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The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Book
Author : Susan Meissner
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-03-19
ISBN : 045149217X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Book
Author : Susan Meissner
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 0451492161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.

Hymns of the Republic

Hymns of the Republic Book
Author : S. C. Gwynne
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 1501116231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. “A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts” (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers—most of them former slaves. Popular history at its best, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this “engrossing…riveting” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read.

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Book
Author : Shirley Nelson
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2004-10-05
ISBN : 1592449247
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A moving and memorable story of a young woman's coming of age while struggling with religious meaning and value in her life. It is an American classic of its kind, along with such works as James Baldwin's 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' and Chaim Potok's 'The Chosen'." -- from Amazon.com

No Man s Land

No Man s Land Book
Author : John Toland
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-11-22
ISBN : 0525563261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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1918: The end of the war to end all wars. The end of an era for victors and vanquished alike. When Germany launched the Ludendorf Offensives—the most massive military bombardment of World War I—they seemed certain to win. But when American troops began arriving in droves, the Allies' certain defeat became a decisive victory. No Man's Land takes us into the trenches, behind enemy lines, into military strategy sessions and through the corridors of power in London, Paris, Berlin, and Washington in a brilliant account of one of the most fateful years in Western history. Drawing on new sources—diaries, memoirs, vivid personal experiences—here is a book that for sheer excitement, drama, vigor, and emotional impact rivals the greatest novels, history marvelously told by the incomparable John Toland. "A compelling human picture...a marvelous job by a master of the big-canvas history." Business Week

Sheridan s Lieutenants

Sheridan s Lieutenants Book
Author : David Coffey
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780742543065
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this exciting new work, David Coffey explores Sheridan's relationships with his subordinates and their substantial role in shaping the final year of the Civil War.

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe Book
Author : Alfred Price
Publisher : Frontline Books
Release : 2015-11-30
ISBN : 1848328672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Last Year of the Luftwaffe is the classic story of a once all-conquering force struggling to stave off an inevitable and total defeat. This superbly written book gives a complete account of Luftwaffe operations during the last twelve months of the fighting in Europe including the dramatic Bodenplatte (or 'Baseplate') offensive over the Ardennes in December 1944. In this comprehensive examination of Hitler's air force, Dr Alfred Price examines its state from May 1944 to May 1945, analysing not only the forces available to it, but also the likely potential, and impact, of new aircraft and weapons systems. He also assesses the Luftwaffe's High Command's performance and the effect of Allied attacks and operations. In doing so he rejects a number of long-standing myths, clarifies the impact of the jet and rocket fighters, and demonstrates that the Luftwaffe performed as well as could be expected under the harsh circumstances of fighting a losing war.

The Guns at Last Light

The Guns at Last Light Book
Author : Rick Atkinson
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2013-05-14
ISBN : 142994367X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West. One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

What Every Person Should Know About War

What Every Person Should Know About War Book
Author : Chris Hedges
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-11-01
ISBN : 1416583149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself. Hedges poses dozens of questions that young soldiers might ask about combat, and then answers them by quoting from medical and psychological studies. • What are my chances of being wounded or killed if we go to war? • What does it feel like to get shot? • What do artillery shells do to you? • What is the most painful way to get wounded? • Will I be afraid? • What could happen to me in a nuclear attack? • What does it feel like to kill someone? • Can I withstand torture? • What are the long-term consequences of combat stress? • What will happen to my body after I die? This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we subject our armed forces stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of war and the concealment of its barbarity.

1918 Year of Victory

1918 Year of Victory Book
Author : Ashley Ekins
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1458752305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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1918: Year of Victory, convened by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in November 2008 to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the end of the Great War. Ashley Ekins (volume editor) is Head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

The Last Year of the Kriegsmarine

The Last Year of the Kriegsmarine Book
Author : V. E. Tarrant
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The story of the Kriegsmarine's desperate attempts to turn back the Allies at the end of World War II.

