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A Soldier of the Great War

By Mark Helprin
  • ISBN Code: : 0547545142
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 880
  • Category : Fiction
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An Italian septuagenarian recounts his life before and after World War I in this novel from the author of Paris in the Present Tense. For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night, the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps, he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy is dazzled by the action and envious of the richness and color of the story, and realizes that the old man's magnificent tale of love and war is more than a tale: it is the recapitulation of his life, his reckoning with mortality, and above all, a love song for his family. “[A] testimony to the indomitable human spirit. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

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Anatomy of a Soldier

By Harry Parker
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 057132584X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 921
  • Pdf File: anatomy-of-a-soldier.pdf

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Let's imagine a man called Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together, riding a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside; and the man who trains one to fight against the other's father and these infidels. Then include the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict with most everyone caught in the middle. But then imagine not how they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do -- their shoes, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, beer glass, a snowflake, dogtags, or a horrific explosion that ties them all together and the various medical impliments that are subsequently employed. The result is a novel that amplifies what Tim O'Brien accomplished in his legendary The Things They Carried, and reveals a man of enormous character in Captain Barnes as well as all the people who were part of this same heart-stopping journey.

A Soldier Within

By Misty Nguyen Trang Thanh
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  • Publisher : Nguyen Trang Thanh
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 768
  • Pdf File: a-soldier-within.pdf

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This book is written in remembrance of my grandfather, a late soldier of Republic of Vietnam. He instilled in me the love for Vietnamese golden music and its silver lyrics.

Empowered and the Soldier of Love

By Adam Warren
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  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1506707114
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: empowered-and-the-soldier-of-love.pdf

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Crimefighters Empowered and Ninjette struggle with a superhero community fatally inflamed by rampant romance, courtesy of the passion powers of embittered "magical-girl" The Soldier of Love. If she prevails, love is toast! Collects Empowered and the Soldier of Love #1-3 plus Adam Warren's "Pew! Pew! Pew!" Empowered one-shot.

The Heart's Secret; Or, the Fortunes of a Soldier

By Maturin M. Ballou
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 137
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: the-heart-s-secret-or-the-fortunes-of-a-soldier.pdf

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"The Heart's Secret; Or, the Fortunes of a Soldier" by Maturin M. Ballou. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Soldier of Finance

By Jeff Rose
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  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Book Code : 0814433294
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: soldier-of-finance.pdf

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When has whining about the supposedly unavoidable circumstances that led to your great debt ever paid down your principle? Has complaining about how taxes and Social Security have kept you from building up any kind of decent savings account ever increased your quarterly statements? Then stop your whining and deflecting and get to work on that financial freedom you’ve always dreamed of.Soldier of Finance is a no-nonsense, military-style training manual to overcoming financial obstacles and building lasting wealth. Author, army veteran, and Certified Financial Planner(TM) Jeff Rose modeled this financial survival guide on the Soldier’s Handbook that is issued to all new US Army recruits. Inside the 14 modules that Rose used to systematize his essential elements of financial success, you will learn how to:• Evaluate your position and commit to change • Target and methodically eliminate debt • Clean up your credit report • Create tactical budgets • Build emergency savings • Invest for the short and long term • Determine an affordable mortgage size• And moreComplete with tales from the trenches, useful quizzes, debriefings, and more, Soldier of Finance is the strategy manual and survival guide you need to win victory over your debt and bring order and prosperity to your life.

Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom (1940–1945)

By James MacGregor Burns
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453245162
  • Total of Pages : 748
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: roosevelt.pdf

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The “engrossing” Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning history of FDR’s final years (Barbara Tuchman). The second entry in James Macgregor Burns’s definitive two-volume biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt begins with the president’s precedent-breaking third term election in 1940, just as Americans were beginning to face the likelihood of war. Here, Burns examines Roosevelt’s skillful wartime leadership as well as his vision for post-war peace. Hailed by William Shirer as “the definitive book on Roosevelt in the war years,” and by bestselling author Barbara Tuchman as “engrossing, informative, endlessly readable,” The Soldier of Freedom is a moving profile of a leader gifted with rare political talent in an era of extraordinary challenges, sacrifices, heroism, and hardship.

