When Hell Came to Texas

Author: Robert Vaughan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147671584X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Hell Under the Rising Sun

Texan Pows and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway

Author: Kelly E. Crager

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444165

Category: Oral history

Page: 196

View: 3024

Late in 1940, the young men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment stepped off the trucks at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas, ready to complete the training they would need for active duty in World War II. This title includes personal memoirs and oral history interviews of the Lost Battalion members.
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A Descent Into Hell

The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder

Author: Kathryn Casey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061843563

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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Bright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had just landed an exciting new job, while a big-money scholarship to UT's prestigious business school lured Pitonyak to Austin. Yet the former altar boy had a dark, unpredictable streak, one that ensnared him in the perilous underworld of drugs and guns. When Jennifer failed to show up for work on August 18, 2005, her mother became frightened. Sharon Cave's search led to Colton's West Campus apartment, where Jennifer's family discovered a scene worthy of the grisliest horror movie. Meanwhile, Colton Pitonyak was nowhere to be found. A Descent Into Hell is the gripping true story of one of the most brutal slayings in UT history—and the wild "Bonnie and Clyde-like" flight from justice of a cold-blooded young killer and his would-be girlfriend, who claimed that her unquestioning allegiance to Pitonyak was "just the way I roll."
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His Time in Hell

A Texas Marine in France : the World War I Memoir of Warren R. Jackson

Author: Warren R. Jackson

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

View: 6650

"The casualties suffered by the 6th Marine Regiment during World War I were staggering. Remarkably, Warren R. Jackson may have been the only Marine in his company to remain unscathed as they fought their way from Verdun through the end of the war." "His Time in Hell is a memoir of a World War I Marine. In addition to providing a wealth of detail about enlisted service of that period, the reader will find that Jackson's normal human strengths and weaknesses shine through on every page. He saw his share of combat, though he wasn't always in the forefront of battle. He writes his account in a self deprecating, nonheroic tone. "Several times when it was still dark a storm of machine-gun bullets rained over our heads....My unselfish instincts prompting me, I used dispatch to get someone else between me and the bullets. While there were quite a bunch of us huddled there, my attempt was in vain, for others were trying to perform the same feat."" "Jackson must have done something right, however: he was promoted to corporal and awarded two Silver Stars and the Croix de Guerre. Based on his promotions and the fact that he was often chosen for roles that required intelligence and fortitude, Jackson indeed was a good Marine."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas

Author: Sophia Dembling

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1461625661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 821

In Texas "Yankee" is a loose term covering a lot of ground. If you're not a Texan or a southerner, you're a Yankee and therefore, to many Texans, suspect. There are many rites of passage to being a Yankee in Texas: the first time you spot a pickup with a gun rack; the first time you realize that a week is a long time to go without Mexican food; the first time you recognize a change in seasons; your first thunderstorm; your first honky-tonk. Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of propriety that tell us to keep out mouths shut. But here in this book we are going to talk all about it with good old Yankee outspokenness. We'll clear the air, share experiences, orient newcomers, and have some good laughs.
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From Hell to Heaven to Hell

Author: Jim Grundy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781633081062

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 7882

Inside the pages of this book you will discover a captivating man's story of life growing up poor in West Virginia. The son of a coal miner, drifting after graduation trying to find his way in the world, moving with his family back to the State of Texas and leaving behind the girl he planned to marry. Life for him was tough and only one could imagine how in the world one person could encounter the difficulties that seemed to follow him wherever he went. The breakup of his first love, the ended romance in Texas, he could take no more, leading him to join the Marines for a life of hell that would cause the injuries that he lives with today. Returning home, drifting and trying to become successful in life, using his fist as an amateur boxer, managing to win the West Texas Golden Gloves Championship. Beating the odds was nothing for this man because he fought them his entire life. Something you only see in movies? No, not this man. They say he has lived the life of twenty men. From being poor to working his way up in the business world of sales he would own and operate several retail businesses that would make him a millionaire. This sounds pretty good until you get to the part that he loses it all. Pain and hunger, love and divorces, poor then wealthy, romance and heartache, sexual assaults and murder, custody battles that granted him full custody of two children and co-custody of one...enough, not a chance the story has just begun. What you read in this book you will not believe happened, but it did! This is just a sample of this one man's life. Readers say, "It's addictive." Once you start reading this unbelievable story you can't put it down. Step into this man's life as he tells you in his words the life as he knows only to be, "From Hell to Heaven to Hell."
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God Save Texas

A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Author: Lawrence Wright

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525520112

Category: History

Page: 368

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With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.
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When Hell Freezes Over

A Novel

Author: Darrien Lee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451694814

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5731

The unforgettable characters from the bestseller What Goes Around Comes Around are back -- in a smashingly suspenseful tale of love, trust, and the secrets that can make or break our lives. The dashingly handsome Keaton Lapahie has watched many of his friends do the one thing he has vowed he will never do: get married. His plan is to enjoy his retirement, open a restaurant, and remain a bachelor for life. But when he is unexpectedly put on mandatory medical leave, he decides to visit his sister and her family...not realizing fate is about to take him on a trip -- not just out of town, but toward his own heart. In Philadelphia, Keaton is reacquainted with Dr. Meridan St. John, his sister's pediatrician. Meridan is seemingly the perfect woman -- smart, bold, and beautiful. Why can't Keaton attract her attention? He soon learns that Meridan is haunted by something in her past -- and though Keaton can read her better than anyone else, he cannot figure out the cause of her nightmares and fears. Things become even more complicated when Jacob, her jealous childhood friend, arrives in Philadelphia and threatens to expose all the dark secrets of her past. Worried that Keaton will not believe she was innocent in her situation, she does the only thing she can...run. Thus, Keaton must decide -- does he follow her, and get to the truth, or does he leave the woman he loves to her own dark nightmares? Penetrating in language and powerful in meaning, When Hell Freezes Over is a remarkable story about how accepting the past is the only way to make a future.
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The Wild History of Hell Hole and the Rubicon Country 1848 to 1948

