The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men
Author: William Geroux
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780525428152
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Release: 2016
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

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Mathews County, Virginia, is a bleak strip of land along the Chesapeake with almost nothing to offer ? but it sent one of the largest concentrations of sea captains and merchant mariners of any community in America to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbours), all of them merchant marines, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the first fleet of U-Boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942.

The Mathews Men

The Mathews Men
Author: William Geroux
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698184725
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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“Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.

The Ghost Ships of Archangel

The Ghost Ships of Archangel
Author: William Geroux
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525557470
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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An extraordinary story of survival and alliance during World War II: the icy journey of four Allied ships crossing the Arctic to deliver much needed supplies to the Soviet war effort. On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy to head further north into the ice field of the North Pole, seeking safety from Nazi bombers and U-boats in the perilous white maze of ice floes, growlers, and giant bergs. Despite the risks, they had a better chance of survival than the rest of Convoy PQ-17, a fleet of thirty-five cargo ships carrying $1 billion worth of war supplies to the Soviet port of Archangel--the limited help Roosevelt and Churchill extended to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to maintain their fragile alliance, even as they avoided joining the fight in Europe while the Eastern Front raged. The high-level politics that put Convoy PQ-17 in the path of the Nazis were far from the minds of the diverse crews aboard their ships. U.S. Navy Ensign Howard Carraway, aboard the SS Troubadour, was a farm boy from South Carolina and one of the many Americans for whom the convoy was to be a first taste of war; aboard the SS Ironclad, Ensign William Carter of the U.S. Navy Reserve had passed up a chance at Harvard Business School to join the Navy Armed Guard; from the Royal Navy Reserve, Lt. Leo Gradwell was given command of the HMT Ayrshire, a fishing trawler that had been converted into an antisubmarine vessel. All the while, The Ghost Ships of Archangel turns its focus on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin, playing diplomatic games that put their ships in peril. The twenty-four-hour Arctic daylight in midsummer gave no respite from bombers, and the Germans wielded the terrifying battleship Tirpitz, nicknamed The Big Bad Wolf. Icebergs were as dangerous as Nazis. As a newly forged alliance was close to dissolving and the remnants of Convoy PQ-17 tried to slip through the Arctic in one piece, the fate of the world hung in the balance.

The Payment

The Payment
Author: Mysty McPartland
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1453611029
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Release: 2010-06-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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When she snubs and embarrasses him, Dane wants nothing but to seek his revenge. In a poker game, he wins everything her brother owns but instead of taking his ranch or money, he wants his sister to marry him. His only problem though is taking her home to face his brothers because he know all hell will break out when he brings his wife home. Furious, India might have no choice but to be used as payment for her brothers gambling debt but she swears to make the despicable reprobates life a living hell. But when he catches her after running away she can no longer deny the attraction she feels towards him or the pleasure she finds in his arms. Now all she can hope for is that her marriage can survive facing the mob of woman hating men that were his brothers.

Man Up

Man Up
Author: Ross Mathews
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781455501793
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

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As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did. Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him. Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, MAN UP! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!

Bigger Leaner Stronger

Bigger Leaner Stronger
Author: Michael Matthews
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780982422755
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Release: 2019-04-27
Editor: Oculus Publishers
Language: en

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If you want to be muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements...then you want to read this book. Here's the deal: Getting into awesome shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid freaks shill in advertisements. You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines to "confuse" your muscles. I'm pretty sure muscles lack cognitive abilities, but this approach is a good way to just confuse you instead. You don't need to burn through buckets of protein powder every month, stuffing down enough protein each day to feed a third world village. You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing tons of sets, supersets, drop sets, giant sets, etc. (As a matter of fact, this is a great way to stunt gains and get nowhere.) You don't need to grind out hours and hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and love handles and get a shredded six-pack. (How many flabby treadmillers have you come across over the years?) You don't need to completely abstain from "cheat" foods while getting down to single-digit body fat percentages. If you plan cheat meals correctly, you can actually speed your metabolism up and accelerate fat loss. In this book you're going to learn something most guys will never know: The exact formula of exercise and eating that makes putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes 8-12 weeks. This book reveals secrets like... The 6 biggest myths and mistakes of building muscle that stunt 99% of guys' muscle gains. (These BS lies are pushed by all the big magazines and even by many trainers.) How to get a lean, cut physique that you love (and that girls drool over) by spending no more than 5 percent of your time each day. The 4 laws of muscle growth that, when applied, turn your body into an anabolic, muscle-building machine. You'll be shocked at how easy it really is to get big once you know what you're doing... How to develop a lightning-fast metabolism that burns up fat quickly and leaves you feeling full of energy all day long. The carefully-selected exercises that deliver MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, and bulging biceps. A no-BS guide to supplements that will save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year that you would've wasted on products that are nothing more than bunk science and marketing hype. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat" foods that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it--no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach. Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to make such startling gains. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this book you'll also get a free 75-page bonus report from the author called "The Year One Challenge." In this bonus report, you'll learn exactly how to train, eat, and supplement to make maximum gains in your first year of training. By applying what you learn in the book and in this report, you can make more progress in one year than most guys make in three, four, or even five (seriously!). Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

