Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
Author: Tess Wakefield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1501136496
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts Book Excerpt:

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM! When a soldier with a troubled past and a struggling songwriter agree to a marriage of convenience for the military benefits, neither expects much after saying “I do.” Then tragedy strikes, and the line between what’s real and what’s pretend begins to blur in this smart and surprising romance perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes. Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives. Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes. When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.” When Frankie declines, his attractive but frustratingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married. In this unforgettable love story, Cassie and Luke must set aside their differences to make it look like a real marriage...unless, somewhere along the way, it becomes one...

Three Purple Hearts

Three Purple Hearts
Author: R. W. Alexander
Publsiher: Infinity Publishing
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2005-12
ISBN: 0741428709
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Purple Hearts Book Excerpt:

Terrorists try to kill Purple Heart hero. Curtis has to enter the Protection Program to save finance's life from avenging terrorists. Suspense, Love affairs, Murders, Humor.

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars
Author: Janice Josephine Carney
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2004-12-16
ISBN: 1413475485
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars Book Excerpt:

In 1996 I celebrated a year of sobriety and began a journey of rebirth. That year I developed confidence in myself that previously I never experienced. I took my personal collection of notes, diaries, and tapes from my year in Vietnam and begin to organize them into a book. In 1997 I completed the manuscript and titled it One Heart One Mind: one man's memoir of a tour of Vietnam. The book not only dealt with my year in Vietnam but with the emotional cost of the war on my soul and psyche. With assistance from Jonathan Shay M.D., Ph.D., the author of Achilles in Vietnam (a book about combat trauma and the undoing of character), I tried unsuccessfully to get my book published. In 1998 I legally changed my name from John Joseph to Janice Josephine and my writing now included transgender issues. I felt that I had come to terms with my trauma from the Vietnam War, and I was ready to move on. In 1999-2000 I wrote and performed a play "I Was Always Me." The two-act play is a monologue of my transition from John to Janice. In the fall of 2000 I had my first article published in the Transgender Tapestry Magazine. In 2001 I was the subject of a documentary: "TransJan" produced and directed by Katherine Cronin. Its premiere at the Provincetown International Film Festival opened the door for me and after each screening; I conducted a Q&A about transgender issues. The latest screening of "TransJan" was in 2002, when it was selected to be one of the films for the Tampa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2001, in Boston, while performing readings of my poems and rants at Slams, I met the writer Toni Amato. Shortly after that meeting I begin attending Toni's creative writing workshops at Women's Words and later attended one of her weekend writer retreats. That year I presented "TransJan" and sat on panels at the Transcending Boundaries Conference at Yale University and at Speak Out, a conference at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. My most challenging event that year was the L/B/T/Allies Strategy Summit in Vermont, sponsored by the National Organization for Women. In 2002 I continued to do workshops using creative writing as a means of getting people to open up about transgender issues. I also put together a course of study on transgender issues called "Transsexuals are Human Also." I conducted creative writing workshops at the Midwest L/G/B/T/Allies College Conference. Out of this conference came my transgender monologue,' and, as "My Vagina Monologue," I performed this at the St Petersburg Metropolitan Community Churcher's Talent Show, and it was published in the summer issue of the Transgender Tapestry Magazine. This year I have presented creative writing workshops at the International Foundation for Gender Education in Philadelphia, the New Hampshire Transgender Resources for Education and Empowerment at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and at Silver Threads, a weekend retreat on St Pete Beach. I have put together a collection of my poems, rants and essays that are directly from a transwoman's heart called "Purple Hearts and Silver Stars." One of my short stories was published as part of Mary Boenke's Trans Forming Families, real stories about transgender loved ones. Later this year two short stories will published in anthologies, Pinned down by Pronouns (http://www.convictionbooks.com) and Trans-lating Faith, Pilgrim Press, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. I am an active member of a local group of women artists called "Women Artist Rising" with whom I share my poems, rants and stories at various WAR events (http://www.womenartistsrising.com). My new column "Perspectives from a Trans-woman" that started in a local newsletter is now in syndication.

