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Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2014-07-29
Page : 500
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0812974492
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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.


Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2017-04-25
Page : 320
Category : Long-distance runners
ISBN 13 : 0385742525
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Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.


Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Harper Collins publishers
Release : 2012
Page : 473
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780007378036
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On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. Only one crew member survived: a young lieutenant named Louis Zamperini. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War, as Zamperini is driven to the limits of endurance.


Author : Maia Szalavitz
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2016-04-05
Page : 320
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 1466859563
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia Szalavitz's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research,Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.


Author : C. L. Clark
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2021-03-23
Page : 544
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0316542679
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"A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human and impossible to put down." - Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand In an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale.


Author : Alastair Mars
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2008-10-16
Page : 224
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1844157938
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During the bleak, heartbreaking days of early 1942, when beleaguered Malta was reeling under bombardment and blockade and Rommel was making his last desperate thrust towards Egypt, only one British submarine was operating in the western Mediterranean - the tiny, 600-ton Unbroken. In twelve months in the Med, Unbroken sank over 30,000 tons of enemy shipping, took part in four secret operations, three successful gun actions, and survived a total of over 400 depth charges, as well as innumerable air and surface attacks. This account of the 26-year-old Alastair Mars' command of this outstandingly successful submarine embraces her construction, sea trials and voyage to Gibraltar preparatory to her vital role in the Mediterranean. Once there, she was responsible for the destruction of two Italian cruisers and played a pivotal part in Operation Pedestal, the convoy that saved Malta from surrender. Alastair Mars writes simply and without pretension, and his words evoke the claustrophobic yet heroic world of the submariner.


Author : Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2003-07-01
Page : 448
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0345467396
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend. Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon. BONUS: This edition contains a Seabiscuit discussion guide and an excerpt from Unbroken. Praise for Seabiscuit “Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well.”—The New York Times “Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse’s tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider.”—Sports Illustrated “REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938.”—The Washington Post


Author : Rebecca Brown
Daniel Yoder
Publisher : Whitaker House
Release : 1995-12-01
Page : 176
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1603741801
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Why Many Bad Things Happen to Good People... The Problem Are you one of the many victims of an unbroken curse? Today, countless Christians throughout the world are plagued by unexplained poverty, calamities, and a variety of adverse circumstances. Their lives are tragically filled with heartache and desperation as they continuously struggle against overpowering temptation, physical and mental illness, and a myriad of catastrophic events. Usually, they are unaware that their plight is the result of an unbroken curse that has been placed upon them and perhaps upon their families. Some of the Causes Hatred and jealousy Trespassing on the devil’s territory Handling unholy things Inherited curses Breaking vows to God The Solution The Bible specifically instructs every believer to avoid curses and to recognize and break them. Yet, an astonishing number of Bible-believing Christians have either not read or do not remember these essential spiritual principles. Thus, many believers live under the affliction of unbroken curses. This book will show you the necessary biblical steps to recognize, prevent, and break every type of curse.


Author : Cynthia Leitich Smith
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2018-10-09
Page : 304
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1536202002
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New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love. When Louise Wolfe’s first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students — especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou’s little brother, who’s playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey — but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?


Author : Nandhika Nambi
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07
Page : 184
Category : JUVENILE FICTION
ISBN 13 : 9789383331819
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So okay, I'm a monster. But look what I have to deal with--my brother is a frightened little freak, my father is selfish and ill-tempered, my mother is an ignorant doormat and my friends are just plain irritating. And I'm in a prison surrounded by them all, with nowhere to escape. People insist on seeing the worst in me. So, I show them the worst. But one day, something happens . . . and suddenly I see what these relationships and people (however annoying), mean to me. I've been a bully for such a long time now, I've almost forgotten what it's like to be human. What if it's too late?


