Against All Odds

A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution : with a New Foreword on the Postwar Transition

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Author: Dan Connell

Publisher: The Red Sea Press

ISBN: 9781569020463

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. 'An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson

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Models of Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany

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Author: Corina L. Petrescu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118458

Category: History

Page: 276

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This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the "Jewish Cultural Association Berlin," the "Kreisau Circle," the "White Rose," and the "Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization" - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.

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Author: Paul Kropp

Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781897039069

Category: Brothers

Page: 87

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When they both get caught in a storm sewer, Jeff risks his life to gain the respect of his older brother. Three teenagers are trapped in an Edmonton storm sewer when a thunderstorm hits. The heroism of one boy - a special ed student - saves them all from drowning. Reading level: grade 3.4; Lexile 610 HL; Interest level: Grades 6-10. HIP Senior novels have been created for teenagers (grade 7 to senior high school) who read at a grade-3 to grade-4 level. Characters are adolescents; plots involve high action and teenage problems; many books have a real-life base.

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Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America

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Author: William B. Helmreich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533436

Category: History

Page: 355

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Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not always eager to receive them; their choices about where to live in America; and their efforts in finding marriage partners with whom they felt most comfortable?most often other survivors.In preparation, Helmreich spent more than six years traveling the United States, listening to the personal stories of hundreds of survivors, and examining more than 15,000 pages of data as well as new material from archives that have never before been available to create this remarkable, groundbreaking work. What emerges is a picture that is sharply different from the stereotypical image of survivors as people who are chronically depressed, anxious, and fearful.This intimate, enlightening work explores questions about prevailing over hardship and adversity: how people who have gone through such experiences pick up the threads of their lives; where they obtain the strength and spirit to go on; and, finally, what lessdns the rest of us can learn about overcoming tragedy.

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Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8

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Author: Suzanne I. Barchers,Michael Ruscoe

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591586771

Category: Drama

Page: 251

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Presents readers theatre scripts for middle grade students to build reading fluency and is meant to inspire because of the thematic concentration on perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.

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Author: Larry Black

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452086699

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Against All Odds is fictional novel with a heartwarming story about Little Pete, the youngest of five children in the Scroggins family. The setting is rural northeast Texas during the late 1950's. Little Pete found a passion for basketball and was anxious to play for the new high school coach of the Little Hope Eagles, but the odds started to build against him as he lost the use of his right hand in an accident. However, with the Scroggins a strong-willed determination and drive, Little Pete developed left-handed skills to overcome the odds. As he neared the end of high school career, Little Pete was heavily recruited by a host of colleges to come and be a part of their basketball program. While the future looked bright for Little Pete with a newly defined goal of playing college and later professional basketball, life continued to deal him a heavy blow as he became paralyzed with polio. Little Pete was forced to decide between quitting and giving up on his dream and persevering and overcoming the odds. This story is full of emotions as you fall in love with Little Pete. You will laugh and cry as the events in his life unfolds. After reading this book, it is hoped that you will view your struggles in life from a better perspective.

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Author: Herbert Fowle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595387519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

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Upon completion of basic training at Camp Wolters Texas Infantry Replacement Training Center, the author shipped overseas to the European Theater of Operations.After a rough crossing of the English Channel and passing through several replacement depots, he was assigned to an infantry line company. The unit, severely decimated by casualties, was currently engaged in the bloody battle of Hurtgen Forrest. Though trained as a rifleman, he volunteered to be a light machine gunner, though he knew that the automatic weapons of the company were a prime target for enemy gunners. He was also aware that the life expectancy of a machine gunner was considerably shorter than that of a rifleman. However, when the company commander made it clear that someone had to be a machine gunner and, since no one else volunteered, the author reluctantly laid down his trusty M-1 rifle and filled the vacancy. During the balance of the conflict, the author raised the average life of a light machine gunner considerably. Though he was a late combat arrival, he earned three campaign stars and beat all the odds when, by the end of the war, they had not yet fired the bullet with his name on it.

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Author: Patricia Vanasse

Publisher: Pants On Fire Press

ISBN: 1625179421

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 330

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Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples. Seventeen-year-old Max DuPont is on the verge of becoming a ward of the state and foster kid. Contrary to expectations, Max is not from the "wrong" side of town. He's from a good home in a nice neighborhood, but his mother left after his father lost his job and turned to drinking. Max has been struggling to keep his head above water ever since. All he wants is to survive his senior year, play hockey, and move on to college. When his dad lands himself in jail, Max has no choice but to accept an offer to live with his father's do-gooder attorney, Mr. Larssi. The only contingency is that Max must stay far away from Larssi's beautiful teenage daughter Loren. Loren is aware that she's had every opportunity in her young adult life—at least, that is, every opportunity her parents designed for her. She excels in academics at a competitive prep school, she never parties, she never dates, and she's a budding ballerina and major hopeful for a Juilliard scholarship. But since her best friend Lily died tragically three months ago, Loren is lost. She knows just how precious life is. But she has no idea how to make the best of it. How can she live—really live—with obsessive parents breathing down her neck…and inviting the only guy who never noticed her to live right under their roof? Loren's first step in living her own life might be to get Max to notice her. Max's only chance at a solid future without foster care is to keep his distance from Loren. But their chemistry is undeniable. And they can't fight the odds forever…

Against all odds

the strange destiny of a Balinese prince

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Author: Idanna Pucci,A. A. M. Djelantik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789799697547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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Author: Paul Porwoll

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490818162

Category: History

Page: 472

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"This history of the oldest surviving church south of Virginia and the only remaining colonial cruciform church in South Carolina is one of wealth and poverty, acclaim and anonymity, slavery and freedom, war and peace, quarreling and cooperation, failure and achievement"--Dust jacket.