Two Purple Hearts

Two Purple Hearts
Author: Larry E. Bridgham
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-07
ISBN: 1625162030
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Purple Hearts Book Excerpt:

Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Two Purple Hearts tells a tale of troubled romance and suspense. Vallery is a vivacious young woman who falls in love with Ed, a brilliant MIT student. But their romance is sidetracked by the murder-suicide of her mother and step-father. Vallery takes custody of her mentally disturbed younger half-sister, Jeanne, who resents Ed’s presence in their lives. How far will the disturbed girl go to break up the couple? As Vallery and Ed pursue their love affair, they discover shocking evidence that a deceased World War II veteran was actually the father of them both. Could they really be brother and sister? This tense story comes to a climactic ending as Jeanne’s instability erupts in violence. Two Purple Hearts will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts
Author: Dr. Lynne Payne Phillips
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN: 1524627119
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts Book Excerpt:

A coal miner, Don, drafted to fight with the elite Rainbow Division in WWI under General Douglas MacArthur; a pregnant wife with a toddler whose relationship with her mother-in-law is constantly strained; a mother whose love for her son had her leave her Appalachian Mountain home and travel to France on the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage in order to take the mountains to her son and bring her son back to the mountains; and Dons son who fights in WWII with the elite Devils Brigade, the first Special Forces Unit in the U.S. Army, are remarkable because these events really took place. This six-act play is the story of two men and two women whose lives were intertwined through blood and war. Sarah Williams Dyson (1874-1957) grew up in the North Carolina mountains with her country doctor father. Sarahs only son, Don, married Vennie Lee Shull in 1914 and moved to Dante, Virginia, to work in the coal mines. Dons draft into WWI in 1917 came at a time when married men were not subject to the draft. In 1923, Vennie remarried. After Vennies divorce, Sarah, 12 years after her sons death, was invited to view Dons tomb-rock in France with other mothers and widows. In 1942, Sarah and Vennie had to watch Dons son, Claude, volunteer to fight in WWII even though he was exempt from fighting since he was the only son of a casualty from WWI. Remembering his dads only written message to him: Dont never be a solder my boy, Claude returned home severely wounded. Don and Claude both received purple hearts and other medals for their bravery. This breed of historian forsakes the myths and yellow journalism and delves into the lives of the characters through primary sources of journals, military records, letters, family Bibles, and first-hand knowledge of neighbors, family, and friends of the characters in the play.

House of Purple Hearts

House of Purple Hearts
Author: Paul Solotaroff
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Purple Hearts Book Excerpt:

Tells the story of the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets, and describes its job training, post-trauma stress disorder therapy, and treatment options for detoxification

For Military Merit

For Military Merit
Author: Fred Borch
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013-07-10
ISBN: 161251409X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Military Merit Book Excerpt:

More than one million men and women have received the Purple Heart since its creation as an award "for military merit" in 1932. This book provides a brief history of the Purple Heart, with a focus on how the decoration's award criteria have evolved. The book then takes a representative look at Purple Heart recipients from all the services by conflict, concluding with Afghanistan and Iraq. Among the recipients highlighted are: Civil War veteran Pvt. Oran Randlett, who, in 1937, received two Purple Hearts for wounds received at Chancellorsville in 1863 and Cold Harbor in 1864; Brig. Gen. Robert Frederick, who received a record eight Purple Hearts for wounds in World War II; and crew members of USS Panay, who were awarded Purple Hearts fifty-five years after the 1937 Japanese attack on their gunboat.

Remaking the Nation with Purple Hearts and Fishing Lures

Remaking the Nation with Purple Hearts and Fishing Lures
Author: Kristin Ann Hass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Funeral decorations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking the Nation with Purple Hearts and Fishing Lures Book Excerpt:

Prologue

Prologue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prologue Book Excerpt:

Unbreakable Hearts A True Heart wrenching Story About Victory Forfeited

Unbreakable Hearts  A True  Heart wrenching Story About Victory   Forfeited
Author: Earl Dusty Trimmer
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN: 145756856X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbreakable Hearts A True Heart wrenching Story About Victory Forfeited Book Excerpt:

