Pence

Pence

Mark Jacobs

History / Nonfiction / World War II

Pence is the story of a small boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth.This is the story of a small boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth. With a rock for a brain, a pair of emerald earrings for his eyes, and a rare seed pressed into his chest that beats with a pulse, Pence awakens his first morning with grandiose ambitions but he is quickly brought down to earth by the old man who made him, who sternly tasks the boy with an impossible quest and then kicks him out of the garden with little more than a splinter for a sword and a penny for a shield.Pence does not appreciate having his life charted out for him, but a boy cannot outrun his own heart. Whether he likes it or not, Pence was made for a purpose: he is the gardener’s last hope.Pence makes me laugh. He is only five inches tall and wonderfully fragile, but he approaches the world outside the garden fearlessly and never backs down from danger. Half fairy tale, half fable, half comedy, half tragedy, Pence is a brief, bittersweet tale about growing old gracefully in a world that has passed you by, about selfless loyalty, courage in the face of certain death, and undying love.The structure of the book is somewhat odd: there are only a handful of characters, only a couple settings, and the whole story takes place over a few short days; yet within Pence's whirlwind adventure there is contained a hundred years history of The Hundred Kingdoms of Man, and his own small place in that long-unfolding epic may be more important than he could ever know.
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Triple Vision

Triple Vision

Ita Willen

World War II / Holocaust / Biography

Triple Vision is the perfect title for this collection. The author sees life through the eyes of a philosopher, a painter, a poet... these stories will challenge you intellectually, stimulate you emotionally and delight all your senses.Triple Vision is the perfect title for this collection. The author sees life through the eyes of a philosopher, a painter, a poet. As a widely read student of philosophy she knows that, before finding answers to life's mysteries, the seeker must figure out the right questions. As a painter she finds beauty all around her and as a poet she wields language as artfully as she does her paintbrushes. Her stories are rich in exquisite imagery and deep with multi layers of meaning. The lens of her mind's eye is microscopic, telescopic and kalaidescopic and these stories will challenge you intellectually, stimulate you emotionally and delight all your senses.
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Incident at Walter's Creek

Incident at Walter's Creek

Mark Jacobs

History / Nonfiction / World War II

What really happened on that remote Tennessee farmstead on a chilly fall night in 1828? Sixteen years later, Zacharias Neil, Andrew Jackson Thomkins, and Zack’s little brother, Aaron, are determined to find out. An eerie tale of paranormal terror. Warning for mild language and strong dialect.Kristen's life gets more complicated as she deals with losing the only man she's really ever loved....her father, only to find out that almost everything she has ever known was a lie. Her only ally as she's running to save her life from someone trying to kill her is her father's neighbor, an ex-police officer and writer, who knows just how to get under Kristen's skin. Circumstances push the two together and they learn that they are more compatible than they first thought. This book is a novella, or about 27,000 words, and is filled with love, passion, intrigue and mystery.Sample Preview: Although it was a beautiful autumn day, it felt more like spring as Kristen Casey walked down the sidewalk. The only real difference was that the trees had shed their normal shades of green for more bold and brilliant ambers, oranges and reds. Kristen passed an elderly couple who gave her a sympathetic smile, which she politely returned. It was odd that a place so beautifully landscaped couldn’t be more appreciated by its visitors. The lawn had all been freshly mowed and the scent of fresh-cut grass was in the air. Kristen found herself transported briefly back in time to when she was in elementary school. She would walk from her father’s house everyday to school. For a short-cut, she would cut through an apartment complex where at least twice a week, they were cutting their grass. The smell, to her, meant that spring had arrived. Towards the end of the school year, she would always be so restless because all she wanted to do was be outside, where she could enjoy all that nature offered her. She’d give anything to be that naïve, playfully restless girl once more. But, she wasn’t a little girl anymore. She was twenty-eight, and had learned the hard way that life wasn’t just full of sunshine and rainbows. And nothing demonstrated that better than where she was right now. Even though she was surrounded by sunshine, a bright blue sky, freshly mowed lawn and well manicured topiaries, she was also surrounded by pain and sorrow. Kristen looked around. She had a habit of reading the names and messages on the carved pieces of stone. She could only imagine how many lives were affected by all of the names before her. “I’m here, Dad,” she said as she placed the flowers she had been carrying next to her recently deceased father’s headstone. Be sure to sign up for the free newsletter at PorterlanceBook.com to find out about all the great releases we offer by Rory Chambers and our other best-selling authors, like M.D. James, Matt Zachary, James McCullough, and John Green. Books by Rory Chambers:Dangerous Reunion (Book 1: Class of ’92 Series)Surviving Las Vegas (Book 2: Class of ’92 Series)Secret Obsessions (Book 3: Class of ’92 Series)Class of ’92 Series (All 3 Books)Steel Glances (Book 1: Rocky Mountain Novella Series)Identity Crisis (Book 2: Rocky Mountain Novella Series)Legally Comatose (Book 3: Rocky Mountain Novella Series)Mountain Novella Series (All 3 Books)
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Ezcape from Sobibor

