D-Day

Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772959

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4861

Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day. June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first “death message” by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.

D-Day

Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772940

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5900

A chronological account of D-Day is told through the experiences of people who directly experienced its events, from a French baker who led British paratroopers to a German hiding spot to a telegram boy who delivered a "death message" on the fateful day. By the author of The JFK Assassination.

D-Day

Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780722153

Category: Normandy (France)

Page: 304

View: 5575

June 6th 1944 was an historic day in the true sense of the word, but it was also a day where ordinary people were placed often in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumping from a bomber surrounded by 200 decoy dummy parachutists; French baker Pierre Cardron leading British paratroopers to his local church where he knows two German soldiers are hiding in the confessional; Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivering his first 'death message' by midday; at the sound of Allied aircraft Werner Kortenhaus of the 21st Panzer Division running to collect his still damp washing from the French woman who's been doing his laundry; injured soldiers weeping in their beds in hospital in New York, knowing that their buddies are dying on the Normandy beaches...Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters home and oral history accounts, 'D-Day: Minute by Minute' is pure chronological story, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded...

Hitler's Last Day

Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo,Emma Craigie

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 9781780722771

Category:

Page: 336

View: 2826

On 30th April 1945 the world is in chaos - American and Russian forces have linked up in the middle of Germany, but the fighting continues. The roads of Germany are full of people - Jews who have survived concentration camps, Allied POWs trying to get home, and Nazis on the run. The civilian population under German control will run out of food in less that a fortnight. The man whose dream of a 1000-year Reich began this nightmare is in a bunker beneath the streets of Berlin saying his farewells. By 3pm he will be dead. This book is pure chronological narrative, as seen through the eyes of those who were there in the bunker, those waiting for news back home, or fighting in the streets of Germany, or pacing the corridors of power in Washington, London and Moscow.

The 1966 World Cup Final: Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1780722818

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2550

30th July 1966. For millions it was the greatest day of the greatest decade. They may never have seen the Beatles in the Cavern or danced at Woodstock, but they got to see the finest moment in English sporting history. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours, told through the eyes of the players, the fans on the terraces, and those watching and listening at home and abroad. Take the young policeman with the tricky task of swapping the real Jules Rimet trophy for a replica; the former German POW on holiday in Wales keeping his nationality secret as he watches the match in a stranger's house; and the Kent firecrew dousing a chimney fire as they watch the final on television. Full of fascinating details, this book evokes a period when football fans wore suits to matches, traffic policemen were invited into homes to watch the game, and the England squad could walk to the cinema undisturbed the evening before the biggest game of their lives.

Titanic: Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1780722702

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 445

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute 2.20am on 15th April 1912, the Titanic is plunging 12,000 feet to the ocean floor. Machinery, coal, crystal goblets, pianos and jewellery all tumbled through the dark water. Hundreds of passengers and crew remained trapped below decks - hundreds more would perish on the surface. This is the definitive chronology of the Titanic’s final hours, offering readers a real-time experience of one of the greatest dramas of twentieth century history.

The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute

Author: Jonathan Mayo

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1780721862

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9296

This is the story of JFK's assassination as told from the frontline: it is about the people - from the highest to the lowest - who were caught up in that four-day whirlwind in November 1963. From Dallas nightclub reporter Tony Zoppi, who found himself carrying the president's casket; Secret Service agent Clint Hill beating his hands in despair on the trunk of the limousine as he watches Kennedy die; Howard Brennan, a construction worker on a lunch break watching a man take aim on the motorcade with a rifle; reporter Hugh Aynesworth with only an electricity bill on which to write notes for the scoop of his career; DJ John Peel a few feet from Oswald as he's questioned by the press; to Robert Kennedy sitting in the dark in the back of an empty army truck, waiting for his brother's body to arrive. The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative, giving a blow by blow account of the terrible events as they unfolded.

One Minute for Yourself

A Simple Strategy for a Better Life

Author: Spencer Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007203666

Category: Behaviour modifiction

Page: 109

View: 1666

By best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and author of Who Moved My Cheese?, this book shows how to bring out the best in yourself in a time-starved world. Life is lived minute by minute. Does time seems too precious to lavish on yourself? Using his world-famous One Minute programme, number one bestselling author Dr Spencer Johnson reveals easy ways to bring out the best in yourself. - Reduce stress at work and at home - Enjoy a sense of peace and balance - Have more business and personal success - Take better care of yourself and encourage others to do the same With the practical wisdom that characterises all of his books, Dr Johnson shows how stopping and taking a minute out of the day can make life more meaningful and enjoyable - for you and those near you. Spencer Johnson is an internationally bestselling author whose books have helped millions of people discover healthier lifestyles with more success and less stress.

33 Revolutions per Minute

A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

Author: Dorian Lynskey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062078844

Category: Music

Page: 688

View: 2644

Dorian Lynskey is one of the most prominent music critics writing today. With 33 Revolutions Per Minute, he offers an engrossing, insightful, and wonderfully researched history of protest music in the twentieth century and beyond. From Billie Holiday and Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan and the Clash to Green Day and Rage Against the Machine, 33 Revolutions Per Minute is a moving and fascinating portrait of a century of popular music that tried to change the world.

