Against All Odds

Author: Dan Connell
Publisher: The Red Sea Press
ISBN: 9781569020463
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Against All Odds. A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. 'An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson

Against All Odds

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351533444
Size: 30.50 MB
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Against All Odds. Against All Odds is the first comprehensive look at the 140,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors who came to America and the lives they have made here. William Helmreich writes of their experiences beginning with their first arrival in the United States: the mixed reactions they encountered from American Jews who were not always eager to receive them; their choices about where to live in America; and their efforts in finding marriage partners with whom they felt most comfortable?most often other survivors.In preparation, Helmreich spent more than six years traveling the United States, listening to the personal stories of hundreds of survivors, and examining more than 15,000 pages of data as well as new material from archives that have never before been available to create this remarkable, groundbreaking work. What emerges is a picture that is sharply different from the stereotypical image of survivors as people who are chronically depressed, anxious, and fearful.This intimate, enlightening work explores questions about prevailing over hardship and adversity: how people who have gone through such experiences pick up the threads of their lives; where they obtain the strength and spirit to go on; and, finally, what lessdns the rest of us can learn about overcoming tragedy.

Against All Odds

Author: Major Phil Ashby
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466838779
Size: 11.83 MB
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Against All Odds. In West Africa's War-Ravaged Sierra Leone No One Was Getting Out Alive. It Took the Courage of One Man to Change the Odds. By 1990, Sierra Leone, once hailed as the 'Athens of West Africa', had degenerated into a savage battlefield, overtaken by rebel forces in a devastating civil war. Assigned to spearhead the mission as UN peacekeeper was Major Phil Ashby. But by 2000, the rebel occupation he had worked so diligently to disarm rose again to control an astounding two-thirds of the country. The enemy's mission: get rid of the outside opposition first. A number of Ashby's colleagues were tortured and finally butchered, and more than 500 were taken as hostages. Among the hostages was Phil Ashby. Miles from civilization, with no rescue in sight, Ashby and three of his men knew that their fate was up to them alone. Lost deep inside the rebels' heartland, unarmed, and outnumbered 20-to-1, Ashby devised a plan to escape from the hostile jungles that would test fate and challenge all reason. They should have been doomed. Against All Odds is the incredible true story of that escape-and of the heart-pounding courage of Major Phil Ashby who defeated the rebel forces of Sierra Leone and became a living testament to the power of the human spirit and the sheer determination to survive.

Against All Odds

Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781897039069
Size: 63.24 MB
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Against All Odds. When they both get caught in a storm sewer, Jeff risks his life to gain the respect of his older brother. Three teenagers are trapped in an Edmonton storm sewer when a thunderstorm hits. The heroism of one boy - a special ed student - saves them all from drowning. Reading level: grade 3.4; Lexile 610 HL; Interest level: Grades 6-10. HIP Senior novels have been created for teenagers (grade 7 to senior high school) who read at a grade-3 to grade-4 level. Characters are adolescents; plots involve high action and teenage problems; many books have a real-life base.

Against All Odds

Author: Samuel M. Katz
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822515678
Size: 22.66 MB
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Against All Odds. Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the seige of a Moscow theater in 2002.

Against All Odds

Author: Larry Black
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452086699
Size: 64.89 MB
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Against All Odds. Against All Odds is fictional novel with a heartwarming story about Little Pete, the youngest of five children in the Scroggins family. The setting is rural northeast Texas during the late 1950's. Little Pete found a passion for basketball and was anxious to play for the new high school coach of the Little Hope Eagles, but the odds started to build against him as he lost the use of his right hand in an accident. However, with the Scroggins a strong-willed determination and drive, Little Pete developed left-handed skills to overcome the odds. As he neared the end of high school career, Little Pete was heavily recruited by a host of colleges to come and be a part of their basketball program. While the future looked bright for Little Pete with a newly defined goal of playing college and later professional basketball, life continued to deal him a heavy blow as he became paralyzed with polio. Little Pete was forced to decide between quitting and giving up on his dream and persevering and overcoming the odds. This story is full of emotions as you fall in love with Little Pete. You will laugh and cry as the events in his life unfolds. After reading this book, it is hoped that you will view your struggles in life from a better perspective.

Against All Odds

Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 1101883928
Size: 51.96 MB
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Against All Odds. The wise, moving new novel from Danielle Steel, whose many #1 New York Times bestselling tales have made her one of America’s favorite authors Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him—but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side—but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate—loving, supportive, and outspoken—can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often—as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make—but can only love them as they make them.

Against All Odds

Author: Wendy Beech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471436895
Size: 51.78 MB
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Against All Odds. Learn and be inspired by the fascinating true stories behind 10 leading lights in black enterprise today . . . * While she won't share the formulas for her world-renowned hot sauces, Vivian Gibson, CEO of The MillCreek Company, is glad to impart her recipe for transforming a passion for cooking into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. * He went from sleeping in Central Park to heading a major film production and syndication company. Get the details on how Frank Mercado-Valdes's love of classic black films led to the creation of the African Heritage Network. * At only 34 years old, Alonzo Washington is head of his own comic book publishing empire. Find out how this committed political activist used his genius for cartooning to promote minority causes and make a fortune doing it. Discover the compelling true stories of how these and seven other African-American men and women beat the odds to become some of today's most successful black entrepreneurs.In a series of intimate profiles, journalist/author Wendy Harris details the paths they traveled, the obstacles they overcame, and the important lessons they learned along the way about what it takes to succeed in business.