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No Man's Land: the untold story of automation and QF72
By ABC Books
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mpn: 28368269, ean: 9780733339745, isbn: 0733339743,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military experience in a commercial airliner ...On routine flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth on 7 October 2008, the primary flight computers went rogue, causing the


Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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mpn: Relay time: 900min; 12 Units, ean: 9780743550925, isbn: 9780743550925,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born


The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice_Crossing Antarctica Alone
By Scribner
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ean: 9781982133115, isbn: 1982133112,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Colin O’Brady’s awe-inspiring memoir recounts his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident and his gripping 932-mile crossing of the landmass of Antarctica solo, unsupported, and human powered—the first to accomplish this extraordinary feat. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone and without any outside assistance. Yet Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that, even if, upon taking the first steps of what was to be a nearly two-month


In the Crook of the Rock: Jewish Refuge in a World Gone Mad _ The Chaya Leah Walkin Story (Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781618117861, isbn: 1618117866,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Focusing upon the life of Chaya Walkin―one little girl from a distinguished Torah lineage in Poland―this book illustrates the inner resources of the refugee community that made possible survival with dignity. Based on a wide variety of sources and languages, this book is crafted around the voice of a child who was five years old when she was forced to flee her home in Poland and start the terrifying journey to Vilna, Kobe, and Shanghai. The Song of Songs is used to provide an unexpected


The Twenty-ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra
By Blackstone Publishing
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ean: 9781982583330, isbn: 1982583339,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out h


A Good Wife: Escaping the Life I Never Chose
By HarperCollins Publishers
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ean: 9781443454865, isbn: 1443454869,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
She faced years of abuse after arriving in Canada as a teenage bride in a hastily arranged marriage, but nothing could stop Samra Zafar from pursuing her dreamsAt 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. Her new husband and his family promised that the m


War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
By Picador
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ean: 9781509837021, isbn: 1509837027,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twe


From Home to Home to Home: The Courageous Rescue of a Hidden Child
By Covenant Books
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ean: 9781643007984, isbn: 164300798X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
There was great joy in the Przepiorka home in Wegrow when Mendl and Esther welcomed their little princess, Gitele, born after two boy siblings already nine and twelve years old. It was spring of 1939, but the bliss was short-lived. When Gitele was three months old, Hitler's army marched into Poland and stole her happy childhood. Yet there was a flicker of light in the darkness.Over the years, the light grew and blazed into bright sunshine. Its source was the unlikely love and courage of a woman


Apology to the Young Addict: A Memoir
By Counterpoint
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ean: 9781640092860, isbn: 1640092862,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
''The third panel in Brown’s masterwork triptych on addiction from youth to sixty, Apology to the Young Addict also accomplishes at last a staggeringly rare mercy―on the ghosts of memory, the ravages of disease, the brutal hypocrisies of religion, and finally―most shockingly―on himself.” ―Gina Frangello, author of Every Kind of Wanting and A Life in Men Husband, addict, father, skeptic. Now sixty―with years of sobriety under his belt―and the father of three sons, James Brown wri


Standing Still in a Culture of Mass Shootings
By Guiding Light Books, LLC
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ean: 9781949521054, isbn: 1949521052,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Standing Still In a Culture of Mass Shootings brings us face-to-face with Monday, 16 September 2013 when Jennifer was severely wounded during the Navy Yard Shooting. Emergency physicians, who treated her extensive wounds immediately after her evacuation from the Navy Yard roof via helicopter, called her survival “a miracle.”  Jennifer sustained a point-blank shotgun blast, yet by the grace of God, she survived. Her book details her harrowing experience, but also the heroism and dedication e


Schindler's Listed: The Search for My Father's Lost Gold (Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781644690086, isbn: 164469008X,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
This is the extraordinary story of the author’s twenty year quest to find gold coins which his father’s family buried in their backyard in Poland just prior to being deported by the Nazis into concentration camps. His father survived the war but died when the author was a teenager, leaving him only with the knowledge that he had buried coins somewhere in Poland, and no information about his family. During his quest, Biederman uncovers many interesting and disturbing facts about his father an


