Braving the Fire

Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss.

Author: Jessica Handler

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250014559

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Braving the Fire is the first book to provide a road map for the journey of writing honestly about mourning, grief and loss. Created specifically by and for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the death of a loved one, Braving the Fire takes the writers' perspective in exploring the challenges and rewards for the writer who has chosen, with courage and candor, to be the memory keeper. It will be useful to the memoirist just starting out, as well as those already in the throes of coming to terms with complicated emotions and the challenges of shaping a compelling, coherent true story. Loosely organized around the familiar Kübler-Ross model of Five Stages of Grief, Braving the Fire uses these stages to help the reader and writer though the emotional healing and writing tasks before them, incorporating interviews and excerpts from other treasured writers who've done the same. Insightful contributions from Nick Flynn, Darin Strauss, Kathryn Rhett, Natasha Trethewey, and Neil White, among others, are skillfully bended with Handler's own approaches to facing grief a second time to be able to write about it. Each section also includes advice and wisdom from leading doctors and therapists about the physical experience of grieving. Handler is a compassionate guide who has braved the fire herself, and delivers practical and inspirational direction throughout.

Braving the Flames

The author of Heat “captured words from the heart” in this collection of stories and firsthand accounts of life in the FDNY from fifteen of New York’s Bravest (Library Journal).

Author: Peter Micheels

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497622777

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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The author of Heat “captured words from the heart” in this collection of stories and firsthand accounts of life in the FDNY from fifteen of New York’s Bravest (Library Journal). In New York City, an average of eleven fires are reported every hour of the day and night, 365 days a year. Now, hear the stories behind the news reports, as America’s courageous fire fighters tell their stories in their own words This is the real story of the men whose lives are dedicated to answering the calls for help. Intense and terrifying, Braving the Flames chronicles the experiences of men who give their blood and sweat to save lives, sometimes at the cost of their own.

Braving the Fire

Fifteen-year-old Jem joins the Union Army but is not sure of his motives or what he hopes to accomplish, particularly since the Civil War has divided his family and caused much violence and confusion in his life.

Author: John B. Severance

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061822999X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

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Fifteen-year-old Jem joins the Union Army but is not sure of his motives or what he hopes to accomplish, particularly since the Civil War has divided his family and caused much violence and confusion in his life.

America s Anchor

Braving the fire of the enemy, MacNeal displayed gallantry throughout this action. Edward S. Martin Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Ireland. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.:59, 22 June 1865.

Author: Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671970

Category: History

Page: 296

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This naval history of the Delaware Estuary spans three centuries, from the arrival of the Europeans to the end of the World War II. The author describes the shipbuilders and infrastructure, and the ships and men who sailed this surprisingly active waterway in peace and in war. From Philadelphia to the Delaware Capes, the story of the nascent U.S. Navy and key historical figures emerges. Dozens of historic images and four appendices are included.

Medal of Honor 1861 1949

Braving the fire of the enemy , MacNEAL displayed gallantry throughout this action . MAGER , GEORGE FREDERICK , APPRENTICE First Class , USN . Born 23 February 1875 , Philipsburg , N. ) . Accredited to New Jersey .

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Publisher: Washington : s.n.

ISBN: MINN:20000000946026

Category: Medal of Honor

Page: 327

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Medal of Honor 1861 1949

Braving the fire of the enemy , MacNEAL displayed gallantry throughout this action . MAGER , GEORGE FREDERICK , APPRENTICE FIRST CLASS , USN . Born 23 February 1875 , Philipsburg , N. J. Accredited to New Jersey .

Author: United States. Navy Department

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211185280

Category: Medal of Honor

Page: 327

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Preface : The Secretary of the Navy has directed the Bureau of Naval Personnel to prepare this commemorative book, "Medal of Honor, the Navy." It will serve as a complete record of the Medals of Honor awarded the Navy from 1861-1949, the laws governing the award, and a narrative of the Navy in action as it is vignetted in war, campaign and peacetime periods with their accompanying citations for the highest award the nation bestows for heroism. The book is based largely on material obtained from Official Naval Histories, Secretary of the Navy Reports, National Archive documents, ships' logs, war diaries, action reports and Bureau records.

