Author: Victoria Hislop

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755377826

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6157

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city, just two families remain. This is their story.
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A Novel of the Change

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638329

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4442

Rudi MacKenzie has grown up knowing that he will one day assume leadership over the survivors of the technological disaster known as the Change. But a prophecy made at his birth spoke of an even greater destiny?a destiny that is about to be fulfilled. A mysterious traveler from Nantucket, long rumored to be the source of the Change, arrives on a mission to bring Rudi back with him. And between him and his destiny lies the the cult of a madman determined to stop him?
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Author: Trinity Suh

Publisher: Propel (Pulse)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 7095

Eve was in pain, but she was good at hiding it...that is, until he came and changed everything. He saw through the crumbling facade right down to her dying soul, her tired heart - and the worst part was that he wanted to help her. Elijah was just a waiter at the Sunrise Eatery who enjoyed little things like playing music with his band and lighting up the occasional cigarette. Then his path collides with that of a beautiful, broken girl...is there hope yet in their sunrise together?
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The Reinforcement of America's Pacific Outposts, 1941-1942

Author: Glen Williford

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612512569

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 991

Glen Williford lends new insight into the reasons for America s relatively quick comeback from the attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, he tells the complete story of American efforts to build and reinforce its Pacific garrisons in the Philippines and Hawaii during the six months prior to the war and to supply Bataan and Corregidor in early 1942. One effort involved a carefully organized convoy and air ferry routes that were reaching their heights in December 1941. The author fully describes the reinforcement efforts in the context of both the existing military strategies and the realities and physical limits of America s defense capabilities at the time. It concludes with an examination of the transition from the desperate defensive efforts to protect lines of communication to Australia and build a major base there to using these assets to resume the offensive.
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Author: Justin Langer

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741768977

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5831

This is more than just a sports book, although the author is an accomplished Test cricketer. Justin Langer was a member of one of Australia's greatest sporting teams for nearly a decade?but the messages of this inspirational guidebook go far beyond the boundary rope. Many of the book's stories come from the sporting field?and its leading characters are high-profile champions, such as Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, and Matthew Hayden?but the lessons learned can be shared by all of us. A handbook for overcoming self-doubt, for reveling in success, and for aiming high, this book is.
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Author: Douglas Wood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689861729

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5824

Reveals the part that each of us plays in the beginning of every day.
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Memoirs of a War Child

Author: Sandra Uwiringiyimana,Abigail Pesta

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062470167

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 5427

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped. Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. And it started with middle school in New York. In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.
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Author: Mary Balogh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156110

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4642

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Survivor’s Club novels comes “an epic love story” (Publishers Weekly) of intrigue and deception and the promises that can break a heart.… “I will love you all my life and even beyond that.” Even at fifteen, Jeanne, the privileged daughter of a royalist émigré, knew what she liked: Englishman Robert Blake, bastard son of a marquess. Yet his questionable birth rendered him forbidden. Forced to part, they were still young enough to believe in tomorrow. But as time passed, that brief ephemeral flirtation at Haddington Hall faded into memory. Eleven years later in Portugal, during the Peninsular Wars, they meet again, both of them spies, and destined to be working on opposing sides. He is now a captain with the British army. She is the widowed Marquesa das Minas—sometimes going by the name Joana da Fonte. However for only one of them does the flicker of recognition still burn. Amid the fury of war and in the shadow of secrets, passion flares once again. But for Joana and Robert, each entrusted to a dangerous mission that demands deception, falling in love could be the most dangerous risk of all.
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Author: Susan May Warren

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414328607

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5771

Bush pilot Andee MacLeod and FBI agent Stirling "Mac" McRae must learn to trust God and each other after their plane crashes in the Alaskan forest, and with little hope of rescue, they are forced to lead the small group of survivors--one of which may be a terrorist--to safety.
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One Family's Struggle Against Genocide and Racism

Author: Elizabeth Gatorano

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 5155

Offers the true story of an interracial couple's determination to save their family from the genocide of the 1994 civil war in Rwanda. Original.
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Memories from the Journey

Author: Jackie K. Cooper

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881461244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 3133

