Behind Nazi Lines: My Father’s Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War…


Behind Nazi Lines: My Father’s Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs
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The Lines Between Us by Lawrence Lanahan

The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide by Lawrence Lanahan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.7MB
Overview: A masterful narrative-with echoes of Evicted and The Color of Law-that brings to life the structures, policies, and beliefs that divide us

Mark Lange and Nicole Smith have never met, but if they make the moves they are contemplating-Mark, a white suburbanite, to West Baltimore, and Nicole, a black woman from a poor city neighborhood, to a prosperous suburb-it will defy the way the Baltimore region has been programmed for a century. It is one region, but separate worlds. And it was designed to be that way.

In this deeply reported, revelatory story, duPont Award-winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles how the region became so highly segregated and why its fault lines persist today. Mark and Nicole personify the enormous disparities in access to safe housing, educational opportunities, and decent jobs. As they eventually pack up their lives and change places, bold advocates and activists-in the courts and in the streets-struggle to figure out what it will take to save our cities and communities: Put money into poor, segregated neighborhoods? Make it possible for families to move into areas with more opportunity?

The Lines Between Us is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America’s entrenched inequality-and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore’s hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out.

This eye-opening account of how a city creates its black and white places, its rich and poor spaces, reveals that these problems are not intractable; but they are designed to endure until each of us-despite living in separate worlds-understands we have something at stake.
Genre: Non-fiction > Educational

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Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany [Audiobook]

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany [Audiobook]

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Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany by Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 280 MB
Overview: Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France.
Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements.
By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight – risking death every time she did so – she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s…


A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s Story
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A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s…


A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s Story
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Best Fit Lines & Curves by Alan R. Jones

Best Fit Lines & Curves: And Some Mathe-Magical Transformations by Alan R. Jones
Requirements: .PDF reader, 21 MB
Overview: Best Fit Lines and Curves, and Some Mathe-Magical Transformations (Volume III of the Working Guides to Estimating & Forecasting series) concentrates on techniques for finding the Best Fit Line or Curve to some historical data allowing us to interpolate or extrapolate the implied relationship that will underpin our prediction. A range of simple ‘Moving Measures’ are suggested to smooth the underlying trend and quantify the degree of noise or scatter around that trend. The advantages and disadvantages are discussed and a simple way to offset the latent disadvantage of most Moving Measure Techniques is provided.

Simple Linear Regression Analysis, a more formal numerical technique that calculates the line of best fit subject to defined ‘goodness of fit’ criteria. Microsoft Excel is used to demonstrate how to decide whether the line of best fit is a good fit, or just a solution in search of some data. These principles are then extended to cover multiple cost drivers, and how we can use them to quantify 3-Point Estimates.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Louisa on the Front Lines by Samantha Seiple

Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War by Samantha Seiple
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 MB
Overview: An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott’s time as a Civil War nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism

Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott’s career – her time spent as a nurse during the Civil War. Though her service was brief, the dramatic experience was one that she considered pivotal in helping her write the beloved classic Little Women. It also deeply affected her tenuous relationship with her father, and inspired her commitment to abolitionism. Through it all, she kept a journal and wrote letters to her family and friends. These letters were published in the newspaper, and her subsequent book, Hospital Sketches spotlighted the dire conditions of the military hospitals and the suffering endured by the wounded soldiers she cared for. To this day, her work is considered a pioneering account of military nursing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography & Memoir

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Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War

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The Fault Lines of Empire by Elizabeth Mancke

The Fault Lines of Empire: Political Differentiation in Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, 1760-1830 by Elizabeth Mancke
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Overview: The Fault Lines of Empire is a fascinating comparative study of two communities in the early modern British Empire–one in Massachusetts, the other in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Mancke focuses on these two locations to examine how British attempts at reforming their empire impacted the development of divergent political customs in the United States and Canada.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Lines by Tim Ingold

Lines by Tim Ingold
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9.8MB
Overview: What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines. In this extraordinary book Tim Ingold imagines a world in which everyone and everything consists of interwoven or interconnected lines and lays the foundations for a completely new discipline: the anthropological archaeology of the line.

Ingold’s argument leads us through the music of Ancient Greece and contemporary Japan, Siberian labyrinths and Roman roads, Chinese calligraphy and the printed alphabet, weaving a path between antiquity and the present. Drawing on a multitude of disciplines including archaeology, classical studies, art history, linguistics, psychology, musicology, philosophy and many others, and including more than seventy illustrations, this book takes us on an exhilarating intellectual journey that will change the way we look at the world and how we go about in it.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Anthropology

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Lines (Routledge Classics (Paperback))

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Fault Lines by Johanna Wagstaffe

Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes by Johanna Wagstaffe
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.7MB
Overview: Earthquakes are a terrifying yet fascinating force of nature. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way you’ll learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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