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181. Same Kind of Different as Me:
182. The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden
183. America: The Last Best Hope (Volume
184. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything
185. The Hiding Place
186. Postwar: A History of Europe Since
187. On Killing: The Psychological
188. Before the Dawn: Recovering the
189. American History: A Survey, with
190. The Ancient Near East (Volume
191. Maus : A Survivor's Tale : My
192. No True Glory: A Frontline Account
193. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration
194. A Hope in the Unseen: An American
195. Mao's Last Revolution
196. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young
197. There Are No Children Here: The
198. 2007 George W. Bush Out of Office
199. Annals of the World: James Ussher's
200. Tragedy & Hope: A History

181. Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
by W Publishing Group
Hardcover (20 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A quick read but slow to forget
This story, set in 1960's, concerns Ron, an affluent art collector who wears designer suits and is a world traveler; and Denver, a dangerous, illiterate drifter who left virtual slavery on a cotton farm in Louisiana. Denver's room in the slave shack is smaller than a closet in one of Ron's multiple houses. The heroine is Ron's wife, a lovely lady of faith and trust. Affluence does not jade her tender qualities. She fights a battle with cancer while they fight a battle of coming to a stronger faith and trust such as she possesses.
5-0 out of 5 stars Connect with purpose Anita Jefferson*Climb Every Obstacle*
This book is authentic in its language of spiritual love that was lived by Debbie and Ron Hall which was unpretentiously extended to those in need. It was sure providence that guided the Texas socialite Halls and homeless, illiterate, street-hard Denver Moore to mingle first at a soup kitchen but eventually around the family table.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book--a story about extending oneself for love and glorious transformations it brings
I could not put this book down. Because this is a true story, I hope to purchase many more copies to give to my friends so they too can be touched by the powerful story of transformations taken place in the heart of Ron, Debbie and Denver. It's wonderful to know that God is still moving in His powerful and mysterious way. I thank the authors for writing this book because i know it must have been a difficult book to write since the story deals with so much of their vulnerability and emotions. I believe this story will continue to change lives, bring hopes and stengthen faith in many others. This is an excellent and inspirational story about the glory of God revealed in these people's courage, love, faith and friendship. ... Read more

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182. The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
by Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover (04 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars They Finally Get To Tell Their Stories...
What a fantastic book. I saw a short write up for it in a popular women's magazine, and though I never before had any interest in this subject, I was intrigued. I'm so glad I read it. I can't believe the things these poor scared young women had to go through. Most being pretty much abandoned by their families, and sent to 'homes for unwed mothers'...all because society of the 50's and 60's said it was unacceptable to be a pregnant, unmarried woman.
5-0 out of 5 stars I lived with the Aftermath of my Mother's History....
My mother was a "Girl who Went Away"...a fact that I didn't learn until I was in my mid-twenties.
5-0 out of 5 stars Such an important book which sheds light on the past as well as the present
Fessler has compiled a very moving collection of oral histories from mostly white, middle class women who were coerced to relinquish their babies as teenage unwed mothers.Many of their stories recount how little they knew about sex and pregnancy, and their very ignorance makes a strong indictment of the social norms of the times, when the sexual appetites of teenage girls were denied. The saddest stories are told by women who saw their pregnancies as the culmination of their love affairs and as the beginning of family life with their babies' fathers.To protect the reputation of their own families, parents of these girls turned to the adoption industry and the babies disappeared.Young mothers were told that they would forget about this early 'mistake' when they married and had more children. They were also told that they were not competent to be parents, and that other couples were more worthy.Many of the storytellers in this book carried that sense of unworthiness with them throughout their adulthood until, aided by reunion with their now adult surrendered children, some are able to heal.
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183. America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War
by Nelson Current
Hardcover (23 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Looking for a great survey of a great country?
This hefty book goes through the history of the United States from the Age of Discovery with great sailors to the 20th Century where America had established their position as one of the world's superpowers.It's very interesting to see how The ideas that we hold sacred were almost happened upon by the founders and the fact that those ideas perservered through adversity from all directions.Bennett describes the political scene in depth and leaves out much of the cultural makeup of the nation, but one can still get a good feel for the way life was back then.The author gives a strong backing to the Republican party throughout American History (claiming Jefferson's party was 'Republican' instead of Democratic Republican) and shows the 'Democrats' as the clear antagonist to freedom and prosperity.This may be true in some contexts, but Bennett fails to recognize the inconsistency within the Republican party- starting out more democratic and ending up more federalist, and how the republican party started off as radicalists and entered the 20th century as the conservatives.This ebb and flow of political status is more an more evident as the current administration shows- what fiscally conservative politician can claim to have presided over the largest government budget in the history of America?
5-0 out of 5 stars A superb, well balanced history of the United States
Revisionist histories that cast the United States as an evil nation have been all the rage among academics for the past several decades. William Bennett has an answer to that trend: a wonderfully written, well-balanced American history that doesn't hesitate to describe the mistakes along the way to the creation of the best functioning, longest lived democracy on the planet.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Textbook
I found this to be the best book on American history that I have read.The author covers colonial history and then proceeds to address each presidential election and administration. There are many tidbits of information that I did not know or had forgotten.These included: George Washington as president leading the militia to oppose the Whiskey Rebellion; a story told of the rotund President Taft giving up his seat on the trolley to three ladies; President Grover Cleveland being awakened by his wife who tells him there is a burglar in the house and his reply: no, in the senate maybe but not in the house.
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184. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by Touchstone
Paperback (03 September, 1996)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A Two For Effort
This book is written from the viewpoint of a flaming socialist with the attitude that anything white or European or is overly valued in American history textbooks.Loewen does have many valid points about what history textbooks omit, but the degree to which he is clearly slanted to the left is ludicrous."Lies My Teacher Told Me" could have been an amazing book, but all it did was aggrivate me and motivate me to write a 23 page paper debunking half of what the author wrote, much to the dismay of my idiotic Sociology professor.The only reason I didn't give the book 1 star is because the overall intent and effort put forth were good, but the book as a whole is just far too biased.

