When the War Is Over

Author: Stephen Becker

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026918

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Based on real events, this gripping tale of military injustice ranks alongside The Red Badge of Courage as one of the most original and timeless Civil War novels ever published On a fine September morning in 1864, Lt. Marius Catto leads a platoon of Union army soldiers across a Kentucky meadow. A figure rises in the distance and takes aim. Catto dives to the ground, but it’s too late—the lead ball lodged in his shoulder will be his final souvenir of the war. The shooter, a barefoot teenager named Thomas Martin, claims to be a Confederate soldier, but he wears no uniform and his rifle is older than most of Catto’s men. Taken prisoner and brought back to the garrison in Cincinnati, Martin is court-martialed as a guerrilla, found guilty, and sentenced to death by firing squad. From the bare facts of a long-forgotten incident in the final days of the Civil War, author Stephen Becker has crafted an indelible portrait of the military mindset that is as true today as it was one hundred fifty years ago. The story of Thomas Martin—a sixteen-year-old orphan whose only advocate was the man he shot—is a riveting tale of courage, loyalty, and the crushing inhumanity of life during wartime.

When the War Is Over

Author: Barbara Fox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751561401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9873


THE TOUCHING TRUE STORY Two young Second World War evacuees Far from home, far from family, safe from the war Gwenda and Douglas Brady were among the millions of British children sent to live with new families for their own safety during the Second World War, leaving behind their parents, their friends and all that felt familiar and safe. Evacuation could be a scary experience, but five-year-old Gwenda and her brother were lucky enough to be housed with a kindly schoolmaster and his wife, and soon the realities of the war felt very far away. WHEN THE WAR IS OVER touchingly tells the story of how Gwenda and Doug found a second family and a loving home in the remote Lake District village of Bampton . . . and how the war touched the lives of everyone, even those far, far away from the big cities. Readers love WHEN THE WAR IS OVER: 'One of the very best books I have ever read without a doubt. A wonderful HEARTWARMING story' 'A RIVETING read' 'All the people really came to life' 'A WONDERFUL record' 'True stories of life and VERY ENTERTAINING' 'NOSTALGIC and ENJOYABLE' 'An intimate record of what it was like as a young child being evacuated in WWII'

When the War is Over

Author: martha attema

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1551432404

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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In occupied Holland during World War II, a teenage girl's work for the Dutch resistance becomes dangerously complicated when she falls in love with a German soldier.

When This War Is Over

Author: Eliane Blick

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625169302

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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"Rhoda Pritchard, 19 years old, has moved from Bath to Salisbury, where she becomes a nurse in a small private psychiatric hospital. There are two men in Rhoda's life, Harold, a struggling artist, and Lawrence, a suave and handsome man. When Harold goes abroad to assist his missionary parents, friends advise Rhoda to forget him and take Lawrence who is available. Which one will she choose? The decision she comes to has far-reaching consequences for them all. Then after war is declared, all their lives are overturned"--Cover.

Chambers's Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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French-American Relations

Author: Eric Touya de Marenne

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761839682

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 3936


Contains interviews with French and American veterans of World War II conducted between August 2005 and May 2007, recalling the significance of D-Day and envisioning what paths both nations might need to take in a post-September 11th environment.

Opinion News

Author: National Opinion Research Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Public opinion

Page: N.A

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