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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helpe...
by Denise Kiernan

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

March 05, 2013

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<b>Now a New York Times Bestseller!</b><div><b></b></div><div><br /><b>The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.</b>The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it didn't appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships--and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men!<br /> <br />But against this vibrant wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work--even the most innocuous details--was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew <i>something </i>big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.<br /> <br />Though the young women originally believed they would leave Oak Ridge after the war, many met husbands there, made lifelong friends, and still call the seventy-year-old town home. The reverberations from their work there--work they didn't fully understand at the time--are still being felt today. In <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i>, Denise Kiernan traces the astonishing story of these unsung WWII workers through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. Like <i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i>, this is history and science made fresh and vibrant--a beautifully told, deeply researched story that unfolds in a suspenseful and exciting way.<br /> <br /><br />As heard on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition.<br />One of Goodreads' Most Popular Books of March 2013.<br />One of Amazon's Editors' Picks for Best Books of the Month (History)<br />One of Amazon's Editors' Picks for Best Books of the Month (Nonfiction)<br />One of Amazon's Big Spring Books (History)<br /> </div>
Hiroshima Maidens
by Rodney Barker

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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Hiroshima was one of the great tragedies of WWII.<br /><br />But out of the devastation of the first atomic bomb, some survivors emerged - twenty-five courageous Japanese women who became part of a remarkable humanitarian epic. <br /><br />Victims of the atomic blast that ushered in the Nuclear Age, these women were brought to the United States in 1955, where they underwent reconstructive surgery to repair the ravages of the bomb.<br /><br />Schoolgirls when the bomb destroyed their futures, they began to remake their lives and re-create themselves.<br /><br />This is the compassionate, often bittersweet chronicle of the Hiroshima Maidens. <br /><br />It follows their lives from the terrifying moments of the detonation of the bomb, through their years as outcasts in their own country, to their not always idyllic stay in America, and on to their lives since — some tragic, some heroic, some affectingly ordinary.<br /><br />“An illuminating portrait of heroic people...A sobering inspiration for all of us” — Philadelphia Inquirer<br /><br />“Controlled, fearsome, wonderful, appalling.” — Los Angeles Times<br /><br />“Evokes a range of human emotions that has been lost in the dead vocabulary of annihilation and deterrence” — The New York Times<br /><br />Rodney Barker has been an editor, an investigative reporter, and a feature writer for a wide variety of regional and national magazines. In 1979 he was one of three American journalists awarded travel grants to Japan to write about Hiroshima; his resulting reportage, which was published in the Denver Post, reawakened his involvement with the Hiroshima Maidens, two of whom had stayed with his family when he was a child. <br /><br />Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
Doc: Platoon Medic
by , Charles Sasser

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English

Pages

356

Publication Date

October 08, 2002

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HE GAVE MEN A FIGHTING CHANCE... TO SURVIVE</p><br /><br /><p>Dan Evans arrived in Vietnam on October 7, 1968, a 21- year-old Army medic who couldn't stand the sight of blood. Thrust into the cauldron of combat, he soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and the brutal realties of war. Before his time was up, he would master the skills of a surgeon, acquire the patience of a saint, and demonstrate the courage of a lion... </p><br /><p>Here, in his own words, is the gripping true story of Dan Evans, the highly decorated soldier whom the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company, called the "fighting medic." Experience the rage, the sorrow and the remarkable spirit of Dan Evans - the PLATOON MEDIC who became a true American hero. </p>
The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial Combat
by Pierre Clostermann

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

February 14, 2019

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<b><h3>'THE BIG SHOW is as close as you'll ever get to fighting for your life from the cockpit of a Spitfire or Typhoon. Perhaps the most viscerally exciting book ever written by a fighter pilot.'</B> Rowland White</b></h3><p><br />Pierre Clostermann DFC was one of the oustanding Allied aces of the Second World War. A Frenchman who flew with the RAF, he survived over 420 operational sorties, shooting down scores of enemy aircraft while friends and comrades lost their lives in the deadly skies above Europe.<p><br /><b>THE BIG SHOW</b>, his extraordinary account of the war, has been described as the greatest pilot's memoir of WWII.<p> <br /><b>‘A truly remarkable book … the most gripping descriptions of aerial combat I have ever read’</b> <i>New York Times</i><p><br /><b>‘A thrilling read … ranks among the finest accounts of war’</b> <i>Guardian</i><p><br /><b>‘A magnificent story’</b> <i>Daily Telegraph</i><p><br /><b>‘A classic … gripping, ripping, full of action’</b> <i>Economist</i><p><br /><b>‘Vividly captures the spirit of air combat’</b> <i>The Times</i><p><br /><b>'The relentlessness of the flying is extraordinary and the casual loss of life chilling. It really is one of the very best war memoirs ever written: exhilarating, exciting, deeply moving and a book that lingers in the mind long after the last page has been turned.'</b> James Holland<p><br />
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
by Holger Eckhertz

