The Last Summer Of World War Ii

Author: Steve Tryk
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781681398440
Size: 14.13 MB
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The Last Summer of World II takes place May through August of 1945 in the small beach community of Dana Strand Village, a suburb of San Pedro, California. The story focuses around a young boy in his daily routine of protecting his small beach neighborhood. The war becomes personal after it takes away his father and causes his mother to become desolate and lose her good nature and stop smiling. With the help of Hank, a wise old veteran of the Old West, to guide him and teach him courage, and the faith of Sissy, a calf-roping country girl, to believe in him. The kid discovers he can end the war, but to do so, he will have to put his own life in peril; to him it will be worth it to see his mother smile again. But will it be enough to bring his father home? For the most part these characters and events actually did take place.

The Last Great Victory

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: WISC:89073219438
Size: 17.26 MB
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Recounts the final thirty days of the war, focusing on the momentous meeting of President Truman, Churchill, and Stalin at Potsdam to end the war, the last-minute diplomacy with the Japanese, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb

Europe S Last Summer

Author: David Fromkin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409044024
Size: 18.53 MB
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The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.

The Last Summer Of The World A Novel

Author: Emily Mitchell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393247893
Size: 12.61 MB
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"Absorbing....Mitchell's novel [is] the real thing."—Boston Globe In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell's first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. Reading group guide included.

The Last Summer Of The World A Novel

Author: Emily Mitchell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393247893
Size: 10.42 MB
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"Absorbing....Mitchell's novel [is] the real thing."—Boston Globe In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell's first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. Reading group guide included.

The Last Summer Of You Me

Author: Ann Brashares
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444745061
Size: 17.64 MB
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The long, hot summers spent on Fire Island have always been the highlight of the year for sisters Riley and Alice. Not least because it is there that they always see Paul: their next-door neighbour, Riley's best friend in all the world, and the only boy Alice has ever loved. Then Paul goes to university, and he leaves them both behind him. Three years later, as Alice prepares to start Law School, Paul returns. The trick, he tells himself, is to have what he had without destroying it. But their world will change irresistibly, wonderfully and tragically, with every breath they take.

The Last Fighter Pilot

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Regnery History
ISBN: 9781621575559
Size: 19.76 MB
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From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-one years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 15th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially over—but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America's last living World War II veterans.