The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Duke University Press

ISBN:0822375095

Total Pages:264

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In After War Zoë H. Wool explores how the American soldiers most severely injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle to build some kind of ordinary life while recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from grievous injuries like lost limbs and traumatic brain injury. Between 2007 and 2008, Wool spent time with many of these mostly male soldiers and their families and loved ones in an effort to understand what it's like to be blown up and then pulled toward an ideal and ordinary civilian life in a place where the possibilities of such a life are called into question. Contextualizing these soldiers within a broader political and moral framework, Wool considers the soldier body as a historically, politically, and morally laden national icon of normative masculinity. She shows how injury, disability, and the reality of soldiers' experiences and lives unsettle this icon and disrupt the all-too-common narrative of the heroic wounded veteran as the embodiment of patriotic self-sacrifice. For these soldiers, the uncanny ordinariness of seemingly extraordinary everyday circumstances and practices at Walter Reed create a reality that will never be normal.

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Adrian's Eagles Large Print Edition

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927275

Total Pages:1959

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Post-Apocalyptic Survival Three months after the nuclear world war that turned America into a dangerous wasteland, Safe Haven has made it from California to South Dakota. Adrian now has six of the seven gifted people he needs to ensure the survival of their country. However, not everyone can handle Adrian’s version of safety—including some of his closest people. The refugee camp begins to rip apart when Angela joins the Eagles, allowing a dangerous enemy to get too close. Will the do-or-die situation cost the life of Adrian’s new protégé? This large-print edition fits the recognized standards for readers with some vision impairments. It is 20 PT Arial font, spaced at 1.5, with a margin of 0.05. Most books are published in 12 or 14, meaning this novel will start out 4-5 times larger than average. Then, it can be increased even further by using the settings on your reading device.

Nagasaki

Author:Susan Southard

Publisher:Souvenir Press

ISBN:0285643282

Total Pages:416

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On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It killed a third of the population instantly, and the survivors, or hibakusha, would be affected by the life-altering medical conditions caused by the radiation for the rest of their lives. They were also marked with the stigma of their exposure to radiation, and fears of the consequences for their children. Nagasaki follows the previously unknown stories of five survivors and their families, from 1945 to the present day. It captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city. Susan Southard has interviewed the hibakusha over many years and her intimate portraits of their lives show the consequences of nuclear war. Nagasaki tells the neglected story of life after nuclear war and will help shape public debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history. Published for the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, this is the first study to be based on eye-witness accounts of Nagasaki in the style of John Hersey's Hiroshima. On August 9th, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a 5-tonne plutonium bomb was dropped on the small, coastal city of Nagasaki. The explosion destroyed factories, shops and homes and killed 74,000 people while injuring another 75,000. The two atomic bombs marked the end of a global war but for the tens of thousands of survivors it was the beginning of a new life marked with the stigma of being hibakusha (atomic bomb-affected people). Susan Southard has spent a decade interviewing and researching the lives of the hibakusha, raw, emotive eye-witness accounts, which reconstruct the days, months and years after the bombing, the isolation of their hospitalisation and recovery, the difficulty of re-entering daily life and the enduring impact of life as the only people in history who have lived through a nuclear attack and its aftermath. Following five teenage survivors from 1945 to the present day Southard unveils the lives they have led, their injuries in the annihilation of the bomb, the dozens of radiation-related cancers and illnesses they have suffered, the humiliating and frightening choices about marriage they were forced into as a result of their fears of the genetic diseases that may be passed through their families for generations to come. The power of Nagasaki lies in the detail of the survivors' stories, as deaths continued for decades because of the radiation contamination, which caused various forms of cancer. Intimate and compassionate, while being grounded in historical research Nagasaki reveals the censorship that kept the suffering endured by the hibakusha hidden around the world. For years after the bombings news reports and scientific research were censored by U.S. occupation forces and the U.S. government led an efficient campaign to justify the necessity and morality of dropping the bombs. As we pass the seventieth anniversary of the only atomic bomb attacks in history Susan Southard captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city. The personal stories of those who survived beneath the mushroom clouds will transform the abstract perception of nuclear war into a visceral human experience. Nagasaki tells the neglected story of life after nuclear war and will help shape public discussion and debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history.

