When Even Angels Wept

The Senator Joseph McCarthy Affair--a Story Without a Hero

Author: Lately Thomas

Publisher: William Morrow &Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 654

View: 9094

When Angels Wept

A What-If History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: Eric G. Swedin

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975656

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 2583

In 1961 at the Bay of Pigs, CIA-trained and -organized Cuban exiles aiming to overthrow Fidel Castro were soundly defeated. Most were taken prisoner by Cuban armed forces. Fearing another U.S. invasion of its new ally, the Soviet Union sneaked into Cuba strategic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads and Soviet troops armed with tactical nuclear weapons. However, a U-2 spy plane flight would soon find the Soviet missile sites, thus sparking the famous missile crisis. For thirteen terrifying days, the world watched nervously as the two superpowers moved toward escalation, holding the world’s fate in their hands. Finally, Nikita Khrushchev blinked. He agreed to withdraw the weapons from Cuba in return for John F. Kennedy’s pledge not to invade the island. But what if it had not turned out this way? What if the U-2 flight had been delayed? If the confrontation had set off a nuclear war, what would have happened to the United States and Soviet Union in 1962? What kind of account would a historian have written in a world scarred by nuclear war? Eric G. Swedin draws on research made available after the Soviet Union’s collapse to examine what could have happened. Top U.S. military officers all urged stronger action against Cuba than the naval blockade, including a bombing campaign and even a full-scale invasion. Unknown to the Americans, meanwhile, the Soviet Union had tactical nuclear weapons in Cuba and were prepared to use them. The 1962 crisis had many possible outcomes. Positing an alternate history helps us better appreciate the dangers of that tense time. Such counterfactual speculation shows what the Cuban missile crisis could have wrought and how it was truly one of the most important moments of the twentieth century.

When Angels Wept

Author: David R. McCue

Publisher: Voyage

ISBN: 9781942549307

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 3943

During World War I, they called it shell shock. During World War II, they called it battle fatigue. Today, it is known as post-traumatic stress disorder. All are tidy labels for the destruction of a mind. When Angels Wept follows the path of an idealistic young airman's experiences and the horrors he encounters during World War II. Born in Pasadena, California, Rob Hirsch has been raised with the Midwestern values of his Iowa born parents. He has a respect for life, a belief in the rewards of hard work, and an acceptance of duty. He loves his mother, respects his father, believes in God, and has an abiding trust in his country. He grows up as a well-liked, though somewhat shy child, who develops a fascination with flying and dreams of one day becoming a pilot. With the advent of World War II, he enters the Army Air Force Cadet Pilot Training Program and eventually becomes the captain of a B-17 bomber. He finds love in a small, rural English village; yet death and destruction are ever-present. It is in the skies over Europe that the horrors of war begin a relentless invasion of Hirsch's psyche, as his mind battles with the reality of a world that suddenly makes no sense. As the Midwestern values he has been raised with become compromised, guilt begins to form fissures in his mind. His respect for life collides with the destruction of life caused by the bombs he drops. When his sense of responsibility is devastated by the death of friends and crew members, the mental cracks widen and become hate filled crevices.

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

View: 6398

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

Joseph McCarthy

Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684836254

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 1836

A re-interpretation of one of the most hated figures in American history shows that many of McCarthy's general suspicions about security risks and communist infiltration did have a basis in truth.

When Jesus Wept

Author: Bodie and Brock Thoene

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310335965

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5757

“Page-turning . . . Set against the political and religious turmoil of the times, the Thoenes’ story vividly reimagines the evolving friendship between Jesus and Lazarus.” —Publishers Weekly LAZARUS—the man Jesus raised from the dead in one of the most extraordinary encounters with The Living Savior in all of Scripture. But the life of Lazarus holds interest well beyond this miraculous event. Living in Bethany, near Jerusalem, Lazarus witnessed many of the most important events of Jesus’s life and ministry. Lazarus owned a vineyard and devoted his life to caring for its vines and fruit. But he encountered another man—Jesus—whose vineyard was the world, its fruit the eternal souls of men. When Lazarus’s story and the story of Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection touch in When Jesus Wept, we are offered a unique vision into the power and comfort of Christ’s love. Brock and Bodie Thoene’s most powerful and climactic writing project to date, When Jesus Wept, captures the power and the passion of the men and women who lived through the most important days in the history of the world.

