Tales of Love and Valor

Two Novellas

Author: David Taylor Johannesen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984519735

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

View: 889

A Wife from Scotland Fiona Stoute Liddell lives a quiet life as a veterinarian in rural Utahfar away from her scheming Scottish familyuntil she meets Solomon Fairchild, an American rancher from Boston, and rescues him from a life of self-exile. Their fateful love takes them to Scotland, where they marry in Aberdeen near Fionas clan that is led by legendary horse whisperers and where all members of the secretive Freemason Society. Can their carefree love survive these ancient rituals and superstitions? Tooele to Manila Affable Pete Skip Granger and his fervent wife, Madeleine, meet and marry in the Philippines at the end of World War II where he, a colonel under General Douglas MacArthur and a New England Quaker, develops a highly profitable ship salvage business in Manila Bay and she is a courageous wartime nurse and devout Mormon from Tooele, a small ranching town in Utah. The story follows their courageous but often contentious life together as Madeleine struggles to maintain her faith and identity as they become increasingly entangled with Solomon Fairchilds Boston Brahmin family.

Love and Valor

The Intimate Civil War Letters Between Captain Jacob and Emeline Ritner

Author: Charles F. Larimer

Publisher: Sigourney PressInc

ISBN: 9780967386300

Category: History

Page: 453

View: 3961

Vividly depicting life both on the battlefield and at the home front during the Civil War, "Love and Valor" is a priceless collection of letters exchanged between Captain Jacob Ritner and his wife Emeline. While Jacob recounts all the battles he fought in compelling detail, Emeline movingly records the lives of those left behind to raise families and manage farms in their husbands'absence. "Love and Valor" is also the story of a family of Iowa abolitionists who help to make this book a must read.

War Stories

37 Epic Tales of Courage, Duty, and Valor

Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493029622

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9710

In War Stories - a jumbo book of great stories about the military and war - editor Lamar Underwood has pulled together some of the finest writings about war-fighting that capture readers imaginations. It includes legendary tales from the French and Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Great War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq – more than 250 years of warfare from colonial times up through the present day. This unforgettable collection includes stories by: *Baron Manfred Von Richthofen *Christina Olds *Randy Zahn *Eddie Rickenbacker *William “Buffalo Bill” Cody *Stephen Crane *Michael Lee Lanning *Blake Stillwell *General Custer, *and many others.

Knights, Maidens and Dragons

Six Medieval Tales of Virtue and Valor

Author: Julia Duin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972011181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

View: 6938

In the days of chivalry, pure and faithful hearts were rewarded -- and they still are. These six enchanting stories set around the world will capture your heart with their wonder and wisdom. First created at the turn of the 20th century, these Victorian-era tales retold from the Little Colonel books have been rewritten for today's reader, retaining all the beauty of the originals. Purity before marriage, patience in adversity, faithfulness in small things, and sacrificial love and courage in despair are some of the virtues displayed in these new spiritual classics. Knights, Maidens and Dragons is illustrated with more than a dozen full-color gorgeous artworks created by famous illustrator Diana Magnuson.

The Lost Valor of Love

Author: E A Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944878528

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

View: 4625

Growing up during the centuries-long conflict between the empires of Egypt and Hatti, the young princess Istara is taken hostage by the King of Hatti to secure the loyalty of her father, the King of Kadesh to the empire. Soon her new life in Hatti's glittering capital becomes all she knows. Bound in blood before the gods to Hatti's unwilling crown prince, Istara, now Hatti's queen-in-waiting, learns she will never be loved. But the drums of war beat again, and when the scheming plans of Hatti's king threaten the existence of all civilization, the gods give Istara a choice: to leave behind everything she knows to save mankind, or remain where she is, powerless, a token on the game board of kings. On the brink of one of the most brutal battles in history, she chooses to risk her life to deliver a message to the only man able to prevent the prophecy from becoming a reality--her mortal enemy, the Pharaoh Ramesses II. Wounded, cold and hungry, she wanders in the battle's horrific aftermath, and aids a powerful commander, who she learns protected her once, and has been bound to her ever since by a prophetic dream of his future. Despite his resistance, and Istara once more becoming a pawn of kings, they must confront an eternal love so powerful, not even kings, the gods, or death can keep them apart.

