Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
Author: Tess Wakefield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 150113650X
ISBN 13: 9781501136504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts Book Review:

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...

Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
Author: Tess Wakefield
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 1501136496
ISBN 13: 9781501136498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts Book Review:

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 10: 0741428709
ISBN 13: 9780741428707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Purple Hearts Book Review:

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 10: 1413475485
ISBN 13: 9781413475487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts and Silver Stars Book Review:

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 10: 1625162030
ISBN 13: 9781625162038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Purple Hearts Book Review:

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 10: 1524627119
ISBN 13: 9781524627119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gold Stars and Purple Hearts Book Review:

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.

Purple Heart

Purple Heart
Author: Patricia McCormick
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 0061948764
ISBN 13: 9780061948763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Heart Book Review:

When Private Matt Duffy wakes up in an army hospital in Iraq, he's honored with a Purple Heart. But he doesn't feel like a hero. There's a memory that haunts him: an image of a young Iraqi boy as a bullet hits his chest. Matt can't shake the feeling that he was somehow involved in his death. But because of a head injury he sustained just moments after the boy was shot, Matt can't quite put all the pieces together. Eventually Matt is sent back into combat with his squad—Justin, Wolf, and Charlene—the soldiers who have become his family during his time in Iraq. He just wants to go back to being the soldier he once was. But he sees potential threats everywhere and lives in fear of not being able to pull the trigger when the time comes. In combat there is no black-and-white, and Matt soon discovers that the notion of who is guilty is very complicated indeed. National Book Award Finalist Patricia McCormick has written a visceral and compelling portrait of life in a war zone, where loyalty is valued above all, and death is terrifyingly commonplace.

The Legacy of the Purple Heart

The Legacy of the Purple Heart
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1563117231
ISBN 13: 9781563117237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts
Author: Nina Berman,Nina Auguste Berman
Publsiher: Trolley Limited
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059556053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purple Hearts Book Review:

A collection of photos of American soldiers,gravely wounded in the Iraq war, named for the,decoration bestowed by the U.S. Army on injured,combatants. Each image is accompanied by a first,person interview with the soldier,portrayed, discussing his life, reasons for,enlisting and experience in Iraq. The photographs,provide a glimpse into the myths of warfare as,seen through the minds of young men desperate to,believe in the righteousness of their actions.

House of Purple Hearts

House of Purple Hearts
Author: Paul Solotaroff
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034286701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House of Purple Hearts Book Review:

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

Hiroshima in History

Hiroshima in History
Author: Robert James Maddox
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0826265871
ISBN 13: 9780826265876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiroshima in History Book Review:

When President Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic weapons against Japan, he did so to end a bloody war that would have been bloodier still had the planned invasion of Japan proved necessary. Revisionists claim that Truman's real interest was a power play with the Soviet Union and that the Japanese would have surrendered even earlier had the retention of their imperial system been assured. Truman wanted the war to continue, they insist, in order to show off America's powerful new weapon. This anthology exposes revisionist fallacies about Truman's motives, the cost of an invasion, and the question of Japan's surrender. Essays by prominent military and diplomatic historians reveal the hollowness of revisionist claims, exposing the degree to which these agenda-driven scholars have manipulated the historical record to support their contentions. They show that, although some Japanese businessmen and minor officials indicated a willingness to negotiate peace, no one in a governmental decision-making capacity even suggested surrender. And although casualty estimates for an invasion vary considerably, the more authoritative approximations point to the very bloodbath that Truman sought to avoid. Volume editor Robert Maddox first examines the writings of revisionist Gar Alperovitz to expose the unscholarly methods Alperovitz employed to support his claims, then distinguished Japanese historian Sadao Asada reveals how difficult it was for his country's peace faction to prevail even after the bombs had been dropped. Other contributors point to continuing Japanese military buildups, analyze the revisionists' low casualty estimates for an invasion, reveal manipulations of the Strategic Bombing Survey of 1946, and show how even the exhibit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hewed to the revisionist line. And a close reading of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's acclaimed Racing the Enemy exposes many grave discrepancies between that recent revisionist text and its sources. The use of atomic bombs against Japan remains one of the most controversial issues in American history. Gathered in a single volume for the first time, these insightful readings take a major step toward settling that controversy by showing how insubstantial Hiroshima revisionism really is--and that sometimes history cannot proceed without decisive action, however regrettable.

