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A Gun and Cherries in the Bucket of Blood

By Greg Casadei
  • ISBN Code: : 1499021402
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 586
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Italian immigrants of the early 20th century experienced an inevitable, and often emotionally painful, cultural transformation after arriving in America. Worlds turned upside down. Lives changed forever. Greg Casadei captures what that process was like in this touching tale about his family's "Americanization." He also provides insights and lessons that his experiences provided along the way. The Americanization of Greg's family began with his grandparents in Sassofeltrio, Italy in the early 1900s. It ended with the January 2010 passing of his father in Tucson, Arizona. In between lies a rich story of fear and faith, hardships and overcoming, respect and toughness, risk taking and rewards, family and friends, love and togetherness, separation and crumbled foundations, death and despair, and the gradual unraveling of a once tight-knit family. Through historical facts, anecdotes and humor, Greg provides a vivid picture of what it was like growing up in an Italian family in America. You'll laugh, cry and want more as Greg recounts stories about colorful family members and their lives in Sassofeltrio, Oakwood, Michigan, and Tucson, Arizona. After turning the last page, you'll understand why the Americanization of Greg's family was so painful, but why he wouldn't have traded the experience for anything.

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Kirkus Discoveries book review: Part devotional guide, part encyclopedia, Saints and Blesseds of the Americas will find a welcome place on the shelves of a new generation of Catholics. Ewalds tidy collection provides an exhaustive, country-by-country listing of all the Catholic saints and blesseds of the Western world. In Catholic theology, saints serve as intercessors between humanity and God; blessedsthose who have undergone the process of beatificationare only one step away from becoming saints. Believers pray to either for aid in any number of life pursuits. Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of this catalogue is the fact that it is extremely up to date. Ewald provides not only the saints and blesseds of old but also those recently beatified and canonized. For example, he presents the Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira, martyred in 1993 and beatified by Pope Benedict XVI just last year. This is a timely reference guide at least in part because the previous popeJohn Paul IIwas a prolific supporter of the path to sainthood. According to the Vatican, Pope John Paul II beatified and canonized more individuals than all the popes of the past five centuries combined. Thus, Ewald fulfills an important role in bringing his devout readership up to speed. But currentness is not the volumes only strength. Ewald paints quick but thorough sketches of his many subjects. His brief biographies never run much more than a page or two, but he has an eye for the fine points, and his portraits are always extremely pertinentthere are as few wasted details as there are wasted words. However, though his book serves best as a reference volume, it also provides a surprisingly gratifying reading experience. Ewald has the skill of a storyteller, and each biography features a neat narrative arc. A helpful compendium to the heroes of the American Catholic Church. Ewald, Fr. Daniel P. SAINTS AND BLESSEDS OF THE AMERICAS Xlibris (318 pp.) 2008 ISBN: 978-1-4363-6762-2 Paper: 978-1-4363-6761-5 Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 [email protected]

Gun Politics in America: Historical and Modern Documents in Context [2 volumes]

By Harry L. Wilson
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440837295
  • Total of Pages : 791
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 975
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Covering the history of firearms and gun control in America, this two-volume work presents original documents and helps readers understand these documents in relation to the social and political context in which they were written. • Includes coverage of gun control issues and politics from the Colonial era through the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath • Gives readers the benefit of reading each actual document, law, or court case and learning about the context in which it was written • Helps readers understand the cultural and political developments that brought America to its current stalemate over guns and gun policies • Presents the voices of activists, lawmakers, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue

Naval Firepower

By Norman Friedman
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1844681769
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : History
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: naval-firepower.pdf

