All Blog Posts Tagged 'War' (8)

When the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd

A fascinating story.

When I started reading this book, the first thoughts which came into my mind were that, it’s amazing how ignorant one can be, about events which happened in your own…

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Added by Susan Keefe on August 13, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Extraction by Gerald Patrick

An action packed adventure.

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About Gerald Patrick:

Coming of age in tumultious times, Gerald Patrick has mixed life's experiences with an imagination and actuality to spin a tale of intrigue fullfilling a challenge to himself.

Conscripted into the United States Army in 1969, Gerald relates trials of being an infantry soldier from the jungles of Vietnam,…

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Added by Susan Keefe on September 19, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: HAZARDOUS UNIONS, by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery

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Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…

After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Review of Tracks in the Snow, by Sandra H. Esch

Amber Leaf, Minnesota, 1942.

In spite of the hardships of war, young Jo Bremley lives in considerable happiness with her husband and 7-year old daughter. Then one night, influenced by his best friend, Jo’s husband announces that he has decided to join the war. Before he gets a chance to, however, he’s the victim of a snowstorm accident. Now a young widow, Jo tries to make ends…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 3, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp, by Suzanne Lieurance

The Lucky Baseball is a highly entertaining and educational novel about a young Japanese-American boy whose dream is to become a famous baseball player. Set during the time of the war between the US and Japan, the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 16, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments

Book Review: The Silent and the Lost, by Abu Bin Mohammed Zubair

The Silent and the Lost is an interesting and educational novel about the war between East and West Pakistan in the 1970s.



The story starts in Brentwood, California in 1997 at the beautiful wedding of Alex Salim McKensie & Sangeeta Rai, a couple deeply in love. Alex, our hero, was adopted at the age of four in…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

I'll Be Seeing You In All The Old Familiar Places

I am currently reading Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.  It is a story about Olympic runner Louis Zamperini and his survival at sea and in Japanese POW camps during WWII.  I love books about WWII.  I love the romanticism of the times, although I understand that war is hell no matter what…

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Added by Lanita Moss on April 6, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Soldier Trades M16 for Peace

At 15, most of Jason’s friends had dropped out of school. At 17, Jason was thinking about dropping out, too. He found himself sitting in school suspension in October of his senior year of high school for skipping too many days of school. He plotted his escape by telling the teacher he wanted to check out the colleges who were recruiting students in the gymnasium that day. Jason wasn’t interested in college. This was just a way to get out of suspension. The first booth he came to was a Marine… Continue

Added by Amy Musing on October 5, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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