Congressional Medal of Honor

On November 10 he swam the Escaut River , braving the fire of enemy snipers on the opposite bank , and tied a rope to an enemy barrel bridge , thereby making a crossover for the infantry . Residence at enlistment : Jumbo Town , Colo .

Author: United States. Adjutant-General's Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030471224

Category: Military decorations

Page: 1054

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Shining Star

Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention.

Author: Philip Bailey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101607930

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable musical talents, their relentless work ethic exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention. Shining Star will mesmerize the supergroup’s millions of fans and anyone who loves an inspiring story about what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.

Writing Hard Stories

Many of Handler's Braving the Fire readers have expressed the following sentiment about being encouraged to “go there”. “Thank you for the way in.” That “way in" is what I've needed in my writing process. I also express my gratitude to ...

Author: Melanie Brooks

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807078822

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Some of the country’s most admired authors—including Andre Dubus III, Mark Doty, Marianne Leone, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Richard Blanco, Abigail Thomas, Kate Bornstein, Jerald Walker, and Kyoko Mori—describe their treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest to the healing power of putting words to experience. What does it take to write an honest memoir? And what happens to us when we embark on that journey? Melanie Brooks sought guidance from the memoirists who most moved her to answer these questions. Called an essential book for creative writers by Poets & Writers, Writing Hard Stories is a unique compilation of authentic stories about the death of a partner, parent, or child; about violence and shunning; and about the process of writing. It will serve as a tool for teachers of writing and give readers an intimate look into the lives of the authors they love. Authors profiled in Writing Hard Stories: Andre Dubus III, Sue William Silverman, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Joan Wickersham, Kyoko Mori, Richard Hoffman, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Abigail Thomas, Monica Wood, Mark Doty, Edwidge Dantict, Marianne Leone, Jerald Walker, Kate Bornstein, Jessica Handler, Richard Blanco, Alysia Abbott, and Kim Stafford Insights from Writing Hard Stories “Why we endeavor collectively to write a book or paint a canvas or write a symphony...is to understand who we are as human beings, and it’s that shared knowledge that somehow helps us to survive.”—Richard Blanco “Here’s what you need to understand: your brothers [or family or friends] are going to have their own stories to tell. You don’t have to tell the family story. You have to tell your story of being in that family.”—Andre Dubus III “We all need a way to express or make something out of experiences that otherwise have no meaning. If what you want is clarity and meaning, you have to break the secrets over your knee and make something of those ingredients.”—Abigail Thomas “What we remember and how we remember it really tells us how we became who we became.”—Michael Patrick MacDonald “The reason I write memoir is to be able to see the experience itself...I hardly know what I think until I write...Writing is a way to organize your life, give it a frame, give it a structure, so that you can really see what it was that happened.”—Sue William Silverman “After a while in the process, you have some distance and you start thinking of it as a story, not as your story...It was a personal grief, but no longer personal...[It’s] something that has not just happened to me and my family, but something that’s happened in the world.”—Edwidge Danticat “Tibetan Buddhists believe that eloquence is the telling of a truth in such a way that it eases suffering...The more suffering that is eased by your telling of the truth, the more eloquent you are. That’s all you can really hope for—being eloquent in that fashion. All you have to do is respond to your story honestly, and that’s the ideal.”—Kate Bornstein “You can never entirely redeem the experience. You can’t make it not hurt anymore. But you can make it beautiful enough so that there’s something to balance it in the other scale. And if you understand that word beautiful as not necessarily pretty, then you’re getting close to recognizing the integrative power of restoring the balance, which is restoring the truth.”—Richard Hoffman

Congressional Medal of Honor the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal Issued by the War Department Since April 6 1917

On November 10 die swam the Escaut River , braving the fire of enemy snipers on the opposite bank , and tied a rope to an enemy barrel bridge , thereby making a crossover for the infantry . Residence at enlistment : Jumbo Town , Colo .

Author: United States. Adjutant-General's Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B72618

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 1054

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Fortune Found

Braving. the. Fire. A CIVIL WAR NOVEL BY JOHN B. SEVERANCE ... riding with Pa all got mixed together like something worth standing up for. FORTUNE FOUND recounts the adventures of a part Shawnee Indian. from Braving the Fire ...

