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The 4th Marine Division In World War II

by 1st Lieut. John C. Chapin

The major ground component of the active Marine Corps Reserve is the 4th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. The combat record of this division in World War II was exemplary; in the short space of one year it participated in four major amphibious assaults and won two presidential citations. The interest in its battle record among the reservists who now serve in its ranks has prompted the republication of this brief history, originally published in August 1945 and reprinted in 1974. This new reprint contains a brief history of the reserve 4th Division, written by Colonel Joseph B. Ruth, USMCR, a former member of the 25th Marines. Also included are copies of the division's lineage and honors, a list of its commanders, and a list of its units and their locations.The author of the 1945 history, then First Lieutenant John C. Chapin, served in the 3d Battalion, 24th Marines of the 4th Division. Assigned to the Historical Division when he recovered from wounds received in combat in Saipan, he completed this history and a similar one of the 5th Marine Division before his release from active duty.--E.H. Simmons, Brigadier General, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Director of Marine Corps History and Museums


by 2nd Lieut. Kenneth W. Simmons

Kenneth W. Simmons was a bombardier onboard one of the B-24 liberators of 389th Bombardment Group stationed in Europe during the Second World War. As the war ground to a close he had the sheer bad luck to be shot down in October 1944 near Bad Kreuznach and was captured and made prisoner of war. In this book he gives a vivid description of the life of POWs in the American section of Stalag Luft III (in what is now Poland) during the final months of the war, ending with the winter forced-march away from the camp, escaping the advancing Russian troops, and eventually being liberated.

Prayer For The Day on Peace

by Bbc Radio 4

Prayer for the Day brings together 365 selected readings from the much loved, long-running series on BBC Radio 4. The programme, which has been broadcast daily at 5:43am for several decades, and continues to attract over half a million dedicated listeners, comprises a short 2-minute reflection to start your day. These artfully combine traditional forms of prayer and reflection, from a variety of religions and denominations, with contemporary issues and themes that are often relevant to the date on which the programme is broadcast. In keeping with the theme of 'Prayer for the Day', there are 365 reflections in the book, from a vast range of the eminent religious figures and broadcasters who have contributed to the programme over the years. There is a foreword by a prominent figure in the faith community, a short profile of each contributor and an index of contributors. To emphasise the point that the reflections can be used daily, they are ordered by date (i.e. 1st January, 2nd January etc), and each entry is selected on the basis of it being as date-specific as possible. The date of broadcast is underneath each entry, and dates are also marked at the top corners of each page so they can be found easily. The spacious design includes page openers for each month with simple line illustrations. Prayer for the Day is a beautiful and inspirational addition to any bedside table, with religious meditations that both participate in the ecumenical spirit of the 21st century and equip you perfectly for each day's journey.From the Hardcover edition.

Temple Terrace

by 999 Lana Burroughs Grant Rimbey Tim Lancaster

The influential and adventurous Chicago socialite Mrs. Potter Palmer (Bertha) struck out for Florida in 1910, eventually buying thousands of acres of land across the state. In 1914, after setting up residence in Sarasota, she established Riverhills, a hunting preserve on 19,000 acres in the area now known as Temple Terrace. Local historians believe it was Palmer's vision to create one of America's first planned golf course communities, where every Mediterranean Revival villa sold would include its own grove. Intended to provide a hobby and part-time income for the wealthy Northerners lured to the Sunshine State, 5,000 acres were planted with the exotic hybrid Temple orange--making up the largest citrus grove in the world at the time. The new city was named after the orange and for the sloping terrain of the land along the Hillsborough River.

The Life Of A Regimental Officer During The Great War — 1793-1815: Compiled From The Correspondence Of Colonel Samuel Rice, C.B., K.H. 51st Light Infantry And From Other Sources

by A. F. Mockler-Ferryman Colonel Samuel Rice C.B., K.H.

