The Things Our Fathers Saw by Matthew Rozell

The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air—From the Great Depression to Combat


Dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is.

 


— “You flew with what I would call ‘controlled fear’. You were scared stiff, but it was controlled. My ball turret gunner—he couldn’t take it anymore… I guess he was right. He’s dead now. But he had lost control of the fear. He never got out of that ball turret; he died in that ball turret.” —B-24 bombardier


 

~THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL IN THE BEST SELLING ‘The Things Our Fathers Saw’ SERIES~

How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw.


— “I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I had a lot of trouble reconciling how my mother died [of a cerebral hemorrhage] from the telegram she opened, saying I was [shot down and] “missing in action”. I didn’t explain to her the fact that ‘missing in action’ is not necessarily ‘killed in action’. You know? I didn’t even think about that. How do you think you feel when you find out you killed your mother?” —B-24 bombardier


At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, a history teacher tracks down the veterans with a connection to “Hometown, USA” who fought the war in the air over Europe, men who were tempered in the tough times of the Great Depression and forged in battle. He rescues and resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.
Here are the stories that the magazine could not tell, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.


— “I was in the hospital with a flak wound. The next mission, the entire crew was killed. The thing that haunts me is that I can’t put a face to the guy who was a replacement. He was an 18-year old Jewish kid named Henry Vogelstein from Brooklyn. It was his first and last mission. He made his only mission with a crew of strangers.” —B-24 navigator


By the end of 2018, fewer than 400,000 WW II veterans will still be with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories?
Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to the younger generation, when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask.


— “The German fighters picked us. I told the guys, ‘Keep your eyes open, we are about to be hit!’ I saw about six or eight feet go off my left wing. I rang the ‘bail-out’ signal, and I reached out and grabbed the co-pilot out of his seat. I felt the airplane climbing, and I thought to myself, ‘If this thing stalls out, and starts falling down backwards, no one is going to get out…’” —B-17 pilot


This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.
As we forge ahead as a nation, we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for.

— “A must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one.”

Reviewer, Vol. I

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The Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather

The Atopia Chronicles (Atopia Series Book 1)


What could be worse than letting billions die?

In the near future, to escape the crush and clutter of a packed and polluted Earth, the world’s elite flock to Atopia, a massive corporate-owned artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. It is there that Dr. Patricia Killiam rushes to perfect the ultimate in virtual reality: a program to save the ravaged Earth from mankind’s insatiable appetite for natural resources.

 

Now in development as a new TV series, The Atopia Chronicles (Book 1 of the Atopia series) is the tale of mankind’s dark slide across the apocalypse as humans and machines merge in a world teetering on the brink of ecological ruin.

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

I Am Watching You


An Amazon Charts bestseller.

What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

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House Beneath the Bridge by Iain Rob Wright

House Beneath the Bridge (A horror novel)


“From bestselling horror author Iain Rob Wright comes his scariest novel yet.”

Is it possible to infect a place with evil? Are some atrocities so awful that the land itself becomes contaminated? And what would happened if you found yourself trapped in such a place?

What begins with a car crash on an ancient bridge ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Follow the survivors of a horrific accident as they try to understand their fates and find rescue. A rescue that should have already come.

Tom and Sophie Sumner have been married for ten years. They won’t make it to eleven. Infidelity and neglect have torn their relationship apart and they part ways today. Sophie is going home to the village she grew up in. Cottontree. If there’s any chance of Tom persuading her to give their marriage one last chance, it’s now.

But Cottontree is a place with a much darker past than anybody knows, and the Sumners are about to have much bigger problems than their marriage.

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A Spy’s Guide to Thinking by John Braddock

A Spy’s Guide to Thinking (Kindle Single)


Sharpen your thinking with a spy’s simple tools.

What if you could see what a spy sees? What if you were inside a spy’s head when an enemy attacks?

In the #1 Kindle Single A Spy’s Guide To Thinking, a former spy puts you in his head during a dangerous encounter. How would you respond when an enemy attacks? How do you think through the options? How do you choose?

In a 45 minute read, John Braddock tells you what he did. He tells you how he thought. He tells you how he ended up bloody, but it could have been worse.
Along the way, he gives you two tools to sharpen your thinking.
The first tool breaks down the thinking process and ensures it leads to action.
The second tool helps you think ahead.
Together, they’re a spy’s tools to sharpen your thinking.
Bestselling author John Braddock was a case officer at the CIA. He developed, recruited and handled sources on weapons proliferation, counter-terrorism and political-military issues. A former university fellow, he now helps people and organizations sharpen their thinking about their strategy, their customers and their competition.
Buy this book now to sharpen your thinking.
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Darknet by Matthew Mather

Darknet


From the million-copy bestselling author of CyberStorm comes a frighteningly realistic new thriller, an adrenaline-fueled mystery with a noir/tech edge that will delight fans of Baldacci, Child, and Cussler.


A GLOBAL CORPORATION HIDES A DARK SECRET…

A TERRIFYING NEW ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY…

WILL BE REVEALED.


Follow one man’s journey through a shadowy underworld that threatens the security of humanity.

In a world where corporations have the same rights as human beings…
Profit is everything and psychopathic executives call the shots…
Anything is possible.

FROM THE BACK COVER – DARKNET

Jake O’Connell leaves a life of crime and swears he’ll never return, but his new life as a stock broker in New York is ripped away when his childhood friend Sean Womack is murdered.

