Download PDF Trail of Hope Book by Norman Davies Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-25 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as 'social criminals' by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent 'to see the Great White Bear'. However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed 'undesirable', Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women and children that it had imprisoned within its labour camps. In this remarkable work, renowned historian Professor Norman Davies draws from years of meticulous research to recount the compelling story of this unit, the Polish II Corps or 'Anders Army', and their exceptional journey from the Gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with previously unpublished photographs and first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique visual and written record of one of the most fascinating episodes of World War II.
Download PDF Surviving Katyn Book by Jane Rogoyska Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Katyn Massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war is a crime to which there are no witnesses. Committed in utmost secrecy in April–May 1940 by the NKVD on the direct orders of Joseph Stalin, for nearly fifty years the Soviet regime succeeded in maintaining the fiction that Katyn was a Nazi atrocity, their story unchallenged by Western governments fearful of upsetting a powerful wartime ally and Cold War adversary. Surviving Katyn explores the decades-long search for answers, focusing on the experience of those individuals with the most at stake – the few survivors of the massacre and the Polish wartime forensic investigators – whose quest for the truth in the face of an inscrutable, unknowable, and utterly ruthless enemy came at great personal cost.
Author : Walter G. Zyznieuski
Publisher : SIU Press
Release Date : 2002
ISBN : 9780809324309
Pages : 290 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (89 Download)
Download PDF A Guide to Illinois Nature Centers & Interpretive Trails Book by Walter G. Zyznieuski Full eBook and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the success of their previous collaborations, Illinois Hiking and Backpacking Trails, Revised Edition and A Guide to Mountain Bike Trails in Illinois, Walter and George Zyznieuski offer this concise and handy resource for all outdoor enthusiasts interested in the outstanding nature centers and interpretive trails throughout Illinois. The 135 sites detailed in this illustrated guide are located in municipal and county parks, forest preserves, state parks, wildlife refuges, and the Shawnee National Forest. Sites range from the Apple River Canyon State Park in northwest Illinois to the Cache River State Natural Area in southern Illinois. This guide will assist individuals and groups in successfully planning visits to these areas by clearly identifying trails that are fairly short and well suited for families and those nature centers that provide hands-on experiences viewing wildlife and nature exhibits and participating in a nature program or activity. Also, those trails that are accessible to families with strollers, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly are identified with symbols and described throughout the book. Detailed descriptions of each center and trail are included along with directions, some maps and photographs, hours of operation, and contact information, including web sites, where available. Sixty-seven nature centers and interpretive trails are featured for northern Illinois, including Chicago Botanic Garden, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary and Volkening Heritage Farm, The Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the Black Hawk State Historic Site. For those interested in central Illinois, forty-one nature centers and trails are listed, including Kickapoo Creek Park, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine Park, Salt Fork River Forest Preserve, Merwin Nature Preserve, Forest Park Nature Center and Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. Twenty-seven nature centers and trails are described for southern Illinois. Among these are Lusk Creek Canyon, Giant City State Park, Cache River State Natural Area, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Rim Rock, and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.
Author : Cilliers Breytenbach
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2012-10-19
ISBN : 9004230653
Pages : 389 pages
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Download PDF Erwägungen Zur Frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte Book by Cilliers Breytenbach Full eBook and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-10-19 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Referring to Hengel/Schwemer, Hurtado and their view of early Christianity, this book documents a scholarly discussion of problems and possibilities of studying and presenting Christian religion in Roman Antiquity.
Download PDF Devil's Gate Book by David Roberts Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-09-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Mormon handcart tragedy of 1856 is the worst disaster in the history of the Western migrations, and yet it remains virtually unknown today outside Mormon circles. Following the death of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, its second Prophet and new leader, Brigham Young, determined to move the faithful out of the Midwest, where they had been constantly persecuted by their neighbors, to found a new Zion in the wilderness. In 1846-47, the Mormons made their way west, generally following the Oregon Trail, arriving in July 1847 in what is today Utah, where they established Salt Lake City. Nine years later, fearing a federal invasion, Young and other Mormon leaders wrestled with the question of how to bring thousands of impoverished European converts, mostly British and Scandinavian, from the Old World to Zion. Young conceived of a plan in which the European Mormons would travel by ship to New York City and by train to Iowa City. From there, instead of crossing the plains by covered wagon, they would push and pull wooden handcarts all the way to Salt Lake. But the handcart plan was badly flawed. The carts, made of green wood, constantly broke down; the baggage allowance of seventeen pounds per adult was far too small; and the food provisions were woefully inadequate, especially considering the demanding physical labor of pushing and pulling the handcarts 1,300 miles across plains and mountains. Five companies of handcart pioneers left Iowa for Zion that spring and summer, but the last two of them left late. As a consequence, some 900 Mormons in these two companies were caught in early snowstorms in Wyoming. When the church leadership in Salt Lake became aware of the dire circumstances of these pioneers, Younglaunched a heroic rescue effort. But for more than 200 of the immigrants, the rescue came too late. The story of the Mormon handcart tragedy has never before been told in full despite its stunning human drama: At least five times as many people died in the Mormon tragedy as died in the more famous Donner Party disaster. David Roberts has researched this story in Mormon archives and elsewhere, and has traveled along the route where the handcart pioneers came to grief. Based on his research, he concludes that the tragedy was entirely preventable. Brigham Young and others in the Mormon leadership failed to heed the abundant signs of impending catastrophe, including warnings from other Mormon elders in the East and Midwest, where the journey began. Devil's Gate is a powerful indictment of the Mormon leadership and a gripping story of survival and suffering that is superbly told by one of our finest writers of Western history.
