The Gunners

Author: Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640090703
Size: 28.37 MB
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"Perceptive, funny, and endearing . . . Reminiscent of The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire, this remarkable novel is just as satisfying and provides readers with an entire cast of characters who will feel like old friends upon finishing." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Named 1 of 50 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (NYLON) Named a Spring 2018 Release Our Bookshelves Can't Wait for (Southern Living) Named 1 of 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (Huffington Post) Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.


Author: Judy Andrekson
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770492275
Size: 28.51 MB
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Each book in the True Horse Stories focuses on a contemporary horse from a different part of the world, and each animal is, in his or her own way, a hero. PBJ Decks Smokin Gun (Gunner) is an American Paint Horse, one of the many of Heather Lott Goodwin's herd, and a valuable show animal that won the World Championship Paint Horse title. When Hurricane Katrina passed over the Goodwin property, it took with it the fences, the cattle, and several horses. Heather and her family lived in their horse trailer for six weeks and considered themselves lucky to have safe, comfortable shelter. After the storm, they searched for the animals and recovered many of them. But three months passed before they located Gunner, a hundred miles away. They were told he was in terrible shape and should be put down. Nevertheless, Heather drove on washed-out roads to bring him home, starving, dehydrated, and blind in one eye. With the help of a vet and her mother, she nursed him back to health. Amazingly, nine months later, he was well enough to compete again in the World Championship Paint Horse Show. Gunner's story is a testament to love and to determination. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Donald Nijboer
Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
ISBN: 9781550464863
Size: 61.15 MB
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Now in paperback: A pictorial history of WWII aircraft gunner positions featuring detailed photographs of the cramped positions, aircraft profiles, archival photographs, and descriptions by veterans about what it was like.

A Gunner In Lee S Army

Author: Graham T. Dozier
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618753
Size: 31.85 MB
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In May 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter (1831–1908) raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army. Over the next four years, he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During the war, Carter wrote more than 100 revealing letters to his wife, Susan, about his service. His interactions with prominent officers--including Lee, Jubal A. Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others--come to life in Carter's astute comments about their conduct and personalities. Combining insightful observations on military operations, particularly of the Battles of Antietam and Spotsylvania Court House and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, with revealing notes on the home front and the debate over the impressment and arming of slaves, Carter's letters are particularly interesting because his writing is not overly burdened by the rhetoric of the southern ruling class. Here, Graham Dozier offers the definitive edition of Carter's letters, meticulously transcribed and carefully annotated. This impressive collection provides a wealth of Carter's unvarnished opinions of the people and events that shaped his wartime experience, shedding new light on Lee's army and Confederate life in Virginia.

Field Of Fire

Author: Jack Swaab
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752495917
Size: 64.21 MB
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Jack Swaab joined the veteran 51st (Highland) Infantry Division on 3 January 1943. He kept a series of diaries over the following two and a half years, recording the combination of boredom and fear that characterises active service. In mid-March 1943 he saw battle for the first time as Montgomery attacked the Mareth Line. In July that year Swaab took part in the Allied landings on Sicily, writing of the scorching humidity of the Sicilian summer. In May 1944 he records the restless time as his regiment prepared for the invasion of Normandy. In September 1944 Swaab's role changed dramatically, as he moved from commanding a troop to being a forward observation officer. His new position meant that he was working closely with the infantry in the front line. Swaab's first five months as a forward observation officer came to an abrupt end on 13 February, when he was wounded in the leg by shellfire. He was again selected for FOO duty during Operation 'Varsity', the Rhine crossing, in March 1945, and received the Military Cross.

Gunner Jingo S Jubilee

Author: Thomas Bland Strange
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888641175
Size: 12.47 MB
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Originally published in 1893, Thomas Bland Strange's autobiography is more entertaining than most military memoirs because Strange writes vividly and makes no effort to conceal his prejudices and eccentricities. This is one of the best sources for the history of the North West Rebellion and especially the Alberta Force Field.

The Belly Gunner

Author: Dale Aldrich
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761318736
Size: 26.80 MB
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Presents the experiences and memories of Dale Aldrich, an American ball turret gunner in World War II, from the day he was drafted through his release from a German POW camp to the end of the war.


Author: Lawrence De Maria
ISBN: 9781521593134
Size: 72.16 MB
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"De Maria's latest mystery proves that patriotism can come in many forms, not all of them pretty. GUNNER delivers a wallop!" (John Crudele, NEW YORK POST); "A Lawrence De Maria title gives you more bang for your buck than just about anything in the book marketplace today." (FLORIDA WEEKLY); Pulitzer-nominee Lawrence De Maria is "a master of thriller dialogue." (WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS); "While De Maria may have been an award-winning financial reporter, he's an awfully good fiction writer as well." (NAPLES DAILY NEWS) ***The brutal murder of an elderly Medal of Honor winner from the Vietnam War, staged as a robbery, has unintended consequences. The hired killer, himself a veteran of more-recent American wars, feels betrayed by the people who paid him to eliminate a man he now reveres. The outraged assassin decides to seek revenge. There is a problem. The assassin uses cutouts and secret accounts, and has no way of finding out who ordered the hit. But he knows someone who can. Someone he has trusted with his life in the past. Someone with a reputation for doing the impossible: Alton Rhode.The body count climbs as billion-dollar New York projects and politics clash in GUNNER. Finally, Rhode uncovers the shocking reason for the hero's murder.***Winner of an Associated Press award for crime reporting, Lawrence De Maria cut his teeth on financial corruption at The New York Times and Forbes.