Against All Odds

Author: Drew Lyon
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515744418
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Against All Odds from the Author: Drew Lyon. 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: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351533444
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Against All Odds from the Author: William B. Helmreich. 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: Dan Connell
Publisher: The Red Sea Press
ISBN: 9781569020463
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Against All Odds from the Author: Dan Connell. 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: Chuck Norris
Publisher: B & H Books
ISBN: 9780805444216
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Against All Odds from the Author: Chuck Norris. 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: Samuel M. Katz
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822515678
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Against All Odds from the Author: Samuel M. Katz. 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: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781897039069
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Against All Odds from the Author: Paul Kropp. 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: Anthony Mukwita
Publisher: Partridge Africa
ISBN: 1482877252
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Against All Odds from the Author: Anthony Mukwita. Humility Edgar Lungu has been known for many things but humility for a man of influence in a country where people often get over-consumed by their own self-importance sets him several paces apart from other politicians or national leaders. Observers have sometimes described his humility as his most admirable quality and, to many people - especially the common folk who make up the largest part of Zambia’s population - his most endearing attribute. Tenacity If there was one word to describe Edgar Lungu as a late-blooming politician facing a vicious power struggle to replace Zambia’s fifth President Michael Sata, tenacious would be that word. He needed bags of it, first, to survive the bitterly fought internal war to win the Patriotic Front’s nomination to stand as its candidate in the 2015 Presidential election occasioned by Sata’s death and, later, to fend off arch-rival Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition UPND in another closely contested Presidential poll. Politician Politicians make their names for any number of reasons or actions. Some for their ruthlessness, others for their brashness, cunning or indeed kindness. Edgar Lungu seems to have crafted a name for himself simply by cleverly playing the role of the political tyro who knew little about the game...the ‘green horn’ the opposition made the fatal mistake of underrating. Peace-loving It is hard to imagine any other Zambian politician would so willingly have yielded to another the instruments of power left with them in accordance with the law by a sitting president, as Michael Sata did when he left Edgar Lungu to serve in his place the night he left for the UK to seek medical help in 2014. When Sata died in hospital, there were many 'expert' voices advising Lungu to keep hold onto the instruments of power, rather than decline to the incumbent Vice-President Guy Scott. Lungu happily handed over the instruments to a man who would then go on to do almost all in his powers to hinder his ambition to win the subsequent Presidential election. This is because he sought peace. “I want to be remembered as an ordinary person who became President, a person who brought ordinary and human characteristics to the office of the Presidency...” Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Hot FM radio interview October 2015. By Anthony Mukwita.

Against All Odds

Author: Kiśora Śāntābāī Kāle
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Against All Odds from the Author: Kiśora Śāntābāī Kāle. A Powerful And Moving Story Of A Man S Struggle Against Fate And His Ultimate Triumph Over It On 18 June 1994, Kishore Shantabai Kale Passed His Mbbs. His Dream Of Becoming A Doctor Had Been Attained After Long Years Of Struggle. The Illegitimate Son Of Shantabai, A Tamasha Dancer From Kolhati Community, And A Local Politician, Kishore Kale Was Abandoned By His Mother At A Very Young Age And Left To Fend For Himself In The Uncaring House Of His Grandparents. The Tamasha, Which Used To Be A Form Of Traditional Folk Dance, Has Today Degenerated To A Kind Of Prostitution. Growing Up In An Environment Where Such Transactions Were Made Daily, Witnessing The Wretchedness Of Such A Life At Close Quarters, And Its Repercussions On Him Gave Kishore The Will And The Determination To Free Himself Through Education And An Amazing Strength To Transcend Circumstances That At Times Seemed Overwhelmingly Black. In Against All Odds, Kishore Kale Unfolds A Sad And Shocking Story Of His Early Years And Youth With A Rare Simplicity And Directness. Far From Rancour, It Instead Affirms And Inspires The Reader To Never Lose Hope-A Precept That Propels Kale As Today He Goes About Tending To Prostitutes And Aids Victims Doing His Utmost To Help Those Who Rescued Him From Going Under.

Against All Odds

Author: Corina L. Petrescu
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118458
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Against All Odds from the Author: Corina L. Petrescu. 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.