The 51st Light Infantry, or 52nd as they were numbered during the French wars, were always viewed as a crack unit within the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular army. As a part of the Light Division, they formed part of the skirmish screen that would be the first to strike during an advance and the last bulwark of defence during a retreat.Colonel Samuel Rice fought in all of the 51st campaigns during the period starting as the most junior of officers, an ensign rising to the rank of Lt.-Colonel in November 1813. He fought in the engagements at Coruña, Fuentes d'Oñoro, Cuidad Rodrigo, the storm of Badajoz, Salamanca, San Murcial and Orthez. He also saw service on Corsica, Cape of Good Hope, Sri Lanka and at Waterloo near Hougomont. His letters are blended into a tight and gripping narrative by Antony Mockler-Ferryman, blending a historical overview with the eye-witness details of the individual.Author -- Mockler-Ferryman, A. F. 1856-1930.Author -- Colonel Samuel Rice, C.B., K.H.Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and sons, 1913. Original Page Count - xv, 326 pages.

In The Firing Line: Stories Of The War By Land And Sea

by A. St. John Adcock

Arthur St. John Adcock was a novelist and poet of great repute in the early decades of the twentieth century. A noted journalist on Fleet Street, his great experience and literary acumen were ideal qualifications to produce this anthology volume of war stories from the frontlines of the First World War. Weaving the letters, diaries and reminiscences of the eye-witnesses, soldiers and officers who fought during the opening months of the war, he covers the battles around Mons, the destruction of Louvain, the fighting at Ypres and the first battle of the Marne and naval engagements in the North Sea.Well worth a read.

Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History

by Abraham Aamidor

His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer's fabrication like Betty Crocker. But "Chuck Taylor" was more than a rubber-soled, double-wall canvas-body shoe with a circular ankle patch, with a bright blue star in the middle and a signature across it. He may not have been a Michael Jordan, but Chuck Taylor did earn the right to be the face behind the most popular shoe in basketball.For this first-ever biography, Abraham Aamidor went on a three-year quest to learn the true story of Chuck Taylor. The search took him across the country, tracking down leads, and separating truth from legend--discovering that the truth, warts and all, was much more interesting than the myth. He found Chuck involved with "industrial league" basketball in the 1920s, working as a wartime coach with the Army Air Force, and organizing clinic after clinic. He was a true "ambassador of basketball" in Europe and South America as well as all over the United States. And he was, to be sure, a consummate marketing genius. He was elected to the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame before his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This biography makes it clear that he belongs in both.

Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss

by Sandra Aamodt

"If diets worked, we'd all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we can't win." What's the secret to losing weight? If you're like most of us, you've tried cutting calories, sipping weird smoothies, avoiding fats, and swapping out sugar for Splenda. The real secret is that all of those things are likely to make you weigh more in a few years, not less. In fact, a good predictor of who will gain weight is who says they plan to lose some. Last year, 108 million Americans went on diets, to the applause of doctors, family, and friends. But long-term studies of dieters consistently find that they're more likely to end up gaining weight in the next two to fifteen years than people who don't diet. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt spent three decades in her own punishing cycle of starving and regaining before turning her scientific eye to the research on weight and health. What she found defies the conventional wisdom about dieting: ·Telling children that they're overweight makes them more likely to gain weight over the next few years. Weight shaming has the same effect on adults. ·The calories you absorb from a slice of pizza depend on your genes and on your gut bac­teria. So does the number of calories you're burning right now. ·Most people who lose a lot of weight suffer from obsessive thoughts, binge eating, depres­sion, and anxiety. They also burn less energy and find eating much more rewarding than it was before they lost weight. ·Fighting against your body's set point--a cen­tral tenet of most diet plans--is exhausting, psychologically damaging, and ultimately counterproductive. If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behav­iors that will truly improve and extend our lives.From the Hardcover edition.

Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities

by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper

What does it mean to be a Jew in the twenty-first century? Exploring the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community, Judaisms examines how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more. With each chapter revolving around a single theme (Narratives, Sinais, Zions, Messiahs, Laws, Mysticisms, Cultures, Movements, Genocides, Powers, Borders, and Futures) this introductory textbook interrogates and broadens readers' understandings of Jewish communities. Written for a new mode of teaching--one that recognizes the core role that identity formation plays in our lives--this book weaves together alternative and marginalized voices to illustrate how Jews have always been in the process of reshaping their customs, practices, and beliefs. Judaisms is the first book to assess and summarize Jewish history from the time of the Hebrew Bible through today using multiple perspectives. Ideal for classroom use, Judaismsprovides a synthetic and coherent alternative understanding of Jewish identity for students of all backgrounds;focuses on both the history of and potential futures for physical and ideological survival;includes an array of engaging images, many in color;offers extensive online resources including notes, key terms, a timeline of major texts, and chapter-by-chapter activities for teaching.

Pittsylvania County and the War of 1812

by Larry G. Aaron

Rural Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, remained far from the fields of conflict during the War of 1812. Yet its sons served valiantly along the Canadian frontier and in the defense of Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore as British forces plundered villages up and down the Chesapeake Bay. General Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel, a county native, celebrated the victory at the Battle of New Orleans with him. The homefront endured economic tribulations yet stood faithfully by its soldiers. Author and historian Larry G. Aaron reveals how Pittsylvania County served, suffered and sacrificed during the nation's second war of independence.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia: A Brief History

by Larry G. Aaron

Queen of Virginia's tobacco-producing counties, one of the top five fossil sites in the world, home to heroes, adventurers, counterfeiters and innovators...Pittsylvania County's lush, rolling farmland has seen a host of significant events and personalities throughout its nearly three centuries. Join local historian and longtime resident Larry G. Aaron as he guides you through Pittsylvania's rich and remarkable history, from the achievements and sufferings of Pittsylvanians through all of America's major wars to the lives of the county's African Americans and the early history of neighboring Danville, the last capital of the Confederacy. A concise, enjoyable volume that you will treasure for years to come.

Wreck of the Old 97, The

by Larry G. Aaron

With Fast Mail train No. 97 an hour behind schedule, locomotive engineer Steve Broady, according to legend, swore to "put her in Spencer on time" or "put her in Hell." Through eyewitness reports and court testimonies, historian Larry Aaron expertly pieces together the events of September 27, 1903, at Danville, Virginia, when the Old 97 plummeted off a forty-five-foot trestle into the ravine below. With more twists and turns than the railroad tracks on which the Old 97 ran, this book chronicles the story of one of the most famous train wrecks in American history, as well as the controversy surrounding "The Wreck of the Old 97," that most famous ballad, which secured the Old 97 a place within the annals of American folklore.

The Spirit War

by Rachel Aaron

Eli Monpress is vain. He's cocky. And he's a thief.But he's a thief who has just seen his bounty topped and he's not happy about it. The bounty topper, as it turns out, is his best friend, bodyguard, and master swordsman, Josef. Who has been keeping secrets from Eli. Apparently, he's the only prince of a rather feisty country and his mother (a formidable queen who's every bit as driven and stubborn as he is) wants him to come home and do his duty, which means throwing over personal ambitions like proving he's the greatest swordsman who ever lived. Family drama aside, Eli and Josef have their hands full. The Spirit Court has been usurped by the Council of Thrones and someone calling herself the Immortal Empress is staging a massive invasion. But it's not just politics --- the Immortal Empress has a specific target in mind: Eli Monpress, the greatest thief in the world. going to take all the fast talking Eli can muster to survive the next few days.