Author : Alex Caan
Publisher : Hera books Ltd
Release : 2020-03-18
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1912973197
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Millie didn’t get time to think. The car door was pulled open and she was dragged out, her screams loud and raw, as she kicked and fought. She called out for Oscar, again and again, screaming for help. But he never came. It was the wedding of the year. Millie Beaumont marrying billionaire playboy Oscar Hayat, the eyes of the world watching. But the dream turns into a nightmare when Millie and Oscar are brutally abducted while on honeymoon. Millie is killed, her body dumped in London. Oscar is still missing... Enter DS Moomy Khan and DI Sarah Heaton - not your typical police officers. Moomy is running from her own troubled past, while Sarah is having to live with the hard choices she has made. Yet they will stop at nothing to find Millie’s murderers and track down Oscar. Only a family as high profile as the Hayats have enemies lurking in every corner - have they taken the ultimate revenge, or is someone else behind the death and kidnapping? And can Moomy and Sarah find Oscar - before time runs out and he suffers the same fate as his wife? The first book in the gripping, fast-paced new Khan and Heaton crime series, The Unbroken will thrill fans of A.A. Dhand, Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza. Readers are loving The Unbroken: ‘Wow, this was such a great read!... There were so many twists to this story - every time I thought I knew who did it, there was another revelation...a new series to look out for’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘What a gritty start to a new series with a pair of kick-ass detectives...I had no idea how the plot was going to unravel and I was gripped as a result of it...Fast paced and addictive’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘This book is remarkably well written and plotted... easy to read and addictive...a tense whodunnit complete with surprises and twists. This is my first Alex Caan novel, but it definitely won't be my last.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘I absolutely loved it...The story flows, the action is fast paced and the characters are all relatable in some way, three dimensional and believable...An absolutely gripping, engaging, engrossing read, I could not put this down, really look forward to the next book in the series and where is leads Sarah and Moomy.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘A fast paced, exciting read, with interesting characters.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘a compulsive tale with plenty of twists and turns. I found the narrative engrossing...Moomy is a great character, loud, abrasive and effective...you can’t help but warm to her.’ Reader review ‘a hard-hitting plot that is fast paced and gripping. Loved it - excellent and explosive; cannot wait for the next one. A roller coaster blockbuster’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘Alex is a master at writing. This thriller had me on the edge of my seat...I finished it in a day.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘An absolutely amazing story...Very informative and insightful. Loved it’ Reader review ‘Wow!!...mysterious, suspenseful and full of delicious and devious surprises...Loved it!’ Angela Marsons, author of the D.I. Kim Stone series A chillingly authentic, bang-on-trend thriller - one you'd be a fool to miss Lisa Hall, Number 1 bestselling author of Between You and Me


Author : Alexis Quinn
Publisher : Inspirational Series
Release : 2018-10-05
Page : 200
Category : Mental illness
ISBN 13 : 9781912478941
Description :


Alexis Quinn has always known she was different. Academically and athletically gifted, she soared through her years in education but failed to socialise adequately with her peers. Somehow, social norms just passed her by. But her difference had always been her strength, until the birth of her child and the death of her brother, Josh; then her difference became her downfall. Unable to deal with the reality of what happened with Josh, Alexis was detained under the mental health act against her will. She found herself struggling for years, with diagnosis after diagnosis landing on her shoulders. Told repeatedly by doctors that she was dangerous, Alexis tried to become the person the system wanted her to be: someone normal. But it seemed that normal was always just out of reach.As time went by, she realised that the care she thought was going to help her might just be the very thing that would destroy her.Raw and honest, Unbroken tells the story of a strong woman learning how to live beyond diagnosis.


Author : Sohrab Ahmari
Publisher : Convergent Books
Release : 2021
Page : 320
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0593137175
Description :


We've pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselves--but at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. "Ahmari's tour de force makes tradition astonishingly vivid and relevant for the here and now."--Rod Dreher, bestselling author of Live Not by Lies and The Benedict Option As a young father and a self-proclaimed "radically assimilated immigrant," opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realized that when it comes to shaping his young son's moral fiber, today's America comes up short. For millennia, the world's great ethical and religious traditions taught that true happiness lies in pursuing virtue and accepting limits. But now, unbound from these stubborn traditions, we are free to choose whichever way of life we think is most optimal--or, more often than not, merely the easiest. All that remains are the fickle desires that a wealthy, technologically advanced society is equipped to fulfill. The result is a society riven by deep conflict and individual lives that, for all their apparent freedom, are marked by alienation and stark unhappiness. In response to this crisis, Ahmari offers twelve questions for us to grapple with--twelve timeless, fundamental queries that challenge our modern certainties. Among them: Is God reasonable? What is freedom for? What do we owe our parents, our bodies, one another? Exploring each question through the life and ideas of great thinkers, from Saint Augustine to Howard Thurman and from Abraham Joshua Heschel to Andrea Dworkin, Ahmari invites us to examine the hidden assumptions that drive our behavior and, in so doing, to live more humanely in a world that has lost its way.


