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History's Orphan By Costas Samartzis
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In the year 2016, a clandestine elite group known as ‘the revisionists’ have insinuated themselves at the heart of the United Nations as a means of rewriting historical events and thereby... More > helping the world’s major powers to maintain the status quo. The revisionists officially became a group in 2015, when it was revealed that the United Nations and World Bank failed to cut extreme poverty in Africa in half by that year as they had promised. Their primary goal is to protect the United Nations from terrorist groups and rewrite the history of Africa. Akibaje Damin is one of the revisionists. The revisionists raised him and trained him as one of their own. But Akibaje has the gnawing feeling that everything the revisionists have told him about his past is a lie. He believes that they rewrote his life in the same way they rewrite major historical events. He believes that his nebulous past is somehow related to Africa.< Less
To Dakota and Back: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider By Judith Kappenman
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Judith Kappenman’s "To Dakota and Back: The Story of an Orphan Train Rider," a biography of her grandfather John Donahue, will take you to Dakota and back, but also into an amazing... More > family saga spanning a century and painfully detailing a shameful period in American history during which orphans were “farmed out” from the East to the Midwest to help families establish new lives. Despite what he felt was a loveless childhood, Donahue prevailed, building a successful life and presiding over a loving and supportive family. Their eventual return to Massachusetts brings the story full circle, and is a family history to be remembered.< Less
The Blue Dress: The Story of Courageous Riders of the Orphan Train By Norma Lang
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The Great Potato Famine of 1845-49 devastated Ireland ruining the country’s main source of food. As the staple of their diet withered, thousands of Irish died of starvation, while others wasted... More > away to a shadow of what they once had been. This story follows a broken family that feared failed crops on their small farm. Selling all they could, they departed by sailing ship to what they hoped would be a“land of plenty,” America. A challenging situation necessitates that Ellen and Dillon be temporarily placed in an orphanage. Just as the children are feeling settled, overcrowded conditions cause them to be transported by train, far from their father and Irish traditions. The Orphan Train Movement was a social experiment that moved children from crowded cities in the Eastern United States to foster homes. The trains ran between 1854-1929 relocating many children to farms across the country.< Less
Come Home to Orphan Field By Gerald Michels
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Three brothers return to their family farm after the death of their father in the middle of the Great Depression. All three have been gone for years, but now it seems clear that they plan to stay. ... More > To all outward appearances they are simple men, but when they begin a mysterious project on a small plot of land and spend money freely in a struggling nearby town, it isn't long before word starts to spread. Their arrival could mean help for many, but small towns have long memories, and upsetting the normal order of things can make dangerous enemies.< Less
Come Home to Orphan Field By Gerald Michels
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Three brothers return to their family farm after the death of their father in the middle of the Great Depression. All three have been gone for years, but now it seems clear that they plan to stay. To... More > all outward appearances they are simple men, but when they begin a mysterious project on a small plot of land and spend money freely in a struggling nearby town, it isn't long before word starts to spread. Their arrival could mean help for many, but small towns have long memories, and upsetting the normal order of things can make dangerous enemies.< Less
Vision Quest The Orphan Trains & Underground Railroad of Cape May By Brian Prickett
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My book is a revelation about how Harriet Tubman created the Cape May area Underground Railroad. My book reveals lost secrets of the Civil War, showing how the Quakers and Masons helped organize the... More > Underground Railroad. Read, play and discover new archaeological sites on the Underground Railroad and Orphan Trains never before published! Catch a glimpse into the past, unfurling lost secrets of slavery, Native American abuse and the mysterious Orphan Trains of Cape May! Play the online computer game Vision Quest, and discover new sites on the Underground Railroad. This a limited edition, non edited version of the book. This non profit book seeks to generate funds for non denominational charities and children charities.< Less
Finding Home By Sydney Heersink
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Inspiring historical fiction story of the resiliency of three siblings whose determination and courage took them from the orphanage in upper New York City to a new home in the Kansas plains. You... More > will be captivated to the very end as you follow Jessica, Lucy, and Alamonzo on their journey across the country to their new home.< Less
Finding Home By Sydney Heersink
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Inspiring historical fiction story of the resiliency of three siblings whose determination and courage took them from the orphanage in upper New York City to a new home in the Kansas plains. You... More > will be captivated to the very end as you follow Jessica, Lucy, and Alamonzo on their journey across the country to their new home.< Less
Once Jilted By Ciara Gold
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Shauna Joyce has three weeks to find a husband or face watching a special little girl fall into the hands of loveless parents. An orphan herself, she knows the heartache of growing up without love.... More > Armed with a need greater than her own, she finds a likely candidate in bridge-builder, Kane McKenna. Kane McKenna has one goal; to finish the bridge he’s erecting so he can earn the capital needed to start a business of his own. A wife and child would drain his finances, so when Shauna Joyce proposes marriage, he balks at the idea. Will her determination be enough to build the bridge of trust needed to make him trade one dream for another?< Less
revised - FAMILIES FORMED BY FATE By MARY S. RODER
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An orphaned brother and sister are put on the Orphan Train in Boston hoping someone will offer them a home. Their arrival in Iowa changes their lives and that of the single woman who invites them to... More > become her family. The story also follows the lives of a newly freed slave boy, a widowed know-it-all and a couple whose only son is a casualty of the Civil War. The author seeks to find ways for each of these individuals to find themselves once again a part of a loving family.< Less