Chosen by WWII History magazine as one of the Best Books of the Year. In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, illequipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the veterans of that force pass into history. To preserve their heroic tales of war beneath the sea, critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated World War II submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of more than two years to interview submariners and to record their accounts before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever. These are their stories.
"The 25 true stories in this book will comfort, intrigue, absorb and challenge you. They capture life's essence.
"The 25 true stories in this book will comfort, intrigue, absorb and challenge you. They capture life's essence. Written by authors published in their wisdom years, and selected as winners from a popular international writing competition, they speak to the extraordinary versatility and resilience of the human spirit."--Back cover.
This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.
Author: Edgar USMC Harrell
Publisher: Baker Books
The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . . For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.
Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage: as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’ The 25 true stories showcased here capture the full range of the fear and ...
Author: Renée Hollis
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
We have all felt fear, whether it’s our racing heart as we make a speech or the profound awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage: as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’ The 25 true stories showcased here capture the full range of the fear and courage experience. At times humorous, often poignant, they shine a light on just what it means to be human.
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Category: Deans (Education)
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Who gave me love support. And mostly didn’t judge me when I opened up. I hope this book gives you strength to find your voice, knowing that with speaking up we can help each other.
Author: Anja Leuenberger
I have experienced sexual assault in my industry at a young age multiple times. Unfortunately till this day, it’s unclear to people what consent means. I was raped 2 times before my twenties and it made me stronger than my younger me could ever believe. I was young, I was broke. It took me years to even find it within me to speak. I was too ashamed. So I started to write my deepest, scariest thoughts down. I lost my voice for years. I lost myself. So here I am,thanks to my poems. Vulnerable, stripped to my soul, giving you a piece of me, my voice to find yours. To start your healing too. I wanna thank everyone who supported me in my process of healing. Who gave me love support. And mostly didn’t judge me when I opened up. I hope this book gives you strength to find your voice, knowing that with speaking up we can help each other.
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In this single, epic 'gestus', Courage's display of the greed of business within the depths of war worked to interrupt any spectatorial identification with her grief. In his plays, Brecht consistently frames the actor's epic gestures ...
Author: Kim Solga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
To call something modern is to assert something fundamental about the social, cultural, economic and technical sophistication of that thing, over and against what has come before. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age provides an interdisciplinary overview of theatre and performance in their social and material contexts from the late 19th century through the early 2000s, emphasizing key developments and trends that both exemplify and trouble the various meanings of the term 'modern', and the identity of modernist theatre and performance. Highly illustrated with 40 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.
" -H.W. "Buzz" Bernard, award-winning author of When Heroes Flew "...intrigue and action galore, but also true and gripping personal depth in this remarkable story of a little explored time and place set during the earliest desperate days ...
Author: Lee Jackson
Publisher: After Dunkirk
The saga of the Littlefield family continues with this rich and evocative second installment in the AFTER DUNKIRK series. The Battle of Dunkirk might be finished, but the war isn't over. "...compelling fiction is masterfully woven in with the actual events of Britain's Darkest Hour." -John J. Gobbell author of The Last Lieutenant The German Luftwaffe attacks Britain from the skies. With no allies, she stands alone. Her fate hangs in the balance. As the first Axis aircraft streak across English Channel airspace, so begins a battle for the ages; one that will determine the trajectory of the war. Braced for engagement on their individual fronts, the Littlefields plumb the depths of courage and ingenuity to defend their beloved Britain. Fresh from the slaughter of Dunkirk, youngest brother Jeremy is called upon to create a French Resistance network composed of former naval officers. At MI-9 headquarters, Claire Littlefield has devised an intelligence coup that could change the tide of the war. But will it work? Lance, captured and far from home, puts his resiliency and resolve to the test. And frustrated at being sidelined from active combat, Paul is unaware that he is being groomed for a role beyond his imagination. A sweeping story of war filled with intimate, day-to-day details of those closest to danger, EAGLES OVER BRITAIN is a captivating tale of bravery, sacrifice, and one family's fight to bring Britain to victory.
If the metaphor of war offers wisdom for how to face injustice and fight the good fight , then perhaps the metaphor of birth can offer all of us wisdom about the courage needed to create something new . we might also find the depths of ...
Author: Valarie Kaur
Publisher: One World
Category: Social Science
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love. Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, even a nation. Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey—as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantánamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world. See No Stranger helps us imagine new ways of being with each other—and with ourselves—so that together we can begin to build the world we want to see.
This book contains photographs, illustrations, and detailed information about the conflicts and air battles that changed the course of history during World War II, and the innovations that impacted the development of aviation technology.
Author: Jason Biggs
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Skies of WWII tells what happened to the ordinary men and women who fought for freedom in the skies across the globe. For some it brought out reserves of unheard of courage and endurance, but for others it became a terrifying inferno leading mankind to the depths of hell. This book contains photographs, illustrations, and detailed information about the conflicts and air battles that changed the course of history during World War II, and the innovations that impacted the development of aviation technology.
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Did Jesus not know the depths of his love? Did he not know of his heroic courage and the strength of his convictions? He must have assumed that Christ was mistaken in this prediction. Doubting Jesus was easier than doubting himself.
Author: David G. Benner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
In the expanded edition of this profound exploration of Christian identity, David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fénelon is arguably one of the most neglected major philosophers of early modernity. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, and yet today even specialists rarely engage his work directly. This problem is particularly acute in the Anglophone world, where only a small fraction of Fénelon's vast and influential corpus has appeared in modern English translation. This collection of new translations of Fénelon's moral and political writings renders one of the leading voices of early modern philosophy accessible to English-language audiences. Reflecting the impressive breadth of Fenelon's thought, the volume includes work on topics ranging from education to literature to religion and statecraft. In the realm of political philosophy and ethics, Fénelon was an uncompromising critic of Louis XIV and absolutism, committed to reforming France's social, political and economic institutions. In the Enlightenment, he came to be celebrated as a pioneering theorist of education and rhetoric, a prescient student of economics and international relations, and a key voice in the philosophical debates among the heirs of Descartes - not to mention his fame as one of the seventeenth-century's most preeminent theologians and spiritualists and masters of French prose. With an extensive introduction to Fénelon's life and work, this volume is a critical resource for students and scholars of French history, political philosophy, economics, education, literature, and religion.