Description : This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
Description : Jack MacDonald was born on a farm near Fort Frances Ontario on August 14, 1923. He was a typical farm kid with an unusually curious mind. He did poorly in school but as he grew, his natural sense of wonderment about everything around him led to fabulous adventures and a memorable life. The story of his childhood is surprising yet engaging, while the story of his adulthood is dramatic and exciting. Jack was a Canadian Army soldier during World War Two, where he was forced to take the lives of a number of the men of Hitler's Wehrmacht. Many of those battles are described in vivid detail in this book. The memories of the battles he fought in the fields and streets of Holland, France and Germany would haunt him for the remainder of his life. Despite those horrific memories, the love of his family would drive him relentlessly to find success as a businessman after the war was over. You will fall in love with the characters in this book. You will feel like you are there with them and you will laugh and cry as you become absorbed in the drama of their lives. If you enjoy reading about real people in real situations, this book is for you. The places and historical references in this book are real and accurately portrayed. The people in it are fictional but they carry the essence of the author's soul. "That best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." William Wordsworth
Description : A two-volume biography, first published in 1894, charting the rise and fall of one of the British Empire's ablest administrators.