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    20,000 leagues under the sea

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    2013

    20,000 leagues under the sea

    Verne, Jules

    The tale of mysterious Captain Nemo, his electric submarine, and the crew that farmed the bottom of the sea was termed science fiction in 1870, but moden technology made it a reality.

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    20,000 leagues under the sea

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    c.1
    2013

    20,000 leagues under the sea

    Verne, Jules

    The tale of mysterious Captain Nemo, his electric submarine, and the crew that farmed the bottom of the sea was termed science fiction in 1870, but moden technology made it a reality.

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    303 Squadron: the legendary battle fighter squadron

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    F458t
    2012

    303 Squadron: the legendary battle fighter squadron

    Fedler, Arkady

    Arkady Fiedler began writing 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, spending time with the Polish pilots and ground crew of 303 Squadron at their base in Northolt, West London. He wrote the book in Polish first, and then it was piblished in Great Britian in 1942 in English. It is a story of bravery, determination, and aerial skill: the story of real-life heroes.

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    The aeneid

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    2016

    The aeneid

    Virgil

    Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    Aesop's fables

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    2007

    Aesop's fables

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    A collection of nearly sixty fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," " The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork.".

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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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    Africans: the history of a continent

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    2005

    Africans: the history of a continent

    Iliffe, John.

    Focuses on Africa's history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent.Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival.

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    After Camelot

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    2012

    After Camelot : a personal history of the Kennedy family 1968 to the present

    Taraborrelli, J. Randy.

    In this ambitious and sweeping account, Taraborelli continues the Kennedy family chronicle begun with his bestselling "Jackie, Ethel, Joan" and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot."

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    Agamemnon

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    2016

    Agamemnon

    Aeschylus

    Agamemnon, King of Argos, returns to Greece a victor in the Trojan War. He has brought with him the seer Cassandra as his war-prize and concubine. Awaiting him is his vengeful wife Clytemnestra, who is angry at Agamemnon’s sacrifice of their daughter Iphigeneia to the gods, jealous of Cassandra, and guilty of taking a lover herself. The events that unfold catch everyone in a bloody net, including their absent son Orestes. Aeschylus (525–456 BC) was the first of the three great tragic dramatists of ancient Greece, a forerunner of Sophocles and Euripides. His early tragedies were largely choral pageants with minimal plots. In Agamemnon, choral songs still predominate, but Aeschylus infuses them with such dramatic feeling that the spectator or reader is constantly spellbound. Translator David Mulroy brings this ancient tragedy to life for modern readers and audiences. Using end rhyme and strict metrics, he combines the buoyant lyricism of the Greek text with a faithful rendering of its meaning in lucid English.

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    Aladdin's lamp: how greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world

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    2015

    Aladdin's lamp: how greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world

    Freely, John

    This book is the fascinating story of how scholars in medieval Baghdad translated the works of Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and others into Arabic, spreading their ideas throughout the Islamic world with many Muslim scientists, most notably Avicenna, Alhazen, and Averroes, adding their own interpretations to the philosophy and science they had inherited. Freely goes on to show how, beginning in the twelfth century, these texts by Islamic scholars were then translated from Arabic into Latin, sparking the emergence of modern science at the dawn of the Renaissance, which climaxed in the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

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    Alone: the true story of the man who fought the sharks, waves, and weather of the Pacific and won

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    2015

    Alone: the true story of the man who fought the sharks, waves, and weather of the Pacific and won

    d'Aboville, Gerard

    Here is the incredible true story of one man's heroic battle agianst almost impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, of bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean, but over himself as well. At the age of forty-five, Gerard d'Aboville set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States. Taking his rowboat, the Sector, which had a living compartment thirty-one inches high, containing a bunk, a one-burner stove, and a ham radio, d'Aboville departed on his journey across an ocean 6,200 miles wide. Rowing twelve hours a day, battling headwinds that had him standing stock-still and even moving backward, cyclones, forty foot waves that him like cannonballs and getting capsized dozens of times, he never quit, even when he was trapped upside down inside his cabin for almost two hours while nearly depleting his oxygen trying to right the boat. 134 days after his departure, d'Aboville arrived in the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, his body bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven pounds less. This is his story.

