Love and War


Author: Dee Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755373057
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

Goodbye Sarajevo

A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival
Author: Atka Reid,Hana Schofield
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408814706
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when her older sister Atka puts her on a UN evacuation bus fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Thinking they will be apart for a short time, they make a promise to each other to be brave. But as the Bosnian war escalates and months go by without contact, their promise becomes deeply significant. Hana is forced to cope as a refugee in Croatia, while Atka and their younger siblings battle for survival in a city overwhelmed by crime and destruction. Then, when Atka manages to find work as a translator, events take an unexpected turn, and the remarkable events that follow change her life, and those of her family, forever.

Angels of Mercy

A gripping saga of sisters, love and war
Author: Lyn Andrews
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755376315
Category: Fiction
Page: 295
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As the Great War looms, two sisters' lives are about to change forever... In Angels of Mercy, Lyn Andrews writes a dramatic, moving saga of two sisters who set off to become nurses in the Great War, far from their loving Liverpudlian homes. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Kate Thompson. Blue-eyed, blond-haired, full of smiles and sweetness, even as babies twins Kate and Evvie Greenway captured the hearts of Liverpool's Scotland Road slumlands. But now they are almost adults the two girls find that being pleasant, popular and blessed with a loving family isn't quite enough. For they've both fallen for men who will break their youthful hearts... But these sorrows are nothing compared to the tragedies that await them and so many others when the Great War breaks out. Determined to do their part, Kate and Evvie sign up for nursing training and are despatched to the Front, a terrible world far from the life-affirming energy of their homes. Can anything, hope, love or the bond that has always united the sisters, survive all that lies in store for them? What readers are saying about Angels of Mercy: '[This] book tugs at every single one of your emotions, and you won't be able to put it down' 'Lots of twists and turns for the people in this book. It made me laugh and it also made me cry... It really does make you think, but it's a page turner, and that's what Lyn Andrews does best!' 'Lyn Andrews ranks as one of the best saga writers in my book. Having just finished Angels of Mercy, I found this novel poignant, engrossing and unputdownable'

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

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.

Mohamed's Ghosts

An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Stephan Salisbury
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459602374
Category:
Page: 444
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Mohamed Ghorab had no hint one late spring morning that when he dropped his daughter off at school' his life would change forever. Federal agents and police surrounded him in front of terrified parents' teachers and school children. They hustled him off to jail and eventually deported him. His wife was detained at the same time. Agents raided the obscure Philadelphia mosque where Ghorab was imam' ransacking its simple interior and his house next door. This was a fearful time in the life of America following 9/11' as prize - winning reporter Stephan Salisbury well knew. But he did not anticipate the extremity of fear that emerged as he explored the aftermath of that virtually forgotten raid. Over time' the members of the mosque and the imam's family opened up to him' giving Salisbury a unique opportunity to chronicle the demolition of lives and families' the spread of anti - immigrant hysteria and its manipulation by the government. As he explored these events' Salisbury was constantly reminded of similar incidents in his own past - the paranoia and police activity that surrounded his political involvement in the 1960s and the surveillance and informing that dogged his father' Harrison Salisbury' a well - known New York Times reporter and editor' for half a century. Salisbury weaves these strands together into a personal portrait of an America fracturing under the intense pressure of the war on terror - the homeland in the time of Osama.

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War


Author: Amanda Vaill
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374172994
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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In 1936 Madrid, six people—writer Ernest Hemingway, novice journalist Martha Gellhorn, photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, foreign press office chief Arturo Barea and his Austrian deputy Ilsa Kulcsar—are torn between truth-telling and loyalty during a critical moment in history. 30,000 first printing.

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.

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.