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A Long Strange Road
by Edwin Erickson

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 12, 2018

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This story describes my story of life from 1948 to 1976. It tells about what living in South Los Angeles was like. It tells about what living in the turbulent decade of the 60s was like. It tells about the U.S. Army, life in college, and life as a hippie into drugs and sex was like. It is a personal story which can be shared with anyone who also lived during those times can appreciate. It is a unique life story, one in which some insight into the American experience can be gained.
Live to Tell: A Self Managing Child Slave Survivor of Pol Pot's R...
by Sonita Zainal

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English

Pages

191

Publication Date

March 04, 2017

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Live to Tell is a gripping testimony from Sonita Zainal of bone true facts and emotional recollections – showing the world how even when only a young girl, from age five; for four years, with amazing grit and determination. She endured and survived the horrendous Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia – eventually escaping through jungle infested landmines to United Nations refugee camps in Thailand. <br /><br />After losing her beloved father when only six years old and already a victim of opportunistic abuse, Sonita became a child slave in a zone of barbaric atrocities – constantly putting herself in danger; with determination and initiative, to avoid starvation. To enable her survival, she developed a stay alive against all odds attitude, relying only on her own personal initiative. So, Sonita quickly became an adult minded, responsible kid – without a natural childhood; she only remembers two playthings, one she would rather have done without. <br /><br />The writer has presented shocking and unbelievable, yet unfortunately, true stories of victims and survivors of that barbaric and misguided regime; showing herself to be deeply empathetic to those – particularly women – who were themselves young at that time, and now live everyday with haunting memories of their traumatic experiences – often, the loss of innocent loved ones. She has returned a number of times; of which she writes, to connect and research with survivors and family members in her birth and neighbouring countries. <br /><br />Sonita expresses her sadness to see, decades later, so many of those survivors still living in poverty – often on their own; having had husbands murdered by that regime, or now separated from enforced marriage to Khmer Rouge men. They just struggle on with determination to survive, making the best of their lives for themselves and any children they may have, who often are helping their mothers or aunties to the best of their abilities. <br /><br />The writer shows how deeply touched she is when seeing, or meeting, desperate children scrounging for food items; or even more so, older ones, striving committedly with focused determination and initiative, to improve their own or family living conditions and life prospects. Which, as she states, reminds her so poignantly of her own survival endeavours, when in similar circumstances, at the same age span – so powerfully written about. <br /><br />Sonita writes to clearly show how she thought and reacted, in those continually dangerous and unstable childhood years – being always mindful to not overstate with knowledge that she did not have at the time; if not having detailed memory of an event, always mentions so, when complementing her story with later adult knowledge and insight. The book is not just a sequence of stories of events, but is impregnated with profound reflected understanding of behaviours and inspirational teaching, giving it worthy credit of being a meritorious literature. <br /><br />It is cleverly written, in the manner of the author’s child mind at the time of events portrayed – she is even able to show some fun and humour; as a child may naturally seek to express – even in appalling circumstances. Sonita impresses with her candid honesty, giving stark exposure of dreadful life situations that most of us from secure backgrounds, would find hard to imagine. She inspires as an admirable example of the fortitude of destitute children, showing determination to never give up in any adverse situation. <br /><br />Readers are sure to be captivated and enthralled by this book; finding it hard to put down until read. Those who have had a difficult childhood, will find an understanding, compassionate and inspiring friend. <br /><br /><br /><br />
Lots Of Love, Mom
by Marcie Mazurenko

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English

Pages

111

Publication Date

January 21, 2018

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Mothers and daughters have a unique bond. This book tells the story of a mom and daughter, their bond and struggle through illness. Dealing with illness is hard enough, but adding a family secret that changes lives makes it even more trying. Is that secret enough to break the bond of a mother and daughter?
Twenty-One Days in May: Standing Tall, Book Two
by Jacqui Tam

