To Fight Alongside Friends: The First World War Diaries of Charlie May

Author: Gerry Harrison
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007558546
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 3101
‘I do not want to die. The thought that we may be cut off from each other is so terrible and that our babe may grow up without my knowing her and without her knowing me. It is difficult to face. Know through all your life that I loved you and baby with all my heart and soul, that you two sweet things were just all the world to me’

To Fight Alongside Friends

The First World War Diaries of Charlie May
Author: Gerry Harrison
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780007558551
Page: 304
View: 913
The First World War Diaries of Manchester Pals Captain Charlie May written and kept in secret and published now for the first time. A born storyteller, Charlie May s vivid eye for detail and warm good humour brings his experience in the trenches (and the experience of millions of ordinary men like him) to life for a 21st-century readership. Captain Charlie May was killed, aged 27, in the early morning of 1st July 1916, leading the men of B Company, 22nd Manchester Service Battalion (the Manchester Pals) into action on the first day of the Somme. This tolerant and immensely likeable man had been born in New Zealand and against King s regulations he kept a diary in seven small, wallet-sized pocket books. A journalist before the war and a born storyteller, May s diaries give a vivid picture of battalion life in and behind the trenches during the build-up to the greatest battle fought by a British army and are filled with the friendships and tensions, the home-sickness, frustrations, delays and endless postponements, the fog of ignorance, the combination of boredom and terror to which every man that has ever fought could testify. His diaries reflect on the progress of the war, tell jokes good and bad, give details of horse-rides along the Somme valley, afternoons with a fishing rod, lunch in Amiens, a gastronomic celebration of Christmas 1915 and concerts in Whiz Bang Hall . He describes battles not just with the enemy, but with rats, crows and on the makeshift football pitch all recorded with a freshness that brings these stories home as if for the first time. The diaries are also written as an extended and deeply-moving love letter to his wife Maude and baby daughter Pauline. I do not want to die, he wrote Not that I mind for myself. If it be that I am to go, I am ready. But the thought that I may never see you or our darling baby again turns my bowels to water. Fresh, eloquent and warm, these diaries were kept secret from the censor and were delivered to his wife after his death by a fellow soldier in Charlie s company. Edited by his great-nephew and published for the first time, these diaries give an unforgettable account of the war that took Charlie May s life, and millions of others like him."

Thinking about Friendship

Historical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives
Author: Damian Caluori
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137003995
Category: Philosophy
Page: 270
View: 3311
It's hard to imagine a good life without friends. But why is friendship so valuable? What is friendship at all? What unites friends and distinguishes them from others? Is the preference given to friends rationally and morally justifiable? This collection examines answers given by classic philosophers and offers new answers by contemporary thinkers.

Why Texans Fought in the Civil War

Author: Charles David Grear
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603448098
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 1497
In Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, Charles David Grear provides insights into what motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy. Mining important primary sources—including thousands of letters and unpublished journals—he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants’ own words, why it was so important to them to engage in tumultuous struggles occurring so far from home. As Grear notes, in the decade prior to the Civil War the population of Texas had tripled. The state was increasingly populated by immigrants from all parts of the South and foreign countries. When the war began, it was not just Texas that many of these soldiers enlisted to protect, but also their native states, where they had family ties.

A Friend in Me

How to Be a Safe Haven for Other Women
Author: Pamela Havey Lau
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434709310
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 8570
Young women long for relational connection with women further ahead of them on the journey. Yet, without realizing it, many of us tend to distance ourselves from those in younger generations. Can we really have close relationships with women who have different thoughts on church, different experiences with family, and different ways of talking about God? Where do we start? In A Friend in Me, Pam Lau shows you how to be a safe place for the younger women in your life. She offers five patterns women need to internalize and practice for initiating relationships and talking about issues such as faith, forgiveness, sexuality, and vocation. Most significantly, she reminds you that there doesn’t need to be a divide between generations of women. Together, we can have a global impact—and experience a deeper faith than we’ve ever known.

Brothers and Friends

Kinship in Early America
Author: Natalie R. Inman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820351105
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 8820
By following key families in Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Anglo-American societies from the Seven Years’ War through 1845, this study illustrates how kinship networks—forged out of natal, marital, or fictive kinship relationships—enabled and directed the actions of their members as they decided the futures of their nations. Natalie R. Inman focuses in particular on the Chickasaw Colbert family, the Anglo-American Donelson family, and the Cherokee families of Attakullakulla (Little Carpenter) and Major Ridge. Her research shows how kinship facilitated actions and goals for people in early America across cultures, even if the definitions and constructions of family were different in each society. To open new perspectives on intercultural relations in the colonial and early republic eras, Inman describes the formation and extension of these networks, their intersection with other types of personal and professional networks, their effect on crucial events, and their mutability over time. The Anglo-American patrilineal kinship system shaped patterns of descent, inheritance, and migration. The matrilineal native system was an avenue to political voice, connections between towns, and protection from enemies. In the volatile trans-Appalachian South, Inman shows, kinship networks helped to further political and economic agendas at both personal and national levels even through wars, revolutions, fiscal change, and removals. Comparative analysis of family case studies advances the historiography of early America by revealing connections between the social institution of family and national politics and economies. Beyond the British Atlantic world, these case studies can be compared to other colonial scenarios in which the cultures and families of Europeans collided with native peoples in the Americas, Africa, Australia, and other contexts.

