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The Lion and the Swastika By Anna Bruni Benson
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The Lion and the Swastika is a story of the brutalities of war brought home to a young girl by the fall of Mussolini in 1943 and the consequent Nazi occupation of the entire Veneto region. This is... More > also a romantic story set against the backdrop of terrible war and of a beautiful ancient city - Venice, fascinating in all seasons, from the flowering of spring to the winter magic of snow and high tide. But it is also the story of the awakening of a young woman to the cruelty in the world and the necessity of taking radical action in defense of her ideals and the freedom of her beloved country. In Venice the emblem of the winged Lion of Saint Mark, for centuries the symbol of the glorious Venetian Republic, is still the symbol of the unyielding Venetian people. story, based on my own experience, is one told here to inspire those who fight for love and freedom.< Less
The Lion and the Swastika By Anna Bruni Benson
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The Lion and the Swastika is a story of the brutalities of war brought home to a young girl by the fall of Mussolini in 1943 and the consequent Nazi occupation of the entire Veneto region. This is... More > also a romantic story set against the backdrop of terrible war and of a beautiful ancient city – Venice, fascinating in all seasons, from the flowering of spring to the winter magic of snow and high tide. But it is also the story of the awakening of a young woman to the cruelty in the world and the necessity of taking radical action in defense of her ideals and the freedom of her beloved country. In Venice the emblem of the winged Lion of Saint Mark, for centuries the symbol of the glorious Venetian Republic, is still the symbol of the unyielding Venetian people. This story, based on my own experience, is one told here to inspire those who fight for love and freedom.< Less
A 30-day SAT Ride in Lion City By Kun Leng
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“You’ve got to be able to make those daring leaps or you’re nowhere.” After four weeks traveling on the web of subway in Singapore, I have come to believe these words. I... More > packed my bags of books and said goodbye to my hometown on October 8th, 2006. I caught a plane to Singapore to take the SAT tests. I am an 18-year-old Chinese girl born into a poor family in West China. Going abroad seems impossible to the residents here. But I did it. I lived in Singapore alone for one month to finish the two SAT tests. Although in the end I didn’t get a score as good as I had expected, I do value this experience. I think I have learned important lessons from this journey before I turn 18 today. Once again, I believe what Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”< Less
Philip the Sea Lion By Deana Sobel
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Philip is an interesting sea lion who has always wanted to be a real New Yorker. He lives in the Central Park Zoo, where he reads the New York Times (he likes the fashion section best). Late one... More > night in the middle of winter, he escapes! Follow Philip on his funny journey through the streets of New York and Brooklyn. This wonderfully illustrated New York City fable will delight readers of all ages!< Less
Lion of Grievance - Grief By Terrell Kornegay
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All he really knew was his job, but after leaving the city, he came to realise how little he knew of the world. Lion of Grievance is a story set in the world after Earth--a more complex, fantastical... More > world bustling with new species' of life and diverse societies.< Less
These Lions Have Wings By J. S. Kessler
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Set in Istanbul in the late 1990s, These Lions Have Wings tells the story of Michael (or Mikail) Arslanoğlu as he grapples with the events that unfold between his mother’s engagement and... More > her remarriage and how those events came to play a part in what may or may not have occurred at the wedding. In the process, Michael must navigate through the layered history of the city, of his family, and of his own heart as he becomes involved with two very different men who both will play a part in the possible tragedy at the wedding.< Less
The Honey in the Lion & Other Poems By Erin Suurkoivu
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With The Honey in the Lion, her first collection of poetry, Erin Suurkoivu invites you to explore an alternate universe. Discounting today's celebrity worship and city life, she retreats within and... More > reflects on love, beauty, and what it means to be truly free. In a unique voice that is both haunting and alluring, she writes of California and Europe, nature and regret, and ultimately confronts her demons. Alternately both witty and insightful, poignant and cruel, her poems provide an intriguing journey through the landscape of her imagination.< Less
A Quick Guide to In the Skin of a Lion By College Guide World
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“In the Skin of a Lion”, a novel, by Michael Ondaatje covers the time period between 1913 and1938. The story is sent in the city of Toronto and the surrounding rural areas. Toronto... More > happens to be going through industrial growth, and in this industrial growth the contribution of the immigrant labour is highly significant. It is asserted that without the labour of immigrants, the industrial growth could not have been possible. Chapter Two: Characters Chapter Three: Plot of the Novel Chapter Four: Summary of the Novel Book One Book Two Book Three< Less
Gangsters and Mountain Lions By Burr Cook
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This is a book of three short stories, Book 1 “The Witness” is about a man who testifies against a gangster and enters the witness program. When the criminals discover where he is hiding... More > he goes on the run hiding out with Native Americans in Northern Canada. Book 2 “His Honor the Mayor of Hillsboro” is about a city politician who is arrested for accepting a bribe and gets cleared by a chance twist of fate. Book 3 “The Princess of Enid” a young cowgirl meets a strange man who turns out to have some very weird characteristics. They fall in love in spite of a seemingly insurmountable difference in backgrounds.< Less
These Lions Have Wings By J.S. Kessler
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Set in Istanbul in the late 1990s, These Lions Have Wings tells the story of Michael (or Mikail) Arslanoğlu as he grapples with the events that unfold between his mother’s engagement and... More > her remarriage and how those events came to play a part in what may or may not have occurred at the wedding. In the process, Michael must navigate through the layered history of the city, of his family, and of his own heart as he becomes involved with two very different men who both will play a part in the possible tragedy at the wedding.< Less