The Pharmacist s Mate and 8

Author: Amy Fusselman
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: 9781944211134
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with "my pedophile" (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant). Along the way, Fusselman covers sea shanties and artificial insemination, World War II and AC/DC, alternative healers and monster-truck videos. Fusselman's "wholly original epigrammatic style" (Vogue) "makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities" (Time Out New York).

Pharmacist s Mate

Author: Amy Fusselman
Publisher: McSweeneys Books
ISBN: 1938073231
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with "my pedophile" (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant). Along the way, Fusselman covers sea shanties and artificial insemination, World War II and AC/DC, alternative healers and monster-truck videos. Fusselman's "wholly original epigrammatic style" (Vogue) "makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities" (Time Out New York).

Eight

Author: Amy Fusselman
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: UOM:39015068816845
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In a free form narrative, the author describes events in her life, covering such topics as "her" pedophile, the routine and automatic motions performed every day, and touch therapy.

The Washingtons Volume 8

Author: Justin Glenn
Publisher: Savas Publishing
ISBN: 9781940669335
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre: Reference

This is the eighth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume one began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume two highlighted notable members of the next eight generations, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back to the royalty and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volumes four, five, six, and seven treated respectively generations eight, nine, ten, and eleven. Volume Eight presents generations twelve through fifteen, comprising more than 8,500 descendants of the immigrant John Washington. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country.

The Last Days of the United States Asiatic Fleet

Author: Greg H. Williams
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476631677
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre: History

 After the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7), American sailors of the Asiatic Fleet (where it was December 8) were abandoned by Washington and left to conduct a war on their own, isolated from the rest of the U.S. naval forces. Their fate in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies was often grim—many died aboard burning ships, were executed upon capture or spent years as prisoners of war. Many books have been written about the ships of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet, yet few look into the experiences of the common sailor. Drawing on official reports, past research, personal memoirs and the writings of war correspondents, the author tells the story of those who never came home in 1945.

Savage Park

Author: Amy Fusselman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544303003
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

After visiting a playpark in Japan where children are sawing wood, hammering and building open fires, the author reassesses American culture's obsession with overprotection, decides to live a more risk-filled existence and questions the ultimate impact of excessive safety. 15,000 first printing.

The Hospital Corps Quarterly

Author: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000052841538
Release Date: 1947
Genre: Medicine, Naval


America reads

Author: Robert Cecil Pooley
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105049222628
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Literary Criticism


Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 9783492977241
Release Date: 2017-06-16
Genre: Fiction

»Ich sammelte alles Material über die ebenso tapferen wie schönen Frauen. Mich ließ die Frage nicht los: Woher hatten sie diesen ungewöhnlichen Mut genommen?« Schön, klug und mutig sind die Widerstandskämpferinnen Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa und Dedé Mirabal. Die vier Schwestern, genannt »die Schmetterlinge« wurden hinterrücks von den Schergen Trujillo, des Diktators der Dominikanischen Republik ermordet. Nur Dedé kam davon. Julia Alvarez zeichnet die außergewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichten der vier Schwestern nach. Jede kommt selbst zu Wort und schildert aus ihrer Sicht ihre Kindheit, ihre erste Liebe, ihre Familie und schließlich das politische Erwachen und den Mut den Diktator Trujillo zu bekämpfen.

All Ahead Full

Author: William M. Craighead
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563119412
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

LSM 215 Veteran William M. Craighead recounts his memoirs of LSM 215 life during World War II. *Read about the USS LSM 215 with its crew of young men, two-thirds of whom were younger than 20; and their 22 months together aboard ship. Coming from all parts of America, most had never been to sea before. Traveling on the open ocean on a landing craft became a staggering adventure but they learned to adapt to long periods at sea on a vessel with a shallow draft and no keel... *The part LSM 215 played in the war in the Pacific...the invasion of Okinawa. The historic battle included the largest onslaught of the war by suicidal kamikaze pilots. It was at Okinawa that the Navy suffered its heaviest losses in ships and manpower during World War II. Miraculously, all the crew survived with two shipmates receiving the Purple Heart as a result of kamikaze attacks... *Their journey as they took occupation troops and supplies into Northern China, a China still ancient and medieval. Finally, homeward bound, after only a few days at sea, the ship began to leak badly at several vulnerable locations. Read how the crew worked day and night for two weeks, manning the pumps until the got to Pearl Harbor. They were going home, so it was ALL AHEAD FULL! *And much more...