Download or read Roses and Chocolates PDF, written by Maria Johnsen and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2014-09-21 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A True Love Story in World War II A moving story of love, fearlessness and redemption that will keep readers holding their breath with suspense until the final moving pages! Hans is forced to leave Veronika for Poland to fulfill his Nazi SS Officer duty. Roses and Chocolates follows Hans, a 22 year-old secret service officer in Berlin who meets a beautiful blond 20 year-old woman named Veronika who works at a restaurant as a waitress. It doesn't take long for Veronika's humor and beauty to win Hans over and make them fall in love. Soon, Hans is forced to leave Veronika for Poland to fulfill his Nazi SS Officer duty.Things grow even more complicated! While he is away, Veronika is discovered helping the Jews. Forced to flee, Veronika and her unborn child go into hiding leaving the love of her life behind. Many years will pass before their lives come in contact again when the son they had crosses paths with the father they were forced to leave behind. Most Helpful Reader Reviews "A really unique story that takes the reader back in the chaotic days of 1940s and the struggle to keep love alive. Highly recommended" - Jessie W. "This truly emotional story captures the romance of two lovers blossoming whilst in the turmoil of war. Johnsen has written a masterpiece in this incredible coming of age story. I would highly recommend this book!!" - Rebecca M. Scroll up and grab a copy TODAY.
Download or read Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection PDF, written by Ken Follett and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-09-06 with total page 1259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.
Download or read Sparrow A Chronicle of Defiance PDF, written by Grant McLachlan and published by Klaut. This book was released on 2012-11-11 with total page 796 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sparrow is a seldom-heard but uplifting story of the Sparrows – the Battle of Britain gunners who defended Timor as part of Sparrow Force. It is the story of Charlie McLachlan’s war: a triumph of stubborn Scottish defiance and laconic Aussie genius over the relentless violence of man and nature. From the Rudolph Hess crash-landing to the atom bomb, from history’s last bayonet charge to the war’s greatest aerial bombardment, Charlie McLachlan survives and bears witness to some of the landmark days of World War II. At one time or other in his four-year ordeal he is fired upon by the armies, navies and/or air forces of Germany, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the United States of America – pretty much everyone but the Russians. He defies or evades the ravages of tropical ulcers, tropical heat, alpine cold, gangrene, cholera, malaria, beriberi, dysentery, mosquitoes, crocodiles, snakes, sharks, scorpions, sadistic Sikhs, Japanese hellships, falling coconuts, flying shrapnel, beatings, beheadings, bullets, bombs, bayonets, torpedoes, a crushed leg, a fractured skull, malnutrition and premature cremation. He’s presumed dead by the British Army, left for dead by Japanese guards, and declared dead by a Dutch-Javanese doctor. Yet through it all Charlie soldiers on. Half a world away, his wife Mary, fashioned from the same mental granite, stoically awaits his return. Not even an official telegram confirming the near-certainty of Charlie’s death, or later rumours of his torture, can shake her iron faith. *** Sparrow Force – the force that defended Timor in 1942 – was one of Australia’s most successful military units. At the lowest point in the Second World War these soldiers - equipped with First World War weapons and cut off from Australia - waged a commando campaign that held off Japan’s most successful and elite special force. Low in medicine and ammunition, they built an improvised radio that regained contact with their homeland. It was the first good news of the war for the Allies. Sparrow Force was unique. They were the first force to defeat Japan in battle, and they were the last to be captured. Those who escaped to pursue a guerrilla campaign spent more time in combat against the Japanese than any other Allied unit. They were set up to fail; instead they endured, defied, and succeeded. Newsreels were made, victories were recorded, medals were awarded, and Australia’s morale was elevated. As Winston Churchill famously said, “They alone did not surrender.”
Download or read Dearest Ones PDF, written by Rosemary Norwalk and published by John Wiley & Sons Incorporated. This book was released on 1999-03-19 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author draws on her letters and journals to describe her work as a Red Cross volunteer for the Allied Forces in England and in Dachau, Germany
Download or read American Short story Writers Since World War II PDF, written by Patrick Meanor and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2007 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focuses on how writers have established successful literary reputations without having appeared in mass-circulation magazines. Highlights the role of university presses in the success of many contemporary writers; the generally uncommitted and indifferent attitudes of most of the mass-circulation publishing houses; and the importance of prizes that various organizations award annually, and the influential anthologies in which these prizewinning stories appear.