Why Angels Weep

America and Donald Trump

Author: Vernon Turner

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717207043


Page: 212

View: 2659

When angels weep, something is terribly wrong. The election of Donald Trump, a minority President, has shaken the foundations of democracies around the world. This is a man with no governing experience, a massive ego, and a bullying attitude who also possesses the nuclear codes that could destroy all life on Earth. How did we come to this place? Who allowed themselves to be conned by a New York real estate hustler such that our very Constitution is attacked by a dictatorial agenda? How did subterranean pundits suddenly have the ear of this president? Ask yourself these and any other question you like, because "Why Angels Weep: America and Donald Trump" seeks to answer them all and suggest how we might fix the causes of such a frightening and disturbing occurrence. It's time for each of us who claim to be true patriots to examine our own and others' motives that made us so susceptible to the long con game of Donald Trump. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride, the lessons and the possibilities for our future in this compelling book. Vernon Turner is a retired industrial engineer and science educator who currently publishes columns for specialty outlets. Vernon has traveled to all the continents except Antarctica and learned the wonderful things the good people around the globe have to offer. He started writing a political column in Marble Falls, TX in 2009, and watched it lead to a third career and four published books; this one being the fifth. Vernon's hobbies include model replica building and following his favorite baseball and hockey teams.

Forgotten Tragedies

Author: Bob Dlugos

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3961429529

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 3060

TERRIBLE LIFE-ALTERING CALAMITIES THAT HAVE FADED INTO THE FABRIC OF HISTORY Imagine a deadly terrorist bomb attack on American school kids. Or a sinking ocean liner that claims six times the number of lives lost in the Titanic disaster. Or an attack of deadly snakes on a town leaving fifty dead. THESE THINGS HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT PEOPLE NO LONGER REMEMBER. This is the premise behind Forgotten Tragedies. This eye-opening new book explores a number of tragic events, worldwide but mostly in the U.S. that have largely been wiped from public memory. These are tragedies with great human consequence, both at the hands of man and mother nature. These events include calamities which have faded into the fabric of time, but should be remembered for their level of heartbreaking catastrophe. “One witness said the flood was like a ‘huge hill rolling over and over.’ A train engineer saved many lives when he saw the flood coming, by throwing his engine in reverse, whistle blaring, to warn the people, until the flood reached the engine and tossed it aside like a toy. The engineer survived, but at least 50 people on the train died.” “Long before cable news, these stories of diabolical minds and tremendous tragedy captured our hearts and united America in hope and prayer. Updates crackles over the radio and blared from front pages. Bob’s book captures these fascinating, bizarre and unimaginable firsts in a book that reads like a charcuterie board... bite-sized, meaty enough to fill in the blank spots in your history memory bank or launch you on a quest to learn even more. Learn more in a few pages than in an hour long documentary, this dictionary of disaster is right-sized doses of drama and it’s all real. A great gift and a must for your coffee table.”-Chris Burrous, News Anchor, KTLA-5 Los Angeles “Dramatic accounts of the strange and bizarre moments of numerous forgotten tragedies. For lovers of quirky history, this is a fascinating glimpse into the Forgotten Tragedies of the past that cry out to be remembered. This book has something for everyone, the short stories are full of historical facts and drama without being too overwhelming. From the Great Molasses Flood to one of the first televised tragedies that brought a nation together, Forgotten Tragedies will leave you wanting more.”-Michelle Pennell, book critic "You don't have to be a 'Debbie Downer' to get something out of these twisted tales of misery and mayhem. They're bite-sized bits of history. An easy collection stories to pick up and hard to put down."-Mai Do, former news anchor “Fascinating and compelling. A detailed walk through some of histories headliners that is thoroughly engaging. A page turner that in the end, left me wanting more.”-Toni Forster, Children's Author

