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Two American expatriates, mountain climbers making a living from the tourist trade in Kathmandu, discover the Great Mysteries of Nepal.
At the age of seventeen, Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein's army. The training was brutal, with discipline enforced by regular beatings, and desertion punishable by mutilation or imprisonment. Somehow Lewis made it through and, thanks in part to his fluent English, was soon offered a post in Iraqi military intelligence. The job would have made him powerful, comfortably wealthy . . . and a cog in Saddam Hussein's massive machine of terror. Unable to accept becoming a member of Saddam's secret police, yet knowing that turning down this "honor" would be considered treasonous, Lewis made plans to flee Iraq. His escape was fraught with peril-he was shot, detained at borders, even pursued by hungry wolves across the desert-but the teenager made his way to Jordan, then Malaysia, and finally to England, where he was granted political asylum. Lewis began building a life for himself, even falling in love and getting married. But he was haunted by thoughts of the loved ones he left behind in Iraq, his uncle's words echoing in his ears: we are sending you to freedom so that one day you may rescue us from this place. One day, shocking news arrived: because of his escape, Lewis's family-including his mother and sister-had been interrogated, beaten, and thrown into prison. Frantic with guilt and worry, Lewis was forced to steal the thousands of dollars he needed to buy their release and smuggle them out of Iraq. Then, accompanied by his wife, he embarked on a desperate journey in hope of bringing his family to freedom. Escape from Saddamis a powerful nonfiction thriller that, even as it plunges the reader into a netherworld of crooked border police, military checkpoints, counterfeiters, and smugglers, provides a fascinating window into a totalitarian regime. It is also a remarkably inspirational story of a resourceful young man who refused to accept his fate . . . and then risked everything he'd achieved to save his family. From the Hardcover edition.
An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future in Vietnam. Escape from Saigon allows readers to experience Long's struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of "Operation Babylift" during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as "Matt," part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, as a young doctor, he journeys back to Vietnam, ready to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. As the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, this compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.
Tim Allerton is angry. At school, Hollis Bodley tries to outdo Tim in everything and openly makes fun of Tim's anti-slavery views. At home, Tim's father constantly reminds him to keep his opinions to himself because their family business depends on customers from the South. Pam, Tim's younger sister, doesn't understand why he has a problem with slavery in the first place. "Slaves are treated just like family," she says. Then Tim and Pam are put into a situation where they can save the life of a slave baby whose mother has just been killed. Will Pain change her views on slavery . . . or will she continue to ignore the problem? And when a move to drive black people out of the section of the city called "Little Africa" puts Tim's good friend Ward Baker in danger, how can he help?
Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity -- and My Journey to Freedom in Americaby Francis Bok Edward Tivnan
This groundbreaking autobiography, Francis Bok shares the riveting history of his brutal capture and enslavement, his desperate escape, and his remarkable journey to freedom. Bok's extraordinary memoir describes: -The raid on his village -His horrific abduction at age seven -Numerous failed and near-fatal escapes -His successful escape to a refugee camp-followed by nine months in jail under the charge of sedition -His harrowing journey to Cairo and with the help of the UN, to freedom in America -His new life in Boston as a student and anti-slavery activist. Escape from Slavery is at once a dramatic adventure, a story of desperation and triumph, and an important commentary on the plight of millions held in slavery today.
A leading motivational speaker on how to finally break the smoking habit-in only three hoursOf the 46 million adult Americans who now smoke, the vast majority would like to quit. In about as much time as it takes to read his new book, author Tim Williamson outlines a proven, life-changing plan that will free smokers from their addiction permanently-without nicotine patches and gums. Escape from Smoking not only offers all the tools and processes that will help smokers quit smoking for life, it's interactive workbook style allows them finally to reflect on their situation and record their thoughts and feelings about why they want to quit and what they ultimately want to get out of life.Includes additional resources and backup that enhance one's determination to quitA journey of empowerment, Escape from Smoking helps smokers reclaim their lives through a program that will enable them to feel better, look younger, save money, and experience the triumph of a smoke-free life.