Nuclear Ashes

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927666

Total Pages:791

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Six Months after the Apocalypse Adrian will soon discover if the choices he’s made have cost him a son. Even Angela can’t be sure. Neither can any of the others like her. The power of the descendants is growing, and so is Safe Haven's awareness of having magic in their midst. Angela is no longer the only seer in Adrian’s camp of survivors…if she ever was. Now on the way to Arkansas, these battered refugees will face a more dangerous threat than the slavers. Furious at the latest bloodshed between lawless groups of humanity, Mother Nature has declared her own war, repeatedly unleashing her fury against everyone. The apocalypse has never been more lethal as the aftermath continues to take its toll on what remains of the great human herd.

RE-ENTRY

Author:Michelle Matthews

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469784694

Total Pages:108

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When author Michelle Matthews came home from war, she thought returning alive meant the worst was over. She was mistaken; surviving life after war proved to be equally challenging. Matthews returned a changed person. In Re-entry, she narrates a poignant account of the war in Iraq, its tragic aftermath, and her courageous journey to heal emotionally. Based on journal entries and e-mails sent before, during, and after her service in Iraq, this memoir provides a firsthand account of the trials and tribulations she experienced by her service and gives insight into her emotional journey. Upon her return, Matthews struggled with anxiety and depression and began overeating and abusing alcohol. She tells how she wrestled with thoughts of suicide as she found normal life overwhelming following the abnormal rhythm of war. Re-entry shows that how, through counseling, physical and recreational therapy, journaling, meditating, exercising, and support from family and friends, Matthews found herself again.

Avoiding Fate

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927704

Total Pages:818

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Ocean Trouble Distractions have caused leadership to overlook a lethal problem that magic can’t fix. Now, they’ll just have to survive it. Safe Haven is going to relearn the two biggest lessons in an apocalypse–you can’t avoid fate, and bad guys never miss those moments. Will the bonds they’ve made be enough to see the survivors through this stage of their journey? Let’s find out together.

The Blue Cascade

Author:Mike Scotti

Publisher:Hachette+ORM

ISBN:1455503495

Total Pages:321

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An Iraq War veteran candidly recounts his troubled post-war life and journey to confronting PTSD in this “unflinchingly honest . . . gut-wrencher of a book” (Kirkus). As a Marine on the front line of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Scotti was taught that weakness gets you killed. To survive, you must focus on your objective and act without hesitation. Upon returning from war, Scotti approached his new life the same way. He ignored the creeping depression and numbness he called "The Blue Cascade" and charged toward his goal of getting an MBA, securing a finance job, and retiring young. All the while, Scotti was being eaten away inside. Scenes of drunken emotion and raging violence were becoming more and more frequent. Years after returning from active combat, he found himself contemplating suicide before a series of powerful events changed the course of his life. As the narrator and star of the 2009 documentary Severe Clear, Scotti offered an intimate look at the realities of modern combat. In The Blue Cascade, he opens up about his path to healing and how he found a very different mantra for survival: It's ok if you are not ok.

The Light After the War

Author:Anita Abriel

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1982122994

Total Pages:320

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Inspired by an incredible true story of two Jewish friends who survived the Holocaust, this “heartfelt and memorable tale of family, love, resilience, and the triumph of human spirit” (Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author) spans World War II from Budapest to Austria and the postwar years from Naples to Caracas, perfect for fans of The German Girl and We Were the Lucky Ones. Spring 1946: Best friends Vera Frankel and Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they managed to escape from a train headed for Auschwitz and spent the rest of the war hiding on an Austrian farm. Now, the two young women are starting new lives abroad. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American officer, Vera finds work at the United States embassy where she falls in love with Captain Anton Wight. But as Vera and Edith grapple with the aftermath of the war, so too does Anton, and when he suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to change course. Their quest for a better life takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Caracas as they start careers, reunite with old friends, and rebuild their lives after terrible loss. Moving, evocative, and compelling, The Light After the War is a timely and “unforgettable story of strength, love, and survival” (Jillian Cantor, USA TODAY bestselling author).