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    Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte

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    2015

    Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte

    Williams, Kate

    Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican soldier's incredible rise has been well documented. Now, in this spellbinding account, Kate Williams draws back the curtain on the woman who beguiled him: her humble origins, her exorbitant appetites, and the tragic turn of events that led to her undoing.

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    Anna Karenina

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    2005

    Anna Karenina

    Tolstoy, Leo Nikolaevitch.

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    Anna Karenina

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    Anna Karenina

    Tolstoy, Leo Nikolaevitch.

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    Antigone

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    2015

    Antigone

    Sophocles

    Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' Antigone has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting translation of the play is extremely faithful to the Greek, eminently playable, and poetically powerful. For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this affordable paperback edition of one of the greatest plays in the history of the Western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts.

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    Antony and Cleopatra

    937.05
    G622a
    2015

    Antony and Cleopatra

    Goldsworthy, Adrian

    A masterfully told--and deeply human--story of love, politics, and ambition, Adrian Goldsworthy's Antony and Cleopatra delivers a compelling reassessment of a major episode in ancient history. In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of the ancient world, Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, the book takes readers on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire. Drawing on his prodigious knowledge of the ancient world and his keen sense of the period's military and political history, Goldsworthy creates a singular portrait of the iconic lovers. "Antony and Cleopatra were first and foremost political animals," explains Goldsworthy, who places politics and ideology at the heart of their storied romance. Undertaking a close analysis of ancient sources and archaeological evidence, Goldsworthy bridges the gaps of current scholarship and dispels misconceptions that have entered the popular consciousness. He explains why Cleopatra was consistently portrayed by Hollywood as an Egyptian, even though she was really Greek, and argues that Antony had far less military experience than anyone would suspect from reading Shakespeare and other literature. Goldsworthy makes an important case for understanding Antony as a powerful Roman senator and political force in his own right.

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    The art of war

    355.02
    T999a
    2013

    The art of war

    Tzu, Sun

    The work of fifth century B.C. heir to the knowledge amassed ny a clan of experts on arms and fighting, this book is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom. IT is an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom and for anyone looking for advice on how to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.

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    Babylon: Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization

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    2015

    Babylon: Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization

    Kriwwaczek, Paul

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city. Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

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    Balcony on the moon: a palestinian coming of age memoir

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    2016

    Balcony on the moon: a palestinian coming of age memoir

    Barakat, Ibtisam

    Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.

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    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

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    D369b
    2011

    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

    Demallie, H. R.

    Discover how a young man with a desire for excitement and adventure gets much more than he could have ever imagined when he enlists in the Army Air Force.

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    Beyond the great mountains: a visual poem about China

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    2008

    Beyond the great mountains: a visual poem about China

    Young, Ed.

    Lyrical text and illustrations featuring Chinese characters and paper collage introduce the beauty and richness of China.

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    The black count: glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real count of Monte Cristo

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    2015

    The black count: glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real count of Monte Cristo

    Reiss, Tom

    General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar--because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Muskateers. But hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave--who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution--until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat.

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    Bombay Anna: the real story and remarkable adventures of the King and I Governess

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    2015

    Bombay Anna: the real story and remarkable adventures of the King and I Governess

    Morgan, Susan

    If you thought you knew the story of Anna in The King and I, think again. As this riveting biography shows, the real life of Anna Leonowens was far more fascinating than the beloved story of the Victorian governess who went to work for the King of Siam. To write this definitive account, Susan Morgan traveled around the globe and discovered new information that has eluded researchers for years. Anna was born a poor, mixed-race army brat in India, and what followed is an extraordinary nineteenth-century story of savvy self-invention, wild adventure, and far-reaching influence. At a time when most women stayed at home, Anna Leonowens traveled all over the world, witnessed some of the most fascinating events of the Age of Empire, and became a well-known travel writer, journalist, teacher, and lecturer. She remains the one and only foreigner to have spent significant time inside the royal harem of Siam. She emigrated to the United States, crossed all of Russia on her own just before the revolution, and moved to Canada, where she publicly defended the rights of women and the working class. The book also gives an engrossing account of how and why Anna became an icon of American culture in The King and I and its many adaptations.

