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Old Man From The Repple Depple

Author : Thomas E. Oblinger
ISBN : 9781465334268
Genre : History
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This is the story of PFC Raymond Oblinger, an American replacement soldier in the U.S. Army in WWII. Part One takes the reader through the vigorous infantry training in the US, across the Atlantic and into the well-organized replacement system and ultimately into a cold, damp foxhole in France where Ray experienced his baptism of fire in the form of incoming enemy mortar fire. Part Two covers Rays next 5 months in combat with the US 26th Infantry Division in the campaigns of Lorraine in northern France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), and the Rhineland. Part Three moves through the US Armys medical care in Europe, and the vast demobilization process. Ray and the reader are finally brought homeward bound and given an Honorable Discharge where Life After Olive Drab is lived until Rays death in 1985. The reader will experience not only the horrors and hardships of war, but also the occasional humor in it.
Category: History

Reflections Behind The Retina

Author : John Guzman
ISBN : 9781465309457
Genre : History
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Reflections Behind the Retina is an account of actual events during the civil war in El Salvador. A series of short stories records the political restrictions and rules of engagement placed on the U.S. military, as well as the dangers faced from the Salvadoran left and right political camps. The official denial by the United States government of the combat role and deaths of U.S. military personnel is exposed throughout the text. A brief Salvadoran military history prepares the reader for what follows. Except for national leaders, the names of the characters in the text have been changed.
Category: History

Stories From The Leopold Shack

Author : Estella B. Leopold
ISBN : 9780190463243
Genre : Nature
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In 1934, conservationist Aldo Leopold and his wife Estella bought a barn - the remnant of a farm - and surrounding lands in south-central Wisconsin. The entire Leopold clan - five children in all - worked together to put into practice Aldo's "land ethic," which involved ecological restoration and sustainability. In the process, they built more than a pleasant weekend getaway; they established a new way of relating to nature. In 1948, A Sand County Almanac was published, and it has become a beloved and foundational text of the conservation movement. Decades later, Estella B. Leopold, the youngest of the Leopold children - she was eight when they bought the land - now reflects on the "Shack," as they called the repurposed barn, and its inhabitants, and recalls with clear-eyed fondness the part it played in her and her siblings' burgeoning awareness of nature's miracles, season by season. In Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited, she unforgettably recalls the intensity of those days: the taste of fresh honey on sourdough pancakes; the trumpeting arrival of migrating Canada geese; the awesome power of river ice driven by currents - and each description is accompanied by stunning photographs by her brother, A. Carl Leopold. As the Leopolds worked to restore degraded farmland back to its original prairie and woods, they noted and celebrated all of the flora and fauna that came to share the Shack lands. As first evoked in A Sand County Almanac, and now revisited in Stories from the Leopold Shack, the Leopold family's efforts of ecological restoration were among the earliest in the United States, and their work, collectively and individually, continues to have a profound impact on land management and conservationism. All of Aldo and Estella Leopold's children went on to become distinguished scientists and to devote themselves to a life of conservation; their work continues through the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Estella B. Leopold book offers a voyage back to the place where it all began.
Category: Nature

Mbgu Guitar Studies Playing Chords

ISBN : 9781609746650
Genre : Music
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Playing chords is the emphasis of this Mel Bay Guitar University (MBGU) book. Over 100 songs arranged for chord strumming accompaniment to singing. Presented are easy chord forms, strumming in different time signatures, master chord reference chart, use of the capo, musical terms, types of guitars, and frequently asked questions. This is an ideal supplement to any guitar method. Online audio files available.
Category: Music

Glimpses Of Life

Author : James Stephen Fulbright, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781491741061
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glimpses of Life is the result of James Stephen Fulbright’s observation, imagination, and memory to view his world objectively. This work has been inspired by real people and real events. The people who inspired him were his relatives and close friends and an occasional stranger. He has nothing but praise for them and gratitude to them for making his life interesting and complete along with the lives of his kinsmen and friends, contributing to making life rich and full. For those interested in time-span, these stories begin with the earliest stories taking place about 1740 and the most recent stories concluding about 1965 and some even as recent as 2014 counting the time during which he is looking back. He is offering stories, ones that can be read separately or read together. Because the stories can be read separately, he has them divided into chapters, and because they are less than whole entities, he presents them not as wholly comprehensible in and of themselves, but rather as, in view of the rich texture of real life, short glimpses—glimpses of life. To bring in other points of view in Glimpses of Life with concern for meaning and understanding, he has created a narrative that delves into values and meanings that profile the glimpses of his life story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Elizabeth Gilbert
ISBN : 9781101202210
Genre : Fiction
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The debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls; a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book When it appeared in 1997, Elizabeth Gilbert’s story collection, Pilgrims, immediately announced her compelling voice, her comic touch, and her amazing ear for dialogue. “The heroes of Pilgrims . . . are everyday seekers” (Harper’s Bazaar)—brave and unforgettable, they are sure to strike a chord with fans old and new.
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Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780804151597
Genre : Fiction
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Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the West is an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. In Centennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West—and the entire country. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Centennial “A hell of a book . . . While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times “An engrossing book . . . imaginative and intricate . . . teeming with people and giving a marvelous sense of the land.”—The Plain Dealer “Michener is America’s best writer, and he proves it once again in Centennial. . . . If you’re a Michener fan, this book is a must. And if you’re not a Michener fan, Centennial will make you one.”—The Pittsburgh Press “An absorbing work . . . Michener is a superb storyteller.”—BusinessWeek
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Rogue Law

