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Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
  • Author : Tess Wakefield
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501136504
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Summary : SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM! When a soldier with a troubled past and a struggling songwriter agree to a marriage of convenience for the military benefits, neither expects much after saying “I do.” Then tragedy strikes, and the line between what’s real and what’s pretend begins to blur in this smart and surprising romance perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes. Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives. Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes. When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.” When Frankie declines, his attractive but frustratingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married. In this unforgettable love story, Cassie and Luke must set aside their differences to make it look like a real marriage...unless, somewhere along the way, it becomes one...

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
  • Author : Tess Wakefield
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781501136498
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Summary : SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM! When a soldier with a troubled past and a struggling songwriter agree to a marriage of convenience for the military benefits, neither expects much after saying “I do.” Then tragedy strikes, and the line between what’s real and what’s pretend begins to blur in this smart and surprising romance perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes. Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives. Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes. When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.” When Frankie declines, his attractive but frustratingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married. In this unforgettable love story, Cassie and Luke must set aside their differences to make it look like a real marriage...unless, somewhere along the way, it becomes one...

Three Purple Hearts

Three Purple Hearts
  • Author : R. W. Alexander
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9780741428707
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Summary : Terrorists try to kill Purple Heart hero. Curtis has to enter the Protection Program to save finance's life from avenging terrorists. Suspense, Love affairs, Murders, Humor.

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars
  • Author : Janice Josephine Carney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-12-16
  • Total pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9781413475487
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Summary : In 1996 I celebrated a year of sobriety and began a journey of rebirth. That year I developed confidence in myself that previously I never experienced. I took my personal collection of notes, diaries, and tapes from my year in Vietnam and begin to organize them into a book. In 1997 I completed the manuscript and titled it One Heart One Mind: one man's memoir of a tour of Vietnam. The book not only dealt with my year in Vietnam but with the emotional cost of the war on my soul and psyche. With assistance from Jonathan Shay M.D., Ph.D., the author of Achilles in Vietnam (a book about combat trauma and the undoing of character), I tried unsuccessfully to get my book published. In 1998 I legally changed my name from John Joseph to Janice Josephine and my writing now included transgender issues. I felt that I had come to terms with my trauma from the Vietnam War, and I was ready to move on. In 1999-2000 I wrote and performed a play "I Was Always Me." The two-act play is a monologue of my transition from John to Janice. In the fall of 2000 I had my first article published in the Transgender Tapestry Magazine. In 2001 I was the subject of a documentary: "TransJan" produced and directed by Katherine Cronin. Its premiere at the Provincetown International Film Festival opened the door for me and after each screening; I conducted a Q&A about transgender issues. The latest screening of "TransJan" was in 2002, when it was selected to be one of the films for the Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2001, in Boston, while performing readings of my poems and rants at Slams, I met the writer Toni Amato. Shortly after that meeting I begin attending Toni's creative writing workshops at Women's Words and later attended one of her weekend writer retreats. That year I presented "TransJan" and sat on panels at the Transcending Boundaries Conference at Yale University and at Speak Out, a conference at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. My most challenging event that year was the L/B/T/Allies Strategy Summit in Vermont, sponsored by the National Organization for Women. In 2002 I continued to do workshops using creative writing as a means of getting people to open up about transgender issues. I also put together a course of study on transgender issues called "Transsexuals are Human Also." I conducted creative writing workshops at the Midwest L/G/B/T/Allies College Conference. Out of this conference came my transgender monologue,' and, as "My Vagina Monologue," I performed this at the St Petersburg Metropolitan Community Churcher's Talent Show, and it was published in the summer issue of the Transgender Tapestry Magazine. This year I have presented creative writing workshops at the International Foundation for Gender Education in Philadelphia, the New Hampshire Transgender Resources for Education and Empowerment at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and at Silver Threads, a weekend retreat on St Pete Beach. I have put together a collection of my poems, rants and essays that are directly from a transwoman's heart called "Purple Hearts and Silver Stars." One of my short stories was published as part of Mary Boenke's Trans Forming Families, real stories about transgender loved ones. Later this year two short stories will published in anthologies, Pinned down by Pronouns (http://www.convictionbooks.com) and Trans-lating Faith, Pilgrim Press, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. I am an active member of a local group of women artists called "Women Artist Rising" with whom I share my poems, rants and stories at various WAR events (http://www.womenartistsrising.com). My new column "Perspectives from a Trans-woman" that started in a local newsletter is now in syndication.

