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The Quiet Hero: The Untold Medal of Honor Story of George E. by Gary W. Toyn

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By Gary W. Toyn

This robust tale files the conflict of Iwo Jima from the point of view of remarkable military corpsman George Wahlen. After a long time of silence, this survivor of 1 of worldwide warfare II's such a lot awful battles divulges the gritty information of his magnificent stories. Upon touchdown with a firm of 250 marines, Wahlen fought along them. less than repeated grenade and mortar fireplace himself, Wahlen refused evacuation, who prefer to help these he seemed to be in larger risk. Witnesses of his heroics stay dumbfounded he survived, and whereas his fabulous feats of bravery kept numerous marines, the depth of the conflict left few males of the corporate unscathed—they suffered the top killed-in-action ratio of any marine corporation in the course of a unmarried conflict in U.S. background. the importance of his tale lies within the old context of the conflict for Iwo Jima; whereas many take note the long-lasting flag-raising picture captured in this clash, few observe the conflict was once the most expensive of global struggle II for the US. After receiving a Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman in 1945, Wahlen has been the indispensable quiet hero, refusing the adulation often bestowed on nationally famous veterans.

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Dollfuss: An Austrian Patriot by Johannes Messner

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By Johannes Messner

Brought during this e-book is Englebert Dollfuss, the Austrian hero who plotted a path for Austria opposed to Nazism, opposed to Socialism, and opposed to unbridled capitalism till his assassination by way of the Nazis in 1934. this can be the tale of the Austrian chancellor who tried to behave as an ethical strength to carry a divided, bankrupt, and sour Europe to its senses. It information how he persuaded humans of many various political persuasions to stick to and aid that coverage, now not via stylish speeches, valueless courses, and empty offers, yet via logic, reliable humor, overpowering honesty, and super own sacrifice.

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Pattern Poetry: Guide to an Unknown Literature by Dick Higgins

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By Dick Higgins

Trend poetry--poetry from sooner than 1900 that fuses literature and visible art--has existed because the occasions of old Crete and Egypt. much less popular than smooth visible poetry, development poetry has been produced in such a lot ecu and American literatures, and, as shut analogues, in lots of oriental literatures.
This booklet tells the heritage of development poetry, documenting and classifying greater than 2,000 works. Illustrations of every significant style of trend poem are incorporated. The ebook additionally explores comparable varieties, resembling photo song notations, formed prose, sound poetry, and poetic labyrinths, to call a couple of. A thesaurus, essays through international professionals at the oriental analogues to the development poem, and the 1st complete bibliography on development poetry entire the paintings. With this publication, Dick Higgins has supplied an fundamental software for establishing up the realm of development poetry to the coed and the lay reader alike, bringing order to what has been an imprecise and complicated sector, and delighting the attention and brain via casting gentle on those forgotten treasures.

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From Tobruk to Borneo: Memoirs of an Italian Aussie by Frank G Perversi

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By Frank G Perversi

Frank Perversi used to be a Rat of Tobruk for 6 months and was once hooked up to ahead troops within the powerful conflict at EI Alamein; within the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and within the assault on Shaggy Ridge within the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and at last within the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo.

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Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne

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By Conor Byrne

In this new full-length biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII's 5th spouse, Conor Byrne reconsiders Katherine’s short reign and the situations of her lifestyles, striping away the advanced layers of myths and misconceptions to bare a reputable portrait of this tragic queen.

By reinterpreting her existence within the context of cultural customs and expectancies surrounding sexuality, fertility and kin honour, Byrne exposes the constraints of conceptualising Katherine as both ‘whore’ or ‘victim’. His extra rounded view of the situations within which she discovered herself and the expectancies of her society permits the ancient Katherine to emerge.

Katherine has lengthy been condemned by way of historians for being a promiscuous and frivolous consort who partied away her days and revelled in male awareness, yet Byrne's reassessment conveys the mature and considerate ways that Katherine approached her queenship. It was once a tragedy that her existence used to be managed by way of predators trying to strengthen themselves at her rate, regardless of the cost.

Foreword by way of Claire Ridgway

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Franklin and Lucy: Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable by Joseph E. Persico

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By Joseph E. Persico

In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed writer and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR’s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd. Persico’s provocative conclusions approximately their courting are proficient by means of a revealing diversity of assets, together with never-before-published letters and records from Lucy Rutherfurd’s property that attest to the depth of the affair, which lasted for much longer than was once formerly acknowledged.

FDR’s reference to Lucy additionally creates a chance for Persico to take a extra penetrating examine the opposite ladies in FDR’s existence. We come to determine extra basically how FDR’s infidelity contributed to Eleanor Roosevelt’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to might be the best American lady of her century; how FDR’s strong-willed mom helped to bolster his unravel in overcoming own and public adversity; and the way either paramours and platonic acquaintances accomplished the area that FDR inhabited. In concentrating on Lucy Rutherfurd and the opposite girls who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico renders the main intimate portrait but of an enigmatic vast of yankee heritage.

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Anni. Letters and Writings of Annemarie Wächter by Annemarie Wachter, Marianne Wright, Erna Albertz

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By Annemarie Wachter, Marianne Wright, Erna Albertz

Even though she was once for a few years the spouse of a pastor, Annemarie Waechter Arnold used to be identified for her dislike of spiritual speech and pious utterances, who prefer as a substitute to precise her religion in useful gestures of affection. a happy and full of life lady, she touched the lives of hundreds of thousands with deeds of generosity, kindness, and encouragement. Few who knew her as an grownup may have well-known her because the teen who wrote in her diary: "There is just not anything in me, i'm not anything, i've got no opinion, no conviction, no path, no nothing...what is God? i do not be aware of even if i think in him or do not believe in him...this internal loneliness is the worst factor there's, occasionally it will possibly kill you." This booklet is the tale, advised in Annemarie's personal phrases, of her course from doubt and depression to a lifetime of function, religion, and pleasure. Annemarie used to be set in this direction while she answered to a decision from God so powerful and direct that it abolished all her doubts. This name led her to a existence in Christian group the place she may perhaps commit herself thoroughly to practising God's coming nation of justice and love. As she wrote, "It is infinitely reassuring to grasp that there's an absolute fact, an infinitely nice love. it truly is great to grasp that one doesn't need to squander one's existence, one doesn't have to ask anymore what existence is absolutely for, what its objective is."

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