Woman of Valor

Clara Barton and the Civil War

Author: Stephen B. Oates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439105367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 527

View: 9252

When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by her previous biographers, has written the first complete account of Clara Barton's active engagement in the Civil War. By the summer of 1862, with no institutional affiliation or official government appointment, but impelled by a sense of duty and a need to heal, she made her way to the front lines and the heat of battle. Oates tells the dramatic story of this woman who gave the world a new definition of courage, supplying medical relief to the wounded at some of the most famous battles of the war -- including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Battery Wagner, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Under fire with only her will as a shield, she worked while ankle deep in gore, in hellish makeshift battlefield hospitals -- a bullet-riddled farmhouse, a crumbling mansion, a windblown tent. Committed to healing soldiers' spirits as well as their bodies, she served not only as nurse and relief worker, but as surrogate mother, sister, wife, or sweetheart to thousands of sick, wounded, and dying men. Her contribution to the Union was incalculable and unique. It also became the defining event in Barton's life, giving her the opportunity as a woman to reach out for a new role and to define a new profession. Nursing, regarded as a menial service before the war, became a trained, paid occupation after the conflict. Although Barton went on to become the founder and first president of the Red Cross, the accomplishment for which she is best known, A Woman of Valor convinces us that her experience on the killing fields of the Civil War was her most extraordinary achievement.


Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front

Author: Mark Lee Greenblatt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589799534

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7039

Valor features the thrilling stories that are the fruit of Mark Lee Greenblatt’s interviews with brave American servicemen from twenty-first-century wars. These soldiers, sailors, and Marines have risked their lives several times over for their country as well as for their fellow troops and civilians. Still, until now, their stories have largely gone unnoticed by the public, perhaps lost in the frenzied and often nasty debate surrounding those conflicts. As the author writes, “This generation does not have an Audie Murphy. I set out to change that with this book.” Detailing incredible and evocative feats—including an Army pilot who rescued two fellow pilots from a deadly crash in hostile territory and strapped himself to the helicopter’s exterior for the flight to the hospital—Greenblatt provides glimpses into the minds of these men as they face gut-wrenching decisions and overcome enormous odds. However, this book is much more than tales of riveting action. Each chapter goes beyond linear combat stories to explore each hero’s motivations, dreams, and the genuine emotions that were evoked in the face of extreme danger. Readers will be transported to a variety of settings—from close-quarters urban fighting in Iraq to mountainside ambushes in rural Afghanistan to a midnight rescue in the middle of the Atlantic—as they accompany the men who do not see themselves as heroes but as patriots in the line of duty.

Tales of the Syndicate of Valor

Author: Emerald G. Kirk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978075351


Page: 208

View: 7993

The world has ended. Large mutated animals now walk the Earth, and looters, raiders, and crazy cultists are not making things any better or easier. In this Post Apocalyptic world, the only group left to maintain order, and sanity (if you want to call it that) is the Syndicate of Valor. These are their stories.


Tales of Valor and Villainy

Author: Greg Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990745945

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 102

View: 401

Monstrous Vol. 1: Tales of Valor and Villainy collects the hit 4-issue miniseries by Greg Wright and Ken Lamug! You've heard the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster before. You know they tried to kill each other. Now, Frankenstein has built robots, his monster has built more monsters, and the world will never be the same.