North Dakota

by Larry Aasen

During the early years of the 20th century, American families witnessed amazing changes in their daily lives--the arrival of plumbing and electricity in their homes, the first automobiles, and thanks to the Eastman Kodak Company, the first affordable, portable, photographic instrument, the box camera. Many families purchased the box camera (for $1) and began to document their own histories. It is upon these histories that North Dakota places its focus.Nowhere were the changes so dramatic as on the Great Plains, and in the state of North Dakota especially. Due to the huge influx of immigrants, mostly from Scandinavia, the state's population more than doubled from 1900 to 1940, roughly the period covered in North Dakota. But this was also a time ofhardship and struggle, as the Great Depression, theDustbowl, and war took their toll on North Dakotafamilies. But through hard work and perseverence, most of these families survived, and thrived, and nowshare with us the story of that time.

Reaching through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques

by Allan Abbass

A New Metapsychology of the Unconscious Helps Patients Succeed in PsychotherapyAbout half of all psychotherapy clients do not respond--or even worsen--in treatment. Why? They unknowingly use treatment-defeating behaviors, or resistances, that prevent successful collaboration with the therapist. It's as if they cannot allow treatment to succeed. This can be frustrating and demoralizing for both the therapist and the client. How can you and your client detect and handle treatment resistance? How can you reach through to the person beneath this resistance--the person your client was meant to be?For treatment to succeed, you need to recognize and challenge treatment resistance from the first session. Reaching through Resistance will help you * turn a client against his or her own long-held defeating behaviors * regulate intense anxiety when strong feelings are activated * activate and process previously avoided impulses and feelingsUsing the interventions in this book for handling resistances, you can empower a collaborative, vigorous treatment alliance and mobilize the healing forces within your client."Numerous clinical vignettes show how to put theory into practice, leading to enduring change...If you want to know how to help clients change, this book is essential reading."--David Malan, DM, FRCPsych, noted researcher and author"Abbass demonstrates how one can reach behind the resistances of even the most repressed and fragile character types and offer them genuine, lasting change...a gold mine of clinical insight."--Stanley B. Messer, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers UniversityAllan Abbass, MD, is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and clinical supervisor in North America and Europe.

South Plains Army Airfield

by Donald R. Abbe

South Plains Army Airfield in Lubbock, Texas, was a major training base for US Army Air Force glider pilots during World War II. Approximately 80 percent of the roughly 6,000 pilots trained to fly the combat cargo glider received their advanced training and were awarded their "G" Wings at SPAAF, as it was known. The base was conceived, built, used, and then closed in a short five-year period during World War II. Today, little remains to remind one of the feverish and important military training program that once took place on the flat, featureless South Plains of Texas. During World War II, American military strategy and tactics included a significant airborne component. Major invasions, such as D-Day at Normandy, were preceded by huge aerial fleets carrying paratroopers and their equipment. These airborne invasion fleets sometimes exceeded well over 1,000 Allied gliders. The American airborne forces depended upon an ungainly looking aircraft, the CG-4A glider, to carry the vehicles, munitions, and reinforcements needed to survive. The pilots who flew them learned their trade at South Plains Army Airfield.

Beauty and the Beast. Really.

by Rick Abbot

Children's musical . Characters: 3 male, 4 female . Set: Exterior and Interior . Unexpected and hilarious twists make this version of the classic an entirely different romp for the whole family. The cast of seven play nine roles: Beauty, The Beast, Father, Mother, Stepsister, Boyfriend, a hound dog, a theatrical entrepreneur and a hopelessly inept tap dancer whose thankless job is to distract the audience during the scene alterations. There is only a single set that ingeniously converts from farm to castle and back again in a few seconds. Underlying the hilarity is a solid message about true beauty.

Play On!

by Rick Abbot

ComedyCharacters: 3 male, 7 female . Interior Set. Perfect for any theatre group, this is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the authoress decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.

