Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

From Andrea Kalinowski

Author: Vicki Croke

Title: Elephant company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II

I have found quite frequently, in my reading life, one book leads to another interconnected book. I recently finished reading Elephant Company: the inspring true story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke, and, of course, the author mentioned various other books. Some of the books touted were authored by Vicki Croke herself and some were used to further her understanding of the animals about whom Vicki was talking.

Elephant Company was an enlightening and heroic read. Jim “Billy” Williams was an adventuresome soul and the advertisement for a teak forester called to that aspect of his soul. Through his teak forestry work, Billy came to recognize and appreciate the greatness and intelligence of the elephants employed by the teak company. Elephant Bill, as he came to be known in the teak forests of Burma, was sought out and trusted by the elephants to treat their ills. Elephant Bill, through his interactions with the elephants, learned how to command men through respect and not fear. Elephant Company spoke of the mutual bond that can form between human and animal if both sides respect each other. It was this bond which enabled Elephant Bill, the elephants and their handlers, to assist others in fleeing the Japanese soldiers entering Burma. I simply could not put the book aside until the last page had been turned.

a well tempered heart

From adele gresser

Title:  a well tempered heart

Author:  jan philipp sendker

 

What he or she said about the book: THIS A SEQUELL TO THE BOOK ‘THE ART OF HEARING HEART  BEATS’ ‘A WELL TEMPERED HEART. JULIA, U BA,FROM BURMA,SISTER HAS BEEN HEARING A VOICE IN HER HEAD ‘WHY ARE YOU ALL ALONE?’ DESPERATELY TO RID HER MIND OF THIS PERSON. TO0  FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS CHOSEN AND WHAT THE VOICE WANTS   READ THIS BOOK.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

From Margo Blatt
Title:  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author:  Jan-Philipp Sendker
Sad story.  Find out about your partner’s past before you marry.  Very interesting story and I really enjoyed getting to know some of the characters.  You felt for the people in this book.  You realize how lucky you are.  And how an affliction can change your life but it doesn’t have to end it.