Life After War Box Set Books 4-6

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927992

Total Pages:2524

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The Soldiers Are Coming! Safe Haven has grown too powerful to be ignored any longer. The remaining government wants all survivors secured for their own use or eliminated, and they couldn't have chosen a better time to reemerge from their dystopian holes. Safe Haven has a new leader and a long list of challenges to overcome in their fight for survival. Adrian's condition is critical, the camp isn't ready to accept the existence of magic, Mother Nature still has them in her crosshairs, and they are low on food, water, and fuel. The next eight weeks will be the hardest they've gone through yet, and it may still not be enough to ensure their survival. Can they bring the pieces together in time? This file includes books 4-6 of the Life After War series: · Dystopian Stand (Book 4) · Fight for Survival (Book 5) · Carved in Stone (Book 6)

Marc and Dog

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927100

Total Pages:147

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Dog is running for his life. Wrongly blamed after a child was taken, the wolf went deep into the wilderness to avoid human hunters. The last thing he wanted was to be shoved into someone else’s flight for safety. Marcus Brady is a Marine Sniper, just returned from a long deployment that did little to boost his faith in humanity. He prefers to spend his home time in parks and forests, avoiding people, but barely a day passes before the Corporal is ambushed and forced to use the skills he has developed over nearly six years in the Corps. Except, this time, instead of a gritty fire team or squad of angry Marines fighting alongside, his backup is a lethal wolf that likes to attack while his back is turned. If Marc can’t make friends, it may cost both their lives. Life after war, angela white, military fiction, survival horror, military thriller, action adventure, marine corps

Life After War Box Set Books 10-12

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:

Total Pages:2464

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We’re Setting Sail! Safe Haven has just finished the first leg of a journey that will take them ten thousand miles before it’s complete. Not quite half way through their quest to save what’s left of their world, the survivors are now entering the most dangerous phase–leaving America. In just nine days, your favorite people will board that ship and sail off into the sunset… If they can get around one last set of obstacles converging on their location. This file includes books 10-12 of the Life After War series: · Setting Sail (Book 10) · Apocalypse Winds (Book 11) · Avoiding Fate (Book 12)

Apocalypse Winds Large Print Edition

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:

Total Pages:1773

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Those Apocalypse Winds Safe Haven escaped America and set sail with infected kids, a traitor, and outcast Eagles who’d been wandering the wastelands for months. All together again, the struggle to adapt is their biggest challenge. When a harsh storm blows them off course, the rookie sailors are forced to work together as fate guides them into a new confrontation. Distracted by their situation, will they recognize the real threat in time? This is how those Apocalypse Winds blow. This large-print edition fits the recognized standards for readers with some vision impairments. It is 20 PT Arial font, spaced at 1.5, with a margin of 0.05. Most books are published in 12 or 14, meaning this novel will start out 4-5 times larger than average. Then, it can be increased even further by using the settings on your reading device.

Shattered Dreams

Author:Angela White

Publisher:Angela White

ISBN:1945927933

Total Pages:840

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Beware the Blades of Karma “We were supposed to have a home now, with walls and floors. The constant traveling and trying to outrun death was going to be over. We were about to build a life that resembled what we lost--full of peace and the pursuit of happiness. We’d earned it. “Then all of the dreams that held us through the nightmares shattered against the stone. We lost our hope, our home, and half our population. Now, outlasting death long enough to reach Kendle’s island is all that remains for us and even that isn’t certain. The future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors.”

Life After the Third Reich

Author:Paul Roland

Publisher:Arcturus Publishing

ISBN:1788880935

Total Pages:N.A

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In 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Third Reich collapsed and the Red Army swamped Berlin. But what was it like to live in Germany after World War II? This is the story of Germany after the Nazis, a time when two separate states rose from the ashes to face each other across the Iron Curtain. Meanwhile, the people struggled to come to terms with both the physical and psychological impact of defeat, as well as guilt for the monstrous acts that had been committed under Hitler's regime. When Allied forces took over Germany, they were shocked at the scale of destruction. But how did they ensure that those guilty of crimes against humanity were punished, and where exactly did all the Nazis go after the war?