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For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it could not hit the target fast and hard enough to prevent the enemy doing the same. Because the naval gun platform was itself in motion, finding a 'firing solution' was a significant problem made all the more difficult when gun sizes increased and fighting ranges lengthened and seemingly minor issues like wind velocity had to be factored in. To speed up the process and eliminate human error, navies sought a reliable mechanical calculation. This heavily illustrated book outlines for the first time in layman's terms the complex subject of fire-control, as it dominated battleship and cruiser design from before World War I to the end of the dreadnought era. Covering the directors, range-finders, and electro-mechanical computers invented to solve the problems, America's leading naval analyst explains not only how the technology shaped (and was shaped by) the tactics involved, but analyses their effectiveness in battle. His examination of the controversy surrounding Jutland and the relative merits of competing fire-control systems draws conclusions that will surprise many readers. He also reassesses many other major gun actions, such as the battles between the Royal Navy and the Bismarck and the US Navy actions in the Solomons and at Surigao Strait. All major navies are covered, and the story concludes at the end of World War II with the impact of radar.This is a book that everyone with a more than passing interest in twentieth-century warships will want to read, and nobody professionally involved with naval history can afford to miss.

Gun Play at Cross Creek

By Bill Dugan
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062109464
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 495
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The Past Comes Calling With a Gun ... The good people of Cross Creek, Wyoming, hired gunslinger Brett Kincaid to keep the peace. But the only peace Kinkaid recognizes is the serenity of the grave -- and at least one of his bullets has Morgan Atwater's name on it. Atwater hung up his guns a long time ago, and he's only in town to see his wife and son, nothing more. Yet hatred is reason enough for Kinkaid's brand of personal justice -- and the badge he wears gives him the power, if not the right, to get away with murder. It wasn't what he wanted, but Morgan Atwater's got one final score to settle ... with a rogue town marshal with a lightning draw and blood in his eye.

The Story of the Gun

By Paul J. Hazell
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030736520
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-the-gun.pdf

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This engaging and accessible book explains the scientific principles behind guns, both ancient and modern. It connects their evolution to advances in science, as well as tracing the developments of projectiles and propellants. It is not limited to small arms but also looks at the science of enormous guns such the Paris Gun, for example, and reviews the efforts to build a gun to launch projectiles into space. Extremely fast guns are also covered, such as two-stage guns and rail guns. Further, the book provides insight into the science of terminal ballistics and wound ballistics as well as the challenging subject of gun control. It is full of interesting facts for all who are curious about the science and history of guns, as well as those for whom the gun is an accessory of their profession.

Walking to the Six Gun Samurai: A Mail Order Bride Romance

By Doreen Milstead
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1329756886
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 879
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A cowboy with a ranch in Arizona sends for a mail order bride who arrives early and not realizing that his ranch is many miles away from the railway station, she sets out walking, and halfway there meets a stranger on horseback who is dressed in an unfamiliar style and carries guns and two swords in his belt. It’s here that her life takes on many challenges and adventures and a journey into love.

Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper

By E. N. Woodcock
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 726
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The book reflects a 50-year-old history of travels and adventures written from the memory of the author, Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock. He covers the incidents in camping, hunting, trapping, and fishing in the wilderness of Northern Pennsylvania and several other states from 1855–1905. Many of the wild places described in this book are now State Parks and Forests. The book is written in plain language, about deer and bear hunting; trapping bear, wild cat, fox, marten, mink and muskrat; run-ins with porcupines and skunks; mishaps that happened to himself and his partners; and the everyday occurrences of camp life.

Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europe

By Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786462515
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: medieval-armies-and-weapons-in-western-europe.pdf

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The Middle Ages are commonly divided into three periods--early, high or central, and late. Each period was marked by its own crises and wars, and the weapons and fighters reflected the technological and other advancements being made. This book is a richly illustrated history of warfare in Western Europe during those years. Part One, the early Middle Ages, covers the late Romans, the Germanic invaders and Byzantines, the Franks, the Vikings and Hungarians, and the Anglo-Saxons and Normans in England. Part Two, the high or central Middle Ages, considers the feudal system, knights and chivalry, knights at war, infantrymen, land warfare, siege and naval warfare, crusades in Palestine, templars and hospitalers, the Reconquista in Spain, and the Teutonic knights. Part Three, the late Middle Ages, discusses the evolution of new types of armor and weapons, the Hundred Years' War, mercenaries, and firearms.

Shooting to Kill?

