unknown PDF: 1 to 10 of 100 results fetched - page 1 [an]

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

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

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

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

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

Unknown to Unforgettable: How to Stop Playing Small, Land National Media Attention and Position Yourself as a Power Player

In Unknown to Unforgettable: How to Stop Playing Small, Land National Media Attention and Position Yourself as a Power Player, Ashley Crouch delivers insights and practical, actionable strategies for making the most of media’s ability to help your business or venture thrive. By describing first her own successes and failures at a startup magazine, then taking us through her tried-and-true strategies with Appleseed Communications, her PR agency, Crouch shows how to leverage public relations in affordable and practical ways. Each chapter contains action steps, helping you put her tips into practice immediately. She covers the reasons why media is key to your business’s success, and debunks common myths and excuses you may make for not putting in the time and effort. With specific principles designed to get you publicity hits and help your company go viral, Power Player is a valuable resource for anyone looking to embrace maximum PR in this new age of media.
Publication date: 03/06/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 70 pages

A Name Unknown (Shadows Over England Book #1)

Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of SuspenseRosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family's history, their very name?Peter Holstein, given his family's German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered. But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors' scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he's more than his name?
Published by: Bethany House Publishers | Publication date: 07/04/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 434 pages

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

In this series of essays, Ayn Rand presents her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism.The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. Here is a challenging new look at modern society by one of the most provocative intellectuals on the American scene.   This edition includes two articles by Ayn Rand that did not appear in the hardcover edition: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which presents the Objectivists’ views on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” an answer to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.
Published by: Signet | Publication date: 07/15/1986
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 420 pages

The Unknown Ajax (Regency Romances Book 19)

"Wonderful entertainment from first page to last."—Chicago Sunday TribuneA past dispute ... When the irascible Lord Darracott's eldest son dies unexpectedly, the noble family must accept their estranged Yorkshire cousin as heir apparent. They are convinced he will prove to be a sadly vulgar person, but nothing could have prepared the beleaguered family for the arrival of Major Hugo Darracott ... A present deception...His clever and beautiful cousin Anthea is sure there's more to the gentle giant than Hugo's innocent blue eyes and broad Yorkshire brogue would lead one to believe. But even she doesn't guess what he's capable of, until a family crisis arises and only Hugo can preserve the family's honor, leading everybody on a merry chase in the process ... What Readers Say:"What Heyer does best: comedy, engaging characters, and excellent writing.""A very enjoyable romp with a positively masterly denouement.""Georgette Heyer reaches the pinnacle of her skill with this book.""Among the best of Heyer's Regency novels ? very, very funny.""The pitch-perfect comedy, as the Ajax takes the reins of the family, is fantastic."
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Publication date: 09/01/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 356 pages
[1] 2345Next