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Their Promised Land

Author : Ian Buruma
ISBN : 9781782395416
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ian Buruma's maternal grandparents, Bernard and Winifred (Bun & Win), wrote to each other regularly throughout their life together. The first letters were written in 1915, when Bun was still at school at Uppingham and Win was taking music lessons in Hampstead. They were married for more than sixty years, but the heart of their remarkable story lies within the span of the two world wars. After a brief separation, when Bernard served as a stretcher bearer on the Western Front during the Great War, the couple exchanged letters whenever they were apart. Most of them were written during the Second World War and their correspondence is filled with vivid accounts of wartime activity at home and abroad. Bernard was stationed in India as an army doctor, while Win struggled through wartime privation and the Blitz to hold her family together, including their eldest son, the later film director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday), and twelve Jewish children they had arranged to be rescued from Nazi Germany. Their letters are a priceless record of an assimilated Jewish family living in England throughout the upheavals of the twentieth century and a moving portrait of a loving couple separated by war. By using their own words, Ian Buruma has created a spellbinding homage to the sustaining power of a family's love and devotion through very dark days

Pamela Hansford Johnson

Author : Deirdre David
ISBN : 9780198729617
Genre : Authors, English
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Biography of the English writer and critic Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912 - 1981).


Author : Allison Pataki
ISBN : 9780812989069
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Philippa Gregory, Paula McLain, and Daisy Goodwin comes a sweeping and powerful novel by Allison Pataki. Sisi tells the little-known story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, the Princess Diana of her time, in an enthralling work of historical fiction that is also a gripping page-turner. Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth—fondly known as Sisi—captures the hearts of her people as their “fairy queen,” but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she’s unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows. Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to keep her family together, or to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself? Featuring larger-than-life historic figures such as Bavaria’s “Mad King Ludwig” and the tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, and set against many of Europe’s grandest sites—from Germany’s storied Neuschwanstein Castle to England’s lush shires—Sisi brings to life an extraordinary woman and the romantic, volatile era over which she presided. Praise for Sisi “Pataki successfully juggles numerous political and personal plot lines while maintaining her focus on a fascinating central character. . . . Readers of Pataki’s first book will want to know the rest of Sisi’s story, but this novel stands on its own for historical fiction fans.”—Library Journal “A deeply moving book about a complex character.”—BookPage “A satisfying saga of the late Habsburg period.”—Kirkus Reviews “Pataki brings richness and relevance to the story of the woman who worked tirelessly to protect the face of an empire.”—Publishers Weekly “Pataki simply stuns me with each new book. I savor each page. Sisi is her best yet!”—Kathie Lee Gifford “Readers will enjoy the glorious dilemma of whether to turn the pages swiftly, breathlessly following Empress Sisi from one astonishing, heartbreaking adventure to the next, or to linger and luxuriate in Pataki’s vivid, sumptuous descriptions of the Habsburg court.”—Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker “This entire novel is irresistible—completely impossible to put down! Pataki reimagines the reign of the nineteenth-century Princess Diana in this stunning book.”—Michelle Moran, internationally bestselling author of Rebel Queen “Emotional, exuberant, masterly, Sisi swept me into the glittering, treacherous world of the waning Habsburg empire. A must-read.”—Lynn Cullen, bestselling author of Mrs. Poe From the Hardcover edition.

My Promised Land

Author : Ari Shavit
ISBN : 9780812984644
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Korean War Love And Valor

