The Woman with the Blue Star

The Woman with the Blue Star
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Large Print Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-02
ISBN: 9781432894320
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman with the Blue Star Book Excerpt:

"1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents amid the horrors of the Jewish Ghetto in Krakâow, Poland, during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her mother are forced to seek refuge in the sewers beneath the city. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it's a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds"--Page 4 of cover.

The Woman with the Blue Star

The Woman with the Blue Star
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1488073910
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman with the Blue Star Book Excerpt:

"An emotional novel that you will never forget." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eternal From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II -- Now a New York Times bestsller! 1942. Sadie Gault is eighteen and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive. Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more! Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphan’s Tale The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach The Kommandant’s Girl The Winter Guest

Blue Star Tattoo

Blue Star Tattoo
Author: Ralph Cotton
Publsiher: Cotton-Branch Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-10-20
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Tattoo Book Excerpt:

Formerly: Misery Express When a fellow lawman falls ill, Sam Burrack—better known as the Ranger—agrees to take the reins of the territory’s infamous jail wagon. Driving straight across the territory, the Ranger must keep tabs on a motley group of prisoners, including the younger brother of JC McLawry, leader of the dreaded Blue Star Tattoo Gang. McLawry’s gang will stop at nothing to free one of their own. And riding among them is Lawrence Shaw, known as the fastest gun alive, whose isolated existence in the desert has affected his mind —but not his trigger finger . . . .

Blue Star Over China

Blue Star Over China
Author: John Ham
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008-08-27
ISBN: 1606931814
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Over China Book Excerpt:

Democracy dawns in China for all Chinese women. This story portrays the plight of those women and can indeed represent women in every society in the world.

Blue Star

Blue Star
Author: Kunigunde Duncan
Publsiher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780873512459
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Book Excerpt:

A volume of reminiscences that portrays Dakota life as observed by a non-Indian teacher who lived among them.

Blue Star

Blue Star
Author: David Ross Findlay
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2022-04-06
ISBN: 1039112293
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Book Excerpt:

It’s been five years since Macy Jones and John Hendricks defeated Magnus Jupiter and Olympias, freeing Terraroma from centuries of war. When the smugglers aboard The Maryjane have to make a run from the Sol System Peacekeepers, they’re unwittingly sucked into the same time-space anomaly that captured the Crimson Star. As Brent, Helen, and Simon struggle to come to terms with their new reality, the evil alien entity tightens its grip on General Marcellus of Augustine. For Hendricks and Jones, who were also trapped in Terraroma years earlier but now hold important leadership roles in the powers of the land, the peace is threatened. Working together in an unlikely alliance, Hendricks, Jones, Brent, and others have no choice but to launch a war against Marcellus/Saturn. As war shakes Terraroma to its core and the final struggle for its fate unfolds, one question remains: can they stop the evil alien entity before it’s too late?

Blue Star Love

Blue Star Love
Author: Maia Chrystine Nartoomid
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 1452562873
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Love Book Excerpt:

Elvis Aaron Presley was a brilliant light. He used music to entertain and connect people through love. It was his sincere desire to share his spirituality with his fans. In Blue Star Love, his wish now comes true. Take this incredible journey with Elvis, as he describes his home in another world, which he calls the Blue Star. Learn of Elvis’s deepest innermost self and beliefs about life, love, and reality. In Blue Star Love, you will learn all you ever wanted to know about Elvis but never knew to ask! “Maia has taken Elvis’s words and thoughts, combining them with great understanding and realness … intertwined his beliefs … and put a perspective to it all … to look past our questions and find the answers we need … That is what Elvis tried to do … Elvis, I know is smiling … that little nod of approval … I highly recommend everyone, Elvis fan or not, read this book.” —Wanda June Hill, author of We Remember, Elvis and Elvis Face to Face.

Blue Sky

Blue Sky
Author: Brian Kindall
Publsiher: Diving Boy Books
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-11-06
ISBN: 0990932842
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Sky Book Excerpt:

Blue Sky can climb like an ibex. She was raised in the highest peaks of the Alps by the herd and named for the color of her eyes. They say her father was a fallen alpinist and her mother his beautiful dying dream… and so, as you may guess, she’s somewhat magical – strong and sure-footed on the peaks, and natural as an ibex in this harsh environment of wind, rock, and ice. Until the day she rescues a young alpinist from a stormy peak. The boy looks like her, and he tells her of the mysterious world beyond the crags. Sky longs to follow him. Can a girl raised by ibex in the mountains ever join the world of humans? Blue Sky must first fulfill her destiny with the ibex and find the courage to leave everything she’s ever known. A tale of self-reliance about a girl who finds strength in being who she really is and the courage to follow her dreams. “A fairytale-like story about growing up and claiming one’s place in the wide, mysterious world… readers will be enchanted.” – Kirkus Reviews

