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    African genesis: folk tales and myths of Africa

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    2015

    African genesis: folk tales and myths of Africa

    Frobenius, Leo

    Stories range from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel in the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated Improbable Tales of the Mande in Sudan and the captivating creation myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic variations in the tales corresponds with their narrators' diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds.

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    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

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    M152a
    2012

    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

    Macintyre, Ben.

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way.

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    Beyond belief: finding the strength to come back

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    H218h
    2011

    Beyond belief: finding the strength to come back

    Hamilton, Josh.

    Josh Hamilton chronicles his comeback form drug and alcohol addiction to playing baseball in the major leagues.

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    The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible be came possible...on Schindler's list

    940.53
    L685b
    2017

    The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible be came possible...on Schindler's list

    Leyson, Leon

    This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list.

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    Forensic biology

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    M153f
    2010

    Forensic biology

    MacKay, Jenny.

    Examines the fascinating world of the criminal investigator and other professionals who are on the front line of solving today's (and some of yesterday's)most notorious crimes. All books feature crime statistics, career informatiion, explanations of crime-solving techniques, and crime-busting facts. In addition, bibliographies for further research, full-color photographs, charts, and a detailed index are also included.

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    Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice

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    A781f
    2014

    Freedom riders : 1961 and the struggle for racial justice

    Arsenault, Raymond

    In the spring and summer of 1961, fifity years ago exactly, four hundred and fifty people--old an dyound, black and white, Northern and Southern--came together to travel to Washington, D.C., though the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws and putting their beliefs, even their very lives, on the line in defence of racial justic. In this new version of his encyclopedic and awrd-winning Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault recounts their harrowing, horrifying, and ultimately heroic story--a tale of sacrifice, high drama, and unexpected triumph. This book shows how a disparate band of volunteers expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement: all by taking a ride on a bus.

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    Horses with a mission: extraordinary true stories of equine services

    636.1
    A545h
    2010

    Horses with a mission: extraordinary true stories of equine services

    Anderson, Allen.

    Twenty-one dramatic true stories of courageous, loyal, and loving horses who found their live's purpose.

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    Number the stars

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    Number the stars

    Lowry, Lois.

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    Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD

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    B862o
    2018

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    The other Wes Moore: one name, two fates

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    M825o
    2015

    The other Wes Moore: one name, two fates

    Moore, Wes 1978-

    Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment.

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    The plays of Anton Chekhov

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    The plays of Anton Chekhov

    Chekov, Anton Pavlovich.

    Contents: Swan song--The bear--The proposal--Ivanov--The seagull--A reluctant tragic hero--The wedding reception--The festivities--Uncle Vanya--Three sisters--The dangers of Tobacco--The cherry orchard.

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    Sabotaged

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    #5
    2016

    Sabotaged

    Pettrey, Dani

    Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and trouble-maker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now as they work search-and-rescue together for Alaska's arduous Iditarod race, a growing attraction seems to be forcing aside old arguments. Then Reef catches Kirra sneaking from camp in the middle of the night.

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    Stand strong

    248.83
    V986
    2016

    Stand strong : you can overcome bullying (and other stuff that keeps you down)

    Vujicic, Nick

    "Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic knows what it's like to be different. And he knows what it's like to be bullied and to rise above it. In Stand Strong, Nick gives you strategies for responding to the bullies in your life, empowering you to feel stronger than you ever have felt before."-- [book jacket]

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    Sully: the untold story behind the miracle on the hudson

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    S953s
    2016
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    Sully: the untold story behind the miracle on the hudson

    Sullenberger, Chelsey B.

    On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully ugided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving th elives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy, but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director-producer Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney. Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy, and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for--that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.

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    A thousand shall fall: the electrifying story of a soldier and his family who dared to practice their faith in Hitler's Germany

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    c.3
    2011

    A thousand shall fall: the electrifying story of a soldier and his family who dared to practice their faith in Hitler's Germany

    Mundy, Susan Hasel

    This is the true, sould-snaring story of one desperate family who chose to be faithful whatever the cost and found refuge in the shadow of the Almighty.

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    A treasury of Mexican folkways

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    A treasury of Mexican folkways

    Toor, Frances

    This book is an all-inclusive account of the Mexican people, their colorful, dramatic, and ancient traditions and ways of life, worship, work, and play. It is filled with rare and wonderful stories of saints, heroes, cowboys, bandits; descriptions of exotic dances and fiestas; accounts of strange customs and ceremonies. All the folk arts... pottery making, gold and silver work, carving, weaving, hand-drawn work... are thoroughly described and lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs. Included are over 100 songs with music and words in both Spanish and English. Many of these songs and much of the music, directly transcribed by the author or her associates, had never been available to the public before this. The Customs, Myths, Folklore, Tradition, Beliefs, Fiestas, Dances and Songs of the Mexican People. A former library book. no dust jacket. binding has a lot of shelf wear. pages all excellent condition with no marks. only one library sticker spot on inside front cover. beautiful collection with great color art.

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    Trusting Calvin

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    ED22t
    2018

    Trusting Calvin : how a dog helped heal a Holocaust survivor's heart

    Peters, Sharon, author.

    Max Edelman was just 17 when the Nazis took him to the first of five work camps, where his only hope of survival was to keep quiet and raise an emotional shield. After witnessing a German Shepherd kill a fellow prisoner, he developed a lifelong fear of dogs. Beaten into blindness, Max survived, buried the past, and moved on. But when he retired, he needed help. After a month of training, he received Calvin, a devoted chocolate Labrador retriever. Here is the remarkable story of a man who survived history and the dog that unlocked his heart.

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    Twelve years a slave

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    N877t
    2014

    Twelve years a slave

    Northup, Solomon 1808-1863.

    "A harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American historyBorn a free man in New York, Solomon Northup was abducted in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, he published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life--perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Vergil's aeneid: hero, war, humanity

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    C653v
    2015

    Vergil's aeneid: hero, war, humanity

    Cobbold, G. B.

    One of the pillars of Western literacy tradition, Vergil's Aeneid is also a terrific read: the story of a man whose city is destroyed in war, and of his journey to find his place in destiny. This epic has it all: adventures on the high sease, passion, battles, monsters, magic, meddling, gods, and struggles that test the moral fiber of both men and women.

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