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1. Concentration Camps on the Home
2. The Fool's Run
3. The Empress File (Kidd)
4. Volunteers' Camp and Field Book:
5. Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport,
6. Camp Rules!: Super Special (Katie
7. Deer Camp : Last Light in the
8. While You're Up: A Memoir by John
9. The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A
10. Camp Hell John Slater Series
11. Odyssey of a Derelict Gunslinger:
12. War in the Shadow of Auschwitz:
13. Wings of Wind Selected Poems and
14. Camp Adair: The story of a World
15. Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries
16. John Doble's Journal and Letters
17. A Good Man to Have in Camp
18. Four Families In America: Patch,
19. Survivor: A Personal Memoir of
20. Echoes of the Past About California,

1. Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow
by John Howard
Hardcover: 356 Pages (2008-10-15)
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Asin: 0226354768
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Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration camps were set up across the country to confine over 120,000 inmates. Almost 20,000 of them were shipped to the only two camps in the segregated South—Jerome and Rohwer in Arkansas—locations that put them right in the heart of a much older, long-festering system of racist oppression. The first history of these Arkansas camps, Concentration Camps on the Home Front is an eye-opening account of the inmates’ experiences and a searing examination of American imperialism and racist hysteria.

While the basic facts of Japanese-American incarceration are well known, John Howard’s extensive research gives voice to those whose stories have been forgotten or ignored. He highlights the roles of women, first-generation immigrants, and those who forcefully resisted their incarceration by speaking out against dangerous working conditions and white racism. In addition to this overlooked history of dissent, Howard also exposes the government’s aggressive campaign to Americanize the inmates and even convert them to Christianity. After the war ended, this movement culminated in the dispersal of the prisoners across the nation in a calculated effort to break up ethnic enclaves.

Howard’s re-creation of life in the camps is powerful, provocative, and disturbing. Concentration Camps on the Home Front rewrites a notorious chapter in American history—a shameful story that nonetheless speaks to the strength of human resilience in the face of even the most grievous injustices.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Story to Remember
Confession no 1: I'm an avid reader (professionally and personally) of books, and like most people I rank academic studies as my least favourite. Who in his right mind wants to slug through another tome of dry, tedious academese? Now that you know my bias, here's Confession no 2: recently I read John Howards Concentration Camps in on the Home Front in (almost) one sitting, and am still reeling from the pleasure. The prose is brimming with a procession of astounding and gripping facts, the "mots" are "justes", the style is as graceful as an albatross in flight. Most of all, as far as I'm concerned, the author tells a damn good story. Make no mistake, this is an extraordinarily detailed study of the biggest federal incarceration drive in American history--the forceful wartime suspension of liberties and civil rights of hundreds of thousands of Americans (who happened to be of Japanese extraction). Yet it reads like a cross between a biography of a remarkable individual (Earl Finch), a journalistic account of the zeiteist of a nation at war with Japan (and with itself), a political expose of national and Congressional bigotry and racism (what else is new), and a detective story with the scholar-as-sleuth on the tail of the elusive historical clue.
The interested reader will find here a welter of data (some of it never seen before), judicious (and when appropriate, acerbic) commentary, narrative passages written by a wordsmith in total control of his medium, and a great number of photographs which put a human face on the "internees" and relieve the flow of pages (set in a rather small font). All in all, Concentration Camps is historical, polemical, critical, ironical, veridical, and topical. It is also well worth reading. ... Read more

2. The Fool's Run
by John Camp
 Paperback: 299 Pages (1990-09-04)
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Asin: 0451167120
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars THe First two thirds were good. the last third was great.
I really enjoyed this book. AS Kidd gets his assignment, hires Luellen and Dace, and begins his project, it is just fast enough to keep you interested.Then, right around the time Dace dies, it really picks up. THeplot centers around this Tarot-reading, Computer-hacking painter who ishired by a military defense company to sabatoge another company's computersystm. This book was areally good read and I can't wait to read 'theempress file'