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

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    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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    The boy who runs: the odyssey of Julius Achon

    796.4209
    B816b
    2017

    The boy who runs: the odyssey of Julius Achon

    Brant, John

    Julius can’t remember who first saw the men. He heard no warning sounds—no dog barking or twig snapping. Until this point, events had moved too swiftly for Julius to be afraid, but now panic seized him. In another instant, he realized that his old life was finished. Thus begins the extraordinary odyssey of Julius Achon, a journey that takes a barefoot twelve-year-old boy from a village in northern Uganda to the rebel camp of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, where he was made a boy soldier, and then, miraculously, to a career as one of the world’s foremost middle-distance runners. But when a devastating tragedy prevents Julius from pursuing the gold at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he is once again set adrift and forced to forge a new path for himself, finally finding his true calling as an internationally recognized humanitarian. Today, Julius is the director of the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda through access to healthcare, education, and athletics. While pursuing his destiny, Julius encounters a range of unforgettable characters who variously befriend and betray him: the demonic Joseph Kony, a “world-class warlord”; John Cook, a brilliant and eccentric U.S. track coach; Jim Fee, an American businessman who helps Julius build a state-of-the-art medical center deep in the Ugandan bush; and finally Kristina, Julius’s mother, whose own tragic journey forms the pivot for this spellbinding narrative of love, loss, suffering, and redemption. Written by award-winning sportswriter John Brant, The Boy Who Runs is an empowering tale of obstacles overcome, challenges met, and light wrested from darkness. It’s a story about forging your true path and finding your higher purpose—even when the road ahead bends in unexpected directions.

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    The boys who challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

    940.54
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    2015

    The boys who challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club

    Hoose, Phillip

    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance in the latter years of the war. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, Phillip Hoose captures the astounding story of these young war heroes who refused to give in without a fight.

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    Brazil on the rise: the story of a country transformed

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    2015

    Brazil on the rise: the story of a country transformed

    Rohter, Larry

    Brazil on the Rise, written by the go-to journalist on Brazil, intimately portrays a country of contradictions, a country of passion and above all a country of immense power.

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    A brief history of Argentina

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    2015

    A brief history of Argentina

    Brown, Jonathan C.

    Coverage inclues: A comprehensive summary of Argentina's diverse geography and its varied natural resources, the effects of neoliberalism on Argentina's large working class and urban poor, culminating in the Caserola movement, the Piqueteros movement, and the birth of the cartoneros, the impact a changing global economy has had within Argentina's borders, and the rich culture of Argentina, which has fostered five Nobel laureates, vibrant cities that draw millions of tourists annually, and sports teams that have won multiple world championships.

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    Caesar: life of a colossus

    92
    C128g
    2015

    Caesar: life of a colossus

    Goldsworthy, Adrian

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor's life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later. In the introduction to his biography of the great Roman emperor, Adrian Goldsworthy writes, "Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband, father, lover and adulterer." In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines Caesar as military leader, all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.

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    The cage

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    The cage

    Sender, Ruth Minsky.

    A teenage girl recounts the suffering and persecution of her family under the Nazis--in a Polish ghetto, through deportation, and in concentration camps.

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    Camille

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    Camille

    Dumas, Alexandre Fils.

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    Chains in China: imprisoned for his faith, Pastor Chen suffered incredible trials for God in communist China

    286.709
    B725c
    2015

    Chains in China: imprisoned for his faith, Pastor Chen suffered incredible trials for God in communist China

    Booth, Bradley

    In 1960, Chen, a faithful young Seventh-day Adventist, was imprisoned and thrown into "the cage" for refusing to work on the Sabbath. In spite of living in the worst kind of filth and subsisting on a starvation diet, Chen looked for every opportunity to tell his fellow prisoners and prison officials about the loving God he served.

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    Challenge for Africa

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    M111c
    2010

    Challenge for Africa

    Maathai, Wangari.

    Wangari Maathai,Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on the challenges facing Africa. Wangari Maathai presents a different vision, informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy. She illuminates the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, and offers hardheaded hope and realistic options for change and improvement. With clarity of expression, Maathai analyzes the most egregious bottlenecks to development in Africa, occurring at the international, national, and individual levels cultural upheaval and enduring poverty among them and deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic.

