The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War
Author: Susan Meissner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780451492173

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From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. In 1943, Elise Sontag is a typical American teenager from Iowa—aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity. The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences. But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her. The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.

The Last Year of the War

The Last Year of the War
Author: Shirley Nelson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2004-10-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781592449248

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A moving and memorable story of a young woman's coming of age while struggling with religious meaning and value in her life. It is an American classic of its kind, along with such works as James Baldwin's 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' and Chaim Potok's 'The Chosen'." -- from Amazon.com

No Man s Land

No Man s Land
Author: John Toland
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-22
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780525563266

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1918: The end of the war to end all wars. The end of an era for victors and vanquished alike. When Germany launched the Ludendorf Offensives—the most massive military bombardment of World War I—they seemed certain to win. But when American troops began arriving in droves, the Allies' certain defeat became a decisive victory. No Man's Land takes us into the trenches, behind enemy lines, into military strategy sessions and through the corridors of power in London, Paris, Berlin, and Washington in a brilliant account of one of the most fateful years in Western history. Drawing on new sources—diaries, memoirs, vivid personal experiences—here is a book that for sheer excitement, drama, vigor, and emotional impact rivals the greatest novels, history marvelously told by the incomparable John Toland. "A compelling human picture...a marvelous job by a master of the big-canvas history." Business Week

Hymns of the Republic

Hymns of the Republic
Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781501116230

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From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. “A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts” (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers—most of them former slaves. Popular history at its best, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this “engrossing…riveting” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read.

A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America

A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence  in the Confederate States of America
Author: Jubal Anderson Early
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1867
Genre: United States
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU01492292

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Sheridan s Lieutenants

Sheridan s Lieutenants
Author: David Coffey
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0742543064

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In this exciting new work, David Coffey explores Sheridan's relationships with his subordinates and their substantial role in shaping the final year of the Civil War.

The Last Day of the War

The Last Day of the War
Author: Judith Claire Mitchell
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307428875

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Yael Weiss, eighteen years old and looking for adventure, finds it in the library one day when she discovers a packet of guns meant for Erinyes, an Armenian organization set on avenging their people’s massacre by the Turks in 1915. While the weapons make her nervous, Dub Hagopian, the young Armenian-American soldier sent to retrieve them, excites her in a completely different way.Smitten, Yael impulsively follows Dub to France by volunteering with the YMCA, reinventing herself along the way as twenty-five-year-old Methodist Yale White. When she and Dub cross paths again, Yael gets caught up in a crowd bursting with both the passionate ideals and the devil-may-care energy of youth–with consequences neither of them could ever foresee.

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe

The Last Year of the Luftwaffe
Author: Alfred Price
Publsiher: Frontline Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781848328679

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The Last Year of the Luftwaffe is the classic story of a once all-conquering force struggling to stave off an inevitable and total defeat. This superbly written book gives a complete account of Luftwaffe operations during the last twelve months of the fighting in Europe including the dramatic Bodenplatte (or 'Baseplate') offensive over the Ardennes in December 1944. In this comprehensive examination of Hitler's air force, Dr Alfred Price examines its state from May 1944 to May 1945, analysing not only the forces available to it, but also the likely potential, and impact, of new aircraft and weapons systems. He also assesses the Luftwaffe's High Command's performance and the effect of Allied attacks and operations. In doing so he rejects a number of long-standing myths, clarifies the impact of the jet and rocket fighters, and demonstrates that the Luftwaffe performed as well as could be expected under the harsh circumstances of fighting a losing war.