CROSSROADS: A personal journey through the depression years and WWII by Winifred Franklin

‘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.

Author: Winifred Franklin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Combat Medic, My Story by David L. F. Barber

My father wrote his story and never published it. He passed away in 1991 and 2016 year marks 25 years since his passing and 50 after he left for Vietnam. To complete his goal and share his story this is being published to honor the memory of the good people who have been witnesses to war. A collection of David’s personal stories from Vietnam during 1966 – 1968. From training, his transition to Vietnam and time in combat. To his time in the Civil Affairs unit living in the villages with the Montagnard, providing medial care between ten villages. By the time he left the Civil Affairs unit, the north Vietnamese had placed a bounty on his head.Enjoy the Vietnam experience from a fresh prospective.

Author: David L. F. Barber

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Jubilee of Jubilees: A Glimpse into History’s Years of Favor (The Trumpet Never Rests) by M. RUSSO

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.

Author: M. RUSSO

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Headlong into Fury: A WWII Pilot’s Riveting Story of Rescue and Redemption by Ron White

“One shell whizzed past my ear, ripping the oxygen mask off my face. Seconds later, our wing was strafed and started to unravel . . . We were unable to control the plane any longer. She started to plummet.” Frank Kirkland dreamed about serving his country as a fighter pilot during World War II but was reassigned as a bomber pilot—where the dangerous flying conditions proved to be less glamorous and more deadly. After getting shot out of his plane and landing on German-occupied soil, Kirkland learned about rescue and redemption during some of the fiercest years of the twentieth century. Decades later, Kirkland’s story of fighting for his country would be the last fighting chance to mend his relationship with his son.

Author: Ron White

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Sixteen, True, Short Stories of Pioneer Women: Unbreakable Dolls of Colorado by Julie McDonald

This fun book, read time one hour, contains the wonderful short stories of sixteen women including:Anna Morgan Guillet, (cover photo) who came from Iowa to Southwestern Colorado as amail order bride.Henrietta Brown crossed the country in a covered wagon three timesbefore she tried her hand at homesteading. She was the first whitewoman to settle in the San Miguel Valley, present day Telluride.Justina Ford overcame prejudice and discrimination to become Denver’sbeloved “baby doctor.”Motsu arranged marriages with “picture brides” for lonely Japanese menon Colorado’s eastern prairie.Emily Griffith changed the lives of thousands of immigrants andminorities with her Opportunity School in Denver.Ouray’s Irene Aloha Wright, age 16, bound for an elite boarding school inVirginia, decided Mexico sounded more interesting. She changed trainsand went there instead!Plus 10 more exciting true stories of amazing pioneer women of Colorado. These women were UNBREAKABLE!

Author: Julie McDonald

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

CROSSROADS: A personal journey through the depression years and WWII by Winifred Franklin

‘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.

Author: Winifred Franklin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Semper Fi, Padre: The Mathew Caruso Story by Aaron Elson

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.

Author: Aaron Elson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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WWII Letters From a G.I. by Lori Villarreal

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.

Author: Lori Villarreal

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Jubilee of Jubilees: A Glimpse into History’s Years of Favor (The Trumpet Never Rests) by M. RUSSO

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.

Author: M. RUSSO

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews