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Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3
by Robert Matzen

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English

Pages

425

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January 16, 2017

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<DIV>This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. In effect, having just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II, Lombard became the first Hollywood start to sacrifice her life in the War. The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors, but he refused it, knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacle. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10-month-old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping page-turner presents the story of the people on the plane, the friends and families left behind, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue. It is a story of accomplishment, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.</DIV>
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, ...
by Jonas Salzgeber

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

January 18, 2019

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<p><strong>“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”<br /></strong>– Epictetus, Stoic philosopher</p><p>Where can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?</p><p>While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live. Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were.</p><p>This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self.</p><p>A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, <em>The Little Book of Stoicism</em> will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.</p>
In the Hell of Auschwitz: The Wartime Memoirs of Judith Sternberg...
by Judith Sterberg Newman

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English

Pages

103

Publication Date

April 08, 2019

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Sternberg, along with her mother, two sisters, three brothers, a brother-in-law, a niece, an aunt and uncle, and her fiancé all entered into the hell of Auschwitz.<br /><br />She was the only one to leave alive again.<br /><br />At five o’clock on February 23, 1942, Nazi police, armed with rifles surrounded the hospital where Sternberg worked.<br /><br />Time had run out for the Jewish inhabitants of Breslau.<br /><br />There had been ten thousand Jewish inhabitants in the city prior to the rise of Nazis. By the end of the war only thirty-eight had escaped the gas chambers of the Nazi concentration camps. <br /><br />Sternberg’s book relates episode after episode of events where she should have been killed, but for whatever reason, she was spared.<br /><br />Much has been written of the horrific events that occurred in Nazi Germany, yet it is rare that you are able to hear of these stories written by survivors themselves. Sternberg’s book is therefore an invaluable source that uncovers the dark days that she spent in hell.<br /><br /><em>In the Hell of Auschwitz</em> is a fascinating book that provides insights into the worst horrors of the Second World War. Although at points it is a difficult read, it should be read by everyone so that such horrors will never be allowed to occur again.<br /><br />After the war Judith Sternberg Newman married Senek Newman, a fellow concentration camp survivor, and emigrated to the United States 1947. She began writing her account immediately after arriving in the United States. She worked as a nurse in Providence, Rhode Island, until her retirement. <em>In the Hell of Auschwitz</em> was first published in 1963. Newman passed away in 2008.<br />
The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Inte...
by Robert S Mueller

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English

Pages

753

Publication Date

May 06, 2019

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<p>The wait for <em>The Mueller Report</em> is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers – allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. </p><p>"From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel’s report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president’s opponents."—<em>The Atlantic</em></p><p>Make up your own mind. <em>The Mueller Report</em> is a must read political blockbuster.</p>
Destroyer Squadron 23: Combat Exploits of Arleigh Burke's Gallant...
by Ken Jones

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English

Pages

387

Publication Date

February 25, 2019

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<b><em>“The brilliant and heroic record achieved by Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Three is a distinctive tribute to the valiant fighting spirit of the individual units in this indomitable combat group and of each skilled and courageous ship’s company.”</em> — Presidential Unit Citation</b><br /><br />Captain Arleigh Burke assumed control over Destroyer Squadron 23 on 23 October 1943.<br /><br />Just over a month later they engaged five enemy destroyers and sunk three of them and received no damage themselves in what has been described by tacticians as “near perfect surface actions”.<br /><br />Over the course of the next four months Destroyer Squadron 23, which was nicknamed “The Little Beavers, would continue in the same vein and engage with enemy ships a further twenty-two times, destroying one Japanese cruiser, nine destroyers, one submarine, several smaller ships, and approximately 30 aircraft.<br /><br /><em>“The Captains of Squadron 23 went out looking for trouble; they found it; they sank it; and then they looked for more. When a ship became lost, as some did, she simply headed for the enemy and continued to fight by herself. It is impossible for me to express the proud, paternal feeling I felt for you all during the heat of battle. There are many officers in the United States Navy who probably would have done as well had the opportunity been granted them. There are NO officers in the United States Navy who could have done better.”</em> — Captain Arleigh Burke<br /><br />Ken Jones’ account of this brilliant squadron takes the reader to the heart of the action as he uncovers Arleigh’s tactics and the strategies that were deployed to defeat Japanese ships. He also uncovers what life was like for the men in the squadron as they powered across Pacific Ocean. <br /><br />“While the period covered by this book is relatively short, it was a crucial period in the Pacific War, and the vital part played by Destroyer Squadron 23 under the inspiring leadership of Arleigh Burke was, in a sense, only a beginning, but the vital beginning, of a steady drive forward which gained momentum and power until United States naval forces steamed victoriously into Tokyo Bay.” — Fleet Admiral William Halsey<br /><br />Ken Jones wrote a number of works on World War Two, including the biography <em>Admiral Arleigh</em>. His book <em>Destroyer Squadron 23</em> was first published in 1959.<br />
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War
by Hildegarde Mahoney