Download or read Chocolate for a Woman s Heart and Soul PDF, written by Kay Allenbraugh and published by Fireside. This book was released on 1998-11 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of tales by and for women which deal with friendship, faith, courage, and everyday acts of kindness
Download or read Love Letters From A Doughboy PDF, written by Margie Howd and published by eBook Partnership. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Fletcher first sees her in 1916, at a drug store in Birmingham, Alabama. He doesn't know her, but her brown hair and beautiful eyes captivate him. He soon learns her name-Juliette Wilcox-and she would learn his. Their attraction cannot be denied, but something stands in their way. Thomas is a drafted soldier, about to be sent to Europe to fight in the dreaded World War I. Although Juliette begs for them to be married before he goes to boot camp, he doesn't want to leave her a widow. Their letters will keep them close. Letters are all they will have until he returns from the battlefield-hopefully, alive. For the next four years, letters arrive from far off France and Germany to Juliette's front porch in Alabama. For the next four years, their love grows, develops, and increases. Even so, war is a dark force, and many men never return. Will Thomas be one of the soldiers lost, or will he come home and make Juliette's dreams of marriage a happy reality.
Download or read Roses And Chocolates PDF, written by Maria Johnsen and published by Maria Johnsen. This book was released on 2014-08-26 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A moving story of love, fearlessness and redemption that will keep readers holding their breath with suspense until the final moving pages! >>> Hans is forced to leave Veronika for Poland to fulfill his Nazi SS Officer duty. Roses and Chocolates follows Hans, a 22 year-old secret service officer in Berlin who meets a beautiful blond 20 year-old woman named Veronika who works at a restaurant as a waitress. It doesn't take long for Veronikas's humor and beauty to win Hans over and make them fall in love. Soon, Hans is forced to leave Veronika for Poland to fulfill his Nazi SS Officer duty. >>> Things grow even more complicated! While he is away, Veronika is discovered helping the Jews. Forced to flee, Veronika and her unborn child go into hiding leaving the love of her life behind. Many years will pass before their lives come in contact again when the son they had crosses paths with the father they were forced to leave behind. Most Helpful Reader Reviews "A really unique story that takes the reader back in the chaotic days of 1940s and the struggle to keep love alive. Highly recommended" - Jessie W. "This truly emotional story captures the romance of two lovers blossoming whilst in the turmoil of war. Johnsen has written a masterpiece in this incredible coming of age story. I would highly recommend this book!!" - Rebecca M.
Download or read Magnolia Castleberry PDF, written by Ruth Love and published by . This book was released on 1987-06 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone PDF, written by Jennifer Otter Bickerdike and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, UNCUT & LOUDER THAN WAR BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE RALPH J. GLEASON MUSIC BOOK AWARD A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces. 'Here is the Odyssey of Nico . . . a scholarly and detailed chronicle of this brilliant artist, who was spurned and tortured for her trouble.' IGGY POP 'At last, a comprehensive and compelling book about Nico.' VIV ALBERTINE 'Absorbs from start to finish.' OBSERVER The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in one's artistic vision, at any cost . . . You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon. Drawing upon new interviews and rare archival material Bickerdike defies the sexist casting of Nico's life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her youth and fame, and instead cements her legacy as one of the most vital artists of her generation. 'Gripping.' THE TIMES '[This] book gets closer to understanding Nico than most.' GUARDIAN 'Deserves to sit with the great biographies.' RECORD COLLECTOR 'A compassionate portrait of a musician whose artistry has often been overlooked.' MOJO 'Valuable . . . Bickerdike gives Nico her due as an artist.' THE SPECTATOR 'Entertainingly written and insightful.' INDEPENDENT 'The best music book you will read this year.' LOUDER THAN WAR
Download or read War Serenade PDF, written by Jill Wallace and published by Tsotsi Publications. This book was released on 2019-04-26 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pietro Saltamachio is on top of the world as a bon vivant Italian opera star until he's forced to fly planes for his country in World War II. Shot down, captured and confined in an Allied POW camp in South Africa, though Pietro' injuries mend, his spirit remains broken. He's lost his passion for music and has nothing left to live for—until he sees a redheaded angel through the razor barrier. Iris Fuller dreams of pursuing a career across the sea, but she's doing her bit for the Allied war effort by volunteering as a lowly nurse’s aide. Thoroughly reluctant to mingle with the enemy, she’s instructed to inoculate prisoners at the nearby camp. Iris is entirely unprepared for the dark-haired prisoner’s mesmerizing stare to set her world on fire. That brief encounter begets Pietro's urge to find his voice. But the lengths he must go to triumph over the camp's sadistic leader and win Iris's love, seem beyond human endurance ... even as Iris, desperate for word of her brother's fate in the war, can't imagine loving an enemy from the country that could be responsible for his death. Their desperate longing drives them toward a secret rendezvous, and the dangers multiply. If they are caught, Pietro faces death for escape; Iris, charges of treason. Inspired by a true story, War Serenade is compelling, heart-wrenching, sometimes funny and always dramatic as it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit, the evolution of rich friendships, and love’s triumph against impossible odds. War Serenade, is a true-story-inspired, ultimately feel-good novel that’s won multiple awards including: Winner for Historical Fiction 2018 - Online book club; Best First Book in Golden Quill Contest 2019; was a finalist in The Independent Author Network for Outstanding Fiction in 2018 and many others. The audio version won N’Dtale’s Rone Award in 2020. The print copy, e-book, and audio book are all available from the Amazon Bookstore.
