The Knitting Brigades of World War I: Volunteers for Victory in America and Abroad
The Knitting Brigades of World War I: Volunteers
In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into the Great War that erupted in Europe in 1914, volunteers from every state, led by the Red Cross, stepped up to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for our soldiers and allies overseas. In less than two years, women, men, and the nation’s school children knit and purled more than 24 million articles and prepared more than 300 million surgical dressings for U.S. soldiers and allies overseas. The Navy League Comforts Committee added to these unprecedented efforts, along with other voluntary organizations and individuals. These are the Knitting Brigades of World War 1, who helped Americans understand who we could be together to unify the nation and support the war effort abroad. This is their story.
- ASIN: 0578501724
War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
War Doctor: Surgery on the Front
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe – whether war or natural disaster – was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the a...
- ASIN: 1509837027
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a shoestring (Travel
Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is your passport to having big experiences on a small budget, offering the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, what hidden discoveries await you and how to optimise your budget for an extended continental trip. Watch the sun rise over Cambodia’s temples of Angkor; hang out, hit the beach and learn to cook in Vietnam’s cosmopolitan, buzzing Hoi An; and kayak around the turquoise waters of Laos’ Si Phan Don. All with your trusted travel companion. Inside Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring: Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Extensive planning tools and budget calculators Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, cinema, landscapes Colour maps and images throughout Covers Brunei, ...
- ASIN: 1786571757
A Vietnam Memoir: Adventures of an American Red Cross Donut Dolly, 1968-69
A Vietnam Memoir: Adventures of an American Red
Most jobs require some level of expertise, but few ask for the skills needed to become a Donut Dolly. These specialized Red Cross workers weren’t simply required to work in dangerous climes where everything could go wrong in an instant—they were required to do so with a smile. Pieced together from the many letters written home to her parents, A Vietnam Memoir follows young Rosemary Thunder after healing from a broken engagement. She finds friendship, flirtation, and adventure in the basecamps and on firebases in South Vietnam. The dangerous working conditions aren’t the only challenges Rosemary faces. Her job is to take men’s minds off being in a war zone, mainly through the use of the recreation programs the Donut Dollies design, produce, and present wherever their schedule takes them by Huey helicopter. They are there to improve the morale of “our guys,” and Rosemary takes her 24/7 job seriously. Rocket attacks do not deter her. And she won’t get out of Vietnam unscathed. Several frightening incidents and a life-threatening illness present their own challenges. Rosemary’s story offers coming-of-age lessons in a very untraditional climate. Amid the splendors of Vietnam, Rosemary discovers new passions and lives amazing experiences she will never forget.
- ASIN: 1548802522
Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure
Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs
David Rosenfelt's Dogtripping is moving and funny account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundationWhen mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything. They had mapped the route, brought three GPSs for backup, as well as refrigerators full of food, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook them. But traveling with twenty-five dogs turned out to be a bigger ordeal than he anticipated, despite the RVs, the extra kibble, volunteers (including a few readers), and camping equipment. Rosenfelt recounts the adventure of moving his animal companions across the United States with humor and warmth, and tells the tale of how he and his wife became passionate foster parents for rescue dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation and successfully placing several thousand dogs with loving families. An NPR Best Book of 2013
- Brand: St Martin s Griffin
- ASIN: 1250053463
Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel
#1 best-selling guide to South America * Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics Over 170 maps Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname...
- Brand: Lonely Planet
- ASIN: 1786571188
I Am My Brother's Keeper: American Volunteers in Israels War for Independence 1947-1949 (Schiffer Military History)
I Am My Brother's Keeper: American Volunteers in
Based on recently declassified documents and more than two hundred interviews, I Am My Brothers Keeper tells the story of the more than one thousand Americans and Canadians, Jews and non-Jews, who fought in Israels War of Independence. This is a story a
- ASIN: 076430528X
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