Revised and Updated "Brilliantly reconstructs the degradation and drama of Sobibor. . . . A memorable and moving saga, full of anger and anguish, a reminder never to forget." --San Francisco Chronicle On October 14, 1943, six hundred Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories, based on his interviews with eighteen of the survivors. It vividly describes the biggest prisoner escape of World War II. A story of unimaginable cruelty. A story of courage and a fierce desire to live and to tell the world what truly went on behind those barbed wire fences.
Will the twins' class trip turn deadly? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to the two-part "Terror at Sea" miniseries!
Under the command of Ben Raines, the Southern United States of America rose up and crushed a corrupt federal government-and then beat back enemy assaults from all corners of the world. But while some leaders surround themselves with lackeys and bodyguards, Raines lives the way he always has. And so, when his small plane crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory, Raines is on his own, with the advantage of a survivalist's skills and a couple of disadvantages, including the fact that he doesn't remember his name. Raines had come to Canada on a hunt for a vicious terrorist organization. Now, they have found him. Without a memory, without an ally, and without a gun, he must fight off the men who shot down his plane-and then face the army behind them. On his own private ground zero, Ben Raines is going to learn fast: that only way out is to make his enemies die first...
IN THE WAR AGAINST TYRANNY, EVERY MAN MUST BE WILLING TO STAND ON HIS OWN... ...Stand and die if dying needs to be done. For when freedom is in shackles, we are all alone, and our blood is the price we must be willing to pay. Under the command of Ben Raines, the Southern United States of America rose up and crushed a corrupt federal government--and then beat back enemy assaults from all corners of the world. But while some leaders surround themselves with lackeys and bodyguards, Raines lives the way he always has. And so, when his small plane crashes in Canada's Northwest Territory Raines is on his own, with the advantage of a survivalist's skills and a couple of disadvantages, including the fact that he doesn't remember his name. Raines had come to Canada on a hunt for a vicious terrorist organization. Now, they have found him. Without a memory, without an ally, and without a gun, he must fight off the men who shot down his plane--and then face the army behind them. On his own private ground zero, Ben Raines is going to learn fast: that the only way out is to make his enemies die first...
After his brother is convicted of murder, Shane Mason will do anything to clear his name. But when his investigations lead him to enter South Dakota's Desert Quest extreme race, Shane is fl oored by the surprise waiting for him. Kelly Cloudman-the woman he can't let himself love-is the race's medic...and the killer's next target. A painful memory from his past divided Shane from Kelly, but he's not going to let her out of his sight again. Even if it means revealing his secrets, Shane won't stop until he's found the truth-and kept the murderer from striking again.
The Coopers head to a South Sea island in search of missionary Adam MacKenzie. They must decide whether the man they find is the real Adam MacKenzie, and discover what he has to do with the disasters threatening the island.
Thirteen-year-old Ryan Hawthorn has spent his life on display as a human exhibit in the multi-eyed Pipe Men's intergalactic zoo. When his father is accidentally poisoned, it's up to Ryan and his seven-year-old sister, Becky, to scour the universe for the antidote. Along the way, they encounter many strange creatures--from the doglike Hottini to the spindly-legged, hairy Xaxor--and learn that the Pipe Men (or, as Becky calls them, "overgrown drainpipes") are not kindly overlords, as they had been led to believe. It's not only the humans who are planning to rebel! A wildly imaginative middle grade space-travel adventure.
Designed with homeschoolers and Christian educators in mind, each curriculum guide offers a Christian humanities approach to studying one Trailblazer Book and its Christian hero.
Thrilling adventure stories introducing young readers (ages 8-12) to Christian heroes of the past. Escape from the Slave Traders-- An urgent call for help cut through the morning mists that floated along the shore of Lake Shirwa. Two young African boys, Wikatani and Chuma, had been captured by slave traders, but the desperate cry would never reach their village. Easily overpowered by their captors, the boys' only hope is to endure a ruthless march through the jungles that takes them far from their village to a destination unknown. Where are the cruel Red Caps taking them? What chance might the boys have to escape? If they manage to escape, how will they ever find their way home again? Fortunately for Wikatani and Chuma, there is help on the way. David Livingstone, a missionary and British government official, is doing everything he can to put a halt to the slave traders who are devastating southeastern Africa during the 1860s. But is there any reason to hope that he might help two young boys? WILL THEY HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE AND PERIL BEFORE THEM?