5-0 out of 5 stars an important book
Interesting, informative, and should be required reading for high school and college students.

3-0 out of 5 stars A mixed review
I have mixed feelings about this book.
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185. The Hiding Place
by Bantam
Mass Market Paperback (01 October, 1984)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Heart-Warming, Moving Account of the Holocaust
The story of Corrie ten Boom and her family and their work in the Dutch underground during World War II has been around 35 years but this is the first time I've sat down to read this amazing story.I am so glad I did!Built on the premise that love will conquer all, the story shows what relatively normal people can accomplish in extraordinary times.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Tale Of Love, Courage, And Compassion
In Corrie Ten Boom's book "The Hiding Place", she gives an exciting account of how during the terrifying years of the Holocaust and World War 11 her entire family strove to hide as many Jews as they could from Nazi forces.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Moving Tale
This is a beautiful, beautiful book. I could read it over and over, and feel touched, inspired, and renewed again. I first tried to read it when I was about twelve years old, but it was two heavy for me. Then I read it a few months ago, and it came alive. This is one book I would definately want to add to my library soon. I love the Ten Boom family - especially Betsy. I am looking forward to meeting them all in heaven someday. ... Read more

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186. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (05 September, 2006)
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World War II may have ended in 1945, but according to historian Tony Judt, the conflict's epilogue lasted for nearly the rest of the century. Calling 1945-1989 "an interim age," Judt examines what happened on each side of the Iron Curtain, with the West nervously inching forward while the East endured the "peace of the prison yard" until the fall of Communism in 1989 signaled their chance to progress. Though he proposes no grand, overarching theory of the postwar period, Judt's massive work covers the broad strokes as well as the fine details of the years 1945 to 2005. No one book (even at nearly a thousand pages) could fully encompass this complex period, but Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Turns a bright light on a dimly lit corner of recent history.
Postwar is truly a huge achievement.While it is a long book, it is actually short given how much ground Judt covers and how effectively he covers it.the book starts with a great synopsis of some under-stated facts and thoughts about the impact that WWII had on Europe as a whole and on its constituent parts.This book is worth reading for that synopsis alone.
4-0 out of 5 stars worthy, not perfect
I have just finished Mr.Judt's tome on modern Europe. I am a little embarrassed to admit that it took me several months. I enjoyed learning the information; the book is certainly filled with detail. It is not by any means an easy read or a "page turner, " however. Although I agree with some other reviewers that the US' role is deemphasized a bit, overall I felt the author was fairly objective. In contrast to a reviewer's comment that the French will love this book, I would argue that the author reveals the French during this periodas deeply flawed. Certainly the Soviet leadershipproperly receives a great deal of blame, as do many of the citizenry throughout Europe.I agree that the book's strength lies in the breadth of the information, which at first seems overwhelming but is kept semi-manageable. Mr. Judt is less successful in neatly synthesizing all the info, but I personally think that that is primarily a realistic function of the subject matter. I did find the epilogue discussing specifically the treatment of jews a little jarring in its placement.
5-0 out of 5 stars What is the future of Europe?
"Postwar - A history of Europe since 1945" by Tony Judt is the best book I have read on the subject.Its perspective on events since 1989 up to 2005 is remarkably good.
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187. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
by Back Bay Books
Paperback (01 November, 1996)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Difficult but worthwhile read