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Secrets of a Charmed Life Book
Author : Susan Meissner
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-02-03
ISBN : 1101625554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

As Bright as Heaven

As Bright as Heaven Book
Author : Susan Meissner
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 0399585982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed author of The Last Year of the War comes a novel set during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, telling the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without—and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard Book
Author : Susan Meissner
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN : 0451475992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new novel of Hollywood's Golden Age, told with the dual narrative of the present day. When a hat worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister's vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any movie. And in 1938, Violet Mayfield goes to Hollywood after her dream of having a family falls apart. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star. Their adventures together among Hollywood's glitterati enthral Violet until each woman's deepest desires collide.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds Book
Author : H. G. Wells
Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 1467776211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a meteorite lands in Surrey, the locals don't know what to make of it. But as Martians emerge and begin killing bystanders, it quickly becomes clear—England is under attack. Armed soldiers converge on the scene to ward off the invaders, but meanwhile, more Martian cylinders land on Earth, bringing reinforcements. As war breaks out across England, the locals must fight for their lives, but life on Earth will never be the same. This is an unabridged version of one of the first fictional accounts of extraterrestrial invasion. H. G. Wells's military science fiction novel was first published in book form in 1898, and is considered a classic of English literature.

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Book
Author : Edward Alfred Pollard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1866
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Last Year of the War book written by Edward Alfred Pollard, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War Book
Author : Shirley Nelson
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2004-10-05
ISBN : 1725212439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A moving and memorable story of a young woman's coming of age while struggling with religious meaning and value in her life. It is an American classic of its kind, along with such works as James Baldwin's 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' and Chaim Potok's 'The Chosen'. Dan Wakefield, author of 'Returning: A Spiritual Journey' A large and significant part of the American experience - its evangelical enterprise - will be lost to memory unless some writer reclaims and records it for us. Shirley Nelson's book captures its humor, madness, and compassion in the best possible way, from inside out. Virginia Stem Owens, author of 'A Feast of Families' A lively, funny, serious, well-written novel that tells the truth. 'Christianity and Crisis' Radiates the graceful confidence of a seasoned writer. 'The New Yorker' Shirley Nelson has written an honest and haunting book. 'Christian Century' Anyone interested in imaginative literature about the evangelical world ought to read this book. 'Christianity Today' A wonderful novel: it is beautifully written and its intertwined religious and psychological themes are treated with great subtlety and sophistication. Barbara Wheeler, President of Auburn Seminary, New York, New York A perfect combination of instruction and delight. 'Sojourners'

The War of the End of the World

The War of the End of the World Book
Author : Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2012-11-15
ISBN : 057126817X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels. Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise.

Battle of Wills

Battle of Wills Book
Author : David Alan Johnson
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 1633882462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historians have long analyzed the battles and the military strategies that brought the American Civil War to an end. Going beyond tactics and troop maneuvers, this book concentrates on the characters of the two opposing generals--Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant--showing how their different temperaments ultimately determined the course of the war. As author David Alan Johnson explains, Grant's dogged and fearless determination eventually gained the upper hand over Lee's arguably superior military brilliance. Delving into their separate upbringings, the book depicts Grant as a working-class man from Ohio and Lee as a Virginia aristocrat. Both men were strongly influenced by their fathers. Grant learned a lesson in determination as he watched his father overcome economic hardships to make a successful living as a tanner and leather goods dealer. By contrast, Lee did his best to become the polar opposite of his father, a man whose bankruptcy and imprisonment for unpaid debts brought disgrace upon the family. Lee cultivated a manner of unimpeachable respectability and patrician courtesy, which in the field of battle did not always translate into decisive orders. Underscoring the tragedy of this fratricidal conflict, the author recounts episodes from the earlier Mexican war (1846-1848), when Grant and Lee and many other officers who would later oppose each other were comrades in arms. This vivid narrative brings to life a crucial turning point in American history, showing how character and circumstances combined to have a decisive influence on the course of events.