Against All Odds

Author: Drew Lyon
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515744418
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Against All Odds. When Terry Fox embarked on his famous attempt to run across Canada with one leg having been amputated in 1980, he inspired awe. Young readers will delight in reading about Fox and athletes like him in Real Heroes of Sport: Against All Odds.

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: Samuel M. Katz
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822515678
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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: Chuck Norris
Publisher: B & H Books
ISBN: 9780805444216
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Against All Odds. The martial arts champion and popular actor traces his life, including his difficult childhood, his discovery of the martial arts and their impact on his life, his successful acting career, and his work teaching martial arts to at-risk youth.

Against All Odds

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351533444
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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: Corina L. Petrescu
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118458
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Against All Odds. This study comprises an analysis of public spheres in National Socialist Germany. It investigates where and under what circumstances resistance to Hitler's regime was possible. The author focuses on the space of the crypto-public - defined as a politicized private sphere - as a potential realm for anti-state activism. Based on the activities of four organizations operating in Germany between 1933 and 1944 - the "Jewish Cultural Association Berlin," the "Kreisau Circle," the "White Rose," and the "Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization" - she analyzes how this social locus functioned to foster resistance to National Socialism. She examines the artifacts of these groups - leaflets, pamphlets, politico-economic treatises, and theater performances - in order to establish models of crypto-public spaces and evaluate their possibilities and limitations as sites of resistance.

Against All Odds

Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781897039069
Size: 29.28 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: Major Phil Ashby
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466838779
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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: Mary Daly
Publisher: Institute of Public Administration
ISBN: 9781902448879
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Alan Kulwicki

Author: Dale Grubba
Publisher: Badger Books Inc.
ISBN: 1932542396
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Alan Kulwicki. Alan Kulwicki, born in Greenfield, Wisconsin, nicknamed "Special K" and the "Polish Prince," was an American NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Spirit Cup) race car driver. He died in an airplane crash near Blountville, TN at the age of 38. This is the true to life story of how Alan Kulwicki, from his start in Go-Kart racing, won the NASCAR championship. His success as owner, manager and driver in NASCAR racing has never been duplicated; many have tried and failed. The author, Fr. Dale Grubba, has followed and documented Kulwicki's career for three decades. The emotions and feelings of the racing fraternity are revealed and show the great respect and admiration for Alan Kulwicki. Race fans will be pleased to read about this American hero! The book is complete with over 100 black and white photos and drawings and references for each chapter. A chronological listing of all the races in Alan Kulwicki's career from Go-Kart racing to NASCAR champion is included.