Download PDF Special Use Vehicles Book by George W. Green Full eBook and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2003 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beyond the traditional purposes of moving people, goods, raw materials, and mail from place to place lies a world of unconventional uses of motor vehicles. Rolling grocery stores, churches, classrooms and health clinics have taken traditionally stationary services directly to those who need them. Companies have built vehicles in the shapes of their products (the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile being just one famous example) from the early years of automobiles. This lively history gives a fascinating overview of the many special purposes vehicles have served. The unconventional uses of motor vehicles stretch one's imagination. The author here divides them into eight types based on their purposes and uses. Sales vehicles support a successful sales volume; advertising vehicles retain present customers and attract new ones; education and training vehicles provide skills updates for employees; charity vehicles are used to serve various populations of the needy, suffering, and distressed; religious vehicles promote a particular faith; functional vehicles perform an on-the-spot function normally done by a fixed-base facility; multimodal vehicles have the ability to traverse land, water, and air; and government vehicles provide a host of services to constituencies. Examples are provided for each type of vehicle and examples from other nations besides the United States are included as well.
Download PDF Mass Effect: Andromeda - Strategy Guide Book by GamerGuides Full eBook and published by GamerGuides.com. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Professional Gamers Guide to Mass Effect: Andromeda from
Download PDF Insight Guides Alaska (Travel Guide eBook) Book by Insight Guides Full eBook and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bears, birds, totems, cruising amidst the glaciers, camping in the wilderness... Alaska can still astonish the most jaded of travellers. Insight Guide Alaska is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the huge, untamed spaces of America's 49th state. Beautiful photographs on every page will take you on a journey through the Last Frontier. Our Best Of section selects Alaska's top attractions and activities not to miss, such as touring on a luxury train, observing wild bears, bald eagles, and humpback whales in Glacier Bay National Park, and seeing the Northern Lights. Lively features by local writers cover a whole range of subjects: choosing a cruise, testing your survival skills, staying in a wildlife refuge, getting around by ferry, gold-panning and how to spot a bear. Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to this vast state. Evocative accounts of Alaska's national parks and varied wildernesses combine with lively descriptions of the main towns and visitor hubs. All major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Download PDF Pioneers in the Attic Book by Sara M. Patterson Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do thousands of Mormons devote their summer vacations to following the Mormon Trail? Why does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints spend millions of dollars to build monuments and Visitor Centers that believers can visit to experience the history of their nineteenth-century predecessors who fled westward in search of their promised land? Why do so many Mormon teenagers dress up in Little-House-on-the-Prairie-style garb and push handcarts over the highest local hills they can find? And what exactly is a "traveling Zion"? In Pioneers in the Attic, Sara Patterson analyzes how and why Mormons are engaging their nineteenth-century past in the modern era, arguing that as the LDS community globalized in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, its relationship to space was transformed. Following their exodus to Utah, nineteenth-century Mormons believed that they must gather together in Salt Lake Zion - their new center place. They believed that Zion was a place you could point to on a map, a place you should dwell in to live a righteous life. Later Mormons had to reinterpret these central theological principles as their community spread around the globe, but to say that they simply spiritualized concepts that had once been understood literally is only one piece of the puzzle. Contemporary Mormons still want to touch and to feel these principles, so they mark and claim the landscapes of the American West with versions of their history carved in stone. They develop rituals that allow them not only to learn the history of the nineteenth-century journey west, but to engage it with all of their senses. Pioneers in the Attic reveals how modern-day Mormons have created a sense of community and felt religion through the memorialization of early Mormon pioneers of the American West, immortalizing a narrative of shared identity through an emphasis on place and collective memory.
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Download PDF The Rainbow Option Book by Michael McCarthy Full eBook and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2015-03-19 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starvation and gangs stalk an America ruled by petty tyrants. Many have escaped to the refuges called ARKS. A beautiful botanist and a software genius go underground to offer hope with . . . The Rainbow Option. • A wilderness experience transforms a federal judge into a freedom fighter. • A cowgirl falls for a Native American youth who becomes the leader of the survivors. • The U.S. government infects Americans with a deadly virus. Why? The Rainbow Option is the sequel to Michael McCarthy's first novel, The Noah Option.
Download PDF My Jingles: Merkie's Muse Book by Margaret G. Wilson Full eBook and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-06-06 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Poems meant to be shared. I found an interest in poetry that has blossomed into this book of poems I have been writing for many years and have chosen some to share at this time. I hope each person that reads my poems will find inspiration, and a positive message. There are short poems, longer poems, comments and thoughts wrapped in the parchment of the pages in various styles of form and verse. They have been a long time coming to you! Enjoy!
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