5-0 out of 5 stars Industrial sabotage by computer
I read this book until 3 am and finished it afer several hours of sleep.Kidd is hired to sabotage a rival company's computer system.He in turn hires a female cat burglar to help.I am a retired computer programmer and this book really held me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced, computer hacking mystery that kept my attention!
This book is part of a 2-book series.I read them out of order because of the publisher's comments on the back of each one.Itsaid that The Fool's Run was the sequel to the The Empress File.It's actually the other way around.........I love these two characters... Kidd and LuEllen.They are very intelligent, ingenious and fun-loving people.I can't believe they get away with all of the mischief they cause, but its a fast, fun read. I'd love it if John Camp (Sandford) would continue this series!John Sandford writes very intelligent, suspenseful books.I'm already hooked on his "Prey" series.Every year I patiently await the arrival of the next sequel ... Read more

3. The Empress File (Kidd)
by John Sandford, John Camp
Mass Market Paperback: 368 Pages (1992-11-01)
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Asin: 0425135020
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Kidd and LuEllen, a wining pair of lovers and liars, get embroiled in a deadly con involving false identities, small-town scandals, and big-time murder. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A early Sandford classic, still entertaining
As I read John Sandford's THE EMPRESS FILE, I was amazed how how well the book withstood the test of time. It was written in 1991 and Kidd, the main character, is a computer whiz (among other things). Just like Sandford's first Prey book, his writing has been great from day one. That's why you should definitely check out this book if you haven't read it yet. Even though the techology is twenty years old, you won't get bogged down in the computer stuff. Sandford keeps it simple, and background to the main story.

Kidd's hacker friend Bobby has friends that live in Longstreet, a town along the Mississippi River and as corrupt as can be. When the cops kill an innocent 14 year old boy, Bobby's friends Marvel and John reach out to Bobby. Bobby contacts Kidd. The goal is simple. Remove the corrupt city counsel and replace it with decent people. Oh, and give Kidd and Luellen free reign to take as much money as possible.

We don't get as much of a glimpse into the evil villains as Prey books, but this is stilll a quick, fun read, and evidence that Sandford has always been one of the best.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another excellent job!
This is the first Kidd Series book I have read and I rather found it excellent.It keeps you wanting to read more.

3-0 out of 5 stars Convoluted story..........
Not having read Stanford for awhile, I recalled more character development and fewer twists and turns.The story line was interesting but a bit hard to follow.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Sanford work product
When John Sanford invented the characters in the Kidd series (4 books) he had his best creative story line ever.These characters are so unusual, that for once you don't feel like you are reading a remake of someone elses work.The books have suspense, adventure, thrills and comedy all wrapped up together.You have to like the personalities.Besides, they are rogues you can't help but love.

It's very unfortunate for us the readers, that his best work is the work he least likes to do.

5-0 out of 5 stars a bit dated
it is a good sanford book but it is easy to tell that it was wrote 20-30 years ago by the products in the story, but as all sanford novels a good read ... Read more

4. Volunteers' Camp and Field Book: Containing Useful and General Information on the Art and Science of War, for the Leisure Moments of the Soldier: 1862 Edition With Notes and an Append
by John P. Curry
Paperback: 190 Pages (2009-09)
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Asin: 0881461695
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5. Chosen Prey (Lucas Davenport, No 12)
by John Sandford, John Camp
Paperback: 383 Pages (2002-05-01)
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Asin: 0425182878
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A killer has some serious cleaning up to do to keep from getting caught--and Davenport's detection skills make him number one on his hit list.Amazon.com Review
When a spring thaw disinters the body of a young woman who's beenmissing for over a year, Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport doesn'thave much to go on except the victim's rumored connection with anunnamed man, who may be an artist and also, perhaps, a priest. But thenthe deserted property where her body was discovered turns out to be akilling field full of other young blondes last seen in the companyof a man with a nasty habit of superimposing their faces on pornographicdrawings. Davenport begins to close in on a serial killer whoseperverted hobby provides the clues Davenport needs to stop him in hisbloody tracks. James Qatar isn't a priest, and he's not really an artist, buthe's definitely a monster, one who's met his match in Davenport.