Every morning when the sun rises it brings back memories of your life and loans them to you for another day. At least this is what Cooper believes and uses as the inspiration for this new book of stories. As each new day dawns, the sunrise provides us with memories of our past and in that way helps to shape our present and our future. After all, memories are golden drops of dew on the lawn of our lives. They are there for us to discover and to savor. Join Cooper as he remembers a life well lived and a present that is inspiring.
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Author: Anna Rae Aberle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781456413774

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 2180

Reeling from tragedy, Alicia wasted years in displaced grief and humiliating experiences, until a chance meeting reconnects her to a former love in her life. Her inability to cope with her loss could now come to a conclusion; and for the first time, allow her to know her true destiny. But will her radical decision to chase that destiny compromise her tentative footing in her new career and relationship; or will it be the path that finally brings her torment and grief to a conclusion despite the sacrifice? Alicia's story is one woman's journey fumbling through life until a devastating event nearly collapsed her. But, ultimately the tragedy she endured created the cohesion and purpose she had lacked all along. It shows the unique reality that sometimes our bleakest hours can reveal a new path to triumph over loss.
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A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq

Author: Peter R. Mansoor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300142633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 9369

An on-the-ground commander describes his brigade's first year in Iraq after the U.S. forces seized Baghdad in the spring of 2003, and explains what went right and wrong as the U.S. military confronted an insurgency, in a firsthand analysis of success and failure in Iraq.
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Author: Jon Rankin

Publisher: Vireo Book, A

ISBN: 9781945572500

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 2125

"A perverse respectfulness compelled the demon within to acknowledge at the very last possible moment that it was about to take a human life." Every time he sees a commercial on TV, Lloyd kills someone. His randomness has eluded the law and left a trail of broken lives in his wake. Marty Randolph, a PI who's always one step ahead, has just met the woman of his dreams. As their relationship goes deeper, Marty must reveal just how dangerous his job can really be. When Marty happens upon Lloyd in a routine background case, he has no idea the danger that has just been unleashed. A hard-boiled detective story on the beaches of Florida and Southern California, Running From the Sunrise is a story of love, fear, horror, and revenge. A thriller sure to leave you breathless from start to finish.
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Australian Reporting of Japan, 1931 to the Fall of Singapore

Author: Jacqui Murray

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107829

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 5964

Journalist and researcher Murray reviews the reporting on Japanese imperial aggression by the Australian mass circulation media in the years between Japanese attack on the Manchurian capital of Mukden in 1931 and the defeat of British and Australian forces by the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, which "was the final event that shocked a.
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Author: Judith Pella

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9780764228452

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 1929

In the summer of 1942, and on three different continents the daughters of newspaper tycoon Keagan Hayes are caught in chaos -- within and without-- which severely tests their faith and fortitude.
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Author: Saundra Luchs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440191905

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

View: 7875

As Brad swept up the mess, I admired his muscular body. Suddenly, I was filled with a longing to have his arms around me. "No," I thought to myself angrily, looking away from him. "I've got to let this fantasy of mine go. If Brad knew I was in love with him, our friendship would be ruined!" Thoughts like these plagued Sarah soon after her eighteenth birthday after she and her best friend, Brad, almost kissed. Since the day they had become friends, they had been teased that they would one day fall in love, but Sarah had always laughed at the idea. How could she be in love with Brad? She didn't know, but she was convinced that Brad didn't feel the same way. She knew she had to keep it a secret and forget about her feelings. To keep her mind off Brad, she decided to find a new boyfriend right away. Her chance came at the next dance, where she ran into Kevin, who was her first serious crush and who had moved away years ago. Kevin was the perfect distraction, or so she thought. Little did she know what terrifying and exciting events were about to happen.
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Surviving the Loss of a Child and Learning to Live Again.

Author: Carrie Mae Messerly

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494761240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 7244

Paint the Sunrise is a gripping story of tragic loss and overwhelming grief, in which the author recounts the harrowing, true-life circumstances of the preventable automobile accident that claimed the life of her four-year-old son, Koley. This hauntingly brave catalogue of th author's most personal feelings, reactions, and emotions documents her loss, her pain, and the ways in which she chose to deal with it and move forward.
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