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

September 04, 2016

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When MARY LOUISE BARRON called her daughter on May 5th to share the news that she had just been diagnosed with cancer and would be having surgery the following week, she insisted she would still travel to her grandson’s university graduation in early June. But she never made that trip, losing her fight with the disease just twenty-one days later. <br /><br />In this novella-length companion to her award-winning A Daughter’s Gift, Jacqui shares what unfolded over that heartbreaking three-week period, using those twenty-one days to bring into focus the character, courage, and strength of the woman who had meant so much to so many… and the mother whose example, expectations, and strength had been critical in driving her daughter to try always to live up… <br /><br />To the measure of that remarkable woman.
Tagebücher in Einzelheften. Heft 4: (verschollen) (German Editio...
by Erich Mühsam

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German

Pages

7

Publication Date

July 03, 2014

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Erich Mühsam führte zwischen 1910 und 1924 Tagebuch. Er war Lyriker und Anarchist, Satiriker und Revolutionär und einer der führenden Köpfe der Münchener Räterepublik. In seinen Tagebüchern hat er sein Leben festgehalten - ausführlich, stilistisch pointiert, schonungslos auch sich selbst gegenüber - und niemals langweilig. Sie sind ein einmaliges zeitgeschichtliches Dokument.<br />Die historisch-kritische Ausgabe der »Tagebücher« wird seit 2011 von Chris Hirte und Conrad Piens herausgegeben. Sie erscheint in 15 Bänden als Leseausgabe im Verbrecher Verlag und zugleich als Online-Edition unter muehsam-tagebuch.de.<br />Begleitend werden nun die »Tagebücher« in Einzelheften" als E-Books veröffentlicht. Jedes Einzelheft dieser mitreißenden Tagebücher ist mit einem Register versehen und verschlagwortet. Die hier vorliegende Ausgabe ist das Heft 4.
I'll Be Seeing You
by Sherry Raby

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English

Pages

58

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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Can you truly find lasting love at the age of ten? <br />Amidst a murderous war, an overbearing mother, and a girl vehemently professing her hatred , Bill finds passion that transcends time. <br />Not only death can sever the bindings of their love.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Editi...
by Frederick Douglass

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English

Pages

47

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p>Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty.</p><p>Published in 1845—just seven years after his escape—Douglass’s narrative sold five thousand copies in its first four months in print. His story’s impact—then and now—makes Douglass a key figure in the fight for African American freedom and equality in the United States.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass</i>, this edition of <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)
by W. E. B. Du Bois

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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<p>First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness”—a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.”</p><p>Though an examination of Black life in post–Civil War America, <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i> has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.</p><p><b>Revised edition: Previously published as <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i>, this edition of <i>The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>
Былое и думы. (Автобиографическое с...
by Александр Ива...

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Russian

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Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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Мемуары, впервые опубликованные в 1868 году.
الشيخ سليمان الراجحي: قصته مع الأوق...
by أوقاف سليمان ...

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Arabic

Pages

131

Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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للشيخ سليمان الراجحي مع الأوقاف، وتقسيمه لثروته في حياته مع تمام أهليته، قصةٌ فريدةٌ من نوعها، وأصبحت محل اهتمام كثير من أصحاب الثروات، والمتخصصين في الأوقاف والعمل الخيري. <br />بدأ هذا النجاح من مفهوم الشيخ سليمان الراجحي للثروة ورؤيته لها بأنها جسر ينقله إلى الآخرة، ويرجو بها رحمة ربه، فألهمه الله تعالى، فعمل تجربة فريدة أسَّس من خلالها وقفًا ضخمًا مستدامًا، ووزّع ثروته على أبنائه وبناته وزوجاته ومكَّنهم من استثمار نصيبهم بأنفسهم واستقلالهم به، فحافظ على الرابطة العائلية، وصارت الثروة مصدر تعزيز للُّحمة والتقارب بين أفراد الأسرة.

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