I read this when it came out and again recently. It is not an easy read but the author has obviously done his homework on the subject of killing from a military point of view. Having been a Marine sniper for two years in Vietnam I was interested in his research and findings and found them fascinating. With the young men and now women returning from Iraq this is a tough but necessary read for loved ones. The author details various aspects of the impact of doing this work and this is a good work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning and In Depth!Remarkable!
I have only read half of this book and it is excellent.A must read for anyone in the military or law enforcement fields.

4-0 out of 5 stars May change your perspective on combat
As I wasn't familiar with Gen. S.L.A. Marshall's study previously, Grossman's presentation of low firing rates prior to the Korean conflict was new and intriguing to me.
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188. Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
by Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover (20 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Race Exists
Besides writing an excellent commentary on human evolution, Mr. Wade has done all of us a favor by stating clearly that race exists.He does not suggest that that fact is an argument for discrimination; nor do I.Race is nothing more than an expected biological adapation to different selective pressures.Humans are not exempt from evolution.However, refusing to recognize the obvious biological fact that race exists does more harm than good.In medicine, for example, it is well known that the genetic legacy of different races includes risk factors for different diseases.It is also known that different races respond differently to different diets, different treatments, and different medications.In the last year or so, for example, a new drug designed expressly to treat blacks was approved.How would it be possible to create a drug that is particularly beneficial to a given race if that race does not exist in some biolgically distinct way?The delusional branches of academia have been peddling for years the idea that what we call 'race,' 'gender,' 'homosexuality, and so forth are socially constructed, that they have no independent and verifiable existence, and that they are merely notional creations of our culture.This nonsensical view has survived more by mob-like academic bullying than by facts or arguments.It is time we returned to reality and accept that there are such things as facts, that many of them are discoverable, and that they will not go away just because we do not like them.Nicholas Wade's 'Before the Dawn' is an important step in the right direction.

5-0 out of 5 stars Manly realism
Nicholas Wade has done in this book a splendid job of describing the prehistory of the human beast, primarily told thru the examination of the differences in the DNA sequences of the peoples of the world. These studies have shown that the human race is divided into geographic groups and subgroups which on the largest scale are seen to be the Caucasian, Asian, and Negro races. This should be no surprise to any observant, sentient being, but the are fashionably denied by certain cultural anthropologists, American sociologists and other academicians who should know better.Wade is quite up to date on the latest findings, and gives a good account of such things as ancestry informative markers, Lewontin's misleading treatment of Fst, the mitochondrial Eve, and the reconstruction of ancient human migrations.He also gives a very lucid account of the evidence from the linguists who study the relatedness and evolution of language to infer how the peopling of the world happened.
5-0 out of 5 stars Compelling reading, hard to put down.
This as a compelling book. As an adventure story about our ancestors, once started it was hard to put down. Wade's story telling skills are second to none. He even makes the mitochondrial family tree fascinating. Wade's wide ranging book throws into stark contrast the balkanisation of academia. The lessons from genetics are rewriting our history and this book will be controversial as it overturns pet theories in multiple disciplines. For example the anthropology department's true believers in the peaceful, noble savage will not like the conclusion that had tribal warfare casualty rates continued in modern warfare, war deaths in the 20th century would have totalled 2 billion not 200 million! Buy this book! ... Read more

