Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 1416997431 Size: 36.95 MB Format: PDF View: 736
Twelve-year-old William S. Baggett is one of eight Baggett children, and he is ready to escape his negligent family. Since his very first day of school in 1931, he has been saving up money to run away. That’s exactly what he does—along with three of his younger siblings—after his older brothers flush a pet guinea pig down the toilet. The four children are headed to their aunt Fiona’s house, but the trip doesn’t go exactly as planned—especially when a lonely rich girl decides to “help” them. Will they ever make it to Aunt Fiona’s? And if they do, will she let them stay?
One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt, those who got away, those who didn't, and their families at home.
Author: Kati Marton Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 074326116X Size: 76.91 MB Format: PDF View: 1515
Traces the early twentieth century journey of nine prominent men from Budapest who fled fascism to seek sanctuary in America, where they made pivotal contributions to science, film, and photojournalism.
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 0062106104 Size: 47.63 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi View: 5902
Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women’s romantic fiction. One of today’s most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible (“Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant” —Kristin Hannah) with a sequel that’s equally impossible to resist. Returning in The Great Escape are some of Phillips’s most adored characters, including headstrong, impetuous ex-president’s daughter, Lucy Jorik, who’s just abandoned her fiancé, Ted “Mr. Irresistible” Beaudine, at the altar. Now she’s looking for adventure—and perhaps a little romance—embarking on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip that begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. The winner of more Favorite Book of the Year Awards than any other romance author, including Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips offers her fans an Escape to remember, and they’ll certainly want to come back for more!
Narrative about the 1941 secret exit of Subhas Chandra Bose (1897-1945), by his nephew. Paper originally presented at the International Seminar on Netaji and the Indian Independence Movement, held in Calcutta 1973.
Dorothy D. Johnson's The Great Escape: Background and Memoirs of the Liberian Civil War is an intriguing account of the years of deteriorating living conditions and political stalemate that gave rise to the Liberian Civil War. It reveals a woman and her family's plight and struggle for survival amidst shooting, bombing and the mental and physical torture carried out by gun toting and drug-addicted rebels. The memoirs unfold the daily encounters and struggles in the bushes, village and church. It also shows the author's deep faith in the Lord coupled with her perseverance and resilience in the face of discouragement, as she and her family trudged along slowly to safety and eventually into freedom.