The sound of shattering glass severed the silence. Eyes wide in terror, I searched the darkness, paralyzed in fear. Streaks of streetlight edged the mini-blinds, no prowling shadows outside the windows. Slipping out of bed, I tiptoed across the bare wood floor. Pounding blood echoed in my ears. I made my way to the doorway and edged out into the hall. With my back tight to the wall I inched forward, straining to hear any sound or movement. There...a muffled noise...behind my bedroom door...
Considering the suspicions, jealousies, bigotry, and crass opportunism inherent whenever one foreign power occupies another, Golden Ghetto: How the Americans and French Fell In and Out of Love During the Cold War pieces together an improbable tale of how fear and skepticism were crushed by trust and friendship.
"Puff" is a biography of World War II veteran, Heinz G. Puff, who served with the 32nd Division in the South Pacific. His own story, as told to author Paul Devantier, recounts his immigration to the United States, his war years, his professional career as a Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officer, his marriage and family, his retirement in northern Wisconsin, and the unusual twist of having a brother who ended up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.
I lifted an envelope from the banker's box. A dull green propeller-driven airplane flew in a stationary bombing raid on the corner stamp. I slipped the sheet of onionskin from the envelope, and it unfolded in my hands. My father's handwriting. 1941. To Elinor. After reading the hundreds of pages of letters my father sent home during WWII, trying to convince his One Love, Elinor, to marry him instead of her other suitors (or the two men to whom she was engaged), I wrote their story.
On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other fortified islands in Manila Bay to the Imperial Japanese Army, 18 US Navy sailors from USS Quail began their daring escape to freedom. Using a 36-foot motor launch, the 18 sailors, led by Lieutenant Commander John Morrill began their amazing 2000 mile journey through Japanese infested waters.
Upwards of 20 million Americans served in the military during the Cold War. Few of those have been lauded, honored or even remembered. One of these unsung Cold Warriors stands his watch from midnight to six in the morning on a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine. As he fights against boredom and weariness, he reflects back on how he got here and his experiences in Vietnam. All this is intermingled with the very serious business of being in charge of one of the country’s most lethal deter
This is the story of a boy who grew up in the Great Depression Era. He was a member of his high school's football team and he showed promise. But his father, being very traditional, expected him to get a job and help the family once he turned fourteen. He was pulled out from school and sent to work but as fate would have it, something unbelievable came in the way.
US- based Iraq native, Saul Silas Fathi, releases educational and informative book ofArab-Islamic Groups and Organizations. While his childhood saw him smuggled from Iraq to Israel, Saul Silas Fathi’s iron-clad spirit did not stop him from immigrating to the US and serving as a high-level executive with many Fortune-500 companies. Now in retirement but determined to achieve further success, Fathi has used his world-class abilities to compile an enlightening book of Arab-Islamic Groups and Orgs.
Glossary of Arabic terms: An Islamic Dictionary (ISBN: 978-0-9777117-4-1) Glossary of 1,500+ Arabic words and Islamic Dictionary, including the Qur'an and Hadith.
US-Based Iraq Native, Saul Silas Fathi, Releases Compelling Biography of 420+ Islamic Leaders. While his childhood saw him smuggled from Iraq to Israel, Saul Silas Fathi’s iron-clad spirit didn’t stop him from immigrating to the United States and serving as a high-level executive with many Fortune-500 companies. Now in retirement but determined to achieve further success, Fathi has used his world-class abilities to compile a fascinating biography of over four hundred noted Islamic leaders.