Blackett s War

Blackett s War
Author: Stephen Budiansky
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780307743633
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Documents the story of a small group of scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of waging wars, citing the contributions of future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett.

Shayla s Story

Shayla s Story
Author: Beverly Preston
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781490470047
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Release: 2013-06-27
Editor: Beverly Preston
Language: en

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~ People come into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime ~A Reason…Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla Clemmins escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece. There she finds exactly what she didn't know was missing from her life, but fears she'll lose him to her past.A Season...John Mathews works hard and plays even harder. When he finds a new passion in the sensual warmth of Greece, he discovers that one lust-filled weekend of romance is just not enough.A Lifetime...With Shayla's past catching up to her and an anonymous threat to her future, can she and John make a lifetime together?

Rangers in World War II

Rangers in World War II
Author: Robert W. Black
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307776150
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Release: 2010-11-17
Editor: Presidio Press
Language: en

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From the deadly shores of North Africa to the invasion of Sicily to the fierce jungle hell of the Pacific, the contribution of the World War II Ranger Battalions far outweighed their numbers. They were ordinary men on an extraordinary mission, experiencing the full measure of the fear, exhaustion, and heroism of combat in nearly every major invasion of the war. Whether spearheading a landing force or scouting deep behind enemy lines, these highly motivated, highly trained volunteers led the way for other soldiers -- they were Rangers. With first-person interviews, in-depth research, and a complete appendix naming every Ranger known to have served, author Robert Black, a Ranger himself, has made the battles of WWII come to life through the struggles of the men who fought to win the greatest war the world has ever seen.

Mathews County

Mathews County
Author: Sara E. Lewis
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0738553034
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Release: 2007
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

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The proud rural charm and enchanting waterfront setting of Mathews are beloved features of this coastal county. Located on the northeast tip of the Tidewater region's Middle Peninsula, the land faces the winds and tides of the Chesapeake Bay head-on. Mathews is bordered by the Piankatank River to the north and the Mobjack Bay and its tributaries to the southwest. Home to powerful Powhatan Indians, it first was settled by Englishmen in the 17th century. The land was part of York and then Gloucester and became a separate county in 1791, renowned for its shipbuilding industry. Through the 21st century, Mathews County has served up fish and shellfish, vegetables and flowers, and music and crafts to neighbors, visitors, and merchants from other East Coast towns and beyond.

Chicks Dig Fries

Chicks Dig Fries
Author: Bob Mathews
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780740788109
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Release: 2013-02-05
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

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Many women would say that the notion of "clueless men" is as redundant as "cold snow" or "expensive yacht." If that's true, then men everywhere stand to benefit from the clever and lighthearted advice within Chicks Dig Fries: A Guide for Clueless Men. After years of trial-and-error dating, author Bob Mathews shares his hard-fought wisdom in this illustrated guide to what women want most from men. Each tip or insight is paired with comical and quirky illustrations of the things that "chicks dig" most. * Chicks Dig Fries: With honey-mustard or plain old ketchup on the side-doesn't matter. * Chicks Dig Cats: Why? Who knows? They just do. If you despise the wretched creature (the cat, I mean) try to be mean to it only when she's not looking. * Chicks Dig Guys Who Can Play a Musical Instrument: Show her your "artistic" side, even if you suck. * Chicks Dig the Opposite of What We Think: Stop whatever it is you're doing, because whatever it is, it's probably wrong. * Chicks Dig a Guy Who's Nice to Her Friends and Family: Even if you're faking it. (See "Chicks Dig Cats.") For any man who doesn't get the big deal about potpourri; has ever thought, even for a split second, that a woman might want an appliance as a birthday gift; or who believes a "scone" is some kind of hard doughnut, Chicks Dig Fries offers all the help he needs.

