Out of the Ashes

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447227794

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9775

This story is not a story at all. It all happened. On New Year's Day Becky Morley begins to write her diary. By March, her world has changed for ever. Foot-and-mouth disease breaks out on a pig farm hundreds of miles from the Morleys' Devon home, but soon the nightmare is a few fields away. Local sheep are infected and every animal is destroyed. Will the Morleys' flock be next? Will their pedigree dairy herd, the sows with their piglets, and Little Josh, Becky's hand-reared lamb, survive? Or will they be slaughtered too? The waiting and hoping is the most agonizing experience of Becky's life . . .

Out of the Ashes

Rebuilding American Culture

Author: Anthony M. Esolen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621575691

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9785

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Out of the ashes

the impact of American Jews on post-holocaust European Jewry

Author: Yehûdā Bauer

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 8986

Out of the Ashes is a unique account of the contribution of American Jews to the continued survival of the remnant of European Jewry - the She'erit Hapletah - in the aftermath of the Nazi Holocaust. As the Second World War drew to a close and the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed, the immediate American Jewish reaction of shocked silence and disbelief was soon transformed into pragmatic action: Jewish agencies throughout the US were mobilized to help the survivors and their communities to begin to rebuild shattered lives. Paramount among these organizations was the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which since its formation in 1914 had established itself as the foremost American Jewish agency for helping fellow Jews overseas. The JDC was joined by other organizations, including the well-established HIAS (Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society) and ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation and Training). Based on a variety of sources, including the JDC archives and oral interviews, the book examines the politics and mechanics of the American Jewish intervention and assesses its extent and effect on the fate of European Jewry both in Europe and elsewhere in the years immediately after 1945.

Out of the Ashes

The Remarkable Rise and Rise of the Afghanistan cricket team

Author: Tim Albone

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753524252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4880

Cool Runnings meets Joseph O'Neill's Netherland in an inspiring and feel-good story of bravery and sporting success from a country so widely known for war and extremism. This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as successful as this, is an unbelievable achievement. Seven years ago, in a country which does not have a real cricket pitch even today, there was no national team. But a group of young Afghan men, exiled by war, learnt to play in the smashed concrete of refugee camps, and have risen from obscurity to the groomed grass pitches of international cricket. With unlimited access, Tim Albone travelled alongside the team for the two years, charting the players' progress from refugees in Pakistan to the brink of international sporting stardom. Far from being bogged down in cricket jargon, this tale of a gang of dedicated, charismatic, occasionally exasperating young men seeking triumph out of disaster is one that will move and inspire everyone. Foreword by Mike Atherton.

Out of the Ashes

The True Story of How One Man Turned Tragedy into a Message of Safety

Author: Charlie Morecraft

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455518069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1893

Accidents happen, but they're usually the result of human carelessness. Charlie Morecraft found that out one August night years ago, when he literally blew himself up. A long time worker at an Exxon refinery in New Jersey, Morecraft was rushing to leave for vacation and too macho to bother following standard safety procedures when performing a late night repair job. The result? Burns covering 50 percent of his body, months upon months of hospitalization and rehab, dozens of surgeries, and emotional suffering that outdid the indescribable physical pain. Ultimately, Morecraft emerged from that inferno--as damaging to his family as to himself--to become a sought-after safety expert whose clients number more than 5,000 companies worldwide. Now, in OUT OF THE ASHES, Morecraft presents a wake-up call and a plan of action for anyone who's not in the habit of taking safety seriously. Morecraft's inspiring story has already helped thousands to put on their helmets, their safety goggles, and use their common sense before tackling any job or potentially dangerous activity.

Out of the Ashes

Help for People Who Have Stopped Smoking

Author: Peter Holmes

Publisher: Fairview Press

ISBN: 9780925190574

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5814

Offering ex-smokers new ways to cope with the challenges of remaining smoke-free.

