Historical / Military Memoir – War Is Personal: Hell, Luck, and Resilience

War Is PersonalWar Is Personal: Hell, Luck, and Resilience
A WWII Combat Marine’s Accounts of Okinawa and China
By Roy Wilkes, USMC, Compiled by Elaine Wilkes, PhD
Publisher: Golden Ratio Publishing
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 978-0977428779
ASIN: B07SX5H45N
Genre: Historical Memoir, Historical Military/War Fiction, History, WWII
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“One Marine’s deeply personal account of the cold realities of combat.” —John H. Briggs, Major, United States Army, Retired

“I felt informed, moved and, ultimately, encouraged.” — David J. Hogan, editor-in-chief and contributing writer, The Holocaust Chronicle

“We cannot possibly comprehend the battlefield terror that changed their inner being forever. ‘War is Personal’ helps us to better understand” — Lt. Col. Jaime Parent, USAF, author of Moving Past PTSD

The Invasion of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII Pacific. Roy Wilkes, Private, USMC was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. True, gripping stories and pictures reveal the mind, heart, and soul of a fighting WWII Marine.

EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK:
“The grim reaper missed me. The dumb bastard had a close-up swing at me on six different occasions—and missed.”

“The casualties were monumental. Trucks were coming down the lines with Marines piled like cordwood. They put ponchos over ’em, but you could see all these feet dangling out. It was like a conveyor belt. We were going up and they were coming back. The only difference is we were alive—and they were dead.”

“Continuous rain dampened the soul. The low, thick dark clouds made sure God didn’t see. What happened here was a secret from Him. God was busy someplace else. So this part of His Universe went insane.”

– Semper Fi

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Biography – HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

HenryHENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America
By Katrina Shawver
Publisher: Koehler Books
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 978-1633935204 (pb)
ISBN: 978-1633935235 (hc)
ASIN: B0753QV9NN
Genre: Biography
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When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five-year-old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. In the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer and swimming coach, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish (Catholic) political prisoner. Told with a pragmatic gallows humor, and sense of hope, this bridge to history is supported by extensive research, original documents, and rare photos. Ultimately, HENRY is the story a resilient young man who survives by his wits, humor, friends, and a healthy dose of luck.

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History/Biography – A Thousand Points of Truth

A Thousand Points of Truth
By V.P. Hughes
Publisher: Xlibris
ISBN: 978-1524527181
ASIN: B01L1U43X2
Genre: History and Biography
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The title of this book reflects the halftone process used to print photographs in newspapers and while all the articles that appear in the book suffer from some degree of inaccuracy, there arises from them as a whole—just as the dots in the halftone process produce a photograph—a portrait of Colonel John Singleton Mosby not found in the most searching and detailed of biographies and historic accounts.

Here we read the personal testimonies of friends and enemies, contemporaries and scholars and, of course, Mosby himself. A Thousand Points of Truth presents for the first time, a great American hero in all of his magnificent and fallible humanity.

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WWII Military History – The Road To War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture

the-road-to-warThe Road To War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture
By Steven Burgauer
ISBN: 978-1450218801
ASIN: B003Y74NR2
Genre: WW2 Historical Military
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A riveting first-person account of a brave young man caught up in a cataclysmic World War.

This is the story of Captain William C. Frodsham, Jr., who — shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry, where he excelled in basic training, became a junior officer, and eventually led a combat boat team ashore on OMAHA BEACH.

Six days later, in French hedgerow country and under withering German fire, Frodsham was wounded and taken prisoner. He spent the next year as a German POW, where he suffered great deprivation before finally being liberated by advancing Russian forces.

His training, his courage, his capture. The reader is taken for a first-person tour of the times at home and then tunneled into a vastly different world on the battlefield and in a German prisoner-of-war camp.

A truly remarkable story.

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History – Jockey Hollow

Jockey HollowJockey Hollow
Where a Forgotten Army Persevered to Win America’s Freedom
By Rosalie Lauerman
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 978-0692507834
Genre: History, Non-Fiction
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Jockey Hollow has all the makings of a riveting work of fiction–treason, mutiny, enemy attacks, extreme weather conditions, unpredictable personalities, shortage of supplies–but what happened at Jockey Hollow in the winter of 1779-80 is entirely and monumentally true. It is also virtually unknown, which is why Rosalie Lauerman, who specializes in uncovering and writing under-told stories for young readers, is telling it.

This award-winning book shows the depth of the soldiers’ conviction that America should be a free country and the price they were willing to pay to win that freedom. In his farewell address, General Washington lauded the soldiers, noting, “The unparalleled perseverance of the Armies of the United States . . . was little short of a standing miracle.,”

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History/Social Sciences – Confessions of an Illuminati

Confessions of an IlluminatiConfessions of an Illuminati
By Leo Lyon Zagami
Publisher: CCC Publishing
Release Date: November 2015
ISBN: 978-1888729580
ASIN: B019136FBE
Genre: History, Social Science, Freemasonry
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In English for the first time, a guide to the true secret structure of the Illuminati and their invisible network

Author Leo Lyon Zagami uses the Illuminati’s internal documents and reveals confidential and top-secret events. His book contends that the presence of numerous Illuminati brotherhoods and secret societies—just as those inside the most prestigious U.S. universities such as Yale or Harvard—have always been guides to the occult. From the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)’s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices of the various groups involved with it, including their connections to the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.

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