The Last Summer Of World War Ii

Author: Steve Tryk
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781681398440
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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.

What I Did Last Summer

Author: Albert Ramsdell Gurney
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822212366
Size: 20.14 MB
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THE STORY: The setting is a well-to-do vacation colony on the shores of Lake Erie, the time 1945, during the final stages of World War II. Charlie, an incipiently rebellious fourteen-year-old, is summering with his mother and sister (his father is

Europe S Last Summer

Author: David Fromkin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409044024
Size: 17.41 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'.

One Last Summer

Author: Catrin Collier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681466347
Size: 13.98 MB
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The first novel in this series, Jack-Knifed, saw the introduction of Detective Chief Inspector Martin Phelps, together with his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Matt Pryor, and their team, investigating the horrendous murder of a gay man in Cardiff. Now they are faced with a body found in Coopers Field, a Cardiff beauty spot - a naked body that has lain there so long it is almost unidentifiable. Pathology reports establish that the body is that of a woman - but who is she, and how did she die? Local nurse Sarah Thomas, a helpful passer-by when the body is found, soon finds that she has another unexpected death to deal with - at Parkland Nursing Home where she works. Colin James, one of her favourite residents at the home, dies suddenly - but the reactions of those closest to him are surprising. Was Colin's death due to natural causes - or is there something more sinister afoot at Parkland? The Coopers Field Murder is the second in Wonny Lea's DCI Martin Phelps series, set in the thriving Welsh capital city of Cardiff.

To The Bomb And Back

Author: Sue Saffle
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782386599
Size: 19.23 MB
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Between 1939 and 1945, some 80,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden, Denmark, and elsewhere, ostensibly to protect them from danger while their nation's soldiers fought superior Soviet and German forces. This was the largest of all of World War II children's transports, and although acknowledged today as "a great social-historical mistake," it has received surprisingly little attention. This is the first English-language account of Finland's war children and their experiences, told through the survivors' own words. Supported by an extensive introduction, a bibliography of secondary sources, and over two dozen photographs, this book testifies to the often-lifelong traumas endured by youthful survivors of war.

Changing Light

Author: Nora Gallagher
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375424814
Size: 20.73 MB
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Nora Gallagher’s elegant debut novel is a love story set in Los Alamos in 1945, in the shadow of the creation of the first atomic bomb.During the last summer of World War II, in the beautiful high desert of New Mexico, a young painter, Eleanor Garrigue, discovers a delirious man lying by the river. She takes him in and cares for him, not knowing that he is Leo Kavan, a physicist who has fled Los Alamos after a deadly radiation accident. Eleanor herself has left New York to escape a stifling marriage and to renew her painting in the pure desert light. As the two reveal themselves to each other, their pasts and the present unfold in tandem, taking us from the heady New York art world to Einstein’s Berlin, from English bomb labs to the hidden city of Los Alamos. As their enemies close in, they find temporary solace together, connected and changed in unexpected ways by the brutal radiance of the war and their fierce love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Certain Summer

Author: Patricia Beard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476710273
Size: 18.13 MB
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A richly evocative debut novel set in an exclusive summer colony along the east coast during the aftermath of World War II—for fans of Kate Morton and Jamie Ford. "Nothing ever changes at Wauregan.” That mystique is the tradition of the idyllic island colony off the shore of Long Island, the comforting tradition that its summer dwellers have lived by for over half a century. But in the summer of 1948, after a world war has claimed countless men—even those who came home—the time has come to deal with history’s indelible scars. Helen Wadsworth’s husband, Arthur, was declared missing in action during an OSS operation in France, but the official explanation was mysteriously nebulous. Now raising a teenage son who longs to know the truth about his father, Helen turns to Frank Hartman—her husband’s best friend and his partner on the mission when he disappeared. Frank, however, seems more intent on filling the void in Helen’s life that Arthur’s absence has left. As Helen’s affection for Frank grows, so does her guilt, especially when Peter Gavin, a handsome Marine who was brutally tortured by the Japanese and has returned with a faithful war dog, unexpectedly stirs new desires. With her heart pulled in multiple directions, Helen doesn’t know whom to trust—especially when a shocking discovery forever alters her perception of both love and war. Part mystery, part love story, and part insider’s view of a very private world, A Certain Summer resonates in the heart long after the last page is turned.