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All Rivers Run to the Sea

All Rivers Run to the Sea ebook ISBN: 0307760081
Publisher: Schocken
Author: Elie Wiesel
Number of Pages: 464 
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In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. "From the abyss of the death camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement." --From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize

All Rivers Flow to the Sea

All Rivers Flow to the Sea ebook ISBN: 0763664081
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Author: Alison McGhee
Number of Pages: 176 
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"McGhee writes confidently as one who remembers the ordinariness of adolescence as well as its angst . . . and compellingly creates a protagonist blindsided by loss." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) For seventeen-year-old Rose, it keeps happening — the car crash. The car crash that put her sister, Ivy, in a coma with only a respirator keeping her alive. While Rose tries to find support from her reticent mother, distraction from the series of boys she meets at the town’s gorge at night, and empathy from her neighbor William T., what she really needs must come from within herself — a release of what’s been welling up inside. Heartrending, honest, and ultimately hopeful, this is the tale of a teenager overwhelmed by trauma and loss, yet steadied by loyal friendship and the solace of first love.

La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld ebook ISBN:
Publisher: CUP Archive
Author: Philip E. Lewis
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Et la mer n'est pas remplie. Mémoires (2)

Et la mer n'est pas remplie. Mémoires (2) ebook ISBN: 2021184544
Publisher: Média Diffusion
Author: Elie Wiesel
Number of Pages: N.A 
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« Je vais devenir militant. Et enseigner. Partager. Témoigner. Révéler et diminuer la solitude des victimes. » Tels sont les défis que se lance, à 40 ans, Elie Wiesel. Les lieux où règnent la guerre, la dictature, le racisme et l’exclusion déterminent la géographie de son engagement et son histoire au jour le jour : URSS, Moyen-Orient, Cambodge, Afrique du Sud, Bosnie...Conférences, manifestes, interventions : pour le romancier de l’angoisse et du doute, la parole devient une arme. Il dénonce la libération du terroriste Abou Daoud par la France, la visite de Reagan au cimetière militaire allemand de Bitburg, les contrevérités de Mitterrand, Walesa ou Simon Wiesenthal, les excès de l’armée ou de la justice en Israël. Et combat ces intellectuels inquisiteurs qui comptent les « dividendes d’Auschwitz », ces producteurs pour qui l’Holocauste est prétexte à grand spectacle, cette intelligentsia qui jette le trouble entre Israël et la Diaspora.Avec le prix Nobel de la paix viennent la célébrité, les honneurs, les désillusions. Et parfois la solitude, malgré la présence, au cœur des rêves, de la famille disparue, malgré la chaleur des étudiants de New York, Boston ou Yale, malgré le cercle des amis et l’Ahavat-Israël, l’amour pour Israël.« Tous les fleuves vont à la mer, et la mer n’est pas remplie. » Et pourtant, comment l’adolescent miraculé de Buchenwald renoncerait-il à son rôle de témoin et de défenseur des droits de tous les hommes ?


Gravity ebook ISBN: 1466802529
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Author: Brian Clegg
Number of Pages: 336 
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A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science. Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked – and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components – but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.

Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God ebook ISBN: 9780199724420
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Steven T. Katz,Shlomo Biderman,Gershon Greenberg
Number of Pages: 704 
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This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.

Teaching with the Wind

Teaching with the Wind ebook ISBN: 076185553X
Publisher: University Press of America
Author: Michael Dallaire
Number of Pages: 163 
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Teaching with the Wind tackles the question, "Can education for a Canadian civic spirituality bridge the sometimes incommensurable worldviews of faith-based schools and secular public schools?" An affirmative answer is offered based on two foundations. First, that a national soul can be identified and thus serve as the content of spiritual education in Canada schools. Second, that a reconstructed approach to the contemplation-in-action method found in world religions and philosophy can provide an appropriate pedagogy for Canadian spiritual education. This book argues that education for civic spirituality is of paramount importance as Canada continues its transition from a Judeo-Christian and bicultural nation to a multi-faith and multicultural nation within a secular democracy. It offers a direction that would enrich religious and secular education systems as well as Canada as a whole.


