Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466887834

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Home of the Brave

Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror

Author: Caspar Weinberger,Wynton C. Hall

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429936274

Category: History

Page: 272

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They are nineteen of the most highly decorated soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines in the United States military, and yet most Americans don't even know their names. In this riveting, intimate account, former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Wynton C. Hall tell stories of jaw-dropping heroism and hope in Afghanistan and Iraq. Home of the Brave takes readers beyond the bullets and battles and into the hearts and minds of the men and women who are fighting terrorists overseas so that America doesn't have to fight them at home. These are the powerful, true-life stories of the hopes, fears, and triumphs these men and women experienced fighting the War on Terror. But more than that, these are the stories of soldiers who risked everything to save lives and defend freedom. Including: *Lieutenant Colonel Mark Mitchell, the Green Beret leader whose 15-man Special Forces team took 500 Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners, and posthumously repatriated the body of the first American to die in combat in the War on Terror, CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Spann. *Army National Guard Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, the first woman ever to be awarded the Silver Star for combat, whose sharp-shooting and bravery played an enormous role in fighting off over fifty Iraqi insurgents while her ten-person squad protected a convoy of supplies on the way to fellow soldiers. *Sergeant Rafael Peralta, a Mexican immigrant, enlisted in the Marines the same day he received his green card. Wounded from enemy fire, Peralta used his body to smother the blast of an enemy grenade and gave his life so that his marine brothers could live. These real-life heroes remind us of American history's most enduring lesson: Ours would not be the land of the free if it were not also the home of the brave. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Home of the Brave

Author: Arthur Laurents

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822205296

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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THE STORY: A group of American soldiers volunteer for a dangerous mission to a Japanese-occupied island. One soldier develops a complex because he convinces himself that he has failed in his duty to a dying buddy. He imagines that being a Jew and t

Home of the Brave

Author: Allen Say

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of his family’s incarceration in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. This infamous event is made emotionally clear through his meeting a group of children all with strange name tags pinned to their coats. The man feels the helplessness of the children. Finally, desperately he releases the name tags like birds into the air to find their way home with the hope for a time when Americans will be seen as one people—not judged, mistrusted, or segregated because of their individual heritage. Sixty years after thousands of Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned, the cogent prose and haunting paintings of renowned author and illustrator Allen Say remind readers of a dark chapter in America’s history.

Home of the Brave

Author: LOREN LONG

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In Blastin’the Blues, still fearing they are being followed and even more worried they have a traitor in their midst, the team travels to New Orleans, where the magic of their ball and the music of the city create one memorable game. But like always, trouble is right around the corner and the hits keep on coming for the Payne family and all of the Travelin’Nine! In Home of the Brave, after the rousing success in New Orleans, Griffith, Ruby, and Graham are determined to beat the Chancellor at his own game and save their family as well as the game of baseball. Pulling into their hometown of Baltimore, the Paynes are reunited with a familiar face, and the Travelin’Nine are tested on the field once again. Can they win without the help of their baseball? Prepare for fireworks in this final inning to the grand slam series, Sluggers!

Home of the Brave

Author: Jeffry Hepple

Publisher: Jeffry S. Hepple

ISBN: 1452400318

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Van Buskirk family becomes embroiled in the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War when Thomas resigns his commission and purchases a land grant from Stephen F. Austin.

Home of the Brave, Part 1

Author: Michael Kleen

Publisher: BLACK OAK MEDIA INC

ISBN: 1618760106

Category:

Page: 104

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The year is 2015. Chris Randall is an average American male. Growing up during the 1990s, he witnesses the turmoil of the world through the safety of a television set. His idols include popular musicians and sports figures. He cannot point out the country of Mongolia on a map. The hardest decision he faces is whether to go to college or join the military like so many of his friends. But something happens that changes all of that. In one day, his entire world is unraveled. A massive electromagnetic pulse cripples all electronic devices throughout the country, and temporary chaos sets in. What emerges is a different but strangely familiar world a world that had always been seething just beneath the surface. As the dust settles, only the strong and resourceful survive. Millions of others die from famine, disease, and disorder. Chris must make a choice: succumb to nihilism, hatred, and self-destruction, or find redemption by leaving behind everything he has ever known. This 2nd Revised Edition features a new introduction by the author.

Home of the Brave

Confronting & Conquering Challenging Times

Author: Richard L. Godfrey,Hyrum Smith

Publisher: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media

ISBN: 1722521074

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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In good times and bad, in times of economic downturn and times of wartime peril, we as Americans have shown our mettle. There is something in the historical DNA of this people - a resilience, a power, a talent for innovation, a unique and empowering bravery - that has carried us forward as a nation and a people for nearly 250 years. This book is about this history, this inheritance, this people. These characteristics apply not just to the people of the United States as a whole, but to each of us as individuals. Whether we are leaders, followers, friends, co-workers, parents, spouses, partners or simply sojourners in this thing we call life - it is rare for us to see those we care about suffer and not want to change their circumstances or alleviate their suffering. It is an almost in-born trait that we as individuals and as a nation tend to seek ways to overcome the challenges we periodically face. Home of the Brave is about meeting our individual challenges and the challenges of those we care about and care for. It is about finding the time-proven principles in the historical DNA of great Americans that we can draw on - not only for strength but for practical insight and action that can make even the most challenging times more manageable, even conquerable.

