Author: Ken Bledsoe
Release Date: 2016-01-01
On July 14, 1942, Vernon Elder's B-17 Flying Fortress went down near Horn Island off the coast of Australia. Sixty-eight years later, his son, Ken Bledsoe, traveled 10,000 miles in search of the bomber and stories about the father he never really knew.Vernon Elder was only 21 years old when he left his small town in Colorado to join the Army Air Corps in 1939. Like so many young men of his generation, he found his world turned upside down with the start of World War II. Though Vernon survived a plane crash and earned a Silver Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster, he came back from the conflict a changed man. Not until after his death in 1973 did his son, Ken, begin to piece together the details of his father's wartime experience. It all started with a shoebox full of letters and an old scrapbook.This is a loving tribute to a father who was at once a hero and an enigma, a familiar story to many children of the men who fought the world's greatest war. Chock full of pictures, maps, newspaper clippings, and first-person accounts, this book puts us in the middle of combat then takes us along as Ken, so many years later, searches the seas for the wreckage of his father's plane and the event that changed his and his father's lives forever.
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
Release Date: 2011-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . .Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff's books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim. The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.
Author: Brian Harbert
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
March 3, 1778 ... marks the tragic death of Thomas Harbert (Sr). In the mid-1760's -Thomas, an early frontiersman and pioneer - and his wife Isabelle - left the English Colony of New Jersey and moved their young family westward... eventually settling in the District of West Augusta, Virginia. On what is now known as Ten-Mile Creek, in the Jones' Run Community, Harrison County, WV - Gomas and an enterprising group of settlers constructed the Harbert Blockhouse as a defense against the many harsh elements of this newly-opened AppalachianWilderness. On this fateful date - as some children were playing nearby - they noted the approach of some Shawnee warriors who were known to be about avenging the death of their mighty Shawnee chieftain, Keigh-tugh-qua, or "the Cornstalk."Gey subsequently attacked the barnlike structure of Fort Harbert, and in the ensuing battleGomas was killed while grappling with a Shawnee warrior who had forced himself into the Fort. In addition to the tragic death of Gomas and his young daughter Celia, four other adults were wounded; and six or seven children in the yard were killed or taken prisoners. One indian was killed, and two badly wounded. Surviving Gomas were his wife Isabelle and Fve sons: Samuel Harbert (18), Edward (15), William (13), Gomas Jr. (10), and John (9). Brian C. Harbert lives on HarbertMountain Road in rural Alexander County, North Carolina, with his wife Alice and extended family. He has three children: David, Rachel & Ryan who are all grown. He is an R.N. at a local hospital in the Critical Care Unit. His interest in genealogy was kindled by the work began by his grandfather, Hallie Lafayette Harbert who wrote a booklet entitled: "History of the Descendants of Noah J. Harbert..". [Hallie's grandfather]. Having begun with the information in his grandfather's work, he began "surFng the web" and stumbled upon several very helpful sites. He has compiled a family database of over 7,000 names! He keeps hoping he'll get Fnished at some point, but as of this time, he sees no end in sight! David Harbert was born in Morgantown, WV; near Decker's Creek whereGomas Harbert made his Frst home inWV. David and his wife Linda live in LumberportWV. He has a set of twins Tim and Cathy who are grown and have their own families. He grew up on Jones Run about 4 miles from the location of the Harbert Blockhouse. David's father, Max is the person responsible for David's interest in the Harbert Family history. His father is a treasure trove of information about the Harbert's who lived around Lumberport. David's lifelong dream has been to put the family history down on paper so others can learn about the amazing people who have and still do make up the Harbert Family.
Author: Helen H. Gentry
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"This book consists of autobiographic essays of Helen H. Gentry, an African American octogenarian, and the genealogy of the Gentry family. Helen's essays are extracted from a 25 year personal and family collection of documents and photographs housed in the the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. The subjects cover: family, social, economic life; political, civil rights, cultural activities; religious participation, continuing education and travel, recreation and skiing engagements."
This is a collection of poetry and song lyrics. The songs are in the categories of love, life's journey, overcoming difficulties, and the people who help us. The poems are in the categories of love, respect, looking at things from a different perspective, and a few random ones that don't fit any category. There is a little bit of everything.