Davenport is a smart, thoughtful cop whose girlfriend is pressuring him to make a commitment to parenthood and whose boss is about to lose her job in a political turnover. While the search for the killer is handled in author John Sandford's usual, crisp, procedural style, it almost seems to be a pretext forexploring the evolution of Davenport's relationship with Dr. WeatherKarkinnen. This 12th adventure in the author's popular Preyseries will undoubtedly rocket to the top of the bestseller list, thoughit's not a standout. The novel displays the solid craftsmanship andnarrative drive Sandford's known for, but his hero seems a littledispirited and out of sorts. Perhaps fatherhood will give Davenport a new lease on life. In the meantime, check out Sandford's backlist featuring his otherhero, Kidd (The Fool'sRun, The EmpressFile, The Devil'sCode), who has a nice little walk-on here in which he begins aromance with Davenport's partner Marcy Sherrill. --Jane Adams ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great suspense to the end
Overall, it kept you guessing how it was going to end.A number of twists and turns held my interest with a very intriguing ending.

Great work!

5-0 out of 5 stars great read
another great read from john sanford.arrived promptly and in condition as described by seller

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Slow Start - but don't give up!
I thought this book was so slow starting. I almost gave it up in the first 20-30 pages, because I kept thinking "This is awful!" I don't think that conversation is necessarily Sanford's strong suit. After the beginning 3 chapters though, the suspense and intrigue started to get going. I really enjoyed the rest of the book. I would definitely recommend this book, with the caveat that you not get discouraged in the first couple of chapters.

3-0 out of 5 stars A step up from the previous entry in the series
The writing in Chosen is a lot better than the last couple of Prey books.However, the story is terribly predictable.Some of the dialogue is so bad it's groan inducing.This book does stay on task and briskly take readers through the case, and keeps with the killer's POV, saving it from the terrible departure Easy Prey made.

1-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't make it past 100
I had heard such great things about the 'prey' series and thought I'd give it a try, well I'm sorry I did. I got about 100 pages in and still nothing had happened, no action, no nothing. It started out good the first 3 pages or so kinda grabbed me, but after that I felt like I was reading just for the purpose of reading. A boring book and I won't be looking into any of the other 'prey' novels. ... Read more

6. Camp Rules!: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo)
by Nancy E. Krulik
Paperback: 160 Pages (2007-04-19)
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Asin: 0448445425
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Katie is so excited for her two-week stay at sleepaway camp! Friends,activities, Color War, s’mores . . . and wild animals???? But Katie can’tgo anywhere without the magic wind following her—even to camp!Have twice the summer fun with twice the switcheroos in KatieKazoo’s newest Super Special! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars CUTE

5-0 out of 5 stars A "Super Special" Switcheroo
The "Katie Kazoo" series is about an elementary age girl who received a granting of her wish to be someone else.In each book in this series she experiences (temporarily) a change into someone else, and during the period of change she usually creates a conflict that she has to work to resolve after she turns into Katie again.My daughters (similar in age to Katie) love these books and usually consume them in a single day (or a single sitting).The conflict is low-grade and typically funny or light-hearted.

A Super Special is when she turns into more than one person in the book.

"Camp Rules!" is about Katie turning into a raccoon at summer camp. Then she turns into another girl in a swimming race. The problems along the way include messing up the race and a depletion of snacks (raccoons!).One of our favorites in the series. ... Read more

7. Deer Camp : Last Light in the Northeast Kingdom
by John M. Miller
 Hardcover: Pages (1993)

Asin: B001E6ZRT8
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of familiar Vermont Northeast Kingdom faces!
The Jacobs boys on the front cover with Artie featured inside too! Lots of other familiar faces inside of people I have grown up, went to school and worked with. Vermont Northeast Kingdom readers will recognize many of the people in the photos. A great book to read and enjoy. It's a keeper and Vermonter dot com heartily approved! ... Read more

