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Letters Home: An American in China: 1939-1944
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 and represented by Concierge Publishing Services. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After graduating from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 1939, John Hlavacek sailed to China to the Carleton-in-China Middle School in Fenchow, Shansi Province. As John describes it, many Midwesterners had little knowledge of China, other than famine, disease, and war. After weeks of training in Chinese in Peking, John traveled to the compound in what was then Japanese-occupied China.
The Future Seed
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A short story. John and Margaret Posvar, American Midwest farmers, keep alive the values sent down by their ancestors from the Old World. Their neighbors become hostile when they befriend new, foreign neighbors, then send a portion of their harvest to overseas relief. The Posvars' charity enriches their family's world view, but the local backlash threatens to bankrupt and disinherit them.