keep them safe. I lived a life full of turmoil, neglect, abuse, molestation, trials and many tribulations and having to feed, clothe and care for my family for many years; until one day I was relieved and giving a chance to be a child from the help of my grandparents. This was indeed a dream I longed to see for many years, I finally had the chance to enjoy life to the fullest. Before, I let my guards down only to let other people disrupt and destroy my long awaited joy and in the mist of all this I had to endure the death of my grandparents and siblings. One day I could not fight any longer. I had been married twice suffering both physical and mental abuse in my relationships ultimately sending me into a mental institution. I strived to make what was left of my life complete; everything and anything I tried to do became a disaster often I wanted to just give up I kept hoping, praying, working, and caring for my (now very ill) mother I was always there for my children. I still struggle day to day forcing a grim smile knowing the mistakes I made in life were to be corrected and not repeated. I had to learn the hard way and now I suffer at the cost. One day I hope to erase the mess I have made of my life by reversing my mistakes made in the past. I realized I am in control and others are not I am stronger and braver because of my turbulent times. I stand now to be heard and not to be silent. I have spared many of my feelings only to be left alone with a broken heart. Now its my turn to stand my ground there will be no more excuses for crushing my heart wondering why me? I will smile and enjoy life as the ones who caused me pain. I will laugh and I will smile only this time I know its real. I realize all things were not the cause of me now; but were forced on me through others I am not one of great importance or do I have name embedded in Hollywood square. But, through reading my story you may find your life become a wasted one. You hold the power of your life take it and enjoy all the worlds pleasures!
📒Not Every Girl ✍ Katy King
✏Not every girl Book Summary : Not every girl is a modern pioneer raised in the backwoods. Katy King writes eloquently of her life growing up, poor in material wealth, but rich in experience and humor. Her childhood was one that most kids can only dream of. But a life-changing experience at twelve left her an older and wiser young woman. Katy had to grow up in an instant, to become someone capable of making a life-and-death decision. Her carefree childhood is gone forever, but its magic lives on in this inspiring story. Sharing in her wisdom and life perspective is a joy. In the tradition of Ralph Moody's Little Britches, Katy King spins an episodic tale which will give you many chuckles and bring an occasional tear to your eye.
📒Lies Behind The Family ✍ Richard Sichelski
✏Lies Behind the Family Book Summary : This story takes place in a typical small college town in Illinois that holds a long time dark secret. By a mere chance several college students are connected in a way they would never have thought possible. As a string of "accidents" occur that are soon to be discovered murders, the secrets and lies begin to unravel the small town and some of its oldest residents. New relationships are beginning to form as old ones are revisited or tested. Among the fight, confusion, truth and lies a struggle to save lives, may cost more than anyone is willing to give.
📒Life Ain T Nice So Get Over It ✍ Patrice Baker
✏LIFE AIN T NICE SO GET OVER IT Book Summary : If the feelings of anger, fear and frustration with the way your life is going have you stuck; if you are tired of doing the same old thing and getting the same old results; if you want more from your life and believe that you deserve it. This book is for you. In conversations with women, in particular, across the country Patrice Baker knows that many of you suffer in silence. Not sure of what to do or who to turn to for the answers; fearful that your loved one may have a mental illness; angry that another relationship ended in disappointment; frustrated because you don’t get the recognition you deserve; at work, at home. In Life Aint’ Nice, So Get Over It! Patrice Baker gives you insights on how to make insurmountable obstacles, surmountable. Using the seeds (faith, hard work, education, family values) planted by her ancestors, she courageously faces her own once debilitating emotions. An inspiring story of a woman who has created a life filled with more joy, peace and an unstoppable spirit!