Bye for Now  A Soldier s Story Book

Bye for Now A Soldier s Story

  • Author : Pvt. Beverly Richard Borthwick
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684740499

Bye for Now A Soldier s Story Excerpt :

This memoir traces my father's poignant and terrifying odyssey during World War II. From the deserts of North Africa, to the beachhead of Anzio, through the belly of the European Theater to a German prison camp and liberation by the Russians.

Bye For Now Book

Bye For Now

  • Author : Beverly Richard Borthwick
  • Publisher : Litprime Solutions
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 1954886195

Bye For Now Excerpt :

A Memoir of my father's experiences in WWII from his landing in Oran to the stalemate on the beachhead of Anzio, to the fall of Rome and his ultimate capture by the Germans and the deprivations of his captivity, He was liberated by the Russians.

Never Say Goodbye Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Never Say Goodbye

  • Author : Robert Anstey
  • Publisher : Robert\Anstey
  • Release Date : 2015-12-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 0997092602

Never Say Goodbye Excerpt :

A True Story Of Four American Soldiers Who Were The Best Of Friends Just Days Before D-Day. They Were Afraid, But They Were Ready. They Were Not Hero's, But They Were Heroic. They Were Ordinary People In Extraordinary Times. One Met A British Girl In A Moment Of Time That Should Have Never Happened, A Moment That Changed Everything. He Didn't Want To Leave, And Now He Couldn't Stop Thinking About Her. Through D-Day And The Battle Of The Bulge And The Fight For Nazi Germany Itself. Through Tragedy And Triumph He Longed For Her. Would She Wait For Him? If He Found Her He Would Never Let Her Go. Goodbyes Are For Those That Will Never Return, So You Must Never Say Goodbye.

A Soldier s Story of the War Book

A Soldier s Story of the War

  • Author : Napier Bartlett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081918785

A Soldier s Story of the War Excerpt :

Numbers 141-142 omitted in pagination.

A Soldier   s Story of The Siege At Vicksburg  Abridged  Annotated  Book

A Soldier s Story of The Siege At Vicksburg Abridged Annotated

  • Author : Osborne Oldroyd
  • Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

A Soldier s Story of The Siege At Vicksburg Abridged Annotated Excerpt :

Osborne Oldroyd had two residences in common with his martyred Commander-in-Chief, Abraham Lincoln. He and his family rented the Lincoln house in Springfield after the war and he was instrumental in convincing Robert Lincoln to donate the house to the state. Oldroyd later lived in the Peterson House, where the late President died across the street from Ford's Theater. What was it like day to day for the soldier in the trenches? Osborn Oldroyd, just shy of 21-years-old, kept a diary during the siege and published it in 1895. For the first time, this compelling, thrilling, sad, and humorous account is available in an affordable, well-formatted abridged e-book. Far from being mere cannon fodder, many of the soldiers of the Civil War were keen observers of the events that changed America forever. They were capable of writing intimate, engaging prose and they were not insensible to the beauty of the night sky or the awful beauty of destruction. With wit, irony, and fierce patriotism, Oldroyd draws us in. From Oldroyd's diary: "...kept up the firing for four hours, during which time the smoke was so thick we could see nothing but the flash of the guns. No fog could have so completely hid from view objects around...such a screeching of shot and shell must prove a terror to them, and my heart has not yet grown so hardened that I can not feel for them." And: "Soldiers grow more friendly as they are brought better to realize the terrible ravages of war. As Colonel Force called us to 'Attention!' this morning, one of the boys remarked, 'I love that man more than ever.'" Even in the midst of the crash of battle, Oldroyd tells us, "Boys at the front have time for sport, which is not to be interrupted even by stray shells." He then goes on to describe a card game during which the boys did not even acknowledge shells flying over their heads. Later he writes of sneaking into a Vicksburg home during the siege and being invited to stay for a birthday party. No history can convey the

One Soldier s Story Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

One Soldier s Story

  • Author : Bob Dole
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061751301

One Soldier s Story Excerpt :

“A poignant and inspiring memoir. . . . Dole’s odyssey of courage and determination can be a guideline to us all.”— Philadelphia Inquirer In his own words, Bob Dole tells his legendary World War II story—a personal odyssey of tremendous courage, sacrifice, and faith In One Soldier’s Story, Dole recites the moving, inspirational story of his harrowing experience in World War II, and how he overcame life-threatening injuries long before rising to the top of the U.S. Senate. As a platoon leader in the famed 10th Mountain Division, 21-year-old Bob Dole was gravely wounded on a hill in the Italian Alps just two weeks before the end of the war. Trying to pull his radioman to safety during a fire-fight against a fortified German position, Dole was hit with shrapnel across his right shoulder and back. Over the next three years, not expected to survive, he lapsed in and out of a coma, lost a kidney, lost the use of his right arm and most of the feeling in his left arm. But he willed himself to live. Drawing on nearly 300 never-before-seen letters between him and his family during this period, Dole offers a powerful, vivid portrait of one man’s struggle to survive in the closing moments of the war. With insight and candor, Dole also focuses on the words, actions, and selfless deeds of countless American heroes with whom he served, including two fellow injured soldiers who later joined him in the Senate, capturing the singular qualities of his generation. He speaks here not as a politician, but as a wounded G.I. who went on to become one of our nation’s most respected statesmen. In doing so, he gives us a heartfelt story of uncommon bravery and personal faith-in himself, his fellow man, and a greater power.