Author: D. L. Hale
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Release Date: 2007-06-07
It's 1969 and a young soldier is in a life or death situation in Vietnam, and half way around the world, an elderly man by the name of Harvey Beason is alone and dying of cancer. Haunted by his past and the birth of an illegitimate child 20 some years earlier, he can do some good if he can find this person and make them his heir. He boldly hires a detective named Patrick Henry a tough ex-cop, who begins his search and finds himself surprisingly embroiled in a international conspiracy of gigantic proportions, which is much more than he bargained for.
Author: Christopher Everette Cenac
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2011-08-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second busiest port of debarkation in the U.S. Two years before, he had descended the Pyrenees to Bordeaux from his home village of Barbazan-Debat, a terrain in direct contrast to the flatlands of Louisiana. He arrived in 1860, just when the U.S. Civil War began with the secession of the Southern states, and in New Orleans, just where there would be placed a prime military target as the war developed. Neither Creole nor Acadian, Pierre took his chances in the rural parish of Terrebonne on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Pierre’s resolute nature, unflagging work ethic, steadfast determination, and farsighted vision earned him a place of respect he could never have imagined when he left his native country. How he forged his place in this new landscape echoes the life journeys of countless immigrants—yet remains uniquely his own. His story and his family’s story exemplify the experiences of many nineteenth century immigrants to Louisiana and the experiences of their twentieth century descendants.
Author: Peter Rimmer
Publisher: Peter Rimmer
Release Date: 2014-03-20
HISTORICAL FICTION AT ITS BEST He's been through hell and back but it's over now. With the optimism and enthusiasm of youth, he returns home only to find his dreams are in tatters. Rupert Pengelly briefly escapes to the British colony of Rhodesia from the bloody conflict that is terrorizing Europe. His mission is not just duty-driven but a promise to look for and protect an orphaned, young girl. It is a futile search and with time running out he has no choice but to re-join the theatre of war. When peace returns, exhausted but exhilarated, Rupert travels home to his beloved Cornwall and the farm he loves. But all is not as it seems. He has been cheated out of his inheritance. Devastated and desolate, Rhodesia is his only recourse. To begin anew. But as time passes, nothing prepares him for what is next. Another war is looming. Everything is at risk with death a daily threat and changes are coming with the chaotic tide of nationalism. What does the future hold for Rupert? Is he to face loss and despair once again, and what became of his promise? Peter Rimmer brings to life a turbulent period of history that has unexpected twists and turns keeping you turning the pages. Cry of the Fish Eagle will leave you breathless and yearning for a time gone by. Are you ready for this epic saga? Dont miss out, get your copy of Cry of the Fish Eagle today.
Author: Patrick J. Walsh
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release Date: 1999-12-29
Emphasizing the importance of the space programme to the scientific, social and cultural history of the last half of the 20th century, this brief history celebrates the almost unimaginable technological leap that the space programme represents, a feat of teamwork, innovation, dedication and mastery unprecedented in the history of mankind. Walsh's narrative begins just before the Mercury programme, covers the original seven astronauts, the Gemini and Apollo programmes, through Skylab and up to the space shuttle. The glories and emotion of space exploration are presented against the backdrop of the Cold War, the presidential administrations of Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter, and other singificant events in US history. The positive accomplishments of the astronauts are put in context of an increasingly negative domestic situation in the '60s and '70s, the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, assassinations, growing involvement in and dissension about Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, and Nixon's resignation.
Author: Harold Brannan
Publisher: Retrad Publishing Company
At the end of the Red River War, any lingering vestige of the fierce Indian hegemony over the Southern Plains was completely crushed and the tribes of native people were now restricted to government-controlled reservations in Oklahoma Territory. The abrupt change left vacant thousands of acres of unclaimed land which the frontier settlers of Texas and other states began to move into and claim as their own. Old customs die hard, however, and for the next few years of transition, there were still echoes of the old ways reverberating across the land.
Exiled by his father...Forced to abandon his childhood sweetheart...One man will risk everything and fight for what he holds dear.When Sebastian Brigandshaw is cast aside by his Sea Captain father so his family will be received into the aristocratic establishment, his world is turned upside down. But the heartache and perils mounting against him are no match for the love he bears Emily. In the face of mounting dangers, Sebastian risks his life to take back the love that was ripped from his clutches.The Boer War threatens the land Sebastian and his family have grown to love. With the Boer rebels bent on freedom from the British, Sebastian must make the hardest decision of his life - join the fight or dare be named a coward. With the land he loves at stake, and his relationship to Emily vulnerable, where will Sebastian's loyalty lie?