Author : C. D. Wilson
ISBN : 9781452362144
Genre : Fiction
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The Korean War, Love and Valor Mike O "Brien fell in love with Patricia Ludlum at their high school Memorial Day assembly. The young sweethearts married in New York City in 1949. Life was wonderful; they felt they had the perfect family when Reggie was born. Little did they know that their life was about to be torn apart. This is a story of their love, the Korean war, heroism and new love found. The Korean War, 1950 to 1953, the Forgotten War, 33,665 U.S. Armed Forces members were KIA, 92,134 were wounded and 8,176 are still MIA. One million seven hundred and eighty nine thousand Americans served in the Korean War. We must not forget their sacrifice. Mike O "Brien a young New York City man served his country. His young wife received his Medal of Honor posthumously. SGreater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) No one had done more to win victory, than Mike O "Brien had. Those whose lives he saved will never forget his self-sacrificing heroic actions. Mike told his wife, if anything ever happened to him, she must get on with her life. Little did she know one of the men, saved by Mike, would be the man, she would eventually marry?Please read some of the random sample paragraphs:Early one morning her worse fears materialized when she received that dreaded telegram from the War Department. The Commanding Officer of Pine Camp and the pastor delivered it. It stated, Corporal Mike O "Brien had been KIA, killed in action in Korea. He had died in the Battle of Bloody Ridge. For valor above and beyond the call of duty; he had received the recommendation for the Medal of Honor. "Corporal O "Brien refused to leave his wounded comrades, including the commanding officer Captain Jake Smith, during the Battle of Bloody Ridge on September 5, 1951. When darkness set in the survivors attempted to withdraw to US lines. Corporal O "Brien carried the wounded Captain to safety. He then made a second trip beyond the safety of US lines to rescue Corporal Dempsey the second wounded man stranded in no mans land.Upon getting to the safety of American lines, additional enemy troops attacked. Corporal Mike O "Brien sacrificed his life by using his own body to shield the three wounded men lying in the fox hole by throwing himself on a live enemy hand grenade, that had been thrown into the fox hole by enemy soldiers. "They went back into the room. Jake said to his parents, SPatricia and I have something to tell you. , and then they told his parents how they felt. Jake then said, SPatricia has agreed to marry me as soon as I "m on my feet. Both of his parents, overwhelmed with emotion, expressed happiness to have Jake on the mend, a new daughter, and a grandson. Mrs. Smith said, SThis is the best Christmas of my life! Reggie left his fire truck, went to his mom; at the same time, he stared excitedly at Jake asking, SWill Jake be my Daddy? His mother told him yes. He clapped his hands, hugged his mom, while she took him over to Jake for a hug. When Patricia set him down on the floor, he looked up at Mrs. Smith with a big smile and said, SMy Christmas is even better than yours. Last night before you put me to bed I prayed for a Daddy! Her instrument ratings allowed her to fly at night. She often spoke about the first time that she took Reg flying at night. SWe left the airport just after sunset and had light cloud cover at 3,000 feet to a height of 5,000 feet. Once we entered the clouds, it was difficult for Reg to orient himself, because he had lost sight of the ground lights. I told Reg that this time we would climb higher and higher until we found the stars hiding above the clouds. SMom, Mom it "s so beautiful, we are almost at heavens gates. I held his hand and told him that he was absolutely right. It was our moment, one that neither of us would ever forget.

My Acadians

Author : Lorecia East
ISBN : IND:39000005672972
Genre : History
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Red Now And Laters

Author : Marcus J. Guillory
ISBN : 9781451699128
Genre : Fiction
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“Guillory’s complex and mesmerizing novel spans numerous eras of family history and southern folklore, offering a haunting yet soulful portrait of a neglected American culture” (Booklist). Meet Ti John, a young boy growing up in Texan Creole culture in the 1980s, the decade of Reaganomics, disco music, and the candy of choice—red Now and Laters. Raised in a Black Creole family by a voodoo-practicing father and strict Catholic mother, he is blessed with a special gift: spiritual healing. But life in the Houston ghetto where he lives is never easy. Ti John struggles to remain an ordinary kid, but even with a rodeo-star father he idolizes and the help of supernatural guides, nothing can shield Ti John from the roughness of inner-city life. He witnesses violence and death, gets his heart broken by girls, feels the anger of his own embittered father, struggles to live up to his mother’s middle-class aspirations—all while trying to become the man he’s expected to be. Will Ti John fall prey to the bad side of life—or will he recognize and hold on to the good? Multilayered and multigenerational, this tremendous literary debut breathes new life into the coming-of-age novel through “a truly unforgettable world of spirits and magical men” (Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Wench). Red Now and Laters is a poignant and uniquely American story, as memorable and flavorful as the candy itself.