Author : Shandi Mitchell
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Page : 365
Category : Canada
ISBN 13 : 9780143168492
Description :


In the spring of 1938, Teodor Mykolayenko returns to his family after a year spent in prison for the crime of trying to feed them. His wife and children have been living under the care of his sister Anna on the harsh and unforgiving prairie landscape. Channelling the great inner power that enabled him to survive drought, starvation, warfare, and Stalin's crimes in Ukraine, he takes to the land with unbending resolve, and as the crops grow, his family heals and strengthens. But the family's hopes and newfound happiness are short-lived when Anna's rogue husband returns with an unforgiveable plan that threatens to take away everything they have built. A novel about family, pride, the resiliency and fragility of the human spirit and the fine line between those who break and those who don't, "Under This Unbroken Sky" is a magnificent piece of storytelling from a remarkable new voice in contemporary literature.


Author : Maisey Yates
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014
Page : 310
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0425273695
Description :


When she is pressured to sell her grandfather's ranch, Amber Johnson asks her best friend Cade to pose as her boyfriend while helping her fix the place up, but they face some tough decisions when their pretend romance turns real.


Author : Peter Gzowski
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Page : 241
Category : Horse-racing
ISBN 13 : 9780771037467
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Author : Jay Crownover
Publisher : Forever Yours
Release : 2019-05-14
Page : 160
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1538732017
Description :


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes a captivating novella about a rugged rodeo star who will do anything to protect the people he loves. When rodeo star Crew Lawton loses everything in a bad bet, he has no choice but to take a new job to pay off his debts - even if it means becoming the face of an expensive male skincare line. Crew is used to getting sweaty and rustling in the dirt, not posing for photo shoots. And he's certainly not used to being bossed around by a woman who doesn't even know the difference between bulls and broncs. But Crew owes money to dangerous criminals, and he'll do anything Della says in order to pay them back and keep them far away from his family in Loveless, Texas... The launch of her new men's line for her family's company means everything to Della Deveaux, and she's not willing to let some rugged, arrogant cowboy ruin her campaign. Crew Lawton is the last man she would have chosen to represent her chic, sophisticated brand. Unfortunately, her father already invested millions in Crew's stupidly handsome face. Yet the more time they spend together, Della and Crew realize that opposites do attract. But when the time comes for Crew to face his past mistakes, will he be able to protect his family...and the woman he's come to love?


Author : KD Phillips
Publisher : Behind the Story
Release : 2014-08-05
Page : 54
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1500667749
Description :


Laura Hillenbrand tells the one-of-a-kind life story of Louis Zamperini, Olympic athlete, World War II fighter pilot, castaway, and prisoner of war. Thorough research and penetrating insight into the human condition combine to make the narrative non-fiction account come alive. Even the strangest and most unusual events in Zamperini’s life become relatable when brought to life by Hillenbrand’s pen. Unbroken is a story of survival, first on the mean streets of Depression-era Los Angles, then in the cockpit of a massive B-24 bomber. From a raft cut adrift in the middle of Atlantic Ocean to a Japanese POW camp where there is always too little food and medical supplies, Zamperini’s indomitable spirit is always at the heart of the narrative. Learn how he overcame the many challenges in his life and went on to forgive his captors and become a whole person once more. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book. — Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have... this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor


Author : Margot Theis Raven
Publisher : Square Fish
Release : 2007-12-26
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780312376031
Description :


As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back generations to her grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he learned to make baskets so tightly woven they could hold the rain. Even after being stolen away to a slave ship bound for America, he remembers what he learned and passes these memories on to his children - as they do theirs.


Author : Worth Books
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2017-05-09
Page : 30
Category : Study Aids
ISBN 13 : 1504044924
Description :


So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Unbroken tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Laura Hillenbrand’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of events Character profiles Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand: Louis Zamperini was a true American hero: He proudly represented the United States as a champion runner in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, served his country as a skilled Air Corps bombardier during World War II, and survived more than a month lost at sea after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean—only to end up as a prisoner of war in Japan. When he was finally released, Zamperini was tormented by personal demons and wracked by post-traumatic stress disorder. After meeting evangelical minister Billy Graham, he became a born-again Christian and was able to forgive the captors who tortured him. More than a military biography, Unbroken is a timeless, engrossing, and inspiring story of bravery, endurance, and resilience. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.