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Irena s Children

Author : Tilar J. Mazzeo
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The "extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II"--Dust jacket.

Summary and Analysis of Irena s Children The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2 500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Irena’s Children tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Tilar J. Mazzeo’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 Irena’s Children includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Irena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J. Mazzeo: Despite great risks, Irena Sendler, known as the female Oskar Schindler, rescued approximately 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto—and death. Using a secret underground network to place children in foster families and Catholic orphanages, and providing them with new identities through forged paperwork, Irena was able to smuggle the children out of the ghetto and past the Nazis. She was eventually caught and tortured, and the men and women who worked with her risked the same fate every day. Irena’s Children is the incredible story of a brave woman who would do anything to save the lives of innocent children during the world’s bleakest times. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Still I Rise

Author : Marlene Wagman-Geller
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Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"? Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Author : Celeste Rita Raspanti
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From 1942 to 1945 over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a stopping-off place, for hundreds of thousands on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Most of these perished at Auschwitz. But one child, Raja Englanderova, after the liberation, returned to Prague. This play is an imaginative creation of her story from poems, diaries, letters, journals, drawings and pictures.

Snow Child

Author : Eowyn Ivey
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Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations

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BTEC National Early Years

Author : Penny Tassoni
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A core textbook mapped to the specifications for BTEC National Early Years.

Irena

Author : Jane Land
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Sight and Sound

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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

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Aspects of Fantasy

Author : International Conference On The Fantastic In Liter
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This anthology of twenty-five essays on fantasy in literature and film gives a striking view of the decline of realism and the penetration of the fantastic mode into the mainstream of fiction. Introduced by William Coyle's illuminating discussion of the nature of fantasy, the essays offer a wide range of perspectives. They include discussions of the creators of fantasy, fantastic creatures, fantasy and the media, the relationship of fantasy to literary tradition, and the relevance of fantasy to contemporary concerns. Among the literary subjects considered are Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Meyrink's Der Golem, Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, vampire tales, horror films, modern fantasy epics, extraterrestrial civilizations, superheroes, and jesters, together with writers ranging from Ursula Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, and Tolkien, to Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, and Shakespeare.

Esteys of England and America

Author : Karl A. Gelpke
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Jeffrey Eastie or Estey, son of Christopher Estey was born in about 1587 in Freston, England. He married Margaret Pettet in 1606. They had three children. They emigrated in 1636 and settled first in Salem, Massachsusetts and later on Long Island, New York. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in New York, New Hampshire and Ohio.

The Webb Families of DeKalb County Tennessee and 23 Related Families

Author : Thomas Gray Webb
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A record of some of the descendants of John Byars Webb, 1762-1830's, and his wife Mary and of Elisha Webb, 1767-1850's, and his wife Sarah. Didama Webb (1793-1857), daughter of John and Mary, married James Webb (1790-1867), son of Elisha and Sarah. Descendants lived in Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere.

Children of the Night

Author : Randy Loren Rasmussen
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There are six of them: heroines, heroes, wise elders, mad scientists, servants and monsters. One of the most fascinating and also endearing aspects of horror films is how they use these six clearly defined character types to portray good and evil. This was particularly true of the classics of the genre, where actors often appeared in the same type of role in many different films. The development of the archetypal characters reflected the way the genre reacted to social changes of the time. As the Great Depression yielded to the uncertainty of World War II, flawed but noble mad scientists such as Henry Frankenstein gave way to Dr. Nieman (The Ghost of Frankenstein) with his dreams of revenge and world conquest. This work details the development of the six archetypes in horror films and how they were portrayed in the many classics of the 1930s and 1940s.

Focus on Film

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Overland

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Analog Science Fact Science Fiction

Author : John Wood Campbell
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The Jewish Child s Book of Sports Heroes

Author : Robert Slater
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This volume contains photographs and short biographies of 31 famous and not-so-famous Jewish athletes. for ages 7 and up.

Post Script

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Drama for Reading and Performance

Author : Julie A. Schumacher
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Contains seventeen full-length plays for students, including information, lessons, and assignments for understand and performance.