Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah
Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
A riveting first-hand account of the fierce battle for Fallujah during the Iraq War and the Marines who fought there--a story of brotherhood and sacrifice in a platoon of heroes Five months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World War II. In the city's bloody streets, they came face-to-face with the enemy-radical insurgents high on adrenaline, fighting to a martyr's death, and suicide bombers approaching from every corner. Award-winning author and historian Patrick O'Donnell stood shoulder to shoulder with this modern band of brothers as they marched and fought through the streets of Fallujah, and he stayed with them as the casualties mounted.
When We Were Young is an intense, and often humorous fictional narrative following the life of Jonah, a young man from a small town in Virginia, who experiences his first taste of freedom in the real world. Told in a first-person narrative, the reader is allowed access to all of Jonah's thoughts and feelings. The work begins with Jonah in high school, shortly after the Columbine massacre. Because of the way he looks-shaved head, nontraditional-type clothing-Jonah is worried about being labeled as a troublemaker and being suspended from school. After the massacre, Jonah somehow feels more comfortable because, in this tense environment, everyone is suddenly being listened to, even those who look or act differently. Although the book opens when the main character is in his last year of high school, he is just beginning to "find" himself. Similar to Kerouac's On The Road, the reader follows the character through high school graduation, a trip to New York City, the summer between high school and college, and into the first semester of college and beyond. Jonah, and the reader as well, experience love and loss, long drunken nights, success and failure. When Jonah's friends move on-to college, marriage, kids, etc.-the reader wonders if Jonah ever will. When We Were Youngeffectively captures the emotions of a character who feels stifled by his surroundings in a small, conservative, southern town. When We Were Young takes the reader on a journey unique to Jonah, but a rite experienced by all generations. Jason Jepson was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1980. He moved to Roanoke Virginia, where he spent most of his growing-up years in a "Leave it to Beaver" home-two parents and one annoying but loyal older brother. After high school, Jepson attended college before joining the United States Army. He was trained at Fort Knox as a cavalry scout-19 Delta. He received an honorable discharge from the military in 2004. Jepson has always enjoyed writing and has kept a journal going since the seventh grade. These journals have been the inspiration for much of his writing. Jepson also enjoys writing poetry and short stories. A couple of his poems have been published in literary magazines. His poem entitled "Nephew" was written about his nephew, Reid. Jepson currently lives in Richmond Virginia with his cat, Malcolm Cat, named after Malcolm X. Most of the events in When We Were Youngare fictionalized experiences from the author's life.
This is the true story of an innocent little Amish boy who grew up in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After running around with the Amish youth and getting involved with drinking, pornography, and drugs, he decided to leave the Amish faith, because he didnt believe the Amish were living by Gods standards. He struggled with addictions for fifteen years and eventually moved away from Lancaster County, finding God and then walking away from God, and going on to live in complete sin. He married a non-Christian woman and soon found himself living in hell on earth. After three years of marriage, his wife decided she was going to kill them both, one way or another. God stepped into his life and freed him through salvation. He discovered a mighty power in the Holy Spirit. God changed his life and wants to do the same in your life. You just have to make a spot for Him in your life. Jesus Christ has a free gift for you, and all you have to do is receive it before it is too late.
I am scared, that once this war is over, and I am sent home, that you won't be here. That you will have left. Leonard and Violet, young, restless and in love, spend their first night together knowing it may also be their last. It's 1942 and, in a hotel room in Bath, they dream of their future while preparing for Leonard's departure to the war. But the bombs begin to fall and their world will never be the same again. In the year 2002, the couple look back at what might have been. Examining the impact of the Second World War on two ordinary lives and a love that spans more than sixty years, Nick Payne's One Day When We Were Young premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in October 2011 in a Paines Plough production.
How the men and women of Britain found 'the road home' after the Great War. From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE LOST POST. 11am, 11.11.1918: the war is finally over. After four long years Britain welcomed her heroes home. Wives and mothers were reunited with loved ones they'd feared they'd never see again. Fathers met sons and daughters born during the war years for the very first time. It was a time of great joy - but it was also a time of enormous change. The soldiers and nurses who survived life at the Front faced the reality of rebuilding their lives in a society that had changed beyond recognition. How did the veterans readjust to civilian life? How did they cope with their war wounds, work and memories of lost comrades? And what of the people they returned to - the independent young women who were asked to give up the work they had been enjoying, the wives who had to readjust to life with men who seemed like strangers?
Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle
Author: Si Robertson
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
You know him from the hit A&E® show Duck Dynasty®—now you can enjoy Uncle Si’s tall tales, crazy exploits, and quirky one-liners in one raucous collection! “These hands are so fast, I can get your wallet before you know it. In a minute, you’ll be standing there buck naked and won’t know what hit you!” “Look here—if it wasn’t for my tripped knee, I’d be playing in the NBA today.” “Hey, Jack!” Any of these sound familiar? If they do—or even if they don’t—you’re in for a good laugh. The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring book. And as Uncle Si recounts his outlandish tales, he weaves in an up-close look into his personal life. You’ll learn about his childhood as the youngest son in the Robertson family, his college days, and how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present tea.. And in many of these never-before-heard tales, Si openly talks about his wife Christine and two children, Scott and Trasa—who are never seen and rarely mentioned on the show. Sure to please die-hard fans and curious newbies alike, Si’s one-liners are presented alongside fun, expressive photographs, as well as photos of his family. As you learn about his behind-the-scenes life, this smattering of zany stories will have you falling over with laughter and retelling them to all your friends.
Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.