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Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust By Edward Anders
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"One of the best books of 2011"…A nerve-wracking saga in which life and death depend on a capricious fate…absorbing lucidity…vivid portraits…simple moral vision... More > that resonates: "I became immunized against prejudice”. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience.— KIRKUS REVIEWS. ***Surviving the Holocaust by a hair, Anders became a brilliant scientist. Part I is a memoir of his youth, including the Soviet and German occupations of Latvia. Part II discusses, with objectivity and precision, Latvian conduct during WWII. —ANDREW EZERGAILIS, Professor of History, Ithaca, NY. ***Anders survived by an outright lie (invented by his father) that his mother was a German foundling raised by a Jewish couple. His father was soon executed, but Edward and his mother bluffed their way through the nightmarish years of the German occupation (1941-1945). —MORRIS HALLE, Institute Professor of Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.< Less
In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam By James O. Finnegan, MD
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Dr. James Finnegan spent one year in Vietnam during the war as a combat surgeon, including heading a surgical team in Khe Sanh during the famous 77 day siege of that combat base. His stories are... More > personal, unique, and describe a side of the war seldom reported in the media. Each story is based on the true personal experiences of a physician who himself received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in action.< Less
The Thank You Room By Serenity Bohon
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Serenity Bohon is twenty-nine, married to her childhood sweetheart, and mother to two young sons. After becoming pregnant again, Serenity is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer. As she faces her... More > worst fears, and struggles with what it means to have faith, she gathers around her the people she has loved. "I wanted to look at them," she says, "to watch them laugh. I wanted to thank them for making life great." As Serenity faces her life-threatening disease, and growing fear about the life inside her, she leans on those she has learned from since childhood. She finds from her children the will to fight and finds strength from those who faced the disease before her. She soon learns those around her have not come to watch her die but to teach her how to live. The Thank You Room is the story of how they survived together.< Less
TRIUMPH: Inspired by the true life story of legendary Coach Kay Yow By MaryEllen Williams
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TRIUMPH is an inspiring true-life story of a girl from a small town who became a world renowned legend. It begins in a time and place where women had few options and sports were a man's world. As a... More > child Kay loved playing basketball but like many young women of that time she anticipated life as a teacher. Through the encouragement of her parents and principal, she changed her expectations and raised the bar on what women could accomplish. Kay defied these limitations to become a successful Basketball coach, a hall of fame inductee, and an Olympic gold coach. With her many successes there would be even bigger challenges. Her fiercest opponent would become her ongoing battle with breast cancer. Coach Yow faced these trials head on with grace, dignity, and her deep faith. Kay's love of people, her sense of humor, and her undying hope were contagious. She believed "When Life Kicks You, Let it Kick You Forward". This story will inspire you, give hope to you and let you find the hidden hero within yourself.< Less

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