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A Life from Hardship to Hope

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Author: Senator Scott Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062049372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Against All Odds is the extraordinary personal story of the man who rose up to meet the challenge of terrific opposition and become one of America's most promising new political figures—Senator Scott Brown. Brown is famous for succeeding popular Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy after Kennedy’s death in 2010—but, as he reveals in a compelling memoir reminiscent of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue and Clarence Thomas’s My Grandfather’s Son, his experiences with struggle and achievement go back a lifetime.

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The Ruby Princess

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Author: Danielle Bienvenu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595313604

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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"They want you to be their ruler." "What?!" That's when I fell out of my chair. Danielle Fairbanks is a normal teenager. That is, until she discovers a secret in France. Suddenly, Danielle's entire life is changing before her eyes. Thanks to an ancient prophecy, she now has to worry about being killed by extremists and falling for Prince Riley. Nicole Pearson also embarks on a secretive adventure while volunteering at Cummings Castle in England. She manages to turn heads and not just Prince James'! However, Nicole soon realizes she is not welcome there. With God working in their lives and through each other, Prince James, Nicole, Prince Riley and Danielle overcome the greatest obstacle of all their selves.

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Counterterrorist Hostage Rescues

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Author: Samuel M. Katz

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822515678

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the seige of a Moscow theater in 2002.

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Author: Tarachun Bissoonauth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 345

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Love Against All Odds

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Author: Rosie Harris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407011375

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Was she always to be fated in love...? When Gaynor's God-fearing father drives her childhood sweetheart away, she's certain she will never love again. But a young German soon helps her to forget her sorrows. Until, with war looming, he must return home and Gaynor is left heartbroken once more. And when her parents discover she's pregnant and insist she cannot keep the child, Gaynor runs away to Cardiff. Penniless and alone in a strange city she is forced to give birth in the workhouse. But shortly afterwards she is taken in by a friendly Spanish family who care for her and little Sara. And she quickly falls for the charms of the eldest son. But just when she thought she'd found love and a chance of happiness at last, a telegram shatters her dreams...

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Memoirs of Resilience, Determination, and Luck Amidst Hardship for an African Girl-Child in Her Passionate Pursuit for Education

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Author: Betty Ogiel Rubanga

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524582689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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This is a true story about a girl-child who was orphaned and raised in the most neglected area of Uganda at that timeKaramoja. Her greatest dream was to get an education, but she had to go through so many heartbreaking obstacles to achieve that dream. The girl-child grew up in settings that are unknown to those in the urban backgrounds, in a region that was a no-go area for the non-natives then. Amidst poverty and in a culture where girl-child education is not a priority, she managed to get to a university, and of all, Makerere University, the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in East Africa. The book is characterized by grit, resilience, and determination. The author clearly brings out the ordeals she went through to gain an education in an environment that is not friendly to a girl-child, worse still for an orphan.

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The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations

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Author: Brad Christerson,Korie L. Edwards,Michael O. Emerson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814722237

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Religious institutions are among the most segregated organizations in American society. This segregation has long been a troubling issue among scholars and religious leaders alike. Despite attempts to address this racial divide, integrated churches are very difficult to maintain over time. Why is this so? How can organizations incorporate separate racial, ethnic, and cultural groups? Should they? And what are the costs and rewards for people and groups in such organizations? Following up on Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith's award-winning Divided by Faith, Against All Odds breaks new ground by exploring the beliefs, practices, and structures which allow integrated religious organizations to survive and thrive despite their difficulties. Based on six in-depth ethnographies of churches and other Christian organizations, this engaging work draws on numerous interviews, so that readers can hear first-hand the joys and frustrations which arise from actually experiencing racial integration. The book gives an inside, visceral sense of what it is like to be part of a multiracial religious organization as well as a theoretical understanding of these experiences.

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Walter Tull the Black Lieutenant

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Author: Stephen Wynn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526704064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Walter Tull would have been a remarkable individual no matter when he had been born, but to achieve what he did, during the time that he did, makes him even more remarkable. He was an orphan at just six years of age, and despite not wanting to, his step mother, Clara, had no choice but to place him and his elder brother, Edward, in to a children's home in the East End of London. As neither Walter or Edward had ever traveled outside of Folkestone before, the upheaval must have come as quite a shock. Two years after entering the home, Walter and Edward were split up when Edward was adopted and went to live in Glasgow. Walter's sporting prowess saw him play for top local amateur side, Clapton Football club, signing for them in 1908, but it was to be a short lived affair, as by the following year he had signed as a professional for the prestigious Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, making his first team debut against Manchester United. In October 1911 Walter was transferred to Northampton Town Football Club, where he would go on to play over one hundred first team games, before the First World War brought a premature end to his career as a professional footballer. With the outbreak of war, Walter wasted no time enlisting in the British Army, initially as a Private in the newly formed 17th (Football) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Further promotions followed and in no time at all he had reached the rank of Sergeant. He was put forward for a commission and passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29 May 1917. He went on to become the first black officer in the British Army, to lead white troops in to battle, and was fondly regarded by the men who served under him. Walter was killed in action whilst leading his men in a counter attack against German defensive positions on Monday 25 March 1918\. He died a hero. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. Like many men of his generation his life was cut short for the greater good whilst in the service of his country, so that others might prevail.

Against All Odds

Essays on Women, Religion, and Development from India and Pakistan

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Author: Kamla Bhasin,Ritu Menon,Nighat Said Khan

Publisher: Women Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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