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    China's wings: war, intrigue, romance, and adventure in the middle kingdom during the golden age of flight

    387.709
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    2015

    China's wings: war, intrigue, romance, and adventure in the middle kingdom during the golden age of flight

    Crouch, Gregory

    From the acclaimed author of Enduring Patagonia comes a dazzling tale of aerial adventure set against the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The incredible real-life saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies over China in the years leading up to World War II--and boldy safeguarded them during that conflict--China's Wings is one of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight.

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    China: A to Z: everything you need to know to understand Chinese customs and culture

    951
    C434c
    2016

    China: A to Z: everything you need to know to understand Chinese customs and culture

    Chai, May-Lee & Chai, Winberg

    Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, "China A to Z" explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complx country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly essays alphabetized by subject, this fully revised and updated edition provides a crash course in the etiquette and politics of contemporary China, as well as the nation's geography and venerable history. In it, readers will discover: How the recently selected president and his advisers approach global relations; What you should bring when visiting a Chinese household; Why China is considered the fastest-growing market for fashion and luxury goods; How recent scandals have impacted Chinese society; What's hot in Chinese art.

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    Chinese cinderella: the true story of an unwanted daughter

    92
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    2015

    Chinese cinderella: the true story of an unwanted daughter

    Mah, Adeline Yen

    A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In this book, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to paint an authentic portrait of twentieth-century China, as well as to tell the story of her painful childhood and her courage and ultimate triumph over despair. After her mother dies giving birth to her, Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to their stepmother's disdain, while her half brother and half sister are thoroughly spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not what she really yearns for--the love and understanding of her family.

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    The Chinese cultural revolution

    951.05
    H412c
    2012

    The Chinese cultural revolution

    Hay, Jeff

    Contains the historical background, controversies, and narratives relating to the Chinese cultural revolution.

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    Chinese mythology

    299.5
    U84ch
    2014

    Chinese mythology

    Uschan, Michael V. 1948-

    "This new series from Lucent Books helps younger researchers understand the role of mythology in major historical cultures of the world. Each volume explores the origins and cultural importance of a specific mythology. Presented in an engaging narrative that explains mythology as a product of the culture that created it, each volume details the major characters, gods/goddesses, and themes reflected in the stories. Volumes also discuss the impact of the mythology on daily life at the time and throughout history. Ideal for middle- and high-schools, as well as public libraries, each Mythology and Culture Worldwide volume also features: A list and brief description of the major figures of the mythology, including a family tree illustrating their relationships; Five to six chapters exploring the mythology in detail; Informative sidebars highlighting related topics; Fact boxes providing at-a-glance information; Full-color maps, photographs and illustrations; A glossary of terminology; "For More Information" list of sources of additional information; A comprehensive index"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The closer: my story

    92
    R621c
    2016

    The closer: my story

    Rivera, Mariano

    He is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door. Mariano Rivera is also a man of God and family, whose contributions to charity and community ensure a meaningful legacy long after his time as The Closer is over. Now he tells his story in this widely acclaimed runaway bestseller: the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of meantaining vlaues in professional athletics. His drive to win, the secrets behind his legendary composure, what it's like to run up to that mound with the game-or the season-squarely on his shoulders: it's all here in one of the most memorable sports stories of our time.

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    The collected tales of Nikolai Gogol

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    G613c
    2015

    The collected tales of Nikolai Gogol

    Gogol, Nikolai

    Nikolai Gogol, an early 19th century Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist, created some of the most important works of world literature and is considered the father of modern Russian realism. Gogol satirized the corrupt bureaucracy of the Russian Empire through the scrupulous and scathing realism of his writing, which would ultimately lead to his exiile. Among some of his finest works are his short stories. Together in this collection are collected some of the best of these stories, they include the following: Old Fashioned Farmers, How the Two Ivans Quarrelled, The Nose, The Overcoat (The Cloak), St. John's Eve, The Night of Christmas Eve, The Mantle, The Diary of a Madman, The Viy, The Mysterious Portrait, The Fair of Sorotchinetz, An Evening in May, Mid-Summer Evening, and The Carriage (The Calash).

