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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.
Don't Come Back: a funny travel adventure of bad-tempered baboons...
by Adam Fletcher

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

July 07, 2019

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<h3><strong>Can a spam e-mail change your life?</strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Adam Fletcher sure hopes so, because his life is a mess. He’s lost:<br /></p><p>His home…<br /></p><p>His girlfriend of nine years…<br /></p><p>His love of travel…<br /></p><p>His hair, and much of his confidence<br /></p><p>But then, during an argument with his deeply irritating friend Nick, he checks his spam folder and finds a mysterious invitation to the trip of a lifetime. If he takes it, maybe he can turn everything around?<br /></p><p>Except Nick decides he’s coming too.<br /></p><p>What could go wrong?<br /></p><p>Well, just about everything when Adam:<br /></p><ul><li>Fights a mandrill in South Africa armed with only a sock<br /></li><li>Tests black magic with a witch doctor’s love spell<br /></li><li>Develops an erotic attraction to a purple Cadillac in Havana<br /></li><li>Hikes into a volcano to meet people with perhaps the worst job in the world<br /></li><li>Visits a bizarre, bloody funeral hosted by the strangest tribe in Indonesia<br /></li><li>Learns why it’s a bad idea to become a gold digger in Papua New Guinea<br /></li></ul><p>Can he change himself and his life? And if so, will the price be worth paying?<br /></p><p>Both about the people who go, and the places they visit, <em>Don’t Come Back </em>is a hilarious travelogue-meets-memoir full of weird characters, awkward situations, and delightfully British humour. <br /></p><p><em></em>It can be read on its own or as a follow-up to Don't Go There.<em></em><br /></p><p><em>Come on an unforgettable journey today!</em><br /></p><br />
My Grape Year (Grape Series Book 1)
by Laura Bradbury

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English

Pages

392

Publication Date

September 23, 2015

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<h3><b>"Laura Bradbury's writing is guaranteed to make you hungry for life."- Amazon reviewer</h3></b><br />At the age of seventeen in a last-minute twist of fate, Laura Bradbury is sent to Burgundy, France, for a year’s exchange. She arrives knowing only a smattering of French and with no idea what to expect in her first foray out of North America. With a head full of dreams and a powerful desire to please, Laura quickly adapts to Burgundian life, learning crucial skills such as the fine art of winetasting and how to savor snails. <br /><br />However, the charming young men of the region mean Laura soon runs afoul of the rules, particularly the no-dating edict. Romantic afternoons in Dijon, early morning pain au chocolat runs, and long walks in the vineyards are wondrous but also present Laura with a conundrum: How can she keep her hosts happy while still managing to follow her heart? Follow along on Laura’s journey to I’amour in My Grape Year.<br /><br /><b>#1 Amazon bestseller. Thousands of copies sold. Hundreds of 5 star reviews. <br /><br />Called "the lovechild of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Love, Pray."</b> <br /><br />Praise for Laura Bradbury's Grape Series:<br />"Bradbury’s Grape Series feels like a series of honest and funny letters sent from a friend about her fascinating (and sometimes baffling) life in France. A beautiful read.”<br />—JANICE MACLEOD, New York Times bestselling author of Paris Letters and A Paris Year<br /><br />“Bradbury’s Grape Series takes the reader on a romantic adventure into the heart, soul, and people of la belle France. Filled with delicious food, love, and laughter, Bradbury’s writing proves that you have to dare to follow your heart wherever it leads you...and that sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone to truly live.”<br />—SAMANTHA VÉRANT, author of How to Make a French Family and Seven Letters from Paris
Crazy-White-Man (Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee)
by Richard Morenus

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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<h2><b>“a book that is a little classic of the rugged life.” <em>Chicago Tribune</em></h2><br /><br />Have you thought of escaping from life in the “Big City”?<br /><br />Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?</b><br /><br />Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that.<br /><br />Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness.<br /><br />When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man.<br /><br />The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.<br /><br /><em>Crazy-White-Man</em> is a brilliant account of Richard Morenus’ search for a new life in the Canadian wilderness. It is told in a down-to-earth style that is sure to appeal to any reader who dreams of an adventure.<br /><br />“As a story of the indomitable spirit of men and women pitted against the overwhelming forces of nature, ‘Crazy-White-Man’ is an inspiring one; as a tale of pure adventure, it will be hard to put down.” <em>Chicago Tribune</em><br /><br />“Respect for Mr. Morenus’ courage and hardihood grows with every page we read . . . it emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />“Anyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. To those who have lived under frontier conditions it will be equally refreshing—and that cannot be said for many of this type.” <em>Colorado Spring Free Press</em><br /><br />“one of the best tales of escape from city pressures ... It is a vivid close-up of the Ontario bush—written down with the vividness and gaiety of a man who knew he was free.” <em>Christian Science Monitor</em><br /><br />Richard Morenus was a New York writer for radio and magazines when he left his old life for a new one in the wilderness of Ontario. He spent the next six years of his life there. His book <em>Crazy-White-Man</em> was first published in 1956 and he passed away in 1968.<br />
The Capture and Escape: Life Among the Sioux (1870)
by Sarah Luse Larimer