Out of the Ashes

The Restoration of a Burned Boy

Author: Peter Gladwin

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 1854249924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2770

Like that of many others, Peter Gladwin's life began badly: He was seriously burned in a house fire at the age of one,put on probation at thirteen for burglary and theft, stabbed in a gang fight at fifteen, and the victim of a hit and run attwenty-four. Other obstacles included his personal addictions, his wife's battle with cancer, and his father's suicide. Whilecontemplating his own suicide, he found faith in God, and this was the catalyst that turned his life around.

Out of the Ashes

A Shelby Belgarden Mystery

Author: Valerie Sherrard

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770701133

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 216

View: 5231

Short-listed for the 2003 Red Maple Award and Arthur Ellis Award for best Juvenile Book, commended for the 2003 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Selection Shelby Belgarden isn’t exactly thrilled when people start thinking Greg is her boyfriend. After all, she’s more interested in the athletic Nick Jarvis. But one day Greg suddenly becomes more interesting to Shelby – though for all the wrong reasons: Shelby begins to suspect that Greg is responsible for the series of arsons that have occurred in her small New Brunswick town in recent weeks. After finding out that Greg and his father had moved to this town after their old home burnt down – with Greg’s mother inside – Shelby finds Greg’s gasoline-soaked mitten near the scene of the latest arson. Shelby launches her own investigation into the crimes. As she does, she becomes aware that whoever is responsible may have been a victim of sexual abuse.

Out of the Ashes

The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein

Author: Andrew Cockburn,Patrick Cockburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859847992

Category: Despotism

Page: 322

View: 8118

An expose of the internal feuds in the CIA that doomed the secret operations to bring down Saddam Hussein. The authors are investigative journalists who covered the story from inside Iraq. They offer insights into the psyche of Saddam and his family, bodyguards and extended tribal family, as well as his weapons of mass destruction.

Out of the Ashes

Britain After the Riots

Author: David Lammy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0852653174

Category: Great Britain

Page: 306

View: 9073

David Lammy MP predicted the riots of 2011 a year before they took place. Following the violence he spoke passionately for his constituents. Now, in 'Out of the Ashes', he analyses the causes of the disturbances and their implications for the future.

Out of the Ashes

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle

ISBN: 0786025441

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3547

Come And Take It The worst-case scenario has come to pass: a nuclear strike has crippled America. Gangs, looters, and vandals have seized the streets. The decent few can only pray for a leader to protect them. Luckily, one of the survivors is Ben Raines. Rebel mercenary, retired soldier, and tireless patriot, Raines is searching for his missing family in the aftermath of this devastating war. His relentless pursuit through the ruined cities of the west unites him with the civilians of the Resistance forces. They become his recruits for a revolutionary army dedicated to rebuilding America. Then comes the final outrage: an armed attack by government forces. With the fate of America's New Patriots hanging in the balance, Raines vows--government be damned--to survive, find his family, and lead this once great nation out of the ashes.

Out of the Ashes

Life, Death, and Transfiguration of Democracy in Chile, 1833-1988

Author: James Robert Whelan

Publisher: Gateway Books


Category: Chile

Page: 1120

View: 3393


Out of the Ashes

Author: Elizabeth Fahn-Weedor

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490847863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 2697

Elizabeth recounts her journey from being born into a Muslim family in Liberia, to becoming a Christian and a refugee in the Ivory Coast due to one of Africa's bloodiest and brutal civil wars, being separated from family members who were stranded in Liberia, and finding her way with her family to a new life in the United States.

Out of the Ashes

Author: Alicia Buck

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462125050

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4414

ÒYouÕre not going anywhere, Father. YouÕll get better,Ó Ash said, tears obscuring her vision as they ran down her face. ÒNo, I wonÕt. ItÕs better to get used to that fact now, dear.Ó The rasping of her fatherÕs breathing, and her sniffling echoed through the stone chamber. ÒIÕm so sorry for letting you down this way.Ó After her fatherÕs untimely death, AshelandraÕs cruel uncle forces her to take on the job of a servant in her own house, rather than the baroness she was meant to become. But her secret sorcery power could be the key to winning back her home and following her heart to a future she never imagined. This fantasy-infused Cinderella story puts an all-new twist on classic fairy tale. Set in a rich world of magic and mystery, itÕs a spell-binding read.

