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372 Results
Generation kill Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the new face of American war —Wright, Evan.
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2007

A journalist embedded with a marine reconnaissance platoon during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 explains how this generation of soldiers differs from their predecessors. Describes cases of collateral damage and the deaths...

Captivity 118 days in Iraq and the struggle for a world without war —Loney, James.
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2012

Iraq, November 2005. James Loney and three other men, all members of Christian Peacemaker Teams, were taken hostage at gunpoint. The Swords of Righteousness Brigade released videos of the men, resulting in what is likely...

All for the Union the Civil War diary and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes —Rhodes, Elisha Hunt, 1842-1917.
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2016

Enlisting as a private in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Elisha Hunt Rhodes fought in every major campaign waged by the Army of the Potomac, from Bull Run to Appomattox. Here, in his own powerfully moving words, Rhodes r...

Forgotten voices of the Great War a new history of WWI in the words of the men and women who were there —Arthur, Max.
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2009

In 1972 the Imperial War Museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary veterans and survivors of the First World War and interviewing them in detail about their experiences. The Imperial War Museum Sound Archi...

J.D. Salinger a life —Slawenski, Kenneth.
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2011

Biography of Jerome David Salinger (1919-2010) examines connections between his life and his writing. Discusses Salinger's privileged youth, service in World War II, love for Oona O'Neill and other women, work for the Ne...

Going solo —Dahl, Roald.
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2010

At the outbreak of World War II, author Dahl trained as a fighter pilot and was posted in Greece. He describes the attempts of the small group of British pilots to survive their superiors as well as the Luftwaffe. 1986.

Fierce patriot the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman —O'Connell, Robert L.
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2014

Americas first celebrity general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some of them were exalted in the public eye. Others were known only to intimateshis family, friends and lovers, and the soldiers under h...

Candy bomber the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" —Tunnell, Michael O.
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2011

"World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in...

Clandestine —Simon, Marie, 1922-1998.
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2017

" Tu sors sans étoile ? me demanda l'oncle Léo, indigné. Oui, je suis venue vous dire au revoir. J'irai ensuite voir Recha, répliquai-je. Tu peux t'en dispenser. Ils l'ont emmenée, dit-il sèchement. Tu nous dérang...

Quatre petits bouts de pain des ténèbres à la joie —Hollander-Lafon, Magda, 1927-
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2013

Ce livre est une méditation, non sur la mort, mais sur la vie. Un matin, à Auschwitz, une femme mourante demande à Magda Hollander-Lafon d'approcher et lui dit de prendre dans sa main les quatre petits bouts de pain q...

Shock troops Canadians fighting the Great War, 1917-1918 —Cook, Tim, 1971-
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2011

Follows the Canadian fighting forces during the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign, through the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches, and based on newly uncov...

Encore une heure de gagnée comment un musicien juif survécut aux années du nazisme : [récit] —Schneider, Peter, 1940-
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2003

À travers l'étonnante histoire de Konrad Latte, un musicien juif qui survécut aux années du nazisme en Allemagne, Peter Schneider dresse le portrait des Justes allemands, ces citoyens ordinaires qui ont décidé un j...

Le mythe Pétain —Fischer, Didier, 1957-
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2003

Comment s'est construite, dans la première moitié du 20e siècle, la représentation mythique du maréchal Pétainches 2002.

Stonewall a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson —Farwell, Byron.
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2012

Chronicles the life of the famous Confederate general, from his birth in 1824 to his death in 1863 after the battle at Chancellorsville. Includes chapters on Jackson's early life in western Virginia, his years at West Po...

In the shadow of silence from Hitler Youth to Allied internment : a young woman's story of truth and denial —Baer, Gertrud Mackprang, 1925-
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2005

As a naive young German student in the last months of World War II, Gertrud Baer had the choice of working in an armament factory, where she could be killed by bombs or toxic chemicals, or joining the Nazi secret police,...

The Andersonville diary —Ransom, John L.
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2014

Ransom was 20 when he was captured and made prisoner of war in 1863 at Andersonville, Georgia. In prison, he was surrounded by death, disease and cruelty, but he survived to write this true account. 1988.

Lawrence d'Arabie —Renouard, Michel, 1942-
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2017

" Derrière le héros mythique, joué par Peter O'Toole dans le célèbre film de David Lean, se cache un personnage complexe, non exempt de zones d'ombre. Archéologue et agent de renseignement, homme d'action et auteur...

Dear Mum the story of Victor Edward "Candy" Syrett, a Canadian in the Royal Air Force during World War Two —Stofer, Ken, 1921-
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2012

Victor Edward Syrett, a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II, recounts the experiences of his squadron and presents a unique perspective on the war. 1991.

Service a Navy SEAL at war —Luttrell, Marcus.
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2014

Following the account of his tour in Afghanistan in Lone Survivor, Navy SEAL Luttrell recounts his deployment to Ramadi, Iraq. He reflects on the sacrifices servicemen and women make for their family, country, and freedo...

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