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Father Soldier Son

Author : Nathaniel Tripp
ISBN : 9781586422110
Genre : History
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"Father, Soldier, Son will stand as one of the finest soldier memoirs of the Vietnam War . . . If all that has been written about the war in Vietnam, in fiction and nonfiction, has made it a familiar story to some, Tripp overcomes cliché by individualizing every well-known fact." -- The Boston Globe NATHANIEL TRIPP GREW UP fatherless in a house full of women and he arrived in Vietnam as a just-promoted second lieutenant in the summer of 1968 with no memory of a man’s example to guide and sustain him. The father missing from Tripp’s life had gone off to war as well, in the Navy in World War II, but the terrors were too much for him, he disgraced himself, and after the war ended he could not bring himself to return to his wife and young son. In "some of the best prose this side of Tim O’Brien or Tobias Wolff" (Military History Quarterly), Tripp tells of how he learned as a platoon leader to become something of a father to the men in his care, how he came to understand the strange trajectory of his own mentally unbalanced father’s life, and how the lessons he learned under fire helped him in the raising of his own sons. "Not since Michael Herr’s Dispatches has there been anything quite as vivid, gripping and soul-searing," raved the Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune said "the description of combat in the jungles of Vietnam are authentic and terrifying, as good as any I have read in fact or fiction."
Category: History

To My Son From Your Angel Soldier Father With Love

Author : Aleq Sini
ISBN : 1448608902
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This book is dedicated to all the sons who's fathers have unfortunately died as soldiers, but continue to live in another dimension as angels or loving souls. Most of all this book is to tell you, the son that your father loves you and will love you for ever. Your father wants you to be most of all happy, joyful and live life fully! "Love Letters" collection is one of the best gifts you can offer the people you love and appreciate. Please note that all books in the "Love Letters" series contain the same or very similar messages. Once you buy or receive one for yourself, you'll want to share. Share them as a present for your friend who recently lost her mother, a family member's birthday, a parent or child who needs encouragement, or to make anyone else you can think of, happy. Please share the love and help us all to make this World, the kingdom of love and happiness.

My Father S Son

Author : Farley Mowat
ISBN : 9781771000888
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The follow-up to And No Birds Sang, Farley Mowat’s memoir My Father’s Son charts the course of a family relationship in the midst of extreme trial. Taking place during Mowat’s years in the Italian Campaign, the memoir is mostly told through original letters between Mowat and his mother, Helen, and his father, Angus, a World War I veteran and librarian. Written between 1943 and 1945, the correspondence depicts the coming of age of a young writer in the midst of war, and presents a sensitive and thoughtful reflection of the chaos and occasional comedy of wartime. First published in 1992, Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to add My Father’s Son to the Farley Mowat Library series, which includes the other recently re-released titles Sea of Slaughter, People of the Deer, A Whale for the Killing, And No Birds Sang, Born Naked and The Snow Walker.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shaman S Crossing

Author : Robin Hobb
ISBN : 9780007196142
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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The first book in a brand new trilogy from the author of the Farseer, Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies. Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father - newly made a lord by the King - into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish. For twenty years King Troven's cavalry have pushed the frontiers of Gernia out across the grasslands, subduing the fierce tribes of the plain on its way. Now they have driven the frontier as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the enigmatic Speck people. The Specks - a dapple-skinned, forest-dwelling folk - retain the last vestiges of magic in a world which is becoming progressive and technologised. The 'civilised' peoples base their beliefs on a rational philosophy founded on scientific principle and a belief in the good god, who displaced the older deities of their world. To them, the Specks are primeval savages, little better than beasts. Superstitions abound; it is said that they harbour strange diseases and worship trees. Sexual congress with them is regarded as both filthy and foolhardy: the Speck plague which has ravaged the frontier has decimated entire regiments. All these beliefs will touch Nevare's training at the Academy; but his progress there is not as simple as he would wish. He will experience prejudice from the old aristocracy: as the son of a 'new noble' he is segregated into a patrol comprising other new nobles' sons, all of whom will encounter injustice, discrimination and foul play in that hostile and deeply competitive environment. In addition, his world view will be challenged by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny; and by the bizarre dreams which visit him at night. And then, on Dark Evening, the circus comes to Old Thares, bringing with it the first Specks Nevare has ever seen...
Category: Fantasy fiction

His Father S Son

Author : Tim Brady
ISBN : 9781101988176
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., a fortunate son who proved himself on the battlefields of two world wars. General Omar Bradley said of him, “I have never known a braver man or a more devoted soldier.” But for much of his life, Theodore Roosevelt’s son Ted seemed born to live in his father’s shadow. With the same wide smile, winning charm, and vigorous demeanor, Ted possessed limitless potential, with even the White House within his reach. In the First World War, Ted braved gunfire and gas attacks in France to lead his unit into battle. Yet even after returning home a hero, he was unable to meet the expectations of a public that wanted a man just like his father. A diplomat, writer, and man of great adventure, Ted remained frustrated by his lack of success in the world of politics, witnessing instead the rise of his cousin, Franklin, to the office that had once seemed his for the taking. Then, with World War II looming, Ted reenlisted. In his mid-fifties with a gimpy leg and a heart condition, he was well past his prime, but his insistence to be in the thick of combat proved a vital asset. Paired with the irascible Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr., Ted soon distinguished himself as a front-line general in a campaign that often brought him into conflict with another hard fighter, George Patton. On D-Day, Ted became the oldest soldier and the only general in the Allied forces to storm the beach in the first wave, hobbling across the sand with his cane in one hand and a pistol in the other. His valor and leadership on Utah Beach became the stuff of legends—and earned him the Medal of Honor. His Father's Son delves into the life of a man as courageous, colorful, and unwavering as any of the Roosevelt clan, and offers up a definitive portrait of one of America’s greatest military heroes. INCLUDES PHOTOS From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Soldier S Son

Author : David A. Hotchkiss, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781450004145
Genre : Poetry
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Poems of nationalism, patriotism, and honor await readers in the new book A Soldier’s Son. Authored by David Hotchkiss, PhD, this book is dedicated to all brave men and women that unselfishly and steadfastly serve in the United States Armed Forces. A Soldier’s Son looks at the greatness of America through the eyes of a career soldier who comes from a long line of soldiers; this makes him a soldier ́s son. Life in the military for both the military member and family are highlighted. Historical events such as the attack on the World Trade Center ́s twin towers, the Iraq War, the history of the Ft. McHenry flag, Pearl Harbor, and the Normandy invasion are all addressed in detail in Hotchkiss ́s poetic style. Life in America and things known as Americana such as family reunions, Christmas, backyard barbecues, and county fairs are also addressed. This book will make you laugh and cry, reflect, and reminisce and instill a sense of patriotic pride for America and the US military. Hotchkiss invites readers to reflect with his poems on liberty, democracy, the American way of life, and the men and women who fight for it.
Category: Poetry

A Soldier In Every Son

Author : Luis Mario Moncada
ISBN : 9781849436199
Genre : Drama
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Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation. Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare’s history plays. A Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production. Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.
Category: Drama

Airman Son Notebook Proud Father Of An Airman Gift For Airman Dads And Fathers Of Airmen Soldier Son Diary

Author : Crafted Notebooks
ISBN : 1688267530
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110 white pages College-ruled notebook (medium ruled) matte cover This Airman Son Notebook is a great gift for airman dads and fathers of airmen. It is the perfect Soldier Son Notebook. Use it as your personal Amn Notebook, diary or as a Airman Dads Gift for friends and family. Keep track of your adventures, experiences and memories with this Airman Son Journal and make them last forever.