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Carlos

Author : J. L. Kunkle
ISBN : 0979682215
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Carlos' story is that of one man's journey through the years of the twentieth century; arguably the most tumultuous times in world history. This book follows him through the lean times of the Great Depression, to enlistment in the National Guard toward the end of the 1930s, and then mobilization and deployment to the Philippines immediately prior to WWII. Shortly after he arrives in the Philippines and eight hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Navy attacks Manila and Clark Field, and for the next four months, the Philippine and U.S. Armies fight to hold the Bataan peninsula until reinforcements arrive. Unlike a Hollywood movie, the cavalry doesn't come to save the day, and approx. 70,000 men are surrendered to the Japanese on the 9th of April 1942. What follows is the notorious Bataan Death March, where thousands died over a span of about fifteen days, then torturous work details and months of starvation in camps across the Philippines. He is eventually transported to mainland Japan via hellship, and spends the remainder of the war as a slave in the freezing environment of northwest Japan, working like a pack-mule, loading coal. In 1945 after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the emperor surrendered unconditionally and Carlos was liberated and returned to society. There he quickly learned that the war had not only changed the society he left behind in 1941, but the three years and ten months that he spent as a prisoner of the Japanese military had also changed him in ways that he and those around him were only beginning to see.

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.

Volcano A Fiery Tale Of Survival

Author : Thomas Kingsley Troupe
ISBN : 9781496525550
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Cam glances out the window of his Hawaii hotel room just in time to see the nearby 'inactive' volcano explode! Chunks of rock and lava cascade down into the city. Cam knows he needs to find his family and get out fast, but a river of lava runs between him and his loved ones"--Provided by publisher.

A Tale Of Survival

Author : Grace Flores-Hughes
ISBN : 9781463441098
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.

Trust And Deceit

Author : Gerta Vrbová
ISBN : 0853036306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This autobiography describes the dramatic events in Slovakia and Hungary between 1939 and 1945 seen through the eyes of a Jewish child/teenager, Gerti. The rise of fascism in Slovakia destroyed the peaceful co-existence of the Jews with their Slovak neighbours and demoralized both groups. The threat of deportation of Jews from Slovakia to Auschwitz forced Gerti and her parents to flee to Hungary, where deportations of Jews to Auschwitz had not yet begun. There the family lived under an assumed identity. The dangers and isolation associated with this existence plunged Gerti into depression and forced her to learn skills of deception to survive. As Hitler's grip on Hungary tightened and the dangers for Jews in Hungary increased, Gerti's father was arrested. Gerti and her mother had to flee to Slovakia in the spring of 1944, where they assumed yet further false identities. During the summer of 1944 Gerti met her childhood friend Walter (Rudi Vrba), who escaped from Auschwitz and told Gerti about his first-hand experience of witnessing the mass murders there. With time the remaining few Jews in Slovakia were rounded up. Gerti and her mother were denounced and taken to the Gestapo. The knowledge of the death factories waiting for them encouraged Gerti to take a serious risk and escape. Her mother, however, gave up hope and stayed to perish in a concentration camp. Gerti, then on her own, returned to Budapest and lived through the round up of Jews and the siege, assuming the identity of a Hungarian refugee from Russian-occupied Hungary. To survive, she had to use her hard-learned skills in assessing who she could trust and whom she had to deceive.

Lost

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
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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.

Lost A Wild Tale Of Survival

Author : Thomas Kingsley Troupe
ISBN : 9781496525574
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In pursuit of a strange butterfly for her science assignment, Kelly gets lost in the woods, and with only a mason jar, a butterfly net, and a small lunch, she must figure out which direction will lead her back to the cabin and her friends--and somehow elude the black bear who has taken a disturbing interest in her.

Winter Kill

Author : David Laursen
ISBN : 9780595383276
Genre : Fiction
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Two men and one woman are stranded in the remote Canadian bush in the dead of winter. Survival of the injured husband and his very beautiful wife depends on the competence of their guide.

From Dachau To Palestine A Tale Of Survival

Author : Larry Nelson
ISBN : OCLC:970921263
Genre : Austria
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