In 1942, as American blood is about to be spilled in far-off Guadalcanal, a young man boards a train and blindly heads towards his destiny: boot camp with the United States Marine Corps. These tragic times of World War II were the defining years for millions of cowboys and plowboys. This book is a compelling chronicle about these years and one not-so-ordinary young man. The War Years' is a heartwarming and harrowing saga about Dutch Clarke who, over the objections of his prominent family, answers his country's call. Just as Dutch is about to complete boot camp, family influence steps in and propels him through the ranks and into the Office of War Information. Here he puts down his rifle and takes up photography. Here Dutch learns the power of the lens and the courage to use it. This is a uniquely different war story about men who fought their way across the Pacific, not with guns but with cameras. This tapestry covers more than just guns and bullets; it is also about the human threads of prejudice, friendship and the ultimate sacrifice. After surviving a Japanese POW camp and a daring escape, Dutch is given the opportunity to be one of the first American photographers to set foot on homeland Japan here he turn his assignment from reconnaissance to revenge. This story is as fresh as today's headlines and as true as yesterday's sins.
A collection of simple, heart-piercing poems by Sarah E Gate. Halfway To The Stars wades through the delusion that life as a millennial is simple and full of greed. This debut pamphlet hashes out women's rights, love, heartbreak, animal rights, climate change, and desire, with disturbing frankness and an honesty that may make you blush.
Book 3 of the Calhoun Chronicles by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. Washington, D.C., 1870s At a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested…yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for measuring stars has left her woefully lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her…someone who is a master at the art of seduction. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. But secretly he loathes the cynical, manipulative man he's become. Initially, he befriends Abigail as a means to a political end. But somewhere along the way the plan goes awry. First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story. For a man convinced he's incapable of love and a woman who believes she can reach the stars, could this be a match made in heaven? A historical romance.
Fiction. "Penny Annie smelled like marigolds." Thus opens this whimsical romance, which brings together not a yak-riding, but a motorcycle-riding monk named Matthew, a lovely mountain retreat, a monastery filled with enigmatic rooms, the games of baseball and hurling, and of course, our other hero, Penny Annie, she of the marigold smell, who together with Matthew, is questing to redeem her past and accept love. No cellerage with skulls or dessicated bodies, but gee, did we mention the walk-on literary characters and the walk-away puns?