e-Study Guide for: Special Events: Roots and Wings of Celebration by Joe Goldblatt, ISBN 9780471738312: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
A gold medal wrestler, Reza´s inspiring life celebrates honor, family and freedom. After he leads bloody battles in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and serves in the Air Force, Reza desires a fate beyond the suffocating suppression of Ayatollah Khomeini´s Iran. On the last night of the 1982 Military World Wrestling Championships, he grips his gold medal, knowing American wrestlers wait minutes away to help him defect. He must choose between his own freedom and the possible revenge killing of his thirteen year-old brother locked in Ayatollah Khomeini´s prison. Beyond the images of the blindfolded American hostages, the bearded cleric Ayatollah Khomeini and the controversial President Mahmoud Ahmandinejad, there are millions of men, women and children who desire to live with freedom and dignity. This story is their voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Stifel, Kristin Orloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088406de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah´s eleventh birthday, Hetty ´Handful´ Grimké is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ... A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.
In this book, in an artistic form, the family of Palchinsky, who originated in Vladivostok more than a hundred years ago, is told. This name is real, the representatives of the genus are called real names. Andrei Konstantinovich Palchinsky is my father, sailor, navigator, captain of a long voyage, a hero. The story of his life is truthful. But his very older brother-namesake, too, Andrei Konstantinovich Palchinsky, the author knew very little, so his image is artistically-collective. My grandmother Theodosia Stepanovna Palchinskaya, nee Pyshkina, had a sister, Natalia Stepanovna Pyshkina, married Zayko. Almost all the events of her life are true. However, the book has a fiction. I hope that the book will be of interest to amateur historians.
American Wings Iranian Roots:Against the dramatic landscape of world altering events, Reza´s heroic journey unfolds Kristin Orloff
A beautiful, deeply moving, unforgettable novel from one of the world´s most beloved and best-selling authors. She held the baby close, feeling the warmth of his little body, kissing his soft cheek. He looked right into her eyes. Outside the window, the wing broke away from the plane. Then they were falling...falling diagonally out of the sky. When three planes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey, within the space of three months in the early 1950s, Newark airport was closed for a year. Each of these disasters was devastating not only for those onboard but also for the close-knit community of people on the ground. In Elizabeth the plane crashes open up new wounds and mysteries - they bring some families together and tear others apart. But somehow life continues - and amid grief and loss, hope and love survive. Inspired by real events, Judy Blume uses her imagination to interweave the stories of three generations of families, friends and strangers whose lives are forever changed in the aftermath. In the Unlikely Event is a captivating, deeply moving and unforgettable novel, written with the same warmth and authenticity that have won the hearts and minds of readers the world over for decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000832de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the celebrated author of the international best seller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah´s eleventh birthday, Hetty ´Handful´ Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ... A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, The Invention Of Wings evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000300de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Otto Kerchner dreams of escaping his father´s Wisconsin dairy farm and becoming a flier like his hero Charles Lindbergh. When a small airport is built on an adjoining property, Otto trades odd jobs for flight lessons and becomes a pilot at 16. When World War II breaks out, he enlists in the Army Air Corps and finds himself a year later high over Germany at the controls of a B-17. Otto and his crew fly 23 missions untouched, but then his world shatters, and he must draw on reserves of faith and courage he never imagined. On Wings of the Morning brings to life the ordinary men and women of the greatest generation who, stirred by fate and fortune, accomplished extraordinary things. Faithful in its depiction of events and evocative across a spectrum of emotions, this gentle but incisive tale will engage, inform, and move listeners of all ages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: DW Draffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044854de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story is not a Tinker Bell or a mainline fairytale. It is in Christian fiction genre, but is non-denominational. In the category of contemporary fantasy. It is an untraditional, modern day, unique and timely work harmonizing with current events in the world today. Princess Sylvia grows up in Fairyland with her pixie friends, Trixie, Prince Raemeir, and Shamuth Shamma. Jealousy causes Shamuth to bully the princess in school and threaten her in everyday life. A true love romance blossoms between Sylvia and Prince Raemeir. Shamuth is attracted to him in a sensual way. A love triangle develops. Shamuth´s love is unrequited, and she is infuriated further. In an ongoing series of wicked subplots against Fairyland, Sylvia and the prince personally, vengeance is carried out wherein each suffers in their own hellish experiences with her evil, magical plots. It´ll be only when, (A) Sylvia develops the character she must eventually have, (B) She earns the right to know the secret of her golden wings without knowing how to do it. If she does, she will receive a special power that will enhance her ability to overcome Shamuth and her evil army. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalind Ashford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015052de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
018 Das Tattoo-Blatt ist 10,5 x 6 cm groß. Der Hit in diesem Sommer ... zaubert euch, passend zur Beachparty, ein trendiges Tattoo auf die Haut. Egal wohin, es ist easy aufzutragen (einfach ausschneiden - auf die Haut legen - gut mit Wasser durchfeuchten - und irgendwann ganz vorsichtig zur Seite schieben, wenn ihr merkt, dass sich das Tattoo auf die Haut übertragen hat - trocknen lassen) .... und dann bewundern lassen D. In meinem Shop habe ich viele verschiedene, Tiere, Embleme, Kreuze, Herzen, Schriften, Monogramme ...alles mögliche, um ständig seinen Look zu verändern und einem neuen Event anzupassen. Wenn Ihr mehrere benötigt - schreibt mich vorher an, dann schau ich nach, was noch da ist ....also, macht mit beim Trend und schmückt euren sonnengebräunten Körper mit den trendigen Goldfarbenen-, Silberfarbenen- oder Schwarz-Weiß-Tattoos.