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by Wendy HoldenON the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, there has never been a better time for a comprehensive historical and psychological exploration of the terrible physical effects of sending men into battle. ‘Shell shock’ was first believed to be caused quite literally by the shock of exploding shells but those who fled from conflict were shot for their ‘cowardice.’ Known as ‘malingerers’, ‘waverers’ or ‘lacking in moral fibre,’ the unfortunates who suffered genuine physical and psycholog... more
by Dave Gutierrez
Embroiled in savage combat, soldiers whose service has gone unrecognized until now
As a child, Dave Gutierrez hung on every word his father recalled about his cousin Ramon, “El Sancudo” (the mosquito), and his service in World War II, where he earned a Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, and escaped from the Germans twice. Later, Dave decided to find out more about his father’s cousin, and in the course of his research he discovered that Ramon Gutierrez was a member of Co... more
by Philip StoverReligion and revolution reverberated through northern Mexico like the thunder and lightning of its wild and fierce storms. This book reveals the role religion played in the struggle for the soul of Mexico. During the revolution, many lived and died; lost in a thousand fields and unnamed pueblos, meaningless except to the few who loved them, and would never see them again. Lost among the myths were the millions driven by incomprehensible forces. They were knights, bishops, castles, and yes, pawns... more
by Melissa BowersockMarcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her award-winning story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother. Watch the book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym4AmLynvfo&feature=g-upl
by Robert HaysOscar Koch’s sterling performance as General George S. Patton Jr.’s intelligence chief, G-2, was a critical element in Patton’s success in World War II and earned Koch the reputation as arguably the best intelligence officer in U.S. Army history. Koch went on to help overhaul the CIA and, in retirement, earned a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship to support research and writing on intelligence in combat. His unlikely friendship with Robert Hays, a young journalist who also happened to be a veteran of... more
by John BrewerThe coin goes up….. it comes down and the destiny of two brothers is decided. One faces prison in Spain before being released to join the French Army under General Giraud, and finally ends up para-trooping into France as a decoy for the D-Day invasion. The other becomes a leader of his group of the French Resistance and a member of the British Mission, driving verboten cars, being shot at, saving American airmen, and more. This well written true story has it all; action, drama, romance, spies, l... more
by adam fenner
When two unlikely friends are separated by war, they must learn to cope with the effect it will have on their lives, their futures, and their relationship.
Lance, a gay Las Vegas entertainer, who has never felt the effects of war, must come to grips with the reality of Adam’s deployment as he struggles with his own conflicting and complex emotions, and the lingering question of whether or not their friendship will survive… or if Adam will.
Adam, a veteran of the war i... more
by Jeffrey B. Miller
The nonfiction Behind the Lines covers the time from August 1914 through December 1914 and takes place in England, Holland, and Belgium. Using lively personal details, the book follows a Belgian woman, a priest, and a businessman in German-occupied Belgium as well as a group of Americans in the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB). As the war raged around it, the CRB initiated, organized, and supervised the largest food and relief drive the world had ever known. Working in concert with its ... more
by Louise EsolaIt was 1969. War and protest rattled the nation while the troops marched on. The warships set sail. For coming-of-age American boys, death seemed one hill away. By then, nearly 300 of them were coming home in boxes each week. They were young men caught in a war machine, one of chance, circumstance, and misfortune. In a tragedy of just the same, lost in the turmoil of what would become America’s most unpopular war, lies a story buried 1,100 fathoms deep in the blue waters off Vietnam. In th... more
by Steve SnyderShot Down is about author Steve Snyder’s father, Howard Snyder, the ten man crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, and the unique experiences of each man after their plane was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgium border on February 8, 1944. Some men died. Some were captured and became prisoners of war. Some evaded the Germans for awhile but were betrayed, captured, and shot. Some men evaded capture and were missing in action for seven months. The stories are all different a... more
by SF Tomajczyk
SEALs: Naval Special Warfare in Action is the first book in the new “United We Stand” series that celebrates America’s armed forces. It provides a heavily illustrated (140+ images), inside look at the SEALs and the men and women of Naval Special Warfare who support them on missions. Richly written text and photo captions provide surprising details about mini-submarines, combat assault dogs, warfare tactics, remote training facilities, weapon system... more
by Jason R. GoetzThe second volume of the American History set opens with a Preface by Dr. Elizabeth T. Adams, VP of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, Northridge. The first essay covers the philosophical and political reasons for the Civil War, examining them through Jefferson Davis’ The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government and Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs. It explains the conflict over social contract theory, and describes how the North followed (however unwittingly) Hobbes’ theory an... more
by MaryEllen SimmsTheodore Roblee was drafted into the Army in June of 1943. He served his country for 28 months. One hundred and twenty-six day were behind the German enemy lines This is a tale of his experiences and the brave men and women who helped to survive.
by Jason R. GoetzThe American history volumes of the Essays on the Classics! series bring to life the great works of American nonfiction, making history relevant through their examination. The first volume consists of seven essays, and the second and third each contain six. The first volume begins with a Preface by renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky. Its first essay is an exploration of the fundamental theorems of American history and government: that the power of government is derived from the ‘consent... more
by Suzi LoveEaster in Images is Book 2 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection by Australian author Suzi Love and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past, both of which focus on the customs and traditions celebrated throughout world history at the time of these important religious holidays. Easter in Images is a pictorial look at Easter through history, which includes artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry. This book is full of paintings and images of Easter through history... more
by Suzi LoveHistory of Christmases Past is Book 1 in the non-fiction Historical Events collection and is a companion book to Easter in Images, both of which focus on the history, customs, and traditions celebrated around the world for these important religious holidays.