The answer for daughter Lisa Reinicke was, “No.” Her father was known by many
names: Buster, Bill, Billy, Dad, and the Football Flyboy. His deeds, no matter how small,
should be passed down to family, friends, and anyone looking for inspiration, and
life-lessons from one who worked, lived and part of the Greatest Generation. The
Football Flyboy was young, newlywed and a pilot in WWII. He was a good man.
One weekend morning, she determined that his spirit should not stay silent just because
his mouth could no longer speak words. “I open my dad’s old air force footlocker - still
solid, battleship grey, weathered, and a little rough from travel and age. His name is in
white lettering on the front: First Lt William R Cannon.”
What she discovered were yellowed envelopes bound in twine - hundreds of them - that
her father had written to her mother. Letters written daily during the last year of WWII
and received by his bride. Her daily letters disappeared - only three times during the
year, did the “mailman” catch up with him and teased with just a few of the hundreds.
“Before reaching inside, there was a feeling of the hands of time grabbing onto my heart,
knowing that this was such a huge part of not only his life but my mom’s as well.”
Meet Bill “Buster” Cannon, the Football Flyboy ... a good man with a good life who made
Lisa Reinicke is an author, speaker, business owner and philanthropist, working
passionately for charities supporting military veterans. She owes her company's
success to her dad - the Football Flyboy - for instilling priceless life lessons of never
giving up, doing the right thing, and being creative in leadership. He ingrained the
moto: “The more you have, the more you give,” into her fabric. A gifted storyteller,
Lisa was honored with the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence
for her children’s book Wings and Feet. Her website is www.LisaReinicke.com.
"Lisa knows how to win, and she has a gift for helping us all overcome the flat tires and bent fenders of everyday life!" —Paul Harraka, NASCAR driver/Anodize Capital Partners Entrepreneur
"A powerful and inspirational book on what business ownership is truly like. Full of wisdom, hard-earned truths and lessons learned... A must-read." —Rick Wright, International Executive Coach
Long hours, exhaustion, and family dynamics play a big part in your company. After inventing the concept of Automotive Warranty Network and venturing out on a new horizon from the basement of our home, I quickly realized that growing the business and our family simultaneously was a juggling act.
This is a story of how a young girl with no education formed a 22-million-dollar enterprise and learned many lessons along the way. Learning how to be in the business of being in business is hard to do when the business needs you to do the work while the company grows. But if I can do this, you can too. Let me share the successes and failures and have a laugh or two along the way. Owning your own business is a wild ride, but it can be a fun and fruitful adventure.
The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.
As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter.
You'll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.
In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.
Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.