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Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-09-19
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  • Publisher: Casemate

In December 1944 an enormous German army group crashed through the thin American line in the Ardennes forest. Caught by surprise, the Allies were initially only able to throw two divisions of paratroopers to buttress the collapseÑthe 82nd Airborne, which was rushed to the area of St. Vith, and the 101st, which was trucked to Bastogne. After their successful campaign in Holland, Colonel Reuben TuckerÕs elite 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment was resting and refitting in France when news came of the German breakthrough. Most dangerous to the Allies was the German spearhead of the 1st SS Panzer Division led by Jochen Peiper, which aimed to sever the Allied front. The 504th was committed to bl...

Improbable Patriot
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

Improbable Patriot

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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: UPNE

The outrageous true story of the French plot to supply arms and ammunition to Washington's Continental Army, and the bold French spy, inventor, playwright, and rogue behind it all

Encyclopedia of American Education: F to P
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1370

Encyclopedia of American Education: F to P

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Families as Nurturing Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Families as Nurturing Systems

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-14
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Here is a major new volume for practitioners, researchers, and those concerned with future policies to promote the welfare of children and families. The patterns of support and the ability of family members to care for each other have changed along with the problems for the health and functioning of families. In Families as Nurturing Systems, respected scholars examine the new and emerging directions in the design and implementation of family resources and support programs. They describe and analyze a wide range of program models in the areas of prevention, social support, family resource, and empowerment that have been implemented in schools, the Afro-American church, early intervention programs, the workplace, and the public policy arena, reflecting the needs of families at different stages in the family life cycle.

34/4
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 468

34/4

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-08-01
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

By all accounts, the Taylor's have a perfect life: a happy marriage, two vibrant sons, and a wonderful home full of love and respect. But when disaster strikes on a frozen New England river, everything they believe in is called into question. 34/4 is the honest story of a family that’s forced to deal with the harsh realities of life. Bill Taylor is forced to deal with results of his actions and decides to hide in a bottle. Anne Taylor must decide if she wants to persevere and save their marriage, or does she now want the romance and excitement offered by the dashing man with the sparkling blue eyes. Peter Taylor, growing up in chaos, stumbles along as he comes of age and tries to find a pu...

The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-06-26
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  • Publisher: Zondervan

Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything—their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the ‘good news’ she had been taught. She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tum...

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Based on Mark Gungor's wildly popular seminar, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage® builds on Gungor's success with tens of thousands of couples who credit him with enriching, and even saving, their marriages. By using his unique blend of humor and tell-it-like-it-is honesty, he helps couples get along and have fun doing it. Through exploring a variety of subjects including the myth of a "soul mate," the different ways men and women think, the conflicting levels of libido, and the necessity to forgive, Gungor proves that the key to marital bliss is not romance or destiny -- it's work and skill. Couples need to work hard at maintaining their relationship and to have the skills to pull it off. The longer spouses wait to learn these skills, the greater their chance of wanting to bail, yet Gungor makes it easy for couples to bring their relationship to the next level.

John Quincy Adams
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

John Quincy Adams

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nation's formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize–winning Profiles in Courage. A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger's John Quincy Adams follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures.

The Tree of Lost Dreams
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 382

The Tree of Lost Dreams

The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnny's words "Now we have our own war" were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnny's words, "If we don't fight them there, we will fight them here." The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poo...

The Battle of the Bridges
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Battle of the Bridges

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-06-19
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  • Publisher: Casemate

Operation Market Garden has been recorded as a complete Allied failure in World War II, an overreach that resulted in an entire airborne division being destroyed at its apex. However, within that operation were episodes of heroism that still remain unsung. On September, 17, 1944, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, floated down across the Dutch countryside, in the midst of German forces, and proceeded to fight their way to vital bridges to enable the Allied offensive to go forward. The 101st Airborne was behind them; the British 1st Airbourne was far advanced. In the 82ndÕs sector the crucial conduits needed to be seized. The Germans knew the importance of the bri...