Ezcape from Sobibor

David Fischler

World War II / Holocaust / Fiction

It's hard to imagine that zombies could ever be good guys. Until, that is, they come into contact with the butchers who ran the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor.On October 14, 1943, over 700 Jews carried out a daring escape from the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland. The standard histories of the event, however, leave out a crucial detail about how they managed such a feat against overwhelming odds. It turns out that they got some outside help from a completely unexpected source.
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Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

Carol Lee

Biography / World War II / Holocaust

Myra Bailey is living the dream she’s had for years—opening her coffee shop bakery, Dessert First, and leaving her good for nothing husband in the dust. She couldn’t be happier to finally be on her own and proving her success one scone at a time.Myra Bailey is living the dream she’s had for years—opening her coffee shop bakery, Dessert First, and leaving her good for nothing husband in the dust. She couldn’t be happier to finally be on her own and proving her success one scone at a time.But that dream is short lived when it’s suddenly morphed into a nightmare. Barbara, the owner of Dessert First’s biggest competitor in the small town of Fish Creek Falls, is found dead, and Myra is top on the list of suspects thanks to her famous Death by Chocolate cake at the scene of the crime—poisoned and half eaten. She refuses to idly sit by and let the hunky Detective David Bentley run the show, so she and best friend Lizzy do some of their own investigative work.Armed with their smart phones and natural wits, Myra feels the heat and knows she has to clear her name to keep her bakery operational to save her future. She can’t let the hunky detective distract her from her mission, or she could be behind bars instead of the real killer.== > Death by Chocolate is approx. 30K words and is volume 1 in the A Dessert First Cozy Mystery Series.
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My Enemy's Cradle

My Enemy's Cradle

Sara Young

Historical / Historical Fiction / War / World War II

Schiedam, 1942. De Poolse, half-joodse Cyrla is door haar vader naar Nederland gestuurd na de inval van Hitler in Polen. Ze woont in bij haar oom en tante. Daar breekt de hel los als haar nichtje Annika zwanger is geraakt van een Duitse soldaat. Haar vader is furieus en dreigt zijn dochter naar een Lebensbornkliniek te sturen - een soort broedplaats speciaal bedoeld voor Arische meisjes die een kind van een Duitse militair verwachten. Cyrla, die als twee druppels water op Annika lijkt, komt inmiddels voor een verschrikkelijke keuze te staan. Hoe langer ze bij haar oom en tante blijft, hoe waarschijnlijker het is dat ze verraden zal worden. Daarom besluit ze in Annika's plaats onder te duiken in het hol van de leeuw, de Lebensbornkliniek. Maar hoe lang kan ze de SS, de artsen en verpleegkundigen om de tuin leiden? Wieg van mijn vijand is een rijk verhaal over de kracht van liefde in een zwarte periode in de Nederlandse geschiedenis.
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River