Home of the Brave

Author: Pamela Ackerson

Publisher: Sunstar Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781887472722

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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A slight breeze moved the French lace curtains as Karenleaned against the verandah doorframe. She watched the menstruggle with the awkward and heavy feather mattress she hadre-upholstered. The ornate bed was large and high off thecarpeted floor. She had fallen in love with it the moment sheand Bonnie had seen it at the estate sale.The antique maple bed and steps matched her furnishingsin the room to perfection. This room for some particularreason was the only one in her home furnished with antiques, right down to her eagle photographs in ornately carvedframes. Normally, Karen was comfortable with anything andeverything modern. It wasn't until the past year that she'dstarted replacing her bedroom furniture with antiques.After the men left, she spent the afternoon organizing andmoving the rest of her bedroom. Nodding her head in agree-mentwith herself, she looked about the room with a criticaleye. It was almost as if the bed was the last piece of the puzzle.Its headboard was strategically placedagainst the wall withthe two windows from floor to ceiling on each side. The bedfaced the verandah, the armoire to the right of the bed, thebureau and matching vanity to its left. Karen smiled. Theroom looked comfortable and inviting.

Home of the Brave

Author: Ernest Caseres

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595151655

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A nation's future has been wagered on a game in which the participants are unaware they're playing. In the quiet community of San Luis Obispo, Lauren and Tim, two people on separate paths fated to cross, want only to enjoy normal lives. With an odyssey containing ambitious CIA officers, homesick FBI agents, government assassins, and the unseen forces of heaven and hell, they may not have a prayer. Using the Greek and Roman classics as his model, Ernest B. Caseres has written a modern and humorous fable where the only thing sacred is love.

Home of the Brave

A small town, its veterans and the community they built together

Author: Donna Bryson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785356372

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A small town struggling, like many communities, with the question of how to remain vital and vibrant in the 21st century, took on another problem altogether: that of the difficult homecoming of Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans. Melanie Kline knows a little boy who tenses when his family goes to the airport. He’s sure his father is headed for another deployment in Afghanistan. The child’s father is dearer to him and his world a little less safe, since his country went to war on terror. No one in Kline’s own family has been caught up in the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but she has come to see that it affects her entire community. And she has rallied her small town to respond. Kline founded the Welcome Home Montrose project to offer mental health support, job and housing advice and other aid for returning warriors who are burdened by memories of war and uncertain of what their homecoming will mean. What she did not count on was how much the men and women who had served their country still had to give. Home of the Brave is about community and military service, and the possibilities born of creativity and commitment.

Home of the brave

a patriot's guide to American history

Author: John Alexander Carroll,Odie B. Faulk

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: 9780819136282

Category: History

Page: 416

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Home Of The Brave

In Their Own Words, Selected Short Stories of Immigrant Medal of Honor Recipients of the Civil

Author: Les Rolston

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365837386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Taken directly from affidavits stored at the National Archives in Washington, District of Columbia, immigrant soldiers and witnesses attest to the events that resulted in 26 soldiers of these soldiers being awarded the medal of honor.

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Author: Eliot Clarke

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

ISBN: 9780805960563

Category: History

Page: 272

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Land of the Free and Home of the Brave explains why the United States has created a society that is unique because it provides greater liberty and more freedom for more people to find self-fulfillment than any other nation in history. Eliot Channing Clarke establishes why when these rights have been threatened Americans have always united as one to defend them. Land of the Free and hOme of the Brave is essential reading for those who would like to understand how Americans became the people they are today.

Captain America By Waid & Samnee

Home Of The Brave

Author: Mark Waid

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302504673

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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Collects Captain America #695-700. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, the team supreme who transformed the world of Daredevil and wove a cinematic spy thriller starring Black Widow, reunite to work their magic on the greatest hero of all: Captain America! Steve Rogers is back in shield-slinging action and on a journey across the nation he loves to restore his tarnished reputation. But the dangers he encounters require more courage than ever! And when he faces the all-new Swordsman, strap yourselves in for a sword-vs.-shield duel unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Then, in the far future, Cap faces his worst nightmare as a man out of time once again! To save his country, he must adopt his strangest role yet! Be there as America’s living legend is reimagined through the eyes of a pair of living legends!

Home to the Brave

Remembrances of War Brought Home to One Small Dot on a Map

Author: Jeffrey L Jardine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999551905

Category: History

Page: 188

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Like so many other boomers, Jeff Jardine grew up listening to the war stories his grandfather and others brought home. As The Modesto Bee's longtime columnist, he had the opportunity and privilege to bring to life stories told by veterans who grew up in the Northern San Joaquin Valley or Sierra foothills, or made the area home when their tours of duty ended. This compilation of columns titled "Home to the Brave" ...Remembrances of war brought home to one small dot on a map depicts not only their experiences overseas, but also life in the Valley during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the Gulf and Afghanistan wars.