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

December 09, 2018

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<b>"Though the Indians hunted them day and night, they succeeded in eluding them and got back to the fort, after suffering unmentionable cruelties." -Bratt, "Trails of Yesterday"</b><br /><br />The stories of those who have escaped from captivity among the Indians in the Wild West are full of harrowing interest, and one of the most characteristic is that told by Larimer in her narrative of captivity among the Sioux Indians in 1870.<br /><br />When her wagon train was 8 miles from Fort Laramie, Wyoming, a Sioux Oglalas war party, in war-paint, suddenly appeared and began to encircle their wagons, pretending to be most friendly and asking for presents. The Indians urged the emigrants on, and offered to accompany them, so that they pushed on in company for a short time, until it was saw that they were approaching a ravine where his party would be at a disadvantage, and he insisted on camping outside of it. The Indians, after some hesitation, agreed, and the travellers began to make preparations for supper, when suddenly the Indians fired a volley at them. <br /><br />Some of those who escaped the attack succeeded in hiding in the brushwood, but Mrs. Kelly and her adopted daughter, Mary, as well as Mrs. Larimer and her children, became the prisoners of the Indians. After the second night of capture, Larimer and her son Frank managed to escape and were later reunited with her husband at Camp Collins, Colorado Territory.<br /><br />Larimer wrote of her harrowing captivity and escape in her 1871 book "The Capture and Escape: Life Among the Sioux."<br /><br />In describing dangers encountered during their escape from the Indians, Larimer noted: <br /><br />"The horrors of our situation were harassing to contemplate. The wolves seemed congregated upon the highlands, and, awaking from their night’s repose, their wailing cries echoed back from the distant hills with terrific clearness. These prowling creatures abound in that country, where some species attain a great size. Even the buffalo, which does not fear them in the herd, knows his danger when overtaken alone; and the solitary bull, secreted from its hunter, succumbs before the united force of a gang of wolves."<br /><br />Sarah Luse Larimer (1836-1913) was born in Pennsylvania, headed west in 1859 with her husband, living for a while in Allen County, Kansas, where she operated a photographic gallery. In 1864, along with her husband and son the family set out for the mines of Idaho Territory, when their plans were disrupted by Oglalas on the warpath.<br /><br /><br />John Bratt in his 1921 book "Trails of Yesterday" writes of Larimer: <br /><br />"At Sherman Station I became well acquainted with Mrs. Larimer and her son, who kept a general store there, bought and sold ties and cord wood, while her husband had a star route mail contract from Point of Rocks north. There was also a Mrs. Kelly living near the station. These two women and Mrs. Larimer's son had been captured by the Sioux Indians near Fort Laramie. Mrs. Larimer and her son, after two weeks' captivity in the lodge of the chief, stole away one night and though the Indians hunted them day and night, they succeeded in eluding them and got back to the fort, after suffering unmentionable cruelties. Mrs. Kelly, not so fortunate, was taken by the Indians up on the Missouri River and kept with the band over six months."<br /><br />In describing the moment of rescue by a passing wagon train, Larimer writes that "as we sat in this shelter, which proved to be the last, a most joyful and welcome sound greeted our ears —one in which there was no mistake—our own language, spoken by some boys who passed, driving cattle."<br />
The First Noël at the Villa des Violettes
by Patricia Sands

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 10, 2018

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THE LOVE IN PROVENCE CHARACTERS ARE BACK ...<br /><br />Everything was going so well in Kat and Philippe’s life together. Then suddenly it wasn’t.<br /> <br />Roman ruins delayed the work on the Villa des Violettes. The Russian drug gang might be back in the neighbourhood. On top of that, Kat had worked herself into what Molly classified as a full blown “Christmas conundrum.” Kat wanted the holidays to work perfectly as she blended a Canadian Christmas with a Provençal Fête de Noêl for the first time in their new home. Now she’d lost her confidence and, with it, the holiday spirit. <br /> <br />Philippe hoped a weekend trip to the famous Christmas markets of Strasbourg would solve everything.<br /> <br />As it happened, things were about to get worse.
Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyd...
by Pablo Garcia Loaeza

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English

Pages

99

Publication Date

October 17, 2013

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Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy-to-use study guide, this inexpensive and up-to-date book offers fast, effective communications. The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Spain and Latin America, it features words, phrases, and sentences that cover everything from asking directions to ordering dinner.<BR>Over 700 conveniently organized expressions include terms for modern telecommunications as well as phrases related to transportation, shopping, medical and emergency situations, and other common circumstances. A phonetic pronunciation accompanies each phrase.
Paleo Diet For Beginners: The Simple Guide for Rapid Weight Loss,...
by Peter Peterson

