By Ezequiel L. Ortiz,James A. McClure
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Steve N. Pisanos’s The Flying Greek is either the vintage story of an immigrant’s bond with the US and an aerial event. whilst younger Pisanos arrived within the U. S. in 1938, he labored, studied English, and realized to fly. He earned a personal pilot’s license in 1941, and shortly after Germany invaded Greece, he volunteered for the embattled British Royal Air strength.
In 1942, RAF flight controller Robert Wyse turned a eastern prisoner of warfare at the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, in poor health, crushed, and labored to near-death, he wasted away until eventually he weighed purely seventy kilos, his lifestyles striking in tenuous stability. there have been strict orders opposed to POWs protecting diaries, yet Wyse penned his observations at the scarce bits of paper he may perhaps locate, suffering to explain the brutalities he witnessed.
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Touring 40 thousand miles and encouraging love and melancholy in equivalent degree, Lt. Minter Dial’s misplaced Annapolis ring altered the lives of many—not simply those that gazed upon its blue stone. The spellbinding account of 1 man’s obsession with a relations mystery—and the fabricated from many years of study and inquiries—The final Ring domestic explores writer Minter Dial’s pursuit of the genuine tale of his namesake, his past due grandfather Lt.
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