Friends in Command

Sons of the Starfarers, #4
Author: Joe Vasicek
Publisher: Joe Vasicek
ISBN: 1513042025
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5073
The future of the Outworlds now lies in uncertain hands. The war for the Outworlds is on. The Imperials may have lost the first round, but they're back—and this time, a ragtag flotilla isn't going to stop them. When Aaron recieves a captain's commission in the new Outworld Confederacy, Mara is his natural choice for second in command. But Mara never expected to live past the first few battles. She only joined the resistance to avenge her father, and fears the monster she's starting to become. The only thing she has left to live for now is her friends. The Imperials aren't the only enemy in this war, though. The friends must face a threat from within in SONS OF THE STARFARERS BOOK IV: FRIENDS IN COMMAND

A Circle of Friends

Romanian Revolutionaries and Political Exile, 1840-1859
Author: Angela Jianu
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004210237
Category: Political Science
Page: 398
View: 5052
A study of Romanian revolutionaries exiled after the European insurrections of 1848. Drawing on their memoirs and private correspondence, it reveals the transnational links they established with French republicans, English radicals and Italian freedom-fighters in their attempts to build the modern Romanian nation

The Overflowing of Friendship

Love between Men and the Creation of the American Republic
Author: Richard Godbeer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801895367
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 4717
Using an array of personal and public writings, The Overflowing of Friendship will transform our understanding of early American manhood as well as challenge us to reconsider the ways we think about gender in this period.

Pink Ribbons

Cancer's Answers
Author: James A. Boyd
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770670300
Category: Cancer
Page: 240
View: 6946

Nightmares And Thoughts Of A Vietnam Vet

Author: Melquiades "Mike" Ortiz
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467813893
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
View: 5500
I write this book in hopes of reaching other service personnel or citizens that are experiencing the same feelings of, guilt, anger, or fears that I have suffered... because of a traumatic experience. I have learned that not only war, but also any kind of traumatic event can cause the symptoms of anger, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, isolation, flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. My nightmares started before I left Vietnam, and they intensified with time. I did not know why I slowly changed, but these changes of uncontrollable outbursts of anger, frustration, isolation, anxiety, loneliness, and the horrible nightmares and flashbacks of Vietnam, caused a lot of suffering not only for me, but for my family, friends, and loved ones. It took me years to control my temper, and I learned to work only at night to keep the nightmares in check. This helped, but I still did not know the actual problem, only that there was something wrong, this kept me with stomach problems, chest pains, headaches, and edgy for many years. I would like to thank the Veterans’ Administration and the Loma Linda Veterans’ Hospital for the help I have received through them, and for giving my nightmares a name, “PTSD.” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, that is what they diagnosed, and even though I refused to accept this at first, now I am learning how to deal with my problem. The professional and qualified personnel at the Veteran’s Hospital have given me strength, tools, training, and the support to fight my demons, and to write this book. I would also like to thank my wife, Elizabeth, my sons Michael, Paul, Paulo, Mark, and my daughters, Rosie and Majalia, for their support, encouragement, and understanding, to help me get out of the dark, and fight my demons.

To Be a Friend Is Fatal

The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind
Author: Kirk W. Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476710481
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 338
View: 5849
Describes how the author, as a USAID reconstruction coordinator, attempted to take his own life after failing in Iraq, an experience that led to his founding of The List Project, a seven-year mission to help Iraqis find refuge in the United States.

Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France

Author: Sarah Horowitz
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 027106370X
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 7112
In Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France, Sarah Horowitz brings together the political and cultural history of post-revolutionary France to illuminate how French society responded to and recovered from the upheaval of the French Revolution. The Revolution led to a heightened sense of distrust and divided the nation along ideological lines. In the wake of the Terror, many began to express concerns about the atomization of French society. Friendship, though, was regarded as one bond that could restore trust and cohesion. Friends relied on each other to serve as confidants; men and women described friendship as a site of both pleasure and connection. Because trust and cohesion were necessary to the functioning of post-revolutionary parliamentary life, politicians turned to friends and ideas about friendship to create this solidarity. Relying on detailed analyses of politicians’ social networks, new tools arising from the digital humanities, and examinations of behind-the-scenes political transactions, Horowitz makes clear the connection between politics and emotions in the early nineteenth century, and she reevaluates the role of women in political life by showing the ways in which the personal was the political in the post-revolutionary era.

