Welcome to BookAbout, the revolutionary platform for book lovers like us! We believe that finding the right book should be an enjoyable and effortless experience. As avid readers ourselves, we understand the frustration of searching through countless books by name or category, only to come up empty-handed.
That's why we created BookAbout, a platform that uses the latest AI technology to search through over 500,000 books to find the one that matches the idea of your query. With BookAbout, you can say goodbye to the traditional way of searching for books and hello to a new way of discovering your next favorite read.
We are dedicated to providing you with the best reading experience possible. We will be constantly updating our database to ensure that we have the latest books, and we're always working to improve our search algorithms to make your experience even better.
We invite you to join us on our journey of discovering the world of books. With BookAbout, you'll never have to settle for a mediocre book again. Start your search today and find your next literary adventure
Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times. This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia.When Baker was only f...ive, his father died. His mother, strong-willed and matriarchal, never looked back. After all, she had three children to raise.These were depression years, and Mrs. Baker moved her fledgling family to Baltimore. Baker's mother was determined her children would succeed, and we know her regimen worked for Russell. He did everything from delivering papers to hustling subscriptions for the Saturday Evening Post. As is often the case, early hardships made the man. Richard Lingeman ''Growing Up'' is touching and funny, a hopeless muddle of sadness and laughter that bears a suspicious resemblance to real life....Like all the best humor, Mr. Baker's is grounded in truth and mellowed by a sense of the sadness in things.... His laughs are distilled from the juices of life. He draws from a time and a world very much in the American grain: memories of listening to grown-ups rocking on the porch and sonorously reciting cliches or of Depression evenings in Baltimore spent around the kitchen table with endless talk and cups of coffee. -- New York Times
My Secret War (Dear America)
No description available
In the summer of 1984, the war in Vietnam came home to Sam Hughes, whosefather was killed there before she was born. The soldier-boy in the picture never changed. In a way that made him dependable. Bu...t he seemed so innocent. "Astronauts have been to the moon," she blurted out to the picture. "You missed Watergate. I was in the second grade." She stared at the picture, squinting her eyes, as if she expected it to cometo life. But Dwayne had died with his secrets. Emmett was walking around with his. Anyone who survived Vietnam seemed to regard it as something personal andembarrassing. Granddad had said they were embarrassed that they were still alive. "I guess you're not embarrassed," she said to the picture. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. A young woman's quest to understand the psychological and moral fallout of the Vietnam War.
The Junior Officers' Reading Club: Killing Time And Fighting Wars
No description available
Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI
Ryan Smithson Joined The Army Reserve When He Was Seventeen. Two Years Later, He Was Deployed To Iraq As An Army Engineer. In This Extraordinary And Harrowing Memoir, Readers March Along One Gi's Tour... Of Duty. Smithson Avoids Writing Either Prowar Propaganda Or An Antimilitary Polemic, Providing Instead A Fascinating, Often Humorous-and Occasionally Devastating-account Of The Motivations And Life Of A Contemporary Soldier. Red Phase: Stuck In The Fence -- Reception -- Basic Training Part I -- Maybe A Ring? -- Eq Platoon -- Gi Joe Schmo -- Cold Lightning -- Eight-hour Delay -- Town That Achmed Built -- Taste Of Death -- White Phase: Basic Training Part Ii -- Relief -- War Miracles -- Taste Of Home -- Satan's Clothes Dryer -- Hard Canvas -- Bazoona Cat -- Tears -- Blue Phase: Basic Training Part Iii -- Best Day So Far -- Irony -- End -- Silence And Silhouettes -- Words On Paper -- Innocent -- Ghosts Of War -- Glossary -- Acknowledgments. Ryan Smithson. Accelerated Reader/renaissance Learning Ug 5.2 10.
Keep Smiling Through
No description available
When I Was a Kid 2
A Collection Of Shorter Than Short Stories About Growing Up In Asia.
An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
In this beautiful American family album of stories, reflections, memorabilia, and photographs, history comes alive and is preserved, in people's own words and through photographs and time lines that c...ommemorate important dates and events. Publishers Weekly Ever since he released his tribute to The Greatest Generation, Brokaw has been inundated, happily, by a generous and appreciative outpouring of responses from those who built modern-day America. Their voices in his sequel, The Greatest Generation Speaks, triggered even more memories of the American experience in WWII. To honor both these additional stories and the new WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. (proceeds from the book will help fund it), Brokaw has compiled this new collection of letters and photos in an arrangement that is, appropriately, both familial and formal. Most of the selections were written by men who served in the armed forces, but Brokaw also includes letters from veterans' wives, children and grandchildren who have inherited a legacy they want to share. Brokaw divides the contributions into categories such as The Great Depression, The Home Front and The War in Europe, and provides a brief overview of each period. Although his historical introductions are somewhat simplistic accounts of well-known events, he does include more controversial information on the internment of Japanese-Americans and the racism within the armed forces. But the strength of this collection lies in the engrossing and evocative letters. They document the actual experiences of men and women who risked their lives and endured great hardships for what they strongly believed was a good cause. Women widowed by the war provide haunting memoirs of the young men they loved and lost. Running through the correspondence are the values of patriotism, self-sacrifice and courage under fire that so characterized this wartime generation. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Soldier: A Poet's Childhood
In this captivating memoir, June Jordan unfolds the day-by-day making of a poet and writer during the first l2 years of her life. Through Jordan's unfailing eye and uncanny ear the reader sees and hea...rs how a great talent was forged inside a household both violent and loving, a childhood both idyllic and roiled by turmoil and conflict. In its thrilling and absolutely fresh descriptions of a young girl's everyday life, Soldier carries us into the shock of what childhood looks and feels like from the inside out. Jordan recaptures how we first come to love, how we first come to need to describe, and possess the world around us, through words. From these earliest years, we encounter the lyricism and the musicality-as well as the strength and the outrage--that remain pivotal to June Jordan's world-renowned poetry, today. Jordan's earliest years are defined mainly by her brutal and loving father, a West Indian elevator operator a West Indian elevator operator who wanted his only child to be successful-to attain the dignity and power allowed only to white men at the time. To advance this ambition, he repeatedly challenged the young June physically, psychologically, and intellectually. With her father's "military" training guiding the way, we follow the poet as she confronts a huge variety of formative events---- in-house conflict, adventure, one-on-one warfare, and first love. Written with exceptional beauty, throughout, Soldier stands and delivers an eloquent, heart-breaking, hilarious, and hopeful, witness to the beginnings of a truly extraordinary, American life. June Jordan is Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also directs the Poetry for the People program. She has published numerous volumes of poetry and political essays, including Civil Wars, Technical Difficulties, Naming Our Destiny, Haruko /Love Poetry, Kissing God Good-Bye, and, most recently, Affirmative Acts. Her honors include Special Recognition by the United States Congress, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference of Black Writers, The Prix de Rome in Environmental Design, A National Books Award finalist nomination for her novel, His Own Where, a National Association of Black Journalists Award, and a PEN-West Freedom to Write Award.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir
No description available