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    The complete aeschylus: the oresteia

    882
    A253c
    2016

    The complete aeschylus: the oresteia

    Aeschylus

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son Orestes in Libation Bearers, and concludes with Orestes' acquittal at a court founded by Athena in Eumenides. The trilogy thus traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law, Aeschylus' contribution to a Greek legend steeped in murder, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and endless intrigue. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth, expressed in language remarkable for poetic intensity, rich metaphorical texture, and a verbal density that modulates at times into powerful simplicity. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the Aeschylean vision of a world fraught with spiritual and political tensions.

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    A concise history of modern India

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    2015

    A concise history of modern India

    Metcalf, Barbara D.

    This book has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India's social and economic development, and its rich cultural life. Throughout, the authors argue that despite a powerful historiographical tradition to the contrary, no enduring meaning can be given to categories such as "caste," "Hindu," "Muslim," or even "India.'

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    The count of Monte Cristo

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    2006

    The count of Monte Cristo

    Dumas, Alexandre Fils.

    Falsely accused of treason, young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After escaping and discovering the treasure of Monte Cristo, his obsession is to exact retribution and vengeance on his enemies.

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    Crime and punishment

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    Crime and punishment

    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich.

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    Cyrano De Bergerac

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    2016

    Cyrano De Bergerac

    Rostand, Edmond

    Edmond Rostand's classic romance tells the unforgettable story of one unique man's bravery, loyalty, and unspoken love.

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    Iliad

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    Iliad

    Homer

    One of the greatest stories ever told, the Iliad has survived for thousands of years because of its insightful portrayal of man and its epic story of war, duty, honor, and revenge. While this book recounts the war between the Trojans and Archaeans, it also is the tragic story of the fiery-tempered Achilles. Insulted by his king, the proud Achilles decides to stand by as his comrades are annihilated, but circumstances finally spur the warrior to wreak savage retribution upon Troy. The battle between the Trojans and Archaeans stirs ancient passions and vendettas among the gods of Olympus. While the two armies of mortals confront each other, the gods fly to earth to aid their allies and confound their enemies. Soon, they too enter the fray alongside the men, which leads to an attempt to betray Zeus himself, the supreme king of Olympus. Woven among the battle scenes are the stories of the men and women caught in the war: the Trojan prince Hector, who is town between duty and love for his wife and young son; Helen, who is the most beautiful woman in the world, but who comes to regret being born; and Priam, the king of Troy, who is too old to battle, but has the strength for one final act of courage.

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    Daughters of the samurai: a journey from East to West and back

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    2015

    Daughters of the samurai: a journey from East to West and back

    Nimura, Janice P.

    In 1891, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors--Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Truda--grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco, they became celebrities, their travels and traditional clothing exclaimed over by newpapers across the newspapers across the nation. As they learned English and Western customs, their American friends grew to love them for their high spirits and intellectual brilliance. The passionate relationships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan--a land grown foreign to them--determined to revolutionize women's education. Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, including decades of letters from between the three women and their American host families, this book is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment.

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    De Gaulle the ruler, 1945-1970

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    De Gaulle the ruler, 1945-1970

    Lacourture, Jean.

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    Dead Souls

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    Dead Souls

    Gogol, Nikolai

    The first of the great Russian novels and one of the indisputable masterpieces of world literature, Dead Souls is the tale of Chichikov, an affably cunning con man who causes consternation in a small Russian town when he shows up out of nowhere proposing to buy title to serfs who, though dead as doornails, are still property on paper. What can he have up his sleeve, the local landowners wonder, even as some rush to unload what isn't of any use to them anyway, while others seek to negotiate the best deal possible, and others yet hold on to their dead for dear life, since if somebody wants what you have then no matter what don't give it away. Chichikov's scheme soon encounters obstacles, but he is never without resource, and as he stumbles forward as best he can, Gogol paints a wonderfully comic picture of Russian life that also serves as a biting satire of a society as corrupt as it is cynical and silly. At once a wild phantasmagoria and a work of exacting realism, Dead souls is a surpremely living work of art that spills over with humor and passion and absurdity.

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