The War I Finally Won

Title : The War I Finally Won
Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher : Dial Books
ISBN 13 : 0525429204
Date : 2017-10-03

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Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall and Little Women, Ada conquers the homefront as her World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning The War that Saved My Life When Ada's clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she's not what her mother said she was--damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She's not a daughter anymore, either. What is she? World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton--along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex. Who is Ada now? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada's first story, The War that Saved My Life, won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second, marvelous volume continues Ada's powerful, uplifting story.

The War I Finally Won

Title : The War I Finally Won
Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9780698197138
Date : 2017-10-03

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Like the classic heroines of Sarah, Plain and Tall and Little Women, Ada conquers the homefront as her World War II journey continues in this sequel to the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. What is she? World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton—along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex. Who is Ada now? How can she keep fighting? And who will she struggle to save? Ada’s first story, The War that Saved My Life, won a Newbery Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Josette Frank Award, in addition to appearing on multiple best-of-the-year lists. This second, marvelous volume continues Ada’s powerful, uplifting story.

Saving Marty

Title : Saving Marty
Author : Paul Griffin
Publisher : Text Publishing
ISBN 13 : 9781925626056
Date : 2017-10-02

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‘Paul Griffin is the sort of writer you’re torn between telling the whole world about and keeping all to yourself.’ Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief Fans of Because of Winn-Dixie will adore this heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it’s a dog. Eleven-year-old Lorenzo would never describe himself as a hero. No, a hero is someone rare—like his father, who died in the war, or his friend Paloma Lee, who fearlessly pursues her dream of being a famous musician. But Renzo’s chance comes when he adopts Marty, a runt piglet. Marty is extraordinary—he thinks he’s a dog and acts like one too—and his bond with Renzo is truly one of a kind. But as Marty approaches 350 pounds, it becomes harder for Renzo to convince his mother that a giant pig makes a good pet...especially after Marty causes a dangerous (and expensive) accident. Renzo knows Marty’s time is up. He’d do anything and everything for his best friend, but will everything be enough to save Marty? Paul Griffin is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, including Ten Mile River, Burning Blue and Adrift. When Friendship Followed Me Home, published by Text in 2016, was his first book for younger readers. He lives, trains dogs and writes in New York City. ‘Griffin gracefully answers and solves mysteries, leaving us with hope and a smile without making things falsely shiny and bright.’ New York Times on When Friendship Followed Me Home ‘Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.’ Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on When Friendship Followed Me Home ‘This story convinced me all over again that love and imagination are life’s biggest magic.’ Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me, on When Friendship Followed Me Home

The War that Saved My Life

Title : The War that Saved My Life
Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN 13 : 9781101637807
Date : 2015-01-08

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Newbery Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015 New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. From the Hardcover edition.

When Books Went to War

Title : When Books Went to War
Author : Molly Guptill Manning
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 13 : 9780544535176
Date : 2014-12-02

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Heartwarming.” — New York Times “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly “A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature [and] a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books.” — Boston Globe “Four stars [out of four] . . . A cultural history that does much to explain modern America.” — USA Today When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

How the South Finally Won the Civil War

Title : How the South Finally Won the Civil War
Author : Charles Potts
Publisher : Tsunami Incorporated
ISBN 13 : 0964444003
Date : 1995

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This book turns the world upside down. It will change the way you read American history. Conservative & aristocratic economic ideals motivated the founders of the British Empire who transplanted their plantation economics from Barbados to South Carolina in 1670. By 1771, 9 of the 10 richest men in the American Colonies were Charlestonians. South Carolina, birthplace of Andrew Jackson & John Calhoun, "The Marx of the Master Class," is the pituitary gland of the American political system & "dissolved" the union in 1860, leading to the Civil War. Unreconstructed Southerners finally regained power with the Truman Doctrine & the Cold War's state of siege at the end of WWII. Along the way they Texified the west, subducted California into a southern state, while the Fraud of 1876 restored state rights & white supremacy in the South. The Roosevelt imperialists in the Spanish-American War revived the empire & put colonies into the pre-Civil War "Southern Dreams of a Caribbean Empire." Goldwater reconnected the Neo-Confederate Republican west with South Carolina. Five of the 6 things the South fought for are public policy. It's been 130 years since Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. It is time to declare a Confederate victory. To order by credit card: 1-800-285-4929. Ext. 20. Tsunami Inc., P.O. Box 1773, Walla Walla, WA 99362-0033. FAX: 1-509-527-3691; Phone 1-509-529-0813.

Les Guerilleres

Title : Les Guerilleres
Author : Monique Wittig
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN 13 : 9780252094743
Date : 2007-08-27

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One of the most widely read feminist texts of the twentieth century, and Monique Wittig’s most popular novel, Les Guérillères imagines the attack on the language and bodies of men by a tribe of warrior women. Among the women’s most powerful weapons in their assault is laughter, but they also threaten literary and linguistic customs of the patriarchal order with bullets. In this breathtakingly rapid novel first published in 1969, Wittig animates a lesbian society that invites all women to join their fight, their circle, and their community. A path-breaking novel about creating and sustaining freedom, the book derives much of its energy from its vaunting of the female body as a resource for literary invention.

The Field of Fight

Title : The Field of Fight
Author : Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN 13 : 9781250106230
Date : 2016-07-12

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The Instant New York Times Bestseller. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. Lt. General Michael T. Flynn is blunt and urgent. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror?and will continue to face?until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life. Flynn spent more than thirty three years in Army intelligence, and as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency worked closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense, intelligence, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. The Field of Fight succinctly lays out why we have failed to stop terrorist groups from growing, and what we must do to stop them. The core message is that if you understand your enemies, it’s a lot easier to defeat them?but because our government has concealed the actions of terrorists like Osama bin Laden and groups like ISIS and al Qaeda, and the role of Iran in the rise of radical Islam, we don’t fully understand the enormity of the threat they pose against us. A call to action that is sensible, informed, and original, The Field of Fight asserts that we must find a way to not only fight better, but to win.

The Wild Robot

Title : The Wild Robot
Author : Peter Brown
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 9780316382014
Date : 2016-04-19

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Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Whirlwind

Title : Whirlwind
Author : John Ferling
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN 13 : 9781620401736
Date : 2015-05-05

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Amid a great collection of scholarship and narrative history on the Revolutionary War and the American struggle for independence, there is a gaping hole; one that John Ferling's latest book, Whirlwind, will fill. Books chronicling the Revolution have largely ranged from multivolume tomes that appeal to scholars and the most serious general readers to microhistories that necessarily gloss over swaths of Independence-era history with only cursory treatment. Written in Ferling's engaging and narrative-driven style that made books like Independence and The Ascent of George Washington critical and commercial successes, Whirlwind is a fast-paced and scrupulously told one-volume history of this epochal time. Balancing social and political concerns of the period and perspectives of the average American revolutionary with a careful examination of the war itself, Ferling has crafted the ideal book for armchair military history buffs, a book about the causes of the American Revolution, the war that won it, and the meaning of the Revolution overall. Combining careful scholarship, arresting detail, and illustrative storytelling, Whirlwind is a unique and compelling addition to any collection of books on the American Revolution.