Voyages ebook ISBN: 9781550810998
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Author: Lynn E. Noel,Atlantic Center for the Environment
Number of Pages: 197 
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Voyages is an exceptional book that celebrates the diversity and splendor of the twenty-seven rivers nominated to the Canadian Heritage Rivers system. Lynn Noel has assembled an impressive collection of stories that are filled with a spirit of adventure, discovery, beauty, and joy. The rivers in this book are more than flowing water, each has a unique story to tell, and each represents an important part of our Canadian heritage and identity. These rivers are the threads that bind this nation, from the Arctic Barrens to southe Ontario 's farmlands, from Newfoundland Rocky Hills to the mountains and glaciers of British Columbia. This is a perfect book for anyone who cares for or wishes to lea about, Canada's Spectacular River heritage and environment. - Don Gibson, National Manager, Canadian heritage rivers system project. The exploration of Canada's national river conservation system in its first ten years. Their spirit of place is captured in river songs, folktales, and Canadian Literature, with color photographs and hand-drawn maps.

The Athenæum

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Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Holocaust Fiction

Holocaust Fiction ebook ISBN: 1134666225
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sue Vice
Number of Pages: 256 
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Examining the controversies that have accompanied the publication of novels representing the Holocaust, this compelling book explores such literature to analyze their violently mixed receptions and what this says about the ethics and practice of millennial Holocaust literature. The novels examined, including some for the first time, are: * Time's Arrow by Martin Amis * The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas * The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski * Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally * Sophie's Choice by William Styron * The Hand that Signed the Paper by Helen Darville. Taking issue with the idea that the Holocaust should only be represented factually, this compelling book argues that Holocaust fiction is not only legitimate, but an important genre that it is essential to accept. In a growing area of interest, Sue Vice adds a new, intelligent and contentious voice to the key debates within Holocaust studies.

The Sacred Headwaters

The Sacred Headwaters ebook ISBN: 1771640235
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Author: Wade Davis
Number of Pages: 160 
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In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Clifton and members of the International League of Conservation Photographers - including Claudio Contreras, Paul Colangelo, and Wade Davis - portray the splendour of the region. These photographs are supplemented by images from other professionals who have worked here, including Sarah Leen of the National Geographic.

Listening to Trauma

Listening to Trauma ebook ISBN: 1421414465
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 392 
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This new collection from Cathy Caruth features interviews with a diverse group of leaders in the theorization of, and response to, traumatic experience in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Crossing the boundaries of discipline and profession, Caruth’s subjects include literary theorists and critics, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, political activists, filmmakers, public intellectuals, institutional leaders, and researchers. Exploring the intertwining of the intellectual and personal dimensions of experience, each interview is accompanied by Caruth's intimate photographic portrait of its subject. Caruth chose her subjects because of their impact on her thinking as well as their significant role as witnesses to the collective and cultural significance of trauma. The individuals profiled here are innovators in the theory of trauma (Part I), in the clinical, activist, or testimonial interventions in trauma (Part II), or in the creation or modification of institutions that provide therapeutic, artistic, or legal responses to traumatic events (Part III). Two of the interviews first appeared in Caruth's landmark 1995 work, Trauma: Explorations in Memory. The rest were conducted between 2011 and 2013 after the field of trauma studies expanded significantly. Representing both the foundation of trauma research and cutting-edge approaches to the topic, this collection will be useful to practitioners with an interest in post-traumatic stress disorder as well as scholars exploring the multiple dimensions of profound human experience. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Grady Nia Project for abused, suicidal, and low-income African American women.