Download or read Escape to Pagan PDF, written by Brian Devereux and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2016-07-05 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The true story of a soldier who survived Japanese capture, a sinking hell ship, and the bombing of Nagasaki, all while his family fought their own battle in the Burmese jungle. While leading an attack on Hong Kong’s Golden Hill, Jack Devereux of the Royal Scots is shot through the head. Then a Japanese officer attempts to behead him in order to blood his samurai sword. Waking briefly, Devereux kills his would-be executioner, impressing his captors. Fascinated by their prisoner’s grisly wounds, they allow him to live, but Devereux’s trials are only beginning. In a precarious physical state, the wounded soldier experiences the horrific sinking of the Japanese freighter LisbonMaru, in which hundreds of POWs drown; survives the shark-infested South China Sea; and burrows in the mines of Nagasaki as the atom bomb falls. Meanwhile, his family hides in Burma, hoping against hope that they will one day be reunited with Devereux. Written by his son, Brian Devereux—whose mother carried him from Mandalay to the deserted medieval city known today as Bagan—this is an amazing account of the terrifying wartime journey of a soldier and his family.
Download or read Gopen s Guide to Closed Captioned Video PDF, written by Stuart Gopen and published by Caption Database. This book was released on 1993 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Ice Carousel PDF, written by Amy Hahn and published by The Wild Rose Press Inc. This book was released on 2012-10-03 with total page 101 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She may have forgotten him but her heart hasn't... Dulcie Thorton returns to Harrison to write a story about the town's famous Ice Carousel. Not only is it a 100-year tradition at the February Frost Festival, it's also inspired love among many locals. She's unaware that she has a history with its mysterious creator though she feels drawn to him when they meet. Rankin, the carousel's sculptor, has loved Dulcie for many years. Now she's finally coming back, just when he, and his magical carousel, will be leaving town forever. Unless he can win her over and ignite her memories, he can't stay with her. Dulcie isn't sure that magic really exists. Yet how could human hands carve such a wondrous carousel? If she doesn't remember her connection to Rankin and believe in magic, she will lose the only man she has ever truly loved. And time is running out...
Download or read The Canadian Oxford Dictionary PDF, written by Former Editor-In-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary Katherine Barber and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 1707 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We all use Canadian English every day: when we order a pizza "all-dressed", hope to get a "seat-sale" to go south during "March break", or "book off" work to meet with a "CGA" to discuss "RRSPs". Language embodies our nation''s identity, and The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, in its 1,728 pages,covers all aspects of Canadian life. Never before have Canadians been able to see their language, and themselves, so accurately and comprehensively described in a dictionary. The loggers of the west coast, the wheat farmers of the Prairies, the fishermen of the Atlantic provinces, the trappers ofthe North; Canada''s Aboriginal peoples, its British and French settlers, and the more recent arrivals, whether they came from Ukraine, Italy, South Asia or elsewhere - all have contributed to making Canadian English unique, and the dictionary thus reflects the great sweep of Canadian life. Itcontains over 2,000 distinctly Canadian words and meanings, more than any other Canadian dictionary, covering every region of the country. Whether you call your favorite doughnut a jambuster, a bismark, a Burlington bun, or the more prosaic jelly doughnut may depend on where you live in Canada, butthey will all be found in The Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Of course, this is not just a dictionary of Canadian words: its 130,000 entries combine in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease ofcomprehension, are presented so the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford''s unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent fiveyears examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. Inuit Art Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Canadian Business, and Equinox; the work of writers such as Jack Hodgins, Sandra Birdsell, David Adams Richards, andPierre Berton; daily and weekly newspapers from across the country; and, of course, the Canadian Tire catalogue - all find a place in the evidence of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international English sources. For many Canadiansone of the more puzzling aspects of writing is trying to determine whether to use the American spelling or the British spelling. Should it be "colour" or "color", "theater" or "theatre", "programme" or "program"? By examining our extensive Canadian databases, our lexicographers have been able todetermine which, in fact, is the more common spelling: colour, theatre and program. Favoured Canadian pronunciations have also been determined by surveying a nationwide group of