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189. American History: A Survey, with Primary Source Investigator and Powerweb
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Hardcover (23 December, 2005)
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190. The Ancient Near East (Volume I): An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (01 February, 1965)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A useful compendium of original source material
I obtained this volume of translations of Ancient Near Eastern texts and pictures along with its companionVolume I � An Anthology of Texts and Pictures which was first published in 1958.This volume, which was published in 1975,includes translations of more recently discovered material selected from the 1969 anthologyof Supplementary Texts and Pictures Relating to the Old Testament.5-0 out of 5 stars A useful compendium of original source material
I bought this book along with its companion:Volume II � A New Anthology of Texts and Pictures,because it was time for me to see for myself what the the original sources had to say about the Ancient Near East.4-0 out of 5 stars A Stimulating Resource
Volume II or "The Ancient Near East" is a good companion to Volume I, containing mythic, legal, and monumental information from the Middle East Bronze and Iron Ages. It really puts youback there to read actual letters and contracts, or to see the developments in poetic, narrative and visual arts. The only real problem is the lack of consistent dating infomation, particularly for the artwork. It makes it difficult to form a conceptual picture if things are presented in what appears to be a random order. ... Read more

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191. Maus : A Survivor's Tale : My Father Bleeds History/Here My Troubles Began/Boxed
by Pantheon
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3-0 out of 5 stars vgmani
I dont know how to rate this!! The book... I am yet to read! But I received collectorS edition within a collector edition! The book is printed upside down while the cover page is printed straight!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Life of Vladek
The combination of volume one and volume two of Maus instills emotion, unfelt by any Holocaust story.Spiegelman (hey that's me; so of coarse it's a must read) implements humor, details, and characters that allow for a stunning plot of the life of his father Vladek. The relationship between Mala and Vladek, is humorous and tragic at the same time. I don't want to reveal too much plot, but would like to end writing the animals characterizations of personalities is ingenious.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I am ordinarily very uninterested in graphic novels. Just seems like a stupid format to me. BUT, this was a great book. It is just the right story and right presentation for someone like me to enjoy. I highly recommend it and will probably give other graphic novels a chance ... Read more

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192. No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah
by Bantam
Hardcover (27 September, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, this is true!
This was a very confusing time for us at home trying to read the news. Bing West explains the interaction between the politicians and military commanders. My brother was in Fallujah at this time and enjoyed finding new information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Average "Joe" view
It's truly amazing what our military men an women go through in Iraq (and elsewhere). Unselfissly risking their lives to help total strangers.Very intense. The book puts you right there in the action.The author comes across as very objective about the war.

5-0 out of 5 stars Marine dad's view.
My Marine son gave me this book for Christmas 2005 after his deployment to Fallujah. I could not put it down from page one.Bing West is the "real deal" and sets forth the compelling story of the Battle of Fallujah as only a Marine can do. This work is a true and fitting tribute to the brave men who exemplify the best of the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment."No True Glory" is a must read for any parent with a son in the Corps.
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193. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A House Divided
"The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America" will challenge any illusion the reader holds that America has left her divided and racist history far behind. Truly a heart rending account of apartheid schooling that bridges the larger social implications of racial and economic disparity with the daily life and dreams of our children.

