Korean Reborn (Commemorative book only)
This full-color, 165-page, 2nd edition*, coffee-table quality book details the timeline of the war, its aftermath, and the rebuilding of the Republic of Korea, which has resulted in its becoming one of the most powerful economies in the world. The photos and text tell the story from the perspective of both U.S. Veterans who served in the conflict, and the Koreans who prospered from the freedom left in their wake. Beginning with the events that led up to the war, through the ensuing battlefields across the Korean Peninsula, and ultimately the transformation from a war-torn country into a vibrant, prosperous nation, this book encapsulates why freedom is worth fighting for.
Walking Point by Michael H. Cunningham
Que Son Valley is actually a large area of hills and valleys just to the west of Da Nang, Viet Nam. During the 1960s, units from the United States Marines and United States Army engaged the 2nd North Vietnamese Division in heavy and close combat. Our mission was to keep the enemy from capturing the cities of Da Nang, Tam Ky, and Chu Lai and to pacify the area. We did prevent the enemy from capturing these vital cities but, the area was far from pacified. Many young, brave Americans were killed or seriously wounded in these hills and valleys in the belief they were helping the Vietnamese obtain freedom and peace. Although our altruistic beliefs might have gone astray, it was my honor serving with these fine men and women. I wrote this book in honor of them and to keep their memory alive. I hope that, when you read this book, you will understand the Vietnam Veteran better and you will understand, not the political Vietnam War, but the Vietnam War that an Infantryman lived through.
When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home by Paula J. Caplan
Traumatized veterans returning from our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are often diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder and prescribed a regimen of psychotherapy and psychiatric drugs. But why asks psychologist Paula J. Caplan in this impassioned book, is it a mental illness to be devastated by war? What is a mentally healthy response to death, destruction, and moral horror? In When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home, Caplan argues that the standard treatment of therapy and drugs is often actually harmful. It adds to veterans’ burdens by making them believe wrongly that they should have “gotten over it”; it isolates them behind the closed doors of the therapist’s office, and it makes them rely on often harmful drugs. The numbers of traumatized veterans from past and present wars who continue to suffer demonstrate the ineffectiveness of this approach. Sending anguished veterans off to talk to therapists, writes Caplan, conveys the message that the rest of us don’t want to listen — or that we don’t feel qualified to listen. As a result, the truth about war is kept under wraps. Most of us remain ignorant about what war is really like — and continue to allow our governments to go to war without much protest. Caplan proposes an alternative: that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their stories, one-on-one. (She provides guidelines for conducting these conversations.) This would begin a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war, and it would start the healing process for our returning veterans.
My Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own by Gordon Rouston
Gordon Rouston takes you into the world of drugs, crime, and alcohol, introducing you to a bit of hell on earth. Though this world of turmoil and hopelessness is where many people dwell, Gordon rivets the reader to his life’s story, introducing the only hope: the Lord Jesus Christ and His grace. May God give you, the reader, the experience of being translated from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Christ as you read this book. Once you?ve read it, give it to someone else who needs it.
In Safe Hands by Michael H. Cunningham
“In Safe Hands” is a compilation of stories about the day-to-day activities experienced by Inspectors in the United States Customs Service. Whether it is at Logan Airport in Boston, the land border in Houlton, Maine or 100 miles at sea on a Coast Guard Cutter, these men, and women are tirelessly enforcing the laws of the United States of America. Drug interdiction, money laundering, and terrorist-related matters interweave to make one exciting and compelling story. This country can be proud of these dedicated and selfless American patriots.
We Came to Fight a War by Alvin E. Kotler as told to Jack Flynn
On 15 April 1945, 1st Lt Bill Flynn completed his 25th bombing mission flying a B-17 with the 346th Bomb Sqdn, 99th Bomb Group. On 25 May 1945, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement in combat. In July of that same year, at a General Court Martial, he was accused of buzzing, convicted of manslaughter and the destruction of government property. People were intimidated and encouraged to lie and 20-year-old Lt Flynn was stripped of his rank and benefits, dishonorably discharged, and sentenced to hard labor at a Federal Prison in New York. This book was written by Lt Flynn’s radio gunner, Al Kotler, and Bill’s brother, Jack Flynn. You will meet Bill, Al, and the rest of their crew, and fly with them on missions out of Foggia, Italy. Bill is no longer here to defend himself, so Al and Jack combined forces to present the full story of what really happened and to right a terrible wrong.
