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A Higher Call

By Adam Makos,Larry Alexander
  • ISBN Code: : 1101618957
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.”—CNN • “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”—USA Today • “Oh, it’s a good one!”—Fox News A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times bestseller by the author of Spearhead. December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger... What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.” The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever.

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  • Pdf File: bobos-in-paradise.pdf

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Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers

By Larry Alexander
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101187301
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: in-the-footsteps-of-the-band-of-brothers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a continent to discover just what made the Band of Brothers special. Accompanied by his friend Forrest Guth, an easy Company veteran on his final tour in Europe, Alexander explores the living history of the places where American soldiers went into action, and reveals what makes this story so meaningful for us today. Part travelogue, part historical perspective, In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers is an unforgettable memorial to the men who fell in action, and a tribute to the veterans who are still with us.

Summary of Adam Makos & Larry Alexander's A Higher Call

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 816
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 In 1945, the American heavy bombers came to German city of Straubing and destroyed a third of the city. The Americans then handed out food stamps to the German citizens, who were mostly silent. #2 As Franz walked down the street, he saw people standing in line to get work. The brickyard was farther down the street, and the veteran he had seen every day for the past year was there, footless, waiting for work. #3 Franz was not too proud to take handouts from the victors. Handouts meant eight hundred calories of food a day and survival. When Franz was a pilot, he had been well fed. But after the war, Franz had forgotten the feeling of being full. #4 After the war, Franz was released by the Americans because of his clean record. He wanted to work, but the Americans had no use for him because he had not been a member of the Nazi Party. The Americans instead labeled him a Nazi, which caused him to be harassed by other workers.

Voices of the Pacific, Expanded Edition

By Adam Makos
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593185323
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Members : 355
  • Pdf File: voices-of-the-pacific-expanded-edition.pdf

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From the bestselling author of A Higher Call and Spearhead comes an unflinching firsthand chronicle of the heroic US Marines who fought on Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and in other pivotal battles during the Pacific War, a classic book now expanded with new stories from the flyboys overhead and the home front at war. Following fifteen Marines from Pearl Harbor, through their battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With vivid, unforgettable detail, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the camaraderie they found, the friends they lost, and the aftermath of the war's impact on their lives. With unprecedented access to the veterans, rare photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose exploits were featured in the classic HBO miniseries The Pacific—and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.

Spearhead (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Adam Makos
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0593303474
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: spearhead.pdf

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Adapted for young adults from the New York Times bestseller, a riveting and true WWII story of a young man--an American tank gunner--who meets his destiny in an iconic armor duel and forges an enduring bond with his enemy. Shut the hatches. It's time to roll out. You'll find yourself behind enemy lines with Clarence Smoyer and the 3rd Armored Division, the workhorse unit known as "Spearhead," the best in the tank armor ranks. You'll feel as if you are right beside Clarence and his fellow crew members--all formerly strangers from across America who have now become family to each other. You will be jarred by enemy fire, and then explore the other side, stepping into the boots of German tanker soldier, Gustav Schaefer and his crew. You'll witness the heartbreaking tragedy, when an innocent young woman is caught in the crossfire. You'll see what happens when all of these lives collide, and realize how the aftershock still affects the survivors more than a half a century later. A riveting and true account of the perils of war as well as the prospect of forgiveness.

A Higher Calling

By Scott Petznick
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1664242716
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: a-higher-calling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This devotional book for teachers tackles many of the issues and struggles educators face today. Scott Petznick draws on twenty-one years of experience as an elementary school teacher to share stories, lessons learned, and faith-based observations that challenge you to look at the teaching profession in a new way. As you read, you’ll consider questions such as: Why did you decide to become a teacher? How do you feel about teaching now versus when you started? Do you really want to continue as a teacher? What does it mean to give a student a blank slate? While meant for teachers, this book is a great resource for parents, mentors, or anyone with youngsters or young adults in their life. The lessons can be applied to whatever occupation you have to find meaning and thrive. Consider big questions and re-evaluate why and how you teach—or why you do whatever you do. By looking at your occupation with a new perspective, you’ll be inspired to do an even better job ... or decide to move on.