Two Purple Hearts

Two Purple Hearts
  • Author : Larry E. Bridgham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781625162038
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Summary : Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Two Purple Hearts tells a tale of troubled romance and suspense. Vallery is a vivacious young woman who falls in love with Ed, a brilliant MIT student. But their romance is sidetracked by the murder-suicide of her mother and step-father. Vallery takes custody of her mentally disturbed younger half-sister, Jeanne, who resents Ed’s presence in their lives. How far will the disturbed girl go to break up the couple? As Vallery and Ed pursue their love affair, they discover shocking evidence that a deceased World War II veteran was actually the father of them both. Could they really be brother and sister? This tense story comes to a climactic ending as Jeanne’s instability erupts in violence. Two Purple Hearts will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts
  • Author : Dr. Lynne Payne Phillips
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-16
  • Total pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9781524627119
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Summary : A coal miner, Don, drafted to fight with the elite Rainbow Division in WWI under General Douglas MacArthur; a pregnant wife with a toddler whose relationship with her mother-in-law is constantly strained; a mother whose love for her son had her leave her Appalachian Mountain home and travel to France on the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage in order to take the mountains to her son and bring her son back to the mountains; and Dons son who fights in WWII with the elite Devils Brigade, the first Special Forces Unit in the U.S. Army, are remarkable because these events really took place. This six-act play is the story of two men and two women whose lives were intertwined through blood and war. Sarah Williams Dyson (1874-1957) grew up in the North Carolina mountains with her country doctor father. Sarahs only son, Don, married Vennie Lee Shull in 1914 and moved to Dante, Virginia, to work in the coal mines. Dons draft into WWI in 1917 came at a time when married men were not subject to the draft. In 1923, Vennie remarried. After Vennies divorce, Sarah, 12 years after her sons death, was invited to view Dons tomb-rock in France with other mothers and widows. In 1942, Sarah and Vennie had to watch Dons son, Claude, volunteer to fight in WWII even though he was exempt from fighting since he was the only son of a casualty from WWI. Remembering his dads only written message to him: Dont never be a solder my boy, Claude returned home severely wounded. Don and Claude both received purple hearts and other medals for their bravery. This breed of historian forsakes the myths and yellow journalism and delves into the lives of the characters through primary sources of journals, military records, letters, family Bibles, and first-hand knowledge of neighbors, family, and friends of the characters in the play.

The Legacy of the Purple Heart

The Legacy of the Purple Heart
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9781563117237
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Purple Heart

Purple Heart
  • Author : Patricia McCormick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780061948763
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Summary : When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero. There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits his chest. Matt can't shake the feeling that he was somehow involved in his death. But because of a head injury he sustained just moments after the boy was shot, Matt can't quite put all the pieces together. Eventually Matt is sent back into combat with his squad—Justin, Wolf, and Charlene—the soldiers who have become his family during his time in Iraq. He just wants to go back to being the soldier he once was. But he sees potential threats everywhere and lives in fear of not being able to pull the trigger when the time comes. In combat there is no black-and-white, and Matt soon discovers that the notion of who is guilty is very complicated indeed. National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick has written a visceral and compelling portrait of life in a war zone, where loyalty is valued above all, and death is terrifyingly commonplace.

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
  • Author : Nina Berman,Nina Auguste Berman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 92
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059556053
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Summary : A collection of photos of American soldiers,gravely wounded in the Iraq war, named for the,decoration bestowed by the U.S. Army on injured,combatants. Each image is accompanied by a first,person interview with the soldier,portrayed, discussing his life, reasons for,enlisting and experience in Iraq. The photographs,provide a glimpse into the myths of warfare as,seen through the minds of young men desperate to,believe in the righteousness of their actions.

