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Shield of Skool By Gordon Brewer
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Kamin is an exotic world of unusual creatures and mystic spirits, where people battle monsters when they don't fight among themselves. In this violent world, Urith of Esterblud carries a fearsome and... More > honorable reputation with him. Sailing to Ynysover, Urith follows his king's command to meet with the treacherous Sacred Overlord, the head of temple priests. But he doesn't understand the reason for King Penhda to choose him. When shipwrecked upon a sandy beach, Urith find enemies waiting and he becomes hunted refugees who must cross enemy lands with no apparent reason behind their misfortune. However, he doesn't know the Fates have already determined Urith's destiny. He will seek a weapon of the gods. But adversaries know of the prophecy as well, and they want the power that comes from the Skool. Even the brutal gods join in the quest, creating deadly encounters for Urith and his comrades. Urith learns that honor is gone, trust is nebulous, and his opponents ruthless in the hunt for the Shield of Skool.< Less
9 Vital Stories By Latinhub.com.au
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“9 vital stories” details the experiences of 9 Latin American refugees in Australia. It started as an online audio-visual project that managed to engage first and third generations of... More > Latin Americans living in Australia, finishing with 9 short documentaries. The videos were watched by dozens of teenagers in NSW, Australia. They formulated their own questions to the protagonists. Here you will find those questions and the answers in a bilingual book in English and Spanish. “9 historias vitales” cuenta las experiencias de 9 refugiados latinoamericanos en Australia. Comenzó como un proyecto audiovisual en línea que acercó la primera y la tercera generación de latinoamericanos en Australia. Este encuentro se materializó en 9 cortos documentales. Los cortos fueron vistos por decenas de jóvenes en Nueva Gales del Sur, Australia, quienes formularon preguntas a los protagonistas de “9 historias vitales”. Aquí encontrará esas preguntas y las respuestas en un libro bilingüe, en español e inglés.< Less
Bagels with the Bards #9 By Bagel Bards
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The scene.7:45 AM, Au Bon Pain, Davis Square, Somerville. The lone figure of Dennis Daly, at a table seemingly praying over a poetry book. This is how Saturday morning breaks for the Bagel Bards.... More > By 10 AM there is a cacophony. 90-something Joe Cohen, on his wheelchair, bites into his cheese danish, drinks his black coffee, and shows us his latest photographs. Krikor arrives, tall and regal, looking for all the world like a refugee from a Russian novel. And Harris Gardner, a shock of white hair, an impresario of verse, an Einstein with a bag of books from Salvation Army bins – offers all of us a share of his pastry. And so it goes with Luke and Zvi and Lawrence and Paul – and all the others. We are regulars. We are kibbitzers-old, middle-aged, rarely young. Stumblebums, friends, writers , poets. We cross our stage-give our soliloquies, our Sermon on the Mount, the stunningly bad jokes, the salient points. Then...we call it a day... and drift away....< Less
Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich By Frederick O. Bley
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As Fritz grew up in pre-World War II Germany, he thrived as his father’s opera career took them from city to city. In 1940 when his father obtained work in Czechoslovakia, Fritz had no idea of... More > what his destiny held—only that when the air raid sirens sounded he knew he must head for shelter. In his compelling memoir, Fritz details how his peaceful childhood was interrupted by the chaos of World War II as bombs exploded, searchlights scanned the skies, and at age ten, he was expected to sign up for the Hitler Youth. As he moved from playing in the Youth’s marching band to designing airplanes to transporting refugees, Fritz eventually became an officer who had to escape numerous Russian POW camps and never could have imagined that one day, he would immigrate to America and create a new life. Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich shares a fascinating glimpse into World War II through the eyes of a boy determined to survive.< Less
Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich By Frederick O. Bley
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As Fritz grew up in pre-World War II Germany, he thrived as his father’s opera career took them from city to city. In 1940 when his father obtained work in Czechoslovakia, Fritz had no idea of... More > what his destiny held—only that when the air raid sirens sounded he knew he must head for shelter. In his compelling memoir, Fritz details how his peaceful childhood was interrupted by the chaos of World War II as bombs exploded, searchlights scanned the skies, and at age ten, he was expected to sign up for the Hitler Youth. As he moved from playing in the Youth’s marching band to designing airplanes to transporting refugees, Fritz eventually became an officer who had to escape numerous Russian POW camps and never could have imagined that one day, he would immigrate to America and create a new life. Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich shares a fascinating glimpse into World War II through the eyes of a boy determined to survive.< Less