Thousands of miles away in Hong Kong, scientist Jin Huang finds a list of wealthy dead people in a massive banking conspiracy. Problem is, some of the people don’t stay dead. As Jin begins her investigation, she’s petrified to discover her own name on the growing list of dead-but-alive.

On the run, Jake O’Connell and Jin Huang race across continents to uncover a dark secret spreading like a cancer into the world. Why was Sean killed, and how is the list of wealthy dead connected? Are some of them really coming back to life? But all this becomes irrelevant when Jake’s family is attacked…


About the Author

Translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, with multiple TV and movie contracts including 20th Century Fox developing his second novel, CyberStorm, for a major film release, Matthew Mather’s books are worldwide bestsellers. He began his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines researching artificial intelligence before starting high-tech ventures in everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records to weather prediction systems. He now works as a full-time author of speculative fiction.

Darknet has ranked as a top best seller in Amazon’s techno thriller, conspiracy, and science fiction categories, and if you enjoy A.G. Riddle, Hugh Howey, and Michael Crichton, then you’ll love this new thriller.

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The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno

The Good Lawyer: A Legal Thriller Inspired By A True Story (The Good Lawyer Series Book 1)


#1 THRILLER BESTSELLER!
OVER A HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD!
INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY!

A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in. Working as a Bronx Legal Aid Attorney he learns how to twist the system, how to become an unbeatable defense lawyer. But it’s 1982. The Spider-man rapist is on the loose and New York City is a city in fear. When an outraged victim commits suicide right before his eyes, searching for absolution and determined to prove his client’s innocence, he knocks the pegs out from under the prosecution’s case. Digging deeper, horrifying revelations about his family’s past collide with the true identity of the sadistic sociopath behind the real Spider-man’s rampage. In the process, this good lawyer comes face-to-face with his greatest conflict and deepest fear: to win, really win, must he sacrifice every principle he believes in and embrace his family’s mafia past to become judge, jury, and executioner?
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The Last Alchemist by Erik Hamre

The Last Alchemist


If there was a secret to riches, would you share it?

David Dypsvik, a broke and depressed MBA student, is given a secret assignment by his university professor. Forty years earlier, in the 1970s, one of the world’s richest men vanished from the face of the Earth. The billionaire had just completed a lecture series called The Principles of Wealth at Oxford University. The question is: Did he share something he shouldn’t have shared in that last lecture? And what really happened the day he disappeared?

The last Alchemist will take you on a journey through the history of wealth-creation and ancient mysteries. We follow a reluctant hero, a wanna-get-rich-quick MBA student, in his relentless pursuit of the missing billionaire and the secret to riches.

But nothing could have prepared David Dypsvik for what he is about to face.

Nobody is who they claim to be, and the stakes can be high when the prize is an abundance of riches.

Or perhaps something else entirely…

THE LAST ALCHEMIST is a page turner of a mystery thriller in the blockbuster tradition of The Atlantis Gene and The Da Vinci Code. It melds together historical and scientific details with conspiracy theories that will stay with you long after you finish.

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16 SOULS by John J. Nance

16 SOULS


The Latest Aviation Thriller From New York Times Bestselling Author John Nance!

On takeoff from Denver during a winter blizzard, an airliner piloted by veteran Captain Marty Mitchell overruns a commuter plane from behind. Bizarrely, the fuselage of the smaller aircraft is tenuously wedged onto the huge right wing of his Boeing 757, leading Mitchell to an impossible life-or-death choice.

Mitchell’s decision will land the former military pilot in the cross-hairs of a viciously ambitious district attorney determined to send him to prison for doing his job. Despondent and deeply wounded by what he sees as betrayal by the system, Mitchell at first refuses to defend himself or even assist the corporate lawyer forced against her will to represent him.

Pitted against the prosecutorial prowess of flamboyant Denver DA Grant Richardson, who is using Mitchell’s case to audition for a presidential appointment as a U.S. attorney, is young defense attorney Judith Winston. Her lack of experience in criminal cases could mean the end of Mitchell’s freedom, if he doesn’t end his own life first. However, a rising level of gritty determination even her law partners have never witnessed before, propels Winston to lay it all on the table to save Mitchell and expose Richardson as a fraud.

16 SOULS takes the reader for a wild ride in a heart-stopping aviation and legal thriller propelled by irresistible characters, an agonizingly possible airborne dilemma, and a desperate refusal both in the air and in the courtroom to give up in the face of devastating odds.

“In the air, or in a courtroom, nobody writes a better thriller than John J. Nance.”–New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson

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Binds That Tie by Kate Moretti

Binds That Tie


A new book from New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Moretti

Big Al’s Books & Pals 2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Love ties. Murder binds.

Maggie never felt as though she belonged until Chris Stevens showed her what true happiness meant. Ten years into their marriage, miscarriages and infidelities have scarred them both. Despite their perfect-couple image, Maggie can’t look at Chris with anything but resentment. When a charismatic stranger offers the opportunity for a little harmless flirtation, she jumps into the game.

But charm soon turns to malice, and a deadly split-second decision forces Maggie and Chris onto a dangerous path fraught with secrets, lies, and guilt. With no one else to turn to—no one she dares trust—Maggie will ultimately learn just how binding marital ties can be.

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