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The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives millions of visitors each year who pay silent tribute.When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI, seleted eight of America’s most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. For the first time O’Donnell portrays their heroics on the battlefield one hundred years ago, thereby animating the Tomb by giving voice to all who have served. The Body Bearers appropriately spanned America’s service branches and specialties. Their ranks include a cowboy who relived the charge of the light brigade, an American Indian who heroically breached mountains of German barbed wire, a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight, a tough New Yorker who sacrificed his body to save his ship, and an indomitable gunner who, though blinded by gas, nonetheless overcame five machine-gun nests. Their stories slip easily into the larger narrative of America’s involvement in the conflict, transporting readers into the midst of dramatic battles during 1917–1918 that ultimately decided the Great War. Celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick O’Donnell illuminates the saga behind the creation of the Tomb itself and recreates the moving ceremony during which it was consecrated and the eight Body Bearers, and the sergeant who had chosen the one body to be interred, solemnly united. Brilliantly researched, vividly told, The Unknowns is a timeless tale of heeding the calls of duty and brotherhood, and humanizes the most consequential event of the twentieth century, which still casts a shadow a century later.
Published by: Atlantic Monthly Press | Publication date: 05/01/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

“A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk   A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel’s core. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart. Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, The Book of Unknown Americans is a work of rare force and originality.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Published by: Vintage | Publication date: 06/03/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages, ISBN 9780385350853

Unknown Evil - A Noah Wolf Thriller

Noah and the Team take some well-deserved time off at the Manor in England, but that always seems to be when things go crazy. The Queen's Ambassador, Catherine Potts, suddenly calls Noah to tell him that there is a single terrorist in the country who has the power to wipe us out, but he's an unknown. MI6 has been unable to break through the secrecy around him to track him down, so the Queen has asked for Camelot's help.They've got less than thirty-six hours before disaster happens, and only a handful of clues that don't seem to fit together.This will be a race against time, and in the end it may not just be civilians that Noah and his team must end up saving.
Author: David Archer
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages

Tawaratoutamonogatari (Sekiyouteibunko) (Japanese Edition)

Author: unknown
Publication date: 01/20/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages

Unknown (Outcast Season, Book 2): Outcast Season: Book Two

Second in the new series from the New York Times bestselling author Living among mortals, the djinn Cassiel has developed a reluctant affection for them-especially for Warden Luis Rocha. As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms. But the trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle...
Author: Rachel Caine
Published by: Ace | Publication date: 02/01/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages

Walking Into The Unknown (# 10 in the Bregdan Chronicles Historical Fiction Romance Series)

Walking Into The Unknown is the 10th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 10 books in the series. Make sure you start reading with # 1 – Storm Clouds Rolling In. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!Book Description:Where will Americans find the courage to walk into the unknown?br />Carrie is rebuilding her life, but an unexpected twist sends her, Janie and Matthew onto an adventure she could never have envisioned – but not before she has to say good-bye to someone very special.Moses and Rose are finally free to pursue their dream of college. Will it be everything they hoped for? And will they push through their fears to actually do it?Jeremy and Marietta receive exciting news, but will the outcome force them to leave their life in Richmond behind?Abby struggles to adjust to life without Carrie, Rose and Moses, but Matthew sends someone very unexpected into her life.When everyone really just wants a simple, clear future, each person finds they have no choice but to walk into the unknown.Volume # 10 of the Bregdan Chronicles continues the sweeping historical saga that now encompasses the third year of American Reconstruction. How many books will be in the Bregdan Chronicles? No one knows yet… Ginny intends to write these character's stories, one year at a time, for as long as she is able to write. She is passionate about bringing history to life through historical fiction. Since she is amazingly healthy, that could be for a very long time! She doesn’t like stories to end any more than you do. This one won't end for a very long time! Review: Happy, sad & impatient (waiting for the next book)! History you've never been taught brought forward. I've learned a lot of history from all of Ginny's books (thank you so much for sharing). It's hard to believe these people are fictional. The story continues on in each book, a page turner you'll be reluctant to put down until you've finished reading the entire book. Less than 24 hrs since its' release and I've finished the book. Time to start rereading the entire set again. If you haven't read any of these books you've missed out big time. My suggestion would be just try the first book. If you're not hooked by the first chapter try one more. These books have grabbed my heart & soul from the beginning page right until the last word.Review: I JUST FINISHED ALWAYS FORWARD.. As always reading any of the Bregdan Chronicles, I did not want to put the book down. I will read it again. I have learned so much from reading all 9 of these books. I also felt part of the main people in the book and their families. At one point I cried and cried. Right now I am going to go back and read the book again. I have so much more to learn from this book, and to enjoy reading it all over again. Thank you, GINNY DYE. I love reading, but these are the best books I have ever read. And have opened up my eyes to things I never knew.
Author: Ginny Dye
Publication date: 03/18/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 497 pages