Born In the Shadow of the Third Reich By Frederick O. Bley
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As Fritz grew up in pre-World War II Germany, he thrived as his father’s opera career took them from city to city. In 1940 when his father obtained work in Czechoslovakia, Fritz had no idea of... More > what his destiny held—only that when the air raid sirens sounded he knew he must head for shelter. In his compelling memoir, Fritz details how his peaceful childhood was interrupted by the chaos of World War II as bombs exploded, searchlights scanned the skies, and at age ten, he was expected to sign up for the Hitler Youth. As he moved from playing in the Youth’s marching band to designing airplanes to transporting refugees, Fritz eventually became an officer who had to escape numerous Russian POW camps and never could have imagined that one day, he would immigrate to America and create a new life. Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich shares a fascinating glimpse into World War II through the eyes of a boy determined to survive.< Less
Kay - Doo By KayLa Alexis
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEBSITE LINKS AND DONATION LINKS AT THE END OF THIS BOOK HAVE CHANGED: My website is now listed under "katalexis.com" rather than "kaylaalexis.com". If you'd... More > like to donate, refer to my new site for information. A domestic abuse victim and young entrepreneur, 19-year-old KayLa Thomas survives to tell her story: Born and raised in the lip of the 8th Ward in New Orleans, Louisiana, KayLa had a relatively average life until the worst hurricane in the city's history ravaged the city of her birth and labeled her family as "refugees". Adjusting in her new home in Houston Texas came with it's own problems, particularly the stress it placed on her single mother, lighting the fire of what would become years of physical, emotional, and mental abuse, resulting in an attempt made on her life at the tender age of 17 that rendered her homeless in her senior year of high school. KayLa, now 19, aspiring animator, artist, and entrepreneur tells her compelling tale, written in only 7 days.< Less
Two Worlds In My Heart By Leah Chapman
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What was it like for a new immigrant to Canada in 1936? Was it loneliness that made my mother return to her native Germany on the eve of World War II, taking me, her two-year-old daughter with... More > her? Separated from my father and my native Canada we spent the entire war, eleven years in all, in Germany. Our life and struggles in a world at war and my own subjection to an abusive mother. Read about the last days of the war, American liberation and when 15-million refugees flooded into the west, a west that was 50-70% in rubble. Returning to Canada proved no better, as my father too abandoned me. Part One covers the first twenty-eight years of my life, including a teen marriage and subsequent service in the Catholic Church. Part Two relates my deepening commitment to the church and to God as I understood him. An amazingly candid portrayal of a life lived on two continents and in two worlds, the secular and the religious, and how abuse and betrayal sometimes happen to good people.< Less
Escaping from the Red Hell By Vladimir Pavlov
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Escaping from the Red Hell by Vladimir Pavlov By 1980, under the Ceuasescu's merciless and dictatorial Communist regime, Romania reached lowest levels of living, beyond any imagination, the entire... More > country becoming just a starving extermination camp. After loosing his job as an art teacher, being expelled from the educational system for his political and religious ideas which were "not compatible with the mission of a true Communist educator", and harassed by the Romanian Secret Police, called "Securitate", Vladimir decided that there was no reason to continue his life in that terrifying "prison-camp" and he started to plan how to reach for his freedom. Escaping from the Red Hell is a contemporary novel, inspired from Vladimir's risky and dramatic journey to his freedom. In 1984, he jumped ship in the Canary Islands seeking political asylum in Spain. Two months later, Vladimir was granted political refugee status in the United States, starting his new life with $200 in his pocket and the clothes on his back.< Less
Flying with a Broken Wing By Sat Mehta
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Flying with a Broken Wing tells the true story of a boy growing up in India in turbulent times. Sat Mehta was five years old when he and his family became refugees, caught up in the biggest migration... More > in modern history at the time of Independence. His home was destroyed, his uncle murdered. Once very wealthy farmers, the Mehtas became destitute. Later, Sat suffered a broken arm – complications set in and amputation seemed inevitable. As he lay in hospital, a world famous surgeon, Professor Robert Roaf, strode on to the ward, choosing “hopeless cases” to help. Sat got a second chance. The gratitude he felt for the great man’s skill shaped the rest of Sat’s life. He qualified as a doctor and arrived in England, where he has lived and worked for 30 years. He says of his life: “It is a story of a disappearing world, sadhus, snakes and baking sun, monkeys, monsoons and riot and murder. As a boy, I saw it all.”< Less

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