Return to the Land of My Fathers

Return to the Land of My Fathers Author Kenneth Lundstrom
ISBN-10 9781618973474
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 494
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Return to the Land of My Fathers is an inspiring novel that takes readers from pre-World War II Finland to modern day America. Ilmari grew up as a fisherman at a lake in Karelia, in Eastern Finland and bordering Russia. There he had a happy life with his growing family until World War II changed everything. His family was forcefully evacuated with 422,000 other Karelians. Ilmari's son, Aleksi, was taken as a prisoner of war and spent several hard years at a labor camp in Siberia, before serving the Soviet intelligence, and then becoming a gold medal candidate in shooting at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Aleksi's goal was to defect during the Olympics, which resulted in incredible adventures throughout Finland, including meeting his future wife. Ilmari started a new career as a painter. Through his art, he expressed the longing for the Land of His Fathers, his beloved Karelia. He became a renowned artist, later finding inspiration also in the beautiful seashore landscape on Long Island. Aleksi became a literature professor and he reflects on the evacuation process from Karelia, comparing it to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.At the age of ninety-five, Ilmari has the possibility to return to the Land of His Fathers with his grown-up children and grandchildren. He reflects on the Return to the Land of My Fathers. Was it an illusion or for real? Author Bio: Kenneth Lundstrom is a molecular biologist working in the area of cancer therapy. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, he now resides near Lausanne, Switzerland. He has previously published Taxi Trips to Remember or Forget, a travel memoir, and is now writing his next book. http: //sbpra.com/KennethLundstro



The Land of My Fathers

The Land of My Fathers Author Robert Laxalt
ISBN-10 0874173388
Release 2000
Pages 144
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A memoir of the time the author spent living in a small Basque village in the French Pyrenees.



Africa

Africa Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:264942838
Release 1954
Pages 281
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Africa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Africa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Africa book for free.



Die R ckkehr

Die R  ckkehr Author Hisham Matar
ISBN-10 9783641194406
Release 2017-02-27
Pages 288
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Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.



Meditations on the Glory of Christ

Meditations on the Glory of Christ Author J. Craig Chaffin
ISBN-10 9781490824956
Release 2014-02-17
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Meditations on the Glory of Christ is the beginning volume in a new series. Each day, you will read a Scripture passage, and then the author will lead you through a devotion concerning Christ's glory found in that passage. Following this path, you will have read Genesis through 2 Chronicles in a year, savoring the wonder of Christ. So grab your Bible and this book, and seek His glory!



Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings Author J.H. Evans
ISBN-10 9781465359650
Release 2011-11-29
Pages 352
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John H Evans has been a commercial airline pilot and airline executive for almost 40 years. He grew up as an asthmatic child in the confines of the mining valley of the Rhondda in Wales and was drawn to flying largely by his memories of a Second World War Bomber Pilot from his own village who went missing later in the war. This story tells of his search for his childhood hero, a search that took him from Canada, through the USA, the UK and finally Germany. This book is full of John’s adventures in flying and his associated entrepreneurial activities in Europe, the USA and the Caribbean. He has inadvertently mixed with the Mafia, was almost involved in the escape from Britain of one of the key “Train Robbers” of 1963 and spent almost a week in 1971 flying John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Through his expertise he has been largely responsible for starting five UK airline operations, and in the Caribbean was MD of a local airline, during which time he witnessed, at close hand, the import of Russian arms into the Marxist run island of Grenada, where he and his family spent two years. He was astute enough however to leave the island before the US invasion began. From Miami, where he spent a further two years, he handled a number of aircraft franchises, which took him to most of the islands in the Caribbean chain, and the book ends with his departure from New York the morning before the “Twin Towers” attack ... Now fasten your seat belts for an eventful and stimulating read!



Apropos of Africa

Apropos of Africa Author Martin Kilson
ISBN-10 9781136253096
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 390
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First published in 1969



Middle Earth in Magic Mirror Maps Of the Wilderland in Wales Of the Shire in England

Middle Earth in Magic Mirror Maps    Of the Wilderland in Wales    Of the Shire in England Author Stephen Ponty
ISBN-10 9781780885421
Release 2014-07-28
Pages 388
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This work is a fresh look at the Maps of the Wilderland in The Hobbit, leading to the discovery that Professor Tolkien drew the imaginary maps from the Map of Wales back to front, or in reverse. The maps of the Shire in The Lord of The Rings are drawn likewise, of England. ‘“They are on their way to visit the land of their fathers, away east beyond Mirkwood,” put in Gandalf...’ Gandalf’s talk of the ‘land of their fathers’ is, by translation of its national anthem, Professor J.R.R. Tolkien’s hidden clue to the geography of Wales, which we learn the Professor loved, including its language. The focal point of The Hobbit, the Lonely Mountain, is identified as Cadair Idris of North-West Wales. Many of the topographical features of the Mountain coincide. The volcano-mouth Lake of the Lonely Mountain so resembles Llyn Cau of Cadair Idris. The marvel is that the lake has been overlooked so long: not only by Smaug the Dragon, but also by most commentators on The Hobbit. Which reader remembers there is a lake at all? Stephen interprets many of the allusions borrowed by Tolkien in his fantastic tale, including Beorn at the Carrock, the herons of Wales at Lake Town, and dragon fire at the Withered Heath. The work is divided into nine parts, with three site groupings. His unique focus on Tolkien’s map-making methodology will make his book relevant not only to Tolkien fans worldwide, but those interested in geography too.



