From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accounts of famous battles and in-depth discussions of slavery, this collection is a remarkable opportunity for scholars and historians to rediscover the experience and ...
Author: George E. Pickett
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
BCR's Shelf2Life American Civil War Collection is a unique and exciting collection of pre-1923 titles focusing on the American Civil War and the people and events surrounding it. From memoirs and biographies of notable military figures to firsthand accounts of famous battles and in-depth discussions of slavery, this collection is a remarkable opportunity for scholars and historians to rediscover the experience and impact of the Civil War. The volumes contained in the collection were all written within 60 years of the end of the war, which means that most authors had living memory of it and were facing the effects of the war while writing. These firsthand accounts allow the modern reader to more fully understand the culture of both the Union and Confederacy, the politics that governed the escalation and end of the war, the personal experience of life during the Civil War, and the most difficult and polarizing question in the history of the United States: slavery. The American Civil War Collection allows new readers access to the contemporary arguments and accounts surrounding the war, and is a vital new tool in understanding this important and pivotal chapter in American history.
From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11 ...
Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.
Books by Belle Calhoune Love Inspired Reunited with the Sheriff Forever Her
Hero Heart of a Soldier BELLE CALHOUNE was born and raised in
Massachusetts. Some of her fondest childhood memories revolve around her four
siblings and ...
Author: Belle Calhoune
A Soldier's Unexpected Homecoming Returning soldier Dylan Hart heads to Texas to finally meet pen pal Holly Lynch. When he arrives, he's shocked to discover the plucky beauty he fell in love with has kept a very big secret. Scarred emotionally by his past, Dylan is deeply hurt that Holly didn't trust him with such a vital truth about herself. When he's hired as a cowboy on her family's vast ranch, he's committed to staying in town. And as he slowly reconnects with the woman whose letters once saved him, he'll have to take a look inside his heart to discover what matters most.
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only thing I did good was fighting new ConneCtions How bad do you wanna get
on this 21 The hearT of aYoung Soldier The letter to the heavenly father.
Author: James E. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is showing readers how a young African American man deals with real life situations. There are examples of betrayal, success, optimism, love and heartache in this book. He is displaying how to deal with everyday problems and struggles versus going the opposite route and becoming a statistic. He shares with readers his most intimate thoughts and his most diminishing life lessons.
A helicopter pilot with the Air Cavalry recounts the story of her marriage to a commissioned officer, describing how she turned down a dream assignment to stay by her husband's side during his Korea deployment, their shared horror at the ...
Author: Kate Blaise
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A helicopter pilot with the Air Cavalry recounts the story of her marriage to a commissioned officer, describing how she turned down a dream assignment to stay by her husband's side during his Korea deployment, their shared horror at the September 11 attacks, and her husband's death in Iraq. 40,000 first printing.
All this led herof course to regardhim withredoubled affection, andto increase the
weightof indebtedness of her heart towardsone whom she had treatedso coldly,
and who for her sakehad borne so much of misery. "But ah!" she said to herself, ...
They range from details of battles, his grief at the loss of men, and even chatty gossip. This book would make a nice gift.
Author: LaSalle Pickett
George Edward Pickett was born in Richmond on Sept. 13, 1825, and was graduated from West Point in 1846. During the Mexican War, he fought at Contreras and Churubusco, acquitting himself so well at Chapultepec that he was awarded the brevet of a first lieutenant. Later he served in Washington Territory and at Army posts elsewhere in the West. On June 25, 1861, he resigned his commission, and a month later, he became a colonel in the Confederate Army. Henceforth, his war experience would be almost entirely confined to Virginia. (Peter Cliffe, THE WASHINGTON TIMES, July 25, 2006.) LaSalle (she changed her name from Sallie Ann) Corbell and George Pickett wed on September 15, 1863, when George was thirty-eight and his adoring bride no more than twenty-two. This was Pickett's second legal marriage. His first wife had died in childbirth in November 1851, and he fathered a son by an Indian woman while serving with the United States Infantry in the Pacific Northwest a few years before the Civil War. (Gregory J. W. Urwin, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 2000.) In January 1862, by then commanding a division in the Army of Northern Virginia, he was promoted to brigadier general. Pickett saw action at Gaines Mill (third of the Seven Days' battles) on June 27, in an indecisive battle that cost Lee too many men. In October, he became a major general. He was at Fredericksburg in December when Lee thrashed an unbelievably inept Gen. Ambrose Burnside. Pickett is probably best remembered for his ill-fated charge on July 3, 1863, the third day of Gettysburg, against strongly positioned Federals on Cemetery Ridge. These letters were mostly written from the field and may reveal a side of military life not often written about in history books. They range from details of battles, his grief at the loss of men, and even chatty gossip. This book would make a nice gift.
He grabbed the dangling string and switched off the light. Why did that annoy him
so much? He certainly couldn't take on responsibility for anyone else, so he
shouldn't be irked that Mary Kate didn't want to confide A Soldier's Heart 118.
Author: Marta Perry
Wounded army officer Luke Marino was sent home, his career, his spirit shattered. Now he wanted only to be left alone, refusing even the physical therapy he needed. But Mary Kate Flanagan Donnelly, a widow with two children to raise on her own, needed Luke's case to prove herself as a capable therapist. Despite the revival of feelings she thought dormant since their high school romance, she was determined to help the stubborn hero and keep matters strictly business….
