Once We Were Brothers
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📒Once We Were Brothers ✍ Ronald H. Balson
✏Once We Were Brothers Book Summary : The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust. "A novel of survival, justice and redemption...riveting." —Chicago Tribune, on Once We Were Brothers 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, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Once We Were Brothers is Ronald H. Balson's compelling tale of two boys and a family who struggle to survive in war-torn Poland, and a young love that struggles to endure the unspeakable cruelty of the Holocaust. Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.
📒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.
📒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...
📒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.
📒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.
📒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.
📒And I Haven T Had A Bad Day Since ✍ Charles B. Rangel
✏And I Haven t Had a Bad Day Since Book Summary : In this inspiring and often humorous memoir, the outspoken Democratic congressman from Harlem—now the chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee—tells about his early years on Lenox Avenue, being awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in a horrific Korean War battle (the last bad day of his life, he says), and his many years in Congress. A charming, natural storyteller, Rangel recalls growing up in Harlem, where from the age of nine he always had at least one job, including selling the legendary Adam Clayton Powell's newspaper; his group of streetwise sophisticates who called themselves Les Garçons; and his time in law school—a decision made as much to win his grandfather's approval as to establish a career. He recounts as well his life in New York politics during the 1960s and the grueling civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. With New York street smarts, Rangel is a tough liberal and an independent thinker, but also a collegial legislator respected by Democrats and Republicans alike who knows and honors the House's traditions. First elected to Congress in 1970, Rangel served on the House Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the articles of impeachment of President Nixon, helped found the Congressional Black Caucus, and led the fight in Congress to pressure U.S. corporations to divest from apartheid South Africa. Best of all, this is a political memoir with heart, the story of a life filled with friends, humor, and accomplishments. Charles Rangel is one of a kind, and this is the story of how he became the celebrated person and politician he is today. He opens his memoir with a preface about the 2006 elections and an outline of his goals as chairman of Ways and Means. From day one he wants to put the public first so that more Americans can say they haven't had a bad day since.
📒Once They Were Eagles ✍ Frank Walton
✏Once They Were Eagles Book Summary : Marine Corps Fighter Squadron 214 was hastily organized in the field during World War II to meet the urgent need for another combat squadron in the South Pacific. The squadron, self-named the "Black Sheep," went on under the leadership of the swashbuckling "Pappy" Boyington to become the most famous in Marine Corps history. Now comes the true story of the Black Sheep Squadron and the men who wrote its record in the Pacific skies. Once They Were Eagles tells how and why the squadron was formed, provides brief sketches of every member, and creates a vivid picture of the exciting but deadly aerial sorties over the South Pacific. Frank E. Walton located the thirty-four survivors of the fifty-one original Black Sheep. In a unique series of interviews, former "Eagles" share their recollections of those days of high adventure and their experiences in the years to follow.