Popular Trauma Culture

Popular Trauma Culture ebook ISBN: 0813552206
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Anne Rothe
Number of Pages: 222 
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In Popular Trauma Culture, Anne Rothe argues that American Holocaust discourse has a particular plot structure—characterized by a melodramatic conflict between good and evil and embodied in the core characters of victim/survivor and perpetrator—and that it provides the paradigm for representing personal experiences of pain and suffering in the mass media. The book begins with an analysis of Holocaust clichés, including its political appropriation, the notion of vicarious victimhood, the so-called victim talk rhetoric, and the infusion of the composite survivor figure with Social Darwinism. Readers then explore the embodiment of popular trauma culture in two core mass media genres: daytime TV talk shows and misery memoirs. Rothe conveys how victimhood and suffering are cast as trauma kitsch on talk shows like Oprah and as trauma camp on modern-day freak shows like Springer. The discussion also encompasses the first scholarly analysis of misery memoirs, the popular literary genre that has been widely critiqued in journalism as pornographic depictions of extreme violence. Currently considered the largest growth sector in book publishing worldwide, many of these works are also fabricated. And since forgeries reflect the cultural entities that are most revered, the book concludes with an examination of fake misery memoirs.

Christian Identity

Christian Identity ebook ISBN: 9004158065
Publisher: BRILL
Author: International Reformed Theological Institute. International Conference
Number of Pages: 514 
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The volume offers contributions reflecting the understanding of Christian identity in the midst of changing cultural, socio-economic, political and religious context in a a globalized world.

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel ebook ISBN: 1438147392
Publisher: Infobase Learning
Author: EPUB 2-3
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The Priority of Love

The Priority of Love ebook ISBN: 9780691050850
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Timothy Patrick Jackson
Number of Pages: 229 
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This book explores the relation between agape (or Christian charity) and social justice. Timothy Jackson defines agape as the central virtue in Christian ethical thought and action and applies his insights to three concrete issues: political violence, forgiveness, and abortion. Taking his primary cue from the New Testament while drawing extensively from contemporary theology and philosophy, Jackson identifies three features of Christian charity: unconditional commitment to the good of others, equal regard for others' well-being, and passionate service open to self-sacrifice for the sake of others. Charity, prescribed by Jesus for his disciples and named by Saint Paul as the "greatest" theological virtue, is contrasted with various accounts of justice. Jackson argues that agape is not trumped by justice or other goods. Rather, agape precedes justice: without the work of love, society would not produce persons capable of merit, demerit, and contract, the elements of most modern conceptions of justice. Jackson then considers the implications of his ideas for several questions: the nature of God, the relation between Christian love and political violence, the place of forgiveness, and the morality of abortion. Arguing that agapic love is to be construed as a gift of grace as well as a divine commandment, Jackson concludes that love is the "eternal life" that makes temporal existence possible and thus the "first" Christian virtue. Though foremost a contribution to Christian ethics, Jackson's arguments and the issues he takes up will find a broader readership.

Le Mendiant de Jérusalem

Le Mendiant de Jérusalem ebook ISBN: 2021067319
Publisher: Média Diffusion
Author: Elie Wiesel
Number of Pages: 206 
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Enracinant cette fois-ci ses personnages dans le présent - la guerre des "Six Jours" - Elie Wiesel leur donne tout leur poids de réalité. Récit d'un témoin oculaire de la prise de Jérusalem, récits de l'Holocauste, de la tradition hassidique, histoires et légendes, ce roman est une somme où revivent tous les thèmes et tous les héros qui hantent l'univers d'Elie Wiesel. Jérusalem en est certes le pôle essentiel. Chacun y vient en mendiant. Chacun en repart plus riche d'une foi et d'une histoire éternelle. Elie Wiesel a voulu que tous ses personnages soient avec lui au pied du Mur des Lamentations, présents ou rêvés.

CliffsNotes on Wiesel's Night

CliffsNotes on Wiesel's Night ebook ISBN: 0544182936
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Maryam Riess
Number of Pages: 43 
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Wiesel's Night, you follow the humanistic first-person account of a teenage boy's incarceration by the Nazi Secret Service in World War II; his experiences in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald death camps; and his struggle to find meaning among the horror. Covering little more than a year of the young narrator's life, this study guide shares a story about endurance, loyalty, and faith — all nurtured by the strength of love. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author, Dr. Elie Wiesel A list of characters A historical timeline of Nazi Germany A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics A selected bibliography that leads you to more great resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.