based-on-truth - A Boy A Ship and A War - The journal of a Tin-Can sailor, serving on the USS VanValkenburg
Learn about WWII directly from the journal of the 18-year-old who lived it. Claud Aldrich was a Tin-Can sailor, serving on the USS Van Valkenburg - named for the captain of the USS Arizona. The crew of the USS Van Valkenburg took the ghosts of USS Arizona with them into battle.
Claud was a poor boy, one of nine kids, seven boys and two girls. At 18, he was drafted in to the United States Navy, which was an entirely new world to him. He knew nothing about life outside his home. It was a rude awakening for him, to shape up to the facts of life on a warship in a time of war. Learning to be in harm's way and survive was a hard life's lesson to learn, but if you didn't learn it - you didn't ever go home.
Proud, very proud to be one of the 'greatest generation!'
based-on-truth - More or Less Crazy - The Smokejumpers
Return to the summer of 1973' and adventure through Alaska as a Smokejumper. In an odyssey of movement and beauty we move back and forth across Alaska, jumping fires from Kodiak Island to the shadows of Denali, and in the winds of Isabel Pass.
The smokejumpers themselves are a varied lot - several are ex-Air America bad boys recently back from covert CIA operations in Southeast Asia, and in no mood to take orders from anyone. The rest of the crew is made up of transfers and no-rehires from the jump bases in the Lower 48 where strict, top-down, authoritarian management made it hard, if not impossible, for them to fit in. Being stuck on Fort Wainwright in a dark and dreary hangar, surrounded by chain link fences and gravel lots, and under the eye of the Army Military Police is a recipe for disaster with a healthy serving of rebellion, heroism, pranks and humor thrown in.
Adventure with these smokejumpers as they ultimately come together in an outrageous testimony to the joy of living life fully and playfully in one of America's last great true-life adventures.
based-on-truth - Angel On Board - Watch out for angels watching out for you
This book is the most powerful angel book ever written. You will laugh and cry at the same time. This humorous-yet serious angel book will give you a new way to look at the mysteries in the everyday.
This is a stirring sometimes mystical angel book that can touch your soul...
Angel On Board is an incredible gift you give to someone you truly care about.
I believe your angels guided you to Angel On Board because they wanted to give you a most unexpected present that you could keep or gift to your loved ones. This book is a story that entertains, changes lives and heals a grieving heart.
Giving the gift of Angel On Board is what you can do for loved ones who are hurting, grieving or confused about life.