The Survivor

An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps


Author: Terrence Des Pres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195027037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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An examination of how inmates survived, both physically and mentally, their internment in camps, discussing not only the Nazi concentration and extermination camps but also the Soviet Gulag.



Author: Charles Vyse


ISBN: 1291474994

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

View: 9220

This is a Workshop Guide for the small chassis Rolls-Royce. The book is intended to help the average owner gain a deeper understanding of the car. It includes 100 workshop photographs & illustrations, designed to help the owner maintain their own car in first class mechanical condition. Included is data and servicing information, updated to take advantage of the availability of modern high tech oils and materials. Plus many 'Useful Contacts' and sources of supply. At the same time, the book is also the fascinating story of an early 20/25 Thrupp & Maberly tourer. It chronicles the Derby birth, the social history, the mechanical puzzles and the solutions found, in bringing this 1929 20/25 back to top class condition. "The quality will remain, long after the price is forgotten," Henry Royce once sagely observed. How right he was.


A Novel


Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385498722

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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As the last living member of the "Creedish Death Cult," Ted Branson finds himself in a difficult situation as his plane is about to crash, and he turns inward and reflects on the long and difficult life that brought him to where he is today. By the author of Fight Club. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.


A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust


Author: Harry Borden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844039560

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 3799

'A masterpiece and deeply moving' - Alain de Botton 'A wonderful piece of work' - Lynn Barber "...something really to behold, a substantial project of some real depth and authority. By flicking through the pages you can sense the amount of research, patience and hard work that has been invested. The portraits, as always with Borden are simple, effective and very telling." - Martin Parr Survivor is a unique and powerful testimony of what it is to live with memories of the Holocaust. Over the course of five years, acclaimed photographer Harry Borden has travelled the globe photographing survivors of the Holocaust. The people featured vary in age, gender and nationality, but are all tied together by their experience and survival of one of the darkest moments in human history. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten note from the sitter, ranging from poems, to memories, to hopes for the future, creating a strong sense of intimacy between sitter and reader. At the end of the book is a section providing more information about the person in each portrait, and about how and what they survived, together with the historical context of the events they lived through. Thought-provoking and touching, this book conveys the dignity and humanity of each subject's character.


A Memoir


Author: Christina Crawford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504049071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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Beyond Mommie Dearest—the inspiring and shattering sequel to the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller. At publication the world as I knew it blew up in my face. Christina Crawford’s Mommie Dearest cast a spotlight on the unspoken horrors of family violence and exorcised the demons of her childhood. But in the years following the controversial bestseller’s publication, the author’s resilience was tested in ways she never expected. Crawford was forced to brave a stunning backlash intended to shame her, a film adaptation that bastardized her story and compounded the trauma, a descent into alcoholism, a divorce that ruined her financially, and a massive stroke that left her paralyzed. Staying true to her fighting spirit, she made a remarkable comeback. More than a personal memoir of triumph over tragedy, Survivor—now with a new preface for its 30th anniversary—is an enlightening spiritual roadmap to recovery for anyone who has suffered the ordeals of physical and emotional abuse, devastating illness, or seemingly insurmountable despair. Crawford’s story is not just about the will to survive; it is about the unparalleled joy of coming out on the other side, finding calm, and celebrating a fulfilling life. “The author of Mommie Dearest . . . hits her stride with this strong account of her simultaneous tragedies. . . . One closes this fine, moving read with great respect for Christina Crawford.” —Kirkus Reviews

Survivor Lessons

Essays on Communication and Reality Television


Author: Matthew J. Smith,Andrew F. Wood

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

View: 3453

This collection of scholarly essays examines reality television. The first show, Survivor, inspired a national craze when it aired in the summer of 2000. Ever since, successors and copycats have been on each of the four largest networks. The basics stay the same: put a group of people into situations bound to cause conflict, and watch them squirm. Rather than criticize the series’ voyeuristic appeal, this work evaluates what goes on within the text of such shows and how they reflect or affect our larger culture. Contributors include researchers from communications, sociology, political science, and psychology. The contributions cover such topics as reality television’s relationships with cultural identity, publicity rights, historical perspectives, trust, decision-making strategies, political rationality, office politics, and primitivism. Each chapter includes a bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Survivor: Escape from Pompeii