Blue Star

Blue Star
Author: Miriam Delicado
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007-12-19
ISBN: 142513209X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star Book Excerpt:

BLUE STAR How does a woman from a small town in British Columbia, Canada become involved in one of the most talked about prophecies on the planet today? The Hopi Blue Star Prophecy. Learn how her life was completely changed after an encounter on a lonely highway with Tall Blond Aliens in 1988. Miriam embarks on a journey into a world of secret governments, Clones, Russian Psychic Army recruiters, the Ancient Hopi People and Alien encounters. Her path leads to the discovery of the family secret; her father is somehow involved with the Blond Aliens and has been since before her birth. The truth that Aliens exist is only the beginning. Learn how they are connected to our world, to humanity and why they are contacting the people of Earth today. They share warnings about a possible future in which our existence as a species is at risk. Read Blue Star to learn where the Safe Lands will be in the End Times and why the Aliens' messages are important to all of us now!

Blue Stars

Blue Stars
Author: Emily Gray Tedrowe
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN: 1466854588
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Stars Book Excerpt:

Emily Gray Tedrowe has written an extraordinary novel about ordinary people, a graceful and gritty portrayal of what it's like for the women whose husbands and sons are deployed in Iraq. BLUE STARS brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn into the war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine; and of Lacey, a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey's lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance, and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other.

Blue Star in My Window

Blue Star in My Window
Author: Catherine DePew
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-12
ISBN: 1604772816
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Star in My Window Book Excerpt:

DePew reflects on the lessons learned and support from friends as her family deals with deployment and homecoming. (Practical Life)

Nimo s War Emma s War

Nimo s War  Emma s War
Author: Cynthia H. Enloe
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0520260775
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nimo s War Emma s War Book Excerpt:

"Nimo's War, Emma's War is unique in examining the gendered dimension of the Iraq war, particularly its impact on ordinary Iraqi and American women, thereby revealing an important long-term cost of the conflict. Cynthia Enloe's approach and analysis are extremely original and innovative."--Nadje Al-Ali, author of What Kind of Liberation?: Women and the Occupation of Iraq "Nimo's War, Emma's War is Cynthia Enloe's darkest and most strikingly conceived text to date. War is not 'in' Iraq and Afghanistan, where foreign militaries confront local people, rather it is everywhere, most particularly in 'peacetime' domestic spaces, 'civilian' employment, marital bedrooms and high schools."--Terrell Carver, author of Politics, Language and Metaphor "Cynthia Enloe has pioneered the subject of women, militarism, and war in a series of revelatory books, including Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Nimo's War, Emma's War is her best one yet."--Chalmers Johnson, author of The Blowback Trilogy "Brilliantly researched, vividly written, Cynthia Enloe has gifted us with a new and different story of modern warfare. Entirely gripping and profoundly humane, every page raises new issues. To factor in Nimo and Emma--all the women and families touched by the carnage and agony of war, is to see the bitter range of tragedy community by community. To read this book is to ask: What are we doing to our children--all our children, combatants and civilians? How do women cope with post-war wounds and violence--agony, wreckage, displacement? Cynthia Enloe's book is essential reading for all students and journalists, public citizens and peace activists, who seek women's dignity, healthy societies, humane alternatives to the insanity of careless military destruction."--Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of The Declassified Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt (vols I & II, III forthcoming)

PSAT NMSQT Prep 2018

PSAT NMSQT Prep 2018
Author: Kaplan Test Prep
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 1506221394
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PSAT NMSQT Prep 2018 Book Excerpt:

"2 practice tests + proven strategies + online."--Front cover.

PSAT NMSQT 2017 Strategies Practice Review with 2 Practice Tests

PSAT NMSQT 2017 Strategies  Practice   Review with 2 Practice Tests
Author: Kaplan,Kaplan Test Prep
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 1506202268
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PSAT NMSQT 2017 Strategies Practice Review with 2 Practice Tests Book Excerpt:

Provides a comprehensive review of critical exam concepts, test-taking strategies to improve test performance, and practice tests with detailed answer explanations.

