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Auschwitz - The Nazi Solution: An Illustrated History and Guide

By: Andrew Rawson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2015

Seller ID: 002754


The camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were an important part of the Nazis' final solution to the Jewish question. Over one million people were murdered in its gas chambers and tens of thousands of prisoners were worked to death in the nearby sub-camps. Others were held in the quarantine area before they were deported to work in the Third Reich. This is the story of the development of Auschwitz from a Polish prison camp into a concentration camp, and a thorough account of the ... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China [used book]

By: Jung Chang

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1993

Seller ID: 001822


Through the lives of three different women - grandmother, mother and daughter - this book tells the story of 20th-century China. At times scarcely credible in the details it reveals of the suffering of millions of ordinary Chinese people, it is an unforgettable record of tyranny, hope and ultimate survival under conditions of extreme harshness. In 1924, at the age of 15, the author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom she was seldom to see durin... View more info

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True Colours: Lauren Huxley and her family - From tragedy to triumph [used book]

By: Lisa Davies

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 001072


It was a shocking crime that made headlines around Australia. An innocent young woman, violently attacked in her family home by a total stranger and left to die. Beaten repeatedly and soaked with petrol as her home burned, Lauren Huxley's life was hanging by a thread. Lauren's battle to survive caused an outpouring of public love and support. For her father, Patrick, mother Christine and sister Simone it was like being plunged into hell. Doctors gave Lauren only a five p... View more info

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Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to Presidents' Tailor

By: Martin Greenfield and Wynton Hall

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Regnery Publishing Inc: 2014

Seller ID: 001453


He's been called "America's greatest living tailor" and "the most interesting man in the world." Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, pow... View more info

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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

By: Martin W. Sandler

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 002892


"Stories that history forgot... but readers will remember." "The only thing new in the world," said Harry S. Truman, "is the history you don't know." In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of "Resolute" and "Atlantic Ocean") restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose infl... View more info

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More to the Story: Conversations with Refugees

By: Rosemary Sayer

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, Margaret River Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003093


More to the Story looks beyond negative media reports, political speeches and fear-mongering statistics to tell human stories of refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. Rosemary Sayer writes with empathy and humility of her interviews with refugees from Burma, Afghanistan and South Sudan. Together, they tell stories of persecution, violence and starvation; families separated for a time, or forever; the desperation of thousands in refugee camps, awaiting relocation und... View more info

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In Japanese Hands @ While History Passed: Australian Nurses as POWs [used book][rare]

By: Sister Jessie Elizabeth Simons

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Heinemann: 1985

Seller ID: A1024


In 1942, sixty-five women - members of the Australian Army Nursing Service - were evacuated from a blazing Singapore, to escape captivity by the invading Japanese. Of that group, twenty-four survived bombing, shipwreck, drowning, shooting, sickness, disease and captivity in Sumatra to return to Australia three and a half years later. The author was one of those nurses and this is their story, told with simplicity and power. The book is a classic of Australian war ... View more info

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Taken on Trust: My Captivity in Lebanon [used book]

By: Terry Waite

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 1993

Seller ID: 004030


This autobiography describes the hours before and after Terry Waite was taken hostage in January 1987 in Beirut. Waite analyzes his thoughts and feelings immediately prior to captivity - what was the nature of his role as envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury? What was his relationship with the Americans and Colonel Oliver North? The book looks at Waite from his upbringing in Styal, Cheshire, until after his release in November 1991, when he had become one of the best-k... View more info