By Peter Squires,Peter Kennison
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470975848
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 451
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Shooting to Kill? Policing, Firearms and Armed Response explores the dilemma of armed response policing in the UK, and policing in a gun culture. Offers the first critical exploration of the ACPO code of guidance on Police Use of Firearms and other tactical manuals Includes interviews with senior police firearms managers and critical case studies of police firearms incidents Features the first in-depth, academic analysis of the Stockwell shooting incident and the Kratos policy Provides a review of key developments in armed response policing around the world Describes the crucial phases in armed response policy development in Britain and explores the consequences of arming the police

East of the West

By Miroslav Penkov
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385676018
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
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A brilliant debut from a rising talent praised by Salman Rushdie, among others. A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every five years in the waters of the river that divides their village into East and West. These are some of the strange, unexpectedly moving events in talented newcomer Miroslav Penkov's vision of his home country, Bulgaria, and they are the stories that make up his extraordinary debut collection. In East of the West Penkov writes with great empathy about 800 years of tumult in troubled Eastern Europe; his characters mourn the way things were and long for things that will never be. But even as the characters wrestle with the weight of history, the debt to family, and the pangs of exile, the stories themselves are light and deft, animated by Penkov's unmatched eye for the absurd. In 2008, Salman Rushdie chose Penkov's story "Buying Lenin" (which appears in this collection) for that year's Best American Short Stories, citing its heart and humour. East of the West reveals the full realization of the brilliant potential that Rushdie recognized.

Once Upon A Time in the Italian West

By Howard Hughes
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857730452
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 433
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The ideal popular guide to the key Spaghetti Westerns - mainly the good but also the bad and the ugly - this is an authoritative, entertaining and comprehensive companion to the films that created the mythical Spaghetti West in the most improbable circumstances. Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy is covered, with many more major and minor Spaghetti Westerns, including Sergio Corbucci's "Navajo Joe", Carlo Lizzani's "The Hills Run Red" and Duccio Tessari's "A Pistol for Ringo". This popular guide explores the films through the biographies and filmographies of key personnel, stories of the films' making, their locations and sets, sources, musical scores, detailed cast information, box office fortunes internationally, with many illustrations, including original posters and stills.

Man In the Woods: A Pair of Historical Romances

By Doreen Milstead
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 136544080X
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  • Category : Fiction
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Walking To the Six Gun Samurai - A cowboy with a ranch in Arizona sends for a mail order bride who arrives early and not realizing that his ranch is many miles away from the railway station, she sets out walking, and halfway there meets a stranger on horseback who is dressed in an unfamiliar style and carries guns and two swords in his belt. It’s here that her life takes on many challenges and adventures and a journey into love. High Society Twin Sisters & The Two Cowboy Brothers In Colorado - Two upper class twin sisters, used to high society life in North Carolina, take a chance for love and an adventure and travel to Colorado, with one already the fiancé of one brother, leaving a spare sister and brother to make do as best they can.

Beating Guns

By Shane Claiborne,Michael Martin
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  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Book Code : 149341707X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: beating-guns.pdf

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★ Publishers Weekly starred review Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. With less than 5% of the world's population, the people of the US own nearly half the world's guns. America also has the most annual gun deaths--homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths--at 105 per day, or more than 38,000 per year. Some people say it's a heart problem. Others say it's a gun problem. The authors of Beating Guns believe it's both. This book is for people who believe the world doesn't have to be this way. Inspired by the prophetic image of beating swords into plows, Beating Guns provides a provocative look at gun violence in America and offers a clarion call to change our hearts regarding one of the most significant moral issues of our time. Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin show why Christians should be concerned about gun violence and how they can be part of the solution. The authors transcend stale rhetoric and old debates about gun control to offer a creative and productive response. Full-color images show how guns are being turned into tools and musical instruments across the nation. Charts, tables, and facts convey the mind-boggling realities of gun violence in America, but as the authors make clear, there is a story behind every statistic. Beating Guns allows victims and perpetrators of gun violence to tell their own compelling stories, offering hope for change and helping us reimagine the world as one that turns from death to life, where swords become plows and guns are turned into garden tools.