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Re-Entry

By Michelle Matthews
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781469784694
  • Pages : 108
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 953
  • File Pdf: re-entry.pdf

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When author Michelle Matthews came home from war, she thought returning alive meant the worst was over. She was mistaken; surviving life after war proved to be equally challenging. Matthews returned a changed person. In Re-entry, she narrates a poignant account of the war in Iraq, its tragic aftermath, and her courageous journey to heal emotionally. Based on journal entries and e-mails sent before, during, and after her service in Iraq, this memoir provides a firsthand account of the trials and tribulations she experienced by her service and gives insight into her emotional journey. Upon her return, Matthews struggled with anxiety and depression and began overeating and abusing alcohol. She tells how she wrestled with thoughts of suicide as she found normal life overwhelming following the abnormal rhythm of war. Re-entry shows that how, through counseling, physical and recreational therapy, journaling, meditating, exercising, and support from family and friends, Matthews found herself again.

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"The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series is a historical-fiction novel series that follows Jesus and Mary Magdalene during the so called "missing years" and throughout their lives. The introductory novel, "Miriamne the Magdala", explores the deeply personal relationship between twelve year old Miriamne and her long lost cousin Yeshua bar Joseph. Their tale begins with an unexpected reunion of two Jewish Houses and goes on to explain how a family brought together by a seeming circumstance is ultimately tied together by Destiny. When a family tragedy strikes, and Yeshua and Miri are placed in a dangerous situation, heavenly forces intervene and a divine legacy that must be kept secret to all but their closest family members is revealed. From the time of his familys return from Egypt to Nazareth, Yeshua has grown up shunned and reviled by the townsfolk of his step-father Josephs home village. Questions surrounding the authenticity of his parentage along with the strange and unpredictable supernatural powers that seem to control Yeshua have the people of the tiny backwater town suspicious and frightened. When Yeshuas mother, Mary, sends a letter to her dearest cousin pleading for help for her gravely ill husband, Miriamnes mother, Salome, instantly responds. Soon, Salome and her husband, Micah along with their three children: Martha, Miriamne, and Lazarus set out for Nazareth on a mission of mercy. During the familys stay, an old but avid argument causes major upset, especially for young Yeshua who loses control of His staggering powers. As a result of the calamity, the angry townsfolk pounce on the opportunity to band together with their rabbi and the Elders Council to banish Yeshua from Nazarethforever. Once Yeshua is forced to relocate from his familys home to his cousins huge country estate near Sepphoris, the developing friendship between him and Miriamne flourishes. But just when things seem so hopeful, a sudden turn of events causes Yeshua to choose between taking His own action to avoid a terrible tragedy and His obligation to obey His Heavenly Fathers wishes. When an astonished Miriamne learns of Yeshuas true identity and His Mission on this earth, she must then decide whether to continue her relationship with Him or risk losing Him to His Fate. The pressure reaches a breaking point when Miriamnes wealthy uncle, Joseph bar Abram, and his Caravaneers arrive for a family visit, and Yeshua is presented with a rare opportunity that will take Him far, far away from her . . . quite possibly forever. It is then that Yeshua must make a life-altering decisionwhether to follow His heart or fulfill His Destiny. "The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series" sequentially includes the following five novels: "Miriamne the Magdala" released in April, 2015 * "Yeshua the Christ" * "Thomas the Twin" * "Mark the Scribe" * "Princess Sarah" * Publication dates to be announced. Related Subjects Jesus Christ Mary Magdalene Gnostic Gospels General Christianity Fiction Subjects

In and Out of Uniform

By Lisa R. Kirk
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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480985325
  • Pages : 86
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 621
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In and Out of Uniform By: Lisa R. Kirk In and Out of Uniform is the captivating memoir of retired U.S. Army service member Lisa R. Kirk that chronicles stories of her life both in and out of the military. Readers get an intimate glimpse into the many ups and downs she experienced as a woman in the male-dominated world of the military. Kirk’s patriotism and perseverance shine through as she shares painful experiences, from her first year in the army in 1996, to her time as a drill sergeant, to the difficult process of transitioning back to civilian life. Kirk wrote this book as a form of therapy for the internalized negative feelings that were affecting her health. She hopes this work inspires and motivates others who have experienced abuse and discrimination. She wants them to know they are not alone and encourage them to open up about their experiences so that they can experience healing and find hope for the future.