A Survivor's Duty: Surviving the Holocaust and Fighting for Israel--A Story of Father and Son (Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781618117823, isbn: 1618117823,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
The Holocaust and the birth and growth of Israel are strikingly different Jewish historical events. Yet they are related, just like the author, Gabriel Laufer and his father. With only a few hints in hand, Laufer researched the details of his father’s Holocaust survival in the Hungarian forced labor battalions near Stalingrad, as a slave building German bunkers for weapon factories, and later, his escape from Stalinist Hungary. In this book, Laufer shares the gripping stories of his father’s


My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story
By Pluto Press
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ean: 9780745328829, isbn: 0745328822,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Gaza is the frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and rarely out of the news, this book explores the daily lives of the people in the region, giving us an insight into what is at risk in each round of violence.Ramzy Baroud tells his father's fascinating story. Driven out of his village to a refugee camp, he took up arms and fought the occupation at the same time raising a family and trying to do the best for his children. Baroud's vivid and honest account reveals the comp


Jasmines from Egypt Branches Forever: Tale of a Growing Child (Color Interior)
By Rafik Baladi
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ean: 9781775150138, isbn: 1775150135,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Snapshot: The hero in this testimony struggles to break the jails of personal, social, political, religious and office labels, throughout his life, while researching similar trends in Egypt's history and seeking knowledge from academic self-help books.General, this is a creative non-fictional progress of life, driven by a struggle of a schoolchild in the fifties to bypass personal trauma, amidst an already socially shifting society, following its 1952 coup-d'état. This society marginalized it


My Journey Home: Life After the Holocaust
By Cherry Orchard Books
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ean: 9781618119001, isbn: 1618119001,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
In the spring of 1944, nearly 500,000 Jews were deported from the Hungarian countryside and killed in Auschwitz. In Budapest, only 150,000 Jews survived both the German occupation and dictatorship of the Hungarian National Socialists, who took power in October 1944. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth’s family belonged among the survivors. This memoir begins with the the author’s childhood during the Holocaust in Hungary. It captures life after the war’s end in Communist-ruled Hungary and continues with he


Warsaw is My Country: The Story of Krystyna Bierzynska, 1928-1945 (Jews of Poland)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781618117588, isbn: 1618117580,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
This book tells the story of Krystyna Bierzyńska, an acculturated Polish Jew, from her birth in Warsaw in 1928 up to the war’s end in May 1945, when she was reunited with her brother, Dolek, an officer in the Polish II Corps. Bierzyńska not only survived the Holocaust due in large part to the extraordinary efforts of her parents, blood relatives, and surrogate Christian family, but also served as a 16-year-old orderly in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Hers is a Warsaw story, a biography that demo


Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor (Holocaust: History and Literature, Ethics and Philosophy)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781618118585, isbn: 1618118587,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
This memoir is about a Jewish baby born in the Krakow ghetto in November 1942, three years after Hitler conquered Poland, and, remarkably, escaping death―one of a mere one half of one percent of Jewish children in Poland who survived during the Nazi era. Her life was saved because her parents hid her with a Catholic family. Just as remarkably, her mother, still alive after suffering terribly through four of Hitler’s camps, traveled for weeks back to Poland and found her again. The book also


Wheat Songs: A Greek-American Journey
By Cherry Orchard Books
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ean: 9781618117717, isbn: 1618117718,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Wheat Songs is a memoir of two interconnected Greek-American journeys―an actual physical journey for the grandfather, Pericles Rizopoulos, and a philosophical quest by the author, Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos. When the grandfather, Pericles Rizopoulos, a proud old man, tells his fascinating, tragic and true stories of the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II and the following Greek Civil War, to his twenty-something grandson, Perry Giuseppe Rizopoulos, Perry’s philosophical reflection


The Twenty-ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra, Library Edition
By Blackstone Pub
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ean: 9781982574628, isbn: 1982574623,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews
A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out h


In the Crook of the Rock: Jewish Refuge in a World Gone Mad _ The Chaya Leah Walkin Story (Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society)
By Academic Studies Press
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ean: 9781618117854, isbn: 1618117858,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Focusing upon the life of Chaya Walkin―one little girl from a distinguished Torah lineage in Poland―this book illustrates the inner resources of the refugee community that made possible survival with dignity. Based on a wide variety of sources and languages, this book is crafted around the voice of a child who was five years old when she was forced to flee her home in Poland and start the terrifying journey to Vilna, Kobe, and Shanghai. The Song of Songs is used to provide an unexpected



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