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Behold the Fire, Blankfort, Michael
1 Blankfort, Michael Behold the Fire
New York Signet Books 1965 First Print 1965 Paper Back Good 
Behold the Fire tells the incredible story of the NILI - an underground force of Palestinian Jews who dared to conspire against Turkish masters by acting as spies for the British Forces during World War I. Based on actual happenings, this impassioned book introduces us to the forgotten hero's - an insurrectionist poet, a world famous agronomist, an irreverent patriot, a young girl in love...to the men and women who built the bedrock foundation of a new nation - modern Israel 
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The Greatest Generation, Brokaw, Tom
2 Brokaw, Tom The Greatest Generation
Random House 1998 0375502025 / 9780375502026 Hardcover Good None 
"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."          In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation, America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values--duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. In this book, you will meet people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, and were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today. "At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest. They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didn't think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too. "This book, I hope, will in some small way pay tribute to those men and women who have given us the lives we have today--an American family portrait album of the greatest generation."                  In this book you'll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You'll hear George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. And so, Bush says, "I learned about life." You'll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. You' 
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A Christian Patriot Sgt Alvin C. York, Humble, R. G.
3 Humble, R. G. A Christian Patriot Sgt Alvin C. York
The Churches of Christ in Christian Union 1966 Paperback very good - bright and clean text and images. 
Excerpts from the Sergeant York Diary used by special permission granted by Mrs. Alvin C. York Content includes: A tribute to Father, his ancestry, His two Births, Going to War, Life in Camp, On the Battlefield, The Big Battle, Coming Home and the Final Triumph. 
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The War in outline 1914 - 1918, Lindell, B. H. Liddell, Capt.
4 Lindell, B. H. Liddell, Capt. The War in outline 1914 - 1918
New York Universal publishing and Distribution Company 1965 Award Books Paper Back Very Good - Slight tanning of the pages due to age. 
The War in outline is a comprehensive history from start to finish, including all theatres of operation by land and sea. Clear .. hard-hitting." - Maj. George Fielding Eliot This book is not just a panorama of battles - although in that respect alone it is a breathtaking adventure in reading. It is also an honor roll of the heroes (on both sides of No-Man's-Land) who changed the course of world history: The controversial Field marshal Haig, Sir John French, Kitchener, Foch, Joffre, "Black Jack" Pershing, Ludendorff, Gen Kluck, Lawrence of Arabia ... with their heads of state, their seconds-in-command, and ultimately their single soldiers of infantry, all caught up in the great drama. 
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1915 The death of Innocense, MacDonald, Lyn
5 MacDonald, Lyn 1915 The death of Innocense
Henry Holt and Company 1995 0805034994 / 9780805034998 Hardcover Good has previous owners name inside cover Yes 
By the end of 1914, the battered British forces were bogged down, yet hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring weather would soon lead to a victorious breakthrough. A year later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and faraway Gallipoli, fighting seemed set to go on for ever. Drawing on extensive interviews, letters and diaries, this book brilliantly evokes the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and terrible loss of innocence through 'a year of cobbling together, of frustration, of indecision'. Over two decades' research puts Lyn Macdonald among the greatest popular chroniclers of the First World War. Here, from the poignant memories of participants, she has once again created an unforgettable slice of military history. 
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