Tells the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with background information about the causes and effects of the war in Vietnam, the development and creation of the Memorial, and the impact of the monument on veterans and others
A first children's work by the daughter of a World War II veteran who knew the subject of this book recounts the story of "Poppy Lady" Moina Belle Michael, a Georgia schoolteacher who worked to establish the red poppy as a commemorative symbol in honor of war veterans, in a title published to raise funds for the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple'.
After the death of her parents and her beloved uncle, Delrita does not know how to move forward in life and feels stuck in a bad place, until a WWII veteran shares his thoughts with her and teaches her the true meaning of happiness.
A tale by Vice President Joe Biden's wife, inspired by her granddaughter, shares the story of active soldier's daughter Natalie, who helps prepare packages of treats for military troops, talks with her father over the computer and receives support from friends at school and church. Illustrated by the artist of the best-selling Angela and the Baby Jesus.
When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that his parents are splitting up, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and car, and he's haunted by nightmares of his best friend's death, so when he runs into Harper, a girl who has despised him since middle school, life actually starts looking up.
When his popular older brother Boaz returns from a three-year tour of duty in an incomprehensible war, Levi, who wearies of being compared to his superstar brother, instantly realizes that Boaz has been dramatically changed by his experiences. By the author of Harmless. 10,000 first printing.
Struggling with depression, failing grades and social disputes after his brother is killed in Iraq, Matt becomes obsessed with claiming his brother's possessions and is confronted by a shocking revelation that suggests he may not have known his brother at all. A first novel.
A collection of letters, poems, and petitions from the front, written mostly by infantrymen to their families and friends, evokes the mingled emotions of an intense longing for home, fear, hope, grief, and anger aroused by the Vietnam War. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Since 2010, Ukrainian-born photographer Sasha Maslov has traveled to more than twenty countries, interviewing participants in World War II and taking richly detailed photographs of them in their homes. Soldiers, support staff, and resistance members candidly discuss wartime experiences and their lifelong effects. We meet Ichiro Sudai, who trained to be a kamikazi; Urszula Hoffmann, who taught young children as a member of the Polish resistance; Roscoe Brown, a commander in the Tuskegee Airmen, the firstAfrican American military aviators; Charin Singh, a farmer from Delhi who spent seven years as a Japanese prisoner of war, returning home only in 1949; and Uli John, who lost an arm while serving in the German Army and ultimately befriended former enemy soldiers as part of a network of veterans--"people who fought in the war and know what war really means." Veterans is a record of a cataclysmic time in world history and a tribute to the members of an indomitable generation; it is also a meditation on memory, human struggle, and the passage of time. Its portraits are indelible."--Provided by publisher
"A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with the goal of pairing dogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and wounded war veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities.In A Dog's Gift, award-winning journalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in the life of paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. The book follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, if rigorous, early training to an emotional event that terry and Kyria have christened "the bump," where each individual service dog chooses its new owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healing process. incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom, history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog's Gift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the 60 million Americans who own dogs, but by anyone with a full heart and a loving soul"
"For more than forty years the Oral History Institute at Baylor University has dutifully gathered the flesh-and-blood memories of the World War II generation in the state of Texas to ensure that the personal experiences of those pivotal years would be preserved--for them, for their families, and for future generations. Tattooed on My Soul brings together seventeen of the most compelling narratives from Baylor's extensive collection of more than five thousand interviews"--ECIP Data View summary
The United States has gotten involved in a bloody and difficult guerrilla war in Colombia, where Captain Nancy Kozak, a commander of combat troops and a woman full of conflicts, faces a court martial in spite of her heroism
World War II has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of films produced in the United States alone. From training camp scenes in See Here, Private Hargrove to images of brutal combat in Saving Private Ryan, filmmakers have been tasked with replicating pivotal moments in the war. But sometimes story lines and dramatic manipulations of audiences have led to less-than-faithful re-creations of what men and women have endured during times of conflict. In Real War vs. Reel War: Veterans, Hollywood, and World War II, Suzanne Broderick looks at how on-screen portrayals hold up against wartime experiences of actual combatants--soldiers, sailors, pilots, code talkers, and prisoners of war. In addition, two women--real-life "Rosie the Riveters"--compare depictions of the homefront with their experiences during the war. These members of the Greatest Generation share personal memories and offer commentary on the films that have sought to capture what it was really like. Among the films discussed in this book are such classics as Battleground, Twelve O'Clock High, The Best Years of Our Lives, Since You Went Away, The Sands of Iwo Jima, and The Great Escape, as well as more contemporary films such as Swing Shift and Windtalkers. By providing a "human" look at the military, the war effort, and how such people and events were depicted on screen, Real War vs. Reel War makes a unique contribution to the conversation about Hollywood's role in shaping history. This book will appeal to historians, cultural critics, and anyone interested in war cinema.
Forty-eight women who have served in combat zones in the Iraq and the Afghanistan wars discuss their experiences with loss, injuries, difficult choices, and sacrifice, in a text that includes photographic portraits of each woman
Offers a powerful perspective that affirms the deep damage war does to the psyche and addresses how to truly heal war trauma in veterans, their families, and communities, drawing on history, mythology, and soldiers' stories--from World War I to Iraq. Original.
A vibrant collection of military oil paintings and stories by the 43rd President, published to benefit the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, stands as an official tie-in to the exhibition scheduled for March 2017 at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Two prestigious military families are shattered when general's son Brian, a traumatized Iraq veteran, shoots and kills his former commanding officer under circumstances he claims were in self-defense, a case that also calls the victim's wife into question. By the best-selling author of The Spire. (Suspense).
Transformed by Pearl Harbor, Navy nurse Glory grieves for the loss of her husband, ship officer Marsh battles his way toward Leyte Gulf, and fighter pilot Mick struggles with the drinking problem for which he was grounded
Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys' Halftime Show, Specialist William Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this all-American event that causes him to better understand difficult truths about himself and those around him. 50,000 first printing.