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<B>In the midst of World War II, a German-American family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this </B><B>inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other. </B><BR><BR>In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old Hildegarde Ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin. It was meant to be an epic journey, crossing the United States, the Pacific, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, a week-long stay in Yokohama, Japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. In this spellbinding memoir, Mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, scarce rations, brutal winters in the Japanese Alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950. Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, <I>Journey Interrupted</I> is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.
Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters
by Lizbeth Meredith

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-olddaughters for a visit with their non-custodial father only to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's homecountry of Greece. <br /><br />Twenty-nine and just on the verge of makingher dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters cometrue, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. Forthe next two years fueled by memories of her own childhood kidnappingLizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling tothe White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation inorder to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community ofAnchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift family one that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigatethe turbulent path leading back to her daughters.
I, Who Did Not Die
by , Meredith May

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English

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288

Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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<B>Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life.</B><BR><BR>This is a remarkable story. It is gut-wrenching, essential, and astonishing. It’s a war story. A love story. A page-turner of vast moral dimensions. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty. More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region. This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars.<BR> <BR> Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers.<BR> <BR> The numbers involved are staggering:<BR> —All told, it claimed 700,000 lives—200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians.<BR> —Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers.<BR> —80,000 Iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen.<BR> —The two countries spent a combined 1.1 trillion dollars fighting the war.<BR> <BR> Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. More rarely still does such searingly brilliant literature—fit to stand beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from behind “enemy” lines.<BR> <BR> But Zahed, a child, and Najah, a young restaurateur, are rare men—not just survivors, but masterful, wondrously gifted storytellers. Written with award-winning journalist Meredith May, this is literature of a very high order, set down with passion, urgency, and consummate skill. This story is an affirmation that, in the end, it is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all.
And Then There Were None: or Ten Little Indians
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

517

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February 28, 2019

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<b><i>And Then There Were None</i></b> is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, her best selling novel and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 6 November 1939, as <b><i>Ten Little Niggers</i></b>, after the British blackface song, which serves as a major plot point.<br />The US edition was released in January 1940 with the title <i>And Then There Were None</i>, which is taken from the last five words of the song. All successive American reprints and adaptations use that title, except for the Pocket Books paperbacks published between 1964 and 1986, which appeared under the title <b><i>Ten Little Indians</i></b>.<br />The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over 100 million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. Publications International lists the novel as the sixth best-selling title.
UNSTOPPABLE: Leverage Life Setbacks To Rebuild Resilience For Suc...
by Elite Foundation

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

May 17, 2019

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UNSTOPPABLE<br />“We may encounter many defeats, but we must never be defeated.”<br />~Maya Angelou<br />The depiction of the humanity found within the pages of this artistic process work, is no less than an authentic reflection of the many threads found within a system of intricate experiences, that when weaved together, create pathways. Pathways predicated upon knowledge transpired through generational learning, but uniquely experienced by each human being at different moments in time. <br />Each contribution has significance, valued by those either who share in the experience or by those who are spectators seeking to emulate or to avoid the pain. As you embark upon the collective consciousness shared in Unstoppable, navigate the experience totally present in the moment. Use caution not to become immersed, unless it serves. There is rarity of transparency within the pages of the text; but also, reflection of some of the least desirable attributes and behaviors that man can inflict upon itself. <br />Transcend the obvious, in order to fully appreciate what you are supposed to learn, now. <br />The intent of our work, whether it be perceived from the context of self, work or humanity, is to ignite and engage, in order to affect the actualization of personal and community transformation through actionable faith, hope and unconditional love. <br />Unstoppable, is the third installment in a world class international bestselling series of books created to inspire others through stories of real people, who despite or in some cases because of circumstance, make choices that edify the very best of what we all seek and, in the process, build the skills needed for a successful life of balance and wholeness. <br />Through this text you will learn of the importance of building the psychological skill of resilience. And further that resilience is crucial to avoid the potentially debilitating effects of stress/negative energy associated with life difficulties and trauma. Through the strategies, tools, and knowledge shared we equip others to affect change. There are beneficial attributes associated with resiliency, as it relates to experiencing Improved learning and achievement, lowered absences from responsibilities due to sickness, reduced use of risk-taking behaviors such as excessive drinking, smoking or use of drugs, increased involvement in community and family activities and a lower rate of mortality and increased physical health.<br />Elite Authors are disruptors, who seek excellence in pursuit of the audience of one. Influencers and Thought Leaders, who value the importance of compassion, generosity and integrity, while employing courage from within, to invest in others. Socially-conscious individuals, who have achieved in life and business, but not without the realizations that result from living. It is these very unique, but collective experiences that contribute to what is known about the power of resilience and its impact on becoming an unstoppable Warrior for Change. <br />“Our lives begin to end the day that we become silent about the things that matter.”<br />~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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