Life As a Paratrooper by Robert C. Kennedy

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Published by Children"s Press (CT) .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Careers,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Army,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Parachute troops,
  • United States,
  • United States.,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9810449M
ISBN 100516235443
ISBN 109780516235448
OCLC/WorldCa43641139

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Books. Recherche. Clear filters. Price € - € Categories All. Second-hand books (8) Military (24) Diverse (5) Book - Hold The Oak Line. Price € [email protected] Donald R. Burgett (April 5, – Ma ) was a writer and a former World War II paratrooper.

He was among the Airborne troopers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of was a member of the st Airborne Division, ("The Screaming Eagles"), and the th Parachute Infantry t served in Company A, 1st Battalion, th PIR as Battles/wars: World War II: Operation. Tune-in to D-Day: The Untold Stories, Sunday, June 2nd at 9/8c.

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From one old paratrooper to another, I salute you, Eric. And I thank you for being such a help to Anne and her family. They do so much to keep the memory of the sacrifices of paratroopers, before and on D Day, and the fighting afterwards, via Anne’s blog, her brother’s web site, and her mother’s wonderful little book, A PARATROOPER’S FAITH.

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Paratrooper is the first full biography of Gen. Gavin, written with the cooperation of his family and drawing on Gavin's own unpublished autobiography. James Gavin grew up as an adopted child in Pennsylvania coal country.3/5(1). This book is actually a reworked reprint of the book you see pictured next to it which was first published in It can be summarized as the comic book version of the well known Hollywood epos Battle of the Bulge, attempting to weave all well-known events into one coherent story.

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A protÉgÉ of Matthew Ridgeway, Gavin made an enduring name for himself as the 82nd Airborne Division's up-front leader in its nonstop campaigns on Europe's bloodiest killing grounds. The unhappily married paratrooper made love as well as war; his conquests included the high-profile likes of Marlene Dietrich and journalist Martha Gellhorn.

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Keller. Leer más. A 2 personas les resultó útil. Me gusta/5(11). Petey the Paratrooper is the tale of a young, rebellious boy who is having behavioral troubles in both his school and home life. After a surprise source of inspiration Petey rights the ship and learns about respect, honor, social skills and healthy lifestyle.

A first-rate narrative take on the life and times of Lt. Gen. James Maurice Gavin, one of the US Army's few great WW II heroes to stand his last post without a full-dress biography or autobiography.

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