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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. while younger Pisanos arrived within the U. S. in 1938, he labored, studied English, and discovered 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 jap prisoner of struggle at the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, ill, crushed, and labored to near-death, he wasted away till he weighed merely seventy kilos, his existence placing in tenuous stability. there have been strict orders opposed to POWs conserving diaries, yet Wyse penned his observations at the scarce bits of paper he may locate, suffering to explain the brutalities he witnessed.
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Touring 40 thousand miles and encouraging love and depression 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 made from many years of analysis 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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