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The Lost Eleven

Author : Denise George
ISBN : 9781101987407
Genre : History
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Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously for freedom in WWII—only to be ruthlessly executed by Nazi troops during the Battle of the Bulge. Their story was almost forgotten by history. Now known as the Wereth Eleven, these brave African-American soldiers left their homes to join the Allied effort on the front lines of WWII. As members of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, they provided crucial fire support at the Siege of Bastogne. Among the few who managed to escape the Nazi’s devastating Ardennes Offensive, they found refuge in the small village of Wereth, Belgium. A farmer and supporter of the Allies took the exhausted and half-starved men into his home. When Nazi authorities learned of their whereabouts, they did not take the soldiers prisoner, but subjected them to torture and execution in a nearby field. Despite their bravery and sacrifice, these eleven soldiers were omitted from the final Congressional War Crimes report of 1949. For seventy years, their files—marked secret—gathered dust in the National Archive. But in 1994, at the site of their execution, a memorial was dedicated to the Wereth Eleven and all African-American soldiers who fought in Europe. Drawing on firsthand interviews with family members and fellow soldiers, The Lost Eleven tells the complete story of these nearly forgotten soldiers, their valor in battle and their tragic end. INCLUDES PHOTOS From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History

The Leader Of The Lost People

Author : J. Steven Carr
ISBN : 9780984619580
Genre : Fiction
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A new assistant principal arrives at his new school assignment and is met with rambunctious teens, rebellious teachers, and vicious attacks.
Category: Fiction

Finding The Lost Battalion Beyond The Rumors Myths And Legends Of America S Famous Ww1 Epic

Author : Robert Laplander
ISBN : 9781411676565
Genre : History
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In 'Finding the Lost Battalion' author Robert J. Laplander meticulously chronicles what would become one of the most famous events of American participation in World War One, discovering the truths behind the legend. Drawing on hundreds of sources - many never before seen - and spanning eight years of research, including four trips to the sight of the action in France, Mr. Laplander leads the reader through the events in the Charlevaux Ravine during early October 1918, and the circumstances leading up to it, virtually hour by hour. In this way the book does not merely tell the story itself, but explains why it all came about in the first place. The end result is the single most factual acounting of the Lost Battalion and their leader, Charles W. Whittlesey, to date, told in an entertaining, fast moving style. Never dry or boring, as some military tomes can be, this one is sure to quickly become a favorite on your shelf and the benchmark against which all further work on the Lost Battalion will be measured.
Category: History

The Lost Ring

Author : Kathy Farmer
ISBN : 9781496989239
Genre : Fiction
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The growing relationship between Queen Victoria and John Brown is interwoven with the modern-day romance of widow Vicky and widower John Brown. When a ring is found in a loch on the Balmoral estate, Vicky is helped by John Brown to find its provenance. Their respective adult children are wary of the relationship: Vicky’s, because they suspect John of being a gold digger, and John’s daughter, because of her close possessive relationship with her father. They are all drawn together by a family trauma which brings with it dark suspicions. It is a family dilemma for each one of them. Do they keep quiet and forget what they have seen or do they expose it? Or will it be resolved another way?
Category: Fiction

The Lost Island

Author : Paul Kearney
ISBN : 9781848568983
Genre : Fiction
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Strange anomalies are ripping holes in the fabric of time, allowing creatures from distant past and far future to roam the modern world. Evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter and his team must track down and capture these dangerous creatures and try to put them back where they belong. A trawler is torn to pieces by an enormous sea monster off the Irish coast. Meanwhile Connor's anomaly detector is going off the charts: half a dozen rifts in time have appeared, all on one deserted — yet politically contentious — island. Cutter and the team find themselves stranded on a storm-ridden island fighting to survive amidst the terrifying creatures roaming the harsh landscape...
Category: Fiction

The Lost Choice

Author : Andy Andrews
ISBN : 9781418536398
Genre : Self-Help
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. A work of both scholarship and imagination. The Lost Choice is a legend of personal discovery—a reminder of the opportunities we each are given. When a young boy finds a mysterious object in the creek near his home, it starts a series of events that could change the world—again. Many search for the ancient relic's secret, but few find its truer purpose. What choices will each make—or lose?
Category: Self-Help

Secrets Of The Lost Summer

Author : Carla Neggers
ISBN : 9780778313113
Genre : Fiction
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While working to restore a small historic home in the small town of Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, Olivia Frost joins her neighbor, Dylan McCaffrey, on a generations-old treasure hunt that reveals a mystery and a love story.
Category: Fiction

Keeper Of The Lost Cities

Author : Shannon Messenger
ISBN : 9781442445949
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
Category: Juvenile Fiction