Turn for the Nurse

by Rick Abbot

Farce / 5m, 5f / Interior / Lovelorn millionaire Oliver Stratton can't recall the name and address of the only woman he'll ever love and decides to go to Tibet leaving his fortune to nurse Peggy. This causes the entire household (no-good nephew Derek, his lover Sylvia, Oliver's noble son George, Oliver's lady lawyer and even the butler and maid) to devise complex ways to get the will changed in their favor or get into the safe containing the estate's liquidated assets in cold cash. When the Tibetan lamasery recruiter comes to claim Oliver, Derek plots to convince Oliver that Peggy is addicted to drink and unworthy to inherit. He brings in anti-drink crusader Cora Van Beck to rehabilitate stone-sober Peggy. Plots, partnerships, betrayals, zany ploys plus all sorts of devices are used in this screamingly funny show inwhich the secret killer prepares to bump Oliver offwhen the will gets rewritten the right way. A hilarious, audience-pleasing hit.

New York in the Thirties

by Berenice Abbott

Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City's bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements laced with laundry, Wall Street, Flatiron Building, waterfront, and many other landmarks.

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions--a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, Flatland is not only fascinating reading, it is still a first-rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space. "Instructive, entertaining, and stimulating to the imagination." -- Mathematics Teacher.

Girls in Love: A Summer Girls Novel

by Hailey Abbott

It's not summer without Hailey Abbott! The New York Times bestselling author of SUMMER BOYS returns with the follow-up to SUMMER GIRLS: a seaside tale of love, secrets, heartache, and betrayal. Hot days. Hotter nights. The girls are back. JESSICA: Connor and I are in love, and we're both ready to take the next step. So then why is he spending all his time with another girl? LARA: I thought Andrew and I were through, and I met an awesome new guy. But now Andrew's back, and I don't want to choose. Can I pull off dating two boys at once? GREER: The guys here are gorgeous, but they're all players -- including Hunter. He says he's done playing games, but can I trust him? Laying out, hooking up, falling in love. It's going to be one sizzling summer.

The Nazi 88 Made Believers

by Henry P. Abbott

Major Harry Abbott wrote this book of his experiences as the military chaplain of Combat Command B of the 13th Armored Regiment of the 1st Armored Division during the North African campaign soon after returning Stateside. He and his fellow chaplains made ceaseless efforts to care for the spiritual and physical needs of the men in their charge. He was frequently called upon to tend to the sick and wounded, he attested to the tremendous courage displayed by the GIs of his unit as they grappled with the veteran Afrika Korps in North Africa. As alluded to in the title many of his charges faced their religious decisions differently under the fired of the deadly German 88 anti-tank gun; he assiduously noted that "there are no atheists in foxholes." Also in charge of the burial parties sent to ensure the proper respect for the fallen, he describes this lesser known part of the US military effort. Illustrated throughout with his own photographs.

Theory of Wing Sections: Including a Summary of Airfoil Data

by Ira H. Abbott A. E. Doenhoff

"Most useful in working with wing sections and methods for using section data to predict wing characteristics . . . much detailed geometric and aerodynamic data." -- Mechanical EngineeringThe first edition of this work has been corrected and republished in answer to the continuing demand for a concise compilation of the subsonic aerodynamics characteristics of modern NASA wing sections together with a description of their geometry and associated theory. These wing sections, or their derivatives, continue to be the ones most commonly used for airplanes designed for both subsonic and supersonic speeds, and for helicopter rotor blades, propeller blades, and high performance fans.Intended to be primarily a reference work for engineers and students, the book devotes over 300 pages to theoretical and experimental considerations. The theoretical treatment progresses from elementary considerations to methods used for the design of NACA low-drag airfoils. Methods and data are presented for using wingsection data to predict wing characteristics, and judiciously selected plots and cross-plots of experimental data are presented for readily useful correlation of certain simplifying assumptions made in the analyses. The chapters on theory of thin wings and airfoils are particularly valuable, as is the complete summary of the NACA's experimental observations and system of constructing families of airfoils. Mathematics has been kept to a minimum, but it is assumed that the reader has a knowledge of differential and integral calculus, and elementary mechanics.The appendix of over 350 pages contains these tables: Basic Thickness Forms, Mean Lines, Airfoil Ordinates, and Aerodynamic Characteristics of Wing Sections.

Dare Me

by Megan Abbott

Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives.Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself. Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain. The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.

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