A novella of loyalty and survival—in which three soldiers must survive active duty before they can find their true loves in the town of Snowberry Creek, Washington… Best friends Nick, Spence, and Leif are counting down the last days of their third deployment as members of the U.S. Army, and their first in Afghanistan. But when one of them receives heartbreaking news from home, their camaraderie will be tested both under fire and under the strain of nearly unbearable emotional pain. Then, while on patrol in a dangerous sector, the strangest thing happens—a stray dog appears from nowhere, alerting them to a coming ambush, and saves their lives. And as the three soldiers struggle to rescue the pooch from the firefight, each of the friends finds a little lost piece of himself—and a part of themselves they need to carry home… Includes a preview of the upcoming full-length novel set in the Snowberry Creek series, A Time for Home
remembered one particularly low point in her morale when she ' d had to stuff a
wad of costly Brussels lace against a gash in a soldier ' s leg that would not stop
bleeding . She ' d hated herself then for even noticing the precious lace , let alone
Author: Elaine Fox
Hating all Union soldiers, particularly the ex-fiance+a7 who betrayed his southern heritage by fighting for the north, Richmond belle Emma Davenport must confront William in order to get medical supplies to her people. Original.
Over two million Americans served in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, tens of thousands of veterans still suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Category: History, Military
Over two million Americans served in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, tens of thousands of veterans still suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But a groundbreaking approach provides hope for these psychologically wounded former warriors, as well as for veterans of more recent wars.. Healing A Soldier's Heart follows the courageous journeys of four Vietnam veterans, all suffering from severe PTSD, who return to Vietnam to face the demons that continue to haunt them and hopefully heal their PTSD. Under the guidance of pioneering psychotherapist Dr. Edward Tick, the vets visit their actual trauma sites - the places where they fought and killed their former enemies, or saw their friends and comrades die.. The film provides an unforgettable, transformative journey through what Dr. Tick calls “their second, this time, willful descent into hell.” It carries viewers into the hearts and minds of the four veterans and their families, as they experience forgiveness and compassion from their former enemies. Through first-time contact with Vietnamese culture, the four vets are led to a new state of awareness and spiritual peace.. Healing A Soldier's Heart traces the veterans' gradual shift from terrorized nightmares, drug abuse and attempted suicides, to healed warriors - with profound lessons for PTSD-suffering younger veterans from the more recent wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. The film is a powerful story about the long-term, psychological effects of war, and of the reconnection of the human soul through Dr. Tick's innovative therapy.
The heart of the Soldier is as cold as lead , as callous as flint , all the finer
energies and soothing sympathies of the human soul are frozen up ; an
exsiccated ' feeling , a phlegmatic apathy , obscures , and eclipses , the dignified
sensations of ...
But I shall leave my heart here in your keeping, for I speak to your aunt tomorrow.
” Startled, she stepped away from him. “My lord, you move too quickly!” “I told you
nearly from the first night that I wished you for my bride.” Remembering her ...
Author: Sherrill Bodine
Publisher: Diversion Books
When budding passion is interrupted by war, a soldier and his wife fight for their love in this Regency romance from the author of The Rake’s Redemption. When the handsome Lord Matthew Blackwood approached her, Serena Fitzwater immediately knew they were meant to be together. Bold and brash, the qualities that made him an excellent soldier at the Battle of Waterloo made him Serena’s soulmate as well. A storybook romance and marriage followed, only to be interrupted when Matthew is once again called to the frontlines. When Matthew returns, he’s no longer the knight in shining armor of Serena’s fairy tale dreams. Wounded in action, this man is a stranger. But Serena too has changed. The naïve young bride has blossomed, and now Matt and Serena must take the threads of yesterday and weave a new beginning. As the new battle of hearts begins, Serena is determined to win the day, and preserve a love worth fighting for. “A talented author with a real gift for linking the modern reader to the glamorous past.” —RT Book Reviews
Oh , how I have shouted on gaining a victory ; how my beating heart has
throbbed with pride and pleasure ; how the endearing name of victory will linger
on a soldier's lips , and repose in his heart ! But a moment's rational reflection on
... tribunes charged with their advocacy. Existing at the bottom of a chain of
command that extends up through third-, second-, and first-class cadets to the
officers who run the institution, they are unaccustomed to being asked Soldier's Heart: 2.
Author: Elizabeth D. Samet
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Elizabeth D. Samet and her students learned to romanticize the army "from the stories of their fathers and from the movies." For Samet, it was the old World War II movies she used to watch on TV, while her students grew up on Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan. Unlike their teacher, however, these students, cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, have decided to turn make-believe into real life. West Point is a world away from Yale, where Samet attended graduate school and where nothing sufficiently prepared her for teaching literature to young men and women who were training to fight a war. Intimate and poignant, Soldier's Heart chronicles the various tensions inherent in that life as well as the ways in which war has transformed Samet's relationship to literature. Fighting in Iraq, Samet's former students share what books and movies mean to them—the poetry of Wallace Stevens, the fiction of Virginia Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, the epics of Homer, or the films of James Cagney. Their letters in turn prompt Samet to wonder exactly what she owes to cadets in the classroom. Samet arrived at West Point before September 11, 2001, and has seen the academy change dramatically. In Soldier's Heart, she reads this transformation through her own experiences and those of her students. Forcefully examining what it means to be a civilian teaching literature at a military academy, Samet also considers the role of women in the army, the dangerous tides of religious and political zeal roiling the country, the uses of the call to patriotism, and the cult of sacrifice she believes is currently paralyzing national debate. Ultimately, Samet offers an honest and original reflection on the relationship between art and life.
Especially in light of service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan affected by PTSD, the focus here is on an intimate understanding of the longterm effects of combat via the stories of five still-suffering Vietnam veterans, including one woman.
... the heart cannot shake off ; and thus the man who , a few years before , hardly
knew he had a heart , now finds that a violent throbbing in his chest on the
slightest exertion has rendered him unfit for the duties of a soldier , and that he
must be ...