Love and Valor

Author: Tom Hood

Publisher: N.A


Category: English fiction

Page: 155

View: 2988


Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece

Mythology's Great Tales of Valor and Romance

Author: W. H. D. Rouse

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663618

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 3080

The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…

Women of Valor

The Rochambelles on the WWII Front

Author: Ellen Hampton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137123036

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6864

Women of Valor tells the extraordinary story of the Rochambelles, the only women's unit to serve on the front lines of World War II. Some of them had been proper young ladies stranded abroad by the German invasion of France; others had scaled the Pyrénées by night to escape the Nazi occupation. All of them had a deep desire to help liberate their nation, and if they couldn't fight, driving an ambulance would have to do. Organized in New York by awealthy American widow determined to create an all-female ambulance corps, they served with unflinching courage - saving soldiers from burning camps, dodging bombs, bullets, and mines, and even talking their way out of German hands.With colorful, brave characters and fierce battle scenes,Womenof Valoris both a gripping and delightful read.

Of Wisdom and Valor

The Art of War; the Path of Peace

Author: Aleksandra Layland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542986274


Page: 630

View: 7950

This is the Second Edition of the Large Print Edition of the epic fantasy Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace. (Part II of the Windflower Saga trilogy). It is printed in one volume at 8.5X11 inches. The first edition required purchase of four separate 8 1/2X11 books to read the entire novel. Lady Keridwen, Duchess of Ansgar, has been elected the new Queen of Kimbria and ordered by the Royal Council to marry the fearsome mercenary warlord Leofric Longsword. But he is under orders to keep her far away from the throne. Will Lord Leofric honor his contract with the Royal Council? Or will he honor his marriage vows to Keridwen?

Medal of Valor Firefighters

Gripping Tales of Bravery from America's Decorated Heroes

Author: Michael L. Middleton

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071410281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 9498

Presents stories of heroism by fire fighters from around the country, including a rescue of a trapped woman during the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco and the rescue of a child from a burning bedroom in Brooklyn.

For Love of Country

What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Author: Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101872829

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6761

In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the CEO of Starbucks and a National Book Award Nominee celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans. Co-written by the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City. Simultaneous.

Third Time Lucky

And Other Stories of the Most Powerful Wizard in the World

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625671156

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 9584

There's a lot of responsibility involved with being the most powerful wizard in the world, and Magdelene wants nothing to do with any of it. Lazy, lusty, and more likely to be found lying in the sun than casting runes or sacrificing unfortunate goats, she'd really rather avoid dealing with challenges, errant apprentices, demons, dragons, death, and bureaucracy. These seven stories include Third Time Lucky, Tanya Huff's first professional sale to George Scithers at Amazing Stories. Thirty years, thirty novels, eighty-three short stories, and one television show later, this is where it all began.

Stolen Valor

How the Vietnam Generation was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History

Author: Bernard Gary Burkett,Glenna Whitley

Publisher: Summit Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781565302846

Category: Homeless veterans

Page: 692

View: 3841

Military documents reveal decades of deceit about the Vietnam War and myths perpetuated by the mainstream media.

Classic Legendary Hero Stories

Extraordinary Tales of Honor, Courage, and Valor

Author: Stephen Vincent Brennan

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592288724

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 1182

History is filled with myth. Heroes and icons from our distant past are no longer remembered by people who actually experienced them. They are remembered by the stories passed down from generation to generation. After so many centuries have passed it is often difficult to discern who was truly alive, and who lived only in the minds of the storytellers. As you'll see in Classic Legendary Hero Stories, fictional beings are no less capable than real-life heroes of teaching society a lesson, or exemplifying what the reader believes is right and just, or downright evil. Whether or not the characters in a story were ever alive is a decision each reader will have to make on their own. Regardless of when or where the characters may have lived, each story in this collection will share with the reader some moral lesson that applies to the world today. Classic Legendary Hero Stories will include characters from a variety of places and time periods, including: * Gilgamesh * young David (Goliath's foe) * Odysseus * Horatius (at the Bridge) * Beowulf * the Irish King Cuchulain * El Cid * Richard Lionheart * Robin Hood * Roland * King Arthur * Sunjata (the original Lion King of old Mali) * Rama the Indian Prince * Hanuman, protector of the Indian family * and many more.