History

May 5, 2019

The Long Walk together

"The Long Walk together - man an dogs through History" by Tom Ambrose

| Website | Facebook | Men and dogs have shared adventures since earliest times.There have been royal dogs such as Queen Marie Antoinette’s little spaniel, Thisbe or Lord Byron’s giant Newfoundland, Boatswain. Pet dachshunds such as Picasso’s Lump or William Randolf Hearst’s, Helen. Dogs have crossed the USA on foot in exploring the Louisiana purchase or in an early car with one dog, Laika, even going into space. Dogs like Rin Tin Tin, Toto and Lassie have starred in films. In Europe, giant St Bernard’s have rescued travellers in the mountains. Owning a dog became an essential PR tool in the USA and nearly every president has had one. Dogs have followed man to war including Prince Rupert’s Boye or the famous American Sergeant Stubby or the black poodle, Moustache in the Napoleonic wars. Above all it is the fidelity of dogs to man that most impresses, such as the loyal Shep in Montana during the Great Depression and Hachiko who, like Greyfriars Bobby, remained loyal even after his Japanese master had died. All are here in this tribute to the unique bond of friendship between man and dog.

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April 19, 2019

South West Pacific MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS

"South West Pacific MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS: Follow my time in the PT Service During World War 2" by James A. Beck

I volunteered for the PT Service but I had no idea that it would lead to me working later for Admiral "Bull" Halsey and General MacArthur through out the South Pacific. I would start out as a lowly Ensign on a PT Boat and end up years later as an Admiral in charge of all of the PT Boats in the Philippines area.We go from running around chasing the enemy ships and eating C-rats and peanut butter sandwiches to having my own command ship and eating "Baked Alaskan" with the Admiral. Follow us as we push the Japs back to Japan.

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April 11, 2019

Occupied Okinawa

"Occupied Okinawa: The United States of America and Japan's Desecration of Okinawa's Democracy and Environment" by Robert Kajiwara

The real-life story of how a young Okinawan Hawaiian singer-songwriter started a petition to help save the coral reef at Henoko, Okinawa. The petition met with immediate popularity, and was endorsed by Dr. Brian May of the rock band Queen, composer Van Dyke Park, Japanese model Rola, and many other celebrities. Kajiwara provides a fascinating introduction to Okinawa, it's tragic history, as well as the issues it presently faces. This is not just an issue for Okinawa, but also one for Japan, the U.S., and the world at large. Proceeds go to help Okinawa.

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March 27, 2019

Early Church Father Series

"Early Church Father Series: St. Ignatius of Antioch" by Greg Gordon

| Website | FacebookInstagram | Today in the Body of Christ— especially within evangelicalism and other modern expressions of the Church—there is an increasingly urgent need to reconnect with the foundational precepts of the “faith once for all delivered to the saints.” Ignatius writes while bound in Rome, “From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated.” As the cover of this book shows Ignatius being devoured by two wild beasts, this was his fate and faithful martyrdom. So here we are 2000 years later and able to sit down with St. Ignatius, to hear his heart, his passion for Christ, and his love for the Church. Let us gleam a view of truth from his writings to see the Bible in a new light and be bolstered to continue on the faithful continuance of the “One Faith” given to the Church.

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