After the Cleanse

After the Cleanse
Author: Russell Four Eagles
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2010-04-30
ISBN: 9781450074506
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Cleanse Book Excerpt:

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American Indian Stories

American Indian Stories
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780803299177
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Stories Book Excerpt:

Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) recalls legends and tales from oral tradition and uses experiences from her life and community to educate others about the Yankton Sioux.

Red Bird Red Power

Red Bird  Red Power
Author: Tadeusz Lewandowski
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 0806155167
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Bird Red Power Book Excerpt:

Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential—and controversial—American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša (1876–1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Tadeusz Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose passionate commitment to improving the lives of her people propelled her to the forefront of Progressive-era reform movements. Lewandowski draws on a vast array of sources, including previously unpublished letters and diaries, to recount Zitkala-Ša’s unique life journey. Her story begins on the Dakota plains, where she was born to a Yankton Sioux mother and a white father. Zitkala-Ša, whose name translates as “Red Bird” in English, left home at age eight to attend a Quaker boarding school, eventually working as a teacher at Carlisle Indian Industrial School. By her early twenties, she was the toast of East Coast literary society. Her short stories for the Atlantic Monthly (1900) are, to this day, the focus of scholarly analysis and debate. In collaboration with William F. Hanson, she wrote the libretto and songs for the innovative Sun Dance Opera (1913). And yet, as Lewandowski demonstrates, Zitkala-Ša’s successes could not fill the void of her lost cultural heritage, nor dampen her fury toward the Euro-American establishment that had robbed her people of their land. In 1926, she founded the National Council of American Indians with the aim of redressing American Indian grievances. Zitkala-Ša’s complex identity has made her an intriguing—if elusive—subject for scholars. In Lewandowski’s sensitive interpretation, she emerges as a multifaceted human being whose work entailed constant negotiation. In the end, Lewandowski argues, Zitkala-Ša’s achievements distinguish her as a forerunner of the Red Power movement and an important agent of change.

Encyclopedia of Wicca Witchcraft

Encyclopedia of Wicca   Witchcraft
Author: Raven Grimassi
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781567182576
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Wicca Witchcraft Book Excerpt:

Grimassi has written extensively about Wicca, and Llewellyn specializes in books sympathetic to occult ways, so the combination is pretty predictable. He describes not only the usual magic practices, but also the religious and spiritual aspects of what believers say is inherited ancient European wisdom and scoffers say is made-up, new-age nonsense. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

American Indian Stories Legends and Other Writings

American Indian Stories  Legends  and Other Writings
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-02-25
ISBN: 1101157313
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indian Stories Legends and Other Writings Book Excerpt:

A thought-provoking collection of searing prose from a Sioux woman that covers race, identity, assimilation, and perceptions of Native American culture Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture throughout her life. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was educated at boarding schools that enforced assimilation and was witness to major events in white-Indian relations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her troubled personal history, Zitkala-Sa created stories that illuminate the tragedy and complexity of the American Indian experience. In evocative prose laced with political savvy, she forces new thinking about the perceptions, assumptions, and customs of both Sioux and white cultures and raises issues of assimilation, identity, and race relations that remain compelling today.

Masterpieces of American Indian Literature

Masterpieces of American Indian Literature
Author: Willis Goth Regier
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780803289970
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterpieces of American Indian Literature Book Excerpt:

The five complete and unabridged works collected here are parts of a long and passionate testimony about American Indian culture as related by Indians themselves. Deep emotions and life-shaking crises converge in these pages concerning identity, family, community, caste, gender, nature, the future, the past, solitude, duty, trust, betrayal, leadership, war, and apocalypse. Each work is also regarded as a classic of Native literature and has much to teach. ø The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (1847) by George Copway, a Canadian Ojibwe writer and lecturer, describes his unique and difficult cultural journey from the tiny village of his youth to the legislatures of the world, speaking for the rights and sovereignty of Indians. ø The Soul of the Indian (1911) by Charles Eastman, a physician and mixed-blood Sioux, depicts ?the religious life of the typical American Indian as it was before he knew the white man.? ø American Indian Stories (1921) by Zitkala-?a, one of the most famous Sioux writers and activists of the modern era, includes legends and tales from oral tradition, childhood stories, and allegorical fiction. ø Coyote Stories (1933) by Mourning Dove, an Okanagan writer, retells the popular trickster tales of Coyote, the most resilient character in all of American literature. ø Black Elk Speaks (1932) as told through John G. Neihardt, is the spacious religious vision and candid life story of a Lakota holy man. Neihardt and Black Elk collaborated to produce a unique and inspirational work.