Pratt, James Michael
Most widely held works by James Michael Pratt
The lighthouse keeper by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 libraries worldwide
Orphan Peter O'Banyon is sent to live with his Uncle Billie, a lighthouse keeper in Massachusetts. He learns the secret of persevering through tragedy, a lesson he must use again later in life.
The last valentine by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
TV reporter Susan Allison, looking for a story on St. Valentine's Day, interviews Neil Thomas about his parents' marriage in World War II. Never abandoning hope, Neil's mother waited years for the return of her husband, a missing Navy pilot. As they discuss the marriage, Susan and Neil fall in love.
Ticket home by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,683 libraries worldwide
Teenage twins Norman and Lucian Parker, trainmen in late 1930s Oklahoma, having endured the dual tragedies of the Depression and the death of their mother, fall for the same woman, blonde stunner Mary Jane Harrison. Conservative, sensitive Norman begins to court Mary Jane, but she soon leaves for California. Heartbroken, Norman joins the National Guard and tries to forget her. Meanwhile, rash, volatile Lucien moves to California to attend college. Of course he meets up with Mary Jane and they begin a secret romance. The rift between the brothers deepens when Lucien and Mary Jane wed, but it is clear that Mary Jane suffers regrets.
Paradise Bay by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
For all of Jack Santos' life, he was told that his father was killed in the Vietnam War. Then a twist of fate changes everything he thought he knew, and he discovers that his father isn't dead after all. Now Jack is hungry for everything he can find out about this father, Levi Harper. And the only link he has to the past is through Levi's journals. It is through these journals that Jack discovers who his father really is: his loves, dreams, hopes...and secrets. Can Jack discover the truth about his own life? And can he find the love that will always bring him back to Paradise Bay?--From publisher description.
The good heart by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
He expected peace, but it had not come. Would God require something from him for the secret he had kept for more than 40 years? One mad dies, and another lives through the gift of a transplanted heart. As the recipient heals, memories he was never aware of come to him in dreams and in bright flashes of recognition that have no past. As the "heart memories" become more vivid, Mike Stone begins to understand that the secret imbedded in his new heart can destroy the very person responsible for saving his life. After years of hard living, Mike has experienced a literal change of heart. Passionately in love for the first time in his life, he is desperate to survive and to redeem the recklessness of his youth. But as he follows the trail of memories encoded in the donated heart and wrestles with issues of integrity and forgiveness, someone else seems determined to make certain the secret is never revealed. Torn between his newfound values and a desire to protect his family from harm, Mike must decide if exposing the truth is worth the risk. Set in the fast-paced, power-hungry climate of Washington, D.C., this gripping new novel combines political intrigue with passion and danger while unraveling the mystery behind a brotherly pact that threatens all in its path.
The lost valentine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
During World War II, Navy Lt. Neil Thomas bids Caroline, his pregnant young wife, farewell at Union Station. Before their son is born, Neil's plane goes down in the Pacific and he's declared MIA. Caroline is devastated, but her love never dies. For the next 65 years, Caroline returns to Union Station on the anniversary of her loss to salute his memory. When a TV journalist learns of the touching story, she sets out to investigate what happened to Neil 65 years earlier.
Dad, the man who lied to save the planet : 12 timeless virtues handed down to a son by an everyday dad by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Recalling his growing-up years in Los Angeles following World War II, author James Pratt describes twelve lessons he learned from observing his father, an unpretentious and uneducated man who acquired little of this world's wealth but who lived an honorable life.
Mom, the woman who made oatmeal stick to my ribs by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Christ report : a novel by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
As a man thinketh-- in his heart : a novel by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
In his search for the copyright of a turn-of-the-century manuscript, Pratt visits Ilfracombe, England, hometown and last residence of author James Allen. There Pratt befriends the owner of an obscure cottage over-looking the Atlantic who provides answers to some of life's most important questions.
The private war of Howie Beach : World War Two combat memoirs from Normandy to the Elbe by Howie Beach ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"For some strange reason there was a common belief among World War Two vets that, except for families, relatives, and close friends, the general public really was not interested in their lives as combat soldiers. The passing of time has helped those veterans who are alive today to feel comfortable in contributing their military exploits and personal history. Mine is but one of many stories that can be told, yet as time marches on I realize the extraordinary circumstance which allowed me to survive from Normandy to the Elbe. It has served to validate historical accounts of key battles in five major campaigns, and the atrocities committed by Germany before our freeing of surviving prisoners from death camps. I also feel it my duty as an existing veteran of World War Two to honor my fallen combat brothers who deserved so much more for their valor than a humble grave or burial at sea. Their heroics, values, and comradeship are etched indelibly in my memory. To whatever degree I am able, I wish to give life and meaning to those men who died so long ago, and from whose ultimate sacrifice we have secured the liberties and freedoms we so long have enjoyed. I must say, I feel an added urgency to leave to the world, and my posterity, an eyewitness record of those historic eleven months from our landing on Omaha Beach to meeting the Russian Army on the Elbe River, and the subsequent occupation of defeated Nazi Germany"--Author's statement.
Ewig werd ich auf dich warten Roman by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The lost valentine by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
News reporter Susan Allison is looking for the perfect story about true love, though she doubts where such a thing really exists. Neil Thomas, Jr. wants the world to know about his parents' bittersweet love story: On February 14, 1944, Caroline Thomas said good-bye to her beloved husband, a Navy pilot sent to the Pacific. For fifty years, she waited for him-until a miracle happened, and she received his lost valentine ... In the present day, when Susan and Neil meet, can the story of Neil's parents bring them together in a love as powerful as she dreams of and he remembers?
Ein Leuchten in der Nacht Roman by James Michael Pratt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nova Audio Books presents Ticket home by James Michael Pratt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Last Valentine (sound recording) by James Michael Pratt ( Recording )
and held by 1 library worldwide
Between Iraq and a hard place a documentary not about war but about those who fight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"What happens when a young man or woman goes to war and sees death, killing, and tragedy and experiences fear on a daily basis? ... Are we doing enough as a country and people to help our returning troops heal in body, mind and spirit? ... Lance Corporal Luke Smentkowski of the USMC had the forethought on the first day of the Iraq invasion to turn on a small hand held tape recorder. What he captured on tape is powerful and thought provoking. ... Along with segments of this recording, the film contains personal video footage and still pictures of the Marines who are the subject of this documentary. This unfiltered footage provides an up close and personal look at daily life in war. The viewer will feel as though they have been given a private look into the lives of these ordinary soldiers who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery in the name of God and Country."---http://www.betweeniraq.com/about.html
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