Sunday in Hell

Pearl Harbor Minute by Minute

Author: Bill McWilliams

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497602378

Category: History

Page: 1016

View: 5735

Using long-established historical records and contemporary journals, as well as recently released wartime documents, Bill McWilliams has created a brand-new minute-by-minute narrative of the Day That Will Live in Infamy. Told from the points of view of dozens of characters, from generals and admirals and politicians and diplomats down to deckhands and private soldiers and innocent civilians at all levels, this panoramic overview of one of the most traumatizing and shocking events in American history puts the reader in a position to understand the big picture of strategy and tactics, as well as the intimate details of what the chaos, violence, and presence of death felt like to people immersed in the surprise of an armed attack on American soil. December 7, 1941, was a turning point in the history of the United States, which had been teetering on a decision between isolationism and intervention. One might argue that every US military engagement since then has been affected by what happened when America learned that it could not stand by and watch war among strangers without potentially becoming involved—whether we wished to or not.

The Terror Timeline

Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11--and America's Response

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060783389

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

View: 6413

Paul Thompson's The Terror Timeline offers a complete and thorough history of the many roads that converged on 9/11, including the development of Islamic fundamentalism, the activities of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and the failures of U.S. investigations and counterterrorism efforts. It traces the actions (and inactions) of every important figure in the war on terror, both before and after 9/11, bringing them together in a volume that offers a comprehensive and provocative look at this complex subject. Packed with little-known facts and disturbing questions, The Terror Timeline is the first complete reference guide to the events of 9/11 and the war on terror -- the definitive primer on the most momentous issue of our times.

Pegasus Bridge

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126674

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1467

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality -- the stuff of all great adventures.

Minute By Minute

A Pivotal Question from God, My Response, and The Remarkable Miracles That Followed

Author: Joanne Moody

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785216162

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 8962

Looking at a decade’s worth of chronic pain, a promise from God helped Joanne stand firm until He ultimately heals her. Once a trained athlete in peak condition, Joanne Moody suffered a post pregnancy injury that sidelined her for the next 14 years. Not one to give up easily, Moody fought to find an answer to her pain year after year. Countless doctors attempted to treat her until finally one recommended a surgeon in France. Joanne and her sisters make the trek only to stare death in the face again. At the moment of greatest pain, God reached down and gave her a promise. Minute by Minute will keep the pages turning as you join Joanne on her journey through a valley of pain and her eventual arrival at the pinnacle of faith and love. In Minute by Minute, you will see read a compelling story of: The power of prayer Perseverance through adversity Choosing to trust God amidst agony An intimate commitment from God to Joanne Trials and suffering being transformed by God’s supernatural power

Forgotten Voices of D-Day

A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those Who Were There

Author: Roderick Bailey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407027565

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 2187

6 June 1944: the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. Drawing on thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum, Forgotten Voices of D-Day tells the compelling story of this turning point in World War 2. Hearing from paratroopers and commandos, glider pilots and landing craft crewmen, airmen and naval personnel, we learn first-hand what it was like as men waited to go in, as they neared the beaches and drop zones, and as they landed and met the enemy. Accounts range from memories of the daring capture of 'Pegasus' bridge by British glider-bourn troops to recollections of brutal fighting as the assault forces stormed the beaches. Featuring a mass of previously unpublished material, Forgotten Voices of D-Day is a powerful and important new record of a defining moment in modern history.

Minute by Minute

Author: Jo Leigh

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 142685434X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1814

Veterinarian Meg Becker has found the perfect man--online. Newspaper columnist Alex Rosten is funny, sexy--and only a mouse click away day or night. He's exactly what vulnerable Meg needs in her too-frantic life. Never mind that the safest sex is typing from the heart.... Alex wants to take their relationship to the next level--meet face-to-face. A romantic at heart, he sends Meg a ticket to a gorgeous tropical island--a place that has starred in the nighttime fantasies of both. The cybersex has been great. But Alex is convinced you can't beat the touch and taste of the real thing. Yet what happens in the next twenty-four hours might just leave them both at a loss for words....

Nineteen Minutes

A Novel

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476729719

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 9986

In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with the primary witness--the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.

One Minute

Author: Somin Ahn

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145215905X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 7474

In one minute, you can blink your eyes twenty times, hug your dog, plant seeds, say good-bye, watch the rain, or even save a life. So much can occur in this sliver of time—one minute can feel like a singular experience. This poignant picture book is at once an introduction to time for young readers, an ode to living each moment with purpose, and a thoughtful exploration of how children experience one minute (may it seem short or long) playfully, profoundly, and with a boundless sense of possibility.

Just a Minute!

A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

Author: Yuyi Morales

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811837583

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 715

With words in both English and Spanish, a brightly illustrated counting book tells of one determined Grandma who is not willing to leave her family on her birthday and so sets out doing various tasks, like making two pots of tea and three pounds of corn for the tortillas, in order to delay Señor Calavera's request to go with him.

The Truth about Chernobyl

Author: Grigori Medvedev

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850433316

Category: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986

Page: 274

View: 9892

This is an account of the events leading up to the worst nuclear disaster in history. It also examines the subsequent cover-up at which both politicians and technicians connived.