8. While You're Up: A Memoir by John M. Camp, Jr.
by John M. Camp Jr.
Paperback: 388 Pages (2008-12-19)
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While You're Up, Jack Camp's engaging memoir, covers many topics: The wood products industry, Camp Manufacturing; Union Camp; particle board production; paper mills; paper production; Tidewater Virginia; Franklin, Virginia; Wallace, NC; St. Stephen, SC; farm life: dairy cows; sheep; hog killings; Virginia Military Institute; Babson College; flight school, World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater; General George Marshall; Karachi; Taj Mahal; Ceylon (Sri Lanka); flying The Hump; Rancheros; romance; raising children; deer hunting; the Baptist Church; church missionaries; blacks in the South; quail hunting; coon hunting; fishing; Virginia Beach; the Dismal Swamp; riding; travel; dogs; furniture making; rose gardening; charitable foundations; Figure Eight Island, NC; family reunions, vintage airplanes, and numerous other topics. This charming memoir includes many excerpted letters written by Jack Camp while in India during World War II. ... Read more

9. The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp
by John Stutterheim
Hardcover: 228 Pages (2009-12-15)
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In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to life the shocking day-to-day conditions in a Japanese labor camp and provides an intimate look at the collapse of Dutch colonial rule.As a boy growing up on the island of Java, John Stutterheim spent hours exploring his exotic surroundings, taking walks with his younger brother and dachshund along winding jungle roads. His father, a government accountant, would grumble at the pro-German newspaper and from time to time entertain the family with his singing. It was a fairly typical life for a colonial family in the Dutch East Indies, and a peaceful and happy childhood for young John. But at the age of 14 it would all be irrevocably shattered by the Japanese invasion.With the surrender of Java in 1942, John's father was taken prisoner. For over three years the family would not know if he was alive or dead. Soon thereafter, John, his younger brother, and his mother were imprisoned. A year later he and his brother were moved to a forced labor camp for boys, where they toiled under the fierce sun while disease and starvation slowly took their toll, all the while suspecting they would soon be killed.Throughout all of these travails, John kept a secret diary hidden in his handmade mattress, and his memories now offer a unique perspective on an often overlooked episode of World War II. What emerges is a compelling story of a young man caught up in the machinations of a global war--struggling to survive in the face of horrible brutality, struggling to care for his disease-wracked brother, and struggling to put his family back together. It is a story that must not be forgotten. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A top pick for any historical memoir collection
The militarization of Japan led to many tragedies throughout Asia. "The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp" is a memoir from John K. Stutterheim, reflecting on his time in Japanese labor camps during World War II, during the Empire of Japan's occupation of Java and the Dutch East Indies. A personal perspective of World War II not often heard and a chapter of history underrepresented, John Stutterheim uses his story to give quite the history of the time and the struggles of the imprisoned under Japan at its most ruthless. "The Diary of Prisoner 17326" is a top pick for any historical memoir collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inconceivable, until now...
In his book, this self-proclaimed "old Dutch doctor" recalls in vivid detail an early life none of us could have even begun to imagine. A nearly idyllic life on a tropical island destroyed by a war I only knew the half of--the European half. World War II history has been quite unevenly recounted, with a multitude of stories coming from Europe, and a handful from the rest of the world. I, myself, can only recall being taught about about Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki as part of the regular curriculum. There is so much more to the story, and this account does a very fine job of making it much more personal. ... Read more