House of Purple Hearts

House of Purple Hearts
  • Author : Paul Solotaroff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034286701
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Summary : Tells the story of the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets, and describes its job training, post-trauma stress disorder therapy, and treatment options for detoxification

Hiroshima in History

Hiroshima in History
  • Author : Robert James Maddox
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9780826265876
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Summary : When President Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic weapons against Japan, he did so to end a bloody war that would have been bloodier still had the planned invasion of Japan proved necessary. Revisionists claim that Truman's real interest was a power play with the Soviet Union and that the Japanese would have surrendered even earlier had the retention of their imperial system been assured. Truman wanted the war to continue, they insist, in order to show off America's powerful new weapon. This anthology exposes revisionist fallacies about Truman's motives, the cost of an invasion, and the question of Japan's surrender. Essays by prominent military and diplomatic historians reveal the hollowness of revisionist claims, exposing the degree to which these agenda-driven scholars have manipulated the historical record to support their contentions. They show that, although some Japanese businessmen and minor officials indicated a willingness to negotiate peace, no one in a governmental decision-making capacity even suggested surrender. And although casualty estimates for an invasion vary considerably, the more authoritative approximations point to the very bloodbath that Truman sought to avoid. Volume editor Robert Maddox first examines the writings of revisionist Gar Alperovitz to expose the unscholarly methods Alperovitz employed to support his claims, then distinguished Japanese historian Sadao Asada reveals how difficult it was for his country's peace faction to prevail even after the bombs had been dropped. Other contributors point to continuing Japanese military buildups, analyze the revisionists' low casualty estimates for an invasion, reveal manipulations of the Strategic Bombing Survey of 1946, and show how even the exhibit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hewed to the revisionist line. And a close reading of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's acclaimed Racing the Enemy exposes many grave discrepancies between that recent revisionist text and its sources. The use of atomic bombs against Japan remains one of the most controversial issues in American history. Gathered in a single volume for the first time, these insightful readings take a major step toward settling that controversy by showing how insubstantial Hiroshima revisionism really is--and that sometimes history cannot proceed without decisive action, however regrettable.

Talkin' Bout A Mod Generation With These Music Crossword Puzzles

Talkin' Bout A Mod Generation With These Music Crossword Puzzles
  • Author : Aaron Joy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-03-17
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781329919150
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Summary : Music reviewer, podcast host, historian Aaron Joy presents his series of rock music crossword puzzle books. At least 14 new puzzles in each book looking at bands, albums & general trivia, including musicians famous & forgotten, fringe & mainstream. A great starting point for growing a music collection, enjoying a particular musical genre or band or winning the next game of music trivia. This volume features the topics: Kinks, Smoke, Eyes, Creation, Action, John's Children, Birds, Powder, Sorrows, Attack, Small Faces, Lambrettas, Purple Hearts, Merton Parkas, Jam, early David Bowie, early Who, Moment, Chords, Secret Affair, Syn

For Military Merit

For Military Merit
  • Author : Fred Borch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-07-10
  • Total pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9781612514093
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Summary : More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award "for military merit" in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration's award criteria have evolved. The book then takes a representative look at Purple Heart recipients from all the services by conflict, concluding with Afghanistan and Iraq. Among the recipients highlighted are: Civil War veteran Pvt. Oran Randlett, who, in 1937, received two Purple Hearts for wounds received at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Cold Harbor in 1864; Brig. Gen. Robert Frederick, who received a record eight Purple Hearts for wounds in World War II; and crew members of USS Panay, who were awarded Purple Hearts fifty-five years after the 1937 Japanese attack on their gunboat.

Remaking the Nation with Purple Hearts and Fishing Lures

Remaking the Nation with Purple Hearts and Fishing Lures
  • Author : Kristin Ann Hass
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 462
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032423058
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Prologue

Prologue
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : OSU:32435083144089
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A Love Story

A Love Story
  • Author : Iris Zenia Solorio
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9781525556722
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Summary : This is a true story of love, hope faith and sacrifice and conflict with family. There are many women who have lost a husband like me in deployment. My husband was injured twice and earned two purple hearts. His third purple heart separated us forever. A Love Story: and the three purple hearts is my memoir, about a young woman who falls in love with a soldier. It’s a story about young love and conflict with family, and what happens when you break your parents home rules. Over us all loomed the greater conflict in Iraq—Operation Iraqi Freedom. This I learned the hard way: for freedom, comes sacrifice, but in the end, love is what matters.