And Still Peace Did Not Come

By Agnes Kamara-Umunna
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  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Isbn : 1401396607
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 840
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When bullets hit Agnes Kamara-Umunna's home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others. An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor. It seemed like the end of the world. Slowly, they made their way to the safety of Sierra Leone. They were the lucky ones. After years of exile, with the fighting seemingly over, Agnes returned to Liberia--a country now devastated by years of civil war. Families have been torn apart, villages destroyed, and it seems as though no one has been spared. Reeling, and unsure of what to do in this place so different from the home of her memories, Agnes accepted a job at the local UN-run radio station. Their mission is peace and their method is reconciliation through understanding and communication. Soon, she came up with a daring plan: Find the former child soldiers, and record their stories. And so Agnes, then a 43-year-old single mother of four, headed out to the ghettos of Monrovia and befriended them, drinking Club Beer and smoking Dunhill cigarettes with them, earning their trust. One by one, they spoke on her program, Straight from the Heart, and slowly, it seemed like reconciliation and forgiveness might be possible. From Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, to Butt Naked, a warlord whose horrific story is as unforgettable as his nickname--everyone has a story to tell. Victims and perpetrators. Boys and girls, mothers and fathers. Agnes comforts rape survivors, elicits testimonials from warlords, and is targeted with death threats--all live on the air. Set in a place where monkeys, not raccoons, are the scourge of homeowners; the trees have roots like elephant legs; and peacebuilding is happening from the ground-up. Harrowing, bleak, hopeful, humorous, and deeply moving--And Still Peace Did Not Come is not only Agnes's memoir: It is also her testimony to a nation's descent into the horrors of civil war, and its subsequent rise out of the ashes.

The Battle of the Bulge

By Hans Wijers
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Isbn : 0811741443
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 131
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Against-all-odds actions by the 1st Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Firsthand accounts from American and German soldiers. Details on Jochen Peiper and the notorious Malmedy Massacre.

Ninety-Three

By Victor Hugo
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 783
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THE FOREST OF LA SAUDRAIE. During the last days of May, 1793, one of the Parisian battalions introduced into Brittany by Santerre was reconnoitring the formidable La Saudraie Woods in Astillé. Decimated by this cruel war, the battalion was reduced to about three hundred men. This was at the time when, after Argonne, Jemmapes, and Valmy, of the first battalion of Paris, which had numbered six hundred volunteers, only twenty-seven men remained, thirty-three of the second, and fifty-seven of the third,—a time of epic combats. The battalion sent from Paris into La Vendée numbered nine hundred and twelve men. Each regiment had three pieces of cannon. They had been quickly mustered. On the 25th of April, Gohier being Minister of Justice, and Bouchotte Minister of War, the section of Bon Conseil had offered to send volunteer battalions into La Vendée; the report was made by Lubin, a member of the Commune. On the 1st of May, Santerre was ready to send off twelve thousand men, thirty field-pieces, and one battalion of gunners. These battalions, notwithstanding they were so quickly formed, serve as models even at the present day, and regiments of the line are formed on the same plan; they altered the former proportion between the number of soldiers and that of non-commissioned officers. On the 28th of April the Paris Commune had given to the volunteers of Santerre the following order: "No mercy, no quarter." Of the twelve thousand that had left Paris, at the end of May eight thousand were dead. The battalion which was engaged in La Saudraie held itself on its guard. There was no hurrying: every man looked at once to right and to left, before him, behind him. Kléber has said: "The soldier has an eye in his back." They had been marching a long time. What o'clock could it be? What time of the day was it? It would have been hard to say; for there is always a sort of dusk in these wild thickets, and it was never light in that wood. The forest of La Saudraie was a tragic one. It was in this coppice that from the month of November, 1792, civil war began its crimes; Mousqueton, the fierce cripple, had come forth from those fatal thickets; the number of murders that had been committed there made one's hair stand on end. No spot was more terrible.

The Military Leader

By Andrew Steadman
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1973628988
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 109
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As a leader, you know that developing leaders is crucial to your team’s success. You also know that when life gets busy, meaningful leader development activities take a back seat to the swarm of everyday tasks. Who has time to discuss—let alone research and refine—quality content that will make a real difference? Andrew Steadman has lived this frustration and wrote The Military Leader to give leaders straightforward, highly relevant, inspirational leader development insight they can use to grow themselves and their teams. The Military Leader is your leader development program when you don’t have time for one.

An Artilleryman in Stalingrad

By Wigand Wüster
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 0811770397
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 676
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In August 1942, Wigand Wüster was a twenty-two-year-old officer in the German Wehrmacht. The short life expectancies of the Eastern Front made him a veteran commander even at that age. He led a battery in an artillery regiment as it approached Stalingrad for a World War II–defining clash with the Soviet Red Army. For Wüster, the preceding months had been marked by heat, dust, endless marches, and brief skirmishes with the enemy—but mostly by an ongoing battle with his bullying battalion commander. Stalingrad would change everything. In this brutally honest account, Wüster provides a glimpse into the Eastern Front rarely seen before. With frankness, humor, and perception, Wüster takes the reader from the heady days of the German 1942 summer offensive into the icy hell of Stalingrad’s final hours—and finally into his Soviet captivity. Accounts of artillery on the Eastern Front are rare, and Wüster was an especially keen observer of the hell of Stalingrad. The book has been supplemented with photos and maps by Jason Mark, who originally published it through his Australia-based company Leaping Horseman Books.