Author: John B. Severance

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312030756

Category:

Page: 160

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Fortune Found recounts the adventures of a part Shawnee Indian lad, Nate Taggart, as he travels from backwoods Virginia to the goldfields of California via the Ohio River, the Mississippi, and Panama in the middle of young America's 19th century. On his journey, Nate sees much of the new nation's ethnic diversity and learns some significant lessons before finding his fortune.

Fire

Outside, the wind howled through the trees and the rain threatened to douse the campfire flames. Fleur spotted the danger just in time. Braving the storm, she dashed out and fed the fire with dry driftwood. It hissed and spat.

Author: Jenny Oldfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444928372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Danger is on the island: from sharks near shore, to a mystery presence on the island itself. Day-to-day survival is everything ... and the dolphins are there to help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series. The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.

Patton s Third Army at War

Braving enemy sniper fire and exploding mines and ammunition in the vehicle, he extricated the wounded man and extinguished his flaming clothing, thereby saving “... he was with the leading element and the tank turned up a road we ...

Author: George Forty

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612003160

Category: History

Page: 224

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The story of Gen. George S. Patton’s magnificent Third Army as it advanced across Nazi-occupied Europe and into Hitler’s redoubt. Includes photos. As America’s own answer to the Blitzkrieg, Third Army’s actions from the Normandy coast across France and Germany to Austria gave a new dimension to the term “fluid warfare.” They only needed one general order—to seek out the enemy, trap, and destroy them. This they did, relentlessly overcoming every obstacle thrown in their way. Third Army’s story is one of teamwork, of armor, infantry, and aircraft working together with a perfection that amazed even the Germans, who’d always considered themselves the masters of the mobile offensive. Though Third Army is often remembered for its tank spearheads, like the 4th Armored Division, these pages also give credit to the brave infantry divisions which butted their heads against fortresses such as Metz with ultimate success. It is also the story of a triumph of administration as thousands of trucks carried forward the vital supplies to keep the army on the move and fighting. When a German counteroffensive nearly burst through the US lines in the Ardennes, it was Patton’s Third Army that turned on its heel and immediately drove in the “Bulge,” ending Hitler’s last great hope for success in the west. Afterward nothing could stop it as it crossed the Rhine and overran the Reich. Much of Third Army’s greatness, driving force, and will to win, was owed to one man—Gen. George Smith Patton Jr.—and a significant part of this book is devoted to him alone. In these pages, a renowned military historian gives a vivid impression in words and pictures of what it was like to live and fight with Patton’s men. Full of eyewitness accounts, photographs, and maps, it relates the full story of how America’s most dynamic fighting formation led the Allied effort against the Nazis’ seemingly invincible European empire.

SECRET GREEN BERET COMMANDOS IN CAMBODIA

Braving withering fire he moved into the open and supervised the construction of an evacuation-landing zone. Heavy machine gun fire threatened the success of the evacuation and he suppressed the attacks with accurate return fire.

Author: LTC Fred S. Lindsey, USA Ret

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477273074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 740

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We could call this book “Special Operations Recon Mission Impossible.” A small group of highly trained, resourceful US Special Forces (SF) men is asked to go in teams behind the enemy lines to gather intelligence on the North Vietnamese Army units that had infiltrated through Laos and Cambodia down the Ho Chi Minh trails to their secret bases inside the Cambodian border west of South Vietnam. The covert reconnaissance teams, of only two or three SF men with four or five experienced indigenous mercenaries each, were tasked to go into enemy target areas by foot or helicopter insertion. They could be 15 kilometers beyond any other friendly forces, with no artillery support. In sterile uniforms - with no insignia or identification, if they were killed or captured, their government would deny their military connection. The enemy had placed a price on their heads and had spies in their Top Secret headquarters known as SOG. SOG had three identical recon ground units along the border areas. This book tells the history of Command and Control Detachment South (CCS). The CCS volunteer warriors and its Air Partners – the Army and Air Force helicopter transport and gunship crews who lived and fought together and sometimes died together. This is the first published history of CCS as compiled by its last living commander, some forty years after they were disbanded. It tells of the struggles and intrigue involved in SOG’s development as the modern-day legacy of our modern Special Operations Commands. Forbidden to tell of their experiences for over twenty years; their After Action Reports destroyed even before they were declassified – surviving veterans team together to tell how Recon men wounded averaged 100 percent; and SOG became the most highly decorated unit in Vietnam and all were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

American Decorations

10 he swam the Escaut River , braving the fire of enemy snipers on the opposite bank , and tied a rope to an enemy barrel bridge , thereby making a crossover for the infantry . REILLEY , THOMAS T. Captain , 165th Infantry , 42d Division ...

Author: United States. Adjutant-General's Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121159953

Category: Military decorations

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Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Braving enemy fire . Armed with a light machine gun , enemy sniper fire and ignoring the presence Sergeant Keller and his comrade began a of booby traps in the area , they recovered systematic assault on the enemy bunkers . the eight ...

Author: United States. President

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112002226592

Category: Electronic journals

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"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

American Decorations 1862 1926 Volume 1

After the squad leader had been killed, he took command, and directing a heavy fire of automatic rifles and rifle grenades, ... 10 he swam th Escaut River, braving the fire of enemy snipers on the opposite bank, an # a rope to an enemy ...

Author: The Office of the Adjutant General of the Army

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781504413

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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Volume 1 of 2. A Complete List of Awards of the Congressional Medal of Honour, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM). Awarded under Authority of the Congress of the USA 1862-1926. Details on each recipient include place of birth, place of residence on entry into the service, where the award was won with citation and number of the General Order authorising the award. Names are arranged alphabetically, and in the case of posthumous awards name and relationship of the next-of kin receiving the award are given. Foreign holders of the DSC and DSM are listed by countries.

Lyndon B Johnson

Braving enemy fire . Armed with a light machine gun , enemy sniper fire and ignoring the presence Sergeant Keller and his comrade began a of booby traps in the area , they recovered systematic assault on the enemy bunkers . the eight ...

Author: United States. President (1963-1969 : Johnson)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117890991

Category: Presidents

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The Medal of Honor

Several hours later , he was braving enemy fire to care for the wounded and dying . When a wounded soldier had frozen in shock before the NVA , Father Watters ran out to pull him to safety . Six times he went beyond the perimeter to ...

Author: The Editors of Boston Publishing Company

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9781627884945

Category: History

Page: 304

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A comprehensive history of America's highest award for military valor. The Medal of Honor chronicles the creation, evolution, and awarding of the Medal, from the battlefields of the Civil War to the jungles of Vietnam, through a wealth of illustrations and hundreds of authoritative, action-filled accounts of heroism in America's conflicts. This wonderfully detailed and beautifully designed history book puts the Medal and its recipients into the context of their times, with brief and accessible introductions explaining each war and conflict for which the Medal was awarded. It also includes photo essays, intriguing stories of the Medal's sometimes quirky personalities, effects on surviving recipients, and the Medal's preeminent place in the American story. Whether you're an avid reader on the history of the Medal of Honor or simply intrigued by its place in our history, you're certain to want to flip through the pages of The Medal of Honor again and again.

With Utmost Spirit

Fireman Second Class Frank B. Gager USNR, a talker at the 1.1inch gun ammunition hoist, stuck to his battle station, braving smoke, fire, and confusion to report the damage. Wichita's executive officer, Cdr. Howard E. Orem, wrote, ...

Author: Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137681

Category: History

Page: 608

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Nineteen months before the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Allied assault forces landed in North Africa in Operation TORCH, the first major amphibious operation of the war in Europe. Under the direction of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, AUS, Adm. Andrew B. Cunningham, RN, Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, and others, the Allies kept pressure on the Axis by attacking what Winston Churchill dubbed "the soft underbelly of Europe." The Allies seized the island of Sicily, landed at Salerno and Anzio, and established a presence along the coast of southern France. With Utmost Spirit takes a fresh look at this crucial naval theater of the Second World War. Barbara Brooks Tomblin chronicles the US Navy's and the Royal Navy's struggles to wrest control of the Mediterranean Sea from Axis submarines and aircraft, to lift the siege of Malta, and to open a through convoy route to Suez while providing ships, carrier air support, and landing craft for five successful amphibious operations. Examining official action reports, diaries, interviews, and oral histories, Tomblin describes each of these operations in terms of ship-to-shore movements, air and naval gunfire support, logistics, countermine measures, antisubmarine warfare, and the establishment of ports and training bases in the Mediterranean. Firsthand accounts from the young officers and men who manned the ships provide essential details about Mediterranean operations and draw a vivid picture of the war at sea and off the beaches.