10. Camp Hell John Slater Series
by John Slater
 Paperback: Pages (1962)

Asin: B003URGNM4
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11. Odyssey of a Derelict Gunslinger: A Saga of Exposing TV Preachers, Corrupt Politicians, Right-Wing Lunatics...and Me
by John B. Camp
Paperback: 498 Pages (2009-04-29)
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Asin: 1439230064
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Odyssey of a Derelict Gunslinger is an inspiring story of John Camp's journey from a skid row curbside to national prominence as Senior Investigative Correspondent for CNN. In his career spanning more than three decades, the four-time Peabody award-winning journalist exposed the misdeeds of Governors, Congressmen, TV preachers, and an assortment of crooks in an era before broadcast deregulation and corporate greed reduced television news to drivel. He traveled the revival circuit with televangelist Jimmy Swaggart, secretly filmed Mafia dons, and flew alongside notorious dope smuggler, Barry Seal to a mythical "CIA" operations base. His Emmy-nominated CNN Whitewater documentary revealed journalism's vulnerability to the "Clinton Rules," a standard in which allegations are reported without corroboration. In Camp's parallel world of professional achievements, there is a more significant and inspiring story of how Twelve Steps gave him back his life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sure glad I didn't miss this one!!!!!!
This is the best money I have spent this year.Evokes great memories, informative, and almost a laugh a page.Very easy reading as the words just roll along. The Barry Seal saga was especially interesting as he was an old acquaintance in his younger days when he flew for TWA. John Camp's honesty and candidness are commendable.Hang in there John and write us some more great reading.

4-0 out of 5 stars Straight Shooting
John Camp writes the way he talks. That's good -- and that's bad.
It's good in that he's a superb spinner of stories, an excellent researcher, and he knows how to communicate. As a result, this book is an easy and entertaining read, yet packed with information.
It's bad in that we all tend to repeat himself in conversation -- and Camp does so on occasion in his book-- and oftentimes he forgets that not everyone is as old as he is and doesn't remember in detail some of the figures he's talking about.
With that disclaimer, this is an excellent memoir and an instructive manual in how we all can overcome our own foibles and make more of ourselves than anyone thought possible. John Camp didn't have an Ivy League background-- but he had native intelligence and understood people and what motivated them. He used those skills to pull himself out of an alcoholic dead end and to grab a front row seat to history running CNN's investigative unit. In the process, he became one of the most decorated television reporters in history.
His type of reporting, sadly, is no longer valued by newspapers or networks -- too costly, too time consuming, too detailed, too complex for simple-minded audiences focused on the latest exploits of brangelina or the latest permutation of fantasy football. That is the real tragedy of journalism. Read this book to see what journalism used to be -- and what the founding fathers intended it to be. Whether you agree with Camp's conclusions or not is not the point -- the point is he provided an alternative (and from his perspective, an honest and documented) point of view to the spin doctor machine of government, politicians and other elites.
My disclaimer. I'm a former Washington political reporter who became a college professor. I met Camp in Baton Rouge some 20 years ago. I've never worked with him, never played golf with him, never been to his home, but I'm quite familiar with his work, consider him an excellent investigative reporter, and have invited him to speak to my classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars An entertaining page-turner
As one who has lived through the era John Camp writes about, it's as if I'm reading the story of America in the last half-century.While "it was the best of times and the wrost of times", John's courage in tweaking the noses of the reprobates and hypocrits of our world are facinating.Couple this with his personal story of "what it was like, what happened and what it's like now" is an inspiring testimony to the power of love and fellowship in overcoming character defects and shortcomings.
I only regret that John Camp has decided to retire and will not be available to "keep the bastards honest" but we can hope that others will read this book and be inspired to take his place as investigative reporters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Derelict Gunslinger provided a surprise as I read it...multiple levels of involvement with the author's very personal challenges as well as with the subjects of his investigations. I was prepared for this book to be interesting; I was not prepared for it to be so engrossing that I had a hard time putting it down. The duality of who John Camp is and has been is even more intriguing than the laundry list of notables he's investigated and with whom he has associated. For an author to portray his own alcoholic slide to the gutter with such brutal honesty is impressive; more impressive is the short, direct and incredibly moving passage about the moment that changed his life forever. Derelict Gunslinger is, to me, a book about second chances, forgiveness, and the ability of human beings to change their own destinies. I loved every word.

5-0 out of 5 stars Riding With the Gunslinger
As stated in the subtitle of his book "Odyssey of a Derelict Gunslinger" author John Camp takes the reader on an exciting ride through the underbelly of TV preachers, corrupt politicians, right wing lunatics and himself. The reader is transported into the secret and sordid world behind the headlines to witness events seldom seen by the general public. Camp's power of observation and attention to detail add color and depth to his story. Sharing his personal struggle with alcohol and his subsequent recovery are a testament to John Camp's courage even after he takes off his reporters hat.

