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When Angels Wept: A Life Derailed

During World War I, they called it shell shock.  During World War II, they called it battle fatigue.  Today, it is known as post-traumatic stress disorder. All are tidy labels for the destruction of a mind.  When Angels Wept follows the path of an idealistic young airman's experiences and the horrors he encounters during World War II.

Born in Pasadena, California, Rod Hirsh has been raised with the Midwestern values of his Iowa born parents.  He has a respect for life, a belief in the rewards of hard work, and an acceptance of duty.  He loves his mother, respects his father, believes in God, and has an abiding trust in his country.  He grows up as a well-liked, though somewhat shy child, who develops a fascination with flying and dreams of one day becoming a pilot.  With the advent of World War II, he enters the Army Air Force Cadet Pilot Training Program and eventually becomes the captain of a B-17 bomber.

He finds love in a small, rural English village; yet death and destruction are ever-present.  It is in the skies over Europe that the horrors of war begin a relentless invasion of Hirsh's psyche, as his mind battles with the reality of a world that suddenly makes no sense.  As the Midwestern values he has been raised with become compromised, guilt begins to form fissures in his mind.  His respect for life collides with the destruction of a life caused by the bombs he drops.  When his sense of responsibility is devastated by the death of friends and crew members, the mental cracks widen and become hate filled crevices.

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Allie G Plain Ears

Allie G plain ears is what you can call me!  I'm just your average girl, as you will soon see. I really want sparkly earrings for my ears, but I cannot seem to conquer my fears!  Will I pull it off or run and hide? Join me on my adventure and find out inside…

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God Pharm

Thom Burke is everything a scientist shouldn't be: brash, sophomoric, and reckless. A genius millennial born with a silver spoon; all the potential but none of the drive. But when his academic project is revoked by a big UCSF donor, Thom throws away his privilege, jeopardizing his career to produce an illegal gene-modifying drug that could change someone's belief in God . . . by making them become one. What Thom doesn't realize is that a version of this drug has already been created - weaponized - and its creators will do everything in their power to suppress its knowledge. Even murder.

Now Thom and his team must search for answers in a dangerous world filled with pious hackers, vengeful geneticists and impassioned assassins. Business, Church or State - only by entering the shadow domain of global power will Thom learn the grim truth of who truly controls our civilization.

A book that is as terrifyingly real as it is fictitious, God Pharm promises to challenge the reader's perception of history and humanity, presenting a reality that may not be far from the truth.

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