Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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Random House #ad - Ahead of zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, enemy aircraft, and, thirst and starvation, beyond, a trial even greater. Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page. People   “a meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.

The washington post   “Ambitious and powerful. Astonishingly detailed. O: the oprah magazine   “A masterfully told true story. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling. Rebecca skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption #ad - . A powerfully drawn survival epic. The wall street journal   “A one-in-a-billion story. Designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, chilling, harrowing, and inspiring. New york   “Staggering.

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This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters around the World MacSci

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St. Martin's Press #ad - And with these, the extraordinary and inspirational stories of the countless men and women who fought bravely to protect the communities and environments at risk. Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance.

This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters around the World MacSci #ad - Here are the strikingly poignant accounts of disasters whose names live in infamy: Chernobyl, Love Canal, Three Mile Island, Exxon Valdez, Bhopal, Minamata and others.

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This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa - Rev.

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ORBIS #ad - A new edition of the first book by the best-selling author of My Life with the Saints and The Jesuit Guide to Almost Anything.

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The Day Christ Died

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HarperOne #ad - The Day Christ Died #ad - It closes at 4 P. M. The rest has been added in bits and pieces from many men whose names span the centuries. 8212from the Foreword. The fundamental research was done a long time ago by four fine journalists: Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John. It opens at 6 P. M. 8212the beginning of the hebrew day—with jesus and ten of the apostles coming through the pass between the Mount of Olives and the Mount of Offense en route to Jerusalem and the Last Supper.

The following afternoon, when Jesus was taken down from the cross. This is a book about the most dramatic day in the history of the world, the day on which Jesus of Nazareth died.

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Rare: The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth

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Prometheus Books #ad - Their versatile properties have led manufacturers to seek these elements out to maximize longevity, value, and efficiency, but not without a human price. Osmium. In addition to explaining the chemistry behind rare earth metals, Rare delves into the economic and geopolitical issues surrounding these “conflict minerals, ” blending tales of financial and political struggles with glimpses into the human lives that are shattered by the race to secure them.

A burgeoning black market in china, Africa, and India is propped up by school-age children retrieving and purifying these metals while risking their lives and health in the process. Rhodium. In the past decade, and tin supplies in the region, the Congo has been ravaged by tribal wars fought to obtain control of tantalum, tungsten, with over five million people dying at the crossroads of supply and demand.

Rare: The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth #ad - How will your life change when the supply of tantalum dries up? You may have never heard of this unusual metal, video game systems would falter, but without it smartphones would be instantly less omniscient, and laptops fail. Tantalum is not alone. Such refugees from the bottom of the periodic table are key components of many consumer products like cell phones, hybrid car batteries, and flat screen televisions, as well as sophisticated medical devices and even weapon systems.

Fears of future political struggles inside China, Great Britain, have already sent the United States, the world’s largest supplier of these metals, and Japan racing to find alternative sources. Will scientists be able to create lab substitutes for some or all of these metals? Will Afghanistan be the next big supplier of rare metals? What happens when the limited supply runs out? Whatever the answers, dependent on technology, it is clear that our modern lifestyle, is far from stable.

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Montana 1948: A Novel

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Milkweed Editions #ad - As their story unravels around david, he learns that truth is not what one believes it to be, that power is abused, and that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice. From the summer of my twelfth year i carry a series of images more vivid and lasting than any others of my boyhood and indelible beyond all attempts the years make to erase or fade them… “ So begins David Hayden’s story of what happened in Montana in 1948.

The events of that cataclysmic summer permanently alter twelve-year-old david’s understanding of his family: his father, a war hero and respected doctor; and the Haydens’ Sioux housekeeper, Marie Little Soldier, a small-town sheriff; his remarkably strong mother; David’s uncle Frank, whose revelations turn the family’s life upside down as she relates how Frank has been molesting his female Indian patients.

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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life

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Dey Street Books #ad - Louis zamperini’s don’t give up, don’t Give In is an extraordinary last testament that captures the wisdom of a life lived to the fullest. Now, in his own words, zamperini reveals with warmth and great charm the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey. He was a youthful troublemaker from California who turned his life around to become a 1936 Olympian.

New york times bestsellermore than 100, insight, don’t give in shares a lifetime of wisdom, 000 copies in printCompleted just two days before Louis Zamperini’s death at age ninety-seven, Don’t Give Up, and humor from “one of the most incredible American lives of the past century” People. Putting aside his track career, he volunteered for the army before Pearl Harbor and was thrust into World War II as a B-24 bombardier.

Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life #ad - Zamperini’s story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand’s biography Unbroken and its blockbuster movie adaptation directed by Angelina Jolie. While on a rescue mission, where he survived against all odds, his plane went down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, drifting two thousand miles in a small raft for forty-seven days.

His struggle was only beginning: zamperini was captured by the Japanese, and for more than two years he courageously endured torture and psychological abuse in a series of prisoner-of-war camps. He returned home to face more dark hours, but in 1949 Zamperini’s life was transformed by a spiritual rebirth that would guide him through the next sixty-five years of his long and happy life.

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Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

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Delacorte Press #ad - As a boy, breaking into houses, brawling, he had been a clever delinquent, and stealing. In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, cunning, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory.

It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. A strong, well-written work.

Unbroken The Young Adult Adaptation: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive #ad - Slj"this fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers. Kirkus. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. On a may afternoon in 1943, gasoline, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, and blood.

But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, beyond, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, and, leaping sharks, enemy aircraft, a trial even greater.

So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

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Bless Me, Ultima

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Under her wise wing, tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past--a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world. And will nurture the birth of his soul.

Bless Me, Ultima #ad - The winner of the 2015 national humanities medal, Rudolfo Anaya is acclaimed as the father of Chicano literature in English and for his rich and compassionate writing about the Mexican-American experience. This coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads.

Antonio marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic.

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Penguin Books #ad - The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. The #1 new york times–bestselling story about american Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.

For readers of unbroken, out of the depths of the depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics #ad - Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, and farmers, shipyard workers, yet they did, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Ballantine Reader's Circle

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Ballantine Books #ad - Memorable. Vivid. Laura hillenbrand shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider. Sports illustrated “REMARKABLE. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.

The new york times “Engrossing. Fast-moving. Three men changed seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend Ballantine Reader's Circle #ad - . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. Smith urged howard to buy seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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