I think that you will enjoy tagging along with Camp on his journey through the fascinating, frightening and amusing world in which he lived and surprisingly survived. I warn you though, once you begin reading "Odyssey", you might find it difficult to put down.

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12. War in the Shadow of Auschwitz: Memoirs of a Polish Resistance Fighter and Survivor of the Death Camps (Religion, Theology, and the Holocaust)
by John Wiernicki
Hardcover: 273 Pages (2001-11)
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1943: Polish underground fighter John Wiernicki is captured and beaten by the Gestapo, then shipped to Auschwitz. In this chilling memoir, John Wiernicki, a Gentile, details "life" in the infamous death camp and his battle to survive, physically and morally, in the face of utter evil. He begins by remembering his aristocratic youth, an idyllic time shattered by German invasion. The ensuing dark days of occupation would fire the adolescent Wiernicki with a burning desire to serve Poland, a cause that led him to valiant action and eventual arrest.

As a young non-Jew, Wiernicki was acutely sensitive to the depravity and injustice that engulfed him at Auschwitz. He bears witness to the harrowing selection and extermination of Jews doomed by birth to the gas chambers, to savage camp policies, brutal SS doctors, and rampant corruption within the system. He notes the difference in treatment between Jews and non-Jews. And he relives fearful unexpected encounters with two notorious "Angels of Death": Josef Mengele and Heinz Thilo.

After his transfer from Buchenwald to Ohrdruf, Wiernicki recounts events, which rarely have been recorded and which took place in the infamous Sonder Camp III, where prisoners in appalling working conditions worked on the construction of the underground shelter for Hitler's Headquarters train and Wehrmacht Communication Center in Jonastal Valley.

War in the Shadow of Auschwitz is an important historical and personal document. Its vivid portrait of prewar and wartime Poland, and of German concentration camps, provides a significant addition to the growing body of testimony by gentile survivors and a heartfelt contribution to fostering comprehension and understanding. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Witness.
"War In The Shadow Of Auschwitz" by John Wiernicki.
Subtitled: "Memoirs Of A Polish Resistance Fighter And survivor Of the Death Camps". Syracuse University Press, 2001.

In the dry September of 1939, Janusz Wiernicki was a young cadet who had just completed his freshman year at the Military Academy in Lwów, Poland.If the weather had been wet, the German 1939 invasion would have been slowed down, but it was a dry September.The first 88 pages narrate the rapid defeat of Poland and the shock experienced by this young boy as his entire world disintegrates.

His options rapidly diminish.He can not stay at the "manor" of his family; (the Irish would consider his family part of the "Landed Class").In the woods, he becomes part of a loose organization of Polish Army guerrillas ...Resistance Fighters ...who, it appears, spend their time wandering aimlessly from place to place.There is one "fire fight" where both Germans and Poles take casualties, but, interestingly, most of the time, Janusz is assessing the charms of the various young ladies he encounters. Youth will overcome!

Janusz Wiernicki goes home on leave to visit his relatives and is arrested by the Gestapo as he is just about to return to the Resistance Fighters.Janusz was not successful in hiding his second set of forged identity papers.

The remainder of the book, some 169 pages (or 66%) deals with the witness of Janusz Wiernicki to the inhumanity of the Nazi Germans towards the Poles, towards anyone Slavic, towards the Jews, towards Nazi defined "Untermensch". The author recounts how enforced starvation in the prison campsmade food the chief subject of discussion, with the complementary issue being the avoidance of rigorous labor which would hasten starvation. Perhaps Wiernicki survived because his Grandmother was able to send him food packages.

In one instance, Wiernicki used his Grandmother's food to procure a pair of contrabandbinoculars.Then, the author recounts how he used the binoculars to watch as Hungarian Jews were offloaded from the trains, sorted into the immediate death line and into the line where they would live for a short while more, and the horror of seeing families being sent, left to death, while some were sent, right to life.This eye-witness account is horrifying, but is the heart of this book.