5-0 out of 5 stars A voice for those who do not have a say right now.
Promises made are not always promises kept.We all say that we want education to be a priority for all.Do we all really support that?The Shame of the Nation exposes the compliancy that many Americans have when it comes to actually promoting equal opportunities for all.We want our professional athletes and Olympic contestants to be able to compete and train in the best facilities and with the best practices.This enables them to reach their fullest potential and beyond.We should all be willing to support this endeavor for the education of all of our students.This book helps us to walk in another's shoes and truly empathize with the inequaties that so many children must deal with.Reading this book should open ones eyes to how many future adult American are set up for failure.Brown vs. Board of Education may have imposed laws for equality but it must go further into the mindset of funding agencies.If we are truly to become equal, we must alleviate the barriers that cause the fragmentation of opporutnity and success.
5-0 out of 5 stars Opened my eyes to problems in our public education system
This book explains how racial segregation in the public schools has been getting worse and why that is a problem.If children interact with other races at a young age, they're less likely to have racist ideas as adults.When people extol the legal and political victories that allowed integrated schools, Kozol finds it ironic because even though apartheid is not the law, current public policy discourages integration.Well-meaning parents in affluent school districts lobby against any zoning change that would include children from poorer areas.The result is that school districts are unintentionally set up to segregate the poor from the middle class and dark-skinned from the ligher-skinned.This makes our society seem horribly unfair to the children going through the segregated, inferior schools.
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194. A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
by Broadway
Paperback (04 May, 1999)
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Ron Suskind won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1995 for his stories on Cedric Jennings, a talented black teenager struggling to succeed in one of the worst public high schools in Washington, D.C. Suskind has expanded those features into a full-length nonfiction narrative, following Jennings beyond his high-school graduation to Brown University, and in the tradition of Leon Dash's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A poignant and insightful story
What does it take to overcome great obstacles and find the best in oneself? The author found a young man named Cedric Jennings to explore this question. The author observes Cedric's life in a uniquely honest way. We are able to experience first-hand the often painful and complicated emotions of young people who grow up in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods and broken homes. The day to day experiences of these young people often necessitate the need to focus on emotional and financial survival, rather than intellectual pursuits or personal aspirations.
4-0 out of 5 stars A tale of a boy who made it out...
This book would typically not be on my list of interesting reading; but the book was for college so I thought I would read it.To my great suprise, the book actually made emotions run through my body when I read it.It wasn't that these experiences were personal for me; but I recognized the struggle I had seen so often and how I seemed to be a part of the "majority" who didn't know any better.This seemed to bother me the most, I kept asking myself, "Am I really that ignorant?".The answer unfortunetly was yes, I really had become just another example of something the minority had to struggle so hard against to succeed.The idea that my suburban schools were far ahead of all the inner city schools seemed almost ludicrous.The more I looked into it, the more I realized that this struggle has been going on longer than I have lived, and that even though I feel bad for the minority; I still continue to live my life casually without sticking my neck out for others.
5-0 out of 5 stars Grasping for the Gold Ring
"A Hope in the Unseen" provides insight into an ambitious, Africian American highschooler's mind as he pursues good grades and a life of integrity. Cedric, a Ballou High School student from Washington, DC, shares his journey with us as he, not only plans to graduate from high school as an honor student, but also heads into an Ivy League college and steps into his career with dignity.Great read for any one desiring to take responsibility of their own life and go for the "gold". ... Read more

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195. Mao's Last Revolution
by Belknap Press
Hardcover (18 August, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Hows & Whys of a Historical Tragedy
A lot of experts say that there are four periods in modern times that helped shape present-day China:World War II, the Civil War & rise of the Chinese Communist Party, the Great Leap Forward & resulting famine, and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.I'm not an expert, merely someone who's interested in History, but I tend to agree.This theory explains many things, including why true republicanism is coming so slowly to the People's Republic.But there is one further question everyone asks - How can something like the Cultural Revolution happen?
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Subjects:  1. Asia - China    2. China    3. Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History: World    7. Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -    8. History / China    9. c 1960 to c 1970   

196. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
by Bantam
Paperback (01 June, 1993)
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A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars 'Anne Frank, better than ever'
'The Diary Of A Young Girl: The Definitive edition' is more or less the un-cut version of the book that was originally published in the late 1940's. it contains approx. 30% more material, and in my opinion makes Anne more relatable than ever, particularly to adolescents.
5-0 out of 5 stars Diary of Anne Frank
Anne Frank "The Diary of Anne Frank"
5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelivable story
I have just finished the Diary Of a Young Girl and i have the strong feeling that i was moved back in time, as if it was 1944.
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197. There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
by Anchor
Paperback (05 January, 1992)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, but true...
This book shows there could be millions of minorities living in a stagnant way of life, where they're not able to achieve or dream of the so called American dream. I loved this book, I felt this book, this book is important and it should be read by anybody that cares for those living a life that's unimaginable to many of us. Through everything Lafayette and Pharaoh were still children, I felt a lot of hope in this book. Through it all there was some kind of peace. This is my favorite book from Alex, I've read his other book The Other Side of the River and There Are No Children Here is his absolute best.