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 09, 2015

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This is the hidden side of D Day which has fascinated readers around the world.<br /><br />Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6th 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? <br />What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day? What were their experiences on facing the tanks, the flamethrowers and the devastating air superiority of the Allies?<br /><br />This book sheds fascinating light on these questions, bringing together statements made by German survivors after the war, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind, their actions and their choices of June 6th. <br /><br />We see a perspective of D Day which deserves to be added to the historical record, in which ordinary German troops struggled to make sense of the onslaught that was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied soldiers. We see, too, how the Germans fought in the great coastal bunkers, perceived as impregnable fortresses, but in reality often becoming tombs for their crews. <br /><br />Above all, we now have the unheard human voices of the individual German soldiers - the men who are so often portrayed as a faceless mass.<br /><br />
On Grand Strategy
by John Lewis Gaddis

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b>A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades</b><br /><br />For almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, and Charles Hill. Its purpose has been to prepare future leaders for responsibilities they will face, through lessons drawn from history and the classics. Now Gaddis has distilled that teaching into a succinct, sharp and potentially transformational book, surveying statecraft from the ancient Greeks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and beyond. An unforgettable guide to the art of leadership, <i>On Grand Strategy</i> is, in every way, its own master class.
Rescued from the Ashes: The Diary of Leokadia Schmidt, Survivor o...
by Leokadia Schmidt

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English

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422

Publication Date

January 24, 2019

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The diary of a young Jewish housewife who, together with her husband and five-month-old baby, fled the Warsaw ghetto at the last possible moment and survived the Holocaust hidden on the “Aryan” side of town in the loft of a run-down tinsmith’s shed.
The Story of Us: A new epic historical novel of love in the face ...
by Lana Kortchik

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English

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December 05, 2018

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<h2>For fans of <em>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</em>, Pam Jenoff, and Kate Furnivall comes this unforgettable tale of love, loss, and the power of hope.</h2><h2>Why readers love <em>The Story of Us</em>: </h2><h2>‘A beautiful love story’</h2><h2>‘Captivating from the first page’</h2><h2>‘Powerful and heart wrenching’</h2><h2>‘A touching story, beautifully written’</h2><h2> ‘Well-researched and fascinating’</h2><p>*************************************************************</p><p>Watching the Red Army withdraw from Ukraine in the face of Hitler’s relentless advance, Natasha Smirnova realises her life is about to change forever.</p><p>As Kiev is cast under the dark cloud of occupation, Natasha falls in love with Mark, a Hungarian soldier, enlisted against all his principles on the side of the Nazis.</p><p>But as Natasha fights to protect the friends and family she holds dear she must face up to the dark horrors of war and the pain of betrayal. Will the love she and Mark share be strong enough to overcome the forces which threaten to tear them apart?</p>
D DAY Through German Eyes - Book Two - More hidden stories from J...
by Holger Eckhertz

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English

Pages

165

Publication Date

July 23, 2015

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The first book of ‘D DAY – Through German Eyes’ fascinated readers around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6th 1944. Now, Book Two contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive.<br /><br />These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking and all too human in their shock at the onslaught which they faced.<br /><br />These unique interviews with German soldiers are a historical treasure trove of new insights, heart-stopping combat stories and glimpses of wartime psychology which will absorb anyone with an interest in WW2.<br /><br />“I am astonished by the immediacy of these new translations from the archive, and I believe that readers will find these accounts, if anything, even more compelling than the first book. <br />These statements reveal the ambiguous relationships which the German soldiers had with French civilians, especially women, and the way these relationships were destroyed on D Day itself. There are accounts from a Luftwaffe pilot who was one of the first to witness the Allied armada from the air, and stories from foot soldiers, military police and panzer crews who fought desperately to hold back the beach landings and airborne assaults. <br />The disturbing motivations of the German troops – political, personal and even religious – are presented with an honesty which sheds a radical new light on why the Germans fought so bitterly, so viciously, to keep control of what they perceived to be 'their' precious France.” <br /><br />– Holger Eckhertz, archive holder.<br /><br />
No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam
by Anthony H Johnson

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English

Pages

170

Publication Date

January 13, 2019

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A collection of over a dozen stories – including the #1 best seller, Ambush at the Waterfall, and #2 best-seller, Overrun. The author joined the Marines in 1966 at the age of 17 and arrived in Vietnam a year later, during the height of the war, when the casualty rate in a Marine rifle company was approaching 85 percent. <br />The gripping accounts of ambushes in the jungle, firefights in rice paddies, and night watches in listening posts. There is humor, horror, sadness at the loss of friends and primal fear. There is also bravery. During the entire Vietnam war, only one platoon in the US Marine Corps was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation. The engagement that brought about that distinction resulted in the members of that platoon being awarded a Medal of Honor, a Navy Cross, three Silver Stars, and a number of Bronze Stars. <br />You will feel as if you were present when an understrength squad attacked an enemy force that outnumbered them fifteen to one, in order to prevent a rocket attack against the airbase in Da Nang. You will meet the young men, most of them still in their teens, who fought that brutal war. <br />There were no safe spaces. <br />

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