My Father’s Son by Andy Symonds
When Nathan’s father, a decorated Navy SEAL, is killed in combat, he must rely on his father’s teammates for direction as he learns to become a man. The normal struggles of adolescence are amplified while growing up in the shadow of a war hero, and a young man’s future hangs in the balance. No one is safe from the scars of war in this funny, heart-wrenching, poignant novel.
Fallen Sons A Family’s Civil War Sacrifices by Kathleen Shelby Boyett
This is the story of the Hill family – a family that gave the ultimate sacrifice for a cause they believed in: a free nation with the right to determine its own destiny. The problem was that the men of the family felt that this would be accomplished by fighting on opposite sides of the national conflict. The family sacrificed for both the Confederacy and the Union, giving up its sons in the process. With their family torn apart by a brutal war, and their home raided, the women at home suffered almost as much as the men. Travel back in time with noted Personal Historian Kathleen Shelby Boyett and experience the Hill family’s dramatic story of gorilla warfare in northwestern Arkansas and the battles in the southern theater during the Civil War, including the Siege of Vicksburg and the Atlanta Campaign. You will be reminded of the sacrifices people have made for our country, and this story will touch your heart.
Lieutenant Vincent “Vinny” Malone: The Man, THe Machines And The Mission by Bryan Boyett
This is the true story of Vincent Malone, an unsung hero of the World War Two generation, one of the millions of ordinary people that did extraordinary things to save the world from tyranny. In “The Man” you will see the biography of a native son of Brooklyn, NY, as he grows up and goes off to war. In “The Machines” you are treated to a documentary about the aircraft that Malone flew into combat. In “The Missions” you will read in Malone’s own words his autobiographical war journal, and his final ten combat missions told in exciting prose.
Wake of the Warrior by Michael H. Cunningham
On a sultry side street of Arzew, Algeria, Mubbaligh sits in his apartment. He is finalizing plans for a terrorist attack against America. Funded by a radical Salafist splinter group, he has waited years for this opportunity. He will let nothing stop him. Mubbaligh will use ships to conduct a coordinated terrorist attack on the shores of America. His contacts in the maritime field will facilitate his efforts. If he succeeds, thousands will die. On the opposite side of the Atlantic, in post 9/11 America, law enforcement officials suspect another attack is imminent. Port security is bolstered and Coast Guard patrols are increased. But, will their efforts be enough? Who will win the battle between these opposite forces? Only time will tell.
Fear No Evil: America’s War on Terrorism by Michael H. Cunningham
Fear No Evil is a novel about a sect of fundamentalist Salafists coming to America from Algeria to commit an egregious and blood-curdling crime. Once in the Boston area, these terrorists attempt to import a dirty bomb using their contacts in the international shipping community. When in the possession of the dirty bomb, they plan to cause a horrendously deadly explosion at a location that will do maximum harm. Responding to this threat is an elite anti-terrorism team. This group of dedicated individuals will do whatever is necessary to protect America. Will the terrorists succeed, or will America’s finest catch them before they wreak unimaginable terror on our home soil? Wake of the Warrior, Mike’s prior novel, is about maritime terrorism on New England Waters. Fear No Evil continues this tale of pursuing terrorists on the high seas.