The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart
  • Author : Vincent Yee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Total pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1478310014
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Summary : Aiko is a young Asian American woman, who is 4th generation Japanese American. There's a mysterious person in her life, her grandfather. But he died in World War II and she never knew more than that. Until one day, a clue appears. She follows this clue and discovers a family secret and defying her father's warnings, she learns of the amazing love story between her grandparents while they were interned during World War II. However, that love story turns to heartache as her grandparents are separated when the grandfather goes off to Europe to fight the Nazis. But as she follows the clue further, she discovers the truth about her grandfather and it changes hers and her family's life, forever.

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman
  • Author : Brian Burnes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780974000930
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The Open Question

The Open Question
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-12
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781538137109
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Summary : Golfing legend Ben Hogan went to his grave believing he had won a record five US Open titles. The USGA says otherwise, and the controversy has endured for over 75 years. In 1942, the United States Golf Association (USGA) cancelled its four golf tournaments for the duration of World War II. But then it did something different in only that year—it sponsored the Hale-America National Open on the same weekend as the cancelled US Open. The great Ben Hogan won that tournament and went to his grave believing he had therefore won a record five US Open titles. In The Open Question, Peter May turns his attention to this controversial, colorful Hale-America National Open of 1942. While providing an in-depth look at the tournament itself, May champions Hogan’s claim to five US Open titles and debunks some questionable assertions that the tournament was not worthy of a US Open. Set against the backdrop of World War II, May also tells the stories of other professional golfers in the tournament and the impact of the war on all their lives. The USGA has never recognized the Hale-America Tournament as an official US Open and remains firm in its stance. It was a decision that bothered Ben Hogan for the rest of his life. The Open Question shows how dominant Ben Hogan was against some of the biggest names in golf, and reveals why he deserves to be recognized as a five-time US Open winner.

Unbreakable Hearts: A True, Heart-wrenching Story About Victory...Forfeited!

Unbreakable Hearts: A True, Heart-wrenching Story About Victory...Forfeited!
  • Author : Earl Dusty Trimmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Total pages : 586
  • ISBN : 9781457568565
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Summary : Earl “Dusty” Trimmer relates with both skill and personal experience events surrounding our most forgetable and misunderstood war in America’s history. He brings it all home with his down-to-earth style and considerable knowledge. In Unbreakable Hearts, Dusty dives into the Vietnamese history and culture and skillfully brings the reader into understanding our Vietnamese enemy’s amazing resolve. He brilliantly explains the evolution of our Vietnamese enemy over hundreds of years of invasions and wars. Always defending their country to remain free became an art. In Chapter 7, Dusty describes the Vietnamese women fighters as “Hellcats.” My own experience with the formidable Vietnamese Viet Cong women’s skills and expertise closely mirrors Dusty’s. Hooch girls could plant booby traps in a GI’s hooch with a skill and savvy they were forced to learn during decades of on-the-job training in continuous wars with unwelcomed invaders. My own Military Police experience after leaving the infantry revealed these incidents vividly. In later chapters, Dusty moves into our own veterans’ profound resolve and toughness. North Vietnam’s famed General Giap called us “an honorable enemy.” One could suggest from this writing that our enemy taught us well. We did things in the Vietnam War the average person would have to go to the movies to believe. After reading Trimmer’s descriptions, I must conclude that indeed this book could be one for the movie industry. Dusty Trimmer brings to life our days and nights living and fighting in these foreboding jungle warfare conditions. After reading this fine work and reflecting on my own experiences, I cut away a little more of the pain. Pride swells for having served with all of these wonderful veterans of the Vietnam War. Pain for our terrible losses. For myself, these experiences culminated in wisdom I would otherwise have failed to achieve. God bless Dusty for telling our story. Forward march, Brothers!

Fire Island

Fire Island
  • Author : Jack Whitehouse
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-06-03
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781614233848
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Summary : Fire Island, or Great South Beach as it is also known, is a 32-mile long sliver of a barrier beach located just off the South Shore of Long Island. Always a wild, lonely and untamed wilderness, its shores, waterways and the lands surrounding it have given us innumerable stories -- some inspirational, some frightening, but all of them intriguing. The stories in this book portray people and events from the island's earliest days, when it served Native Americans as a rich hunting, fishing and whaling site until the present day and its use as a U.S. National Seashore and National Wilderness Area.