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Mendele, who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood of a small town in the Ukraine, went to attend college in Kiev. Mendele started to make new friends, met his first love, but World War II broke out and... More > changed his life forever. Mendele embarked on a long journey, in which he survived fierce battles and capture by the Nazis, wit-nessed the death of his family at the hands of the SS, and traveled through al-most 400 miles of occupied territory to reach freedom. Throughout his ordeal, Mendele encountered cruelty, betrayal, courage, and selfless willingness of people to help others in peril. This book is a fictionalized account of real-life events in the author’s life. Archival photos and historical commentary were added to place the described events in a larger historical context.< Less
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The scheme was simple. In Haiti in 1975 greedy and corrupt members of the Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier regime faked exquisite renderings of bird watercolors by native son Jean-Jacques... More > Audubon and put them on the world market. A government lawyer and stamp collector reported the suspicious stamps. The Duvalier government had to stage a public trial. Several government officials were sent to jail and the international collectors were satisfied. The trial was an important demonstration of courageous lawyers and judges. However the principal crooks were not revealed and the officials who were jailed were compensated well and were released early from their comfortable jails. Thus it was proven again in Duvalierist Haiti, which was about prisons, cruelty, and violence, that crime paid. 26 years later, Jean Sénat Fleury, former Haitian judge and legal scholar decided to make this trial available to the new generations of students of justice and those interested in Haitian history,< Less
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Wuthering Heights is a novel by the British novelist and poet Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848). It was her first and only published novel. Wuthering Heights is the eponymous farmhouse on the... More > Yorkshire moors where the story unfolds. Its core theme is the enduring love between the heroine, Catherine Earnshaw, and her father's adopted son, Heathcliff, and how it eventually destroys their lives and the lives of those around them. Although Wuthering Heights is now widely regarded as a classic of English literature, it received mixed reviews when first published, and was considered controversial because its depiction of mental and physical cruelty was so unusually stark, and it challenged strict Victorian ideals of the day, including religious hypocrisy, morality, social classes and gender inequality.< Less
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