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By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Denise Kiernan. 2013
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents. But to most of the… world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s fateful secret was revealed. Bestseller. 2013.
By Judith S Wallerstein. 1995
The authors of "Second Chances", which is about divorce, look at fifty continuing marriages. Their subjects have been married at… least nine years, have children, and are mostly white and well-educated. Interview excerpts illustrate what the authors consider the four types of marriage and the nine psychological tasks involved in success. Bestseller. 1995.
By Joni Earickson-Tada. 2003
By Declan Hill. 2010
By Betty Friedan. 1993
Three decades after "The feminine mystique" changed the public's views on women, Friedan takes a similar approach to aging. She… makes an appeal for the idea that aging does not have to become a state of decline, rather that it is possible to continue to change and to grow as a person at any age. 1993.
By Joan Frances Casey, Lynn I Wilson. 1991
In 1981, therapist Lynn Wilson diagnosed Joan Casey as having a multiple personality disorder. Joan's story, interspersed with the therapist's… notes, describes the abuse she suffered as a child as well as Lynn Wilson's unorthodox 4-year treatment of the disorder. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. c1991.
By Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. 1988
Looks at the American Revolution from the British point of view. Examines how Britain's relations with rival sea powers influenced… the course of events that allowed the colonies to defeat Britain. c1988.
By H. W Brands. 2000
Biography of one of America's founding fathers, incorporating correspondence and anecdotes of his contemporaries. Franklin was heralded as a leading… inventor and scientist, author, and diplomat as well as a bon vivant. In exploring Franklin's conversion from British loyalist to revolutionary, Brands seeks out the genius behind the man. 2000.
By Georgia Witkin. 2000
Explains how women experience stress differently from men and provides techniques and problem-solving skills to reduce it. Includes examples of… dealing with family life (including teenagers and mates), common work problems, sexual difficulties, and aging - along with other unavoidable everyday tensions. 2000.
By Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or… relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
Readers will relish this inside glimpse into the life of a child star who looks to her heavenly Father. Whelchel… tells how her developing trust in God has enabled her to grow in grace through seasons of pressure, pain, and prosperity. 2001.
By Jon Gordon, Kenneth H Blanchard. 2009
Gordon takes listeners on an enlightening journey revealing 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive,… forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of individuals, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy. 2009.
By Suze Orman. 1999
Author of "The Nine Steps to Financial Freedom" presents a plan for achieving monetary and spiritual well-being. Describes courage as… faith, determination, a sense of self-worth, and the vision to create a rich and abundant life. Explores the value of money, the rewards wealth bestows, and the responsibilities it confers. Bestseller. 1999.
By Ian W Toll. 2015
This history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War--the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944--when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south… of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a 'conquering tide,' concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Bestseller. 2015.
By Jon Stewart, Chris Smith. 2016
For almost 17 years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and… opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of one of America's most groundbreaking shows. Bestseller. 2016.
Compelling stories of David Brainerd, John Bunyan and William Cowper. How these sevants of God discovered hope in the midst… of the harshness of life. Sequel to "The Legacy of Sovereign Joy". 2001.
By Michael L Ray. 2008
Through 25 years of teaching Stanford University's famed Personal Creativity in Business course, Michael Ray discovered that people who move… beyond ordinary success and achievement have a secret. They live for a highest goal that drives them to accomplish their dreams, find fulfillment, and become generative leaders. Here, Ray tells you how you, too, can thrive by incorporating this powerful secret into your daily life. 2008.
By Gary Zukav, Linda Francis. 2002
Although developing emotional awareness is challenging and difficult because it requires becoming aware of our buried emotional pain, it is… also enormously rewarding. This text shows us how to free ourselves from our compulsions, fixations, obsessions and addictions - such as anger, workaholism, obsessive eating, alcohol and drug abuse - that prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. 2002.
Author's personal reflections on a monthly plan to improve her quality of life by the end of one year. Analyzes… missteps, challenges, and successes in reaching her goals and shares the often unexpected lessons she learned. Bestsellers. c2009.