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ISBN : WISC:89092858117
Genre : Liberalism (Religion)
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This Promised Land

Author : Gloria Goldreich
ISBN : 0425054640
Genre : Fiction
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Near the end of the nineteenth century the Maimon family journey from Russia to the Middle East to start a new life

The Journal Of Education

Author : Thomas Williams Bicknell
ISBN : SRLF:C0000098731
Genre : Education
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Methods Aids And Devices For Teachers

Author : Walter Julius Beecher
ISBN : SRLF:DD0000990895
Genre : Creative activities and seat work
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Author : Eshkol Nevo
ISBN : 9781448138852
Genre : Fiction
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Dori’s father has gone travelling in South America and, suffering from some kind of breakdown, following the death of his wife, he goes missing. Dori sets out to find him, leaving his wife and young son at home in Israel. Inbar is escaping from her life – from the grief that she can’t shake after her brother’s death, from the boyfriend she doesn’t love – and impulsively sets out for South America. While she’s there she meets a man who is searching for his father... In his most ambitious novel to date, Eshkol Nevo weaves a beautiful love story with two tales: the story of the wandering Jews who came to their Promised Land in the wake of the Second World War, embodied by Inbar’s grandmother Lily’s narrative of her sea journey over from Poland, and the story of a new generation of wandering Israelis who leave again to go backpacking, perhaps hoping that the distance will allow them to see their homeland more clearly. Neuland is a romantic adventure, a search for a father that leads to love, and a quest for an understanding of identity and for second chances. Is it ever possible to start again? Nevo has produced a daring, epic novel that asks profound questions, but the truth and warmth of his writing make it all-consuming and irresistibly loveable.

The Friend

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Genre : Society of Friends
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The San Francisco Attorney

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063250117
Genre : Bar associations
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The Promised Land

Author : Elaine Y. Eaddy
ISBN : WISC:89062883053
Genre : South Carolina
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James Eddy (ca. 1730-1790/1800) and his family lived in Craven County, South Carolina. He served in the Revolutionary War. Descendants listed lived chiefly in South Carolina.

The War Cry

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A Twelvemonth And A Day

Author : Christopher Rush
ISBN : 9781847675699
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award: “this bleak tale” of a month in the life of a family struggling with addiction “is a work of considerable force” (The Scotsman, UK). Punchy, sharp-witted and acutely observed, Born Free tells the story of an ordinary family living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and dealing with their troubles in an all-too ordinary way: each member is trying to escape life—and each other—through his or her drug of choice, whether it’s alcohol, sex, Prozac, or the Internet. The interactions between parents Angie and Vic, and their teenage children Jake and Joni, reveal a hellish cocktail of mid-life crises and adolescent angst; the savagery of sibling rivalry; the waking nightmare of a marriage gone cold—and the unbridgeable, infernal chasm between the generations. It’s a story of everyday life. Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award Nominated for the Orange Prize “One of Scotland’s most talented writers.”—Daily Telegraph, UK

Enemy In The Promised Land

Author : Sana Hassan
ISBN : 0394527658
Genre : Arab-Israeli conflict
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Provides a view of Israel through Arab eyes based on the author's three-year-long stay in Israel and discusses the problems and probabilities of peace.

Journal Of Education

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How May I Serve

Author : Karen Mathews
ISBN : 9781452515236
Genre : Self-Help
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How May I Serve is a guide to empower woman who are struggling to find a way out of their troubles. I have tortured and abused myself for many years trying to find love, happiness, and peace of mind--yet, the more I sought these things, the more they eluded me.Then, I realized that it was an "inside" job. I had to learn to love myself, forgive myself, and make peace with myself. So many women have been brought up with limiting beliefs about themselves from childhood. From the time I was conceived, I was an unwanted pregnancy. From the deep recesses of my subconscious mind, I programmed a tape of being unloved and unlovable. I acted and attracted circumstance after circumstance to validate this belief. I played the victim role very well. I did not know how to get out of my own way. The more I avoided looking at the cause of the problems, however, the worse they got. I hit my bottom upon finding out that my oldest daughter had a heroin addiction. This brought everything full circle. In order to save her, I had to change myself.

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