Author: Jim Eldridge

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407177753


Page: 128

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In a brand-new non-fiction series from Scholastic, Survivor: Escape from Pompeii tells the story of a young boy fleeing Pompeii as Mount Vesuvius erupts. This gripping first-hand account is perfect for children studying the Pompeii at school. An exciting story - perfect for readers interested in the Roman history.


A gangland crime thriller of murder, danger and unbreakable bonds


Author: Roberta Kray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751561061

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9425

Only the strongest will survive... NO ONE KNOWS CRIME LIKE KRAY 'A cracking good read!' Jessie Keane 'Martina Cole territory' Independent 'A compelling mystery' Heather Burnside 'Gripping' Daily Express Cut from the same cloth as Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Casey Kelleher. ***DECEIVED is available to pre-order now in hardback and ebook*** Lolly has always known her mum was different. Sometimes Angela Bruce was ill in a quiet sort of way, but other times she roamed the Mansfield estate shouting about whatever had wormed its way into her head that day. Either way, Lolly was on her own so she learned how to look after herself pretty quickly. Mal Fury has never got over the disappearance of his daughter all those years ago, but there's still hope because the police never found Kay's body. So when his private investigator turns up a lead that connects Kay to Lolly, Mal needs to find out more. But in doing so, he's delving into a decades-old mystery that could throw Lolly's entire world into chaos and she'll need every ounce of her survival instinct if she's to make it out the other side . . . Praise for Roberta Kray: 'A cracking good read' Jessie Keane 'Well into Martina Cole territory' Independent 'Action, intrigue and a character-driven plot . . . sure to please any crime fiction fans' Woman 'Gripping' Daily Express

The Psychology of Survivor

Leading Psychologists Take an Unauthorized Look at the Most Elaborate Psychological Experiment Ever Conducted . . . Survivor!


Author: Richard Gerrig

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251384

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

View: 4070

A decade into the 21st century and many trends have already come and gone, but America can’t seem to turn off or get enough of reality television. Many fans and critics alike consider “Survivor” to be the first (and the best) reality program out there. From its debut in the summer of 2000 to the eagerly anticipated and controversial 13th season coming in the fall of 2006, millions tune in each week, and the appeal doesn’t seem to be fading. Psychology of Survivor is out to answer a few questions. From situational ethics to tribal loyalties, from stress and body image to loneliness and family structures, Psychology of Survivor is a broad look at cutting-edge psychological issues view through the lens of “Survivor.” Even more, Psychology of Survivor provides psychological insights into the dynamics of “Survivor,” explaining why macho alpha males rarely win, keys to getting your fellow survivors to like you, and the dreaded Rob Cestaries Factor. The third book in BenBella Book’s Psychology of Popular Culture series is accessible yet interesting, smart yet entertaining, Psychology of Survivor will appeal to millions of “Survivor” fans and psychology enthusiasts alike.



Author: Hans Herlin

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 163

View: 6746

In March, 1943, a rusty cargo ship of erratic pedigree was torpedoed and sunk off the Azores on her way back to Germany from the Far East. The survivors naturally assumed that they had fallen victim to an allied submarine, but they were wrong. U-boat commander Hans-Joachim Schwantke had had an unlucky war and was desperate to open his score. Assuming, on scant evidence, that the Doggerbank was an allied ship he sent her to the bottom and then turned away from the survivors, in all probability by now aware that he had made a tragic mistake and anxious to escape from the evidence. But the evidence remained, in the shape of just one man. Of the 365 men on board, alone of those who survived the sinking and managed to reach a life raft or dinghy only Fritz Kuert was to survive to tell his tale.