The Beacon Book

The Beacon

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1914
  • Genre: Sunday schools
  • Pages : 200
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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My Mother s Wars Book

My Mother s Wars

  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807050538
  • Total Read : 77
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

My Mother s Wars Summary:

An acclaimed writer on her mother’s tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York and her life-long guilt when the Holocaust claims the family she left behind in Latvia A story of love, war, and life as a Jewish immigrant in the squalid factories and lively dance halls of New York’s Garment District in the 1930s, My Mother’s Wars is the memoir Lillian Faderman’s mother was never able to write. The daughter delves into her mother’s past to tell the story of a Latvian girl who left her village for America with dreams of a life on the stage and encountered the realities of her new world: the battles she was forced to fight as a woman, an immigrant worker, and a Jew with family left behind in Hitler’s deadly path. The story begins in 1914: Mary, the girl who will become Lillian Faderman’s mother, just seventeen and swept up with vague ambitions to be a dancer, travels alone to America, where her half-sister in Brooklyn takes her in. She finds a job in the garment industry and a shop friend who teaches her the thrills of dance halls and the cheap amusements open to working-class girls. This dazzling life leaves Mary distracted and her half-sister and brother-in-law scandalized that she has become a “good-time gal.” They kick her out of their home, an event with consequences Mary will regret for the rest of her life. Eighteen years later, still barely scraping by as a garment worker and unmarried at thirty-five, Mary falls madly in love and has a torrid romance with a man who will never marry her, but who will father Lillian Faderman before he disappears from their lives. America is in the midst of the Depression, Hitler is coming to power in Europe, and New York’s garment workers are just beginning to unionize. Mary makes tentative steps to join, despite her lover’s angry opposition. As National Socialism engulfs Europe, Mary realizes she must find a way to get her family out of Latvia, and she spends frenetic months chasing vague promises

My Story Book

My Story

  • Author : Dale Winton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448135448
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb

My Story Summary:

For over 25 years, Dale Winton (1955-2018) was one of Britain's most popular stars. His warm and winning ways made him one of Britain's most popular and powerful personalities on TV, radio and with live audiences everywhere – but Dale's life was far from perfect. The story of his private life was traumatic and eventful, a tale of childhood insecurity, poverty and heartbreaking family tragedy – but also courage, commitment and strength. In this emotional, heartfelt book, Dale discusses the problems, the pain and the personalities of a life lived to the full in the mad world of showbusiness – as well as his plastic surgery, his lifelong battle with his weight, and the complicated truth about his sexuality. Rawest and most affecting is his honest account of his relationship with his parents, his bullying father who died on the day of Dale’s bar mitzvah – but particularly his close relationship with his troubled mother, whose struggle with depression ended with her taking her own life, her body found by Dale just days after his 21st birthday. With an eye to the future as well as his fascinating past, Dale Winton's autobiography will make compelling reading for millions, testament to the legacy of one of Britain's great entertainers.

Ingersoll Memorial Beacon Book

Ingersoll Memorial Beacon

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059172131080562
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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Beacon 23 Book

Beacon 23

  • Author : Hugh Howey
  • Publisher : John Joseph Adams/Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0544839633
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb

Beacon 23 Summary:

For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in distress. In the twenty-third century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to.

The Home Book of Verse Book

The Home Book of Verse

  • Author : Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1912
  • Genre: American poetry
  • Pages : 3742
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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