River

Shira Nayman

Short Stories / World War II / Holocaust

From the Australian Outback, where she meets a young Aboriginal man, to racist, rigidly segregated South Africa during World War II, to the midst of a pogrom in Lithuania, and then all the way back to the Babylon of biblical times, Emily has deep encounters with the young women she meets and ultimately, the histories that have mysteriously and yet powerfully shaped her own soul.
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You Dont Make Wine Like the Greeks Did

You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did

David E. Fisher

History / War / World War II

"Every century has its advantages and its drawbacks," he said. "We, for instance, have bred out sexual desire. And, as for you people ..." Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]
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Behold, the Warrior's Pride

Behold, the Warrior's Pride

Mark Jacobs

History / Nonfiction / World War II

The king’s most loyal warrior has mercifully survived thirty-six years of brutal service. To reward him for his unyielding dedication, the grateful monarch grants him permanent leave, a parcel of farmland and prized livestock. Freed from his duties, he struggles within his own troubled soul to allow himself final peace. A Flash fiction (1000 word) short story.Centrifugal winds and spinning tsunami-like waves …Woken from what should have been a short-haul hiberstasis, six travelers discover their starship convoy was attacked by unknown forces. Brought by ship’s computer to a little-known world, Nebura, they have to choose between returning to the last-known location of their convoy, or going onworld, issuing a beacon, and waiting for rescue. A simple plan ... what could possibly go wrong? Except things aren’t looking so great onworld either – Nebura is succumbing to a virulent environmental stilling. Getting to the only safe place left on the planet means crossing the world-encircling, lightning-filled storm ring – the stuff nightmares are made of. And given the presence of a megalomanical Siqdori leader with big plans and out for revenge, said ring of storms will be the least of their worries … 'Storm Ring' is the first book in the 'Zero Point Light' SF series.
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Recollections of a Policeman

Recollections of a Policeman

William Russell

History / War / World War II

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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On the Edge of Darkness

On the Edge of Darkness

Anthony Molloy

War / World War II

Following an heroic part in the second battle of Narvik, Captain Barr puts his marines, his ship and a collection of captured enemy vessels to such good use that their exploits come to the notice of the Prime Minister, Churchill sees how neatly Barr's tactics dovetail with his own fledgling strategy of ‘butcher and bolt' orders the new unit, to carry out clandestine missions along the enemy coast.Following an heroic part in the second battle of Narvik, Captain Barr puts his marines, his ship and a collection of captured enemy vessels to such good use that their exploits come to the notice of the Prime Minister,Churchill sees how neatly the unorthodox Captain Barr's tactics dovetail with his own fledgling strategy of ‘butcher and bolt’, which he sees as one of the few means by which a beleaguered Britain will be able to take the fight to the enemy. he orders the new unit, to carry out clandestine missions along the enemy coast. soon Barr’s small force evolves into an elite fighting unit, codenamed ‘Orca’, with its far reaching remit to harass the enemy held coast of Norway, it soon becomes a thorn in the side of Hitler’s Third Reich.
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Reckoning

Reckoning

Mark Jacobs

History / Nonfiction / World War II

Humans have evolved to their present form in a few million years. And they have risen to prominence in just a few thousand; a mere speck in earth’s unfathomable timeline. Are we the first to gaze into the heavens contemplating our fate? Here, I present a short tale pondering the shortcomings of sentience. Once upon a time, sixty-five million two hundred and forty-two thousand years ago...Note: This book was previously released as The Christmas Wedding Scheme.When Nash Sinclair sees Lady Julianna holding their newborn nephew in her arms, he decides it is time he took a wife. Julianna, however, insists only a man who slays dragons would suit, and since dragons don't exist, neither does her ideal beau. Not one to turn away from a challenge, Nash enlists the aid of his nieces and nephews in a scheme sure to win Lady Julianna's heart.
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Under Siege!

Under Siege!

Andrea Warren

World War II / Holocaust / Nonfiction

"Living in a cave under the ground for six weeks . . . I do not think a child could have passed through what I did and have forgotten it." -- Lucy McRae, age 10, 1863 Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War's Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg -- even if they have to take the city by siege. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves -- enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of war. Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award-winning author Andrea Warren re-creates one of the most important Civil War...
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