. All of whom will be spending the duration of The Great Reunion encamped in outdoor tents under temperatures expected to approach or even exceed 100 degrees. Louisa may sterling, a gettysburg nurse and the young widow of a West Point-educated Army officer whose untimely death from typhoid left her alone with only her son Randall for companionship.
Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion #ad - . But for whom the great reunion opens up an unexpected second chance at happiness when she meets Samuel Chambers. Angus findlay, now just past his 85th birthday but during the Battle of Gettysburg a dashing cavalry officer serving with the Army of Northern Virginia directly under the legendary J.
Dreams of GloryNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Across the frozen hudson, the british carouse in the brothels of New York, while their leaders plot to break the deadlock that threatens to bleed the British Empire dry. This is a world of plot and counterplot, where a night of love can lead to an act of treason and a man's ideals can fashion a noose around his neck.
Thomas fleming is one of my favorite writers because he combines powerful storytelling with the skills of a superb historian. John Jakes. George washington's rebel troops shiver in their huts, bellies empty, and carrying resentment sharper than their swords. Thomas flemings's revolutionary war masterpiece, Dreams of Glory, takes place in the bitter winter of 1780 in the fifth year of the American War for Independence.
Dreams of Glory #ad - The british conspire to kidnap Washington and bring the war to an end in one bold and daring raid. Two very different men are sucked into these vicious currents: young, earnest Caleb Chandler and sleek, self-serving Congressman Hugh Stapleton. Despite their mutual dislike, both are destined to follow the same path, which leads to the heart of Flora Kuyper and the grasp of British spymaster Walter Beckford.
Caught amidst the dangerous affections of Flora, and the bitter patriotism of counterpart Benjamin Stallworth, the machinations of Beckford, there is no safety for man or woman. The best spy novel written about the American Revolution. John gardnerFreezing winds cut across the snowbound landscape.
The Battle of GettysburgNew Word City, Inc. #ad - Firsthand accounts humanize generals and individual soldiers of the Blue and Gray who fought for their lives, their homes, and their convictions. This is the story of Gettysburg as it has never been told before. Symonds recounts the events of three hot, brutal days in July when Americans struggled battled one another across a dozen square miles of rolling Pennsylvania countryside.
Symonds details the military strategy of both sides, finally, including the Confederate decision to invade the North, the cat-and-mouse game in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and, the terrible clash of arms on the hills and fields of Gettysburg. Lee's retreat through Pennsylvania and escape across the Potomac.
The Battle of Gettysburg #ad - Award-winning historian Craig L. This stunning narrative of the epic Battle of Gettysburg begins with the clash of Union and Confederate armies at Chancellorsville and concludes with Robert E.
A Death in the FamilyPenguin Classics #ad - The classic american novel, a death in the family remains a near-perfect work of art, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written.
As jay follet hurries back to his home in knoxville, he is killed in a car accident-a tragedy that destroys not only a life, Tennessee, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.
House of Rougeaux: A NovelRaincloud Press #ad - A relevant work of love, determination, and the many small achievements that make up greatness, House of Rougeaux draws a new map of what it means to be family. As each new member of the family takes the spotlight a fresh piece of the puzzle is illuminated until at last, spanning nearly two centuries, the end brings us back to the beginning.
Jaeckel masterfully blends genres of mysticism, folklore, coming-of-age, and historical fiction with explorations of gender and race, creating a wondrous tale of hope and healing through trauma. For abeje and her brother adunbi, home is the slave quarters of a Caribbean sugar plantation on the Island of Martinique.
House of Rougeaux: A Novel #ad - But when one night of brutality leaves the two children orphaned, it is the strength of their extraordinary bond that carries them through, establishing a legacy of tremendous spirit and courage that will sustain the Rougeaux family for generations to come. In literary prose, award-winning author Jenny Jaeckel creates a brilliantly imagined epic, weaving a multi-layered narrative that celebrates family as much as it exposes systemic brutalization and the ways in which it marks us.
Under the watchful eye of their mother they survive, despite what threatens to break them.
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal HouseholdHarper #ad - Seen through the eyes of her household as she traveled among Windsor, Osborne, and Balmoral, more selfish, and to the French and Belgian courts, more comical, Victoria emerges as more vulnerable, more emotional, than the austere figure depicted in her famous portraits. We witness her extraordinary and debilitating grief at the death of her husband, Albert, and her sympathy toward the tragedies that afflicted her household.
Witty, serving victoria is a perfect foil to the pomp and circumstance—and prudery and conservatism—associated with Victoria's reign, astute, and moving, and gives an unforgettable glimpse of what it meant to serve the Queen. Serving victoria follows the lives of six members of her household, from the governess to the royal children, from her maid of honor to her chaplain and her personal physician.
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household #ad - Drawing on their letters and diaries—many hitherto unpublished—Serving Victoria offers a unique insight into the Victorian court, as well as the Queen herself, with all its frustrations and absurdities, sitting squarely at its center. We see a woman who was prone to fits of giggles, who wept easily and often, who gobbled her food and shrank from confrontation but insisted on controlling the lives of those around her.
For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an unwelcome duty or as a prelude to greater things. During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service.
The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true storyOne More Chapter #ad - My brother’s tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. The nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz. Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten.
Malka adler’s extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee. When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to. Told in a poetic style reminiscent of margaret atwood, solace and above all, in books like The Choice, The Librarian of Auschwitz, hope, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Praise for the brothers of auschwitz‘i sat down and read this within a few hours, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ Amazon reviewer‘The story is so incredible and the author writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent. I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it’ Amazon reviewer‘It is a book we all must read, enthralling, earth-shattering, read in order to know … It is harsh, rattling – but we must.
The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story #ad - And nothing less’ aliza ziegler, without leaving any room to imagination’ yehudith rotem, yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening, without beautifying, Haaretz newspaper‘This is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi, Editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, At Magazine .
I stroked his cheek, whispered, it’s really you…Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war. But one day in 1944, everything changes.
Beyond Their Years: Stories of Sixteen Civil War ChildrenGlobe Pequot Press #ad - Each of these young survivors' lives represent an amazing contribution to the war effort and to postbellum life. Learn the inspiring stories of these American children who displayed courage, devotion, and wisdom beyond their years. These children found themselves on the edge of the fray - both in combat and in the throes of daily life - helping, or simply enduring, as best their interrupted youths allowed.
Meet ransom powell, a thirteen-year-old drummer boy who survived grueling Confederate prison camps; writer and patriot Maggie Campbell, only eight years old when the war ended; Ulysses S. Their behind-the-scenes stories illustrate what it was really like for children during the Civil War. For the sixteen unsung heroes profiled in Beyond Their Years, surviving also meant surrendering their childhood.
Beyond Their Years: Stories of Sixteen Civil War Children #ad - Grant's son jesse, daughter of a slave mother and a freed father, who rode proudly alongside Abraham Lincoln's son Tad and Ella Sheppard, who lived through the backlash of slave rebellions. Sometimes a war's greatest heroes are its survivors, those who manage to forge new lives despite the tragedy they have experienced.
Glory Road Army of the Potomac Trilogy Book 2Open Road Media #ad - As the war between the states moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George “Little Mac” McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the tide began to turn over the course of three days in July 1863, when the Union won a decisive victory on the battlefield of Gettysburg.
Following burnside’s exit, turned a sure victory into tragedy at Chancellorsville, Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker, a mediocre new commander, continuing the Union’s woes and ensuring Robert E. The saga of a nation divided—from the union Army’s disaster at Fredericksburg to its triumph at Gettysburg—by a Pulitzer Prize–winning Civil War chronicler.
Glory Road Army of the Potomac Trilogy Book 2 #ad - But the hope that greeted burnside’s ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg. . Months later, lincoln would give his historic address on this ground, honoring the fallen soldiers and strengthening the Union Army’s resolve to fight for a united and equal nation for all of its people.
Lee’s greatest triumph of the war. In the second book of the army of the potomac trilogy, Bruce Catton—one of America’s most honored Civil War historians—once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. Glory road is a sweeping account of extraordinary bravery and shocking incompetence during what were arguably the war’s darkest days.
With brilliant insight, color, and detail, Catton interweaves thrilling narratives of combat with remarkable portrayals of politics and life on the home front.
Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican WarBallantine Books #ad - Lee, a forty year-old engineer, a dignified, serious man who has never seen combat. In march 1847, 8, short tempered, 000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Vera Cruz, vain, led by the army's commanding general, Winfield Scott-a heroic veteran of the War of 1812, and nostalgic for the glories of his youth.
At his right hand is Robert E. In vivid prose that illuminates the dark psychology of soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, Jeff Shaara brings to life the familiar characters, the stunning triumphs and soul-crushing defeats of this fascinating, long-forgotten war. In gone for soldiers, jeff shaara carries us back 15 years before the momentous conflict he has so brilliantly chronicled, junior officers marching under the same flag in an unfamiliar land, to a time when the Civil War's most familiar names are fighting for another cause, experiencing combat for the first time in the Mexican-American War.
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold WarHarper #ad - At the height of the cold war, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. Spanning fifty years and three continents, spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the devastating final days of their lives.
With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, that challenges our notions of patriotism, double agents and clandestine lives, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems.
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War #ad - A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War. In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family when her father was exposed as a CIA spy.
State Department employee. Dillon’s father and polyakov had a close friendship that went back years, to their first meeting in Burma in the mid-1960s. She had no idea that he was handling the cia’s highest-ranking double agent—Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov—a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT.
. Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work.