El Dorado and Placer Counties California

Author: Guy Nixon (Redcorn)

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477139753

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 2845

"Includes a survey of the historic Mule Train trails of the region, with analysis of each section's history and its potential recreational opportunities for equestrians, sportsmen and prospectors."
Posted in History

Rise

What to Do When Hell Won't Back Off

Author: Debra Lynn Hayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946114310

Category:

Page: N.A

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One girls journey overcoming numerous tragedies and losses and the four steps she discovered to find happiness and enjoy life again.
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Tears from Heaven: Voices from Hell

The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty as Seen Through the Eyes of the Victims of Violent Crime and Death Row Inmates Throughout America.

Author: Diane Robertson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469721903

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 5815

In Tears From Heaven; Voices From Hell capital punishment issues are discussed from the viewpoint of the victims of violent crime and from those condemned to die on America's death rows. Explore the pros and cons of this controversial issue from those who have experienced the pain first hand: victims and death row inmates.
Posted in Political Science

Dancing My Way Through Hell!

Author: Gene Shirley Richey

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460236807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 3740

Her mother sternly said, "Gene! Stop that tap dancing right now! You're going to dance your way to hell!" The first half of her life surely felt that way - three sexual assaults, two abusive husbands, three children for whom she was the sole provider. Nevertheless, during that same period of her life, Gene and her violin went on a summer tour with young Billy Graham. She was also given a TV contract with the original Hank Williams Band in Montgomery, Alabama, as twin fiddler. DANCING MY WAY THROUGH HELL! focuses on life struggles and a forgiving spirit which was the key to bringing Gene through those experiences in six states from coast to coast and leading her to an amazing future....
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The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307267458

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
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A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101459010

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9973

A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
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How I Came to Sparkle Again

Author: Kaya McLaren

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250013879

Category: Fiction

Page: 337

View: 4586

Three people in the ski town of Sparkle, Colorado search for hope and love after painful losses, including a woman who discovered her husband's infidelity after a miscarriage, a woman whose best romantic prospect is a ski bum best friend and a girl who longs for messages from her cancer victim mother. 75,000 first printing.
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Lone Star

A History of Texas and the Texans

Author: T. R. Fehrenbach

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497609704

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 3499

The definitive account of the incomparable Lone Star state by the author of Fire & Blood: A History of Mexico. T. R. Fehrenbach is a native Texan, military historian and the author of several important books about the region, but none as significant as this work, arguably the best single volume about Texas ever published. His account of America's most turbulent state offers a view that only an insider could capture. From the native tribes who lived there to the Spanish and French soldiers who wrested the territory for themselves, then to the dramatic ascension of the republic of Texas and the saga of the Civil War years. Fehrenbach describes the changes that disturbed the state as it forged its unique character. Most compelling is the one quality that would remain forever unchanged through centuries of upheaval: the courage of the men and women who struggled to realize their dreams in The Lone Star State.
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Trouble in Texas

Author: John Mayer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469160005

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 4918

Weather in San Antonio can be anywhere from nasty to fantastic, but this day was better than fantastic as Johnny Devreau walked toward the cattle barns. The weather reminded him of some nice days he had seen in Hawaii, only cooler. He was at the Joe Freeman Coliseum for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, an annual ten-day affair. It seemed everyone, male and female, young and old, was wearing the same thingLevis, cowboy boots, and a western-style shirtand most had a western-style hat. This was standard everyday wear for Devreau. The Saturday rodeo matinee was just over, and the standing room crowd was spilling out of the coliseum in every which direction, or so it seemed. It made getting to where Devreau wanted to be slowgoing.
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23 Minutes In Hell

One Man's Story About What He Saw, Heard, and Felt in That Place of Torment

Author: Bill Wiese

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599792974

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8623

"My sincere hope is that this book is the closest you will ever come to experiencing hell for yourself." Bill Wiese saw the searing flames of hell, felt total isolation, and experienced the putrid and rotting stench, deafening screams of agony, terrorizing demons, and finally, the strong hand of God lifting him out of the pit. "Tell them I am coming very, very soon!" Wiese’s visit to the devil’s lair lasted just twenty-three minutes, but he returned with vivid details etched in his memory. Since this life-changing ordeal, he has spent the last seven years studying the Scriptures to find answers and has listed more than 150 Bible verses referencing hell. Everyone is curious about the afterlife, and now Wiese shares his insights to commonly asked questions such as: Is hell a literal burning place? Where is hell? Do you have a body in hell? Are there Degrees of punishment in hell? Are there children in hell? Can Demons torment people in hell? Can "good" people go to hell? "Even if you don’t believe my story, I hope you will believe the Scriptures and avoid hell just the same."
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Korea Spells Hell

Author: Robert L. Zoeller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462862528

Category: Fiction

Page: 77

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This is the story of an individual from the time of going into the service during the Korean War and the experiences had during that time. A journal recording events of that time, some of these events will cause the reader to smile and maybe even laugh aloud; other events may be to sadden them and to maybe feel some of the pain felt by those that this writing may depict. The Korean War is said to be the forgotten war, but it will never be forgotten by those that were in it or the friends and families of those that didnt return or those that carry wounds, and missing parts of their body or maimed by this terrible time. These are the reminders they will never forget. For these are the reminders of the so called Forgotten War. This book is therefore dedicated to all service men and women past, present, and future with the special thanks to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
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