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eBook Remember Wake download

by Teresa R. Funke

eBook Remember Wake download ISBN: 1935571087
Author: Teresa R. Funke
Publisher: Victory House Press (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1828 kb
Fb2: 1170 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

I thoroughly enjoyed Teresa R. Funke's Remember Wake. The story revolves around Colin and Maggie, a young couple engaged to be married.

I thoroughly enjoyed Teresa R. Just before the war, Colin decides to take a short term job on Wake Island in the pacific to save money for their new life together. Based on a true story, Colin's story takes us to Wake Island during Pearl Harbor and the taking of the island by Japanese forces

Remember Wake, is a beautifully written novel that brings you up close and personal with the way life truly was in 1941. The characters are carefully written and their romance is beautiful.

Remember Wake is a compelling book filled with details of World War II at home and abroad. Promising young writer Teresa R. Funke tells a story of young lovers caught up in the events of wartime that will haunt you long after you’ve finished the book. Sandra Dallas, author of Alice’s Tulipsand The Persian Pickle Club. Teresa Funke’s novel Remember Wake is a great addition to your historical fiction collection. This is a rich re-telling of the WWII Battle of Wake Island. The novel brings to life an inspiring story of bravery, stoic suffering and love.

Remember Wake" becomes a battle cry for a nation marching to war. Now prisoners of the Emperor, Colin Finnely and the others are crowded aboard a notorious Japanese hell-ship bound for Asia, where they will suffer four long years as slave laborers in disease-infested camps. They will die by the hundreds.

Also by Teresa R. Funke. Dancing in Combat Boots. Download a book club guide and to learn how to schedule Teresa to speak to your group. To my children, Brian, Lydia, and Ava, who inspire me every day. For Younger Readers: The Home-Front Heroes Series. Acknowledgments. After finishing that wonderful novel, I got the urge to write my own stories for children.

Based on a true story from The Pacific. December, 1941-While the world focuses on the carnage at Pearl Harbor, tiny. Remember Wake" becomes a battle cry for a nation marching to war. Now prisoners of the Emperor, Colin Finnely and the others are crowded aboard a notorious Japanese hell ship bound for Asia, where they will suffer four long years in disease-infested prison camps, while forced to work as slave laborers.

Teresa R. Funke is an author and nationwide speaker and writer's coach. I woke up with a cold today. A very runny nose and a foggy brain: two things you do not want to confront on a day when you’re scheduled to do two interviews, one for a blog, the other for a podcast. Teresa Funke & Company.

Other times I wake feeling unsettled.

r’s Coach-WWII Enthusiast. Other times I wake feeling unsettled. Funke tells the terrifying aspects of WWII with delicacy and sensitivity for her young readers, but she doesn't sugar-coat the facts, either. This book is a good addition to literature on the American home front during WWII. Her family takes in a young Jewishmother and child whose husband has not been heard from and fears the worst. She loves to write and pours out her worries of the war in a fictional story that wins the school contest. She includes a glossary of Yiddish terms used in the book.

Based on a true story from The Pacific. . . December, 1941—While the world focuses on the carnage at Pearl Harbor, tiny Wake Island 2,300 miles west is also under attack. On it are 1,200 civilians and a small detachment of Marines. This frightened, under-equipped band of Americans will hold the mighty Japanese navy at bay for sixteen days before succumbing to a sweeping invasion. "Remember Wake" becomes a battle cry for a nation marching to war. Now prisoners of the Emperor, Colin Finnely and the others are crowded aboard a notorious Japanese hell ship bound for Asia, where they will suffer four long years in disease-infested prison camps, while forced to work as slave laborers. They will die by the hundreds. With only one reason to live—his love for his fiancée, Maggie Braun—Colin struggles to survive torture and inhuman conditions. And on the home front, Maggie, unsure if Colin is even alive, faces agonizing decisions that may alter both their lives.
Comments: (7)
Minha
Wake Island is seldom spoken about in most historical accounts of WWII. I think probably it is because the island was defeated and overrun by the Japanese in such a quick manner. It was of course in the shadows of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This book deals with the lives of both civilian and military personell as they worked on this small speck in the vast ocean of the Pacific.
When it was invaded, everyone that survived was sent to various prison camps in China and Japan.
The author does a fine job of describing these men as they were before the war, as they were in the prison camps and also how the loved ones, at home reacted to their basically disapperance from the face of the earth.
This work describes well the hell these prisoners went through plus the hope and tenacity of some of Americas finest.
A very entertaining and worthwhile read.
Shadowbourne
I thoroughly enjoyed Teresa R. Funke's Remember Wake. It was a part of WWII (or any war for the matter) that I have not read/researched much about. The story revolves around Colin and Maggie, a young couple engaged to be married. Just before the war, Colin decides to take a short term job on Wake Island in the pacific to save money for their new life together. Based on a true story, Colin's story takes us to Wake Island during Pearl Harbor and the taking of the island by Japanese forces. We see life through his eyes as a Japanese POW. Maggie's story takes us through life back home, not knowing what has become of her beloved. Great insight into little known parts of the war and a great romance to boot.
Topmen
I really wanted to like this book. The story hits very close to home. To her credit, the author does a great job of presenting the conditions and stories of the POW's from Wake and their long and painful journey. But - she fell short developing compelling fictional characters. She has a good foundation for the story, but the characters were very simple. Seems like a fair attempt at a first novel. She studied her material well - I'd prefer to have read about the actual experiences of the men and their families instead of the anemic composite characters presented.
Hugifyn
I read Dancing in Combat Boots and bought this book expecting to find honor in Teresa Funke's depiction of the trials of the war. I was not disappointed at all. I know what kind of resurch she has done to write.
Wrathmaster
Great Novel, Will Read Again soon.
EROROHALO
Theresa Funke writes terrific fiction based on history, mostly WWII history. This book on Wake Island is a love story couched in the history of Wake, which may have been overlooked because of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The story of Colin Finnley, who signed up for a short stint at Wake, gets caught up in the war and becomes a prisoner of the Japanese. Back home, his fiancée, Maggie Braun, waits and prays for his safety, not knowing if he is alive or dead. The story shifts back and forth between the USA and Wake Island with rising tension as young Colin struggles to survive. As with most of her books, this story is based on a true story, and with Teresa's research and imagination, comes to life in her book, remember wake.
Landaron
I was given this book as a gift because my dad was one of the 98 men left on the island. The rest of the men as you know were shipped to various camps to suffer and many died. This is well researched and written. I have quite a few books on the subject of Wake Island, this one happens to be among my favorite. Very good book. Thank you Teresa for a true account of this terrible and heart breaking account of the war.
I won a copy through FirstReads. This book was outstanding. It is both packed with emotion and vivid detail. I found myself unable to put it down. It is not my normal genre, however I will definitely be looking into more from this author in the future. This book is at times disturbingly brutal, but does an excellent job at attempting to portray how the conditions actually were during WWII. Because of these conditions, one is never sure what will happen next. Will it be something good or bad? This emotional roller coaster is one of the things that made the book so hard to put down before finding out how it ended.