All But My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

All But My Life


  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 1995-03-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466812420

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All But My Life Excerpt :

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.

All But My Life Book

All But My Life


  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2021-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1663605181

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All But My Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings

All But My Life


  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1995-03-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780809024605

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All But My Life Excerpt :

A Polish Jew records her experiences and struggle for survival in Nazi work camps and during a thousand-mile forced march

World War II Book

World War II


  • Author : Evan Mawdsley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108496094

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World War II Excerpt :

The World in 1937 -- Japan and China, 1937-1940 -- Hitler's Border Wars, 1938-1939 -- Germany Re-fights World War I, 1939 fights World War I,1939-1940 -- Wars of Ideology, 1941-1942 -- The Red Army versus the Wehrmacht, 1942-1944 -- Japan's Lunge for Empire, 1941-1942 -- Defending the Perimeter: Japan, 1942-1944 -- The 'World Ocean' and Allied Victory, 1939-1945 -- The European Periphery, 1940-1944 -- Wearing down Germany, 1942-1944 -- Victory in Europe, 1944-1945 -- End and Beginning in Asia, 1945 -- Conclusion.

Survivors  True Stories of Children in the Holocaust Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Survivors True Stories of Children in the Holocaust


  • Author : Allan Zullo
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338157369

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Survivors True Stories of Children in the Holocaust Excerpt :

Gripping and inspiring, these true stories of bravery, terror, and hope chronicle nine different children's experiences during the Holocaust.These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.

The World War Two Reader Book

The World War Two Reader


  • Author : Gordon Martel
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 0415224020

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The World War Two Reader Excerpt :

This comprehensive reader provides an overview of research in the study of the Second World War and includes chapters by some of the best known and most innovative scholars working today. It gives attention to the fighting of the war throughout the world.

The Hours After Book

The Hours After


  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2000-02-19
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312273507

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The love letters of Gerda and Kurt Klein, revealing one of the greatest love stories ever told. Over fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann was barely alive at the end of a 350-mile death march that took her from a slave labor camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area, and the first soldier to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. She guided him to her fellow prisoners who lay sick and dying on the ground, and quoted Goethe: "Noble be man, merciful and good." Perhaps it was her irony, her composure, her evident compassion in the face of tragedy, that struck Kurt Klein. A great love had begun. Forced to separate just weeks after liberation and hours after their engagement, Gerda and Kurt began a correspondence that lasted until their reunion and wedding in Paris a year later. Their poignant letters reflect upon the horrors of war and genocide, but above all, upon the rapture and salvation of true love.

My Life with Bob Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

My Life with Bob


  • Author : Pamela Paul
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627796323

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People Pick • O Magazine Title to Pick Up Now • Vanity Fair Hot Type • Glamour New Book You’re Guaranteed to Love This Summer • LitHub.com Best Book about Books • Buzzfeed Book You Need to Read This Summer • Seattle Times Book for Summer Reading • Warby Parker Blog Book Pick • Google Talks • Harper’s Bazaar • Vogue •The Washington Post • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Salon • The Atlantic Imagine keeping a record of every book you’ve ever read. What would this reading trajectory say about you? With passion, humor, and insight, the editor of The New York Times Book Review shares the stories that have shaped her life. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight years – carried throughout high school and college, hauled from Paris to London to Thailand, from job to job, safely packed away and then carefully removed from apartment to house to its current perch on a shelf over her desk – reliable if frayed, anonymous-looking yet deeply personal. This book has a name: Bob. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia, a journey in reading that reflects her inner life – her fantasies and hopes, her mistakes and missteps, her dreams and her ideas, both half-baked and wholehearted. Her life, in turn, influences the books she chooses, whether for solace or escape, information or sheer entertainment. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about those books. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. It’s about the way books provide each of us the perspective, courage, companionship, and imperfect self-knowledge to forge our own path. It’s about why we read what we read and how those choices make us who we are. It’s about how we make our own stories.

A Little Life Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

A Little Life


  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385539265

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

Anything But Simple Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Anything But Simple


  • Author : Lucinda J. Miller
  • Publisher : MennoMedia, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781513801766

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Like her grandmother, Lucinda J. Miller wears long dresses and a prayer covering. But she uses a cellphone and posts status updates on Facebook, too. Anything but Simple is the riveting memoir of a young woman’s rich church tradition, lively family life, and longings for a meaningful future within her Mennonite faith. With a roving curiosity and a sometimes saucy tongue, Miller ushers us into her busy life as a young schoolteacher. Book 5 in the Plainspoken series. Hear straight from Amish and Mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book includes “A Day in the Life of the Author” and the author’s answers to FAQs about the Amish and Mennonites.

Anything But a Wasted Life Book

Anything But a Wasted Life


  • Author : Sita Kaylin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-07-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9789353020200

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Anything But a Wasted Life Excerpt :

Working as a stripper is anything but easy. You're often treated like a living blow-up doll and a therapist simultaneously. It's a life that many judge easily ... until you know more. Sita Kaylin, a California-based veteran in the sex industry, has lived the pitfalls of being naked in front of strangers and the absurdities that arise when you fake intimacy for a living. She left home when she was sixteen, worked hard at several jobs and eventually started college after dropping out of high school. There, a roommate turned her on to stripping, revealing a way out of the crushing financial pressures she felt and her struggles as a pre-law student with very little time or energy to study. She had no idea how wild her journey would become and what a large part of her life it would be. Sita's stories take shape through an often altered, occasionally sarcastic, sometimes illegal and frequently funny magnifying glass she holds up to not just the sex industry, but also to human needs and desires, modern relationships, mental health, personal independence. Anything But a Wasted Life is the memoir of an unorthodox life about a woman who has rarely said 'no' to life.

Promise of a New Spring Book

Promise of a New Spring


  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 094064651X

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Promise of a New Spring Excerpt :

Describes the events of the Jewish Holocaust, comparing it to a forest fire that destroys all forms on life. The survivors are the promise of renewal.

The Blue Rose Book

The Blue Rose


  • Author : Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Publisher : Lawrence Hill Books
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Children with disabilities
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015024073903

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The Blue Rose Excerpt :

Brief text and black and white photographs explain how Jenny is different from other girls and why she needs more love and understanding.

Daisy Jones   The Six Book
Score: 4
From 105 Ratings

Daisy Jones The Six


  • Author : Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692182

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Daisy Jones The Six Excerpt :

NATIONAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • Glamour • CBC • NPR • Marie Claire • Real Simple • Good Housekeeping • Parade • Shelf Awareness • BookRiot • E! News • Mental Floss • Paste "I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart." —Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Everyone knows Daisy Jone & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it's the rock 'n' roll she loves most. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Ta

All But the Waltz Book

All But the Waltz


  • Author : Mary Clearman Blew
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 080613321X

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All But the Waltz Excerpt :

In language reminiscent of the wild beauty of Big Sky Country, the author gives readers a glimpse into the lives of her family as she traces their connection to Montana's natural and human landscape. Beginning with her great-grandparents' arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a territory then--Blew relates the stories that make up her life. Illustrations.