Israel Yearbook on Human Rights


Author: Y. Dinstein Domb

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041104755

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 639

The "Israel Yearbook on Human Rights" - an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971 - is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The "Yearbook" also incorporates documentary materials, relating to Israel and the Administered Areas, which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations). "Volume 26" contains amongst others articles on The Essence of Democracy; Democracy in International Relations; The Threats to Democracy; and Democracy in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

CBS’s Don Hollenbeck

An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism

Author: Loren Ghiglione

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516894

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 1464

Loren Ghiglione recounts the fascinating life and tragic suicide of Don Hollenbeck, the controversial newscaster who became a primary target of McCarthyism's smear tactics. Drawing on unsealed FBI records, private family correspondence, and interviews with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, and more than one hundred other journalists, Ghiglione writes a balanced biography that cuts close to the bone of this complicated newsman and chronicles the stark consequences of the anti-Communist frenzy that seized America in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hollenbeck began his career at the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal (marrying the boss's daughter) before becoming an editor at William Randolph Hearst's rip-roaring Omaha Bee-News. He participated in the emerging field of photojournalism at the Associated Press; assisted in creating the innovative, ad-free PM newspaper in New York City; reported from the European theater for NBC radio during World War II; and anchored television newscasts at CBS during the era of Edward R. Murrow. Hollenbeck's pioneering, prize-winning radio program, CBS Views the Press (1947-1950), was a declaration of independence from a print medium that had dominated American newsmaking for close to 250 years. The program candidly criticized the prestigious New York Times, the Daily News (then the paper with the largest circulation in America), and Hearst's flagship Journal-American and popular morning tabloid Daily Mirror. For this honest work, Hollenbeck was attacked by conservative anti-Communists, especially Hearst columnist Jack O'Brian, and in 1954, plagued by depression, alcoholism, three failed marriages, and two network firings (and worried about a third), Hollenbeck took his own life. In his investigation of this amazing American character, Ghiglione reveals the workings of an industry that continues to fall victim to censorship and political manipulation. Separating myth from fact, CBS's Don Hollenbeck is the definitive portrait of a polarizing figure who became a symbol of America's tortured conscience.

When Angels Wept

The Rebirth and Dismemberment of Poland and Her People in the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century

Author: Jan S. Prybyla

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604943254

Category: Poland

Page: 240

View: 8604

Jan and Marta Przybyła were two ordinary people who perished in the hell of Auschwitz. They died because they were Polish and loyal to their country-a capital crime in the eyes of their killers. Maria Przybyła put her own life in peril in an attempt to save her parents from unspeakable agony at the hands of Nazi barbarians, and to prevent her brother from suffering the same fate. Written by Jan Przybyla's nephew, "When Angels Wept" is a record of people and events long past, but not forgotten. It recounts the story of an individual family caught in the brutal insanity of the Nazi occupation, and the destruction of the Polish state by Germany's war machine. About the Author Jan S. Prybyla, PhD is professor emeritus of economics at Pennsylvania State University, former president of the Conference on European Problems, and adjunct faculty member of the Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on comparative political economy, among them "Market and Plan Under Socialism: The Bird in the Cage" and "The American Way of Peace: An Interpretation."

Survive the Bomb

The Radioactive Citizen's Guide to Nuclear Survival

Author: Eric G. Swedin

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760340315

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 7572

Attention, citizens and fellow travelers of the Cold War: Survive the Bomb is your family’s ultimate fallout shelter companion. Keep this book at the ready next to the emergency drinking water and vacuum-packed canned meats and vegetables for that moment when the saber-rattling between the world’s superpowers turns Atomic. Here are all the tips and information you’ll need to keep your family safe and secure:· A convenient set of Civil Defense carrying cards for your wallet or purse· Steps for the home handyman toward building a well-furnished fallout shelter· How to convert your home’s snack bar into a cozy secondary shelter· A checklist of items you’ll need close at hand while awaiting the “all-clear” message from local authorities· An Operation Survival! comic, including a crossword puzzle and quiz for the kids· Revealing studies, reports, and recommendations to the United States Congress and President· Wargame scenarios, aftermath descriptions, and casualty estimates at various distances from a nuclear blast· An introduction and commentaries by Cold War historian Eric G. Swedin Be alert and be prepared. Don’t let a little thing like an atomic particle spoil your day.

