Description : Dirty. Lazy. Good-for-nothing. Jay Thacker is used to being called names because his dad is half Navajo. But things are different after he and his mother move to a small town in Utah to stay with his grandparents during WWII. Jay makes friends and earns money working the fields for his well-respected grandfather—but he encounters a problem in Ken, a fellow worker who’s from the nearby Japanese internment camp. Ken’s a Jap. And Jay’s dad, who’s been fighting for the navy out in the Pacific, is missing in action. This moving story about an unlikely friendship deftly addresses themes of prejudice and intolerance, providing readers a glimpse of the past that enlightens the present.
Description : The dramatic true story of a brave young soldier who laid down his life to save a comrade, and the struggle to identify his burial place and repatriate his remains. On 15 September 1961, eighteen year old Trooper Patrick Mullins was posted missing after a bloody ambush of an Irish UN convoy in the Congo. During the fierce gun-fight, Mullins was killed and his body taken as spoils of war by the rebel militia. When Ireland finally ended its UN mission in the Congo Tpr. Mullins' body remained buried in an unknown grave. With the 50th anniversary of his death fast approaching, the Mullins family remains caught in the terrible nightmare of maintaining an empty grave at the foothills of the Galtee Mountains. This fascinating book describes Mullins' story, the struggle to find his body, and the difficulties in bringing it home.
Description : Missing in Action was written in one month, on a farm on the Little Nemaha, in the summer of 1981, from notes contemporary with 1979 New York City. The work belongs to the genre established by Joyce, present in American Literature as The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, and Catcher in the Rye, the contemporary novel written in the time of its setting using the selective stream of consciousness of a first person observer to tell the story. It is the story of frontier inversion, of a famed generation putting itself up for sale in the slaving markets of the Big Apple, of a journey into the regenerations of primitivism, of the return of the West to the spawning grounds of the East, like one joins the French Foreign Legion, to escape and forget, a stray splash from the whirlpools of the dispersion occurring within American society after the Viet Nam War Era.
Description : Lost in the farthest reaches of space after being catapulted into the distant Andromeda galaxy, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur find themselves caught in the middle of a genocidal interstellar war as they desperately seek a way to get home. Original.
Description : Mark Davidson grew up in South Africa. After completing 2 years of military service as an infantry soldier, he studied and completed a BA Ed degree in Human Movement Sciences at the University of the Free State. His teaching career began in1994 and he has taught in schools in South Africa, Malawi, Taiwan and Australia. While working in the airline industry, he completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Applied Theology at the University of Pretoria. Mark married the love of his life, Bev, in 2000 and they have been blessed with 2 beautiful sons, John and James. He is the pastor of Bridge of Life Christian Fellowship in Tasmania, Australia.
Description : "I think I'm MIA," mothers will declare as they battle the negative self-talk, symptoms, and conflicting feelings that are often associated with losing their sense of self. In the insightful and thought-provoking self-help guide Missing In Action: How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Self, author Anne M. Smollon offers a unique perspective on change, loss, and grief in the lives of women consumed by motherhood. By casting a new spin on an old acronym, Smollon introduces Maternal Intrapersonal Anxiety (MIA). MIA depicts the unrecognized and unacknowledged grief that accompanies the feelings of loss many women experience as they transition into motherhood and encounter undesirable changes associated with their physical appearance, lifestyle, mood, income, relationships, personal goals, and self-esteem. These losses frequently combine with the physical and mental drain of motherhood to create a far greater loss-a mother's sense of self. Missing In Action details the various kinds of change and loss that occur, illuminates the compelling similarities between grief and the myriad symptoms mothers describe, explains how MIA relates to the violation of personal boundaries, and ultimately defines ten goals to help mothers reclaim their sense of self.
Description : Shot down by Germans over occupied France, Harvie was the only member of his Bomber Command crew to survive the crash. After hiding for several days at a French farmhouse, he started back to England with the help of the French Resistance, but was betrayed to the Gestapo by a traitor. He spent a month in solitary confinement in Paris and then was transported by boxcar to Buchenwald. He describes the appalling conditions, the indignities, and the extreme hardship he and his fellow prisoners endured there. Later he was transferred to Stalag Luft III POW camp where, with food from the Red Cross and the comradeship of fellow prisoners, his body and spirit were restored. As the Russian army advanced into Germany, Harvie and the other POWs undertook the long march from eastern Germany to a camp near Bremen and then to Lübeck, near the Danish border, where he remained until the Allied forces broke through and he was liberated by the British army. Both painful and uplifting, Missing in Action is an invaluable record of the unforgettable horrors and heroes of World War II.
Description : The Vietnam War didn’t end for everyone in 1973, particularly not the six hundred or so Americans left behind to rot in Asian POW camps, abandoned by the US government. It didn’t end for Trevor McIntyre either, driven by the knowledge that men were left behind and inspired by one who came home, Captain Mac Danner. Together with a former Medal of Honor winner, a former Congressman, and a Defense Department official disgusted with his country’s betrayal, five middle-aged citizens combine their various skills to conspire to bring home a living POW from Laos. Danger mounts when one in their group is murdered, and the prints on the murder shell belong to a man who officially died in action in 1969—further evidence that a secret “returnee program” during the Reagan administration had succeeded.