Love and War

War changes one family forever...
Author: Dee Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755373057
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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When the war changes family life forever, a mother finds strength in her East End community. Dee Williams writes an evocative saga in Love and War, as she follows a family through their wartime endeavours. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Harry Bowling. Living in their two-up-two-down in Rotherhithe in 1938, Eileen and Ronald Wells lead a happy and settled existence with their three daughters, all of whom have jobs, boyfriends and promising lives ahead of them. But soon the storm clouds of war engulf Europe and they suddenly find their idyllic family life thrown into chaos. Throughout the country young people hasten to join up, and Eileen watches anxiously as her two older girls do the same, one in the air force and one in the land army, while the youngest goes into a factory. With her family scattered and the war getting worse by the day, Eileen throws herself into the community, always on hand to help friends and neighbours when tragedy strikes, while savouring any rare moments of celebration. What readers are saying about Love and War: '[Dee Williams'] stories are so brilliant, there is at least one page in every book that reduces me to tears, I am so drawn into the story' 'I absolutely loved this book. From the moment I opened the cover I knew it would be a fab read. Story was great, characters were lovely and it took me back into a previous era. Cried buckets towards the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books set in the war, about a great friendship and hard times' 'This is one of the best books I have ever read - it's brilliant with a great unexpected ending'

My Family for the War


Author: Anne C. Voorhoeve
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575212
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 412
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Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder medal for most oustanding children's book in translation. Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman. Originally published in Germany, Anne Voorhoeve's award-winning novel is filled with humor, danger, and romance.

Reconciliation with War: A Family Journey


Author: Janelle Kaye, MA, and Charles Sidney W
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483681122
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 418
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Charles Willsher, who received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service during WWII, never fully recovered from his wounds. His wife and daughter became the victims of his inner war. In the 1980's, he began his own healing journey by telling his story to others. At the same time, his daughter embarked on her journey to healing and reconciliation with her family. After his death, his daughter uncovered his memoir and decided to include it along with their family story in hopes that it would inform and inspire others who are also dealing with the trauma that war leaves behind.

Songs of Love and War


Author: Santa Montefiore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147113587X
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Welcome to Castle Deverill, and the incredible sweeping story of love and family from bestselling author Santa Motefiore. Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything… Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to three very different women: flame-haired Kitty Deverill, her best friend and daughter of the castle’s cook, Bridie Doyle, and her flamboyant English cousin, Celia Deverill. When war breaks out, their lives will change forever. Wrenched apart by betrayal and swept to different parts of the globe, their friendship will be tested a thousand times over. But one bond will keep them together forever: their fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it. Fall in love with beloved bestselling author Santa Montefiore's epic tale of romance, secrets, family and friendship with this, the first novel in the beloved Deverill Chronicles, perfect for everyone who loves Jojo Moyes, Rosamund Pilcher and Victoria Hislop. ***What readers are saying about Santa Montefiore*** 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' Jojo Moyes ‘I have a tendresse for sweeping and epic romantic sagas set around huge houses and aristocratic families and Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers... Lush, vivid storytelling’ Sarra Manning ‘An ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages’ The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter ‘One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades’ The Times

Psychology of Friendship and Enmity, The

Relationships in Love, Work, Politics, and War
Author: Rom Harré
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803757
Category: PSYCHOLOGY
Page: 499
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This two-volume exploration of what might be termed "interpersonal war and peace" reveals why individuals and groups coalesce or collide, and how more positive relationships can be achieved.

Thirteen Soldiers

A Personal History of Americans at War
Author: John McCain,Mark Salter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476759677
Category: History
Page: 384
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A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the Revolution of 1776 through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a veteran himself, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a long-time student of history, John McCain brings a distinctive perspective to the experience of war. With Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers tells the stories of real soldiers who personify valor, obedience, enterprise, and love. You’ll meet Joseph Plumb Martin, who at the tender age of fifteen fought in the Revolutionary War; Charles Black, a freeborn African American sailor in the War of 1812; and Sam Chamberlain, of the Mexican American War, whose life inspired novelist Cormac McCarthy. Then there’s Oliver Wendell Holmes, an aristocratic idealist disillusioned by the Civil War, and Littleton “Tony” Waller, court-martialed for refusing to massacre Filipino civilians. Each story illustrates a particular aspect of war, such as Mary Rhoads, an Army reservist forever changed by an Iraqi scud missile attack during the Persian Gulf War; Monica Lin Brown, a frontline medic in rural Afghanistan who saved several lives in a convoy ambush; and Michael Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, who smothered a grenade before it could detonate on his men in Iraq. From their acts of self-sacrifice to their astonishing valor in the face of unimaginable danger, these “inspirational accounts of thirteen Americans who fought in various wars…aptly reveal humanizing moments in such theaters of cruelty” (Publishers Weekly).

When Daddy Came Home

How War Changed Family Life Forever
Author: Barry Turner,Tony Rennell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473505151
Category: History
Page: 416
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Compelling and moving real-life accounts of the impact on family life of the return of the troops at the end of the Second World War. Summer 1945. Britain was in jubilant mood. At last, the war was over. Soon the men would be coming home. Then everything would be fine: life would get back to normal. Or would it? Six long years of war had profoundly changed family life. For years, Dad had been a khaki figure in a photograph on the wall, a crumpled letter from overseas, an occasional visitor on weekend leave. Now he was here to stay, a stranger in a group that had learned to live without him - and was not always prepared to have him back. Most homecomings were joyful, never-to-be-forgotten moments of humour and hope. Others were hard. And there was no one to deal with the tears and the trauma. It would take hope and courage for families to live and love together again.

Love and Capital

Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Author: Mary Gabriel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 031619137X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Brilliantly researched and wonderfully written, LOVE AND CAPITAL reveals the rarely glimpsed and heartbreakingly human side of the man whose works would redefine the world after his death. Drawing upon previously unpublished material, acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel tells the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. Through it, we see Karl as never before: a devoted father and husband, a prankster who loved a party, a dreadful procrastinator, freeloader, and man of wild enthusiasms-one of which would almost destroy his marriage. Through years of desperate struggle, Jenny's love for Karl would be tested again and again as she waited for him to finish his masterpiece, Capital. An epic narrative that stretches over decades to recount Karl and Jenny's story against the backdrop of Europe's Nineteenth Century, LOVE AND CAPITAL is a surprising and magisterial account of romance and revolution-and of one of the great love stories of all time.

It's What I Do

A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Author: Lynsey Addario
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599065
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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"A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir."--Kirkus (starred review) War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It’s her work, but it’s much more than that: it’s her singular calling. Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when September 11 changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself. Addario finds a way to travel with a purpose. She photographs the Afghan people before and after the Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. Addario takes bravery for granted but she is not fearless. She uses her fear and it creates empathy; it is that feeling, that empathy, that is essential to her work. We see this clearly on display as she interviews rape victims in the Congo, or photographs a fallen soldier with whom she had been embedded in Iraq, or documents the tragic lives of starving Somali children. Lynsey takes us there and we begin to understand how getting to the hard truth trumps fear. As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boys’ club of a profession. Rather than choose between her personal life and her career, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. In the man who will become her husband, she finds at last a real love to complement her work, not take away from it, and as a new mother, she gains an all the more intensely personal understanding of the fragility of life. Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It’s What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war.

The Well House

A Story of War, Peace, Love and Forever
Author: Mark VanVoorhis,Ed Kugler
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420809571
Category: History
Page: 380
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It was 1967. The conflict in Vietnam had become a war no one wanted. It was a time when the young had no future and the present was in doubt. Maggie O'Reilly, the daughter of wealthy Chicago socialites, had adopted her parents' disdain for the war. Clayton Wesley Riggs, a farm boy from Hope, Indiana, came from a long line of Marines and was expected to carry on the tradition. In spite of these differences, Clayton and Maggie begin a friendship at the "Well House" at Indiana University. That friendship would change both of their lives forever. The Well House is a story of peace and hope. Its message of war and the carnage of Vietnam strike a chord of truth for today. It is a story of how love transcends the boundaries of time and circumstance. It is a story for now and forever.

Civil War Memories

Nineteen stories of battle, bravery, love, and tragedy
Author: S. Joshi
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418553808
Category: History
Page: 292
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Civil War Memories is a collection of nineteen stories of the Civil War written in the late 1800's, giving them a ring of authenticity. The voices are both Northern and Southern, male and female, angry and melancholy, serious and comic; but they all treat the Civil War as a watershed in American history and in the lives of those who lived through it.

The War on our Doorstep

London's East End and how the Blitz Changed it Forever
Author: Harriet Salisbury,The Museum of London Group
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448117089
Category: History
Page: 512
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London's East Enders are known for being a tough, humorous and lively lot. In the early 20th century, families crowded into single rooms, children played on the streets and neighbours' doors were never locked in case you needed an escape route from the police... World War 2 changed everything. During the Blitz, men set off for work never to return and rows of houses were reduced to rubble overnight. Yet the East Enders' ability to keep calm and carry on cemented their reputation for cheerful resilience. They say Hitler killed off the bugs but, along with the slums, the Blitz destroyed a way of life. After the war families were scattered - some to estates on the edge of London, others to isolated high-rise blocks. The old East End communities were gone forever. Told by the residents themselves, The War on Our Doorstep is an eye-opening, moving and laugh-out-loud depiction of the history of London's East End and what it means to be an East Ender.