Earl “Dusty” Trimmer relates with both skill and personal experience events surrounding our most forgetable and misunderstood war in America’s history. He brings it all home with his down-to-earth style and considerable knowledge. In Unbreakable Hearts, Dusty dives into the Vietnamese history and culture and skillfully brings the reader into understanding our Vietnamese enemy’s amazing resolve. He brilliantly explains the evolution of our Vietnamese enemy over hundreds of years of invasions and wars. Always defending their country to remain free became an art. In Chapter 7, Dusty describes the Vietnamese women fighters as “Hellcats.” My own experience with the formidable Vietnamese Viet Cong women’s skills and expertise closely mirrors Dusty’s. Hooch girls could plant booby traps in a GI’s hooch with a skill and savvy they were forced to learn during decades of on-the-job training in continuous wars with unwelcomed invaders. My own Military Police experience after leaving the infantry revealed these incidents vividly. In later chapters, Dusty moves into our own veterans’ profound resolve and toughness. North Vietnam’s famed General Giap called us “an honorable enemy.” One could suggest from this writing that our enemy taught us well. We did things in the Vietnam War the average person would have to go to the movies to believe. After reading Trimmer’s descriptions, I must conclude that indeed this book could be one for the movie industry. Dusty Trimmer brings to life our days and nights living and fighting in these foreboding jungle warfare conditions. After reading this fine work and reflecting on my own experiences, I cut away a little more of the pain. Pride swells for having served with all of these wonderful veterans of the Vietnam War. Pain for our terrible losses. For myself, these experiences culminated in wisdom I would otherwise have failed to achieve. God bless Dusty for telling our story. Forward march, Brothers!

Marine Down Corpsman Up

Marine Down  Corpsman Up
Author: Ron Mosbaugh
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-08-29
ISBN: 1546257284
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Down Corpsman Up Book Excerpt:

The author, a highly decorated sailor, relates the history of his thirteen-month tour of duty in wartime Vietnam in 19661967. He, embedded within the Marine Corps, tells about treating the wounded while exposed to live-fire conditions on everything from squad-size patrols to company-size missions. The author also relates how he fulfilled his responsibility for the marines health in camp; he was often the only medical person within miles. He describes the procedures for getting the wounded aboard a helicopter and transferred to a field hospital. Added to his responsibilities was caring for civilians as the United States tried to win the hearts of the Vietnamese people. He even had to treat a wounded Vietnamese who was still wearing the bandage he got from a prior skirmish with the Americans. Of equal interest to the author are the effects of battle not only on the warrior at the time but also in his life after military service. PTSD even affected this corpsman, and he suffers from itboth inpatient and outpatient experiences. Nineteen years old at the time of the war, he describes how quickly youth and social behavior are lost in combat. The author tells his story in fresh, readable prose and does not lose the reader in the actions of higher authority. He gives personal statements in a short reflection at the end of each chapter.

Stories from a Teacher s Heart

Stories from a Teacher   s Heart
Author: Rita M. Wirtz MA
Publsiher: LifeRich Publishing
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-03-22
ISBN: 1489721614
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories from a Teacher s Heart Book Excerpt:

Better grab some tissues. Stories from a Teacher’s Heart: Memories of Love, Life, and Family celebrates life’s seasons, transitions, weathering storms, and greeting every day with purpose and gratitude. Most of all, Rita Wirtz inspires us to be our most optimistic selves, with determination to make a difference. Savor heartwarming stories about life, learning, and love as Rita shares the last few years of her journey as a widow, from the mountains of California to the vibrant community of Eugene, Oregon. Along the way you meet a cast of colorful characters from her schoolhouse and home. Take your pick of stories from eight uniquely interesting themes. Rita selected fifty-two favorites from a series of blogs written as a featured blogger for BAM Radio Network, EdWords. What in the heck do lemonade stands, play, homework, cursive writing, retentions, sleepovers, and speed-reading hacks have to do with one another? Everything in Rita’s world as mother, nana, and teacher, it all blends into a glorious recipe for a life, well lived. You’ll see!

Vedic and Creative Math for Class 2

Vedic and Creative Math for Class 2
Author: Gaurish Borkar
Publsiher: Gaurish Borkar
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vedic and Creative Math for Class 2 Book Excerpt:

It’s interesting to see and experience how kids learn. It’s also interesting to develop something that kids enjoy. Mathematics is manmade subject. Some kids get it quickly and some of them don’t. When we were in school the learning was more Verbal and now days it is more Visual. In fact, kids are more kinaesthetic and they enjoy doing and feeling something all the time. Due to this some kids don’t enjoy school. Math is an abstract topic and it’s also challenging to develop interesting activities for math. Traditional Indian math was action based and has few activity-based methods. Therefore, I have also included few Vedic methods in this course. Because such methods also link children to Vedic math, this may help to transition easily to mental math. If your son or daughter is hyper active then he might enjoy activities more than anything else. Similarly, if your kid is Shy then she might want to experience more. Therefore, for both such kids, activity-based learning is essential. This book is totally activity based and may suit to such kids very well. Every arithmetic operation is done using some activity like drawing or acting. Some of the activities are also paper based. Caution has been taken to ensure that you may cover all the activities with things easily available at home so you need not buy anything specific for these activities. I also added mental math methods in the program to introduce the children to mental math. This book also covers tips and tricks for International Math Olympiad or IMO. It is best suited for kids in class 2. The book mainly consists of simple and easy methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and basic division. This book also covers multiplication tables. Addition and subtraction is covered up to 4 digits. Multiplication tables are covered till 10 and multiplication of 2-digit numbers is covered as well. Division by numbers up to 10 is covered. I am confident that this is fun and joyful journey to all the students and their parents. I wish you all the best for more love towards mathematics.

Stories from the Hearts of Two Grandmas

Stories from the Hearts of Two Grandmas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781455612512
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories from the Hearts of Two Grandmas Book Excerpt:

Bridging the generation gap, these stories convey the warmth and feeling associated with the best grandmothers. This collection brings together seventy-nine Southern stories from two Tennessee sisters. As they look back on their lives, they share the lessons they learned from childhood to grandmotherhood.

An Anthology of Australian Albums

An Anthology of Australian Albums
Author: Jon Stratton,Jon Dale,Tony Mitchell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1501339885
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthology of Australian Albums Book Excerpt:

An Anthology of Australian Albums offers an overview of Australian popular music through the lens of significant, yet sometimes overlooked, Australian albums. Chapters explore the unique qualities of each album within a broader history of Australian popular music. Artists covered range from the older and non-mainstream yet influential, such as the Missing Links, Wendy Saddington and the Coloured Balls, to those who have achieved very recent success (Courtney Barnett, Dami Im and Flume) and whose work contributes to international pop music (Sia), to the more exploratory or experimental (Curse ov Dialect and A.B. Original). Collectively the albums and artists covered contribute to a view of Australian popular music through the non-canonical, emphasizing albums by women, non-white artists and Indigenous artists, and expanding the focus to include genres outside of rock including hip hop, black metal and country.

War and Warriors Volume One

War and Warriors Volume One
Author: Jeff Morris,Don Brown,Craig W. Drummond
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 194823968X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Warriors Volume One Book Excerpt:

Three real-life accounts of the struggles of American soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan battlefields to, in two cases, US military tribunals. Legion Rising: Surviving Combat and the Scars It Left Behind by Jeff Morris Follow Jeff through up-close, fast-paced accounts of the thrills and dangers of combat as a Platoon Leader in Iraq. Feel the weight of the gruesome and tragic loss of eight men whose lives were taken in the line of duty. Journey through his battle to face the scars and shadows that followed him long after his time serving in the military was over. Travesty of Justice: The Shocking Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance by Don Brown The Book That Won a Presidential Pardon! On July 2, 2012, three Afghan males crowded on a motorcycle and sped down a Taliban-controlled dirt road toward Lt. Clint Lorance’s men. In a split-second decision, Lorance ordered his men to fire. When no weapons were found on the Afghan bodies, the Army prosecuted Lorance for murder. “The most powerful case to date for the exoneration of imprisoned Army Lt. Clint Lorance.” —Sun-Sentinel Saving Sandoval by Craig W. Drummond While deployed in Iraq, Sandoval, an airborne infantryman and elite sniper, was instructed to “take the shot” and kill an enemy insurgent wearing civilian clothes. Two weeks later, Army Criminal Investigation Command descended upon Sandoval’s unit, trying to link Sandoval and others to war crimes, including murder. “A revealing, real-life courtroom drama, reminiscent of A Few Good Men.” —Hunter R. Clark, International Law and Human Rights Program and Drake University Law School