Gender Roles and the People of God

Gender Roles and the People of God
Author: Alice Mathews
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310529408
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

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Most women in the church don't aspire to "lord" it over men, nor do they want to scramble for position. Instead, they want to be accepted as full participants in God's work, sharing in kingdom tasks in ways that use their gifts appropriately. In Gender Roles and the People of God, author, radio host, and professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Alice Mathews surveys the roles women have played in the Bible and throughout church history, demonstrating both the inspiring contributions of women and the many hurdles that have been placed in their path. Along the way, she investigates the difficult passages often used to preclude women from certain areas of service, pointing to better and more faithful understandings of those verses. Encouraging and hopeful, Mathews aims for an "egalitarian complementarity" in which men and women use all of their gifts in the church together, in partnership, for the glory of God.

Eaton Hall

Eaton Hall
Author: Kelly Mathews
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781626199347
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Release: 2015-06-08
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

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In 1901 Lady Florence McCrae Eaton married into one of the most prosperous families in the Dominion of Canada. Along with her husband, Sir John Craig Eaton, they assembled a significant parcel of land in King City, Ontario on the advice of Sir Henry Pellatt of Toronto's Casa Loma. After the death of her husband, Lady Eaton retired from her home in Toronto to the seventy-two-room, Norman-style chateau, she had built on their King property – she named it Eaton Hall. This became the center of life and activity for the Eaton family. The estate provided jobs, impacted the local economy and community, and established a firm place in the hearts and minds of the residents of King Township. From its earliest days, Eaton Hall was of great service to the Canadian war effort (WWII). The life and history of Lady Eaton and Eaton Hall will enchant those that long for a gentler, more graceful, period in time. The Eaton family lived (and continue to live) a fabulous but charitable and well-earned life; an ode to the original patriarch of the Canadian retail industry and the Eaton family, Timothy Eaton. Eaton Hall hosted opulent parties; fundraising events; was home of the hunt; and, high-society drama; fascinating in any time. The history of this landmark will explore the property pre-Eaton occupation; the men who designed and built the Canadian castle; the many other buildings on the farm and estate; and, the local people who lived there, worked there, and have felt its influence over the past 75 years.

Biggest Brother

Biggest Brother
Author: Larry Alexander
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0451218396
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Release: 2006-05-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The New York Times bestseller that tells the true story of the life of Major Dick Winters, the man who led the Band of Brothers in World War II. In every band of brothers, there is always one who looks out for the others. They were Easy Company, 101st Army Airborne—the World War II fighting unit legendary for their bravery against nearly insurmountable odds and their loyalty to one another in the face of death. Every soldier in this band of brothers looked to one man for leadership, devotion to duty, and the embodiment of courage: Major Dick Winters. This is the riveting story of an ordinary man who became an extraordinary hero. After he enlisted in the army’s arduous new Airborne division, Winters’s natural combat leadership helped him rise through the ranks, but he was never far from his men. Decades later, Stephen E. Ambrose’s Band of Brothers made him famous around the world. Full of never-before-published photographs, interviews, and Winters’s candid insights, Biggest Brother is the fascinating, inspirational story of a man who became a soldier, a leader, and a living testament to the valor of the human spirit—and of America.

Name Drop

Name Drop
Author: Ross Mathews
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781982116491
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Atria Books
Language: en

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From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, comes “a delightful mix of sweet and sour celebrity experiences” (Shelf Awareness) in this hilarious and irreverent collection of essays. Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. I look amazing and, I agree with you, much thinner in person. You look good, too. Maybe it’s the candlelight, maybe it’s the booze. Either way, let’s just go with it. Keep this all between you and me, and do me a favor? Don’t judge me if I name drop just a little. Television personality Ross Mathews likes telling stories. He was always outrageous and hilariously honest, even when the biggest celebrity he knew was his favorite lunch lady in the school cafeteria. Now that he has Hollywood experience—from interning behind the scenes at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to judging RuPaul’s Drag Race—he has a lot to talk about. In Name Drop, Ross dishes about being an unlikely insider in the alternate reality that is showbiz, like that time he was invited by Barbara Walters to host The View—only to learn his hero did not suffer fools; his Christmas with the Kardashians, which should be its own holiday special; and his news-making talk with Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother, which, as it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg. Holding nothing back, Ross shares the most treasured and surprising moments in his celebrity-filled career, and proves that while exposure may have made him a little bit famous, he is still as much a fanboy as ever. Filled with “charmingly told” (Booklist) tales ranging from the horrifying to the hilarious—and with just the right “Rossipes” and cocktails to go along with them—Name Drop is every pop culture lover’s dream come true.