The Soldier s Story Book

The Soldier s Story

  • Author : Samuel Brackett Wing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Diagnosis, Radioscopic
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081765624

The Soldier s Story Excerpt :

The Soul of a Soldier The True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil War Book

The Soul of a Soldier The True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil War

  • Author : Myron M. Miller
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-03-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 1456881477

The Soul of a Soldier The True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil War Excerpt :

The Soul of a Soldier: the True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil War by Myron M. Miller What happened to a soldier's soul during the Civil War as he faced the horrors of war?Why did a man leave behind a wife and two very young children to serve in the army? Who was Samuel K. Miller before, during and after the Civil War? What was the Mounted Pioneer Corps, and what was their critical role in keeping an army moving? Why was he chosen to be in that unit? When a woman was left with children while her husband went off to the Civil War, what pressures did she face because he was away? How did the women manage their homes while their husbands were away? What were the feelings of a Union soldier as he faced his “brothers” across the picket lines, the Confederates whom he came to know personally? What did they eat? Where did they live and sleep? What did they wear, and where did they get what they needed? What volunteer organizations sprung up to help the soldiers as they fought in the battlefields, either by providing physical help, or in aiding them to be in contact with their loved ones? From his vantage point, somewhat unique because of the positioning of the Mounted Pioneer Corps during battles, what did he see of the battles? What were the forces for and against the war in his community back in Pennsylvania? Who were the Copperheads? What happened to his four Ellis family brothers-in-law who also served in the Union Army? All these questions are answered in this book, “The Soul of a Soldier: the True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil War.” At age 42, Samuel K. Miller volunteered for the 211th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in September 1864 and served until June 1865. During his nine months in the service, he wrote 46 letters to his wife and, through her, to their one and five year old sons at their home in the little town of Hartstown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, population less than 200. This book contains the 46 letters that Samuel wrote du

A Soldier of the Great War Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

A Soldier of the Great War

  • Author : Mark Helprin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547545141

A Soldier of the Great War Excerpt :

An Italian septuagenarian recounts his life before and after World War I in this novel from the author of Paris in the Present Tense. For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night, the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps, he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy is dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, and realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than a tale: it is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family. “[A] testimony to the indomitable human spirit. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

The Soldiers  Story Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Soldiers Story

  • Author : Ron Steinman
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 0760732620

The Soldiers Story Excerpt :

Soldiers tell of their experiences during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, the siege of Khe Sanh, the Tet Offensive, the Fall of Saigon and at other times during the war.

A Farewell to Arms Book
Score: 3.5
From 91 Ratings

A Farewell to Arms

  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476764528

A Farewell to Arms Excerpt :

Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all 39 of the Nobel Prize-winning author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process. Reprint.

A Soldier s Promise Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Soldier s Promise

  • Author : First Sgt. Daniel Hendrex
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416934998

A Soldier s Promise Excerpt :

After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, First Sergeant Daniel Hendrex was dispatched along with his unit, Dragon Company, to Husaybah, a small town bordering Syria in the Sunni-dominated Al Anbar Province in Iraq. Their mission was to plug the bottleneck at the border checkpoint, where foreign fighters and weapons smugglers were filtering through daily to join the increasingly menacing insurgency growing rapidly in the region. It was at this checkpoint, amid relentless attacks, that Daniel and his men found the most effective ally of the war effort in the most unlikely of sources. In December 2003 a skinny Iraqi kid about fourteen years old approached one of the soldiers at the border and said simply, "Arrest me." Jamil, as he was called, claimed to have valuable information about the insurgency, but First Sergeant Hendrex was skeptical -- especially when the boy announced that the man he wanted to turn in was his own father. The story that unfolds is one of heartbreaking tragedy, remarkable courage, and unprecedented resiliency, as this child of the insurgency takes it upon himself to fight back with the help of the U.S. Army...and loses everything in the process -- his country, his home, and his family. But through the power of his own conviction and his finely honed survival skills, Jamil (who was quickly nicknamed Steve-O by the soldiers of Dragon Company) sought refuge with the U.S. military in exchange for information. He risked everything he knew for a chance at freedom -- a choice few men, let alone children, have to make in their lifetimes. And after Steve-O helped save countless lives, First Sergeant Hendrex made it his personal mission to repay his debt and get the boy to safety. A Soldier's Promise is an incredible story of sacrifice and courage by an Iraqi boy and the U.S. soldiers who protected him from certain death by bringing him to the United States. It's an astonishing tale of two countries and two very different kinds of people joining together ag

Goodbye for Now Book

Goodbye for Now

  • Author : M.J. Hollows
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2018-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008287962

Goodbye for Now Excerpt :

‘Amazing!! One of the best books I’ve ever read.’ Reader review, 5 stars

A Tale of Two Soldiers Book

A Tale of Two Soldiers

  • Author : Max Gendelman
  • Publisher : Hillcrest Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626522886

A Tale of Two Soldiers Excerpt :

Max Gendelman's incredible memoir, A Tale of Two Soldiers, tells of the unlikely friendship between an American Jewish POW and a lieutenant in the German Luftwaffe.