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By Diana Wichtel. 2018
Diana Wichtel is raised in Vancouver, Canada by her mother, a Catholic New Zealander, and her father, a Polish Jew… who miraculously survived the Holocaust. When she’s 13, her life changes dramatically, as her mother whisks her and her siblings away to New Zealand. Though she's told her father is to follow, she never sees him again. Many years later she sets out to discover what happened. The search becomes an obsession as she painstakingly uncovers information about his large Warsaw family and their fate at the hands of the Nazis, scours archives across the world for clues to her father’s disappearance, and visits the places he lived. This unforgettable narrative is also a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory. It asks the question: Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?
By Arlene Pellicane. 2017
For those feeling overloaded with technology Let's face it: most of us are on our phones or computers way more… than we'd like to be, and more than what's even beneficial. We know that overuse of technology is harmful to our health and relationships, but how can we rewire our digital habits for a healthier life? In Calm, Cool, and Connected, Arlene Pellicane will walk you through an easy 5-step plan that will help you center your life on Jesus and love others by decluttering your screen time. By introducing a few easy habits into your daily routine, you can transform your relationship with technology and enjoy more time with God and others. It's easy to become consumed and preoccupied with our devices. In turn, we begin to suppress or ignore what's most important, focusing instead on the urgent and sensational. Let this book guide you toward balanced technology use, and thus a more balanced life.
By Paul Johnson. 2014
Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today. In the rousing… style he's famous for, celebrated historian Paul Johnson offers a fascinating biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his two terms as president of the United States. Johnson chronicles Ike's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Johnson then paints a rich portrait of Ike's presidency, exploring his volatile relationship with Vice President Nixon, his abhorrence of isolationism, and his position on the cold war, McCarthyism, and the civil rights movement. Many elements of Eisenhower's presidency speak to American politics today, including his ability to balance the budget, his skill in managing an oppositional Congress, and his warnings about the military-industrial complex. This brief yet comprehensive portrait will appeal to biography lovers as well as to enthusiasts of presidential history and military history alike.
By Ted Barris. 2018
National BestsellerForeword by Peter Mansbridge“Barris tells the jaw-dropping story of a night that changed the war.” —The Globe and Mail… It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrewmen RAF Bomber Command could muster—many of them Canadian. The attack marked the first time the Allies tactically took the war inside Nazi Germany. It was a military operation that became legendary.On May 16, 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers carrying 133 airmen took off on a night sortie code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and specially trained, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop level to the industrial heartland of the Third Reich and their targets—the Ruhr River dams, whose massive water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s military-industrial complex.Each Lancaster carried an explosive, which when released just sixty feet over the reservoirs, bounced like a skipping stone to the dam, sank and exploded. The raiders breached two dams and damaged a third. The resulting torrent devastated enemy power plants, factories and infrastructure a hundred miles downstream.Every airmen on the raid understood that the odds of survival were low. Of the nineteen outbound bombers, eight did not return. Operation Chastise cost the lives of fifty-three airmen, including fourteen Canadians. Of the sixteen RCAF men who survived, seven received military decorations.Based on interviews, personal accounts, flight logs, maps and photographs of the Canadians involved, Dam Busters recounts the dramatic story of these young Commonwealth bomber crews tasked with a high-risk mission against an enemy prepared to defend the Fatherland to the death.
By Dallas Willard, Randy Frazee. 2005
By Jan Terlouw. 1976
Taut and powerful story of a fifteen-year-old Dutch boy burdened with the dangerous task of hiding an English paratrooper under… the eyes of the Germans. For junior and senior high readers. 1976. Uniform title: Oorlogswinter.
By Ruth Minsky Sender. 1988
This autobiography begins with the author's liberation from Auschwitz and concludes with her arrival in the United States in 1950.… After the war, Jewish survivors continued to suffer discrimination from local Germans and Russian soldiers. Sequel to "The cage". For junior and senior high readers. c1988.
By William L Shirer. 1962
Reconstruction of a memorable episode of World War II, the tracking and sinking of the German ship "Bismarck" by the… British Navy in 1941. For high school and adult readers. 1962.
By Ella Burakowski. 2015
The Gold family lived an idyllic life in pre-war Poland, but that life was shattered in 1939 when Germany invaded… Poland and Jewish people were forced into the streets, their homes, schools, and businesses burned. Eventually, the Golds hid in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months. Appalling conditions, starvation, fear of imminent betrayal and capture makes this a heart-stopping testament to the human spirit. For junior high readers. Winner of the 2017 Red Maple Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2015.
By Anne Frank, Mirjam Pressler, Susan Massotty, Otto Frank. 1997
This notebook kept by a German-born Jewish girl includes material that was omitted from the first edition in 1947. Begun… on her thirteenth birthday, the diary is a personal, sometimes humourous, account of years spent with her family in a Dutch attic hiding from the Nazis. After Anne heard a radio appeal about the importance of such papers, she expanded the scope of her entries. High school and older. Uniform title: Achterhuis.
By Carolyn Jackson, Ken Setterington, Malcolm Lester, Jonathan Schmidt. 2013
A history of the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime during the years of the Holocaust. When the Nazis… came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. For junior and senior high readers. 2013.
By Phillip M Hoose. 2015
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. Junior High readers and older. 2015.
By Theodore Taylor. 1976
In the summer of 1942, the British admiralty decided to abandon a convoy sent from Iceland to Murmansk. The merchant… ships attempted to avoid German attacks, but the result was the worst convoy disaster up to that time. For junior and senior high readers. c1976.
By Renée Roth-Hano. 1988
The author recreates her girlhood experiences as a Jewish child in France during World War II. Written as a diary,… her story takes her from the summer of 1940 when the Nazi invasion forces her family to flee, through a prolonged separation in which she and her sisters live in a home run by Catholic nuns, through the confusion of the Allied invasion, to her family's reunion in Paris. Grades 5-8. 1988.
By Priscilla Galloway. 1999
A collection of reminiscences by Canadian authors about living through the Second World War as children. Each attempts to explain… the changes and impact that the war brought to them and their families. Writers include Jean Little, Monica Hughes, Budge Wilson, Brian Doyle, and Janet Lunn. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Inge Auerbacher. 1999
By Kathy Clark. 2009
Momma had always told Susan that there was no safe place for a Jew, especially in German-occupied Hungary in 1944.… So why were twelve-year-old Susan and her sister, Vera, being sent to a convent to be kept safe? Susan and her sister soon discover the true nature of courage, sheltered by a group of nuns who risk their lives to protect them. Based on a true story. Grades 4-7. Some descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Tomiko Higa. 1993
The youngest of nine children in a samurai family shares experiences as a seven-year-old girl wandering for weeks in war-torn… Okinawa in 1945. Her brother was killed beside her. Separated from her sisters, she survived on her own and then with an elderly, disabled couple. The photo of her surrender with a white flag is an unforgettable image of war and childhood. Grades 5-8 and older. 1993.
By Richard Platt. 2004
How did the Allies of World War II plan and execute the most massive and daring invasion in military history?… Early in the morning of June 6, 1944, more ships, men, and air support than ever before landed on the beaches of Normandy. Learn about the background, events and consequences of the attack. Some violence. Grades 2-4. 2004.
By Walter Buchignani. 1994
The story of Régine Miller, who, as a young Jewish girl during World War II, was hidden by Belgium's underground… movement and was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Grades 5-8. c1994.