The Distant Land of My Father

The Distant Land of My Father Author Bo Caldwell
ISBN-10 0811875210
Release 2011-04-29
Pages 384
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For Anna, the narrator of Bo Caldwell's richly lyrical and vivid first novel, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a charmed but secretive life. When the family flees to Los Angeles in the face of the Japanese occupation, he chooses to remain, believing his connections and luck will keep him safe. He's wrong. He survives, only to again choose Shanghai over his family during the Second World War. Anna and her father reconnect late in his life, when she finally has a family of her own, but it is only when she discovers his extensive journals that she is able to fully understand him and the reasons for his absences. With the intensity and appeal of When We Were Orphans, also set in Shanghai at the same time, The Distant Land of My Father tells a moving and unforgettable story about a most unusual father-daughter relationship.



Land of My Fathers

Land of My Fathers Author Vamba Sherif
ISBN-10 9781908446541
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 300
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The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the 19th century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa. Once back ‘home’, however, these AmericoLiberians had to integrate with the resident tribes – who did not want or welcome them. Against a background of French and British colonialists busily carving up Mother Africa, while local tribes were still unashamedly trading in slaves . . . the vulnerable newcomers felt trapped and out of place. Where men should have stood shoulder to shoulder, they turned on each other instead. THE LAND OF MY FATHERS plunges us into this world. But in the midst of turmoil, there is friendship. Edward Richard, a man born into slavery and a preacher by profession, is convinced that the future of Liberia lies in bringing peace amongst the tribes. His mission takes him to the far north, where he meets an extraordinary man, Halay. Edward’s new and dearest friend is ready to sacrifice his own life to protect his country; for the Liberians believe that with Halay’s death, no war will ever threaten their land. A century later, this belief is crushed when war engulfs the land, bearing away with it the descendants of both Edward and Halay.



Journal Appendix

Journal  Appendix Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2628229
Release 1873
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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand Author
ISBN-10 SRLF:D0002602688
Release 1873
Pages
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Robert Laxalt

Robert Laxalt Author David Río
ISBN-10 1877802719
Release 2007
Pages 190
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"An introduction to the life and work of Basque-American author Robert Laxalt, including literary criticism of his major works and discussion of the depiction of Basques in his writings"--Provided by publisher.



Odysseus The Return

Odysseus  The Return Author Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN-10 9780230769366
Release 2014-09-11
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The extraordinary story of a legendary hero continues . . . After ten years of uninterrupted war, blood and agony, the Trojans have finally been defeated. Odysseus and his men begin the epic journey of returning to Ithaca. Along the way, terrifying enemies await them: the cyclops Polyphemus, the lotus eaters who feast on narcotic flowers that give only oblivion, the sorceress who turns men into swine, and the deadly, enthralling sirens. Odysseus is determined to make his way home to Ithaca, where his beloved family have awaited him for many long years. But his journey will present him with new, terrible perils - ones that he could not have dreamed of even in his wildest nightmares. In this stunning new novel, Valerio Massimo Manfredi gives a new voice to one of the most adventurous and fascinating heroes of all time.



A pilgrimage to the land of my fathers

A pilgrimage to the land of my fathers Author Moses Margoliouth
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555049347
Release 1850
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Geronimo

Geronimo Author Geronimo
ISBN-10 9781626366848
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 144
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First published in 1906, Geronimo is the collaborative work between Geronimo, chief of the Chiricahua Apache, and author S. M. Barrett. The latter was given special permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to interview Geronimo while he was a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. What Barrett recorded is a blunt, firsthand account of the twenty-five years Geronimo spent fighting the U.S. government. In Geronimo, the famous Native American discusses the history of the Apache people—where they came from, their early life, and their tribal customs and manners. Geronimo expresses his personal views on how the white men who settled in the West negatively affected his tribe, from wrongs done to his people and removal from their homeland to Geronimo’s imprisonment and forced surrender. “I am thankful that the President of the United States has given me permission to tell my story. I hope that he and those in authority under him will read my story and judge whether my people have been rightly treated.” —Geronimo This is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history of America and its native peoples, and this true-life account—from one of the most well-known figures in our country’s history—is both thrilling and sobering.



History of Illinois from 1778 1833

History of Illinois  from 1778 1833 Author Ninian Wirt Edwards
ISBN-10 BL:A0018663284
Release 1870
Pages 549
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