The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

By Gary Chapman,Jocelyn Green
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Book Code : 0802494749
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: the-5-love-languages-military-edition.pdf

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Advice for military couples “As soon as I arrived in Afghanistan, I began reading The 5 Love Languages®. I had never read anything so simple yet so profound.” — Anonymous soldier If you are in a military relationship, you know the strain of long deployments, lonely nights, and difficult transitions. For extraordinary challenges like these, couples need specific advice. In this updated edition of The 5 Love Languages®:Military Edition, relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman teams up with Jocelyn Green, a former military wife, to speak directly to military couples. They share the simple secret to loving each other best, including advice for how to: Build intimacy over long distances Reintegrate after deployment Unlearn harsh military-style communication Rebuild and maintain emotional love Help your spouse heal from trauma and more With more than 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages® has been strengthening millions of relationships for over 25 years. This military edition will inspire and equip you to build lasting love in your relationship, starting today. Includes stories from every branch of service, tips for expressing love when apart, and an updated FAQs section.

Dear Sarah

By Coralou Peel Lassen
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253028485
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: dear-sarah.pdf

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An epistolary portrait of the life and times of a Civil War soldier and family man as he transformed from simple Michigan country boy to seasoned fighter. Cpl. John H. Pardington, a member of the 24th Michigan Infantry of the famous Iron Brigade, was an articulate and observant soldier. The 80 letters collected in this volume are filled with patriotic dedication to the Union cause, longing for his wife and baby, details of camp life, and reflections on the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and other engagements. Their intimacy and warmth are made even more poignant by the knowledge that Pardington will be killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Pardington reveals the stresses of war and comments on the heroics of everyday life, whether at home or on the battlefield. In messages to his sister and father-in-law, he shares his opinions of President Lincoln and the changing leadership of the Army of the Potomac, as well as his hopes for the outcome of the war. Full of wisdom and insight, this collection draws back the curtains on an ordinary life during the most extraordinary of times.

A Soldier's Heart

By Sherrill Bodine
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  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Book Code : 1626812071
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: a-soldier-s-heart.pdf

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When budding passion is interrupted by war, a soldier and his wife fight for their love in this Regency romance from the author of The Rake’s Redemption. When the handsome Lord Matthew Blackwood approached her, Serena Fitzwater immediately knew they were meant to be together. Bold and brash, the qualities that made him an excellent soldier at the Battle of Waterloo made him Serena’s soulmate as well. A storybook romance and marriage followed, only to be interrupted when Matthew is once again called to the frontlines. When Matthew returns, he’s no longer the knight in shining armor of Serena’s fairy tale dreams. Wounded in action, this man is a stranger. But Serena too has changed. The naïve young bride has blossomed, and now Matt and Serena must take the threads of yesterday and weave a new beginning. As the new battle of hearts begins, Serena is determined to win the day, and preserve a love worth fighting for. “A talented author with a real gift for linking the modern reader to the glamorous past.” —RT Book Reviews

Ovid, Amores (Book 1)

By William Turpin
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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783741651
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: ovid-amores.pdf

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From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid’s Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Born in 43 BC, Ovid was educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC. Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet’s own complicated love life: he is involved with a woman, Corinna, who is sometimes unobtainable, sometimes compliant, and often difficult and domineering. Whether as a literary trope, or perhaps merely as a human response to the problems of love in the real world, the principal focus of these poems is the poet himself, and his failures, foolishness, and delusions. By the time he was in his forties, Ovid was Rome’s most important living poet; his Metamorphoses, a kaleidoscopic epic poem about love and hatred among the gods and mortals, is one of the most admired and influential books of all time. In AD 8, Ovid was exiled by Augustus to Romania, for reasons that remain obscure. He died there in AD 17. The Amores were originally published in five books, but reissued around 1 AD in their current three-book form. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes and full vocabulary. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book will provide an invaluable aid to students of Latin and general readers alike. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska.