Bryce Lockwood has amassed a trove of unique military experiences during a brief span of time. Born on a small farm in rural New York State in 1939, he graduated from high school in Afton, New York in 1957. He soon made the decision to enlist in the Marine Corps and, in 1960, married his fiancee, Lois. In the next few years, his military career led to language school in Monterey, California, where he completed Russian linguist training followed by Cold War assignments in locations such as Scotland, Turkey and the former West Germany. However, the most unforgettable moment of his military assignments came with temporary orders for service aboard the USS Liberty - a U.S. intelligence ship. While serving as a Russian linguist aboard the vessel, he lived through an attack by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats during the Six-Day War, resulting in the deaths of 34 and wounding 174 Americans. As the only U.S. Marine to survive the incident, Lockwood became the recipient of a Silver Star medal for rescuing three sailors trapped in flooded compartments in addition to receiving a Purple Heart for severe burns incurred in a torpedo explosion. Lockwood later served a tour in Vietnam and, in 1971, received a medical retirement after thirteen years of service. In recent years, he has sought the truth behind the unprovoked assault on the USS Liberty, which left many of his friends severely wounded or dead. In recent decades, Lockwood has joined other Liberty survivors in petitioning Congress for an open and thorough investigation of the attack.
Encouraged by their mother to put aside their video games, Chandler and Joey embark upon a grand adventure outdoors and meet a magical elf named Rudy. The three quickly became involved in pursuit of the dreaded Snow Goblins, who have robbed food from the citizens of the elf kingdom. However, the boys come to recognize the hardships suffered by the starving Snow Goblins and show Rudy the importance of not judging others too quickly and the true value of friendship.
Larry the Caterpillar has one job; to become a fully formed butterfly. However, this journey was not what Larry expected. This book follows Larry along his journey from a baby caterpillar to a butterfly. Along the way, he encounters several mishaps that test his determination to survive. There is a resiliency about Larry that teaches us not to fear a challenge, but to rise to it in order to overcome obstacles in your life. This book could be a great teaching tool for parents and/or educators of elementary to middle school children.
One of the soldiers immediately grabbed Tommy from behind and put his knife to his throat, ‘Move away, or I swear there will be bloodshed this night.’
Tommy had a look of fear in his eyes and not willing to blink, his eyes grew wide and white. He used his peripheral vision to try to look at the man behind, but he was terrified and shivered with more fear than chill.
‘Come men mount your horses,’ the sergeant of the soldiers, a career man, could sense the fear in the men that stood opposite. The other four took out their flintlock pistols and pointed them at the clubmen.
Come along on this historic fictional, adventurous and mysterious journey which twists, turns and surprises until the very end. If you like history, adventure and intrigue with a dash of spirited love, then you will be engrossed by this tale of a peasant family getting caught up in the ravages of the English Civil War in 1642.
The story keeps readers on edge surprising them with twists, turns and mystery all the while painting a vivid picture that places you in the time and in the place. The comical, crudeness of the writing mirrors times when peasants were a lowly, uneducated, rough lot, but this only adds to this realistic and vibrant tale.
Reading this novel, one can immerse themselves within this factually accurate tale and discover the more colourful, candid details of what it may have been like to live in this rebellious time.
It was meant to be the perfect gift—an ancestral DNA kit. A unique gift given to my mother with love and hope. I only wanted to help us heal, to give her something that could help fill the emptiness his death had made. I never imagined this gift would cost me more than money. What secrets lie hidden in your blood? What mysteries could your DNA solve? A cryptic riddle dropped into the bottom of the kit. Questions that I had not bothered to wonder about. My family’s blood was full of secrets and mystery. Secrets that had been hidden for years. Secrets that would lead to death and pain. I had gave her with Pandora’s box. I had given her death.
Author and successful businessman Achille Paladini brings readers his intensely personal autobiography, Perseverance; an epic life saga filled with both intrigue and awe-inspiring wisdom.
In mid-1950s San Francisco, the Paladini name was synonymous with seafood on the west coast, the foundation of which began with the incredible rags-to-riches story of his famous and legendary grandfather prominently titled "The Fish King," who he was posthumously named after. Achille-- "Kiki," as he's called by family and friends--grew up in the upscale Marina District of the city enjoying an affluent lifestyle. Moving to Southern California at the age of eighteen propelled him into the surreal world of Hollywood with its glitz and glamour further accelerating his fairytale life and marrying a beautiful aspiring young actress. Upon returning to San Francisco to work for the family business --a shocking and cataclysmic revelation devastated his idealistic youthful illusions, leaving him hopeless, with dismay and dire concern for the future. His success, however, did not come easily, having to face insurmountable challenges, setbacks, and debilitating heartbreak, plus impossible odds; he eventually triumphed by beholding only the virtue of perseverance.
The story contains factual experiences that most will conclude are fictional; however, everything stated is true and unembellished.
Allie West has it all- a good job, tons of friends, and a small close-knit family in Atlanta. On the cusp of her success, she cashed in her charmed life and the check bounced. Now she's forced to hit restart. Midlife crisis? No, not for Allie. Life simply can't happen this way for her, so she thought. Take a trip with her as she finds herself back where it all began - at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, literally in her parents' house, starting over at nearly fourty years old.
Putting the pieces of her life together while dealing with family dynamics isn't easy. Hometown issues she ran from years ago begin to resurface, not to mention the new ones with her children after escaping the harassment of an evil, abusive, manipulating ex.
Allie ran form failure, inadequacy, rejection and depression and hit the mall. Sure, she's a mess, but she's a dressed up mess. Folow her as she fixes her life or not. Are you ready?
Russell Nickel's new book, "What Has Been Will Be Again," takes the reader on an exciting journey, discussing the critical prophetic truths behind Ecclesiastes 1:9. THE THING THAT HATH BEEN, IT IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE; AND THAT WHICH IS DONE IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE DONE: AND THERE IS NO NEW THING UNDER THE SUN. Not only has history repeated itself throughout the ages, but more importantly, the events recorded in the Old Testament are prophetic pictures of what WILL again come to pass on the earth. To discern what earth-shaking events will manifest themselves in the future, there must be a correct interpretation of historical truth. The Old Testament stories recorded in the Bible such as The Exodus, The Flood, and the destruction of Sodom, are prophetic pictures of what will again overtake the earth. Know the truth, and the truth will set you free. God bless, Russell Nickel.
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Have you ever felt like you were the only one who felt a certain way? You wonder where the negative feelings are coming from, but are afraid to say anything because you do not know what people will think or say about you? The feelings are connected to a root. Something in your past happened and now unforgiveness is rooted in your heart, which has grown to a tree and is affecting every area of your life. In this 31-day devotional, Anna Bernice lets you know that you are not the only one who has had negative feelings, but she shows you what she did and still does by giving you scriptures, overviews, and prayers to meditate on so that you can uproot the tree and find freedom through Jesus Christ. Be inspired, be blessed, and remember you have already won the battle.
“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou are converted, strengthen thy brethren” Luke 22:32 KJV.