Of Men and of Angels

Author: Bodie & Brock Thoene,Brock Thoene

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 9780785269137


Page: 324

View: 1308

In this sequel to Only the River Runs Free, Joseph Connor Burke has reclaimed his ancestral acres, but his dreams of a peaceable kingdom are shattered by violence and betrayal. Will he stand for what he truly believes?

The Vanishing Evangelist

The Aimee Semple McPherson Kidnapping Affair

Author: Lately Thomas

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120500

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 6263

During the afternoon of May 18, 1926, and auburn-haired woman whose name was virtually an American household word went for a swim in the Pacific. She was not seen to come out of the water. Thousands of Californians who had thronged to hear the dynamic Aimee Semple McPherson preach at her floodlit Angelos Temple were stunned at the news of her disappearance. Two people died in the attempt to find her body. Services were held for her at the Temple and a memorial fund was collected. Meanwhile, however, letters had begun to come in, demanding $500,000 ransom for the return of Sister Aimee. And five weeks after the vanished, Aimee turned up in a Mexican border town with a circumstantial story of having been kidnapped and then imprisoned in a desert shack, and of having escaped on foot across miles of sandy wastes. The missing shepherd was welcomed back to life with great rejoicing by the Temple flock. But certain skeptics—among them the Los Angeles district attorney—had doubts about her story. Why was no shack to be found that would fit her description? Why was she neither sunburned nor thirsty when she returned? And who was the mysterious “Miss X,” so remarkably like the evangelist, who had occupied, with a “Mr. McIntyre,” a rented honeymoon cottage at Carmel-by-the-Sea while Aimee was gone? These questions led to a grand-jury investigation with sensational surprised of its own, and eventually brought the evangelist and certain others into court, where the disclosures made were as startling—and as hilarious—as anything that had preceded... “The whole story is one of the funniest episodes from the harebrained 1920s....It has been told in great and amusing detail....”—GILBERT HIGHET “It’s more fun than a barrel of—well, Holy Rollers.”—LESLIE HANSCOM, New York Telegram and Sun “It is a story far too fantastic for fiction; nobody would believe it if it appeared between the covers of a novel...”—FREDERIC BABCOCK, Chicago Tribune

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

A Novel of Forgiveness

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061859953

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2477

From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts. Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

Requiem for the Devil

Author: Jeri Smith-Ready

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759523029

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6671

Set in modern-day Washington, D.C., Requiem for the Devil depicts the end of the Devil's ten-billion-year career. For the first time in his existence, Lucifer falls in love, and this event threatens to transform his identity and perhaps even his destiny. Gianna O'Keefe is the woman who drags him out of his ancient despair and points him toward possible salvation. Yet Lucifer's path from evil is neither straight nor smooth. Pursuing love means betraying his fellow fallen angels, the loyal friends who once followed him to damnation. Divine and infernal forces seem to conspire against his and Gianna's union. Lucifer's empire crumbles around him as he dares to defy the natural order and question his fate.

Messenger's Angel

A Novel of the Lost Angels

Author: Heather Killough-Walden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101588667

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7631

Since the beginning of time, the archangels have longed to know true love. When four female angels were created for the four archangels, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Azrael, a chaos spurred by jealousy erupted, and the archesses were secreted away to Earth. The four favored archangels followed, prompting a search that has lasted millennia… For hundreds of years, Gabriel has passed himself off as a common Scottish villager. Few know he is the Messenger, a powerful archangel who has secretly scoured the world for the only woman who can complete him. Now, he’s shocked to discover the object of his fierce and driving desire shows up in his own backyard. Researching her Ph.D. in the Outer Hebrides, Juliette Anderson has always been the rational type—until she looks across a quaint pub and into the flashing silver eyes of a stranger. He’s handsome. He’s intense. And he claims her with a soul-searing kiss on the spot. Gabriel’s scorching gaze, wavy black hair and deep, sexy brogue ignite a fire in her that can’t be denied, and yet every instinct she has tells her to run. But when a familiar dark force rises, and the truth of her incredible identity is revealed, Juliette must follow her heart and put her faith in the tall, dark mysterious man who enflames her.