As the war winds down, Wiernicki and his fellow inmates are made to trek from Auschwitz to Buchenwald.At the very end, (of the book and the war), Janusz runs away from the line of prisoners trudging along.The German guards shoot but miss him.He runs and runs.He describes taking a pistol from a young German soldier,a dead young soldier in the side car of a motorcycle. Then he meets with a vehicle bearing the white star of the American Army.Witness.

5-0 out of 5 stars The horrors of being incarcerated in Auschwitz
A non-Jew, author John Wiernicki was a Polish partisan and political prisoner who vividly recalls his experienced during World War II and the horrors of being incarcerated in the Auschwitz concentration camp. It was in 1943 that Wernicke as a Polish underground fighter was captured and beaten by the Gestapo, then shipped to Auschwitz. A Gentile, Wernicke's chilling memoir graphically details "life" in that infamous death camp, along with his personal battle to survive both physically and morally in the face of the utter evil that was the Nazi "Final Solution" for its enemies. Especially in the face of current efforts at anti-Semitic revisionism, War In The Shadow Of Auschwitz is a critically important and welcome contribution to the growing library of Holocaust Studies, as well as being recommended for World War II European theater reading lists and reference collections. ... Read more

13. Wings of Wind Selected Poems and Prose By Dorothy Tyrrel With the George Sterling Letters, Sponsored By John Camp
by Dorothy Tyrrel
 Paperback: Pages (1989-01-01)

Asin: B003NYBLJE
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14. Camp Adair: The story of a World War II cantonment : today, Oregon's largest ghost town
by John Harvard Baker
Paperback: 205 Pages (2005)
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Asin: 0971858357
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The story of a World War II Cantonment from its inception and history as an Army training camp. Four divisions used Camp Adair before their action in Europe and the Pacific Theatres. The story tells of Camp Adair as a World War II POW compound and it's use as a naval hospital before closure. ... Read more

15. Detective Camp (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, No. 1)
by Ron Roy
Paperback: 144 Pages (2006-05-09)
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Asin: 0375835342
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Dink, Josh, And Ruth Rose are back! This time, they’re off to a camp for detectives! The camp directors have set up a week of lessons in forensics and fun mysteries for the campers to solve. The kids are following the planned clues when they stumble upon a real crime. This exciting extension to the A to Z Mysteries chapter book series features favorite characters, a longer plot, alphabet clues, and a 26-letter message hidden in the art.

“I will be so sad when I have read Z, and there will be no more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose.”—Jack P.

“I think if you’re not that busy, you could do every letter again.”—Abigail D.

With the publication of The Zombie Zone in April 2005, the A to Z Mysteries series was complete. But, A to Z fans, no need to fear . . . the A to Z Mysteries Super Editions are here! The fans wanted more, and they’re getting it—more adventure, more illustrations, more Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose—all in a book nearly double the length of standard A to Z Mysteries. The alphabet may be finished, but A to Z fun keeps on coming! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Detective Camp with a twist
Dink, Ruth Rose and Josh go to a camp to learn more about being detectives.What they didn't know is that they were about to be involved in a real life mystery.The camp was formed to help children learn more about how to identify a fraud signature, how to lift and identify a finger print and more.What the kids discovered was that one of the employees was not exactly who they claimed to be.The children shared their hunch with a detective that was working at the camp and soon he too was on the case.

The A to Z Mystery series is a wonderful group of books.Both of my children have read them and enjoy trying to figure out the clues as they are reveiled.I would recommend this series of books for any early reader in your life.