A Higher Calling

By Harold Earls, IV,Rachel Earls
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0525653767
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: a-higher-calling.pdf

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world. As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything. A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith—in each other and in God. As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting. A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God’s purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

Bloody Ridge and Beyond

By Marlin Groft,Larry Alexander
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698148258
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 614
  • Pdf File: bloody-ridge-and-beyond.pdf

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By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 marines on the island . . . But the marines positioned on the ridge were no normal fighters. They were tough, hard-fighting men of the Edson’s Raiders; an elite fighting unit within an already elite U.S. Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness, and submitted to a rigorous training program to weed out those less fit, they were the Marine Corps’s best of the best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines—commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin “Red Mike” Edson—fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave of attacking Japanese soldiers were repelled by the Raiders, who knew that defeat and retreat were simply not possible options. But in the end, the defenders had prevailed against the odds. Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force.

Derivatives

By Keith Cuthbertson,Dirk Nitzsche,Niall O'Sullivan
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119595657
  • Total of Pages : 912
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: derivatives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Three experts provide an authoritative guide to the theory and practice of derivatives Derivatives: Theory and Practice and its companion website explore the practical uses of derivatives and offer a guide to the key results on pricing, hedging and speculation using derivative securities. The book links the theoretical and practical aspects of derivatives in one volume whilst keeping mathematics and statistics to a minimum. Throughout the book, the authors put the focus on explanations and applications. Designed as an engaging resource, the book contains commentaries that make serious points in a lighthearted manner. The authors examine the real world of derivatives finance and include discussions on a wide range of topics such as the use of derivatives by hedge funds and the application of strip and stack hedges by corporates, while providing an analysis of how risky the stock market can be for long-term investors, and more. To enhance learning, each chapter contains learning objectives, worked examples, details of relevant finance blogs technical appendices and exercises.

Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Adam Makos
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 059348147X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: devotion.pdf

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A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances. Soon to be major motion picture starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, with supporting cast including Joe Jones. Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, both Navy pilots during the Korean War in 1950, come from different backgrounds: Hudner is a white New Englander, a son of privilege; Brown is an African American son of a sharecropper from Mississippi. When the two men join forces in Fighter Squadron 32, they forge a deep friendship at a time when racial inequality was prevalent in America. An unwavering commitment binds Tom and Jesse to each other as well as to their comrades. The two fly to save a division of US Marines cornered during the battle at Chosin Reservoir, but catastrophe strikes when one of them is shot down behind enemy lines and trapped in the wreckage of his plane. The other will face an unthinkable choice: watch their friend die, or attempt one of history’s most audacious one-man rescue missions. What transpires is harrowing and heartbreaking, an inspirational story for all time.

International Finance

By H. Kent Baker,Leigh A. Riddick
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199311501
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: international-finance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Understanding the current state of affairs and tools available in the study of international finance is increasingly important as few areas in finance can be divorced completely from international issues. International Finance reflects the new diversity of interest in international finance by bringing together a set of chapters that summarizes and synthesizes developments to date in the many and varied areas that are now viewed as having international content. The book attempts to differentiate between what is known, what is believed, and what is still being debated about international finance. The survey nature of this book involves tradeoffs that inevitably had to be made in the process given the vast footprint that constitutes international finance. No single book can cover everything. This book, however, tries to maintain a balance between the micro and macro aspects of international finance. Although each chapter is self-contained, the chapters form a logical whole that follows a logical sequence. The book is organized into five broad categories of interest: (1) exchange rates and risk management, (2) international financial markets and institutions, (3) international investing, (4) international financial management, and (5) special topics. The chapters cover market integration, financial crisis, and the links between financial markets and development in some detail as they relate to these areas. In each instance, the contributors to this book discuss developments in the field to date and explain the importance of each area to finance as a field of study. Consequently, the strategic focus of the book is both broad and narrow, depending on the reader's needs. The entire book provides a broad picture of the current state of international finance, but a reader with more focused interests will find individual chapters illuminating on specific topics.

The Complete Guide to Option Strategies

By Michael Mullaney
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9780470471296
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: the-complete-guide-to-option-strategies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Important insights into effective option strategies In The Complete Guide to Option Strategies, top-performing commodity trading advisor Michael Mullaney explains how to successfully employ a variety of option strategies, from the most risky--selling naked puts and calls--to more conservative strategies using covered positions. The author covers everything from options on stocks, exchange-traded funds, stock indexes, and stock index futures to essential information on risk management, option "Greeks," and order placement. The book provides numerous tables and graphs to benefit beginning and experienced traders. Written by a CTA who has successfully employed various options strategies to generate market-beating returns, The Complete Guide to Option Strategies will be an important addition to any trader's library. Michael D. Mullaney (Jacksonville, FL) is a high-ranking commodity trading advisor who specializes in option selling strategies.