String of Hearts

String of Hearts
Author: Roxie Clarke
Publsiher: Write Free Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

String of Hearts Book Excerpt:

When widower Ryan Tupper walks into the Pinwheel Plant Shop, owner Avery Wheeler is surprised to see her brother’s best friend from high school and confused by her attraction to him. It’s only been six months since Avery’s husband died in a car accident and she’s had zero desire to date again, but Ryan knows what it’s like to be the spouse left behind. While he’s been adjusting to his new life as a single dad, Avery’s been trying to get up to speed on the business side of the plant shop—something her late husband always took care of—but she’s in serious debt and could lose the store. In what should be a win-win opportunity, Ryan asks Avery to co-host a call-in radio show with him all about houseplants. He’s a popular morning show host who knows nothing about plants, and she’s a plant whisperer in need of extra funds. See? Win-win. That is until people ask if they’re together together, instead of how much and how often they should water their begonias. Caught between missing her husband and missing out on a budding relationship with Ryan, Avery must mourn or move on and both choices terrify her. String of Hearts is the first book in the Pinwheel Plant Shop thread of the Old Town Braverton Sweet Romance Series. brother's best friend Christian romance, single dad small town widow, father daughter wholesome romance, brother's best friend wholesome romance, single dad age gap, sweet romance, clean romance, single dad romance, widow/widower romance, father/daughter relationship, plant shop romance, brother's best friend, high school crush, small town romance, friends-to-lovers, second chance, happily ever after, romantic comedy

Old Town Braverton Trilogy One String of Hearts Calico Hearts Tangled Hearts Christmas in Braverton

Old Town Braverton Trilogy One  String of Hearts  Calico Hearts  Tangled Hearts  Christmas in Braverton
Author: Roxie Clarke
Publsiher: Roxie Clarke
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Town Braverton Trilogy One String of Hearts Calico Hearts Tangled Hearts Christmas in Braverton Book Excerpt:

Read the first three novellas + two holiday short stories in the Old Town Braverton series. This collection contains a sweet single dad, a brooding billionaire, an unlikely pair of board game geeks falling in love, and two tearful wedding stories with holiday happily ever afters. Pinwheel Plant Shop String of Hearts Calico Hearts Tangled Hearts Christmas in Braverton - Two Holiday Short Stories Old Town Braverton Trilogy One Heart of Flame Bleeding Heart Old Town Braverton Trilogy Two The Sweetheart Plant Purple Heart Old Town Braverton Trilogy Three Houseplants and Sweet Romance - Old Town Braverton Box Set One

Japanese Eyes American Hearts

Japanese Eyes American Hearts
Author: Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 9780824821449
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Eyes American Hearts Book Excerpt:

Japanese Eyes... American Heart is a rare and powerful collection of personal thoughts written by the soldiers themselves, reflections of the men's thoughts as recorded in diaries and letters sent home to family members and friends, and other expressions about an episode that marked a turning point in the lives of many.

Summertime

Summertime
Author: Raffaella Barker
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307428001
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summertime Book Excerpt:

For a year, Venetia Summers has been buffered from single motherhood by her boyfriend, David, but when work takes him to a Brazilian rainforest, things begin to unravel. Phone lines crackle, e-mails go unanswered, and long-distance love proves to be a frustrating experience. Meanwhile, Venetia’s children—Giles, Felix, and The Beauty—and dogs run wilder than ever, her boring freelance career drives her to all kinds of procrastination, and the awkward but persistent advances of a wealthy new neighbor become a little unsettling. How is Venetia to cope? A burgeoning fashion career, creating outlandish garments for a London boutique, provides some needed diversion. But when a moonlit walk takes an unexpected turn, she finds herself with a real dilemma on her hands. Throughout the chaos and moments of tenderness, her frankness and flair make this unsentimental British comedy a total delight From the Trade Paperback edition.