By Kerri J. Busteed
Author of Will's First Hunt Will's First Hunt

5-0 out of 5 stars Detective camp
Arrived in time for christmas, my grandson had asked for the A to Z mysteriesfor christmas. It arrived in good conditon, and he is enjoying reading them right now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved This One!
This story is about 3 kids named Ruth Rose, Josh, and Dink who go to a detective camp. There is a woman who is copying very expensive items. Don't miss who's copying those items! I would recommend this book to anyone who loves A to Z mysteries. This book is the best one I've ever read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Detective Camp
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are back! The 27th book in the A to Z is about when they go to Detective Camp.But Dink's and Josh's counsler (Buzzy Steele) starts acting strangly. Then things start disappearing. Who is the theif? Can Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose catch her (or him) before it's too late? And can they find out why Buzzy is acting like he is? A great book!:) ... Read more

16. John Doble's Journal and Letters from the Mines: Volcano, Mokelumne Hill, Jackson and San Francisco 1851-1865
by John Doble, Charles Lewis Camp
 Paperback: 304 Pages (1999-03)
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Asin: 1884244181
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read especially if you live in the Mother Lode Area
This journal is, simply put, a home movie of a time and place during the Gold Rush of California that truly is one of a kind. If you are at all interested in how the Forty-niners lived and dealt with the issues that arose in one of the last frontiers of this world, then why haven't you read this book? My favorite parts deal with the Indians, alcohol, temperance, the costs of things at that time, and how dogs become a necessity of a gold miner's life for home security and frienship.I'm not related to the publisher, so I'm not going to profit from my raving review, though I wish I could. I never put it down until I was done. I, too, am from Calaveras County, but you could be from anywhere in the world and appreciate this diary.

5-0 out of 5 stars John Doble's Diary
One of the best journals of the early gold rush that includes a series of letters written by Doble before and during the Civil War.Poor spelling, no punctuation as Doble recorded his day-to-day experiences as a miner.His descriptions of life and times, of bonanza and borrasca, of the wagon trains arriving, and especially his description of his cabin, are classic.I have lived in Volcano, and spent many hours searching out the places described.After reading of his anguish over the death of his good friend, I went to the cemetery and found the tombstone placed there by him.

Living history as many of the places described in the book remain, but written from a perspective long lost.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gold Trackers Delight!
My father and I got excited when we ran across this book documenting the exploits of John Doble in the gold country of Pine Grove, California.

Doble's Journal documents his search for gold specifically in the Pine Grove, Jackson areas.One could take this journal and retrace Doble's steps to find the best areas to prospect.

I definitly would add this one to my prospecting reference library. ... Read more

17. A Good Man to Have in Camp
by John D. Nesbitt
Paperback: 162 Pages (1999-01-01)
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Asin: 1892944014
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Out on a ranch in the foothills, Jim Lander is trying to get his life in order. He’s trying to put his divorce behind him so he can develop a relationship with Dusty, a nice young woman who lives in town. Things get complicated, though, when he doesn’t resist temptations at the Trail’s End, his favorite honky-tonk bar.To sort things out, he goes to the mountains. But even then, it takes the right combination to get things into balance. Nothing comes easy, but it is possible to find a good camp, up and away from it all, where the best light comes from the moon and the campfire.A Good Man To Have In CampA Contemporary Western NovelBy the author of “One-Eyed Cowboy Wild,” “Twin Rivers,” “Wild Rose of Ruby Canyon,” “Keep The Wind In Your Face,” and other fine works in the spirit of the American West. ... Read more

18. Four Families In America: Patch, Payne, Camp, McNabb
by John Robert; and Emily Patch Camp Camp
 Paperback: Pages (1979-01-01)

Asin: B003NU1H1K
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19. Survivor: A Personal Memoir of One Soldier's Experience in the Battle for the Philippines, the Bataan Death March, Japanese Slave Labor Camps and Escape from th
by John Playter
 Paperback: Pages (2000-09)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$24.92
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Asin: 0925359157
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read
This book is a sobering view of history. Don't read this book if around someone that you don't want to see you cry. If you actually take the time to place yourself in the events of this book, it will move you. ... Read more

20. Echoes of the Past About California, & In Camp and Cabin
by General John Bidwell, Rev. John Steele
 Hardcover: 377 Pages (1928-01-01)

Asin: B000K5OMH2
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