respondents. Oxford''s thorough research has also ensured that new words that have recently appeared are well-represented.So if you''re someone who puts on your "bicycle shorts" and "blades" over to the gym to do some "crunches" for your "abs" followed by work on your "lats", "pecs" and "delts", finishing up with a "step" class, because you''re afraid that being a "chocoholic" who loves "comfort food" will affect your"body mass index" and you want to avoid "yo-yo dieting", you''ll find all these common words in The Canadian Oxford Dictionary. An added feature of this dictionary is its encyclopedic element. It includes short biographies of over 800 Canadians, ranging from Elvis Stojko, Celine Dion and JeanBeliveau to Nellie McClung, Lester B. Pearson, and Kim Campbell. It also contains entries on 5,000 individuals and mythical figures of international significance, and almost 6,000 place names, more than 1,200 of them Canadian. Indeed, all Canadian towns with a population of 5,000 or more arefeatured, and their entries not only explain the origin of the place name, but also include the population based on the 1996 census. With the publication of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press adds another work to its highly respected range of dictionaries, and Canadians finallyhave a dictionary that truly reflects their nations.
Download or read I Saw Them Die PDF, written by Shirley Millard and published by Quid Pro Books. This book was released on 2011-03-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This true contemporary account of an American nurse's horrific and sometimes bizarre experiences while serving at a French battlefield hospital near Soissons during World War I has poignant layers which even the often naive author did not see. "As our camion drove through the chateau gate we could see that the grounds were covered with what looked like sleeping men." That is just her own introduction to the unit, housed in what was once a country estate, and soon she was standing hours on end treating friend and enemy alike, facing harrowing hyperreality with aplomb. Shirley Millard is throughout a willing reporter of her fascinating perspective on war, youth, loss, and love -- and always slapdash surgery and gallows camaraderie, inside a MASH unit before there was M*A*S*H. And before antibiotics, it is painfully clear. But she is also an unwitting reporter of so much more. The modern reader sees truths and wrongs that Shirley fails to experience herself, some at the time and too many upon rested reflection. Even some of the pronouns she uses reveal herself and the understory more than she ever realized. The book compels attention not only on the level on which she wrote it, which would be enough to bring crashing home this forgotten war, but also on levels hidden to her. Either way the insights pierce through, as when the young French doctor sums up war: "La gloire, la gloire! Bah! C'est de la merde!" He is a hero too, but has his own incongruous scenes later, just in his smoking habits alone. This collection of diary entries and later flashbacks may be the second greatest personal account of World War I, behind that by the much more self-aware Erich Remarque (though readers here may find themselves drawn into the lack of awareness as much as the account itself). Yet this book seems to have been lost in time and the crush of later events. As Time reviewed it in 1936, "Spare, simply written diary of a young, red-haired U.S. volunteer nurse in French hospitals near the front lines of 1918, in which romantic interludes heighten rather than ease a grisly atmosphere." It is that, but there is a lot more to it. And much of the writing is deeper than that, and certainly crisp and evocative in prose, even if some of the depth is more for the reader than the author. Includes penetrating new Foreword by law professor Elizabeth Townsend Gard, who studied the genre as part of her Ph.D. research in History at UCLA. The original book, and its incongruities and twists revealed by Townsend Gard, will stick with you. Previously only available as a rare book, now returned to its place in poignant history. This book, though listed as "trade" or could be read by college adults, will have as its principal audience the general reader and young adults. It would be an excellent, fairly brief book to assign to classes in High School and possibly Middle School. Although some of its scenes are stark and upsetting, and one would be cautioned to have YAs read it much as would be true of the candor of All Quiet on the Western Front, it has no other aspects which would make it inappropriate for minors and allows excellent discussions of war, class, race, nationalism, medicine, unsung women in war, foreshadowing and subtext, and many other themes that the author herself did not mean to raise. In other words, since the writer speaks on one level, and does not realize the other levels she touches, it would help to develop readers' critical skills to share their opinions about what she is missing in her own text. And in the process there will be no concern that the book would be inappropriate for YAs except that some of the medical and casualty moments are, of course, brutal. Also available in ebook and digital formats.
Download or read Quarterly Journal of Current Acquisitions PDF, written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: