‘Crossroads’ is an up close and personal true story of Winifred’s life. It takes you through her amazing experiences of growing up in England; with various accounts of her life in early childhood and her youthful romance; as well as the hardships endure by the many struggling families during the depression years and World War 2. The subsequent effects had a substantial impact not only on her life but on the people all around her. This book is set to become a 20th Century sensation, for not only is it a literary gem, but it also has great historical value for those interested in what life was like for a struggling family living in Britain during the 1930’s and 1940’s. It would certainly make for a great mini-series for its depiction of the various characters created from that era.
During the epic breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, assigned as a chaplain’s assistant, heroically saved the life of Chaplain Cornelius “Connie” Griffin at the cost of his own life. on December 6, 1950. Six days later, in New England, Mathew’s son was born. Fourteen months after that, his father’s Silver Star was presented to little Danny Caruso in a ceremony that made national headlines. In 1953 the Caruso Memorial Chapel was dedicated at Camp Pendleton. Two years after that, Mathew’s remains were repatriated and his brother John, himself a Marine, served as his burial escort by train from San Francisco to Hartford, Connecticut. “Semper Fi, Padre” is a story of sacrifice and heroism, but it is also about the effect a death in combat, any death in combat, can have on the lives of many people.
This is a compilation of letters my father wrote home to his family while serving in the European Theater during WWII. Although it is mostly a one-sided conversation, as you read through the letters, his detailed descriptions of the people, the landscape, the weather and his experiences, a complete picture begins to emerge. You get a better understanding of the era, the slang, movies of that time and the mood of the people. His letters have been transcribed for legibility purposes, with photographs at the end. In the back of the book are scanned copies of the original letters.
Your spirit will exult, smile, and soar with the lyrical visionary saga “Jubilee of Jubilees” that unveils a hidden tapestry of interwoven events over past centuries. Years of Jubilee, the infrequent sabbatical year in the Judeo-Christian tradition, supply the framework to reveal the hidden beauty of special lives. With both heart-wrenching poignancy and humor, Russo’s unique and strong voice journeys the reader with Francis of Assisi to Rome on pilgrimage the early 13th century for the beginnings of a radical new way of life. Russo subsequently engages us through the centruries of Jubilee to see the magnificence of the tapestry’s pattern through vignettes in France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Israel; culminating in an unexpected event during the Great Jubilee Year of 2000 in Rome. Combining history and the deepest yearnings of hope, “Jubilee of Jubilees” is a spring in the wilderness and required reading for anyone that wants to understand why Pope Francis will open the door to a new Year of Jubilee on December 8th of 2015.
“Jubilee of Jubilees” is essential reading for armchair pilgrims unable to travel for physical or economic reasons.