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The War I Finally Won

Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN : 9780698197138
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A New York Times bestseller Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Little Women, and Anne of Green Gables, Ada is a fighter for the ages. Her triumphant World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now? World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy? As the fallout from war intensifies, calamity creeps closer, and life during wartime grows even more complicated. Who will Ada decide to be? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada’s first story, The War that Saved My Life, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second masterwork of historical fiction continues Ada's journey of family, faith, and identity, showing us that real freedom is not just the ability to choose, but the courage to make the right choice. "Honest . . . Daring." —The New York Times "Stunning." —The Washington Post ★ "Ada is for the ages—as is this book. Wonderful." —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Fans of the first book will love the sequel even more." —SLJ, starred review ★ "Bradley sweeps us up . . . even as she moves us to tears." —The Horn Book, starred review ★ "Perceptive . . . satisfying . . . will stay with readers." —PW, starred review "Beautiful." —HuffPost

Nocturnal Remix A Dark Collection Of The Best Poetry From My Asylum To Yours

Author : Dudley Clarence Sturgis IV
ISBN : 9781312435087
Genre : Poetry
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A "remixed" poetry eBook, featuring a massive collection of poems from all FIVE of the entries in the Nocturne series! Including two new poems, photographs and art, this "remixed" collection is a poetry book AND an art book! The Nocturne series is not complete without it!!

How To Fight In The Dark

Author : Sasha Christiansen
ISBN : 9781480942486
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How to Fight in the Dark by Sasha Christiansen When Sasha Christiansen was little, she made a wish. She wished for a life filled with adventures. And guess what? God heard her wish and gave her just that life. How to Fight in the Dark is the tale of her life. Christiansen, writing in her forties, shares her story with us, as a way to document her escape from Russia to a new life in the United States. She hopes to preserve these tales for her children, because someday they will no longer think their mother is old-fashioned and uncool! So sit back, and enjoy as the tale unfolds from the dark catacombs of a city unknown to you. Beyond the seven hills of the Eastern Capital, an evil entity rises from the ruins of two wealthy families. He terrorizes everybody around, for he is a creature of the dark. Who will be sent to fight him? Nobody but a little child, the devil’s own daughter. In order to fight this demon, she needs to grow up first. Who will raise her? She has to claw her way to adulthood by herself. Read on to see how she gets there.

Nocturne V Fun Funny And Freakish Poetry From My Asylum To Yours

Author : Dudley Clarence Sturgis IV
ISBN : 9781312432369
Genre : Poetry
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A fifth poetry book consisting of (mostly) positive and happy themed poems. Whether they're humorous, lovely or simply full of light, these poems are sure to make you smile. Even the dark poems have happy endings this time around!

Air Forces Of World War I

Author : Mike Taylor
ISBN : 9781617872020
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the different airplanes used by the air forces in World War II and the military strategies that led to the defeat of the Axis powers.

The Siberian Curse

Author : Fiona Hill
ISBN : 9780815796183
Genre : Political Science
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Can Russia ever become a normal, free-market, democratic society? Why have so many reforms failed since the Soviet Union's collapse? In this highly-original work, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Russia's geography, history, and monumental mistakes perpetrated by Soviet planners have locked it into a dead-end path to economic ruin. Shattering a number of myths that have long persisted in the West and in Russia, The Siberian Curse explains why Russia's greatest assets––its gigantic size and Siberia's natural resources––are now the source of one its greatest weaknesses. For seventy years, driven by ideological zeal and the imperative to colonize and industrialize its vast frontiers, communist planners forced people to live in Siberia. They did this in true totalitarian fashion by using the GULAG prison system and slave labor to build huge factories and million-person cities to support them. Today, tens of millions of people and thousands of large-scale industrial enterprises languish in the cold and distant places communist planners put them––not where market forces or free choice would have placed them. Russian leaders still believe that an industrialized Siberia is the key to Russia's prosperity. As a result, the country is burdened by the ever-increasing costs of subsidizing economic activity in some of the most forbidding places on the planet. Russia pays a steep price for continuing this folly––it wastes the very resources it needs to recover from the ravages of communism. Hill and Gaddy contend that Russia's future prosperity requires that it finally throw off the shackles of its Soviet past, by shrinking Siberia's cities. Only by facilitating the relocation of population to western Russia, closer to Europe and its markets, can Russia achieve sustainable economic growth. Unfortunately for Russia, there is no historical precedent for shrinking cities on the scale that will be required. Downsizing Siberia will be a costly and wrenching process. But there is no alternative. Russia cannot afford to keep the cities communist planners left for it out in the cold.

The Way To U S Citizenship

Author : Margaret W. Hirschy
ISBN : 1562709720
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Way to U.S. Citizenship supports citizenship students on two levels--offering comprehensive preparation for the USCIS oral interview and written exams, and providing supplementary content about history and government. Systematic development of language and content recognizes the unique needs of intermediate ESL students. Reading Level: 5-6 Interest Level: 6-12

Life According To Leslie

Author : Leslie Porter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122923241
Genre : Jewish businesspeople
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Letters To Bowen

Author : Alice Lachman
ISBN : 9781426954887
Genre : Family & Relationships
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When Alice Lachman received an invitation to her grandson Bowen's first birthday party, she had no idea that she would soon be creating an unforgettable, poignant collection of letters and stories for a time capsule to be opened by Bowen at a later date. Letters to Bowen: A Time Capsule chronicles the history, events, values, interactions, and enduring love of one family through the eyes of Alice wife, mother, and devoted grandmom to little Bowen. Alice begins her loving legacy to her grandson with the story of his birth and continues with amusing and enlightening tales about his mother's life, dreams that have both inspired and comforted her, and ideas from deep within her heart. While sharing her own hopes for Bowen's future through her letters, Alice also incorporates additional stories about people she has never met, but whose personal stories forever touched her. Accompanied by family photographs, Letters to Bowen is a loving tribute to a family whose evolution of values, beliefs, and love is forever interconnected through not only generations linked by genes, but also by beautiful memories.

A Marne Mind

Author : Cy Mulholland
ISBN : 9781449737511
Genre : Self-Help
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Many who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder do not realize what is going inside themselves. Unfortunately, those who return home from combat or who have experienced any other type of traumatic event remain in the battle, the war within. Could it be that PTSD is merely physiological symptoms related to trauma, or is it so much more than that? A Marne Mind explains the advantage of coping skills and the relationship among physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual ruin and well-being while constantly pointing to the greatest source of healing and recovery. Search for A Marne Mind: A Soldiers War with Recovery on facebook to become a part of the Marne Mind Mission of raising awareness about PTSD and recovery. 5% of all proceeds will be donated to Operation Resilient Warrior, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping soldiers and their families. For more information about ORW visit

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