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Mr. G. Ferguson "An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t-Saoghail!" (EAST KILBRIDE, South Lanarkshire United Kingdom)
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The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
The Forgotten Highlander: My Incredible Story of Survival During the War in the Far East
by Alistair Urquhart
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into a young man's experience as a POW, 30 Mar 2010
First of all my interest in this book was spurred on by the fact that my father was a Gordon Highlander, but did not take part in the Japanese theatre of the Second World War, he was involved in the campaign in Europe. However, I found this book really interesting as a social history of that time. Alistair Urquhart's experiences as a POW with the Japanese are almost unbelievable and you can see why many men who lived through this experience have hardened hearts towards the Japanese ever since. In Mr Urquhart's case he has shown a great deal of restraint and in one incidence reported in the book assisted a doctor in giving a helping hand to a Japanese family who's young daughter was ill. I am amazed that anyone survived what the allied prisoners got through when working on the railway in Burma and Thailand, and I am also appalled at the treatment that was meted out by the British Government to the returning POWs. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to know about the social history of this period. Quite often amateur genealogists regret not haven spoken to people who lived through such periods, this book is a treasury of personal information. Thank you for writing it.


Songs of the Isles: Selections from Carmina Gadelica: A New Version with Commentary: A New Translation
Songs of the Isles: Selections from Carmina Gadelica: A New Version with Commentary: A New Translation
by Kathleen Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 8 Aug 2009
Carmina Gadelica is a hidden gem. Very often the culture of our Islands has been neglected at best, or discriminated against at worst. This book throws light on the spirituality of the people of the Western Isles and should be used in our schools (in Scotland). It can be a study of poetry and/or worship in Celtic Spirituality.


Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God
Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God
by Scott Hahn
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read on Mary for all people of goodwill, 19 Jun 2002
This is the first book by Scott Hahn that I have read and I was delighted by the 'easy' read it was. Despite the depth of the subject - the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and us all - Scott Hahn made this an enjoyable and thought provoking read.
As a sripture professor Scott Hahn used the Bible a great deal linking Mary with the Old and New Testaments. He did it in such a way that anyone interested in the subject, beginner or 'old hand', would get some new angle out of it.
He very delicately handled the subject and practice of praying the Rosary that would not cause any offence to those who feel alien to this practice. Having been there himself he was able to answer the many questions about this seemingly repetitive form of prayer.


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