On Both Sides: Civil War Ancestors by Kathleen Shelby Boyett
Praise for On Both Sides: -I marvel at your research. The detail you bring to the reader makes the time come alive.- Robert T. S. Noted Personal Historian Kathleen Shelby Boyett had ancestors on both sides of the Civil War conflict. One ancestor walked or rode over 8,000 miles in the little-discussed New Mexico Campaign. If not for a thunderstorm, Ms. Boyett wouldn’t be here to tell his story. Another ancestor was a Confederate spy who was hidden in a cave when he was injured, to protect his identity. Just like Newton Knight, who founded the -State of Jones- in Jones County, Mississippi during the Civil War, two of Ms. Boyett’s ancestors with Union sympathies found themselves trapped in Confederate-held territory. Like Knight, they kept their allegiance with the Union. Why did one of Ms. Boyett’s wealthier ancestors in Alabama support the Union to the tune of over $4,100.00 worth of horses and food? What determination of spirit led to the harrowing story of the ancestor who escaped Confederate-held TN on the Underground Railroad, piloted over the mountains to Kentucky during the dead of winter, only to be captured later in the Cumberland Gap? On a humorous note, Ms. Boyett postulates at the end of the book that perhaps her ancestors’ varied decisions are the reason she sometimes cannot make up her mind!
The Advisor: The Phoenix Program In Vietnam by Lt. Col. John L. Cook
From his arrival in war-torn Vietnam in 1968 to his reluctant departure twenty-five months later, John Cook served as an advisor in the district of Di An and took part in the systematic operations of the Phoenix Program to destroy the Infrastructure, the political organization of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces. The Advisor is the story of those twenty-five months of fighting and laughing and hoping, and of the people who shared them – Major Chau, a man who so tremendously symbolized dedication to the destruction of the Infrastructure that the Viet Cong made several attempts on his life; Lieutenant Hau, Cook’s Vietnamese counterpart and close friend; Colonel Anderson and Major Allen, two of Di An’s senior advisors; and other American and Vietnamese colleagues who – fighting a war at its rice roots, rather than viewing it through myriad news analyses and peace demonstration demands – found it impossible to remain objective about such a conflict. More than the story of bombings, sweep operations, enemy confrontations, and hamlet pillages, The Advisor tells how one man came to see the Vietnam War as his war, how he became involved in the district villagers’ struggle for their freedom from terrorism, and how he learned the true costs of that freedom.
Unsung Heroes: Voices of World War Two by Bryan Boyett
Members of the World War Two generation are a rare breed. Raised during the uncertainty of The Great Depression, these men of character would rise above the economic struggles of that time and go on to serve their country gallantly during a time of global war, and do so without hesitation. There is no doubt that their combined efforts saved the world from tyranny and oppression. Based on personal interviews, noted military biographer Bryan Boyett brings to life tales of honor, valor, and courage. From storming the beaches of tiny islands, battling through dense forests, flying into war-torn skies, or sailing on the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, come experience the everyday antics of young men as they go about the business of war, including moments of sheer terror in the heat of combat. Unsung Heroes is a truly a labor of love, with its purpose to honor the veterans of World War Two, teach others of their heroism, and preserve their stories for the generations to come.
Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War by Ruth W. Crocker
A secret is revealed long after the battlefield death of a beloved and courageous army officer. His young widow, in an act of love, is inspired to climb to the treacherous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps to find solace. She discovers years later that those who survived the war – his comrades devoted to keeping his memory alive – would bring the ultimate healing into her life. A compelling true story with a surprising revelation for those who seek to understand the sources of resilience and emotional transformation following a heartbreaking loss, demonstrating the tenacious will of the human spirit to heal.
FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth and Happiness by Akshay Nanavati
“Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Our entire lives we have been led to believe that fear, along with trauma and suffering are negative conditions to be avoided, which is why most of us become victim to their effects. It is this belief that has kept so many of us rooted into a life of mediocrity and left success, joy, and fulfillment in the hands of a select few. Using psychology and neuroscience, this revolutionary book will shatter these myths and more about the human mind to reveal the tools to unlock the limitlessness of the human potential. It will show why we have no control over the internal forces that hold us back and how to regain that control by accessing one state of being that allows anyone to turn the impossible into possible.
The Wounds We Cannot See a film by Alexander Freeman
The story of a former U.S. Navy Airman who was violently raped during her service in the late 1980s and has struggled with mental illness, addiction, and depression ever since. So far, it has picked up 11 festival awards, including Best Documentary Feature at the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival; Best Director of a Documentary Feature and Best Original Music/Score from the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival; and an editing award from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards.
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