Distinctive among military biographies, the story is told in first person, allowing readers to experience his transformation, forged in the horrors of battle, from aimless youth to war hero known as "Manila John".
Author: Jim Proser
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart and is arguably the most famous Marine of all time. I'm Staying with My Boys is the only family-authorized biography of Basilone, and it features photographs never before published. Distinctive among military biographies, the story is told in first person, allowing readers to experience his transformation, forged in the horrors of battle, from aimless youth to war hero known as "Manila John".
authorities would decide to put him in an orphanage outside London – and she
couldn't see that suiting the boy. ... She got 'er claws in 'im, all right – told 'im she
was havin' his kid and then lost the poor little mite after she'd got my boy tight . ...
Jean had tended it for her but Marth wouldn't stay in as a patient and so Jean had
called on her at home every couple of days for a fortnight until it was better.
Author: Cathy Sharp
Two orphans must battle heartache and despair in the latest novel from the bestselling author of An Orphan’s Courage and The Orphans of Halfpenny Street.
Im Spiegel Von Tagebüchern und Briefen Joseph Francis Charles Rock, Hartmut
Walravens ... The fourth day out one of my boy ' s horses shied off a marmot and
threw him off , the horse galloping with saddle flying over the plains till it was a ...
Author: Joseph Francis Charles Rock
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Joseph Franz Rock (1884-1962), ein hervorragender Botaniker, verbrachte fast 25 Jahre in Sudwestchina und wurde zum Pionier der Erforschung der Naxi (Nakhi), einer Ethnie mit eigener mythologischer und sozialer Tradition und einer eigenartigen Bilderschrift. Dieser Band bringt bisher unveroffentlichte Materialien zu Rocks Expedition zum Gebirgsmassiv Amnye Machhen, das damals kaum bekannt war. Rocks Tagebuch beschreibt minutios und flussig, ja spannend, den Reiseverlauf, der sich in anderer Facettierung in Rocks Briefwechsel mit C.S. Sargent, dem Direktor des Arnold Arboretum und Sponsors der Expedition, spiegelt. Rock hat spater die Ortsnamen genauer bestimmt und in tibetischer Orthographie beigegeben. Ein Register schliesst den Band ab. Die edierten Texte sind im Original (d.h. in englischer Sprache) wiedergegeben.