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A Tale Of Survival

Author : Grace Flores-Hughes
ISBN : 9781463441074
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Tale of Survival is an explosive story that is much more than a simple memoir of an Hispanic woman: it is an important, quintessential American story of adversity and perseverance. This is a brutally honest and provocative tale of not merely survival but success from one who came from a time and place where success and upward mobility for a Mexican-American was not only unlikely but damn near impossible. Unlike some other Hispanic memoirs, Grace Flores-Hughes describes her childhood and transition to adulthood and beyond, against the tapestry of the modern Hispanic experience and the sometimes turbulent era of the rebellious baby-boomer generation. She writes of assimilation, racial and ethnic injustice, her role in coining of the term Hispanic, and her championing the lives of the disenfranchised before and after the civil rights movement. Further, Ms. Flores- Hughes takes you on this treacherous journey while exploring her encounters and friendships with many of America's leaders. She demonstrates in this colorful and spicy story that "Hold the Salsa" has never been her style; a story that chronicles the emergence of a child's identity to that of an accomplished Hispanic woman who rose against all odds.

Forty Four

Author : Graham Rundle
ISBN : 1760061778
Genre : Abused children
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At age seven, Graham Rundle was taken by his father for a 'holiday' to Eden Park, a Salvation Army boys' home outside Adelaide. As soon as his father left, Graham was given old clothes to wear and told from now on he was known as '44'. The book vividly portrays what happened to Graham over the following eight years, from 1959 until 1968, living in fear of sexual abuse by the people who were supposed to care for him. This extraordinary book contrasts the dark moments of unbelievable depravity with some of the sweetest and most innocent acts of kindness. As well as portraying life in the home, Graham writes of his taste of freedom at high school and at Indigenous camps at the Koorong, and of his time spent with his beloved, lifesaving Nana.


Author : J. L. Kunkle
ISBN : 1432705687
Genre : Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942
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Carlos Montoya spent years of torment and deprivation at the hands of his Japanese captors in World War II. In this novel based closely on his true life experiences, Carlos must learn to endure the unendurable in order to survive, but it isn't until after the war that he begins to learn the true cost of survival.

Re Creating The Cretaceous

Author : Kurt M. V. Rich
ISBN : 9781491807088
Genre : Fiction
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HERE IS THE STORY HOLLYWOOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO READ! Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, the United States and other nations conducted numerous scientific experiments intent upon recovering and then replicating the DNA genomes of animals whose lives had been extinct for a period of over tens of thousands up to several millions of years. With no guidelines to follow and, even worse, no external monitoring, many formerly extinct life forms were eventually cloned and successfully re-created, but with deadly and destructive results. Most of the nations involved in such devastating experiments, including the United States, promptly responded by enacting highly controversial laws prohibiting both the research into replicating the DNA and the revival of such extinct creatures. While some nations reacted by passing bans on such research for twenty-five to fifty years, the United States enacted a ban of only twenty years, due to expire on January 1st, 2015. Other nations, including many third world countries, openly resisted the pressure put upon them by the larger nations and opted out of enacting any type of restrictions. Sensing a shift in popular opinion during the two years preceding the expiration of the ban, the United States Congress began to conduct numerous hearings on the matter, including collecting the testimony of nearly one hundred fifty of the nation’s most prominent geneticists and scholars. Among the group invited to testify before Congress was Nicholas P. Heinz III, a thirty-two year old paleogeneticist and chairman of the highly esteemed research firm, “BioGen,” BioGenetics International Technologies, LLC, in Cupertino, California. One of the last witnesses called to testify, Heinz had hoped his impassioned testimony and detailed documentation of the myriad benefits derived from DNA genome research would help to continue the momentum gained from earlier witnesses and would sway the Congress into letting the ban expire without being renewed. From Kurt M. V. Rich, the author of the critically acclaimed historical novel 'Chasing the Golden Hoard: The Story of the Lydian Hoard,' 'Re-Creating the Cretaceous' invites you to investigate the story of scientific wonders intermingled with greed, arrogance, subterfuge, and a quest for power far beyond the imagination of Hollywood.

The Crane Track Whooping Cranes Migration A Tale Of Survival

Author : Gene Steffen
ISBN : 9781627873291
Genre : Travel
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Leki is a young whooping crane who has no idea that a spectacular journey is about to begin. He lives with his parents, Toluki and Karla, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Leki has had many adventures there, like the day he ran across wild wolves! Still, his biggest adventure is yet to come as his parents prepare for their annual October migration. Every year, the whooping cranes travel south to warmer climates for the winter. Toluki and Karla plan to take young Leki 2,400 miles, all the way from their home in Canada to a winter resting place on an island in the Gulf of Mexico. The path they take is called "the crane track," and it is a journey filled with wild weather and hungry hunters. Whooping cranes are graceful creatures with white feathers and up to an eight-foot wingspan. Once almost extinct, there are now 513 whooping cranes in the world, and many of them travel the same path as Leki and his parents. Nature is a carefully balanced, beautiful machine. It's up to us to protect the path of the cranes' migratory journey. So is little Leki up for the trip?


Author : Chris Kreie
ISBN : 1598898280
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Eric, his dad, and his friend Cris go camping in northern Minnesota and when Cris is injured, Eric must find the camp and save his friend.

World War Ii Philippines

Author : Ernesto Lee
ISBN : 9781450078535
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41. 19 MB
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This book is largely a tale of survival from the viewpoint of a ten-year-old boy during World War II in the Philippines. It relates the painful ordeal and suffering of his family in their struggle for survival against hunger and disease; how they managed to rise from the ashes of financial defeat to dramatic recovery; the atrocities and brutalities inflicted against the Filipinos; the benevolence of a GI acquaintance during liberation; his faith in the power of prayer and God; and his gratitude for being given the rare privilege and opportunity, as a successful surgeon and medical practitioner in the Philippines and the United States, to help alleviate suffering, correct deformities, and make a difference in the lives of his poor patients.


Author : Evelyn Everett-Green
Genre : Clergy
File Size : 33. 74 MB
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Author : Celia Elkin
ISBN : 9781413469172
Genre : History
File Size : 22. 83 MB
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Penned by me, a survivor and eye witness to the chillimg events that took place on the 9th of November 1938 in all of Germany and the following day in Austria. Although barely past my 15th birthday. I remembered everything that had transpired and detailed the happenings in my family as well as revisiting the horrendous anti - Jewish violence executed on such a large scale by the Nazis, in my book Kristallnacht. This November, 2013, I and others will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the life-altering event which ushered in the Jewish nightmare, the Holocaust.

Music Through The Dark

Author : Bree Lafreniere
ISBN : 0824822668
Genre : History
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A record of the Cambodian soul, taking readers into the heart of a horrifying tragedy - one that claimed the lives of Daran Kravanh's parents and seven siblings and as many as three million other Cambodians. Daran's talent for playing the accordion saved his own life.

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