Read the biographies of the not-so-famous people who lived life to the fullest or survived despite what life threw at them. All available through bookstores and Amazon. Emergence: The John Bax Story
John Bax emerged from a childhood of poverty and repression under Nazi occupation during WWII to recognition as an international wildlife cinematographer. His films on birds have appeared on television specials throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Two documentaries have told his story and showcased his work: The Man Who Loved Birds by KEG Productions in Toronto, Ontario and A Passion for Birds by the Gorgas Science Foundation in Brownsville, Texas. This biography includes extensive interviews with John, his wife Alice, friends, family and colleagues, and traces John's years from Belgium to Canada and the United States. Follow John's filming expeditions throughout North America. The Sharon Rogers Band
In the 1940s, an all-girl band from Chicago toured the US with the USO. In 1945, they toured the Pacific as Camp Show 687. Through their letters home, we see the world, war and our troops at the end of World War II and the beginning of the Allied Occupation of Japan. They survived plane crashes, sat in on war criminal trials and were among the first civilians to visit Hiroshima after August 1945.
Role Call: Women's Voices
Read the stories of 53 American women who will inspire you with their dreams, their passions and their determination to make the world a better place.
My co-author Joyce Faulkner and I meet many women who inspire us with their intelligence, dedication and passion for following their dreams.
Narrowing the book down to 53 women proved to be the most difficult task. We believe that our world is filled with people who measure success in terms of fulfillment, service and dedication to a goal. We're proud to present this collage of happy, productive and creative women.
Sunchon Tunnel Massacre Survivors
In 1950, in the early days of the Korean War, the North Koreans captured many American soldiers. Through personal and recorded interviews, we learn about a little-known death march and massacre. More than 400 prisoners began the march from Taejon but by the time they reached Pyongyang, North Korea, nearly half had died. Twenty-two survived the massacre in October of 1950. Fifty-six years later, seven of the survivors met in Branson, Missouri, and shared their stories.
They Came Home: Korean War POWs The stories of three men who spent time as prisoners during the Korean War: Billy Jo Harris, Carey Weinel and Ed Slater.