War of the Bloods in My Veins

A Street Soldier's March Toward Redemption
Author: Dashaun Morris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416548467
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 222
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Recounts the harrowing experiences of a former Bloods gang member, exploring the details of his life of drugs and violence, from which he nearly escaped into a promising athletic career.

How Men Stuff Up Relationships

... and how Women Help Them!
Author: Patrick McNally
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 0908988869
Category: Psychology
Page: 248
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This is the book that women have longed for and men have dreaded! In Patrick's signature humorous way, he takes a long hard look at modern relationships and examines why divorce rates are soaring and relationships are failing in record numbers. More importantly, he also shows women how to take action to improve their relationships and develop a long-lasting loving partnership with their man. From understanding your own Personal Criteria Selection Process (how to pick the right man for you!) to accepting that there are some things about your partner you just can't change, this book will transform how you interact with your mate and ensure that your relationship is taken to a new level of happiness and contentment.

A Tale of Love and Darkness


Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547545523
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award International Bestseller "[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — The New Yorker A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation. "One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." — New Republic

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places


Author: Le Ly Hayslip
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307823687
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children. Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members—but miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. And almost twenty years after her escape to Ameica, she was drawn inexorably back to the devastated country and family she left behind. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, offering a poignant picture of vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to tell her unforgettable story.

Civil War Journal: The Legacies


Author: William C. Davis,Brian Pohanka,Don Troiani
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418559040
Category: History
Page: 515
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"In many arenas, the Civil War changed things both in military and civilian life," William C. Davis observes. "The roles in society of women and minorities were altered drastically. Advancements in medicine and technology exerted a profound impact on the future. Industry burgeoned. The reporting of news entered the modern era with the photograph. Culture changed as the complexion of Americans evolved and as war's wounds imposed lasting divisions upon our society. It ensured at once that future wars would be more terrible, and yet we would be equipped to cope with that terror to come. These are the legacies of the war covered in this volume." Civil War Journal: The Legacies is the third volume of a three-volume treatment of the Civil War developed from the popular History Channel series Civil War Journal. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, these volumes focus on seldom-told stories of people, places, and events that bring to life the heroic intensity of the Civil War. They portray the human side of the conflict that is frequently overlooked in recounting troop movements and engagements.

Silver Pages on the Lawn

A Student Love Story of the Depression Years of the 1930s
Author: Nora Lourie Percival
Publisher: Book Hub Inc
ISBN: 1595130101
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 403
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Silver Pages on the Lawn is the true story of student lovers and their star-crossed romance that endures parental disapproval as well as the want of time, money, and privacy. To bridge long separations, they make love by words alone. Their passionate, eloquent letters, poignant and poetic, are the heart of this memoir and bring to life the troubled era in which their story takes place—the lean days of the Great Depression, war clouds over Europe, and the literary renaissance of which these aspiring writers were part, form the heart of their history. Silver Pages on the Lawn paints a dramatic picture of the difficult years they lived through and of the steadfast love that survived it all and carried them through to the life they dreamed of.

Memoirs of a Broken Hearted Girl


Author: L.D. Young
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491702850
Category: Fiction
Page: 516
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For as long as she could remember, her life has always been in turmoil. With a drug abusing mother and an abusive step father, Sophie, an intelligent, pretty girl, has a desire to escape the hell that her life has become. She successfully hides her scars from the world, but keeps them close to her hardened heart. Trained by the best, Sophie has a short fuse and the skills of a trained killer. Often finding herself unable to tame the monster within, she is tempted by the dark side more times than she can count. Unfortunate circumstances occur in her life, which threaten to pull the darkness that she strives to keep buried deep inside to the surface. Once that darkness is freed, Sophie is unable to recapture it to lock it away. Traumatized by her abusive childhood, haunting memories fuel her inability to love. But soon, Sophie finds her inability to feel challenged when she meets an irresistible man that gives her a glimpse of what falling in love could mean for her life. Stunned by the amount of love that she feels for him, she is finally ready to open her heart and experience true love. Unfortunately for Sophie, life never goes that smoothly for her. Her overbearing, overprotective stepfather has plans for her life that do not include her falling in love. The secrets from her past that she has been harboring have a horrifying hold on her and refuse to remove their grip from her life. Driven by love, lies and murder, she finds herself making decisions that could, in the end cause her to lose everything, when the past comes knocking on her door. She has choices to make. Choices that could either pull her towards love, or pull her deeper into the darkness.