The Rebel forces have found an Imperial conspiracy involving a contaminated bacta, a deadly substance that can poison entire planets. In order to stop the Empire, the Rebels travel to Thyferra, where they are trapped by a squadron of stormtroopers. Your mission: to escape from Thyferra before it's too late!
To rescue a missing noble, Artek the Knife must venture deep into the Undermountain, a vast and lethal labyrinth created by a crazed wizard, a place that is not only difficult and dangerous to access but nearly impossible to escape.
"I want a never-give-up family," Libby Norstad tells her widowed father, captain of the steamboat Christina. "I want a family that believes in me, even when I'm not perfect. A family that sticks together, even though it's hard. " "We can be that family for each other," Pa promises. "And Caleb and the other people who work on the Christina will be our larger family. " But Libby has lived with a wealthy aunt since her mother died and discovers a different world. In 1857, when rivers were the highways of the time, Libby, her father, and their friends face life-and-death questions still crucial today: Who can I trust? What does it mean to put my faith in God? To live my belief in the freedoms sought in the Declaration of Independence? And how can I help others, even at great cost? Soon Libby discovers the secret work of 14-year-old Caleb, a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Next, a fugitive slave named Jordan takes refuge on the Christina. Then another family, Emma and little Henry, pushes toward a choice. Will her journey to compassion help her become a Freedom Seeker? From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense. In Escape into the Night, the first Freedom Seekers novel, as well as others in the 1857 series, Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical interest to bring alive a critical time in American history. The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life Riverboat stories. The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, "Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves?" Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
The ship rose on a column of invisible, super-heated steam ejected at incredible velocity. The spread of the blast flattened everything in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding town was wiped out. Immediately on blast off the automatic pilot engaged hi-drive to avoid the attacking missile. This put the ship into negative mass with relation to the normal universe. It was now in M-space. The ship was self-contained. It could keep going till all her occupants died of old age. But where to? Proxima Centauri? Or maybe Alpha Centauri, Riga, perhaps, or Sirius! The universe is a big space. They hurtled on through space and time until they saw the planet, a cloud-hidden ball, as it hung in space a hundred thousand miles below the orbiting vessel. It had seas and clouds, mountains and ice-caps, islands and continents, It had a moon and a yellow G-type sun. Home? Was this their second chance?
A month after the Nazis took over Austria on March 12, 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For eighty-two- year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed "commissar" was a thirty-five-year-old chemist, Anton Sauerwald. Goebbels and Himmler wanted all psychoanalysts, especially Freud, humiliated and, later, killed, and Sauerwald was in a position to seal Freud's fate. The Escape of Sigmund Freud tells of the Nazi raid on Freud's house produced evidence that would have prevented the Freuds from leaving Austria--yet Sauerwald chose to hide this from his superiors. With never-before-seen material, David Cohen reveals the last two years of Freud's life and the fate of Sauerwald, from the arrest of Freud's daughter, Anna, by the Gestapo; the dramatic saga behind the signing of Freud's exit visa and his eventual escape to London via Paris; to how the Freud family would have the chance to save Sauerwald's life as well.
He is Hecula the He-Beast -- one of the coolest monsters in comic book history. And Jamie Kolker is his #1 fan. Jamie loves the He-Beast's horns and teeth. But especially the way he hunts his prey.
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Biography of Houdini. How did he walk through walls, escape drowning, and shatter iron chains? The rare photos and the exclusive update about the rumor that Houdini was poisoned might help. But remember, a true magician never reveals his tricks.
While visiting her sister, a woman becomes ensnared in a cursed houseSerena's last memories of California are of her sister Amanda's wedding to Sutton Condit, a wealthy rancher from Monterey's oldest family. But when she remembers those days, she doesn't think of the bride but instead dreams of Jem, a sturdy young man who won her heart so completely that, when she couldn't have him, she fled to New York. Four years later she returns for a visit, and Jem is as charming as ever. He hasn't changed, but everything else on the Condit ranch has. Bitterness has crept into Amanda's entourage, and strange secrets pollute the fine California air. Something terrible is afoot in the Condit mansion, and Serena has just begun to sense it when Sutton's aunt tumbles off a cliff near the house. The old woman's plunge seems like an accident until more murders follow. Nothing can protect Serena from the menace that haunts Monterey.