The War that Saved My Life

Author:Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101637803

Total Pages:320

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* Newbery Honor Book * #1 New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year * New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Fighting Words, and for fans of Fish in a Tree and Number the Stars. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making. "Achingly lovely...Nuanced and emotionally acute."—The Wall Street Journal "Unforgettable...unflinching."—Common Sense Media ★ “Brisk and honest...Cause for celebration.” —Kirkus, starred review ★ "Poignant."—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Powerful."—The Horn Book, starred review "Affecting."—Booklist "Emotionally satisfying...[A] page-turner."—BCCB “Exquisitely written...Heart-lifting.” —SLJ "Astounding...This book is remarkable."—Karen Cushman, author The Midwife's Apprentice "Beautifully told."—Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "I read this novel in two big gulps."—Gary D. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now "I love Ada's bold heart...Her story's riveting."—Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

Life After Life

Author:Kate Atkinson

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0385671385

Total Pages:480

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Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.

Life After War Box Set 1-3

Author:Angela White

Publisher:C9 Publications

ISBN:1945927410

Total Pages:1953

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A Dangerous Destiny Some of the survivors are different, powerful. Their bloodlines have been brought together in this time and place to create safety for the remnants of all societies. Fated to lead and rebuild, these magnetic women and men are now the most valuable commodity in the apocalyptic wastelands. Nuclear war devastated the world just days before Christmas. All governments went underground, leaving their citizens to fend for themselves. The desperate normals who barely managed to stay alive must now make a choice. Do they join the strange, dangerous survivors in forming a more perfect union or do they kill every last one of them? One choice will save the world. The other will finish burying it under the nuclear ashes. Book One centers around the first group of chosen people who find each other amid the relics of America. Brought together by a man with many secrets, they struggle to adapt to an ever-changing new world while trying to build the first post-war safe haven for humanity. This is Safe Haven “We offer food, shelter, and protection to all survivors. Does anyone copy? …hello? Is anyone alive out there?” The end of the world has given humanity a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push us to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us. Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors. This file contains books 1-3 of the Life After War series: · The Survivors (Book 1) · Adrian’s Eagles (Book 2) · Nuclear Ashes (Book 3)

Life After War Box Set 7-9

Author:Angela White

Publisher:C9 Publications

ISBN:1945927798

Total Pages:2525

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Beware the Blades of Karma “We were supposed to have a home now, with walls and floors. The constant traveling and trying to outrun death was going to be over. We were about to build a life that resembled what we lost--full of peace and the pursuit of happiness. We’d earned it. “Then all of the dreams that held us through the nightmares shattered against the stone. We lost our hope, our home, and half our population. Now, outlasting death long enough to reach Kendle’s island is all that remains for us and even that isn’t certain. The future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace—only survivors.” This file includes books 7-9 of the Life After War series: · Shattered Dreams (Book 7) · Dearly Departed (Book 8) · Last Call (Book 9)

Life After Bahau

Author:Peter GS Lim

Publisher:Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN:1543757758

Total Pages:102

Viewed:1963

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This memoir tells of the hardship faced by my family escaping from the Japanese invasion in once peaceful Singapore. Running away from my home to another country, without decent food or any future, at only 6 months old, how I survived with no milk but solely on sweet potatoes grown by my mother and siblings with their bare hands from soil that was mainly clay, and unsuitable for agriculture. Despite the disadvantages of being over age for schooling, and with the hard life that was brought to my family, I was considered most fortunate among my siblings to have survived from the war, despite the lack of nutritional food. I was even later in my teen ventured to London from Singapore, hoping to better myself, by land through treacherous countries and learn about the different cultures. Graduated as a graphic designer from the London College of Printing, came back to Singapore to set up a design studio, operated a childcare centre, and years later attached to a Multinational IT company as an Education Councillor before my retirement in 2018.

Surveying Christian Beliefs and Religious Debates in Post-War Britain

Author:B. Clements

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137506571

Total Pages:144

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Clements provides a detailed study of religious beliefs in British society, using a broad range of opinion poll and social survey data. Examining public opinion on religious-secular issues, this book provides a rich analysis of the belief and attitudes of social groups over time.