Author : Paul Lederer
ISBN : 9781480488441
Genre : Fiction
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Run off his land, a rancher is forced to take the most dangerous job in town: marshal Julius Lang is chatting with the marshal when the killers ride down Main Street, and he doesn’t have time to reach for his gun before a storm of bullets cuts the lawman down. This is the fourth marshal Montero has lost this year, and the townspeople want Lang to be the fifth. He’d rather return to the safety of his failing ranch, but when a brassy young San Francisco woman comes and claims his land as her own, he’s left with no choice but to take the badge—and be measured for a coffin along with it. The killers who run this town expect Lang to be just another pushover, but he’s ready to surprise them. This rancher has lost everything, and he will kill to get it back.
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Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN : 1101214759
Genre : Fiction
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Four favorite paranormal romance authors present their favorite characters in four tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them... In the heat of the night, anything goes. Boundaries are crossed and secret yearnings take shape. Creatures stalk the shadows, surrendering to their wildest needs—and satisfying hungers that take their victims beyond fear to the dark edge of desire... Includes an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story from New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton.
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Robert Shannon And Roland Shack

Author : James E. Harvey
ISBN : 0819458449
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This tribute volume honors two icons in the world of applied optics: Robert (Bob) Shannon and Roland Shack. The result of an August 2004 tribute conference held at the SPIE Optical Science and Technology meeting, the volume contains both technical and nontechnical papers by the honorees' former students and colleagues at the University of Arizona's Optical Sciences Center (OSC). The papers divulge the origin and development of such technologies as the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) and the Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor, as well as shed light on the formative years of the OSC. In addition to the original material, the volume contains a collection of previously published milestone papers authored by Bob Shannon, Roland Shack, or their former students.
Category: Technology & Engineering


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ISBN : UCSC:32106011059281
Genre : Wildlife conservation
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Category: Wildlife conservation

Pragmatic Literary Stylistics

Author : S. Chapman
ISBN : 9781137023278
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In considering the ways in which current theories of language in use and communicative processes are applied to the analysis, interpretation and definition of literary texts, this book sets an agenda for the future of pragmatic literary stylistics and provides a foundation for future research and debate.
Category: Literary Criticism

God The Bible And The Shack

Author : Gary Deddo
ISBN : 9780830863679
Genre : Religion
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Millions of readers of William Paul Young's The Shack want to know, Is God really that good? Is this the same God we find in the Bible or not? Is the Trinity really like what we find in the novel? And what about evil in the world? How much does The Shack help us understand why it exists and how God deals with it? Here are clear, insightful responses to the questions so many people want answers to.
Category: Religion

Forgiveness Reconciliation And Restoration

Author : Martin W. Mittelstadt
ISBN : 9781621890492
Genre : Religion
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Although history is replete with tales of revenge, Christian forgiveness provides an alternate response. In this volume, Pentecostal scholars from various disciplines offer their vision for forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. The essayists offer long-overdue Pentecostal perspectives through analysis of contemporary theological issues, personal testimony, and prophetic possibilities for restoration of individual relationships and communities. Though Pentecostals remain committed to Spirit-empowered witness as recorded in Luke-Acts, these scholars embrace a larger Lukan vision of Spirit-initiated inclusivity marked by reconciliation. The consistent refrain calls for forgiveness as an expression of God's love that does not demand justice but rather seeks to promote peace by bringing healing and reconciliation in relationships between people united by one Spirit.
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Jefferson S Road The Tree Of Liberty

Author : Michael J. Scott
Genre : Fiction
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Captured by Federal Authorities, Peter Baird finds himself incarcerated in a FEMA Camp run by the corrupt officials who've taken over the government. But even here he is aided by the remnants of the militia, still struggling in a seemingly hopeless battle against those who've seized power in the wake of the failed revolution. Peter joins forces with other victims of the government crack-down and plots to seize control of the camp to free them all. The only question is whether any of them will survive.
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Shack Rat

Author : Stan Nelms
ISBN : 9781893652811
Genre : Fiction
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Military policeman Doug Hanson’s quest for redemption for an act of cowardice in Berlin takes him from the cold political struggle of a divided Germany to the heat of conflict in Vietnam. From the Berlin Wall to the Tet Offensive his courage is tested again and again as he is torn between the passion of Kim, a beautiful Vietnamese bargirl, and his sense of honor and duty. Day by day his struggle for salvation ebbs as the intensity of his passion for Kim increases. But he is not Kim’s only admirer. Ba, an undercover VC operative also smitten by her charms, plots revenge against the hated Americans whom have defiled the flowering youth of their nation. In every war there is a story of love and passion as cultures collide and the destiny of lovers is controlled not by strength of their desires, but by the fortunes of war. So it is with Shack Rat, a unique story of Vietnam.
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