Unknown (Unknown Trilogy Book 1)

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut adult trilogy, a frighteningly realistic wartime America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. ***Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.
Published by: Wendy Higgins | Publication date: 08/16/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages


“Her words made me fall in love. It slayed me!” - Sizzling BooksI have a secret. A big one.I’m cocky, dangerous and rich. That’s no secret. I sleep with lots of women. I don’t date any. But everything changes when I meet her. She’s opinionated and strong-willed. At first, I hate everything about her and then I don’t. Then I start to fall for her. But I have a secret. No, I’m not married. And I’m not gay. No, I don’t have a child. No, I don’t have cancer. It’s something else - something I can never tell her. When she finds out, will I lose the one person I ever cared about?UNKNOWN is a full-length contemporary novel from bestselling author Charlotte Byrd about secrets and the game of seduction. It can be read as a standalone. DEBT Collection of standalone novels Debt Offer Unknown Wealth Praise for Charlotte Byrd “The story is dark and enticing, taking me deeper into a world from which I never want to emerge.” - Lover of Alpha“Addictive and damaged, their love burns slowly but deeply.” - Heroes and Alphas “Sophia and Jax’ chemistry sizzles right from the beginning. He’s the gorgeous and dangerous stranger we all need in our life.” - Making Words Up “Her words made me fall in love. It slayed me!” - Sizzling Books“Left my head spinning! I never wanted it to end!” - Heartbreakers and Heroes“Her words make me ache and yearn for more.” - Dancer in the Dark
Published by: Byrd Books | Publication date: 04/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 370 pages

Persons Unknown: A Novel (Manon Bradshaw Book 2)

In this brilliant crime novel from the author of Missing, Presumed, a detective investigates her most personal case yet: a high-profile murder in which her own family falls under suspicion.“[Susie] Steiner populates this hot-button narrative with achingly human characters, but no one compares to the hormonal, mordantly funny mom-cop who will stop at nothing to save her son.”—People (Book of the Week)As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman’s name on his lips in his last seconds of life. Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Five months pregnant, in pursuit of a work-life balance rather than romantic love, she’s focused on being a good mother to her two children: her adopted twelve-year-old son, Fly Dent, and the new baby. But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can’t help taking an interest. And as she sidles in on the briefing she learns that the victim, a banker from London worth millions, is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined. When the case begins to circle in on Manon’s home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper. Can Manon separate what she knows about the people she loves from the suspicion hanging over them? Can she investigate the evidence just as she would with any other case? Persons Unknown shows acclaimed author Susie Steiner writing her most intricate, suspenseful novel yet.Praise for Persons Unknown“A police procedural as concerned with the mysteries of human hearts as with who stabbed a banker to death at a park in Cambridgeshire. [Full of] winning prose, sympathetic characters and an appreciation of life’s joys as keen as a knowledge of its dangers.”—The Wall Street Journal“Susie Steiner blends the police procedural and the human drama perfectly.”—The Charlotte Observer“[Steiner] has created a masterful mystery within an engaging narrative perfect for Kate Atkinson fans. Readers will be astonished by the unexpected turns at the conclusion, which will leave fans eagerly awaiting the next book. This series needs to be snapped up by the BBC or PBS.”—Booklist (starred review)“[An] engrossing stunner, incorporating social justice issues into the narrative, along with superb plotting, dark humor, and excellent characterizations.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Published by: Random House | Publication date: 07/04/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 333 pages

The Unknown Mongol 2 "The Sequel"

For those of you that read The Unknown Mongol, you're probably wondering just what the hell happened. If you enjoyed the first book, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one just as much. This journey starts where The Unknown Mongol "the first book" left off.The year is 1998 and Scott "Junior" Ereckson the National President of the Mongols Motorcycle Club has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. Because he's an ex-felon and its his 2nd strike, he' been sentenced to 14 years in state prison.Follow Junior as the unforgiving steel doors of freedom slam behind him. Go with him on this wild rollercoaster ride to hell and back. Experience the in's, out's, ups and downs of Los Angeles County Jail (the closest place to hell on earth), then on to California State Prison. Hold on tight as you share the happiness, sadness, and relationships in this unbelievable but true gripping expedition of one man's life.
Published by: Scott "Junior" Ereckson | Publication date: 09/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 165 pages
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