War, Momma, And Me: A Mother’s Steadfast Love During Civil Unrest
Kesh takes readers on a compelling journey back to 1989 Liberia where he lived with his family when the Liberian Civil War began. He recounts the actions and attitude of his mother, Gloria, and how she tactically prepared for the war, endured hard days, and through it all, maintained a steady demeanor of laughter and wit as a way of guiding and guarding her family. As Kesh comes of age, he tries to make sense of the causes of war, and takes to reading many books to help him find answers. When an opportune moment arises, Kesh moves to America to live with his dad with the hope of finding the stability to finish his education. Due to long-term disconnection from his family living in America, who have no idea how the war has impacted him, Kesh find himself amid some tense moments with his dad and sister, before moving to Minneapolis to live with his brother. In Minneapolis, Kesh gets a breath of fresh air and blossoms into himself, exploring his sexuality and seeking for deeper truths. Hungry for adventure, and equipped with the wisdom of his mother, his search for more leads him and his friend Brendan on a one day notice truth-or-dare journey to Seattle. Seattle opens more doors for Kesh as he taps into Eastern spirituality, living in a Vedic Monastery and studying some of the worlds oldest philosophical writings. After leaving the monastery, Kesh lives as a model in Seattle. Feeling alone, and without his mothers physical guidance, as well as feeling a need for more self-discovery, he then travels to India. He lives as an assistant to a senior monk, from whom he learns, and is encouraged to travel and teach. Uncertain of which avenue to use for teaching, he finds himself at a standstill and a kind of quarter-life crisis. In Goa, he realizes that he must go back to his core-back to Liberia-to find truths that can help him thrive in America. Kesh then goes back home to Liberia to visit Gloria, hi
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Aida and Me: Adventure, War, Treachery, Love, Death, and Mystery – All in Four Musical Acts eBook by Harvey Reese. Published by BookBaby on 8/26/2011. Available download format: epub. Language: English. Genre: Action/Adventure
Bob, Afghanistan, And Me: A War Story About Friendship, Love, And Tragedy
If you’ve ever wondered what it is like for a young soldier to be called to war in the 21st century, this book will show you. You will see the mindset, the fears, the courage, the strength, and the loyalty required to be a soldier in the post 9/11 world of war. This book will grip you, pull you in, and have you laughing, crying, and sweating as you go through the adventures of Brad Drake and Bob Allen as they make their way through two tours of Afghanistan as military police. You will read, first hand, what a soldier’s life was like and what a soldier’s life is like after war. Bob Allen and Brad Drake experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in this epic that covers 18 years. Bob, Afghanistan, and Me is truly a story about friendship, love, and tragedy.
The Vietnam War Trilogy: The 13th Valley, For The Sake Of All Living Things, And Carry Me Home
Three classic novels by John M. Del Vecchio about Vietnam, Cambodia, and the aftermath of war. A classic combat novel and National Book Award finalist, The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in the North Vietnamese Army-infested mountains of the I Corps Tactical Zone. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account plunges Chelini into jungle warfare and traces his evolution from semi-pacifist to all-out, combat-crazed soldier. The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book. Some reviewers have called For the Sake of All Living Things the most terrifying book they have ever read. This saga follows a rural Cambodian family-father Chhoun; his beautiful daughter, Vathana; and his young son, Samnang, who becomes the Khmer Rouge yothea Met Nang-from the mid-sixties through the escalation of the civil war, into the horrors of the holocaust, and finally to the countrys quest for rebirth. Documenting their story is American Special Forces Captain John Sullivan who served with the Military Equipment Delivery Team, and who has fallen in love with Vathana. Carry Me Home brings the troops back to America-a nation confused and divided by the wars in Southeast Asia. In this poignant epic, Del Vecchio transports a group of soldiers to their final battlefield: the home front. High Meadow Farm, in the fertile hill country of central Pennsylvania, becomes their salvation. In Vietnam they had been brothers in arms. Now, in the face of personal tragedy and bureaucratic deception, they create an even deeper allegiance-one of the spirit and of the land. This is the remarkable story of the veterans struggle to find one another and themselves. In its scope, breadth, and brilliance, Carry Me Home is much more than a novel
Remember Me: A Spanish Civil War Novel
Amid the shadows of war, one family faces an impossible choice that will change their lives forever. From bestseller Mario Escobar comes a 20th-century historical novel of sacrifice and resilience inspired by Spain’s famed Children of Morelia and the true events that shaped their lives.Madrid, 1934. Though the Spanish Civil War has not yet begun, the streets of Madrid have become dangerous for thirteen-year-old Marco Alcalde and his two younger sisters. Marco’s parents align themselves against the new fascist regime, unaware that their choice will endanger the entire family—nor do they predict the violence that is to come.In a desperate bid for safety, the Alcaldes join many other Spanish families in making an impossible choice to send their unaccompanied children across the ocean to the city of Morelia, Mexico—a place they’ve never seen or imagined, but whose government promises their children protection. Young Marco promises to look after his sisters in Mexico until their family can be reunited in Spain, but a harrowing journey ensues.As the growing children work to care for themselves and each other, they feel their sense of home, family, and identity slipping further and further away. As their memories of Spain fade, they begin to wonder if they will ever see their parents again or the glittering streets of the home they once loved.Based upon the true stories of the Children of Morelia, Mario Escobar’s Remember Me—now available for the first time in English—paints a poignant portrait of an immigrant family’s sacrificial love and endurance, detailing just how far we go for those we love."Luminous and beautifully researched, Remember Me is a study of displacement, belonging, compassion, and forged family amid a heart- wrenching escape from the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War. Fans of Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Chanel Cleeton, and Lisa Wingate will be mesmerized."—Rachel McMillan, author of The London RestorationPerfect for book clubs: Includes discussion questions, research notes from the author, and a historical timelineBased on real historical events: Full-length, 90,000-word historical novel based on the true stories of the Children of MoreliaResearched and written by a subject-matter expert: Mario Escobar has a master’s degree in modern history and lives in Madrid
War, Momma, & Me: A Mother’s Steadfast Love During Civil Unrest
Kesh takes readers on a compelling journey back to 1989 Liberia where he lived with his family when the Liberian Civil War began. He recounts the actions and attitude of his mother, Gloria, and how she tactically prepared for the war, endured hard days, and through it all, maintained a steady demeanor of laughter and wit as a way of guiding and guarding her family. As Kesh comes of age, he tries to make sense of the causes of war, and takes to reading many books to help him find answers. When an opportune moment arises, Kesh moves to America to live with his dad with the hope of finding the stability to finish his education. Due to long-term disconnection from his family living in America, who have no idea how the war has impacted him, Kesh find himself amid some tense moments with his dad and sister, before moving to Minneapolis to live with his brother. In Minneapolis, Kesh gets a breath of fresh air and blossoms into himself, exploring his sexuality and seeking for deeper truths. Hungry for adventure, and equipped with the wisdom of his mother, his search for more leads him and his friend Brendan on a one day notice truth-or-dare journey to Seattle. Seattle opens more doors for Kesh as he taps into Eastern spirituality, living in a Vedic Monastery and studying some of the worlds oldest philosophical writings. After leaving the monastery, Kesh lives as a model in Seattle. Feeling alone, and without his mothers physical guidance, as well as feeling a need for more self-discovery, he then travels to India. He lives as an assistant to a senior monk, from whom he learns, and is encouraged to travel and teach. Uncertain of which avenue to use for teaching, he finds himself at a standstill and a kind of quarter-life crisis. In Goa, he realizes that he must go back to his core-back to Liberia-to find truths that can help him thrive in America. Kesh then goes back home to Liberia to visit Gloria, his mother, who reconnects him to her wisdom and care. Through conversations and recollection, she empowers him to boldly open a spiritual gathering house in Tucson, Arizona, where he meets his partner Nikko, a young student searching for solace and balance in his own life. The two dedicate some time to traveling and interning on organic farms and building a resume which lands them a dream project in Missouri. Gloria, an expert gardener and horticulturist visits Missouri and plans to spend the next Summer on the farm with Kesh and Nikko to help in their sustainable agriculture development, but suddenly falls ill and dies, leaving a lifetime of laughter evoking and witty lessons.
Wait For Me: True Stories Of War, Love And Rock & Roll Paperback
“Now, in his vivid memoir, Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, Bill Gentile turns back the clock to the 1980s and thrusts us into the mountains of Nicaragua and the slums of El Salvador to offer what he calls “a firsthand, frontline account of the human cost of war.” He succeeds for two simple reasons: he was willing to take serious risks and, more pertinently, he survived to tell his story when so many around him-soldiers, rebels and photojournalists like himself-were killed. It was, to put it bluntly, a murderous time.” – Alan Riding, former New York Times Mexico and Central America bureau chief. Bill Gentile did more than just “cover” Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution and the Con-tra War. He lived them. First as corre-spondent for United Press International (UPI) and later as photojournalist for Newsweek magazine, Gentile experi-enced those historic events from the inside, as the partner of a Nicaraguan woman whose prominent family “adopted” him as one of their own. His memoir takes readers not only to the 1979 revolution, the Contra War in the merciless mountains of Nicaragua and to the deadly streets of El Salvador, but also to the steel mills and backyards of southwestern Pennsylva-nia where the Italian immigrant com-munity prepared him for those conflicts, and then waited for his return. This book introduces the American public to the victims of U.S. intervention abroad. It is a firsthand, frontline account of the human cost of war. Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, explores family, self, love, loss and love again – told against a backdrop of adversity and warfare.Author: Bill GentilePublisher: Bill GentilePublished: 06/08/2021Pages: 364Binding Type: PaperbackWeight: 1.44lbsSize: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.99dISBN: 9780578919560About the AuthorGentile, Bill: – Bill Gentile is an independent, national Emmy Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker teaching at American University (AU) in Washington, DC. His career spans four decades, five continents and nearly every facet of journalism and mass communication. Gentile covered the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the U.S.-backed Contra War in Nicaragua, as well as the Salvadoran Civil War in the 1980s, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the 1994 invasion of Haiti, the ongoing conflict with Cuba, the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s worked across Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Tajikistan, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Chad, Angola, Rwanda and Burundi. His book of photographs, Nicaragua, won the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence, Honorable Mention. He is a pioneer of backpack video journalism and author of the highly acclaimed Essential Video Journalism Field Manual and its Spanish-language version, Manual Esencial de Produccion Video Periodismo. He is the director, executive producer and host of the documentary series, FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile, the Mexico pilot of which is currently being distributed by the Walt Disney Company’s affiliate, National Geographic Television, across Latin America and the Caribbean. Gentile teaches the first-ever Spanish-language class at AU’s School of Communication (SOC), Backpack Documentary en Espanol. He engineered the SOC’s 2014 partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and is the driving force behind that initiative. Gentile helped found, and is the faculty advisor of, the AU student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the organization’s first student chapter in the nation’s capital. He is a member of the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium Advisory Board. He is a member of the Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Board of Directors. He is advisor to the Association of Foreign Correspondents in the United States. Gentile collaborates on filmmaking with the university’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS). His recent work includes Fire and Ice on the Mountain, about the diminishing glacier at Huaytapallana, Peru, and its impact on the local population’s spiritual relationship with the environment. He also produced When the Forest Weeps, a short film that examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces of so-called modernity. In 2013, he shot, produced, wrote and narrated a three-part film series on religion and gangs in Guatemala. They are, I. The Gangs, II. The Researcher, and III. The Pastor. Bill Gentile began in 1977 as reporter for the Mexico City News and correspondent for United Press International (UPI) based in Mexico City. After covering the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua, he spent two years as editor on UPI’s Foreign Desk in New York, then moved to Nicaragua and became Newsweek Magazine’s Contract Photographer for Latin America and the Caribbean.This title is not returnable
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Send For Me: A Novel
Review “An artfully constructed and richly absorbing novel that shows how love is strengthened, not weakened, over distance and time.” –“Minneapolis Star-Tribune” “Real family letters from Nazi era heighten Send for Me…to portray four generations of women in a family ruptured by the Nazi regime.” –” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” “An intimate, insightful, intricately rendered story of intergenerational trauma and love.” –“Kirkus Reviews (starred review)” Product Description MP3 CD Format NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the powerful bonds of family. Annelise is a dreamer: imagining her future while working at her parents popular bakery in Feldenheim, Germany, anticipating all the delicious possibilities yet to come. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents cant quite believe that it will affect them; theyre hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow closer: a brick thrown through her window; a childhood friend who cuts ties with her; customers refusing to patronize the bakery. Luckily Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain. Two generations later, in a small Midwestern city, Annelises granddaughter, Clare, is a young woman newly in love. But when she stumbles upon a trove of her grandmothers letters from Germany, she sees the history of her familys sacrifices in a new light, and suddenly shes faced with an impossible choice: the past, or her future. A novel of dazzling emotional richness, Send for Me is a major departure for this acclaimed author, an epic and intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.
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