The Year One Challenge for Men

The Year One Challenge for Men
Author: Michael Matthews
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781938895418
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Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Oculus Publishers
Language: en

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This program has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next? What if you could build that hot “Hollywood body” without having your life revolve around it? What if you didn't have to starve yourself, put in long hours at the gym, or do grueling cardio sessions that turn your stomach? What if you could eat all of the foods you actually like and do muscle-building workouts that you actually enjoy? Imagine waking up every morning, looking in the mirror, and feeling downright excited by your reflection. Imagine being able to proudly wear the clothes you really want to wear and take them off with confidence. Well, you can have all of these things, and it’s not nearly as difficult or complicated as you probably think. The Year One Challenge for Men is a workout journal companion to the bestselling men’s fitness book Bigger Leaner Stronger, and it contains a full year's worth of workouts neatly organized so you can record, track, and review your progress toward the body you've always wanted. With this program, you can add 15 to 25 pounds of lean muscle to your frame while also shedding handfuls of unwanted body fat and doubling or even tripling your whole-body strength. And that's just year one! So, if you're ready to build lean muscle and lose stubborn fat faster than you ever thought possible, scroll up, buy this journal today and start your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States

Mathews Men who Served in the War Between the States
Author: Nelle Kellem (Rhea) White
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:5839995
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Behind Hitler s Lines

Behind Hitler s Lines
Author: Thomas H. Taylor
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0307554589
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Release: 2009-05-06
Editor: Presidio Press
Language: en

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As the twentieth century closed, the veterans of its defining war passed away at a rate of a thousand per day. Fortunately, D-Day paratrooper Joseph Beyrle met author Thomas H. Taylor in time to record Behind Hitler's Lines, the true story of the first American paratrooper to land in Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both the United States and the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. It is a story of battle, followed by a succession of captures, escapes, recaptures, and re-escapes, then battle once more, in the final months of fighting on the Eastern Front. For these unique experiences, both President Bill Clinton and President Boris Yeltsin honored Joe Beyrle on the fiftieth anniversary of V-E Day. Beyrle did not strive to be a part of history, but history kept visiting him. Twice before the invasion he parachuted into Normandy, bearing gold for the French resistance. D Day resulted in his capture, and he was mistaken for a German line-crosser - a soldier who had, in fact, died in the attempt. Eventually Joe was held under guard at the American embassy in Moscow, suspected of being a Nazi assassin. Fingerprints saved him, confirming that he'd been wounded five times, and that he bore a safe-conduct pass written by marshal Zhukov after the Wehrmacht wrested Joe, at gunpoint, from execution by the Gestapo. In the ruins of Warsaw his life was saved again, this time by Polish nuns. Some of Joe's story is in his own words - a voice that will be among the last and best we hear firsthand from World War II.

Like Crazy

Like Crazy
Author: Dan Mathews
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781501199998
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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“Exquisite. Full of wry humor, tenderness, and compassion.” —Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author A hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about a mother and son’s outlandish odyssey of self-discovery, and the rag-tag community that rallied to help them when they needed it most. Dan Mathews knew that his witty, bawdy seventy-eight year-old mother, Perry, was unable to maintain her fierce independence—so he flew her across the country to Virginia to live with him in an 1870 townhouse badly in need of repairs. But to Dan, a screwdriver is a cocktail not a tool, and he was soon overwhelmed with two fixer-uppers: the house and his mother. Unbowed, Dan and Perry built a rollicking life together fueled by costume parties, road trips, and an unshakeable sense of humor as they faced down hurricanes, blizzards, and Perry’s steady decline. They got by with the help of an ever-expanding circle of sidekicks—Dan’s boyfriends (past and present), ex-cons, sailors, strippers, deaf hillbillies, evangelicals, and grumpy cats—while flipping the parent-child relationship on its head. But it wasn’t until a kicking-and-screaming trip to the emergency room that Dan discovered the cause of his mother’s unpredictable, often caustic behavior: undiagnosed schizophrenia. Irreverent and emotionally powerful, Like Crazy is a “journey to self-acceptance and ultimately finding love” (Alan Cumming) and shows the remarkable growth that takes place when a wild child settles down to care for the wild woman who raised him.

Given Up for Dead

Given Up for Dead
Author: Bill Sloan
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780553585674
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Release: 2008
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

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An account of America's first battle of World War II describes the ordeal of American soldiers and civilians who defended Wake Island against a surprise Japanese attack just hours after Pearl Harbor.