Talkin Bout A Mod Generation With These Music Crossword Puzzles

Talkin  Bout A Mod Generation With These Music Crossword Puzzles
Author: Aaron Joy
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1329919157
ISBN 13: 9781329919150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talkin Bout A Mod Generation With These Music Crossword Puzzles Book Review:

Music reviewer, podcast host, historian Aaron Joy presents his series of rock music crossword puzzle books. At least 14 new puzzles in each book looking at bands, albums & general trivia, including musicians famous & forgotten, fringe & mainstream. A great starting point for growing a music collection, enjoying a particular musical genre or band or winning the next game of music trivia. This volume features the topics: Kinks, Smoke, Eyes, Creation, Action, John's Children, Birds, Powder, Sorrows, Attack, Small Faces, Lambrettas, Purple Hearts, Merton Parkas, Jam, early David Bowie, early Who, Moment, Chords, Secret Affair, Syn

For Military Merit

For Military Merit
Author: Fred Borch
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013-07-10
ISBN 10: 161251409X
ISBN 13: 9781612514093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Military Merit Book Review:

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 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032423058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Prologue

Prologue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435083144089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart
Author: Vincent Yee
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781478310013
ISBN 13: 1478310014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purple Heart Book Review:

Aiko is a young Asian American woman, who is 4th generation Japanese American. There's a mysterious person in her life, her grandfather. But he died in World War II and she never knew more than that. Until one day, a clue appears. She follows this clue and discovers a family secret and defying her father's warnings, she learns of the amazing love story between her grandparents while they were interned during World War II. However, that love story turns to heartache as her grandparents are separated when the grandfather goes off to Europe to fight the Nazis. But as she follows the clue further, she discovers the truth about her grandfather and it changes hers and her family's life, forever.

A Love Story

A Love Story
Author: Iris Zenia Solorio
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 152555672X
ISBN 13: 9781525556722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Love Story Book Review:

This is a true story of love, hope faith and sacrifice and conflict with family. There are many women who have lost a husband like me in deployment. My husband was injured twice and earned two purple hearts. His third purple heart separated us forever. A Love Story: and the three purple hearts is my memoir, about a young woman who falls in love with a soldier. It’s a story about young love and conflict with family, and what happens when you break your parents home rules. Over us all loomed the greater conflict in Iraq—Operation Iraqi Freedom. This I learned the hard way: for freedom, comes sacrifice, but in the end, love is what matters.

Harry S Truman

Harry S  Truman
Author: Brian Burnes
Publsiher: Kansas City Star Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0974000930
ISBN 13: 9780974000930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bruised Purple Hearts

Bruised Purple Hearts
Author: Jerry C. Blanton
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 1532072082
ISBN 13: 9781532072086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bruised Purple Hearts Book Review:

It is the early sixties as Matt Conklin and his twin brother, Max, graduate from high school amid interesting yet chaotic times that include the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, and the rise of feminism, gay rights, and the use of psychedelic drugs. Matt and Max could not be more different in their views of war, civil rights, and the part physical chemistry plays within relationships. Matt is a romantic idealist who stands up to civil rights abuses and the atrocities of war. While pursuing his dream of becoming a writer, he crosses paths with bigots, women who want to marry him, antiwar radicals, drug dealers, and gay friends struggling for societal acceptance. After he becomes a teacher to the disadvantaged, Matt craves intellectual stimulation and experiments with drugs. But what no one knows is that the spiritually sensitive Matt is receiving visits from ghosts who ask things of him. As the years pass, will Matt emerge from his struggles determined to live his truth or resigned to live a life he never wanted? In this historical tale, a young man faces racial prejudice, homophobia, and mindless acceptance of the war as he soldiers through the sixties and seventies in the swamps of Florida.

The Open Question

The Open Question
Author: Peter May
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN 10: 1538137100
ISBN 13: 9781538137109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Open Question Book Review:

Golfing legend Ben Hogan went to his grave believing he had won a record five US Open titles. The USGA says otherwise, and the controversy has endured for over 75 years. In 1942, the United States Golf Association (USGA) cancelled its four golf tournaments for the duration of World War II. But then it did something different in only that year—it sponsored the Hale-America National Open on the same weekend as the cancelled US Open. The great Ben Hogan won that tournament and went to his grave believing he had therefore won a record five US Open titles. In The Open Question, Peter May turns his attention to this controversial, colorful Hale-America National Open of 1942. While providing an in-depth look at the tournament itself, May champions Hogan’s claim to five US Open titles and debunks some questionable assertions that the tournament was not worthy of a US Open. Set against the backdrop of World War II, May also tells the stories of other professional golfers in the tournament and the impact of the war on all their lives. The USGA has never recognized the Hale-America Tournament as an official US Open and remains firm in its stance. It was a decision that bothered Ben Hogan for the rest of his life. The Open Question shows how dominant Ben Hogan was against some of the biggest names in golf, and reveals why he deserves to be recognized as a five-time US Open winner.