Out Of The Ashes: The Story Of A Survivor

Author: Leon Thorne

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257173

Category: History

Page: 175

View: 6367

You are holding in your hand one of the most remarkable and unforgettable personal narratives to emerge from the Hitler holocaust in Europe. While there have been literally thousands of books written about and by the life of the Jews during the years when six million Jews were wiped out in concentration and extermination camps, few volumes are as authentic and as stark as Out of the Ashes; Rabbi Thorne not only possesses total recall; he owns a literary style which brings to life a period which shall forever be remembered as one of the most dramatic eras in human existence. But this is more than a personal document. It represents the agony of an entire people and even the reader who thinks he knows what happened under Hitler will gasp in amazement at this story of a man who, deeply religious and faithful to the precepts of Orthodox Judaism, manages to retell the tale of a handful of years which saw men, women and children subjected to atrocities beyond human imagination. You will read in this book of moments of heroism, self-sacrifice and destruction which you will always remember. You will be convinced that this is exactly how it was and you will marvel at how the author managed to survive scores of “Actions” and pogroms. You will wonder how he survived. But at the same time, you will understand how, in surviving, Rabbi Thorne held fast to his belief in the ultimate triumph of the Jewish people. Although Out of the Ashes is full of sadness, it is also replete with stories of the victory of the human spirit. It is a valuable historical document; it is, for sheer story-telling, unsurpassed by any other writer who lived through these years. It is the story of one man, of an entire people and of a history which all mankind would do well to ponder. Out of the Ashes is a major book, a great contribution to the literature of our time.— Print Ed.

Coming Out of the Ashes

Author: Russell Witcher

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781682708248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 3757

Do you work with children or those who need direct care? Perhaps you know someone who does. Every year many people in these professions are involved in legal and even criminal dilemmas due to allegations of misconduct of some sort. In fact, the number of cases are on the rise, and it is very disturbing. While some are guilty of such crimes, there are others who are falsely accused and left in a state of devastation. For those falsely accused, they must move forward and heal from the experience. It is not easy, but it is possible through Christ. Coming Out of the Ashes is a story of how a former teacher assistant transitioned from a place of despair and disdain to triumph and victory. But it is also a word of admonition to those who work with children or those in need of direct care. In these job settings, one can never be too cautious. Letting down your guard one time too many can be costly or even fatal. Many people never live to tell their story because they cannot deal with the pressure that is thrown at them. The survivors, on the other hand, must live their lives while coping with the damage done to their reputation and credibility. The author speaks candidly about his experience so others can be well informed and empowered.

Tom Clancy's Op-Center: Into the Fire

A Novel

Author: Dick Couch,George Galdorisi,Tom Clancy,Steve Pieczenik

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250026857

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2287

Tensions flare in Northwest Asia and Op-Center races to prevent World War III in this chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller from the authors of the USA Today bestseller Out of the Ashes. When a team of assassins murder a high-ranking North Korean general and his family in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion that could shake the balance of world powers. Meanwhile, a U.S. naval combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, is attacked by North Korean forces in the middle of a training exercise off the shore of South Korea, and Commander Kate Bigelow is forced to ground the ship to avoid being captured. The crew takes refuge on a tiny island, trapped dangerously between the grounded ship and a fleet of hostile North Korean soldiers. Op-Center intelligence discovers a secret alliance behind the attack—a pact between China and North Korea that guarantees China total control of a vast oil reserve found beneath the Yellow Sea. As both sides marshal their forces for a major confrontation at sea, Chase Williams and his Op-Center organization devise a plan to secretly spirit the American crew from the island and out from under North Korean control. But the North Koreans are not finished. In a desperate gamble, they unleash a terrorist cell on the American homeland. Only Op-Center can uncover their plan and stop it in time to prevent a major catastrophe that could lead to all-out war.

Out of the Ashes

Destruction and Reconstruction of East Timor

Author: James J. Fox,Dionisio Babo-Soares

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 0975122908

Category: Anthropology

Page: 276

View: 3297

A collection of essays that examine the historical background to developments in East Timor and provide political analysis on the initial reconstruction stage in the country's transition to independence.