Metanoia: Catholic eTract Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition)

Author: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
Publisher: Cecil Donald Leighton, Jr.
Category: Religion
Page: 71
View: 5766
Metanoia: A Catholic eTract Series, Volume Number Three: Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism (Fifth Edition) is the author’s third publication in a series of Catholic etracts. In Vocation: Common Priest by Baptism, the author sets forth his personal experience in discerning whether Jesus, The Christ is calling him to the common priesthood in Christ via Baptism or the ministerial priesthood in Christ via Holy Orders. It is the true story of his 21st-Century discernment within the diocese of Los Angeles, including the natural (i.e., deductive logic) and supernatural (i.e., divine signs) factors that went into determining if, in his case, there was/is a vocation to the office of the ministerial priesthood, based the special graces he has received, including his being associated with that office by family, friends, and strangers 41 times over an 18-year period. He is publishing it to document and share his journey in hopes that other Catholic men formally in discernment may find it instructive. Finally, this etract is part of the author’s lay apostolate of Catholic-Christian witness to the reality, power, and transforming/saving Love of God, as well as the author’s response to and promotion of the Church’s “universal call to holiness” (Lumen Gentium) and the “new evangelization” (Novo Millenio Ineunte), in the electronically and globally connected virtual world of the Internet. This book is also available for purchase by Kindle device and app users in the Kindle Store on

The Northwest Passage

Author: Henry Nary
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480804703
Category: Fiction
Page: 670
View: 1160
In 1755, Robert Rogers is a brash young frontiersman from New Hampshire’s wilderness who is determined to find the Northwest Passage. Captivated by hearsay lore and his daring dream, Rogers wants nothing more than to walk over the horizon and never come back. While on a hunting expedition one day, Rogers encounters a reverend and his daughter, Hannah Dunbright, who are seeking shelter from the unforgiving wilderness. He invites the pair back to his cabin, where he realizes that he and Hannah share a mutual attraction. But on the day they share their first kiss, Hannah and her father are kidnapped by Captain Andre Durantaye, a cunning French-Canadian coureur de bois. Meanwhile Rogers, who believes he has lost Hannah forever, attends a governor’s ball, where he meets Elizabeth Browne, a friend of Hannah’s; it seems she also has her eyes on the frontiersman. As events unfold, one of the women betrays him and the other seeks revenge--the consequences of the tempestuous love triangle. In this epic story of love, betrayal, and redemption, a young explorer embarks on an audacious and dangerous quest to fulfill his dream amid the British struggle for empire and revocation.


Author: Timothy Stanford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465359184
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
View: 8246
The Seven Nations are the centre of civilisation in all of their beauty, humility and peace. But it seems hegemony does not come without the atrocities of man. Their celebrated Prince Hazaea is ambushed and he swears revenge waging war both within and outside the borders of The Seven Nations. Who ambushed him and why? Were his attackers from within the borders? Could it be that others want him dead? Or were his attackers from Cato the kingdom of his estranged father? He shares an erratic relationship with his mother; The Queen of Bafrea, Amelia a relationship that constantly pushing him in to the arms of The Princess of Molohan Mahela. But The Seven Nations forbids amorous relationships between royals, a pain none could comprehend. They must fight shoulder to shoulder but never heart to heart. The peace and beauty of his homeland cant be seen through the malevolence in his eyes by his blood and kyan The Prince of Bafrea will have his vengeance. Can the known world survive his malice?

Some of My Best Friends Are Black

The Strange Story of Integration in America
Author: Tanner Colby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110158369X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 2680
An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind—and how far all of us have left to go.

Red Blood, Black Sand

Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima
Author: Chuck Tatum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101585064
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 425
A story of heroism, friendship, and courage in World War 2—as seen in the award-winning HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 1944, the U.S. Marines were building the 5th Marine Division—also known as “The Spearhead”—in preparation for the invasion of the small, Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima... When Chuck Tatum began Marine boot camp, he was just a smart-aleck teenager eager to serve his country. Little did he know that he would be training under a living legend of the Corps—Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone, who had almost single-handedly fought off a Japanese force of three thousand on Guadalcanal. It was from Basilone and other sergeants that Tatum would learn how to fight like a Marine and act like a man—skills he would need when he hit the black sand of Iwo Jima with thirty thousand other Marines. Red Blood, Black Sand is the story of Chuck’s two weeks in hell, where he would watch his hero, Basilone, fall, where the enemy stalked the night, where snipers haunted the day, and where Chuck would see his friends whittled away in an eardrum-shattering, earth-shaking, meat grinder of a battle. This is the island, the heroes, and the tragedy of Iwo Jima—through the eyes of one who survived it.

The Blessing of Brokenness

Author: Josh Morgan
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490832939
Category: Religion
Page: 112
View: 1900
The Blessing of Brokenness was born out of tragedy. This book describes the raw emotions individuals face during a broken season. You will be encouraged to rely on faith while standing in the face of dark reality. A stern realization in brokenness is that you will either become a slave to circumstance or you will conquer the test set before you. Victory is accomplished by allowing God to reveal answers to broken questions in His way and His time. Broken does not mean failure and it does not require abandonment. We seek to find purpose in brokenness. If God allows brokenness to occur there is a purpose. God will not allow a test to come that's beyond your ability and doesn't lead you to His destiny. The purpose of permitted brokenness is to reveal His destiny. Understanding this shifts your vision to see past the fog of reality to the heart of God. Every dark night ends with the dawn of a morning. Each day with Christ comes with a new banner despite your test. My best is yet to come.