All But My Life

Author: Gerda Weissmann Klein
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466812427
Size: 28.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5718
Download
All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda's beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
Size: 45.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1815
Download
Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

My Life Everything But Buy The Book

Author: Scott Ludwig
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491701331
Size: 60.87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5405
Download
To: Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution I believe your newspaper has been missing something for the last two decades. In fact it was the original reason I became a loyal subscriber in the fi rst place: the thriceweekly columns of my all-time favorite writer, the late, great Lewis Grizzard. Trust me when I say that as a loyal University of Florida graduate it’s diffi cult for me to admit there is actually something good that came out of the University of Georgia, and that something would be Lewis Grizzard. Born and raised in nearby Moreland (I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia), Grizzard had a major influence on my writing style. This is my sixth self-published book; one of them sold so well a publisher came a-calling tobuy the rights to it. Now I’d like to take my writing to the next level. That’s where you come in. Consider this book as both my job application and resume for a position on your editorial staff. Everything here on the back cover is my cover letter to you. I leave you with one simple question: When do I start?

Memoirs Of My Life

Author: Laurie Dempsey
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546201408
Size: 28.70 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5873
Download
Legend is a difficult Morgan who has a way of looking at things different from most horses and is not always eager to please but eager to do well in what he does. He decides to love his owner and devotedly works for what she wants to accomplish. This story is from the voice and viewpoint of a Morgan horse.

Memoirs Of A Life Insurance Icon Khuda Buksh

Author: Muhammad Rahim
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120909
Size: 21.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3527
Download
The Memoirs of a Life Insurance Icon: Khuda Buksh illustrates the life of a legendary Insurance Specialist who chose to serve humanity by sparking an insurance awareness movement in three countries (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). Between 1930 and 1970, Khuda Buksh worked tirelessly to establish the insurance business in the region, overcoming engrained religious and cultural prejudices against life insurance amid enormous political upheaval. His passion, devotion, and unique sales strategies led him to train, motivate, and manage thousands of salesmen during his long career. He earned a reputation as the countrys most magnetic and dynamic sales executive and wizard of life insurance. He played a role as an educator to the vast number of field force who placed faith in his leadership and took insurance as career. His leadership strategies helped life insurance to flourish and to penetrate nearly every portion of society. Compiled more than 35 years after Khuda Bukshs death, this book uses interviews with dozens of contemporaries and family members who reminiscence Khuda Bukshs personality and role in promoting life insurance in Bangladesh and Pakistan. He is one figure among Bengali Muslims who popularized life insurance among the people. His name itself is an institution and in his own lifetime he became a legendary figure. . . Dacca Rotary News He was an outstanding salesman who even in his dreams would only be able to think of life insurance; he was totally obsessed by it. A typical Bengali, small body, but with a big heart for everyone. . . he rose to the occasion and became a very big name in the field of life insurance. . . Wolfram W. Karnowski I still think if we measure with a balance between life insurance and Khuda Bukshit will be extremely difficult to measure, which one is heavier. A wizard with a legendary stature in insurance . . . -S. R. Khan Mr. Khuda Buksh would be very personally involved in the welfare and the personal interest of each field worker . . . As far as the life insurance industry in Pakistan is concerned, especially in the 50s and 60s, Khuda Bukshs role was undoubtedly the greatest. . . Joseph M. Pereira He used to say: think of insurance, dream of insurance, sleep of insurance. Devote your time to insurance . . . He was an unbeatable legend of insurance. . . Sharafat Ali Qureshi He was a very good leader, and this was apparent from the fact that he could train not one, but hundreds, and thousands of people. All his subordinates were just like his children . . . M. A. Chishti I used to hear about the great reputation of this giant personality of the life insurance arena. When I came to know him from close, I had no problem realizing the appropriateness of the title father of insurance by which he was known in this part of the world. . . -M. Faizur Razzaque

Memoirs Of A Wartime Romance

Author: Jane Siegel Whitmore
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466911999
Size: 54.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2811
Download
Co-Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg Mister Bops and Miss Boo is a true love story. It unfolds through the letters, journal entries, and dictated memoirs of a doctor and a nurse during World War II, as they struggle for their love in the face of family resistance, separation, religious prejudice, and their army service. Through their words, you will experience their passion, patriotism, and a unique perspective of army life. It is an emotional page-turner with a dramatic historical ending.