The Pharmacist s Mate and 8

The Pharmacist s Mate and 8 Author Amy Fusselman
ISBN-10 9781944211134
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher McSweeney's
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Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with "my pedophile" (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant). Along the way, Fusselman covers sea shanties and artificial insemination, World War II and AC/DC, alternative healers and monster-truck videos. Fusselman's "wholly original epigrammatic style" (Vogue) "makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities" (Time Out New York).

Annual Reports of the Navy Department

Annual Reports of the Navy Department    Author United States. Navy Dept
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025951073
Year 1930
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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1897/98, [v.2], "Appendix to the Report of the chief of the Bureau of navigation" contains correspondence and documents relating to the conduct of the war with Spain, collected, arranged and edited by Ensign H. H. Ward, under the direction of the bureau

Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima

Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima Author James H. Hallas
ISBN-10 9780811765282
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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When the smoke cleared on Iwo Jima in March 1945, 19,000 American Marines had been wounded and 7,000 were dead, a casualty rate of nearly 39 percent. Lasting over a month, Iwo was the Marines' bloodiest battle of the war and the only Pacific battle in which a U.S. landing force suffered more casualties than it inflicted. It was also the most highly decorated single engagement in Marine Corps history.

The Washingtons Volume 8

The Washingtons  Volume 8 Author Justin Glenn
ISBN-10 9781940669335
Year 2016-09-30
Pages 786
Language en
Publisher Savas Publishing
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This is the eighth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume one began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume two highlighted notable members of the next eight generations, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back to the royalty and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volumes four, five, six, and seven treated respectively generations eight, nine, ten, and eleven. Volume Eight presents generations twelve through fifteen, comprising more than 8,500 descendants of the immigrant John Washington. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country.

Savage Park

Savage Park Author Amy Fusselman
ISBN-10 9780544303003
Year 2015-01-13
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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After visiting a playpark in Japan where children are sawing wood, hammering and building open fires, the author reassesses American culture's obsession with overprotection, decides to live a more risk-filled existence and questions the ultimate impact of excessive safety. 15,000 first printing.

Steps to Good Grammar

Steps to Good Grammar Author Genevieve Walberg Schaefer
ISBN-10 0825128765
Year 1997
Pages 325
Language en
Publisher Walch Publishing
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Focuses on the essentials of grammar in ready-to-use worksheets. Provides flexible lessons appropriate for small-group or whole-class work. Features extensive teacher support including objectives, strategies, and answer key.

The U S Navy s Interim LSM R s in World War II

The U S  Navy s  Interim  LSM R s in World War II Author Ron MacKay, Jr.
ISBN-10 9781476623283
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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The "Interim" LSM(R) or Landing Ship, Medium (Rocket) was a revolutionary development in rocket warfare in World War II and the U.S. Navy's first true rocket ship. An entirely new class of commissioned warship and the forerunners of today's missile-firing naval combatants, these ships began as improvised conversions of conventional amphibious landing craft in South Carolina's Charleston Navy Yard during late 1944. They were rushed to the Pacific Theatre to support the U.S. Army and Marines with heavy rocket bombardments that devastated Japanese forces on Okinawa in 1945. Their primary mission was to deliver maximum firepower to enemy targets ashore. Yet LSM(R)s also repulsed explosive Japanese speed boats, rescued crippled warships, recovered hundreds of survivors at sea and were deployed as antisubmarine hunter-killers. Casualties were staggering: enemy gunfire blasted one, while kamikaze attacks sank three, crippled a fourth and grazed two more. This book provides a comprehensive operational history of the Navy's 12 original "Interim" LSM(R)s.

8 to 80

8 to 80 Author Glen W. Filberth
ISBN-10 9781552129067
Year 2001
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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8 to 80 is the true story of Glen Filberth, a man who was a Doctor, a wartime Bomber pilot, and a prisoner of war for over one year under brutal starving conditions. In youth he was an abused boy by a stepfather. Having a strong desire for a college education, Filberth braved traveling as a hobo on freight trains to obtain profitable work. He worked on western ranches, civilian conservation camps, and fought forest fires in the mountainous terrain of Idaho. Finally, Filberth worked his way through college to obtain Doctorate Degrees in Naturopathy and Chiropractic. In WWII he enlisted as an Aviation Cadet for Pilot Training. His training in planes including the twin engine Fighter P-38. After getting his wings he was assigned to pilot a B-17 Bomber, until, after flying seven missions over Germany, he was shot down and became a POW. After more than a year of many abuses he was liberated and returned to the States to resume his Illinois-based natural healing practice. In 8 to 80 he tells of many successes in relieving and even curing many so-called incurable diseases, with diagnosis made by reputable clinics and physicians. This book includes letters from thosepatients. He writes of his family life, their sports and experiences that were interesting. He writes of hunting, fishing, golf, bowling and water-skiing, and includes many pictures, depicting the lifestyle. Everything that he assumes would be interesting to the reader is included within 8 to 80.