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English

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July 08, 2019

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<h2>Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you want to look leaner and filled with much more energy? <br />Do you want to change your life for the better?</h2>Introducing <strong>Our Latest Paleo Diet Cookbook:</strong><h2>Paleo Diet For Beginners, The Simple Guide for Rapid Weight Loss, Learn How to Lose Weight Fast and Easy with Paleo Diet Recipes</h2>Most of us have dealt with some kind of issues whether it is health problems, being overweight, lack of energy and many other issues. And we all expect to find one or other solution for these problems.Use these weight loss tips and delicious recipes to achieve happiness, health, and beauty, without boring workouts, diets, and cutting calories.<br />This book contains information for beginners on how to lose weight with the aid of Paleo diets without endangering your health.You will learn what this diet is all about. <br />The information that you will learn from this includes the following: what exactly is a paleolithic diet,What to avoid, What to eat .why it is very successful in weight management, The remarkable benefits, the simple drawbacks, How to get prepared for what would ensue in the dietAnd the complete guideline on this lifestyleAnd extensive recipes for every day living that includes every single thing that should and should not be consumed.Finally, Plenty of authentic recipes to make your weight loss journey a little more colorful and tasty.
How Blue is my Valley: the real Provence
by Jean Gill

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

March 20, 2008

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<p><strong>Humorous travel book about moving to France from IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill</strong></p><br /><div><em><strong>'Laugh out loud ... </strong>such a vivid picture of the fields of lavender, sunflowers and olive trees that you could almost be there with her.' - </em><strong>Living France Magazine</strong></div><br /><div> </div><br /><div><strong>The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank.</strong></div><br /><div>    Discover the real Provence in good company.<br />There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swopped her Welsh Valley for a French one. <br />    Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of grey mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provencale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring-water. Or rather, as it turns out, a neighbour's spring-water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road... and there's worse ...<br />    But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit, `God created it', the village 'where everyone belongs'.</div><br /><div> </div><br /><div>Watch the trailer youtube.com/watch?v=o_Rrn4CGw5A</div>
Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians (1871)
by Fanny Kelly

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English

Pages

310

Publication Date

December 19, 2015

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Fanny Kelly (1845-1904) was a Kansas pioneer woman captured by the Sioux and freed five months later. She later wrote a book about her experiences called Narrative of My Captivity among the Sioux Indians in 1871. <br /><br />THIS is the title of a very interesting narrative of the capture of Mrs. Fanny Kelly, in 1864, who was en route with her husband and a little adopted daughter with a small band of other emigrants to the Far West. They were surrounded just at nightfall by a troop of Sioux Indians, who at first feigned friendship, but very soon, notwithstanding they were treated with kindness and liberality by the unfortunate party, began a murderous attack, killing several, and taking Fanny, her adopted daughter, and a Mrs. Larimer prisoners. Mrs. Larimer got away the second night, but our authoress remained for five months- the victim of cruelty, exposure, fear, and despair, but having an opportunity to see and know much of Indian life. The work abounds in sketches of scenery, and the wild eventful lifetraits of the Indians of the Northwest. <br /><br />Fanny was captured from an emigrant train some distance from Fort Laramie on the Platte River, in Wyoming, by a band of Ogallala Sioux Indians. This tribe of Indians were the best fighters of all the Indians. They were of good physique and were rich in horses and traveled very rapidly. At the time of her capture Fanny was but nineteen years of age, and during her career with the Indians she was subjected to more blood-curdling experiences than the ordinary woman could withstand. After carrying her into the Dakotas, the Big Chief spared her life because she showed so much skill in dressing the wounds of their wounded and made herself useful. More severe than the long marches must have been the witnessing of the battles in which her own people were killed, and the fiendish acts of the blood-thirsty warriors.<br /><br />It was on May 17, 1864, that Josiah S. Kelly, his young wife, and their adopted little daughter, Mary, left their home in Geneva, Kansas, and with other emigrants started for the golden fields of Idaho, with high wrought hopes of future prosperity and pleasant anticipations of a romantic and delightful journey across the plains. They experienced no disturbances from Indians, safely crossed the Platte River, until July 12, 1864, when they came into the Little Box Elder Valley, 12 miles from Deer Creek Station. When suddenly without warning, the bluffs before them were covered with a party of about two hundred Indians. Gaudily painted, uttering their wild war-whoops, firing a volley of guns and revolvers, they descended on the train of emigrants. In the massacre that followed, Josiah succeeded in making a miraculous escape. Favored by the fast approaching darkness, he hid himself in the tall grass and sage brush.<br /><br />Fanny's narrative covers the succeeding events that led to her eventually being reunited with her husband; Congress later voted to give her $5,000 for her efforts which saved a fort from attack.<br /><br /><br /><br />

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