4-0 out of 5 stars Welcome To The Real Word
One of the best books that I read this year. "There Are No Children Here" is about two brothers try to fit into there world. These two brothers are deciding who they are.The two brothers are Lafeyette and his younger brother Pharoah. This book takes place in the Chicago projects. At the Henry Horner Homes. Everyday these boys only see violence. They see drugs, gangs, and murder. Lafeyette and Pharoah mother LaJoe talks to a report who is a writer for magazines.The report ask LaJoe "Can I talk to the children here" she says "There no children here" As Lafeyette and Pharoah grow up they only have a mom. So Lafeyette is a father figure to his younger brother Pharoah. As Lafeyette goes to his teen years he starts to hang with gang members and goes to jail a few times. Is Lafeyette a good father figure for is brother? Pharoah the younger brother is very dedicated young man he will always put a 100% in no matter what. He will never give up. What will happen to these two brother while grow up in the Chicago projects? Will they hang with Gangs and do drugs or will they try to make it out of the Projects and be someone. While read this book you feel like you are in the story, you feel like you are the report write everything. You could really see this really happen. I enjoy this book because it talks about the real world that we do not see ever day.

4-0 out of 5 stars There Are No Children Here
There Are No Children Here
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198. 2007 George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown wall calendar: Two Years and Counting
by Sourcebooks, Inc.
Calendar (01 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I can hardly wait!
What a great item!I am buying this calendar for my entireChristmas list.The countdown has already started in my house, and perhaps this calendar will help make it go by faster.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just counting the days!
If you can hardly wait for a new administration this calendar will help you count down the days! It is peppered with many Bushisms that will make you smile (or cringe!). Plus there's still plenty of room to write your own appointments. I can hardly wait until January so I can begin using it. ... Read more

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199. Annals of the World: James Ussher's Classic Survey of World History
by Master Books
Hardcover (October, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I thought this book would give me some new insight into biblical history. Its didn't. It is disjointed and much of it talks about one ruler or king or leader (none biblical) who died on such and such date in history. It gives little is any detailed information about anything pertaining to the bible. I thought that by reading this book I would have some new knowledge about biblical history but I have none. Its just a terrible book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Historical Cross-Reference.
"Annals of the World" is a great historical reference for the most discerning of scholars.Covering the time from the beginning of creation to 70AD, James Usshur used over 2500 historical sources to ensure that he compiled a complete collection of historical facts.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Elbereth Giltoniel! - oh, sorry, wrong work..
I was so looking forward to this book! Thank you, Larry and Marion Pierce, for making one of the most important works of fiction available! Now, that Christopher Tolkien has given us the complete work of J.R.R. Tolkien, or that Brian Herbert has significantly enlarged the universe of his father Frank, today's fantasy fans get another wonderful addition to their shelves. And all this while George Lucas finally led us to new shores - ah, these are good times for imagination! ... Read more

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200. Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
by G. S. G. & Associates, Incorporated
Hardcover (June, 1975)
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5-0 out of 5 stars CLINTONS' MENTOR !
The late Prof. Carroll Quigley,of Georgetown University taught former President Bill Clinton ALL he knows-or so said Clinton at the 1992 Democratic convention.I've had this book for 30 years and its contents NEVER fail to amaze me.If yiu want to know the truth about the Cecil RHOADS sociey,Clinton was a member,or the anglophile Council on Foreign Relations(CFR),Bill was a menber of it too,READ THIS BOOK.Prof Quigley,who died in 1978,was an insiders' insider,he also had an influence on the late Sen. Joe McCarthy.The author of this review is very much a leftists.

1-0 out of 5 stars 1300 pages are too many
Quigley was a Georgetown professor who was permitted access for two years in the early 1960's to the private archives of the Committee on Foreign Relations, a Rockefeller internationalist organization that compliments the work of the Trilateral Commission and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
4-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating perspective of history !!
Quigley has done an immense job writing the history of the world from the elitist point of view. The winner, the powerful, and the wealthy usually write the history. Biased or not, based on evidence or not, they write the history or pay someone to do it for them, either way, they make it reality and a basis for the future of the world. As a reader, you must understand the history and the context in which it was written, in order for you to comprehend the dangers of the present and to predict the urgency of the future.
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